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Bharathidasan University (BDU) was established in February 1982, after the name of great revolutionary Tamil Poet, Bharathidasan. It is located in Tiruchirappall, Tamil Nadu. The university is approved by UGC and has been accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC. The National Institute Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has ranked the university 88th in the university category, in India Ranking of 2017. The university campus is spread over an area of 631.17 acres.
BDU has a jurisdiction over the eight districts of Karur, Perambalur, Tiruchirappalli, Pudukkottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Ariyalur and Nagapattinam. A total number of 138 colleges are affiliated to the university which includes: 8 government and 11 government aided colleges have autonomous status, 123 Arts and Science Colleges and 3 Colleges of Fine Arts and 10 constituent colleges.
BDU has a total of 4 Faculties, 17 Schools, 35 Departments and Specialized Research Centres. The university offers 177 programmes including under graduate, post graduate, doctoral, diploma and certificate courses. The programmes are offered in the streams of science, commerce, arts, humanities, education, language, management, engineering, etc. Additionally, the university also conducts 15 undergraduate and 26 post graduate programmes under its Distance Education mode.
Bharthidasan University has the following Faculties and Schools:
1. Faculty of Arts
• School of Economics and Commerce & Financial Studies
• School of Social Studies
• School of Education
• School of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
• School of Performing Arts
2. Faculty of Indian and other Languages
• School of English and other Foreign Languages
• School of Indian Languages
3. Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
• School of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering
• School of Chemistry
• School of Medical Sciences
• School of Engineering and Technology
• School of Environmental Sciences
• School of Science and Engineering
• School of Marine Sciences
• School of Geology
• School of Library Information Sciences
• School of Geography
• School of Life Sciences
• School of Physics
• School of Mathematical Sciences
4. Faculty of Management
• School of Management Studies
The university has well established and renowned research centres which are involved in carrying out works that are internationally recognized. A lot of them are supported by various scientific agencies of India, for instance, the Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics is supported by DST and DAE and the National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria is supported by DBT. About 7 departments are supported by UGC under its Special Assistance Programme (SAP).
The university provides facilities like a University Informatics Centre, Hostels, the Central Library, Health Centre, Staff Quarters, Canteen, Sports and Games amenities, Placement and Training Cell, etc.
Students seeking admission can obtain the application form either in person/post or can fill it online. The cost of application is INR500/- for the general category and INR250/- for the SC/ST candidates belonging to Tamil Nadu. Admission is strictly on the merit basis and TANCET score is also considered for Management courses.