Periyar University Post Graduate Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 06 2018

Periyar University, Salem came into existence on 17th September 1997, founded by the Govt. This UGC recognized university is accredited with B+ Grade by NAAC. It imparts higher education at three levels, i.e., via its Departments of Study and Research, Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) and the affiliated colleges. The founded Departments, Centres, Institutes and Chair are contributing their best via academic, research and extension activities. At present, the University has 29 Departments and 5 Centers. of Tamil Nadu.

Periyar University invites applications for admission to post-graduate degree programs from aspirants, who have finished their graduation in the concerned field of interest. Aspirants appearing for their final term/semester examination may also apply. You may refer to the eligibility criteria for Post Graduate Program admissions at Periyar University for more info on the same.

Application forms can be downloaded from Periyar university’s official website or can also be obtained from the university in person. There is no application fee for SC/ST aspirants, You may read about the detailed application procedure mentioned in this article. 

The Post Graduate programs provided by the university have two modes of selection. There is an entrance test for some courses while for the rest the selection is based on marks scored by the aspirant in the qualifying degree examination. Please read complete selection process followed by Periyar University for Post Graduate Program Admissions.

Official Website of Periyar University

    24th Feb, 2018 - 18th May, 2018

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

Important Dates

MA, M.Sc, M.Ed, M.Com & M.P.Ed
Last date for Submission18th May 2018
Entrance Test for Post Graduate Programs25th May, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Master of Arts [MA] (Tamil), Master of Arts [MA] (English) & Master of Arts [MA] (Economics)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students appearing for their final year examinations are also qualified to apply
  • You must have passed bachelor’s degree examination from any recognized university in the same or concerned branch with at least 55% marks in aggregate

Master of Science'M.Sc] (Applied Geology), Master of Science'M.Sc] (Mathematics) & Master of Science [M.Sc] (Biotechnology)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students appearing for their final year examinations are also qualified to apply
  • You must have passed bachelor’s degree examination from any recognized university in the same or concerned branch with at least 55% marks in aggregate.
Periyar University M.Sc Admissions  Information Brochure


Eligibility Criteria:

A pass in any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years period in the 10+2+3/4 format in any branch with Mathematics as a course at 10 +2 level or any recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years period in 10+2+3 years format in any branch with Mathematics or Statistics as a course.


Eligibility Criteria: -  

  • Any Degree in Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting / Management Accounting as one of the subjects
  • One must have passed B.Com or B.Com (CA) from any recognized university


Eligibility: - One must have passedB.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).

Application Procedure

MA, M.Com & M.Sc

The application form along with the prospectus can be obtained in two various ways, here’s how:

  • It can be downloaded from the official website of the university (Copies of downloaded application form will be accepted, as well)
  • You may obtain it straight from the university

Aspirants are recommended to go via Periyar University Post Graduate Admission Prospectus prior to filling up their application forms. It is also recommended to try filling up a Xerox copy of the application form, in order to eradicate any trace of mistake while filling up the Periyar University Post Graduate Application Form.

The form must be complete in all aspects, incomplete applications forms will be summarily rejected without any entertainment. You will require to fill up a separate application form in case, applying for more than one course.

You will also require to attach self-attested copies of Mark Sheets of the qualifying degree examination along with the application form. For every additional program applied, the application fee should be paid separately along with a separate application form.

Completely filled-in application forms must be sent to the respective Head of Department, Periyar University, Periyar Palkia Nagar, Salem – 636011.

Periyar University M.Sc Admissions Notification
If you finished you qualifying degree or bachelor’s degree from a various university (Other than Periyar University), then you will also require to submit their eligibility certificate, which can be obtained from Periyar University.

Following a list of documents that one required to submit along with an application form:

  • Eligibility Certificate (If applicable)
  • Community Certificate (If applicable)
  • Self-attested mark sheets of qualifying degree examinations (Bachelor’s degree)
  • A self – addressed stamped envelope (28 x 13 cm) for Rs.10/-

Method of Payment:

Application fee /Registration fee should be paid only by Demand Draft (DD) or by Challan and should be dated for any date after the issue of advertisement in favor of The Registrar, Periyar University, Salem-11.

Application Fee:

Category/Course(s)Application Fee
A & B*Rs. 300/-
MCA/M.Ed.Rs. 500/-
MBARs. 750

*Category – A – Selection Based Admission, Category – B – Merit Based Admission

SC/ST aspirants are exempted from the payment of the Application/Registration fee for any one of the program.

Selection Procedure 2018

MA, M.Com & M.Sc

Admission to Master’s degree programs is based on the marks obtained in both the qualifying examinations and the entrance examination. Entrance examination will be organized by the respective Departments for each various course which would also intimate the result to the aspirants.

Here’s a table that shows both the modes, Category-A shows courses with entrance test as selection criteria while Category-B has courses with merit-based admission procedure:

Category-A (Admission Via Entrance TestCategory-B (Admission on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying examination)
M.Sc. (Mathematics)M.Sc. Food Science and Nutrition
M.Sc. (Physics)M.Sc. Biochemistry
M.Sc. (Chemistry)M.Sc. Geology
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)M.Sc. Environmental Science
M.Sc. (Microbiology)M.Sc. Psychology
M.Sc. (Zoology)M.Sc. Bioinformatics
M.Sc. (Botany)M.Sc. Textiles and Apparel Design
M.Sc. (Computer Science)M.Sc. Energy Studies
MCAMaster of Library and Information Science
MA Tamil 
MA English 

Reservation Criteria

Periyar University complies with the reservation criteria laid down by the Government of Tamil Nadu and MHRD, Government of India. So, here are a few points to remember by aspirants looking to take up admission to Post Graduate Programs provided by Periyar University:

  • Communal Roaster system would also take into consideration, as the university follows reservation criteria laid by the Government of Tamil Nadu
  • A total of 15% seats has been on a supernumerary basis for foreign nationals (including NRIs) in all the Post Graduate programs
  • Foreign nationals including NRIs with valid Passports and Visas allowed by the Government of India and refugees will be considered for admission subject to their eligibility in terms of schooling and qualifying examinations passed
  • Aspirants from other states (except SC/ST) will be considered for selection under the General Turn only

*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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