History

Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, an autonomous college affiliated to Bharathidasan University is a renowned women’s institution in Tiruchirappalli.

 At the time when educating women was not much favored in the society, the founder established the institution with the noble  purpose of educating them. His ardent desire was to provide modern education to women in the background of the rich Indian culture. Noble thought , perseverance, God's grace and public support helped the founder to further develop the institution. Gaining a good reputation as a safe place for girls , the institution grew further. The institution which began in a thatched building with a handful of girls in 1951,has a flowing population of nearly 4,000.

The history of the institution is marked with several events like  upgradations and innovations in the  academic field , visits of eminent personalities, constructions of the temples, prayer hall and memorial hall etc apart from the basic infrastructure, hours of glory when the people of the institution were honoured with prestigious awards, set backs due to natural calamities and so on.

Today with a remarkable educational history of more than half a century, the college caters to the needs and requirements of nearly 4000 girl students studying in various Arts, Science & Commerce Courses - 22 at UG level and 17 at PG level, besides two post graduate diploma courses. The Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Commerce, Economics, History and English offer M.Phil. Programs and the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and English have Ph.D affiliation. The UGC sponsored Event Management Course, the Self-financing Para-professional courses and the Vocational Courses in Advertisement, Sales Promotion and Sales Management are worthy of special mention here.

The sprawling campus that spreads over 25 acres, houses all departments in separate blocks. New buildings have come up to accommodate the students of new courses that have been introduced. The New Saraswati block that houses the general library, (well stocked and digitalized with 60,000 books, apart from Dept. libraries) a language lab and a new computer centre on the top floor, is one of the main attractions of the college. Two fully equipped seminar halls (air-conditioned with multimedia facility) , a big prarthana mandap, are some of the new features.

          The following are the Important events

1951College started with arts group of the intermediate course
1952Introduction of science group in the intermediate course
1956Introduction of pre-university course
1957Became a first grade college with the introduction of B.A. & B.Sc. degree courses in Economics, Maths and Chemistry
1957National Cadet Corps inaugurated
1960Introduction of B.Sc. Zoology
1961B.Sc. Home science introduced
1961NCC rifles inaugurated
1962'Padmasri' conferred on the founder
1963Raised to the status of a post-graduate institution with the introduction of M.Sc. Mathematics
1964M.Sc. Chemistry introduced
1966B.Sc. Physics and B.A. Music introduced
1967M.A. Economics and B.A. English introduced
1970M.Sc. Physics and M.A. English literature introduced
1971'PadmaBhusan' conferred on the founder
1975B.A. History introduced
1976Demise of the founder
1976B.Com. introduced
1977The unprecedented floods
1979B.A. Tamil introduced
1979Physics and Chemistry departments were recognized for research (Ph.D.)
1980M.A. History introduced
1981Self-financed section started
1982M.Phil. (part-time) in History started
1983B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics introduced
1983M.Phil.(part-time) in Physics and Chemistry departments started
1985B.Sc. Computer Science started
1986Introduction of M.Com.
1987Conferment of Autonomy by UGC
1987M.A. Music and M.Sc. Bio-chemistry introduced
1988M.Sc. Computer Science started
1991Demise of president sri. Madhu Ramaswami
1994Department of English recognized as research (Ph.D.)department
1995Founder's Birth centenary celebration launched
1995Selected for the grant from Ford Foundation, USA for campus diversity initiative programme
1996Title 'Gnanavaridi' conferred on the Managing Trustee by Madurai Adheenam
1996Title 'Arappani Chemmal' conferred on the Managing Trustee by Sri Kamakoti Peetam
1996Opening of Founder's Centenary Memorial Hall
1996Title 'Magalir Kalvi Penum Gunalar' conferred on the Managing Trustee by Tamil 'Kasu' nenaivu ilakkiya kuzhu
1997M.Phil.(full-time) in Economics and Chemistry started
1997Formation of career guidance cell in the college
1998Vocational course in Advertising and Sales Promotion and Sales Management started
1998Accredited by tne National Assessment and Accreditation Council in the first batch of seven colleges in India.
1999M.Phil. (full time) in Mathematics started
2000M.Phil. (full time) in History and Commerce started
2000Golden Jubilee celebrations of the college inaugurated
2000NCC -- Air wing started
2001Completion of Golden Jubilee Celebrations
2002B.Sc. Bio-technology and M.Sc. Bio-technology started as self-financed courses
2003Choice based credit system introduced
2003M.Com.(integrated advertising, sales and Event Management) started as self-financed course
2003M.Sc.(Healthcare and Hospital Management) started as self-financed course
2004Evaluation of the institution by Internal Academic Audit Team
2004Visit of UGC Review Committee for extension of autonomous status
2005Reaccreditation of the institution by NAAC
2005Assessment of the institution by Triennial Commission , Bharatidasan University & Inspection by State Review Committee
2005IQAC Established
2005Extention of Autonomous status
2006Inauguration of Centre for Ethics And Human Values and Centre for Cultural Activities
2006M.Com.- Event Management - UGC
2006"Life time Achiever's Award" conferred on the Secretary by Makkal Sakthi Iyyakkam, Trichy wing
2009B.B.A. and B.C.A. started
2009M.Phil (full time) in English started
2009Conversion of M.Phil.(part time) in Physics to M.Phil.(full time)
2010Micro Quality Cell of IQAC Established
2010Clean Campus Initiative (CCI) Movement started
2011Career enrichment programme for all UG Class started.
2011Diamond Jubilee Celebrations - Dr.A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM's visit
2011Foundation Course on Human Rights sanctioned by UGC
2012Ph.D Recognition for Commerce, Economics, History & Maths
2012Add-on Courses-Yoga,Decorative Arts & Industrial Relations sanctioned by UGC
2012Secretary of the campus honoured - "Hero of Humanity Award" by Sri Sri Ravi shankar's International Art of Living Society
2012Assessment of the Institution by Triennial Commission, Bharathidasan University, Trichy
2012NAAC peer team visit College wins ‘A’ grade
2012University commission for extension of autonomous status
2012Ph.D recognition status for Zoology
2012Demise of the President Sri. R. Natarajan
2012Event Management –an add on course sanctioned by UGC