St. Peter’s Arts and Science College was started by the Kumbakonam Diocese Society at Melaneduvai, Andimadam, in the Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, India in 2019, with the purpose of rendering service to the poor and marginalized people around the area.

The College through higher education provides the ambience for humanizing education, within the diverse cultural contexts of our country. We envisage to the young people to become honest citizens who are rooted in their culture, open to other cultures, and are capable of interpreting social processes, so as to take responsibility for bringing about transformation in society.

Since this area is socially, economically and educationally backward, the management aims at a holistic education that can win for the people their legitimate rights and dignity in society.


“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

Following the footsteps of the Great Guru, Jesus Christ, St. Peter’s Arts and Science College was established to provide an education of quality and relevance to all, and in particular, to the marginalized sections of society. Education is a means to enhance the dignity of human persons. As Dr. B.R. Ambedkar said, “the purpose of education is to moralize and socialize the people.” In order to realize Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, and as Thirumoolar in Tamil Tradition said, Onre Kulam Oruvane Devan, (The World is One family) we strive to build a community of love, human dignity, brotherhood/sisterhood, equity and equality through education.  An excellent and strong community is possible through empowering the excluded in the society.  Sarvodaya through Antyodaya (Welfare of all is through the welfare of the least and the last). May God bless the Management, the Staff, the Parents and the Students to realize this goal of building an inclusive community.