Teresian College which is situated four kms away from the din and bustle of the royal city of Mysore, started in 1963, is a first grade Arts, Science and Commerce College for Women, affiliated with the Mysore University.
Amidst the tall elegant polyalthia trees swaying in cool breeze, the college is situated on the way to T Narasipura in a sprawling area of 25 acre.
The college is being managed by St Teresa's Education Society, which was founded by Carmelite Sisters of St Teresa (CSST). CSST is a religious congregation dedicated primarily to education and the congregation runs 76 schools and six colleges across the world.
St Teresa of Avila, the patron saint of Teresian was the source of motivation and inspiration for the CSST to start a women's college in Mysore.
The decisive dream was nurtured by a group of sisters with genuine concern for women's education and was headed by its foundress late Mother Euphrasia. She has toiled relentlessly with her dedicated collaborators to make the dream a reality in the birth of an institution – The Teresian College for Women in the year 1963.
The College offers PU, degree courses and also has ventured into the field of Post Graduate Studies in Bio-Tech in 2008 as a regular day course for both boys and girls. Apart from this to meet the challenges of the Corporate world, a gamut of management programmes like MBA, MCA through Twinning programmes has also been offered with the collaboration of Pondicherry University, DDE.
Speaking to Express Professor VK Jose said that `The college is named after reformer of the Carmelite Order, St Teresa of Avila, who had a unique personality, possessed qualities and devotion to the cause of downtrodden and less privileged. She is declared as a Doctor of the Church and no doubt St Teresa is an inspiring patroness of the youth in our college.
`The vision of our college is to envision life-oriented education and our mission is to promote value based education and to promote inter-cultural and inter-religious harmony and concern for the human family,' he added.