Providence Women’s College (1952)


Sr Maria Neetha AC

Ph: 9497168505

a) Year of starting : 1st July 1952

The First Women’s Arts and Science College in the Malabar region of Kerala, South India. Nestled atop the scenic Florican Hill, the college provides the ideal ambience for pursuits in higher education
Providence Women’s College, Calicut, Kerala, founded by the sisters of Apostolic Carmel came into being on 1st July, 1952. It was the sacred mission of Mother Veronica the foundress of the congregation to train young women who had embraced religious life and send them far and wide on vocations of service to the community. Providence Women’s College was the result of the efforts of such a committed group, headed by Mother Gabrielle, who became the Founder Principal. This was a dream come true for the young women in the Malabar region who had to otherwise go as far as Mangalore or Madras in search of a women’s college. Thus this college opened a new chapter in the annals of Malabar, as its first women’s college. The college is registered under the Apostolic Carmel Education Society, S No.4 of 1957, Calicut. The Managing Governing Body includes the Provincial Superior, Educational Secretary, the Principal, the Local Manager, a representative of the management and a religious staff nominated by the Provincial Superior.
The college provides instruction in 6 post graduate courses and 13 under graduate courses. 6 UGC approved Add On courses, 7 Certificate Courses and 4 Diploma Courses are offered by the College along with the main stream of academic instruction. True to its motto, ‘IN THY LIGHT WE SEE LIGHT’ Providence Women’s College seeks to radiate the light of God’s Truth, Justice and Love through instruction and the healthy atmosphere maintained through the cooperative effort of the management, staff and students and parents.

Address Providence Women’s College,
Malaparamba (PO), Calicut 673 009.
Telephone No. 0495-2537155
E-mail ID
Year of Establishment 1st July 1952
Status UG & PG
Aided / Unaided Aided
Affiliated to University of Calicut
Principal (Sr.) Neetha. A.C.
Corporate Manager Dr. (Sr.) M. Ancilla. A.C.