MOTHER TERESA WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY
KODAIKANAL
Anandhavalli Mahadevan
Vice Chancellor
Brief History
Established
in 1984 under the Tamil Nadu
Act 15 at Kodaikanal
Aim
of the University is to empower
women at all levels
Third
Only
Women’s University in India
Women’s University in TamilNadu
Location
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Located in Hilly Region
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Located in the Tribal Area – Women Literacy Rate
38.89%(National female literacy rate – 54.16%)
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Located in very Backward Area
Vision
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Mother
Teresa
Women’s
University
tirelessly work towards the empowerment
of women to achieve a society of equal
status.
Mission
To Promote Women’s Education at all
levels in the state.
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To be Pioneer in the field of Women
Empowerment,
Women’s
Studies
and
Research.
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To impart education of International
Standards.
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Quality Statement
Mother Teresa University ensures total
quality management in the pursuit of
excellence in women education.
Distance Education
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Started in 1988
Offers almost all Courses that are in
Regular Mode
Two Research and Extension Centres
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Madurai
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Chennai
School of
Distance Education
School of Commn.Studies
-Visual Communication
Journalism and mass Communication
School of
Computer Science
-Computer Science
-Information Technology
School of languages
-Tamil
-English
School of Women’s Studies
-FLM
-Women’s Studies
MOTHER TERESA WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY
Schools & Departments
School Of
Appropriate Sci.&Tech
-Herbal Science
-Physics
School of Management
-Management
-Corporate
Secretaryship
School of Education
-Education
-Information Studies
School of Social Sciences
-Economics
-Psychology
-Sociology
-Historical Studies&
Tourism Mgmt
School of Cultural Studies
-Music
Royal Holloway,
University of London
CIMAP, Lucknow
Indian Institute of
Astrophysics
Bangalore
Mother Teresa Women’s University
CED Center, Madurai
CED Center , Chennai
CED Center, Gandhigram
Madurai Study Center, Madurai
Devaki Surgical Clinic, Karaikudi
Srinivasa ITI, Virudhunagar
Dolphin ITI, Sriviliputhur
Royal College of Science and Tech., Salaigram
RVS Educational Trust, Coimbatore
Vijay Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
National Degree College, Securandabad
Yadha girls Higher Secondary School, Madurak
Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai
Courses Offered
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Ph.D
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M.Phil.
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Post Graduate Courses
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Add-on Courses
Ph.D & M.Phil.,
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Environmental Economics
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English
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Family Life Management
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Historical Studies
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Sociology
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Tamil
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Women’s Studies
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Music
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Tourism and Travel Management
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Education
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Population Studies
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Guidance and Counseling
POST GRADUATE COURSES
International and Business Economics
 English
 Tamil Studies
 Master of Computer Applications
 Guidance and Counseling
 Sociology
 Corporate Secretaryship
 Women’s Studies
 Tourism and Travel Management
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Family Resource Management
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Textiles & Clothing
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Music
New Courses
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M.Sc., Herbal Science
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M.Sc., Information Technology
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M.Sc., Visual Communication
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M.Sc., Physics specialization in Astrophysics
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Executive MBA
Add-on Courses
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Health Counseling
Hotel Management
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Food Protection
Food and Beverage Service
House Keeping Management
Receptionists
Women Counselors and Town Presidents
Nursing Assistant
Ophthalmic Nursing
English for Official and Business Communication
English for Secretarial Practice
Bridge Course in English for Rural Students
Career and Education Counselling
Number of Courses
19
20
15
14
10
No. of Courses
5
0
Till Last Year
Current Year
Strengths of Our University
General
Third Women’s University
 Two Centers on the Plains( Four Approved)
 Good Library
Transformed into affiliating type
Government support
To develop into an International Center of
Excellence – Government
 MOU with National Institutes of Research
and
other organizations like CIMAP, Indian
Institute of
Astrophysics-Bangalore,
Meenakshi
Mission
Hospital,
Madurai
 International linkage with Royal Holloway ,
of London
University
Hostel
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Hostels that accommodate 300 Students
New and Women Empowering Courses
 Five new courses has been introduced
The Courses are
M.Sc., Herbal Sciences
M.Sc., Visual Communication
M.Sc., Information Technology
M.Sc., Physics specialization in Astrophysics
Executive MBA
Salient features of the Courses are
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Specific for Empowering Women
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Wider Job Opportunities
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Entrepreneurial avenues
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Wider Knowledge and practical training
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Exposure and interaction with premier
institutions
Envisaged Courses
M.Sc., Environmental Studies
 Sanskrit
 French
 Catering Technology
 Yoga and Self Defense
 Textiles and Fashion Design
 Achieves
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Hon ‘ble Chief Minister
of Tamil Nadu
talks about Women’s
Futures in the
12th Convocation of
Mother Teresa
Women’s University
“State of future” of millennium project
included in various convocation address
in these Colleges:
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Quaid-E-Milleth College at Chennai (mwpT).
