COIMBATORE, the fast growing industrial hub of Kongunadu had the need for more colleges during the 70s, and this demand was fulfilled on 12th August 1973, the day on which Kongunadu Arts and Science College came into existence.
16th October 1972 is a memorable day in the history of our College. On that day, the Tudiyalur Cooperative Agricultural Services Limited organized a function to celebrate Saraswathi Pooja. (Late) Thiru. V.K. Lakshmanan, M.Sc., (Ex-MLA), a progressive agriculturist and public worker noted for his selfless service and devotion to work and Dr.M.Aruchami, M.Sc., BT., Ph.D., FAZ., FRES (Lond), the present President of our College Council and Committee participated in the function. During the function, both of them expressed their long cherished desire to start a College which was immediately welcomed and endorsed by (Late) Thiru. T.N. Palanisamy,M.A., IC (Dip) USA, the then President of the Thudiyalur Cooperative Agricultural Service.
The eminent Doctor (Late) N.S. Palaniappan, MBBS., DLO., who had a similar idea to start a college on behalf of Anna Memorial Committee in Coimbatore provided active support to this Mission. Well educated and eminent personalities like (Late) Thiru.N.Kumaraswamy, (Late) Thiru.K.P.Muthuswamy, M.A., Thiru.V.S.Chinnaswami Gounder, (Late) Thiru.S.R.Rathnaswami Gounder, (Late) Thiru.R.Ramasamy, Texmo Industries, (Late) Thiru. M.Subbiah Gounder, (Late) Thiru.C.S.Ramachandran B.A., (Late) Er.K.M.Elangovan, B.E., and the present active member of the College Council and Committee, Er.R.Somasundaram B.E.,FIE., contributed their might in establishing this Higher Education Institution.
The Tudiyalur Cooperative Agricultural Services Limited was liberal enough to donate about Rs.75,000/- which included the dividend of 16,000 farmers. Other generous donors from the agricultural community and philanthropists of Kongunadu also made valuable contributions.
Dr.M.Aruchami, one of the founders of the College, the first Principal, former Secretary and the present President, a dedicated educationist with his sharp academic acumen, futuristic vision, the strong, impartial, transparent and able leadership has guided this Institution to its present state of fame and glory. Er.R.Somasundaram B.E.,FIE., a man of strong and clear convictions endowed with keen sense of imagination and dedication is presently serving as a Member in the College Council and the College Committee and is guiding the institution on the right path. Tmy.C.A.Vasuki M.Sc., daughter of Dr.M.Aruchami and alumna of this college, a strong achiever has taken over charge as the present Secretary of the College.
The College is ideally located in serene and rural surroundings not far from the city. It is conveniently connected with all parts of the city through frequent town buses plying from various destinations. Started in the year 1973 with a humble beginning, the college has grown magnificently in academic stature with autonomous status having 12 Research Departments, 14 PG Departments and 20 UG Departments. The college is imparting higher education to approximately 4000 students, majority of whom hail from socially and economically weaker sections of the society. More than 50% of the students studying in the college are girls and thus the college is playing a pivotal role in women empowerment and social justice.
|1973 - 74||Pre-University Course|
|1974 - 75||BSc. Zoology|
|1975 - 76||BSc. Chemistry|
|1978 - 79||BSc. Mathematics, Physics|
|1979 - 80||BSc. Botany|
|1981 - 82||MSc. Zoology|
|1982 - 83||MSc. Mathematics, MPhil. & PhD. in Zoology|
|1983 - 84||B.A. English Literature|
|1984 - 85||MSc. Botany|
|1985 - 86||MSc. Physics|
|1986 - 87||BSc. Biochemistry, MPhil. & PhD. in Tamil (Part-time), English (Part-time) & Botany|
|1988 - 89||BSc. Computer Science|
|1994 - 95||MCA & MSc. Chemistry|
|1995 - 96||MSc. Biochemistry|
|1996 - 97||BSc. Biotechnology|
|1997 - 98||BBM (BBA from 2011-2012)|
|1999 - 00||BCom. & BSc. Computer Science (Addl. Section)|
|2000 - 01||BCA, MPhil. & PhD. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry & MPhil. in Computer Science|
|2001 - 02||BCom.CA|
|2002 - 03||BBM CA (BBA CA from 2012-2013), MSc. Biotechnology & MIB|
|2003 - 04||MA. English Literature with CA, (MA English from 2011-2012) MPhil. & PhD. in Biotechnology|
|2004 - 05||BSc. Mathematics with CA (BSc Mathematics from 2012-2013), MSc. Bioinformatics, MCom.|
|2005 - 06||Certificate Courses sponsored by UGC|
|2006 - 07||BSc. Costume Design & Fashion, Diploma Courses sponsored by UGC|
|2007 - 08||BSc. & MSc. Computer Technology, BCom. CA (Addl. Sec.), BCA (Addl. Sec.), MPhil. & PhD. Commerce (Part- time)|
|2008 - 09||BSc. Information Technology & PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications)|
|2009 - 10||BCom. e-commerce|
|2011 - 12||MIB|
|2012 - 13||BA English Literature (Addl. Section), M.Sc Computer Science & BCom (Addl. Section)|
|2014 - 15||M.Phil & Ph.D Library and Information Science (Part Time only)|
|2014 - 15||MPhil & PhD in Tamil & English (Full Time)|
|2014 - 15||PhD in Computer Science|
|2014 - 15||B.Com. PA|
|2016 - 17||B.Com PA (Addl. Sec.)|
|2017 - 18||MPhil & PhD in Physical Education (Part Time) M.Sc Mathematics (Addl.Sec.)|
These courses are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down by the University Grants Commission, Bharathiyar University and the Government.
This citadel of higher learning is marching ahead triumphantly. We are confident that the ripe seed sown at the right moment by the founders will grow into a big tree with flowers and fruits in the years to come and will serve the student community in the cause of Higher Education.
The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, conferred the Autonomous status to our college in the academic year 2004 - 05. Our college has been Re-accredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) with 'A' Grade Status (CGPA 3.64 out of 4 ) and status first among Bharathiar University affiliated university and fourth in Tamil Nadu. University Grants Commission (UGC) selected 50 colleges all over India under College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) scheme among 31,500 colleges, ours is one among them. The Autonomy review committee visited our college and granted Extension of Autonomy from 2011-2017. Another feather in the cap of Kongunadu Arts and Science College is the DBT, Government of India has recommended our College for support under strengthening component of the "STAR COLLEGE" scheme.
Our college has been recommended for prestigious status of the COLLEGE OF EXCELLENCE by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. It is pertinent to mention here that our college is one among the three colleges which have been recommended for this status all over the country during this period of evaluation.
The Department of Science & Technology, Government of India has sanctioned a grant of Rs.80.00 lakhs under FIST PROGRAM to the College for strengthening Teaching and Research facilities in all Science Departments.
In the National Institutional Ranking Framework released by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) in the year 2017, our College has secured 3rd rank in Research and 19th place in overall performance in the country.
The golden history of our college has been recorded with 44 years of excellence in man-making education and this temple of learning has been striving untiringly for the growth of Head, Hand and Heart of its devotees. It is fervently hoped that the ripe seed sown at the right moment will grow into a mighty tree with full of flowers and fruits in the years to come, that will flood the hearts of its founders with joy and ecstasy mingled with a sense of having reaped the fruits of their labour.