Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women owes its creation to the persevering efforts of its founding fathers—Dr.K.N.V Sastri, a noted historian and political thinker, Dr. M.N Mahadevan, a renowned doctor, and Sri. T.S Rajam, chairman of the TVS group of companies. These illustrious citizens of Bangalore established the college in 1972, in response to the persistent demands of the residents of North Bangalore for an exclusive women’s college in their neighbourhood. The college made a humble beginning with just 12 students on its rolls and a government school building as its workspace.
Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni, after whom the college is named, is well known in history as the regenerator of the Wodeyar dynasty of Mysore. Born in 1742 and married to Krishnaraja Wodeyar II (1734-66), she lived in one of the most turbulent times of South Indian history – during the reigns of Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan. As the Regent Queen of Mysore from 1799 to 1810, she administered the state on behalf of the minor king Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, under the sovereignty of the English. Her extraordinary crisis-management skills, nation-building capabilities and sterling human qualities have inspired the vision and mission of the college. By catering to the intellectual, physical, emotional and personal needs of our students, the college has inspired students to uphold the college motto “Sheelam Parama Bhushanam”.