Jesus and Mary College

With over fifteen well-known courses in commerce and liberal arts, JMC is easily among the better-reputed colleges of the university. Established in 1968, it is run by the sisters of Jesus and Mary congregation. Apart from its academic and extra curricular brilliance, this all girls college is also known for its chic style.

Located in the leafy green locales of Chanakyapuri, JMC is perhaps in the best maintained area of Delhi. Its proximity to the Ring Road means that it is very easily accessible, yet its location ensures a safe distance from the cacophony of the city.

How to get there
JMC is well-connected by several major bus routes. Both 724 and 442 end at Nehru Place and pass via JMC. Major stops include South Ex, AIIMS, RK Puram, etc. 740 too stops right next to JMC. It connects Patparganj to Dhaula Kuan. This bus passes via Mandi house and ITO, which are very close to CP. The closest metro station is Race Course on the Yellow Line.

Popular Courses
JMC offers 15 courses in liberal arts and commerce, including popular ones in sociology, history and philosophy. Mathematics is also a sought-after subject, along with economics, psychology, English and commerce. It also has a four-year course in elementary education.

Admission Procedure
The Admission process in JMC is quite simple. Being a minority institution, the common form doesn’t work here. The specific college forms are available at the institution and online; and there is a willing and efficient group of staff and students who address admission-related queries. Admission to under graduate program in JMC, like everywhere else in DU, depends on the percentage of marks obtained in 10+2 or its equivalent.

JMC’s auditorium is arguably one of the best in the University with updated equipment, a spacious stage and a large seating capacity. The college has a sprawling campus that extends over a vast area of 14 acres. There is a large teaching block with separate tutorial rooms, games rooms, canteen, laboratories and a huge library with over 40000 books and periodicals. Presently a multi-purpose auditorium is also under construction. Further, the college has separate sports fields for hockey, football & cricket and courts for lawn tennis and volley ball.

JMC offers no hostel facilities for outstation students. However, a large number of paying guest accommodations around campus ensures a comfortable living even for women new to the city.

Add on Courses
The Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board offers a parallel system of education that using existing institutional facilities and buildings by providing opportunities to women, who for various reasons cannot join a regular college. These classes are held during vacations and on Saturdays. Further, JMC is an IGNOU centre. Apart from these, the college offers a number of certificate courses like Financial Management, Travel Tourism, Media Studies, Interior Design and News Reading and Anchoring. Also, computer-related skills and language courses are also taught here.

Hang Out Points
With their college in the heart of South Campus, you will find JMC students walking across to the Café Coffee Day on Sardar Patel Marg between classes, chilling in the Satya Niketan market, or just enjoying a fresh plate of chole bhature in their own canteen.

JMC’s annual fest Montage is possibly one of the most popular fests in the University, and they manage to get to the best performers year after year. In addition, they also have several department fests every year, giving students broader perspectives on their subjects with various talks, debates, sessions, theatre acts etc. Catharsis, the annual festival of the Department of Psychology fest was a huge success last year.

Societies and Extracurricular Activities
JMC is best known for the spectacular performances of Kahkasha (their dramatics society), Mudra (dance society), their Western Music Society and their Indian Music Society (Tarannum). They also have an active Womens Development Cell and National Service Scheme (NSS) programme.

Did you know?
The college is the alma mater of several powerful women today – Priyanka Gandhi, Neha Dhupia and Louis Fernandes Khurshid, to name a few.