Rathinam College of Arts & Science is run by K.P.M.Trust. Founded in 1974, the Trust runs two Higher Secondary Schools, Rathinam College of Arts & Science and a Technology Park. The College is NAAC accredited and affiliated to the Bharathiar University. It is attached to Rathinam College Technology Park.
The following study programs are offered: B.Sc Visual communication & e-Media, B.Sc Costume Design & Fashion Technology, B. Sc. Computer Science, BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications), B.Com (Computer Applications), B.BM (Computer Application), and M.Com I.B (International Business). With these unique study programs, the students can aspire for a career in Print or Electronic Journalism as reporters, editors, cartoonists, feature writers, or layout artists in newspapers and magazines. The graduates of this college generally become designers, managers, buyers, stylists, illustrators and entrepreneurs.
A number of seats in the courses are reserved for the foreign students. The International House of the campus attracts a large membership of foreign students. Many functions are held by foreign students, which are largely attended by the students and faculty members. As a result, foreign students do not have difficulty in adjusting with the rest of the student community.
The Computer Lab has 100 Pentium-IV systems with 24 hour Internet facilities. A Local Area Network functions under 10/100 Mbps Connectivity. 24 hours lab accessibility is provided for students. The Rathinam College Library is one of the best equipped libraries in terms of facilities, books, back volumes, journals and non-book materials like CD's and audio cassettes. Each department has its own library as well.