St. Antony's College of Arts and Sciences for Women is a premier institution of higher education located on a 20-acre campus with beautiful garden and well – furnished and aesthetically designed building at Thamaraipadi, 10km North of Dindigul on Trichy - Dindigul Highways (NH45), away from the noise and disturbances of the town – which is very conducive to laboratory works. This college is established, managed and run by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (C.I.C), which has a vast experience in the field of education, apart from other types of social work.
This college for women was started with the Blessings, guidance and moral support of the Most Rev.Dr.Antony Pappusamy, the Bishop of Dindigul in the year 2007 and is proudly marching towards the goal of empowering women through higher education.
Our college is a minority, self-financing womens college, approved by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, permanently affiliated to the Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal, Approved under 2(f) & 12(B) Status of UGC. The college offers 11 UG courses, 5 PG courses and 2 M.Phil Programmes.
The emblem of our college emphasizes the motto "Empowering Women" and is designed to express the vision and mission of the college. The two united open palms of a woman denote the mind and body with an open posture that enhances listening. This symbolises the ability of women to listen to the voice of knowledge and wisdom around them as the hands are positioned to receive the information from the outside world. The lighted lamp in the palm stands for the light of divinity, wisdom, intellect and good works manifested in life. It also suggests that the light received with humility by women is spread throughout the nation like the rays of light. The open book signifies the education, knowledge and wisdom that is easily understood and clearly interpreted to the young women in the college. Finally the emblem briefs the educated women who are enlightened and empowered to educate the society.
"Empowering Women through Higher Education"
St. Antony's College has been started to impart quality higher education with creativity to women, especially the poor, the needy and the underprivileged to cause their holistic development in response to the greatest commandment of love of our Lord Jesus Christ and to contribute towards building a great India.
The college aims at creating opportunities through training students in their employee skills. It also motivates them to be responsible citizens and encourages them to be accountable for their actions that contribute their competence and satisfaction.
Goals and Objectives
To liberate and empower the women in order to free them from constraints and make them an instrument of social transformation and development.
To impart higher education to the rural women especially to those who are denied higher education.
To make them employable by developing their mental ability, aptitudes, attitudes and skills
St.Antony's College Of Arts and Sciences For Women
Amala Annai Nagar, Thamaraipadi