Stella Maris College ,Cathedral Road, Chennai

Stella Maris College (SMC) is a female-only catholic college established in 1947. The college received autonomous status in the year 1997 and is affiliated with the University of Madras. Stella Maris College for women ranked 58 among “Top 200 Colleges in India” by NIRF 2021 and is accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade and a 3.68 CGPA score on a 4-Point scale. Stella Maris College courses comprise over 40 UG, PG, PhD and diploma courses across Science, Arts and Commerce streams. There are nearly 25 departments at Stella Maris College. Some of these include:  

  • Department of Bioinformatics 

  • Department of Biotechnology 

  • Departments of English  

  • Department of Fine Arts 

  • Department of Physics 

  • Department of Psychology 

  • Department of Vocational Studies 

  • Department of International Studies 

Latest Updates

  • Oct 4, 2021: 12-week certificate course on Photography starts.
  • Sep 2, 2021: Certificate verification for all programmes starts.

The college collaborates with more than 44 national and international institutes, offering student exchange and training programmes. SMC campus includes a Career Guidance Cell, responsible for industrial trainin

Stella Maris College (SMC) is a female-only catholic college established in 1947. The college received autonomous status in the year 1997 and is affiliated with the University of Madras. Stella Maris College for women ranked 58 among “Top 200 Colleges in India” by NIRF 2021 and is accredited by the NAAC with an ‘A’ Grade and a 3.68 CGPA score on a 4-Point scale. Stella Maris College courses comprise over 40 UG, PG, PhD and diploma courses across Science, Arts and Commerce streams. There are nearly 25 departments at Stella Maris College. Some of these include:  

  • Department of Bioinformatics 

  • Department of Biotechnology 

  • Departments of English  

  • Department of Fine Arts 

  • Department of Physics 

  • Department of Psychology 

  • Department of Vocational Studies 

  • Department of International Studies 

Latest Updates

  • Oct 4, 2021: 12-week certificate course on Photography starts.
  • Sep 2, 2021: Certificate verification for all programmes starts.

The college collaborates with more than 44 national and international institutes, offering student exchange and training programmes. SMC campus includes a Career Guidance Cell, responsible for industrial training, higher studies options, internships and placements of undergraduate and postgraduate students. While most courses at Stella Maris College are university-aided, some traditional courses (like the BBA) are self-financed. However, the college awards more than 15 scholarships to curb tuition and other college expenses. As per various institutional schemes offered by Stella Maris College, a total of over Rs 93.33 lakh was awarded to more than 1,614 students in the form of food tokens, graduation money, fee concession, mess and hostel fees. 

Stella Maris College Highlights 2021 

Some key highlights of Stella Maris College are mentioned below:

Particulars Statistics

Establishment year 

1947 

Campus size 

19.5-acre 

Total student headcount (2020) 

2,113+ 

Affiliated to 

University of Madras 

Ranking(s) 

  • 17 for Commerce by India Today 2021 

  • 8 for ‘Top BCA Colleges’ by India Today 2021 

  • 64 among ‘Top 200 Indian Colleges’ by NIRF 2020 

Number of courses  

40+ 

Student-faculty ratio 

9:1 

Number of scholarships offered 

15+ 

Scholarships range (amount range) 

Rs 2,000 - Rs 1 lakh 

Recruiting companies 

Cognizant, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sutherland, Zoho, Verizon, Google, TNQ, among others 

Average placement package (2020) 

Rs 2 LPA – Rs 3 LPA 

Total collaborations 

44+ (national and international) 

MoUs 

Trinity Western University (Canada), IRCOM, Lyon (France), Liverpool Hope University (UK), among others 

Stella Maris College Rankings and Accreditations 

Stella Maris College is an autonomous college with a NAAC ‘A’ grade accreditation. As per several college ranking metrics, Stella Maris College ranked at: 

  • 58 among ‘Top 200 Colleges in India” by NIRF 2021   

  • 8 for Top BCA Colleges by India Today 2021 

  • 17 for Commerce by India Today 2021 

  • 13 for Top Arts Colleges by India Today 2021 

  • 9 for Top Science Colleges by The Week 2020  

Stella Maris College Partnerships & Collaborations 

Some of the programmes at Stella Maris College are offered in collaborations with Indian and international institutions. It has nearly 100 strategic partnerships with universities based across UK, US, China, Canada, among other countries. Moreover, SMC collaborates with some of the popular national institutes, including IIT Madras, Gyanam Institute of Advanced Analytics (GITAA), The Banyan, St. Thomas College, among others. MoUs signed by Stella Maris College with foreign institutions include:   

