Welcome to Aditanar College of Arts & Science

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Aditanar College of Arts and Science was established in the year 1965 by Sri. Si.Pa.Aditanar. It is located in the Virapandiapatnam village of Tiruchendur Taluk in Thoothukudi District of TamilNadu on the sea shore between Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. The founder, Sri.Si.Pa.Aditanar, a native of Kayamozhi Village, wanted to serve his place of birth. After establishing Daily Thanthi, a renowned Tamil newspaper, he formed a trust called “Aditanar Educational Institution“ (A.E.I). As the first project, he established Aditanar college of Arts and Science with the sole aim of providing higher educational opportunities for the youth of this area. His son, Padmashri Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan has been the Founder President of the college committee since its inception. The college was affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, from 1965 to 1990. The college has been affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, since 1990.


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Chairman’s Message

Aditanar College has been steadily producing honest Bureaucrats, selfless Administrators, highly learned Professors, Scientists, committed Bank Officers and extraordinary Sportsmen – all of them serving the society with absolute honesty and selflessness. I feel very strongly that you should make use of this opportunity and educate yourself in the real sense of the term.


Principal’s Message

Our college aims to equip the students with comprehensive knowledge by well qualified and experienced faculty members. We encourage all our students to develop high expectations about themselves, their work and their behaviour, which is an expression of our values of Personal Best, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility.


Secretary’s Message

We promise to do everything to encourage you in furthering your aspirations. Our college provides ample opportunity to the students in acquiring the right type of knowledge and skills along with the research environment.

Courses Offered

From 1965, Aditanar College has been steadily producing honest Bureaucrats, selfless Administrators, highly learned Professors, Scientists, committed Bank Officers and extraordinary Sportsmen – all of them serving the society with absolute honesty and selflessness. We offer


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Governing Committee

The college is governed by a college committee constituted by the following members

+ Thiru. S. Balasubramanian Adityan- President
+ Thiru. B. Sivanthi Adityan - Vice- President
+ Dr. S. Jeyakumar - Secretary
+ Dr. D. S. Mahendran- Principal
+ Dr. S. Kalidass - University Representative
+ Thiru. T.Venkatramaraj - Member
+ Dr. R. Muthukrishnan - Member

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Can I Visit The College?

Of course, you are most welcome to visit our college any time convenient to you. We would appreciate if you could come during working hours as our staff would be happy to provide you a guided tour. Kindly do let us know in advance.

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Can I come in person to apply?

Considering the testing times we all are in, it would be safe for you to apply online and moreover Tamilnadu government also insist the same. The process of applying online is simple, easy and time saving too.

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How do I know my application is accepted?

After receiving your application online with supporting documents, we would communicate to you by email. The email would have all the details regarding college fees, re-opening date and other relevant information.

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Our Prominent Alumni

  • B.Sc. Physics (1984-1987), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    Dr S Manthira Moorthi rises from a humble social background and the college education received from Aditanar college of Arts and Science was transformational in his life. He fondly remembers the mentoring by the faculties of various departments and the principal of the college during the period 1984-1987 and beyond. He has further received MSc (Applied Physics) from GRI, Gandhigram and PhD in Computational Physics from SRM university. He is serving as a senior scientist in ISRO and contributing in Earth & Planetary remote sensing missions as a data scientist. He joined Signal and Image Processing Group, Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad in 1991.He served as an Adhoc lecturer in ACAS in 1989, a computer Administrator in Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) in 1990 and a research Scholar in IIT-Kanpur in 1991 before joining ISRO. Dr S Manthira Moorthi’ areas of expertise and research interests are in geometric modeling, optical satellite image processing, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning based data processing solutions, space science data management, and open archive models. He has been the data processing & archive scientist for Chandrayaan-1 the ISRO maiden planetary mission uand the Mars Orbiter Mission also. He received ISRO team excellence awards for ground operations for both missions in the year 2008 and 2014 respectively. He has several publications in reputed international journals in the disciplines of his research interests.

