Mother Teresa Women’s University (MTWU), the only Women’s University of Tamil Nadu State Government is situated at Attuvampatti, Kodaikanal, the “Princess of Hill Stations” and the most popular multicultural tourist centre. The University, whose foundation stone was laid by the legendry Noble Laureate for peace, Mother Teresa, was established in 1984 under the Act 15 of Tamil Nadu with the lofty vision of “Empowering Women through Education”.
The University plays a catalytic role in women empowerment and building inclusive society.
MTWU has its Research and Extension Centres at Chennai, Madurai, and Coimbatore, and a Centre for Women’s Studies at Pallapatti, Dindigul for promoting women entrepreneurship. This University offers PG Programs (M.A., M.Com., M.Ed., M.B.A., M.Sc.) and Research programs (M.Phil. and Ph.D.) in Arts and Sciences. As an affiliating University, MTWU governs 12 women’s colleges in Dindigul and Theni districts.
MTWU offers B.Ed. programme through its constituent college in Ananthagiri campus, Kodaikanal. The University also takes higher education to the doorsteps of aspiring women by offering UG and PG Programs in Arts and Science through Distance Education Mode.
The Tamil Nadu Common Wealth Mother Teresa Women’s University International Centre is an additional credit to the University for cultivating competent women with relevance to global standard. The University has remarkable research and project records through MHRD, UGC, DST, TNSCST, TANSCHE, and ICSSR funded Departments with State of Art facilities. With potential infrastructure and committed staff and faculty, MTWU offers yeoman service for building intellectual, sustainable, and socially responsible young minds for the Nation.