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Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College
The Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College was founded by His Holiness Srimad Srimushnam Andavan Sri Rangaramanuja Mahadesikan in Srirangam in 1996 to impart career-based education to poor students from backward and rural communities.
The college which was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (who was a disciple of Srimad Thirukudanthai Andavan) is the only higher education institution in Srirangam.
The college, which has 1600 students, is spread over 200,000 square feet of built-up space. The infrastructure includes spacious classrooms, modern laboratories, a huge library, staff rooms and gardens.
The college is affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, and has over a hundred faculty and fifty administrative staff. It offers thirteen post-graduate courses including the prestigious MCA, nine undergraduate courses, and several diploma and certificate courses in fields such as bio-sciences, management sciences and IT.
The institution has the status of a “deemed-to-be-University” under the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act & Rules. Admissions are open to all students without any sectarian consideration of caste and creed.
The college has been accredited as an “A” Grade College by NAAC (National Assessment & Accreditation Council), an autonomous body functioning under the aegis of the UGC.
The College – through the Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya Trust – is recognised as a SIRO or Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation. Formulation of Ayurvedic drugs and medicines are conducted as part of the projects it has adopted under industry-academy collaboration model.
The college has also purchased nearly 6 hectares of prime land near Samayapuram, 15 kms from the existing College premises, for future expansion.
For more information, visit the college website by clicking here.