Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) Courses List

Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE) – Correspondence Course


The Periyar University has established a directorate for distance education namely PERIYAR INSTITUTE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION (PRIDE). The PRIDE has been started functioning from the year 2001 – 2002. The PRIDE offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The course materials are supplied to the students well in advance. The Periyar University has also introduced University Industry Collaborative Programs through PRIDE from 2010 – 2011 to offer job related programs and to cater the industrial needs of the students.


Course offered and Eligibility for admission to the Program




1.B.A.Tamil / English / Hindi / Sanskrit / History / Political Science / Education / Economics / Public
Administration / Jour & Mass Comm / B.Com /
B.Com. Co-operation / B.Lit. Tamail.

+ 2 Pass with relevant subject or its equivalent

2.B.Com(Corporate Secretaryship)        Passed Higher Secondary Examination (Academic or Vocational Stream) conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu or an Examination accepted as equivalent thereto by the Syndicate.

Pass in 10+2 / 10+3 Years Diploma

4.B.A.Sociology / Home Science / Psychology

+ 2 Pass or its equivalent

5.B.B.A.B.B.A / Banking / Sales and Marketing / Hardware / Networking / Tele – CommunicationPassed the Higher  Secondary Examination (Academic or Vocational Stream) 10+3 Years Diploma
6.B.Sc.Chemistry  / Physics+2 Pass in Chemistry and Physics and any one of the following subjects namely Maths, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology or Biology shall be eligible for admission into B.Sc., course in Chemistry.
7.B.Sc.Botany / Zoology  / Home Science+2 Pass in with Biology, Physics and Chemistry Academic or vocational stream with Botany(or) Biology, Home Science
8.B.Sc.Microbiology / Bio – Technology /Environmental Science+2 Pass in with Biology, Physics and Chemistry Biological sciences (Academic / Vocational stream)
9.B.Sc.Computer Science / Information Technology
Mathematics / Tele – Communication / BCA
+2 Pass in with Mathematics or Business mathematics or Computer Science or Statistics (Academic stream or Vocational stream)
10.B.Sc.Hotel Management & Tourism / Yoga

+ 2 Pass with relevant subject or its equivalent

11.B.Sc.Geography / Aviation and Tourism/ Visual CommunicationA pass in the Higher secondary Examination (10+2 Pattern)
12.B.Sc.Textile and Fashion DesignHSC/Polytechnic passed, Diploma awarded by State Board of Technical Education, Government of Tamilnadu
13.B.L.I.SBachelor of Library and Information Science (B.L.I.S.)

Any recognized Bachelor Degree

14.M.C.AMaster of Computer ApplicationB.C.A, B.E degree in any branch (or) B.Sc. Mathematics /Statistics/Computer Science/ Applied Science/Computer
Technology / Applied Geology (or) B.Sc. Physics / Chemistry/ Electronics /B.Com, BBM, with a Study of Mathematics or Statistics for two semester (or) Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications/Computer Science approved by this University.


15.M.B.A.Master of Business Administration / International
Business / Banking Management / Textile Management
/ Marketing Management / Finance Management /
Logistics & Supply Chain Management / Transport Management / Hospital Management / Hotel and Tourism Management / Human Resource Management / Airline and Airport Management.

Any Degree of recognized Universities

16.M.Sc.M.Sc. ITAny Degree of recognized Universities
17.M.Sc.Computer Science
  • UG in Computer Science/Computer Application/       Information Technology / Computer Technology.
  • B.Com (CA) with Mathematics
  • Undergone 10+2+3 pattern with Computer Science as a

Major subject/B.Sc. Mathematics/ B.Sc. (Chemistry or       Physics) with Mathematics as one of the ancillary subjects / B.Sc., (Electronics & Communication) / B.Sc.,     (Electronics) / B.Sc., IT, Statistics

18.M.A.Tamil / History / Human Rights / Journalism & Mass Communication / Public Administration / Sociology / Human Resource Management / Rural Development / Psychology / Political Science / Social Welfare Administration.Any Degree of recognized Universities
19.MSWMaster of Social Work (MSW)Any Degree of recognized Universities
20.M.A.Home ScienceDegrees in B.Sc. Home Science / B.Sc. Degree in relevant discipline (preferred) or any UG Degree, approved by the Association of Indian Universities are eligible to seek admission.
21.M.A.GeographyCandidates who have passed the B.A./B.Sc. Degree Examination of this University with Geography as the main subject of study (or) Graduate in any faculty (viz) Arts, Science, Commerce, Languages, Law, Engineering in (Regular Stream (10+2+3 Pattern)

Any  Degree with B.Ed.


