Kasthurba College for Women, the erstwhile Villianur College for Women, was established in the year 2005 under the aegis of the Pondicherry Society for Higher Education which is wholly funded by the Government of Puducherry, to cater to the higher educational needs of the women students hailing from rural backgrounds. As the region of Puducherry previously had only one exclusive college for women, that too in the centre of the town, it was very difficult for students hailing from rural areas around Villianur to reach the portals of higher education even after scoring well in the higher secondary examination. As it has ever been the vision of the Government of Puducherry to provide quality higher education to all aspiring women students irrespective of their socio economic backgrounds, this college was established with two need-based and society-based departments namely B.A. Social Work and B.A. Historical Studies. Ever since its inception, with the assistance of a dedicated band of highly qualified faculty members, the vision of the Government of Puducherry is being fulfilled as our students excel in various activities across the nation. A number of passed out students are well employed in various Government and Non-Governmental organizations across the U.T. of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu. The faculty members have published books and articles of high repute. With the available resources, the college has made giant efforts to empower rural women students with higher educational needs and extra ordinary co-curricular skills. The college is currently in the process of constructing a new building in a new campus at Korkadu.


To educate, empower and promote intellect through holistic learning, towards individual growth and social progress.


  • To provide need-based quality higher education to women

  • To facilitate critical thinking and creativity

  • To impart knowledge and skill for the development of the self through value-based education

  • To reach out to the diverse and varying needs of the society and

  • To strive for excellence with state-of-the-art facilities.