The Government of Tamil Nadu established the Periyar University at Salem on 17th September 1997 as per the provisions of the Periyar University Act, 1997. The University covers the area comprising the districts of Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. The University got the 12(B) and 2f status from the University Grants Commission and has been accredited by NAAC with B+ grade in 2007.
Vice ChancellorProf. Dr. C. Swaminathan
AddressPeriyar Palkalai Nagar,Salem-636011.Tamilnadu,India.
Phone Numbers0427-2345766 , 2345520