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Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi, is situated in the most educationally and industrially backward town of Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram District. The college was founded in 1988 by Alhaj Dr B S Abdur Rahman Sahib sponsored by the Seethakathi Trust, Chennai which has established various educational institutions par excellence.

The Trust has been named after one of the greatest selfless benefactors of mankind, Seethakathi who lived in the 17th Century. He was a Merchant Prince and a great philanthropist born in Kilakarai. This college has been named after our founder’s sister Mrs. Thassim Beevi and her husband Janab Abdul Kader. She and her husband died in an accident on 24th January 1977 while returning after attending the school day function at the Crescent Residential School, Chennai. Mrs. Thassim Beevi was a very enthusiastic lady who was interested in the higher education for women.

The college was started with a sole aim of imparting higher education to all women of this locale, especially to the women of the minority community whose pitiable educational condition provoked our Founder to establish this college. It has been a boon to women, especially to Muslim community, for whom higher education was unreachable. Now that the college has completed its 27 years of dedicated educational service, many women have now passed through the portals of this institution with flying colours.

The College has been fulfilling the norms and guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the State Government of Tamil Nadu and affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi. The college has been recognized by UGC under 2f and 12(B) Act of 1956 to receive financial assistance from UGC and from other Central Resources.

The College has received the Best College Award from the Department of Youth Welfare Fora, Madurai Kamaraj University for students services for three academic years (2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003).The college was upgraded with the status of autonomy Since 2005-06. The College has added yet another feather to its cap by being Nationally re-accredited with B Grade during 2009-2010(2.78/4 point scale) and again reassessed of re accreditation in January,2012-13 and the same grade was retained by the college.The college has gone for ISO 2008-9001 certification on 11.05.2012.

The college which was started with the strength of just 65 students and a total of 11 staff members has grown steadily and at present it has 1950 students enrolled in various disciplines of Arts and Sciences, both at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels, with 114 members of teaching staff along with 76 members of non-teaching staff and with 4 Technical staff.

Realizing the growth of science and technology in modern times and need of Computers in our day-today life, the college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes in Arts, Humanities and Sciences to meet out the challenging demands of the placement sectors. The college is extending its services to downtrodden community through “Centre for Community Development, Women studies and Social Action” through the Seethakathi NGO.

The college proudly introduced two new departments in Psychology and Food processing and Quality control during 2013-14.The college had another feather to its cap on January 20th 2014 by introducing National Council for Vocational Training Progarmme (NCVT) under the aegis of the Directorate General of Employment and Training, Madurai Region, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt.of India.

Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader college for women

Thassim Beevi Abdul Kader College for Women, affiliated to Alagappa University, Karaikudi, is situated in the most educationally and industrially backward town of Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram District. The college was founded in 1988 by Alhaj Dr B S Abdur Rahman Sahib sponsored by the Seethakathi Trust

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No. 8/93/94 pearl matriculation School Road,
kilakarai, Ramanathapuram Taluk,
Ramanathapuram District-623517
Post Box No:9.

Office : (04567) 241933 / 241934

Res : (04567) 241473

Hostel : (04567) 241906

Cell : 9442617038

Fax : (04567) 243355