The Madras Christian College (MCC) founded in 1837 in Madras (Chennai) is one of Asia‘s oldest extant colleges of liberal arts and sciences. From its origins as a missionary endeavor by the Church of Scotland, it passed into administration by the Church of South India in 1947, following Indian independence from British rule. MCC was one of the first autonomous colleges and has, among its professors and alumni, several civil servants, administrators, educators, business people and political leaders, around the world.
The college is well-known for its plethora of co-curricular activities, organized and run by students, COGNITO being its annual festival. The salubrious sylvan campus comprising scrub and open field is a bird watcher’s paradise and a delight to walk, jog or merely indulge in flights of fantasy.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, First Vice President Of India
R. K. Shanmukham Chetty, Lawyer
T.N. Seshan, former Chief Election Commissioner of India