History of Anna Adarsh College for Women
The foundation stone for the Anna Adarsh College for Women was laid in the year 1985 by Shri Giani Zail Singh, the erstwhile President of India, who is in power from 1982 to 1987. The college is named after the illustrious political stalwart, C.N. Annadurai, who served as the first Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a brief period and was also the last Chief Minister of the state from 1967 until 1969. It is after him the town of Anna Nagar and the college is named.
Overview of Anna Adarsh College for Women
Initially, the Anna Adarsh College for Women began with just 17 staff members and 300 students but with time has transformed into a big institution with 205 faculty members and a 5300 strong student force. The college now offers 15 Under Graduate courses, 10 Post Graduate courses, along with 3 Research and 4 Language Departments, 13 Certificate and Add on Courses.
The Anna Adarsh College for Women houses various departments like the Under Graduate courses offered here such as B.B.M, B.Com, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, English Literature, History, Tourism and Travel Management. The Post Graduate programmes include Master of Arts in Public Administration, M.C.A, Master of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics. Certificate Courses on Travel and Ticketing, Textile Garment & Fashion Designing, Personality Development, E-Commerce are gaining popularity. A Diploma course in Computerised Accounting is also offered.
The mission of the college is to help young women grow into confident, creative, emotionally balanced and professionally competent individuals by nurturing their all- round potential through an excellent educational system that is dynamic and innovative to women from all sections of society.
The Anna Adarsh College for Women provide ample facilities for development of an integrated personality. There are various student societies and clubs, which help in creating a healthy social atmosphere among the students. Clubs like the NSS, Rotaract, Youth Red Cross, The Red Ribbon and The Enviro function with the commitment to serve society. Seminars, workshops and symposiums are conducted to motivate and create awareness among the students. The college has been the recipient of various citations and awards through the years.
Visiting Information on Anna Adarsh College for Women
Located in an ideal location, the college can be easily accessible and is well connected to the heart of the city. The Chennai railway station is the nearest at a distance of about 9.6 km from the college and the Chennai International Airport is almost 15 km away.
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