Kongunadu Arts and Science College

Kongunadu Arts and Science College


Institution Affiliated to Bharathiar University

G.N.Mills Post, Coimbatore – 641029, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

  • ARIIA 2020 Rank: ‘Band A’ (06-25) cate

History of Kongunadu Arts and Science College

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 Thudiyalur 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 Thudiyalur Cooperative Agricultural Services Limited was munificent 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 have 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. Dr. C. A.Vasuki daughter of Dr. M. Aruchami and alumna of this college, a strong achiever has taken over charge as the Secretary of the College at present.

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 13 research programmes, 16 PG programmes and 21 UG programmes. The college is imparting higher education to approximately 5000 students, majority of whom hail from socially and economically weaker sections of the society. More than 60% of the students studying in the college are girls and thus the college is playing a pivotal role in women empowerment and social justice.

The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, conferred the Autonomous Status to our College in the academic year 2004 – 05. In the third cycle of re-accreditation, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council has awarded “A” grade with the CGPA of 3.64 out of 4 to the college. In the fourth cycle of re-accreditation, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council has awarded “A+” grade.The University Grants commission has awarded the prestigious award of College of Excellence during 2016-2017.

In Kongunadu Arts and Science College, the following courses have been introduced from 1973 – 74 onward:

Year Courses Introduced
1973 – 74 Pre-University Course
1974 – 75 BSc Zoology (Ad. Zool. & Biotech. from 2002 – 03 to 2009-10)
1975 – 76 BSc Chemistry
1978 – 79 BSc Mathematics, Physics
1979 – 80 BSc Botany (Pl. Biol. & Pl. Biotech. from 2001- 02 to 2009-10)
1981 – 82 MSc Zoology
1982 – 83 MSc Mathematics, MPhil & PhD in Zoology
1983 – 84 BA English Literature
1984 – 85 MSc Botany
1985 – 86 MSc Physics
1986 – 87 BSc Biochemistry, MPhil & PhD in Tamil (Part-time),English & Botany
1988 – 89 BSc Computer Science
1994 – 95 MCA & MSc Chemistry
1995 – 96 MSc Biochemistry
1996 – 97 BSc Biotechnology
1997 – 98 BBM (BBA from 2012-2013)
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
2003 – 04 MA English Literature with CA (MA English Literature from 2011-2012),M.Phil & 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 & FashionDiploma 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, MCom IT & PGDCA (PostGradutate Diploma in Computer Applications)
2010 – 11 M.Com IB
2012 – 13 BA English Literature (Addl. Sec.) MSc Computer Science & BCom (Addl.Sec.)
2014 – 15 MPhil & PhD in Tamil & English (Full Time)
2014 – 15 PhD in Computer Science, M.Phil & PhD in Library and Information Science
2015 – 16 B.Com PA (Main)
2016 – 17 B.Com PA (Addl.Sec.)
2017 – 18 MPhil & PhD in Physical Education (Part Time) & M.Sc Mathematics (Addl.Sec.)
2019 – 20 MA Tamil Literature, B Com Banking and Insurance,B. Voc (Entrepreneurship and Garment Designing)
2020 – 21 B.Sc Psychology, B.Com Accounting and Finance

These courses are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down by the University Grants Commission, Bharathiar 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.


Courses Offered at Kongunadu Arts and Science College

Under Graduate Programmes

BA English Literature BA English Literature
BSc Mathematics BSc Mathematics
BSc Physics BSc Biotechnology
BSc Chemistry BSc Computer Science
BSc Botany BCA
BSc Zoology BSc Information Technology
BSc Biochemistry BSc Computer Technology
BSc Computer Science BBA
BCom Professional Accounting
BSc Costume Design and Fashion
B.Com Banking and Insurance
B.Voc Entrepreneurship and Garment Designing
B.Sc Psychology
B.Com Accounting and Finance

Post Graduate Programmes

MSc Mathematics MA Tamil Literature
MSc Physics MA English
MSc Botany MSc Chemistry
MSc Zoology MSc Biotechnology
MSc Computer Technology
M.Com IB
MSc Computer Science
M.Sc Biochemistry
M.Sc Mathematics

