Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women was established in the year 1965, in the temple city, Madurai, by the Government of Tamil Nadu in a sprawling campus of 20 acres to fulfil the need for upliftment of women, in and around Madurai with 320 students and 13 teaching and 13 non-teaching staff members. The college has been upgraded to Grade-I status, and the college has been placed as one among the 14 Grade-I colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu. The autonomous status was conferred on 6 th October 1998 and the institution continues to spread its branches far and wide, yielding a rich harvest of academic excellence. The college has grown in status, having on its rolls, 3639 students, 150 teaching and 43 non-teaching staff, at present. There are 13 Under Graduate and seven Post Graduate courses offered now. Our College is one among the six Government colleges where the Satellite Interactive Remote Terminal has been Installed.