Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The spacious administrative building in the main campus accommodates the Vice-Chancellor's Secretariat, the offices of the Registrar, the Controller of Examinations, the Finance Officer and other administrative offices of the University. The Centre for Distance Education is located in a specified area of a spacious building in the Palkalaiperur Campus. The Vice-Chancellor's chamber is annexed with a well furnished Committee Hall with all necessary provisions. Also the Public Relations Office and the office of the Personal Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor are annexed with the secretariat. The Vice-Chancellor's secretariat is equipped with modern communication facilities. The University has an Air-conditioned auditorium with a capacity of nearly 200 and a Convocation Hall.
The Departments and Research Centres
All the Departments and research centres are endowed with good infrastructure facilities. Most of the departments have adequate number of classrooms, faculty rooms, office rooms, seminar halls, libraries and reading room facilities, state of art laboratories with sophisticated equipments. Computational facility for study and research are available in all the science departments.
The University Library is separately located in a well architectured multi-storyed building in the main campus and is well furnished with all resources including e-library resources. The Library has separate Halls for housing the books, journals, magazines and reference books in addition to a big and well furnished reading hall. In terms of learning resources, the library has a good collection of books and e-books in addition to subscribing a number of journals and audio-video cassettes. The library has INFLIBNET and DELNET facilities. The UGC infonet facility helps to access more than 10,000 e-resources including thousands of e-journals. Through the university's digital library, the students and faculty members can have access to more than 5,000 back volumes and 7,000 electronic books. The number of books, journals and periodicals are updated every year. The library is providing reprographic facilities for the benefit of students and research scholars. The library is kept open throughout the year [except on five national holidays] from 8 am to 8 pm. The library provides open access system for the users including students, research scholars and teaching faculty. In addition to the above central facility, the departments have their own libraries.
In addition to the computers available in the Departments and Research Centres, the University Informatics Centre houses a large number of computers with networking and internet connectivity for the benefit of students, research scholars and faculty members. Totally, there are more than 1000 computers available for students and faculties in the Main Campus alone. These computers are updated periodically and more computers are added regularly.
Maintenance of Facilities
The maintenance of all the physical facilities including the buildings, roads, lawns, gardens, electrical, water fittings, water resources, generators etc. are maintained by the Estate Maintenance Wing of the University. The informatics centre of this university maintains the computer networking, internet, website, all the servers, database and the digital library, etc. Internet connectivity has been extended to all the departments of our University through Campus-wide network (Optical Fiber Backbone) which is maintained by the Informatics Centre. Internet connectivity has been provided to the Hostels, Staff Quarters, Vice-Chancellor's Residence, Guest House, Administrative Building and all the Departments of the University through Wireless Technology also. A Campus-wide network using Optical Fibre Cable and Structured Cabling work in the buildings of the Khajamalai Campus of the University has been established recently.
The University has a Publication Division through which printing, publishing and selling of publications of faculty members are carried out. Also, the division publishes the quarterly news letter (BARD NEWS) of the University. Conveyance facilities for students, teachers and non-teaching staff are provided adequately. The University buses ply regularly between the city and the Palkalaiperur Campus in the morning and in the evening. Water supply in the campus is mainly met from deep wells. The university has provided safe drinking water facility to all the departments and hostels.
Solar Power Plant for Green Energy
As a part of the University's green initiatives, a grid interactive 500 kWp Solar PV Power Plant at Palkalaiperur campus of Bharathidasan University has been installed and commissioned at a total cost of Rs. 4.85 crore. A 500 kWp Ground Mounted Grid Interactive solar park at our university generates ~ 2300 units (kwh) electricity per day with an average of 69,000 units per month. The solar initiative in the campus substantially reduces ~ Rs. 5.5 lakhs of our energy bill per month. The project is partly funded (Rs. 4.00 Crore) by MHRD, Government of India under RUSA. Another soloar power plant is also deployed in the Khajamalai campus.