The University Grants Commission has selected three colleges, affiliated to Bharathiar University, for the award of ‘Colleges with Potential for Excellence' status.

According to a release from Vice-Chancellor C. Swaminathan, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, and Kongunadu Arts and Science College, both in Coimbatore, and Vellalar College for Women, Erode, are among the 50 colleges recommended by the Expert Committee of the UGC for the award.

The UGC has been encouraging well-performing higher education institutions in the country to strive for excellence in their chosen areas of academic and research work. It has been providing substantial financial support to select colleges through its different schemes, with a view to enable them to serve as a benchmark for other institutions.