Any Degree with Part II English

24.M.A.EconomicsA candidate who has passed B.A., Economics , B.Com or Cooperation or B.B.M. or .B.B.A or B.Sc. Mathematics  or Statistics and Professional Degree Examination of Periyar University or an examination of some other university  accepted by the syndicate as equivalent.
25.M.A.HindiA Pass in B.A. Hindi Degree or A Pass in any Degree (10+2+3 Years) from any University Language Part-I in Hindi or A Pass in any Degree (10+2+3 Years) from any University with Rastrabhasha Praveen of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai.
26.M.ComCommerce(a). B.Com / B.Com (CA)  (or)
(b).  Any other degree with one paper in Accountancy.
27.M.Sc.PhysicsB.Sc., Degree Examination in Branch III Physics Main or B.Sc., in Applied Physics or B.Sc., Physics-(Vocational)
28.M.Sc.ChemistryB.Sc., degree examination with specialization such as Industrial chemistry, Applied Chemistry, or any other specialization in Chemistry
29.M.Sc.MathematicsB.Sc. Mathematics / B.Sc. Mathematics (Computer
Applications) degree of this University or any of the above degree of any other University accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, subject to such condition as may be prescribed therefore shall be permitted
30.M.Sc.ZoologyPassed in B.Sc., Zoology / Advanced Zoology / Animal Sciences
31.M.Sc.BotanyB.Sc., Botany with any Ancillary Subject
32.M.Sc.MicrobiologyBachelor degree in Science with Microbiology / Botany / Zoology / Environmental Science / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Home Science / Nutrition and Dietetics / B.Sc., MLT / Genetics / Bio-informatics / Marine Biology or a Bachelor degree in Agriculture / Animal Science
/ Medicine or Veterinary Science / Pharmacy and including
Indian Forms of Medicines and Homeopathy degree
33.M.Sc.BiotechnologyBachelor degree in Science with Biotechnology / Botany / Zoology / Biology / Microbiology / Microbial Gene technology / Bioinstrumentation /  Bioinformatics / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Agriculture / Marine Biology / Home Science / Farm Science / Nutrition and Dietetics / Integrated Biology / Plant Science / Animal Science / Fisheries Science / Aquaculture / Mathematics with Physics, Chemistry as Ancillary / Medical Lab Technology /
MBBS / BDS / B. Pharm /  BSMS
34.M.Sc.Environmental ScienceBachelor degree in Science with Environmental Sciences / Botany / Zoology! Biotechnology/Biochemistry / Chemistry / Home Sciences/ Nutrition and Dietetics! B.Sc., MLT / Genetics / Bio-informatics/ Marine Biology or a Bachelor degree in Agriculture / Animal Science/ Medicine or Veterinary Sciences / Pharmacy and including Indians
Farms of Medicines and Homeopathy degree
35.M.Sc.ElectronicsB.Sc., Electronics and Communication / B.Sc. Tele –
Communication / B.Sc. (Electronics) / B.Sc. (Physics) /
B.Sc. (Instrumentation) / B.Sc. (Industrial Electronics). / B.Sc. (Biomedical Instrumentation) / B.Sc. (Computer Science) / B.C.A.
36.M.Sc.GeographyUndergone 10+2+3 pattern B.Sc., Geography / Geology of  recognized universities
37.M.Sc.Tele – CommunicationB.Sc., (Tele – Communication) / B.Sc., Electronics and Communication B.Sc. (Electronics) / B.Sc. (Physics) / B.Sc. (Instrumentation) / B.Sc. (Industrial Electronics). / B.Sc. (Biomedical Instrumentation) / B.Sc. Computer Science / B.C.A.

