Periyar University is accepting applications for admission to MA / M.Sc / M.Tech / MBA / MCA / B.Voc / M.Com / M.Ed programs upto October 17, 2020. Applicants must send their applications to their respective Department HODs on or before the application deadline. The admission process has been delayed for 2020 session due to COVID-19 restrictions across the nation.
Periyar University is a state university in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. It was established by the Government of Tamil Nadu in 1997. Periyar University imparts higher education through its Departments of Study and Research, Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE), and the Affiliated Colleges. The 29 departments offer research programs apart from postgraduate and some certificate programs. In addition, the five departments at the PG Extension Centre, Dharmapuri offer Post Graduate programs.
This university also imparts education through distance learning. For further information visit the Periyar Institute of Distance Education Admission.
|Name of the Institute||Periyar University|
|Institute Type||State University|
|Basic Admission criteria||B.Ed, M.Ed, MA, M.Sc, M.Com, M.LIS: Merit-based|
|MCA/ MBA: TANCET or MAT|
|M.Phil, Ph.D.: Entrance exam + Interview|
|M.Sc||₹9,675 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|MBA||₹22,075 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation with 50% + MAT|
|M.C.A||₹22,080 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation with 50% + TANCET|
|M.Ed||₹16,075 (1st Year Fees)||B.Ed.|
|M.Lib.I.Sc||₹6,575 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|M.Phil||₹10,300 (Total Fees)||Post Graduation|
|M.A||₹6,575 (1st Year Fees)||Graduation|
|Last date for submission of on-line application||20 Jan, 2020|
|Last date for submission of printed version of the on-line application||22 Jan, 2020|
|Candidates can download their Hall tickets from the portal using their application number, Mail-ID and date of birth between||29 Jan - 01 Feb, 2020|
|Date of Common Entrance Test||01 Feb, 2020|
Periyar University offers courses in the stream of Education such as B.Ed and M.Ed. The duration for these two programs is of two years each.
B.Ed and M.Ed are merit-based and students are selected on the basis of their marks obtained in the entrance and qualifying exams.
|Course Name||Duration||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Procedure|
|B.Ed.||2 Years||Graduation in any discipline||Merit-Based|
|M.Ed.||B.Ed./ B.A., B.Ed/B.Sc. B.Ed./B.EI.Ed./D.EI.Ed. with an undergraduate degree (with 50% of marks/ For SC/ST Communities 45% Marks|
At the PG level, Periyar University offers various courses to the candidates seeking admission in MA, M.Com. and M.Sc. courses. The duration of these courses is 2 years. In addition to this, the university also offers a Master of Library and Information Science and its duration is 1 year.
Admission to MA, M.Com., and M.Sc. is done on the basis of the marks obtained till the 5th semester at UG level. Passing in the 6th semester is mandatory.
|Course Name||Specialization||Duration||Seats||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Process|
|MA||Tamil||2 Years||72||Bachelor's degree in Tamil||Marks obtained in the previous qualifying degree.|
|English||72||Any candidate who has passed B.A., English or any other Bachelor’s Degree examinations of this University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in other disciplines must possess a minimum of 50% in Part II English.|
|Economics||72||A candidate who has passed B.A. Economics or Cooperation or B. Com., or B.B.M. or B.B.A. or B.Sc, Mathematics or Statistics Degree examinations|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||A pass in any Degree in the 10+2+3 pattern. Preference will be given to graduates in Visual Communication, Mass Communication, Electronic Media, Journalism & Mass Communication|
|Sociology||72||Any UG Degree from any recognized University in India.|
|Human Resource Development||Any UG Degree from any recognized University in India.|
|M.Com||Commerce||80||B.Com or B.Com (CA) or Any Degree with Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting / Management Accounting|
