MOTTO: PERFECTION - PERSEVERANCE - PURITY

VISION

To transform every woman student who leaves its portals into a humane, socially responsible and professionally successful individual who can envision her future and strive relentlessly towards perfection without compromising on moral and ethical values.

MISSION

To help young women grow into confident, creative, emotionally balanced and professionally competent individual by nurturing their all-round potential through an excellent educational system that is dynamic and innovative to women from all sections of society.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

Anna Adarsh College for Women affiliated to the University of Madras is a premier self- financing educational institution established in 1985 by the Punjab Association. The foundation stone was laid by His Excellency Late Shri GianiZail Singh, the then President of India in 1985. Named after the illustrious political stalwart from Tamilnadu, Arignar Anna, the college is located in Anna Nagar, a prominent and easily accessible part of Chennai.

The College began with just 17 staff members and 300 students and has now grown into a very big institution with 205 faculty members and a 5300 strong student force.The College now offers 15 UG, 10 PG, 3 Research and 4 Language Departments with 13 Certificate and Add on Courses.

The College provides ample facilities for development of an integrated personality. It has spacious classrooms, well equipped labs, smart classrooms for technology enabled learning, 1300 seater auditorium,an expansive playground, open air theatre, seminar hall, exclusive parking area, a KVB extension branch with ATM , state of the art indoor stadium, a series of solar panels for meeting the electricity needs on campus, a student and working women’s hostel.

Faculty in the College are well qualified, highly experiencedand up to date in their field of study. They regularly attend and present papers in Seminars and Conferences, serve as subject experts and resource persons in other forums. Senior Professors serve as members in Board of Studies of several well- known Universities and colleges.

The College holds a distinctive place among all colleges under the University in academic achievements with 2013-14: 192 ranks including 9 first ranks, 2014-15: 204 ranks including 15 first ranks, 2015-16: 214 ranks including 14 first ranks in the last three years and an average pass percentage of 86%.

International, National, State Level seminars, workshops, Conferences, Symposiums, Technical meets, value and skill based programmes, motivational talks, awareness campaigns, working model exhibitions, academic quizzes, paper presentations, group discussions, debates, gender sensitization drives, outreach and community service programmes are periodically conducted to provide a practical edge to theoretical framework of scholastic learning.

Student societies and Clubs play a vital role in the total life of the College. Every Department has an association which conducts seminars, symposiums, guest lectures and workshops throughout the year. The Culturals are a unique blend of popular and innovative concepts. The NSS, Rotaract, Youth Red Cross, The Red Ribbon and The Enviro are clubs that function with the commitment to serve society. The Career Guidance Cell, EDC, Business club, Soft skills club, Drama Club and Road safety club create awareness on the avenues students can explore. Value education is a vital component in the teaching learning milieu. The anti- ragging cell and the Complaint box function with the aim of addressing and redressing student grievances. Sports is an essential and integral part of the College. Specialized coaching by professional trainers in individual and team events is offered before and after college hours. Numerous schemes like health insurance, various scholarships, fee concessions, freeships and endowment prizes are provided to support the students.

The college has been the recipient of various citations and awards through the years.On commomeration of the silver jubilee celebrations in college in 2010, the Dept of Posts ,Govt of India, released a special first day cover acknowledging the yeoman service rendered by the institution towards women’s education. The Dharmasamsthapana award was presented acknowledging our commitment in the protection and promotion of heritage and values.

The College is a part of the project WOW, a National recycling initiative to save trees which has received a Certificate of Appreciation from ITC. A recipient of several awards for excellence in academics, co-curricular activities and sports the College is scaling greater heights and gearing up for Autonomy.With a successful team and a cheerful demeanour the College marches forward with commitment to excellence in education, research and service.