Stella Maris College, a Catholic institution of higher education for women is an autonomous college affiliated to the University of Madras and is partly residential. The College, which is under the direction of the Society of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, is a minority institution that provides university education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. Others are also admitted irrespective of caste and creed and their rights of conscience are respected. Besides, the College commits itself to serve the economically weak, socially underprivileged and needy students. Beginning in a small one-storey building on August 15th, 1947, with an enrolment of 32 students, the college has at present over 3000 students housed in large buildings on the beautiful campus of "The Cloisters", Cathedral Road, Chennai. The college became autonomous in 1987 and has 13 undergraduate and 12 postgraduate programmes. Research programmes such as M.Phil and Ph.D and also postgraduate diploma courses are part of the academic curriculum. With the introduction of the credit based system since 1997-98 the college is offering many new academic programmes encouraging interdisciplinary associations. Along with the management, a dynamic team of faculty drawn from the aided and self-financing sections contribute significantly to the fulfilment of the academic programmes. ver 2000 students pass through the portals of Stella Maris College today, taught by around 100 faculty, of whom 31 hold doctoral degrees. Started off with 32 students on 15th August 1947, by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, the college is today autonomous, but continues to be affiliated to the University of Madras.
The College is under the Management of the Institute of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. It was founded on August 15, 1947 with an enrolment of 32 students in the Intermediate Class.
Stella Maris was granted permanent recognition in 1951. To the college belongs the unique credit of starting the Bachelor's degree in Western Music and History of Fine Arts as well as the Master's Degree in Social Work of the University of Madras. The College has also the distinction of being the first to introduce the M.A Degree course in Indian Music, and the first women's college in Madras to offer M.A English, Economics and Fine Arts.
In 1960 the college moved from Santhome to a more spacious campus, `The Cloisters', on Cathedral Road, Chennai. The following few decades saw tremendous growth and development in the college with several firsts and distinctions. The college was also one of the few chosen to start the pilot project of the National Service Scheme in 1968. A spacious library was erected on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of the college in 1972 and occupies pride of place on the campus as well as in Chennai. From 1978 onwards there was a shift in the admission policy keeping in mind the thrust of the college towards social justice. Conscious of the growing need for academic freedom, the college launched into autonomy in 1987 and the 1990's saw the college offering several new job oriented courses as well as additional sections for the departments of B.Com and Mathematics classes. On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the College, the St. Clare's Centre , a four-storied building which houses the administrative offices, an audio-visual room, computer laboratories and several classrooms was erected.With ten years of experiential learning processes behind it, the college has restructured its system of education by introducing the Credit Based System in 1997.The dynamism of the institution is displayed in all its aspects particularly in the manner in which Stella Maris has evolved in response to societal needs and aspirations.
Stella Maris College,
17, Cathedral Road,
Chennai - 600 086,
Tel: +91-44-2811 1987/2811 1951
Email: [email protected]
STELLA MARIS COLLEGE offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
STELLA MARIS COLLEGE offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
STELLA MARIS COLLEGE offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
STELLA MARIS COLLEGE offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Computer application (BCA)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
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