Bharathiar University (BU), Coimbatore Overview Overview

  Tamil Nadu   UGC, NAAC, NCTE, AIU, ACU   ESTD 1982
  Tamil Nadu   UGC, NAAC, NCTE, AIU, ACU   ESTD 1982

About College

Founded by the Government of Tamil Nadu, the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Bharathiar University is located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Established under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, the university has 13 schools, 33 academic departments and over 123 Affiliated Colleges.

Bharathiar University is a public state university that holds a national rank of 14 among universities. Bharathiar University ranking is 21 overall under the NIRF Rankings of 2019.

The university offers a total of 1,192 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Animation, Architecture & Planning, Arts (Fine / Visual / Performing), Aviation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Beauty & Fitness, Business & Management Studies, Design, Engineering, Hospitality & Travel, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Mass Communication & Media, Medicine & Health Sciences, Science, Teaching & Education etc.

The faculty at Coimbatore Bharathiar University is considered to be highly qualified with most of them holding a PhD in their respective field of study. The teachers are experienced, helpful, supportive and easy to approach.

Establishment Year 1982
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘A’ Grade
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, NCTE, ACU, AIU
Total number of students enrolled 63407
The geographical area of the campus  1000 acres 

Courses offered and Fee Structure

Undergraduate courses

Bharathiar University Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu offers a variety of courses in several disciplines. The Undergraduate courses include B.A, B.Com, B.Lib.I.Sc, B.P.Ed B.Sc, BBA, BCA, BHM, BHMCT and BPT. The Bachelor of Arts full-time course provides degrees in Tamil, English, Political Science, Sociology, Tourism and Travel Management, Economics, Music Technology, History etc over a period of three years.

The three-year-long Bachelor of Science programme provides degrees in Game Designing and Development, Psychology, Animation and Multimedia, Interior Designing, Costume Design and Fashion, Catering Science and Hotel Management, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Visual Communication, Microbiology, Aircraft Maintenance etc.

The Bachelor of Commerce programme provides specializations in Computer Applications, Professional Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Corporate Secretaryship, Actuarial Management, Foreign Trade, Retail Marketing etc. The duration of the Bharathiar University Coimbatore courses at the undergraduate level is generally three to five years.

Postgraduate courses

The Postgraduate courses offered by the university include  Executive MBA/PGDM, M.A, M.Com, M.Ed, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.P.Ed, M.Phil, M.Sc, MBA/PGDM, MCA and MSW. The Master of Commerce degree is provided with the specializations in Finance and Accounting, Computer Applications, International Business, Finance and Control etc.

The two-year-long Master of Science programme provides degrees in Medical Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Human Genetics and Molecular Biology, Zoology, Food and Nutrition, Applied Psychology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Statistics, Botany etc.

The Master of Arts programme provides specializations in Career Counselling, Sociology, Linguistics, English Literature, Tamil, Women Studies, Economics and History for a fee of INR 17,750. The duration of the PG courses under Bharathiar University Coimbatore is generally 2 years.

The total fee for the MBA programme is INR 79,430, for the M.Com programme INR 41,590, for the M.Lib.I.Sc programme INR 17,750, for the MJMC programme INR 24,610, for the MSW programme INR 29,750, for the M.Ed programme INR 17,750, for the M.P.Ed programme INR 38,710 and INR 51,240 for the MCA degree.

PhD courses

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore also offers a full-time 3-year-long PhD course in specializations like Physics, Mathematics, English, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Management Studies, Women's Studies, Biochemistry, Econometrics, Journalism & Mass Communication and Educational Technology with a fee of INR 31,900.

Distance Education

Like most universities in India, Bharathiar University Distance Education is also offered at a different level of studies. It is programmed by a separate department called Bharathiar University SDE or in full form the School of Distance Education. Candidates can check the Bharathiar University Distance Education courses on the official website.

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the Bharathiar University in Coimbatore based on the marks scored in their qualifying degree, entrance examination or admission tests (written and practical). Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular course or discipline.

The entrance exams include CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), AMU Entrance Test (Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam), IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test), TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) etc. 

