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Jesus and Mary College

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Type  Public
Location  Delhi, India
Affiliations  University of Delhi
Founded  1968
Established  1968
Campus  Urban
Phone  011 2611 0041
Principal  Sr.(Dr.) Marina John rjm
Address  Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Notable alumni  Priyanka Gandhi, Ambika Anand, Rakul Preet Singh, Ankita Shorey
Similar  University of Delhi, Gargi College, Lady Shri Ram College f, Miranda House - University, Ramjas College

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Jesus and Mary College (JMC) is a premiere women-only college affiliated to the University of Delhi located in New Delhi, India. The college awards bachelor's degrees in commerce, arts and mathematics. The college offers honors degree in : Elementary education, History, Sociology, Political Science, Hindi, English, Economics, Psychology, Math and Commerce. The college is located in Chanakyapuri (Diplomatic enclave) in New Delhi.


The college was founded by Religious of Jesus and Mary, a Roman Catholic Congregation founded by St. Claudine Thevenet or known as Mary of St. Ignatius (1774–1837) in Lyon, France in 1818. Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi was established in 1919, and thereafter a college for women in Delhi and the college was founded in July 1968. At the time of opening, the college offered only two degrees: English (Hons.) and BA (Pass), but quickly expanded to offer degrees in other subjects.

Jesus and Mary College is one of the few colleges in the University of Delhi whose student body is not affiliated with Delhi University Students Union (DUSU).

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The admission to the college is based on a competitive cut-off percentage in senior secondary exams. The college also reserves a certain number of seats for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) candidates. As a minority institution, the college also has a 50% reservation for Catholic or other Christian students.


Student involvement in projects as part of curriculum is given below:

  • Departments like B.El.Ed. (IIIrd year) and Psychology have 100% student involvement in in-house projects over the past four years.
  • Department of Economics has 13 % of its students work as interns in the most prestigious and promising institutions and companies like DMRC, Ernst and Young, German National Tourists Services, HUDCO, Kings College London, Lucid Solutions, the Planning Commission, Reliance Securities, Smilyo, Toxics Link, United Nations Projects. Besides, the department has also worked with NGOs like Kalpavriksha and Samavesh.
  • Department of English has 100% student involvement in in-house projects related to academic topics of English.
  • Societies

  • National Service Scheme (NSS)
  • Notable alumni

  • Neha Dhupia, Bollywood Actress, model and Miss India Universe 2002
  • Hasleen Kaur, Bollywood Actress, model and Miss India Earth 2011
  • Nistula Hebbar, journalist and political correspondent
  • Ankita Shorey, model and Miss India International 2011
  • Priyanka Gandhi (Vadra), Daughter of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  • Namita Gokhale, writer
  • Usha Sanyal, historian
  • Ambika Anand, TV anchor (NDTV Good Times)
  • Sushmita Mukherjee, TV & movie actress
  • Rini Simon Khanna, news anchor
  • Rakul Preet Singh, Film Actress and Femina Miss India-Miss India People's Choice 2011
  • Apurvi Chandela, Indian Shooter
  • Sandali Sinha, Film Actress
  • Rowena Robinson, Renowned Sociologist and Social Anthropologist
  • Roma Chatterjee, Renowned Sociologist and Social Anthropologist
  • Neeti Sachdeva, Ph.D, Developmental Psychologist and Writer (Art of Parenting: The Indian Experience)
  • Radhika Madan,Actress,Professional Dancer.
  • Manika Batra, Indian Table Tennis player.
  • Louise Fernandes Khurshid,Famous Writer,Novelist.
  • References

    Jesus and Mary College Wikipedia