Presidency College Chennai: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Vedika Dubey Vedika Dubey | Sep 29, 2023
Vedika Dubey
Vedika Dubey

Updated on - Sep 29, 2023

Presidency College Chennai is one of the first and foremost institutions to be set up by the British Indian Government in 1840. Since its inception, the college has been considered one of the top ten colleges in India with global recognition for training and studies. Presidency College, Chennai has conferred an Autonomous reputation in the year 1987 and got the NAAC reaccreditation with an ‘A’ Grade 90% credit.

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Presidency College Chennai Quick Insights

Presidency College Chennai has got its association with the University of Madras and gives 18 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate study programs through 24 departments, a maximum of which give research facilities. 

Presidency College Chennai
Year of Establishment 1840
Type of University Public
Approvals NAAC
Recognition AICTE, UGC
Courses Offered Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate 
Student-Faculty Ratio 1:23
No. of Students 4889
No. of Faculties 210
Campus Area 35 acres
Infrastructural Facilities Library, Auditorium, Medical Facilities, Hostels, Gym, etc
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata

Presidency College Chennai Ranking

Presidency College Chennai has been ranked 7th under NIRF college rankings in 2021. Other such rankings of the institute are as follows:

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

Presidency College Chennai 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:

Department Course
Arts MA, BA
Science M.Sc, B.Sc
Computer BCA, MCA
Commerce B.Com, M.Com

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Presidency College Chennai Departments

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

Applied Microbiology
Public Administration

Presidency College Admission

Presidency College Chennai admissions 2022 are provided to undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level courses through offline mode. Admission to undergraduate courses is primarily based on the marks acquired by applicants in the 12th class examination. For admission to PG courses, the applicants’ marks in the undergraduate program are taken into consideration.

Presidency College Eligibility Criteria

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

B.Sc Eligibility Criteria

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

M.Sc Eligibility Criteria

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

Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria

  • 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].

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Why Choose Presidency College Chennai?

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. 

Presidency College Chennai Academic Advantages

Presidency College Chennai gives 92 courses and programs leading to officially identified higher schooling degrees including bachelor's levels, master's levels, and doctorate levels in numerous regions of study. It additionally gives numerous instructional and non-instructional facilities and services to college students. 

Presidency College Chennai Cut Off

Presidency College Chennai accepts TANCET marks and cut off 2022 will be evaluated on many factors which are stated below: 

  • No. 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 Chennai Infrastructure

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 Chennai organizes many programs at the college level like youth festivals, Debate competitions, and 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

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Presidency College Chennai Placements

Presidency College Chennai placements 2021 highest CTC offered was INR 3.5 LPA and the average CTC offered was INR 2.2 LPA. The placement cell conducts all recruitment associated activities from inviting corporations for campus placement drives to training all eligible students. Some of the top recruiters of the Presidency College Chennai are:

Honda HCL  Machine And Mills Pvt. Ltd.  
Deloitte TCS Flipkart Logistics
Shree Vinayaga Hospital ALSTOM Paras Distribution
Apollo Pharmacy BASICS Indian Oil

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Presidency College Scholarship

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 

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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's notable alumni are: 

Alumni Profession
CV Raman Raman Effect (Nobel Prize Awardee)
C. P. Ramaswami Iyer Executive Law Member (Governor of Madras)
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Chandrasekhar limit (Nobel Prize Awardee)
Salim Ghouse Contribution to Indian Cinema
Krishna Kumar Former director at Tata Sons

Presidency College Chennai Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 1:23
Total Faculty 210
Year of Establishment 1840
Genders Accepted Co-ed
Student Enrollment 4889
Campus Area 35 acres
Accredited by NAAC

Presidency College Chennai Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#24 in 2021 Arts

Presidency College Chennai Courses & Fees 2023

Course Average Fees Duration
BSc -- 3 Years
BCA -- 3 Years
MCA -- 3 Years
MSW -- 2 Years
BA -- 3 Years
BCom -- 3 Years
MA -- 2 Years
M.Com -- 2 Years
M.Phil ₹800 2 Years
MSc -- 2 Years

Presidency College Chennai Courses and Fee Structure

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Presidency College Chennai FAQs

Is it possible to get into the college as a foreign student?

No, this information is not currently available, and the college website is down.

Is there a scholarship program at the college?

Almost all students who are accepted to this college are eligible for a scholarship, and the majority of them do receive one.

Is Madras University associated with Presidency College Chennai?

Yes, Presidency College Chennai is affiliated with Madras University college.

Who are Presidency College Chennai top recruiters?

Deloitte, HCL, and TCS are the top recruiters at Presidency College Chennai.

What is the Presidency College's NIRF ranking for 2021?

According to the NIRF college ranking for 2021, Presidency College is rated seventh.

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Hh5039173 Batch 2022 BSc [Bachelor of Science]
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022
3.5 Placements
1 Fees

Placements & Internships : I have not done internship. Campus hiring is done here. Average salary is 25k per month.  Alumni network is good.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : I got 460 marks in 10th, 372 marks in 12th, and admission was online, my

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Stefiiruthayaraj0905 Batch 2020 MA Political Science
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020
5 Fees
3.5 Academics
5 Infrastructure
2.5 Campus

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility criteria for admission is the minimum of 50% marks in undergraduate.

Fees & Scholarships : Presidency College, Chennai Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 50,000 per annum. Yes, the scholarship o

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Mersal Vicky Batch 2020 B.Com Corporate Secretaryship
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020
5 Placements
5 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure

Placements & Internships : The placement opportunities is good.

Academics & Faculty : My overall experience is very good. The method of teaching is good.

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities : The quality of classrooms, labs, libraries, and infrastructure is

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Vijay Selvi Batch 2019 B.Sc Mathematics
Reviewed on May 04, 2019

Entrance Exams & Admissions :   HSC pass with good marks in all the subject with a percentage of 80% at least after completing bsc&bed.I Will write TET exam to become a teacher the

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Lokesh Teejay Batch 2018 BSc Biotechnology
Reviewed on Mar 06, 2018
3.5 Placements
4 Fees
3.5 Academics
4.5 Infrastructure
5 Campus

Placements & Internships : *some internships * tata , Infosys , tcl , wipro , Honda , TVs ,etc,.. * 60% are placed in campus with min 300000 per year salary. * very gud aluminium network

Fees & Scholarships : * only 6000 per year B.Sc course fee at Presid

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