“As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him”

– Psalm 103:13

College History
College History

Fatima College (Autonomous), Mary Land, Madurai, is a Post Graduate and Research Institution for Women affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. It is a Catholic Minority institution established and run by St. Joseph’s Society of Madurai (of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons, France). This institution came into existence through the tireless efforts of the missionary sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons and the zeal and heroic sacrifice of Rev. Sr. Rose Benedicta, the Foundress of the College.

The College was started in St. Joseph’s Campus Madurai as a Second Grade College with 63 students in 1953. It was upgraded into a Post Graduate College in 1964; Autonomous in 1990 and a Research Institute in 2004. The College now offers 20 Undergraduate Courses, 14 Postgraduate Courses, 2 Professional Courses, 5 M.Phil. Programmes and 6 Departments have become Research Centres. It has strength of 4510 Students, 204 Teaching Staff and 95 Non-Teaching Staff.

The College is administered and oriented by St. Joseph’s Society presided by the Provincial.


Honours Conferred & Awards Received.



College History 1953 - 2018

  • Vision Statement

    Being women of communion, contemplative and prophetic, empower women and children through faith formation and value-based education for societal equality, harmony and to care for our common home.