Situated about 3 km away from the Railway Junction and the Central bus terminus, Jamal Mohamed College, established in 1951, is a first grade college of the Bharathidasan University
. It offers thirteen under graduate and fourteen post graduate degree courses. Research facilities leading to M.Phil and Ph.D in Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, English, Mathematics, Physics, Tamil, and Zoology are available. The college mosque, library, and auditorium help in the spiritual and intellectual development of the students.