Madras Christian College, [MCC] Chennai

  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • 3.8

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MCC, Chennai Overview

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  • June 07, 2022: MCC will open the application forms for admissions 2022 from June 20, 2022. 

Madras Christrian College (MCC), Chennai is located at Tambaram East in Chennai, India and has a 320 acre lush green campus. The college was established in the year 1837 under the University of Madras, and now is operating as an autonomous institute. MCC Chennai is pretty well-known across India for the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes that it offers in the fields of Commerce, Art, Science, Humanities and Social Science, Business and Computer Application. The institute is ranked well among other institutes of the country by notable entities like NIRF and India Today, and is also recognized and accredited by esteemed government bodies like UGC and NAAC.

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MCC Chennai Quick Insights

Highlights of MCC Chennai like accreditations and recognitions, infrastructure, courses offered etc. are given below.

Madras Christian College, Chennai
Year of Establishment 1837
Type of College Private, Govt. Aided, Autonomous
Accreditations NAAC ‘A’
Approvals UGC
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Gym, Laboratories, Medical center, Auditorium, Cafeteria, Sports complex
Campus Area 320 acres
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate
No. of Courses Offered 40+

MCC Chennai Ranking

MCC Chennai has made its mark and secured commendable ranks in the rankings published by NIRF 2020 and India today 2020. The curriculum of the courses offered are up to date with the requirements of the industries and its standards. The following are the ranks secured by MCC Chennai:

  • MCC Chennai is ranked 17th in NIRF 2020 College rankings.
  • MCC Chennai is ranked among top 3 in India by India Today 2020 and Education World. Following are the area-wise rankings by India Today 2020 for the college:
    • 5th in Arts
    • 4th in Science
    • 6th in Commerce
    • 5th in BBA
    • 9th in BCA
    • 14th in Mass Communication
    • 7th in Social Work

MCC Chennai Courses

MCC Chennai offers courses in different streams like art, science, humanities, social science, business, computer science and commerce. These courses spread from undergraduate to the postgraduate level, and most of them also have specializations to opt for. Below are some of the streamwise courses and their departments.

Department Courses
Arts BA, MA, Ph.D
Science B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D
Commerce B.Com, M.Com, Ph.D
Humanities and Social Sciences B.S.W, M.S.W, Ph.D

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MCC Chennai Departments

MCC Chennai has a number of departments, catering the needs and interests of a diverse set of students. Below is a list of them.

English Tamil Languages History
Political Science Public Administration Economics Philosophy
Commerce Social Work Mathematics Statistics
Physics Chemistry Botany Zoology
Journalism Business Administration Communication
Geography, Tourism & Travel Management
Microbiology Computer Application Computer Science Visual Communication

MCC Chennai Admission

MCC Chennai admission process is conducted online, and the forms of interested candidates are invited on the college’s official website. All the courses have their own sets of eligibility criteria, which need to be fulfilled before applying for them. Admission in all the programmes except MCA at MCC Chennai happens through merit-based selection, followed by counselling by the college in some courses. For admission in MCA, candidates need to appear for the TANCET national level entrance exam and the admission is continued for students clearing the cut off of the same.

MCC Chennai Eligibility Criteria

All the courses offered at MCC Chennai have their own sets of eligibility criteria that the candidates need to fulfil in order to get selected for further rounds of the admission process. Some courses require a science or commerce background. These criteria also vary based on the category which the applying candidates belong to. After that, the rest of the admission process is based on merit of the entrance exams and the subsequent scores that are scored in the rest of the process. The eligibility criteria for various courses at MCC Chennai are as follows.

BA Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed XII from a recognized board with minimum 50%.

MA Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree with 50% marks.

MCA Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a Graduation degree with 50% marks.
  • Candidates must have appeared for TANCET.

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Why Choose MCC Chennai?

