Do not fear, for I am with you,
do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand

– Isaiah 41:10

About Us
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 Lyon, France). This institution came into existence through the tireless efforts of the missionary sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon and the zeal and heroic sacrifice of Rev. Sr. Rose Benedicte, 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 21 Undergraduate Programmes, 14 Postgraduate Programmes, 2 Professional Programmes and 6 Departments have become Research Centres. It has strength of 4062 Students, 199 Teaching Staff and 89 Non-Teaching Staff.

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


  • Vision Statement

    WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION Being contemplative, prophetic and women of communion for the LIFE of the world to empower young women through faith formation and value-based education for societal equality, harmony and care for our common home.