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Periyar University Admissions 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on June 8th, 2021 by Chahak Kansal

Results of entrance examination for the courses M.Phil. and Ph.D. are now available on the University website. The university had also released an application link for M.Phil. Admission for Periyar University Department and for affiliated colleges and the last date for the same was on March 25.

Periyar University was established by the government of Tamil Nadu in 1997. This University provides prospects for Higher Education through its various affiliated colleges, Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE), and department of study & research. There are a total of 29 departments that offer research programs apart from PG and Certificate Programs. There are also an additional five departments at PG Extension Centre, Dharmapuri which offer PG Programs. Courses are also offered in the streams of Humanities and Social Sciences, IT and Software, Accounting and commerce Teaching and Education, Business Management and studies, Mass Communication and Media. UG and PG Courses are also offered via distance education

  • To get Admission in Ph.D. and M.Phil. courses candidates must have a qualification in post-graduation in relevant streams. The selection for this course is completely based on the marks obtained in the qualifying exam. Ph.D. courses are available in both full time and part time opportunities, candidates can apply for the same via the official website of the University.
  • Admission to all PG courses is done on the basis of marks obtained in the Graduation degree, Exception being the MBA and MCA degree for which admission is done on the basis of marks obtained in TANCET.
  • Apart from these in-campus courses, the university provides Distance Education through Periyar Institute of Distance Education.
  • It offers UG courses such as B.A, BSc, BBA, B.LIS; an additional course of diploma of one- and two-years duration along with certificate courses are also offered by the University.

Periyar University Admissions Important Dates

Event Date
Ph.D. Online Application Now Closed
M.Phil. Admission Application for Affiliated Colleges 2020-2021 March 5 – March 25, 2021
M.Phil. Admission Application for Periyar University Department 2020-2021 March 5 – March 25, 2021
PRIDE December 2020 & May 2021 Examinations April 16, 2021

Periyar University Admission 2021: B.Ed. and M.Ed

Eligibility

  • For B.Ed. admissions the candidate must be a graduate in any discipline.
  • For M.Ed. admission the candidate must have an undergraduate degree in any of the following courses with 50% minimum eligibility marks for unreserved category candidates and 45% marks for reserved category candidates- B.Ed./ B.A., B.Ed./B.Sc. B.Ed./B.EI.Ed./D.EI.Ed.

Selection Criteria

  • Entire selection process is based on Merit scored by the candidate in the last qualifying examination.

How to Apply for B.Ed. and M.Ed.?

Application Process

  • The application form link can be found on the official website of the university.
  • The filled in application form is needed to be submitted or sent to the Professor and head of B.Ed. Department of education Periyar University.
  • The application should be labelled as ‘Application for admission to two years B.Ed. program’.
  • The candidate is required to submit the photocopies of the relevant document attested by a gazetted officer or self-attested along with application form.

Documents required

  • Scanned Copy of all the Mark sheets of 10th, 12th and Graduation
  • Copy of Graduation Degree
  • Hard copy of the Application form
  • Identity Proof and Address Proof
  • Copy of Reserved category Certificate (if applicable)

Periyar University Admission 2021: MBA & MCA

Eligibility

  • For admission in MBA at Periyar University, candidates need to have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognised university.
  • Minimum eligibility marks are 50% for general category candidates and 45% for reserved category candidates.
  • Admissions are accepted through the entrance exam scores of MAT, CAT, TANCET.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates are selected based on their performance in the Entrance Examination as conducted by respective departments of the University.
  • Candidates who have a valid score in MAT, CAT, TANCET are selected based on the respective scores of the entrance exam.
  • All the candidates who clear the entrance test will have to appear for a round of Interview and Group Discussion for final selection to the respective courses.

How to Apply for MBA & MCA?

Application Process

  • The application form link can be found on the official website of the university.
  • Admission to both the courses is through TANCET.
  • Admission is solely based on the performance of the candidate in TANCET.
  • The candidates are required to submit required documents along with the application form.
  • Application fee has to be paid only by a Demand Draft or Challan made in favour of The Registrar.
  • SC/ST category candidates are exempted from paying any application fee.
  • The application form after being completely filled is to be sent to the University Admissions office.

