In 1952 the Agurchand Manmull Jain College was established by the magnanimity and munificiance of Padmasri Mohanmull Chordia through the Shri S.S Jain Educational Society, at the inspiration of her holiness Shri. S.S. Sayar Kanwarji Maharaj. The aim of the college is to provide qualitative higher education for young men and women of the jain community in particular and of all other communities in gentral.
The Colleege celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1977 and the Golden Jupilee in 2002 and is today a frontline top ranking Research and Post Graduate Institution. There are three Research Departments: Physics, Mathematics, Economics and Post Graduate Courses in Commerce, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics and basic Graduate Courses in eight major fields of study.
The college also has Shift-II that provides instructions in ten Under Graduate Courses and one Post Graduate Course.
Situated adjacent to Meenambakkam Railway Station on the Beach-Tambaram line. The College is blessed with a Magnificient and spacious campus, large and airy buildings, excellent infrastructure for games and sports, a well stacked Library and a Canteen.
In addition there are facilities for co-curricular and extra curricular activities that enrich the lives of the students. The college is dedicated to ahimsa and focuses attention on maintaining high academic standards and professional development. Since its inception it has maintained high reputation and excellent results and has contributed to enrichment of the academic life in the state. A large number of students of this college hold high positions in business, industry and in other walks of life.