Women's Christian College, Chennai
|Motto||Lighted to Lighten|
|Principal||Lilian I Jasper|
|Affiliations||University of Madras|
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 a 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 student of the first batch.
- 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
- Lilian I Jasper
|General – India|
|NIRF (Colleges) (2019)||32|
WCC received an "D" grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission in May 2005. Women's Christian College received an "A+" grade from NAAC in June of this year.
- C. B. Muthamma, India's first woman civil servant.
- Mallika Srinivasan ,Industrialist
- Shoba Narayan, Journalist
- Latika Saran, former Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai
- Heera Rajagopal, Actress
- Saranya Ponvannan, Actress
- Megha Akash, Actress
- Andrea Jeremiah, Singer and Actress
- Regina Cassandra, Actress and Model.
- Reshmi Menon, Actress.
- Deeptha Chitrapu, Pilot
- Thangam Philip, Nutritionist and Padma Shri awardee
- M. Sarada Menon, Psychiatrist and Padma Bhushan awardee
- Anaswara Kumar, Actress
- Roopa Unnikrishnan ,Sports shooter
- Subhashini Ali ,Politician
- Rukmini Lakshmipathi ,Freedom fighter and first women minister in Madras Presidency
- Rajalakshmi Genguswamy , Philanthropist, industrialist & former correspondent of GVG Visalakshi college for Women
- Sonajharia Minz, vice-chancellor to the Sido Kanhu Murmu University
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