The long-cherished aspiration of the Devangars to help fostering education among the youngsters of Aruppukottai and its suburbs who are not able to go for collegiate educations solely because of monetary indisposition has by the grace of Goddess Sri Sowdambigai Amman found its fulfilment in instituting this college by steps taken by the Aruppukottai Town Devangar Commercial Association.
Aruppukottai is a academic backward area in Virudhunagar district. Aruppukottai town is 50 kms away from Madurai, the Temple City.
Having attained the Autonomous Status, the College has got the privilege of framing the syllabi according to the changes in the academic field. Under CBCS (Choice Based Credit System) a student is exposed to several areas that may add skills in his career. Continuous care for physical and mental stability is extended to the students by bringing a professional Psychologist and a General Medical Practitioner to the College. Empowerment programme, Placement Training and Smart Class come under regular academic programmes of this college.
Priority is given to the first generation women learners in getting admission. MNC’s are invited to educate the students about the recent required skill in the various sectors. With the help of an MOU made with M/s. Sutherland Global Industries, the College is able to introduced a skill based paper “Corporate Communication” for the benefit of outgoing students. In fulfilling the Industrial requirements the college offers a Diploma Course, “Placement Training” to the final year students.
To enable the under privileged people of in and around Aruppukottai to have quality higher education along with Career Oriented Programmes to make them employable and better entrepreneurs with social responsibility.
- Curriculum design suited to the needs of changing social scenarios.
- Providing ICT facilities to acquire more knowledge about academic developments
- Providing Placement Training and arranging for Campus Interviews
- By providing Value Education and Environmental Studies through curriculum the college promotes social responsibility among students.
The Long cherished desire of Devanga Community people of Aruppukottai providing higher education to the economically weaker section of the people who live in and around Aruppukottai was fulfilled by the establishment of ‘Devanga Arts College’ in the year 1970.
Our College started to function with Pre University Classes with 4 sections, having the strength of 320 students.
In the year 1972, from the UGC, the college was accorded recognition under 2(F) and 12(B).
The college is affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. Gradually new courses were started. The following statement shows the chronological progress in promoting higher education.
* 1970 – 71 – B.Sc., Mathematics, B.A., History and B.Com.,
* 1979 -80 – B.A., – English, B.Sc., – Physics, and B.Sc., – Chemistry
* 1980 – 81 – B.A., – Tamil
* 1982 – 83 – B.A., – Economics
In the year 1995, the college shifted from its old campus to its new 40 acre campus. Since 1995, the college gained a new face lift in developing infrastructure that suites the needs of the students as well the university.
As a part of developmental activity, the college slowly introduced the Self – Financing courses in the year 1994-95. Under Self – financing scheme, UG courses B.Com (CA)., B.B.A., B.C.A., B.Sc (CS), B.Sc (IT)., and PG courses M.Com (CA)., M.Sc (Physics)., were introduced.
In the year 2003, NAAC peer team visited the college. The college was accredited and Graded ‘B+’.
In the annals of academic achievement, the college acquired the status of Autonomy in the year 2007 from UGC.
In the year 2008, The State Government of Tamilnadu decided o introduce the ‘Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)’ in all over the state at college level. The college accepting the norms and conditions proposed by the Government of Tamilnadu keeping an eye on the autonomous status, gets into this new structure from this academic year onwards.
From 2010-11 onwards M.Sc.,(Chemistry) and M.Phil.,(Physics) Programmes are started.
In the process of fulfilling the dreams of the founding fathers, the college carefully leads the society into an enhanced academic status to greater heights of academic glory and achievements.
From 2014-15 onwards B.A.(Eng) in Self Finance and M.Sc.(Maths) Programmes are started.