Prist University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology also known as Prist University was established in 1985 and situated in the state of Tamil Nadu and in the city of Thanjavur. It is a deemed to be university which is approved by UGC and also accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Prist University has 5 campuses across Tamil Nadu i.e. Trichy, Kumbakonam, Puducherry, Chennai and Madurai

Prist University targets high-quality teaching across a wide range of streams. Institute is recognized as one of the best universities in Tamil Nadu, which offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Courses in the stream of Medicine, Engineering, Arts, Science, Management, Technology and many more. Prist University also offers various Distance Education Programs which is also recognized by the Distance Education Council, IGNOU, New Delhi.  

Prist University Highlight

Established | Institute Type

1985 | Deemed University

Also Known as

Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology

Approvals & Accreditation

Approvals: AICTE, UGC

Accreditation: NAAC

Courses Offered

B.Tech, M.Tech, BBA, MBA, B.Sc., B.Arch.

Entrance Exam 


Application Mode | Fees

Online | Rs1000/-

Admission Criteria

Entrance Exam

Hostel Facility 

Available for both Boys & Girls separately 

How to Reach

Railway: Thanjavur Railway Station 76km away from the campus 

Bus Stand: YMCA is 230 metres away from the campus

Awards and Rankings 

  • University received UGC Expert Committee Recommendations in 2018
  • Ponnaiyah Ramajayam College applied for NAAC assessment and accreditation in the year 2004 and was awarded "A" grade
  • PRIST University applied for NAAC assessment and accreditation in the year 2015 and was awarded "B" grade


Prist University Course and Fee Sturcture 

Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology University offers diverse range of courses such as B.Sc., M.Sc., BCA, MCA, M.Phil, B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Arch, BBA, MBA, B.Pharm, B.Com LLB, BBA LLB, B.Sc LLB, LLB, B.Ed, M.Ed programs. The fee structure for some of the major courses is mentioned below:


Total Fee
(In INR)


Entrance Exam



4 Years

JEE – Main



2 Years




3 Years

Previous Qualification



2 Years




2 Years

Previous Qualification



5 Years


B.Sc. (Agriculture)


4 Years

Previous Qualification


Prist University Admission 2020

The Prist University offers diverse Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Research courses in various streams like Medicine, Engineering, Arts, Science, Management, Technology and many more across all its campuses. Prist University shortlist candidates on the basis of marks obtained by the students in the entrance test. Admission process varies from course to course. Students can refer below details to know the process for their desire course

Admission Process for B.Tech:
Students have to clear JEE-Main/ University Entrance Examination to take admission in B.Tech.

Admission Process for MBA:
Students seeking admission in MBA programs have to clear the CAT/ University Entrance Examination.

Admission Process for B.Arch:
B.Arch. admission process will be based on marks secured in NATA/ University Entrance Examination

Admission Process for M.Tech:
Candidates have to score good marks in GATE Entrance Examination for taking admission in M.Tech

Admission Process for Other Courses (BBA/ B.Sc. / M.Phil.):
The admission process will be based on marks secured in the previous qualifying examination.


Prist University Admission Process 2020

PRIST University provides both online and offline mode for applying to their desired course. Students have to follow the below-mentioned steps in order to apply for any of the courses offered by the university.

How to apply online for Prist University? (Step by Step Process)

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of the university 

Step 2: After that, click on Admission option and select desired program

Step 3:  After, selecting the program, students have to click on the application form to download it.

Step 4: Students can then fill all the required information in the application form

Step 5: Candidate has to submit the filled application form along with required documents and Fees of Rs. 1000/- through any of the online mode such as Credit/Debit Card, and Net Banking 

How to apply offline for Prist University? (Step by Step Process)

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the home page and click on 'Admission 2020' then click 'Application 2020', a PDF file will be opened.

Step 2: Students can then download the Application Form and take a printout of it.

Step 3: Fill the required information in the application form with the Personal, Educational and Graduation details

Step 4: Submit the application form to the college office before the last date of submission

Step 5: Pay the application fees of Rs.1000/- through Demand Draft in favour of 

‘PRIST University’ payable at Thanjavur - The Director, Admission, PRIST University, Vallam Thanjavur - 613403


Prist University Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech
The candidate should appear either for JEE-Main or University Entrance Examination. 

B.Tech [Full Time]: The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with Physics & Mathematics as a mandatory subject along with one of the following subject- Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% marks for SC/ ST category students to apply for PRIST University, Thanjavur admissions 2020.

B.Tech [Part Time]: The candidate should have passed Diploma from an AICTE approved Institution with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% marks for SC/ ST category students in appropriate branch of Engineering/ Technology.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA

  • The candidate should have passed a Bachelor's Degree in any stream with minimum 50% marks to apply for PRIST University, Thanjavur admission.
  • The candidate should appear for the CAT/ University Entrance Examination.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 Examination/ 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a mandatory subject with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% marks for SC/ ST category students to apply for PRIST University admission.
  • The candidate should appear for NATA/ University Entrance Examination.

Eligibility Criteria for BBA
In order to get admission in PRIST University, the candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination from a recognized Board of Education.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc
The candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as mandatory subjects from a recognized Board of Education to apply for PRIST University admission 2020.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil
The candidate should have passed Master’s Degree in a relevant field with minimum 55% marks to apply for PRIST University admission.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech

  • The candidate should have passed the Bachelor's degree equivalent in the relevant field with minimum 50% marks for general and 45% marks for SC/ ST category students to apply for PRIST University admission 2020.
  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with Physics & Mathematics as mandatory subjects along with one of the following subject: Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational Subject with minimum 45% marks for general and 40% marks for SC/ ST category students.
  • The candidate should appear for the GATE Entrance Examination.


