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Periyar University 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 got the 12(B) and 2f status from the University Grants Commission and has been accredited by NAAC in 2007.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.

Member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

The Periyar University is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Click to view Periyar University listed under the AIU Members List.

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

The Periyar University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Click http://www.acu.ac.uk to view Periyar University listed under the Association of Commonwealth Universities.