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Purpose: To study the use of smart phones for academic purpose by faculty member of Bharathiar university. The Smartphone has become an indispensable device for effective communication and information-gathering. Aim: The study aims to assess the level of use of smart phones for academic purpose by the faculty members of Bharathiar University. Design/Methodology/Approach: Data has been collected through questionnaire from faculty members of Bharathiar University using a random sample technique. The data were analyzed using SPSS and MS Excel. Findings: The finding of the study shows that everybody uses a Smartphone. The top three reasons for using a Smartphone are communication, browsing, and academic purpose. Majority of the respondents reported that they use smart phones for reading academic papers. Overall, the significance of smart phones helps to generate and exchange information, improve the learning and assist in projects.