Thanthai Periyar was a visionary leader and a social reformer.He was an Indian social activist, politician and founder of “Self-Respect Movement”. Periyar was the well known leader because he was perceived to be a genuine individual, a rarity among those in public life.
In the year 1965, the Government of Tamil Nadu Started Periyar EVR College in
Tiruchirappalli, the central part of Tamilnadu, naming it after the great thinker
and social reformer Thanthai Periyar. Half a century ago, higher education was beyond
the reach of the oppressed and economically marginalized younger generation in and around
Tiruchirappalli. To cater the educational requisites, Thanthai Periyar, the visionary leader of Justice Party and a well-known social reformer of Tamil Nadu, generously donated 9.65 acres of his land and Rs.3.5 lakhs, and requested the Tamil Nadu Government to start a college at Tiruchirappalli. Utilizing the philanthropic help of Thanthai Periyar, the Government of Tamil Nadu started a Government College at Race Course Road, Khaja Nagar, Tiruchirappalli during the academic year 1965-1966, and named it ‘Periyar EVR College’ in honour of the leader. The then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,
Honourable M. Bhakthavatchalam inaugurated the college on 24.08.1965.
Now, our college campus is expanded to 52.62 acres endowed with adequate
classrooms and infrastructural facilities. Nearly ninety percentstudents of this
college belong to the oppressed and economically marginalized sections, who hail
from rural and urban background. Many of them are first generation learners.
Periyar E.V.R. College performs the role of uplifting the poor students by providing
them holistic higher education and mould them as reputable individuals with
responsibilities towards their families, society and ultimately the nation.
Due to the selfless services and credibility of the academia, the college
attained autonomous status during 1998-1999. Now we offer 15 Under Graduate
and 16 Post Graduate programmes in addition to 14 M.Phil programmes.
Thirteen of our departments have been recognized as potential Research Centers
by the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. Special Shift System (SSS) was
introduced in the year 2006 by the State Government Policy
of Education with the available infrastructure.
The development of the college in the academic, extracurricular and extension programs are due
to the able leadership of several academics of this prestigious institution.
The college, which was originally affiliated to Madras University,
came under the jurisdiction of Bharathidasan University in 1982.
The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Semester Pattern were
introduced during the years 2005 to 2008. Revised Choice Based Credit System
(RCBCS) have been followed from 2008-2011 and then, the next change in
the syllabus was introduced as New Revised Choice Based Credit System
(NRCBCS) from 2011 to 2015. From 2015-2018, the Modified Choice Based
Credit System (MCBCS) was adopted, and We follow the Enriched Choice Based
Credit System from 2018 onwards. Our college strives to balance the spectrum
of needs by constantly revamping its syllabi and re-designing the course structure.
Our curriculum design, development, implementation and enrichment processes ensure
the students to meet global challenges. Over the years, our college has created a
system which ensures democratic decision-making and flexibility to introduce innovations,
to meet the current needs and to achieve the overall goals.
Periyar EVR College stands as a beacon of knowledge for generations.
It preserves its ancient heritage and simultaneously forges ahead with the changing
times and makes its presence felt in the academic sphere of the State.
Name and address of the College
PERIYAR EVR COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
RACE COURSE ROAD KAJAMALAI
TIRUCHIRAPPALLI – 620 023
Telephone with STD code
Principal & Chair Person
Dr. J. Suganthi
Status of the Autonomous College by management :
Name of University to which the College is Affiliated :
BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY TRICHY
Date of establishment, prior to the grant of Autonomy
Date of grant of Autonomy to the College by UGC
Type of institution
Source of funding
Regular & Evening
Government & UGC
Details of UGC recognition
Date, Month & Year (dd-mm-yyyy)
Remarks (If any)
i. 2 (f)
Certificate of recognition u/s 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act – under Autonomy Section
ii. 12 (B)
Location of the campus and area
Location : Periyar EVR College is located in Urban area and within the city limit.
a. Campus area in Sq. mts
b. Built up area in Sq. mts.
Facilities available on the campus
Nomenclature of the facilities
Auditorium / Seminar Complex
* play ground
Residential facilities for Students
* Boys’ hostels
* Girls’ hostels*
o First aid facility
o ambulance facility*
o emergency care facility*
o Post office*
o Book shops
Waste management facility
*Available nearby the college
Programmes offered by the institution in nutshell
Number of programmes offered
Plus 2 (A pass in Higher Secondary Examination)
A pass in respective UG Examinations
M.Phil. Full Time
A pass in respective PG Examinations in the respective discipline
M.Phil. Part Time
Ph.D. Full Time
Two Years - (with M. Phil.) Three Years –(Without M. Phil.)
PG/ M. Phil. Degree in the respective discipline
Ph.D. Part Time
Three Years - (with M. Phil.) Four Years –(Without M. Phil.)
Details of Regulatory Authorities visited
a. Autonomous Review Committee visited on 21 st and 22 nd January, 2016 and granted Autonomy extension upto 2021.
