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.
The vision of the college is “Social change through economic progress and economic progress through educating the youth of the rural area”.
The mission of the college is to provide quality higher education aimed at enhancing the required knowledge and skills and instilling the desired values in the minds of students enabling them to be enterprising and becoming worthy citizen of our country.