The institute was established in the year 1985 by Prof. P Murugesan. It is a deemed university affiliated to UGC and is approved by All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi.
It offers both undergraduate courses and post graduate courses in the field of technology, arts, management etc.
The college provides all sorts of amenities to its students such as hostels, mess, labs, placement cell, cafeteria, sports room etc.
The institute covers a total area of 50 acres providing education to about 5000 students at a time. It is divided into 4 blocks namely:
- Centre for development teaching and learning
- Centre for knowledge management
- PRIST assessment centre
- Centre for information technology integration
Admission to the institute is granted on the merit obtained by the candidate in AIEEE and having qualified the intermediate examinations in any state board without any grace marks.
Hostel and Facilities
There are two campuses relegated to the PRIST University- Thanjavur East and Thanjavur West. The eastern campus is built in an area of 50 acres and the western campus is built in an area of 20 acres, which is the main campus.
Each of the campus has segregated hostels available for boys and girls. The eastern campus has two boys hostel and the western campus has a girls hostel with all basic requirements fulfilled.
There’s a health centre, a library, labs, computer centre, playgrounds, recreation rooms, auditorium, and Students Activities Centre on the campuses.
The SAC provides scholarships, loans, academics and career counselling, healthcare and reprographic services.
Students can also participate in clubs like PRIST Kamban Kazhagam, Milton English Literary Association, Shakespeare Club, PRIST Nature Club, PRIST Social Service League, PRIST Bio-technology Club, PRIST Education Club and a number of other social and technical clubs.
The university annually arranges a food festival which includes South Indian delicacies.
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To pursue MBA at PRIST students must satisfy following eligibility criteria.
The minimum qualification to apply for admission to the MBA Program is a Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3 years of education) in any discipline which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or any degree equivalent to the Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the Secondary / Higher Secondary / Pre-degree Examinations (or equivalent) conducted by a Board / University.
Those appearing for the final year of the Bachelor's degree examinations may also apply subject to completing their examinations or viva-voce, if any, before June 30. Such candidates will however have to fulfil the above eligibility requirements in respect of minimum academic qualifications for admission and furnish evidence to that effect latest by October 31. At the time of interview and/or admissions, they will be required to produce a letter from their College Principal / Head of Institution stating the exam dates.
Candidates with appropriate industry experience will be given preference for admissions. Their work experience will be given due weightage in terms of the organization, position held and duration.
Selected candidates will be called to attend Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. Multiple Group Discussion & Personal Interview lists will be released in phases, both before and after the Application Deadline. The intimation for interview & group discussion is done through registered post and e-mail. In the case of some programs, Group Discussion may not be conducted, in favor of a rigorous interview process.
The selection criteria for calling candidates for admissions is based on multiple factors as follows:
- Past academic performance
- Quality & content of the answers in the application form
- Work experience, if any , in terms of job content & organization
- Group Discussion & Interview performance (applicable for final admissions only)
- Extra curricular activities, other interests & accomplishments
- Competitive Test score (CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT)
A combination of all the above factors are used to determine the eligibility of candidates to be offered final admission. Test scores are NOT the only criteria for selection.
A high test score does not guarantee a call for Group Discussion/Interview. The selection criteria are based on multiple factors as mentioned above.