Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology popularly known as Periyar Maniammai University has its origin from Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women established in 1988, by the Periyar Maniammai Educational and Charitable Society, Chennai. The Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women, named after the great social reformer of the twentieth century, E.V.Ramasamy, popularly known as Thanthai Periyar and his philanthropic wife Annai Maniammaiar, has to its credit of being the first Women’s Engineering College in the world. Institutionalizing the lofty ideals of Periyar by paving the way for women’s emancipation through providing increased access to higher education in Science and Technology and encouraging their participation in Social, National and Global development were the primary objective of the Institution. The College was started with the approval of All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and initially affiliated to Bharathidasan University and later to Anna University, Chennai from 2001. Since August 17, 2007 it has been functioning as Deemed to be University with the approval of the UGC and Ministry of Human Resources, New Delhi. The University is situated at 10 km towards west from Thanjavur and 45 km on the east from Tiruchirapalli and is easily accessible by road, rail and air. The Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology Trust has in its ambit a number of colleges, schools at Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Chennai and New Delhi in its own premises. The university has been steadily growing by leaps and bounds with adequate infrastructure and other facilities.The built-up areas in the main campus at Vallam is around 90,000 Sq.m and in Chennai campus it is 13,000 Sq.m. Campus Campus Amenities > 24 Hours Hospital > Indian Overseas Bank branch > FM Community Radio > Cafeteria & Gift Parlour > Wi –Fi Connectivity > Periyar Technology Business Incubator > Separate Hostels for Boys and Girls > Well laid Play Ground for Sports and Games > The Biometric based Attendance Automation > DTH placed inside Campus for Information Access and Entertainment for Hostellers > Vallam East post office in PMU campus Research > The Research Culture Emphasizing The Research Culture Naturally, higher education leads to promote research. In our university, potential Resource Personnel and necessary facilities are available in all Departments and Centre to carry out research. We do research in Basic & Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering Science, Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Rural Development Technology, Humanities and Management Sciences which lead to Scientific, Technological and Societal development. Many of our research projects are funded / supported by various National/International Governmental/Non-Governmental Departments/Agencies. At present, specifically our research is progressing in the fields of Renewable Energy, Solid Waste Management, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Wireless Technology, Networks, Optical Communication, Grid Computing, Man Machine Interface, Social Engineering etc. in order to meet Local, National and Global challenges. Overall our efforts are channelized to yield a High Quality Research which could make Periyar Maniammai University’s ambition towards our Nations’ Dream of Vision 2020 effectively.
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Periyar Maniammai University that are published in OMICS International journals.