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Queen Mary's College, Chennai

Queen Mary's College entrance, as seen from Marina Beach

Queen Mary's College (Tamil: இராணிமேரி கல்லூரி) is a government-run college in Chennai, India. Started in 1914, it is the first women’s college in the city and is one among the first three colleges for women in the country.[1] Originally the residence of Lt Col Francis Capper in the mid-1800s, the building later housed a hotel before becoming a college in 1914. Known as the Capper House, the building was preserved as a heritage building. The building was later demolished to construct a new administrative office for the college known as the Kalaignar Maaligai, which was inaugurated in July 2010.[1]

The college is located on junction of Kamarajar Salai and Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai facing the Marina Beach.


  1. ^ a b "Kalaignar Maaligai unveiled in Queen Mary's college". The Times of India (Chennai: The Times Group). 23 July 2010. Retrieved 4 Dec 2011. 

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