“I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;”

– Isaiah 49:16

College History
College History

Fatima College, Mary Land, Madurai, is a Post Graduate & 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 Benedict, the founder of the College.

The College was started in St. Joseph’s Campus Madurai as a Second Grade College with 63 students in 1953. It became a Post Graduate College in 1964, Autonomous in 1990 and Research Centre in 2004. The College now offers 20 Under Graduate Courses, 14 Post Graduate Courses, 2 Professional Courses, 5 M.Phil. Programmes and 6 Departments have become Research Centres. It has strength of 4720 Students, 209 Teaching Staff and 99 Non-Teaching Staff.

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


Honours Conferred and Awards received.


College History 1953 - 2018

  • Vision Statement

    Empower women by developing human capabilities through quality education based on Christian values, making them responsible citizens who can work for the advancement of the society and promote communal harmony in the multi-religious and multi-cultural reality of India.