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Thiagarajar College was founded in 1949, in the pilgrim city of Madurai, by Kalaithanthai Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar, one of the visionaries of South India in the 20th century. Formally opened on 12th October 1949 by his excellency , the king of Bhavanagar, the then Governor of Madras State, the College is 57 years young. It is a private-aided institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and is managed by Kalaithanthai Karumuttu Thiagarajan Chettiar Memorial Trust.

The College is situated at a vantage point, on the Madurai - Rameswaram highway and in between the legendary river Vaigai to its north and the famous Vandiyur Mariyamman Teppakulam to its south. The multifaceted genius of the founder Thiagarajan Chettiar and his heirs, particularly. Dr.Mrs.Radha Thiagarajan and Mr.Karumuttu T.Kannan and Dr.Mrs. Uma Kannan (President , Correspondent & Secretary of the college respectively), the spirit of research, the "miles-to-go" attitude and the innovative and empowering culture, the college has witnessed phenomenal growth in just 50 years. It has undergone a seat change in terms of horizontal, vertical, spacial and ripple growth. It attained research status in 1978; became Autonomous in 1987 and was accredited with FIVE stars by NAAC in 2001.

From the humble beginnings offering only 3 courses, the college now offers 53 programmes and scores of certificate / diploma courses in 11 faculties (Tamil, English, Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany/Bio-Technology, Zoology/Microbiology, Computer Science, Business Administration and Commerce). Alive to the ground realities and recent research findings that the Indian youth has been, under-estimated , the college has introduced 61 additional need-based papers under CBCS without diluting the existing syllabi.

The trend set by the old masters infects the present faculty and students to scale further heights. Among the incumbent staff, 45 are Ph.Ds (of them 19 are research guides), 75 are M.Phils, 25 have degrees in many faculties, more than 50 have presented papers in National and International conferences and a handful are involved in International mega projects and published more than 100 titles. While the alumni hold important positions like Supreme Court Judge, Vice Chancellors and Legislators, the present students bring more and more National level laurels in NCC, NSS, Academic and Cultural activities every year. Every activity in the college is oriented towards drawing the best out of all (students, staff and others). Around 50 associations / cells / committees / clubs function to achieve the vision set for 2020.

The college fulfills the expectations of U.G.C in around 80% of the 10th plan thrust areas. Considering the importance of "Know Thyself" the college has formed an Internal Quality Assurance Cell. Every entrant into Thiagarajar College becomes a citizen of the world and turns it into a non-visa-requiring global village. With the continuation of teamwork and co-operation of all and the grace of goddess Meenakshi the college hopes to perform better and better in the future to come. These details are retrieved from www.tcarts.in
Mission & Vision
Motto : Wisdom and Love is Divine

Vision : To serve the society by providing affordable quality higher education to all at all times.

Mission : To provide a gender friendly academic ambience that ensures knowledge acquisition through student teacher synergy resulting in character development and career readiness.
- B.A. Economics
- B.A. English
B.Sc. Computer Science
B.Sc. Industrial Microbiology
B.Sc. Mathematics
B.Sc. Bio Technology
M.A. Economics
M.Sc. Botany
M.Sc. Chemistry
M.Sc. Chemistry
M.Sc. Physics
M.Sc. Zoology
M.Phil. Botany
M.Phil. English
M.F.C. (Master of Finance and Control)
M.M.S. (Master of Management & Systems)
M.Sc. Computer Science
M.Sc. Microbiology
M.Sc., Bioresouces Management
Ph.D. Botany
Ph.D. Zoology
Ph.D. English
Ph.D.Chemistry
Ph.D.Economics
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