  • Trinity Western University, Canada 

  • Liverpool Hope University, UK 

  • IRCOM, Lyon  

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK 

  • Providence University, Taiwan 

  • Dominican College 

  • Alfred University 

  • Radford University 

  • Alamo Colleges, Texas 

  • International Federation of Catholic UniversitiesFrance 

  • IESEG School of Management, Lille 

  • Tunghai University, Taiwan 

  • Franciscan English Language and Life Skills, Myanmar 

  • Institut catholique d’études supérieures (ICES), France 

  • Binary University, Malaysia (B.com Honours) 

Stella Maris College Courses & Fees 2021 

Stella Maris College courses are offered in streams like Commerce, Science and Humanities. The college offers more than 40 courses and follows a Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS). While most of the courses at SMC are institution-aided, programmes like BCom in Corporate Secretaryship, BBA, MCom and BA in Tourism & History are self-financedUG courses at Stella Maris College take three years (except BVA which is a four-year course), whereas postgraduate courses like MA, MSc and MCom take two years to complete. However, PG Diploma in Computer Science offered at SMC is of one yearStella Maris course catalogue incorporates MPhil and PhD programmes in several specialisations such as Economics, Mathematics, English, Social Work, among others.  

Several courses offered by Stella Maris College are given below in a tabulated format along with their respective total course fees  

Course name  Specialisation  Total Fee

BA 

Economics, Sociology, English + 2 more specialisations 

Rs 74,700 – Rs 1.21 lakh  

BSc 

Psychology, Chemistry, Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology + 3 more specialisations 

Rs 80,700 – Rs 1.81 lakh 

BBA 

N/A 

Rs 2.50 lakh 

BVA 

Art and Design 

Rs 1.59 lakh 

BCom 

Corporate Secretaryship and Accounting & Finance 

Rs 43,350 – Rs 2.52 lakh 

MSc 

Mathematics, Physics, Biotechnology + 3 more specialisations 

Rs 54,180 – Rs 1.24 lakh 

MA 

Economics, English, Public Relations + more specialisations 

Rs 53,680 – Rs 1.04 lakh 

MCom 

N/A 

Rs 1.04 lakh 

Stella Maris College Admission 2021 

Stella Maris College admission process is mainly carried out on the basis of merit i.e., a student’s total aggregate in their previous qualifying exam. However, admission to PhD programmes is issued by the University of Madras. This female-only catholic college admits students via online and offline application modes. After the publication of the merit list (based on the students’ aggregate), shortlisted candidates are asked to appear before the selection panel for an online interview.   

A few popular courses at Stella Maris College are given below in a tabulated format along with their eligibility criteria: 

Course  Eligibility*  Selection Criteria 

BA 

Class 12 pass 

Merit + PI 

BSc 

Class 12 with Science stream (except BSc Psychology) 

Merit + PI 

BBA 

Class 12 with Commerce stream 

Merit + PI 

BCom 

Class 12 with Commerce stream 

Merit + PI 

BVA 

Class 12 pass 

Merit+ Aptitude Test (drawing/designing) + PI 

MSc 

Bachelor’s degree in respective subject 

Merit + PI 

MA 

BA or any bachelor's degree in respective subject 

Merit + PI 

MCom 

BCom graduate 

Merit + PI 

*5% relaxation is given to candidates from reserved categories like SC/ST/PwD etc. However, 50% of the total seats are reserved for the minority Catholic community. 

Stella Maris College Placements 

Stella Maris College placement process is usually initiated in August every yearThe college has a training and placement cell that provides industrial training to UG and PG graduates. As per the SMC placement2020475 students registered for the campus placement drive and companies like Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, RBS, Barclays, Zoho, Zifo, CITI Bank and Mckinsey visited the college campus. However, the IT recruitment drive was led by CTS, TCS and WiproOther mass recruiters at Stella Maris College for 2020 included Vidiyalai, Primrose, Paper True, World Bank, among many others.  

Recruiters  Job Roles Offered 

Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, RBS, Barclays, Zoho, Zifo, CITI Bank and McKinsey 

Analyst, Research Associate, Customer Support Executive, Programmer, HR, Designer 

CTS, TCS, Wipro 

IT 

Vidiyalai, Akshar Arbol, Primrose 

Teacher 

Paper True, Pick your Trail 

Content Writer and Editors  

Read more: Stella Maris College Placements

Stella Maris College Scholarships 2021 

Each year, the college awards food tokens, scholarships, fee waivers and other forms of financial assistance to the students. Scholarships offered by Stella Maris College can be further classified into two categories viz. government and private scholarships.  

