Bharathidasan University established in February 1982, was named after the great revolutionary Tamil Poet, Bharathidasan(1891-1964). The motto of the University, "We will create a brave new world" has been framed from Bharathidasan's poetic words "புதியதோர் உலகம் செய்வோம்". The University endeavours to be true to such a vision by creating in the region a brave new world of academic innovation for social change. It is accredited with A Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
The School of Computer Science, Engineering and Applications has officially launched its first programme in July, 2005. Dr. Gopinath Ganapathy, MCA, Ph.D has taken charge as the first head of this School in November 2005. The facility has grown phenomenally within very short span of 8 years into a monstrous school in the Bharathidasan University with the blessings of the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar both happened to be belonging to the Computer Science discipline. The growth is also possible due to the staff members who put every bit of their soul towards establishing this facility into one of the country's best. The University has sprawling thousand acre scenic campus on the Tiruchirappalli.