History

Welcome to Women's Christian College Nagercoil

           Before 1818, the British resident Colonel Munro had his bungalow in the place where the present chapel has been built.In 1818,Clonel Munro offered the bungalow to Mr.Mead for his stay. Mr.Mead started the Mission Seminary which became the first educational institution in Travancore.Mr.Mead wrote the following about seminary to his church in England."This will rise,we hope,in time to a mission college for South India". In Febrauary 1893,the seminary was raised to a second grade college and named as 'Nagercoil Christian College'with 13 students (7 Christians and 6 Non-christians).With the donation given by Septimus Scott,a new two storey building was built (the present Chemistry-Zoology block) in 1889.Later the College was named after him.The main block was built in 1940.In 1970,Scott Christian College was shifted to the new campus in the Kottar-Parvathipuram Road.This College is recognized as a monument of the untiting,selfless and devoted service of the pioneer Christian missionaries.

           On 13th June,1973,Women's Christian College was started in this campus by the Kanyakumari Diocese of the Church of South India.Dr.Joy Gnanadhason,Wife of Moderator I.R.H. Gnanadhason,was the founder Principal.To say about the buildings,each building has story behind it which reminds us about the many great men like Rev.Charles Mead,Dr.James Duthie, Rev.G.Parker, Mr.G.H.Marsden, Mr.A.Nesamony and many others.

           This lush green campus which carries the sacred memories of the missionary work is situated in the center of the town.It was from this campus that the early Christian missionaries spread enlightenment to the areas around.Within a short span of forty years,this College has created a niche for itself by providing quality learning for the hoslistic development of the students.Its motto "Enlightened We Serve" is a more appropriate to the mission it fulfills in the field of education. It offers 12 UG ,7 PG, 4 M.Phil courses and 5 Ph.D.programmes.It has a student enrolment of more then thousand girls.

College at a glance

No. of Students: 2092
No. of Faculty: 132
No. of Non-teaching Staff: 71
No. of Aided Departments: 11
No. of Self-financed Departments: 8
Academic System: CB credit system.since About the college below