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. Now, Dr.B.Sivanthi Adityan's son Thiru.S.Balasubramanian Adityan has succeeded his father as the Chairman of Aditanar Educational Institution and President of the college. 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.
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.