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
1971–72  & 1972–73 Pre-University classes were conducted
1973–74 The following degree courses were started
B.A. Economics, B.Sc. Physics & B.Sc. Zoology
1974–75 B.Com. degree course was started
1976–77 Semester system at the degree level was introduced
1977–78 Sanskrit as an alternate language was offered under Part I for degree classes
1980–81  The following degree courses were started
B.Sc. Mathematics & B.A. History
1981– 82 B.Sc Chemistry degree course was started
1982 –83 B.Sc. Botany degree course was started
1987–88 M.Sc. Zoology degree course was started
1987 The college became Autonomous in June
1989–90 M.Com. degree course was started
1994–95 B.Sc Computer Science (Self Financing) degree course was started
1998–99 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
2002 The College was first accredited with ‘A’ Grade (80% -90%) by NAAC
2003-04 M. Sc Chemistry (Self Financing) degree course was started
2005-06 The Dept. of Chemistry was recognized as Research Centre for doing Ph.D.
2006-07 Our own Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) under autonomy was introduced
M.Phil. in Zoology (Full Time) degree course was started
2007-08 The following degree courses were started
B.Com. (Computer Applications) & M. A. Applied Indian Philosophy
2008-09 Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced as per the guidelines of Govt. of Tamil Nadu
IGNOU Study Centre established
2010 The College was re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.57 out of 4.00) by NAAC
2010-11 The Dept. of Zoology was recognized as a Research Centre for doing Ph.D.
2015-16 The following degree courses were started
B.A English & B.Sc Physical Education
2015 The College was re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.59 out of 4.00) by NAAC in September 2015 (III Cycle upto September 2022)
2017-18 The following degree courses were started
M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Botany, & B.Sc.Yoga
2017-2018 Diploma in Indian Heritage and Culture
PGDiploma in Indian Heritage and Culture