Government Scholarships 

  • SC/ST Special Scholarship 

  • BC Scholarship 

  • MBC Scholarship 

  • Minority Scholarship 

  • Chief Minister's Prize Money Award 

  • Arunachal Pradesh Award of Stipend 

Scholarship Name  Number of students  Total amount disbursed 

BC/MBC Scholarship  

461 

Rs 19.70 lakh  

SC/ST Prize Money Award 

2 

Rs 6,000  

SC/ST Special Scholarship 

8 

Rs 60,000  

SC/ST Scholarship 

179 

Rs 12.23 lakh 

SC/ST Scholarship 

262 

Rs 17.68 lakh 

 
 

912 

Rs 50.28 lakh 

 Private Scholarships 

  • Maharani Vidyavathi Devi of Vizhiyanagaram Trust 

  • Ernst and Young Scholarship 

  • UDIS Forum 

  • Sri Sai Trust 

  • University of Madras Endowment 

  • Shri K R Sundarajan Charities from Meenakshi College for Women 

  • Sree Venkateswara Students Hostel 

  • The Tamil Nadu Education Trust 

  • Shri M Bhakthavatsalam Centenary Celebration Committee Trust 

  • Shree Banaskantha Palanpur Jain Association

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Stella Maris College Admissions

Stella Maris College (SMC) is an autonomous Catholic institute of higher education for women. It is a University of Madras-affiliated college which is located in Cathedral Road, Chennai. There are more than 40 programmes offered by SMC at UG, PG and PhD (issued by the University of Madras) levels. However, while some courses are aided (institute-funded) others are self-financing.  

Admission to Stella Maris College is merit-based (except PhD). According to the prospectus, application forms for admission are issued within 10 days of publication of qualifying exam results. 

Stella Maris College Admission 2021: Highlights

Application forms for admission to all UG and P

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Stella Maris College Fees and Eligibility

CoursesTotal tuition Fees Eligibility
B.Sc.(6 Courses)
INR 68.69 K
(for 3 years)
-
B.Com(3 Courses)
INR 88.94 K
(for 3 years)
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B.A.(3 Courses)
INR 7.2 K
(for 3-4 years)
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PG Diploma(2 Courses)
INR 6 K
(for 1 year)
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Stella Maris College Rankings

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Overall Rating (Out of 5)

4.1

Based on 59 Verified Reviews

Distribution of Rating

Component Ratings (Out of 5)
Placements
3.8
Infrastructure
4.1
Faculty & Course Curriculum
4.1
Crowd & Campus Life
4.1
Value for Money
4.3
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Dejaswini | B.Com. in Accounting and Finance - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021
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4.0
Placements 4 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 4
We are dissatisfied because now we have online lectures in 2020-2022.

Placements: The placements are good here. Placement offers are basically based on the GPA marks. Top recruiting companies for this course would be Amazon, Deloitte, etc. The recruitment was totally based on interviews that students attend within the campus. We have trained accordingly.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure is good here. We are provided with Wi-Fi facilities and libraries. The food served in the hostel and in the canteen is good. I love Maggi served in our college canteen, along with brownie and ice cream.

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Dhanalakshmi S | B.Voc. in Food Processiong and Quality Control - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 30 Apr 2021
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4.0
Placements 3 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 3
I am satisfied with the faculty members and infrastructure.

Placements: Only a few students got placed in college placements. The highest salary package offered is 4 LPA, the lowest salary package offered is 1 LPA, and the average salary package offered would be 2 LPA for B.Voc food processing and quality control. Some of the top recruiters of this course would be Shakthi Masala, Major Bakeries, Hotels, etc. Some students got placed in milk factories too.

Infrastructure: The college campus is very good. The hostel is like a 5-star hotel with a good ambience. Wi-Fi is available on th...

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Anonymous | B.Voc. in Food Processiong and Quality Control - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 30 Apr 2021
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3.6
Placements 3 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 3 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 3
I am satisfied with the campus and course.

Placements: The percentage of students who got placed with the help of college placements is very low. The highest salary package offered would be around 5 LPA, the lowest salary package offered would be 1 LPA, and the average salary package offered would be 2.5 LPA. Top companies which recruit students of this department would be food factories for their quality analyst.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure of the college is very good, and it is neatly maintained and has a big space. Wi-Fi is available around the campus, and...

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Suruthika C | B.Voc. in Food Processiong and Quality Control - Batch of 2022
Reviewed on 2 Apr 2021
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3.8
Placements 3 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 3
Good infrastructure with royal hostel facility, huge campus and internship opportunities.

