Abouts Us


Founder President
Thiru.A. Veeriya Vandayar
Founder Secretary
Thiru.A. KrishnaswamyVandayar
Former President
Thiru.V.Appavoo Vandayar
Former Member
Thiru.V. AppaswamyVandayar
Humble Salutations to Founding Fathers


Started by Rao Bahadur Shri.A.Veeriya Vandayar and his illustrious brother Shri.A.Krishnaswamy Vandayar of Poondi with a far-sighted vision of educating the rural masses, the motto of the College is “to learn and to serve”. The Secretary and Correspondent of the college, Shri.K.Thulasiah Vandayar has a vision to offer quality academic programmes and value oriented higher education to the rural community in Tamilnadu to equip them to meet the challenges of time in terms of regional, national and global demands with moral standards and quality.


The Mission of A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous) is to build leadership qualities, competent minds and form compassionate hearts. The college imparts a practical, demanding and overall development of the personality generated by love, consideration and care for society.

The college offers a wide range of needs, interests and programmes within a challenging, supportive and conducive environment for the clear vision of the future and to apply it for the betterment of the nation.

The Vision and Mission is reflected in the trust document of the college that declares to serve and empower the downtrodden people of this rural agrarian backward area in the fields of Education, Technology and Agriculture.

Committee of Management

Secretary and Correspondent

Thiru. K. Thulasiah Vandayar
An Octogenarian Gandhian and a devoted educationalist, serving in this position from 1972
onwards with the unique vision for quality education and academic excellence

Thiru K. Ayyaru Vandayar, B.A.

Thiru A. Veeriya Vandayar Thiru A.Balasubramania Vandayar, M.A.
Message from the Secretary and Correspondent
Be with Sri Pushpam, Wisdom will guide you!


1956  - 1959  Prof.S.Isaac
1959  - 1966 Prof.O.R. Suriyanarayanan
1966  - 1968             Prof.N.Murugan
1968  - 1990             Prof.M.S.Govindasamy
1990  - 1998 Prof.N.Meiporul
1998  - 2000 Dr.S.Raman
2000  - 2001  Prof.A.Natarajan
2001  - 2005  Dr.T.K.Krishnamoorthy
2005  - 2008  Dr.S.Balu
2008  - 2009 Dr.N.Ethirajalu
2009  - 2010  Prof.P.Krishnamoorthy
2010  - 2012    Dr.S.Chinnaiyan
2012 - 2014 Dr. R.Rajendran
2014 - 2015 Dr.U.Balasubramanian
2015 - 2017 Dr.S.Udayakumar
2017 - 2018 Dr.R.Damodaran
From 2018 Dr.R.Venkatachalam

Sripushpam History

It was not a dream but a relative thought of Sri A.Veeriya Vandayar and his truthful brother Sri.A.Krishnaswamy Vandayar in the year 1956.

Started in his residence with 11 students and 3 duty-bound teachers, Sri Pushpam College has now spread its banyan shade for a prosperous learning.

Vandayars are gentlemen farmers with a comprehensive skill for administrative management.

Sri Pushpam with its sylvan delta surroundings which has a balanced eco system, is a haven for education.


Date of establishment 09.07.1956
Foundation stone for Sri Pushpam College laid by Shri K.Kamaraj, the then Chief Minister of TamilNadu 09.07.1956
Affiliated to University of Madras, from 1956 to 1981 Bharathidasan  University,  Tiruchirappalli, Since 1982.      
Brought under section 2(f) of UGC Act 09.07.1956
Brought under section 12(B) of UGC Act 17.06.1972
Name of the College Changed into A.Veeriya Vandayar Memorial Sri Pushpam College in memory of Founding Father 1972
Grant of Autonomy July 1987
Approval of M.B.A. Programme by AICTE 08.12.1999
NAAC Accreditation with 4 star status 09.10.1999
NAAC Reaccreditation with ‘A’ Grade status 31.03.2007
Applied for Third cycle of Reaccreditation         December 2012
Golden Jubilee year 2006 – 2007
Golden Jubilee Celebration and inauguration of Poondi PURA PROJECT by His Excellency Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, the then President of India 24.09.2006
Starting of Sri Pushpam Institute of Vocational Education & Training (SPIVET) at Thanjavur in memory of the Golden Jubilee Celebration       2006
Introduction of CBCS pattern under 7 point scale       2002
Offering Educational opportunities for girls from 2002 onwards
Introduction of uniform CBCS pattern under 10 point scale        2009

