Type of College

Minority - Autonomous

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




University of Delhi, New Delhi

About St. Stephen's College, New Delhi

A Christian Minority College, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi is a Constituent College of the University of Delhi. Established on 1st February 1881, it was managed by the Delhi Mission of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
An autonomous Christian College, it is under the Church of North India. St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and oldest colleges for arts and sciences in India. It has produced a number of distinguished alumni.

The college was established to impart higher education to meritorious students. It is one of the premier colleges that was established with an intention to be a milestone in the path of progress.

St. Stephen's College is affiliated to the University of Delhi, New Delhi. It was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) on 20th May 2014 under the UGC Act of 1956. On 19th February 2016, it was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade - (CGPA score 3.21 on a 4 point scale in the 3rd cycle).

The college aims at the spiritual, intellectual and moral development of its students. To preserve its pluralistic and cosmopolitan tradition, it encourages the enrollment of students from varied economic and social strata and different communities.

St. Stephen's College is a self-financed institute. It is a co-educational college that provides regular courses.

St. Stephen's College's history can be traced back to St. Stephen's High School, which was founded in 1854. The credit for the founding of the college goes to Reverend Samuel Scott Allnutt of St. John's College, Cambridge.

In 1879, the Govt. College, Delhi was closed down due to financial problems. To set matters right, the Reverend Thomas Valpy French, the Bishop of Lahore, asked the Cambridge Mission, an Anglican mission organized by the alumni of University of Cambridge to do something to bridge the gap.

The college was also founded as a response to the British Indian Government's promotion of English education in India. With three professors and five boarders, the college operated from Chandni Chowk, Delhi. It was then affiliated with the University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

However, in 1882, it was affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh. After a year of the founding of the St. Stephen's College, the Punjab University received its charter. The St. Stephen's College was one of the two institutions first affiliated to Punjab University. Later, the college moved to Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.

In 1922 the University of Delhi was founded and St. Stephen's College became a constituent college of the University of Delhi.

Under the University of Delhi, St. Stephen's College had received many accolades in the field of education, sports, and extra-curricular activities at the city, state and national level.

Based on nationwide surveys, The Week and India Today have always considered St. Stephen's College as one of the best colleges in India providing courses in both science and arts streams.

The St. Stephen's College provides undergraduate (three years) and postgraduate (two years) courses in the fields of arts and science. It also provides various specializations under the University of Delhi, New Delhi.

Several exchange programmes are also conducted with the universities of UK, US, Europe, and Japan. Certificate courses in Asian and European languages are also conducted here in the International Languages School.

Unlike other colleges under the Delhi University, St Stephen's College has its own unique selection process. An online application process enables the prospective applicants to fill in their academic achievements and interests. A list of the candidates selected for admission test and interview is put up by the first week of June.

The college conducts examinations on various courses conducted by the University of Delhi and also other examinations.


  • The college aims at gaining excellence in higher education. It also stresses on the total development of personality, character building, discipline and responsible citizenship.


  • The college is on a mission to educate the young generation of our country with republican and liberal values so that they can become able citizens who serve the nation with pride and also equip themselves with values that enable them to attain maximum personal fulfillment.
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 15th Novemebr 2014 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
  • The college consists of Women Empowerment Cell for aiming at intellectual and social upliftment of the female students, the cell stands for facilitating women's empowerment through guest lectures, seminars, awareness programs, other welfare activities and to analyze underlying causes through research to women discrimination and to generate awareness
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in English Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in History Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Philosophy Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Sanskrit Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Arts in Economics Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in Economics Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in History Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Philosophy Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Sanskrit Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Mathematics Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Physics Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Science in Chemistry Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Mathematics Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
Master of Science in Operations Research Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Science in Physics Full Time 2 Years B.Sc
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Women Empowerment Cell





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