Jai Shree Krishna 


                              About  Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai


The blessings of Lord Krishna and the benedictions of H.H. 108 Goswami Shri. Mathureshwarji Maharajshri had inspired the families of Shri Jamuna Doss and Shri. Purushotam Doss renowned Philanthropists to establish an educational institution for higher education in Chennai. They together with the kind - hearted Maheswaris and Agarwals of Rajasthan and Gujarat founded Shri Vallabhacharya Vidya Sabha in the year 1963, with the sole purpose of imparting value based education for all and for the linguistic minorities in particular.

The founding of the College was in the year 1964. His Holiness 108 Goswami Shri Maharajshri Mathureshwarji laid the foundation stone for the building on 13th November 1963 at Gokul Bagh. In the year of its inception, the College offered a degree course in Mathematics along with Pre-University Courses. The very next year degree courses in Physics and Economics were introduced.

The first Principal of the College was Shri. Thotadri Iyengar, teacher of our former president Shri. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Then Shri.SR Govindarajan , a great Physics teacher headed the institution and saw its immense growth.

The philanthropic zeal coupled with single-minded dedication evinced by the Management for the purpose of advancing knowledge and disseminating it, has helped the college emerge as one of the outstanding institutions of higher learning in Chennai. The history of the college is marked by the presence of illustrious principals ably assisted by dedicated teachers. Our students through their exemplary prowess have won laurels and accolades that have built the college to be what it is now. Today, it has grown to be one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the state.



The College is situated in a salubrious atmosphere, well within the city limits. The shrines of Goddess Vidya Lakshmi, Lord Vidya Ganapathy and Goddess Saraswathi, spread an aura of the rich heritage. Lord Krishna, the presiding deity of the College, enshrined in the campus is enthroned in our minds and hearts. The Campus spread over 25 acres of land spacious and green provides an ambience conducive for higher learning.


In the past decades the college has seen tremendous growth in its infrastructure. Through its complete and adequate infrastructure in the form of excellent laboratories and state of art equipments, it facilitates innovative methods of instruction and learning keeping with the changing trends in education.


An Auditorium was built in the honour of the former Principal of the college, Prof. S.R. Govindarajan known as the SRG Auditorium. The College in collaboration with the Lions Club International, District 324 A - 1 has brought into reality the massive structure “Edifice for Service”. This houses a blood bank, book bank, centers for first-aid and life saving drugs, Vivekananda diagnostic center and an Air-conditioned state of art auditorium which has a seating capacity of 550. The various association activities are held in the Air-conditioned auditorium in M.C.A. Block, which has a seating capacity of 250.


The outstanding performance of our students in both curricular and co-curricular activities makes our college stand as an epitome of excellence in Higher Education. Our students have been University Rank Holders. The college results through the years bear testimony to the high standard of education provided by the institution. The Year 2004-2005 saw the culmination of the achievements made, with the college being accredited with ‘A’ Grade by the NAAC Committee. We take pride in professing that our Alumni hold positions of prominence in society.


The College has been conferred the status of AUTONOMY by the UGC and endorsed by the University of Madras from the academic year 2009 - 2010.


The Department of Physics was established in the year 1964 by the visionary teacher Prof.S.R.Govindarajan. It was moulding the young minds through the B.Sc.Physics Degree Programme which comes under Aided stream, fund

Later, to meet the growing demand for Physics graduates, the Department offered B.Sc.Physics course in Evening College in 1984. Later, under the headship of Major. Dr.S.Srinivasan, M.Sc.. Physics course was started in the self financing stream, in the Evening College. From the year 2011-12, The Department has added another course in the offer, B.Sc Physics with Computer Application to meet the changing trends and to meet the needs of fast growing IT field, combining the conventional Physics modules with IT oriented coursework. These two courses completely  come under Self financing streams for which Aided Physics Department happens to be the Parent department.


                                                                                Founder Head of the Department of Physics - A teacher par Excellence

This prestigious Department was established in 1964 under the guidance of Prof. S.R. Govindarajan.
He was the  first Vice-Principal of our College,  who laid foundation for the growth of our College under the great teacher Shri.  Tothadri Iyengar.

This Department was started in the year 1964.


Our Department offers only 

·         B.Sc. Physics which is under Aided Stream Supported by Govt. funding and the classes are held during Day college timiongs-  Shift I



Three from this Department served as Principal of this college -

            Shri  S.R. Govindarajan – 01/06/1966 to 31/05/1978

            Shri C. Rengarajan – 01/06/1992 to 30/05/1996

            Dr. B. Krishnan – 01/10/2001 to 30/11/2006



You are going to be a part of various activities of our Department. So gear up to mould yourself.

Bring out your potential and chisel your own destiny.


  • Triple Helix Science Club
  • STEM Outreach
  • Women in STEM
  • Meet your alumini
  • Reverberation – The Department magazine is a platform to showcase your talents through   various categories like Drawing, Poetry writing, Essay writing, puzzles.
  • Students can participate in photography contest, regular workshops, seminars, reading challenge and many more like solar panel assembly training classes and Robotics.
  • Prepare yourself to be in quiz team, debate team to take part in intercollegiate physics events and bring laurels to our department.
  •  Various workshops, seminars


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