Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) is one of India’s leading institutes, with more than
10,000 students and more than 900 faculty members. The areas of excellence range from engineering and medicine
to management and humanities.
BHARATH INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Welcome to BIHER
Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) started with Sri Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust as the first self-financing Engineering College in Tamil Nadu in 1984 by Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan. The trust then established 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 UGC Act 1956 and placed under the purview of new trust of Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER). The Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and other institutions (below) was then brought under the ambit of Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER).
Bharath Institute of Science and Technology
Sree Balaji College of Nursing, Chennai
Sree Balaji Medical College and
Sree Balaji College of Physiotherapy, Chennai
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of
Medical Sciences (SLIMS), Pudhucherry
Thus, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER) is providing multi-stream, multi-cultural and high-quality education to nearly 10000 students from all around the world. It is functioning in a sprawling area of 603 acres of land with 1.3 crore sq.ft buildings located in six Campuses both in Tamil Nadu and Pudhucherry, equipped with the state of the art infrastructure facilities. There teaching Faculty members are well-qualified and have vast experience in research to teach and supervise various UG and PG programmes.
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 acquire professional competence along with human dignity, and spearhead the transformation of community through continuous discovery in science and technology.
To develop as a Premier University for Teaching, Learning, Research and Innovation on par with leading global universities.
To impart education and training to students for creating a better society with ethics and morals.
To foster an interdisciplinary approach in education, research and innovation by supporting lifelong professional development, enriching knowledge banks through scientific research, promoting best practices and innovation, industry-driven and institute-oriented cooperation, globalization and international initiatives.
To develop as a multi-dimensional institution contributing immensely to the cause of societal advancement through spread of literacy, an ambience that provides the best of international exposures, provide health care, enrich rural development and most importantly impart value-based education.
To establish benchmark standards in professional practice in the fields of innovative and emerging areas in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, allied sciences, engineering, and management.
To launch new programmes with innovative curriculum design by provide multi-faceted exposure in various subjects.
To provide flexibility to students - options / add-ons to core subjects, develop Device Agnostic Technology to access online content
Funding / incubation entrepreneurial ideas, Flipped class room – Integrated Courses & Need based learning.
Disciplines & Departments
BIHER strives to promote interdisciplinary learning with 12 different
disciplines such as Health economics, Data sciences, Theology, Music, Liberal
50% of BIHER’s programs will be interdisciplinary by 2023, 75% in 2028 and
100% by 2033 – Tuned as per the needs of National & International
Global Health & Social
2028 - 2033
Gravitational Sciences &
Optical Signals, Devices,
Oncology (Medical &
Vision Plan - Research
Adopt mentor model to develop strong research capab"ities — Leading Intemational
Develop centre of excellence to conduct high quality research activities
Encourage community focused research for example to undertake research in public
health, community development & health information technology.
Setting clearly defined short term and long term goals in research with timelines,
evaluate the progress and ensure that all relevant infrastructural and human resource
support is available to achieve the goals.
National I Intemational Partnerships and Collaborations with leading research labs and
universities. — achieve 75 in 2023, 125 in 2028 and 200 in 2033
Increase full time Ph.D scholars to more than 550 in 2023, 750 in 2028 and 1200 in
2033 and PDFS to 25 in 2023, 40 in 2028 and 60 in 2033.
Increase the quantity and improve the quanty of Publications — From the Present 5441
SCOPUS ndexed articles to 20,000 2023, to 55,000 in 2028 and to 2033, total no of
publications — 70,180 to in 2033 ; High IF publications — to increase from the present
12% to 20% in 2033
Increase Research Revenues from the present Rs 20.75 Crores at a growth rate of 15%
- 20% per year
Converting ideas into research themes and nventions into patents — to achieve 100
licensed patents in the first phase, 250 in the second and 500 in the third phase.
Students Capacity, Admission &
To stop brain drain – reverse the trend – attract the best young minds from
all over the world. Need- blind admission policy
To improve the knowledge economy - make INDIA the knowledge super
power of the world.
Transparent merit based admission - equal opportunity - all strata of the
To Enroll – 15,000 students in 2023, 25,000 in 2028 and 50,000 in 2033.
