Coimbatore is an educational hub. The early educational institutions founded in the city date back to more than a century. The first college of Coimbatore, Government Arts College, was opened in 1875. There are over 50 arts & science colleges in and around the city.
Bharathiar University is a state university was established in February 1982. Institutes associated to the university include 13 Government Colleges, 1 Air Force Administrative College, 3 Constituent Colleges,16 Aided Colleges and 99 Self-Financing Colleges. Listed below are the Top 5 Arts and Science colleges in Coimbatore.
PSG College of Arts and Science
The PSG College was founded in 1947 by the PSG Sons’ & Charities Trust. It was classified ‘A’ by NAAC, accepted by UGC, and acknowledged by AICTE.
It offers 42 UG programmes, 2 B.Voc. Programs and 28 PG courses. A five-year integrated PG course, 5 PG Certificate, M. Phil/PhD and Diploma programmes are also offered. The College was ranked 11th in 2017 and 2018, and 17th in 2019 by NIRF MHRD. Students are offered opportunities for employment by top recruiters such as Infosys, HCL, HP, and Amazon.
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College was established by the V.L.B. Trust in 1997. Situated in Sugunapuram, Kuniyamuthur next to the National Highway No. 47, the campus covers 15 acres. SKASC is a UGC and NIRF approved college with ‘A’ grade as per NAAC. The college is affiliated with Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, and recently the college has been included in the list of India’s best science colleges.
It has science labs that are fitted with IBM servers. The library of the campus occupies 30,000 square feet. Ft. with reference sections, group study cells, video conference rooms and research scholars’ rooms. Annually more than 2,000 students receive placements from more than 50 organizations.
Dr.G.R.Damodaran College of Science
GRD College affiliated with Bharathiar University, and recognized by UGC. It offers Co-educational Institution offering Degree, Post Graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D programes in Management, Computer Science and Information Technology, Biotechnology, Visual and Mass Communication, Commerce and International Business, and Tamil literature, etc.
The college offers 15 undergraduate courses including arts and science courses, and 16 postgraduate courses. The College has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification testifying to the outstanding quality focus built into all its systems and processes.
Abinandhan Ramanujam – Indian cinematographer / Filmmaker
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Hindusthan College of Arts and Science
Hindustan College of Arts and Science was founded in 1998. Located in Nava India, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore
University. The Visual Communication programme offered by HICAS is proclaimed by the media as the finest of all colleges in the Western Region.
Inter-collegiate programmes such as HILARICAS are run annually to allow students to take part in events other than academics.Hindusthan College of Arts and Science is now an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution.
The College offers 29 UG Programs, 15 PG programs and 20 research programs.
Kongunadu Arts and Science College
Kongunadu Arts and Science College, is an autonomous arts and science college established in 1973. The college is affiliated with Bharathiar University. The college has been recognized as the ‘College of Excellence’ by the University Grants Commission and ranked among the best colleges in India.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council awarded the “A” grade of 3.64 out of 4 to the college with the CGPA.. With 13 research programmes, 16 PG programmes and 21 UG programmes, the college has evolved brilliantly in academic and autonomous status. The Kongunadu Arts and Science College ranked 70th in the National Institutional Ranking Framework for the year 2020.