Ethiraj

Milestones

Year Milestone
1948 Founded
1948- 1968 Formative years with the introduction of UG courses in Economics, Botany, Chemistry, History, Zoology and English Literature (Aided Stream)
1973 Visit of Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi during silver jubilee of the College
1975 1st convocation held in the College
1968 - 1978 2nd formative phase with the introduction of Commerce, Mathematics and Physics at the UG level and several courses in PG (Aided Stream).
1980 - 1999 Thrust on research through the upgradation of several departments in Aided Stream with M.Phil and Ph.D programmes.
1981 Start of Evening College with the introduction of B.Com (General)
1999 Autonomy Status granted by UGC
2002 Launch of UGC funded PG course in Human Rights and Duties Education
2005 Status of College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) granted and 1st installment of the grant was received .
2005 1st rank in the Internal Quality Audit conducted by the IQAC of the University of Madras.
2009 Inception of the UGC funded Centre for Women’s Studies
2010 Dedication of Campus II to the students by Revered Former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
2012 Introduction of B.Com Honours
2013 Re-accreditation with ‘A’ grade by NAAC
2013 MOU signed with Concordia College, New York
2014 Extension of autonomy till 2018 by UGC
2014 MOUs signed with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) - UK, TVS Training and Services, Chennai, Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu and Knowledge Capital Investment Group (KCIG)
2015 Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of the Founder Shri V.L.Ethiraj and also unveiling of new OAT, in Campus II
2016 Introduction of B.Com Accounting and Finance and P.G Course in Commerce
2019 The College got 38th rank among hundreds of Colleges in India according to NIRF ranking.
2019 Guinness World Record for “Longest Stage Play for 28hrs 34mins 43seconds” by Ethirajians.