Documents Required

  • Self-addressed stamped envelope (28x13cm).
  • Self-attested mark sheet of last qualified degree examination (Bachelor’s Degree).
  • Eligibility certificate & Community Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Hard copy of the application form
  • Passport size photographs of the candidate
  • Identity proof of the candidate
  • Address proof of the candidate
  • Copy of Marks scored in Entrance Exam

Periyar University Admission 2021: BBA/BCA

Eligibility

  • For admission in BBA, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary examination conducted by a recognised board.
  • For Admission in BBA, preference will be given to those candidates who had commerce as a subject in their higher secondary examination.
  • For admission in BCA, candidates must have passed higher secondary examination with any of the following subjects- mathematics, business mathematics, computer science or statistics from a recognised board of examination.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates are selected based on merit of their respective scores. The marks scored by the candidate in the last qualifying examination (10+2 marks) with the relevant subject or its equivalent are considered for selection.

How to apply for BBA/BCA?

Application Process

  • The application form link can be found on the official website of the university.
  • After filling up the form with required details all the required documents are to be attached and uploaded.
  • The form needs to be uploaded online and payment needs to be done via Debit Card/Credit card and Net banking.
  • A copy of the documents submitted, payment receipt and the form have to be saved for future reference.

Documents required

  • Scanned Signature of the candidate
  • Passport size Photograph of the candidate
  • Scanned copy of mark sheets (10th and 12th)
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Copy of Identity Proof and residence proof

Periyar University Admission 2021: PG Courses

Courses Specialization
MA Tamil, English, Economics, Journalism and Mass communication, Sociology, Human Resource Development, Food Science
M.Com. Commerce
M.Sc. Applied Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Applied Psychology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany, Environmental Science, Zoology, Bioinformatics, Energy Studies, Textile and apparel design, Computer Science (Self supportive), Psychology, Visual Communication
M.Li.S. Library Science

Periyar University PG Courses Eligibility

MA and M.Com. Eligibility

  • For M.A in Tamil: Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Tamil.
  • For M.A in English: Candidate must have passed B.A in English or must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. Candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree from other disciplines must have minimum 50% marks in Part II English.
  • For MA in Economics: Candidate must have passed BA in economics or corporation or BCom, BBA, BBA, BSc in mathematics or statistics degree examinations.
  • For MA in Journalism and Mass communication: Candidate must have a qualified degree in 10 + 2 + 3 pattern. Preference will be given to candidates who are a graduate in visual communication mass communication and electronic media journalism and mass communication.
  • MA in Sociology & Human Resource Development: Candidate must have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university in India.
  • For M.Com.: Candidate must have a qualified degree in B.Com. or any degree with financial accounting, cost accounting and management accounting.

M.Sc. and M.Li.S Eligibility

  • For M.Sc. in Applied Geology: candidate must have a degree in B.Sc. applied geology or B.Sc. geology.
  • For M.Sc. in Mathematics: candidate must have a qualified B.Sc. degree in mathematics, Mathematics C.A with 55% marks.
  • For M.Sc. in Physics: candidate must have a bachelor of science degree in physics with 55% of marks.
  • For M.sc in Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Applied Psychology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Bioinformatics, Psychology and Visual Communication: To be eligible for applying to any of the mentioned courses the candidate must be a graduate in related disciplines.
  • For M.Sc. in Biochemistry: Candidate must have a degree in B.Sc. life sciences.
  • For M.Sc. in Biotechnology: candidate must have a graduate degree in related discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • For M.Sc. in Botany: Candidate must have a graduate degree in B.Sc. with botany or plant biology, plant biotechnology or life sciences as the main subject.
  • For M.Sc. in Zoology: Candidate must have a B.Sc. degree in any of the following disciplines: zoology, biochemistry, wildlife biology, animal sciences, animal biotechnology or any other degree related to zoology life sciences.
  • For M.Sc. in Energy Studies: Candidate must have a degree in B.E/BTech in mechanical, mechatronics, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication and chemical engineering or BSc in physics chemistry and biological sciences.
  • For M.Sc. in Textile and Apparel Design: Must have a graduate degree in B.Sc. related to any textile and fashion discipline.
  • For M.Sc. in Computer Science (Self Supportive): Candidates must have a graduate degree in computer science, computer technology, software engineering, software science BCA under the 10 + 2 + 3 system of this university or any equivalent degree.
  • For M.Li.S in Library Sciences: Must be a Graduate in any Discipline.

