St. Columba's School, Delhi
St. Columba's School, Delhi, India, was established in 1941, one of 12,000 English medium schools of its kind conducted by the Indian Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. It was founded by Edmund Ignatius Rice, a Roman Catholic missionary and educationalist. It has followed the CBSE system of education. The school's campus is located in the heart of Delhi and extends over a couple of acres. St. Columba's School alumni include three Rhodes Scholars and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Students are referred to as Columbans. The school admits only boys.
|St. Columba's School|
|1 Ashok Place
New Delhi 110010
|Motto||Latin: Sapere aude sincere et constanter
("Dare to be wise, sincerely and consistently")
|Founder||Edmund Ignatius Rice|
|Principal||Br. E. V Miranda, CFC|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Former pupils||Old Columbans|
St. Columba's was founded in 1941 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a Catholic society from Ireland that has undertaken missionary and educational work worldwide. This group, informally known as the Christian Brothers, was founded by Edmund Ignatius Rice. St. Columba's School, New Delhi is one of the 19 Christian Brothers Schools in India. St. Columba's School began with 32 boys in New Delhi next to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, admitting through class 6. It was one of the first schools in India to introduce computer education. The junior school opened in 1942, at the site of what previously had been a rose garden.
Academics and scienceEdit
- Deepak Chopra, 1963, physician, public speaker, writer and New Age spiritual guru
- Sanjiv Chopra, 1964, physician, Professor of Medicine and former Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School
- Rajeev Motwani, Gödel Prize winner, former Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University
- Randeep Guleria, 1975, surgeon, Padma Shri awardee
- Siddhartha Mukherjee, Rhodes Scholar, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University
- Nitin Nohria, 1980, 10th and current dean of Harvard Business School, where he was named the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration
- Mahesh Rangarajan, Rhodes Scholar and Professor of History at Ashoka University
- Pradeep Dubey, game theorist, Professor of Economics at SUNY, Stony Brook[better source needed]
Arts and entertainmentEdit
- Shah Rukh Khan, 1984, Indian actor
- Ritvik Arora, 2015, actor
- Derek Bose, author/journalist
- George Chakravarthi, artist
- Mukul Dev, actor
- Rahul Dev, model and actor
- Vinil Mathew, ad-filmmaker and Bollywood director
- Gaurav Chopra, actor
- Arjun Mathur, actor
- Kunal Nayyar, actor; best known for his role as Raj Koothrappali on the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory
- Sanam Puri, Bollywood singer and independent artist
- Cyrus Sahukar, VJ and actor
- Palash Sen, singer (Euphoria)
- Sudeep Sen, author/poet
- Keith Sequeira, actor and model
- Samir Kochhar, actor and television presenter known for being the host of the Indian Premier League
- Anubhav Srivastava, 2004, filmmaker
- Amit Khanna, film executive, filmmaker, lyricist, winner of National Film Award for Best Lyrics in 1995[better source needed]
- Vibhav Roy, actor, model
- Tarun Jain, writer, actor
- Ali Kazimi, filmmaker and writer[better source needed]
- Vishwajoy Mukherjee, filmmaker, writer best known for the popular Baked (web series),
- Rahul Gandhi, politician, General Secretary of the Indian National Congress; son of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi; President of the Indian National Congress and Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi
- Sanjay Gandhi, Indian National Congress politician; son of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
- Gaurav Gogoi, Member of Parliament
- Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, ex-vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia
- Derek O'Brien, Indian television personality and Member of Parliament
- Mahesh Rangarajan, historian and political analyst
- Anil Shastri, politician, former member of Lok Sabha representing the Indian National Congress.
- Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Finance, Government of India; Member of Parliament
- Abhishek Manu Singhvi, 1975, politician, spokesperson for the Indian National Congress
- Adarsh Shastri, politician belonging to the Aam Aadmi Party
- Suneet Chopra, politician, trade unionist, belonging to the Communist Party of India (Marxist)[better source needed]
- Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya
- Badar Durrez Ahmed, Chief Justice High Court of J&K
- Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Supreme Court of India
- Justice C. Hari Shankar, Delhi High Court
- Justice Rajiv Shakdher, Delhi High Court
- Sanjeev Bikhchandani, founder and Executive Vice-Chairman of Naukri.Com
- Rishabh Dev, founder and Managing Director of Mapplinks
- Rajeev Dubey, President of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
- Piyush Gupta, 1976, CEO and Director of DBS Bank
- Vivek Paul, former vice-chairman of Wipro; Consulting Professor of Radiology at Stanford University; founder of KineticGlue, a cloud based computing company
- Ajay Singh, 1984, founder and Chairman, SpiceJet
- Ajay Srinivasan, Chief Executive - Financial Services, Aditya Birla Group
- Lalit Modi, businessman, cricket administrator
- Lalit Suri, hotelier and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament
- Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Apollo Tyres
- Patu Keswani, Chairman and Managing Director of Lemon Tree Hotels[better source needed]
- Sandeep Jajodia, Chairman and Managing Director of Monnet Ispat and Energy
- Vivek Paul, former Vice Chairman and CEO, Wipro
- Rajeev Kakar, 1980, Executive Vice President, Fullerton Financial Holdings
- Sandeep P Parekh, financial lawyer, former Executive Director of SEBI, WEF Young Global Leader
- Rana Chhina, winner of the MacGregor Medal, military historian and ex-officer of the Indian Air Force
- Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, DG Assam Rifles 1974
- Major Bhaskar Roy, MVC
The senior school building once housed the entire school. Today, the 11th and 12th classes are to be found here along with a library, science laboratories and the administration wing. On the first floor were the residences of the Christian Brothers, which were shifted to the Provincialate Wing in 2011.
Edmund Rice HallEdit
The Edmund Rice Hall (ERH) has an indoor basketball cum badminton court. It has a stage at one end, seating space to accommodate more than 2000 people and stadium-like step seating at the far end. It hosts the annual Christmas play that is a major attraction, being organised entirely by the students and the faculty. It also hosts the Columban Jindal basketball tournament.
Columban Open QuizEdit
The Columban Open Quiz is the premier school quiz of North India, with more than 200 teams participating every year. Started in 1984, The Columban Open Quiz is in its thirty third edition and is one of the most prestigious quizzes in the circuit. It is organised by the Quiz Society of St. Columba's consisting of students and a teacher in charge. The quiz is generally held in August. The 2017 edition was won by Delhi Public School Ghaziabad .
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