Ever since its inception, The American College has seen continuous growth in areas of academics and infrastructural development. After becoming an autonomous institution in 1978, the college has grown both horizontally and vertically. Now the college is intended to move towards becoming a Deemed University. To sustain its growth, the college has identified the following areas to be strengthened. The target of Strategic Planning and Deployment for 2015-20 are mentioned here.
To become a deemed University, the college has taken steps to create Schools and Centers in the administrative set up. School of Commerce and School of Computer Science are introduced
Along with the existing research departments of Tamil, English, Economics, Physics, Chemistry and Zoology, the departments of M.B.A, Mathematics and Botany have been upgraded to Research Centers in the past 5 years, thereby making all aided departments become so.
In order to strengthen research among the science faculty, an Instrumentation Centre consisting of latest instruments was functionalized.
New programs like B.Sc. Food Science, M.Sc. Food Science, B.Sc. Visual Communication, B.Sc. Physical Education, B. Sc. Psychology, M.Sc. Psychology, B.Com. Professional Accounting, B.Sc. Data Science, M.Sc. Data Science were introduced.
The college received Star College status in 2018
The college was identified as Mentor College by NAAC for five colleges in and around Madurai
The college received approval for four new B.Voc. programs and three M.Voc. programs along with the existing four B. Voc. programs
Strength of the students has grown from 5445 in 2015 to 8712 in 2020 which reflects the support that the college enjoys from the public.