B.Sc. with relevant subject or its equivalent


39.M.L.I.SMaster of Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S)

B.L.I.S. or B.Lib. or it’s equivalent


40.B.C.A. Lateral Entry – II YearPolytechnic Diploma in any stream of 3 years duration after 10th standard
41.MCA Lateral Entry to III YearM.Sc.(IT) / Computer Science / Software or its equivalent
42.M.C.A/M.Sc.(IT) Lateral Entry II YearPGDCA / PG Diploma in IT / Comp Science from any recognized University or Institution recognized by the Syndicate / DOEACC’A level
43.M.A. Education Lateral Entry II Year

Master Degree with B.Ed.


44.DiplomaJournalism and Mass Communication / Hospital Management / Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) / Business Management / Early Child Care Education / Air Hostess / Air Hostess and Flight / Cruise / Stewardship / Professional Diploma in Multimedia / Retail Management.

+ 2 Pass or it’s equivalent

45.DiplomaSericulture / Mushroom Culture / ApicultureA candidate who have passed the Higher Secondary Examination (Academic Stream) conducted by the government of Tamilnadu or an examination as equivalent to 10,+2 course including CBSE.
46.DiplomaBeauty CareAny candidate passed +2 examinations or any UG degree, approved by the Association of Indian Universities are eligible to seek admission.
47.DiplomaFire and Safety / Labour Law /  Labour Social Welfare10 +2 any 3 Years Diploma or any Science or Engineering Graduate
48.DiplomaLeather Designing /  Jewellary Design / Apparel and Fashion Design /  Hotel Management & Catering
Technology /  Tourism Management / Personnel Management

+2 Pass

49.DiplomaN.G.O Management/Population Studies /  Traffic Education and Road Safety / Health and Sanitation / Rural Development /  DTP Operator / Mobile Phone Servicing

10th Pass




Medical Laboratory Technology / Radio Imaging Technology / Arts & Crafts / Refraction Optometry Technology / Yoga

+ 2 Pass or it’s equivalent


51.CertificateAuto CAD & CATIA / Auto CAD & UNI Graphics

+ 2 Pass or it’s equivalent

52.CertificateWomen Empowerment Through Self Help Groups / NGO Management

10th Pass


53.CertificateLaboratory Technology / Radio Imaging Technology
/ Air Hostess / Retail Management

10th  Pass


54.P.G. DiplomaPGDCA / Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) / Hotel Management and Tourism / Journalism and Mass Communication / Business Management / Tele – Communication  / International Business /
Guidance and Counseling

Any Degree

55.P.G. DiplomaBiotechnologyB.Sc. Agriculture / Biochemistry / Physics / Chemistry / Microbiology/  Zoology / Bio-Technology / Bioinformatics / Biology or it’s Equivalents
56.P.G. DiplomaBio – InformaticsB.Sc. Agriculture / Biochemistry / Physics /  Chemistry / Microbiology / Zoology / Bioinformatics / BCA with main Biology Subject XII Level
57.P.G. DiplomaP.G. Diploma in Rural Development
P.G. Diploma in Personal Management

P.G. Diploma in Labour Law

P.G. Diploma in Labour and Social Welfare

Any Degree
58.P.G. DiplomaP.G. Diploma in Health and SanitationAny Degree with Biological Background


  • Any degree means – Bachelor’s degree after plus 2 of any recognized University (10+2+3 year’s pattern).
  • +2 pass means – Pass in Higher Secondary education or an examination accepted by the Syndicate as equivalent   thereto

(The Director of the PRIDE reserves the right to make decisions and alternations in all administrative and technical transactions without prior intimation. The University has the right to wind up any of the programs without assigning any reasons).

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Periyar Institute of Distance Education (PRIDE)

Periyar University, Directorate for Distance Education, Salem – 636011, Tamil Nadu, India, Ph: 0427-2345766, 2345520, website: