|Address:||Lady Doak College, Tallakulam, Madurai Tamil Nadu 625 002, INDIA|
|Head:||Dr Mercy Pushpalatha, Principal|
|CUAC Contact:||Mrs J Chithra, email@example.com|
|Languages of Instruction:||English|
|Faculty:||Full-time: 155; Part-time: 21|
|Tuition (per semester):||..|
|Room and Board:||..|
Our founder, Miss Katie Wilcox, realized that when India gains independence, there should be women doctors, lawyers, teachers, heads of institutions and education mothers to nurture the future generations. The College has been growing and today our alumnae are serving the nation in all these capacities in India and abroad, fulfilling the aims of our founder in the building of our nation.
The purpose and ideal of this interdenominational Christian college is to provide students of all creeds with quality higher education and to train them in the service of God and humanity.
Lady Doak College, a premier Christian institution of higher education for women, owes it roots to the zeal and vision of Miss Katie Wilcox, an American Missionary of the United Church Board for World Ministries. Early support came chiefly from the United Church of Christ, the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, the Community Churches and the Swedish Lutheran Church. The membership of the Katie Wilcox Educational Association, which runs the Lady Doak College, is confined to those professing the Christian faith. Therefore, the Bishop of Madurai of the church of South India, one nominee of the United Church Board for World Ministries and nominees from Christian corporate bodies and Christian institutions of an inter-denominational character are invited to be its members. The College maintains a good working relationship with the Church of South India�s Madurai - Ramnad Diocese.
Lady Doak College is located in the heart of Madurai, the Temple City of Tamilnadu, South India. Lady Doak College provides a number of services and facilities to enhance each students higher education experience: Counseling Services; Career Guidance Cell; Health Care Center; Center for Christian Studies; Center for Women's Studies; International Study Center; Alumnae Association and its projects Children's Library & Crèche; Center for Music, Open-air Theatre; Typing & Tailoring Teaching Units, Web-browsing facilities; Bank; Canteen and General Store.
There are 9 residence halls with about 700 residential female students, a mess hall, a canteen, and an International Guest House, to accommodate overseas students.
Because Lady Doak is partly financed by the secular state government, religious studies cannot be in the curriculum but "Christian Studies" courses are taught to Christian students outside class hours by trained Christian teachers on voluntary basis. Participation by staff and students in daily morning worship and other Chapel activities is voluntary. Pastors from CSI churches and other lay readers help to conduct services and conduct confirmation classes for Lady Doak students who want to become full-fledged members of the Church.
As a Christian College in a secular state, Lady Doak is given "minority rights." Thus, administrative personnel are Christians at the higher levels. 60% of the teachers and heads of departments are Christian. 25-30% of the students population is Christian. Staff and students alike find a lot of purpose through witnessing to the their non-Christian friends and surrounding community. Lady Doak offers quality education laden with the Gospel values of love, peace, harmony, equality, and justice.
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The College makes special efforts to identify needy students and support them financially. The Head of each department identifies the students who are in need of financial support and these students are given scholarships. The College also gives needy students lunch everyday. These students are also encouraged to supplement this support by taking paid positions in the library and various college departments.
A faculty advisor is assigned to each exchange student. Students may seek guidance for any of their concerns during their campus stay from their faculty advisor. On arrival, students are taken on a guided tour to give them exposure to rural life, rural artisans, Indian trades, Indian festivals, music and dance, Indian movies, traditions and culture with religious connotations. Exchange students are invited to spend a semester or two to audit courses, get involved in Service-Learning programs or other extension activities, learn music or dance as per their interest. Transferring credits to their home college is possible.