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Periyar University distance Learning

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Established : 1997

About Periyar University distance Learning

In 1997 Periyar University was established in Salem. This University is NAAC accredited and recognized by NIRFIn 2001 the University initiated the distance learning institute to provide quality higher education. Periyar University distance learning is also popularized as Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE). Regarding Periyar University's ranking, NIRF recognized the University as 73rd rank. The higher education at Periyar University is delivered in three modes, i.e., through affiliated colleges, study and research departments, and PRIDE. The distance education at Periyar University is UGC approved by Distance Education Board (DEB). The University has also developed online programs at UG and PG levels in 2021. Interested students can check the Periyar University distance education prospectus and other details. Periyar University distance education admissions will be based on merit scores in the last qualifying exam.

Highlights of PRIDE

University name

Periyar University-Periyar Institute of Distance Education




Salem, Tamil Nadu




UG and PG courses

Criteria for admission

Based on merit

Application mode

Online and offline

Official website


Courses offered at PRIDE.

Periyar University distance education courses are offered in Arts, Commerce, Management, and Computer Application streams. The courses are imparted through blended methods of conventional and innovative methods. Read below for the Periyar University distance education course details

Distance BA course at PRIDE

  • Distance BA at Periyar University is offered for three years. 
  • The eligibility requirement for Periyar University distance education BA admission is to have passed in 12th board exams from the Tamil Nadu board or its equivalent. 
  • The course feature is to provide an innovative, job-oriented, skill-based program to make students play their legitimate role in society.
  • Periyar University Online BA course is also offered for the students. 
  • Working or Business professionals who want to enhance their abilities for a global career can apply for this course.   
  • Periyar University distance education BA fees are INR 2,415 per annum.
  • The online BA fee at PRIDE is 21,000 per annum.  

Distance B.Com at PRIDE

  • Distance B.Com at PRIDE is a three years course in commerce stream. 
  • Students who completed their 10+2 board exams or diploma for three years will be eligible for admission. 
  • Periyar University distance education exam will be held in two parts. One as an Internal assessment and the other as an external assessment. 
  • The course outcome is to have imparted all the accounting knowledge and financial subjects as their specializations. 
  • The student can choose the Co-Operation, Corporate Secretaryship domain in the third year. 
  • Students can look for the course syllabus to proceed with the Periyar University distance education B.Com admissions. 
  • Periyar University distance education B.Com fees are INR 2,415 per year. 
  • B.com is also offered as an online program to aid working professionals. 
  • The online B.Com at PRIDE will cost INR 21 K per annum. 

Distance BBA at PRIDE

  • The Distance BBA at PRIDE is a course under the management domain. 
  • Students must have completed their board exams of 10+2 from Tamil Nadu. 
  • This program includes Foundation, Core concepts, Allied topics, Skill Based Elective subjects, and Non-Major Elective
  • Periyar University distance education BBA application is accepted online and offline. 
  • Periyar University distance education BBA fees are INR 2,415 per annum.

Distance BCA at PRIDE

  • The conditions to get admission for distance BCA at PRIDE is to have completed their board exams with mandatory Mathematics, Business Mathematics, Computer science, or Statistics. 
  • The Periyar University distance education passing percentage is 60% in their academics. 
  • The Periyar University distance education BCA fee structure is INR 10,865 per annum. 

Periyar University distance education UG courses

Course name



Tamil, English, History, Political Science, Economics, Journalism and Mass Communication


General, Co-Operation, Corporate Secretaryship


Sales And Marketing, Telecommunication, Banking, Networking, General, Hardware



For PG courses, here are the program details to be considered.

Distance MBA at PRIDE

  • MBA distance education at Periyar University is the flagship course offered at the PG level. 
  • The eligibility requirement for a distance MBA is to have completed their graduation degree or diploma in any stream from a recognized University
  • Periyar University MBA distance education admission date will be available on the official website, and the applications will be accepted within the deadline. 
  • Students must check the course brochure to know more about the Periyar University distance education MBA syllabus.
  • Periyar University MBA courses are available in 12 different specializations that can be chosen in the third semester. 
  • Online MBA is also available for working professionals to build a career with effective, sustainable, and holistic development for individuals and organizations.
  • Periyar University's online MBA fees are INR 36,000 per annum. 
  • Periyar University's distance education MBA fee structure is INR 22,075 per annum.

Distance M.Com at PRIDE

  • Distance M.Com admissions at PRIDE will take place if the candidates have completed their graduation in B.Com or BBA with a min of 50%.
  • Before applying for admissions, students can refer to the Periyar University distance education syllabus. 
  • The fee structure in PRIDE for M.Com is INR 6,575 per annum.

Distance MA at PRIDE

  • Distance MA at PRIDE is offered only in Tamil specialization as two years course duration.
  • Students who have completed their graduation degree in any stream with a min of 60% aggregate.
  • Periyar University distance education MA fees are INR 6,575 per annum.

