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Bharathidasan University (BDU) Affiliated Colleges, Courses offered
Bharathidasan University (BDU) established in February 1982, and was named after the great revolutionary Tamil Poet, Bharathidasan (1891-1968). The motto of the University "We will create a brave new world" has been framed from Bharathidasan's poetic words "pudhiyathoor uzhagam seivom". The University endeavours to be true to such a vision by creating in the region a brave new world of academic innovation for social change". (NAAC, - 2005, p.69) The year 2006-07 is the Silver Jubilee year for this great and vibrant University.
The campus is located in a sprawling area of over 1000 acres of land on the Tiruchirappalli - Pudukkottai Highway (NH 210). Besides this main campus, there is a city campus at Khajamalai housing the Centre for Distance Education, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD), the Bharathidasan University (BDU) Technology Park (BUTP) and a few more Departments. The Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) is located in the B.H.E.L. Campus, with whose partnership, the BIM has emerged as one of the top Business Schools of the country.
The University is unique in its being "composite" in character. Besides the different disciplines of liberal Arts and Basic Sciences, it has a Department of Pharmacy, School of Bio-Medical Sciences, Institute of Management, Department of Educational Technology, among others. In all, it has 14 Schools and 27 Departments and 8 Centres.
The affiliating jurisdiction is over 138 Arts & Science/Fine Arts/Education Colleges and 18 Approved Institutions. Fifteen of the affiliated colleges are autonomous. Among the affiliated colleges, more than 50% are offering PG programmes and 25% are offering M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes. A good number of them are nationally recognized for quality education. The programmes offered through affiliated colleges are so diversified that they number more than 250. The student strength in the affiliated colleges is over 1.40 lakhs.