Madras Christian College, Chennai
Chennai

Established

1937

Streams

Arts, Commerce, Computer Application, Literature, Management, Mass Communication, Science, SocialWork

Ownership

Private

Status

Autonomous

College Type

Postgraduate, Undergraduate

Overview

Currently celebrating its quartoseptcentennial, over the past 184 years Madras Christian College, Chennai has been carefully nurtured into one of south India’s top arts, science and commerce college.

In 1937 the college relocated from George Town to the 365-acre lush green Tambaram campus, a rare scrub jungle. The baton of leadership passed on to Indian hands when Chandran Devanesan, an alumnus of Harvard and Cambridge universities, was appointed the first Indian principal of MCC in 1962. Since then, highly qualified principals and faculty have built on the solid foundation of their predecessors to transform MCC into one of India’s most respected liberal arts, science and commerce colleges.

According to a college spokesperson, “We strive to fulfill the mission of our founding fathers by expanding infrastructure facilities and admitting differently-abled students and youth from socio-economically backward groups. Our unique Hall (hostel) culture, cosmopolitan mix and shared goals and bonds of students and faculty set us apart from other institutions” The college has moved with the times to provide contemporary, industry-attuned education and exposure to students, and has signed collaboration agreements with 30 foreign universities for student and faculty exchange programs, joint research projects and sharing of online resources.

Over 25 companies visit the MCC campus every year to recruit graduates, offering starting pay packets ranging from Rs.80, 000-5, 00,000 per annum.

Campus

Sports facilities include the cricket oval, hockey field, three football grounds, a lawn tennis and two basket-ball courts and a 400-metre athletics track. A host of extra-curricular activities and competitions are organised by the College Union Society (CUS). Yet, the pride of MCC is its 365-acre campus, the biodiversity of which students and teachers are actively involved in protecting. The campus boasts 150 bird and 75 butterfly species, small mammals and more than 150 tree varieties.

The college is distinguished by a lake on campus. It is curator’s duty is to maintain the natural resources by ensuring that no damage is done through unauthorized cutting of plants or grasses.. The Miller Memorial Library is another landmark building, built in anticipation of then-prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s visit in 1987. The library has several thousand books and periodicals in every course administered by the college and many others. A section of these books and journals are now being digitized for use by the students. The library has facilities for visually handicapped students to read in Braille

The campus houses a working farm, many outdoor sports fields and a shooting range, besides faculty residences and an international guest house.

Top priority infrastructure projects include a new multipurpose auditorium at a projected cost of Rs.12 crore and construction of an indoor sports stadium. There are plans to introduce an international MBA program in collaboration with leading US and UK universities; start a community college in Tambaram to offer vocational courses; and introduce a Korean language diploma program.

The hall of residences which comprises of five halls forms the crux of the student life here.

Academics

This autonomous Christian minority college is affiliated to the University of Madras and boasts of 5,904 students mentored by 300 faculties on its rolls with its 16 departments each in the aided and self-financing streams offering 33 under-graduate and postgraduate courses, and 17 diplomas, vocational and doctoral programs. After MCC was granted academic autonomy in 1978 by the University Grants Commission (UGC), it made rapid strides in research, publication, introduction of new courses, curricular innovation and examination reforms. In 2004, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) bestowed an A+ grade on MCC.

Courses offered

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Business Management

Bachelor of Arts in History, Archaeology & Museology

Bachelor of Science Zoology, Industrial Fish & Fisheries

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Commerce in Vocational Program

Postgraduate courses

Master of Science in Applied Microbiology

Master of Science in Chemistry

Master of Social Work

Master of Arts

Master of Commerce

Master of Science

General Information

Accomodation
Yes
Min Fee
21000
Max Fee
82000
Library
Yes
Student Mix
Men and women
No of Students
8500
Campus Size
365 acres
Labs
Yes
Internet Wi-Fi
Yes
Sports
Basketball, Cricket, Football, Gym, Tennis

Admission

Aided stream programs- BA & MA: history (archeology and museology), political science, economics,philosophy, Tamil, English, Masters in public administration.

B.Sc & M.Sc: mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, plant biology & biotechnology, zoology,

zoology. B.Com (advertising, sales promotion)

Fees: Aided stream programs: Rs.9,388-12,305 per annum

Full-fee programs- B.Com, BBA, BCA, B.Sc: mathematics, physics, microbiology, viscom, physical education, geography, tourism and travel.

BA: journalism, social work.

MA: communication, MSW (human resource management), M.Sc: marine studies, chemistry, applied microbiology, M.Com & MCA

Full-fee (self-financed programs): Rs.21,500-81,500 per year

Achievement

The college has moved with the times to provide contemporary, industry-attuned education and exposure to students, and has signed collaboration agreements with 30 foreign universities for student and faculty exchange programs, joint research projects and sharing of online resources.

Over 25 companies visit the MCC campus every year to recruit graduates, offering starting pay packets ranging from Rs.80,000-5,00,000 per annum.

MCC has been ranked among the top 20 colleges in the EducationWorld India Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.

Accommodation

The campus houses separate hostel for boys and girls with all modern amenities.

Information

Website : http://mcc.edu.in/

Address : Tambaram East, Chennai

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 4422390675

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