Government Arts College was established in the year 1955 and is affiliated to Bharathiyar University. The College is also accredited by NAAC. The College offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Humanities, Science and Commerce. It also offers M. Phil/PhD programs. Admission in this College is purely based on the Merit or marks obtained in the previous qualifying examination. 

Various national and multinational companies recruit the students every year thus providing excellent placement opportunities to the students.

Government Arts College Highlights

Below given are few facts regarding the College that interested candidates can check.

Established | Institute Type 1955 | Public
Affiliated to Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
Accredited by NAAC 
Courses offered UG & PG Research/ Ph.D.
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Application Mode Online and Offline
Facilities Available Fully- furnished classrooms, Well-equipped laboratories, Hostel Facilities, Sports facilities 
Official Website

Government Arts College Courses

The College offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Humanities, Science and Commerce. It also offers Doctoral degrees (PhD) in various specializations. 

The various courses along with the details about their eligibility, duration and specializations is tabulated below:

Courses Details
B.A. Specializations: Tamil Literature, History, English Literature, Tourism & Travel Management, Economics, Defence
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 in any stream
B.Sc. Specializations: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Electronics, Zoology (Wildlife Biology)
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 in Science stream (PCM/PCB)
B.Com. Specializations:, CA, IB
Duration: 3 Years
Eligibility: Passed 10+2 in Commerce stream
M.A. Specializations: Tamil Literature, Economics, History, English Literature
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduate degree in any relevant subject/discipline
M.Sc. Specializations: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Zoology (Wildlife biology)
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Science
M.Com. Specializations: CA, IB
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Passed Bachelor’s degree 
M.Phil. Specializations: Tamil, English, History, Economics, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Commerce,
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Master’s Degree in the subject or related area with at least 55% marks in aggregate
PhD Specializations: Tamil, English, History, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology and Commerce
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Completed Masters Degree

Government Arts College Admissions

The mode of application for admission at Government Arts College (GAC) is both online and offline. Admissions for various Undergraduate courses is Merit-based. For PG and M.Phil./Ph.D. courses, admission is based on CET and Interview.

How to apply?

Interested candidate needs to follow the following steps in order to apply at the College

  • Visit the official website of the College.
  • Candidates need to fill the application form carefully by going through all the instructions and after checking the eligibility criteria.
  • Submit the required documents along with the form and application fee (online mode) before the due date.
  • Once the Merit list is out, the admission will be confirmed only after verification of the original documents and fee payment and ensuring that the candidate meets all the eligibility norms.

Government Arts College Facilities

The college provides student-friendly infrastructure and facilities to cater the needs of the students as well as the faculty members.

  • Library: The library of the college has a huge collection of over one lakh book volumes including 17894 books and reference books to assist students.
  • Hostel facilities: The college offers excellent hostel facilities for outstation students to feel home away from home. Fully- furnished rooms and all the necessary facilities are provided to the students. 
  • Infrastructural facilities: The college has student-friendly Infrastructure with fully furnished classrooms and laboratories. The college is surrounded by historical buildings in Nilgiri District.
  • Sports Facilities: The college focuses on sports activities, as well as engages students to participate in it. 
  • Other facilities: Cafeteria, Health Care, Common Room, etc.

Government Arts College Faculty

The College has an experienced and dedicated faculty to impart education to the students and who help students in every possible way. 

  • Associate Professors: 11+
  • Assistant Professors: 50+
  • Guest Lecturers: 55+

Government Arts College FAQs

Ques. Does Government Arts College offer a Part-time PhD program?

Ans. Yes, Government Arts College (GAC) offers both part-time and full-time PhD/ M.Phil. programmes. The duration of a full-Time Ph.D. programme is 2 years and 3 years for part-time Programme.

Ques. How many departments are there at Government Arts College?

Ans. The College has arts, science and commerce department. Under arts, 6 departments are there, 8 under science department and 1 under commerce department. 

Ques. Does Government Arts College offer the Computer Literacy Programme initiated by the Government of Tamilnadu?

Ans. Yes, the college offers a Computer Literacy Programme. The students are properly trained on Ms-Office basic knowledge, Internet technologies, HTML C language basics etc. The Government of Tamil Nadu then issues a certificate based on their performance which benefits students at the time of placement.

Ques. How are the NCC facilities at the Government Arts College?

Ans. The NCC of the college started in year 1969 with an enrollment of around 100 cadets and with a motive of developing discipline, character, brotherhood, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. 

Ques. How is the placement of Government Arts College?

Ans. The College has a dedicated placement office that serves as an interface between the students and the recruiters and helps to arrange placement drives for the students. The College provides a wonderful platform to the aspiring students seeking recruitments and jobs. The students from GAC are placed in various national and multinational organizations every year.

Ques. How one can contact Government Arts College?

Ans. One cam contact the College at 0423-2443981 or can mail at One can visit the campus too for face to face discussion regarding any query on the address given at the official website.