Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College



The Youth Red Cross is a constituent of Indian Red Cross Society. The main objectives are creating an awareness on the care of their own health and to enable the spirit of service and sense of duty with dedication and devotion amongst the student community. The major activities of YRC are conducting various programmes like Campus Cleaning, First Aid Camp, health and nutrition. Every year a blood group testing camp is conducted for the benefits of newly admitted UG and PG students of our college. Students with rare blood groups are encouraged for donating blood to the needy

Programmes Conducted - 2018-19

Details of Programmes / Activities – 2017-2018
Name of the Programme &
Organized by
Venue and Date
Number of Students Participated

Swatchh Bharat Mission Awareness Programme

Organized by Tiruchirappalli City Corporation

City Club, Tiruchirappalli



Blood Donation Camp by

Organized by Blood Bank,
Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Hospital,

Auditorium ,
Periyar EVR College, Trichirappalli



(Donated 62 Units of Blood)


One Day Zonal Level Seminar for Coordinators

Organized by Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch

Bharathidasan University, Kajamalai Campus


YRC Coordinator


Awareness Rally,
Against “Drug Abuse”

Organized by Indian Red Cross Society, NSS, NCC, EXNORA and RRC, Tiruchirappalli

(from Vesitry School to Railway Junction)



Eye Test Camp for Students and Staff
Organized by YRC with Mahatma Eye Hospital, Tiruchirappalli

Auditorium ,
Periyar EVR College, Trichirappalli


300 and Staff Members

Mental Health Awareness Rally
by Athma Hospital,Tiruchirappalli.

From Ulavar santhai to Anna stadium. Trichy



Seminar on Advantages of Sidha Medicine

by YRC and RRC with Mahatma Gandhi Govt Hospital , Dept.of Sidha,Tiruchirappalli.

Old Auditorium ,
Periyar EVR College, Trichirappalli


Dr. P.S. Vijayalakshmi , M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. R. Gunasekaran
Asst. Prof. in Tamil


RRC was created in 1991 by the visual artists caucus , New York city America. RRC is a movement started by the Govt. of India in schools and colleges through which students will spread awareness over HIV/AIDS. The symbol Red Ribbon as an awareness ribbon is used as the symbol for the solidarity of people living with HIV/AIDS and for the awareness and prevention of drug abuse and drunk driving. Every year December 1st is celebrated as a World Aids Day.

Objectives of the RRC:

  • To reduce new occurrences of HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on HIV prevention methods.
  • To induce the spirit among youth to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against PLHWAS.
Topic name
Resource Person
Ayush Awareness & Life Style
Maru.S.Kamaraj BSMS.Dip. in Yoga , District Siddha Officer, Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Trichy-17
FM Radio Live program at to 1.00 pm with Students and doctors.
HIV Awareness and common health tips
1.Thiru.K.Jayabal M.SW.M.Phil., ICTC Counselor.MGM Govt.Hospital, Trichy-17.
2. Tmt.A.Tamil, DIC President , Trichy.
HIV Awareness and identification of blood group
Tmt.A.Tamil, DIC President , Trichy.
History, Epidemiology and Basic facts on HIV/AIDS
Thiru.R.Senthil kumar , District coordinator IDAPCU) , RRC, Trichy.
Dr. P.S. Vijayalakshmi , M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. S. Sasikala
Assistant Professor in Statistics


“Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”.

-Dr. B.R.Ambethkar

Legal Literacy Club was established in our college in the session 2017-18 under the direction of District Legal Service Authority of Tiruchirappalli on 30.08.2017. The core purpose of this club is to create legal awareness among young minds and to identify the problems of their fellow citizens in the neighborhood. As students are considered the future leaders, they are the best minds to communicate between those in need. They are helpful in dissemination of information about legal aid programmes by creating legal awareness among the masses, and to make use of their potential and spirit for the cause of disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society and empathize and identify the problems of the people and make justice accessible to all. There are 100 students enrolled as members of this club and they are given legal awareness by Judges and Advocatess from Tiruchirappalli District Court.

The following awareness classes were conducted by Legal Literacy Club.

  • Legal Literacy Club Programme started on 30.08.2017 by Tmt. Geetha, M.L, Chairman and Honourable District Judge, Permanent Lok- Adalat, Tiruchirappalli District.
  • Legal Awareness Programme on 13.10.2017 by M.Chinnamani B.A., B.L Advocate, District Court, Tiruchirappalli District.
  • Legal Awareness Programme on 04.10.2018 by N.Rajeshwaran B.A., B.L, Advocate, District Court, Tiruchirappalli District.
  • Legal Awareness Programme on 21.12.2018 by M.Chandran, Sub-Judge, District Court, Tiruchirappalli District.
Dr. P.S. Vijayalakshmi , M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. R. Ramji
Assistant Professor in Commerce


The Consumer club of the college functions with the main objective of creating awareness among students community thereby to their friends, families and neighbourhoods and thereby the entire society in which they live in. The club aims at inculcating the spirit of the consumerism in the minds of the present day youth and thereby ensuring the protection of consumer rights and thereby strengthening the consumer movements in the country.

