The Tirunelveli district has a sizeable Muslim population which necessitated the need for an institution of higher education. Due to the dedicated and sincere efforts of the Muslim elite, a College of Arts and Sciences, named after the renowned Arabic scholar Sadakathullah Appa, was started in 1971. The motto of the College is “My Lord, Vouchsafe Me Wisdom”. The College is located on a 40 acre sprawling campus and is run by Sadakathullah Appa Educational Society. It was first affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University for 20 years. With the birth of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University in 1990, the College was affiliated to it.
Library: The Sadakathullah Appa College Library has emerged as a Knowledge Resource Centre mainly catering to the information needs of the Faculty, Research Scholars and Students.The College Library functions from 1971, since its inception.
E-Library: The E-Library & E-conferencing is on state of the art facility to promote “Knowledge Discovery Process” among the researchers and students of our college and the M.S.U area. This facility delivers 2154 e-journals and 51746 e books through NLIST-INFLIBNET forum by Govt-of-India. This facilits include e-journals from 18 – American Institute of Physics (USA)
Separate hostel for boys and girls