Updated on Jun 1, 2022 00:00 IST
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Top Arts Colleges in Chennai 2022

Chennai, being the centre of the IT industry and informational services, provides great job opportunities. There are nearly 14 top ranked Arts colleges in Chennai which offer Arts courses, out of these nearly 9 colleges are private and 2 colleges are public/government.

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in Chennai: Highlights

Parameters Particulars/Statistics
No. of Arts colleges in Chennai Nearly 14 colleges in Chennai
Fees - Annual fee < Rs 1 lakh: 28%
Top Specialisations English

Chennai is one of the prominent regions for students who wish to pursue Arts courses. Arts / Humanities & Social Sciences comprise a wide variety of academic and professional disciplines, including English, Psychology, Political Science, History, Anthropology and Music. Arts graduates can pursue a wide variety of careers, including business, media, education, government, and non-profit work. They can choose from a variety of careers in Arts ranging from Assistant Administrative Officer to Content Editors to Librarian.

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in Chennai Eligibility Criteria

Arts courses can be pursued at UG, PG and PhD levels. The eligibility criteria differs as per the course selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG, PG and PhD Arts courses for the reference of candidates:

  • UG level: Candidates must have passed Class 12 and secured at least 55% aggregate score from a recognised board. The course is of four years duration.
  • PG level: Candidates must have passed graduation preferably in the subject in which they wish to pursue masters with a minimum of 50% aggregate score. The course is of two years duration.
  • PhD level: Candidate must have passed a Master's degree in either stream of Engineering, Technology, Arts, Science or Commerce with a minimum of 60% aggregate score. The course duration is three years.

Top Arts Colleges in Chennai with India Today Ranking and Shiksha Rating (Aggregate):

India Today provides top colleges ranking based on various parameters like like course, faculty, campus, curriculum, facilities, infrastructure, , placements, value for money etc.

Given below in the table is the list of top Arts colleges in Chennai as per India Today 2021 and Shiksha Rating (Aggregate):

Name of Colleges India Today '21 Ranking Shiksha Rating Aggregate

MCC, Chennai

5

4.3

Loyola College, Chennai

7

4.4
SDNB Vaishnav College For Women - 4.4
Patrician College of Arts and Science - 4.4
Guru Nanak College - 4.2
Women's Christian College - 4.1
Mar Thoma College Tiruvalla - 4
Stella Maris College - 4
Chevalier T Thomas Elizabeth College for Women - 4
Hindustan College of Arts and Science - 3.6

List of Top Private and Government Arts Colleges in Chennai

Private Arts Colleges in Chennai

College Name Course Fee (in Rs)

Stella Maris College, Chennai

-

Women's Christian College, Chennai

57,570

Ethiraj College for Women (Ethiraj), Chennai

1,30,000

Chevalier T Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, Chennai

-

Hindustan College of Arts and Science, Chennai

60,000

Government Arts Colleges in Chennai

College Name Course Fee (in Rs)

MCC, Chennai

-

Guru Nanak College, Chennai

-

Presidency College, Chennai

-

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview:

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in Chennai

ROI of Top Arts Colleges in Chennai

ROI or Return on Investment can be defined as the ratio of total annual income and total annual return. It can be useful for students in comparing and choosing the right college during the the time of admission. Candidates can get to know about the annual investment in the form of fees and annual return in the form of placement. The best Arts colleges in Chennai with the Average Annual Fee and Average Placement Package are listed below in the table:

College Name Average Annual Fee (in Rs) Average Placement Package (in Rs)

Loyola College

33,060 3.92 Lakh
MCC - Madras Christian College 56,157 2.52 Lakh
Women's Christian College 57,570 2.48 Lakh

Top Recruiters for Arts Graduates

After completing Arts courses, candidates get several placement opportunities. The placement drives are conducted by the colleges. The colleges provide opportunities to enhance the student’s knowledge and gain real-time experience.

Below is the list of few top companies in Chennai that recruit Arts students along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

The New College, Chennai

4.5

Sutherland, Capgemini, Just Dial, Epi Source, Barclay, CohnReznick, Carisma Solution, Capgemini, TCS, Infosys, IBM

Loyola College, Chennai

4.4

E&Y, Zoho Corp, Wells Fargo, Amazon, Cognizant, TCS, CTS, Deloitte, Citi Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Google

MCC, Chennai

4.3

Amazon, Zoho, Delloite, TCS, Wipro, Accenture, RBS, Infosys, HCL, Cognizant, Uber, Wipro, RBS, Calvin & Klein

SDNB Vaishnav College For Women, Chennai

4.3

Tech Mahindra, CTS, Wipro, Virtusa, TCS, Dell, Accenture

Stella Maris College, Chennai

4.1

Ernst & Young, KPMG, Wipro, E&Y, Delloite, Zoho, ICICI, TCS, Amazon, RBS, Google, KPMG, ICICI Bank

