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St. Mary's College, Hyderabad

St. Mary's College in Hyderabad has its origins in the St. Mary's Junior College, which was established at Himayatnagar in Hyderabad, India in 1982. Subsequently, the junior college was shifted to its present premises at Basheer Bagh and soon became an institution of choice for many in Hyderabad.[1] In 1995, a second campus of the College opened at Yousufguda in Hyderabad, which became an undergraduate college in 2002. St. Mary's College at Yousufguda is now one of the most sought after co-educational undergraduate colleges in the region.

St. Mary's College
Established1982 (as junior college)
2002 (as degree college)
Academic affiliation
Osmania University
Location, ,

St. Mary's College, Hyderabad is one of the several institutions run by the St. Mary's Educational Society, Hyderabad. The founder of the group is Mr B. Arogya Reddy, who was the first Principal of St. Mary's Junior College at Himayatnagar, Hyderabad. He is currently the Chairman of the Society.[2] Mr B. Mahender Reddy heads the group currently as the Group Director. He was the first Principal of St. Mary's College, Hyderabad. Mr J Mathew George is the current Principal of the College.[3]

St. Mary's College logo

Students and AlumniEdit

A number of famous Hyderabadis such as N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Sania Mirza, Ashwini Ponnappa, Swathi Reddy, Ram Charan, Naga Chaitanya, Sai Dharam Tej, Varun Tej, Rajive Dhavan, Rana Daggubati, Naina Jaiswal and Aruna Budda Reddy have studied in this institution.[4] Many celebrities and political leaders have their children studying in St Mary's College. Over two hundred international students registered through the Osmania University Foreign Relations Office also study here. The college is famous for its focus on curricular and extracurricular activities without compromising on academics. Its tagline is 'The Future Begins Here!'.[5]

About the CollegeEdit

St. Mary's College, Hyderabad is affiliated to the Osmania University and is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The college offers six-semester Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Mass communication), Bachelor of Commerce (General/Computers/Vocational), and Bachelor of Science (Maths, Electronics & Computer Science / Maths, Stats & Computer Science / Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Chemistry) undergraduate programs under the Choice-Based Credit System.[6] The college is one of the few undergraduate colleges which focuses on activity-based learning and is well known for the several student activity clubs that make its campus a very vibrant learning space.

The college has collaborative agreements with the Budapest Metropolitan University, California Baptist University, Beijing Information Science & Technology University, St. Mary's University, Texas, Red River College, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and with companies such as Amazon (company) and Cognizant.[7]

Among the best colleges in South India, St. Mary's College has a stated vision to be a globally acclaimed institution known for comprehensive education and exceptional student experience. The city campus located at Tahir Ville in Yousufguda has a basketball court and a volleyball court as play area. The campus also houses various laboratories in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Electronics, Computer Science and Mass Communication.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About College | St. Mary's Junior College". www.smjc.in. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ "About | Saint Mary's Educational Society". stmarys.in. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ "The Principal". www.stmaryscollege.in. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Key Alumni of St Mary's College".
  5. ^ "ST.MARY'S COLLEGE". Stmaryscollege.in. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Academics". www.stmaryscollege.in. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  7. ^ "International Partnerships". www.stmaryscollege.in. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  8. ^ "St Mary's College". www.stmaryscollege.in. Retrieved 28 October 2017.