Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai established in 1837 as a School in the black town of Madras. The Institution was built and its character shaped by a host of Scottish missionaries such as Anderson and Miller, Hogg and Boyd. Many dedicated Indian teachers, as well as generations of brilliant students, contribute to its success story. The college is known as much for its academic standing and leadership building as it is for social commitment. Today the college has more than 5000 students (both ladies and gentlemen as they are traditionally called) and over 220 faculty members serving in 31 departments. It is a matter of pride that the institution is ranked among the top ten liberal arts and science colleges in India and also received the rating of A+ (equivalent to 90-95%) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).