- I would like to share with you the short history of the college. The emergence of missionary education spreading across the wider parts of erstwhile Madras Presidency at the end of 19th century and start of the 20th century saw education reaching the unreached spaces.One such defining moment was the establishment of The American College in Madurai, started initially as ‘Pasumalai College’ at Pasumalai near Madurai. Established in 1881, under the initiatives of G.T. Washburn, an American missionary, this institution of higher education is known for its focus on academic excellence. Read More..