About Us

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



rovidence Women’s College, Calicut, is one of the largest higher education centres 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 6 post graduate courses and 13 under graduate courses. 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

College Anthem

Jayasi Jayasi Deva
Sachinmaya deepa
Jwala Nikarasthe
Divya Prema rasam

Thavaka Soubhaghye
Kshalalya sakala bhuvam
Pravipataya gana thimiram
Doori kuru jana duritham

Shaswatha deepathman
Santhata karunya
Thava narthana mriduranitham
Na shravaya sathatha shubham.

Principal's Desk

Led by the noble vision of Mother Veronica, our college now moves into the seventh decade of service, and continues to spread the glow of education, dedicated as we are to our motto, “In Thy Light, We See Light”. With an inclusive and participatory mode of teaching and learning, we aspire to lead our students to the threshold of a world of opportunities for personal growth and social service.

Dr. (Sr.) Jaseena Joseph ( Dr. Sr. Ashmitha A.C )

Prayer to Providence

Providence can provide,
Providence did provide,
Providence will provide
O most merciful and all Provident God,
Hear our prayers and
Grant our petitions

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