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History of the College

  • 1970:The College was founded as De La Salle College by the late Most Rev. Dr Justin Diraviam, Archbishop of Madurai Diocese with Pre University course and UG Courses in Economics and Philosophy.
  • 1971: BSc Mathematics was introduced.
  • 1972:Renamed as Arul Anandar College, it became a Jesuit institution.
  • 1973:Undergraduate Courses in Rural Development Science
  • 1975:Bharat Ratna and Nobel Laureate St Teresa of Kolkata, founder of the Missionaries of Charity graced the campus
  • 1979:BSc Chemistry was introduced.
  • 1980: BA History was introduced.
  • 1980: MSc RDS was introduced.
  • 1984: MA Economics was introduced.
  • 1986: MA Philosophy was introduced.
  • 1987: AAC becomes an autonomous college.
  • 1987: The Alumni Association was inaugurated.
  • 1988: BSc Physics was introduced.
  • 1989: MPhil Economics was introduced.
  • 1995: The Parent-Teacher Association began.
  • 1999: Self-financed Courses in MCA and BCom with Computer Applications were started.
  • 2000: Computer Literacy programme was initiated.
  • 2000: Dept. of RDS becomes a Research Centre.
  • 2001: Dept. of Economics becomes a Research Centre.
  • 2001: The college becomes co-educational.
  • 2001: AAC Accreditated by NAAC with FIVE STARS
  • 2003: BBA and BSc IT & M were introduced.
  • 2003: Choice Based Credit System - UG (Aided) courses
  • 2004: BSc Physical Education was introduced.
  • 2004: BSc Mathematics (SF) was introduced.
  • 2004: Internal Quality Assurance Cell was introduced.
  • 2005: MSc Mathematics (SF) was introduced.
  • 2005: MSc Physics (SF) was introduced.
  • 2005: Career Oriented Courses (COCs) were introduced.
  • 2008: NAAC Reaccreditation - ‘A’ grade - (CGPA of 3.52).
  • 2008: Revised CBCS in all UG and PG courses
  • 2009: Women Studies Centre was established.
  • 2009: ‘Awards of Excellence’ for Staff and Students
  • 2009: Britto Publishing House gets started.
  • 2009: State Level Fr Montaud Hockey Tournaments
  • 2009: State Level Fr Prince Foot-ball Tournaments
  • 2011: BA English Literature was introduced.
  • 2011: BSc Computer Science was introduced.
  • 2012: BSc Food Science & Technology was introduced.
  • 2012: Bridge Course in English for UG first year students
  • 2012: Restructured Choice Based Credit System
  • 2012: Dept of Physics beomes a Research Centre.
  • 2014: NAAC Reaccreditation - ‘A’ grade (CGPA of 3.66)
  • 2016: DST FIST Awarded
  • 2017: BA Tamil is introduced.
  • 2017: MSc Chemistry is introduced.

Contact us

Principal: 04549-287208
Secretary : 04549-287052
Minister : 04549-287420
College : 04549-287221
Residence : 04549-287421
Fax : 04549-287208
Hostel : 04549-287067
e-mail : principal@aactni.edu.in
Website : www.aactni.edu.in
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