E.M. Gopalakrishna Kone Yadava Women’s College was established in the year 1974, with the vision of building a strong and healthy society by providing Value added Education to socially and economically backward Women.
Motto : "Anbum Arivum Panbum Yadavam "- " Magalir
Arivu Kudumba Uyarvu ".
"அன்பும் அறிவும் பண்பும் யாதவம் " - " மகளிர்
அறிவு குடும்ப உயர்வு"
Vision : To provide Value-based education to the educationally, socially, economically backward and underprivileged rural women students and contribute towards promoting Women Empowerment to build a strong and healthy society.
Mission : To enlighten the women, mainly from rural areas and backward communities through Value-based education, molding students into leaders, entrepreneurs and nation- builders.
The Institution has been Administered under the Governance of E.M.GopalaKrishna Kone Yadava Mahalir Kalloori (Women’s College) Association, Madurai, and affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University .
The college was started only with Pre-University Course at E.M.G.Kalyana Mandabam at Tallakulam, Madurai, in 1974. Later the college was shifted to the present campus at New Natham Road, Thiruppalai, in a sprawling 15 acres of land donated by E.M.G. Charitable Trust in the year 1980.Thus, the implementation and realization of the vision of Thiru. E.M.GopalaKrishna Kone was initiated by our beloved mother, Tmt.E.S.R.Alamelu Ammal. Thiru.E.M.G. Soundarajan has become the life time President of the College and patronized the Institution till 2008. The sincere and adorable service of Thiru.E.M.G. Soundararajan is being continued by Tmt. E.M.G.S. Indirani, lady of determination, social responsibility and religious zeal renders her service for the empowerment and enlightenment of women which develops the Institution to reach an unimagined height.
The College offers
- 18 UG Courses.
- 8 PG Courses.
- AICTE approved MCA.
- 2 Research Centres(History & English)
- 4 M.Phil Degree Courses (Mathematics, Commerce, History and Tamil).
- 18 Certificate Courses.
- 5 Diploma Courses.
- 2 Advanced Diploma Courses.
- 2 PG Diploma Courses.
- 14 Add-on Courses.
- 13 Value-Added Courses.
Self Development Courses :
Tailoring, Beautician Course, Jewelry making, Fabric Painting, Two Wheeler/ Four Wheeler Driving , Computer Training under Central Government Scheme,Food Preservation, and BakeryJute Bag, Doll Making.
Other Courses offered :
- Yoga, Karate, Hindi Classes, Spoken Hindi Classes, Personality Development Courses, Entry-in-service coaching, NET/SET coaching classes.
Milestones in the History of the college:
- Accredited with B++ by NAAC in 2003.
- The institution attained AUTONOMOUS STATUS in 2006.
- Re-accredited with ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.17 in 2010.
- Extension of Autonomous Status was granted by UGC in 2013 for the period (2013-2019).
- Re-accredited (3rd Cycle) with Grade A+ and CGPA 3.51 by NAAC.
- The college has been bagging “Over All Runner” – Over all Women Championship, Madurai District Championship, Best College Award for Communal Harmony, Rolling Cup for Youth Empowerment, Golden Jubilee Rolling Cup from Madurai Kamaraj University for the past Four years.
- Institution has been receiving ”Blood Donation Award” annually.
- The college has been receiving the award “IAB Blind Empowerment Champions - Platinum zone” from Indian Association for the Blind, annually.
- The college takes pride for having outnumbered the students of other affiliated colleges in attempting the Gandhian Thought examination and felicitated with the Rolling Shield consecutively from 2010-2012 onwards by Madurai Kamaraj University.
- Bagged shield for YOGA from Pathanjali Yoga and Sports Development Association.
- Got Shield for Yoga from Deesha Yoga Centre.
- The college has been receiving Best Performer award for YOGA on Independence Day / Republic Day Celebrations of the District from the District collector of Madurai, annually.
- Won the Prestigious 8th All India Open Karate Championship.
- Sports Awards received by students from Madurai Kamaraj University.
- Received the BEST COLLEGE AWARD for students services in 2005 from Madurai Kamaraj University .
- Received the BEST COLLEGE AWARD for communal Harmony in 2006 from Madurai Kamaraj University.
- Received the Over all Runner up shield and Madurai District Women Championship in the Youth Festival conducted by M.K.U. for the current year and the last year.
- The students received the “Best Performer Award” for Yoga in the years 2012 & 2013 Republic Day Programmes – conducted at Reserve line.
- “Swatch Ambassador” from the Corporation of Madurai District for the Proactive Cleanliness Initiatives.
- “Glory Award” and Appreciation from the Member of Parliament for continuous participation and getting Award in Independence Day and Republic Day Celebrations.
- Kalvi Thai Beedam organized by Kaviarasar Kalai Tamizh Sangam for the College’s Merits and Credits on Independence Day Celebrations.
- The college received Certificate of Recognition in the band "Performer" under the category "General (Non-Technical)" in Atal Ranking of Institutions and Innovation Achievement (ARIIA)2021.
- Formation of a Sports Team for the following games Hockey, Basketball, Kabadi, Kho- Kho, Hand Ball and Ball Badminton.
- Conducting Two Day State Level “Science Expo”, every year for College / School students.