The Palkalaiperur campus [main campus] of the University is located in a sprawling area of over 500 acres of land on the Tiruchirappalli-Pudukkottai highway (NH 210). Majority of the Schools and Departments of Teaching and Research as well as specialized Research Centres are located in the Main Palkalaiperur Campus. To accommodate the outstation students, there are eight Hostels with modern kitchen and dining facilities in the Campus. The University's Central Library, Administrative Building, the Sports Complex, Bank, Post Office, Canteen, Health Centre, Staff Quarters, Guest House etc., are all located in the main campus.
Besides the main campus, the university has a city campus at Khajamalai, where the Departments of Economics, Education Technology, Social Work, Women Studies, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Lifelong Learning, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD), the Bharathidasan University Technology Park (BUTP), Department of Remote Sensing and Academic Staff College are functioning in addition to a students Hostel.
The Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) is located in the Campus of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at Tiruverumbur on the Tiruchirappalli-Thanjavur highway. BIM symbolises the University-Industrial linkage with BHEL to create the country’s first ever Management Institute to be housed inside an industrial giant. BIM enjoys a unique symbiotic relationship with BHEL in terms of academic inputs and continuous industry exposure. BIM’s excellence over the years had led the former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to choose BIM as an ideal training ground for DRDO Scientists. Thus BIM has emerged as one among the top Business Schools of the country. The university has a good library and sports facility.