What’s New at Stella Maris College?
The Stella Maris College admissions for the academic year 2022-23 to various UG & PG courses are over now.
Stella Maris College is a public institution which was established in the year 1947. The Franciscan Missionaries established it. It is a catholic women's college with a minority status. The UG admissions to Stella Maris College courses are offered on the basis of merit of candidates in the last qualifying exam. Stella Maris College was founded in Santhome, Mylapore, on August 15th, 1947, in a modest one-story building with a group of students. The college was moved to its current site, The Cloisters, on Cathedral Road in Chennai later in 1960. An independent college connected to the University of Madras is Stella Maris College.
Stella Maris College is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an "A" grade (NAAC). The mission of Stella Maris College is to advance education and provide women with the confidence they need to face the challenges of life. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has placed Stella Maris College at 76th rank in the college category for the year 2022. It had also secured 58th rank in college category in 2021 and 64th rank in the college category in 2020.
The infrastructure of Stella Maris College campus is well developed. It is spread over an area of 19.5 acres of land in the centre of Chennai. Stella Maris College courses are offered at the UG, PG, MPhil, and PhD levels. The students can pursue postgraduate diploma courses at the college as well. The Stella Maris College campus has included environmental measures like solar energy utilisation and energy conservation. Facilities at Stella Maris College include a library with a sizable collection of books, periodicals, and other online resources, well-equipped labs, a wellness centre for students that offers medical services, as well as sports facilities. The placement cell of Stella Maris College provides employment opportunities to the final year degree students. Some of the major recruiters participating in the placement drives are Deloitte, World Bank, Ernst & Young and more.
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Conferred the title of "The Pride of the Catholic Church" in October 2016 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India, New Delhi
The Students’ Union 2016-17 received the “Best College Students’ Union” award on 15th October 2016 at Mylapore Fine Arts Club, Chennai on the occasion of an interschool and intercollegiate “Students’ Day” that was organized to commemorate Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary.
Accorded the status of "College with Potential for Excellence" in April 2016
Science Departments selected for support under DST-FIST 2015 Programme
Star Department Status accorded to the UG Science Departments of Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics in October 2013
Awarded Five Star Status by NAAC in 2000
Name of College
Stella Maris College
Type of college
NAAC A grade
University of Madras, Chennai
Number of Faculty members
NIRF Ranking 2022
76 (College category)
17, Cathedral Road Chennai - 600086 Tamil Nadu, India
All three streams—Arts, Commerce, and Science—are covered by Stella Maris College courses at the UG and PG levels. The undergraduate curriculum at Stella Maris College offers the following courses: BA, BCom, BBA, BCA, BSc, and BVoc. There are MA, MCom, MSc, and MCA courses available in the post-graduate programme. The postgraduate diploma programme and various disciplines for the MPhil and PhD programmes are both offered by Stella Maris College. The duration of the courses at Stella Maris College varies according to the level of degree and courses. The Stella Maris College fee for various courses ranges between Rs 6,000 to Rs 1 Lakh.
|BBA||3 Years||Rs 97,935|
|BCA||1 Year||Rs 48,218|
|BSW||3 Years||Rs 7,200|
|BVA||4 Years||Rs 9,600|
|MSW||2 Years||Rs 7,740|
|BA||3 Years||Rs 7,200|
|B.Com||3 Years||Rs 88,935|
|B.Sc||3 Years||Rs 65,810|
|MA||2 Years||Rs 40,000|
|M.Com||2 Years||Rs 40,000|
|M.Phil||2 Years||Rs 13,230|
|M.Sc||2 Years||Rs 30,000|
|BMLT||1 Year||Rs 6,000|
|PhD||3 Years||Rs 6,000|
For some specialised courses in the UG programme, such as BA English and BVA, the Stella Maris College admission team will conduct an entrance examination. The admission to the UG programme are carried out on the basis of merit. All PG-level courses are subject to entrance exams, which are administered by Stella Maris College. A post-graduate certificate in computer science is available from Stella Maris College, and MPhil and PhD programmes cover a variety of topics. Students must register and complete the application form for the preferred subject at Stella Maris College in order to be considered for admission to the UG/PG programme. Students are requested to visit the University of Madras website and follow the steps for Stella Maris College admission to the MPhil and PhD programmes.
Stella Maris College scholarship programmes are offered to the deserving and meritorious candidates on the following basis:
Stella Maris College scholarships are provided to the students based on their academic standing and financial situation. To be eligible for financial help, candidates must fulfil the requirements established by the universities. Below are further specifics on the Stella Maris College scholarship.
According to the official placement brochure, the Stella Maris College placement cell plans workshops, seminars, and events for the students in order to give them knowledge for their career planning and to provide information about jobs and other growth prospects. Students can receive mentoring from the placement cell of Stella Maris College to help them develop and discover relevant employment prospects. A counselling centre that provides counselling to students has been established by the placement cell to address their emotional and psychological needs.
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The application process for Stella Maris College can be done in an online mode. The college provides students with a direct link to the application form on its official website. Meeting the eligibility criteria for admissions is indispensable. Prospective students may have a look at the table below to check their eligibility for the intended course.
10+2 with relevant subjects from a recognised board
A B.Sc degree in the relevant stream and recognised by the University of Madras
A B.A. degree in the relevant stream and recognised by the University of Madras
A bachelor’s degree in any stream and recognised by the University of Madras. Must have the ability to read and speak Tamil
A B.Com degree from a recognised university.
The campus life of students at Stella Maris College is very active not only for academics but for extra-curricular activities as well. The college currently has 17 active clubs for students to participate in various activities and showcase their talents.
The infrastructure of Stella Maris College is at par with its status in higher education. The fully automated library of Stella Maris College is housed in a two-storey building. It is equipped with a wide collection of the latest books, CDROMs and periodicals, which is updated and expanded every year.
Located on 19.5 acres of land, Stella Maris College campus boasts a first-rate infrastructure that includes modern amenities and spacious classrooms. The college library has a sizable collection of books, periodicals, and other materials for various subjects. The library is equipped with a system that helps students obtain information for course research. All of the academic and cultural events at the college take place in the auditorium. The students can also use the facilities for sports and housing. The guidelines are set forth to help the pupils develop into more responsible, mature, and capable citizens who can exercise their freedom responsibly while also developing self-discipline. Facilities at Stella Maris College campus include a restaurant, laboratories for several departments, a parking and transportation area, and a medical centre for the students.
Keeping abreast with global learning practices, Stella Maris College currently has over 100 global strategic partnerships with high-quality institutions. Following are some of the abroad universities with which, the college collaborates for student visits and exchange programmes.
Liverpool Hope University
Binary University in Malaysia
Fu Jen University, Taiwan
Le Tourneau University, Texas
Trinity Western University, Canada
Food Processing and Quality Control
Human Resource Management
Sustainable Energy Management
Social Awareness Programme
What started with a humble beginning of just 32 students now has over 5,600 students enrolled. Stella Maris College Chennai constantly keeps on working to achieve high-quality education and teaching in its field.
Stella Maris College offers various undergraduate degree programmes under the B.Sc, BA, B.Com, B.Voc, BCA, BBA, BVA and BSW degrees. Each of these degrees has several specialisations that candidates can choose from.