Innovative & Inter disciplinary courses – 50% in 2023, 75% in 2028 and
100% in 2033.
International partnerships and collaborations – 350 MoUs of which 20%
with top 100 institutions
Intra and Inter Institutional transfers / exchanges – vertical and horizontal
Increase the ratio of Foreign Students - 5% in 2023, 10% in 2028, 25% in
2033. Students from Asian countries – Alternate for US & Europe.
Dedicated 24x7 International Student Facilitation Centre – Help Line
Introduce new Scholarships – BIHER JEE, Dr.J.R., BRICS, SAARC,
GCSS,TCS, ICCR, Common Wealth scholarships, Reciprocal
Vision Implementation Plan
Launch new programs with innovative curriculum design - Provide exposure to
multiple subjects to get multifaceted exposure.
Flexibility to students - options / add-ons to core subjects, develop Device
Agnostic Technology to access online content
Funding / incubation entrepreneurial ideas, Flipped class room – Integrated
Courses & Need based learning.
To promote interest in industry-relevant topics for applied research, and stimulate industry-academia collaboration through platforms such as research forums and seminars.
To allocate funding for development of research-oriented infrastructure according to national priorities and needs.
To attract top notch researchers to lead collaborative research between multiple stake holders.
To increase expenditure on R&D to 35% in 2023, 40% in 2028 & 45% in 2033 by providing funding for research focusing on community development.
To grant autonomy to well performing Departments / Research Centres / Centre of Excellence to devise their own mechanisms to recruit faculty members and supporting staffs.
To encourage active participation of professionals with industry experiences in teaching and offer sabbaticals, incentives & promotions for all Faculties members.
To develop tenure-based system and performance-based remuneration system to reward performing Faculty members.
To provide financial support opportunity to enrich knowledge for Faculty members and students by providing Exchange Programmes and establishing research collaboration between Faculty members with global leading research institutes.
To provide State of the Art teaching / pedagogy / learning / research / sports / infrastructure & amenities to Faculty members and students.
To develop courses that can provide competency to students joining global workforce.
To provide “Feel at Home” hostel accommodation and scholarship support to the needed students- “Earn while You Learn”.
Consolidated Financial Summery for each block of 5 years
First 5 years
2018 - 2023
Next 5 years
2023 - 2028
Last 5 years
2028 - 2033
Revenue Streams Academic
Staff Payments & Benefits
Non Academic Expenses
No. 6 in INDIA among Private Universities in INDIA
No. 21 in INDIA among ALL UNIVERSITIES in
International Accreditation by ABET, USA.
Re- Accreditation by NAAC - " A" GRADE.
Accreditation by NABL - Hospital Labs.
Nirf Ranking 2018
No. 2 in INDIA in Outreach and Inclusivity.
No. 5 in INDIA among Private Universities in INDIA
No. 21 in INDIA among ALL UNIVERSITIES in
No .28 in Teaching learning Resource (TLR) Parameter
No. 29 in Research & Professional Practice.
Pioneers in South India — since 1984 - 35 years in
Members of the sponsoring society have ventures in
Hospitality, Industry, Health Care, Pharma, Power,
Infrastructure etc., Combined Net worth of Rs. 40,163
Crores (IJS$ 6.38 Billion).
A History of Enlightening Students
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.
I am happy that you are joining our Institute for pursuing the course of study of your
choice. This introduction to our Institution speaks of those features that reaffirm our faith
in, and commitment to, the essential task of helping you transform yourself into a careerist
in dental, medical, engineering and technology
I am sure you will make the best use of the programmes offered, facilities provided and
opportunities created here in your interest. I am quite confident that you will address
yourself to the tasks of learning with a tremendous sense of involvement and come out
successful with flying colours in your cherished endeavour.
Let me greet you at the beginning of an academic journey towards the goal of a
rewardingly prosperous career.
As per the UGC guidelines, BIHER is regularly conducting the meetings of Statutory Bodies
Board of Management Meeting
Planning and Monitoring Committee Meeting
Finance Committee Meeting
Academic Council Meeting
Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research
# 173 Agharam Road Selaiyur,
Chennai - 600 073 Tamil Nadu, India