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History of the college

Sourashtra College is a Linguistic Minority Co-educational Institution affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. It was established in 1967 with donations from philanthropists of Sourashtra community. The College is located in Vilachery Main Road, Madurai. It is situated in 28.17 acres of land at the foothills of Pasumalai Hills near Tiruparankundram. The campus provides an excellent atmosphere conducive to the pursuit of higher learning.

The objective of the college is to impart higher education to the economically poor students, particularly the students belonging to the Sourashtra Community. During the year 2006 the College was accredited with B++ Grade by the NAAC. Autonomous status was awarded by the University Grants Commission from the academic year 2011-12. Further, the College was reaccredited with B Grade in January 2013.

It offers both Aided and Self-Finance Programmes, including two AICTE approved programmes viz. M.B.A. and M.C.A. It has 16 buses to facilitate girl students of our college. It provides uninterrupted power supply for the welfare of the students community. In addition, the college management provides hygienic purified drinking water for all students and staff.

The College has an Alumni Association which provides Free Noon Meals to poor students as one of its activities. The Alumni Association donates water tanks, Steel Almirahs regularly. Activities like career and vocational guidance, spoken English classes, aptitude test classes are also carried out by this Association at free of cost to the needy students. In 2012, SCAAN Building was established with the donations from Alumni Association in the college premises.

Since there was no higher education institutions for women in and around Pasumalai area,the Sourashtra College Council started a College for Women in 1998 for the benefit of girl students.