About Us

Meenakshi College for Women, a Government–aided institution of higher education for women, is affiliated to the University of Madras and has been a pioneer in the field of higher education for more than 3 decades.
Meenakshi College enjoys an enviable track record in producing some of the finest and most disciplined young women in the country, who excel not only in academics and in their profession, but also in arts and sports. The College is committed to shaping young women into skilled, responsible, disciplined and socially conscious citizens with a strong value base. The distinguished alumni of the college have made a mark in various fields such as Science, Technology, the Fine Arts, the Civil Service, Sports and even Mountaineering.
Started on 4th August, 1975 during the International Women’s Year by the Ganapathi Educational Trust, the College has shown stupendous growth from an initial strength of 100 students to more than 3000. It is now recognized as a vibrant institution working relentlessly for the cause of women’s education. The College offers 39 different courses in the Arts, Science, and Commerce, including under-graduate, post-graduate courses, M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses.
In 1999, the college became one of the youngest colleges to be trusted with autonomy. Considering the creditable performance as an autonomous College, the UGC has extended the autonomous status of the college up to 2013-2014. The College was conferred A+ (A Plus) grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) at the very first accreditation in 2007.
This temple of learning is an institution that works towards the goals of continuous improvement in the discovery and sharing of knowledge – a goal envisioned by the founder, late Sri. K. R. Sundararajan, a great professor of mathematics and a renowned pioneer of higher education in the country. His life’s mission was to provide young citizen with quality education, so that they imbibe the cardinal virtues of Faith, Fidelity and Fortitude. The College is now celebrating the Centenary Year of the Founder.
It is because of the dedication and hard work of Dr. K. S. Lakshmi, first Principal and Secretary, that the goals envisioned by the Founder have been realized in such a short span of time. It is under her watchful guidance that the institution continues to scale greater heights.