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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.
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PRIST University Donates Rs. 50 Lakh Towards Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Relief Fund

With a view to supporting the Government of Tamil Nadu in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. M.P. Nageshwaran, Chancellor, Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science and Technology (PRIST) Deemed University, handed over Rs. 50 Lakh to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, S... (more)
PRIST Deemed University's Nageshwaran becomes World's Youngest Chancellor

Mr. M Ponnaiyah Nageshwaran, an acclaimed educationist and administrator par excellence, has become the youngest chancellor of a University, anywhere in the world, following his recent appointment to the top post of PRIST University, Thanjavur, a premier university in South India.
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