Nilgiri, a place far from the madding crowd, is the land of virgin forests, perennial streams, placid lakes, exotic flora, tucked away in the green hillocks in the serenity poured in abundance by mother nature. The population of the area is mainly comprised of settlers, migrant labourers, and marginal farmers.
NILGIRI COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, established in 2012 with affiliation to Bharathiar University, is continuing its academic journey by creating many stories of success, growth and innovation. With unique blending of state-of-the-art infrastructure and novel teaching and learning practices, the college is on its right track to emerge as an ideal academic destination for students all over the world. Enveloped by serene landscapes around, the campus inspires everyone with the intrinsic positive vibes encompassed in its environment.
Even after decades of their settlement in this agricultural land, where they toiled hard to make a living, the children of the majority of fortune seekers were denied the opportunity of school education, and facilities of higher education was beyond their imagination. Only the children of fortunate plantation owners and the firstgrade government officials alone were able to afford higher education outside the Nilgiri district such as in Coimbatore or in other far-off places. So, thousands of children remained uneducated for several years in the Nilgiri region.
This was the challenge addressed by the founding fathers of Nilgiri College who decided to open the windows of Higher Education to the children of the poor downtrodden, rural masses majority of whom belonged to the Minority community, SC/ST, and other Backward classes. The result was the formation of Career Development Foundation Trust (CDFT) which established the Nilgiri College of Arts and Science in 2012 affiliated with Bharathiar University.
BHARATHIAR UNIVERSITY is a state University in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Named after poet Subramania Bharathiar, the university was established in February 1982 under the provision of Bharathiar University Act 1981 and was recognised by university grant commission (UGC) in 1985. Bharathiar University was ranked 20 overall India by National Institutional Ranking Framework of 2018 and 13 among Universities.
The geographical situation of the college was favorable for students from two states namely Tamilnadu and Kerala, since it is functioning just 200 meters from the borders of Kerala, the neighboring state. We do share the rich Tamil culture and heritage and mix it with the vivid nature of Kerala culture. Accordingly, it became a college with bilingual cultural ethics of both Tamilnadu and Kerala, thereby contributing much to the sense of national integration and fraternity of linguistic and racial minorities.
The college started with three UG program with 65 students and now it is offering nine UG and 3 PG programs with a student strength of 1335 and with a faculty strength of 69. The college is enlisted in the UGC 2(f) & 12(B) status and is an ISO 9001-2015 certified institution. It has signed 11 international and 60 national MoUs for academics, research, and placement.