Type of College

Minority - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade

Established

1837

Affiliation

University of Madras, Chennai

About Madras Christian College

A Christian Minority College, established in 1837 by the Church of Scotland, the Madras Christian College, Chennai is one of the oldest colleges in Asia providing education in science and liberal arts. It was founded by Rev. George James Laurie and Rev. Matthew Bowie.
 
Madras Christian College's roots can be traced back to a small school for boys that was established in 1835. St. Andrew's School on Randalls Road in Egmore, Madras was founded by two chaplains of the Church of Scotland, Rev. George James Laurie and Rev. Matthew Bowie.

Considered as one of the prestigious colleges in India, it has been continuously ranked as one of the best ten colleges in India. Under the Church of South India, it is an autonomous Christian College. It has produced several distinguished alumni over the years.

Located in the urban part of Delhi, it is a co-educational government college. It was set up with an aim to provide quality higher education to deserving candidates and become a turning point in the path of progress.

The college is affiliated to the University of Madras, Chennai and was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under the UGC Act, 1956. On 5th January 2013, it was also accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade - (2nd cycle).

The college aims at providing education to students that will help in the development of their aesthetic, intellectual, spiritual and moral values.

Madras Christian College was conferred the status of grant-in-aid college and hence the government fixes all the fees and the facilities to be provided by the government.

The foundation of the college was a missionary endeavour of the Church of Scotland. However, following Independence, in 1947, the charge was handed over to the Church of South India (CSI).

The first campus building was declared open by Lord John Erskine, the governor of Madras, on 30 January 1937. In the hostel, there were three halls of residence: Heber, Selaiyur, and Thomas. Today, they have become semi-autonomous student communities.

From 1939, on a regular basis, women candidates were admitted to the college. In 1950, a hostel was built for the women candidates. An on-campus residence for women was built in 1968, named Martin Hall, after Agnes Martin.

In 1978, the college was one of the first colleges to be granted autonomy in India. In 1981, from Madras Christian College, the first batch of autonomous graduates passed out. The college was given a status of "College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)".

Under the University of Madras, Chennai, Madras Christian College has received many awards and recognition in the fields of academics, sports and extra-curricular activities at various levels, i.e., city, state and national levels.

Under the University of Madras, Chennai, the college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for three years and two years, respectively, in the fields of science, commerce and arts. It also offers add-on certificate courses and Ph.D. courses. All the undergraduate courses are planned and implemented based on the University Choice-Based Credit Semester System (UCBCSS).

Madras Christian College has also tied up with several foreign universities for exchange programmes. Certificate courses are also provided in Asian and European languages by an International Languages School.

Madras Christian College is associated with schools like the RSL, the Campus School, and Oxfam in Tambaram and the MCCHSS in Chetput.

Unlike other colleges under the Madras University, Madras Christian College follows its own selection process. An online application process enables the students to fill in their educational achievements and interests. In the college premises, various university exams of different courses, exams conducted by the Madras University and various other exams are conducted.

Vision & Mission:

  • Madras Christian College aims at providing education to all communities in a true Christian spirit in a humane way according to the needs of the world and, of course, India

 

  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
Levels of study
Arts
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in History (Voc.), Archaeology & Museology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Social Work Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in Communication Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Arts in Economics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in History Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Philosophy Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Political Science Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Public Administration Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Tamil Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Social Work in Human Resource Development and Management Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Management
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Business Administration Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Commerce
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Commerce (Voc.) in Advertising and Sales Promotion & Sales Management Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Commerce Accounting & Finance Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Engineering
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Computer Application Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Computer Application Full Time 3 Years BCA
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc.) in Hospitality & Tourism Full time / Part time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Vocation in Retail Management & Information Technology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Ph.D
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Doctor of Philosophy - (Economics) Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy - (History) Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy - (Mathematics) Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years M.Com
Doctor of Philosophy in English Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration Full Time 2 / 3 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's Degree / M.Phil.
M.Phil
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Philosophy in Commerce Full Time 2 Years M.Com
Master of Philosophy in Economics Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Philosophy in English Full Time 2 Year M.A
Master of Philosophy in Philosophy Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
Master of Philosophy in Political Science Full Time 1 Year MA
Master of Philosophy in Public Administration Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
Master of Philosophy in Social Work Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
Master of Philosophy in Tamil Full Time 2 Years Master's Degree
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Guidance
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training

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