Periyar University Distance Education Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 20 2018

The Periyar University has founded a directorate for distance education namely PRIDE (PERIYAR INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION). The PRIDE has been functioning since the year 2001-2002.

The PRIDE provides different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are about 54 PCP Centres throughout the Country. Well eligible and experienced faculties are involved in the classroom teaching. The course materials are supplied to the students well in advance. Periyar University is a university located in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. The university was found in the year of 1997 by Tamil Nadu Government at the time of social reformer Thanthai recognized by UGC and the member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). The university offers numerous higher distance education courses via Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE)

The Periyar University has also introduced its off Campus regular academic programmes from the academic year 2005 – 06 via PRIDE.

Selection is done on the basis of a merit list prepared via the marks secured by you in the qualifying examination (+2 or graduation – whichever is applicable).


    01st Jan, 2018 - 31st Aug, 2018

  • Method of Application


Important Dates

Registration01st Jan - 31st Aug , 2018
Eligibility Criteria
BA , B.Com & BBA/BBM

A pass in +2 level examination.

MA , LLM & M.Com

Graduate degree in the relevant branch.

Age and Reservation Criteria: There is no upper age limit for admission to any of the programmes. Also, there is no seat reservation or reduced marks criteria for Aspirants from SC/ST/OBC categories. Please contact the admissions office for specific inquiries. However, 15% of the seats are reserved for foreign nationals and NRIs in all Post Graduate programmes.

BA, BCom, B.Sc(Hotel Management & Tourism/ Yoga), BBA and B.L.I.Sc The minimum criteria for admission is 10+2 with relevant subject or equivalent (Vocational or Academic for BBA)

B.Sc The Aspirants needs to pass 10+2 or equivalent with relevant subjects, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics/ Biology as applicable

most postgraduate courses Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university is necessary, along with relevant coursework for programmes like MCA, M.Sc, MCom, and M.L.I.Sc

MA Bachelor’s degree along with B.Ed is required

Diploma 10+2 or equivalent

PG Diploma Any Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university

Certificate Course 10th passed are the respective criteria

Step to apply

BA , BMM & B.Com

STEP 1: Visit the official university website.

STEP 2: Download the application form.

STEP 3: Send the finished application form along with the DD to the address given below.

NOTE: The DD should be drawn in favor of 

The Registrar, Periyar University, Periyar Palkalai Nagar, Salem payable at Salem


The Registrar,

Periyar University, Periyar Palkalai Nagar,


Application Form

for online admission) The form is then checked and verified according to the standards of teaching required to be eligible for the program and then offered along as the acceptance form is acknowledged by the department and the admission to the distance education program under the Wellborn Group of Professional Studies is granted systematically.

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 UGC and has been reaccredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade in 2015.

The University is named after the Great Social Reformer E.V.Ramasamy affectionally called ‘Thanthai Periyar’.

Selection Procedure

BA , BMM & B.Com

Selection is done on the basis of a merit list prepared via the marks secured by you in the qualifying examination (+2 or graduation – whichever is applicable).

*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College

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