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Dr. G. Kannan, M.A., B.Ed.,  Ph.D.,

Principal in charge, 

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Vision : 

  •  Mould the students to be responsible citizens in the socially by providing a pleasant environment, excellence in education, enhancing the self confidence and above all the spirit of love and brotherhood.


  • To emerge as an institution of excellence by providing need based quality education and research.

  • To prepare the students becoming employable graduates and entrepreneurs for the upliftment of the society.

           History of the College    

               Government Arts College was established at Dharmapuri in 1965 with noble ambition of providing higher education to the people of Dharmapuri District. The geographical area of our College as serene atmosphere of 42 acres and 12 cents. Initially the College was started with three pre university degree (P.U.C) courses. Subsequently, new undergraduate and Postgraduate courses were introduced. Our College is in a Permanent Government building from 01.11.1974 onwards

           Though our college was started as a mens college, women students were also enrolled from 1977-78. Our College is affiliated to Periyar University since the academic year 1998-99. Our College was recognized as Grade-I college on 20.03.2008. M.Phil., and Ph.D., research courses in various subjects are being offered from the academic year 2012-13.

          We are happy to declare that our College is offering forty courses with eighteen departments. We have Shift-II undergraduate courses in six departments. We are enrolled with four thousand and six hundred students during this current academic year (2016-17). (2016-17).