  • B.Sc. Computer Science (1992-95), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    The years spent in Aditanar College has been a life changing one for me. As a teenager who did all his schooling outside Tamil Nadu (as my father was in Army), it was not easy to settle down in the remote town like Tiruchendur. But as days progressed, I started enjoying my maiden hostel life, living with amazing fellow students from all walks of life. Beyond the academic excellence, Aditanar College instilled a great sense of moral values and helped me in transforming into a wholesome person. The rich foundational knowledge gained in those 3 years helped in excelling at my Post graduation and in building a career at a global organization like HCL. I am happy to share that everybody in my batch have excelled in their professional life and we owe this success to all the great staffs of Aditanar College. My best wishes to this awesome institute to continue with their endeavor to transform the life of all its students and the society by and large.

    Mr. G. Suyambunathan, Global Director and Head of IoT Solution Engineering, HCLTech, Chennai
  • BA English (1982-1985), Aditanar College of Arts and Science

    Mr. S.D.Sundaresan I.A.S., Secretary to Government, Skill Development and Enterprenureship Arunachal Pradesh.
  • B.Sc. Physics (1986-1989), Aditanar College of Arts and Science

    Mr. M. Valluvan, Founder Director, Vyasaka Technologies Pvt Ltd, Chennai
  • B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. in Mathematics (1982-1988), Aditanar College of Arts and Science

    Mr. D. Anandaraj, Under Secretary to Government Public Department, Secretariat, Chennai
  • BBA- Business Administration (1973-1976), Aditanar College of Arts and Science

    Mr.A.D.Padmasingh Isaac, Chairman & Managing Director at AACHI Group of Companies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • B Sc. Zoology (1986-1989), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    குக்கிராமத்தில் விவசாயக் குடும்பத்தில் பிறந்த நான் இன்று காவல்துறையில் காவல் துணை கண்காணிப்பாளராக பணிபுரிந்து வருகிறேன். எனக்கு ஒழுக்கத்தையும் கடின உழைப்பையும் கற்றுக் கொடுத்தது நம் ஆதித்தனார் கல்லூரி. இக்கல்லூரி மாணவன் என்று கூறுவதில் என்றுமே எனக்கு பெருமைதான் . இத்தருணத்தில் சிறப்பான ஆசிரியர்களையும், குறிப்பாக முதல்வர் திரு. கனகசபாபதி அவர்களையும் நினைவு கூறுவதில் மகிழ்ச்சி அடைகிறேன்.

    Sivarajan , Additional Superintendent of Police
  • B.Sc Computer Science, (1995 – 1998), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    Aditanar college was a turning point in my life, apart from the technical skills which we gained doing my undergraduate it gave us enough confidence that we can face the world with the life lessons we learned there. It instilled an enormous confidence that we can learn and achieve anything as we are ingrained to look things from first principle approach. The Institution’s culture instils a rare trait in us, that is, you are no less than anyone, which helps us face the world with so much confidence. We have enormous access to books in library with no limit on how many books to borrow and when to return, and access to the computer lab whenever we need it. During our time, getting access to a computer and having a support system to nature one’s talent was unheard. Aditanar college gave everything an aspiring youth needed, helped us to compete in various computer related competition with full support that helped in nurturing the competitive spirt that is very useful in latter part of our life. Aditanar college was a wonderful experience.

    Manigandan, Vice President of Engineering, Apollo247
  • B.A. & M.A. English (1984 – 1989), Aditanar College of Arts & Science
    As a creative writer, I served as a Student Editor of Campus News Hostel Light College Magazine. Won medals and awards in the State and University Level Competitions in Verse Writing and Short Story Writing in Tamil and English. Instrumental in founding Blood Donors Club at Aditanar College along with Prof. A. Sudharson Rodriguez. The first Student Secretary of Aditanar College Blood Donors Club. Secretary of Aditanar Fine Arts Club. I owe all my academic accomplishments to my teachers at Aditanar College.

