The New College was established in 1951 and is affiliated to the University of Madras. Having completed 62 years of dedicated service to the nation, the college has earned an enviable reputation as a leading institution of higher education in Chennai. It was founded by the Muslim Educational Association of Southern India (MEASI) with the primary aim of providing higher education to the educationally backward section in general and Muslim students in particular. However, its doors are open to deserving students irrespective of community, caste, creed or socio-economic considerations. With a humble beginning of 200 students in the intermediate course, it has grown to the current combined strength of over 5000 students in the Aided & Self-financed streams.
The Day College (Aided) offers12 UG courses, 7 PG courses, 7 M.Phil and 6 Ph.D research programmes, while the Evening College (Self- financed) offers 8 UG and 5 PG courses spanning Arts, Commerce & Science programmes. The College has achieved several significant milestones. It was selected by UGC in 2004, - to offer Career Oriented Add-on programmes in Clinical Laboratory Technology (Certificate, Diploma & Advanced diploma courses), Computer Assembly & Servicing and Quantitative methods & Computer Applications. It was first accredited by NAAC with B++ in 2005. UGC conferred autonomous status to the College in 2007. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) recommended by TANSCHE was introduced in 2008.
These have helped the college to focus on Quality and holistic education of students, carry out many academic innovations in curriculum design, conduct of examination and evaluation and groom students who are more employable with requisite life and personality skills. The College was re-accredited by NAAC in 2010 with the highest ‘A’ grade and CGPA of 3.18 on a scale of 4.00. The College is one of the most preferred educational institutions in Chennai due to its central location, excellent infrastructure, dedicated teaching staff and emphasis on “Teaching beyond the classroom and beyond the curriculum”. The curriculum includes modules on Deeniyath and Moral instructions, Computer skills, Personality enrichment, Soft skills and Environmental studies which help in the integrated/holistic development of the individual
The College has a “remedial coaching scheme” for students who are academically weak, “students counselling programme” with a dedicated class counsellor to mentor and monitor the progress of the students and English language lab to train students in communication skills. It has an active career guidance and placement cell which has facilitated successful placement of students in many reputed concerns For etc..,log on to www.thenewcollege.in