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Bishop Heber College is a religious minority educational institution established by the Tiruchirappalli - Thanjavur Diocese of the Church Of South India . The College traces its origin back to Christian Fredrick Schwartz, the first German missionary, who built the school in 1762. The school became a First Grade College in 1882 and the first College established in Tiruchirappalli , also known as Trichy. Then, the College was recognized as Bishop Heber College in the late 1920’s. In July 1968, the College was upgraded to the degree standard with three degree courses viz History, Economics and Mathematics. For the past years of existence, the College has grown not only in strength but also in recognition and academic excellence, thus, attracting students from all over Tamil Nadu.

At present, the College offers eleven (11) undergraduate, fourteen (14) postgraduate and two (2) post graduate diploma courses of study besides research programs leading to M.Phil and Ph.D. Moreover, the College runs the accredited Study Center of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. In fact, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council granted a five-star status to the College on May 21, 2001. In addition, the University Grants Commission, New Delhi & Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli granted automated autonomy to the College during 2004-2005.

The College takes pride of its outstanding faculty and modern facilities which include well-equipped laboratories. It has a fully computerized library with a holding of about 72,410 books. Besides, the College runs a book bank with standard textbooks and other reference books, which are made available to poor students who cannot afford to buy books for themselves. Furthermore, the College offers effective Audio Visual Education Program on which films of educational value are screened periodically for dynamic learning of students.

Facilities Provided:

  • Church
  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Computer Centre
  • Hostel (open to HCMI Candidates)
  • Canteen
  • Purified Drinking Water




Started by a group of dedicated Jesuits in 1912, the Loyola College has continually nurtured the ideals of “Virtue and Learning”, which foster not only a love for academic excellence but also intellectual vigor, moral rectitude and spiritual welfare of an individual. This hallmark has upgraded the College to the top five institutions in the League of Colleges in India. Indeed, the University Grants Commission recognized it as a College with Potential for Excellence in 2004. In addition, the NAAC accredited the College at five-star status in 1999 and reaccredited it at A+ level in 2006.

Loyola College enrolled its batch of seventy- five students in 1925, with its course offering in English, Economics, History and Mathematics. After a year, Chemistry and Physics Departments were established in the College. The Department of Chemistry has more than 42 scholars who obtained their PhD in Co-ordination, Catalysis, Solid state, Photochemistry, Bio-Inorganic, Proteins and Synthetic Organic Chemistry. In the Physics Department, however, the areas of research comprise of Solid State Physics, Growth and Characterization of New Crystals, Non-linear optical activity, Organic Semiconductors, Polymers, and Dielectric studies. Currently, there are more than 7,000 students pursuing various disciplines that include Computer Science, Visual Communication and Foreign Languages.

Loyola College boasts of its outstanding faculty and well-resourced facilities. More than forty faculty members of the College are contributing to leading scientific journals while some are engaged in research projects for premier institutions such as the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The College Library has a remarkable collection of the most important books cited on its reading list through the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Loyola houses the Entomology Research Institute which is one of the countries top 10 places to study Biotechnology. Furthermore, Loyola has a tie-up with numerous foreign universities to offer vibrant exposure to students. Today, the Loyola Institute of Frontier Energy is growing as a vital instrument for the best scientific minds in India.

Facilities Provided:

  • Chapel
  • Parking areas
  • Digital Library
  • Canteen
  • Laboratories
  • Computer Centre
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • Prayer Room



Stella Maris College, a Catholic institution of higher education for women, is an autonomous College affiliated to the University of Madras. The College which is under the direction of the Society of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary commits itself to serve the economically weak and the socially underprivileged students. Similarly, it practices the ideals of truth and justice in all its endeavors.

Presently, the College has 13 undergraduate and 10 postgraduate programs. Research programs such as MPhil and PhD and post graduate diploma courses are considered part of the curriculum. In recognition of its academic excellence, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited Stella Maris College at a five-star level among the autonomous colleges in India.

In line with one of its modern facilities, Stella Maris possesses an excellent library, which is situated in the heart of the campus. It provides excellent and useful materials for undergraduates, postgraduates as well as research scholars and professionals. Also, it can accommodate around 500 users at a time with its latest technological innovations, thus, making the library user friendly and eminently accessible to everybody. Today, the library has been recognized as one of the premier college libraries in Chennai.

With years of experimental learning process, the College has reconstructed its system of education by introducing the credit based system in 1997. With 19 well- structured departments and qualified staff, the College persistently aims to provide high-quality education. The members of the faculty steadily uphold the ideals and standards of the College and earnestly strive to achieve the goals and objectives of higher education in Stella Maris. Through their efficient academic work, organized guidance and supervision of curricular work, active involvement in extra curricular activities, they greatly contribute toward the growth and development of well-rounded individuals and society.

The College was founded on August 15, 1947 with an enrolment of only 32 students in the intermediate class. Now, the College caters to over 3000 students housed in a large campus known as “The Cloisters” in Cathedral Road, Chennai.

Facilities Provided:

  • Chapel
  • Library
  • Laboratory
  • Computer Centre
  • Cooperative Stores
  • Bank



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