Profile of the College
About the College
The 14th day of July 1967 marked a significant and initial landmark in the progress of higher education in Karaikal region of the Union territory of Pondicherry when the Modern College affiliated to the University of Madras was inaugurated by His Excellency Thiru S.L.Silam the then Lieutenant-Governor of Pondicherry. It is an important mile-stone in as much as it was the culmination of the efforts of the elite and public of Karaikal as well as the Government of Pondicherry to fulfil a long-felt need of the people in the area to have an institution to impart higher education to their off-spring.
The college offered instruction in Science and Humanities at the Pre-University level in the beginning. The intense interest evinced by the Government in the development of the institution made it possible to up-grade it even during the brief spell of its existence for a year. B.A./B.Sc. degree courses, in Economics, Mathematics and Chemistry (major subjects) were started in July 1968. In December 1969, the college was re-named as Arignar Anna Government Arts College at once imparting a new significance and dimension to the ideals for which the college stands, as well as with a view to commemorate the name of the great leader 'PERARIGNAR ANNA'.
It has become a full-fledged degree college during the academic year 1970-71. In June 1973, additional affiliations in the degree level for B.A. Tamil Literature main, was secured. In June 1978, additional affiliations for B. Sc. Physics and B.Sc. Zoology were secured. Post-Graduate course in Tamil was introduced in the year 1979. B.Com course was introduced in the academic year 1980-81. M.A. course in Economics in the academic year 1981-82 and M.Com course in 1985-86 were introduced. B.Com. course in the evening college was started in the year 1985-86.
With effect from the academic year 1986-87, the college is affiliated to the Pondicherry University. M.A. courses in Social Work and Public Administration were introduced in the academic year 1993-94. B.Sc. Computer Science course was introduced in the academic year 1998- 99. M.A.(Economics), M.A.(Tamil) and M.Com., courses were re-introduced from the academic year 1997- 98. National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bangalore has visited the college and accredited with C++ status in the year 2004.