College History

According to Swami Vivekananda, Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man. The very essence of education is concentration of mind and not collecting of facts. The education, which does not help the common man or people to equip themselves for the struggles in life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy and the courage of a lion, is not real education. Real education should be man-making, character-building and assimilation of ideas.

Discipline is the need of the hour. It may be too late if we fail to realize it now. The amorphous mind of the growing boy or girl would flower into something rich and strong if placed in the proper atmosphere. It is exactly this proper atmosphere, which we find lacking in the sphere of higher education. ‘Who teaches? It is the atmosphere’ this is the observation of a great educationist.

The unprecedented success of the residential school for boys at Tirupparaitturai near Trichy started by the Tapovanam for the purpose gave rise to the hope of success at the collegiate level also.

Our College came into existence in June 1971 in response to this educational necessity and hope. This College was started in June 1971 by the above Tapovanam and affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University with a prophetic vision and a clear foresight in order to provide quality education to the talented youths of backward classes hailing from rural areas. It is intended for men only. It is located in ideal rural surroundings amidst bounteous natural scenery all round on the northern bank of the river Vaigai. The institution has a firm conviction in the concept of Swami Vivekananda that education is a man making endeavour. Hence, the spiritual aspect of education is given due weightage and value based education is made a reality in the campus. By shaping and moulding the Students on the right direction by a team of committed teachers, the college has carved a niche for itself in the realm of higher education in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. Life-training has been the part and parcel of our curriculum right from the inception of the institution and it got its official academic authenticity under autonomy in June 1987. Our curriculum contributes towards the country’s constructive development in countless ways. In tune with the proven principle that quality improvement in his leads to the economic development of a nation, our three faceted curriculum strengthens the realm of knowledge, skill imparting techniques and value inculcating components leading to a healthy and all round academic completion.

Milestones of the College

1971 The College is intended for men only started in June
1971–1972 & 1972–1973 Pre-University classes were conducted
1973–1974 The following degree courses were started
B.A. Economics, B.Sc. Physics & B.Sc. Zoology
1974–1975 B.Com. degree course was started
1976–1977 Semester system at the degree level was introduced
1977–1978 Sanskrit as an alternate language was offered under Part I for degree classes
1980–1981 The following degree courses were started
B.Sc. Mathematics & B.A. History
1981– 1982 B.Sc Chemistry degree course was started
1982 –1983 B.Sc. Botany degree course was started
1987–1988 M.Sc. Zoology degree course was started
June 1987 The college became Autonomous in June
1989–1990 M.Com. degree course was started
1994–1995 B.Sc Computer Science (Self Financing) degree course was started
1998–1999 M.Sc. Computer Science (Self Financing) degree course was started
1998–1999 The Dept. of Commerce was recognized as a Research Centre for doing Ph.D.
1999– 2000 M.Phil. in Commerce (Full Time) degree course was started
Oct 2002 The College was first accredited with ‘A’ Grade (80% -90%) by NAAC
2003-2004 M.Sc Chemistry (Self Financing) degree course was started
2005-2006 The Dept. of Chemistry was recognized as Research Centre for doing Ph.D.
2006-2007 Our own Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) under autonomy was introduced
M.Phil. in Zoology (Full Time) degree course was started
2007-2008 The following degree courses (Self Financing) were started
B.Com. (Computer Applications) & M. A. Applied Indian Philosophy
2008-2009 Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced as per the guidelines of Govt. of Tamil Nadu,
IGNOU Study Centre established
March 2010 The College was re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.57 out of 4.00) by NAAC
2010-2011 The Dept. of Zoology was recognized as a Research Centre for doing Ph.D.
Sep 2012 Autonomous status was extended from 2012-13 to 2017-18 by the UGC
April 2013 The UGC accepted the proposal to start Vivekananda Studies Centre at our College
2014 UGC Career Oriented Programmes

  1. Communicative Competence in English
  2.  Accounting Using Tally were started during 2014-2017
2015-2016 The following degree courses were started
B.A English & B.Sc Physical Education
Sep 2015 The College was re-accredited (3rd Cycle) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.59 out of 4.00) by NAAC
April 2016 The UGC granted the staus of College with Potential for Excellence in April 2016 upto April 2021
2017-2018 The following degree courses (Self Financing) were started
M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Botany, & B.Sc.Yoga
2017-2018 The following Diploma courses (Self Financing) were started
Diploma in Indian Heritage and Culture
PGDiploma in Indian Heritage and Culture
2018-2019 The Outcome Based Education (OBE) was introduced
2018-2019 The Autonomous status was extended upto 2028
Dec 2021
The College was recognized as a DBT Star College status
Nov 2023 The College was re-accredited (4th Cycle)with ‘A+’ Grade (CGPA 3.33 out of 4.00) by NAAC  (upto November 2028)