Stella Maris College (SMC), Chennai

Stella Maris College (SMC), Chennai was established in 1947, is a Catholic minority institution of higher education for women. The College is an autonomous institution affiliated to the University of Madras. It is run by the Society of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, a religious congregation founded by Blessed Mary of the Passion (Helene de Chappotin) in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu in 1877.

The college is committed to serving the economically and socially marginalized sections of society and provides university education in a Christian atmosphere for students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. The College is at the forefront of higher education in India by virtue of its commitment to academic excellence through periodic revision and updating of its curriculum based on stakeholder feedback.

The curriculum promotes national development, fosters global competencies and facilitates skills training to meet the challenges of a competitive workplace. It offers students flexibility and a wide range of programs which includes both traditional Arts and Science courses and more contemporary ones, in emerging areas such as International Studies, Information Technology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

Facilities at Stella Maris College –

  • Library
  • Book Bank
  • Hostel
  • Banking Services
  • Health Services
  • DTP Centre
  • Canteen
  • Sports

Faculties at Stella Maris College –

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Commerce

Scholarships at Stella Maris College –

The College makes it possible for deserving students to avail of different Scholarships. On a merit-cum-need basis, students may apply for management, private and government Scholarships. Fee concessions are given to deserving students.

Master of Science in Biotechnology
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in History of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology and Plant Biotechnology
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Arts in Economics
Master of Arts in English
Master of Arts in History of Fine Arts
Master of Arts in International Studies
Master of Arts in Public Relation
Master of Commerce
Master of Social Work
Master of Science in Mathematics
Master of Science in Chemistry
Master of Science in Information Technolog
Master of Science in Bioinformatics
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Bachelor of Social Work

Placements at Stella Maris College –

The career guidance cell, a branch of the Stella Maris alumnae association, plays a major role in conducting training programs and facilitating campus recruitment for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Career oriented training programs are organized for final year students. In the second half of the academic year, the activities of the CGC are focused on organizing campus placement drives, career guidance programs and orientation on options for higher education.

Name : Stella Maris College
Location : 17
Cathedral Road
City : Chennai
State : Tamil Nadu
Country : India
Contact No : 044-28111987/28111951
Contact Email :
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