Periyar Maniammai University (declared as a University on 17.08.2007 by MHRD, Govt. of India under section 3 of UGC act, 1956) has had its humble beginning as Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women named after the great social reformer Thanthai Periyar and his wife Annai Maniammaiyar, on 22nd November, 1988 at Vallam managed by the then Periyar Maniammai Educational and Charitable Society, Chennai. Afterwards the society was renamed as Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology (PMIST). The University has blossomed from Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology.
The University has been accredited by NAAC of UGC recently.