HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

Providence Women’s College, Calicut, founded by the sisters of Apostolic Carmel came into being on 1st July, 1952.

Providence Women’s College, Calicut, is one of the largest higher education centers for women in the state of Kerala. It was established in 1952 by the Sisters of Apostolic Carmel, as a noble initiative to spread the message of empowerment through education among the women folk in the Malabar region. After the initial years of functioning in the premises of Providence High School, Calicut, the college shifted to its own building atop the picturesque Florican Hill. Providence College is the result of the collective effort of a committed group headed by our founder Principal, Mother Gabrielle.

It was affiliated to the Madras University in 1952 and later on it became part of Kerala University in 1958 and finally it was brought under the University of Calicut in 1968. The college provides instruction in 7 post graduate courses, 14 under graduate courses and one integrated course. 6 UGC approved Add On Courses, 7 Certificate Courses and 4 Diploma Courses are offered by the college along with the main stream of academic instruction. Along with the A+ grade awarded by NAAC, the college has also been granted the status of CPE – College with Potential for Excellence by the UGC. The academic exercises of the college are well supported by the non curricular initiatives. The qualified teachers, the vibrant students, the enlightened leadership and the provision for manifestation of talents of the students constitute the fabric of Providence Women’s College. Quality of life coupled with the cultivation of healthy life attitudes has been the main agenda of the management.

The Managing Governing Body consists of:

  • The Manager (The Provincial Superior)
  • The Educational Secretary,
  • The Local Manager (Superior of Carmel Hill convent)
  • The Principal
  • A representative of the Management
  • A staff member nominated by the Provincial Superior