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GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE

(AUTONOMOUS)

KUMBAKONAM - 612002

Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council with Grade "A"
Tamil Nadu Government Under Taken

"அலைகடல் கல்வி எழுசுடர் அறிவு"

கேடில் விழுச்செல்வம் கல்வி யொருவற்க்கு
மாடல்ல மற்ற யவை

பொருள் : ஒருவனுக்கு அழிவில்லாத சிறந்த செல்வமானது கல்வியே. அதைத்தவிர மற்ற செல்வங்களெல்லாம் செல்வங்களாக மாட்டா .   *  Learning is the true imperishable riches ; all other things are not riches.

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INTRODUCTION

NEWS & EVENTS

The Government Arts College, previously known as the Government Arts College for Men, is an arts college based in the town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest and prestigious educational institutions in the Madras Presidency of British India. The Government Arts College was established in Kumbakonam as a provincial school on October 19, 1854. It was upgraded to a government college in 1867 through the efforts of educationists William Archer Porter, a Cambridge Wrangler, and T. Gopala Rao. It was affiliated to the Madras University in 1877. In 1881, it became a full-fledged college and high school courses ceased to be taught.Post-graduate courses were introduced in 1966. The college became autonomous in 1987.