About Periyar University

The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Periyar University at Salem on 17th September 1997 as per the provisions of the Periyar University Act, 1997. The University covers the area comprising the districts of Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. The University got the 12(B) and 2f status from the University Grants Commission and has been accredited by NAAC with B+ grade in 2007.

The University is named after the Great Social Reformer E.V.Ramasamyaffectionally called “ThanthaiPeriyar”. The University aims at developing knowledge in various fields to realize the maxim inscribed in the logo “ArivalVilayumUlagu” (Wisdom Maketh World).”Holistic development of the students” is the primary objective of the esteemed Periyar University. The University is located on the National Highway (NH7) towards Bangalore at about 8 Kms from New Bus Stand, Salem. It is well connected by frequent city bus services linking Salem and other places like, Omalur, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Mettur.

Periyar University imparts higher education at three levels, i.e., through its Departments of Study and Research, Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) and the affiliated colleges. The University has eighteen departments of study offering Post Graduate and Research Programmes and sixty six affiliated colleges.

Course Offered

Diploma – 1 Year

Diploma

Eligibility : 10th Standard Pass
Duration : 1 Year
Time : Weekly 3 days / 40 weeks / 3 hours Per day = Total 360 hours

Attested Copies of Certificates to be Submitted with Application

  • Bonafide Certificate from School / College – original
  • 10 th Standard Mark sheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Passport Size Photos  4
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) – 3 Years

B.Sc

Eligibility : Pass in 10th & 12th Standard
Duration : 3 Years
Time : Weekly 2 days / 40 weeks / 3 hours Per day  = Total 240 hrs/ Year

Attested Copies of Certificates to be Submitted with Application

  • 10 th Standard Mark sheet
  • 12 th Standard Mark sheet
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Passport Size Photos  4
Master of Science (M.Sc) – 2 Years

M.Sc

Eligibility: Any Degree (10 + 2 + 3) Pattern.
Duration : 2 Years
Time : Weekly 2 days / 40 weeks / 3 hours Per day  = Total 240 hrs/ Year

Attested Copies of Certificates to be Submitted with Application

  • 10 th Standard Mark sheet
  • 12 th Standard Mark sheet
  • Degree Provisional Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Passport Size Photos  4