Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem was started in the year 1961 as an affiliated college of the University of Madras by Mrs. Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy under the benign grace and presidentship of Srimath Swami Chidbhavananda of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Tirupparaithurai. Since 1-1-1998, Sri Sarada College is affiliated to the Periyar University, Salem, Tamilnadu, India. It is a Government aided college and recognized for receiving grants from University Grants Commission (UGC) under sections 2f / 12 B. It receives not only annual grants for the functioning of autonomy but also special plan grants.
The progressive voice of the college trains the mind and abilities of the students along with accumulating knowledge that enhances life. By catering to the students' myriad-channeled interest, this educational institution warps out women of strong determination steeped in national culture and spirituality. All our activities have been moulded into one groove to produce positive virtues and energies directed towards socially beneficial purposes.
To empower women through quality education based on the ideals of our national heritage and culture.
The Motto of the institution is the harmonious development of Hand, Heart and Head with the focus on the development of character, culture and curriculum.
The educational ideals of this institution are symbolized in the college emblem. The veena stands for the development of the hand for the enrichment of life. The waxing moon suggests the steady expansion of the heart in love of God and of His creation. The blazing sun is expressive of knowledge that reveals things in their true light. The harmonious development of the Hand, the Heart and the Head is what is wanted for a fully educated young generation of women, each of whom will be a Kamadhenu, the milch cow of plenty and plenitude.
Quality enhancement is the sole objective of our institution by concentrating more on updating curriculum, improving infrastructure facilities and motivating the faculty and the students to participate in academic development programmes and community-oriented activities.