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Presidency College, Chennai

About Presidency College, Chennai


Presidency College, Chennai is one of the first and foremost institutions to be set up by the British India Government in 1840. Since its inception, the college has been considered one of the top ten colleges of India with global recognition for training and studies. The Government Institution of higher training is regularly called ‘The Lighthouse of entire South India on Higher Education and Research.’ Presidency College, Chennai was conferred Autonomous reputation in the year 1987 and got the NAAC reaccreditation with ‘A’ Grade 90% credit. The institute has got its association from the University of Madras and gives 18 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate study programs thru 24 departments, maximum of which give research facilities. 

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Presidency College Highlights

The highlights of the Presidency College, such as Recognition, university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, facilities, etc are mentioned below.

Presidency College Highlights
Year of Establishment
1840
Type of University
Public
Accreditation
NAAC
Recognition
UGC
Approvals
AICTE
Student-Faculty Ratio
1:23
Campus Area
35 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate 
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Auditorium, Medical Facilities, Hostels, Gym, etc.

Why Choose Presidency College?

Presidency College Chennai has a clearly stated social purpose. As an institution, it exists to make large contributions through schooling towards the building of a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. This is an explicit dedication to the concept that schooling contributes to social change. At the same time, this dedication to a specific value orientation is not to be interpreted as a narrowly utilitarian view of the college. Education’s impact on society is thru the changes in values and actions that thinking, autonomous people are successful in.

Presidency College Academic Advantages

Presidency College gives courses and programs leading to officially identified higher schooling degrees including bachelor's levels, master's levels, doctorate levels in numerous regions of study. Presidency College Chennai additionally gives numerous instructional and non-instructional facilities and services to college students which include a library, housing, sports activities centers, economic aids and/or scholarships, in addition to administrative offerings. 

Presidency College Ranking

  • Presidency College has been ranked 3rd in the year 2019 by NIRF.
  • Presidency College has been ranked 5th in the year 2020 by NIRF.
  • The Week has ranked Presidency College 5th Best in 2019.

Presidency College Courses

Presidency College Chennai offers various courses at various levels. Courses offered by Presidency College are B.Sc, BA, MA, M.Com, etc. Below is the table of a few courses along with their specialization:

Presidency College Arts Courses

Courses
Specialization 
BA
Hindi Literature, Tamil Literature, English Literature, Economics, Political Science, History, Urdu Literature, Malayalam
MA
Tamil, History, Public Administration, Economics, English Literature, Political Science, Sanskrit Literature, Telugu

Presidency College Science Courses

Courses
Specialization 
B.Sc
Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Psychology, Geology, Plant Biology And Plant Biotechnology, Geography, Mathematics
M.Sc
Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Statistics, Physics, Microbiology, Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Geography, Zoology

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Presidency College Departments

Presidency College Chennai has various departments that offer various courses. Below is the list of few departments that Presidency College has -

Department of English
Department of Economics
Department of History
Department of Statistics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics
Department of Psychology
Department of Geology 
Department of Geography
Department of Mathematics
Department of Applied Microbiology
Department of Hindi 
Department of Malayalam
Department of Telugu
Department of Public Administration
Department of Tamil

Presidency College Admission

Presidency College Chennai admissions are provided to undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level courses. Presidency College admission to undergraduate courses is primarily based on the marks acquired by applicants in the 12th class examination. For Presidency College Chennai admission to PG courses, the applicants’ marks in the undergraduate program are taken into consideration. Presidency College accepts marks of only one entrance examination that is TANCET for admission to its MCA program. The process to apply for admission at the undergraduate level isn't the same as the application process involved for admission at the postgraduate level.

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Presidency College Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Presidency College courses depend on the type of course chosen. Presidency College Chennai offers courses such as B.Sc, BA, MA, etc. Mentioned below are few courses along with their eligibility criteria:

Presidency College B.Sc Eligibility

Bachelor of Science(B.Sc) is a three-year UG course with specializations in Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Psychology, Geology, Plant Biology And Plant Biotechnology, Geography, Mathematics.

Eligibility Criteria-

  • The candidate should have completed 10+2 with 60% aggregate marks.

Presidency College M.Sc Eligibility

Master of Science(M.Sc) is a two-year PG course with specializations in Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Statistics, Physics, Microbiology, Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Geography, Zoology.

Eligibility Criteria-

  • The candidate should have a B.Sc degree with 55% aggregate marks.

Presidency College Cut-Off

Presidency College examination cut-off will be evaluated on many factors some of the factors are stated below: 

  • Number of Candidates who appeared in the entrance examination.
  • No of the applicants passed the examination.
  • The difficulty level of the question paper. 
  • No. of vacancy for this examination. 

