Periyar University

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Periyar University
பெரியார் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Motto அறிவால் விளையும் உலகு
Motto in English Wisdom Maketh World
Established 1997
Chancellor Konijeti Rosaiah
Vice-Chancellor Dr. C Swaminathan
Location Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
11°43′6″N 78°4′41″E / 11.71833°N 78.07806°E / 11.71833; 78.07806
Campus Urban
Nickname PU
Affiliations UGC
Website http://www.periyaruniversity.ac.in
Periyar University logo.jpg

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. 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 with NAAC.[1]

History[edit]

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 accredited by NAAC with B+ grade in 2007.

Administration[edit]

On 6 September 2010, Tamil Nadu governor Surjit Singh Barnala appointed K. Muthuchelian, Professor and Head, School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Madurai Kamaraj University as Vice-Chancellor.[2] Dr. C Swaminathan, the current Vice-Chancellor was appointed on June 16, 2014 by Konijeti Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu.[3]

Departments[edit]

The University has 23 teaching and research departments under 5 faculties, namely Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, and Business Administration.[4]

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
Zoology
Textiles and Apparel Design

Business Administration[edit]

Periyar Institute of Management Studies

Commerce[edit]

Commerce

Education[edit]

Education

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.

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