Welcome to Govt. College for Women (Autonomous), Kumbakonam.

About the College

Situated on the banks of “Arasalar”, a tributary of river Cauvery in the State of Tamil Nadu in the post independent era, the college was started in the year 1963 with the foundation stone of the main block being laid by Dr.C.N.Annadurai, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 28.07.1967 and subsequently inaugurated by the Educational & Industries Minister Hon. V.R.Nedunchezhiyan. Incidentally, it became the first Women’s college to have been started after independence. The college has carved a niche for itself in imparting quality education to the students hailing from economically weaker and socially backward sections of the society. The college has a strength of 4549 students and 172 teaching staff and 55 non-teaching staff. With an impeccable academic record of more than 60 years, the college stands like a colossus in the heart of the Temple town, Kumbakonam. The college operates in 2 shifts with 17 Under Graduate, 11 Post Graduate, 4 M.Phil. and 10 Research Programmes. The college has a sprawling campus which extends over an area of 14.55 Acres with a main block at the centre surrounded by peripheral buildings accommodating various Arts / Humanities / Science Departments. An automated General Library with a collection of around 49651 books, subscribes to N-List articles published in American Institute of Physics, Cambridge University press etc, and enables the students to keep abreast of the latest developments in their pursuit of excellence. Teachers and students can have an access to uninterrupted internet facility at a speed of 100 mbps in the campus. In addition, main building of the campus and all staff rooms have been made Wi-Fi enabled. Electronic administration has been initiated to address the immediate needs of the staff and students. The college has bagged the coveted DST - CURIE Project which could prove to be a boon to the rural students pursuing research. Besides teaching and research, the college continues to embark on several extension activities under the umbrella of NSS, NCC, YRC, RRC, Exnora Club, Electoral Literacy Club and ROTARACT Club to render yeomen service to the people in its neighbourhood.