    Prof. Dr. S. Prabahar, Dean , Professor & Head, Department of English Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli
  • B.Sc. Computer Science (1995-1998), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    Dinesh Vedanayagam is an alumni of Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur between 1995 and 1998 and holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. During this tenure he also served as Cadet Captain at NCC Navy Wing. Dinesh is Distinguished (Director) Technologist of Cloud Storage Manageability Software products and Solutions for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, Dinesh leads the innovation agenda and technology roadmap, managing the design and development of the portfolio to deliver HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud customer experiences to the market. Using HPE technology, Dinesh works with customers to help reimagine their information technology needs, allowing them to accelerate their business results. Based in Bangalore, India, Dinesh has more than 24 years of technology leadership spanning cloud services, machine learning and analytics, global IT business services, storage, networking, backup, and infrastructure. Prior to his role, he has experience working with start-up to large multi-national organizations, with broad knowledge base and successful track record in new product architecture and development, testing, automation, and operations. Dinesh is an Innovative multidimensional R&D leader experienced in developing competitive software products with exceptional quality, scalable performance, frequently operating in mission critical environments.

    Dinesh Vedanayagam, Distinguished (Director) Technologist , Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (1987- 1990), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    My learning (curricular & extra-curricular) of 3 years in Adtanar College is the foundation of all the developments in life. I am lifelong indebted to our college as the 100% Management Scholarship (by our college management) and the NCC Naval wing scholarship (by Govt. of India) helped me to complete B.Sc (Chemistry) in our college and B.Tech (Instrumentation) in Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University. The Chemistry department, the NCC Naval wing and the Gandhi Hostel, all trained / helped me to focus on the future. I am perpetually thankful to the Founder, Si.Pa.Aditanar for having the foresight to start the college in Tiruchendur for the betterment of the rural youth. Also, thankful to Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan and Dr.R.Kanaga Sabapathi for giving me the opportunity to study in the great Aditanar College.

    PALAVESA MUTHU P, Managing Director / Operations Manager, Golden Palm Petroleum Services Co., WLL, Kuwait / Palm Tree Group of Companies, India
  • B.Sc. Physics (1983-1986), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    Sivalingam hails from agricultural background around Tiruchendur and he fulfilled his Engineering aspirations through the Science degree he obtained from Aditanar College of Art and Science. He was always part of various science forums, vocational courses held in the college during study and thereafter. With the BSc Physics as a eligibility degree and valuable guidance from the Principal and faculty members of the college, he further secured his B.Tech in his passionate topic of Electronics Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology(M.I.T), Chennai followed by M.S in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science(BITS), Pilani. He joined Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO), Ministry of Defence as a Scientist and played significant role in the development of Kaveri Engine for the India’s prestigious Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft(LCA). Then he Joined Motorola India Limited in 1995 and spread his contribution to international arena around personal communication devices such as Pagers and mobile phones. Currently he works as a R&D leader in HP India and holds responsibility for Inkjet and LaserJet Printer development for personal and enterprise segments worldwide.

    Sivalingam Kadarkarai, Senior Manager, Hewlett Packard Inc., Bangalore
  • B.Sc. Computer Science (1988-1991), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    I am Thirumal Raj, a proud alumnus of Aditanar College of Arts and Science (ACAS) from the inaugural batch of BSc (Computer Science) spanning the years 1988-1991. Hailing from the humble town of Udangudi (Kottankadu), my journey has been a testament to the transformative power of education and mentorship. During my formative years at ACAS, I vividly recall the invaluable guidance and mentorship provided by the esteemed faculty of the Computer Science Department and the college's visionary Principal. Their unwavering support laid the foundation for my future endeavors. Armed with a BSc degree from ACAS, I embarked on a global odyssey that eventually led me to my current role as a Global Chief Technology Officer. My mission: to catalyze digital transformation within the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry. With over three decades of experience in Information Technology, I have cultivated a profound expertise in harnessing cutting-edge technologies to optimize supply chain management, elevate operational efficiency, and enhance customer experiences. Over the years, I have championed a plethora of digital transformation initiatives, harnessing advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things. These endeavors have not only streamlined our internal processes but have also ushered our clients into a seamless and agile logistics ecosystem. My dedication to innovation and excellence has garnered recognition in the form of prestigious honors and awards. I am particularly proud to have earned the 'World CIO 200' distinction for third consecutive years. This esteemed recognition, nominated by over 5200 distinguished CIOs from across 50 countries, stands as a testament to my unwavering commitment to the field. My journey as a student of Aditanar College of Arts and Science remains a cherished chapter in my life. It is a source of immense pride and gratitude, as I attribute a significant part of my success to the invaluable education and nurturing environment that ACAS provided. Without this strong foundation, I could not have envisioned achieving my current state of accomplishment. In retrospect, my association with ACAS continues to inspire me, and I am immensely grateful for the opportunities it has bestowed upon me. With heartfelt appreciation, I extend my gratitude to my alma mater for shaping my journey and empowering me to make a meaningful impact in the world of technology and logistics.

