Dr G R Damodaran college of Science, affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and recognized by the University Grants Commission is a highly regarded co-educational institution. It was started in 1988, and gained wide recognition including the accreditation with 5 STAR rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in November 2001. The College has been granted autonomy by the UGC from 2004-05 which enables it to frame its own innovative and relevant curricula and evaluation systems. The degrees are awarded by the Bharathiar University.
Academic activities at the College comprise undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses (full time and part time), M.Phil and Doctoral research programs and non-formal career oriented courses of several levels and durations. Subjects taught are Bio Technology, Visual Communication, Microbiology, Bio-Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Social Work. The curricular course work is backed by a planned series of Guest Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Industrial visits and Fieldwork. In addition, the students are encouraged and supported to organize an extensive co-curricular program, which includes major Inter Collegiate events.
There are Two Hostel Blocks – one for the Men’s Hostel and the other for the Women’s Hostel. The Computer provides Center Centralized Server room with 10 branded Servers, which includes a Xeon Server, 7 PIII Servers, 2 PIV Servers loaded with Windows & Linux with cross platform connection of Fiber optic campus wide Backbone Network Connectivity. The library has a stock of 24,500 books. The Library has computerized the indexing and search functions. Except for reference books, the Library functions on the open access basis.