Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, a linguistic minority institution established in the year 1964 by the Rajasthanis and Gujaratis settled in Chennai for the cause of higher education. The college with a sole purpose of imparting knowledge and value based education saw its grand day on 30th June 1964 with one course in B.Sc. Mathematics with Shri. Totadri Iyengar ( teacher of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam) as its first Principal.
Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College has been a haven for generations of enthusiastic learners through five decades and more. College was founded on the principles of Vaishnavism, with the sole purpose of imparting value based quality education and empowering the youth. The college has seen a phenomenal growth in terms of its infrastructure, its constantly restructured and revamped curriculum to cater to the specific needs of the students community. Outstanding performance of the students in academics and extension activities has enabled the college to emerge one of the premier institutions of higher learning.
The curriculum is reviewed and updated periodically, in keeping with the changes in the diverse disciplines of arts, commerce, science and technology. An interdisciplinary, multi disciplinary approach in designing the course work is adopted to ensure industry - academia collaboration. The college has entered into collaborations with many reputed institutions / organizations.