Affiliated to Bharathiar University, Karpagam Arts and Science College is an autonomous college that has received approval from UGC and AICTE, New Delhi. Established in September 1995, this institution had a humble beginning with forty-seven students and ten staff members. Its main objective is to impart lessons to the students in latest theories and technologies, thereby moulding them into complete citizens, so that they are ready to meet all the challenges of the present day society. At present Karpagam Arts and Science College has student strength of 3200 and also two hundred and fifty four teaching and non-teaching staffs. Day by day the college is taking initiative to become an institution par excellence.
Karpagam Arts and Science College offers undergraduate courses in-- B.B.M., B.Com., B.B.M. CA (Computer Applications), B.Com. CA (Computer Applications), B.C.A., B.Sc. in Physics, B.Sc. in Chemistry, B.Sc. in Biochemistry, B.Sc. in Microbiology, B.Sc. in Biotechnology, B.Sc. in Computer Science, B.Sc. in Information Technology, B.Sc. in Electronics & Communication Systems, B.Sc. in Catering Science & Hotel Management. Postgraduate courses include-- Masters of Computer Application (M.C.A), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Social Work (M.S.W.), M.Com. CA (Computer Applications), M.Sc. in Microbial Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Applied Electronics, M.Sc. in Computer Science, M.Sc. in Software Systems, M.Sc. in Bio-informatics, M.Sc. in Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Microbiology, M.Sc. in Biochemistry, M.Sc. in Chemistry, M.Sc. in Physics.
Research Programmes include M.Phil. in subjects like-- Tamil, English, Mathematics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Management, Computer Science, Biochemistry, Social Work, Chemistry, Commerce, Physics. Ph.D. in subjects like Tamil, Management, Social Work, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Commerce are offered.
Under the sponsorship of University Grants Commission (UGC) a handful of job specific courses are offered. These include-- Certificate Course in Communication Skills for Counselling, Certificate Course in Electronic Equipment Maintenance, Certificate Course in Animal House Maintenance, Certificate Course in Dye Chemistry, Certificate Course in Vedic Management, Certificate Course in International Business Management, Certificate Course in Human Resource Development, Certificate Course in Culture and Tourism, Certificate Course in Business English Communication, Certificate Course in Exercise Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, Certificate Course in Watershed Management, Certificate Course in Agriculture Microbiology, Certificate Course in Nutrition and Dietetics, Certificate Course in NGO Management, Certificate Course in Professional Secretaryship, Certificate Course in Entrepreneur Development, Certificate Course in Vocational Biotechnology. Karpagam Arts and Science College houses a number of departments like- Management Studies, Commerce, Computer Science, Computer Application & Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Physical Sciences, Electronics, Social Work, Catering Science and Hotel Management, Languages section, a library, physical educational section. These are well served by a team of efficient and qualified faculty members.
Karpagam Arts and Science College houses three libraries that are fully computerised. The books are categorised as per the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) System. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) System also is available. There is an on-line library, which is quite comprehensive. It has huge a collection of eight hundred and sixty five CDs, facilitating on-line access for students. The Placement Cell successfully organises training sessions like-- Resume Writing, Personality Development Sessions, Interview Skills, Mock Interviews, Group Discussions, Presentation Skills. All these training programmes groom the students to be fit for the corporate world.