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is a postgraduate university in Coimbatore
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, Tamil Nadu
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, South India
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. Named after Tamil
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poet Subramania Bharathiar, the university was established in February 1982 and was recognized by the University Grants Commission
The University Grants Commission of India is a statutory organisation set up by Union government in 1956, for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education. It provides recognition for universities in India, and provides funds for government-recognised...
(UGC) in 1985.
The university is situated in the foothills of Marudamalai
Marudamalai is a popular temple of the Hindu god Murugan, situated top a hill of the same name in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Of all the temples of Murugan it is next only in importance to the Arupadaiveedu temples , for the god's devotees...
road, Coimbatore and has jurisdiction over the districts of Coimbatore, Erode
Erode is a city, a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Erode district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It is situated at the center of the South Indian Peninsula, about southwest from the state capital Chennai and on the banks of the rivers Cauvery and Bhavani, between 11° 19.5"...
and the Nilgiris. It has 104 affiliated institutions (80 arts and science colleges, 29 colleges of education, eight management institutions, one Air Force administration college and one college of physical education).
The motto of Bharathiar University is Educate to Elevate
- Chancellor: Konijeti Rosaiah
Konijeti Rosaiah is the current Governor of Tamil Nadu and a former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was previously an MLC, MLA & MP of the Indian National Congress numerous times and has handled many ministerial posts over his long political career spanning over half a century...
, Governor of Tamil Nadu
- Pro-Chancellor: P. Palaniappan
P. Palaniappan is an Indian politician and incumbent Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu from Pappireddippatti constituency. He is currently the Minister for Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu. He represents Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party....
, Minister for Education, Government of Tamil Nadu
- Vice-Chancellor: C. Swaminathan
- Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development(MBA)
- Computer Science
- Educational Technology
- Environmental Sciences
- Extension, Career Guidance and Students Welfare
- Nanoscience and Technology
- Physical Education
- Population Studies
- Academic College