C. Abdul Hakeem College is a government aided private college for arts and science located in Melvisharam Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest colleges in Ranipet District affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University. The National Assessment and Accredition Council has conferred A grade. Currently it offers 31 Courses at Under-Graduate level, 6 Courses at Post-Graduate level and Ph.D programs. It was granted autonomous status by University Grants with effect from 2014–2015 to 2019–2020.
The C. Abdul Hakeem College was established in the year 1965 by the Melvisharam Muslim Educational Society (MMES) which was founded in 1918 by Late Nawab C. Abdul Hakeem. He was a businessman, philanthropist one of the natives of Melvisharam and one time Sheriff of Madras. MMES started off with Primary, Secondary and Higher Education for people irrespective of caste, creed, community or social status. Presently, MMES manages 11 institutions from kindergarten school to a first grade college with five postgraduate departments and three research departments. They include M.M.E.S. arts and Science College for women and C. Abdul Hakeem College of Engineering and Technology.
The College was instituted in the year 1965 with just Pre-University Course, in the local orphanage buildings. Subsequently, the M.M.E.S. acquired a site of more than 67 acres, on the eastern outskirts of the town, on the Chennai Bangalore Trunk road, and constructed buildings to house the College and the hostels.
The College campus is spread over an area of about 21 acres. The College has a double story building with different blocks which accommodate all the class rooms, office rooms, principal’s chambers, separate staff rooms for various departments, laboratories, toilets, etc. Although there are sizable numbers of academic departments, the facilities are mostly shared. There is an auditorium which is also used for social, cultural, academic and government sponsored programs. A branch of the Centurion Bank with ATM facility is located in the nearby campus of the engineering college run by the same management. A sub-post office is functioning in the College campus. Although the institution is four decades old, the open land is to be fully converted into gardens or other useful buildings. Significant amount of rainwater is harvested using rainwater harvesting facility.