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Kamaraj College has long been recognized as a premier institution of higher learning for students in southern districts of Tamilnadu. A centre for academic excellence and achievement, it is today one of the finest institutions for Arts, Sciences and Commerce. Located at the cutting edge of knowledge, Kamaraj College has not just kept pace with the changing world, but has been the pioneering spirit behind many innovations in the field of education. The striving is to imbue the teaching/learning process with a unique blend of intellectual rigor and aesthetic and ethical engagement. At Kamaraj College the belief is in a holistic vision that never discounts the past, but at the same time embraces the future with unwavering confidence in the ability to shape it and harness its potentialities.
Kamaraj College is committed to nurturing and creating men and women who are equipped to be world citizens. Kamaraj College students understand that with the power of knowledge, comes the responsibility to translate it into creative citizenship. They recognize challenges as opportunities. Kamaraj College students are empowered with professional competence, an ability to assume positions of leadership with ease and shatter inhibitory glass ceilings. An education at LSR enables women to reconcile excellence with humanity, to celebrate diversity and redefine notions of success. The emphasis is on a liberating and not a domesticating pedagogy.
Established in 1966 in Tuticorin by the 1966 by the Tuticorin Education Society. Thiru A.M.M.S. Ganesan Nadar was the founder Patron of the Society and the college. At present Thiru. A.M.M.S.G. Kathiresan is the Patron of our college. The college was affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University till 1990. From September 1990 the College is affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. The College has been named after Bharat Ratna Shri. K. Kamaraj as a tribute to the invaluable service rendered by him to our nation, particularly to the cause of education.
Today, the college is located in a beautiful 49.54 acre campus in South Tamilnadu, has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 27 courses of study. Many of our students have secured University Ranks including the University First Rank. The students have been successfully placed in many reputed national and multi-national companies. Our Alumni Association is very active.
The College became a byword for academic and extra-curricular achievement, under the inspiring Presidentship of industrialist and philanthropist, Shri. Ilango Vetrivel. An enlightened and supportive managing committee, drawn from the fields of industry, law, journalism, academics and the bureaucracy, assists the President in the running of the college.
The vision of creating a centre of academic and extra-curricular achievement for men and women, of providing a context that emancipates the intellect and the spirit, of zealously guarding a space that develops critical thinking and rescues the imagination, has been actualized. The journey well begun, has infinite potential to evolve further setting newer standards of excellence.