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Presidency College Result

Presidency College results will be declared within two months after the completion of the exam. The result will be declared online at the institute’s website. Candidates will need to use their roll number to check the result. 

Presidency College Campus

Presidency College, Chennai campus is unfolded over 35 acres. The college guarantees the protection of the scholars as well as looks after their welfare and requirements. Presidency College organizes many programs at the college level like youth festivals, Debate competitions, interaction classes among students.

Features of campus include: 

  • Library
  • Hostel
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Basketball Court
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Medical Facilities

Presidency College Infrastructure Facilities

The spacious library at Presidency College, Chennai has a record of a numerous collection of more than 18000 volumes aside from all subscriptions to leading national and worldwide work periodicals and helpful journals. The audio and visual section has an extensive variety of audio and videotapes. Presidency College, Chennai has 4 computer labs, every computer lab with the potential to house nearly 50 students. The networked systems are well configured to permit individual internet access from all of the computer systems present.

Some other facilities provided are:

  • Gym
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Lab
  • Auditorium
  • Convenience Store

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Presidency College Hostel Details

Presidency College Chennai provides hostel facilities to college students. There are 4 hostels present at the college campus; three hostels are available for boys and one hostel is available for girls. All the rooms are equipped with basic facilities such as a bed, table, chair, etc.

Some facilities provided in the hostels are:

  • Security
  • Mess
  • Common Room
  • TV Room

Presidency College Placements

Presidency College Placement aims to offer opportunities to scholars with the intention to excel at their employability skills. Presidency College Placement Cell conducts all recruitment-associated activities from inviting corporations for campus placement drives to training all eligible college students who need to participate in the placement process. Presidency College additionally has a Soft Skill Training center that was inaugurated in the year 2013. It is equipped with present-day equipment like desktop computers, projector and has an internet facility. Hundreds of college students from each the undergraduate and postgraduate levels got trained by the professors of the college and lots of industrialists have been also invited to deliver applicable industry insights. Some highlight of Presidency College Chennai placements are:

  • The highest CTC offered was Rs 3.5LPA.
  • The average CTC offered was Rs 2.20LPA.
  • Some of the recruiting companies are Machine And Mills Pvt. Ltd., Men's Fashion, Paras Distribution, Indian Oil, Flipkart Logistics, Fidelity IT Jobs, Beauty360, BASICS, Apollo Pharmacy, Amazon, ALSTOM, Shree Vinayaga Hospital, etc.

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Presidency College Scholarships

Presidency College Chennai gives scholarships to college students studying in various programs. The scholarship offered is mentioned below:

  • Government Scholarships
  • Scholarship under the Excess Fees Income Scheme
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • State Scholarship to Children of School Teachers
  • State Government Merit Scholarship Scheme
  • Freedom Fighters Scholarships
  • Children of Defense Service Personnel
  • Children of Repatriates from Sri Lanka
  • Children of Repatriates from Burma
  • National Loan Scholarship
  • Ad-hoc Merit Grant Scheme
  • State Collegiate Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Post-Matric Studies in Hindi 

Presidency College Alumni

Presidency College Chennai has an alumni association. The alumni association has been energetic in imparting a platform for all of the Alumni to engage and network and organizes a large number of occasions each year. Some of the Presidency College notable alumni are: 

  • Alagappa Alagappan
  • Vallal Dr.RM.Alagappa Chettiar
  • E. S. Appasamy
  • K. Seshadri Iyer
  • Sir T. R. A. Thumboo Chetty 
  • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar 
  • C. V. Raman
  • C. Rajagopalachari
  • C. Subramaniam
  • G.P.Pillai
  • T.M.Nair
  • K. M. Cariappa
  • Benegal Rama Rau
  • S. Jagannathan
  • K. V. K. Sundaram
  • P. Chidambaram
  • M. P. Periasamy Thooran
  • V Gopalsamy
  • N. Ram
  • G. N. Balasubramaniam
  • V. S. Chandralekha
  • Paravastu Chinnayya Soori
  • Sarvepalli Gopal
  • Nataraja Guru
  • C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer
  • P. S. Sivaswami Iyer
  • V. K. Krishna Menon
  • C. R. Pattabhiraman

Presidency College, Chennai Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure


Presidency College Eligibility Criteria

Admissions can be done online on the official website of Presidency College, Chennai. Aspirants are required to check their eligibility before applying for any course.

