The Bharathiar University was established at Coimbatore by the Government of Tamilnadu in February, 1982 under the provision of the Bharathiar University Act, 1981 (Act 1 of 1982). The Postgraduate Centre of the University of Madras, which was functioning in Coimbatore before 1982 formed the core of the Bharathiar University. In May, 1985 the University received the recognition from University Grants Commission (UGC) New Delhi for the purpose of grants. The Bharathiar University is Re-Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade.

The University named after the great national poet Subramania Bharathi is enshrined with the motto “Educate to Elevate”. In the University, every effort is harnessed to realize his dream of making educational institutions as temple of learning. It is the aim of the University to participate in the task of inculcating necessary Knowledge, Skills and Creative Attitudes and values among the youth of the country to contribute more effectively towards establishing an equitable social and economic and secular ideal of our nation.

Participatory program is an indigenous concept developed by Bharathiar University wherein colleges and institutions with facilities and faculties to offer various programs as regular, weekend programs to help achieve higher grass enrollment ratio and higher literacy rate but without compromising on the standard of education imparted. IIKM® Business School has sign up with prestigious Bharathiar University for the participatory courses in Chennai & Calicut.