Selection Criteria

  • The selection process for all the above courses is completely based on the Marks/Merit Scored by the candidate in the last/previous qualifying degree.

How to apply for PG Courses?

Application Process

  • The application form link can be found on the official website of the university.
  • The application form can also be collected from the university itself.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill up the application form as an incomplete application form will be straight away rejected.
  • Separate application forms are needed to be filled up in case the candidate is applying for more than one course.
  • The application form has to be submitted with the documents mentioned and registration fee for application as to be paid online.

Documents required

  • Self-attested copies of Marksheets of 10th, 12th and Degree Course
  • SC/ST Certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope of 28x13cm size
  • Identity Proof and Address Proof
  • Self-attested copy of Migration Certificate

Periyar University Admission 2021: M.Phil. and PhD

Courses Specialisation
M.Phil. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Commerce, Economics, Management Studies, English, Tamil, Journalism and Mass Communication, Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Applied Psychology, Biology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Library Sciences, Education, Energy Studies, Textile and Apparel Design, Geology, Botany
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Commerce, Economics, Management Studies, English, Tamil, Journalism and Mass Communication, Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Applied Psychology, Biology, Environmental Science, Zoology, Library Sciences, Education, Energy Studies, Textile and Apparel Design

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have a master’s degree with a minimum 55% marks or equivalent score in the respective discipline.
  • The minimum marks for candidates who belong to SC/ST category to be eligible will be 50% and they need to have qualified for a master’s degree.
  • Candidates who are studying in a PG program and have cleared all papers till semester three are also eligible for M.Phil./Ph.D. courses.
  • Candidates who have qualified NET/SET/GATE need not apply for the entrance exam conducted by the college.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection process is entirely based on the results of the entrance exam and interview after which a merit list is prepared by the college.

How to apply for M.Phil. and PhD?

Documents required

  • Master’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Mark sheets of Master’s Course and bachelor’s Course
  • 10th and 12th Mark sheets
  • Migration Certificate
  • Copy of the result of the Entrance exam score SET/ NET/ GATE
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Passport size photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Identity and residence proof

Application Process

  • The application form link can be found on the official website of the university.
  • Candidates need to print the application form and submit it along with candidates’ signature, Demand draft/Bank challan and other required attachments to the registrar of the college.
  • All the copies of the documents should be self-attested and should be sent to the college admission office.

Periyar University Admission: FAQs

Ques. How to check the results of exams at Periyar University?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. The results of Periyar University exams are available online at the university website. Candidates are required to enter their registration number and Date of birth to get the results. Results can be downloaded and printed for future reference.

Ques. What is the mode of education followed for different courses in Periyar University?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. There are 29 different departments which offer full time courses in Periyar university. Apart from this, the university offers distance education programs too.

Ques. Does Periyar University offer Scholarships?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. Yes, Periyar University offers different Scholarships to deserving students. The university offers scholarships like government of India scholarship, merit scholarship, backward, most backward class scholarship, scheduled caste and scheduled tribe scholarships. Free education schemes have also been implemented in the university so that the students who are coming from poor economic backgrounds are benefited irrespective of their caste, class, gender and are successfully enrolled in any of the programs of the university. These students are provided tuition and hostel fee waiver.

Ques. How many colleges are affiliated under Periyar University?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. The Periyar University and its PG extension centre at Dharmapuri have affiliated 101 colleges across four different districts.

Ques. How can a student get a Provisional Certificate from Periyar University?

Last updated on June 8th, 2021

Ans. To get the provisional certificate from Periyar University the students need to reach out to the Registrar Office via Email. The students can also visit the Registrar’s office in person and fill out an application for the same.


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