S.No
YEAR
IMPORTANT EVENTS OF THE COLLEGE
1. 1857 Sir. Alexander Arbuthnot inaugurated an English medium school
2 1879 University of Madras affiliated the institution as Second Grade College.
3 1928 The College premises was shifted to present location after purchasing 11 acres near Maravenari.
4 1932 Smt. Radhabai Subbaroyan unveiled new building at the cost of One and half Lakh Rupees.
5 1944 Upgraded to First grade college
6 1944 Student strength increased from 408 to 1008
7 1-4-1960 Under the Governance of Tamil Nadu State Government
8 1976 Two storey building was built at the cost of Rs 9,11,000/for Physics, Zoology, Geography departments.
9 1969 M.Sc Mathematics was started
10 1973 M.A. History was started
11 1974 M.A. English was started
12 1978 M.Sc., Geology course was started on growing demands.
13 1988 M.Sc., Chemistry was started.
14 1979 B.A. Co- Operation course transferred from Women’s  Govt. Arts college, Salem-8
15 1980 B.Com. course was started
16 1983 Non-semester pattern was introduced
17 1993 B.Sc Computer Science was started.
18 1994 M.Phil and Ph.D Research programs were initiated in Chemistry
19 1998 M.A. Tamil and M.A. Economics were inaugurated.
20 1998-99 Become a Co-Educational institution.
21 1999-2000 Semester pattern introduced
22 19-11-98 Foundation stone was laid for centenary celebration building by Honorable Education Minister Prof. K.Anbalagan and Honorable Agricultural Minister Veerapondi S. Arumugam.
23 2000 NAAC accredited three star status
24 4-11-2000 Honorable Agricultural Minister Veerapondi S. Arumugam had laid foundation for Second storey of centenary building.
25 4-11-2001 Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M .Karunanidhi inaugurated Second storey of centenary building.
26 2001-02 M.Phil., Ph.D courses were started in Tamil department.
27 2002-03 Vocational Biotechnology  course was started in Botany department
28 2003-04 BBA, M.Com., M.A Co-operation courses were started
29 2004-05 B.A Co-operation Tamil medium, M.Sc Statistics,M.Sc Computer Science, M.C.A., M.Sc., Botany self-financing courses were started.
30 22-09-2005 M.Phil, Ph.D courses were started in Geology
31 2006-07 The entire self –financing courses were converted to regular courses.
32 2006 NAAC Re- Accredited with B++ status
33 2007-08 Conferred with Autonomy Status
34 2008 Shift system was introduced
35 2011-12 M.Phil, Ph.D courses were started in Computer science, Commerce and Mathematics
36 2012-13 M.A. Human Rights , M.Sc. Physics, M.Sc., Zoology were started
37 2015-16 M.Sc. Geography was introduced