Prist University Reservation Criteria 

PRIST University gives admission to the students on the basis of their marks in the previous qualifications or marks obtained in the entrance exams conducted by the university. Still, the university offers reservation to SC/ST/OBC, Handicaped, Women and many more, as per the rules & regulations set by the UGC (University Grants Committee)


Important Dates



Issue of Applications

15 Dec, 2019 - 30 Apr, 2020

Date of University Examination

10 May, 2020

Date of Exam for Andhra Pradesh

23 Apr, 2020

Date of Result

25 May, 2020

Date of Counselling

06 Jun, 2020; 07 Jun, 2020

Commencement of classes

01 Aug, 2020


Prist University Placements

PRIST Thanjavur has been giving the best placements including national and international companies. The institute conducts pre-placement talks, Interviews, Group Discussions and many training programmes which decrease the trepidation in campus. These companies swipe off the skilled students during placement session. The quality of education is always appreciated throughout our country. The domestic and international recruiters help in placements statistics, and the placement cell plays a vital role and has given substantial effort for growth and excellence. Some of the companies are Birla Sun Life Insurance, HP, ICICI and Accenture.

Top Recruiters

HCL | IBM | PWC | Wipro | Vodafone | Nestle | Accenture | Infosys | Whirlpool | Reliance | Ernst and Young | KPMG | HP | ICICI Bank | Tata Motors | Intel | MU Sigma | Amazon | Dell | Deloitte | Tata Capital | eBay | TCS


Prist University Scholarship

PRIST University offers scholarships for the academically excellent students and students from economically weaker category. The institute provides 5 different types of Scholarship Schemes to their students. Tuition Fee Waiver may vary from 50% to 100% depending on their family condition and income.

  • Management free ships 
  • Government Backward Class Scholarship
  • Government Harijan Welfare Scholarship
  • Private Trust Scholarship
  • Alumni Association Sponsored Scholarship


Prist University Student Loan

Student Activities Centre of PRIST University provides student loan support to all the students who are eligible & fulfilled all the admission criteria for their desire course in getting the funds arranged from various private & government financial institutes. Student Activity Centre ensures the ease in getting education loan with best interest rate from the market.


Prist University Infrastructure & Facilities

Infrastructure and Facilities are the most important things which play a great role to attract students. Being away from home, students seek for ease and comfortable surroundings. The PRIST University provides great Infrastructure & Facilities like Library huge volume of books including titles, e-books, journals, CDs, DVDs and Magazine. Institute provides NPTEL workstation for virtual learning, cafeteria, bank, RO water, indoor & outdoor sports facility and most importantly hostel facility with 10 blocks available for student’s accommodation. Below you can refer few facilities available by the institute to their students .

  • Smart Class Rooms
  • Seminar Halls
  • Central Computing Centre
  • Internet Centre
  • Student Cabinet
  • Separate Hostel for Boys & Girls
  • ATM Facilities
  • Multi-cuisine cafeteria
  • Bus Transport
  • Facility for Spacious sports, indoor & outdoor facilities


Prist University Hostel Fees

Hostel facility is one of the most important facilities, which general students seek for, before taking admission in any college. The university provides separate accommodation for both girls and girls with well-furnished amenities. The PRIST University West Campus Infrastructure Facilities are well maintained and provide a comfortable experience to students. It has 10 hostel blocks with a compound wall and landscaped gardens. Hostel has Single, Double, & Triple 3 sharing rooms with AC and Non-AC facilities. PG students have separate hostel blocks. Each hostel block has separate gym, laundry facilities, library, internet centre, Wi-Fi connectivity and 1 TV with cable connection in each floor. They have guesthouses in their college where 100 guests can accommodate at the same time; each guesthouse is fully furnished air-conditioned. 

Hostel fees structure: INR 50,000 per annum

Hostel registration fees: INR 3,000 


Frequently Asked Questions 

Ques: What are the courses available in PRIST University Thanjavur west campus?
PRIST University Thanjavur west campus provides various courses in Engineering, Commerce and Business Management, Agriculture & Food Processing, and Architecture.

Ques: Are pharmacy and Law courses available in PRIST University Thanjavur west campus?
No, courses related to Pharmacy & Law are not available in west campus, though Pharmacy course is available in Chennai and Puducherry campus and the Law course is available in Madurai campus.

Ques: Which are the top recruiting companies providing placement to the students of PRIST University?
There are many top recruiting companies who visited PRIST campus for hiring of the students. Some of them are listed below: 
ABN Amro | Accenture | Advent Net | Apollo Hospitals | Aditya Birla | Bajaj Auto Limited | CavinKare | CREW | Citi Financial | CIPET | Cognizant | Cybernet Slash Support | Cybernet Software Systems | City Union Bank | Dalmia Cements

Ques: Is Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology Thanjavur approved by UGC?
Yes, PRIST University is deemed to be university, approved not only by UGC, but has been received various approvals from AICTE, MHRD, COA and many more listed above

Ques: What are the main facilities provided by PRIST University / Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science & Technology Thanjavur?
PRIST University provides various facilities but some of the main are Lush Green campus, club facilities, library, computer systems, girls & boys hostel and many more


College Details



Trichy Thanjavur Highway, Vallam, Tamilnadu

Email ID 

[email protected] / [email protected]