Sivanthi Aditanar college, Pillayarpuram is a co-educational self-finance college, inaugurated on 12th july 1984. This institution is being run by Thenkumari Educational Society, an association of temple trusts and individuals belonging to Hindu Nadar Community of Kanniyakumari District as shareholders. The College is situated in a vast evergreen and pollution free campus in Pillayarpuram village, which is just 5 km away from Nagercoil town in the Sanguthurai Beach Road.

The objective of the College is to impart quality and disciplined education for the allround development of students in particular women hailing from the educationally, economically and socially backward sections of the population and to bring them to the fore of the society.

The idea to start the institution occurred in the minds of Prof.S.Thanumalai and Prof.R.AndiNadar. They shared their views with the prominents persons in the society and the Founder Committee was formed in 1982. Thiru.P.ThanulingaNadar Ex.M.P., played an important role as Co-ordinator of the activities of the founder committee. He stimulated the members to carry out the preliminary works for the establishment of the College.

Dr.B.Sivanthi Adithan, a top brass of our time in journalism, education, industry and sports and Games, Dr.M.Natarajan MBBS., M.Ch(Ortho)FRCS(Eng) and Dr.C.Kumaraswamy MBBS,D.A., used their goodwill and longstanding association with the then Chief Minister Dr.M.G.Ramachandran to get permission from the government for the college. The then Education Minister Mr.C.Aranganayagam also rendered his support for the establishment of this institution.

Thiru.S.Sundaralingam, a philontharaphic businessman in Kottar and President of the Founder Committee, Thiru.S.Murugesan, a noble hearted merchant and Vice President of the Founder Committee, Thiru.S.Sathasivan, a staunch devotee of Lord Siva and treasurer of the Founder Committee and Thiru.S.Rajagopalan, former District congress president and Founder secretary of the college shouldered the responsibility to establish the college and to provide the necessary infrastructure. They mobilised the required money for the college through their contribution and collection of donation and shares from the people. They are the real pillars on which the edifice of the college has been built. Thiru.S.Srinivasan and Thiru.P.Paramasivan, retired teachers in the Founder committee, Thiru.S.Murugesan, editor of the monthly journal InduBhoomi and member of the founder committee and Thiru.K.Annakunjaran first H.O.D. of Tamil in our college dedicated themselves in canvassing shares and collecting money from the sharholders throughout the district.

We are indebted to the people of Udayappankudyiruppu, Monikettipottal and Pillayarpuram. They gave their valuable lands voluntarily for the college. By God’s grace the construction work moved swiftly without a hitch.