Periyar University Centre for Online and Distance Education

Tamil Nadu
Approved By: NAAC
Private

Periyar University Centre for Online and Distance Education

Tamil Nadu
Approved By: NAAC
Private
Overview

The Government of Tamil Nadu established Periyar University in Salem on 17th September 1997 as per the provisions of the Periyar University Act, 1997. The University covers an area comprising four districts namely Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri, and Krishnagiri. The University obtained 12(B) and 2(f) status from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, and it was re-accredited by the NAAC with an “A++” Grade in 2021. The University secured 59th rank among Indian Universities by MoE NIRF 2023. The University Grants Commission (UGC) conferred 2f status in 1998 and 12(B) status in 2005 to the University. It is accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade ‘A’. There are 106 colleges affiliated with the university. Along with this, Periyar University has a PG Extension Centre at Dharmapuri with 9 departments. The University offers degree, diploma, and certificate coursesto candidates at PG and PhD levels. The university also offers scholarships to meritorious students.The Periyar University has established a directorate for distance education namely Periyar University Centre for Online and Distance Education (PUCODE). The PRIDE has been started functioning from the year 2001 – 2002. The PUCODE offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The course materials are supplied to the students well in advance. The Periyar University has also introduced University Industry Collaborative Programmes through PRIDE from 2010 to 2011 to offer job-related programmes and to cater the industrial needs of the students.

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Scholarship 1

Dr. Ambedkar and Rajaji Meritorious Scholarship:
Endowment Merit Scholarship in the name of National leaders Thiru Rajaji and Dr. Ambedkar has been created for meritorious students of the University Departments/Government Colleges/Aided Colleges /University Constituent Colleges/Periyar University PG Extension Center.
One first-year PG student having the highest score in the UG program among classmates will be awarded the scholarship based on the recommendation sent by the Head of the Department and the scholarship will be renewed for the second year also if the candidate passed all the subjects in the first year PG in a single attempt.

Scholarship 2

Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme:
Students admitted in B.Voc. (Food Science and Nutrition/Textiles and Apparel Design) are eligible to get tuition waiver, irrespective of their category. Physically disabled students admitted in the University Departments are eligible for tuition fee waiver scheme irrespective of their category and program enrolled.

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