History of Meenakshi College for Women
Meenakshi College for Women made its beginning on 4th August, 1975, which is marked as the International Women's Year. Initiated by the Ganapathi Educational Trust, the college has increased multifold from only hundred students in the days of its inception to nearly 3000 members in the present day. This institution was a goal envisioned by the founder, late Sri. K. R. Sundararajan, a professor of mathematics and a renowned pioneer of higher education in the country. His lifes mission was to provide the citizens with quality education, and imbibe in them the values of Faith, Fidelity and Fortitude. It is because of the dedication of Dr. K. S. Lakshmi, first Principal and Secretary that the goals envisioned by Sundararajan, have been realized in such a short span of time. Till date the college has been noted for its illustrious work of contributing to the cause of education in India. In 1999, the college became one of the youngest colleges to be granted autonomy.
Mission of Meenakshi College for Women
Mission of the college is as follows:
Courses offered at Meenakshi College for Women
Meenakshi College for Women has two shifts - evening and day, offering as many as twenty courses in streams like- Arts and the Sciences. B.A.-History, B.A.-Economics, B.A.-English Literature, B.Sc.-Mathematics, B.Sc. in Physics, B.Sc. in Chemistry, B.Sc. in Plant Biology & Bio-Technology, B.Sc. in Zoology etc, are the undergraduate courses offered to students of Day shift. Commerce aspirants can opt for B.Com, and also B.Com in Banking Management. Postgraduate courses include- M.Com, M.A in History, Economics, Public Administration, Tamil, etc. Mathematics, Physics, and Biochemistry are the subjects offered for Masters in Science. Master of Computer Application is a postgraduate course also offered by Meenakshi College for Women. Research Programmes are also done, viz. M.Phil in Tamil, Mathematics, and History. Ph.D in subjects like Tamil and Economics are also quite popular amongst the students. Students of Evening College are offered courses like B.A in Economics, B.Com, Bachelors in Computer Science, B.Sc. in Mathematics, etc.
Facilities at Meenakshi College for Women
Excellent infrastructure makes Meenakshi College for Women highly frequented amongst the students. The college has a separate power substation ensuring continual power supply. A large auditorium which is wholly air-conditioned can accommodate nearly three thousand people. All the science departments have associated laboratories, which are extremely well stocked. The entirely air conditioned library of Meenakshi College for Women is equipped with latest technological facilities. Encompassing a total area of 10,000 sq. ft., it contains books, shelves, racks, cupboards, tables and chairs. There is a subject wise catalogue of books, Periodicals and Journals. In addition, every department has its own departmental library as well.
"Abhinava Vidyatheertha Computer Center" is a computer laboratory housing 150 computers with all the necessary accessories. Besides, all departments have their own individual computers and internet facilities. The college management takes care so that all the amenities are granted to the students, to assist in the arena of research and academics. The teachers and staffs contribute wholeheartedly, to retain the pride of this educational institute. Following the rules of University Grants Commission ( UGC), Meenakshi College for Women has started Environmental Studies (EVS ) for all its courses. In implementing the course, faculty members, non-teaching staffs and the students have given their wholehearted support. Seeing the infrastructure and efficiency of staff members, Anna University has chosen Meenakshi College for Women as a centre for online registration for Tamil Nadu Professional Courses Entrance Examination.
Alumni of Meenakshi College for Women
Some renowned alumni of the Meenakshi College for Women include Indra Rao C, B.A Economics, IAS officer; Anupama Chandrasekar, B.A English, Renowned Play writer; B. Gayathri, B.Sc Mathematics, Renowned Vocalist; Chitra C.R, B.Sc Mathematics, An outstanding Athlete; and Padma R, B.Sc. Physics, Scientist, IGCAR; etc.
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