The Bharathiar University was established at Coimbatore by the Government of Tamilnadu in February, 1982 under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, 1981 (Act 1 of 1982). The Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras, which was functioning in Coimbatore before 1982 formed the core of the Bharathiar University. In May, 1985 the University received the recognition from University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi for the purpose of grants. It is Accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade.

The University named after the great national poet Subramania Bharathi is enshrined with the motto “Educate to Elevate”. In the University, every effort is harnessed to realize his dream of making educational institutions as temple of learning. It is the aim of the University to participate in the task of inculcating necessary Knowledge, Skills and Creative Attitudes and values among the youth of the country to contribute more effectively towards establishing an equitable social and economic and secular ideal of our nation.


To be innovative, inclusive and international University ; committed to excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer and to serve the social, cultural and economic needs of the nation".

To innovate and offer educational programmes in various disciplines with synergistic interaction with the industry and society.

To impart knowledge and skills to students equipping them to be ready to face the emerging challenges to the knowledge area.

To provide equal opportunity to women students and prepare them to be equal partners in meeting the scientific and technological demands of the nation.

To contribute to the advancement to knowledge through applied research leading to newer products and process.

To prepare the students to work for societal transformation with commitment to justice and equality.


Our vision is to provide Internationally comparable quality higher education to the youth.

The aim is not only focused on imparting subject knowledge and skills, but also to mould the students with better conduct and character committed to the societal needs and national development.

Enshrined with the motto “Educate to Elevate”. The University strives to realize the vision of India and excel in promoting and protecting the rich heritage of our past and secular ideals of the nation.

The following are the worthy accomplishments and initiatives taken by the University to improve the Standards of Faculty Strength, Research activities and infra-structure of the Bharathiar University during the last two years.

The covetous BU-DRDO Centre for Life Sciences has been established at a cost of Rs. 18 Crore. This Prestigious Centre was inaugurated by His Excellency, the President of Indian Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Which is the first ever visit of a President of the Nation to the University.

Four Departments of the University have been sanctioned with the UGC SAP (Special Assistance Programme) DRS Programme and One Department under the Innovative Programme. Eight more Departments have applied for the UGC SAP-DRS programme.
For the first time in the whole of the country a mega Career Fair for the undergraduate Arts and Science Students was organized in 2003, (30000 people participated) which set a model to other Universities and Institutions. These fairs were continued in 2004 & 2005 - now organized in the Colleges of the three different districts under the aegis of Bharathiar University.

Approved Institutions under the University-Industry-Interaction and Consultancy Service Centre

Norms and guidelines for starting of approved institutions to conduct Functional/Industry/Job oriented courses under the University Industry Interaction and Consultancy Service Centre.

The Bharathiar University has initiated University-Industry Interaction activities during September 2006 and institutionalized the same, as a statutory institution named, ‘University-Industry Interaction and Consultancy Service Centre’. This educational activity of the University has extended beyond the university/ college courses. This has been principally due to linkages to be established by the university with various industries (Private, Public and Service sector), R&D organizations, developmental agencies, etc. For this activity, the University is going to evolve several Degree/Diploma/Certificate courses by integrating the working environment of the industry with learning environment required by the University for a prescribed period in a professional location where the students and faculty along with the industry experts get involved in academic curriculum related to functional areas of their interest.

A decision to go forward and join in such an enterprise would constitute a new departure in Bharathiar University that could transform very nature of academic and research activities in the higher education. It will forge the closer links between the industry/trade and academic faculties and their activities. This kind of interaction will improve exchange of information and facilitate to develop industry associated/related courses and programmes. These kind of educational activity/programmes are characterized by Industry/Institution/People centered approach where, the rigor and standard are maintained on par with the University/ College courses. These courses/programmes judiciously combine flexibility and ingenuity with the regular features of the on-campus and off-campus educational programmes. Also the teaching/learning activities (course syllabi) and evaluation process and research activities and programmes will be based on established methodologies followed by the University.
In general, an approved institution is an analogue of formal teaching learning and laboratory setup in professional / industrial organization. An approved institution should have necessary infrastructure facilities and qualified faculty members approved by the University for each of the course, consistent with education institutional requirements. For conduct of these industry related courses, the basic requirement is the participation of collaborative institution by extending physical and other infrastructure facilities and by agreeing to integrate their work requirement of the industry with the academic requirement of the University for the pursuit of the Degree/Diploma/Certificate Programmes.

The University decided to approve the following three types of institutions and programmes as/under approved institution to undertake courses and programmes under the University Industry Interaction and Consultancy Service Centre for development of institutionalized linkages between University and Industry.

On-campus para-professional programme centre.
Off-campus distance learning para-professional programme centre.
Transfer of technology and research programme centre.

