Madras Christian College (MCC) is a liberal arts and sciences college in Chennai, India. Founded in 1837, MCC is one of Asia's oldest extant colleges.
Madras Christian College has its origins in the General Assembly School founded by the Reverend. John Anderson, Church of Scotland missionary on April 3, 1837. Anderson was a pioneer in introducing English intermediate education to South India. He was ably assisted by the Reverend Johnston, by the Reverend. Braidwood and Margaret Locher Anderson. Tour. William Miller, who arrived in 1862, transformed the school into a college by adding FA and BA. course in 1865 and 1867.
The College has been re-accredited by the NAAC with an A grade (highest rating).In 2016, the College was granted the status of "College with Potential for Excellence".The College was ranked 10th in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018.
Madras Christian College Chennai of courses are offered at various levels like Undergraduate Degree (i.e BCA, BBA, BA, B.Com, B.sc, etc.), Postgraduate Degree (i.e MCA, MA, M.com, M.Sc., etc.) and Ph.D. and many more. You can also find a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations on the Course page.
The College Library was founded in 1863, just a year after Miller arrived. This facility was transformed into a reference library in 1869, containing dictionaries, atlases, commentaries, and reference work in all branches of knowledge. This was open to students for one hour before college started and two hours after the college closed. In 1870, about 200 students had free access to the General Library and more than a thousand books were borrowed in a year. It was processed so efficiently that no missing volumes were found. In 1871, Mrs. Margaret Gunn of Latheron, Scotland endowed the Library with the sum of £1000 in memory of her husband Donald Gunn, who died in 1869. The interest on this sum was made available for the upkeep of the Library. The Hunter Commission on Education in 1882 praised the wealth of the library, as well as that of the Presidential College.
Madras Christian College Chennai accepts admission through various entrance exams like TANCET conducted by the Anna University or any other Common Entrance Test recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu (Only TANCET 2021 score will be accepted).
The Placement Cell acts as a platform that bridges the industry and the students of the College. The Cell aids in organizing campus recruitment drives for part-time and full-time job offers across various sectors. It liaisons with the industry for internship opportunities for the students. In addition, counseling is offered to students, regarding placements and higher education abroad. The unit also organizes leadership and training programs whenever necessary.
Madras Christian College aspires to be an Institution of excellence transforming lives through education with a commitment to service.
Madras Christian College (MCC) with the inspiration of the love of God offers to people of all communities education of the whole person, which is congruous with God’s revelation in Christ of the true nature of humanity and is appropriate to the needs of India and of the world. Academic Excellence, Social Relevance and Spiritual Vitality are the core values of the Institution.