Government Arts College, Coimbatore

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Coordinates: 10°59′54.6″N 76°58′18.84″E / 10.998500°N 76.9719000°E / 10.998500; 76.9719000

Government Arts College
Motto Sapere Aude
Motto in English
Dare to be wise
Established 1868
Type Government co-educational Autonomous
Principal K.C. Devaraj
Location Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus Coimbatore 13.6 Acres
Affiliations Bharathiar University[1]
Govartcbe logo.jpg

Government Arts College is an autonomous college located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and affiliated to Bharathiar University.[2] It is located in the Arts college road, opposite to Cheran towers.


Government Arts College started as an Anglo-Vernacular School in 1852. The college was established before the start of Madras University. It became a graduate college in 1870 and almost a century later, a post-graduate college in 1964[3] and affiliated with Bharathiar University.

The college blazon was adopted as early as 1868 by then Principal C. C. Flanagan. After that it changed, in 1953 as a part of cenetary year celebration and in 1999 after the college was accredited, with four stars.[4]

Courses Offered[edit]

Doctorate Programmes:

Ph.D. (Botany - Plant Biology & Bio-Technology)

Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Ph.D. (English Lang.& Literature)

Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Ph.D. (Physics)

Ph.D. (Zoology - Animal Science & Bio-Technology) Ph.D.(Part time)(Public Administration)

Research Programmes:-

M.Phil. (Botany - Plant Biology & Bio-Technology)

M.Phil. (Chemistry)M.Phil. (Computer Science)

M.Phil. (English Lang.& Literature)

M.Phil. (Mathematics)M.Phil. (Physics)

M.Phil. (Zoology - Animal Science & Bio-Technology) M.Phil.(F.T)(P.T)-Public administration

Post Graduate Courses:-


M.A. (Political Science)

M.A. (Applied Geography)

M.Sc. (Botany - Plant Biology & Bio-Technology)

M.A. (Business Economics)M.Sc. (Chemistry)

M.Com. (Commerce)M.C.A. (Computer Applications)

M.Sc. (Computer Science)

M.A. (English Lang.& Literature)

M.A. (History)M.Sc. (Mathematics)

M.Sc. (Physics) M.A. (Public Administration)

M.A. (Tamil Literature)

M.Sc. (Zoology - Animal Science & Bio-Technology)

Post Graduate Diploma Courses:-

PGD in (Banking Management)

PGD in (Bio-Informatics)

PGD in (Political Science)

PGD in (Web Designing)

Under Graduate Courses:-

B.Sc. (Advanced Zoology & BioTechnology)

B.Sc. (Botany - Plant Biology & Bio-Technology)

B.B.M. (Business Management)

B.Sc. (Chemistry)

B.Com. (Commerce)

B.Com. (Computer Applications)

B.Sc. (Computer Science)

B.A. (Economics)

B.A. (English Lang.& Literature)

B.Sc. (Geography)

B.A. (History)

B.Sc. (Mathematics)

B.Sc. (Physics)

B.A. (Political Science)

B.Sc. (Psychology)

B.A. (Public Administration)

B.Sc. (Statistics)

B.A. (Tamil Literature)

B.A. (Tourism & Travel Management)

Diploma Courses:-

Diploma in (Clinical Lab Tech.) icwa(cost accounting)


  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Classrooms
  • Hostels
  • Canteen
  • Medical Care
  • Computer Lab
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Sports & Games


Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Colleges affiliated to bharathiar university". Bharathiar University. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ BU affiliated College
  3. ^ "About us". Government arts Coimbatore. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Our College Blazon". Retrieved March 26, 2012. 

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