Queen Mary's College, Chennai
Queen Mary's College (Tamil: இராணிமேரி கல்லூரி) is a government-run college in Chennai, India. Started in 1914, it is the first women’s college in the city and is one among the first three colleges for women in the country. Originally the residence of Lt Col Francis Capper in the mid-19th century, the building later housed a hotel before becoming a college in 1914. Known as the Capper House, the building was preserved as a heritage building. The building was later demolished to construct a new administrative office for the college known as the Kalaignar Maaligai, which was inaugurated in July 2010.
The college is located on junction of Kamarajar Salai and Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai facing the Marina Beach. The college plays a vital role in education and empowerment of girl children from poor economic sections. One of the best women colleges in and around Chennai.
- "Kalaignar Maaligai unveiled in Queen Mary's college". The Times of India. Chennai: The Times Group. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 4 Dec 2011.