St. Stephen's College - A History

St. Stephen's College - A History

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Author: Ashok Jaitly
Publisher: Roli Books
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 141
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174364439


St Stephen’s college, which celebrated its 125 anniversary in 2006, has a special niche amongst educational institutions of excellence, not only in Delhi but also all over India. Apart from its revered internal traditions, the college has also been an integral part of the social and structural changes that have taken place in the nation. And it has been the school for a long and impressive alumni list which includes sportspersons, writers, poets, actors, journalists, entrepreneurs, politicians, bureaucrats, ambassadors, technocrats and corporate executives.

This volume, written by Ashok Jaitly, a former student, traces the history of the College from its original conception by the Cambridge Mission as an institution for higher education in 1881, through the travails of the freedom struggle, Partition, Independence and into the present world of relentless academic pressures, sporting compulsions and ever expanding opportunities. During all these turbulent and exciting years, St Stephen’s college has stood firm for certain fundamental values which celebrate cosmopolitanism pluralism, a degree of iconoclasm along with an immense enjoyment of learning in the widest sense.



The Making of the college-From Mission to Vision

Institutions within an institution

Beyond the College Walls