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St. Stephen's College

St. Stephen’s College, founded on 1st February 1881, is the oldest college in Delhi. The College was established by a Christian mission from Westcott House, Cambridge University,with it’s humble beginnings in a small house in Chandni Chowk comprising just five students.Initially affiliated to Punjab University, it later became one of the three original constituent colleges of Delhi University, which was set up in 1922.The College has an All-India and Alldenomination membership; it has students and teachers from all communities and from all parts of India. The College encourages the development of a holistic and diverse personality, which is reflected in the student body demographics and in the ample facilities the College provides for this purpose – a fine library containing more than ninety thousand books, top-notch sports facilities, and wide,spacious classrooms that are steeped in an academic tradition that has been followed diligently for more than 130 years.Student societies and clubs play a vital role in the total life of the College. There are several academic and cultural societies that enable students to participate in a wide range of activities such as debating,dramatics,mountaineering, film and music appreciation,social service, photography, electronics and quizzing.The College awards a number of prizes to students each year for achievement in academic and extra-curricular activities.Scholarships and other financial aid are given to deserving students on the basis of needcum-merit.The faculty at St. Stephen’s has researched at schools across India and abroad including Princeton, Rutgers,Oxford, Cambridge, IIT,Delhi University, and JNU. 80+ Companies recruited from our campus in 2015-16.33% Students took up roles in advisory and consultancy firms.All trademarks, logos and images are the property of their respective owners.19% students took up roles in the education sector.7% students took up roles in the financial sector. The Campus Placement Cell of St. Stephen’s College is the sole body that handles recruitments from college for our students. We handle all the logistics involved in the placement procedure: The Pre-Placement Talks, CV Collection/Submission and Management of Tests, Group Discussions, and Interviews associated with the job recruitment. 

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Ranking
St. Stephen’s College is the best college in India for Science studies, according to India Today’s best colleges for science in 2012.  Another equally awe-inspiring fact is that the college is also the 2nd best college in India for Humanities studies, where it lost out to the prestigious LSR College. The college has held the top spot in the Science rankings since 2010, while continuing to remain in the top 3 for Humanities studies since the same time.
Getting to college
The college is located in the North Campus of Delhi University (DU).  The college is right in the middle of the campus, and is easily discernable, owing to the blue sign boards which show up at regular distances. The closest metro station is ‘Vishwavidyalaya’ on the Yellow Line.  The station is a minute’s walk from the main gate of the campus. The hundreds of cycle rickshaws that ply from the gate of the university and outside every college within the North campus will charge one Rs. 10 to get to the college. The gist is that connectivity is superb.
Infrastructure
The campus of the college is not very different from the campuses of other institutes located in North Campus of Delhi University.  Most of the colleges consist of acres of open gardens surrounding the few buildings, which lie scattered all around campus. The buildings are all red-brick structures, which almost reinvent the ancient feel. Recent renovations have certainly improved the quality of infrastructure, and now the classrooms as well as the library boast of air-conditioners. The campus is also Wi-Fi enabled.
Faculty
Most of the faculty at the college is very well known and senior and junior professors are allotted to each subject.  The teachers are not like the best in the country, which is surprising since the college has been ranked as the top college for Science studies in India.  However, students say that it is more to do with the style of teaching and the innovative approach which sets the faculty apart at St. Stephen’s.
Placement
The Campus Placement Cell or CPC is a student run society which looks into everything under placements.  The cell has enjoyed phenomenal success over the past few years.  Over 25 companies visited campus last year. Recently, a student of St. Stephen’s secured a package of 19.2 lakhs per annum, which was higher than the packages even IIM students secured.
Facilities
The Campus Has Following Facilities.
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Residence
  • Dining Hall
  • Cafe
  • Banking
  • Equal Opportunity Cell

Contact Details

St. Stephen's College

University Enclave, North Campus, New Delhi, Delhi, India, 110007

Phone: + 91- 11- 2766-7200
College Website