Meenakshi College for Women (Autonomous), a Government-aided institution of higher education for women, is affiliated to the University of Madras and has been a pioneer in the field of higher education in the Arts and Sciences for more than 3 decades. Meenakshi College enjoys an enviable track record in producing some of the finest and most disciplined young women in the country, who excel not only in academics but also in the fine arts and sports. The College is committed to shaping young women into skilled, responsible, disciplined and socially conscious citizens with a strong value base.
Started on 4th August, 1975 during the International Women's Year by the Ganapathi Educational Trust, the College has grown from an initial strength of 100 students to around 3000 today. It is now a recognized and vibrant institution working relentlessly for the cause of women's education.
The College offers 21 different courses in the Arts and the Sciences, including post-graduate courses. In 1999, the College became one of the youngest colleges to be trusted with autonomy.