The Alpha Arts and Science College is sponsored by the Alpha Educational Society. The Society is a registered non-profit educational society under the Society Registration Act, 1860. Alpha Arts and Science College is part of the Alpha Group of Institutions. The college is a private unaided, co-educational Arts and Science College approved by the Government of Tamil Nadu and affiliated to the University of Madras. The College, started in the year 1996 – 97, was upgraded as a Post Graduate Institution in the year 2001 - 02. It is located in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu.
The various courses that are offered are: B.Sc - Electronic Science, B.Sc - Computer Science, B.Sc - Bio Chemistry, B.Sc - Micro Biology, B.Sc - Information Systems Management, B.Com - Commerce, and Bachelor’s in Computer Applications. Postgraduate courses that are offered are: M.Sc. - Bio-informatics, M.Sc. - Bio Technology, and M.Sc. - Information Technology.
Extra-curricular activities blended with sports and games form an integral part of the college life. The college has the departmental clubs, sports club, arts club, Centre for Women's Development, Nature Club, Students Forum, National Service Scheme, Youth Red Cross, Economic Times Club, Evangelical Union and other forums. All the first and second year students are involved in mandatory extension program like the NSS for community service and FOP (Friends of Police) for community policing.
A comprehensive Career Guidance Program is offered to students. Some of the organizations in which the students have been recruited are Satyam Computers, Larsen and Toubro, Wipro, Citibank, HCL Infosys, ICICI Bank, Zydus Medica, and McDowells.