Welcome to Voorhees College Vellore

Voorhees College had its beginning in the year AD 1898 through the sacrificial efforts of the missionaries of American Arcot Mission (AAM), an offshoot of the Reformed Church of America. The original buildings of the college were built with the sacrificial donation of a large-minded American couple, Ralph and Elizabeth Rodman Voorhees. In memory of that ennobling act this college was appropriately named as Voorhees College. Rev Dr W I Chamberlain served as the First Principal of Voorhees College. Back in the 19th century, people in and around Vellore were struggling under the clutches of poverty, ignorance and spiritual backwardness. Missionaries of AAM, compelled by the love of Christ, started this citadel for higher learning. It is their vision that the students who are educated here would build their families,...

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