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Presidency College, Chennai is one of the oldest colleges that has been established by the British Indian Government in 1840. The college has been ranked 5th by NIRF in 2020. Presidency College, Chennai offers 21 undergraduate and postgraduate courses with 18 specializations under M. Phil. and 19 specializations under the Ph.D. department. Admission to the college is done on the basis of merit and the TANCET Entrance exam for MCA. The average salary package offered at the college is INR 1.8 LPA.

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Presidency College Highlights

Established | Type 1840 | Public (Autonomous)
Accredited By NAAC
Affiliated To University of Madras
Courses Offered B. A., B. Com., B. Sc., BCA, M. A., M. Com., M. Phil., MCA, MSW, and Ph.D.
Application Mode Offline
Admission Criteria Merit-based
Entrance Exam TANCET exam for MCA admissions
Top Recruiters TCS
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Post office, Cafeteria

Presidency College Ranking

  • Presidency College has been ranked ‘3rd’ and ‘5th’ in the year 2019 and 2020 respectively by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which falls under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
  • According to NIRF, Presidency College Chennai was ranked 1st in the year of 2019 in the state of Tamil Nadu. 
  • The Week has ranked Presidency College 5th Best in 2019.

Presidency College Courses

Presidency College Chennai offers 21 undergraduate postgraduate courses; with 18 specializations under M. Phil. And 19 specializations under the Ph.D. department. The details regarding each course are mentioned below:

Course Details
B. A. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 examinations
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Courses Offered: Economics, History, Political Science, English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Urdu
Intake: 405
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B.Sc Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 examinations
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Courses Offered: Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Advanced Zoology, and Advanced Biotechnology, and Mathematics
Intake: 312
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B.Com Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 examinations
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Courses Offered: Corporate Secretaryship and Commerce
Intake: 175
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BCA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have passed 10+2 examinations
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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M.A Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective field
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Courses Offered: Economics, English, Political Science, Public Administration, Tamil, History, Sanskrit, and Telugu.
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M.Com Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective field
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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MSW Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective field
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Courses Offered: Masters’ in Social Work
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MCA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Must have obtained a BCA degree
Selection Criteria: TANCET Exam
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M. Sc. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have obtained a bachelors’ degree in the respective field
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
Courses Offered: Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, Zoology, Mathematics, and Applied Microbiology
Intake: 144
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Ph.D. Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Must have obtained a Master's degree
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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M.Phil Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Must have obtained a Master's degree
Selection Criteria: Merit-based
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Presidency College Admissions

The admissions at Presidency College is autonomous, the students must visit the college to collect the admission form; also, the college website is not in service as of now. The candidates must meet all the eligibility criteria mentioned in the above table.

How to Apply?

  • As mentioned above, the students must collect the admission form from the college premises.
  • Students must fill the admission form carefully and submit the said mark sheets mentioned on the admission form before the admission process deadline.
  • Once the forms are submitted, the college will handover a form with all the marks mentioned on it and the student must bring that form on the day of admission.
  • The admission day has a set of counseling rounds where the students are called according to their rank on the merit list which is based on the marks obtained by the students.
  • The students seeking admission into undergraduate courses would require submitting 10+2 mark sheets; the candidates seeking admission into postgraduates’ courses should have graduated in the respective undergraduate course and obtained the eligible marks.

How to apply for the TANCET exam? (For MCA admissions’ eligibility)

  • The first eligibility criteria before applying for the TANCET exam is that the candidate must have received at least 50% in their bachelor’s degree (BCA).
  • The candidates can log in to Anna University portal and create a new login.
  • After creating a unique login, the candidate must fill all the details that are asked carefully and select the course for which they are applying along with the exam center.
  • After filling all the details, the candidates must pay the application fees, which is Rs. 500 for general category students and Rs. 250 for reserved category students. Now, you can submit the form. Make sure you note down the TANCET application number.

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Presidency College Placements

The college has a dedicated placement cell that conducts on-campus drives for students to provide jobs to the students. The following table will provide brief information about the placements in the year 2017-2018.

Course No. of students who graduated No. of students that are placed Avg. salary of the placed students
UG 632 103 INR 1,38,000
PG (2-year course) 257 61 INR 1,80,000
PG (3-year course) 24 7 INR 1,80,000

Presidency College Facilities

With a big campus that was established over 160 years, Presidency College has a fair share of old and strong infrastructure and provides the below facilities inside the college campus.

  • Hostel: The college campus has 2 hostels for boys and girls each. The rooms in the hostel are free of cost as the college funds students who require scholarships with some hostel fees included. At present, the boys’ hostel is under renovation.
  • Library: The college has a general library that has a lot of books and print journals across a variety of streams; keeping in mind the vast array of courses the college offers. It also has paid hostels for outside students.
  • Other facilities: The college has some other facilities which include a cafeteria, a post office, a counter for the Central Bank of India, and healthcare facilities.

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Presidency College FAQs

Ques. Does the college provide admissions to foreign students?

Ans. No, this information is not available as of now and the college website is not in service.

Ques. Does the college provide scholarships?

Ans. Mostly all the students who get admitted to this college are eligible for scholarship and most of them do get benefits from the scholarship.

Ques. What are the best colleges in the Chennai region?

Ans. According to NIRF 2019, the other colleges which are on par with the Presidency College in Chennai city are Loyola College (Rank 6), Madras Christian College, Chennai (Rank 13) and Madras Christian College, Chennai (Rank 13)

Ques. What are the minimum eligibility criteria for the TANCET exam?

Ans. The minimum eligibility criteria are to hold a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline. Minimum marks at graduation level must be at least 50%. Candidates having a degree from distance/weekend program are not eligible for the TANCET exam.

Ques. How is the placement scenario in this college?

Ans. The placement scene at the college can improve, the number of students is far less than the number of students that graduate. A candidate must consider these factors before joining college.

Ques. What are the courses offered at Presidency University, Bangalore?

Ans. Presidency University, Bangalore offers various programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels in Engineering, Law, Management, Aviation, Design, Science, Commerce and Arts streams which include B.Tech, BBA, B.Des, BCA, B.Com, BBA LLB, BA LLB, MBA, M.Tech and M.Com.

Ques. What is the admission criteria for the B.Tech program offered at Presidency University, Bangalore?

Ans. Candidates who have passed 10+2 with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry with 50% marks in aggregate can apply for the B.Tech program offered at Presidency University, Bangalore. The final selection criteria will be based on the marks secured by candidates in JEE Mains.

Ques. What is the estimated cost to pursue the MBA program at Presidency University, Bangalore?

Ans. The estimated cost to pursue the 3-year MBA program at Presidency University, Bangalore is INR 3.25 lakh per year. This cost only covers the academic fee and does not include the accommodation charge, travel, food and other incidental expenses.

Ques. What are the entrance examinations accepted at Presidency University, Bangalore for admission?

Ans. Presidency University, Bangalore accepts scores of various entrance examinations to provide admission which includes CSAT, LSAT, XAT, ATMA, MAT, CAT, KMAT and COMED-K.

Ques. What are the scholarships offered at Presidency University, Bangalore?

Ans. Presidency University, Bangalore provides various scholarships for MBA candidates who perform well in CAT or MAT examination, for B.Tech and LAW candidates who perform well in the entrance examination. Scholarships are also provided to sports, physically challenged and defense category candidates.