Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai

Quick Facts

Ownership
Private
Accreditation
NAAC A
Approval
Approval
Affiliated
Female
Genders Accepted
Female
  • Estd. Year: 1948
  • Campus Size: 9 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 263
  • Total Students Enrollment: 7011

Ranking / Rating

This College is accredited by NAAC A (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) validity is 24 Oct 2020 and the score is 3.36 .

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NIRF Rank
36th
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Placements

Computer Application and IT (M.C.A.)

Median Package 1.40 Lakhs
Disclaimer: Placements showed above are cumulative of all the UG and PG courses in a stream as on the year 2018.

Facilities

  • Girls Hostel Girls Hostel
  • Library Library
  • Sports Sports
  • Cafeteria Cafeteria
  • Auditorium Auditorium
  • Hospital Medical/Hospital
  • WiFi Wifi
  • IT Infrastructure IT Infrastructure
  • Transport Transport
  • Laboratories Laboratories
  • Convenience Store Convenience Store
  • Banks Facilities Bank/ATM Facilities
  • Alumni Alumni Associations

Student Reviews

4.25/5 8 Reviews

Excellent college.

Posted on 05 Mar' 18 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2018 | B. Sc
After completing my 12 the grade I was quite sure to avoid engineering and medical science courses since it is been opted out of choice by many of the students and their parents..Heard about ethiraj college quite a number of times and the course was available in there...I would rate it 8 on 10 where the hostel rooms are good even though it is sharing of 3 the sanitary facilities are taken care of them the college hostel has limited seats..Faculty members are well skilled where they required proper completion of the masters and M.Phil...There is no discrimination nor ragging ethiraj college is one that excels in all the aspects as academics
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Great Exposure on everything

Posted on 13 Feb' 17 by Megha R
Batch of 2017 | B.Com
Our College provides us a great opportunity to enhance our skills. Placement is also a great thing in my college. Top MNC's visit our college every year.Internships we do during 2nd plays a key role to get placed in the campus drive.Various Platforms are provided by college to showcase our talents.Awards makes the students to do more. Extra curricular activies are also provided by the college. They inspire us to achieve more.
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Had the best timings required but food could be better

Posted on 01 Dec' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2012 | BBA Self Finance
The faculty was very supportive good ,had good events frequently to participate,many extras than just lectures,not much of a lavish area and good to get one self concentrated.Being a north Indian a little out of place but soon adjusted well with the dominating student crowd.On merit was real affordable specifically the morning session.
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Good people and atmosphere to learn with

Raji
Posted on 30 Aug' 16 by Raji
Batch of 2016 | B.Com
The placement cell in my college was very good. The infrastructure is decent as well. The faculty is very approachable and well-educated. There were many activities apart from academics available which made college life very light and less stressful. Overall, this college provides a wide range of opportunities apart from the normally stereotyped ones.
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Ethiraj College for Women- A Second home to any young lady!

Sangeetha
Posted on 18 May' 16 by Sangeetha
Batch of 2013 | B.Com
A college is where that moulds a boy to a Man and a girl to Woman. Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai is known for its brand name and value. It is a proud moment for me to be an alumni of this college. It was a dream come true to be shortlisted in one of the most prestigious colleges in Chennai. Everybody was excited about in getting to know each other. Introducing one to other, discussing school marks, and what other college options they had, they had their own stories like I had! :) I was one in 140 odds in a classroom on my first day. A hide and seek between anxiousness and excitement. The faculties came and introduced themselves and told how the college works and how the next 3 years is going to be. I left home that day with a huge smile on my face that I have been to the right place! Trust me, till this day one of the best decisions is to join Ethiraj. :) About my college: Fees: Affordable fees and an excellent ROI though few of the other colleges are on par. Hostel: Being a day scholar, I have no idea about the hostel premises. Eateries: The canteen gets developed year by year with a variety of dishes. I spent most of time at canteens. :D the college is located in and around eating joints. Faculties: The experienced faculties are good and knowledgeable and the newbies are quite dedicated in their job though few are not. the faculties have planned the subject for the whole semester and are finished on or before the time except during unexpected contingencies. Students are handled in such a way that they benefit the best from them. The weaker students are taken care of separately after observation. The special students are given equal importance to their needs and help them personally when in need! :) Infrastructure: The building which I was in, was constructed newly when I joined. I could not ask for more. Such was the level of Infrastructure. The Library had the most books one can get. Sports are given equal importance to the students who are interested and their attendance, which is quite strict to be maintained at 75% are taken care of. The auditorium is big enough to accommodate more than 1000 students conducts lectures, cultural events, and all other sorts of celebrations. The college is proud to sing the motivational college song that gives goosebumps each and every time we sing! :) Cultural wise, This college promises to give a complete fun filled entertainment pack with memories that can be cherished for years! :') Industry exposure: There were quite a few guest lectures, some were inspirational. The college makes sure that every student benefits the most out it by conducting lectures, industrial trips and few more! :) One can do internships at their interest at the end of the second year. Placements are very good for a Graduate level. Many reputed companies like Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, RBS, Barclay's, Scope International have recruited the best students with a decent salary package. It is always an honour that Ethiraj is my Alma mater! :)
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General Information