Special Features

The College
  • is situated in a sprawling sylvan surrounding of 85 acres.
  • is in Thanjavur - Nagapattinam main road 12 kms east of Thanjavur.
  • has 18 full-fledged departments in traditional subjects as well as in modern subjects like Computer Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology and Business Administration.
  • Provides opportunity to pursue higher studies in Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research level of studies
  • has been imparting our National language Hindi as an alternative language under Part-I from 1977-78.
  • has now opportunities for girls to study programmes upto research level.
  • has separate classrooms, time slot and bus facility for girls.

Infrastructure Facilities

Hostel Facility
  • Inside the college premises
  • Separately for boys and girls
  • Spacious and hygienic rooms for the stay of 800 boys and 300 girls.
  • Recreation facilities
    • Gymnasium
    • Yoga and Meditation Centre
    • Net Connectivity with Wi-Fi facilities
  • Mess facilities
    • Comfortable dining halls
    • Kitchen with steam cooking ranges
  • Total area of service 12804sq.mts
  • Working hours
    • 8.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. on working days
    • 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on holidays & examination days
  • Library holdings
    • Books - 87035
    • Back Volumes - 4327
    • Thesis - 197
    • e-books - 90,000, e-journals - 3000 (through UGC - inflibnet facility )
    • Microfiche items
  • Tools for access of collection
    • Auto lib-for OPAC
    • Electronic Resource Management Package for e-journals
    • Federated Searching tools
    • In house /remote access to e-publications
    • Touch Screen Facility
  • Magnificient playground with both athletic tracks and fields for all sports and games.
  • A canteen for the benefit of students and staff.
  • A consumer stores with stationery items, cosmetics and consumer products.
  • IT - Infrastructure
    • Number of systems for -
    • Computer Science students                         119
    • Non - Computer Science Students             92
    • Departments                                                        32
    • Principals Office                                                  13
    • Controller of Examinations Office               20
    • Library                                                                    10
    • SPIVET                                                                    20
                                                                        Total     307
                  Computer with internet facility      307
  • A branch of Indian Overseas Bank.
  • A Post Office.
  • A Telephone Booth.
  • A Photostat centre.
  • An Information centre to disseminate information about the college.
  • Net connectivity with wi-fi facility to all the departments.
  • A Herbal garden in 5 acres of land.
  • A serene Dhyana Mandapam for meditation by the students and the staff members.
  • An indoor College Auditorium and an Open air Amphi Theatre.
  • A Gymnasium with modern equipments.
  • A youth counselling centre, a career guidance cell and a placement cell.
  • Transport facility......
    • Buses
    • Vans
  • Operational destinations
    • Tiruvarur, Koradacheri, Nidamangalam, Alangudi, Valangaiman, Kumbakonam, Papanasam, Ayyampettai, Thiruvaiyaru, Budalur, Thanjavur, Nanchilkottai, Orathanadu, Ponnappur, Vaduvoor, Mannargudi and Ammapettai.
    • Separate buses are operated for boys & girls
  • The same fee structure for both the Aided and the Self-Financing Sections.
  • A Nodal Centre to enhance internal and external research activities, in the college.
  • Smart and interaction classrooms
  • BSNL Broad Band connectivity in all the departments round the clock.
  • Digitalized Communicative Language Laboratory.