A Long Tradition of Success
Generations of SIGC women, inspired by their education, have carved a niche in their life. We have
witnessed the birth of artists, educationists, scientists and sportswomen.
The college has celebrated its Decennium in 1996, Bi-Decennium in 2005 and Silver Jubilee in 2010.
But the road to such success and glory was not easy.
The credit for the miraculous growth of the college is due in no small measure to the dedication and hard work of the Founder-Secretary K.Santhanam and his management team.
In the early years, he was single-handedly engaged in finding teachers, regulating admissions, building the required infrastructure, corresponding with AICTE for starting the M.B.A and M.C.A programmes, obtaining permanent affiliation from the University, UGC recognition and accreditation by NAAC.
Treading the path laid down by him, the present management has introduced more courses and secured re-accreditation at 'A' Grade by NAAC.
Successive principals of the college Ms. N.S. Jaya, Dr. T. Kamala, Dr. K. Meena, and the current
principal Dr. S. Vidhyalakshmi have tirelessly promoted higher education for women and contributed immensely to the growth of the institution.
Today, thousands of women across the world call SIGC their home. These successful alumnae have been visiting their campus and working with our management to shape our institution and support our students.
Today, and the Path Ahead
Shrimathi Indira Gandhi College is considered as the hub of culture and evolutiion by people in Trichy and beyond. Today we have more than 5000 students coming to study with us from all over Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tanjore, Pudukkottai, Pattukkottai, Karaikal, Karur, Salem, Erode, Vizhupuram, Theni, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, and many more cities.
SIGC enables them to discover their capabilities and become strong, responsible, creative, and prepared to lead and serve their society.
With 16 academic departments and 7 research departments together offering 51 UG and PG
programmes, we have broken down the barriers to quality education.
We also understand that taking the first step towards higher education could be challenging for many aspiring young women. That is why we have initiated scholarships for deserving students.
As a next step, we aim to bring together our management, staff, students and alumnae in a collaborative spirit and take the institution to the next level.
We wish to further escalate our academic standards and support our students to meet those standards.
Finally, following the mission of SIGC and its founder, our new leadership aspires to promote higher
education to women in every nook and corner of Tamil Nadu, and then India, and make the college a top institution in the country.