    C. Thirumal Raj, Global Chief Technology Officer, Elite Digital Logistics, Singapore
  • B.Sc Computer Science (1988 – 1991), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    I am Shri Solomon Jebastian Andrew Peter I.R.S, presently working as Assistant Commissioner (CGST) in Tirunelveli. Hailing from Vellalanvilai Village, Near Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi District I have completed B.Sc Computer Science (1988 – 1991) at Aditanar College of Arts and Science, Tiruchendur. After completing the College education, joined duty as Inspector of Central Excise & Customs at Madurai on 1991. Promoted as Superintendent on 2008. Promoted as Assistant Commissioner on 2023. I have Worked in various capacities as Inspector and Superintendent in Central Excise & Customs in the Madurai, Tirunelveli & Thoothukudi areas. When I was studying at Aditanar College of Arts and Science, I led the Kabaddi team as Captain representing Madurai Kamaraj University. Represented the Tamilnadu State as a Kabaddi team player and won the National Championship during 1994 & 1995. Represented the Central Excise Department as a Kabaddi player in Department level competitions and won the championship several times. Got the job offer as Inspector of Central Excise under Sports Quota for excellent performance in the Kabaddi sports in the University level competitions.

    S.Jebastin Andrew Peter I.R.S., Assistant Commissioner (CGST) , Tirunelveli
  • B.Sc. Computer Science (1990-1993), Aditanar College of Arts & Science
    I'm Devakumar Ratnaraj, and I bring over three decades of experience in the dynamic world of computer science. Receiving the chance to pursue an education in a nascent field like computer science three decades ago in our locality was a stroke of good fortune, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Aditanar College and my dedicated faculties. Following my graduation, my path led me to assist numerous Indian companies during their initial phases of embracing IT technologies. Throughout my career, I've been fortunate to actively participate in a diverse array of projects across India, the USA, and Europe. I take great pride in my two-decade-long affiliation with Infosys Limited, where I currently hold the position of Cloud Technical Architect. I've had the opportunity to work with numerous Fortune 500 enterprises, including renowned companies like Microsoft Corporation. I'm passionate about problem-solving and mentoring young minds as they embark on their initial journey into the world of IT career.

    Devakumar Ratnaraj, Cloud Technical Architect, Infosys Limited, Sholinganallur, Chennai
  • B.Sc -Computer Science (1992-1995), Aditanar College of Arts & Science
    A Software Entrepreneur with a Passion to democratize automation. Born and raised in a small village in India, he was fascinated and fortunate to work with Computers at a young age. His father, a schoolteacher, always believed in him and enrolled him in a weekend programming class when he was in school. That's where his passion for software began. He was the school topper in the SSLC (10th standard/grade) and H.Sc (12th standard/grade) in N.V.C Government School, Radhapuram in 1990 and 1992 respectively. He joined Aditanar College of Arts & Science (ACAS) in 1992 for a B.Sc (Computer Science) degree which laid a strong foundation on computer science; thanks to the wonderful faculties, library, and lab. He graduated in 1995 as a gold medalist and the topper at the university level in computer science (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University). He further accomplished a Master's in Computer Application (M.C.A) as a topper with Madurai Kamaraj University in 1998. He joined Wipro Technologies (erstwhile Wipro Systems) in 1998 as a campus recruit, where he worked for 8 years in software product development and deployment to grow as a leader. He continued his corporate career with INTEC, 2006-2010 and CSG, 2010-2016 holding various leadership positions, gaining a wealth of experience in the software industry. Despite the successful corporate career, he never forgot his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. In 2016, he founded Jivrus Technologies, a company that develops software products to automate business processes with a mission to democratize digital automation for every business and individual. Today, Jivrus Technologies is a Google partner (technology) and Zoho partner (marketplace) with an integration automation software platform used by thousands of people around the world as SaaS. He is excited about the future of Digital Transformation with Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Hyper-Automation, and Business Intelligence. He believes that they have the potential to make a big difference in the world, and he is committed to making that happen.

