BON SECOURS COLLEGE FOR WOMEN - Thanjore | Welcome to Our College








Bon Secours College for women was instituted by the Franciscan sisters of our Lady of Bon Secours, a Religious Congregation dedicated to uplift the downtrodden, especially women.

It is very interesting to note that a tempest sowed the seed for the founding of the Congregation. This storm had served as a source of inspiration for Rev.Fr.Courdex S.J. to launch this noble venture in the year 1775 A.D. Then it took shape as a religious congregation in 1858 and was later re founded in the Arch-Diocese of Madras-Mylapore in 1894 with the lofty idea of imparting education to the native women.


Ever since its inception, it has been a beacon, guiding and promoting the educational interests of the poor and the downtrodden women.




The Congregation grew in strength day by day and now functions with 800 dedicated Nuns, working in the field of education, orphan care, medical care, Social work and women empowerment. But today our main focus is on the Education of Women in cities towns and the remotest villages. We have been imparting education to all people irrespective of Caste, Religion and Creed. The numerous Primary, Middle, Secondary, Training educational institutions and number of Orphanages testify to our commitment to this noble cause.




About the Institution



Bon Secours College for Women is a gift of God in the higher education ministry undertaken by the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Bon Secours, a Religious congregation which is committed to the welfare of women for decades. The college started its long journey of reaching out to the poor and rural young women in the year 2002 with a meagre strength of 50 students. Now the college has grown in leaps and bounds with a total strength of the 4286 students.

The college, affiliated to Bharathidasan University is recognized by UGC under 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act 1956 and is accredited with 'A' Grade (CGPA3.34) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the U.G.C. Bon Secours College is the only college in Thanjavur among the self-finance colleges, to have achieved this credit. The college offers 18 UG, 11 PG, 5 M.Phil., and4 Ph.D. programmes. There are 9 Diplomaprogrammes and 18 certificate courses, comprising of value added and vocational courses.

The College is situated near Vilar village in a sprawling area of 10.70 acres. The location of college in a sylvan surrounding provides perfect atmosphere for learning. The campus is calm, peaceful and serene. The plastic free, eco-friendly and clean and green surrounding provides a proper background for the pursuit of knowledge.

Bon Secours College delivers the most professional and personalized education and training to the students to equip them academically strong with professional ingenuity and social commitment. Many departments produce centum results every year and the number of university rank holders is always on the increase.

The college is known for its excellent infrastructure with upto date and adequate facilities. Every year ten day Bridge course and Foundation course is conducted for the first year students to acquaint them with the new environments of higher education. Every department is vibrant with its regular activities carried out through its association and its student office bearers.

The college focuses on quality culture of the institution in terms of IQAC towards Quality Initiatives, Sustenance and Enhancement as reflected in Vision and Mission. Aligning with NAAC's conviction various schemes and programme are introduced to fulfill the seven criteria.

Our Institution offers a wide range of programme options and courses in tune with the emerging national trends and skill-development programmes pertaining to value added, vocational certificate courses and special programme through GEM (Gear up Extraordinary Minds).

At Bon Secours, the quality of teaching and learning depends largely on teacher readiness to draw upon recent available technological support and initiative to develop learning resources, familiarity with learning management systems, e-resources to enrich teaching-learning through TIID (Teacher Individual and Institutional Development) programme.

The research culture among students and faculties is realized through KATT (Knowledge and Technology Transfer) programme.

The College Library as a Learning Resource enables students to acquire information, knowledge and skills required through digital means with ICT and ILMS facilities.

Specially designed Inputs are provided to the needy students with learning difficulties and finance through SALP (Slow and Advanced Learner Programme) and SSS(Student Support Services) programme respectively.

The functions of our institution on its academic and administrative units are governed by transparent management information system with prescribed Organogram; Integrated Data Management Centre of our college facilitates e-governance.

The college also extends opportunities towards social responsibilities and distinctiveness through part-V activities such as NSS, YRC, RRC, CCC, EXNORA, Rotract Club and Leo Club under GBS (Give Back to Society) programme. It also intends to serve the society through the associations such as St.Vincent de Paul, Self Help Group and Student Council.

Our institution serves as a participating institution under Unnat Bharat Abiyan (UBA) 2.0 and has adopted 5 villages, and offers transformational change in rural development. The college has signed MoUs with various stake holders for knowledge sharing and availing expertise.

On the whole Bon Secours extends its services towards the holistic development of the student community to transform them as Nation builders.






"TO EMPOWER, TO CHANGE, TO LIVE " is the motto of the College. With the sole objective of Women's Education, the College invites students with a sense of belonging and commitment, to be in association with its Motive of changing the women society and to empower them with good social status to live.




Institutions run by Bon Secours in Thanjavur District

St. Joseph's Hr.Sec.School, Pookara street, Thanjavur.
St. Joseph's Hr.Sec.School, Mannargudi.
St. Theresa's Hr.Sec.School, Thiruthuraipoondi.
St. Isabel's Hr.Sec.School, Pattukottai.
St. Mary's, Thatchenkurchy.
St. Joseph's , Sanjai Nagar.
R.C.Fatima., Thiruvarur.

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