Jesus and Mary College

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Jesus and Mary College
Jesus and Mary College logo.svg
Motto"Thou art light, fill me with thy light"
PrincipalSr.(Dr.) Marina John rjm
AffiliationsUniversity of Delhi

Jesus and Mary College (JMC) is a women-only college affiliated with the University of Delhi located in New Delhi, India.[1] The college awards bachelor's degrees in commerce, arts and mathematics. The college offers honors degrees in elementary education, history, sociology, political science,Vocational studies, Hindi, English, economics, psychology, math and commerce. The college is located in the 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. The 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.[6] 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.[7]


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.
  • The Department of Economics has 13% of its students work as interns in 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. The department has also worked with NGOs like Kalpavriksha and Samavesh.
  • The Department of English has 100% student involvement in in-house projects related to academic topics of English.


  • National Service Scheme (NSS)[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Jesus and Mary College". University of Delhi.
  3. ^ "5,000 more seats on offer at DU". The Hindu. 12 May 2010.
  4. ^ "History". Official website.
  5. ^ "Non-affiliated colleges: need less chaos, more work in union". Indian Express. 2 September 2009.
  6. ^ Smilyo 2014, p. 14.
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  8. ^ Self Study Report 2014 (PDF). Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. p. 93. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  9. ^ "National Service Scheme (NSS) - JMC". Smilyo. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Distinguished alumni".
  11. ^ Self Study Report, JMC. (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Manthan Award South Asia Grand Jury 2010 Profile: Rini Simon Khanna". Manthan Award. 2010. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012.


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