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Periyar University

Tamil Nadu
Approved / Recognized By : AICTE/UGC
Tamil Nadu
Approved / Recognized By : AICTE/UGC
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On 17th September 1997, Periyar University was founded by the Government of Tamil Nadu in the Salem region. This university covers the area of four districts, which are Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Namakkal and Salem. The university is governed by the provisions of the Periyar University Act, 1997. University Grants Commission, New Delhi has allocated two statuses to this university, namely, 12(B) and 2(f). In 2021, NAAC reaccredited this university with A++ grade. In MoE NIRF 2023, this university was ranked 59th among all universities in India.

The name of the university is in honour of E. V. Ramasamy (a great social reformer) who was known as ‘Thanthai Periyar’ with great affection. The logo of this university has the words ‘Arival Vilayum Ulagu’, which translates to ‘Wisdom Maketh the World.’ To bring these words into reality, the university takes steps to develop knowledge in different fields. The prime aim of the university is ‘comprehensive development of students.’

There are three routes for higher education in this university:

  • The affiliated colleges
  • The departments of Research and Study
  • Periyar Institute of Online and Distance Education (PUCODE)
  • The university is composed of 113 affiliated colleges and 27 departments.

From 2008-09 onwards, the university commenced the Choice-based Credit System (CBCS) for many courses. From 2009-10 and later, the university began conducting certificate courses to meet the needs that the society had in the current era. The Student Support Services in this university have features such as Youth Red Cross, National Service Scheme, library, Women’s Welfare Centre and facilities for games and sports.

Periyar University founded Periyar University Centre for Online and Distance Education (PUCODE), which is its directorate for distance education. This directorate started its functions from 2001-02. It conducts many UG and PG courses. PUCODE supplies course materials to its students at an early stage of the course. From 2010-11 onwards, Periyar University started University Industry Collaborative Programs to meet the industrial requirements of students and provide job-related programs.

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Mandatory Documents for Admission

  • Duly filled Online Admission Form (The name mentioned in Admission form should be exactly as per 10th Std Mark Sheet)
  • Degree Certificate of Graduation Program (In case applying for PG Program). In case of Provisional Passing Certificate is submitted it should be issued only by the University; Provisional Certificate would be valid only till 6 months from date of Final Exams. Provisional Certificate issued by College is not accepted.
  • Consolidated Marks Statement with Degree Certificate or Consolidated Marks Statement with Provisional Certificate. (In Case of PG Program)
  • Transfer Certificate or Course Completion Certificate or Migration certificate (Anyone)
  • 10th Std. Mark sheet & Certificate
  • 12th Std. Mark sheet
  • Photo-Soft Copy
  • Photo ID Proof (e.g. Aadhaar Card, PAN card, Voter’s ID, Driving License/ Passport etc.)
  • In Case of Name Change, need the Govt. Gazette Notification of Name Change
  • Fees as per fees plan. Cheque/DD/Online Payment Receipt
  • Letter of Undertaking (in case of pending documents if any)
  • In case of Foreign Students : AIU equivalence for 10+2 level (for Graduation Program) / Graduation Degree (for PG Program)
  • In case of Foreign Students : Passport Copy / Government issued ID card.
  • For further details, please visit the website https://periyaredu.in/
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