I am extremely happy to be the Principal of Government Arts College, a prestigious institution in the spiritual town, Thiruvannamalai. The college is situated on the mountain path of Thiruvannamalai facing the peak of Arunachala Mountain of Bliss, where the Holy Beacon burns on Karthikai Deepam, as the sayings of Jawarlal Nehru “Educational Institutes are temples of learning, with education and knowledge as the Goddess, Teachers as it’s priests and students as its Devotees”. Established in 1966, the institution is dedicated for higher learning especially for the students, from rural area in and around Thiruvannamalai. I am proud as it is accredited by NAAC as ‘B’ – Grade College. The college presently offers 12 UG and 10 PG courses under CBCS pattern with strength of about 4300 students. M.Phil., and Ph.D., research courses are conducted in various departments. Both arts and science departments are conducting, seminars, conferences and workshops in their respective discipline to provide a unique platform to the freshers in that particular field. Apart from curriculum activities, we have National Service Scheme, National Cadet Corps, students co-operative store etc. We have fully equipped laboratories and library. The students are beneficiaries in receiving the scholarships as implemented by the Government of India and Tamil Nadu. To cope-up with the needs of the students and to meet their demands, students are taken to curriculum oriented industrial visits.
I strongly belive in the concept-t that “Education should be so revolutionised so as to answer the wants of the poor. “This college combines high academic excellence commensurate with the important goal of social justice and national goals that include socially relevant research and empowerment of large sections of marginalized population and above all, innovation of radically new thinking that can make us effective players in the domain of education and employment.
“Moral and values based Education lead to all round development” My Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan. My whole hearted wishes and thanks to all the user of our college website.