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The 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 covers the area comprising the districts of Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. The University got the 12(B) and 2f status from the University Grants Commission and has been accredited by NAAC with B+ grade in 2007. The University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) & a a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Periyar University Distance Education 2017:

Periyar University is a university located in Salem, Tamilnadu, India. The university was established in the year of 1997 by Government of Tamilnadu after a social reformer Thanthai Periyar. Â The university offers various higher education distance education courses through Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE). PRIDE has five hundred and twenty five study centres throughout India and seven abroad. In our today's post we'll write about various courses offered by Periyar University Distance Education, There fee structure, admission process & contact details.

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Periyar University imparts higher education at three levels, i.e., through its Departments of Study and Research, Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) and the affiliated colleges. The University has eighteen departments of study offering Post Graduate and Research Programs and sixty six affiliated colleges.

Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) is imbibing knowledge into the veins of the students who could not take up the regular academic studies in affiliated colleges due to their economic condition. PRIDE has five hundred and twenty five study centers throughout India and seven abroad.

Periyar University Time Table Dec 2016 :

The Periyar University has been named after the renowned social reformer Thanthai Periyar. It has been accredited with National Accreditation Council (NAAC) certification. Postgraduate and doctorate programs are conducted by all departments of the Periyar University. FOUNDATION I-YEAR – FOUNDATION Sl.No | SUBJECT CODE |SUBJECT NAME |EXAM DATE |SESSION 1 TAMIL – I BFOA 07-01-2017 FN 2 TELUGU – I BFOE 07-01-2017 FN 3 KANNADA – I BFOF 07-01-2017 FN 4 MALAYALAM – I BFOG 07-01-2017 FN 5 URDU – I BFOH 07-01-2017 FN 6 HINDI – I BFOI 07-01-2017 FN 7 FRENCH – I BFOJ 07-01-2017 FN 8 SANSKRIT – I BFOK 07-01-2017 FN 9 ARABIC – I BFOL 07-01-2017 FN 10 ENGLISH – I BFOC 08-01-2017 FN II – YEAR – FOUNDATION Sl.No | SUBJECT CODE |SUBJECT NAME |EXAM DATE |SESSION 11 TAMIL – II BFOB 28-12-2016 AN 12 HINDI – II BFOM 28-12-2016 AN 13 TELUGU – II BFOR 28-12-2016 AN 14 KANNADA – II BFOS 28-12-2016 AN 15 MALAYALAM – II BFOT 28-12-2016 AN 16 URDU – II BFOU 28-12-2016 AN 17 FRENCH – II BFOV 28-12-2016 AN 18 SANSKRIT – II BFOW 28-12-2016 AN 19 ARABIC – II BFOX 28-12-2016 AN 20 ENGLISH – II BFOD 29-12-2016 AN

UG -Arts Courses (3 Years )
BATamil/English/Hindi/Sanskrit/History/Political Science/Co-operation/Education/Economics/Public Administration/Jour & Mass Comm/B.Com/BCA
+ 2 Pass its equivalent
BBA Banking /Sales and Marketing / Hardware/ Networking/Tele – Communication
+ 2 Pass its equivalent
3B.Lit. Tamil+ 2 Pass its equivalent
UG - Science Courses (3Years)
B.Sc Physics / Chemistry / Zoology/ Botany/ Mathematics/Computer Science/Bio-Technology / Microbiology/Home Science / Telecommunication / Information Technology/
+ 2 Pass with Mathematics/ Physics/ Chemistry / Biology/ Biotechnology/Computer Science/ or its equivalent
B.Sc. Hotel Management and Tourism/Geology/ Environmental Science /Yoga
+ 2 Pass its equivalent
UG - Courses (1 Year)
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.S)
Any recognized Bachelor Degree
7MCAB.E degree in any branch (or) B.Sc. Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Applied Science / Computer Technology / Applied Geology (or) B.Sc.Physics/Chemistry/Electonics/B.Com., BBM., with a study of mathematics or Statistics for two semester (or) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications/Computer Science approved by this University
PG -Courses (2 Years)
8MBA / M.Sc (IT)Any Degree
9MA Tamil /History/Human Rights/Journalism & Mass Communication/Public Administration / Sociology/Human Resource ManagementAny Degree
10M.A. EnglishAny Degree with Part II English
11M.A. EducationAny Degree with B.Ed.
12Master of Social Work (MSW)Any Degree
13M.ComB.Com / BBA / BBM / BA (Co-/ BA Corp Sec/ B.Com (CA)
M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry / Mathematics / Zoology / Botany / Biotechnology/ Environmental Science / Telecommunication /Yoga
B.Sc. with relevant subject or its equivalent
15M.Sc. Microbiology
B.Sc. Microbiology / Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Industrial Microbiology/ Botany/ Zoology, Chemistry /MLT or it’s Equivalent
16M.Sc. Electronics
B.Sc. /B.Sc. (Electronics and Communication/ B.Sc.(Electronics)/ B.Sc. Physics /B.Sc. (Instrumentation) / B.Sc.(Industrial Electronics)/ B.Sc.(Biomedical Instrumentation)/ B.Sc. (Computer Science)/B.C.A.
PG - Courses (1 Year)
17Master of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S)B.L.I.S. B.Lib. it’s equivalent
Lateral Entry
18BCA Lateral EntryPolytechnic Diploma in any stream of 3 years duration after 10th standard
19MCA Lateral EntrII yearM.Sc.(IT) / Comer Science / Software its equivalent
20M.C.A/M.Sc.(IT) Lateral Entry II yearPGDCA/PG Diploma in IT/Comp Science from any recognized University or Institution recognized by the Syndicate / DOEACC’A level
21Journalism and Mass Communication (Tamil Medium Only)+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
22Hospital Management+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
23Computer Aided Design (CAD)+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
24Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
25Business Management+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
26Early Child Care Education+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
27Medical Laboratory Technology+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
28Radio Imaging Technology+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
29Arts and Crafts+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
30Yoga+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
31Refraction optometry technology+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
32Auto CAD and CATIA+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
33Auto CAD and UNI Graphics+ 2 Pass it’s equivalent
34Medical Laboratory Technology10th Pass
35Radio Imaging Technology10th Pass
36Dental Laboratory Technology10th Pass
37PGDCAAny Degree
38Computer Aided Design (CAD)Any Degree
39Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)Any Degree
40Hotel Management and TourismAny Degree
41Journalism and Mass CommunicationAny Degree
42Business ManagementAny Degree
43Tele – Communication ManagementAny Degree
44International BusinessAny Degree
45Guidance and CounselingAny Degree
46Bio – TechnologyB.Sc.Agriculture / Biochemistry / Physics / Chemistry / Microbiology/ Zoology / BioTechnology/Bioinformatics /Biology or it’s Equivalents
47Bio – InformaticsB.Sc. Agriculture, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Bioinformatics, BCA with main Biology Subject XII Level
Note : 1. Any degree means – Bachelor’s degree after plus 2 of any recognized University. (10+2+3 years pattern). 2. +2 pass means – Pass in Higher Secondary education or an examination accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto (The Director of the PRIDEreserves the right to make decisions and alternations in all administrative and technical transactions without prior intimation. The University has the right to wind up any of the courses without assigning any reasons).
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