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College of Arts & Culture

by on December 29, 2021
Main classroom and administration building, Palaniandavar College of Arts & Culture

Arulmigu Palaniandavar College of Arts & Culture, Palani was founded by Arulmigu Dandayudhapani Swami Tirukoil, Palani in 1963. The birth of this institution marked not only the fulfillment of a long-felt need but also a great step forward in the upliftment of the educational status of this part of Dindigul District.

Thanks to the remarkable zeal evinced by the trustees of the Tirukoil and the high moral support extended to them by the then Chief Minister, Tiru M. Bakthavachalam as well as by outstanding educationists like Dr. A. Lakshmanasamy Mudaliar and Rao Sahib Captain Dr. D. Sivasubramania Mudaliar, the College took shape much faster than expected and within a year it became a full-fledged first grade college affiliated to Madras University.

The College was affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University in 1969. The institution has now come into its own as a first grade college of mighty proportions. The College offers degree courses in eleven subjects and post-graduate courses in ten subjects besides M. Phil and Ph.D. in some disciplines.

The College is housed in the imposing buildings that stand on the Dindigul Road set against sylvan background and overlooked by the sacred Palani Hills. Standing right at the feet of the great Palani Āndavar, this temple of learning has drawn over 1400 votaries opting for various courses of study. Juxtaposed with the main buildings of the College stand the no less imposing hostel buildings.

Sports and studies at the foot of Palani Malai

Arulmigu Palani Āndavar College of Indian Culture was merged with the Arulmigu Palani Āndavar College in 1981-82 and renamed as Arulmigu Palani Āndavar College of Arts & Culture. We are confident that the day is not very far off when the entire terrain in and around Sivagiripatti will be converted into a great centre of learning — almost a Shanti Niketan of the South.

The College is run by Arulmigu Dandayudhapani Swami Tirukkoil under the guidance of the H.R. & C.E., (Admn.) Department, Chennai and is naturally committed to certain ideals and principles which are in tune with the greatest traditions of Indian life and Culture. It believes in and follows a pattern of curricular activities that is inseparably bound up with the pattern of values and traditions symbolized by the great temple of the sacred Palani Hills.

The College begins its day’s work with prayer in the shape of a melodious hymn in praise of Lord Murugan broadcast over a network of microphone speakers throughout the College premises. We begin our day with hand raised in bhakti reminding ourselves of the temple over the Hill and invoking His blessing on all our humble efforts to serve the community and ourselves. Every staff member, every student, parent and every one who walks into portals of this institution is therefore, called upon to identify himself with the way of life symbolized by that prayer.

Computer section boasts dozens of newly networked computers

Our College has a vision to enrich, uplift and to cater to the needs of the socially economically backward students. The demand increases, year by year for certain aided courses like TAMIL, ENGLISH, MATHS etc., on this ground, with the concurrence of the management, the college has implemented the shift system from the academic year 2019-2020, to accommodate a duel set of students under U.G & P.G programmes. The college offers good education and also provides full-fledged coaching for various courses. The college gives higher priority to the down trodden and the rural students to get educated and to learn innovative things. By introducing the shift system, the students have sufficient time to take-up part time jobs and fulfill their needs. They have opportunity to equip themselves through effective learning and efficient use of modern techniques. Classes for the Govt. aided courses are conducted in the forenoon session from 8.15 am to 1.20 pm and for SF courses the classes are conducted from 1.30 pm to 6.20 pm.

The College was reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in February 2016.

For more information contact:

Arulmigu Palaniandavar College of Arts & Culture
Palani – 624 602 India
Tel. (91) 04545-42247

Or visit the website of Arulmigu Palaniandavar College of Arts & Culture

Succession of Principals

Tiru. S. Arumuga Mudaliar, MA.,B.O.L.,LT.20.06.63 to 01-09-63
Tiru. S. Lakshminarayanan, MA., L.T.02-09-63 to 08-06-65
Tiru. R. Arumugam, MA.,L.T.09-06-65 to 08-06-66
Tiru. K.K. Arunachalam, MA.09-06-66 to 30-06-84
Tiru. S. Saratchandran MA.01-07-84to 18-06-86
Tiru. R.S. Chandransekaran, MA.,D.S.S.C.19-06-86 to 31-05-88
Dr. (Miss.) A. Punugu, B.Sc., (Hons) M.S. (TulaneI, Ph.D. (Tnontol)01-06-88 to 31-05-90
Tiru. S. Saratchandran, MA., (Principal in charge)01-06-90 to 30-09-91
Tiru. TR. Srinivasan, MA.01-10-91 to 31-05-94
Tiru. N. Sivaramakrishnan, MA., M.Phil., (Principal in-charge)01-06-94 to 22-12-94
Dr. S. Jeyabalan, M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D.23-12-94 to date

College Council

Dr. S. Jeyabalan, M.Com., M.Phil., Ph.D.President
Tiru. S. Velusamy, M.A.Tamil Department
Tiru. K. Rathinavelu, M.A. M.Phil.English Department
Tiru. C. Subbarayalu., M.A., M.Phil.History Department
Dr. Y. Kandasamy, M.A., R.D.,Indian Culture Dept.
Tiru. R. Arunachalam, M.Sc., M.Rhil.,Dip.SADP Physics Dept.
Tiru. V.K. Ravi, M.Sc.Chemistry Department
Tiru. R. Rajagopal, M.Sc., M.Phil.Botany Department
Tiru. C. Selvam, M.A., M.Phil.Economics Department
Tiru. Y. Gopal M.Com., M.Phil.Commerce Department
Tiru. R. Bangarusamy, M.A., M.R.Ed., M.Phil.Director of Physical Ed.
Tiru. R. Ponnusamy, M.Sc.Mathematics Dept.
Dr. S. Arunachalam, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.Zoology Dept.

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