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Situated in the heart of the city of Chennai in 9 acres of campus area, the college stands self contained with prestigious structures measuring to a total plinth area of 3,48,751Sq.ft. It is this infrastructural facility and the vision which is kept up by the successive managements, principals, faculty and students which has gained for the college the five star status from NAAC and the college with Potential for Excellence award from UGC. Thousands of students have passed out of the portals of the college, carrying with them the aura and dignity of the institution itself. The students are today occupying enviable positions all over the world from diplomatic circles to law and order to teaching and caring for the under privileged. They have also won national awards for their contribution to the nation's cultural and educational legacy. In strengthening the core competencies, the college has been making steady progress. The college has a dedicated team of 283 faculty members who maintain academic excellence and about 6500 students who are the anchor to sustain the vision of the institution. The college has high standards of academic excellence and the zeal for constant updating and renewal.

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B. Com.

10+2 with PCM

B. Sc.



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Located in sylvan surroundings, the three block hostel facility is a home away from home for many students. The hostel facility of the college was started in 1948, by our beloved founder, Shri. V.L. Ethiraj. In those years, when women’s education itself was rare, our founder went the extra mile and thought about the security of the women who take to higher education. So he benevolently gave away his house that was situated within the campus premises to be converted to a hostel.

Started for 169 students and teachers, the hostel facility of Ethiraj College has now been enhanced to include two individual blocks (one PG block and two UG blocks) situated with in the college premises and can accommodate around 500 Indian and Foreign Nationals and NRI’s.

In addition to this, the hostels have a gym, reading and recreation rooms, spacious dining halls, and telecommunication facilities. The hostels also house a full time doctor and many corporate hospitals are available in the vicinity for emergency situations.


The Library’s primary mission is to serve the academic community with high-quality resources, services and act as a gateway to information to meet the needs of the institution’s diverse instructional, research and out reach programmes.

The Library housed in a sprawling 32,000 sq.ft.. three storeyed building provides a stunning range of library collections and information services to the teaching, research and service functions of the user community. The Library houses over 91,917 books and 52 print journals and is also sufficiently supported by over 6000 online journals (EBSCO’s ‘Academic Search Elite’ and ‘Business Source Premier’.)The research wing has the doctoral and M.Phil dissertations for ready reference.

Question banks and books for civil services examinations, bank entrance, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, CAT, SAT, NET, SLET etc., are available. The Conference/ Seminar Hall is well equipped with gadgets like the LCD, OHP, Television, and Multimedia System.

The automated open-access library functions from 8.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. It also offers Network Resource sharing (Internet Centre) and Photo copying facilities.

Our future initiatives are:

    Transformation from collection management to knowledge management
    Establishing a digital library
    Founding of an archival cell

Physical Education

Physical Education is an integral part of our curriculum and our students perform exceedingly well in this sphere too.

Yoga, Aerobics , Karate and Gymnastics form an integral part of Physical Education. Additional facilities for sports include gymnasium, strengthened tennis court and new playgrounds for volley ball, basket ball, kho-kho and cricket net. We were the runners-up in A.L. Mudaliar athletic meet.

At the Sir. A.L. Mudaliar Intercollegiate Championship, Ethiraj College has been winning 2nd place for the past 7 years. Medal winners received cash award and were sponsored by Mr. Namasivayam, Director, New Link Overseas Finance. At the Inter collegiate march past competition conducted by the University of Madras our march past team won I place consecutively for the past 2 years. Dr. Sivanthi Adhithan trophy for contributing maximum number of University Blues was received by our college for the past 7 years. The following teams won the Madras University B.Zone Tournaments Basket Ball, Volley Ball, and Hand ball, Cricket, Kabaddi, Athletics, Ball Badmintan, Kho-Kho and Tennis.

Every year Ms. Benjamin Memorial Trophy and cash award & Mrs. Neetah Gunaseelan Trophy and cash award are given for the outstanding sports women. Apart from this 4 outstanding sports girls from various games receive MRF Endowment scholarship.

Our college and Chess Association jointly conducts Rachael Paranjothi - a State Level Open Chess Tournament for Women.

The sports authority of Tamilnadu has established a Sports Development Centre in our college, where 12 volley Ball, 12 Basket Ball and 10 athelets are awarded Rs.5900/- per annum towards dietary charges and kit allowance.

