WELCOME TO ARIGNAR ANNA GOVERNMENT ARTS COLLEGE - VILLUPURAM 605 602
Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College - Grade I., Villupuram is a Government Higher Education Institution, managed by the Director of Collegiate Education, Chennai. This College was started on 3-7-1968, and was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Dr. C.N. ANNADURAI popularly known among Tamilians as “ANNA”
At that period of time Villupuram was a part of South Arcot District and was educationally backward and no institution for higher education was available there. In order to cater to the aspirations of the local population, the Government of Tamil Nadu started this institution in 1968 and 320 students enrolled in pre-university courses.
From its inception, the College has been catering to the needs of the people in and around Villupuram, who are socially and economically backward. Most of the students of past and present are first graduates of from poor families. This institution has made appreciable contribution in producing a large number of women graduates, for whom the school education itself was just a dream.
In 1971, Under Graduate courses such as B.A. Economics B.A. History, B.Sc., Chemistry and B.Com. were started. Until 1972, the college functioned at Kamaraj Municipal High School, Villlupuram and since 1973 the College has been functioning in the present campus.