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HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

   Muthayammal College of Arts & Science was established in the year 1994. It is affiliated to Periyar University, Salem & Accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade.It not only caters to the need of Rasipuram and neighbouring areas but also draws a good number of students from the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. It is surprising to note that a couple of students from distant northern states like Jammu and Kashmir, West-Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chandikar, Manipur, Delhi and Union territory of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Uttaranjal, Orissa, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, have joined this institution which is situated in a clam, rural area in the interior part of Tamil Nadu. And also a few students from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal & Kenya have joined this institution.

      The Management takes every possible step to provide standard education coupled with discipline. Well furnished class rooms, laboratories with the latest apparatus and equipments to suit the needs of new syllabi, a library with 18250 volumes and as many as 125 research journals and magazines, make this institution an excellent centre for learning. Our ultra-modern computer laboratories make the computer based education easy, interesting and valuable. Besides education, the students are encouraged to take active part in games and sports. A vast playground within our campus facilitates to achieve this aim.

      Prof.S.Palaniappan, M.Sc., FCIB., was the first Principal from 1994-2002. His untiring care for eight long years was largely responsible for the growth and development of the institution from its infancy. He was succeeded by Dr.M.Sundararajan, M.Sc., Ph.D., who assumed office as Principal On 1-6-02 He was retired on 31-5-09. During his tenure the college grew further , offering 18 programmes at UG level and 18 at PG level. National level / State level seminars workshops, guest lecturers etc., have become order of the day. Research Facilities leading to M.Phil., and Ph.D., degrees have been made available in 3 depts. viz. Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. The number of students has steadily increased and at the end of the academic year 2008-2009 it, crossed 3500 mark. Dr.C.Narayanan Nadar, M.A.,B.G.L.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assumed charge as Principal on 1-6-09. In the field of Arts & Science, special emphasis is given to emerging disciplines such as Biotechnology, Hotel Management, Fashion Technology and related fields.

Dr.R.Selvakumaran, M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Assumed charge as Principal on 7-2-2011.