The memorable celebrities Mr. S. Ramasamy and K. N. Palanisamy with their team members initiated the establishment work for the college on July 1966. In continuance of this, “Chikkanna Chettiar Trust” donated Rs.500000/-. On Remembrance of this charity the college was named as Chikkanna Government Arts College. The college started functioning with the introduction classes, at Devangapuram Co-operative society building in the year 1966. The primary aim of the institution is to provide quality education, with focus on the learners from the downtrodden sections of society and the majority students belong to first generation learners.