Established in 1963, PSGRKCW is today a centre of excellence for higher learning for women at graduate, post graduate and doctoral levels. The college has been a front-runner amongst the colleges of Bharathiar University since inception, securing maximum number of ranks in academics. In sports too, the college has excelled at the state and national levels.
The Department of Commerce has been upgraded as a full-fledged research department since 2006 –07 for both M Phil and Ph D courses. The Department has under- taken Major and Minor projects funded by ICSSR and UGC respectively. The Department has the credit of having organized a number of Guest lectures, Workshops, Conferences and Seminars at State/National/Inter National levels.