Presidency College

Presidency College, Chennai  Chennai, Tamil Nadu

 ESTD 1826
 Public College
 NIRF Ranking - 5

Presidency College , Chennai

Nupur Yadav

Presidency College Chennai is one of the oldest colleges, having been founded in 1840 by the British Indian Government. NIRF has placed the college third in 2022. Presidency College Chennai Courses offers 21 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with 18 M. Phil. specialisations and 19 Ph.D. specialisations. Admission to the Presidency College is based on merit and the TANCET MCA Entrance Exam. At the college, the average salary package is INR 1.8 LPA.

Presidency College Admission 2023: Anna University has announced the registration and exam dates for the TANCET 2023, which will be used to offer admission to various postgraduate courses in Tamil Nadu colleges. Registration for TANCET 2023 will be open from February 1 to February 22, 2023, with a registration fee of INR 1000 for unreserved candidates and INR 500 for reserved candidates. The MBA and MCA courses will take place on March 25, 2023, while the MTech, ME, MArch, and MPlan courses will take place on March 26, 2023. Candidates can get more information by logging in to

Presidency College Placement: Presidency College was ranked third in the "College" category in the NIRF 2023 rankings. In the year 2021-22, the institute recorded a record placement of 266 students out of 944 students for the UG three-year programme. In the same year, the PG two-year programme placed 141 students out of 395, and the three-year programme placed 18 out of 26 students. The median UG programme package for 2021-22 was INR 1.50 LPA. The median packages for the PG two-year and three-year programmes were INR 1.80 LPA and INR 2.22 LPA, respectively.

Presidency college Highlights

The below-given table describes the presidency college highlights



TypePublic (Autonomous)
Accredited ByNAAC
Affiliated ToUniversity of Madras
Courses OfferedB. A., B. Com., B. Sc., BCA, M. A., M. Com., M. Phil., MCA, MSW, and Ph.D.
Application ModeOffline
Admission CriteriaMerit-based
Entrance ExamTANCET exam for MCA admissions
Top RecruitersTCS
Facilities AvailableHostel, Library, Post office, Cafeteria
Principal    Dr. R. Raman

Important Dates

The Presidency College Chennai, important dates about MCA are given in the table below: 



TANCET 2023 Registration WindowFebruary 1 – February 28, 2023
TANCET 2023 Exam March 25, 2023

Presidency College Chennai Courses

The Presidency College Chennai Courses are given in the table below: 

Course    SpecialisationsEligibilitySelection CriteriaDurationIntake
B. A.Economics, History, Political Science, English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and UrduPassed class 12  examinationMerit-based3 years



B.ScPlant Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Advanced Zoology, and Advanced Biotechnology, and MathematicsPassed class 12  examinationMerit-based3 years312
B.ComCorporate Secretaryship and CommercePassed class 12  examinationMerit-based3 years 175
BCA-Passed class 12  examinationMerit-based3 years-
M.AEconomics, English, Political Science, Public Administration, Tamil, History, Sanskrit, and Telugu.Must have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective fieldMerit-based2 years-
M.Com-Must have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the commerceMerit-based2 years-
MSWMasters’ in Social WorkMust have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective fieldMerit-based2 years-
MCA-Must have obtained a BCA degreeTANCET Exam2 years-
M. Sc.Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Zoology, Mathematics, and Applied MicrobiologyMust have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective fieldMerit-based2 years144
Ph.D.-Must have obtained a Master’s degreeMerit-based--
M.Phil-Must have obtained a Master’s degreeMerit-based1 years-

Presidency College Admissions

Presidency College’s admissions process is autonomous; students must visit the college to obtain an admission form; additionally, the college website is currently unavailable. Candidates must meet all of the eligibility requirements outlined in the preceding table.

How to Apply?