How affordable is studying Arts Courses in Chennai?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Arts courses in Chennai is economical as approximately 67% of the colleges have course/annual fees of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Women's Christian College
  • Hindustan College of Arts and Science

Approximately 33% of Arts colleges have a fee structure that ranges from Rs 1-2 lakh. Some of these colleges are

  • Ethiraj College for Women (Ethiraj)

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Arts Colleges in Chennai basis fees:

Top Arts Colleges in Chennai: Cutoff

Various colleges in Chennai offering Arts consider scores of different entrance tests and often release their own cutoff scores. The below table shows the cutoff accepted by some of these top colleges in Chennai for their different Arts programmes.

Guru Nanak College Cutoff  
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6
India Today ' 21
MCC - Madras Christian College
4.3

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.6
(85)
Fees: 56,157
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
6
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7
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Loyola College
4.4

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(226)
Fees: 33,060
Salary : 3.44 Lakh
4
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13
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Stella Maris College
4.1

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(61)
Fees: 75,000
Salary : 3.16 Lakh
16
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17
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Women's Christian College
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(32)
Fees: 1.08 Lakh
Salary : 3.25 Lakh
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92
India Today ' 21
Hindustan College of Arts and Science
3.6

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.8
(29)
Fees: 66,500
Salary : 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
94
India Today ' 21
SDNB Vaishnav College For Women
4.4

Placements

4.6

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.4
(10)
Salary : 1.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
98
India Today ' 21
Chevalier T Thomas Elizabeth College for Women
3.9

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(6)
Salary : 1.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
100
India Today ' 21
Guru Nanak College
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(94)
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
120
India Today ' 21
Patrician College of Arts and Science
4.0

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.0
(9)
Salary : 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
129
India Today ' 21
Mar Thoma College Tiruvalla
3.9

Placements

2.5

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(2)
Salary : 1.64 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
130
India Today ' 21
Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Arts and Science College for Women
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(8)
Salary : 1.56 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
147
India Today ' 21
Annai Violet College of Arts and Science
4.7

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

5.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

5.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(2)
Salary : 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
157
India Today ' 21
Nazareth College of Arts and Science
4.3

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.3
(3)
Salary : 1.70 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20

Other popular Humanities & Social Sciences colleges in Chennai

13 Courses
16.52 K - 1.3 L
2.6 - 3 LPA

#18 The Week

4.5
1.5 LPA
5.0
1.56 LPA

#47 The Week

30 K - 85 K
4.1
2.5 - 3.06 LPA
30 K - 85 K
3.1
3.74 K - 1.36 L
2.01 LPA
5.55 K - 24.91 K
2.3
4 Courses
1.55 L - 5.1 L
2.5 - 4.2 LPA
3 Courses
2.25 L - 3 L
2.4 - 4.5 LPA
18 K - 2.03 L
3.5 - 5.05 LPA
1 L - 5.5 L
4.8 - 7.4 LPA
3 Courses
5.25 K - 14 K
2 Courses
65 K - 1.25 L
4.8 LPA
75.5 K - 2.18 L
300 - 20.5 K
4.0
40 K - 60 K
3.75 - 7.3 LPA
26.1 K
1 Course
2.46 L
13 Courses
60 K - 1.95 L
2.5 - 4.8 LPA
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Q. What are the different specialisations offered in the field of Arts?

A. Arts focuses on five areas, including Arts, Literature, Religion, Philosophy and History. 

Q. Which Arts college has the best placements?

A. The top 5 Arts colleges in Chennai based on placements are:

  • The New College, Chennai
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • MCC, Chennai
  • SDNB Vaishnav College For Women, Chennai
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai

Q. What is the median salary of an Arts professional in Chennai?

A. An Arts professional earns around Rs 2-3 LPA, the salary increases gradually with experience.

Q. What is the estimated fee for studying Arts courses in Chennai?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Arts courses in Chennai is economical as approximately 67% of the colleges have course/annual fees of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Women's Christian College
  • Hindustan College of Arts and Science

Q. What are the different types of Arts courses available in Chennai?

A. Some of the UG and PG courses offered in the field of Arts in Chennai are tabulated below:

UG Courses

PG Courses

BA English

MA English

BA Political Science

MA Political Science

BA Economics

MA Economics

BA History

MA History

BA Sociology

MA Sociology

BA Geography

MA Geography

BA Philosophy

MA Philosophy

BA Psychology

MA Psychology

Q. What are the job opportunities after I complete an Arts course from Chennai?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities for students who complete an Arts course from Chennai. Some of them are listed below:

  • Linguistic Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Historian
  • Geologist
  • Editor
  • Teacher/ Professor
  • Oceanographer
  • Park Interpreter
  • Statistician
  • Museum Curator
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