The institute was founded in 1985 by Prof. P. Murugesan. It was initially known as the Institute of Computer Science and Technology. Murugesan founded the institute to introduce computer education to the Thanjavur District. In 1988, the institute received affiliation from Bharathidasan University to offer postgraduate diploma programmes in computer applications. Thereafter it expanded to include an Arts and Science College, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Education, Research Institution, and Polytechnic College.
Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST), originally a basic engineering institution in the past has changed in many different ways. It hasn't just built its infrastructure and academics but has also developed industrial relationships. All of which contribute to good research and placement within the institution. At present, the institute includes campuses at Trichy, Kumbakonam, Puducherry, Chennai, and Madurai as well as its main campus in Thanjavur. In addition the Thanjavur campus comprises two wings, separated by 15 kilometers from one another.
The institute has built a variety of campuses over time but the most important campus is Thanjavur West Campus (the main campus) and the Thanjavur East Campus. The two campuses together cover over 70 acres. In addition the west campus is the larger portion of the campus and is approximately 50 acres. The main campus includes libraries, hostels, academic blocks as well as the main administration office. The main campus can be as large as 150000 square feet, and has the capacity to house 5000 students and staff and faculties. Both campuses have sporting facilities that are both indoor and out.
Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST) is approved By UGC, AICTE, NAAC.
The sum total of eight institutes that offer courses in the areas of Engineering as well as Medical Sciences as well as Management Science. Furthermore, the programs offered by the institute are at bachelors, masters as well as Ph.D. levels. In addition, the institute also provides certification classes and distance learning. The most popular UG courses include B.Tech or B.Arch( annual fees for which is around 50K). Most popular UG courses include M.Tech as well as MBA ( annually charged fees of 50K).).
The placements department of the institute is extremely active and attracts a lot of businesses to the campus during the time of the placement season. In addition, the placement cell also helps to improve the relationship with industry. In addition, the cell supplies students with numerous certificates and instruction to ensure they can get a good job. According to the most recent highlight in 2017, the college was able to place 84 percent of its students in jobs. The highest package was in at 6.5 LPA and the minimum of 1.3 LPA. Companies such as V-Guard, HCL BPO, Maruti as well as Apollo pharmacy were all recruited by the institute.
A glance at the infrastructure will show the potential of an institution. A well-constructed infrastructure, accompanied by a competent teachers and staff is the primary requirements for students. Furthermore, high-quality education and holistic learning is possible due to the abundance of facilities and infrastructure. The infrastructure of colleges that is in good condition contributes in a direct and indirect way to overall growth of the student. The infrastructure at the institution will be as follows.
Library and KRC
The KRC (knowledge resource center) is the entity that manages information at PRIST University. The center consists of knowledge-sharing facilities, coupled with services related to it. The library is component of this center. In addition, the library has more than 81633 books. In addition, it houses a number of research papers, journals, and thesis. The KRC also offers services such as photocopying and document delivery. The computer lab and the technical lab are also component of KRC.
PRIST University has a number of clubs which together contribute to the well-being of students. Students are able to interact with each other in discussions in addition to their studies, which keeps their minds active. Some clubs are connected to academics and also help to provide a practical method of learning. The clubs include:
Amateur Marketing Managers Association
PRIST Nature Club
PRIST Athletic Association
Hostel and Mess
Separate hostels are for girls and boys. All the hostel rooms are well-furnished. Additionally there is clean water, and free places are provided within the hostel. The cost of the hostel includes security deposit, mess fees and the hostel fee in general and runs around 2000 Rs per month. Food for the mess is available for students at the Mess.
Students are able to participate in athletics on campus. There are facilities for sports like basketball courts along with a football pitch as well as a Cricket field. Students organize events from time to time as well as on the campus. The college also offers a gym where students work on building fitness among themselves. In addition, a Yoga facility is also accessible.
ATM facilities are available on campus
Medical services are offered on campus
The cafeteria at the institute that serves light meals.
The institute also houses the museum as well as the gallery of art.
Thanjavur Campus has Wi-Fi available all over the campus.
PRIST University provides mostly entrance for admission to its professional degrees. The university accepts JEE Mains NATA GATE, GATE and CAT entrance tests to be considered for admissions into BTech, BArch, MTech and MBA courses, respectively. The university runs its own entrance test known as the PRIST Entrance Exam (PEE) for admission to a few specific programs. Applications for admissions are made available online each year. Candidates are able to visit the official website of the university to submit their applications before the date of admission.
1. To dedicate to the communication, expansion and integration of knowledge through excellent undergraduate education as its primary priority and complementary excellent post graduate academic programmes. 2. To offer quality professional education opportunities which are accessible, flexible and borderless.
To be internationally recognized Institution for its excellence of academic programmes, for its high quality teaching across a broad range of disciplines, for its efforts in promoting world class research and for its community service in making quality and flexible higher education to reach wider community.