Education plays an immense role in everybody's life. "It is a glittering lamp" says an eminent person.
M.V.Muthiah Govt. Arts College was established in the year 1966 in Dindigul by the Tamilnadu Government as there was no college for women in the district. It was started with an intake of 175 students with pre-university, undergraduate courses and a hostel to accommodate 50 students. It was affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. Thiru M.V.Muthiah volunteered to donate 40 acres of land and an amount of Rs.1,00,000/ towards the construction of a new spacious building for the college. So it was named after him. Due to the continuous nurturing by the Government of Tamilnadu and our Donors, it has steadily developed into one of the most-sought-after Arts College in a short span. In 1975, the college was shifted to the new building. In 2003, there was a change and the college became affiliated to Mother Teresa Women's University, Kodaikkanal. So far 38 convocations have been celebrated conferring degrees on the graduates.
This college is exclusively beautiful with a view of the historically important "Malaikottai" and the green and pleasant Sirumalai. The institution from its inception is blessed with the facilities like laboratories, co-operative stores, canteen, library, playground and hostel inside the campus itself. We gratefully acknowledge the help of Mr. N.S.V.Sidhan, the Member of Parliament by giving Rs. 2,60,000/- for the Department of Computer Science to purchase the computers in 1998 and Rs.27,00,000 for the construction of an auditorium from his constituency development fund in 2007.