Periyar University Distance Education – Everything you need to know !



Periyar University was established by The Government of Tamil Nadu at Salem on 17th September in the year of 1997. The University is credited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade, which is the ultimate best in the education category. The Periyar University goes for creating information in different fields as recorded in the logo “Arival Vilayum Ulagu” (Wisdom Make the World).”Holistic advancement of the learners” is the essential goal of the regarded Periyar University. The University is situated on the National Highway (NH7) towards Bangalore from Salem. Periyar University grants advanced education at three levels. Department of Study and Research, Periyar University of Distance Education (PRIDE) and the affiliated colleges. The University has twenty-five departments Post Graduate & Research Programmes also is equipped with eighty-one affiliated colleges, five Constituent Colleges, and single Post Graduate education Centre. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been presented for the different courses offered by the University from 2008-09 onwards. Periyar University is putting forth four Certificate Courses from 2009-2010 onwards.

The Certificate Courses are planned to keep in mind the end goal to oblige the present needs of general society. The Student Support Services of Periyar University are accessible through Library framework, National Service Scheme, Youth Red Cross Society, Women’s Welfare Center and roads for Sports and Games. The University has built up 2 Constituent Colleges. Periyar University of Arts and Science College (PRUCAS) and Periyar Institute of Administrative Studies (PERIAS). It began working from March 2009. Aside from preparing understudies for preparatory and principle examinations for the Civil Services, the establishment arrangements to direct different coaching classes for examinations led by various associations like Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in the future. Centre for Nano Science and Technology has been started working in the Department of Physics. The Government of Tamil Nadu has liberally authorized One Crore Indian money for the scholastic and research functions of the Center. Dept. of Geology proposes to build up a Center for Geoinformatics and Planetary Studies in the present scholarly year. Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) is drilling up information into the veins of the learners/students who couldn’t take up the normal schooling because of their financial condition. PRIDE has three hundred and eighty-three study centres all around India and six numbers in abroad.

The established Departments, Centers, Institutes are contributing their best through research, academic, and expansion process. The University is assuming a foremost part in bringing multi-faceted advancement for the nation. The University is reliably sorting out different academic programs to bring scientists, researchers, activists under one roof to talk about, think and cut out time-requesting answers for social issues. The University stand tall with its remarkable and unique “Village Adoption” movement. The University tie-ups with different research centres, academic institutes and colleges around the globe to convey laurel to the academic world.


The Periyar University has established a directorate for distance education namely PERIYAR INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION (PRIDE). PRIDE started its functioning from the year 2001-2002. PRIDE offers various undergraduate and postgraduate study programs. The study materials are supplied to the learners/students as advance. There are about 54 study Centers across the Country. Periyar institute of distance education is well equipped with highly qualified and experienced faculties who are involved in the classroom teaching. The Periyar University has also established it’s off Campus regular school programs from the academic year of 2005 – 06.

Periyar University Distance education in Calicut, Thrissur, Palakkad, Ernakulam and Trivandrum

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