To open up new vistas of higher education and research to benefit the stakeholders in general and the downtrodden in particular.


Providing future-oriented, value-based and quality-centered education and research programmes at an affordable cost in a gender-conducive academic ambience and moulding competent personalities from socially and economically backward areas.


  • To introduce value-based education focusing on gender equality and social justice.
  • To transfer the knowledge of research from lab to life.
  • To facilitate the widespread use of technology by rural populace at a reasonable outlay.
  • To promote extension activities by creating a network of service-villages to mitigate the rural-urban divide.
  • To implement schemes for women empowerment particularly rural women.
  • To impart adequate skills to ensure economic independence.
  • To inculcate an aptitude for active participation in grassroots democratic governance.
  • To equip the stakeholders with innovative competence to become active agents for social change.
  • To incorporate the spirit of excellence in every academic and allied activity so that the quest for excellence is unceasing and sustained.


The benefit of education, let alone higher education, was a distant dream for the poor people of Virudhunagar  region until the nineteen forties. It was in the backdrop that the philanthropic and munificent members of the merchant community of this town were longing for a college of their own. In  June, 1947, the idea of establishing a college in  Virudhunagar  was mooted at  Nadar Mahajana Sangam  meet held at  Kovilpatti. 
Rao Bahadur M.S.P.Senthikumara Nadar who was present on the dais at that moment made on the spot announcement to donate a hefty sum of  Rupees Two lakhs  to start a college in  Virudhunagar. Right away, a committee was constituted to expedite the launching of a college. Thiru P.S.Chidambara Nadar, Thiru V.V.Ramasamy Nadar  and  Thiru M.S.Periasamy Nadar  were its members. This committee resolved unanimously to start a college immediately naming it after the donor.  Thiru M.S.Periasamy Nadar   was gracious enough to donate and acquire one hundred and fifty acres of land on the   Aruppukottai road   for the college. On11th of August, 1947, Virudhunagar Senthikumara Nadar College  was brought into being. To run the new institution, a small committee was formed with Mr.W.P.A.Soundrapandian Nadar as President,   Mr.P.S.Chidambara Nadar  as Vice-PresidentMr.V.V.Ramasamy as Secretary and Correspondent and Mr.M.S.Periasamy Nadar as Treasurer.
Rao Bahadur Senthikumara Nadar was appointed the Patron of the college. In 1948, the Hindu Nadar Mahamai Tharappu took over the administration of the college. The successive Managing Boards of this college consisted of solid and simple men who were successful business magnates in their respective enterprises. They nurtured the nascent institution. Under their benevolent patronage, the college registered a phenomenal development, blossoming into a Post-Graduate Institution in 1967. Today, after 70 years of its inception, VHNSN College has grown from strength to strength, scaling new heights and crossing many a milestone on the academic road.
Even a casual glance at the campus of this college will speak volumes for its multidimensional development. The sprawling campus dotted with lush green trees, the imposing and massive buildings, the sophisticated infrastructure with the state of art technology, the computerized and well - stocked library, the committed and competent team of staff and the enlightened management has collectively transformed this great institution into a towering colossus, standing astride and the pinnacle of academic excellence. We welcome you to our college website.


The crest of the college consists of a shield and scroll mounted on a lotus blossom.

The shield is divided into three sectors each of which depicts respectively A NEEM TREE on the left, a FISH on the right, and A SAILING SHIP at the bottom.

The three symbols, a Neem Tree, a Fish, and a Sailing Ship, bespeak the glory of the ancient kingdom :

  • The Neem Tree being the national tree of Pandiya kingdom.
  • The Fish being the insignia of the Pandian Flag.
  • The Sailing Ship being the symbol of the mercantile glory of ancient Tamilnadu.