College History and Donors


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History and Growth


  • Government Arts College, Karur was established in the year 1966.

  • The College was commenced with five under graduate courses under the affiliation of the Madras University adopting Tamil as its medium of instruction.

  • The college has been functioning effectively with the adoption of co-education system since 1972.

  • From the academic year 1984-1985 onwards, the college functions under the affiliation of Bharthidasan university.

  • The Institution gets a fair credit for having introduced B.Sc Computer Science course during the academic year 1988-89 for the first time in Tamil Nadu.

  • Computer Literacy Programme launched by the Tamil Nadu Government has been functioning successfully since 2000 for the Non-computer science students.

  • During 2001, the college was accredited with three star status by NAAC. The college was again reaccredited with B+ status by NAAC during 2006-07.

  • During the academic year 2006-2007, the Tamil Nadu Government converted all self-financing courses as regular courses and regular faculties were appointed to conduct those classes.

  • The college was conferred Autonomous Status during the academic year 2007 - 2008. Autonomous status was further extended upto 2018-19.

  • Adding to its another feather on its cap the college was reaccredited with A Grade status by NAAC during the year 2014-15.

After Attaining Autonomy


  • All the departments were equipped with audio visual facility. College library is enhanced with Digital Library facility.

  • We offer B.Com.(CA) B. Stat. and BSC Geology

  • We also offer Under Graduate courses in Computer Science and B.Com. under shift II basis. At present the college offers 17 degree programs .

  • We offer Full time and Part time Ph.D. in History, Tamil, Botany, Mathematics Economics Eand Computer Science.

  • We offer full time M.Phil. in History, Tamil, Botany, Commerce, Zoology, English and Physics.

  • College library, Auditorium, Geography lab, Commerce and Geography block , Physics wing, Mini Auditorium and Botany Research Lab were constructed.

  • Language Lab was established during the academic year 2010-2011.

  • Faculty strength increased considerably to more than 115, in which 62 are Ph.D.holders

  • More than 100 computers were purchased under central purchase scheme through DCE.

  • Internet facility is available in all the departments and the college office which helps in expanding the knowledge and teaching the subject with recent and innovative thoughts to students.

  • Our college received and utilized funds from UGC, UGC(A), PG Grant, Non-Plan, UGC XI and UGC XII plan schemes for the purchase of equipments, books and building construction.

  • Grants are received for minor and major research project under UGC XII plan.

  • Grants are received for seminars / symposia/ workshops under UGC XII plan.

  • Grants have also been received for organizing remedial courses for students, Entry Service Coaching Class and NET/SET coaching classes under UGC XII plan.

  • Established Reverse Osmosis water purifier plant and Water Cooler in different places with the help of alumni fund.

  • Every year our students get selected and participate in All India Level Sports meet.

  • BSNL landline and WiFi connection facilitated the campus for high level internet connectivity

  • Our NCC cadets are also selected to participate in the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.

  • Every year our college has produced several meritorious and University Rank Holders in various departments.

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