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 let this institution march victoriously in the field of education! .
VivekanandaCollege was established in July 1965 by the Vivekananda Educational Society, Agasteeswaram and affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. It is a co-educational institution. The college has to its credit 09 Aided U.G. Courses, 02 Aided P.G. Courses, 02 Self-financing U.G. Courses, 04 Self-financing P.G. Courses, 02 M.Phil.Courses and also a Research Centre for 02 Ph.D. Programmes. Further U.G.C. sponsored courses which include 02 B.Voc.Courses and 03 Certificate Coursesare introduced in our institution from the academic year 2016-17 onwards.
It is significant that our College has a dedicated team of 83 Teaching Staff and 16 Guest Lecturers. Further 43 Non - Teaching Staff are also employed in this institution. It is noteworthy that 52 Teaching Staff are Doctorate Degree holders and 19 Staff members are Uni...Read More
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
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.
Our vision is to reach out to the best of its ability to impart world class education to the youth of this country in general and educationally and economically backward communities of the locality in particular.