A thrust area of the college for the last five years had been the up-gradation of the college with autonomy and for the last three years had been the entry to National Institutional Ranking Framework. Of these, autonomy was a priority as it gives the college a unique status in academic advancement.. Autonomy is a dream project of the college, undertaken jointly by the management, the teaching and the non-teaching staff for the furtherance of tertiary education in Madurai city and its surroundings. The institution has had a phenomenal role in the last four decades. Introducing Autonomy is inevitable, so that new syllabus can be introduced with learning objectives, new curriculum and ICT Learning.
The college emerges as a prominent institution with Research Centres. The college with academic and operative freedom is doing better and has maximum credibility. The financial support to such colleges boosts the concept of Autonomy. The Principal convened a meeting of all Staff of both Aided and Self-Financed Wings on 13.02.2015 to discuss the need for opting for Autonomy. Unanimous decision was taken at this meeting to initiate preparation for Autonomy. Autonomy proposal was submitted on 30.09.2014 to UGC through Madurai Kamaraj University; Madurai.TheUGC constituted a Committee to visit our college. Expert committee visited our college on 10th and 11th March, 2015 to evaluate the performance and academic attainments of our college for grant of autonomous status. The college received a copy of letter from the Joint Secretary UGC on 29.04.2015 recommending autonomous status to the college for a period of Six years 9/24/2018 82/93 w.e.f 2015 to 2021. Madurai Kamaraj University decided to confer the Fresh Autonomous Status to our college and the Communication to that effect was received on 22.06.2015.
Various statutory bodies and Committees such as Board of Studies, Academic Council, Governing Body, Autonomy Grants, Deans and COE, Academic and Administrative Audits were constituted as per the Guidelines for Autonomous Colleges during the Twelfth Plan Period to carry out the academic activities. At present the college has completed five years successfully. The first batch of autonomous P.G. Programme students came out in June 2017 and the first batch of autonomous U.G. Programme students will came out in June 2018.
Results are published within 7days from the last date of Summative Examinations .The UGC has been releasing an annual grant of Rs. 20, 00,000/ towards the efficient implementation of autonomy. We have received grants for the last five years. These grants facilitate the academic departments in organizing national and international conferences, workshops and seminars. Grants are also utilized to strengthen the infrastructure of the institution, besides enriching the library. As per the requirements of NAAC, the Academic Audit and Administrative audit are conducted. The syllabi, research activities, publications and programmes organized were audited. A detailed, evaluatory report of each department has been submitted to the IQAC through the Principal.