In 1983, the Evening College under the self financed stream was started.
When the College was on the threshold of the centenary celebration, a decision was taken by the Madura College Board to suspend undergraduate program in arts and replace them with post-graduate programmes . The College celebrated its centenary in the year 1989.
The College has Centers recognized for research leading to Ph.D. Degree in Zoology (from 1986), Tamil (from 2002), Botany and Philosophy (from 2003) Physics (from 2004) and Economics (from 2011)
A new building for the Biological Sciences and one for the Department of Computer Science came up, thanks to the generous assistance by the UGC. Endowed with excellent infrastructure facilities, the College became co-educational from the academic year 1997-1998.
The College has established an exclusive Centre for Computer Training as a common facility and also a Browsing Centre, in a new building. Another building has come up with the Constituency Development Fund made available by Sri.P.Mohan, M.P. The first floor on this building was built with the Constituency Development Fund made available by Sri. S.CHO Ramasamy, M.P. (Rajya Sabha)
Another building named as Saroja Krishnamoorthy Block of nearly 2500 sq. ft has come up near the Duraisamy Block, thanks to Mr.M.Krishnamoorthy a philanthropist of Madurai.
A 2000 Sq.Ft “Health Centre” with financial support by UGC X Plan grants has been built in 2006-07. Also a “Sky Watchers ”
Room has come up under the autonomous funds for the year 2006-07.
Autonomy Review committee visited the college during October 2016 and has recommentede the extension of autonomous status upto the year 2021.
In March 2010, the college was re-accreidted by NAAC with ‘A’ grade with CGPA of 3.32
in a 4-point scale. The college has submitted letter of intent on for re-accrediation (III Cycle) to NAAC. NAAC visit is awaited