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Dr. S. VANATHI M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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I am delighted to welcome you to Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women(Autonomous), Madurai Website. I hope to convey the passion and enthusiasm that both staff and students bring to all that they do here, making Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College for Women(Autonomous) such a wonderful place to learn. Sri Meenakshi Govt., Arts College for Women (A), Madurai is a reputed Women’s Institution, located on the bank of the historic river Vaigai, in Madurai was started in 1965 with 320 students, 13 faculty members, and 13 non-teaching staff. The college was founded with the exclusive aim of upliftment the status of women in and around Madurai. Over the years, the college has carved a unique imprint of an institution nurturing young minds with immense knowledge, core values, and appropriate attitudes.

The college is affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. The College has grown from strength to strength over 15 UG Courses and 15 PG Courses including AICTE approved courses MCA and MBA, 7 M.Phil. courses and 4 ph.D courses Economics, English, History and Management and two research centers English and History with 4913 students, 154 teaching faculty, 35 guest lecturers, 22 non-teaching staff members, and 21 teaching and non-teaching PTA staff members. The shift system is introduced during 2007 for Tamil, English, Mathematics, Computer Science and Commerce for the optimal use of space to increase the intakes. The autonomous status was conferred on 26th Feb 1998. CBCS pattern was introduced in the academic year 2005-2006. Common CBCS system was introduced from the academic year 2008-2009 onwards. Well organized examination system with quality practice meticulously followed. The Progress of students is monitored in a systematic manner. The evaluation process ensures continuous internal assessment as well as validation by an external expert. Results are declared within one month on the website as well as a college notice board. Students grievances are redressed immediately.

The UGC committee for the conferment of extension of autonomous status visited the college during April-2014 and granted an extension of autonomous for a period of SIX years with effect from the academic year 2014-2015 to 2019-2020. The peer team of Accreditation Committee (NAAC) visited our College during May 2014 for 3rd cycle reaccreditation and accredited our college with CGPA of 3.07 on a four-point scale at “A” Grade up to July 2019. Our curriculum reflects the vision and mission of the institution and is in line with societal needs. It is updated by subject experts and board of studies members and approved by Academic council with CBCS following the guidelines of UGC and TASCHE. Admissions are transparent and merit-based focused on the lower strata of society. The number of faculty members with Ph.D. qualification and several pursuing Ph.D. Many faculty have availed of their FIP and many are Research guides. Our faculty members received UGC funded minor and major research projects. Faculty have received many awards. Several publications in peer-reviewed journals published Books and Chapters in Books.

The clear vision and mission of our college are oriented to the disadvantaged. Our college is providing remedial coaching, entry into service and SLET/NET coaching which have ensured the development of a collaborative environment conducive to learning, exposure to the best practices and promotion of innovations and creativity. Our college is offering a certificate course and diploma course in Gandhian thought with affiliation to Kamaraj University. Our college is one among the two colleges selected for providing free coaching for UPSC Civil Service Preliminary Examinations by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. The college has engaged in resourceful research activities through funded research projects and conduct of conferences, seminars and workshops. Our alumnae have found places in great institutions and reputed companies significantly contributing to society. Our college is emerging as a potential club to impart education, training and entrepreneurship development skills to the women who are marginalized section of society in the backward region of Madurai and adjoining districts of Madurai. It caters to the first generation socially and economically disadvantaged women. It is a multi-faculty institution under autonomous status offering a wide verity of undergraduate postgraduate and Research program. It is playing an important role in the cause of women empowerment with value-based education and an affordable fee structure. Committed faculty and affordable fees structure enables disadvantaged women to gain higher education. Our college faculty members are mentors and have a good relationship with alumni and the target community.

Our institution has further planned to expand its course domain and enhance its infrastructural facilities. With the significant status and the positive reputation achieved so far at the state level, our responsibilities and expectation from us have increased but I am confident that our college with much excellent track record will enhance the performance levels to attain greater glories.

