General Information about Periyar University
Name – Periyar University
Motto of Periyar University – Wisdom Maketh World
Established year of Periyar University – 1997 by TamilNadu Government
Chancellor of Periyar University – Tamil Nadu Governor (Surjith Singh Barnala, as of 2010)
Vice Chancellor of Periyar University – Dr.M.Thangaraju (As of 2010)
Location of Periyar University – Salem, Tamil Nadu
Website of Periyar University – http://www.spuniv.org
Periyar University spread over 100 acres.
57 Arts and College in and around Salem region are affiliated to Periyar University.
Convocation in Periyar University
Convocation is conducted by Periyar University in the month of September every year. Gold medalist from all the departments and PhD holders are invited to convocation by Periyar University. For other students, they are awarded through the respective colleges
Distance Education in Periyar University
Directorate of distance education has been established by Periyar University with name as "Periyar Institute of Distance Education"(PRIDE) from the year 2001-2002 onwards.
Departments in Periyar University
The following departments in Periyar University offers the UG and PG courses.
1. Department of Biotechnology
2. Department of Biochemistry
3. Department of Chemistry
4. Department of Commerce
5. Department of Computer Science
6. Department of Economics
7. Department of English
8. Department of Food Science
9. Department of Geology
10. Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
11. Department of Mathematics
12. Department of Psychology
13. Department of Physical Education
14. Department of Physics
15. Department of Sociology
16. Department of Tamil
How to Reach Periyar University
Periyar University is located on Bangalore National Highway (NH-47) and 10 KM away from Salem. Frequent City buses are available from Salem Central Bus Stand.
Periyar University can be reached within 10 mins from Salem Railway Junction.
Contact Details of Periyar University
Bangalore Main Road,
Salem - 636011 .
Contact No : 0427-2345766, 2345520, 2346277, 2346265-69
Contact No of Registrar office of Periyar University – 0427-2345124
Contact No of Distance Education of Periyar University – 0427 - 2345258