Note about Old Students Association (OSA) @ Queen Mary’s College Alumnae Association (QMCAA))

Queen Mary’s College is one of the very first colleges started for Women’s Education in our Country by the then Government and established in 1914.

It was a great pleasure and pride that we celebrated the Centenary Celebrations of this great educational institution in the year 2014-2015, presided by the then Governor Sir K. Rosaiah and well attended by the Education Minister, Higher Education Secretary and other dignitaries.

Started with just 35 students in 1914, Queen Mary’s College caters today 6500 students from different backgrounds.

Passing through various up gradations, Queens Mary’s College stands lofty at present. Some of the illustrious students of this college are pioneering Politicians, I.A.S officers, Police Officers, Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers and also Freedom fighters like late Captain Lakshmi Sahgal of INA, Kamaladevi Chattapadhyay, Social Worker and Founder of the Crafts Council of India. Dr.Rajammal P.Devadas a trailblazer in the field of Home-Science and Women and Child Welfare. Ms. Bhargavi Devendra, Social Activist and many others.

In Indian Music, the Institution has produced performing artists in both the classical field and in the light music like Veena Vidushi the late Smt. Vidhya Sankar, Dr. Kanyakumari, Smt. Charumathi Ramachandran, Smt. Vani Jeyaraman. As all institutions are prominent by their Alumni Associations, the network of the former students and the present students work together for the benefits and development of the institution. There was a WOMAN who foresaw the need of this network of the former students, she was the one who was the brain behind this concept. The inception of the Old Students Association was in the year 1917-1918 of the Queen Mary’s College.

Quoting from the book “Queen Mary’s College first two decades” published by the OSA QMC in 1935.Pg.:40.

“The idea of starting the OSA was originated by Ms. De La Hey in 1918. She hoped that the Association would be a link between the college and its past students, and she wished to institute a College Day in which both present and past students would participate together. The 1st meeting of the OSA was held on Sep.1918.

Kumara Rana Meena Muthiah donated Rs.10 lakhs rupees to bring out the commemorative pillar at QMC for the Centenary Celebration of the College. Along with her, many Old students and Staff donated by all means for the Centenary Celebration of the College.

Since 2018-2019 is the Centenary year of OSA @ QMCAA, We have got the permission to construct a new building worth of Rs.5 Crores at our College. Our Association, QMCAA is benefited by IT Exemption 80G. Mrs. Rajeshwari Ramakrishna has already donated of Rs. 10 lakhs for the new building. It’s the time to bring out this project by OSA @ QMCAA. So, let’s all join together to celebrate this event a memorable one and make it a grand success.