When higher education was beyond the
reach of the oppressed and economically marginalized young
generation in and around Tiruchirappalli region during the
national independence, Thanthai Periyar, the visionary leader
and social reformer had generously donated 9.65 acres of land
in addition to 3.5 lakh rupees to the Government of Tamilnadu
with a request to start a Government college in Tiruchirappalli
town, to cater to the needs of them in the field of higher
education. Utilizing the philanthropic help of Thanthai Periyar,
the Government of Tamilnadu started a Government college at
Mannarpuram, Tiruchirappalli during the academic year 1965
– 1966 and named it as Periyar EVR College. The Chief
Minister of Tamilnadu, Honorable M. Bhakthavatchalam inaugurated
the college on 24.08.1965.
Due to the selfless services and academic credibility,
it attained autonomous status during 1998 – 1999.
The college is now offering 14 UG and 13 PG programmes in
addition to PG diploma in one of the departments. Twelve
departments have been recognized as research centres both
by the Government of Tamilnadu and Bharathidasan University,
which offers M. Phil / Ph. D in full time and part time
basis. The college campus has expanded to 52.62 acres with
adequate class rooms and necessary infrastructural facilities.
More than 3500 students are pursuing their higher studies
both in regular and shift systems. 90% of them belong to
oppressed and economically marginalized who hail from rural
background. Many of them are first generation learners.
In all, Periyar EVR College performs the role of uplifting
the poor students by providing them holistic higher education
and make responsible individuals who are inclined to serve
their families, society and ultimately the nation.
To provide quality education.
To make the students conscious of their social responsibility.
To help the students for developing their all round personality
to make them responsible citizens.
|Name of the College
||Periyar EVR College
Tiruchirappalli – 620 023
|Name of the Principal
||Phone : 0431 – 2420079
Fax : 0431 – 2332010
|Year of establishment
|Whether private or government or
|Government of Tamilnadu
|Year of grant of permanent
| (i) Since 1965, the college affiliated to Madras
(ii) From 1983 onwards, affiliated to Bharathidasan
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