The Reddy Educational Trust, Tiruchirapalli formed in the year 1984 with 48 members, enlightened and interested citizens of Tiruchirapalli district coming from various walks of life - Educationists, Lawyers, Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Entrepreneurs (representing sectors like Hospitality, Transportation etc), Public representatives, Former Ministers and Legislators felt the need to start one more college for women (at that time there was only two women's college) at Tiruchirapalli.

The Trust sought the permission of the Government of Tamilnadu to start an Arts and Science College for Women at Tiruchirapalli. The Government in its G.O.M.S. No.1298 Higher Education dated 01.10.1984 accorded permission to start one of the first self-financing colleges in Arts and Science in the State of Tamilnadu. 
    
Bharathidasan University the Parent University gave its affiliation in its Lr.No.Aca/188/84 dated 12.10.1984 with 2 Under Graduate Courses, B.Com and B.Sc., Mathematics.   
 
The Cauvery College for Women thus bloomed on 17.10.1984 with 40 students in B.Com., The college as on date (2021-2022) is offering 16 Under Graduate Programmes, 10 Post Graduate Programmes and 8 Research Programmes with a total student strength of 5100.
        

The college has been recognized by the University Grants Commission under Sec.2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act 1956 in its Lr.No.F.8-111/2003(CPP-I) dated 11.12.2003.

  • Autonomous status is conferred by UGC on 14.03.2019

      The NAAC has awarded "A" Grade to our college consecutively in all the three cycles as shown below.

      NAAC Accreditation I Cycle      : A Grade (85.90 out of 100)  

      NAAC Reaccreditation II Cycle : A Grade (CGPA 3.37 out of 4)  

      NAAC Reaccreditation III Cycle: A Grade 2017 - 2024(CGPA 3.41 out of 4)

 
  • Our AISHE Code is C-35783 and we are in 150-200 rank band in the NIRF- IR 2019 & IR 2020

  • Recognized by NAAC as a Mentor Institution to identify the non-accredited colleges in our vicinity and motivate them for NAAC Accreditation

  • Identified by UGC as a potential "Mentor Institution" to help the NAAC aspiring institutions under "Paramarsh Scheme"

  • Our Institution has been ranked under tha Band:"Performer" in Non Technical General Category in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements(ARIIA) for promotion of Innovation, IPR and Entrepreneurship Activities

  • NPTEL has recognized our institution as a Valuable Local Chapter under top 100 colleges and has rated with "AA" ranking based on performance in NPTEL Online Certification courses for January - December 2021

  • Effective participation and activities under UBA, SWACHH BHARAT SUMMER INTERNSHIP, SWACHH SURVEKSHAN schemes.

We have a dedicated band of 210 (204 Full time and 5 Guest Lecturers and one Contractual member). Members of Teaching and 145 Non-Teaching members (114 full time and 31 part time workers) as on 18.05.2022.

Our staff members have been appointed as Members of various Boards of Studies and render professional services to various Universities, NGOs and Government Organizations.

Academic achievements of our staff include the following: 121 Ph.D., awardees from various departments; 57 members pursuing Ph.D.,  85 members with NET/ SET qualification and almost all the members of teaching have P.h.D., as their highest qualification.   
   
Our Student have secured 1641 University Ranks with 144 University First Ranks from 198 to April 2020. In April 2021 University Examinations, we have secured 71 ranks with 4 University I Ranks.

This humble temple of learning is christened Cauvery 
College for Women after the perennial River Cauvery which Symbolizes Youth, Freshness Vigour and Fulfillment and therfore we have a threefold thrust for the taught. Our chief aims are Academic Excellence, Employability and Self Reliance.

We have a well-equipped fully automated library which has 41,375 volumes of books, 100 Journals and 62 Magazines including 20 International Journals. We have high-tech lab facilities for all science courses and we have 557 computer terminals and 13 servers to meet the needs of our students. Other notable facilities includes KRT Seminar Hall with a seating capacity of 400, Muthu Lakshmi Reddy A/C Seminar Hall, modernized Internet lab and O.P. Ramasamy Reddiar Auditorium which is one of its kind with a seating capacity of 3000. We have a well-equipped modern hostel for accommodating 1500 students. The Trust also runs two schools by name Cauvery Matriculation School and Cauvery Global School (CBSE).   

The college has received Financial Assistance from various Funding Agencies like UGC, MHRD, DST, IASC, etc.,     

S.No

ACTIVITY

FUNDING AGENCY

AMOUNT

YEAR

1.
Role of Teachers in Strengthening Human Values to the 
society- Training Programme
MHRD
2,37,000/-
2005-2006
2.
Remedial Coaching classes for SC/ST students,
UGC
7,25,000/-
2006-2007
3.
Net Resource Centre
UGC
1,60,000/-
2006-2007
4.
Instrument Maintenance Facility-IMF
UGC
5,42,000/-
2006- 2010
5.
HEPSN- Higher Education for Persons with Special 
Needs, towards construction of special toilets
MHRD
5,00,000/-
2007-2008
6.
Add-on courses under COP - Basic Concepts of Income Tax
UGC
5,00,000/-
2007-2012
7.
National Integration Camp
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
1,25,000/-
2008-2009
8.
National Symposium on Rights and Care of the elderly
UGC
75,000/-
2010-2011
9.
National Seminar on Sensitising Values and Women Rights 
for Human Development
UGC
90,000/-
2010-2011
10.
SAM Workshop-Capacity Building for Women Managers in
Higher Education
UGC
5,35,475/-
2012-2013
11.
Science Academy Lecture Series
Indian Academy of Sciences
9,51,913/-
2012-2018
12.
INSPIRE- Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired 
Research
DST
9,75,000/-
2013-2014
13.
Towards conducting seminars and workshops
Central Institute of Classical Tamil
7,00,000/-
2013-2015
14.
10 Minor Research Projects
UGC
19,29,000/-
2013-2016
15.
Career Oriented Course, Mass Communication
UGC
7,00,000/-
2013-2016
16.
Career Oriented Course, Software Development using
Networks
UGC
10,00,000/-
2013-2016
17.
Skill Development for Socially Disadvantaged Youth
RGNYD, Sriperumbudur
2,50,000/-
2014-2015
18.
Strengthening PG Research Laboratories
DST- FIST
30,00,000/-
2016-2017


From the commencement of this institution, we have trained the students to participate in various cultural activities. We are very proud to record in this connection, our vibrant contribution to Bharathidasan Cultural Team. Our glory that is our Karagam troupe has won several Regional, University, Inter University, Interstate and National Awards. The many cultural awards that we have bagged are a standing proof of our troupes unique capability. Fortunately we continue to have on our rolls talented musicians, professional dancers, excellent singers and gifted actors. Our focus is to run an institution not only for academic excellence but also a center which brings out the latent histrionic talents in them.




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