Former Principals
Ms. C. Kamala M.A., B.T., 02.07.1965 to 30.06.1966
Ms. K. Jegathambal M.A., L.T., 01.07.1966 to 05.10.1967
Ms.T. Doraiswami B.Sc., (HONS) L.T.M.S.,(WISCONSIN) 23.12.1967 to 09.05.1968
Ms. T. Jegathambal M.A., L.T., 10.05.1968 to 31.07.1968
Ms. Lucy Thomas M.A., L.T., 12.10.1968 to 31.05.1970
Ms.T. Doraisamy B.Sc., (HONS) L.T.M.S., (WISCONSIN) 01.06.1970 to 02.11.1972
Ms. C. Kamala M.A., B.T., 03.11.1972 to 31.08.1973
Ms. Inayathuunisa Munaver B.Sc., (HONS) L.T., 01.09.1973 to 29.04.1977
Ms.Y. Sarojini Devi M.A., M.Litt., 05.05.1977 to 09.09.1979
Ms. C.S. Rathnam M.S. (TENNESSEE) B.T., 12.09.1979 to 31.05.1981
Dr. K. Rukmani M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D., 03.02.1982 to 31.05.1985
Dr. Nirmala Thygarajan M.S.(TENNESSEE, USA) B.T., Ph.D., 01.06.1985 to 10.06.1987
Tmt. A. Gomathy B.A., (HONS) M.Sc., (By Research) M.Phil., 11.06.1987 to 21.06.1989
Dr(Tmt). K. Vivekanantha M.A., Ph.D., 22.06.1989 to 06.11.1992
Ms. K. Ananthalakshmi M.A, M.Phil., C.T.E., 09.12.1992 to 07.08.1996
Ms. Chitra Vaidyanathan M.A., B.L., 02.10.1996 to 31.05.1999
Dr. V. Indumathy M.A., Ph.D(I/C) 01.06.1999 to 30.11.1999
Tmt. K.Muthalammal M.Sc., M.Phil, (I/C) 01.12.1999 to 15.02.2000
Ms. K. Kumari Meenakshi M.A., M.Phil., Dip. in Anthropology 16.02.2000 to 20.06.2001
Prof. (Tmt.) B. Samalabai M.Com., M.Phil., 21.06.2001 to 22.07.2003
Dr. (Tmt).A. Jeyalakshmi M.Sc., Ph.D., PGDCA., (I/C) 23.07.2003 to 28.10.2003
(Tmt). S. Saroja M.Sc., M.Phil (I/C) 29.10.2003 to 30.06.2004
Dr.(Tmt). V. Dhanalakshmi M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D., 01.07.2004 to 31.05.2005
Dr.(Tmt).A. Jeyalakshmi M.Sc., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A., 06.07.2005 to 31.05.2006
Prof.(Tmt) A. Thashrif Jahan M.A., M.Phil., P.G.D.C.A., 14.06.2006 to 31.05.2007
Dr.(Tmt). V. Vijaya lakshmi M.A., Ph.D., 11.06.2007 to 31.05.2008
Prof.(Tmt). Nirmala Devaraj M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., P.G.D.C.A., 16.06.2008 to 31.05.2009
Dr. S. Lakshmi M.A., M.Phil., 10.06.2009 to 31.03.2010
Prof.(Tmt). K. Jansirani M.A., M.Phil., (I/C) 01.04.2010 to 31.05.2010
Prof.(Tmt).S.V.Jaya Madhuravalli M.Sc., M.Phil., (I/C) 01.06.2010 to 13.07.2010
Dr.(Tmt).A.P. Arasi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A., 14.07.2010 to 31.05.2011
Tmt. Mangai Gurubaran M.Sc., M.Phil., (I/C) 01.06.2011 to 19.06.2011
Dr.(Tmt). S. Vijayarani M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., (I/C) 23.06.2011 to 05.06.2012
Tmt. S. Sethu Rakkayee M.A., M.A., M.Phil., (I/C) 15.06.2012 to 16.08.2012
Dr.(Tmt). P. Annammal M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., 17.08.2012 to 04.07.2013
Dr.(Tmt). J. Uma M.A., M.Phil., M.Ed., Ph.D., P.G.D.C.A., 12.07.2013 to 31.05.2014
Dr. K. Janaki M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 02.07.2014 to 31.05.2015
Tmt. V. Gowri M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D., Principal(FAC) 01.06.2015 to 04.08.2015
Dr.(Tmt). S. Mangayarkarasi M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 05.08.2015 to 31.05.2016
Tmt. V. Gowri M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D., Principal(FAC) 01.06.2016 to 22.07.2016
Dr.(Tmt) D. Sarala Thambavani M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., F.H.A.S., 23.07.2016 to 31.07.2017
Tmt. V. Gowri M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., PGDCA., Ph.D., Principal(FAC) 01.08.2017 to 14.09.2017
Tmt. G. Lalitha Venkateswari M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., Principal(FAC) 15.09.2017 to 30.04.2018
Dr.(Tmt). P. Vijaya M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 01.05.2018 to 31.05.2018
Tmt. G. Lalitha Venkateswari M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., Principal(FAC) 01.06.2018 to 01.07.2018
Dr.(Tmt). S.Vanathi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., 02.07.2018 onwards