MADONNA  - Arts and Science College for Women

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This college is run by the sisters of the congregation of the Immaculate conception Society (A Catholic Women Religious order) which had its beginning at end of the 19th century in Panjampatti, Dindigul district. On July 02, 1911, the Headquarters of the Congregation was shifted to Madurai with 7 young sisters. Like a mustard seed that fell on the fertile soil, the Congregation grew steadily into a big tree and now is spread throughout India and other Countries like Italy, Zambia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Germany.


At present the Congregation has a total membership of 800 women Religious. The Society has many Educational Institutions from Primary to Higher Secondary Schools. In today’s context, human beings are discriminated on the basis of caste, culture and religion. In this situation the congregation of the Immaculate conception society had started the institution “MADONNA ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE FOR WOMEN” (MASC) at Virahanur to humanize and form the youth of this country namely our young girls as integrated and cultured individuals and thereby bring a social change.


The college is marching ahead with the dream and charism of the founding missionaries i.e., “to preach the good news to the poor in simplicity and unconditional love”. To actualize this dream, the college caters to the young girl students optionally the less fortunate ones. It’s needless to state that the students are given consequently ample opportunities to empower them through societal analysis and leadership skills besides imparting quality academic education thus intending to make them into catalysts of social change. Keeping in mind, the charism of the congregation as its focal point i.e., to respond to the needy and voiceless, we had chosen Virahanur to be the place of our educational ministry.


Virahanur panchayat is situated at 10km from Madurai connecting around 40 villages with high female literacy rate i.e., there are good number of young girls with only school education but less possibility for Higher education. In this situation, the management desires to bring in radical change and development through this new Arts and Science college so that these young girls will be able to continue their higher studies peacefully under the parental care of the management and providential care of their parents at the time of their transitional period from teenage to post-adolescent life which has to be a healthy shift.


Geographically, total area of the college is 5 acres and 47 cents owned by the Superior General of the congregation of the Immaculate conception Society. Earlier, there were infrastructures in the campus built by Madurai Archdiocese to run St. Peter’s Seminary. Since this Seminary was shifted to Karumathur, these infrastructures and buildings were renovated completely after proper compensation made with Archdiocese in 2014. Then a clear focus was given to start this new college exclusively for women as wished by Superior General and the Society. From this day onwards hectic formalities were carried out to get clearance certificate from Government and the final order was received on 08.07.2016 and affiliation order from Madurai Kamaraj University was received on 01.08.2016.


We, the management is thankful to God for the numerous blessings and divine insights obtained constantly. We implore God to bless us all through the intercession of our Blessed Mother and founders of the congregation that this campus be a place of quality education towards divine wisdom and character formation.


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