Affiliating University    :   

University Of Madras


Year of Establishment    :   

1972



Announcements

ICSSR Sponsored, seminar on "IMPACT OF RURAL POPULATION GROWTH ON AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN INDIA" on 5th and 6th February 2016 - Dept. of Economics.

NAAC Team Visit on 15th,16th & 17th February 2016

The birth of Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College could be traced to the aspiring masses, an understanding state and a co-operative community. In the late sixties the clamour for an institution of higher education for the children of North Chennai was steadily increasing. So the Government of Tamilnadu, individual and corporate philanthropists and film stars joined hands with the common people of North Chennai to give a concrete shape to their dreams. Efforts commenced in 1971 when the Government of Tamilnadu located a huge lake lying South of Madras-Calcutta National Highway as the site for the proposed College. The significance of the role this College was going to play in future, is seen in the sharp contrast that marks its arrival from the birth of grandiose institutions. Though land was located, money needed to be raised. Now the Government setup a Fund Raising Committee with the Madras District Collector at the helm. The Committee organized Benefit Matches where film-stars wielded the willow for the cause. Company philanthrophy and common people together mobilized the Government stipulated sum of Rs. 5 lakhs (Rupees five lakhs only) and the first brick was laid on clayey soil on 01/08/1972. The then Hon'ble Minister for Harijan Welfare played a noteworthy role consistently. It must be recorded that the same aspirations of the people, which helped found the College in 1973, continue to inspire and guide the teachers and supporting staff of the College to this day.