Stella Maris College (SMC), Chennai - Campus & Infrastructure

Chennai (Tamil Nadu)   Estd : 1947 Approved by : UGC, NAAC Type : Private

Infrastructure

  • There are four hostels for resident students. The residents are one large, happy family, and engage in friendly rivalry in games and sports.

  • The Indian Overseas Bank has a branch within the campus and offers banking and other related facilities to the College and the students like an ATM machine, online payment and collection of fees (tuition/exam).

  • The DTP Centre provides stationery as well as services such as photocopying, lamination and binding for both faculty and students.

  • The College has a canteen, a health food centre, a juice shop and a Maggi kiosk.

  • Area 20 Acres
  • Classroom 70
  • Sports Grounds 4
  • Hostel Facility True

Facilities

Hostels

Stella Maris College SMC Chennai, with facilities including Mess, Cupboards Availability, Bed, Table, Chair

Students Activities & Clubs

Classical Dance Club

The Club seeks to inculcate in club members a sense of pride, appreciation and achievement in the learning and practice of Indian Classical Dance forms.

Its objectives are:

  • To  enhance their appreciation of the different classical dance forms of India.
  • To ensure that talented dancers in College find a forum to display their talent and creativity.
  • To include and ensure the participation of non-classical dancers who join the club for the love of dance and a desire to learn this        art form.
  • To be available for participation in thematic and other presentations during events of importance in the College and outside
  • To use dance as a medium to convey socially relevant messages

Damini club

The Damini club was revived to ameliorate existing societal perceptions towards women and create an increased awareness in individuals. It conducts various activities to initiate discussions in order to arrive at practical solutions to everyday issues faced by women. Eminent speakers are also invited to engage with students and explore a variety of relevant topics such as leadership skills and conï¬?dence-building techniques with a focus on self improvement and critical thinking. On March 8th Damini club organises and celebrates Women’s Day, one of its biggest events with great fervour. Membership is open to students of all departments.

The Dramatic club

The Dramatic club provides a space for creative students to express themselves both on and off stage. It aims to put up an annual production completely handled by the members, allowing everyone to work in their own spheres doing the best that they can.

The club’s objective is to help students excel outside their academic space while creating an environment for exploration of their hidden talents through workshops and educating them about the theatre world.

Folk Dance Club

The Folk Dance Club offers students a forum through which they can learn and perform the various forms of folk dances in India. Membership of this club enables them to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the sub-continent. Knowledge of the art form brings students closer to the people and serves to bridge the gap between rural and urban societies. The club members participate in various competitions, perform during college break-time, and are often invited to perform in other college forums. Folk dance features as an important performance during inter-collegiate events and College Day celebrations.

French Club

 Aims:

  • To foster a sense of camaraderie amongst the students of the French language.

  • To provide a forum that enables students to appreciate the French language and culture.

  • To improve the French language skills of the students.


Objectives:

  • To organise and conduct group activities including intra- and inter-collegiate competitions.

  • To organise events that showcase aspects of French culture such as French cinema and French cuisine.

  • To engage the students in a variety of activities in which they interact with each other in French.

  • To invite native speakers of French to give lectures, and/or conduct seminars.

Light Music Club

The Light Music club is a team of enthusiastic ‘musicoholics’ having amazing singers, instrumentalists and percussionists. This year the club has received a huge response from the first and second years and as the club is on a look out for new talents , the intake of students in this academic year by the club has been massive and impressive. The club will take part in all cultural events within and outside the city.

Mime & Street Theatre Club

The Mime and Street Theatre Club was established to promote alternative forms of theatre and revive indigenous art forms. 

 

Objectives :

  • To enable creative expression through various theatre forms and explore the infinite potential of individuals.
  • To appreciate and use these forms to bring about social change.

  • To receive training in understanding technique and skills.

  • To encourage participation, foster leadership and team spirit through performance and in conducting programmes.


 The Club’s members participate in various competitions and performances throughout the year.

Photography Club

The aim of the activities of the Photography Club is to document every event that takes place on campus through the medium of the camera, in both photo and video format. It also seeks to hone the skills of students interested in the medium, and to introduce interested students to the basics in the field.

To this end, the Club members :

Arrange workshops by professional photographers 

  • Organize photo walks during non working days

  • Set up photo booths

  • Set up a viewing gallery of best the pictures taken by the members of the club.

  • Attend online and spot photography competitions. 

Quiz, Debate and Current Affairs Club

The Debate, Quiz and Current Affairs Club seeks to shape an individual’s overall personality through the various activities organised. The activities undertaken by the club include parliamentary and conventional debates, quizzes, Model United Nations’ conferences and current affairs discussions. Apart from training all its members to represent themselves on diverse forums, the club also organises two major intercollegiate events, namely SMC Parliamentary Debate and SMC-Quiz. SMCPD is a national level parliamentary debating tournament that brings together debaters and adjudicators from across the country. The Club aims to inculcate the skills of acquiring general knowledge, critical thinking and public speaking.

Rotaract Club

Being affiliated to the Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME),  the club seeks to provide the best of services in the avenues of community, professional and international service, both within and outside the college.

The club’s aim is to improve and change for the better, the attitude and behaviour of the society we live in.

