Peer Team Student Tutor (PTST)

With a view to train the slow learners to take up in the forthcoming semester examinations, rank holders from each department are engaged. Counselling and guidance are given to the slow learners to reappear for the arrear papers. The Peer Team Student Tutor (PTST) classes were conducted for all the major students in the respective departments every Monday and Wednesday between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm.

About Village Adoption Programme:

        A unique feature of the college is VAP. The college has adopted six villages in and around Sholavandan and runs eight centers and a selected group of sixty motivated and trained students go to the respective adopted village every Friday. They used to take tuition cum cultural classes for rural children for two hours. What is learnt at Gurukulam is being transferred to the village children. Nearly 500 to 600 children are benefited under this scheme.

S.NO Name Designation
1 Sri.K.Chandiran Associate Professor
Department of Zoology
2 Sri.R.Jeyabalan Head ,Department of Mathematics
3 Sri.P.Jeyasankar Head ,Department of Physics
4 Dr.C.Vadivel Assistant Professor of Commerce

VISETORM – (Science Exhibition)

Name Theme Period No. of Schools Participated No. of Students Participated Name of the Coordinator
VISETORM Vivekananda Science Exhibition to the Rural Masses 04-1-2002 to 07-1-2002 110 12000 Dr.T.Rajendran
VISETORM Vivekananda Science Exhibition to the Rural Masses 03-12-2003 to 05-12-2003 73 7518 Dr.T.Rajendran
VISETORM-III Vivekananda Science Exhibition to the Rural Masses 05-12-2005 to 07-12-2005 86 8631 Dr.T.Rajendran
VISETORM-IV Vivekananda Science Exhibition to the Rural Masses 05-8-2007 to 07-8-2007 Dr.T.Rajendran
VISETORM- V General Science Awareness 20-1-2010 to 22-1-2010 45 7000 Dr.T.Rajendran
VISETORM- VI International Year of Water
Cooperation (Funded by Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology
29-8-2011 to 31-8-2011 75 10000 Dr.T.Rajendran
VISETORM- VII International Year of Water Cooperation 07-8-2013 to 08-8-2013 50 4751 Dr.P.Rajendran
VISETORM- VIII International Year of light and light particles 01-07-2015 to
35 3217 Dr.P.Rajendran
VISETORM- IX International Year of
sustainable tourism for development
05-10-2017 to 06-10-2017 48 4895 Dr.P.Rajendran
VISETORM- X Vivekananda Science Exhibition to the Rural Masses 03-10-2019 to 04-10-2019 21 1812 Dr.M.Shunmugavelu

History of Vedic Maths

Vedic maths is a system of mathematics that was discovered by an Indian mathematician, Jagadguru Shri Bharathi Krishna Tirthaji (1893 – 1961) during A.D. 1911 and 1918. Earlier he was called as Venkataraman, born at Tirunulveli, TamilNadu (State). He received many awards in his school life like “Saraswati” award for his excellence in Sanskrit by Mumbai Sanskrit Association at the age of 14. He had high knowledge in many fields. He received MA degree in seven discipline (like Sanskrit, Philosophy, Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Vedas). He printed his findings in a Vedic Mathematics book – Tirthaji Maharaj. Vedic mathematics is also called mental mathematics in the mathematical world. We can say that the brain’s capacity and its speed of calculations increases fivefold with the practice of Vedic maths.

Vedic Maths
Vedic Maths or Vedic Mathematics is also called mental mathematics in the mathematical world. We can say that the brain’s capacity and its speed of calculations increases fivefold with the practice of Vedic maths. It is a collection of Methods or Sutras to solve numerical computations quickly and faster. It consists of 16 Sutras called Formulae and 13 sub-sutras called Sub Formulae, which can be applied to the solving of problems in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, conics, etc. All the sutras and sub sutras of Vedic maths help to perform mathematical operations quickly and accurately.

Vedic Maths @ Vivekananda College
Dr. V. S. Narasimhan (1972 – 1996), formerly Vice Principal and Head of the department contributed Vedic Mathematics @ our department in his whole service for the student’s community. Next, Mr. R. Jayalaban (1980 – 2013), formerly Vice Principal and Head of the department carried over this Vedic Maths to his period of service by organizing workshops every year. In their periods, our students had come as resource persons and they come across all over the world. For the past four decades, our department is acting as the Mentor in the field of Vedic Maths for the southern India.

Vedic Maths Sutras Resource Persons Consortium Members Vedic Maths Benefits

Students Cultural Camp

In order to promote, propagate and purify the minds of the younger blood, a camp on imparting the Indian Heritage and Culture is conducted every year during the month of May. The participants for the camp are the students from 6th to 10th standard of various schools from Tamilnadu. Devotional and patriotic lyrics, moral stories, parables, physical jerks, yoga asanans, life history of freedom fighters and preaching from Indian epics i.e., Ramayana and Mahabharata are taught to the participants. A flavour of life training through emphasis on overall development of activities related to hand, heart and head as envisioned by Swami Vivekananda is given through this cultural camp.

2015 The culture training c amp for the students of 6th to 10th std was organized at our college from 1st to 10th May 2015. 54 students from various districts of Tamilnadu participated.
2016 The culture training c amp for the students of 6th to 10th std was organized at our college from 1st to 10th May 2016. 54 students from various districts of Tamilnadu participated.