|M.Sc.||Applied Geology||60||B.Sc. Applied Geology/ B.Sc. Geology.|
|Mathematics||60||A pass in B.Sc. Mathematics, B.Sc Mathematics C.A. with 55% marks|
|Physics||60||B.Sc (Physics) with 55% of marks.|
|Chemistry||60||Graduate in the related discipline|
|Biochemistry||60||B.Sc., Life Sciences.|
|Food Science and Nutrition||60||Graduate in the related discipline|
|Applied Psychology||Graduate in the related discipline|
|Biotechnology||60||Graduate in the related discipline with a minimum of 50% marks|
|Microbiology||60||Graduate in the related discipline|
|Botany||60||A pass in B.Sc. with Botany/ Plant Biology/Plant Biotechnology or Life Sciences as the main subject|
|Environmental Science||60||Graduate in related discipline|
|Zoology||60||B.Sc. Zoology /Biochemistry/Wild-life Biology/Animal Science/Animal Biotechnology/ Any other Degree related to Zoology/Life Sciences approved by the Syndicate of Periyar University, Salem|
|Bioinformatics||Graduate in related/allied discipline|
|Energy Studies||B.E./B.Tech. in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, and Chemical Engineering (OR) B.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry and Biological Sciences)|
|Textile and Apparel Design||A pass in B.Sc. Costume Design and Fashion, B.Sc. Textiles and Apparel Design, B.Sc. Textiles and Fashion Design, B.Sc Fashion Technology, B.Sc. Textiles and Clothing or any B.Sc. A degree related to Textiles and Fashion Discipline.|
|Computer Science (Self Supportive)||80||Candidates who have qualified for their Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Computer Technology/ Software Engineering/Software Science/ BCA under the 10+2+3 system of this University or equivalent Degree.|
|Psychology||72||Graduate in any discipline|
|M.Li.S.||Library Sciences||1 Year||60|
Periyar University offers MCA (aided and self-supportive), MCA (aided and self-supportive lateral entry), and MBA to the students who seek to take admission at the postgraduate level. There are 71, 142, and 200 seats available for each program respectively. The duration for MCA (aided and self-supportive) is for three years and the rest is two years.
For MCA, candidates need to appear in TANCET which is an online entrance examination for the mentioned course. Students who are willing to seek admission in MBA will need to appear either in TANCET or MAT followed by group discussion and personal interview.
|Course Name||Specialization||Seats||Duration||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Procedure|
|MCA (Aided & Self Supportive)||Computer Science||71||3 Years||A pass in any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration in 10+2+3/4 pattern in any discipline with Mathematics as a course at 10 +2 level or any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration in 10+2+3 years pattern in any discipline with Mathematics or Statistics as a course||TANCET|
|MCA (Aided and Self Supportive Lateral Entry)||Computer Science||142||2 Years||A pass in a recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration with 10+2+3 pattern in B.C.A., B.Sc. (Information Technology / Computer Science) with Mathematics as a course at 10 +2 level and obtained at least 50%|
|MBA||Aided & Self Supportive||200||Any Degree with a minimum of 50% Marks and TANCET 2015 / MAT 2015 / CAT 2015 or any other equivalent admission test score. Group discussion and Personal Interview.||TANCET or MAT|
|Executive M.B.A.||200||MBA Program for working executives/professionals. Duration: 18 Month Course + 6 Month project. Any Degree and Industrial/ Academic working experience of a minimum of 2 years|
Periyar University offers M.Phil and Ph.D. courses to the students in various specializations. The duration of these two programs is one and two years respectively.
Candidates who have qualified for Post Graduate Degree (any biological science) of this University or equivalent Degree with 55% of marks can apply for M.Phil.
Candidates holding recognized Master’s Degree or recognized equivalent Master’s Degrees (M.Sc with Microbiology/ Biotechnology/Biochemistry or an allied area) to be considered eligible for registration for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the subjects with at least 55% marks or equivalent grades can apply Ph.D.
