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. Re-accredited by NAAC in 2013 with an ‘A’ Grade and with a ‘B++’ Grade in 2019, the institution today commands an unparalleled prestige in the academic community.
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 and socially disadvantaged sections of the society.
Today, there are few peers to TKM College of Arts and Science, whether it is in student discipline or academic excellence. Moreover, the college is proud to be a beacon of hope for the deserving yet socially and economically challenged students, a policy that was envisioned by our beloved Founder Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar.
The TKM College Trust has profoundly impacted the academic landscape of the State of Kerala since its inception in 1956 by the late visionary industrialist cum educationalist Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar. It has embarked upon a series of unparalleled initiatives to blaze new trails of progress and transformation in the society through education. In tune with the changing global environment, the TKM College Trust is expanding the horizons of knowledge by networking itself with leading universities and educational institutions across the globe. The Trust continues its journey of excellence in providing quality education thereby empowering young men and women to help them realise their self-worth, potential, skills and qualities as human beings.
The Trust has the heritage of upholding firmly the values nurtured by the Founder. Today, the Trust has seven top-ranking centres of learning comprising TKM College of Engineering, TKM College of Arts and Science, TKM Institute of Management, TKM Institute of Technology, TKM School of Communication and Information Technology, TKM Centenary Public School and TKM Higher Secondary School. Of these, the TKM Centenary Public School was established in 1997 to mark the Birth Centenary Celebrations of late Janab Thangal Kunju Musaliar.
A journey down the alleys of history reveals the innumerable jewels that the TKM College Trust has added to its crown. Over the years, the Trust has pushed the frontiers of knowledge further by extending its ambit to various fields of education from play school to technical institutes to doctoral research centres.