The First Graduate Exhibit opens today: one photo and story at a time

We are excited to announce that today we begin publishing the submissions we have received for the exhibit, one photo and story at a time!  We are choosing to exhibit in this fashion so that each photo and story gets the attention it deserves. Every exhibit will not only be displayed on our website, but circulated... Continue Reading →

S. Rukmani, B.Sc honours graduate, Presidency College, Chennai

"I was born in an orthodox Brahmin family from a village near Kumbakonam. My father was a teacher in the Nizam’s government. So our family of three brothers and three sisters lived with parents in Hyderabad. I studied in a private school. The two elder brothers were married and my elder brother was in the... Continue Reading →

N. Sarojini Devi, BA graduate, NSS College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, 1965

"I am N.Sarojini Devi, Retd Dietician, Government Medical College, Thiruvanathapuram. I was the seventh and the youngest born to my parents Sri K.Narayana Pillai and Smt L.Narayani Amma.I had three sisters and three brothers. My parents belonged to a remote village Thiruvithamcodu in Kerala. Now that is part of KanyaKumari after the formation of Kerala... Continue Reading →

S. Parvathy, M.A. Sociology, 1996; her own and her daughter’s account of her accomplishment

“I am the FIRST POST GRADUATE in my family I am from a very middle class family with my sister and two elder brothers.  Three of them could not clear their XI std, but I am the one who completed my XIth std during 1976-77 in a small village called Thiruthuraipundi, Thanjavur Dist, now Thiruvarur... Continue Reading →

V.G Parvathavarthini, graduate, Madras Law College, 1972

"I wish to state that I am the 1st graduate of our family in the year of 1972. My father studied up to intermediate in Presidency college of Madras. He served and retired as Commercial tax officer. I belong to 1st set of Pre University in DevkunwarNanalal Bhat Vaishnava College Chrompet. I belong to 1st... Continue Reading →

S Rangamony, M.A, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, 1944

  "Mrs S Rangamony, now 92, was the first woman graduate, in fact post graduate, in her family. Her father, S V Sundarraja Iyengar, was a well-known advocate in Tirunelveli and was an AICC member working alongside S Srinivasa Iyengar.  She went to school at St Ignatius Convent, Palayamkottai, and later did her intermediate in... Continue Reading →

Priyadarshini Marimuthu, B. Com., Annamalai University, 1995

"I am Priyadarshni. My college is Jayaraj Annapackim Womens college at Periyakulam. I completed a B.Com degree in 1995. My dad completed 5th std and my mom 10th. My elder brother missed the chance to wear the coat and hat.But I was the only girl child in my family and I wore the graduation coat... Continue Reading →

Prabhamani Rao, B.A graduate, Mysore University, 1953

With friends Kamala Ramaswamy (writer), Champaka Malini (writer) and Hema (theatre artiste); I am second from left in this group.   "First Woman Graduate in the Bapu Family   "I am Prabhamani Rao who completed B.A and graduated from Mysore University (at that time there was no Bangalore University) in 1953. I was 19 and a... Continue Reading →

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