The PSG College of Arts & Science was founded in the year 1947 by the PSG & Sons Charitable Trust. The college is accredited Grade A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has been nationally ranked 11th by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given it the status of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE).
Vision: To impart education with the pursuit of knowledge
Mission: To set education on a noble perch accessible to all in the quest of knowledge and world-class education
The institution offers various courses in the fields of Liberal Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Management, Computer Science, Social Science, and Life Sciences. PSGCAS is one of the largest Educational Institutions of Southern India with 41 Undergraduate Programmes, 27 Postgraduate programs, 1 Five years Integrated Postgraduate program, 5 PG Diplomas, and 1 UG Diploma Program. M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs are offered in 23 disciplines. Besides, it offers 17 Job oriented courses and 12 other Career oriented courses to enhance the life skills of the students.
The college is spread over a vast area with spacious auditoriums, seminar halls, separate conference rooms for several departments, and a separate Library conference hall. The campus is established in an eco-friendly manner. Besides tree plantation, Bio-gas plant, Solar panels, Sewage treatment plant, and RO plant are also installed in the vicinity of the college.
Hostel facilities are available for the accommodation of the migrating students. There are separate hostels for boys and girls. The hostel rooms are well-furnished and are provided with attached as well as common bathrooms. Dormitory facilities are also available to accommodate financially weak students. The mess facility is also available at the hostel to serve various delicacies to the students.
There are various student clubs such as Rotaract Club, Thinkers Association, Nila Mutram that promotes knowledge sharing and critical thinking amongst students, Youth Red Cross that conducts health awareness, Centre for women’s studies, Science Forum, Third Hand Club to assist the specially-abled, Eco Club, Dramatics Club, Music Club, Muthamil Manram that conducts group discussions and guest lectures on Tamil literature, Entrepreneurs club, etc to help the students in pursuing their interests beyond academics.
In addition to the provision of student clubs, several other co-curricular activities such as sports, NCC, NSS, and EDC also attract the attention of many students. The sports department has won many laurels in games such as volleyball and basketball. The National Service Scheme (NSS) encourages selfless social service and also enhances the sense of responsibility towards the society in the students. The National Cadet Corps (NCC) at PSGCAS consists of the NCC Air Wing and the NCC Army Wing. NCC instills the characteristics of discipline, leadership, and dedication in the individuals. Lastly, the Entrepreneurship Development Cell invokes entrepreneurship skills among students.
The students graduating from PSGCAS are placed in various Multinational Companies such as Amazon, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, HCL, HP, Infosys, Godrej, Zomato, etc.
Thus, PSG College of Arts and Science is a well-equipped education hub that makes the student industry ready by imparting quality education and by transforming them into better citizens.