St.Bede's College  

In the Words of our Principal

Welcome to St.Bede's college where you will find inspiring people, a challenging academic programme and a warm loving and supportive community. St. Bede's is much more than a cluster of lifeless concrete



blocks in the midst of snowy valleys and shadowy hills. It is a great fraternity formed as a part of a precious heritage, and sustained by ardent love of knowledge. In 1904, the Religious of Jesus and Mary started St. Bede's College entirely for women and carved a niche for itself the world over,educating girls was a taboo and when there were no other educational institutions exclusively for women in North India. The college aims, primarily, at a higher education and training of young women to fit them to fulfill their obligation in their homes and society irrespective of caste and creed. The college stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character formation.

St.Bede's college educates students to lead and influence. Inspired by its visionary founding in 1904 by Religious of Jesus and Mary more than a century later the college serves diverse students with a baccalaureate college for women at its heart and graduate and associate programmes for women.

At all degree level the college integrates liberal arts and professional education within the catholic tradition emphasizing intellectual inquiry and social teaching, and challenging students to transformational leadership. Committed to excellence and opportunity St. Bede's college engages students from diverse background in a learning environment uniquely suited to women. Education here prepares graduates to demonstrate ethical leadership grounded in social responsibility.

St. Bede's college is one of the best catholic women's college in the country. Women from across India and around the world choose St.Bede's because of our reputation for academic excellence, our emphasis on leadership and friendly supportive environment on our campus.


The college has grown from 15 students to nearly 1300

students presently. Today we offer under graduate studies

with a wide variety of subjects, namely B.A. Pass Course,

B.A. Honours in (English, Economics, and Geography), B.Sc

Pass Course (medical and non-medical) and B.Com.

Professional courses like B.Sc. Honours in Microbiology and Biotechnology, B.B.A, B.C.A and PGDCA. It also provides Add-on courses like Communicative English, Fashion Designing, Travel and Tourism ect. The college runs the IGNOU centre in the college offering M.Sc in Dietetics. By the next academic year(2010-2011) the college opens doors for PG course like M.A. in English.

St.Bede's stands to be the only college in Himachal Pradesh to be accredited "A" Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on May 3rd 2004 based on its past performance. The college is a Crest Jewel of Himachal Pradesh University.

We are proud, our aluminais today are holding important portfolios like members of legislature, ministers, MPs, MLAs, scientists, business leaders, authors ,artists and actors, physicians, peace and justice organizations and embassies world wide, community leaders and prominent educators.

We prepare students for lives of leadership. We incorporate leadership skills into all academic programme and provide many opportunities for students to take on leadership roles on campus, in student government, through the campus ministry, on the student magazine and news letter, on athletic teams and clubs and societies.

Finally I can say with great pride and conviction that a Bedian leader lives a commitment to the values of justice and caring, acts from a strong self concept, thinks critically and creatively, communicates and interacts effectively within groups, takes risks willingly, exercise power appropriately, articulates a positive sense of direction and evokes hope. I am sure the college motto ' Non Nobis Solum' not for our selves alone- has inspired each and every one to reach noble heights.

I pray that, May God continue to shower his choicest Blessings up on each one of you and lead you to greater heights commitment and dedication in the years to come.



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