Government Arts College (Autonomous), Kumbakonam is a college of higher education established in the year 1867. The college is affiliated with the University of Madrasand has been accredited with grade A by NAAC. It offers BA, B.Sc., B.Com., BBA, BCA at the UG level, MA, M.Sc., M.Com, MCA at the PG level, and Ph.D., M.Phil. at the doctoral level. The college provides good academic & student-centric facilities for a great learning environment.

GAC Kumbakonam Highlights

Established in 1867
Institute Type Government
Affiliation University of Madras, Chennai
Accreditation NAAC
Courses offered UG, PG, Doctorate
Basic Admission Criteria Merit-Based
Application mode Online
Facilities provided Library, hostels, labs, cafeteria, gym
Official Website

GAC Kumbakonam Courses

GAC Kumbakonam college offers the following courses at the UG, PG & Doctoral level:

Courses Specializations Eligibility
B.Sc. Botany, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics 10+2 in relevant stream from a recognized board
BA Economics, English, History, Tamil, Indian Culture & Tourism Studies
B.Com -
B.C. A -
M.Sc. Applied Geography, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Zoology, Physics Graduation with the relevant subject
MA Economics, English, History, Tamil, Indian Culture and Tourism
M.Com -
M.C.A -
M.Phil. English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Tamil, Commerce, Economics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Indian Culture and Tourism, Tourism Post-Graduation with the relevant subject
PhD Economics, Geography, Tamil, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics

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GAC Kumbakonam Admission

Admission to the Government Arts College Kumbakonam UG, PG & Doctoral courses are granted on the basis of merit scored in the last qualifying examination. For MCA admission, candidates need to have a valid score in TANCET

How to apply?

  • Visit the college campus
  • Collect the application form
  • Fill it up correctly
  • Submit the same with the required documents

Government Arts College Kumbakonam Scholarships

Various students studying in college are benefitted from scholarships every year. The college has different categories of scholarships that students can apply for during admission. 

  • Govt. of India SC/ST Scholarships
  • Grants for Backward classes
  • School teacher’s childhood allowance
  • Free education until graduation
  • Farmer Social Security allowance
  • Most Backward, Class Legacy Class Welfare benefit for graduation

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Government Arts College Kumbakonam Facilities

  • Library: The college has a huge library stuffed with nearly 80,000 books on different subjects. The library has a central hall, two separate stock rooms, and one reading hall where at a time 75 students can avail of the reading room for study purposes. 
  • Hostel: There are hostel accommodations for both boys and girls with a capacity of 150 students. Lavatories of both hostels are clean and hygienic. The college hostels also have a huge mess room.
  • Cafeteria: A hygienic cafeteria is there inside the college campus that offers several food items to the staffs and students
  • Laboratories: The college provides 15 lab facilities to students. There are also computer labs stuffed with various smart pieces of equipment.
  • Transport Facilities: The college offers bus facilities to local students as well as faculty members for easy transportation 
  • Classrooms: The classrooms are quite spacious and comfortable. They are equipped with smart class and high-quality furniture.
  • Auditorium: The college has a huge and comfortable auditorium that can accommodate 200 people. The auditorium has an AC facility.
  • Other Facilities: 
    • Wi-Fi
    • Sports complex
    • Medical Assistance

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Government Arts College Kumbakonam FAQs

Ques. How are the faculties of Government Arts College Kumbakonam?

Ans. The faculties along with non-faculties are very supportive and helpful to every student. The faculties are very experienced and skillful. They help students pursue a better career by guiding them. There are a total of 106 faculties out of which 55 faculties are Ph.D. holders. The student-faculty ratio of the college is 1:20.

Ques. Does Government Arts College Kumbakonam require a test to prove proficiency in English?

Ans. there is no test for proficiency in English. Most of the courses have a merit-based selection procedure.

Ques. Is Government Arts College Kumbakonam a good college?

Ans. Government Arts College is a great institute in every term. The college offers several opportunities and placements to students along with a great career. The college has a very positive and productive environment which is very helpful for students, the faculties and infrastructures are great.

Ques. Is there any placement at Government Arts College Kumbakonam?

Ans. The college has a Placement and Training Cell which helps students follow up a better career. The college offers excellent opportunities in various well-established and reputed companies. The median package for the PG program (3 Years) is INR 1.54 Lakhs and for UG Program is INR 54.86K.

Ques. Does Government Arts College Kumbakonam encourage the students in various Extracurricular Activities?

Ans. The college has NCC and NSS troops in which students actively participate and apart from that the college also has YRC in which students learn several things and serve people.