Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College was established in 1985 by the Karnataka Central Diocese, Church of South India with a mission to serve the educational needs of women in our society. Character formation, academic excellence and service to the student community are our principles. While the College is open to students from different communities, nationalities and economic status, its commitment is in accordance to the avowed intentions of the founders i.e. education and upliftment of the Christian community. Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College is an offshoot of the Bishop Cotton Girls School and carries with it a rich tradition and 140 years of experience in imparting education. The Chairman, members of the Board of Management, Principal and the faculty of Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College work tirelessly to take forward the vision and the mission of the institution to fruition. The College has a self - contained campus with 40 faculty members, 1000 PU students and 20 Administrative and support staff. It comprises of several departments in various disciplines of Arts, Science and Commerce with state-of-the-art Laboratories. The Chairman Rt. Rev. S. Vasanthakumar, Dy. Moderator CSI and Bishop, KCD is a visionary leader. A progressive Board, faculty of high repute, brilliant student community, efficient administration and support staff have all contributed to the growth of the institution.
The path trodden by the institution is illumined by a spirit of commitment to excellence. The College envisions to be a charismatic educational institution addressing the multiple dimensions of challenges thrown by society.
Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College stands faithful to its motto "Nec Dextrorsum Nec Sinistrorsum", an extract from the Bible and a commandment given by God to Joshua, the new leader of the Israelites. Joshua was instructed not to lose his focus, to be determined and confident, turning neither to the right nor to the left but always "On Straight On". Based on this precept the young women who enter our portals are challenged to embrace the highest levels of integrity and justice to be humane and constructive members of society.
Bishop Cotton Women's Christian College recognizes the need to move forward. In true Cottonian spirit, the College looks to new horizons rededicating itself to the cause of women's empowerment. The institution encourages individuals to think and act as ethical leaders who help in the creation of a new order based on human dignity, equality and opportunity with social, political and economic justice. It will send into the world, women of substance, worthy of a place in society.