2PRIST University, Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institutions, made a foray into the academic domain, with the establishment of Sri Ram Institute of Computer Science and Technology in 1985.  Over time, various institutions of higher learning such as an Arts and Science College, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Education, Research Institution, Polytechnic College, added feathers to the PRIST crown.  Today, PRIST commands a massive student base, spread across a whole array of campuses such as Trichy, Kumbakonam, Puducherry, Chennai, Madurai etc.

The academic reach extends right from school education up to the level of the Ph.D Doctoral programmes in a rich array of disciplines such as Medicine, Engineering, Arts & Science, Education, Pharmacy, Management, Technology etc.