Bharath University

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Bharath University
பாரத் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Bharath University Logo.png
Former names
Bharath Engineering College
Motto Win the world by innovation.
To the stars by hard work.
Type Deemed University
Established 1984
Chairman J. Sundeep Anand
Chancellor Avvai Natarajan
Vice-Chancellor M. Ponnavaikko
Academic staff
1300
Students 10000
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
12°54′28″N 80°08′32″E / 12.907748°N 80.142163°E / 12.907748; 80.142163Coordinates: 12°54′28″N 80°08′32″E / 12.907748°N 80.142163°E / 12.907748; 80.142163
Campus Urban
Around 305 acres (123 ha) spread across 4 campuses.
Accreditation NAAC ('A' Grade)[1]
Affiliations UGC
AIU
Website www.bharathuniv.ac.in
Bharath University Signature.png

Bharath University, also known as Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) and Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), is a Deemed University and an Indian institute of higher education in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. It is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest grade of A.[2]

History[edit]

Bharath University was founded in 1984 as Bharath Institute of Science and Technology by S. Jagathrakshakan. It is among the first autonomous engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu.[3] It was first affiliated to Madras University followed by Anna University. The institute was awarded deemed university status in 2002 by the University Grants Commission in recognition of its academic excellence. Hence, the name was changed to Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research. In September 2006, it was renamed as Bharath University as per a decree issued by the University Grants Commission enabling deemed universities to include the word "university" in their names.

Academics[edit]

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in fields such as science, technology, engineering, medicine (including dentistry, physiotherapy and nursing), arts and management.[4]

Awards[edit]

Bharath University has won awards in recognition of its academic and research excellence. A few are listed below.

  • It was awarded the "Best Private University of the Year" by World Education Congress for 2014.[5]
  • The university was awarded the "Best Multi Stream University" in 2014 by ASSOCHAM.[6]

Campuses[edit]

Bharath University has four campuses, three in Chennai and one in Puducherry.[7] The list below shows the names of and the departments on each campus.[8]

Bharath Institute of Science and Technology[edit]

This is the main campus of the university which was established in 1984. It is in Chennai and was initially known as Bharath Engineering College. The name was changed to Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research in 2002 when it attained deemed university status. In 2003, the college was again renamed as Bharath Institute of Science and Technology and brought under Bharath University with the other constituent colleges.

Departments:[9]

Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital[edit]

This college was established in 2004 and is in Chennai.

Departments:[10]

College on the same campus:[11]

  • Sree Balaji College of Nursing, Chennai (estd. 2007)

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences[edit]

This college was established in 2007 and is in Puducherry.

Departments:[12]

Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital[edit]

This college was established in 2002 and is in Chennai.

Departments:[13]

College on the same campus:[14]

  • Sree Balaji College of Physiotherapy, Chennai (estd. 2007)

Sister institutions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Accreditation Results of Deemed to be Universities approved by the Executive Committee on 16th November, 2015.". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Accreditation Results of Deemed to be Universities approved by the Executive Committee on 16th November, 2015.". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "About Bharath University". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bharath University". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Award Winners 2014". www.worldeducationcongress.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bharath University Bags Award". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "http://www.bharathuniv.ac.in/naac/2015/ssr.pdf" (PDF). www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research". www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Engineering & Technology". www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Departments". www.sbdch.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Contact - Sree Balaji College of Nursing". www.sbcn.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Departments". www.slims.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Departments". www.sbmch.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Sree Balaji College of Physiotherapy, Velachery Main Road, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai". www.sbcp.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "http://www.tagore-engg.ac.in/NAAC-Self%20Study%20Report%202014.pdf" (PDF). http://www.tagore-engg.ac.in. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  External link in |website=, |title= (help)
  16. ^ "View details of college - Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Chennai". www.mciindia.org. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "http://www.jerusalemengg.ac.in/ext/jcessr.pdf" (PDF). http://www.jerusalemengg.ac.in. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  External link in |website=, |title= (help)
  18. ^ "http://www.bharathuniv.ac.in/downloads/engg_info.pdf" (PDF). http://www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Bharath University. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  External link in |website=, |title= (help)
  19. ^ "https://www.annauniv.edu/cai/Affiliated%20Colleges%20list%20by%20Alphabetical/Affiliated%20Colleges%20-%20PDF%20Files/Sri%20Lakshmi%20Ammal%20Engineering%20College.pdf" (PDF). https://www.annauniv.edu. Retrieved 27 January 2016.  External link in |website=, |title= (help)

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