The college organizes ESPO (Ethiraj Sports Festival ] Tournament for students, teaching and non teaching staff. Our college organizing every year, an inter collegiate Tennis Tournament in the name of M.N Moorthy Endowment Trophy.

College is sanctioning the Ethiraj Estate Scholarship for the University Blues and giving free boarding and lodging for the outstanding Sports students.

We have a college Band trained by Master Mr. Doughtry. Our band played not only for our college programmes but also for outside events like the A.L. Mudaliar Athletic meet.

Healthy Practices

    Thiru.V.L.Ethiraj Estate Scholarships from the Trust is given annually on merit cum means basis
    Scholarships instituted by well-wishers, former teachers and alumnae of the college
    Morning assembly to inculcate ethics and values in students
    Alumnae of the college are invited as speakers at the assembly sessions
    Formation of Student Union by democratic election process
    " Charity Thursday " organized by the Student Union to donate Rice and Pulses to Charity Organizations every week
    Mentor system in the ratio of 1:20
    Inter collegiate / Departmental Cultural Competitions
    Departmental Associations focusing on curricular and Co- Curricular Activities
    Active functioning of youth wing of rotary club (Rotract Club)
    Free noon meal scheme to the non-teaching staff and the economically poor students
    Annual tour for the non-teaching staff
    Parent-Teacher Association is registered under the Societies Act
    Campus Magazine & Department Journals
    Annual get together of Management, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff


Placement Cell

The placement cell is an institutional arrangement in the college whose service is primarily extended to secure full time jobs to the final year students community.

The Placement cell provides information regarding higher education in India and abroad, job opportunities available in the market through its notice board, emails and brochures. It also extends its services by offering various trainings to the students on personality development and career development skills, etc. The database of the students are managed by the cell which plays a critical role in getting jobs for the alumni.

The Placement Cell of Ethiraj College has been assisting the students in paving a way to their career since 1998.The cell brought various personalities from various major organisations to the campus to talk to young talents on various employment opportunities in its early stages.From 2001,recruitment on the campus have been organised with top top notch companies vying with each other to tap the potential available in the college.

We are proud to share that almost all major players like Wipro(BPO and Technologies),CTS(BPO and Technologies),TCS BPO,HCL Technologies,Goldman sachs ,Google etc visit our campus for recruitment every year.

Every year the placement cell of Ethiraj College holds a 2 day career fair " BHAVISHYA " during which we call people from the corporate to speak on career opportunities and how to explore industry expectations etc.

For the past couple of years, we have been organizing workshops on professional etiquettes for the prefinal years.

The cell comprises of Placement Officer, Placement-in-charges (Faculty) and Placement representatives (Students) from each department under its umbrella.

It is indeed pleasure for the placement cell to provide placements for Ethiraj College students.

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Innovation and inclusion being the key values of any institution in a globalized era, educational institutions cannot be an exception. As early as 1948, our Founder Shri V.L. Ethiraj, an eminent lawyer and educational missionary, has set the quality parameter for inclusive education, by taking the soul-stirring decision to invest his entire savings on establishing a higher educational institution for the women, marginalized in a patriarchal society. Today, the College stands proud with 65 years of splendid achievement and commitment to the mission of empowering young women through a holistic education. It owes its present position of eminence to the dynamic Boards of Trustees, dedicated Principals and faculty members and vibrant students who contribute their mite to the sustenance and enhancement of the quality of the institution.

With a strength of more than 6600 students today, the College continues the tradition of inclusion and benevolence by going beyond the conventional mode and integrating it at various levels. Beginning with the inclusive enrolment of diverse learners from different social, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds and differently-abled students, to the merging of wider community in all activities, the College takes every step to institutionalize and internalize inclusion. With its firm belief in quality enhancement, it does not spare any effort to experiment with novel ideas and innovative practices in curriculum designing, and instructional strategies to ensure sustainable human development. Taking into cognizance the dynamic societal changes fuelled by technological development and globalization, and the consequent paradigm shifts in several fields, efficient and effective use of technology and quality research culture are aimed at, befitting the status as College with Potential for Excellence.

According to Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educationist and philosopher, “Education becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world”. Our aim is to create worthy students who turn out be not only successful citizens but also good human beings who will go the extra mile to transform this world for the better.

I solicit the support and goodwill of all the stakeholders in our endeavour.



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