    Michaeswaran Subramanian, Founder and Managing Director, Jivrus Technologies, Bengaluru.
  • B.Sc. Computer Science(1984-87), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    A . Raghupathy rises from a humble social background and the college education received from Aditanar college of Arts and Science was transformational in his life. He fondly remembers the mentoring by the faculties of various departments and the principal of the college during the period 1988-1991 and beyond. He has further received M.Sc (Information Technology) from Annamalai University and MBA (Technology Management) from ANNA University, Chennai. He is serving as a Director(Information Technology) and District Informatics Officer in National Informatics Centre(NIC), Government of India. He joined in NIC, Bihar State as Scientific Officer in 1992. He has involved in Design and Develop IT Systems for the Government, Provide ICT Infrastructure to the Government , Explore & Advise on use of Emerging Technologies. He has received Digital India award from the Honourable Minister of Communications and Information Technology , Government of India in the year 2015.

    A . Raghupathy , Director (IT) and District Informatics Officer National Informatics Centre District Collectorate, Dharmapuri (TN)
  • B.Com (1982-85), Aditanar College of Arts and Science

    R Ananda Ganesan, General Manager, State Bank of India, Chennai
  • B.Sc. Computer Science (1997-2000), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    T. Vaithilingam has further received MCA (Master of Computer Application) from Bharathidasan University, Trichy. T. Vaithilingam rises from a humble social background and the college education received from Aditanar college of Arts and Science was transformational in his life. He is holding honorary position as a Council Member – Cyberdome (Cybercrime), Kerala Police, Government of Kerala. He has server prestige customers like Government of India, Google, US Army, Department of Police (US), US Legal Department, Wells Fargo Bank (US), Systech International (US), Nokia (Finland), Wells Fargo Bank (US), Travel Global Systems (Israel), Flydubai Airlines (Dubai), RAK Bank (Dubai), HCOB Bank (Germany), All Nippon Airlines (Japan) and major airlines across globe. Currently working for Transport of New South Wales (Australian Government Organization) as an Enterprise Architect under deputation from Wipro and managing 62 projects. He has travelled to Australia, United States of America, Israel, Dubai, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, South Korea, and Singapore for project purposes.

    T. Vaithilingam, Enterprise Architect (IT), Wipro, Australia
  • B.Sc Computer Science (1993-96), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    Graduated in Law from Government Law College Tirunelveli. Practised Law from 2022 to 2009 and entered into TN State Judicial Service in the year 2009 and served as Civil Judge at Pondicherry, Cheranmahadevi, Padmanabhapuram and Senior Civil Judge at Chennai, Nagercoil, Dindigul, Sivagangai and now serving as District Judge(Mahila Court Nagercoil).

    G Sudhagar, District Judge, Mahila Court, Nagercoil
  • B Sc Chemistry (1987-1990), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    I had a great learning experience. Monday morning moral class, NCC Navy, Chemistry lab and my professors are evergreen in my memory.

    Dr S.Sudhakar Ph.D, Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (1988-91), Aditanar College of Arts and Science
    I am Rajesh Kannan. I am working in the Department of Tamilnadu Fire and Rescue Services as District fire officer. At present, I am in charge of Chengalpattu district. During the period 1988-91, I have completed my science (chemistry) graduation and also completed my PG course in English Literature during 1992-94. I am very proud to say that I am an alumni of Aditanar college. I learnt many values from our College. I have acquired management skills, leadership qualities and administration skills from Aditanar College. I have developed my personality during my period in the college only. I regularly attended the Value education class and many other meetings conducted in the college. The classes have given valuable lessons to me personally and officially also. The professors vide their lectures shaped me. 'They gave me confidence and 'What I am today' is because of the valuable lessons I learnt from the college.

    Rajesh Kannan, B.Sc. Chemistry (1988-91), District fire officer, Department of Tamilnadu Fire and Rescue Services, Chengalpattu District

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