The year 1972 saw a sea change in Karaikal in the field of womenâ€™s education with the starting of Avvaiyar Government College for Women by the Government of Puducherry under affiliation of Madras University. This College was started in 1972 â€“ 73 with Arts and Science Courses at Pre- university level. Later to quench the thirst of girl students for knowledge, B.A. History was started during 1973 â€“ 74 and B.A. ENGLISH LITERATURE during 1976 â€“ 77.
Since the girl students evinced keep interest to learn Science subjects, the Government started B.Sc. Botany main in 1977 â€“ 78, B.Sc. Mathematics main in 1978 â€“ 79, B.Sc. Chemistry main in 1980 â€“ 81 and B.Sc. Physics main in 1985 â€“ 86. As the demand for Commerce studies increased, B.Com. was started during 1984 â€“ 85.
With the establishment of The Pondicherry University during 1985-86, the college has been affiliated to it since 1986-87. Due to general demand, B.Sc. Home Science was started in 1995-96.
Avvaiyar Government College for Women, Karaikal entered in to a new era completing twenty five years of glorious service in the field of womenâ€™s education in the year 1996-97 when it celebrated its Silver Jubilee.
In recognition of the dedicated service rendered by the college in the development of womenâ€™s education, the Government of Puducherry started Post- Graduate courses M.A. English and M.Sc. Botany from the academic year 1997-98 and M.A. History from the academic year 2000-2001. Moreover, B.Sc. in Computer Science was started in 1998-99 and in view of perennial increase in demand of job oriented courses, of late B.Com in Corporate Secretaryship was started from the academic year 2010-2011.
Avvaiyar Government College for Women, Karaikal rededicates itself in the overall progress and development of womenâ€™s education in Karaikal region.