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பொருள் : கண்ணுடையவர் என்றுக் கூறப்படுபவர் கற்றவரே கல்லாதவர் முகத்தில் இரண்டுப் புண் உடையவர் ஆவார் .   

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The Government Arts College, previously known as the Government Arts College for Men, is an arts college based in the town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest and prestigious educational institutions in the Madras Presidency of British India. The Government Arts College was established in Kumbakonam as a provincial school on October 19, 1854. It was upgraded to a government college in 1867 through the efforts of educationists William Archer Porter, a Cambridge Wrangler, and T. Gopala Rao. It was affiliated to the Madras University in 1877. In 1881, it became a full-fledged college and high school courses ceased to be taught.Post-graduate courses were introduced in 1966. The college became autonomous in 1987.