• About Periyar University

    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 re-accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade in 2015. The University is named after the Great Social Reformer E.V. Ramasamy affectionally called Thanthai Periyar. The University aims at developing knowledge in various fields to realize the maxim inscribed in the logo Arival Vilayum Ulagu(Wisdom Maketh World).Holistic development of the students is the primary objective of the esteemed Periyar University. The University is located on the National Highway (NH7) towards Bangalore at about 8 Kms from New Bus Stand, Salem. It is well connected by frequent city bus services linking Salem and other places like, Omalur, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Mettur.


Why Periyar University

    Imparting knowledge to the society through formal and informal modes and contributing to nation building. To establish teaching and research departments in the frontier areas of humanities,science

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