C.S.I. Ewart Women’s Christian College is founded on faith in the triune god and draws its inspiration from the bible and the life and example of Jesus Christ for its ministry of education.Nutured by eternal Christian values, the college aims to train young women to serving, caring ad sharing citizens of our great land and the world at large.
The priority of the college is the education to poor, oppressed and less privileged women, especially village women, to provide them opportunities for a fuller life. The college is committed to the liberation of women and training them to meet all challenge of gender and other discrimination. The college community as a whole will be a new humanized society where learning will transform, sensitize and inspire everyone to challenge the structures that divide people , and where truth will set free people from in human and superstitious beliefs.
The college believes that its commitment to these values is fully compatible with the maintenance of the highest academics standards and offering of courses and programs appropriate to the current needs of the society and the aspirations of the students.
The Madras Diocese of the Church of South India launched the C.S.I. Ewart Women's Christian College in 1997. Rev.Sandy Mac Donald, Moderator of the Church of Scotland declared the College open on 29September 1997. Rt.Rev.M.Azariah, Bishop in Madras at that time, inaugurated the College on 31 October1997 at its first location at C.S.I. Ewart Girls Higher Secondary School. Dr.Mrs.P.Chandrasekaran was the first Principal.
In 1893, Rev. Adam Andrew, missionary of teh Free Church of Scotland founded the Christian settlement of Melrosapuram on 72 acres of land with 13 families. It was to this sprawling and lush location that the college moved into during 2001. The College offers a sound liberal Christian education in disciplines that have potential for a productive career. Students also learn by carrying out independent research projects.
The College aims at the development of character and total personality development of each student through a widerange of curricular and co-curricular activities and student organizations. The College Chaplain supports the spiritual development of the community and provides counseling.