DG Vaishnav College

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DG Vaishnav College
DGV Logo
Motto सत्यं परं धीमहि
Motto in English
May we meditate upon the Supreme Truth
Type Autonomous
Established 1964
Affiliation University of Madras
Principal Dr. T. Santhanam, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A
Location Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Urban
Colors      Blue      Brick Red
Website http://www.dgvaishnavcollege.edu.in

DG Vaishnav College (Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College), commonly known as DGVC, is a Liberal arts, commerce and science college in Chennai, India. It is an autonomous institution affiliated with the University of Madras.

The College[edit]

The blessings of Lord Krishna and the benedictions of H.H. 108 Goswami Shri. Mathureshwarji Maharajshri had inspired the families of Shri Jamuna Doss and Shri. Purushotam Doss renowned Philanthropists to establish an educational institution for higher education in Chennai. They together with the kind - hearted Maheswaris and Agarwals of Rajasthan and Gujarat founded Shri Vallabhacharya Vidya Sabha in the year 1963, with the sole purpose of imparting value based education for all and for the linguistic minorities in particular. The founding of the College was in the year 1964. His Holiness 108 Goswami Shri Maharajshri Mathureshwarji laid the foundation stone for the building on 13 November 1963 at “Gokul Bagh”. In the year of its incep-tion, the College offered a degree course in Mathematics along with Pre-University Courses. The very next year degree courses in Physics and Economics were introduced. The philanthropic zeal coupled with single-minded dedication evinced by the Management for the purpose of advancing knowledge and disseminating it, has helped the college emerge as one of the outstanding institutions of higher learning in Chennai. The history of the college is marked by the presence of illustrious principals ably assisted by dedicated teachers. Our students through their exemplary prowess have won laurels and accolades that have built the college to be what it is now. Today, it has grown to be one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the state. The College now has 7 UG and 6 PG (Aided), 12 UG and 11 PG (Self-Supporting) programmes. Research Programmes such as M.Phil, (Commerce, Economics, Chemistry and Mathematics ) and Ph.D. (Commerce, Economics, Chemistry and Computers) has become part of the academic curriculum.

Academic Achievements[edit]

The outstanding performance of our students in both curricular and co-curricular activities makes our college stand as an epitome of excellence in Higher Education. Our students have been University Rank Holders. The college results through the years bear testimony to the high standard of education provided by the institution. The Year 2004-2005 saw the culmination of the achievements made, with the college being accredited with ‘A’ Grade by the NAAC Committee. We take pride in professing that our Alumni hold positions of prominence in society.


The College has been conferred the status of “AUTONOMY” by the UGC and endorsed by the University of Madras from the academic year 2009 - 2010. Consequently students admitted to various UG, PG and M.Phil courses during the academic year 2009 - 2010 will come under Autonomous pattern. The current batch of IInd Year & IIIrd Year UG Students and IInd Year PG Students will continue under affiliated mode.


DG Vaishnav College was affiliated to the University of Madras, however the College has been conferred the status of “AUTONOMY” by the UGC and endorsed by the University of Madras from the academic year 2009 - 2010. Consequently, students admitted to various UG, PG and M.Phil courses during the academic year 2009 - 2010 will come under Autonomous pattern.

National Social Service[edit]

There are five NSS units of which one is exclusively for the girl students. The NSS unit of this college has the distinction of participating and organising and participating in National Integration Programmes. The unit fosters a sense of social responsibility and helps students acquire leadership qualities to become socially responsible citizens.

National Cadet Corps[edit]

The college is very famous for National Cadet Corps (NCC). The NCC has two wings Infantry (1 Tamil Nadu Battalion) and Armoured (1 Tamil Nadu Armoured Squadron). The college has represented Tamil Nadu contingent for Republic Day at New Delhi.The cadets of the college have won the award "All India Best Cadet" .The cadets of the college have also represented the nation as youth Ambassadors. The college conducts "CADOFEST" - Inter Collegiate competitions for NCC Cadets. CADOFEST marked its 25th Year in 2007.

Courses offered[edit]

UG Courses

Day College - Shift – I Evening College -Shift - II
B.A. (Economics) B.A. (Tamil)
B.Com (General) B.A. (English)
B.Com (Corporate Secretary ship) B.A. (Economics)
B.Sc. Mathematics (MPC)&(MAN) B.A. (Business Economics)
B.Sc. (Physics) B.A. (Sociology)
B.Sc. (Chemistry) B.A. (Tourism & Travel Management)
B.Sc. (Plant Biology and Bio-Technology) B.A. (Criminology & Police Administration)
B.Com (General)
B.Com (Corporate Secretaryship)
B.Com (Honours)
B.Com (Accounting & Finance)
B.Com (Bank Management)
B.Sc. (Biotechnology)
B.Sc. (Bio-Chemistry)
B.Sc. (Computer Science)
B.Sc. (Mathematics with Computer Application)
B.Sc. (Visual Communication)
B.Sc. (Interior Design & Decor)
B.Sc. (Psychology)
B.Sc. (Physics with Computer Application)

PG Courses

Day College - Shift – I Evening College -Shift - II
M.A. (Economics) M.A. (Business Economics)
M.A. (Social Work) M.A. (H.R.M)
M.Com M.A. (Journalism)
M.C.A M.Com
M.Sc. (Mathematics) M.B.A
M.Sc. (Chemistry) M.C.A
M.Sc. (Physics)
M.Sc. (Micro Biology)
M.Sc. (Bio-Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Bio-Technology)
M.Sc. (Computer Science)
M.Sc. (IT)

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°04′26″N 80°12′46″E / 13.0739°N 80.2128°E / 13.0739; 80.2128