Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Chennai was established under the aegis of Sri Lakshmi Ammal Educational Trust with the aim of imparting higher knowledge in Science and Technology to the aspiring boys and girls so that they can emerge as competent scientists, engineers and technologists of repute. BIST was started in the year 1984, and acquired deemed to be University status in the year 2003 by University Grants Commission (UGC).
Bharath University has separate fully equipped hostel facilities for boys and girls. It has 10 blocks of hostels with compound wall and landscaped gardens. Hostels have single bedded, two-bedded and three-bedded rooms with ac and non-ac facilities. Post-graduates students have separate block of hostels. Each block has separate gym, library, laundry facilities and internet center. Each block is enabled with Wi-Fi facility.