Jesus and Mary College

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Jesus and Mary College
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Established 1968
Type Public
Location Delhi, India
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Delhi

Jesus and Mary College (JMC) is a female-only college affiliated to the University of Delhi located in New Delhi.[1] The college awards bachelors 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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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).[5]


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.[6]

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