The 100-year-old St. Agnes College, the first women’s college on India’s west coast and the state’s first Catholic women’s college, will welcome boys starting next academic year. The college, which is also the state’s first women’s college under private management, has submitted a request to Mangalore University for permission to become co-educational. On Friday, during the third academic council meeting, an identical proposal was made.
MU has no issues, as per the vice-chancellor, and their request will be sent to the state government for consideration. The decision to enroll male students was made after the college received encouraging feedback from parents, employees, students, and alumni, as per Yadapadithaya. A former principal attributed the college’s huge move to becoming co-educational to a reduction in admissions.