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Jain College


"Knowledge Leads to Liberation"

To ensure and disseminate quality higher education that is affordable among all learners in general and among Jain students in particular.



  • To combine innovation in teaching and zest for learning and usher in academic excellence in every student

  • To create and sustain conductive teaching and learning ambience for realization of full potential in the teacher and taught.

  • To ignite and endow young minds with a deep sense of justice and fairplay, truth and non-violence, patriotism and service

In 1952 Agurchand Manmull Jain College was established by the magnanimity and munificence of Padma shri Mohanmullji Chordia through the Sri. S. S. Jain Educational Society, at the Inspiration of her Holiness Shri. Sayar Kanwarji Maharaj. Shri. Sri Prakasa, the then Governor of Madras Presidency, performed the auspicious task of inauguration on the 25th of June 1952 at the Jain Boarding Home premises in Madley Road, T.Nagar, chennai. The College got shifted to its new campus in Meenambakkam in 1954. That was indeed a very unique occasion in which two great educationalists, late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (the then Vice-President of India) and late Dr. A. Lakshmanaswami Mudaliar the then Vice-Chancellor of the University of Madras graced with their presence. The former laid the foundation stone and the latter presided over the function. The College celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1977 the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Diamand Jubilee in June 2012. The College which started as a college for men was upgraded into a Co-educational institution in 2003. Today it is a frontline top ranking Research and Post Graduate institution. Working in two Shifts, in Shift - I there are three Research Departments – Physics, Mathematics, Economics and Post Graduate Courses in Commerce, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Mathematics and basic Graduate courses in eight major fields of study. Shift – II offers twenty four undergraduate courses and four post graduate courses.

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“Education is the manifestion of perfection already in man” – Swami Vivekananda According to the words of Swami Vivekananda, Agurchand Manmull Jain College provides quality higher education to enhance the skills and intellect of the students from wide spectrum of the society. Agurchand Manmull Jain College was established in the year 1952 by the magnanimity and munificence of Padma Shri Mohanmullji Chordia, through the Sri. S.S. Jain Educational Society, at the inspiration of his Holiness Shri Sayar Kanwarji Maharaj. It is one of the premier institutions in Chennai that celebrated its 75 years of existence, affiliated to the University of Madras. The Founder and Chief Donor Padma Shri Mohanmullji Chordia’s vision of providing quality and affordable education to weaker sections of the society, in particular, and moulding the character and career of the younger generation has been the driving force of the college, Since its inception, the college has been catering to diverse higher educational needs of different sections of the student community. The Institution became co-educational since the academic year 2003 – 2004 to empower girl students and to ensure equal opportunities for them in all walks of economic and social life. Shift – I of the college 8 UG courses, 5 PG courses and offers full time Research Courses in Economics and Physics.

Shift-II, which came into existence as Evening College in 1972, has today FIVE schools or branches of learning with 24 under graduate and 4 Post –Graduate degree courses. The School of Commerce offers 7 under graduate 1 post Graduate degree programme. The School of Business Administration offers 1 under graduate course and the School of Arts offers 1 under graduate and 1 post Graduate course. While the School of Science includes 6 under graduate and 2 post graduate degree course, the School of Communication and Media Studies has 3 under graduate and 1 post graduate programme. Situated ideally in the immediate proximity of the Meenambakkam Railway Station on the Beach – Tambaram BG Line and the National Highway, the College provides a peaceful academic atmosphere for fruitful Learning. The lush green gardens with serene, pollution-free environment, the spacious, airy, and well-furnished smart classrooms in the main building, Sardarmal Chordia Block, Annex and Viscom Blocks, the well-stacked computerized libraries, and the Computer Centre with internet facility pave the wave for the attainment of great academic standards, In addition, there are facilities for co-curricular and extra- curricular activities that enrich the personality of the students. A vast number of alumni of the college occupy great positions in diverse spheres of economic and social life, including business, industry, judiciary and academics. The institution is committed to the Principles of Sathya, Dharma and Ahimsa. A student who dedicates himself/herself to these principles and who is totally focused and committed in all his/her thought and deed, is sure to leave the portals of the institution as a fully-grown value- based adult with the right employable skills.

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