The seed of Consumer club was sown in the year 2005 with the name Periyar EVR College Consumer Club having the then Principal Dr. S. Anbanandan as the President of the College consumer club, with Dr. P. Dheivendran, Reader in Economics as the Teacher Co-ordinator of the club. From 2011 on wards Dr. N. Ramya, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce was the Teacher Co-ordinator of consumer club till August 2016. Since then Dr. K.Chitravel Sankari, Associate Professor of Economics is the Teacher Co-ordinator of the Consumer Club till date.

Since its inception the club has been very active conducting meetings and creating awareness programmes related to consumer rights, duties and responsibilities every year. Consumer Rights day is celebrated every year which falls on 15th March.

Events at a glance

Consumer Rights Day
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Consumer Awareness Programme
Consumer Rights Day
Dr. P.S. Vijayalakshmi , M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. K. Chithravel Sankari
Assistant Professor in Economics

Rotaract Club

The Rotaract club of Periyar EVR College was established in the 2016. The Rotary Mid-Town Trichy is the parent club of our college Rotaract club. From various department, more than 75 students being as members in this club. This club is headed by a staff as a coordinator, a president (student), a secretary (student), and a treasurer (student). The present heads are:

Dr. R. Sudha, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce
S. Alamelu, M.Com., I year
M. Dharmaraj, B.Com. II year
S. Pavithra, M. Com., I year

Every year the club installation Programme will be held. Our college principal, staff coordinator, student president, secretary, treasurer, Rotary president, members and the student members are participating in this programme. In this programme the new student president, secretary and treasurer are elected and appointed for the year.

The aim of this club is supporting to our parent club activities. The parent club conducts many social service programs. They area:

  • Rotary youth leadership award programme (every year)
  • Cross Road RYLA programme (every year)
  • Road safety awareness programme


Our Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women.The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. Within the framework of a democratic polity, our laws, development policies, Plans and programmes have aimed at women’s advancement in different spheres. From the Fifth Five Year Plan (1974-78) onwards has been a marked shift in the approach to women’s issues from welfare to development. In recent years, the empowerment of women has been recognized as the central issue in determining the status of women. The National Commission for Women was set up by an Act of Parliament in 1990 to safeguard the rights and legal entitlements of women. The 73rd and 74th Amendments (1993) to the Constitution of India have provided for reservation of seats in the local bodies of Panchayats and Municipalities for women, laying a strong foundation for their participation in decision making at the local levels.

India has also ratified various international conventions and human rights instruments committing to secure equal rights of women. Key among them is the ratification of the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1993.The Government of India attempted to gender sensitise the Budget initially through the Women’s Component Plan (by state governments also) and then more intensively with Gender Responsive Budgeting institutionalized through the Gender Budget Statement published every year since 2005 ‐ 2006 with the Union Budget (in some states as well). This highlights the budgetary allocations for 100 percent women specific programmes (Part A) and those programmes in which at least 30 percent flows to women (Part B) in the annual expenditure budget.The women’s movement and a wide-spread network of non-Government Organisations which have strong grass-roots presence and deep insight into women’s concerns have contributed in inspiring initiatives for the empowerment of women.However, there still exists a wide gap between the goals enunciated in the Constitution, legislation, policies, plans, programmes, and related mechanisms on the one hand and the situational reality of the status of women in India, on the other. This has been analyzed extensively in the Report of the High level Committee on the Status of Women in India, 2015.

Gender disparity manifests itself in various forms, the most obvious being the trend of continuously declining female ratio in the population in the last few decades. Social stereotyping, violence at the domestic and societal levels, acute wage differentials and discrimination and continuing commodification in society are some of the other manifestations. Migration, skewed sex ratio, environmental degradation have added to the women’s vulnerability. The underlying causes of gender inequality are related to social and economic structure, which is based on informal and formal norms, and practices.Consequently, the access of women particularly those belonging to weaker sections including Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/ Other backward Classes and minorities, majority of whom are in the rural areas and in the informal, unorganized sector – to education, health and productive resources, among others, is inadequate. Therefore, they remain largely marginalized, poor and socially excluded.

The government has recognised these paradoxes and attempted to address these in policies, legislation and programmes. Development programmes introduced to bring gender equality have produced mixed results. Legislative changes have faced resistance in their implementation due to social, cultural and religious mores.

Dr. P.S. Vijayalakshmi , M.Com., MBA., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
Dr. K. Radah
Associate Professor in English

Dr. R. Sudha
Assistant Professor in Commerce