Vivekananda College was established in July 1965 by the Vivekananda Educational Society, Agasteeswaram, as a living memorial to Swami Vivekananda to commemorate the birth centenary of the great sage of the East. The Principal objective of this society is to promote national integration by bringing out countless Vivekanandas who are ready to work ceaselessly for international understanding and universal peace. The Institution is situated near Kanyakumari, the southernmost end of India. It is run by 9 Executive members elected by 93 general body members of Vivekananda Educational Society. The Management had drawn up a phased programme of expansion for the College. In this connection, the College was certified with B+ grade by NAAC during the month of May 2006. May God be the guiding light and left this institution march victoriously in the field of education! .
Our institution offers 9 aided U.G. courses, 2 aided P.G courses, 2 Self - financed U.G. courses and 4 Self – financed P.G courses. The institution has the credit of offering M.Phil and Ph.D courses in Tamil and Economics. Moreover two more Departments are likely to get affiliation for M.Phil degree courses and Research centres.
It is remarkable to note that our college has a dedicated team of 87 Teaching Staff and 12 Guest Lecturers. Further 43 Non - Teaching Staff are also employed in this institution. It is worth mentioning that 48 Teaching Staff are doctorate degree holders and 11 Staff members are University recognized Guides in different Disciplines. Many students are members of NCC, NSS, RRC,YRC and they take part actively in all activities arranged by the Programme Officers of these Units and Clubs. The students of our College excel in curricular, co - curricular and extra - curricular activities and they have brought laurels to our institution.
To hold the students belonging to different faiths to grasp the significance of our indigenous culture and ancient heritage through a study of the teaching of Swami Vivekananda and thereby promoting the cause of national integration and world peace.
This institution was established in July 1965 by the Vivekananda Educational Society, Agasteeswaram as a living memorial to Swami Vivekananda to commemorate the Birth Centenary of the great sage of the east. Nestling amidst sylvan surroundings, the campus lies in close proximity to the imposing Vivekananda Rock Memorial at Kanyakumari.
The principal objective of this Society is to hold the students belonging to different faiths to grasp the significance of our indigenous culture and ancient heritage through a study of the teaching of Vivekananda there by promoting the cause of national integration by focusing attention on the University of appeal develop the College into a residential unitary University bearing the great Swamiji’s name which will in course of time, turn out countless Vivekanandas who will work ceaselessly for international understanding and universal peace.
The history of the beginning of the College is a saga of daring pluck and self confidence displayed by the sponsors, notably its chief architect and promoter, Thiru.S.D.PANDIANADAR, B.A., a retired senior officer of the erstwhile Travancore-Cochin Government. It was to Thiru.S.D. Pandianadar that the idea of starting a college in the name of the great patriotic saint of India first occurred and when he mooted it among his friends and relations, they hailed it enthusiastically. He then issued appeals to his friends for donation of lands and he himself offered 1.5 acres of his valuable land, for the purpose. Thiru.G.A.Marthandan, honoured as a patron member of the society came forward to help in a grand way by donating 5.5 acres in that area. Others followed suit and the sponsors were finally able to get a compact area of 30 acres of land for starting the College. The area has now increased to 60 acres. Read More