A Superstar and two promising stars from Chennai's Arts and Science Colleges

Chennai, the fourth largest city of India, is also home to a number of excellent educational institutions, affiliated to the University of Madras. In this article, we will discuss, the courses offered by one college that now emerged as a Superstar and another two colleges that are highly promising for their educational standards, in some detail.


One of the oldest educational institutions in the country, that actually laid the foundation for the prestigious University of Madras, is a college called the Presidency College, Chennai. This college has emerged as the best number 3 college in the All India Ranking by the National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF 2019).

This Government Autonomous College is a Superstar among the Arts and Science Colleges. It has now become so famous that the admission to this college is now considered a prestige by the citizens of the city. The college also attracts the students from the neighboring States like Karnataka and Kerala. Be that as it may, the two other promising institutions worth a look, are the A.M.Jain College, Meenambakkam, and the Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women. These colleges are also doing a good job in the various courses that they offer.

In this article, we will discuss a) What is special about the Presidency College Chennai b) What is special about the Agurchand Manmull jain College Chennai and c) What is special about the Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women Chennai.

What is special about the Presidency College Chennai

This is one of the oldest colleges of India. It was established even before the University of Madras and is now 180 years old. It has on offer the usual conventional courses and some specialized courses as well. According to those interviewed for the purpose of this article, the main advantage of this college is its high quality Faculty Team. This is a State Government college, and since the college offers education at a very reasonable price and is situated very near the prestigious University of Madras, it has the direct advantage of being patronized by the high quality educational ecosystem of the University. Though the college is an autonomous college of the University of Madras, the consistent high quality of education is no mean achievement, given the fact that the college has to compulsorily follow many guidelines applicable to Government colleges.

Among the notable courses are the B.A courses in Political Science and Hindi literature, both of which are reported to have many takers. Similarly, the B.Sc (Advanced Zoology and Advanced Biotechnology) is reported to be very famous as the course leads to highly lucrative research careers. The B.Sc degree offered in Psychology, Geography and Geology are also specially mentioned as the courses preferred; it is said that once the concerned student gets a post graduate degree and a doctorate degree, he or she is assured of a teaching job, as the number of such qualified professionals is less.

The college is well known for its M.Phil and doctorate courses in English, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit. The New Education Policy talks about importance that should be given to the spread of Sanskrit. However, the Presidency College Chennai is already offering the doctorate degree in the subject. Perhaps the faculty talent available in this college can be effectively used to spread Sanskrit as a desirable language of study for those who are interested to learn it as language.

Contact Information: Presidency College#100,
Kamarajar Salai
Chennai 600005
Phone numbers:- 044-28544894, 28586401
Email:- contactus@presidencycollegechennai.ac.in

What is special about the Agurchand Manmull Jain College Chennai

In a matter of a few decades, this college has earned a name for itself as a promising college in the southern suburb of Chennai, called Meenambakkam, that also houses the prestigious Chennai Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the country.

A variety of unique courses

Even when looks at the list of courses under the B. Com degree course umbrella, one does notice that that there is a wide variety. For example, there are specializations in the B. Com degree in Accounting and Finance, Computer Applications, Corporate Secretaryship, Information Systems and Management, Marketing Management and Bank Management.

The B. Sc degree course in Digital Publishing reportedly has many takers and those interviewed were of the uniform opinion that the college has made a mark for itself by conducting special courses aimed at personality development, with a specific focus on final placement. The college has a good placement record, that keeps improving year on year.

Similarly, the B.A course in Tourism and Travel Management and the post-graduate M.A course in the same subject is also reportedly one that has many takers. It is reported that many students find jobs with the various private airline organizations based in the city, with offices at the nearby Chennai airport.

In fact, travel and tourism courses are offered by many institutions in the country. This website, the Indiastudychannel has a good deal of information on this vital course and those who are interested may refer to Tourism courses

In its own unique way, the A.M.Jain College, as it is famously called, is now among the city's best colleges and is a college of choice for those in the southern suburbs of Chennai. It is no wonder that the A.M. Jain CollegeChennai, is a branded college of good promise. It is bound to grow from strength to strength in the years to come.

Contact Information: Agurchand Manmull Jain College
Chennai 600 114
Phone numbers:- 044-22246705, 044-22245637
Email:- amjain1952@yahoo.com
Website:- amjaincollege.edu.in

What is special about the Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women Chennai

This college is simply referred to as "Shasun college" by the locals and the parents in particular, from T.Nagar and the surrounding areas like Vadapalani, are on record of having said that it does pay to have a good college of repute with an impressive record of placement, bang next to the bus station of T.Nagar, the busiest commercial district of Chennai metropolis.

True to its emphasis on personality development, the college boasts of a good air-conditioned seminar hall, with a seating capacity of over one hundred and fifty people. This facilitates the good number of guest lectures arranged on a variety of subjects and the exposure so given through these inputs does add tremendous value to the quality of the courses. The degree courses in Accounting and Finance, Bank Management and the Computer Applications under the B.Com umbrella, offered by this college are reportedly famous for their quality of education. However, the Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for WomenChennai also offers the same regular courses.

Those who are so keen on higher education and look for a college ranked next to the best in the pecking order, choose this college, as this college ranks high in the list of promising colleges in that category. Those interviewed not only praised the efforts of the Placement team, but also the high quality of its numerous faculty members, most of whom were highly qualified and dedicated.

Contact Information: Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women
No.3, Madley Road
Chennai 600 017
Website:- www.shasuncollege.edu.in


It should be noted that Chennai is home to so many good colleges. Three of them have been discussed in some detail in the aforesaid paragraphs. The Presidency college, the A.M. Jain College and the Shasun Jain College for women, are unique in their own ways. There are many other promising colleges as well. The details thereof will be discussed in a series of other articles.

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Author: K Mohan10 Nov 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

The author has tried his best to bring in the best colleges located in Chennai. By mentioning a few colleges the author also recommended them to be the best among the lot and that is good because he has such love and affection for the colleges and studies imparted. But the word of mouth from those who passed out from the said colleges will be good, because every time the admissions are open, the parents would ask those who studied in those colleges for getting the best information and that can be the deciding factor. Moreover, the location, the courses, the teaching staff, and overall facilities would go a long way in deciding the colleges and deciding then which are good and which are average. For that matter, every college in Chennai is owned and maintained by the powerful people of the state and they take every care and means to keep the reputation. Every year the National Board of accreditation will visit the college and rate them according to the facilities and courses offered and also the reputation of the college in terms of campus interview and success thereafter. So we cannot give certification from ourselves unless and until the colleges have proved themselves.

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