Founded:September 17, 1997
Academic Staff:165
Chancellor:Konijeti Rosaiah
State:Tamil Nadu
Type: State Govt University


If you want to take admission to this University then it’s the best time to check details online regarding admission, courses, Fee Structure and Application Form 2019. Periyar University is located in Salem, Tamil Nadu, and India. The university was established under Act 45 by the Tamil Nadu government in 1997. The UGC granted the 2f status in 1998 and 12(B) status in 2005 to the university and it was also accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. The university is situated on the Bangalore National Highways (NH – 7), 7 km from the Salem city and easily connected by road. Periyar University Tamil Nadu campus spread over 100 acres of land.  Pride provided all program study materials to all students in advance or online basis.NAAC REACCREDITS PERIYAR WITH A – CGPA 3.15.
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 twenty-five departments of study offering Post Graduate & Research Programmes and eighty-one affiliated colleges, five Constituent Colleges, and one PG Extension Centres.

Periyar University Controller of Examinations (PRIDE)


The 16th convocation of Periyar University will be held on the university premises here on October 14. A press release from the University said that a total of 202 candidates will be conferred with doctoral degrees and 147 students will be receiving gold medals for proficiency in their respective studies.


Basically, the main motto of this Periyar University is ”Holistic development of the students” and providing them knowledge in each and every field. It has also provided affiliation to 86 colleges which are located in four districts of Tamil Nadu namely Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri.



It was established a directorate for the distance education with a new name PERIYAR INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION called in short form as PRIDE. University PRIDE had started working from the session of 2001-02. PRIDE providing numerous courses for undergraduate and postgraduate. Pride having total of 54 examination centers across the country. In Pride University most faculties are top-level qualified. There are numerous Distance Courses available at this university.


Periyar Univ attracts to numerous students from all over the world because of having very good infrastructure and with top-level high-tech facilities available on the campus of Periyar University An overall development of students is also taken care of like continuous sports activities are held, national service scheme, red ribbon club, youth red cross, Endowment scholar scheme, NCC, Village Adoption Scheme are also provided by the university. The library of Periyar University was established in 1997 and has 78,580 volumes of books and journals related to the various course. The Periyar Institute of distance education (PRIDE), it started working from 2001-2002 and offers various courses in undergraduate as well as post-graduate programs.


Periyar University Placement Cell. ‘Campus Recruitment Drive’ is organized by the career counseling and placement cell of the University of Periyar Salem. The recruitment is targeted at the candidates of all streams. Off-campus recruitment drives are also held at the University of Periyar, Salem campus. Recently drives were there for recruitment of Transaction Processing, Back End Support Services, Software Engineer, Market Research, Telecom, Retail, Insurance, Capital Markets and Trade for its offices at Chennai or Bangalore or More Information.


M.A. English / M.A. Tamil / M.A. Economics & M.A. Sociology / M.A. Human Resource Development & M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication / M.Com. / M.Sc. Mathematics / M.Sc. Applied Geology / M.Sc. Physics / M.Sc. Biochemistry / M.Sc. Chemistry / M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition / M.Sc. Biotechnology / M.Sc. Applied Psychology / M.Sc. Microbiology / M.Sc. Environmental Science / M.Sc. Botany / M.Sc. Zoology / M.Sc. Bioinformatics / M.C.A. (Aided & Self Supportive) / M.Sc. Computer Science (Self Supportive) / M.B.A. (Aided & Self Supportive) / M.Ed. / M.L.I.S / Executive M.B.A. / M.Com / M.Com. Cooperation / &M.Com. Corporate Secretary ship / M.Com. Computer Application.

UG Courses List

University of Periyar courses B.A. English /B.A. Political Science/B.A. Economics / B.A. English (Computer Applications) / B.A. History / B.Sc. Applied Geology / B.A. Tamil / B.Lit. Tamil / B.Sc. Botany / B.C.A. / B.Sc. Computer Science / B.Sc. Bioinformatics / B.Sc. Biochemistry / B.Sc. Biotechnology / B.Sc. Home Science / B.Sc. Chemistry / B.Sc. Information Science / B.Sc. Electronics & Communication / B.Sc. Geography / B.Sc. Microbiology / B.Sc. Hotel Management & Catering Science / B.Sc. Textile & Fashion Designing / B.Sc. Mathematics / B.Sc. Mathematics (Computer Applications) / B.B.A. / B.Sc. Physics / B.Sc. Zoology / B.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics / B.Sc. Statistics / B.Com. Electronic Banking / B.Sc. Visual Communication / B.Com / B.Com. (Co-operation) / B.Com.(Computer Application) / B.B.A.(Computer Applications) / B.Sc. Digital Print Media / B.Com. Corporate Secretary ship / B.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion.


  • Counseling PSYCHOLOGY


  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • NGO Management for Social Development
  • Library and Information Science
Number of CoursesCollege NamePlaceYear of established
7 UG 1 PGPeriyar Arts and Science College (PRUCAS)Mettur Dam Salem-(Dt)2006
4 PGPeriyar Arts and Science College (PRUCAS)Harur Dharmapuri-(Dt)2011 

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Periyar University Contact Details 


Periyar University, Periyar University Library Road, Govt Engineering College Campus, Karuppur, Salem, Tamil Nadu 636011 Phone:0427 234 5258