Thanthai Hans Roever College of Arts and Science is an educational institution run by the St. John Sangam Trust. It was established in 1985, as a religious minority institution in memory of Rev. Fr. Hans Roever, a missionary from Germany, with the primary objective of providing higher education to the weaker and backward sections of the society in general and the Christian minority   in  particular. The   trust   is   now   run   under   the   efficient   and   benevolent   leadership   of  the  founder – chairman,Dr. K. Varadharaajen who is hailed not only as an inspiring Father of Education but also as the Foundation-Head of wisdom and un paralleled service to humanity. His Vision and mission include a relentless pursuit to provide qualitative education, to empower the youth through updated knowledge and adequate skills, to faster socio-economic and culture changes leading to sustainable growth and evolution, especially to the youth from backward and rural areas. The College is a self-financing and co-educational institution, affiliated to Bharathidasan Universityand approved by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
To more than 3000 Students, the College offers under-graduate/post graduate Programmes in Business Administration, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Bio-Technology, Information-Technology, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Tamil, English, Commerce, Hotel Management, Physical Education, and Visual Communication; M.Phil. Research Programmes in Commerce, Microbiology, Computer Science, Bio-Technology, Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; Ph. D. Research Programmes in Tamil, English, Physics, and Commerce. P.G Diploma and Diploma courses are also offered.
With the special UGC Grant of Rs. 24 lakhs, Under Career Oriented Programme, the college offers Certificate, Diploma, and Advance Diploma courses in (i) spoken English (ii) Personal Management and Industrial Relations and (iii) DTP
To facilitate and ensure quality in Teaching/Learning, Research and Extension Activities, the college has more than 150 highly qualified and well-trained faculty members known for their dedication and commitment, fully equipped and updated laboratories including computer labs, language lab, media centre, libraries and other infrastructural facilities. Eight mbps round the clock internet facility gives access to digital sources of the library besides regular internet browsing.
With a vision to facilitate the holistic development of the students, the college offers multifarious curricular, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular activities through its various Associations, Centres, Cells and Clubs relating to several student-centred areas like Performing Arts (Cultural Activities), Career Counseling, Pre-Placement Training, skills and Personality Development, Entrepreneurship, Sports Academy, Rotaract, NSS, and NCC.
Nodal Centres of Bharathidasan University Technology Park (BUTP) and Institute for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (IECD) are being established.
The college has been Nationally Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The University Grants Commission has provided 2(f) and 12(b) status to the College.
The college is marching ahead towards the following goals:
- Ensuring quality in Teaching/Learning and Research
- Enabling the youth with skills and values required for employment, empowerment and evaluation
- Enhancing the awareness levels of the society around through extension activities
Affiliated to the University named after the visionary poet Bharathidasan, the college earnestly endeavors to provide all the leaners a broadened humanistic attitude and universal outlook as enshrined in the following memorable lines of the great poet:
Demolish the wall between your home that of your neighbor;
Remove the curtains amidst streets,
Unite the nations and march ahead;
Ascend the mountain sky-high,
Ascend the higher and ascend further;
Behold the people of the earth!
Behold the expanse of your kind!
Behold the battalion of your brethren
Rejoice at the sight of the ocean of humanity
Which has engulfed you as its kin;
Extend your wisdom into an endless expanse
Broaden your vision and devour the people
Merge with it making a confluence
And cry joyously: “I am the ocean of Humanity”
Imbibing the spirit of the above lines, burning the indolence in the flames of awareness, wetting the hearts in the river of love, and under the parental care and guidance of Dr. K. Varadharaajen, the youth of the Roever Institutions will create “a peaceful and brave new world, uprooting the warring world”.