Courses Eligibility Criteria
BA/ B.Sc/ BCA/ B.Com
  • The candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board.
M.Sc/ MA/ MSW/ MCA
  • The candidate must have completed a Bachelor's degree in relevant stream or equivalent from a recognized University.
M.Com 
  • The candidate must have completed a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks [45% marks for SC/ ST].
M.Phill/ Ph.D.
  • The candidate must have completed a Master's degree or equivalent from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks [45% marks for SC/ ST].

Presidency College Admission Procedure

  • Presidency College, Chennai admission application form is available in the college office and online. After Presidency college admissions 2017, the applications form were uploaded online as well.
  • The admissions are on the basis of merit and for the students satisfying the eligibility criteria.
  • For any other queries related to the admission, it is advised to go through Presidency college, Chennai admission 2017 portal.
  • For admission under Impairment, Children of Freedom Fighters, Physically Handicapped, & Children of Ex-Servicemen Quota students have to fill special category form 1 attached with relevant certificates.
  • For admission under Sports Quota, students have to fill special category form 2 attached with relevant certificates.
  • For further details, it is advised to check Presidency College, Chennai application form 2017.

Courses and Fees Structure of Presidency College, Chennai

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Presidency College, Chennai Commerce Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com]  3 year(s), Full Time
Master of Commerce [M.Com]  2 year(s), Full Time
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil]  1 year(s), Full Time
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time
Presidency College, Chennai Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 1,000
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time

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Presidency College, Chennai Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA]  3 year(s), Full Time
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time
Master of Philosophy [M.Phil]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 600
Master of Social Work [MSW]  2 year(s), Full Time
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time
Presidency College, Chennai Computer Applications Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Computer Application [BCA]  3 year(s), Full Time
Master of Computer Application [MCA]  3 year(s), Full Time
Presidency College, Chennai Education Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com]  3 year(s), Full Time

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 8 Student's Reviews 8.7/10  
Overall Rating
Academics
Fees
Placements
Infrastructure
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Great
6
Average
1
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 7/8 students

Presidency College, Chennai Ranking


Arts Ranking
Publication Name Rank
The Week 24

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation


The college is approved by NAAC, AICTE; affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai.

Hostel Details


Presidency College Hostel Details:

The hostel at Presidency College, Chennai is easily available to all the students against a decent payment. The college also provides various facilities to the students. Mentioned below are some of the Hostel Details: 

  • The hostel is 10 minutes walk from the college
  • There are 3 separate boys & girls hostel which is guarded by 24/7 security
  • Both the boys & girls hostel have separate wardens as well
  • The hostel rooms are on a twin sharing basis
  • Food: A combination of veg & non-veg cuisine is served. North Indian & South Indian food is served on alternate days
  • The hostel rooms are Wi-Fi connected

Facilities


Medical
Cafeteria
Library
Auditorium
Computer labs
Sports

Contact Details and Location


Address : Kamarajar Salai, Chepauk, Triplicane
Website : http://www.presidencychennai.com/

Student Reviews


Stefiiruthayaraj
Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science), batch of 2020
ACADEMICS & FACULTY

Teacher are experienced, and the method of teaching is great.


CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

Yes, a lot of societies are available in my college.

The cultural fest is the main festival for college.

College life is wonderful, and I learned for a lot.




Mersal
Mersal
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] (Corporate Secretaryship), batch of 2020
ACADEMICS & FACULTY

My overall experience is very good.

The method of teaching is good.




Lokesh
Lokesh
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biotechnology), batch of 2018
8/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY

Class timing : 9:30 to 2:30. Method of teaching is excellent *very gud experience


CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

* students union of India are the student association * sports day , cultural , pongal , diwali celebrations , indepence day , republic day celebration are very main festivals of our college. *college life is awesome.




Hema
Hema
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Psychology), batch of 2019
10/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY

Morning class timing is from 8.25 am and evening class timing is from 6.25pm. All the teachers Ph.D. graduates. The teaching method is good. 


CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

NSS, NCC, YRC, literary clubs are available in our college .women's day, college day and functions for religious festivals are celebrated every year in the campus. 




anandu
Anandu
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] (Taxation), batch of 2018
7/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY

Very good as a kind of exposure, they give us and a very happy and energised environment.


CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

All festivals are celebrated in a grand manner. Life in college is another phase of college where you get free as college life is the only time where people from different colleges meet.




Yogesh
Yogesh
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com], batch of 2016
10/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
  • Class timings: 1st shift- 8:30 to 1:30 and 2nd shift-2:00 to 5:30 at Presidency College.
  • professors teaching is very well.
  • Overall experience is excellent  for higher education

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • Presidency College conducts a lot of festivals and cultural




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