The Periyar Maniammai University
Year Founded: 1988
Contact No: 04362-264600
Location: The Periyar Maniammai University , Periyar Nagar, Vallam , Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India - 613403
The Periyar Maniammai University(Deemed University) has its origin in Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women established in the year 1988 as an exclusive engineering college for women in Vallam-Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu by Periyar Maniammai Educational and Charitable Society, Chennai. Named after the great social reformers of the twentieth century, Thanthai Periyar and Annai Maniammaiyar, the Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women had the distinction of being the first women’s engineering college in the world.
The primary focus was on institutionalising the lofty ideals of Periyar to pave the way for women’s emancipation by providing them increased access to higher education in Science and Technology and encouraging their participation in social, national / global development. The College was started with the approval of Government of Tamil Nadu and All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and affiliation to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli.
The College has made several land mark achievements continually since inception in the field of Technical Education, and in the areas of Women Empowerment and Social Development. In addition to the under-graduate, post- graduate and doctoral programmes in humanities, science, engineering, architecture and technology, it has rendered a yeoman service in providing health care, hygiene and technology inputs to rural people for their social and economic well-being.
Considering its academic excellence in teaching, research, extramural and socially relevant projects and programs, the Government of India / MHRD have conferred the Status of University on the College under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 on the recommendation of the University Grant Commission - UGC, New Delhi, on the August 17, 2007. Periyar Maniammai University is Accredited by NAAC.
Courses offered by The Periyar Maniammai University