Hindustan College of Arts and Science was established in 1995. It is a premier institution, which is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu and affiliated to the University of Madras. The college campus has been meticulously designed and houses state-of-the-art laboratories, well-stacked libraries, cafeteria, spacious auditoriums, and excellent boarding and lodging are available for both boys and girls. The college is located at Padur, about 22 kilometers south of the city of Chennai. The college owes its existence to the Hindustan Engineering Training Center (H.E.T.C) educational society.
The various undergraduate and postgraduate study courses offered are Visual Communication, Bio Technology, Catering & Hotel Management, Microbiology, Business Management, Corporate secretary ship, Computer Applications, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Costume Design & Fashion.
The college library (Hicas Library) has over 40,000 books, journals and newspapers. Latest information on literally any topics of academic interest can be found here. Books in regional languages like Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam are also available. There are separate boys & girls hostels with all necessary facilities.
To enable the students to be placed before they graduate, a placement cell has been created. The Placement Office provides all possible assistance to its graduates in their efforts to find employment. The placement service operates 24X7 to facilitate contacts between companies and graduates. The aim is to ensure that students have the information and skills necessary for an effective job search. Reputed companies like Cognizant Technology Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services, Dell computers, and Wipro Technologies have been visiting the campus.