Members of Autonomous Extension Review Committee
Dr. Harish Padh, Chairperson Vice-Chancellor
Sardar Patel University
Vallabh, Vidyanaga, Gujarat-388 120.
Dr.Sasi Kanta Dash, Member
Principal, Bharathidasan Government College for Women
Dr.Madhu Gupta, Member
Phase-II, Mayur Vihar, Delhi-110 091.
Dr.K.Kala, State Government Nominee
Regional Joint Director-Tiruchirappalli Region
Directorate of Collegiate Education Services
Dr.K.Parthasarathy, University Nominee
Department of Life Long Learning
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620 023.
Sh. G.K.Pasrija, Coordinating Officer
University Grants Commission
South Eastern Regional Office, Hyderabad-500 001.
b. Triennial Committee (Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli):
Triennial committee consisting representatives from Barathidhasan University Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu visited our College on 26.02.2016. Dr. Nallathambi, Dr. Parthasarathy and Dr. Iona inspected our College and appreciated the smooth running of the college.
Date of accreditation
Three Star ٭٭٭
a. Date of establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) : 01.01.2005
b. Dates of submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs).
Year of IQAC Report
Submission of IQAC Report
2016 – 2017
2017 - 2018
Vision & Mission
To provide higher education to the socially and economically weaker sections
and to empower them to live with dignity and honour.
To impart knowledge and skills through higher education. To make the students aware of their social responsibilities. To develop the students’ individual personality to meet global challenges. To enhance employability competence of the students To achieve the communal harmony and national integration
Blending with the vision and mission of the college, all the staff and students strive to do their best to bring the college into a ‘College of Excellence’.
To help the students for developing their all round personality and make the
students conscious of their social responsibility.
The aim is to bring the college as an Institution of Excellence in Education and Research
By empowering young minds with leadership qualities By enabling them to live a contented life By fulfilling their social responsibilities By encouraging their inter personal relationship By improving teaching and learning strategies and infrastructure By providing our students the professional competence to meet the academic, scholastic and societal needs
List of Principals – Down the Years
Name of the Principal
Prof. K. Perumal
Prof. T. Kamalakannan
Prof. U.R. Suriyanarayanan
Prof. A. Krishnamoorthi
Prof. K. Govindharasan
Prof. P.T. Muniyappa
Prof. K. Aaludaiyapillai
Prof. U.R. Suriyanarayanan
Prof. P.V. Seenivasan
Prof .Y.P. Ramachandran
Prof. S. Nagarasan
Prof.N. Chandrakanth Mudhaliyar
Prof. P.S. Krishnasami
Prof. K. Venkatachalam
Prof. R. Ponnusamy
Prof. S.N. Kulandaisamy
Prof. N. Sandhaanakrishnan
Prof. N. Kasinathan
Prof. A.V. Seenivasan
Prof. Rama. Muthaiyyan
Prof. M. Jeyarama Arumugam
Prof. R.S. Jegadheesbose
Prof. K. Krishnamoorthi
Prof. M. Muthuveeraganapathi
Prof.Mrs. Pirimula Neusam
Prof. P. Thangavel
Prof. K. Sundhararaman
Dr. N. Karunanithi
Prof. S. Anbaanandhan
Prof. Mrs. Sheela GnanaSironmani
Dr. A.Paul Selvaraj
Prof. R.Jesintha Santhakumari
Prof. K.Rajeswari (Principal I/c)
Prof.PL. Gowthaman (Principal I/c)
Prof. D.Thirumaran (Principal I/c)
22.8.12 – 07.2.14
Prof. P.Tamilmani (Principal I/c)
01.7.14 – 23.7.14
23.7.14 – 31.5.15
Dr.V.Renganathan (Principal I/c)
01.6.15 – 02.8.15
03.8.15 - 08.12.16
Prof. Santha Robinson (Principal I/c)
09.12.16 – 29.7.17 01.6.18 - 29.6.18
30.7.17 – 31.5.18
Dr. I. Julie
Dr. J. Suganthi
Illustrious Principals / Professors
Regional Joint Directors (RJD) / Director of Collegiate Education (DCE)
Director of Collegiate Education
Dr. J. Manjula
Dr. K. Sekar
Dr. M. Muthu Veera Ganapathy
Regional Joint Directors
Dr. A. Megala (Regional Joint Director – Trichy)
Dr. Senthamil Selvi (Regional Joint Director, Trichy)
Dr. Chandrasekar (Regional Joint Director)
Dr. G. Srinivasan (Joint Director – Finance)
Dr. N.Karunanidhi (Joint Director – Personnel)
Dr. R.S. Jegadeesh Bose (Regional Joint Director – Trichy)
Dr. Rama. Muthaiyan (Joint Director – Finance)
S.No.36/2, Race Course Road, Khajamalai, Trichy - 620023 Tamilnadu, India