HISTORY OF MANIPAY LADIES COLLEGE
Manipay Ladies’ College (M.L.C.) which is 52 years old has a rich history. In the year 1944 it was V. Veerasingam, Principal of Manipay Hindu College who took the courageous decision to admit girls into a boy’s school despite limited space for accommodation.
In 1952, C. Navaratnam, Principal of Manipay Hindu College and the Old Students Association (OSA) decided to collect funds to house the Girls’ section in a separate building. Again, in 1955 extra funds was raised to complete the Girls’ Section. Siva Rajendran, P. Selvaratnam, C.S. Navaratnam and Siva Muthukumarasamy of OSA played a vital role to raise the fund to complete the Girls’ Section successfully.
On February 1, 1963, the Girls section was completely separated from M.H.C to become Manipay Ladies’ College. Mrs. M. Ramasamy was appointed as the Acting Head of M.L.C. During her tenure of office, she organised classes from Grade 1 to G.C.E (O/L). She left M.L.C in October 1963.
M.L.C has been blessed with eight principals and they have been guiding the destinies of the college for the last fifty years. Miss. P. Arumugam was appointed as the principal of M.L.C from 1964 to 1977. Then (1971 – 1978) Mrs. P. Satchithananthan continued the task of uplifting M.L.C with a true sense of dedication and sincerity. Mrs. A. Rajaratnam (1979 to 1980) assumed duties and her pioneering and inspiring effort brought fame to the school. The progress of the institution has been mainly due to the hard work and dedication put in by M.P.Rajanayagam, Mrs. Kalyanasuntharesanm Mrs. Y. Thiyagarajah, Mrs. V. Pasupathipillai, Mrs.Sooriyakumary Jeyaveerasingam and the present principal Mrs. Narumatha Parameswaran.
The school has excelled in all the spheres of education, academic, sports, cultural and aesthetic activities. It is serving for the long felt need to give education to the girls of Manipay Parish with a Hindu background.
Pandithar. S. Ilamurugan composed the lovely college Anthem and helped to decide the college motto. “Let all your thoughts be noble thoughts”.