Established in 1995, Hindustan College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS) is a unit of Hindustan Group of Institutions, affiliated to the University of Madras, which is one of India’s oldest Universities. The college offers 17 Undergraduate, 7 Post-Graduate, 3 M.Phil and 2 Ph.D Research Programmes. It is affiliated to the university of Madras, Chennai and has been ranked 30th for Social Work by India Today 2020.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) have conferred "Five Star" accreditation to the university and it has been given the status of 'University with Potential for Excellence’ by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University has produced world-renowned Scientists, Mathematicians, Industrialists, Educationists and Philanthropists etc.

HCAS Chennai Highlights

Established| Type 1995 | Private
Affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai
Accredited by NAAC
Programmes offered U.G, P.G, Ph.D, M.Phil
Entrance Merit-Based
Application Mode Online/Offline
Facilities Hostel, Library, Sports facilities, etc.
Scholarships Yes
Official Website

HCAS Chennai Courses

The University offers various courses at different levels:

Courses Specializations Duration Eligibility
B.Sc Biotechnology 3 Years 10+2
Computer Science
Electronics and Communication Science
Electronic Media
Visual Communication
B.Com General
Accounting & Finance
Bank Management
Corporate Secretaryship
Computer Applications
BA English
M.Sc Applied Microbiology 2 Years Graduation
Computer Science
Information Technology
MSW Social Work
M.Phil Biotechnology 1 Year Post Graduation
Ph.D Biotechnology 3-5 Years

Apart from the courses mentioned above the college also offers BSW, BBA and BCA at the UG level and MA and M.Com at the Pg level.

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HCAS Chennai Admissions

Hindustan College of Arts and Science offers UG, PG and doctoral-level programmes like B.Sc, B.Com, BCA, BBA, BA, BSW, MSc, MA, MCom, MSW, MPhil and PhD in various specializations.

  • Admission to all or any UG and PG programmes is merit-based.
  • Candidates seeking admission to MPhil and PhD programmes got to appear for an entrance examination conducted by the institute, followed by Personal Interview (PI).

How to Apply?

  • Visit the official website of the school ( and click on 'Register for Online Admissions'.
  • On the subsequent page, hit on 'New Registration' and start with the registration process.
  • Read all the instructions and click on 'Proceed'.
  • Fill all the specific details and pay the application fee of INR 250 through net-banking or debit/ credit card.

HCAS Chennai Placements

As per the newest campus drive which happened within the college in the month of February and March 2020, the students performed exceptionally well. About 92% of the students were provided with placements.

  • The companies like Infosys, Capgemini, Avasoft, TCS, IndusInd Bank, Cognizant among others had participated within the placement drive.
  • Highest salary offered to the scholar was 5.3 LPA, average salary package was 2.8 LPA and lowest package offered by the businesses was 1.2 LPA.
  • The roles offered were Accountant, Business Development Executive, Security Analyst and other roles depending upon the specializations.
  • Internships were offered to the students depending upon their specializations.
  • Students got the internship in companies like Bridgestone, Parle Agro and other such companies.

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HCAS Chennai Scholarships

  • The college facilitates the scholars to avail various government scholarships like SC/ST, minority scholarships, Pradhana Mantri Nidhi Yojana, ICCR, etc. It offers various scholarships on merit basis; students with 90% above the percentage of marks would be given concession in their tuition fees.
  • The college provides sports scholarships with free food, accommodation & tuition Fees for the successful athletes and various game players.
  • Students belonging to notified religious Minority communities (Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Zorastrian(Parsis) & Jain) can avail Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities through the common National Scholarship Portal(NSP) of the Government of India.

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HCAS Chennai Facilities

  • Hostel: The College offers three boy’s hostels and two girl’s hostels equipped with all the basic amenities and recreational facilities.
  • Library: The College has a central library which supports the teaching learning programmes of the institute. The books can be issued from the Book bank for a limited period of time.
  • Sports: The College has well established playgrounds and infrastructure for sports and games for the holistic development of physical, moral, ethical, social, mental and emotional healthy students.
  • Transport: Bus facility is offered by the college to all distant routes covering all the city points. 
  • Health Care Centre: The college runs a full-fledged clinic which takes care of the students’ health and hygiene.

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HCAS Chennai Faculty

The college has a well experienced and dedicated faculty. They are always there to support and motivate their students. The principal of the college is Dr. S Thirumagan. He served as Principal for seven years from 2007 in an Arts & Science College situated in North Chennai affiliated to the University of Madras. His rich experience keeps the college growing.

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HCAS Chennai FAQs

Ques. Can a student who has completed 12th with science stream, join B.Com at HCAS Chennai?

Ans. Yes, anyone who has completed their 10+2 from any recognised board is eligible to any of the undergraduate courses in commerce specialization.

Ques. Is there any scholarship available at HCAS Chennai?

Ans. Yes, there are various scholarships available for the students, depending upon the eligibility criteria of the scholarship. The details of the different scholarships are given in the article.

Ques. Which entrance do I have to appear to take admission in HCAS Chennai?

Ans. The admission in the college is merit-based. On the basis of 12th score, one can get the admission in an undergraduate course and on the basis of graduate, score one can get the admission in post-graduation courses. The research aspirants have to appear for the entrance exam followed by the PI (Personal Interview).

Ques. What is the career scope for a Research Scholar in Microbiology at HCAS Chennai?

Ans. Research Scientist, Healthcare Scientist, Post Doctoral Fellow., Analytical Chemist and many more such posts are the opportunities available for the Research Scholar.