Idhaya College for Women is one of the ancient and prestigious institutions run by the Franciscan Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary , Pondichery in the jubilee year 2000. The College has a student strength numbering to about 3200, Pursuing 10 under Graduate, 8 post Graduate and 5 Research Program and one Doctoral degree in Tamil. The College aims at training young women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life and, serve their fellow men in justice, truth and love.
The College is located in the pilgrim city of Kumbakonam and affiliated to Bharathidhasan University. The college is situated near the railway station and the Bus-stand where relevant transport facilities are available. The climate of the town is very moderate and favourable to the students at all circumstances. A good hostel facility with hygienic food and fresh air accommodation is available. The fresh air, sweet medicated water and vast area make the campus very healthy. The serene area provides a conductive atmosphere for the students to concentrate on their studies. The existing building consists of Administrative Block, Computer Block, Lingual Block, Library Block, Conference Hall, Hostel Blocks, Amenities Block, and Canteen for the students and staff members of the college.