About Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College

Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College

Periyar Erode Venkata Ramasamy
(Legendary Leader 1879-1973)

Thanthai Periyar was a visionary leader and a social reformer. He was an Indian social activist, politician and founder of “Self-Respect Movement”. Periyar was the well known leader because he was perceived to be a genuine individual, a rarity among those in public life.

Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College

In the year 1965, the Government of Tamil Nadu Started Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College in Tiruchirappalli, the central part of Tamilnadu, naming it after the great thinker and social reformer Thanthai Periyar. Half a century ago, higher education was beyond the reach of the oppressed and economically marginalized younger generation in and around Tiruchirappalli. To cater the educational requisites, Thanthai Periyar, the visionary leader of Justice Party and a well-known social reformer of Tamil Nadu, generously donated 9.65 acres of his land and Rs.3.5 lakhs, and requested the Tamil Nadu Government to start a college at Tiruchirappalli. Utilizing the philanthropic help of Thanthai Periyar, the Government of Tamil Nadu started a Government College at Race Course Road, Khaja Nagar, Tiruchirappalli during the academic year 1965-1966, and named it ‘Periyar EVR College’ in honour of the leader. The then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Honourable M. Bhakthavatchalam inaugurated the college on 24.08.1965.

Now, our college campus is expanded to 52.62 acres endowed with adequate classrooms and infrastructural facilities. Nearly ninety percentstudents of this college belong to the oppressed and economically marginalized sections, who hail from rural and urban background. Many of them are first generation learners. Periyar E.V.R. College performs the role of uplifting the poor students by providing them holistic higher education and mould them as reputable individuals with responsibilities towards their families, society and ultimately the nation. Due to the selfless services and credibility of the academia, the college attained autonomous status during 1998-1999. Now we offer 15 Under Graduate and 16 Post Graduate programmes in addition to 14 M.Phil programmes. Thirteen of our departments have been recognized as potential Research Centers by the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. Special Shift System (SSS) was introduced in the year 2006 by the State Government Policy of Education with the available infrastructure.

The development of the college in the academic, extracurricular and extension programs are due to the able leadership of several academics of this prestigious institution. The college, which was originally affiliated to Madras University, came under the jurisdiction of Bharathidasan University in 1982. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Semester Pattern were introduced during the years 2005 to 2008. Revised Choice Based Credit System (RCBCS) have been followed from 2008-2011 and then, the next change in the syllabus was introduced as New Revised Choice Based Credit System (NRCBCS) from 2011 to 2015. From 2015-2018, the Modified Choice Based Credit System (MCBCS) was adopted, and We follow the Enriched Choice Based Credit System from 2018 onwards. Our college strives to balance the spectrum of needs by constantly revamping its syllabi and re-designing the course structure. Our curriculum design, development, implementation and enrichment processes ensure the students to meet global challenges. Over the years, our college has created a system which ensures democratic decision-making and flexibility to introduce innovations, to meet the current needs and to achieve the overall goals.

Thanthai Periyar Government Arts & Science College stands as a beacon of knowledge for generations. It preserves its ancient heritage and simultaneously forges ahead with the changing times and makes its presence felt in the academic sphere of the State.

Name and address of the College

NameAddressCityStateWebsite
Periyar EVR College (AUTONOMOUS)Race Course Road KajamalaiTiruchirappalli – 620 023Tamil Naduwww.periyarevrcollege.ac.in

Communication Detail

DesignationNameTelephone with STD codeMobileEmail
Principal & Chair PersonDr.J. Suganthi0431-242007999440 55347periyarevrcollege@yahoo.com
Status of the Autonomous College by managementGovernment
Name of University to which the College is AffiliatedBHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY TRICHY
Date of establishment, prior to the grant of Autonomy24.08.1965
Date of grant of Autonomy to the College by UGC05.10.1998

Type of institution

By GenderBy ShiftSource of funding
Co-EducationRegular & EveningGovernment & UGC

Details of UGC recognition

Under SectionDate, Month & Year (dd-mm-yyyy)Remarks (If any)
i. 2 (f)24.08.1965Certificate of recognition u/s 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act – under Autonomy Section
ii. 12 (B)09.02.1998

Location of the campus and area

Location : Periyar EVR College is located in Urban area and within the city limit.

