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About Centre for Distance and Online Education:

Periyar University imparts higher education through three modes: Departments of Study and Research, the affiliated Colleges, and Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE). The University has 28 departments and 109 affiliated colleges.

About Periyar University

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 the 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 reaccredited by the NAAC with A++ Grade in 2021.

The University secured 63rd rank among Indian Universities by MHRD NIRF 2022. The University is named after the Great Social Reformer E.V. Ramasamy, affectionately called as “Thanthai Periyar”. The University aims at developing knowledge in various fields to realize the maxim inscribed in the logo “Arival Vilayum Ulagu” (Wisdom Maketh the World). “Holistic development of the students” is the primary objective of the esteemed University.

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Featured Online Programes

B.A English

Bachelor of Arts

Duration: 3 Year

Eligibility : Passed 10,+2, or 10+ITI (2 years Course) or 10+3 years polytechnic Diploma

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Bachelor of Commerce

Duration: 3 Year

Eligibility : Passed HSC (or) 3 years Diploma

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Master of business administration

Duration: 2 Year

Eligibility : Pass in any degree course candidate who have completed the study under (11+1+3)/10+2+3/ 10+3(Dip)+3 (UG) are eligible

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M.A. History

Master of Arts

Duration: 2 Year

Eligibility : Any degree of recognized Universities

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M.Sc Maths

Master of science

Duration: 2 Year

Eligibility : B .Sc. Mathematics / B.Sc. Mathematics (Computer Applications) degree of this University or any of the above degree of any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, subject to such condition as may be prescribed therefore shall be permitted

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Learning Resources

For Online Programs the Learning Resources for every subject is designed on the basis of the course objectives and it is made palatable for students enabling their journey towards learning more resourceful.