As previously stated, students must collect the admission form from the college grounds. Students must carefully complete the admission form and submit the specified mark sheets on the admission form before the admission process deadline. Once the forms are submitted, the college will provide a form with all of the marks listed on it, which the student must bring on the day of admission. The admission day includes a series of counselling rounds in which students are called based on their rank on the merit list based on their grades. Students seeking admission to undergraduate courses must submit 10+2 mark sheets; candidates seeking admission to graduate courses must have graduated from the respective undergraduate course with the required marks. 

How do I register for the TANCET exam? 

The first eligibility requirement for applying for the TANCET exam is that the candidate have at least a 50% average in their bachelor’s degree (BCA).
Candidates can create a new login by logging into the Anna University portal.
After creating a unique login, the candidate must carefully fill out all of the required information and select the course for which they are applying, as well as the exam centre.
After completing all of the required information, candidates must pay the application fee of Rs. 500 for general category students and Rs. 250 for reserved category students. You can now submit the form. Make a note of the TANCET application number.

Presidency College Placements

The college has a dedicated placement cell that conducts on-campus recruitment drives for students in order to place them in jobs. The table below provides summary information about the placements in 2017-2018.

CourseNo. of students who graduatedNo. of students that are placedAvg. salary of the placed students
UG632103INR 1,38,000
PG (2-year course)25761INR 1,80,000
PG (3-year course)247INR 1,80,000

Presidency College Ranking

Presidency college Chennai Ranking for the year 2020 is given in the table below: 

Body/ Magazine RankingYear
NIRF Ranking52020
The Week242020

Presidency College Scholarship

The college Council awards merit-based scholarships to candidates in the B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., M.C.A., and M.Sc., M.Com., M.C.A. programmes. The value of each scholarship is usually reduced to the scholar’s fee or half of it. At any given time, the number of College Scholarships available is limited to 4% of the total strength of the college. First and foremost, the scholarships are usually awarded for a year and continue until the course is completed. They can be revoked at the discretion of the Principal. 

The following is a list of scholarships with brief descriptions.

  • Freedom Fighters Scholarships
  • Government Scholarships
  • Scholarship under the Excess Fees Income Scheme
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • State Scholarship to Children of School Teachers
  • State Government Merit Scholarship Scheme
  • Children of Defense Service Personnel
  • The Children of Repatriates from Sri Lanka
  • The children of Repatriates from Burma
  • National Loan Scholarship
  • Ad-hoc Merit Grant Scheme
  • State Collegiate Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Post-Matric Studies in Hindi

Presidency College Facilities

With a large campus that dates back over 160 years, Presidency College has a fair share of old and strong infrastructure and offers the following facilities on campus. Hostels: There are two hostels on campus, one for boys and one for girls. The rooms in the hostel are free because the college funds students who need scholarships that include some hostel fees. The boys’ hostel is currently being renovated.
Library: The college has a general library with a large collection of books and print journals from a variety of fields, reflecting the college’s wide range of courses. It also has paid hostels for international students. Other amenities at the college include a cafeteria, a post office, a Central Bank of India counter, and healthcare services.

Presidency College Faculty

Presidency College Chennai has an excellent teacher-to-student ratio. All of the teachers are highly qualified and have extensive teaching experience.

Associate Professors: 55 
Assistant Professors: 132

Presidency College Notable Alumni

  • Indian-born American Alagappa Alagappan (1925-2014), founder of the Hindu Temple Society of North America.
  • Alladi Ramakrishnan, Founder of the Vallal Institute of Mathematical Sciences 
  • Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar (1909-1957), industrialist and philanthropist; and Dr. E. S. Appasamy (1878-1963), educator and social worker in Chennai. 
  • D. Ramanaidu, Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and former MP Mithavaadi Krishnan,
  • Social reformer Moorkoth Ramunny
  • First Malayalee pilot in the Royal Indian Air Force Kezhekapt Rukmini Menon, India’s second career diplomat
    K. Kunjunniraja, Writer and Scholar 
  • Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University 
  • T. J. Gnanavel, Film Director 


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