The College endeavors to create and disseminate knowledge, as “Knowledge is Power”, and impart liberal, modern, sound and quality education to women, especially from the poorest and rural strata of the society in frontier areas, by providing the highest quality education at an affordable cost.
Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women, an autonomous institute, is governed by the Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Charitable and Educational Trust, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu. The College was started on 14th November, 1996, and is meant exclusively for women. It was recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) in the year 2003. The College is accredited with “A” Grade by NAAC with CGPA of 3.44 out of 4.00 during 2013.
Prodigious Educational and Infrastructural Facilities
The College offers 16 UG, 13 PG, 6 M.Phil, 2 PG Diploma, 2 certificate courses and 2 Ph.D programmes. It is a nodal centre for IECD which offers 8 programmes and 12 certificate courses conducted by all the Departments to enhance the employability skills of the students. There are four Academic Blocks with adequate infrastructure to cater both to the curricular and co-curricular activities of the students. The College has an air-conditioned auditorium, seminar halls and smart class rooms accommodating nearly 250 students, respectively. Around 2500 members can be accommodated in the College central Auditorium. The library upholds nearly 42,626 books, 342 journals and magazines. The College has well equipped science laboratories with the major instruments required for teaching and research activities. The hostel complex has 4 palatial buildings available both for the students and faculty members with all facilities like mineral water plant, swimming pool, and modern kitchen with sophisticated machines, gymnasium, well-furnished rooms and spacious dining halls. Other campus facilities include Internet room, Computer Center, Health Center (with a Visiting Doctor), Vehicle Parking Sheds, etc. A vermicomposting yard which supplies organic manure to the herbal garden has been established by the College. The Herbal garden has almost all the common medicinal plants tendered and maintained.
The Chairman of the College
Shri.A. Srinivasan, the Chairman of the College, is a renowned philanthropist and great visionary. He is affectionately called as ‘Ayya’ in the region. Ayya’s hard work, determination, will power and foresightedness have made the ‘Dream come True’. During his tough times, he took up all the hindrance as stepping stones to the ladder of success. His mantra is Munneyru, Munnettru… means, (First lift yourself and Lift others). The Literary Association of Pudukottai has conferred him with the ‘LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’. Anna University of Technology, Thiruchirapalli has honored him, under the stewardship of his Excellency, Dr. Surjit Singh Bernala, Governor of Tamilnadu by appointing him as its SYNDICATE MEMBER IN 2008. TIMES OF INDIA listed him as one of the most upcoming entrepreneurs, crowning him with the much coveted BLAZER AWARD. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 3000 had honored with ‘LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’ at Chennai in January 2017. Recently, Times of India honored Ayya with the pinnacle of the Engineering College Award at Chennai, accorded by his Excellency Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.
Promoting Research and Collaboration
The College has received major and minor research projects from funding agencies like DBT, NABARD, UGC & TNSCST. The management constantly strives to promote research, consultancy and extension activities by providing incentives. It has organized number of Seminars, Symposiums, Conferences, and Workshops at National, and International levels. Papers are presented by staff in the National, International level Conferences and Seminars. An alumnae association meet is organized every year in order to strengthen its ties with the alumnae. The college’s alumnae are constantly encouraging as well as helping in strengthening its academic base. Their feedback has largely helped the college to improve itself.
The college management provides funds to the poor and needy students for their education until the completion of their course. Free transportation is also available for all students in and around Perambalur district. Book bank facility is available for the students from economically weaker sections. 50% concession is provided by the college in the hostel fee and Tuition fee to those players who are part of the University teams. Special nutritious diet is given to the players of all events representing the college at various levels. Special awards are given to the best outgoing sportswomen. Meritorious cash awards are given for both academic and non academic achievements every year.
Career Opportunities and Exposures
The College produces graduates who step out with the quality of competence as professionals earning fruitful careers in diverse sectors. It has an exclusive training and placement cell that focuses mainly on career guidance for students and finds compatible placements for them. The College has also signed a MoU to promote and enhance research activities with Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. The institution plans and organizes appropriate activities to increase consciousness, national identities and symbols, Fundamental Duties and Rights of Indian citizens and other constitutional obligations through NSS, NCC, Consumer Club, Rotaract, YRC, Women’s Cell, and EXNORA.