Dr. Umayal Ramanathan College for Women was established in the year 2006 and is affiliated to Alagappa University, a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and the Association of Common wealth Universities (ACU). Nestled in a 15 acre Serene Campus, Dr. URCW is located in the heart of Karaikudi and is easily accessible. The opening of Dr. Umayal Ramanathan College for Women is a culmination of a dream that Dr. Mrs. Umayal Ramanathan has passionately pursued to meet the emerging needs of women in the community and better prepare them to address the challenges of modern society.
The college offers 10 Undergraduate courses and 5 Post graduate courses catering to the 1556 girl students. The college is committed to imparting holistic education and fostering disciplined pursuit of academic goals in women. The college offers a wide spectrum of academic discipline with Internships, Collaborations with the reputed Corporate Sectors and provides state of the art infrastructure to become a center of academic excellence. Crucial elements identified for the future success includes maintaining a high global standard of education with well-equipped infrastructure, qualified faculty, enhanced Information Technology Centre to realize the full potential of technology and extra-curricular activities to promote holistic education. Since 2006, the college has obtained 131 University ranks and is organizing innovative and best practices focusing on the Individual and Societal development. Besides academic curriculum, programmes are designed and implemented to empower students in terms of their employability and entrepreneurial skills.