Nodal Officer:Dr. L. Jothi, M.Sc., M.Phil.,Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Physics,
Government Arts college for Women was Established in the year 1992. The college is presently affiliated to Periyar University and full fills the educational need of girls students of Krishnagiri District. The establishment of the college has ensured social up liftmen and education in favor of the less privileged. The college was named Annai Sandhiya Government Arts College for Women. As per the G.O. No: 800 dated 26/ 08/ 1993 and later pertaining to higher education Government Order No: 569 dated 12/ 01 / 1997, the college was renamed as Government Arts College for Women.
With the prime motto of providing premier education to the women community of the downtrodden domain, the college has grown avowedly to faster the literary enrolment. Striving to words achieving global competence and enhancing education. The academic responsibility of the college stated 1992 with 112 students (as per G.O. No: 66 dated : 23/ 01/ 1992) 9 Teaching Staff and 8 Non teaching staff.
The college constructed in of 5.28 hectares area were look majestic. The college has now emerged as a beacon light, enabling higher education with values to women in particulars. The functioning of the college commenced with the following four courses in 1992
in the academic year 1998 – 1999 B.A. English Literature was started, in improving the eminence of girls students and with well indented measure MA English, M.Sc. Bio and BA Tamil were started under self – financing scheme. During the academic year 2003 – 2004 and regularize during 2006 – 2007.
In the per suite of making education possible to every one and buy the sustained and continuous effort, the college has taken commendable step in the 2012 – 13 by introducing the following higher education courses AS per Government order (MS) No: 98.
It is worth mentioning that the college has 7 undergraduate courses and 4 Post Graduate and 2 Research program in department of Tamil. In making higher education possible to all shift system came in to practice from 2007.
Presently the college is vibrant with 2500 students on roll and has been in the propos in bring academic excellence., generating intellectuals and employable citizen to meet the challenges of our nation. Government Arts college for Women a citadel of creative learning
Now our college is fully equipped with Language Lab and a fully equipped Lab for the Computer Literacy Programme for non-computer Science students, with full LCD facilities and advanced computers. Despite the absence of a regular librarian, the college has a fully functional general library with nearly 40,000 books and department libraries in all departments. The process of automation is underway. The library also offers Internet facility.The main block is Wi-Fi enabled. The college has been providing higher education to students hailing from Salem and surrounding rural areas for the past 25 years. Currently about 3500 students are studying in the college with a faculty strength of 150.The college is developing along multiple dimensions and many students secure university ranks every year.
Our college has also been encouraging the multi faceted development of the students through various club activities such as Yoga Club, Tree Club, Spell Bee Club, Martial Arts Club, Youth Development Club, HOPE Club ( for differently enabled students) and various other clubs. A herbal farm is being maintained by the Department of Botany, giving the students hands-on training in applying Botany to real life. Soft Skills training is given to the students to enhance their employability skills. The Entrepreneurship Development Programme again offers employability enhancement skills training to the students so that they can have an edge in the competitive job market.
Despite the absence of a regular Physical Directress, our college has been encouraging our students to excel in sports. Our college has good teams in Kho-kho and Kabaddi. Our students have participated /won recognition at the University / State and National levels.
We have active NSS, YRC, RRC and Rotaract units in our college, which help the students take education beyond text books and curriculum. The Parents Teachers Association and the Old Students Association support the college in the functioning of the college. Our college is, to the thousands of girls from Salem city and neighbouring areas, the greatest milestone, crossing which they embark on their journey of education and empowerment.