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Chennai undergraduate colleges

education Updated: May 25, 2011 09:24 IST

Loyola College
Address: Nungambakkam,
Chennai - 600034
Tel: 044 28178200

Loyola College was started by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925 mainly to provide university education “in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students,” especially Catholics. However, it takes in other students, too, irrespective of caste and creed. This private college became autonomous in 1978 but it is still affiliated to the University of Madras. In October, the University Review Commission for extension of autonomy recommended to the university to extend the college’s autonomous status for another five years. The college admits women only in the BA programme in French, BSc in visual communication, and all postgraduate programmes, except MA in philosophy

The college is known for commerce and economics. It has day and afternoon shifts and runs part-time/evening
continuing education courses as well

Ethiraj College for women
Address: Cherian Cresent Road, Ethiraj Road,
Thousand Lights, Chennai
Tel: 044 28279189

The college was founded in 1948 by VL Ethiraj, a Dublin-trained barrister in Madras, who was the first Indian to become Crown Prosecutor under the British Government. “He believed in the dictum that educating a man is educating an individual, educating a woman is educating the entire family.” The college became autonomous in 1999 and is still affiliated to the University of Madras

The UGC recognised Ethiraj as a College with Potential for Excellence in 2004-05

Under the aided stream, it offers BA in economics, English literature, history, tourism and travel management, BSc in advanced zoology and biotechnology chemistry, plant biology and plant bio technology, physics, mathematics, nutrition, dietetics and food service management, BCom (commerce /corporate secretaryship)

It’s known for commerce, maths and computer science

Stella Maris College
Address: 17, Cathedral Road, Binny Road, Teynampet, Chennai 600086
Tel: 044 28111987

Founded on August 15, 1947, Stella Maris College is an autonomous, minority institution affiliated to the University of Madras. The college started with 32 students

It’s known for its commerce and literature programmes. It offers BA programmes in history and tourism, sociology, economics, English, bachelor’s in visual arts, social work, MA in economics, English, history of fine arts, international studies, public relations, master’s in social work, among others

Major employers include Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Google, McKinsey, Wipro, Cognizant, TCS and Infosys

“What’s interesting is the integrated courses offered by the colleges, say, a BCom with computer applications,” says Jayaprakash Gandhi, a Chennai-based career consultant and analyst.

“They also have very experienced professors”

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