MCC Chennai is one of the esteemed colleges in India, which is ranked at 17th place in the NIRF 2020 College Rankings and among top 15 colleges in India in their respective fields. Moreover, the college is NAAC accredited ‘A’ grade, and is recognized by UGC. State-of-the-art infrastructure and campus facilities like hostels, classrooms, laboratories, libraries etc. which are necessary for the holistic growth and development of the students are all made available to them. Also, the campus essentially being a jungle is an added bonus for the Zoology and Botany students for their practical learnings. Apart from this, MCC Chennai also offers scholarships to the needy students having good academic performance, and has a deep-rooted alumni network with many notable alumni. Finally, the dedicated placement cell looks after the training and placement of students in well-known corporations of the world.

MCC Chennai Cut Off

MCC Chennai cut off 2021 has been released. The institute offers many programs for UG and PG admissions. The students who are seeking admission to the institute are required to meet the cut off criteria of the institute and also need to secure valid marks in TANCET for MCA. The Cut Off for all the courses offered by the college are different and vary every year based on the number of eligible students, entrance exam scores or merit scores, students’ performance in counselling, student category, etc.

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MCC Chennai Result

MCC Chennai students, after their semester end examinations, can check their results from the official website of the college, The link to access the results is present in the “News and updates” section on the homepage of the website, named as “MCC End Semester Exam 2020 Exam Results link”, for instance. Thereafter, students must enter their registration ID and password. After doing this, the result will be displayed, which can be downloaded and/or printed for future use.

MCC Chennai Infrastructure

MCC Chennai campus is located at Tambaram, Chennai and has an area of 320 acres. As it is essentially a jungle, it comes in handy for the professors and students of departments like Botany and Zoology for their practical work. It also houses a number of facilities and hostels for the convenience of the students residing there and those travelling to and from their homes. Various cultural, extracurricular and co-curricular activities happen every year in the campus, like cricket, football, student fests, athletics, events etc. for an experience of growth and fun for the students along with their academics. The institute has separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. The hostels are named as “halls” at MCC and there are 6 hall on the campus: three for boys and three for girls. For supporting the students at MCC Chennai in their quality learning and overall growth, following are some of the infrastructure facilities available for the students.

  • Library
  • Gym
  • Laboratories
  • Medical center
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports complex

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MCC Chennai Placements

MCC Chennai placements are excellent and students get placed in reputed companies. The college has a dedicated placement cell where students are given training for the interviews and other recruitment processes as well. The reputation of MCC College goes a long way in helping students get their dream jobs and dream companies as well. The placement cell is also responsible for mentoring the student for their further education. About 80% of the students from Madras Christian College placements 2022 got placed. Madras Christian College highest package is INR 8 LPA, and the average package offered is INR 2 LPA. 

Some companies which visit Madras Christian College for placements are:

Infosys Cognizant Accenture
Amazon Larsen and Toubro Ernst & Young
Ford Deloitte Teach for India

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MCC Chennai Scholarships

MCC Chennai provides scholarships guided towards economically weaker students, having a good academic track record in order to facilitate their further learning. Out of many, following are some of the scholarships available at MCC Chennai.

  • First Language Studentship
  • Prof. P.A. Sathiasatchy Scholarship
  • Mangalam Sanskrit Scholarship
  • Arjun Gnanaolivu Scholarship
  • John Anderson Scholarship
  • Rev. Paul Ramaseshan Scholarship

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MCC Chennai Collaborations

The Deanery of International Programmes, Madras Christian College, strongly believes in building international relations and networking among world-class Universities and institutions from across the world. MCC Chenai has collaborated with several institutes and has signed MoUs with the following colleges:

Country Partner institution
University of South Australia
Flinders University
Canada Thompson Rivers University
University of Applied Sciences, Bremen
Leibniz University of Hanover
Holland Mediant Mental Health Institution
Hong Kong Lingnan University
Artha Wacana Christian University
Sam Ratulangi University
Queen’s University, Belfast
University College Cork

MCC Chennai Faculty

MCC Chennai faculty members are indeed helpful in every way conceivable, and they teach in an easy-to-understand manner. Faculty strongly encourage students to seek out information. Laboratories are made a lot of fun and the teachers at the college are qualified and knowledgeable. The course content is up to date, and it prepares students for careers in the field. At Madras Christian College, 70 percent of students pass.

