Women's Christian College, Chennai
|Motto||Lighted to Lighten|
|Principal||Dr Lilian I Jasper|
13°4′8.76″N 80°14′55.36″E / 13.0691000°N 80.2487111°E
|Affiliations||University of Madras|
Women's Christian College is an interdenominational women's college on College Road, Nungambakkam, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
The Women's Christian College was founded in 1915 with 41 students and 7 faculty members, as a result of the joint venture of 12 missionary societies of interdenominational and international nature located in England, in Canada and in U.S.A., with a mission to provide higher education to women of India in liberal arts and sciences. It was affiliated to the University of Madras and was given recognition as an autonomous college in 1982. At present it is a government-aided minority institution. It has grown to a strength of over 4252 students and 209 members of faculty in the aided and self-financing sections.
India's first female political prisoner and freedom fighter Rukmani Lakshmipathy was a first batch student.
- Eleanor McDougall,
- Eleanor Rivett, 1938–1947
- Elizabeth George, 1947–1950
- Eleanor D. Mason, 1950–1956
- Renuka Mukerji, 1956–1965
- Anna T. Zachariah, 1965–1971
- Renuka Somasekhar, 1971–1981
- Indrani Michael, 1981–1994
- Kanmani Christian, 1994–1998
- Glory Christopher, 1998–2003
- Rita Jacob Cherian, 2003–2006
- Ridling Margaret Waller 2006-2017
- Lilian I Jasper 2017- Present
Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, U.S., has been Women's Christian College's sister college since 1920. Both Mount Holyoke Culturals and Mount Holyoke Hostel (dormitory) at Women's Christian College refer to this.
|NIRF (Colleges) (2022)||72|
The college was ranked 72 among colleges in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2022
- Megha Akash, actress
- Subhashini Ali, politician
- Regina Cassandra, actress and model
- Andrea Jeremiah, singer and actress
- Anaswara Kumar, actress
- Rukmini Lakshmipathi, freedom fighter and first women minister in Madras Presidency
- M. Sarada Menon, psychiatrist and Padma Bhushan awardee
- Reshmi Menon, actress
- Sonajharia Minz, vice-chancellor at Sido Kanhu Murmu University
- C. B. Muthamma, India's first woman civil servant
- Shoba Narayan, journalist
- Thangam Philip, nutritionist and Padma Shri awardee
- Saranya Ponvannan, actress
- Heera Rajagopal, actress
- Latika Saran, Commissioner of Police for Greater Chennai
- Mallika Srinivasan, industrialist
- Roopa Unnikrishnan, sports shooter
- Vibha Batra, author, poet, adperson
- Sudha Kongara Prasad, director.
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