Stella Maris College - SMC
Stella Maris College is an autonomous institution affiliated to the University of Madras.
Founded on August 15, 1947, the College prides itself on over six decades of service
to the cause of higher education of women and social development.
Beginning in a small one-storey building in Santhome, Mylapore with 32 students, the College moved to its present campus "The Cloisters" on Cathedral Road in 1960. Today the College has an enrollment of 4,872 students from diverse backgrounds, communities and nations.
The College is a Catholic minority institution established and run by the Society of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), a religious congregation founded by Blessed Mary of the Passion (Helene de Chappotin) in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu in 1877. The initiatives of the College arise from a sound philosophy of life based on faith in God and the contemporary reality of a pluralistic Indian society that is challenged by global ideologies and cultures.
The College is committed to serving the economically and socially marginalised sections of society and provides university education in a Christian atmosphere for students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. Admission is open to all, irrespective of caste and creed, and their rights of conscience are respected. In keeping with its mission, the College promotes inclusive practices in the implementation of its academic programmes, taking into account learning differences and the special needs of the differently-abled. In seeking to mould women of character who will be self-reliant and work towards social transformation, the College has established an educational road map that provides a framework for quality education and stimuli for lifetime learning.
A student-centric, participatory teaching-learning-evaluation system assures the students of optimal educational benefits. The College is at the forefront of higher education in India by balancing its commitment to academic excellence with emphasis on all-round development of students. Offering courses in traditional Arts and Science courses and in emerging areas such as International Studies, Information Technology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, the curriculum promotes national development, fosters global competencies and facilitates skills training to meet the challenges of a competitive workplace.
Running parallel with the nation's trajectory towards selfhood and development, Stella Maris College has evolved into an Institution of repute, serving national, regional and local needs.
Choosing the right career is not easy in this age of multifarious opportunities. The Career Guidance Cell (CGC), a branch of the Stella Maris Alumnae Association, offers career guidance and conducts training programmes. It facilitates Campus Recruitment for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Career oriented training programmes are organized for final year students. In the second half of the academic year, the CGC focuses on organizing campus placement drives, career guidance programmes and orientation on options for higher education.
The Career Guidance Cell (CGC) started in 2003 as an initiative of the Alumnae Association of Stella Maris College. Drawing on the rich expertise of its Alumnae who head various organizations in India and abroad, the CGC provides comprehensive services in the area of training, options regarding higher studies, internships and full-time placements for both undergraduate and post-graduate students.
Objectives of the Cell :
To expose students to the culture of Global Organisations
To create awareness of Organisations’ expectations from young talent
To provide available information on jobs, positions, opportunities
To assist students in career planning through workshops, seminars and special events
To develop employment opportunities and foster partnerships with corporates to facilitate on- and off-campus recruitments
To enhance the quality of services through innovative technology, programme development and continuous updating of resources
In the last academic year 60% of our students who registered for campus recruitment were placed in various companies. Some of the companies that recruited our students are Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, World Bank, WIPRO, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Royal Bank of Scotland Sutherland, Zoho, Zifo RnD, Verizon, Google, TNQ, Scientific Publishing, Velammal Schools and NTrust etcIn the last academic year 60% of our students who registered for campus recruitment were placed in various companies. Some of the companies that recruited our students are Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, World Bank, WIPRO, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Royal Bank of Scotland Sutherland, Zoho, Zifo RnD, Verizon, Google, TNQ, Scientific Publishing, Velammal Schools and NTrust etc
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