The Reddy Educational Trust, Tiruchirapalli formed in the year 1984 with 48 members, enlightened and interested citizens of Tiruchirapalli district coming from various walks of life - Educationists, Lawyers, Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Entrepreneurs (representing sectors like Hospitality, Transportation etc), Public representatives, Former Ministers and Legislators felt the need to start one more college for women (at that time there was only two women's college) at Tiruchirapalli.

The Trust sought the permission of the Government of Tamilnadu to start an Arts and Science College for Women at Tiruchirapalli. The Government in its G.O.M.S. No.1298 Higher Education dated 01.10.1984 accorded permission to start one of the first self-financing colleges in Arts and Science in the State of Tamilnadu.

The college was christened as "Cauvery College for Women" situated on the southern banks of the River Cauvery which Symbolizes Youth, Freshness Vigour and Fulfilment.

Bharathidasan University the Parent University gave its affiliation in its Lr.No.Aca/188/84 dated 12.10.1984 with 2 Under Graduate Courses, B.Com and B.Sc., Mathematics.

The Cauvery College for Women thus bloomed on 17.10.1984 with 40 students in B.Com., The college as on date (2017-2018) is offering 15 Under Graduate Programmes, 11 Post Graduate Programmes and 6 Research Programmes with a total student strength of 5096.

The college has been recognized by the University Grants Commission under Sec.2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act 1956 in its Lr.No.F.8-111/2003(CPP-I) dated 11.12.2003.

The NAAC has awarded "A" Grade to our college consecutively in all the three cycles as shown below.

  NAAC Accreditation I Cycle : A Grade

  NAAC Reaccreditation II Cycle : A Grade (CGPA 3.37 out of 4)

  NAAC Reaccreditation III Cycle : A Grade 2017 - 2022(CGPA 3.41 out o 4)

Our AISHE Code is C-35783 and we are in 150-200 rank band in the NIRF- IR 2018.

We have a dedicated band of 228 (222 Full time and 6 Guest Lecturers) members of teaching and 207non-teaching members(90 full time and 117 part time workers).

Our staff members have been appointed as Members of various Boards of Studies and render professional services to various Universities, NGOs and Government Organizations.

Academic achievements of our staff include the following : 78Ph.D., awardees from various departments; 81 members pursuing Ph.D. ; 83 members with NET/ SET qualification and almost all the members of teaching have M. Phil., as their highest qualification.

We have a well equipped fully automated library which has 41,375 volumes of books, 100 Journals and 62 Magazines including 20 International Journals.

We have high-tech lab facilities for all science courses and we have 557computer terminals and 13 servers to meet the needs of our students. Other notable facilities includes KRT Seminar Hall with a seating capacity of 400, Muthu Lakshmi Reddy A/C Seminar Hall, modernized Internet lab and O.P. RamasamyReddiar Auditorium which is one of its kind with a seating capacity of 3000. We have a well equipped modern hostel for accommodating 1500 students. The Trust also runs two schools by name Cauvery Matriculation School and Cauvery Global School (CBSE).

We have secured 1405University Ranks with 132University First Ranks from 1986 to April 2018. In April 2018 University Examinations, we have secured 77 ranks with 5 University I Ranks.

The college has received Financial Assistance from various Funding Agencies like UGC, MHRD, DST, IASC, etc.,

1. Role of Teachers in Strengthening Human Values to the society- Training Programme MHRD 2,37,000/- 2005-2006
2. Remedial Coaching classes for SC/ST students, UGC 7,25,000/- 2006-2007
3. Net Resource Centre UGC 1,60,000/- 2006-2007
4. Instrument Maintenance Facility-IMF UGC 5,42,000/- 2006- 2010
5. HEPSN- Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs, towards construction of special toilets MHRD 5,00,000/- 2007-2008
6. Add-on courses under COP - Basic Concepts of Income Tax UGC 5,00,000/- 2007-2012
7. National Integration Camp Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports 1,25,000/- 2008-2009
8. National Symposium on Rights and Care of the elderly UGC 75,000/- 2010-2011
9. National Seminar on Sensitising Values and Women Rights for Human Development UGC 90,000/- 2010-2011
10. SAM Workshop-Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education UGC 5,35,475/- 2012-2013
11. Science Academy Lecture Series Indian Academy of Sciences 6,70,250/- 2012-2016
12. INSPIRE- Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research DST 9,75,000/- 2013-2014
13. Towards conducting seminars and workshops Central Institute of Classical Tamil 7,00,000/- 2013-2015
14. 10 Minor Research Projects UGC 19,29,000/- 2013-2016
15. Career Oriented Course, Mass Communication UGC 7,00,000/- 2013-2016
16. Career Oriented Course, Software Development using Networks UGC 10,00,000/- 2013-2016
17. Skill Development for Socially Disadvantaged Youth RGNYD,Sriperumbudur 2,50,000/- 2014-2015
18. Strengthening PG Research Laboratories DST- FIST 30,00,000/- 2016-2017
19. Career Oriented Course, Software Development using Networks UGC 10,00,000/- 2013-2016
20. Skill Development for Socially Disadvantaged Youth RGNYD, Sriperumbudur 2,50,000/- 2014-2015
21. Strengthening PG Research Laboratories DST- FIST 30,00,000/- 2016-2017

The Department of Social Work, Umea University, Sweden and Department of Social Work, Cauvery College for Women signed an MoU from 2004-2012 for Staff Exchange Programme with an objective to stimulate global internationalization of higher education . 7 faculty and 10 students from our college visited Umea University and 6 faculty and five students from Umea University visited our college.

The Department of Social Work, Cauvery College for Women received a letter of acceptance for Staff Exchange Programme from the Department of Social Work and Health Sciences, Plymouth University, United Kingdom in 2012-2013 under the banner of United Kingdom and India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) sponsored by British Council Division, New Delhi with an aim to promote staff exchanges between higher educational institutions across India and UK.

The Employability potential of our students are duly taken care of by our Placement Cell. Two MoUs had been signed - one with Global Talent Track Pvt. Ltd., Pune under Barclays Youth Employability Initiative and another one with Global Talent Track and Cap Gemini through which about 850 students were trained for their career.

2444 students were selected in on-campus interviews conducted by TCS, RR CAMBRIDGE, AKT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, NTRUST INFOTECH, TCS COGNIZANT, CTS, TATA BPO,WIPRO WASE, WIPRO WISTA, WIPRO INFOTECH and HCL TECHNOLOGIES, CAPGEMINI for the period between 2010-2019.

From the commencement of this institution, we have trained the students to participate in various cultural activities. We are very proud to record in this connection, our vibrant contribution to Bharathidasan Cultural Team. Our glory, that is our Karagam troupe has won several Regional, University, Inter University, Interstate and National Awards. The many cultural awards that we have bagged are a standing proof of our troupes unique capability. Fortunately we continue to have on our rolls talented musicians, professional dancers, excellent singers and gifted actors. Our focus is to run an institution not only for academic excellence but also a center which brings out the latent histrionic talents in them.