  • For the M.Sc, M.A, B.P.Ed, M.P.Ed, M.C.A Lateral Entry and MJMC courses, admission is based on the performance in Entrance Exam plus marks obtained till the 5th semester of graduation.
  • Admissions for the M.Sc, Master of Library and Information Science, M.Com, M.A, M.Ed, Master of Social Work, B.Voc and PG Diploma courses are based on merit.
  • Bharathiar University Coimbatore MBA and MCA courses’ admission is based on the marks scored in TANCET followed by various rounds of counselling.
  • For the M.Phil and PhD courses, admission is based on marks obtained in the CET Exam.


The university enjoys a good placement scenario every year. The School of Management has an exclusive recruitment cell that serves the requirements of the students regarding placements and avails them attractive employment packages.

  • Median Placement Package - 3.84 Lakhs

The companies employing B.A students at Bharathiar University include Aditya Birla Group, Alembic, Bosch Ltd, Cognizant, Dell, Future Group, Google, HCL, HDFC Bank, HP, IBM, ICICI, ICICI Prudential, IDBI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Infosys, Mphasis, Polaris, South Indian, Sutherland, Tata teleservices Ltd, TCS, Tech Mahindra, TVS Group, Wipro etc.

Companies recruiting B.Sc students include 3M, ACCENTURE, ACE Interior, Alstom,, Ambiance Design, Animation Galaxy, Balcoon, BNP Paribas, Bosch Ltd, BOSS, Bridge Interior, canon, Cognizant, Dash Animation Studio, Delta Interiors, fidelity, Flipkart, Gap Inc, Guess, Hermes, Hermes Paris, KENZO, LGM Interior, Mahindra Group, Morph design, Navia, Nestle, Ogilvy and Mather, Parle G, Prada, Rathy, TATA ELXSI, Toei Animation, Urban Interior etc.

Companies recruiting B.Com students include AVIVA, CapGemini, Convergys, Dell, fidelity, HCL, Hutch, ICICI, Infosys, ITC, MetlifeIndia, Microsoft, Mphasis, NDTV, Perfetti, Wipro e.t.c.

Results and Cut-off

Bharathiar University declares the cut-off list for its several courses and degrees once the results of their respective entrance examinations are calculated. The candidates need to obtain a score which is equal to or more than the cut-off mark specified by the university to get admitted to their desired courses.

For example, MBA and MCA aspirants need to clear the TANCET Cut Off, M.Phil and PhD candidates need to clear the CET Exam cut-offs. The cut-offs are relaxed for reserved candidates like SCs, STs and OBCs.

Alumni Network

Bharathiar University has an alumni association that is responsible for the strengthening and growth of the institute’s alumni network. It does so, by organising frequent alumni meets that gives former students a chance to re-ignite old relations and memories associated with their alma mater and the time they once spent there.


The scholarship and assistantship programmes offered by Bharathiar University to its students include the following:

  • Higher Educational Special Loan Scholarship for SC-ST Converted Christian students: Candidates need to be residing in the university hostel. The annual family/parental income should be less than INR 50,000.
  • Government of Tamil Nadu post matric Scholarships for BC-MBC student/scholar candidates: The candidate needs to secure a minimum of 75% attendance in his or her previous year of study. The annual family/parental income should be less than INR 1,00,000.
  • Government of India Scholarship for SC-ST Converted Christian Adi-Dravidar students: The candidate needs to secure a minimum of 75% attendance in his or her previous year of study. The annual family/parental income should be less than INR 1,00,000 for SC students and less than INR 1,08,000 for ST candidates.

Campus Facilities 

Bharathiar University has a Library which keeps a rich collection of 1,73,823 volumes, subscription to 150 international and national journals along with ten leading newspapers, 278 annual reports, 9,134 back volumes, 150 journals, magazines and periodicals. Bharathiar University address is given on the website with the location map. The university provides hostel or lodging provisions for both boys and girls.

They are generally for research scholars, MBA and PG students. The laboratories available at the university include a Chemistry Lab, Computer Lab, Physics Lab, Nano-Technology Lab, BioProcess Lab, Cancer Therapeutics Lab, Clinical Biotechnology Lab, Biopharmacy, Plasma Lab, Crystal Lab, Bio Material & Bio Sensors Lab and an Info-net Lab.