Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, formerly Bharath Engineering College, was founded in 1984 by S. Jagathrakshakan in Chennai. It is a private and deemed to University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the Bharath Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). The institute has been recognised by UGC and has received the highest rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has also approved BIHER. Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes in the law stream which is very popular among the students.