Established - 1973

Enrollment - Nearly 2,000 Students

Location - Tuticorin, TamilNadu, India

Campus - 20 acres, including Amenities


In fond memory of his step mother, A.P.C.Mahalaxmi Ammal our Founder President Thiru. Kulapathy A.P.C. Veerabahu thought of educating the poor rural girls who could not think of higher education.His firm determination and selfless devotion paved way for establishing the institution exclusively for women. To give fillip to his thoughts, our founder President started this college in 1973. His main objective was to cater to the needs of rural women folk.This cosmic vision of his, is essentially the privilege of an enlightened intellect. Today, as he wished, the institution has always trodden a non sectarian, non-commercial, service-oriented path to reach the summit of success. Besides catering to the academic needs, this institution marshals all resources to work for the empowerment of women. “Anbu, Arivu, Aram” being the motto, the Institution also staunchly believes in National Integration. We proudly place in record the fact that we do not collect fees from the economically weak students and we also provide concessions in the remittance of fees.


It is high time that Indian women transform themselves into active participants of the Indian Social System. Only through educational Institutions, awareness could be promoted among women. Besides striving for academic excellence, the Institution aims at advocating a disciplined way of living. Gandhian principle, women empowerment, globalization, liberalization and value –based education are the objectives of the Institution.

Founder President - Kulapathi A. P. C. Veerabahu

Kulapathi A. P. C. Veerabahu started V. O. Chidambaram College with a missionary zeal of throwing open the portals of Higher Education to all, irrespective of their caste, creed and gender. He firmly believed that education alone can ensure the development of an individual, a society and a nation. He advocated the kind of education which contributes to the holistic development of an individual who in turn will contribute to the material and moral development of the society and the well being of the entire humanity. He wanted to aspire for creating a just and humane society where dignity of human beings is respected, unjust social structures are challenged, the national legacy of diversity, secularism, non-violence and national integration are upheld and where the poor and the marginalized are taken care of. It was not an easy job to administer the college. Though there were many hurdles our founder successfully surmounted them and developed the college. He started the V. O. Chidambaram college of Education in the year 1955. Usually girls in those days were not allowed for higher education. To prevail that he started A. P. C. Mahalaxmi College for Women in the year 1973. "On any account Education should not be commercialized" was the mind set of our founder Kulapathy A. P. C. Veerabahu and he achieved it. He rendered his lifetime for all such services and even his last-minute thinking was about the institutions. His last wish was that the college should continue to sustain his mind set that education should not be commercialized, it has been and will be gratified forever.

President - Thiru A. P. C. V.Chockalingam

Forty complete years is a landmark in the history of any institution. One can certainly look back with certain amount of pride on his commitment to academic excellence and the tremendous amount of work done by the Management, faculty members, staff and students of the college for the progress of the Institution all through the years. The college has to offer more opportunities to the students to realize their responsibilities and to play their multiple roles with distinction. An educated young woman should be an asset to the family and the whole Nation. In our Institution students are oriented to develop values, self-respect, dignity and integrity. The training our students receive from the Institution empowers them to face all the trying life situations with determination. I am happy to add that in our Institution the roles of the staff and students are complementary and not compartmentalized. The management, staff and students are members of one family working together for one and the same goal with a sense of togetherness. I pay my grateful homage to all those who pioneered and nurtured the Institution. The example set by my father our beloved Founder Kulapathy A.P.C.Veerabahu, has inspired me to bring the same zeal and devotion to my work. I am sure that the college would march towards grandeur, producing more and more wonderful citizens.

Secretary - Thirumathi.Subhulaxmi

The Refinement of a Nation’s Culture is better reflected in women than in men. Today women are making rapid strides in education and in all branches of life. By the selfless effort of our Founder, from the very initiation, the college has been serving women with firm determination to spread knowledge along with human values. Universalizing and improving quality education is our mission. We are expected at the present time to revitalize and rejuvenate the age old system of higher education in India to cater to the ever raising demands and needs of the challenging world. The main concern of our Institution is the development of an integrated personality in the students, inculcating confidence to face the challenges in life, civic sense and sincere concern for others. The Institution empowers women to face the commitments and the new trends available in the present education scenario of the technically and the scientifically developed world.

Principal - Dr.R.C.Vasuki,M.A,Ph.D, D.G.T

CAREER OBJECTIVE: To empower women through education. To Promote value education and inculcate good citizenship. To succeed in an environment of growth and excellence which provides me satisfaction and help me to achieve organizational goals. It is my mission to fulfill the vision of our Founder President and work to the best of my ability.
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Members Details

Thiru.A.P.C.V.Chockalingam President
Tmt.C.Subbulakshmi Secretary
Dr.R.C.Vasuki, M.A.,Ph.D.,D.G.T., Principal
Tmt.V.Thangam, B.Sc.,
Tmt.G.Geetah Sree
Tmt.C.Ulagammal, B.Com.,
Dr.D.Radhika, M.Sc., Ph.D., Member
Tmt.Mayma Coreara, M.A., M.Ed., Member
Tmt.K.Meenakshi Member
Dr.S.Malarkodi, M.Com.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Senior most Staff Representative
Dr.A.Padrakali, M.Com.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Senior most Staff Representative
Tmt.P.Vasanthi (Superintendent)
Dr.P.Govindaraju Member - Syndicate Professor & Head Department of Communication Manonmaniam Sundaranar University Tirunelveli.