The club has a 20- member Board to handle the various projects. However, the major decisions are taken by the core board which consists of the President, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Sergeant- at-arms and the Treasurer.

The main avenues of service are:

  • Community service – They are responsible for the welfare of the environment, serving the community, etc.

 

  • Professional Service – They provide an overall development in the education sector and help to build a successful career for fellow human beings.

  • International Service – Any project outside the district, nationally or internationally, comes under international service.

  • Club Service – Believing that any work should have a fun side to it, fellowships are conducted every month.

Western Dance Club

The objective of the Western Dance Club is to provide a forum for students with talent and interest in western dance to display and hone their skills. The exposure and training that students get through the club improves their skills as dancers. Students are encouraged to learn new dance styles, imbibe a competitive spirit and grow in confidence. As all the competitions are a group effort, it teaches them team spirit as well.

Another objective of the Club is to ensure maximum student participation.

Western Music Club

Acastella, as the name implies, is an acapella group.  We work on harmonies and participate in cultural events.  Over the years, the group has won various prizes and is looking forward to increasing that count.
In an experimenting mode with plans to branch out, it proposes to start an Acoustic group for Shift 2.

StellaiIdoscope

Stellaeidoscope is the online newspaper created by the students. The team reports on events inside the College.  The following are its aims & objectives:

Aims:

  • To disseminate information online to the Stella Maris community
  • To extend classroom learning to experiences on the field
  • To offer space for students to showcase their creativity

Objectives:

  • To give students hands-on experience in using public portals like tumblr.com
  • To hone reporting skills, writing skills, copyediting skills, photography skills and creative thinking skills in students
  • To extend classroom learning involved in courses like Journalistic Writing & Copyediting and Photography to experiences on the field
  • To report on events, activities, trends, etc. on campus using both the written word and the visual medium
  • To train students in team work, leadership skills and time management

Event Management Club

The Event Management Club (EMC), the largest club on campus, boasts a legion of enthusiastic, responsible students from every department and every year, including freshers and post- graduates.

The EMC’s primary focus is to work in collaboration with the Student’s Union- organising and managing all events hosted by them from intra-collegiate events such as the Fresher’s Talent Hunt and the inter-Years’ competition to our annual inter- collegiate cultural fest, ‘Aquilae’. Its army of volunteers ensures that the registration, hospitality, scoring, invite/certificate/backdrop designing, technical support, etc for every event is carried out smoothly. The club also assists in promoting the Union’s social theme of the year and conducting break-time events for Onam, Retro Day, etc. This year, the EMC will concentrate on improving students’ participation and making every Union event a tremendous success.

Sanskrit Club - Kalakrti

The following are the aims & objectives:

Aim :

• The main aim of the Kalakrti Club is to kindle the students’ interest in Sanskrit language. 

• To motivate the students of various language backgrounds towards appreciating the vast cultural heritage of India through learning the Classical Language Sanskrit and related activities of the club. 

Objective :

• Encourage Sanskrit students to participate in cultural events that showcase their multiple talents in co-curricular activities. The Club promotes activities that inculcate inclusiveness among students of diverse cultural backgrounds to acquire a sense of affinity for Sanskrit.

Anubhuti Club

The Anubhuti Club is the Hindi Club of the College. It aims to bring forth the talents and creativity of both the Hindi and non - Hindi students. The Club's primary objective is to provide an open platform to students from varied cultural backgrounds to interact and plan programmes to promote Hindi.

The Club enables a healthy exchange of ideas amongst students in order to bring out the best in each one of them. This agenda is fulfilled by the various cultural activities and programmes organised by the members.

The Club holds an intercollegiate event every year. Through the various competitions held, it fosters the spirit of participation and also highlights the unity in diversity that prevails in our country. Apart from this, the Club aims at bringing to the fore various social issues that need to be addressed in order to maintain a peaceful society. 

Enviro Club

Everything in this Universe is interconnected, which makes it much more important for us to respect and guard our immediate environment. And we do....just that!

Our college is home to a diverse community of flora and fauna including plants which are found in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  Red List as critically endangered too. Our club is more than litter removal. It is an initiation into a change of lifestyle. Through the club, one can be part of various activities and awareness drives that not only discuss the threats that our planet is currently facing but also find solutions and act on them!
 
What's more? Discover the ecstasy around you and on campus through walks and presentations. Feel the peace vibes of watching butterflies carefully balancing themselves on flowers...and turtles that slowly make their way to their nests!!... Discover what the Earth has to tell you through tree hugs and bird watches and more...

NSS Club

National Service Scheme (NSS)

The objectives of the NSS include:

  • Creating social awareness leading to effective action
  • Active involvement in community problems to spearhead social change
  • Bringing about overall development of the student's personality through involvement in projects
  • Training students for responsible leadership

These objectives are realized through various projects under the guidance and supervision of the NSS Programme Officer assisted by faculty members.

NCC Club

The NCC plays an important role in moulding the character of young women. It develops leadership qualities among the cadets and inculcates the spirit of sportsmanship in them.

The objectives of the NCC are:

  • To develop qualities of courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and the ideal of selfless service among youth to make them useful citizens.
  • To create a human resource of organized, trained, and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the armed forces which will be always be available for the service of the nation.