Shri S.Kunjithapatham, B.com., B.L.,
Shrimati Indira Gandhi College is a Self Finance institution.True to its vision and mission, the College offers quality education and maintains consistently high academic standards in the effort to give all students an equal opportunity for learning and development through education which is strongly grounded in values. It is the special mission of the College to reach out to students from socially and economically disadvantaged sections of society, and to prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. In many ways the College provides a truly unique educational environment for the students who are currently enrolled here.
Since its inception, SIGC has been in the forefront in the field of higher education and has constantly endeavoured to make its programmes of study more relevant, innovative and student-centred. In addition to core and optional courses, all the academic programmes offered by the college include both interdisciplinary and skill based courses.
The College offers students a wide range of opportunities to encourage and foster creativity and leadership skills through various extra and co-curricular programmes, ranging from games to community service and service-learning.
At the same time, the College continually strives to increase sensitivity to social and environmental issues. The social awareness and outreach programmes which are an integral part of the curriculum are oriented towards serving the community in a variety of ways by bringing education, as well as entrepreneurial skill-training to youth and women, so that they are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills to become self-sufficient. By integrating such experiential learning into the academic programme, students develop a sense of social justice and responsibility and are encouraged to regard service to others as a way of life.
The College has taken up many important ventures and projects over the years. All of which are geared towards establishing a "green and clean" campus, which will, we hope, result in a model of sustainable development, leading to effective intervention in the area of environment protection.