Coming from an economically backward class, for Dr. Mohamed Ismail, pursuing a quality education at an affordable fee was a far-fetched dream, until he came across E. G. S. Pillay Arts & Science College (EGSP Arts Science College). An alumnus of the 2003-2005 batch of students, Dr. Ismail after working with different positions in eminent organizations, is now serving as the Additional Principal at his own alma-mater, EGSP Arts Science College. He shares, "When I was studying at EGSP Arts Science College, the student strength was merely 400, but over the years due to the quality and cost-effective education that the institute has been rendering, today the student count has gone up to around 5500." Situated in the Thethi village of Nagapattinam city, Tamil Nadu, and affiliated to the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, EGSP Arts Science College since its establishment in 1996 has been changing the lives of numerous youth in the region by gifting them the jewel of knowledge and ushering a path to success.
Interestingly, EGSP Arts Science College that started as only Boys College converted into a co-ed College in 2000 and currently the institute boasts of a student population where the number of female students has outgrown the male counterpart. "The region where EGSP Arts Science College is placed mostly consists of people from agricultural background resulted which they had a very less access to quality education. The existence of EGSP Arts Science College has helped a number of talented students to find their respective true callings and accordingly provide them an ideal platform," pinpoints Dr. Ismail.