Muslim Arts College, an outstanding institution committed to student's success in Higher Education in Kanyakumari Educational District, at first started functioning at Madhavalayam from the 5th of July 1982. It started with B.Com., B.A. History and B.SC. Mathematics, It was a long-felt need of the Muslim Educational Society of Kanyakumari District to have a College giving equal opportunity and access to the Muslim Minority community. The college, which has the motto 'Serve with Love, gives importance to the education of rural students who are socially and financially backward. This great abode of learning caters to the educational needs of the students from various backgrounds.
In 1984 the college was affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University and gradually new courses in UG and PG were added. With the establishrment of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University at Tirunelveli in 1990 the college was affiliated to it. The college campus, which is gifted with an atmosphere of tranquility, harmony and peace, is conducive to academic studies and research activities. The college now offers 18 UG Programmes, 15 PG Programmes, 8 M.Phil, Programmes and 7 Ph.D., Progroammes in various disciplines. Based on the needs of the students the college offers relevant learner-centered, skill-based and job-oriented courses for the youngsters, and provides value-based education and opportunities for research of international standard.