Women's Christian College, Chennai
|Women's Christian College|
|Motto||Lighted to Lighten|
|Principal||Ridling Margaret Waller|
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The Women's Christian College was founded in 1915 with 41 students and 7 faculty members, as a result of the joint venture of 12 missionary societies of interdenominational and international nature located in England, in Canada and in U.S.A., with a mission to provide higher education to women of India in liberal arts and sciences. It was affiliated to the University of Madras and was given recognition as an autonomous college in 1982. At present it is a government aided minority institution. It has grown to a strength of over a 2712 students and 141 members of faculty in the aided and self-financing sections.
India's first female political prisoner and freedom fighter Rukmani Lakshmipathy was a student of the first batch.
- Ridling Margaret Waller, 2006–present
- Rita Jacob Cherian, 2003-2006
- Glory Christopher, 1998-2003
- Kanmani Christian, 1994-1998
- Indrani Michael, 1981-1994
- Renuka Somasekhar, 1971-1981
- Anna T. Zachariah, 1965-1971
- Renuka Mukerji, 1956-1965
- Eleanor D. Mason, 1950-1956
- Elizabeth George, 1947-1950
- Eleanor Rivett, 1938-1947
- Eleanor McDougall, 1915-1938
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- Shoba Narayan, journalist
- Latika Saran, former Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai
- Heera Rajagopal, actress
- Saranya Ponvannan,actress
- Andrea Jeremiah, singer and actress.
- Regina Cassandra, actress and model.
- Reshmi Menon, actress.
- Deeptha Chitrapu, pilot
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