Voorhees College (India)

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Voorhees College
Established 1898
Location Vellore

Voorhees College is a college in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1898 as Arcot Mission College, when Arcot Mission High School was amalgamated to the University of Madras. The college is named after its benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Voorhees of the Reformed Church in America.[1] The college began offering master's level courses in 1975. The College is managed by the Church of South India, Diocese of Vellore. The Chairman of the College is the Bishop of Vellore, and the motto is "In vain without God."

The college is affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore and it is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, with an A grade (2005).

The College has produced over the years innumerable potential individuals to the society and to the nation at-large. The former President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) was a proud alumnus of Voorhees College.


The following courses are offered:

Undergraduate courses

  • B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. English
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Tamil
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Botany
  • B.B.A. (Business Administration)
  • B.Com. (Aided)
  • B.Com. (self-financing)
  • B.C.A (Computer Applications)

Postgraduate courses

  • M.A. History
  • M.A. Tamil (self-financing)
  • M.A. English (Self-financing)
  • M.A. Economics (Self-financing)
  • M.Com.
  • M.Sc. Chemistry (self-financing)
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Physics (self-financing)
  • M.Sc. Zoology


  • M.Phil. Tamil
  • M.Phil. History
  • M.Phil. Commerce
  • M.Phil. Zoology
  • M.Phil. Physics
  • M.Phil. Chemistry
  • M.Phil. Mathematics
  • Ph.D. in Commerce
  • Ph.D. in History
  • Ph.D. in Tamil
  • Ph.D. in Zoology


  1. ^ Hope College, Michigan. Elizabeth Rodman Voorhees. Hope College, Michigan. 

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