Urumu Dhanalakshmi College was established in the year 1946 but before that, it was an orphanage. It was run by a kind-hearted soul, Urumu Seshachalam Chettiar. He was a great philanthropist and bequeathed his entire property to the poor people. His work for the poor and needy is commendable. This college has been named after his wife. This College is affiliated with Bharathidasan University. The college is located in a rural area and the needy and poor people of the neighboring areas come here to study with a hope to build a bright future for them. Slowly and gradually, more subjects were added to the college and today it has a lot of disciplines to offer to the students.
Urumu Seshachalam Chettiar, the revered Founder of our College, is a nobleman. He has bequeathed his property to poor children. He started an orphanage for poor children and his service to the people is highly laudable. His orphanage was slowly developed into a Middle School which began to function in 1946. Later on, the Middle School grew into High School in 1951. The Founder was philanthropic, benevolent selfless. Mrs Urumu Dhanalakshmi Ammal helped her husband in all his endeavours. Hence the College bears her name. We are celebrating our Founder’s Day every year on 17th November in memory of our beloved Founder. Our Founder constituted a committee to look after all those properties that belong to educational institutions. Our College is a part of Bharathidasan University. On an auspicious day on which the Kumbabisheka of Akilandeswari Temple was held, our College was opened by Jagathguru Sri Shankaracharya Jeyandra Swamigal.
The great philanthropist and visionary Late Thiru. Mookka Pillai conceived a noble idea of providing education to the children of peasants, the downtrodden and the poor section of the rural society and implemented it in the year 1942 by establishing a middle school in the rural village of Puthanampatti. He had put his heart and soul in addition to his hard-earned money to impart education to the rural mass of the village. During the Pre-independence days, the founder had a great reverence for Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and hence the school was named after our nation's first Prime Minister. The school was upgraded to a High school in the year 1948. His other brainchild called Nehru Basic Training School paved the way for promoting a teacher in every house of the village in and around Puthanampatti. The undaunted spirit of the unlettered genius did not satisfy himself with school education alone. He envisaged yet another noble cause of imparting higher education to the people in and around Puthanampatti and his dream was realized in 1967 in the form of Nehru Memorial College.
Courses Offered Programmes Offered B.A.(Eng (Lit.), Tamil, English),B.Com.(General, Banking Management, Computer Applications),B.Sc. (Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Industrial Electronics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Information Technology),Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA], Bachelor of Computer Applications [BCA], Master of Commerce(General, Bank Management, Financial Management), Master of Sci. (Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Information Technology), Master of Arts ( Economics, English Literature, Tamil Literature, Master of Business Administration [MBA], Master of Computer Applications [M.C.A], Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications [PGDCA], BBA.
The College located away from the town amidst rural surroundings satisfies the necessities of the needy people of Thiruverambur and Kattur villages.
Central Library was established in 1970. The College Library is well equipped with sufficient numbers of textbooks, reference books, journals, Competitive Examination Magazines and Newspapers to enrich our students with current affairs and General Knowledge. The library has a good number of e-resources like e-books, and e-journals, related to the subject and curriculum of the college and also maintains a wide selection of non-academic and rare books which are of great historical significance to provide faculty and students with an enriched experience. The library has been automated using “NIRMAL” Software with a 4.0 version. It was automated in the year 2012. NIRMAL software is user-friendly software designed to take care of all the administrative and management functions of the library.
These hostels are well furnished with lodging facilities, reading rooms, a computer laboratory with internet connectivity, a playground, ultra-modern kitchens and spacious dining halls. C.V. Raman Hostel for women has an open-air auditorium for the conduct of cultural and literary events. The institution has established a Reverse Osmosis plant for the supply of purified drinking water for all the Students and Staff. As regards power supply, the college has 24 hrs HT power supply along with 165 KVA backup generators.
The College has various labs with all the computer facilities which are assigned to different departments to meet the requirements of the students at the time of study and practice.
The Exnora Club-
This club was set up by Urumu Dhanalakshmi College on the basis of Chennai’s Exnora movement. The purpose of the club was to make the students realise the significance of the environmental and ecological issues of the local area making them aware of the challenges and the possible solutions.
The main objective of CTCP- Centre for Training and Career planning of our college is to create awareness among the students about the various competitive exams conducted by Government and Public Sector Undertakings for acquiring jobs. It also gives career guidance and conducts training programmes for final-year students. CTCP also conduct competitions to bring out the inner talents of students.
Liberate through education and build a strong Nation.
To realize the obligations of the constitution of India by uplifting and strengthening the downtrodden and marginalized by providing relevant higher education to raise social standards.