It began as a primary school for girls in 1881 and over the years grew into a First Grade College. This college holds a unique place in promoting Women’s Education since its inception. Initially the college offered both Arts and Science education at undergraduate level. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1968.
In the year 1979 the college was bifurcated into Maharani’s Science College for Women and Maharani’s Arts College for Women to accommodate the growing number of students seeking admission. The college now offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
It comprising of 20 departments, which include 15 science and 5 languages and altogether offers 20 course combinations, in addition to an integrated degree course in Home Science. It offers six PG Courses, three add-on courses and a few certificate courses.
The College is affiliated to the University of Mysore and is under the administrative control of Department of Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka and University of Mysore. Financial assistance is provided by the Government of Karnataka, the University Grants Commission,and contribution from students, alumni and College Development Council.
It is a prestigious Government institution located in the heart of the city with a campus which sprawls over 5 acres and is well connected by train and bus services. It is well equipped to impart higher learning to the learners.