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Our Founder

'Service to humanity' should be our motto in life

Our founder His Holiness Srirangam Srimad Andavan Sri Rangaramanuja Maha Desikan, a learned scholar and was a teacher by profession in his poorvashrama.he was the 11th pontiff of the Srirangam ‘Periyashramam’ in 1989. Born on May 20, 1935, at Srimushnam in Cuddalore district, the Swamigal went to Sri Ahobila Mutt Sanskrit College at Madurantakam at the age of 13 and thereafter to the Sanskrit Paatashaala. Later, he studied at the Sriperumbudur Sanskrit College and emerged successfully in the Nyaya Siromani Paribhaasha. He learnt Telugu while working as a Sanskrit teacher in Andhra Pradesh. He returned to Sriperumbudur and passed the Tamil Vidwan final exam and became Tamil teacher at the Jilla Board School at Chengalpattu. His intellectual prowess was amazing and he was proficient in Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu. He was interested in Ayurveda from childhood. He became the head of Periyashramam at the age of 54. He set up goshalas and established seven veda paatashaalas.

His Holiness has a strong faith and belief that the “Education” is an eye-opener to humanity and has a major role to play in shaping the society. His Holiness Srimad Andavan in his Anigraha Bhashanam pointed out that “Education is twofold” - the learner acquires knowledge and he educates others through the knowledge thus obtained. The real glory of education lies only in imparting knowledge to others. Students are the wealth of a nation. They should strive for the betterment of the nation utilizing the knowledge they have obtained through education.

His ardent desire that higher education should reach the weaker section and the downtrodden, without any discrimination of caste, creed or sex ultimately paved the way for founding Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College. The College was started as a co-educational institution on 26th Oct 1996 affiliated to the Bharathidasan University. The college was inaugurated by Dr. Shanka Dayal Sharma, former President of India.

Managed by a group of eminent educationalist and industrialists the institution constantly attracts a beeline of students by its innovative programmes, teaching and learning strategies. It constantly endeavors to empower the youth to emerge as leaders of the future by offering quality and value based education as per our FOUNDER’s wish.

With the blessings of HH Srimad Andavan, the Management, Principal and the staff strive with a missionary zeal in making every individual exemplary and informative in his / her chosen field of study to fulfil his fervent desire. Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College has been reaccredited with “A” Grade by the NAAC in 2013 and has been accorded the State of Autonomy by the UGC in 2014.