Periyar University

The Periyar University was established on 17th September 1997. The University which is named after the Great Social Reformer E.V. Ramasamy covers four districts namely Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. Since its inception the University is playing a paramount role in bringing multi-faceted development for the country.

The University currently has 28 departments and 101 affiliated colleges and imparts higher education through three modes, viz., through its Departments of Study and Research, the affiliated Colleges and Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE).

The schools, departments, institutes, chairs, centers and cells contribute their best through various academic, research and extension activities. It organises several conferences and workshops and brings academicians and industrialists under one umbrella to discuss, deliberate and carve out time-demanding solutions to social problems. The University has tie-ups with several academic, research institutes and Universities across the world and keeps itself updated with the latest in higher education and research.


Periyar University aims towards excellence in education, research, promoting invention, innovation and preserving cultural identity for future generation.

  • Provide a vibrant learning environment, fostering innovation and creativity inspired by cutting edge research
  • Aspire to be a national leader in developing educated contributors, career ready learners and global citizens
  • Provide well equipped facilities for teaching, research, administration and student life
  • Have well defined autonomous governance structure
  • To make a significant, consistent and sustainable contribution towards social, cultural and economic life in Tamil Nadu, India.

Schools in Periyar University 

School of Biosciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology

School of Mathematics

  • Computer Science
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
School of Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Energy Studies

School of Business Studies

  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Periyar Institute of Management Studies

School of Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

School of Professional Studies

  • Education
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Textiles and Apparel Design

School of Social Sciences

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • History

School of Life Sciences

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Science
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Physical Education

Programmes in Periyar University

Postgraduate Programs
  • M.A. Tamil
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
  • M.A. Sociology
  • M.A. Human Resource Development
  • M.Com.
  • M.Sc. Applied Geology
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Statistics
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Biochemistry
  • M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition
  • M.Sc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • M.Sc. Applied Psychology
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Botany
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • M.Sc. Zoology
  • M.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science (Self Supportive)
  • M.C.A. (Aided & Self Supportive)
  • M.B.A. (Aided & Self Supportive)
  • Executive M.B.A.
  • M.Ed.
  • M.L.I.S

Certificate Programmes

  • Communication Excellence
  • Counselling Psychology
  • NGO Management for Social Development
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Library and Information Science

Undergraduate Programs


  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. English (CA)
  • B.A. History
  • B.A Political Science.
  • B.A. Tamil
  • B.A. Journalism and Mass Media
  • B.Lit. Tamil
  • B.B.A.
  • B.B.A. Computer Application
  • B.B.A. International Business
  • B.Com
  • Accounting and Finance
  • B.Com. Co-operation
  • B.Com. Corporate Secretary ship
  • B.Com. Electronic Banking
  • B.B.A. Retail Management
  • B.Com Computer Application
  • B.Com Banking and Insurance


  • B.C.A.
  • B.Sc. Applied Geology
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Botany
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion
  • B.Sc. Digital Print Media
  • B.Sc. Electronics & Communication
  • B.Sc. Geography
  • B.Sc. Hotel Management & Catering Science
  • B.Sc. Information Science
  • B.Sc Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Mathematics(CA)
  • B.Sc. Microbiology
  • B.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Psychology
  • B.Sc. Statistics
  • B.Sc. Textile & Fashion Designing
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Fashion Technology
  • B.Sc. Home Science
  • B.Sc. Visual Communication

  • M.Phil Commerce
  • M.Phil Co operation
  • M.Phil Corporate Secreteryship
  • M.Phil Economics
  • M.Phil English
  • M.Phil History
  • M.Phil Tamil
  • M.Phil Political Science
  • M.Phil Public Administration
  • M.Phil Management
  • MPhil Biochemistry
  • M.Phil Biotechnology
  • MPhil Botany
  • M.Phil Chemistry
  • M.Phil Computer Science
  • M.Phil Electronics & Communication
  • M.Phil Mathematics
  • M.Phil Microbiology
  • M.Phil Physics
  • M.Phil Sericulture
  • M.Phil Statistics
  • M.Phil Zoology

Periyar University
Periyar Palkalai Nagar,
Tamil Nadu,
Ph: 0427-2345766 , 2345520

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