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
Type Government co-educational autonomous
Established 1868; 149 years ago (1868)
Principal Dr P.Jayalakshmi
Location Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Campus 13.6 acres (5.5 ha)
Affiliations Bharathiar University[1]
Website http://www.gacbe.ac.in/
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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.

College – An overview[edit]

Government Arts College is an Autonomous Institute located in Coimbatore city, generally noted as “Manchester of South India”, Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated in the prime location of the city with Coimbatore District Collegiate, Office of Inspector General of Police, Coimbatore District Court complex, and Coimbatore Central Railway station as Vicinity. The Gate No.II of Government Arts College is closely associated with Race course road known for exquisite natural beauty, Heritage, Picturesque parks with ever green trees. The Institution spread over 13.6 acres in the heart of the city with spectacular view accessed to various modes of major Transportations like Road, Rail and Air.

History[edit]

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 the cenetary year celebration and in 1999 after the college was accredited, with four stars.[4]

Courses offered[edit]

Doctoral programmes:

  • Ph.D. (Computer Science-FT/PT)
  • 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. (Geography)
  • M.Phil. (Chemistry)
  • M.Phil. (Computer Science-FT/PT)
  • 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:

  • MTTM (Master of Tourism & Travel Management)
  • M.A. (Political Science)
  • M.Sc. (Applied Geography)
  • M.Sc. (Botany - Plant Biology & Bio-Technology)
  • M.A. (Business Economics)
  • M.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • M.Com. (Commerce)
  • M.Com (Computer Applications)
  • 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)

Undergraduate courses:

  • B.Sc. (Physics)
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry)
  • B.Sc. (Botany)
  • B.Sc. (Zoology)
  • B.Sc. (Computer Science)
  • B.Sc. (Information Technology)
  • B.Sc. (Geography)
  • B.Sc. (Mathematics)
  • B.Sc. (Psychology)
  • B.Sc. (Statistics)
  • B.B.A. (Business Administration)
  • B.Com. (Commerce)
  • B.Com. (Computer Applications)
  • B.A. (Tourism & Travel Management)
  • B.A. (Economics)
  • B.A. (English Literature)
  • B.A. (History)
  • B.A. (Political Science)
  • B.A. (Public Administration)
  • B.A. (Tamil Literature)
  • B.A (Defence Studies)

Facilities[edit]

  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Classrooms
  • Hostels
  • Canteen
  • Medical care
  • Computer lab
  • Seminars and workshops
  • Sports and games

Support services available in the College[edit]

1 Central Library  2 Department Libraries  3 Computer Center  4 Internet Facility  5 Health center  6 Sports facilities  7 Press x 8 Workshop x 9 Hostels  10. Guest house x 11. Housing  12. Canteen  13. Grievance Redress cell  14. Placement Cell  15. Non-resident Cell x 16. ICT as learning resource  17. Any other • Museum (History & Zoology) • Gallery with Audio-visual aid 

Milestone of the college under chronological order[edit]

S.No. Year Milestones

1. 1852 The Institute is declared open as an Anglo-Vernacular School by the Coimbatore District Collector Mr. Thomas during British rule. 2. 1861 The Institute is upgraded as Middle school under the Headship of Mr. T.G. Davis 3. 1867 The Institute is upgraded as High School under the Headship of Mr. Flanagan. 4. 1868 The Institute started offering Pre-University Course in FA 5. 1869 Pre-university classes are Initiated 6. 1870 Mr. R. Krishna Iyer – The very first graduate of the Institute. 7. 1914 Mr. K.S. Vaithyanatha Iyer – The first Indian Principal of the Institute 8. 1919 The Institution is undertaken by the Government of Tamilnadu 9. 1931 The college shifted to present premises 10. 1932 First women joined in the Institute 11. 1946 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in Mathematics, Zoology, Commerce. 12. 1948 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in Economics and History 13. 1950 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in Geography 14. 1952 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme on Classical Languages (B.O.L) 15. 1953 Centenary Celebrations 16. 1954 Programme on Classical Language has changed to Tamil Literature 17. 1956 Introduction of University new courses 18. 1960 Dept. of Economics and Geography started offering UG Programmes in vernacular language i.e., Tamil Rewarded as one of the leading colleges for implementing Tamil as a medium of Instruction 19. 1960 Commencement of Under Graduate Programmes in Political Science and Psychology 20. 1963 Commencement of Under Graduate Programmes in Physics and Chemistry 21. 1965 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in English Literature Evening college programmes are initiated 22. 1966 Commencement of Post Graduate Programmes in Botany, Zoology and English Literature 23. 1967 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in Commerce in evening college 24. 1969 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in Mathematics 25. 1972 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in Commerce 26. 1973 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in Chemistry 27. 1976 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in Physics 28. 1980 PUC was terminated 29. 1981 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in Economics 30. 1983 Affiliated to Bharathiar University 31. 1984 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in History 32. 1987 Autonomous Status Granted 33. 1990 Commencement of Under Graduate Programme in Computer Science 34. 1998 Commencement of Post Graduate Programme in Computer Science 35. 1999 Accredited by NAAC with 4 star status 36. 2000 Introduction of CBCS system

Notable alumni[edit]

References[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". Archived from the original on August 29, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 

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