Campus area in Sq. mtsBuilt up area in Sq. mts.
2,07,650 sq.mts15097 sq.mts

Facilities available on the campus

  • Auditorium / Seminar Complex
  • Waste management facility
  • play ground
  • gymnasium
  • Cafeteria
  • Boys’ hostels
  • Girls’ hostels
  • Book shops
  • First aid facility
  • Ambulance facility
  • Emergency care facility
  • Bank
  • ATM
  • Post office

Programmes offered by the institution in nutshell

Programme LevelDurationNumber of programmes offeredEligibility
UG3 Years15Plus 2 (A pass in Higher Secondary Examination)
PG2 Years15A pass in respective UG Examinations
M.Phil. Full TimeOne Year13A pass in respective PG Examinations in the respective discipline
M.Phil. Part TimeTwo Years10
Ph.D. Full TimeTwo Years – (with M. Phil.)
Three Years – (Without M. Phil.)
10PG/ M. Phil. Degree in the respective discipline
Ph.D. Part TimeThree Years – (with M. Phil.)
Four Years – (Without M. Phil.)
14

Details of Regulatory Authorities visited

a. Autonomous Review Committee visited on 21 st and 22 nd January, 2016 and granted Autonomy extension upto 2021.

Sl.No.Members of Autonomous Extension Review Committee
1Dr. Harish Padh, Chairperson
Vice-Chancellor
Sardar Patel University
Vallabh, Vidyanaga, Gujarat-388 120.
2Dr.Sasi Kanta Dash, Member
Principal, Bharathidasan Government College for Women
Puducherry-605 003.
3Dr.Madhu Gupta, Member
117-C, Pocket-F
Phase-II, Mayur Vihar, Delhi-110 091.
4Dr.K.Kala, State Government Nominee
Regional Joint Director-Tiruchirappalli Region
Directorate of Collegiate Education Services
Tiruchirappalli-620 020.
5Dr.K.Parthasarathy, University Nominee
Department of Life Long Learning
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli-620 023.
6Sh. G.K.Pasrija, Coordinating Officer
Under Secretary
University Grants Commission
South Eastern Regional Office, Hyderabad-500 001.

b. Triennial Committee (Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli):

Triennial committee consisting representatives from Barathidhasan University Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu visited our College on 26.02.2016. Dr. Nallathambi, Dr. Parthasarathy and Dr. Iona inspected our College and appreciated the smooth running of the college.

Date of accreditation

Cycle 1Cycle 2Cycle 3
07/02/200021/05/200627/03/2016
Accreditation outcome/resultsAccreditation outcome/resultsAccreditation outcome/results
Three Star
B+A

a. Date of establishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) : 01.01.2005

b. Dates of submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQARs).

Sl.No.Year of IQAC ReportSubmission of IQAC Report
12016 – 201717.09.2017
22017 – 201811.12.2018

Vision

To provide higher education to the socially and economically weaker sections and to empower them to live with dignity and honour.

Mission

  • To impart knowledge and skills through higher education.
  • To make the students aware of their social responsibilities.
  • To develop the students’ individual personality to meet global challenges.
  • To enhance employability competence of the students
  • To achieve the communal harmony and national integration

Blending with the vision and mission of the college, all the staff and students strive to do their best to bring the college into a ‘College of Excellence’.

objectives

To help the students for developing their all round personality and make the students conscious of their social responsibility. The aim is to bring the college as an Institution of Excellence in Education and Research

  • By empowering young minds with leadership qualities
  • By enabling them to live a contented life
  • By fulfilling their social responsibilities
  • By encouraging their inter personal relationship
  • By improving teaching and learning strategies and infrastructure
  • By providing our students the professional competence to meet the academic, scholastic and societal needs

