The Meenakshi College for Women, Kodambakkam, Chennai-24 was started on 4th August, 1975 during the International Women’s Year by the Ganapathi Educational Trust. This is a Government aided college affiliated to the University of Madras. The College is located in the campus of the I.I.E.T and was initially offering P.U.C with strength of 100 students during 1975-76.Subsequently during 1976-77, B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. courses were introduced. The College became a Post Graduate Institution with the introduction of the M.Com. course from the Academic year 1979-80. The M.C.A. Course was introduced from the year 1986-87, M.Sc. Physics was introduced from the year 1987-88. M.Phil. Course in Mathematics, History and Tamil were introduced from the year 1988-89. M.A. Public Administration was introduced from the year 1993. M.Sc., Bio-Chemistry was started in 1995 and B.A. Corporate Secretaryship in the year 1998-99. The college is recognized by the University for Research in Ph.D., in Tamil and Economics. M.Sc. (IT) was introduced in 2004 and B.Sc. (Computer Science) from 2009. The College was conferred Autonomy from 1999-2000, which has since been extended up to 2013-2014 by the UGC. The College has been conferred A+ (A Plus) grade by NAAC at the very first accreditation.

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