Seats will be allotted on the basis of marks obtained in the Entrance Exam and Performance in the interview, conducted by the University.
|Course Name||Specialization||Seats||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Process|
|M.Phil.||Biochemistry||18||M.Sc Biochemistry with 55% of marks.||Entrance Exam & Interview|
|Biotechnology||24||M.Sc Biochemistry with 55% of marks.|
|Microbiology||18||Candidates who have qualified for Postgraduate Degree (any biological science) of this University or equivalent Degree with 55% of marks.|
|Commerce||30||M.Com or M.Com. (CA)|
|Economics||20||M.A. Economics with 55% marks.|
|Management Studies||24||Master's degree in the related discipline|
|English||12||A candidate who has passed M.A. English with 55% marks.|
|Tamil||30||Master's degree in Tamil|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||12||A pass in M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication or Electronic Media, Visual Communication, Journalism and Communication.|
|Sociology||24||A Master’s Degree in Sociology of Periyar University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate.|
|Mathematics||28||A Pass in M.Sc. Mathematics with 55% marks.|
|Physics||30||M.Sc (Physics) with 55% of marks.|
|Chemistry||24||M.Sc Degree in Chemistry with specializations in Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry: A candidate who has qualified for M.Sc. Degree in Chemistry of this University or an equivalent Degree with 55% of marks|
|Food Science and Nutrition||20||PG Degree in the same discipline|
|Applied Psychology||20||PG Degree in the same discipline|
|Biology||A pass in M.Sc. with Botany/Plant Biology/Plant Biotechnology or Life sciences as the main subject.|
|Environmental Science||20||Candidates who have qualified for Postgraduate Degree in any of life sciences programs of this University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto shall be eligible.|
|Zoology||24||M.Sc. Zoology/Biochemistry/ Wildlife Biology/Animal Science/Animal Biotechnology any other Degree related to Zoology/Life Sciences approved by the Syndicate of Periyar University|
|Library Sciences||15||PG Degree in the same discipline with at least 55% marks|
|Education||20||M.Ed. from any recognized University, (For SC/ST Community 50% Marks, For Other communities 55% Marks).|
|Energy Studies||M.Sc. Energy Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences|
|Textile and Apparel Design||Master’s Degree in Textiles and Fashion related Discipline|
|Geology||28||M.Sc. Degree with 50% marks|
|Ph.D.||Biochemistry||M.Sc & M.Phil Biochemistry with 55% of marks.|
|Biotechnology||PG Degree in the same/allied area with at least 55%|
|Commerce||M.Com, M.Phil with 55% of Marks|
|Economics||M.A./M.Phil Economics with 55% marks|
|Management Studies||Master's degree in the related discipline|
|English||A candidate who has passed M.A. English with 55% marks/M.Phil.|
|Tamil||PG Degree in Tamil|
|Journalism and Mass Communication||A pass in M.A./M.Phil Journalism and Mass Communication or Electronic Media, Visual Communication, Journalism and Communication with 55% of marks|
|Sociology||A Master’s Degree in Sociology of Periyar University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate.|
|Mathematics||M.Sc. (or) M.Phil. Mathematics with 55% marks.|
|Physics||M.Sc (Physics) and M.Phil (Physics) with 55% of marks|
|Chemistry||M.Sc. Degree in Chemistry with 55% of marks / M.Phil Degree.|
|Food Science and Nutrition||PG Degree in the related discipline|
|Applied Psychology||A Master’s / M.Phil Degree in Psychology from any recognized University with 55% of marks.|
|Biology||A pass in M.Sc./M.Phil. with Botany/Plant Biology/Plant Biotechnology or Life Sciences as the main subject.|
|Environmental Science||Master's degree in related/allied discipline with at least 55% marks|
|Zoology||PG Degree in the related discipline|
|Library Sciences||PG Degree in the related discipline with at least 55% marks|
|Education||M.Ed. and M.Phil (Education) with 55% of marks.|
|Energy Studies||PG Degree in the related discipline with at least 55% marks|
|Textile and Apparel Design||Master’s Degree / M.Phil in Textiles and Fashion related Discipline.|
Key points to be noted: For candidates belonging to the SC/ ST community a relaxation of 5% marks shall be given in the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for M.Phil. Program.
Candidates can apply online through the official website. Candidates can pay the application fee through the demand draft to fill the required details in the column no. 18
Take the print out copy of your online application submitted. Sent the print out copies along with Candidates Signature, Demand Draft / Bank Challan, and required attachments and send to the Registrar, Periyar University, Salem 636 011 on or before July 28, 2020.