List of Principals – Down the Years

Sl.No.Name of the PrincipalPeriod
1
Prof. K. Perumal
1965-66
2
Prof. T. Kamalakannan
1965-66
3
Prof. U.R. Suriyanarayanan
1966-69
4
Prof. A. Krishnamoorthi
1969-70
5
Prof. K. Govindharasan
1970-71
6
Prof. P.T. Muniyappa
1971-73
7
Prof. K. Aaludaiyapillai
1973-75
8
Prof. U.R. Suriyanarayanan
1975-79
9
Prof. P.V. Seenivasan
1979-80
10
Prof .Y.P. Ramachandran
1979-80
11
Prof. S. Nagarasan
1980-81
12
Prof.N. Chandrakanth Mudhaliyar
1980-81
13
Prof. P.S. Krishnasami
1981-82
14
Prof. K. Venkatachalam
1982-84
15
Prof. R. Ponnusamy
1984-85
16
Prof. S.N. Kulandaisamy
1984-85
17
Prof. N. Sandhaanakrishnan
1985-87
18
Prof. N. Kasinathan
1987-88
19
Prof. A.V. Seenivasan
1989-90
20
Prof. T.Raiyer
1991-92
21
Prof. Rama. Muthaiyyan
1992-94
22
Prof. M. Jeyarama Arumugam
1994-95
23
Prof. R.S. Jegadheesbose
1995-95
24
Prof. K. Krishnamoorthi
1997-98
25
Prof. M. Muthuveeraganapathi
1998-99
26
Prof.Mrs. Pirimula Neusam
1999
27
Prof. P. Thangavel
1999-2001
28
Prof. K. Sundhararaman
2001-2002
29
Dr. N. Karunanithi
2002-2004
30
Prof. S. Anbaanandhan
2004-2005
31
Prof. A.Mutharasu
2005-2007
32
Prof. Mrs. Sheela GnanaSironmani
2007-2008
33
Dr. A.Paul Selvaraj
2008-2009
34
Prof. R.Jesintha Santhakumari
2009-2010
35
Prof. K.Rajeswari (Principal I/c)
2010-2011
36
Prof.PL. Gowthaman (Principal I/c)
2011-2012
37
Prof. D.Thirumaran (Principal I/c)
2012-2013
38
Dr. K.Sekar
22.8.12 – 07.2.14
39
Prof. P.Tamilmani (Principal I/c)
08.2.14 -30.6.14
40
Dr. M.Balasundaram
01.7.14 – 23.7.14
41
Dr. N.Selvraj
23.7.14 – 31.5.15
42
Dr.V.Renganathan (Principal I/c)
01.6.15 – 02.8.15
43
Dr. J.Manjula
03.8.15 – 08.12.16
44
Prof. Santha Robinson (Principal I/c)
09.12.16 – 29.7.17 01.6.18 – 29.6.18
45
Dr. S.Rajendran
30.7.17 – 31.5.18
46
Dr. I. Julie
30.6.18 -31.05.2020
47
Dr. J. Suganthi
31.05.2020pm –

Illustrious Principals / Professors

Promoted as Regional Joint Directors (RJD) / Director of Collegiate Education (DCE)

Director of Collegiate Education
1
Dr. J. Manjula
2
Dr. K. Sekar
3
Dr. M. Muthu Veera Ganapathy
4
Prof. Ananthanarayanan
Regional Joint Directors
1
Dr. A. Megala
(Regional Joint Director – Trichy)
2
Dr. Senthamil Selvi
(Regional Joint Director, Trichy)
3
Dr. Chandrasekar
(Regional Joint Director)
4
Dr. G. Srinivasan
(Joint Director – Finance)
5
Dr. N.Karunanidhi
(Joint Director – Personnel)
6
Dr. R.S. Jegadeesh Bose
(Regional Joint Director – Trichy)
7
Dr. Rama. Muthaiyan
(Joint Director – Finance)