T.K.M. College of Arts and Science, since its inception in 1965 under the aegis of TKM College Trust, has been an acclaimed citadel of learning in the city of Kollam. The College was accredited with B+ grade in 2004 and was re-accredited with A grade (CGPA – 3.13) in 2013. In the 3rd cycle of accreditation, the college garnered the highest grade of A++ with a CGPA of 3.67 in 2022 (6th September, 2022).
TKM College of Arts and Science is committed to empower students through education and strives to bring about academic eminence. In addition, the college gives paramount importance to character formation and holistic development of the students. Life at TKM College of Arts and Science is a rewarding experience for the student community as the bustling and vibrant campus is consonant for extracting the quiescent academic, artistic, cultural, literary and creative talents of the students. The campus has students from all sections of the society and is focused on meeting their diverse needs. Additionally, TKMCAS, strives to meet the new challenges in the field of education by constantly redefining the programme outcomes and by equipping students with the needed skill sets to meet and succeed the challenges that their future holds.
The core values upheld by us are honesty, moral righteousness, compassion for the fellow beings, faith in the Supreme and above all, a relentless pursuit of academic excellence through dedication and hard work. Learning, sharing and caring are our watchwords. We groom young men and women to make them capable of becoming agents of transformation and progress at different walks of life.
Presently, the college offers ten UG programmes and six PG programmes under the regular aided scheme. There are three research centres associated to the Departments of English, Chemistry and Physics to further the academic pursuit of researchers. Various certificate courses offered by the Departments, along with add-on and continuing education programmes give our students adequate exposure to different disciplines and enhance their employability.
Social Service/Extension activity clubs conduct a wide range of activities every year which are aimed at nurturing the latent talents of students and making then socially responsible citizens. The institution follows several special practices such as bridge courses and remedial courses to take care of both weak and bright students. Prime importance is given to activities such as peer teaching, group learning, project preparation, seminars and industrial visits to enhance the skills of students at multifarious levels. The institution strictly adheres to the principle of equity and inclusiveness, particularly in taking care of girl students