Rajiv Gandhi Arts and Science College came into existence in the year 1995 under the name Tagore Arts College (Annex). The college was taken over by the Pondicherry Society for Higher Education in the academic year 2004-2005. On 12th January 2009, the name of the institution was changed to Rajiv Gandhi Arts and Science College.Presently the college offers 5 courses viz., B.com. General, B.Com. Co-operative Management, B.Sc. (Computer Science), B.C.A., B.B.A. The student strength totals 510. As the college has grown, the Staff strength has also grown and there are now 31 teaching and 13 non-teaching staff who contribute substantially to the progress and growth of the institution.The aim of setting up a college in the village of Thavalakuppam was to serve the student community coming from the surrounding rural areas who have to travel long distances to teach the town in search of quality education. The College reserves 75% admission for rural students. The staff-teaching and non-teaching, offer quality education and services in the effort to give all the students an equal opportunity for learning and development through holistic education which is strongly grounded in values.
Library: This institution is facilitated with a library which contains a number of books on the subjects of study along with Periodicals, Magazines and Daily Newspapers both in Tamil and English. It is maintained properly by a qualified Assistant Librarian. The total numbers of books available at present are 3174 in Tamil, English, Mathematics, commerce, co-operative Management, Economics, Computer Science, Management, General books etc. The library is also provided with a computer with NET connectivity for the use of staff and students during their free time.814 New Books worth Rs. 2,51,000 has been purchased for the year 2015-2016 brought for all the subjects and for General topics.
Computer Laboratory: The students should be in the lab on time.The students should bring subject observation note-book for lab sessions.The students should sign the register before entering the lab.Wearing ID cards is mandatory for entry to the lab.Lab equipment should be carefully handled.Breakage will be charged from the individual concerned.A High degree of discipline and ethics should be maintained in the lab.Taking leave during practical hours should be avoided.Students should strictly follow the dress code of the college in the lab.