Periyar University Post Graduate (MBA and MCA) Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 06 2018

The Government of Tamil Nadu founded the Periyar University at Salem on 17th September 1997 under the provisions of the Periyar University Act, 1997. The university is recognized by UGC and 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.

Periyar University invites applications from qualified aspirants for admission to the MBA and MCA Program provided by the university. One must be graduate to apply for both the courses. Admission to both the programs is via TANCET. You must read the selection procedure for admission to MBA and MCA programs provided by Periyar University for detailed info.

Aspirant may choose to apply online or may even apply offline. The application forms can be either be obtained straight from the university or can also be downloaded from the official website of the university. For TANCET  Registration Window will be open from May 2, 2018 (tentative) – May 21, 2018 (tentative), You may read about the detailed application procedure for MBA and MCA Admission at Periyar University, for the rest.

Official Website of Periyar University
  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    01st Apr, 2019 - 30th Apr, 2019

Important Dates

Commencement of Registration in Person / Internet01st Apr, 2019
Last Date for Registration via Internet30th Apr, 2019
TANCET 2016 Exam12th Jun, 2019

Eligibility Criteria


Any graduate with 50% of marks (45% in the case of aspirants belonging to reserved category) is qualified for admission. The aspirants can seek admission via MAT/CAT/TANCET scores, group discussion, personal interview and academic score in Under Graduate programme.

Periyar University MBA and MCA Admission Prospectus 2016


Aspirants who have secured 50 % marks (45% in the case of aspirants belonging to reserved category) in any one of the following or equivalent degrees are qualified to apply: Bachelor’s degree in any subject with Mathematics at Higher secondary level or bachelor’s degree in any subject with Mathematics/Statistics as one of the allied courses  

Admission to MCA programme in Periyar University is carried out via TANCET.

MCA Lateral Entry

A pass in a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years period in BCA, B.Sc. (Computer Science/Information Technology) with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level and obtained at least 50% (45% in the case of aspirants belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying degree examination.

Application Procedure


TANCET Application Procedure

Aspirants have to submit only one application for the Entrance Test for MBA & MCA Post Graduate Programmes.

The aspirants have to pay a fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/SCA/ST Aspirants belonging to Tamil Nadu on the production of a copy of Permanent Community Certificate) as entrance test fee for any one of the Programmes, either MBA or MCA.

If a aspirant desires to appear for more than one programme, for every additional programme, he/she has to pay Rs.500/-(Rs.250/- for SC/ST Aspirants belonging to Tamil Nadu) along with the filled-in application

Registration for Entrance test and Documents need

The aspirants can register for the entrance test in any one of the modes given below

a) Registration in Person

Aspirants can appear in person at the Coordinating Centers with the following documents:

  • Entrance Test Fee in the form of Demand Draft
  • Copy of X Std. or equivalent mark sheet
  • An attested copy of the permanent community certificate (card pattern) allowed by the competent authority of Government of Tamil Nadu (for SC / SCA / ST aspirants belonging to Tamil Nadu).
  • Copy of XII Std. By saying separate forms, it implies that you will also required to pay application fee for every form separately, in case applying for more than one program.

    You will also required to attach self-attested copies of Mark Sheets of the qualifying degree examination along with the application form. or equivalent mark sheet
  • Copy of XII Std. You will required to fill out separate application form for each various course, that you wish to apply for. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
More Info on TANCET

Periyar University Application Procedure:

Once the aspirant has appeared for TANCET, then they will required to apply to the university. mark sheet or 3 years Diploma certificate
  • Entrance Test Fee in the form of Cash (or) Demand Draft
  • SC/SCA/ST aspirants belonging to Tamil Nadu have to produce a copy of the permanent community certificate (card pattern) for availing the fee exemption
  • b) Internet Registration

    Aspirants can register via the internet by filling up the application form, downloading it and send it to "The Secretary, TANCET, Centre for Entrance Examinations, Anna University", Chennai-600025 with the following enclosed:

    • Copy of X Std. If you finished you qualifying degree or bachelor’s degree from a various university (Other than Periyar University), then you will also required 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)
      • Self-attested mark sheets of qualifying degree examinations (Bachelor’s degree)
      • A self – addressed stamped envelope (28 x 13 cm) for Rs.10/-
      • Community Certificate (If applicable)

      Method of Payment:

      Application fee /Registration fee should be paid only by Demand Draft (DD) or by Challan made  in favor of The Registrar, Periyar University, Salem-11.

      Application Fee:

      Category/Course(s)Application Fee
      MCA/M.Ed.Rs. 500/-
      MBARs. 750

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

      The application procedure for Periyar University is pretty much the same as for the TANCET. 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 MBA/MCA Application Form.

      The form must be complete in all aspects, incomplete applications forms will not accepted. The university application procedure is pretty simple.

      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  Admission Prospectus prior to filling up their application forms.

    Selection Procedure

    Students are selected on the basis of TANCET/MAT/CAT score.

    TANCET Exam Format

    The TANCET Exam comprises the questions from following topics for MCA programme:

    • Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative Ability
    • Analytical Reasoning
    • Computer Awareness

    TANCET MBA Exam broadly covers the following areas:

    • Analysis of Business Situations
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Reading Comprehension
    • English Usage
    • Quantitative Ability

    The exam has a total of 100 questions, each question carries 1 mark. The period of the exam is 2 hours.

    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 taken into consideration, as the university follows reservation criteria laid by the Government of Tamil Nadu
    • Aspirants from other states (except SC/ST) will be considered for selection under the General Turn only
    • 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

    Coordinating Centres

    1. Chidambaram Annamalai University

    3. Arts College for Women

    11. Karaikudi Alagappa College of Engineering & Technology

    7. Nagercoil University College of Engineering, Nagercoil

    9. Erode Institute of Road and Transport Technology

    6. Coimbatore Government College of Technology

    4. Salem Government College of Engineering

    10. Tirunelveli Government College of Engineering

    Thanjavur Kunthavai Naacchiyaar Govt. Chennai Examination Centre, Anna University, Chennai

    2. Madurai Anna University Regional Centre - Madurai

    8. Dindigul University College of Engineering, Dindigul


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

    Share on Whatsapp

    Add Your Comment Displaying 0 Comments

    Leave a comment

    (Will not be published) (Required)

    Subscribe to News Letter