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

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 21 Undergraduate Courses, 14 Postgraduate Courses, 2 Professional Courses, 5 M.Phil. Programmes and 6 Departments have become Research Centres. It has strength of 4134 Students, 206 Teaching Staff and 100 Non-Teaching Staff.

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


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  • Vision Statement

    WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION To 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 eventually evolving into women of communion.