Periyar University, Salem

Periyar University

Bangalore Main Road,, Salem, Tamil Nadu   |   ESTD : 1997   |   Approved By: UGC   |  NAAC   |   Type: Others
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Overview Information

About College

Periyar University was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1997. The university is named after a social reformer Thanthai Periyar. Periyar University imparts higher education at three levels, i.e., through its Departments of Study and Research, Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) and the affiliated colleges.

  • Located in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The university is recognized by UGC, New Delhi and is accredited with NAAC with B+ grade
  • The University has 18 departments of study offering Post Graduate and Research Programmes and 66 affiliated colleges
  • The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been introduced for the various courses offered by the University
  • ICT based teaching learning process
  • The University tie-ups with various academic, research institutes and universities across the world bring laurels to the academia

Constituent Colleges

The University has five constituents college.

  • Periyar University Arts and Science College, Mettur Dam, Salem
  • Periyar University Arts and Science College, Pennagaram, Dharmapuri
  • Periyar University College of Arts & Science, Harur, Dharamapuri
  • Periyar University College of Arts & Science, Pappiredipatty, Dharamapuri
  • Periyar University College of Arts & Science, Iddapadi, Salem

Extracurricular Activities

  • National Service Scheme
  • Youth Red Cross Society



  • It has 75,098 volumes of text and reference books on various disciplines
  • The library subscribes 203 National and International Journals, 118 Online Journals and 13 leading Newspapers
  • University Library has 2,309 CDs/DVDs. In addition to that, E-Question bank of Periyar University Examinations and E-Thesis of Periyar University are available.
  • The library is following the open access system and provides its service to meet the requirements of P.G. students, M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars and staff members of the University
  • University Library has various sections such as Reference Section, Text book Section, Books for competitive Examinations etc.


The university provides hostel facilities for boys and girls with all required amenities.

IT Infrastructure

The Computer lab contains 61 personal computer systems is used to provide the needs of the students in browsing and electronic mail. The University has launched 1 Gbps Internet connectivity to increase the Internet usage and to promote ICT enabled soft skill programme. 

College Infrastructure and Facility

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