The Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College was established in the year 1956 by the Late Hajee Mohamed Meeran Rowther, popularly known as Hajee Karutha Rowther.
The Institution, Hajee Karutha Rowther Howdia College, has fulfilled the dreams of its founder by being accredited with the most coveted 'A' Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the year 2005. Besides, the "BEST COLLEGE AWARD FOR COMMUNAL HARMONY" at the University level was conferred upon the College in 2005, by Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
At present, the college has been Re-Accredited at "A" Grade, with a CGPA of 3.26 out of 4.00 by NAAC, Bangalore. The college has been conferred with fresh Autonomous status by the UGC, from the Academic year 2013-2014 to 2018-2019.
Having celebrated the Diamond Jubilee year (1956-2016), the College stepped into its 60th year of service to the people of this region.