About us – St. Stephen’s College
St. Stephen’s College is one of the oldest educational centres in India and has been an integral part of Delhi’s education system since its inception in 1881. Our college strives to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to compete in a global community, while also offering them the opportunity to acquire invaluable spiritual and cultural awareness. We engage in a holistic approach that takes into account the academic, emotional and physical development of each student through its integrated teaching methodology.
We develop our students with a talent pool of highly qualified faculty members who help our students excel in academics and make use of modern technology for online learning. Our commitment towards excellence is driven by our commitment to make all offerings of high quality to give our students the best possible academic experience. At St. Stephen’s, we believe that personal integrity and respect must be developed along with intellectual growth, and we embrace diversity while striving for unity in service to building responsible citizens who are passionate about making lasting contributions to society.
To become a beacon of excellence in academic and professional development, inspiring students to learn, lead and serve with responsibility, integrity and compassion.
We strive to foster an environment that encourages the exploration and creativity of our students. We promote positive learning experiences through diverse approaches, appreciating the importance of global citizenship and our moral values for individuals to become responsible citizens of tomorrow. Furthermore, we seek to bring about the seamless integration of academic success with life-long skills and prepare our graduates for future challenges.
St. Stephen’s College is a prominent college of the University of Delhi, located on the North Campus of DU. It was established in 1881 by Revd. Samuel Scott Allnutt, was a priest sent out by Church Missionary Society (CMS) in England to lavish his service in north India as a teacher and missionary. The first Principal was Revd Nathaniel Turner Edgeworth, who joined St. Stephen’s College soon after completing his being made MA at Oxford University. The college moved from Chandni Chowk to its current location in the North Campus of the University of Delhi in 1941 when there were four more non-collegiate Halls – Ashoka Hall, Union Christian College Dehradun, Empire Hall and Northern Indian College Agra.
In 1948, Rev Samuel Karel Thompson became the first Indian Principal of St Stephen’s College, and he brought many changes which transformed the academic set-up of the college to one that is equal to any other premier academic institute of India today. He delivered speeches against communalism on campus and started extracurricular activities for all classes irrespective of religion or gender bias. He also got approval for Government scholarships for students belonging to weaker sections and persuaded the Government to support girl students beyond the +2 level; thus starting off Degree programmes with Arts and Science faculties in 1952 Today St Stephen’s has seven faculties: Arts; Sciences; Humanities & Social Sciences; Law; Music & Fine Arts; Interdisciplinary Studies; Languages Centre besides being a residential college with over 90%room occupancy every year.
The following activities are some suggested best practices when working with students on the campus of St. Stephen’s College:
- Establish and communicate clear expectations for behaviour and academic performance, both in the classroom and out.
- Create a safe physical and emotional environment where all students can learn effectively.
- Utilize positive reinforcement whenever possible to encourage student growth and progress.
- Promote collaboration by allowing students to work together when appropriate.
- Be available for help or questions during office hours, after school, or via email.
- Show respect for all individuals regardless of differences in backgrounds, beliefs, identities, etc.
- Include cultural awareness training in instruction/classes as needed.
- Encourage student involvement in activities and events outside the classroom to enrich learning
- Political Science
- Computer Science
- Debating Society
- Music and Dramatics Society
- Sports Council
- Literary Forum
- Photography Club
- Economics Society
- Robotics and AI Club
- Social Service League
- Science and Environment Society
- Entrepreneurship Cell