Placements: Placements are just average and college does not care about placements. Around 75% are getting jobs by applying for it. The highest package offered is 5 lacks per annum, the lowest is 1 lack per annum and the average is 3 lacks per annum. The top recruiters would be from Aachi, Sakthi masala, leading bakeries in city etc.

Infrastructure: College has Wi-Fi all around the campus. Labs and classrooms are good. Library has many books that can be used for reference. The hostel is divided into two blocks one is a norm...

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Reshmi | B.Com. in Corporate Secretaryship - Batch of 2021
Reviewed on 9 Jul 2021
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4.0
Placements 4 Infrastructure 4 Faculty & Course Curriculum 4 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 4
Our college has a good reputation till date.

Placements: There were a lot of good placement options, and many friends got selected with an average salary of Rs. 20,000 per month. The companies that offer placements are KPMG, Earnest and Young, Goldman Sacs, Deloitte, and many more. Attending the mock placements gives us more confidence.

Infrastructure: The infrastructure of our college is good and has a very friendly environment. The canteen also was good and had a good variety of food and snacks are served. The person in the canteen is sweet and patient. The food ser...

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Stella Maris College Highlights

  • Stella Maris College has signed the following MoUs and initiated collaboration with prestigious National Institutes of Higher Education
  • The College has signed MoUs with institutions of repute for faculty and student exchange programmes

Stella Maris College Infrastructure/Facilities

  • Library
    Cafeteria
    Hostel
    Sports Complex
    Hospital / Medical Facilities
    Labs

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Stella Maris College FAQs

Stella Maris College FAQs

Q. Is Stella Maris College an accredited institution?

A. Yes, the college is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council [NAAC] with Grade 'A'.

Is Stella Maris a government college?

A. Yes, SMC is an autonomous college affiliated with the University of Madras and recognized by the UGC.

Q. Where is Stella Maris College located?

A. The college is situated in Gopalapuram, Chennai.

Q. Are there hostels available at Stella Maris College?

A. The college comprises five hostel buildings, which can hold up to more than 550 students.

Q. When was Stella Maris College founded?

A. The college was conceived in the year 1947 and got permanent recognition in 1950.

Q. Are there any scholarships available at Stella Maris College?

A. Yes there are about 15 scholarships available for the students of SMC. These can be classified as government, university and privately funded.

Q. What are the top recruiting companies at Stella Maris College?

A. Top placement companies at SMC include Deloitte, Ernst Young, KPMG, RBS, Barclays, Zoho, Zifo, CITI Bank, among others.

Q. How many students got placed during recent placements drive at Stella Maris College?

A. In 2020, more than 475 students registered for the campus placement drive and got placed in Deloitte, Ernst Young, KPMG, RBS, Barclays, Zoho, Zifo, CITI Bank, Mckinsey, among various other multinational giants.

Q. What is the total course fee to pursue BA from Stella Maris College?

A. The total course fee to study BA at SMC is Rs 37,350. However, additional expenses (hostel, mess, books, etc.) are not included in this amount.

Q. How big is the Stella Maris College campus?

A. The college has a 19.5-acre campus situated in ‘Poes Garden’, Chennai.

Comments

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Anyway can you please tell me aa medical colleges in Chennai for more information?

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Kumar R

Beginner-Level 1

6 days ago

Bharath college in Tambaram.

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SURAJIT DAS

Beginner-Level 4

6 days ago

Some of the colleges are-
1. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research.
2. Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital.
3. S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology.
4. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences.

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What percentage should be scored to get Admission to Stella Maris College?

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Shijin Kumar c

Beginner-Level 2

19 hours ago

UG and PG level, admission in UG programme courses will be merit-based. No entrance exam needed for admission in BCA. If you have 75+% marks then you will get admission directly

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Is there any entrance exam to get admission in Stella Maris College to do Bachelor's in Computer Science (BCA)?

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Sajid Borah

Contributor-Level 6

3 weeks ago

Stella Maris College offers admissions at UG and PG level, admission in UG programme courses will be merit-based. No entrance exam needed for admission in BCA. Marit basis admission. If you have 75+% marks then you will get admission directly

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for B.A. in English at Stella Maris College.

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If B.Sc. Chemistry student should apply M.Sc. Bioinformatics.

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Mallika Ahuja

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Yes, you can apply for M.Sc. Bioinformatics

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Rupjyoti saikia

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Yes, you can apply for M.Sc. Bioinformatics after B.Sc. In Chemistry because the foundation for bioinformatics is mathematics and Chemistry.

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