Audio of Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women


Shrimathi Devkunvar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women was started in 1968 with the generous donation of 10 acres of land by our Late Founder Chairman Shri Nanalal Bhatt and 6 lakhs donated by Cork Industries Charities Trust. The College is named after the Late Founder Chairman’s wife Smt. Devkunvar. This college is the first women’s college in the then Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. The Chairman Smt. Mamta D. Bhatt is a dynamic and energetic leader with innovative ideas and with the potential of executing them precisely. The College Secretary, Shri. Chandrakant M. Tolia, is a meticulous planner with a panoramic vista for the development of education especially for first generation women learners. The College Joint Secretary Shri. Nimish C. Tolia, with his visionary leadership provides stewardship to the institution to meet the globally changing scenario in education.


 The College is affiliated to the University of Madras  from the year of its inception in 1968 and accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with A+ Grade and listed in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF),  Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The autonomous status of our college has been earmarked in 2006 and the same is approved  by the University of Madras and the University Grants Commission (UGC is a statutory Organization of the Government of India by an Act of Parliament in 1956, for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of teaching, examination and research in university education).   Our college has current student strength of 7019 with 30%  in Aided stream and 70%  in Self-support stream with 337 faculty members. We offer 10 UG programs in Aided stream, 20 UG, 16 PG and 5 M.Phil programs in the self-support stream. All the programmes offered in our college are accredited by the University of Madras.

Nine Departments are recognized as Research Departments. The Department of Economics offers part time Ph.D program. Our college gives importance to research and our college management provides seed money to staff and students to conduct research in various fields. More than 50 funded research projects (of both UGC and management funds) have been conducted with societal output research findings. Every year, there are more than 100  quality research papers published in various national and international journals of repute that are indexed in UGC care list / Web of Science / Scopus.

Sparkles – a half-yearly research explorer journal with ISBN, is an initiative by our college to encourage students of all levels to write research papers with the guidance of staff members. Our College takes pride in publishing two International Multi Disciplinary e-Journals, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research in Arts, Science and Commerce (IJMRASC) and International Journal of Trans disciplinary Research and Development (SIJTRD) with ISSN. The Journals encourage Innovative Research, Review of the existing research, Comparative research of different approaches for a problem and its interpretation, problem solving research, community based and social relevant research.

The College has witnessed a multi-directional impressive growth in diversified areas that provide opportunities to the women students to explore and deepen their academic interest and extension activities effectively.