The Bharathidasan University, established in 1982, was named after the great revolutionary Tamil poet, Bharathidasan, whose vision "Brave New World" serves as motto to enliven the academic and research fervour of the University with a clear vision, specific mission, and well-defined objectives to create and disseminate knowledge and service to the society. The University always strives to introduce the best and innovative practices regularly in its curriculum, teaching, learning, and evaluation.
Bharathidasan University, through its 4 Faculties, 17 Schools, 58 Departments and Specialized Centres, offers 112 Teaching Programmes at different levels. In addition, undergraduate, post-graduate, and research programmes are conducted in 03 model colleges, 06 constituent colleges, 01 Constituent Model College and 128 affiliated colleges which comprise 19 Government colleges, 20 Government aided Colleges, 74 Self-financing colleges along with 15 approved institutions. In addition to regular mode, the Bharathidasan University offers UG, PG, Diploma, and Professional Programmes in selected Disciplines, adhering to the guidelines of DEB, UGC, through Distance Education mode.
The Centres for Distance Education (CDE), with a regular intake of around 10,000 students every year, offers 63 Programmes through Distance Education mode. During the last academic year 09 new programmes were added and 35 new study centres were created. The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) was established in the year 1992 with an aim of providing facility to those who aspire for higher education but could not afford to attend regular programmes due to either socio-economic constraints or employment status. The syllabi for the programmes offered through the CDE are on a par with the regular programmes offered in the colleges affiliated to the University, without compromising on the quality of the theoretical and practical components.
Further, the University facilitates online payment, online hall ticket and online submission of examination application forms etc., for the benefit of the student community.
I extend my hearty welcome to all the students and wish them all the best for their academic pursuits through the Centre for Distance Education, Bharathidasan University.