| Maharani’s Women's Commerce and Management College, Mysore [MCMCW] owes its existence to the farsightedness of the Maharani Kempananjammanni, the Queen Consort of the then Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar X. Initially, it was started as Maharani’s Girls School, Mysore. The vision of providing education for girls was the brainchild of social workers such as Amble NarasimhaIyengar (Bakshi of the Palace), M. VenkataKrishnaiah [a renowned journalist of Mysore] and NarayanaShastri. It was the benevolence of Maharani Kempananjammanni which helped in the establishment of an educational institution exclusively for girls. Thus, the school was started with primary and middle sections on 16th March 1881 with 28 girl pupils. In 1891, the school was taken over by the Government of Mysore and upgraded to High School. In 1902, the school was again upgraded to II Grade College with the name Maharani’s College and affiliated to the University of Madras. Till 1919, the institution had the college, high school, middle and primary sections together. In 1920, the Maharani’s College became a full-fledged institution of higher education, affiliated to the University of Mysore. |
During the year 1979, the Maharani’s college was bifurcated into 2 individual colleges as Maharani’s Science College and Maharani’s Arts College. The College started courses in Commerce and Management in 1983. Owing to the growing student population, the Government of Karnataka bifurcated the college again into Maharani’s Arts College for Women and Maharani’s Women's Commerce and Management College in 2013. At present the College offers Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Management, and PG courses - M.Com., MBA.
Originally started as a Department of Commerce with the Maharani’s Arts and Commerce College in the year 1983 with a few students. The students’ strength increased to 2750 along with the same number of Arts students totaling to 6000 students. With the initiative of the Honorable MLA Sri Vasu, who invited the Honourable Minister of Higher Education, Honorable Minister of Revenue to witness the phenomenal strength of the students causing a pressure on the existing infrastructure. The honorable minister passed an order bifurcating the Maharani’s Arts and Commerce College into Maharani’s Commerce and Management College. It is the first of its kind in Karnataka as this college is an exclusive college for girl students seeking commerce and management education. The Honorable Chief minister, as a gesture of his concern for socially and economically backward students, has set aside Rs 50 Crores in the 2014 Budget for the construction of state of the art infrastructure for the college.
The college offers BCom and BBM Courses at Undergraduate level and M Com and MBA courses at Post graduate level. At present the college is functioning by sharing already overstrained infrastructure of Maharani’s Arts College. The college has a total strength of 2750 students. The PG class rooms have ICT enabled class rooms. If adequate support and resources are extended the college has every opportunity of being developed as a centre of excellence for commerce and management education.