Thavathiru Santhalinga Adigalar Arts and Science College, Coimbatore
About Thavathiru Santhalinga Adigalar Arts and Science College, Coimbatore
Thavathiru Santhalinga Adigalar Arts and Science College, Coimbatore was established in the year 1950, Thavathiru Santhalinga Adigalar Arts and Science College, Coimbatore is affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
In Tamilnadu Tanjore district has many Tamil college. Thennarkadu district has one Tamil college. Since here was no Tamil College in coimbatore district. In 1950, Ellaiyapttam Thavathiru Ramaswamy Adigal, with the permission of the haed of ThiruMutt, Thavathiru Arumuga swamigal made attempt to start the Tamil college.As per this attempt, with the help of kovaikilar K.M.Ramachandrar chettiar, Sir R.K.Sanmugam Chettiyar, Saivathiru.V.C.Subaiya Gounder, they started an institution named "Tamil kaloori kalagam". This institution was registered on 31-12-1952 and its register number is 19/1952. With the permit of Chennai University, Tamil college was started on 4-6-1956.At the beginning of this institution, Sir R.K.Sanmugam Chettiar, the first Finance Minister of the Independent India was the head. After him, Saivathiru V.Csubaiya Gounder was the head. For the growth of the college, he donated 97.07 acre of land and Gnambigai Mill’s share worth Rs.6,000. Moreover he gave 6 acres of groves to the college. Other than this, he helped Tamil college whenever the neede arises.
In the beginning, Kovaikilar K.M.Ramachandra chettiar, worked as the secretary, correspondant and principal.In the beginning, Ramasamy Adigal worked as vice principal and tought lessons. He receiced help from rich people and from the government to increase the income of the institution.
After Subaiya Gounder, Arulselvar, Dr.N.Magalingam was the head of the college committee. Then, in 1988, he gave his charge to Thavathiru Santhalinga Ramasamy Adigalar, who was the head of Thirumutt.Thavathiru Santhalinga Ramasamy Adigalar who worked as secretary and principal of Tamil college become the head of the institution. Honourable, Judge R.Sengottuvelan is continuing to be the secretary of the college committee. The former college educational director Dr.K.MeenakshiSundaram was the Secretary of this college during 1-6-1998 to
2-2-2000.This college which established on 1953-54, conducted Pandit classes from 1974 upto 1975.In 1975-76 B.Lit four year course was started. Then between 1980-81, it was changed into three years course.
During 1981-82, Tamil M.A class and in 1983-84 Tamil M.Phil part-time and full-time class, phd part-time classes were started.Since 1953, this college gave importance to develop the Tamil Language, and it gave importance to music and drama. On behalf of Golden Jublie,Perur Adigalar, ordered "Muthamil" to be a part of Degree courses. So,from this year, Tamil college will be a "Muthamil" college.Of all the Holy places in south India, Perur, situated in the west of Coimbatore, it is the most famous place of Lord Siva. The small village situated by the banks of river Noyyal is famous for its beauty.About 400 years ago Lord Santhalinga established a Mutt, preached Holy scriptures & indulged in meditation, the Mutt was known as Sri Santhalinga Mutt, Perur. It is one of the ancient Virasaiva Mutts. The founder "Sri Santhalinga Swamigal" is the author of four Sastras of which Avirodha Unthiyar is the crest-jewel.
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