About the Naren IAS Academy

With a view to give Counselling and Guidance to the students to take up the competitive examinations conducted by RRB, SSC, UPSC, TNPSC, etc., at regional and national levels, Naren IAS Academy was inaugurated in Vivekananda College on 25.01.2010 by Thiru S.Ramanathan, IFS (Retd.), Former UN Advisor, Chairman, Azhagai Rajam Ramanathan Memorial Trust, Madurai. The orientation classes on civil services and other competitive examinations will be conducted every year in the beginning of academic year for all the first year students. An entrance examination will be conducted for selection of candidates for Naren IAS Academy every year. Based on the marks obtained in the entrance examination, studentswill be selected for special coaching on civil services and other competitive examinations. Classes will be conducted on every Friday between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. The Naren IAS Academy Library is functioning in Ganapthi Building for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations. The Library is kept open all the days during 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. in the morning and 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. in the evening. The Annual Naren Quiz Contest will be conducted at the end of every academic year. It is an Inter-departmental Quiz Competition conducted based on the marks obtained in the entrance examination conducted by the Academy. Dr.K.Karthikeyan, Associate Professor and Head, PG and Research Department of Commerce is the Coordinator of the Academy. The Annual Naren Quiz Contest is conducted every year by Dr.K.Karthikeyan, Coordinator. The Naren IAS Academy is also conducting Online Quiz on Current Affairs and English Grammar every week on Monday. The link for the Naren Online Quiz is available in the website of Vivekananda College. As on 17th January 2022, the Naren IAS Academy has conducted 161 Online Quizzes..

Inauguration of “Naren IAS Academy”  in Vivekananda College on 25.01.2010

About Consumer Club

The Consumer Club of Vivekananda College is an initiative taken to enhance awareness amongst the student community about the rights and responsibilities of a consumer. It was inaugurated on August. 02, 2008. Right from its inception the club has conducted several outreach programmes, consumer awareness demonstrations, guest lectures, training of trainers and competitions etc., During the academic year 2009 – 2010. Students from Commerce and other department are the members of the club. To highlight the importance of consumer rights, National consumer day is celebrated on December 24th every year across India, and world consumer day is celebrated on March 15th across the world Field visits to villages.


To spread awareness on consumer rights amongst all consumer segments especially among college students. To reach the unreached by imparting knowledge and training on consumer awareness to our students and enable them to teach the village personnel


To enable students to understand fundamental rights of a citizen and make them realize and learn the fundamental duties of a good citizen.

To inject knowledge and skills relating to consumer rights among our college students and to impart knowledge on product standards, product quality and about markets.

To make them aware of laws enacted for protection / welfare of consumers and enforcement. To build a base of enlightened citizen customers as the foundation of future India and skills relating to consumer rights among our college students and to impart knowledge on product standards, product quality and about markets.

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Vivekananda College, Tiruvedakam West has been selected as  Participating Institution (PI) under  Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), a flagship programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
The mission of UBA is to enable participating higher educational institutions to work with people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions which will contribute towards sustainable growth of the partner communities.


To orient the students about the UBA Village Survey and Household survey motivate them to participate in the same.

Brief Description

On 28..10.21,02.11.21, 07.12.21, 08.12.21 and 10.12.21 an in-depth orientation was conducted more than 50 third year students on UBA survey. During the session the students were oriented about the Survey and various projects related to UBA and the initiatives undertaken by the college as a Participating Institute by Dr.C.Vadivel (UBA Coordinator). They were also encouraged to participate in such activities and contribute their bit in rural development by utilizing their skills and enhancing the same in process.


We have framed the policy guidelines on innovation and startups with aims at enabling to rationalise and strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial activities at the Vivekananda College. The Institution Innovation Council of Vivekananda College (IIC) formed under the guidelines of MHRD dedicated to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among its research oriented faculty members and students as a non-profit unit. This policy provides guidelines on how the entrepreneurship culture and innovation spirit shall be encouraged among the students and faculty of Vivekananda College. The policy will support Vivekananda College in achieving its mission of creating industry-ready professionals with requisite skill sets, a sense of social and moral responsibility and the ability to address contemporary problems with innovative solutions and emerging as an Institute of Excellence known for research, teaching and practice by encouraging the stream of innovation.



To build an inventive, Start-up Hub that will foster, support innovation ideas and knowledge based entrepreneurship amongst the faculty, research scholars and student communities leading to the creation of wealth and social value through successful ventures.


✔ To create awareness among students about various facets and essential key concepts of entrepreneurship as an alternative career option.

✔To nurture and promote strong, innovative thinking with new ideas and transform among students.

✔Provide a healthy competitive environment to develop well-builtin novative entrepreneurship.

✔Conduct periodic workshops/seminars/interactions with entrepreneurs, inventors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.

✔Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development cell extensively.

✔Organize idea contests to showcase the innovative ideas prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.


✔ To conduct various activities related to innovation, startup and entrepreneurship development.

✔ To interact renowned business leaders and top notch academicians.

✔ To experiment with new technologies and visit new places and new cultures.

✔ To create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.

✔ To empower faculty members to attend and organize workshops /trainings /certificate courses on innovations, entrepreneurship, IPR and venture development.

General Knowledge Previous Year Question Papers

    General Knowledge (Under Part VI) classes are conducted in our Gurukulam every Saturday from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. to all students, covering subjects like Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Economics and Commerce, History, Tamil, Sports, Current Affairs and Test of Reasoning. It is useful to student community to participate in the Competitive Examinations and to develop their career. Many students with fruitful result have joined in Government services like TNPSC, RRB, UPSC, Bank Exams, etc.,.

General Knowledge Previous Year Question Papers


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