Hindusthan Educational and Charitable Trust was founded in the year 1992 by the eminent Industrialist and Philanthropist, Shri T.S.R Khannaiyann. The Trust is being managed by the Secretary, Smt. Sarasuwathi Khannaiyann, Joint Secretary Smt. Priya Satish Prabu and Trustee Shri.K.Sakthivel Raja. Since its inception the Trust has involved itself in benevolent activities for inculcating quality education by promoting various types of Educational Institutions.
Hindusthan College of Arts & Science pursues a philosophy of perpetual acquisition of knowledge. Apart from academic curriculum, equally important is the policy to provide value-based education and to bring out the hidden potential in students that equip them to approach life with optimism. The main motive of the Hindusthan Trust is to serve the needy. The Trust adopts poor children and offers free education. It also offers assistance and guidance pertaining to higher studies. The Trust also helps them to earn a living. The Trust motivates the rank holders and toppers by providing financial assistance.
To provide world class education to the students to face global challenges and to inculcate the latest trends in technological advancement. To cater the needs of the environmental and ethical values in the mind of students to become good citizens and entrepreneurs.
The Mission of the college is to pursue a philosophy of perceptual acquisition of knowledge. The important policy is to provide value-based education and to bring out the hidden potentials in students that equip them to approach life with optimism.
The College was started in the year 1998 with 300 students with 20 faculty members and now the college has grown from strength to strength. The college has 250 teaching staffs with a total of 7400 students. There are 23 UG Programmes and 15 PG Programmes ,3 Diploma Programmes and 10 Research Departments organising M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes. The reason for its success is the commitment, dedication and loyalty of our faculty members facilitated by philanthropic activities of the management having a focus on delivering value-based education and providing opportunities for the students to experience the excellence to face the global challenges.
The College places its emphasis on Academic excellence which is the main aim of the dedicated staff and students. Every year the college strives to achieve maximum number of university ranks. The Visual Communication programme offered by HICAS is crowned to be the best among all colleges in Western Region by the media. The NSS Volunteers work in close association with the various social organizations serving the society. The Youth Red Cross is actively engaged in blood donation programmes and various other social services for the up-liftment of the downtrodden.
National Level Seminars like EXEMPLAR, CLUSTERS, HIFEAST, BIMBAM, BIO-SUMMIT, INFO-ICONS, ASTOUND, HI-COM, etc. are some of the frequent academic activities conducted to enhance the knowledge of the students. Inter Collegiate Programmes like HILARICAS is conducted every year to encourage the students in activities other than academics. Over 100 colleges across the state and other states used to participate and win prizes uptoup to one lakh.
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science is now an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution. The ISO is an International Standard for Quality in every aspect. This ISO certification tells the employees that our Graduates and Post Graduates have the required quality to work in that respective field. ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is a worldwide federation that certifies the operation and existence of Quality Management System at HICAS.
Periodical tests will be conducted for the benefit of the students. The students should appear for all the tests and show improvement. Those failing to do so will not be allowed to attend further classes until they appear for a repeat test and perform satisfactorily. Defaulters will not be allowed to appear for the university examinations.
Under the Semester pattern, the college shall work for 180 days in a year. Each Semester will consist of 90 Days of 5 working hours and the day order system is followed.
Competent and committed faculty helps the students not only in their academic activities but also in counseling them. The Tutorial System functions effectively and each lecturer personally takes care of 20 students and meet his / her ward at least once in a fortnight. Parents are also informed periodically about the attendance, discipline, academic performance etc., of their wards.