MCC Chennai Alumni

MCC Chennai has a dedicated “MCC Alumni Association” which stays in touch with the alumni of the college via alumni meets and various publications. The college also conducted global alumni meets in 2013 and 2016. There are a number of notable alumni of MCC Chennai in the fields of politics, legal professions, business, science, humanities, journalism, arts, healthcare etc. Some of the prominent alumni are as under:

Alumnus Profession
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan  Politician, Philosopher, Academic, Professor

Indra Nooyi

Former CEO (PepsiCo)

Prakash Karat


Gopal Vittal

CEO of Airtel

A R Rahman

Singer, Composer

MCC, Chennai Highlights

Institution Type Private
Total Faculty 300
Year of Establishment 1837
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Student Enrollment 6770
Campus Area 365 Acres

MCC, Chennai Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
6 Arts
6 Science
6 Arts
6 Commerce
7 Commerce
12 Media
4 Science
8 Media
8 Commerce


Is Madras Christian College (MCC) a good college?

MCC Chennai has been ranked 5th in Overall and 9th for Computer Applications rankings of 2020 IndiaToday group. It is among the most popular Private colleges in Chennai.

Is MCC college is private or government?

MCC Chennai, established in 1837, is a Government College, affiliated with the University of Madras.

Does MCC have entrance exam?

The students who are seeking admission to the institute are required to meet the cut off criteria of the institute and also need to secure valid marks in TANCET.

Which is better, Loyola or MCC?

Loyola could be considered better than MCC in some aspects, as in the most recent NIRF rankings, Loyola was ranked 3rd, while MCC was ranked 12th.

MCC, Chennai Reviews

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Karththik | Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com], batch of 2023

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

  • 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
Clubs & Associations

In this college, plenty of festival are conducted. Sports and culture programs are conducted.

College Infrastructure

There are plenty of hostels in the college. College is old and traditional.

Kavyamanikandan | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Microbiology), batch of 2023

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2020

  • 3.6
  • Placements & Internships 2.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 2.5
Placements & Internships

The alumni of our college are very important persons; all are in high positions.

Fees and Scholarship

Madras Christian College, [MCC] Chennai Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 75,000 per annum.

There are many scholarships available for the students, and loans are not needed.

Shyampotter | Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Journalism), batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

  • 4.7
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • College Infrastructure 4.5
Clubs & Associations

NSS, NCC, and the Scrub Society are some of the famous societies and associations in MCC. Besides, the drama club of MCC is famous in Chennai.

The annual cultural festival, Deepwoods, attracts thousands of students in and around the city.

Placements & Internships

Although there is no campus placement for the journalism course, the candidates can participate in the placement organized by other departments. Companies from the newspaper and publishing industry also see a graduate from MCC as an asset.

Caroline | MSW HRM, batch of 2019

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

  • 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Clubs & Associations 5
Placements & Internships

1) Cancer Institute, World vision 2) Campus recruitments are there for fields related to finance, marketing and sales and few other fields

College Infrastructure

1) Hostels in MCC are known as the halls. There are three girls' halls and three boys' halls. I am not in the college hostel. As far as I know the fees per year comes around INR 30,000. For a few of the halls the rooms are little small as it has been there for more than 80 years. 2) PGs outside the college are fine. Most of them don't provide good food. The one where I am staying is decent enough. 3) Food in college canteen is good and cheap. Things like lemon rice are available for INR 20. 4) The quality of infrastructure is good. The college is 184 years and it still has the essence of what the Scottish missionaries left. The microbiology lab needs an update. WiFi facility is okay. More fans should be there in the classroom. More ramps can be constructed for the differently-abled.

Ashish | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2021

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

  • 3.8
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
Placements & Internships

Currently I am not doing any internship. Certain companies are coming for recritments in college at regular intervals. The type of company will change according to the department a student belongs. We have a strong bunch of alumni who are helping us in everything.

Clubs & Associations

Nss, NCC, Scrub society, Sports etc. are the groups in college. It's compulsory that a student should engage in any of these groups during their course period. There various festivals on campus especially those conducted by college hostels (halls) like Moonshadow, Ustav, Octavia etc. Deepwoods is a famous cultural festival in college which is conducted in every year. The life in mcc is wonderful. Always we have something to get engaged in.

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