Nestled in a Serene Campus in the heart of Karaikudi, Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women is steeped in rich heritage. As an integral part of the Alagappa Group of Institutions founded by Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar who transformed the landscape of a shrub jungle of 1,000 acres in to a galaxy of educational institutions in the 1950's, it emanated from his vision to bring higher education to women in the community. In perhaps his crowning piece of philanthropy he gave away his own residence in Kottaiyur to found a Women's College. That dream was not fully realized as he died shortly thereafter.
The opening of Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women is a culmination of that dream that his daughter Dr. Mrs. Umayal Ramanathan has passionately pursued to meet the emerging needs of women in the community and better prepare them to address the challenges of modern society. The college is committed to imparting holistic education and fostering disciplined pursuit of academic goals in women. Managed by the Dr. Alagappa Chettiar Educational Trust, the college offers a wide spectrum of academic discipline that include turnkey academic programs such as Information Technology and Biotechnology and provides state of the art infrastructure to become a center of academic excellence. Dr.Umayal Ramanathan College for Women was established in the year 2006 and is affiliated to Alagappa University, a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Common wealth Universities (ACU).