Research Programmes

MPhil (Master of Philosophy) Ph.D (Doctor of Philosophy)
MPhil in Tamil (Full Time / Part Time) Ph.D in Tamil (Full Time / Part Time)
MPhil in English (Full Time / Part Time) Ph.D in English (Full Time / Part Time)
MPhil in Mathematics (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Mathematics (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Physics (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Physics (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Chemistry (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Chemistry (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Botany (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Botany (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Zoology (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Zoology (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Biochemistry (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Biochemistry (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Biotechnology (Full Time) Ph.D in Biotechnology (Full Time & Part Time)
MPhil in Computer Science (Full Time & Part Time) Ph.D in Commerce (Part Time only)
MPhil in Commerce (Part Time only) Ph.D Library and Information Science (Part Time & Full Time)
M. Phil Library and Information Science (Part Time & Full Time) Ph.D Computer Science (Part Time & Full Time)
M. Phil Physical Education (Part Time only) Ph.D Physical Education (Part Time only)

Job Oriented Certificate / Diploma Courses

Professional Photography Fashion Designing
Floriculture Garment Construction
Land Scaping & Garden Making Garment Merchandising
Fashion Designing Bioinformatics
Garment Manufacturing Technology Apiculture
Bonsai Ornamental Fish Production and Trade
Journalism and Mass Media

Job Oriented Courses – Under Graduate

English English for Empowerment
Botany Medicinal Plants
Zoology Nutrition and Dietetics
Biotechnology Herbal Biotechnology
Applied Biotechnology – Biomass, Biofertilizer and Biocontrol agents
CS, CA, CT, IT Computer Literacy
BBA CA Insurance Principles and Practices
CDF Fashion Designing, Basics of Cosmetology Value addition of fabric dying, Printing Techniques, Jewellery Making
Commerce Advertising Management
Customer Relationship and Management

Job Oriented Courses – Post Graduate

English Reading and Writing Skills
Chemistry Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Botany Floriculture and Land Spacing
Zoology Vermitechnology, Eco Tourism
Biochemistry Medicinal Plants and Phytotherapy
Biotechnology Mushroom Technology
Herbal Biotechnology
M.Com Customer Relationship Management
Tally 9.0 Practical
Investment Management

Advanced Learners Courses

English(Unaided) Children’s Literature
Mathematics Astronomy
Internet and Java Programming
Physics Atmospheric Science
Plasma Physics
Thin Film Physics
Botany Food Processing and Preservation
Chemistry Chemistry of Corrosion & its Prevention
Medicinal Chemistry
Chemistry of Industrial Products
Biochemistry Forensic Sciences
Nepraceuticals and Functional Foods
Stem Cell Technology
Biotechnology Frontier Technologies in Biosciences
Stem Cell Technology
Computer Science Bioinformatics
Embedded Systems
Virtual Reality
Commerce Industrial Relation and Labour Law
Insurance Principles and Practice
Advertising Management

Career – Oriented Programmes

English(Unaided) Copy Writing
Biochemistry-PG Medical Laboratory Technology
BBA CA Marketing Management
M.Com Office Automation and Accounting Tally Package

Certificate, Diploma and PG Diploma Courses

Tamil Certificate course in Home Science
English Certificate course in Journalism and Mass Media
Mathematics PG Diploma in Operations Research
Botany PG Diploma in Biodiversity – Principles, Management and Conservation
Certificate course in Bonsai
Zoology Diploma in Apiculture
Diploma in Ornamental Fish Production and Trade
Biochemistry Certificate course in Mushroom Technology
CDF Diploma in Fashion Design
Diploma in Garment Construction
Diploma in Garment Merchandising
M.Com Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and Computer Applications (PGDFCA)
Post Graduate Diploma in e-Commerce and Computer Applications(PGDEC)




  • Imparting holistic and man-making education with emphasis on character, culture and value – moral and ethical.
  • Designing the curriculum and offering courses that transform its students into value added skilled human resources.
  • Constantly updating academic and management practices towards total quality management and promotion of quality in all spheres.
  • Extending the best student support services by making them comprehensive and by evolving a curriculum relevant to student community and society at large.
  • Taking steps to make education affordable and accessible by extending scholarships to the meritorious and economically disadvantaged students.
  • Moulding the teachers in such a way that they become the role models in promoting Higher Education.

Contact :


Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous),

GN Mills, Coimbatore – 641029. Tamil Nadu, INDIA

(0) 422 2642095, 2642236, 2646588

info [@] kongunaducollege.ac.in

Offered Courses:

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  • Biomedical/Biotechnology
  • Computer/IT & Related Subjects
  • Other Subjects
  • Master's Level
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  • Biomedical/Biotechnology
  • Computer/IT & Related Subjects
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