|Address : G.B. Nagar, Kalavai – 632 506, Vellore District.|
Telephone : 04173-242226, 242644, 242648
Fax : 04173-242646
email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.apcasgbn.com/
The University affiliated to : Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.
Type of College : Self-Finance – Arts & Science
College No. : 301 (Center Code)
District : Vellore.
Town : Kalavai.
State : Tamil Nadu.
Founded Year : 1988
Founder : His Holiness Arulthiru BANGARU ADIGALAR
Place : G.B. Nagar, Kalavai – 632 506, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu, India.
History of the College
Adhiparasakthi College of Arts and Science is an unit of Adhiparasakthi Institute of Science, Agriculture and Technology (APISAT) founded by the ACMEC Trust at Kalavai campus, for which foundation stone was laid by the Former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1988. It is unique that the college is totally committed to quality, innovation, dynamism and social relevance. Study, Spirituality and Service are its MOTTO. Inculcation of character and virtues, besides academic excellence are its hallmark. Duty, Dignity and Discipline are its watchwords. It is keen that students should shine as model citizens and men of eminence in our society.
Our vision is to mould youth, to combat changing challenges and to serve global community, with professional competence and spiritual commitment to excellence. Our mission is to provide quality, value-based and career-oriented education to students, especially rural young men and women, who will be agents of social transformation and global development through their selfless and spiritual service.
The college was founded in 1988 by His Holiness Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar to fulfill the long felt demand of local people of Kalavai, a rural area of Vellore District. Much pleased with the benevolent step initiated by His Holiness Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar, Kanchi Mutt willingly came forward and donated 71.84 acres of land for the noble cause of starting this college.
This is the first self-financing co-educational science college started in Tamil Nadu, affiliated to University of Madras from the academic year 1988. To begin with, three Undergraduate courses, viz., B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Sc. Microbiology and B.Sc. Computer Science were offered with a total strength of 48 students and 10 faculty members. It is significant to note that this institution introduced Undergraduate programme in Microbiology for the first time in whole of South India.
In the year 1993-1994, the college was upgraded into a Postgraduate college with the introduction of M.C.A. programme in response to the great demand from the local public. In the year 1994-1995 two more Postgraduate programmes, viz., M.Sc. Biochemistry and M.Sc. Applied Microbiology were added. B.C.A. programme was introduced in the year 1999-2000. From the year 2001-2002 onwards, M.Sc. Information Technology and M.Sc. Computer Science and Technology (5 year integrated course) were offered in tune with rapid expansion in the field of Information Technology. Since its inception from 1988-2001, the college has been affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai. From the year 2002-2003, the college has been affiliate to newly created Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore. B.Com and B.B.A. courses were introduced in the year 2004-2005. Department of Computer Science and Applications has to its merit approval of M.C.A. course form All India Council for Technical Education from the year 2005 onwards. Departments of Computer Science, Biochemistry and Microbiology were upgraded into research departments with the introduction of M.Phil. programmes in these disciplines from the year 2005 and 2006, and the college has been recognized for Ph.D. programmes in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the year 2008-2009 onwards. Presently the college has to its credit 6 Undergraduate, 5 Postgraduate, 3 M.Phil. and 2 Ph.D. programmes with 979 students, 56 teaching staff and 22 non-teaching, technical and supportive staff on the roll.
NAAC has accredited the college with B++ grade in March, 2007. The college obtained 2(f) recognition from UGC in June, 2008 and permanent affiliation from Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore in August, 2008. The college has also applied for autonomous status in December, 2008.
Academic excellence, strict discipline, character building and value-based education are commendable merits by which Adhiparasakthi College of Arts and Science has won the admiration and esteem of parents.