At the behest of Sir Thomas Munro, a Committee of Public Instruction was formed in 1826. In 1836, the duties of the Committee were taken over by a "Committee of Native Education". The plans drawn up by the Committee did not commend themselves to the Governor of Madras, Lord Elphinstone, who in turn proposed nineteen resolutions which were passed unanimously.As first Principal, the choice of Elphinstone fell on Sir Eyre Burton Powell, a University of Cambridge Wrangler in Mathematics, who accepted the post. Powell reached Mumbai(Bombay) on 20 September 1840 but did not arrive at Chennai(Madras) until 24 November, the journey from Bombay to Madras taking some four weeks. In the mean time, the Committee had invited a Mr Cooper, from the Hoogly College, Kolkata(Calcutta), to carry out the duties of Principal temporarily, at a salary of Rs. 400 a month. Cooper accepted the invitation and came to Chennai(Madras). He and his staff opened Presidency School, a preparatory school, in a rented building in Egmore known as Edinburgh Home on 15 October 1840. Cooper remained in the preparatory school for only a few months. Soon after Eyre Burton Powell's arrival and before the opening of the High School department in April 1841, he returned to Kolkata(Calcutta). The preparatory School was shifted to Popham's Broadway in 1841
Presidency College, Chennai, one of the premier institutions of educational excellence in the country, was founded in 1840 by Thiru. Eyre Burton Powell. Sir Thomas Manro and Lord Elphinstone played important roles in the establishment of the college. When the University of Madras was founded in 1857, Presidency Chennai got affiliated to it. It is a source of pride for the college that it is considered to be the mother of the University of Madras. The college moved to its present location in 1870. The college was granted autonomy in 1987, though its degrees are still conferred by the University of Madras. Since then, the college has attempted limited curricular and examination reforms to make education meaningful and contemporary. The college has been accredited with Four Stars by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The Centenary of the College was celebrated in the year 1940. The college offers 20 postgraduate and 18 undergraduate courses through 24 departments. The college also provides facilities for research in many faculties.
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Presidency College offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Presidency College offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA)Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree View Details
Presidency College offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree View Details
Presidency College offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree View Details
Presidency College offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in Master of Arts (MA)Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree View Details
Presidency College offers 2 Years Full Time Masters Degree in Master of Science (M.Sc)Duration: 2 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Masters Degree View Details
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