Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College


Thanthai Periyar Government Arts and Science College, ever since its inception has been striving to contribute to the welfare of its society in various ways. The distinctive feature of the college which is like a mother child relationship is the Alumni Association of Thanthai Periyar Government Arts and Science College founded and headed by the illustrious alumina Trichy N. Shiva, M.A., B.L Member of Parliament. The Alumni runs parallel with the governing body of the college taking part in all the initiatives of the college and lends imminent help in infra-structure development, student welfare and ultimately leading to the overall development of the college. The institution shares a very special bond with the alumni which is evident through their contribution for the growth and development of the college.

Periyar E.V.R College, Alumni Association was officially registered on 19 September, 2003 under Certificate of Registration of Societies Act, XXVII Act of 1975, with serial number 111/2003 with 51 members. The Association was named as PERIYAL, after the founder. At present, there are nearly 1500 members who have invested in this association. The contributions of alumni inspire and encourage the present students. The Association not only serves as a bridge between the old students and institution, but also gains strength from the innovative ideas and financial support rendered by the association.

Every year the alumni gather on the Founder’s Day on17 September at the College campus. Their celebrations include just not their happy meeting and parting but also planning ways and means of enriching the campus. By the magnanimous funds contributed by them the college has obtained many essential facilities.

An illustrious member of this Association is Honorable, Member of Parliament Trichy N.Siva, M.A, B.L, who did his post-graduation in English. He strives hard to unite all the old students and sustain the Association in an effective manner. He takes initiatives in the development and growth of the institution. As an initiative to enhance the use of computer usage by the students N. Shiva M.P. contributed a separate building for the Computer Science Department in the academic year 2001-2002. He also noticed the lack of an auditorium in the institution. So he contributed a sum of Rupees 50 lakhs from his development fund. The college was thus able to get a huge auditorium with technical facilities. Further he also provides Rupees 85,000 for its maintenance every year. Bearing in mind, the welfare of the students he thwarted the attempt to close B.A. History English Medium section which is a most sought after course by the rural students. Moreover when the government decided to build the Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education Office within the college premises he intervened and took steps to withhold it. Thereby, saving the land, exclusively for the college. Keeping in mind the thousands of girl students studying in the college and taking into account their health and hygiene the Alumni association built the Maniyammai wash room with facility for resting. Rupees 20 lakhs was contributed from the MP fund of Trichy Shiva. The washroom also harbours a differently abled friendly washroom. The alumni donate 50, 000 rupees per year for the purchase of books to the library. The Alumina who had spent many hours in the shade of the great banyan tree in the campus was devastated when it was brought down by a cyclone. The alumni members revived the tree back to life scientifically and it stands live and tall till date. This is one of their ventures on saving the environment.

The alumni function is celebrated from morn till night with various programmes and has a perfect agenda. Names of Great men and women of great stature and intelligence decorate the guest list of the Alumni like K. Veeramani General Secretary of Dravida Kalagam, Honourable Minister Duraimurugan, Member of Parliament, K. Kanimozhi, Member of Parliament, E.V.K.S Elangovan, M.L.A. Vanathi Seenivasan, Professor Suba Veera Pandiyan. Movie personalities and popular speakers were also invited. Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu, Director and actor Thangar Bachan, Director and actor Sashi kumar, Director Seenu Ramaswamy, actor M.S. Baskar was some of the movie personalities who adorned the Alumini built stage of the auditorium.

Debates formed a regular feature of the alumni programmes which enhanced the knowledge and skill of the students. Professor Ganasambandhan, Naguchuvai Thendral Shanmuga Vadivel and Dindigul Leoni participated and conducted debates on socially relevant topics which were all an eye opener to the student community.

Honouring Thanthai Periyar a six feet statue of Periyar was set up right in front of the Auditorium. To harness the force of the alumnae many Whats’up groups were started and information shared. Many professors of this institution who studied here serve as part and parcel of this Alumni association. They take initiatives in the overall development of the upcoming students.

Regular meetings are conducted by the alumnae. Three meetings were conducted in the year 2017-18 on 10.8.2017, 27.8.2017 and 30.10 .2017 respectively. Two EC meetings were conducted in the year 2018-19 to make preparation for the Annual General Body Meeting.

Contribution of the Association to the college.

Year 2014-2015
General Body meeting – Annual Meet on 20.09.2014.

Year 2015-2016
General Body Meeting – Annual Meet on 16.08.2015.
Undertook the great job of rejuvenating the age-old Banyan tree,

Year 2016-2017
General Body Meeting -Annual Meet on 18.09.2016.
Spent Rs. 60,000- on Providing a bore well and a Park with fencing.

Year 2017-2018

General Body Meeting – Annual Meet on 16.09.2018.
Done Maintenance work of our College Thanthai Periyar Auditorium at the cost of Rs. 85,000/-

Year 2018-2019

Conducted two E.C meeting on 04.07.2018 and 01.08.2019.
A Ladies Rest Room at the cost of Rs 20 Lakhs from our Patron -Alumni
Hon Tiruchi Siva (MPLADS fund)

Year 2019-2020 Not conducted due to Covid 19 Pandemic

Year 2020-2021 Not conducted due to Covid 19 Pandemic

Year 2021-2022

General Body Meeting – the 19tn Annual Meet on 19.09.2021 Honourable Trichy Siva M.P. Honourable S. Venkatesan M.P and Mr. R.V. Udhayakumar (Tamil film director) gave felicitations.

Year 2022-2023

General Body Meeting – Annual Meet on 18.09.2022. Hon Tiruchi Siva, Mr. S. Sathyaraj – a famous Tamil film actor and Mr. M. Pradeep Kumar IAS gave felicitations.

Year 2023-2024
11 unparented UG Freshers are given Rs 3,000 to meet out their educational expenditures on 06.10.2023

A Desktop Computer, an UPS, and a Xerox machine and a machinist are provided to help the students take print outs and xerox inside the college premises. Date of Inauguration of the fecility-27.12.2023

Trichy. N. Siva, M.P.
President (Ex. officio)
Dr. P.S. Vijayalakshmi
Mrs. Surya Wahab
General Secretary
Mr. R. Senthilrajan
Mr. P. Krishna Gopal
Prof. T. Ponnan
Dr. R. Joseph
Mr. T. Saravanan
Mr. ‘Parasakthi’ Balu
Mr. Rajendracholan
Vice Presidents
Dr. P. Panneer Selvam
Dr. M. Panneer Selvam
Dr. V. Paramasivam
Mr. K. Rajalingam
Mr. V. Vadivel
Joint Secretaries
Mr. S. Krishnamoorthi
Mr. K. Balakrishnan
Dr. A. Manivannan
Dr. J. Murgesan
Mr. M. Balasubramaniam