About the College
Government Arts College, Chidambaram has been started by the Government of Tamilnadu in 1982 at a crucial moment when the nearby Annamalai University suddenly suspended all it’s under graduate courses.
2.Department of Economics (Both English medium & Tamil medium)
3.Department of Commerce
4.Department of Mathematics (Both English medium & Tamil medium)
Later in the year 1987, four more departments have been started by the Government of Tamilnadu in order to fulfill the aspirations of the students for lab-oriented science courses:1.Department of Physics (English medium)
2.Department of Chemistry (English medium)
3.Department of Botany (English medium)
4.Department of Zoology (English medium)
In the year 1999, a special drive was initiated by the Government of Tamilnadu for favouring computer education at the college level and as a result of which one more science course has been started at Government Arts College, Chidambaram.
The College was originally affiliated to the University of Madras, Chennai. Consequent to the establishment of Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, all the colleges of Arts and Science belonging to Cuddalore, Villupuram, Thiruvannamalai and Vellore districts have been affiliated to the Thiruvalluvar University from the academic year 2003-04. With the result, Government Arts College, Chidambaram has also been affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.
M.A., English (2006)
M.A., Economics (2009)
M.Sc., Physics (2009)
M.Sc., Zoology (2011)
M.Sc., Mathematics (2012)
M.Sc., Botany (2013)
M.A., Tamil (2013).
In the year 2009 two more new under graduate courses were started in Art subjects.
As a milestone in the success history of the college, research programmes like M.Phil and Ph.D were introduced in various Arts and Science departments from 2006-07 onwards. These courses are offered both in part time and full time basis.
Ph.D., Program in English from 2008-09
Ph.D., Program in Chemistry from 2010-11 (Full Time)
Ph.D., Program in Tamil from 2013-14
Ph.D., Program in Mathematics from 2013-14
Ph.D., Program in Botany from 2013-14
Ph.D., Program in BBA from 2014-15
Also Our College has ongoing M.Phil., programmes in six departments.
M.Phil. Program in English from 2009-10
M.Phil. Program in Economics from 2009-10
M.Phil. Program in Tamil from 2013-14
M.Phil. Program in Mathematics from 2013-14
M.Phil. Program in Botany from 2013-14.
As per the policy decision taken by the then Government of Tamilnadu, to increase the availability to more number of students, in Higher Education with existing infra structure facilities, shift system was introduced. Following four under graduate courses were started in the college as per the demands and needs of the students, on and around of Chidambaram town.
B.Com (English medium)
B.Sc Industrial Chemistry (English medium)
B.Sc Computer Science (English medium).
To keep at par with other Colleges and Universities in India, our College due to the efforts of the then Principal, Staff and students, attained a status of excellent centre for higher learning. In May 2005, the College was accredited with ‘C’++ Grade by the NAAC.
M.Sc Computer Science
M.Phil Zoology (FT/PT)
Ph.D Zoology (FT/PT)
As on date our College, offers 19 undergraduate courses in Science and Arts courses in both shifts, 10 postgraduate courses in Science and Arts departments, M.Phil, programmes in 7 departments and Ph.D., research programmes in 7 departments.