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The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Periyar University in 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 has been reaccredited 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.
Periyar University provides for higher education at three levels through its departments of Study & Research and its affiliated colleges. All the departments, cetres, institutes and Chair are working together to contribute their best through academic, research and extension activities.The University ties-up with various academic, research institutes and universities across the world to bring laurels to the institution.