A. V. C. College

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A.V.C. College
Anbanathapuram Vahayara Charities College of Arts and Sciences
Library avc.jpg
Motto The more people learn, the more knowledge they gain (in Tamil)
Type Autonomous college for both men and women
Established 1955
Principal Dr R. Nagarajan
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 5185[1]
Location Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Rural
Affiliations Bharathidasan University
Website http://www.avccollege.net

Anbanathapuram Vahaira Charities College of Arts and Sciences (abbreviated A.V.C. College) is a college in Mayiladuthurai, India. It was founded in 1955, moved to its present site in 1957, and received autonomous status in 1987.[1] It is one of three colleges supported by the Anbanathapuram Vahaira Charities, the others being the A. V. C. Polytechnic and the A. V. C. College of Engineering. The three colleges share a campus located in the village of Mannampandal, about 5Km east of the Mayiladuthurai, on the road towards Sembanarkoil; although they are independent entities, they share some facilities. The College is recognized by the University Grants Commission as a "College with Potential for Excellence".[1] It offers degrees up to PhD level.

Departments and courses[edit]


The college includes the following departments

  • Tamil
  • English
  • History
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Science
  • Microbiology
  • Management Studies
  • Visual Communication
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • BPO Management
  • Physical Education

Programmes of study[edit]

The college offers both Day and Evening programmes.

The Day College offers undergraduate majors in English, History, Economics, Commerce, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology, and taught postgraduate degrees in Economics, Commerce, Mathematics and Wildlife Biology. It also offers research degrees (MPhil and Phd) in Zoology, Commerce, Economics, Tamil, Botany (PhD only), History (PhD only), Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (MPhil only).

The Evening College offers undergraduate majors and taught postgraduate degrees in Commerce, Computer Science, Electronic Science, Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Home Science (undergraduate only), Mathematics, Visual Communication (undergraduate only), Biotechnology, Business Administration (undergraduate only), Commercial Administration, Tamil, English, Botany (postgraduate only) and Zoology (postgraduate only); it also offers some diploma and certificate courses.

Students and facilities[edit]

Undergraduate students at the college come mainly from rural areas in its neighbourhood; the college provides transport from a number of locations. In addition frequent public bus services pass the college, linking it to Mayiladuthurai and to smaller towns to the east. Hostels for men (150 places) and women (200 places) are located on the campus. Postgraduate students are recruited from a wider area, particularly for courses in the College's specialised research areas such as Wildlife Biology.


A.V.C College belongs to the A.V Charity. Sri S. Ramalingam Pillai sowed the seeds of A.V. Charities in 1806 in memory of his beloved son Thiru Velayutham Pillai.[2] A.V. Charities began its educational services by starting the A.V.C. college in 1955,[3] the other two colleges being added later. A.V. Charities serve as beacon light in the field of education to the innumerable youth with rural background.[2] A particular goal of the Charities was to increase the educational opportunities available to young people from rural areas, and this remains an important mission of the college.


A.V.C college won the men's and women's state level volleyball title, held in Dalmiapuram, which was organised jointly by Dalmia Cement Limited and Tiruchi District Volleyball Association (TDVA).[4]


  1. ^ a b c A. V. C. College Handbook, 2016-2017
  2. ^ a b "History of A.V.C College", Retrieved on 13/11/14
  3. ^ "started year", Retrieved on 13/11/14
  4. ^ "About sports event in Newspaper"-The Hindu Newspaper, Retrieved on 13/11/14

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Coordinates: 11°05′52″N 79°39′03″E / 11.09784°N 79.650726°E / 11.09784; 79.650726