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Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research
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 V. Kanagasabai
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 Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) also known as Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST),[2] informally Bharath University, and formerly Bharath Engineering College is a Deemed University and an Indian institute of higher education located in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. It is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with the highest grade of A.[3]

History[edit]

Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research 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.[4] 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. In November 2017, it was again renamed as Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research following a directive issued by University Grant Comminsion and an order by the Supreme Court of India to all the deemed universities in India.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]
  • The university was awarded the "Best Multi Stream University" in 2014 by ASSOCHAM.[8]

Campuses[edit]

Bharath University has four campuses, three in Chennai and one in Puducherry.[9] The details of the campuses and their departments are in the list below.[10]

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:[11]

Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital[edit]

This college was established in 2004 and is in Chennai.

Departments:[12]

College on the same campus:[13]

  • 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:[14]

Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital[edit]

This college was established in 2002 and is in Chennai.

Departments:[15]

College on the same campus:[16]

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

Rankings[edit]

The university is ranked by the MHRD's NIRF 2017 rankings as 35th in India in the overall rankings, and 21st in India in the university rankings.[17][18][19][20] Going by the above national rankings, Bharath University is ranked as 7th in Tamil Nadu and 3rd in Chennai in the overall category and 5th in Tamil Nadu and 2nd in Chennai in the University category.

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. ^ "AIU-MEMBERS". www.aiu.ac.in. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 
  3. ^ "The Accreditation Results of Deemed to be Universities approved by the Executive Committee on 16th November, 2015". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "About Bharath University". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "UGC: Deemed-to-be varsities must drop 'university' from name". The Indian Express. 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-12-10. 
  6. ^ "Bharath University". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Award Winners 2014". www.worldeducationcongress.com. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bharath University Bags Award". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "www.bharathuniv.ac.in/naac/2015/ssr.pdf" (PDF). www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Retrieved 27 January 2016. [permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research". www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Engineering & Technology". www.bharathuniv.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Departments". www.sbdch.ac.in. Archived from the original on 29 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Contact - Sree Balaji College of Nursing". www.sbcn.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Departments". www.slims.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Departments". www.sbmch.ac.in. Archived from the original on 6 March 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Sree Balaji College of Physiotherapy, Velachery Main Road, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai". www.sbcp.ac.in. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "MHRD, National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF)". www.nirfindia.org. 
  19. ^ "Tamil Nadu universities dominate NIRF ranking". deccanchronicle.com/. 4 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "Top 25 universities in India: NIRF ranking 2017". The Indian Express. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  21. ^ "www.tagore-engg.ac.in/NAAC-Self%20Study%20Report%202014.pdf" (PDF). tagore-engg.ac.in. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  22. ^ "View details of college - Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Chennai". www.mciindia.org. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "www.jerusalemengg.ac.in/ext/jcessr.pdf" (PDF). jerusalemengg.ac.in. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "www.bharathuniv.ac.in/downloads/engg_info.pdf" (PDF). bharathuniv.ac.in. Bharath University. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "www.annauniv.edu/cai/Affiliated%20Colleges%20list%20by%20Alphabetical/Affiliated%20Colleges%20-%20PDF%20Files/Sri%20Lakshmi%20Ammal%20Engineering%20College.pdf" (PDF). annauniv.edu. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "BHARATH POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE". bptcollege.edu.in. Retrieved 2017-12-11. 

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