It’s been sometime since I passed out from JMC but I still miss it like hell. An all-girls college that doesn’t comes under DUSU election. You can therefore invest time in studies extra and no strangers can enter the college asking for votes. JMC was an extension of school life as the management and teachers are firm with the attendance. Classes are more like school where students are asked questions after questions. 75% was the criteria and once they were done, the classes seemed almost empty as we all went to the college for fun. JMC’s cut-off is quite high and getting admissions here are not easy at all. Not high as SRCC or Hansraj College but is at par with most of the DU colleges. Satya Nikethan was nearby and that used to be the best hangout spot for us. I have made many memories on the college’s basketball court as more than playing, it was used for chit-chat sessions. Meeting spot of the college was its amphitheater as students will gather there as soon as anything important comes up. All I know is look back to my JMC life with nostalgia as I made many fond memories over there.
Copy culture of school because studies were done on same set of classrooms and blackboards. Till my time the classes were the same which has advanced now. Most of the girls were pursuing IAS entrance so the studies remain core of the college. Some of the girls were more serious than in general we see. So you can never ignore studies at JMC because internal markings were tough and even the teachers favorite would not enjoy the marks if they haven’t submitted or done their assignments on time.
The numbers were few as big colleges of Delhi have professors and then assistant professors. Many guest professors are invited but at JMC the core faculty comprising of 12-13 faculty members was the only faculty that worked at the college. All the teachers were educated and deeply learned about the subjects they taught. Most importantly they were not just eager but hungry to impart all the wealth of knowledge they had into the students. In short, they had genuine concern towards the students. Guest lectures were held once in a while and fortunately they were not mandatory and we considered them as free lectures. Free lectures time was mostly spent on CCD beside the college but never at the seminar hall as the college faculty were more than enough for the students.
Placement cell was hard working without a doubt but getting placed all was not their cup of tea. Even the students who scored consistently couldn’t have a job with a B.Com degree as placing so many students are understandably not possible. A proper placement session was organized for more than a week. The students of the college were trained on showing all what they got as academic results alone won't fetch a job. Placements were in absolute terms below average as not more than 3 out of 10 had any sort of jobs from the campus and pay scale that the students were offered was around 20-25k.
The college sadly don’t have hostel in premises or outside. DU girls hostel has some seats from our college and also one can’t find many accommodation facilities near the college as it is a student area.
Since it’s a convent college, the college does have a small Chapel. Many Christian students used to offer prayers there and it was open for all irrespective of their religion. The red buildings are little older as the institute is quite old but the JMC lawns were equally pristine. An entire building is dedicated for library and from newspapers to magazines, one can find all the latest periodicals in the library apart from a huge collection of books. An open common room right next to cafeteria was the bonding point as students of all disciplines comes there and know students of all the departments. The canteen is divided into two spaces as there as an outer area and an AC hall inside. AC hall can be booked for birthday celebrations or events. The classrooms are ICT enabled and thus attendance is marked automatically. There’s an indoor gym and also outdoor garden with gymming facilities is available at the campus. The campus has large number of trees and dustbins placed in all corners of the college.
The college has various societies that keep one engaging even after the college. The societies participation helped me make my college life more beautiful. For students who are shy joining the societies can help overcome such fears. College is that place where we learn the last set of things. I didn’t want to waste than chance and regularly featured in debate competitions held at the university and national level. The college fest was as good as a starry award night because talent at JMC is unquestionable.
Writing about this college is making me realize that I hated it when I was a part of this college but now when I sharing my side of the story I am actually missing it. The problem with JMC was that it was like a school with timely lectures and compulsory attendance and then head back home. This is how my first year passed by but things changed as time progressed and what can be called a beautiful journey came to an end after my graduation was over. After getting the required attendance our times... Read Full Review
Jesus and Mary College, affiliated with Delhi University is an All-Girls College located in Chanakyapuri and a part of the South Campus. As the name suggests, this is a Christian College and has some seats reserved for the girls belonging to the Christian Community. Enrollments begin in the month of April. To apply Here, One has to fill the College Form in addition to the common DU Form. The Nearest Metro Station is Satya-Niketan, from where one can hire an auto-rickshaw or choose 10 minutes to ... Read Full Review