On-Campus Para-professional Programme Centre
An approved institution of the University will conduct on-campus para-professional programme/course. On-campus para-professional course is a formal method of bringing the reality of world of work into the educational process. In other words, it is a programme that takes the classroom for a prescribed period of time to a professional location where the students and faculty members get involved in real life problems. Further the on-campus para-professional course activity institutionalizes the effort to build the long needed bridge between the professional and educational world. This kind of programmes/courses facilitates the students to undergo the rigor of professional world in form /Structure as well as in substance/curriculum, provide them an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in the life situation. This entire activity of the students will be in a formal educational environment and are supervised and accredited by the qualified faculty members and by the University.

Off-campus Distance Learning Para-professional Programme Centre

An approved institution of the University will undertake off-campus distance learning programmes. The off-campus distance learning para-professional programme centre, as a means of continuing education as part of the human resources development of the specific organization at off-campus centers approved by the University. For conduct of these programmes require collaboration of an organization and programmes should have highly structured collaboration with planned classroom activity and some times may have less structured which are available in an open manner as distance learning programmes for large organizations. The organization which sponsors/organizes the programmes of their interest for a large number of students/employees will provide facility for a structured curriculum transaction. In all these programmes, emphasis is on self-learning and the pedagogy attempt to incorporate as many modern technologies as desirable. While every one of these programmes requires collaboration of an organization. These programmes will be operated by the School of Distance Education. And the organization/institution which undertakes this kind of activity will be approved by the University as an approved institution for off-campus distance learning programme.

Transfer of Technology and Research Programme Centre
An approved institution of the University will provide opportunity for the academics and scholars to undertake research and technology transfer. The professionals and technologists from industry also bring their research and development projects for investigation in the University. Such investigations are carried out and collaboration with University faculty associated with the students registered in assigned research or project work. The professional and technologists from the industry are given a defacto status of faculty members so that they are encouraged to extend their professional interest and it will also encourage students to develop skills towards creativity and innovation and entrepreneurial skills. The above approved institution shall also offer an unique opportunity for experienced qualified personnel and professionals of high standard proved competence engaged in various industries, R&D organizations, public and private sector corporations, etc, to work towards research degrees ( M.Phil/Ph.D) of the University in the settings of the respective work environment and also makes it possible for practicing professional to offer same challenge and standard which traditionally have been given to teachers/scholars in the University and Colleges.

Consultancy services are also provided in the following areas on payment of charges;:
Software Development
Electronic Test & Development
Drugs Design, Drug Delivery Systems & Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Soil, Concrete & Water Testing
Area Survey for Industrial Development
Educational Testing for Recruitment
Materials Identification and Testing
Institutional Development and

Center for Participatory and Online Programmes
Invites academic institutions (Government/Aided/Private) affiliated to any University and other recognized and reputed academic institutions as partner institutions of center for participatory and online programmes to offer various UG and PG programmes as regular week-end programmes by conducting theory and practical classes making use of their faculty and facilities by entering into an agreement including that for resource sharing. Similarly, academic entrepreneurs with adequate infrastructural facilities are also invited to enter into an agreement to offer various courses (U.G., P.G., PG Diploma, Diploma and Certificate courses) online.

Regional Co-ordinator
Dr. B. Venkatachalam
M/s Ambrosia Centre of Excellence,
187, Link Road, Malleshwaram,
Bangalore - 560 003

Conditions for Approval of the Institutions / organizations / industry

The University decided to recognize and approve the institutions/organizations/industry to conduct /undertake any one of the above three programmes /centers and prescribes following conditions for the approval.
The institution applies for the approval as an approved institution to conduct courses/undertake programmes should be recognized or registered under the Act of Government of Tamil Nadu such as, Registration under the Companies Act, Trade Act, Societies Act, etc,.

The institution should have a governing council or managing committee to monitor the programmes of the approved institution, wherein a University nominee should be nominated in the later stage after the approval of the University.

Any organization interested shall offer any collaborative and innovative programmes directed towards the needs of the industry and trade and also they can devise or develop a programme of their interest which will be approved by the University.

The institution should create a basic endowment fund in the form fixed deposit of Rs. 1 lakhs in the joint names of correspondent/secretary of the institution and the Registrar of the Bharathiar University in any nationalized bank.

The institution should have qualified faculty members to teach the courses offered by them and their qualification to be approved by the University.

The institution should have a separate office and a library of hundred volumes of relevant books and journals for each of the course. This should be manned by a separate qualified staff.

The institutions should have a permanent/leased building with adequate classroom and laboratory facility for conduct of the courses offered by them. Each student should be provided with 10 square feet of classroom and lab facility.

The institution shall withdraw the course and introduce another course at any time without affecting the students’ interest. However they should pay the prescribed fees and show the infrastructural facilities and qualified faculty members for the new course.

The institution should provide prescribed and appropriate instruments and computational facilities to the students for the conduct of the course.

The institution should follow the course curriculum approved by the University and the regulation prescribed thereof.

The institution should sign an MOU with the University mutually agreeable conditions.

The university has right to withdraw the approval of institution whenever the university finds any irregularity or violation of condition in the functioning of the institution. Read more