The Bonsecours college for women is instituted by the Franciscan sisters of our Lady of Bonsecours, a Religious Congregation dedicated to uplift the downtrodden, especially women.
It is very interesting to note that a tempest sowed the seed for the founding of the Congregation. This storm had served as a source of inspiratin for Rev.Fr.Courdex S.J. to launch into this noble venture in the year 1775 A.D. Then it took shape as a religious congregation in 1858 and was later refounded in the Arch-Diocese of Madras-Mylapore in 1894 with the lofty idea of imparting education to the native women.
Ever since its inception, it has been a beacon, guiding and promoting the educational interests of the poor and the downtrodden women.
The Congregation grew in strength day by day and now functions with 800 dedicated Nuns, working in the field of education, orphan care, medical care, Social work and women empowerment. But today our main focus is on the Education of Women in cities towns and the remotest villages.
We have been imparting education to all people irrespective of Caste, Religion and Creed. The numerous Primary, Middle, Secondary, Training educational institutions and number of Orphanages testify to our commitment to this noble cause.