National College, Tiruchirappalli

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The National College is an institution for higher education at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.[1] Established in 1919, the college provides education to economically and socially deprived students.

During the Indian independence movement, the college was a breeding ground for nationalist sentiment.

Academic programs include Tamil and English Literature, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Commerce, Management, Economics, Philosophy, Botany, Zoology and History.

Prominent visitors to the college include Mahatma Gandhi,[2] Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajaji, C. N. Annadurai, as well as alumnus, R. Venkataraman, who went on to become President of India.


  1. ^ Kolappa Pillay Kanakasabhapathi Pillay (1957). History of higher education in South India. 2. Associated Printers. 
  2. ^ "Students pay tribute to Gandhi at site of his lecture". The Hindu. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 

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