Fatima College, Mary Land, Madurai, is a Post Graduate College for Women affiliated to Madurai Kamaraj University. It is a Catholic minority institution established and run by St. Joseph's Society of Madurai (of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons, France). This institution came into existence through the tireless efforts of the missionary sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons and the zeal and heroic sacrifice of Rev. Sr. Rose Benedict, the founder of the College.
The College was started in St. Josephs Campus Madurai as a Second Grade College with 63 students in 1953. It became a Post Graduate College in 1964 and Autonomous in 1990. The College now offers 19 Under Graduate Courses, 15 Post Graduate Courses, 5 M.Phil. Courses and 5 Departments have become Research Centres. It has strength of 4024 Students, 190 Teaching Staff and 97 Non-Teaching Staff.
The College is administered and oriented by St. Joseph’s Society presided by the Provincial.