Bharathidasan University (BDU) is a university in the city of Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located on Tiruchirappalli-Pudukkottai National Highway 336. It has affiliated colleges in the districts of Karur, Nagapattinam, Perambalur, Pudukkottai, district, Tiruvarur and Tiruchirapalli. It is a recognised university, supported by the University Grants Commission of India. All major faculties of science and arts are represented
Faculties and schools
The university has the following faculties and schools:
- Faculty of Arts
- School of Economics and Commerce & Financial Studies
- School of Education
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
- School of Performing Arts
- Faculty of Indian and other Languages
- School of English and Foreign Languages
- School of Indian Languages
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
- School of Basic Medical Sciences
- School of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
- School of Chemistry
- School of Computer Science and Engineering
- School of Engineering and Technology
- School of Environmental Sciences
- School of Geography
- School of Geology
- School of Library Information Science
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Marine Sciences
- School of Mathematical Sciences
- School of Physics
- Faculty of Management
- School of Management Studies
- Cavery men's hostel
- Bhavani men's hostel
- Vaigai men's hostel
- Porunai men's hostel
- Sindhu men's hostel
- Ponni women's hostel
- Mullai women's hostel
- Kurunji women's hostel
- Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College, Musiri, Tiruchirappalli - 621 201
- Annai Akilandewsari Educational Institute, Alakiamanavalam, Tiruchirappalli - 621 005
- Aiman College of Arts & Science for Women - 620 021
- Bharath Institute Of Catering Technology & Hotel Management, Thanjavur - 613 001
- Cauvery Computer Training Centre, Thanjavur - 613 005
- Cauvery Institute of Technology, 758, South Iyyampatty, Mullur, Pudukkottai - 622 004
- Institute of Holy Cross Service Society, Ettupatty Compound Trichirappalli - 620 017
- Islamiya Arabic College, Anbu Nagar, Airport, Tiruchirappalli - 620 007
- Kachiyappa Munivar Tamizhiyal Kalloori, Umaiyalpuram Village, Sevanthilingapuram (P.O), Musiri (Tk), Tiruchirappalli (Dt.) - 621 211
- Navalar Na. Mu. Venkatasamy Nattar Thiruvarul Kalloori, Thanjavur - 613 003
- Rajagiri Dawood Batcha College of Arts and Science, Papanasam – 614 205
- School of Quality Management, Tiruchirappalli - 620 007
- Sevai Institute of Continuing Education, Arumbugal Nagar, Sirugamani, Pettavaithalai (PO), Srirangam (Tk), Tiruchirappalli (Dt.) - 639 112
- Sri Pushpam Institute of Vocational Education and Training, 13 V.O.C. Nagar, First Street, Thanjavur - 613 007
- Sri Renganatha Paduka Vidyalaya, Tiruchirappalli - 620 006
- Thaninayagam Adigal Institute of Journalism, Tiruchirappalli - 620 007
- Uswathun Hasana Oriental Arabic College, Pallapatti - 639 205
- Vivekananda Institute Of Yoga Therapy, No.95 South Street, Karur - 639 001
Autonomous arts and science colleges
- St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli
- Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli
- Government Arts College, Karur
- National College, Dindigul Road, Tiruchirapalli
- Jamal Mohamed College, Kajamalai, Tiruchirapalli
- Holy Cross College, Tiruchirapalli for Women
- Kunthavai Nachiaar Government Arts & Science College for Women
- Rajah Serfoji Government Arts & Science College
- Nehru Memorial College, Puthanampatti
- A.V.C. College of Arts and Science, Mannampandal, Mayiladuthurai.
- H.H. The Rajah's College, Pudukkottai
- A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College
- Cauvery College for Women, Annamalai Nagar, Tiruchirapalli
- Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy college, Teppakulam, Tiruchirapalli
Self-financing non-autonomous arts and science colleges
- CARE College of Arts and Science, Tiruchirappalli
- Adaikalamatha College, Vallam, Thanjavur
- Khadir Mohideen College, Adirampattinam
- Government Arts College, Thuvakudi, Trichy
- J.J. College of Arts and Science
- Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Kattur, Tirchy
- Thiru-Vi-Ka Govt. Arts College, Tiruvarur
- Rabiammal Ahamed Maideen College for Women, Tiruvarur
- Sulthana Adbullah Rowther College for Women, Tiruvarur
- Nethaji Subash Chandra Bose College, Tiruvarur
- T.T. Narasimhan - Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Science, Tiruvarur
- Semgamala Thaayar Educational Trust Women's College, Mannargudi, Tiruvarur Dt.
- A.R.J. College of Engineering and Technology, Mannargudi, Tiruvarur Dt.
- Anjalai Ammal Mahalingam Engineering College, Kovilvenni, Tiruvarur Dt.
- TBML College, Porayar-609 307, Tharangambadi Taluk, Nagapattinam Dist.
- Chettinad College of Arts and Science, Trichy
- Government Arts College, Thuvakudi, Trichy
- Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Kattur, Trichy
- Government Arts College, Ariyalur
- TBML College, Porayar-609 307, Tharangambadi TK, Nagapattinam Dist.
- Navalar Na Mu Venkatasamy Nattar Thiruvarul College, Palliagraharam, Thanjavur
- Amaraavathi College of Arts and Science, Velliyanai, Karur.
- Annai Women's College, Punnamchatram, Karur.
- Arasu College of Arts and Science for Women, Manmangalam, Karur.
- Arungarai Amman College of Arts and Science, Chinna Dharapuram, Karur.
- Asan College of Arts and Science, Karur.
- Cambridge Arts and Science College, Vettamangalam, Karur.
- Jairam's College of Arts and Science, Karur.
- Karur Vellalar College of Arts and Science for Women, Kuppam, Karur.
- Kongu College of Arts and Science, Karur.
- Sri Sarada Niketan College of Science for Women, Karur.
- Valluvar College of Science and Management, Puthampur, Karur.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked Bharathidasan University 77th overall in India and 53rd among universities in 2020.