The Anna Adarsh College for Women opened its gates for the first time in 1985. Established in the fond memory of the legendary leader and charismatic statesman of Tamil Nadu, Arignar Anna, the college has taken his renowned motto as its inspiration – Duty, Discipline and Dignity. Beginning with a small core team of 300 students, 22 faculty members and 6 Undergraduate programmes, the college has grown by leaps and bounds with every passing year.

Today, the college boasts of student strength of 4938 with a 215 strong teaching force offering 28 programmes that include the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research streams.

Established in the year 1985 by the Punjab Association of MADRAS “Registered logo”, “Anna Adarsh College for Women” is a premier centre of higher learning committed to the exclusive cause of women’s education. Situated in Anna Nagar, a strategic and easily accessible hub of Chennai and spread across 4.683 acres, the college transforms aspiring young learners into energetic empowered women of integrity.

The Punjab Association envisioned an institution which would embolden women and enable them to hold their own anywhere they choose to go. With decades of experience in the field of education, this body was able to create a centre which would offer superlative learning by incorporating the latest technological discoveries with the wisdom of traditional truths. By handpicking scrupulously committed faculty with adequate expertise in various disciplines, by creating an ambience that is conducive for the diffusion of knowledge, by investing in tools that aid in accessing the most recent trends in education, by sparing no efforts to unite and inspire a quest for excellence in a student group selected merely on the basis of merit Anna Adarsh College for Women” today strides Colossus like as a centre of excellence in the education map of Tamilnadu. The vision of the founders has borne fruit because today this Institution maintains in its annual records a consistent score of excelling in the University Exams and can boast of numerous alumna occupying seats of power in various organizations scattered worldwide.


The accomplished faculty motivate and spur the students to excel in their interests and several co-curricular activities, clubs and excellent sports facilities ensure that students discover their latent potential. Learning interspersed abundantly with guest lectures, international and national level workshops, seminars and conferences are imbibed in a verdant space equipped with the latest technology. All this makes learning at Anna Adarsh an empowering enriching and enduring experience.

The confident young women emerging from these portals are secure in the unique way they are made and nothing can take away or dim the light that shines in each one of them.

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What Parents Say

One of the proudest moments in a person’s life is the recognition they receive from their Alma matter and both Radhika and I have been extremely fortunate in this regard. We still remember with happiness and gratitude the immense encouragement and support we received for our music from our teachers and the college. Being part of the Music Club and representing our college in various collegiate and inter-collegiate musical events was a very important and interesting part of our student life. We recall with pride our stepping into college many years later, as accomplished musicians, to lead and participate in the Thyagaraja Aradhana Celebrations and also as Chief Guests for many of their Cultural Events. We are also extremely grateful to the Punjab Association and Anna Adarsh College for honouring us with the “Jewel in the Crown of Adarsh” award which we consider very precious and special. We are blessed for the continued association with our college and pray to the Almighty to keep it going forever.

Chinmaya Sisters

Uma Radhika - Carnatic Musicians

It goes without saying that my chance to be a student and an alumini now of aacw is a privilege and pleasure. It is the aacw, that groomed me from a simple college girl to a cop. The college authorities and especially the staff of computer science department provided me an opportunity to put my strong foot in computers and helped me to cope with my academics when i was part of university of madras football team. I always see a warm smile and personal care by the lecturers to every student in bringing out the talents of every student. This made me realise my strengths and to become a deputy superintendent of police in tamilnadu police department. Yes now! As a cyber cop in present assignment. Hats off to my college and my teachers!


Addl SP, Vigilance and Anti Corruption Tamil Nadu Police Department.

I  would like to thank my beloved department professors of Tourism and Travel management at this moment. My dreams had come true because of them, my professors not only gave us theoretical knowledge, and they taught us morals for our life. They gave us career guidance and pushed us towards the success. One of the finest department at Anna Adarsh College is “Department of Tourism and Travel management” Many thanks to my favourite professors; I am incomplete without your motivations and guidance, keep inspiring us mam’s. Thankyou!


Manager operations - Travel house, ITC Grandchola, Chennai.
Helping Others


Several student-led charitable drives raise thousands of dollars annually and help provide supplies that directly benefit underserved communities in San Francisco, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Eritrea and other places around the globe.

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Anna Adarsh College for Women
Affiliated to University of Madras
Re-accredited by NAAC at A++ Grade with CGPA of 3.59 in the 3rd cycle

AI, II Street, 9th Main Road,
Anna Nagar, Chennai - 40.
Contact No. 044-26212089
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Managed By Punjab Association
Regd. Office:  “Lajpat Rai Bhawan”, Chennai-14.
Admn. Office: New No.97/Old No.46, V.M. Street, Royapettah, Chennai-14.
Phone: 044 2847 1513

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