The first self-financing Engineering College in the name of Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) was started in Tamil Nadu in 1984 by Sri Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust, established by the academic visionary Dr.S.Jagathrakshakan. The trust then started Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, in 1989. Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital was first recognized as a Deemed to be University by MHRD in July 2002, under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 under the new trust Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER). The Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) was then brought under the ambit of Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) in January 2003.
Later the following institutions of the trust were brought under the ambit of BIHER
Thus, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) is providing multi-stream, multi-cultural and high quality education to nearly 10000 students from around the world. It is functioning in a sprawling area of 305 acres of land located in 4 Campuses both in Tamil Nadu and Pudhucherry with the state of the art infrastructure facilities. There are well qualified Teaching Faculty members to teach various UG and PG programmes and to guide Ph.D. Research.
“Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research (BIHER) envisions and constantly strives to provide an excellent academic and research ambience for students and members of the faculties to inherit professional competence along with human dignity and transformation of community to keep pace with the global challenges so as to achieve holistic development.”
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) is one of India's leading institutes, with more than 10,000 students and 900 faculty members. The areas of excellence range from engineering and medicine to management and humanities. We live in an increasingly interconnected world that faces challenges and complex problems on a global scale. At the start of the 21st century, BIHER is uniquely prepared among the other universities by its breadth of scholarship, entrepreneurial heritage and pioneering faculty - to provide research and real-world approaches to address many of the current issues.
The era of globalization means many things to Bharath: research on issues relating to science and technology, exchanges with foreign universities, overseas opportunities for undergraduates, and collaboration. BIHER embarked upon ambitious strategic initiatives to ensure that Bharath continues to educate future leaders and to find solutions to the most pressing global challenges through its International Advisory Board with eminent scholars from 40 top universities/organizations across the world, Corporate Advisory Board with eminent executives from 215 leading companies, Faculty Abroad Program, Student Semester Abroad Program, Research Institute, Innovation in Teaching and Learning Pedagogy, and Diversity of students from 52 countries and from across India.