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Ganesar Senthamil College .
Contd...
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Raja Engineering College, Madurai .
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Sowrastra College.
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Fatima College. (Millennium Needs Quality
Thinking)
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Hajee Karutha Rowther College, Uthamapalayam
Contd…
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12th Convocation of Mother Teresa Women’s
University at Chennai
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M.V.M. College , Dindigul.
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Christopher College Convocation ,Chennai(To be a
Professional Teacher)
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Bharathi Arts College ,Chennai (women and
Emerging Knowledge Society)
Special Address
On future aspect in these colleges
 Vivekananda College, Madurai Symposium on Modern Trends in
Chemistry, MTC 2002.
 Mother Teresa Women’s University
Research & Extension Centre
 U.G.C. sponsored National Conference
on “Effect of Satellite Communication
on Society”
Contd...
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S.B.I College of Special Education,
Madurai
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In the Seminar “Changing Institutions and
its Impact on Quality of Life.
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Gandhi Museum Function – Special
Exhibition on Kasturiba Gandhi Women
Self – Help Group.
Contd...
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Women & Health
Seminar at Mother
Teresa Women’s University, Chennai
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Govt. Arts Collge, Nilakottai
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Fourth Conference on Indian Association for
Science Fiction Studies at Gandhigram and gave
Inaugural Address
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Thiagarajar Arathanai at Kalaiarangam,
Kodaikanal
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College Day, Jeyaraj Annapackiam College,
Periyakulam(mwpT )
Contd...
 College Day, Lady Doak College, Madurai
 Agro Clinics & Agro Business Centre ,
Kodaikanal
 College day functaion – Kodaikanal Institute of
Technology
 Visual Communication – Board of Studies
Meeting at Chennai Centre
Contd…
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P.V.P. College Day function
Book Fair – B.I. Publications function with
governor of Tamil Nadu
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Workshop on Emerging on Bio Informatics
Chennai
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Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, National Level Technical Symposium –
TECHNO – QUEST 2002-2003
at
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Legal awareness camp for women – National
commission for Women
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Vision and Mission of Women’s Universities
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Madurai Medical College Hostel Day
(Women Power and Development)
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Workshop on “WTO and Medical Biotechnogy”
at Hotel Taj Garden Retreat, Pasumalai
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Best Young Scientist Award distribution
day at Madurai Institute Of Social
Sciences
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Tamil Nadu Energy Management at
Pandian Hotel, Madurai
Discussed about Millennium Project in
1. All India Radio
2. Doordharshan (National Wide
Television)
Curriculum wherein future aspects
included
M.Sc., Herbal Science
 M.Sc., Information Technology
 M.Sc., Visual Communication
 M.Sc., Physics
(Specialization in Astro Physics)
 M.B.A.,
 M.A., Women’s Studies
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Herbal Science - Prospects
OUR RESOURCES
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India has more than one-fourth(8000 species) of the world
known medicinal plants(30,000 species)
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90% of the country’s medicinal plants occur in ‘forest’ and wild
habitats.
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10% of India’s plant species are currently endangered
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Example – Pterocarpus santalinus, Decalepis hamiltonii,
Rauvalfia serpentina, Shorea tumbaggaia
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Over 95% of the medicinal plants used by the Indian industry are
collected from the wild.
Contd..
Herbal Science - Prospects
Traditional Wisdom
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Medicine The representative of India stressed that the
traditional knowledge associated with biological resources was
an intangible component of the resource itself
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Women farmers collect, keep, store, conserve and sow seeds for
use by peasant societies
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Women healers are, the keepers and providers of traditional
knowledge concerning herbal and plant-based medicine and
fermented foods.
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Growing demand for Ayurvedic
Contd...
Herbal Science - Prospects
Medicinal Plant industry is widest
Includes
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Collection
Propagation
Harvesting
Elementary Processing
Role of Crude Drugs
Production
Formulation
Clinical Trials
Packaging
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Slide 1 - The Millennium Project