Periyar Maniammai University

country rank  599
world rank  9771

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University Overview

Established in 1988, Periyar Maniammai University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium-sized town of Vallam (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Tamil Nadu. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Chennai. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Periyar Maniammai University (PMU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Periyar Maniammai University (PMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 31 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Indian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name पेरियार मनीअम्मई विश्वविद्यालय
Acronym PMU
Founded 1988
Motto Think Innovate and Transform
Colours Blue, red and black

University Location

Address Periyar Nagar
Vallam (population range: 10,000-49,999)
613 403 Tamil Nadu
T +91 (4362) 264 600
F +91 (4362) 264 660
Other locations Chennai

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office Periyar Maniammai University, Periyar Nagar
Vallam Thanjavur 613403
+91 979 011 1811

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Periyar Maniammai University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

University Grants Commission, India

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Distance Education Bureau (DEB)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Institute of International Education (IIE)
  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Computer Society of India (CSI)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019