R.V.S. College of Arts and Science (Ratnavel Subraniam College) was the first self-financing college to be set up under the Bharathiar University. Established in 1986, it provided a cost effective and high quality educational experience. Over the past 13 years it has grown to become the biggest self-financing college in terms of student strength. It is established in Sulur, Coimbatore.
The College offers courses in 11 Departments which include Biochemistry, Business Management, Catering Science & Hotel Management, Commerce, Computer Science and Applications, Corporate Secretaryship, Electronics, Food and Nutrition, Master of Business Administration, International Business, Computer Applications. The institution has introduced PG courses and research facilities for pursuing M.Phil as well as PhD programs. The major focus of the college has been on job oriented courses.
There is a healthy tradition of teaching and learning in the college which involves preparation of work schedules at the beginning of each semester under the guidance of the Head of the Department. These schedules are meticulously implemented and verified on weekly basis. The college is striving to introduce "learner-centered teaching methods" with the help of multi-media support, demonstration, charts and pictorial graphs. For this purpose, the institution has acquired extensive audio-visual equipment.
The placement department maintains the records relating to student progression. A number of alumni have been well placed in India and abroad as lecturers, IT specialists, computer programmers, software engineers, research scholars, dieticians and marketing executives. The employment cell plays a dual role by helping the students with career guidance and also by providing placement opportunities.