Bharathiar University founded in February 1982 in Coimbatore under the Bharathiar Act 1981. Named Tamil Poet Subramania Bharathi for this University. They received recognition from UGC in May 1985. The University is located on the Marudamalai Road, Kovai. It has 104 affiliated colleges under this university.
The Bharathiar University has Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Diploma, Certificate Courses, M.Phil, Ph.D, Management Courses are undertaken. The Students scored 75% marks in the UG, 50% for PG and M.Phil. The University has schools, colleges, management institutions, air force administration college and physical college. The University has distance education courses for all departments.