History of College


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.


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
Mail Id: aacw.college@gmail.com


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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