With the combined effort of Government of Tamilnadu and Bharathidasan University, Bharathidasan University College for Women was started at Orathanadu on 17th September 2006, which is also the Birth Anniversary of great Reformer Thanthai Periyar. The college is mainly meant for rural women students. It was started with a strength of 113 students enrolled in 5 courses. Now in a short spell of four years the college has grown up to provide 13 Under Graduate and 5 Post Graduate courses with a strength of 2,200 students with 115 teaching and non-teaching staff under its roof.
Initially the college was functioning in Chathram Building and now it has moved to its own beautiful building constructed and declared open recently in a portion of 33 acres of land acquired for the college.
To involve the students in extracurricular activities , the college has established the following Clubs
1. National Service Scheme (NSS)
2. Red Ribbon Club (RRC)
3. Youth Red Cross (YRC)
Our college library has been established in the year 2006 and currently we have over 3000 text books.