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Periyar University launches Online Degree Programmes

2021-09-17 02:37:16 Education


Tamil Nadu | New Delhi, April 26, 2021: Periyar University, Salem, one of the leading state universities of Tamil Nadu, has announced the launch of an online learning portal which will offer high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in multiple domains. The University announced this as an initiative to expand its offerings in line with the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP2020).

These high-quality online degrees shall enable learners to learn from the excellent faculty of Periyar University through online. The learners will also have the opportunity to appear for the remote proctored exams from anywhere through The learning shall be a mix of Live learning supplemented with finest quality course content, study guides, practice tests, discussion forums, recorded tutorials and gamified modules.

Through its learning portal, the University will offer MBA, MSc in Mathematics, MA with specialisations in English and History and Masters in Commerce, to help learners from across the globe prepare for management careers. will also offer Bachelors of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in English to aspirants looking to get into business management and literature as a domain, respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor of Periyar University, Prof.Dr. P. Kolandaivel, said “The New National Education Policy 2020 (NEP2020) opened the door for launch of Online Degrees by the Top 100 Universities of India. As a premier, responsive and progressive institution focused on driving high quality higher education for all, we are delighted to announce the launch of Online Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes via our e-learning platform For us, this is the beginning of a glorious new chapter in the renowned lineage & history of this illustrious institution.These online degrees will offer aspirants an engaging, classroom-like learning with personalized support to ensure their learning and career development.\"

The launch of will open the gates for higher Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education which currently stands at 27.4%. The launch of the platform is to help meet the changing dynamics of the 21st century with regards to high-quality education, innovation and research, striving to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping its learners with the necessary skills and knowledge and to eliminate the shortage of skilled workforce and to help leverage India’s demographic dividend.

Through the online programmes offered on, Periyar University is seeking to bridge the gap between the degree seekers and those who finally manage to access a university degree by enabling people from all walks of life to access great quality education on a computer or mobile device in a rich and engaging environment. With 28 Departments, 109 affiliated colleges and 3 modes of imparting education, Periyar University is one of the eminent educational institutions in the state of Tamil Nadu and in India. The learning resources of the Online programmes of Periyar University for every subject are extremely engaging and interactive and will enable learners to grasp the fundamentals while also learning from real-life case studies from the industry. With evolving internet connectivity and rising aspirations of a young India, the launch of these programmes will further the cause of high-quality higher education in India as envisaged in the NEP 2020.

About Periyar University:

Periyar University is a Public University founded in September 1997 through a special Periyar University Act 1997. Periyar University covers the area comprising four districts namely Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. Periyar University is one of the most prestigious institutions in the state and in the country. With the advent of NEP 2020, it is launching its online degrees to help students from all over the world to get quality education.

Periyar University obtained 12(B) and 2(f) status from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. It has been ranked 83 in the NIRF ranking of Universities and ARIIA 4 rank during 2020.

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