Periyar University

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Periyar University
பெரியார் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Periyar University logo.jpg
Periyar University emblem
Motto அறிவால் விளையும் உலகு
Motto in English
Wisdom Maketh World
Established 17th September 1997
Chancellor Konijeti Rosaiah
Vice-Chancellor Dr. C Swaminathan
Dean Dr. R. Palanivel
Academic staff
141
Students 140000+
192
Location Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
11°43′6″N 78°4′41″E / 11.71833°N 78.07806°E / 11.71833; 78.07806
Campus Rural
Nickname PU
Affiliations UGC
Website http://www.periyaruniversity.ac.in

Periyar University is a university located in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1997. The university is named after a social reformer Thanthai Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. The University Grants Commissions, New Delhi bestowed the 2f status in 1998 and 12(B) status in 2005 to the university. The university is accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade.[1][2] It has been awarded a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.15 points (performance descriptor “Very Good”)[3]

History[edit]

The Government of Tamil Nadu established Periyar University at Salem on 17 September 1997 as per the provisions of the Periyar University Act, 1997. The University caters to affiliated colleges under 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 was accredited by NAAC with B+ grade in 2007, which has been upgraded to 'A' during the reaccreditation in May 2015.[4]

Youtube Video on Periyar University

Administration[edit]

Mental Health Day Rally 2014
Statue of Periyar E V Ramasamy in front of Periyar University Building

Affiliated Colleges[edit]

A total of 86 colleges from four districts of Tamil Nadu are affiliated with the University, which includes 5 autonomous colleges, 65 colleges with PG departments and 45 colleges with research departments. More than 1,35,000 students are studying in the affiliated colleges.[9]

Departments[edit]

The University has 24 teaching and research departments under 5 faculties, namely Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, and Business Administration.[10] The departments have been clustered into different schools in order to promote inter-disciplinary research.[11] A total of 79 academic programmes are offered by the departments.[12]

Arts[edit]

Economics
English
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sociology
Tamil

Science[edit]

Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Botany
Chemistry
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Food Science and Nutrition
Geology
Library and Information Science
Mathematics
Microbiology
Physics
Psychology[1]
Zoology
Textiles and Apparel Design

Business Administration[edit]

Periyar Institute of Management Studies

Commerce[edit]

Commerce

Education[edit]

Education

Constituent Colleges[edit]

Apart from its teaching and research departments, the University has established five constituent colleges at Mettur Dam, Iddapadi ( both in Salem District), Pennagaram, Harur, and Pappiredipatty(in Dharmapuri District).[13]

Location[edit]

The university is situated on the Bangalore National Highways (NH - 7), 7 km from the Salem city and easily connected by road. The campus extends to about 100 acres (0.40 km2) accommodating the administrative and department buildings.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Blog of Psychology Department