Address:
Ethiraj College for Women, 70, Ethiraj Salai Egmore Chennai 600008 Tamil Nadu, India
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About College:

The Ethiraj College for Women (ECW) is one of the premier girls’ only college, located in the metropolis of Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu. It is also one of the oldest colleges, having been in existence since 1948, immediately after Independence. The campus is spread over nine acres of land right at the heart of the city. The college is now affiliated to the University of Madras, also located in the same city. It is one of the oldest universities in the country, having been established back in the year 1857. This affiliation, ensures the approval of the UGC (University Grants Commission). 

The ECW has also been accredited by the NAAC (National Assessments and Accreditation Council), earning an A grade rating in it. A separate IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell) has been created to this end, to ensure that all the terms of the NAAC are complied with. An AQAR (Annual Quality Assurance Report) gets generated to quantify the results. The Ethiraj College Trust is in charge of this college’s administration. The ECW has been named after V.L. Ethiraj, who was an eminent barrister from this region. The initial focus here, was on the arts and the sciences, as courses of study. But later on, commerce and other professional courses also got added. 

At present, courses are on offer, here at the Chennai- based Ethiraj College for Women, right from the UG till doctoral levels. The B.A. is offered in the areas of English, Economics, History and in Travel & Tourism Management. There is also a unique course titled as the B.A. in English and Communication Skills. At the master’s level, the M.A. is offered for the areas of- Tamil, English, Economics, History, Business Economics, Journalism & Communication and in Human Rights & Duties Education. While commerce may be a relatively newer field introduced here, the ECW has already made a name for itself in it. 

The B. Com and the M. Com may respectively be undertaken at the UG and master’s levels. These may even be taken up with the specializations in the areas of Corporate Secretary-ship, Bank Management, Accounting & Finance and in Banking & Insurance Management. Among the sciences, the BSc. may be availed for the areas of- Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Psychology, Visual Communication, Nutrition Food Service Management, Plant Biology & Plant Bio Technology, Micro Biology, Computer Application, Bio Chemistry, Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics and for Advanced Zoology. These are highly innovative programmes on offer. Similar programmes may also be taken up at the master’s level. 

A lot of the courses mentioned here may be taken up under the self- supporting mode, while some are on offer under the aided programmes scheme. The Ethiraj College for Women also offers several certificate courses. These are meant for working professionals, seeking a skill upgrade, but not able to devote full working hours to any academic programme. Here, these are offered in most of the areas where the degree courses are also available in, though obviously in a truncated, shortened format. The Centre for Women Studies is a key research wing towards women’s development areas. In addition, doctoral programmes may also be undertaken, here at the ECW. 

Another area of much importance to the institute is entrepreneurship. This is why the E- Cell has been an active forum here. It helps develop the budding entrepreneurs among the students for the institute. Experienced trainers and entrepreneurs are invited to campus to deliver guest lectures and interact with those who have such business models. The college has always believed in providing benefits to the broader society. The students here have likewise been instilled with such value. And that is why the students of this college have been active participants in government schemes such as the NSS (National Service Scheme), YRC (Youth Red Cross), RRC (Red Ribbon Club) and the NCC (National Cadet Corps).

The Chennai- based Ethiraj College for Women has also been extremely proactive in singing up collaborative deals with industry bodies. This helps in students’ training, their placement, and to help make the curriculum more industry- oriented. The ECW is a signatory to the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) programme. This is a joint operation between the KCIG (Knowledge Capital Investment Group) and the Department of Archaeology, as part of the Government of Tamil Nadu. An MOU has also been inked with the Concordia College in New York, USA. Another MOU exists with the British Council for providing Business English Certificate. 

The Ethiraj College for Women lords it when it comes to national level rankings. The NIRF (National Institutional Rankings Framework) has placed it as the 38th within the category of colleges, all India. A special mention must go out to the highly distinguished alumni from this college. Some of the most famous names to have studied here, include the likes of- Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Joshna Chinappa, Dipika Pallikal, Jayanthi Natarajan, Sujata Sridhar, Preetha Krishnan, Sriya Reddy, Shvetha Jaishankar, J Vijaya, Dhivya Suryadevara, Padma Subramanyam and several more. The presence of alumni at the top positions, across industries and the government, helps the college’s placement activities, due to the connect already well- established. 

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