Distance MCA at PRIDE

  • MCA Periyar University distance education is applicable for those who have completed their graduation degree in BCA from a recognized University or diploma for three years.
  • This is a professional course conducted in semester format.
  • Students must do a project as one of the program features in the final year.
  • Periyar University distance education MCA fees are INR 22,080 per annum.  

Periyar University distance education PG courses

Course name







Human Resource Management, Transport Management, Hospital Management, Airport & Airlines Management, Financial Management, Textile Management, General, Marketing Management, Banking, International Business, Logistics, And Supply Chain Management, Tourism & Hotel Management


Computer Applications

Distance Diploma in PRIDE

  • The diploma courses at Periyar University are a one-year program.
  • The course is offered in a non-semester format.
  • Students must have completed their 10th board exams to apply for diploma admissions in PRIDE.
  • Periyar University distance education Diploma fees are INR 4,620 in total.

Periyar University distance education course list and fees structure

Please find the relevant course and its fees details in the below table

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Periyar University distance education admission process 

The eligible candidates can apply for PRIDE in both online and offline methods.

  • Periyar University distance education online admission will be on the official website as instructed.
  • The applications can be downloaded from the Periyar University distance education website.
  • Students can fill it in manually or visit the Periyar University distance education study center to fill out and submit the form. 
  • Students must fill in all the details and attach the documents for the final submission.
  • Lastly, they must pay the application cost of INR 300 (purchased or downloaded) or INR 500 in case of the post.

Periyar University distance education exam details

After the enrollment of students, they will have to attend the online classes and learn through the study materials provided. At regular intervals, PRIDE will conduct the academic examination. The students must apply for the exam at the time of admission itself. The student portal will provide all the details regarding the exam, Periyar University distance education exam timetable, do's, and don'ts. The students must confirm Periyar University distance education exam dates at their convenience without hindering their work.

Students can refer to Periyar University distance education question papers for better preparation. Students must also choose the Periyar University distance education exam center according to their preference while filling out the form. Before taking the exam, they must provide a copy of the Periyar University distance education exam fees receipt. Lastly, students can access the portal on the website to check their Periyar University distance education results.  


Q: What is the contact number of PRIDE?

Ans: Salem Periyar University distance education contact number 0427-2345766, 2346268, 2346269 for general enquires about admission.

Q: Is Periyar University distance education recognized by UGC?

Ans: Yes, PRIDE is approved and recognized by UGC along with DEB.

Q: How to prepare for the University exam for distance B.Com?

Ans: Students can refer to the Periyar University distance education B.Com model question paper from the website for better preparation and results.

Q: What is the learning method at PRIDE?

Ans: Once the admission is completed, all relevant study material, Books, E-books, and other resources will be couriered to their address. Periyar University distance education books downloaded from the website can be used to learn academic concepts.

Q: How to get a certificate from PRIDE?

Ans: After the course is completed, students can apply for Periyar University distance education provisional certificate that will be sent in the post, or they can collect it from the study centre. 

Periyar University distance Learning Course fee structure

MBA - Marketing Management Request 2 years
MBA - Banking and Finance Request 2 years
MBA - Finance Request 2 years
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By Karthik Velu
Class of 2021

I joined Periyar University for my distance MBA education. But before joining Periyar University i had many question in mind like what is the distance MBA course fee in Periyar University? Is Periyar University distance education recognized by UGC? How many colleges are in Periyar University? IS Periyar University a government college? What is the admission procedure of correspondence MBA? How can I get my degree certificate from Periyar University? Yes the Periyar University is approved by UGC and the distance education of Periyar University holds the same value of regular education. Periyar University is established by Tamil Nadu government. Nearly 2 colleges have Periyar University affiliation. Periyar University degree certificate is provided once the application form is filled and submitted with all required documents and no due form at the administration. Correspondence /Distance MBA course can be applied through Online and selected one can submit the documents at office. Periyar University distance MBA course is INR 19715, 1st year distance MBA course fee is INR 10715 and second year it is INR 9000.

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By Anjana
Class of 2021

Periyar University was established in the academic year of 2001, with an aim of offering quality education to all students. The university is accredited by NAAC and is affiliated to university grants commission (UGC). The institution offers diploma, UG & PG correspondence courses in management, computer applications and arts. Admissions into these courses are offered through national level entrance examinations; Fees structure for almost all courses is feasible and worth to pay. I completed 2 years of distance MBA in finance with an approximate expenditure of 17K to 20K. Institution also offers scholarship on the basis of merit in graduation as well as on the basis of rank in entrance. I did distance MBA and according to my experience I found faculties to be well experienced according to the lecture recordings which I got.

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Asked question

Kindly give me details to apply for M.Sc. yoga
Asked by Jinash Gopinathan Nair
replied on 28-Apr-2020 12:50:55

If the candidates is B.Sc. completed in relevant stream with not less than 50% marks will be eligible to apply and seek M.Sc. admissions to Periyar University distance Learning. To apply for the course candidates will have to download and fill the application form from official portal.

Contact Information

Contact Numbers:

0427-2345766 / 2345258.

Email ID:



Periyar Institute of Distance Education,
Periyar palgalai Nagar,
Periyar university
, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

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