St Agnes College: 100 glorious years of empowering women - Admissions open

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Mangaluru, Jul 14: St Agnes College, Mangaluru, India, the first women’s college on the west coast of India, is celebrating a century of education and service to humanity. Founded on July 2, 1921, thanks to the vision and courage of Mother Mary Aloysia A C, the college has progressed by leaps and bounds to be one of the premier institutions of higher education in the country. The College from its inception has imparted higher education to the women of South India. It has since then proved to be a standard-bearer of repute in the field of education.

While education of the girl child and women empowerment is recognized as a national priority in the current world, St Agnes College has been involved in this noble cause for the past 100 years and its alumni who are scattered all over the world, bear witness to this fact. Over a century, the Institution has the distinction of producing women graduates who hold positions in different spheres as educators, scientists, chartered accountants, management professionals and efficient homemakers.

The college which started its journey with just 24 students on roll, now boasts the strength of 2,220. With the introduction of a plethora of new courses, the college has kept pace with the demands of the modern-day, offering an integral, value-based, and quality-oriented learning experience in the classroom and beyond. Today the college offers diverse programmes at the UG and PG level.

The college aims to integrate academics with value-based education with a focus on skill-enhancing certificate/diploma courses, research work, extension activities and faculty development programmes keeping in mind the contemporary needs of society and the demands of the job market.

The college took the initiative of submitting itself to the accreditation process conducted by the NAAC in 1999 and had the honour of receiving a ‘Five Star’ grade. In the subsequent re-accreditation process by NAAC in 2005 and 2012, the College earned an ‘A’ grade. In 2017, the institution was recognized as a ‘College of Excellence’ by the UGC and secured an A+ Grade from NAAC with a CGPA of 3.65/4 and received ‘Star Status’ from the DBT, MST, Government of India, New Delhi. The college has been the recipient of the ‘Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Foundation’ Partnership International Award for its path-breaking work in the field of watershed management, greatly benefitting villages in the suburbs of Mangaluru and a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from Father Muller Medical College Hospital for regular blood donation.

The college has introduced a community service activity, Agnes Towards Community (ATC) with the three-fold objective of education, awareness and service. The college has adopted five villages where students and faculty members organize activities such as Shramadhan, Herbal Gardening, Watershed Management, Swacch Bharat Drive, Malaria Eradication Campaigns, Electoral Literacy, Girl Child Safety, Rice Seedling Transplantation and assistance in Medical Camps. The Women’s Centre Sumangala encourages local women entrepreneurs by training them in fashion designing, culinary skills and basic computer skills.

The college continues to provide quality education to women of all communities and offers merit/means scholarships to deserving students including first-generation learners.

To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the college in 1970, a school for the differently-abled children was also set up. At a time when these children were stigmatized by the society, St Agnes Special School brought them into the mainstream and provided them with ample opportunities to shine at the national and international level. The Women’s Centre Sumangala enables local women to be entrepreneurs by training them in fashion Designing, culinary skills and basic computer skills.

The year 2020-21 is a milestone in the history of St Agnes College as it completes 100 glorious years in the field of education and empowerment of thousands of women. The college has stamped its influence on each of their lives not just in the quality education that they received and the sharpening of their skills and talents, but in the very shaping of their character, values, and principles.

Admissions for UG and PG courses in the college is now open. Students can apply through online by visiting the website to get admission in one of the most prestigious institutions in India.

For more details please contact:

St Agnes College (Autonomous)
Post Box No 513.
Bendore, Mangaluru -575002
Contact: 8762659042, 9686564577


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