Lady Doak College (LDC), the first women's college in Madurai in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was founded in 1948. It is named after Helen Doak, the associate founder. The college ranked 81st among the Top 100 Colleges of Southern India by popular newspaper The Hindu.

Lady Doak College Important Dates

Event Dates
UG and PG Admissions Registration Open
UG and PG Admissions Last date to Apply November 16, 2020
Online classes for I PG and PG Diploma Course  November 14, 2020

Lady Doak College Highlights

Official website www.ladydoakcollege.edu.in
Affiliated by Madurai Kamaraj University
Courses UG| PG
Basic Admission Criteria Merit Based
Mode of Registration Online

Lady Doak College Courses

The following are the courses with specializations. B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. and BBA are the courses offered at the undergraduate level. M.Sc., M.A., M.Com. and MSW (Master in Social Work) are the courses offered at the postgraduate level.

Disciplines Courses Specializations
Arts B.A Economics, Geography, Hindi, History, Journalism, Political Science, Sanskrit, Urdu, Kannada, Public Administration, Russian Studies, Sociology, Vedanta, Journalism and Mass Communication, Vyakarana, Music, Tamil Literature, French
M.A Economics, English, Kannada, History and Archeology, Political Science, Sanskrit, Urdu, Kannada, Public Administration, Russian Studies, Sociology, Vedanta, Journalism and Mass Communication, Vyakarana, Music, French
Science B.Sc Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology, Biotechnology
M.Sc Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology, Biotechnology
Commerce B.Com Commerce with Computer Application, Corporate Secretary ship, Banking & Insurance
M.Com --
Vocational Courses BSW --
MSW --
Library B.Lib.I.Sc --
M.Lib --

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Lady Doak College Admission

The application form can be obtained at the college office. Last date for submission of application forms for each of the courses will be announced by the college during the commencement of the application period.

  • Filled out application form, along with the necessary documents attached, should be submitted at the college office.
  • Information regarding the application fee and the list of documents required for verification will be made available before the commencement of the application process.

Undergraduate Courses

Lady Doak College offers various specializations in B.A., B.Sc., B.Com. and BBA courses at the undergraduate level. Candidates who have successfully completed their 10 + 2 studies from the CBSE / ICSE / other recognized board of education are eligible to apply for the undergraduate courses. Seats to undergraduate courses will be allotted on the basis of merit.

  • Selection is based purely on merit, subject to availability of seats.
  • Candidates must be at least 17-year of age to apply.
  • Some of the above courses and their respective specializations are aided courses whereas the others are self-financed courses.
  • More details regarding these are available on the college website.

Postgraduate Courses

At postgraduate level Lady Doak College offers M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. and MSW (Master of Social Work) courses. Candidates who have completed their undergraduate studies from a recognized university, within the respective course duration, are eligible to apply for a postgraduate course. Seats to all these courses will be allotted on the basis of merit. The merit list will be drawn up based on candidates’ performance in their previous academics.

  • Bachelor’s degree should be taught over a period of 3 or more years and candidate should have successfully completed it within this time.
  • Some of the above courses and their respective specializations are aided courses whereas the others are self financed courses.

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Lady Doak College Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered at Lady Doak College for UG and PG students:

Sponsored Scholarships

  • Endowed Scholarships by faculty and friends of LDC.
  • Moore Family Scholarship
  • International Endowed Scholarships
  • Scranton Scholarships

Management Scholarships

  • Sports Scholarships – full fee concession, free boarding and lodging for national and state level players based on selection trials.
  • Special scholarships for sports students who represent MKU
  • Work scholarships
  • Scholarships towards lunch
  • Student interns

Government Scholarships

Scholarship Eligibility (Annual Income (INR) less than)
SC/ST/BC/MBC/ Denotified Community 2,00,000
Minority Scholarship (meritorious student) 2,00,000
Higher Education Special Scholarship (SC/ST Students) 1,00,000
MBC / DNC / SC / ST fee concession No income limit
Indira Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child (UGC) No income limit

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Lady Doak College Facilities

Hostel

Hostel admission is valid only for ONE academic year at a time and its renewal is subject to the student abiding by rules, regulations and expectations of the college and hostel. Her academic progress is also taken into account. Fees will be levied towards establishment and medical service for the year at the commencement of the academic year. Payment should be made only through online. Hostel fees should be paid at the beginning of the academic year. Boarding fees will be collected in 3 installments [one at the commencement of the academic year / Odd Semester along with the hostel fees, Second, at the beginning of September and third, at the beginning of January]. All deposits will be adjusted at the end of the academic year for mess bill & dues if any, and the balance will be refunded.

Library

X. Miller Memorial Library holds to its credit 1,38,814 books, 106 print journals, newspapers & periodicals and 3828 e-journals. The library consists of a general library, twelve departmental libraries and resource centres on Women’s Studies and Christian Studies. Open Access System and special collections on Human Rights, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Interfaith Relations, Competitive Exams and Current Affairs are the hallmarks of J. X. Miller Library.

Lady Doak College FAQs

Ques. Is it worth pursuing a Diploma course from Lady Doak College?

Ans. Yes, there are various Diploma, Certificate, and PG Diploma courses in Lady Doak College. These are approved by UGC NSQF and also provide job assistance with industry based skill training.

Ques. Is there any film making course at Lady Doak college?

Ans. Yes, in the academic year 2020-2021 Lady Doak College is providing a Film making Diploma Course under UGC NSQF. The minimum qualification for this course is 10+2 and fee for this course is 20000 INR.

Ques. Does Lady Doka College conduct any entrance for admission in UG courses?

Ans. No, Lady Doak College does not conduct an entrance for UG courses. The merit list of the students for UG admission is based on the last qualifying examination score and availability of the seats.

Ques. What lab facilities are available at Lady Doak College?

Ans. There are fours different lab at Lady Doak College campus which include:
  • Psychology lab
  • Fashion Designing Lab
  • Animal Cell Culture Lab
  • GIS Lab

Ques. What is the course of One-year Diploma course in Nutrition and dietetics?

Ans. The Diploma Course in Nutrition and Dietetics is about learning human and nutrition requirements and its role through effective management in all age groups. The scope of the course are wellness industries, professional entrepreneur, and jobs in the Health department of Government and private sector.

Ques. What is UGC NSQF?

Ans. UGC NSQF is certificate level course that is awarded to the students after completion of certificate course as per NISF guidelines. This certificate states that learners have possessed the learning outcomes of a particular course irrespective of academic background.

Ques. Is Lady Doak College strict about the attendance of the students?

Ans. Yes, students need to be attentive in class for maintaining good academics in the institutes. Students need to have minimum 75% attendance in each academic year for being eligible to sit for the end semester or year examination.

Ques. What does it mean that Lady Doak College is autonomous nature?

Ans. Lady Doak College is Autonomous in nature which means that it is not affiliated to any University. The course is designed and offered as per the decision of the college authority itself. It is independently controlling over operating campus activities and curriculum for the well being of the students.

Ques. What is the ranking of the institute among other colleges in India?

Ans. Lady Doak College received 81st rank in the college category of NIRF ranking. It has been awarded a 47.21 score by NIRF.

Ques. How many students got placement in last year for UG and PG courses at Lady Doak College?

Ans. The NIRF report of 2020 shows that among 849 graduates in the UG course only 202 students got placed and 526 students opted for higher studies. In the PG course, among 201 graduates only 20 students got placed and 56 opted for higher studies.