Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Science,Manjakuddi founded by PujyaSwami Dayananda Saraswati, a distinguished traditional teacher of Vedanta was established in the year 2001.

The College is managed by Swami Dayananda Educational Trust. The College aims to provide affordable, value based, technology driven, career building education programmes customised to suit the requirements of the rural youth.

The college comprises a large percentage of first generation college students predominantly from an agricultural background. The college offers 9 undergraduate, 2 postgraduate, 2 M.Phil courses and a research programme in the Department of Commerce. Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, this college at Manjakuddi is set amidst a lush green campus in sylvan surroundings with an excellent infrastructure to facilitate quality higher education.