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About University

Vision

Imparting knowledge to the society through formal and informal modes and contributing to nation building.

Mission

  • To establish teaching and research departments in the frontier areas of humanities,science and technology.
  • To institute specialised Research Centres of Excellence.
  • To design courses and to train teachers to improve academic excellence.
  • To enhance academic – industry interaction to make the students employable.
  • To involve in extension and outreach programmes to achieve the goal of eradicating illiteracy among the people of the jurisdictional area of the University.
  • To evolve Periyar University as a globally known academic and research institution.
  • To inculcate values, ethics, scientific temper and environmental awareness.

About 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 reaccredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade in 2015. The University is named after the Great Social Reformer E.V.Ramasamy affectionally called ‘Thanthai Periyar’. The University aims at developing knowledge in various fields to realize the maxim inscribed in the logo “Arival Vilayum Ulagu” (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 twenty five departments of study offering Post Graduate & Research Programmes and eighty one affiliated colleges, five Constituent Colleges and one PG Extension Centres . The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been introduced for the various courses offered by the University from 2008-09 onwards. Periyar University is offering four Certificate Courses from 2009-2010 onwards. The Certificate Courses are designed in order to cater to the current needs of the public. The Student Support Services of Periyar University are available through Library system, National Service Scheme, Youth Red Cross Society, Women’s Welfare Centre and avenues for Sports and Games. The University has established the following Constituent Colleges (1) Periyar University Arts and Science College (PRUCAS) in 2006 at Mettur Dam, Salem District (2) Periyar University Arts and Science College in 2010 at Pennagaram, Dharmapuri District. Thanthai Periyar had been advocating throughout his life the importance of being rational and created a stir by his self respect movement. He incessantly toiled for social justice among people, fought to liberate the down trodden women and insisted on the priority of one’s mother tongue. The Periyar Chair was created in 1998 to inculcate these ideas in the minds of students.

Periyar Institute of Administrative Studies (PERIAS) started functioning from March 2009. Apart from training students for preliminary and main examinations for the Civil Services, the institute plans to conduct various coaching classes for examinations conducted by different organisations like Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in the near future. To make a significant mark during the centenary celebrations of Perarignar Anna, a chair has been established after his name as “Anna Chair” in May 2009. It crystallizes the greatest thought provoking ideas of Anna for the development of children, youth and women in the country. It proposes to focus on the social issues and upliftment of the poor. Centre for Nano Science and Technology has been established recently in the Department of Physics. The Government of Tamil Nadu has generously sanctioned One Crore rubees for the academic and research activities of the Centre. Department of Geology proposes to establish a Centre for Geoinformatics and Planetary Studies in the current academic year. Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) is imbibing knowledge into the veins of the students who could not take up the regular academic studies due to their economic condition. PRIDE has three hundred and eighty three study centres throughout India and six abroad.

The established Departments, Centres, Institutes and Chair are contributing their best through academic, research and extension activities. The University is playing a paramount role in bringing multi-faceted development for the country. The University is consistently organising various academic activities to bring researchers, scholars, activists under one umbrella to discuss, deliberate and carve out time-demanding solutions to social problems. The University stands apart with its unique “Village Adoption” activity. The University tie-ups with various academic, research institutes and universities across the world bring laurels to the academia. The University proudly celebrates days that have International significance like National Human Rights Day, Science Day, Women’s Day, Environmental Day, World Mother Tongue Day to mention a few.

News & Events

  • Wed

    22

    Feb

    Applications are invited for the post of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR at PERIYAR UNIVERSITY CONSTITUENT ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE – HARUR

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  • Tue

    21

    Feb

    Applications are invited for the post of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR at PERIYAR UNIVERSITY CONSTITUENT ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE – EDAPPADI

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  • Mon

    20

    Feb

    ICSSR Sponsored two day national seminar on Achieving Clean Indian Society- Prospects and Problems 30-31 March, 2017 Organized by Department of Sociology

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  • Wed

    15

    Feb

    Dept of Botany- 3 Day Training On “Edible Mushroom Cultivation Technology for Unemployed Women SC/ST Population of Salem Dt”.(1-3rd Mar17).

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  • Mon

    13

    Feb

    Dept of History – 37th Annual Session of the South Indian History Congress on 10th – 12th March, 2017.

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  • Mon

    13

    Feb

    Training Programs on “Computer Hardware and Networks” organized by CIMF on 24-25 February & 3-4 March, 2017

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  • Wed

    08

    Feb

    Tender Notice for Pappireddipatti Canteen, Dharamapuri.

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  • Fri

    2

    Feb

    7 days Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship for Assistant Professors

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  • Fri

    27

    Jan

    Dept of History invites to a ICHR Sponsored National Seminar on Emerging Trends in South Indian Historiography on (31th jan & 1st Feb 17)

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  • Tue

    24

    Jan

    Dept of Mathematics – National Workshop on Differential Equations and Applications (March 09-10, 2017) – Registration Deadline – 28.02.2017

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Upcoming Events

  • Wed

    15

    Feb

    Dept of Botany- 3 Day Training On “Edible Mushroom Cultivation Technology for Unemployed Women SC/ST Population of Salem Dt”.(1-3rd Mar17).

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  • Mon

    13

    Feb

    Dept of History – 37th Annual Session of the South Indian History Congress on 10th – 12th March, 2017.

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  • Mon

    13

    Feb

    Training Programs on “Computer Hardware and Networks” organized by CIMF on 24-25 February & 3-4 March, 2017

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  • Fri

    2

    Feb

    7 days Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship for Assistant Professors

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  • Fri

    27

    Jan

    Dept of History invites to a ICHR Sponsored National Seminar on Emerging Trends in South Indian Historiography on (31th jan & 1st Feb 17)

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  • Tue

    24

    Jan

    Dept of Mathematics invites to a National Workshop on Differential Equations and Applications (NWDEA-2017) on March 09-10, 2017

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  • Tue

    24

    Jan

    Dept of Mathematics invites to a National Conference on Advances in Differential Equations and Applications (NCADEA-2017) on March 23-24, 2017

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  • Fri

    20

    Jan

    PRIMS invites to a Two day National Seminar on “Impact of Global Turbulence on Indian Economy” Sponsored by ICSSR (30-31 January 2017)

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  • TUE

    10

    Jan

    DEPT OF MATHEMATICS Invites to UGC-SAP Sponsored NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PRODUCT GRAPHS(Feb. 23-25, 2017), Last date: Feb 10, 2017

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  • Mon

    09

    Jan

    Applications are invited for five day training programme on Career Guidance and Counselling program on solar power generation for SC/ST students -jointly Organized by Department of Energy Studies & RGNIYD (06 to 10th Feb 17)

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