Application Fee: INR 1000 (INR 500 for SC/ ST/ Differently Abled)
Note: All Copies of the documents should be self-attested
Periyar University offers Distance Education courses to the students who are willing to seek admission at UG, PG Diploma, and PG level.
At UG level, the university offers 8 courses with various specializations, 6 courses at PG level and along with these, Diploma, PG Diploma, and Certificate courses are offered too. The aspirants can visit the official site of the university and perform the required actions.
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|Course Name||Eligibility Criteria||Selection Process|
|B.A., B.Sc., B.Com, B.Lit, BBA, BCA, BCA (Lateral)||10 + 2 Pass with the relevant subject or its equivalent||Merit-Based|
|M.A., M.Sc, MSW, M.Com., MBA, M.L.I.S||Graduation Degree in the relevant specialization from the recognized University|
|Diploma in various specializations||10 + 2 Pass with the relevant subject or its equivalent|
|Certificate Courses||10th Pass|
|PG Diploma||Any Graduation degree|
Ques. What is TANCET 2020 application? How can I fill the application form?
Ans. The application fee is INR 600 for General Category and INR 300 for SC/ ST (who belong to Tamil Nadu). Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks is essential to register for general candidates and 45% for SC / SCA / ST candidates. Steps involved in filling up the application form are as follows:
Ques. What is the latest TANCET exam pattern?
Ans.TANCET 2020 exam pattern includes 100 MCQ questions.
Ques. Is Periyar University distance education (PRIDE) BSc biotechnology eligible for the UPSC SSC exams?
Ans. If you hold a 3-year degree like BA/ BSc/ BCom/ BBA or BTech/ B.Pharma in 10+2+3 /4 system from any recognized university, it makes no difference whether you earned it in regular mode or correspondence/ distance learning mode.
Read More: PRIDE B.Sc in Biotechnology
Ques. Is Periyar University good for an MBA in Hospital Management? Will I get jobs in hospitals?
Ans.Yes, you may apply for jobs at various hospitals in India with Periyar University MBA degree specialized in Hospital Management. Some of the top recruiters for MBA in Hospital Management are listed here:
Ques. How can I check the Periyar University time-table?
Ans. Candidates may check the time-table from the official website by following these steps:
Ques. What is the scope of pursuing M.Sc in Food Nutrition from Periyar University?
Ans. Careers in research in the food industry abound in regulatory and public bodies across the country, ranging from jobs in nutrition and new product development to roles in areas of purchasing, supply chain, logistics, and distribution. Students pursuing M.Sc in Food Nutrition from Periyar University can apply for the following job roles:
|Job Roles||Salary Packages offered|
|Nutrition Specialist||INR 2.9 LPA|
|Dietician||INR 3 LPA|
|Process Development Officer||INR 10 LPA|
|Food Scientist||INR 5.4 LPA|
|Professor||INR 9 LPA|
Ques. What is the admission process for Ph.D. programs at Periyar University?
Ans. Admission to the M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs offered by Periyar University is based on a candidate’s performance in the entrance test conducted by the university. The application fee for admission is INR 500 for the general category students and INR 250 for the reserved category students.
Read More: Periyar University Ph.D. admission 2020
Ques. What subjects are offered in the M.Phil program from Periyar University?
Ans.Periyar University M.Phil program offers subjects such as Textiles & Clothing, Computer Science, Statistics, Food Science & Nutrition, Biotechnology, Physics, Microbiology, Mathematics, Psychology, Commerce, Journalism & Mass Communication, Applied Geology, Biochemistry, Food Service Management & Dietetics, Education, English, Sociology, Tamil, Management Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, Economics, History, Library & Information Science, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, and Energy & Environmental Sciences.
Read More: Periyar University M.Phil Program
Ques. How is the faculty of Periyar University?
Ans. The faculty of the university is well-educated and experienced in their relevant fields. The prominent members of the faculty team hold Doctoral degrees in their specialized fields. The minimum qualification of the majority of the faculty members is a Master’s degree.
Read More: Periyar University Faculty
Ques. What are the best MBA colleges under Periyar University?
Ans. Some of the best MBA colleges under Periyar University are as follows:
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