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 , Deputy 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

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