The Government of Tamilnadu has established the Alagappa University College of Arts & Science vide the G.O. Ms. No.:81 on 29.05.2012 at Paramakudi during the academic year 2012-13. The College which started functioning at Paramakudi from 09th August, 2012 mainly caters to the requirement of the rural students. At present five under graduate programmes are offered at the College, which has an approved strength of 300 students per year. It is temporarily located at Raja Sethupathy Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Campus. Efforts are on to shift it to the permanent building at Paramakudi at the earliest.