The New College is a Government-Aided Muslim minority College affiliated to the University of Madras. It was founded by the Muslim Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI). Since its founding in 1951 with about 200 intermediate course students, The New College has rigorously upheld commitment to providing quality Higher Education to the deserving students, especially from weaker sections of the society. The college is currently run by a Managing Committee of the MEASI under the chairmanship of noted Chartered Accountant, Janab. U. Mohamed Khalilullah.
On our beautiful campus on Peter’s Road, Royapettah, Chennai, about 5000 students pursue their intellectual passion through more than 35 academic programmes. The New college campus also houses three other institutions run by its parent body viz., MEASI Academy of Architecture, MEASI Institute of Management, and MEASI Institute of Information Technology.
Although the college and its allied institutions were established with a view to educationally empower students belonging to the Muslim community in Tamil Nadu, the college has students and teachers from different communities and from almost all parts of India. We have a few students from abroad as well. There is provision for nearly 500 students to reside in the College campus. The parent body of the college uses a major share of income every year to give scholarships to students from economically less privileged families. Although the management of the college mainly depends on the contributions generous philanthropists from the community for its working capital, it has always strived to provide adequate infrastructure facilities for the college to meet the challenges of the changing times.
The college campus is equipped with all necessary facilities for the all-round development of students including playground, Hostel, fitness centre, Staff Lounge, Library, Canteen, Wi-Fi internet connectivity and so on. Students’ Union elections are conducted every year to select student representatives and to inculcate values of democracy in students. The college has two active units of NCC. The units of NSS, Roteract Club, Youth Red Cross and other social service initiatives of the college won several accolades from different agencies including Chennai city police, and health department for their services. There is a mosque in the college campus which is open for all for worship and meditation.
The Diamond Jubilee block, the latest addition to the buildings in the campus, is mainly meant for setting up a Digital Library and Resource Centre. The college has been securing many major projects from the UGC and other agencies, and has always endeavoured to produce quality research works. Numerous research papers and books are published by our faculty every year.
The New College became autonomous in the year 2007, and it is recently re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. Autonomy has enhanced us to periodically update our curriculum, and offer courses that are relevant to the times and aimed at enhancing employability of students. During its existence in the past 62 years, the college has produced about 75,000 graduates, many of whom have excelled in their chosen fields. The college continues to extend its services to the nation by means of adopting healthy practices and dedicated efforts to ensure quality of education.