National College Tiruchirapalli–(NCT), was established in June 1919, and re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a grade of “A++”. It is a private college affiliated with Bharathidasan University, Palkalaiperur Campus, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
National College, Tiruchirapalli was founded on 11th June 1919, thanks to the munificence of the late Diwan Bahadur S.Rm.CT.Pethachi Chettiar, Zamindar of Andipatti, and the collective initiative and zeal of Justice T.V.Seshagiri Iyer, Sir.T.Desikachariar, N.D.Subbarama Iyer, Sri.Sivarama Krishna Iyer and a galaxy of social reformers and nationalists. During the initial years, it was only a Second Grade College offering Intermediate courses and was soon upgraded to First Grade College on the 11th of June 1924 with the introduction of undergraduate programs.
The founders conceived the idea of a national institution to promote among its youth the highest and the loftiest ideals which constitute the essence of Indian Culture and Nationalism. True to its name, National College continues to impart cultural values and fulfill its role as one of the premiere nation-building institutions of the country. Under the stewardship of eminent scholars and administrators as its principals, the college has grown to become a seat of higher education and has earned a reputation for high moral and educational standards. In fact, it was Principal Saranathan, who had a long stint as its principal, chose the motto of this College - “Saa Vidya Yaa Vimukthayea” - which means “That alone is knowledge which liberates,” implying to provide education to the youth of those days to liberate themselves not only from the clutches of colonialism but also from poverty, ignorance, oppression, casteism and so on. The motto has relevance even today as it continues to provide quality education largely to the students of socially and economically backward families from villages nearby with the intent of transforming their lives.
Courses Offered Programmes Offered B.A.(Economics, History, English, Tamil),B.Com.(Commerce, Computer Application),B.Sc(Geology, Mathematics, Physical Education, Computer Application, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Botany), aster of Commerce(General, Bank Management, Financial Management), Master of Sci. ( Geography, Geology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Botany, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Zoology, Chemistry), Master of Arts ( Economics, English Literature, Tamil, M.Com (Commerce, Financial Management).
The following are the facilities offered by the college to cater to the needs and expectations of the students.
The College provides separate hostels for both boys and girls, to maintain privacy. The hostel is large with a huge capacity of 920 students. The boy’s hostel has 560 beds whereas the girl’s hostel has 360 beds.
The institute has a well-updated and furnished library with 115260 books and 83 Journals, varying between different genres. The library has a study-friendly environment and the books are always available for the students to do self-study.
The college has several labs for different departments where all the practical classes are conducted. Among the various labs, the computer lab of the college is mention-worthy. There are five computer labs with a total of 400 systems, to cater to the needs of all the students of the college for their training in Computer-related courses. All these systems are connected to the Internet for students use.
The campus also has a cafeteria which is open from 8:00 A.M to 3:30 P.M every day. It provides students with healthy and price-worthy food.
Sports and Fitness:
There are separate football and cricket grounds in the college for the students to practice. The college also has athletic tracks and gym facilities.
The College has an auditorium hall where all the seminars are conducted. The hall room is Air-conditioned with a seating capacity of 450 students.
Free Medical Centre:
The College has a free medical center where the students and staff members can go for a checkup every Monday and Friday of the week.
Like other colleges, National College also has a Training and Placement cell where the students are groomed through programs that offer various services to meet the professional development needs of students. The final-year students are provided with the following pieces of training: Basic Communication Skills Training, Developing Verbal & Non-Verbal Communications, Program providing career guidance, Conducting group discussions & mock interview practice sessions.
Providing Aptitude training and technical skill training, Personality and team development skill training. Some of the top recruiting companies that visit the college and recruit students are Info view, Capgemini, Wipro, CMS, Eureka Forbes, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IDBI Federal, Onyxon, Duruva, etc.
To ignite young minds with lofty ideals and inspire them to achieve excellence in their chosen field.
To offer quality Higher Education to the younger generations, especially from rural India, who are economically and socially backward, to liberate themselves from prejudice, oppression, and ignorance and to gain knowledge for their bright future.