List of Top Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

407 Arts colleges in Tamil Nadu offering 1975 courses

Arts courses always attract a huge population of students who have completed their class XIIth studies. According to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD - Now Ministry of Education after NEP 2020) data of 2019-20, around 36% of the total student population joining various Undergraduate programmes, joined Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences courses - the highest among various courses offered at the undergraduate level. There are more than 400 Arts colleges situated in the state of Tamil Nadu offering more than 1900 courses. The cities of Chennai, Coimbatore, Namakkal,Tiruchirapally and Madurai have the highest number of Arts colleges in the state. The admission process in each of these top Arts colleges in Tamil Nadu differs. Find out some interesting facts about these arts and humanities colleges located in Tamil Nadu on this page. 

Important Facts About Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Some interesting and important facts regarding the Arts and Humanities colleges in Tamil Nadu have been given below - 

Total Number of Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

400+

Approval Authority of Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Type of Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

  • Government
  • Private
  • Public        

Total Number of Government Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

19

Total Number of Private Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

376

Total Number of Public Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

03

Admission Process

All the Arts and Humanities colleges of Tamil Nadu offer merit-based admissions to the students in the programmes they offer. The previous qualifying exam scores of the candidates are taken into consideration for admission purpose. 

Top Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu Rankings 2020

Knowing the rankings of the top Arts and Humanities colleges in Tamil Nadu will help the students make better decisions regarding which colleges should be at the top of their priority list. In order to provide the candidates with a list of top arts colleges in Tamil Nadu, we will consider the “India  Rankings 2020 - Colleges” list released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Here is the list of top Arts colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu.

NIRF Ranking Parameters

The parameters of NIRF Ranking 2020 are as follows -

NIRF Parameters Arts

NIRF Ranking 2020 for Top Arts College in Tamil Nadu

Name of the College

NIRF Rank 2020

Presidency College, Chennai

05

Loyola College, Chennai

06

PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

10

Madras Christian College, Chennai

17

Thiagarjar College22

PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

25

Scott Christian College, Nagercoil

27

Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore

29

St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli

31

Government Arts College, Coimbatore

34

Women’s Christian College, Chennai

38

Stella Maris College64
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science65
Kongunadu Arts & Science College70
Alagappa Government Arts College80
Dr. N. G. P. Arts and Science College85
Mahendra Arts & Science College90

Top Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Arts Colleges Admission Process

The admission process in the Arts colleges of Tamil Nadu is a merit-based admission process. Interested candidates have to visit the official website of their desired Tamil Nadu arts and humanities college and apply directly. While applying for admission into the arts programmes, the candidates have to provide their previous qualifying exam scores to the officials. Based on the qualifying scores obtained by the candidates, the Tamil Nadu arts colleges prepare a cutoff list and those fulfilling the cutoff requirements have to visit the college along with all their important relevant documents and follow the instructions of the admission committee to secure a seat in their desired arts programmes. The final step of the Tamil Nadu arts colleges admission process is the payment of the admission fee. 

Top Arts Colleges in Tamil Nadu - Placements and Highest CTC

The placement record and highest CTC statistics also play a very important role in shortlisting the best arts and humanities college in Tamil Nadu. For that purpose, we bring to you the placement and highest CTC data of the top Arts colleges located in Tamil Nadu - 

Name of the College

Highest CTC Offered (In INR)

Presidency College, Chennai

2 LPA (approximately)

Loyola College, Chennai

Rs. 6 LPA

PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

N/A

Madras Christian College, Chennai

N/A

PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore

N/A

Scott Christian College, Nagercoil

N/A

Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Coimbatore

N/A

St.Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli

12 LPA

Government Arts College, Coimbatore

N/A

Women’s Christian College, Chennai

N/A

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