The Emblem of Dravidian University is designed to indicate the main objectives and ideals of the University. The open book symbolizes knowledge accessible to all. The popular maxim KNOWLEDGE IS POWER found at the top of the open book indicates supreme place given to knowledge. The basic aim of the university being the promotion of knowledge, the university has chosen his maxim as its motto.
Lotus is a symbol representing the seat of learning and prosperity and the blossomed lotus symbolizes various facets of knowledge to which the University contributes.
The lighted lamp with four wicks is indicative of the destruction of ignorance and emergence of brightness and liveliness from all sides paving the way for learning and progress.
The word Dravida in the scripts of the four major Dravidian Languages is a unifying interpretation of the coalescence of Dravidian culture.