Affiliated to Bharatidasan University, Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi is at par with international educational institutions. With 80% of its students being first generation learners, it has encouraged and spread the value of education across 300 villages from which its students come from. In year 2001, the college began with 200 girl students. Over the last 17 years, over 1000 have enrolled for under-gradute, post-gradute and doctoral programmes and successfully graduated from Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science. Along with academics, the college encourage extra-curricular activities.

Programmes Offered:

Undergraduate Courses Post Graduate Courses Diploma Courses Research Courses
Bachelors in English (B.A) Masters in Computer Science (M.Sc) Diploma in Yoga Masters in Philosophy – Commerce (M.Phil)
Bachelors in Computer Science (B.Sc) Masters in Chemistry (M.Sc) Masters in Philosophy – Computer Science (M.Phil)
Bachelors in Information Technology (B.Sc) Masters in Commerce (M.Com) Doctoral Program (Ph.D)
Bachelors in Computer Application (B.C.A)
Bachelors in Mathematics (B.Sc)
Bachelors in Physics (B.Sc)
Bachelors in Chemistry (B.Sc)
Bachelors in Commerce (
Bachelors in Bank Management (B.Com)
Bachelors in Business Adminstration (B.B.A)

Campus Interviews
Through the Campus Placement Initiative, students have found jobs in organisations like Sundaram Finance, Tata Consultancy, City Union Bank, ICICI, Wipro and several other corporate houses.

Scholarship Programme
The college offers several scholarship programmes for the students.

Open & Nurturing Environment
A comprehensive library with over 8000 titles, a well-equipped science laboratory and spacious classroom have been designed.

The Story
In 2000, when Swami Dayananda Saraswati visited Manjakkudi he spent an evening interacting with the local residents. He came to learn that though the girl students graduated from school with flying colours, they were not sent to pursue college education. Their parents feared for their safety and did not want to send out of the village. It was then that Swamiji announced that a college would be built in Manjakkudi, so boys and girls, from the surrounding  villages in the region could pursue their college education.