History

ST. BEDE'S College - A Brief Profile.

St Bede's College, Shimla, established in 1904, is a historical and educational landmark of Northern India which aims, primarily, at higher education and training of young women. It has been imparting higher education in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce and Teachers' Training Course(T.T.C).The college celebrated its centenary in 2004, and had a commemorative postal stamp of Rs.5/-released. St.Bede's college is recognized by the University Grants Commission under 2(f) and 12(b), and is the only college in HP State accredited 'A' Grade by UGC-NAAC.

St. Bede's is run by the Sisters of Jesus and Mary Congregation. It was founded by St. Claudine Thevene, and she was convinced that only knowledge and love of God could transform the society of her time. Her aim was to make God known and loved through Christian education of the young. The Congregation has spread far and wide into all continents. We are committed to give our students a sense of God and the ability to recognize the divine in themselves and their fellow beings, and thus to respect the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. It has been institution's consistent endeavour to provide quality education to its students; inculcate discipline as well as provide an opportunity for all round personal development.

Ever expanding the frontiers of knowledge, St.Bede's offers regular UG courses in Arts, Science, Commerce; Honours in English, Economics and Geography; B.Sc (Hons) in Bio-Technology and Microbiology; B.B.A, B.C.A, and also PG courses like PGDCA, M.A. in English . MSc in Dietetics is offered through IGNOU.

The infrastructure of the college competes with the best in India. Ample classrooms, fully equipped Laboratories, well lit and spacious Library and a Reading Room with its large collection of Books, national & International Journals and Magazines and a Broad band Internet connection with online e-Journal (INFLIBNET-N-LIST) facility provides a conducive ambience for advanced studies. Book bank facility is also available. Cyber Café, Computer department, Recreation Room, Sports facility for Basket Ball, Badminton, TT etc. and an Auditorium with a capacity of 1000 seats make St.Bede's an institution to be reckoned with. The college provides residential facilities to 200 students. Academically the college has won laurels and a consistently high percentage of pass in the University examinations. The college caters to the needs of the student's development for wholesome growth of the self and the country.

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