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 Madras Christian College
April 16, 1987

Madras Christian College

A commemorative postage stamp on the 150th Anniversary of Madras Christian College (MCC), an autonomous arts and sciences college in Chennai, Tamil Nadu :

MCC (University of Madras)Issued by India

Issued on Apr 16, 1987

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp on completion of 150 years of Madras Christian College.

Description of Designs : The 150 P denomination two colour stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nasik Road. The first day cover shows the special emblem of 150 years of Madras Christian College. The cancellation has been made by Miss Nenu Bagga.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Two colour

Denomination : 150 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.28 cms.

Printing size : 3.75 x 1.98 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Un W/M P.G. Matt Coated Suitably calendered Stamp Paper

Number printed : 15,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 50

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Hogg for a year and Boyd for 18 years carved out a new haven on this earth. Boyd‘s resplendent gifts as administrator, teacher and person led the team which created the format and evolved a unique life style.
  • The year 1962 marked the advent of the first Indian Principal, Devanesan, who lost no time in spelling out his vision of the College in a developing India.
  • In 1977, the final document granting autonomy to the College was received. Autonomy has, indeed, helped to bring academic pursuits closer to the centre of the life of the student and the teacher. Among staff too, a new professionalism set in with the need to excel in the work of departments offering courses up to the doctoral level. The 72 PHDs on the Faculty today is by far one of the highest for any College in India and is a measure of its viability as an institution.
  • Cultural Festivals and Hall Days continue to be high points. The College hosts more than 40 associations and clubs which provide the forum for more thriving interaction among students. There are organisations with a strong service emphasis like the Students Service for the Blind, the Family Life Institutes, the National Service Scheme and the Leprosy Clinic. The Centre for Integrated Rural Development Studies was the first of the service oriented courses offered by the College.
  • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, second President of India and renowned philosopher, had spoken of the role of the college in his career. The continuing viability of the college lies in its adaptability and resilience, its ability to respond with wisdom and courage to time and tide.
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