The institution is located on National Highways 210 at a distance of 6kms from Pudukkottai, the headquarters of Pudukkottai District in a pleasant ambience on the southern bank of river Vellar, on a campus of a 50 acres of land.
Pudukkottai is connected by Road and Rail to any part of the Country and is on Tiruchirappalli – Rameswaram route. Tiruchirappalli is the nearest airport at a distance of 50 kilometres.
Started in 1994 as an Under Graduate Institution with just two courses (B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Sc. Biochemistry), 48 students and 7 teachers in a very modest building in Pudukkottai town, the J.J. College of Arts and Science has developed into one of the premier institutions of higher learning in the state with an inter-state and international student profile and a wide variety of UG, PG and Research Programmes.