St. Stephen's is one of the best colleges in our country and its cut offs speak the same. The overall experience is quite amazing and educational. Although it is a great college, it has issues just like other colleges with regard to administration and investment in infrastructure. I believe there are certain things that can still be made better. Our college has students from all part of India and so it is quite an enhancing experience to be amongst the people of so many ethnicities.
The college had a cut off requirement and there is a form filled online which requires us to provide a statement of purpose and answer the question,'why (the subject you have chosen)?'. A list of shortlisted candidates comes out post which there are an aptitude test and interview. The list of selected candidates comes out a week after that. I selected philosophy because it seemed intriguing and something that I could see myself really enjoying.
The course curriculum is designed by the university but honestly, it can be much better. I think the university needs to put in more effort into designing the course curriculum because it has major flaws. To compensate for that, our professors make sure that we explore the subject beyond the prescribed syllabus. That helps us to learn a lot more and is quite helpful.
The college provides internships to willing students. Different committees are involved in creating internship opportunities for the college students. Here, it is believed that classroom education is just one portion of complete education so students are encouraged to do winter/summer internships. The Placement Cell is very active in providing internship opportunities to students. All the internships aren't paid. Some of them are and the stipend varies according to the different profiles. I am not aware of the exact amount that is provided.
The placement cell of our college is very good. Most of the students who sit for placements do get placed. The highest packages from Delhi University are usually from my college. Depending on the different courses, different companies visit the campus. Many major companies visit the campus and recruit a large number of students. Some of the companies that visit our college are, HTC, Samsung, Infosys, Wipro etc. Most of the students opt for higher education instead of a job, to further enhance their knowledge. A 3-year undergraduate course doesn’t really fetch that great profile.
Various events happen frequently in college. The best one, I’d say is Onam, which is celebrated in the Odd Semester. All the girls are dressed upon traditional South Indian saree and it is such a pleasant sight. Different societies keep organizing their events and they are quite impressive. Other events are Talent Night, Departmental fests, Christmas celebration, graduation day and the list is countless. Every week there are at least 2 events in our college. Our college fest “Harmony” is a 3-day fest that includes lots of food, music, and games. Coming to footfall, it is limited but surely great.
The fee is quite affordable. The admission process is very difficult and that's where students struggle. Once you get into Stephen's, the fee isn't that much of an issue. It varies around 16000-18000, depending on what facilities are used. This fee includes tution and exam fee and if someone wishes to avail hostel, then he/she has to pay extra. Since the college is reputed and graduating from Stephen's is quite huge in itself, the fee is worth every penny.
Yes, the college provides scholarships to students. They are provided to students based on their personal needs. I did not avail one so I am not sure about the details regarding this. As far as the loan is considered, students are supposed to make their own arrangements because college doesn't help with the loan.
We get ample opportunities to explore our inner talents. We have societies for various extracurricular activities. Many such societies exist in college which actively organize various events that are quite interesting. All of them are open societies so everyone can participate which is a great way to provide different opportunities to students based on their personal interests.
I didn't stay in the hostel so I don't know much about it. Some students really like it, while some don't. Curfew timings are different for girls and boys. No ACs or coolers are available, just a fan per room. The buildings are very old but, aesthetically pleasing. I am not aware of the interiors as such since I haven't visited the hostel.
A very good student-alumni interaction platform exists in college. We get to interact quite frequently with the alumni. It is a great experience as we get to hear their inspiring stories and get an idea of real-life scenarios. Overall, a great alumni network and they keep coming to college so interaction is pretty good too.
It isn't exactly a hectic schedule but one wouldn't call it chill either. Exams happen on a fairly regular basis, not too often and the approach isn't too laid back either. Overall, it's a good culture. It encourages a healthy learning atmosphere. The continuous evaluation process ensures that students are regular with their studies.
All the teachers are great. All of them boast of doctorates, many of them with multiple PhDs. We also have a great student-teacher ratio (13:1) and that helps students understand all concepts in a much better way. For the same reason, our classes are highly interactive and effective. The entire class atmosphere is very healthy and quite empowering. One feels free to approach the teachers for the smallest of the doubts.
Geography was my favourite subject since school time. Moreover, unlike history i never found it boring because it has practicals to do. If you join this college one thing is sure, you'll enjoy more than any other course. The faculty is great. Very talented and qualified.. Especially the senior faculty. You'll study your practical subjects like Remote sensing and GIS in laboratory. College provide laptops to those who can't afford to buy one but on your own responsibility. Otherwise,there are computers in laboratory too.The educational trips in second and third year of college makes this course much more interesting. Our batch was divided into two sections A and B, each having 40-45 students. The materials for practicals is provided from the lab. You'll learn a lot of things while completing these practicals. A completely different experience. Exams are conducted in a proper and fairway. We never faced any issue of timings and mismanagement during exam time.
I chose Ba honors history because I want to pursue my career in this field. I heard that Shivaji college faculty was the best in the field of history and I experienced this. The ratio was also good. There are almost 30-35 students in a class. The professors were highly recommended educators. Exams are held twice a year and if you prepared well you will definitely score good.
After 3rd year one can be eligible for placement, lido visited at my time of placement now it's increasing the placement cell gives a lot of opportunities now. Package offered is around 3-7 LPA. 10% student get placement, my plan is to pursue higher study after degree
Students become eligible for campus placements during their third year and our college placement cell provides a lot of good opportunities. We also have our annual internship fest were a variety of companies come to hire students are interns. In terms of campus placements, the highest package that I have seen is 7-8 LPA which is quite good for freshers. A lot of students get their first job through campus placements with a pretty good pay package.
Our placement cell-WINGS. It provides internship opportunities and placement to graduates throughout the year. It is one of the most active and hardworking cells in our college. You will find great people and you need not wait for them to tell you about opportunities, you can yourself use the website and find jobs suitable for you.
The placement percentage of our college is about 20-30%. The highest salary package offered ranges from 13 lakhs per annum to 14 lakhs per annum. The lowest salary package offered is 3.5 lakhs per annum. The average package offered ranges from 5 lakhs per annum to 6 lakhs per annum. Some of the top recruiting companies are McKenzie and company, TCS, BCC, Teach for India, Times of India, etc.
I don't know about the placement. After completing a masters degree to get any placement. Companies are offered base upon the syllabus. The minimum package will be 20K at least. Profitable offer includes incentive value and other things. It will be above 80 percent. I am pursuing 3rd year after this I am clear the entrance of MA.
Admission will be processed for students who have completed plus 2 with 60% marks and JAT and the application form has to submitted. Selected candidates will get a interview letter for appearing in the college.
It has a good infrastructure. It's current ranking in the list of colleges issued by NIRF is 13. It has a good library. It has a different kind of playgrounds for different sports, for example, table tennis court, basketball court, hockey playground. It has a good gymnasium, with high tech machines. It has the best dramatics society where students can explore more of themselves. It is a very good college from every point of view.
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