The Government of Tamilnadu established the Bharathiar University at Coimbatore in February 1982 under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, 1981 (Act 1 of 1982), with jurisdiction over the districts of Coimbatore, Erode and the Nilgiris. The Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras which was functioning in Coimbatore till 1982 formed the nucleus of Bharathiar University. The University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi recognised the University in 1985.
The University named after the "Great National Poet Subramania Bharathiar", is enshrined with the motto "Educate to Elevate". In the University, every effort is harnessed to realise the dream of making "Educational Institutions as Temples of Learning". It is the aim of the University to participate in the task of necessary Imparting Knowledge, Skills and Creative Attitudes and Values among the youth of this country to contribute more effectively towards establishing an Equitable, Social and Economic Order and Secular Ideal of our Nation.
The University is situated at the foothills of Maruthamalai a mountain that forms the part of Western Ghat, in a sprawling campus of one thousand acres, at a distance of 15 KM from the city of Coimbatore. As of now, the University has 85 affiliated institutions (73 Arts and Science Colleges, 2 Colleges of Education, 8 Management Institutions, 1 Air Force Administration College and 1 College of Physical Education). Also, there are 19 Research Institutes of the State and Central Governments, which are recognised by this University for research purposes. All these Institutions cater to the educational needs of about 1,50,000 Students and Research Scholars.
Our Mission is to provide Higher Education of a high standard to all people. We strive to make our students to be men and women possessing Sound Knowledge, Skill and Good Character to play an active role in making our Nation a Pioneer in all walks of life.
Bharathiar University is striving to fulfil the dreams of the greatest poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiar along the following lines:
To promote educational programmes in various disciplines with synergetic interaction with industry and society.
To develope knowledge and skills of students to equip them to face the challenges and needs of emerging society.
To give equal opportunity to women students in order to prepare them to be effective leaders.
To contribute to the advancement of knowledge through research and publications
To prepare the students for societal transformation with commitment to justice and equality.
To make students to be conscious of their duty to the country and to fellow human beings.
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