Delhi University Campus Life: St. Stephen’s College - A ‘Gurukul’ of Education!
Updated on Jan 21, 2015 - 10:33 a.m. IST by Urvashi Dalal

Established as a convent with the aim of providing finest quality of education to both young men and women, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi has indeed formed its own legacy. As a top college under the University of Delhi  and one of the apex colleges in India, it is the Stephen’s tradition that makes it different from other colleges. Precisely, considering all the aspects, St. Stephen’s is a ‘Gurukul’ of education.

St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University is an intellectually elite college.  A noun ‘Stephanian’, referred for its students has a charm in itself. The word carries a ‘Tehzib’, an aura and the mark of a civilization. The top Delhi University College is unique which is felt soon as you enter the historic Red-Bricks building.

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Buck Up yourself! It’s Not an Institution but a Temple of education

As soon as you enter the giant yet sober gates of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, brace yourself, you are entering the ‘Temple of Education’. With a remarkable history of many legendary alumni across India, St. Stephen’s College does not limit itself in terms of education and academic excellence. The high St. Stephen’s College, Delhi cut off and top notch admission process is evidence to that.



The institute emphasizes on academic excellence and global education and its USP is ‘total education’. Every Stephanian is bound to achieve exceptional academic records. Both young men and women of this institute which is based on ‘Christian Theology’ are inspired to enjoy studies to enlarge educational repute of the college.


But don’t worry about ‘all work, no play’, St. Stephen’s College is actively engaged in International collaborations, student exchange programmes, conferences and importantly- placement coordination. The college has various societies, clubs and theatre groups that are dynamically organized, active and in proportionate to academic results which achieve appreciative response.


Watson Dear! Learn the Language first

Not to worry, it’s not all Shakespeare or Sherlock here! But yes, it is highly advised that the ‘fuchaas’ must learn the language and manner of every proud Stephanian. Some rules are meant to be broken, we do agree, but the rule of not following up with the ‘Stephen slangs’ does not give you a right to label yourself as a Stephanian.


Never ever in your worst days call the Cafe- canteen or The Residence- hostel. Using certain words are written as rules in the Campus Book of Law (not exactly engraved!), and it is important that the freshers must use them. One of the slangs to learn is that a student must be referred as junior member, and teachers as senior members. Also, Sciencies, Artsies, and the best one, GJams to be used for delicious gulab jamuns!


You will surely learn many more as soon as you start your life at St. Stephen’s College My Dear!


DUScience Dhabha, Mince Cutlet, Sexy Anda, Kashmiri Omelets….Confused? Read on

We asked Siddharth Chakravorty, a Stephanian, what’s best here? And in return he threw those LOL words on us. The Stephen’s has a Cafeteria (not canteen) which is famous for its Mince Cutlet, Sexy Anda and Kashmiri Omelets. Out of eagerness and curiosity of why the egg is entitled as sexy, Chakravorty, a Second Year going on Third Year Economics student replied “It’s because of its cheesy  full of veggies dressing!” Life at St. Stephen’s College can be exciting if you love to be around food that has unique names as Mince Cutlet and Kashmiri Omelet. This would surely be a treat.

The ‘Science Dhabha’, famous for Maggi acquired its name because it is inside the Science section of the campus. Another important inheritance in the campus is the ‘Rohtas Dhabha’, which has been at the St. Stephen’s College, Delhi from three generations. This dhabha is famous for its Samosa and Neembu-Paani, following the same recipe throughout generations.


The Tree, The Passion and The Cross…

If you want to be in the category of the – Epic Dude, you must mention boldly in your Bucket List to enter to the famous ‘Cross’. The Cross of the campus is an achievement in all. If you track out your way to the Cross all the way through passing the Do not enter rule, and challenging ladders, then you are ‘The Dude’ of the entire St. Stephen’s. It is restricted to enter the area leading to the Cross, which is on the topmost height, but being there is a challenge and an unofficial fun activity of all the Junior Residents.


Contrasting to this adventure, there is a sweet –Passion Corridor, as famously known, just next to the College Hall. The reason being called as a Passion Hall is due its darkness, or perhaps residents find a sense of passion in them when they visit this corridor.


Ah, and yes of course there is Tree Number 420. Just focus and remember the scene from the movie-‘Rockstar’, where Ranbir Kapoor proposes Nargis Fakhri saying, “Girlfriend ban ja meri, hum dono rock kar denge saath mein!” Yes that’s exactly the scene which was shot under this tree, and hence the Tree No.420.

Welcome to ANGA and ASLA!

The Macho name ANGA refers to the Boys’ residence at St. Stephen’s College. The ALLNUT North Gentlemen Association-ANGA, is a residence facility for young men studying in the campus, and has every facility required for a daily living.


ASLA- ALLNUT South Ladies Association is a residence for young women of the Delhi University St. Stephen’s College. Both the residences are located opposite each other, with time limit of 10 pm sharp for girls.  Besides these, there are also Wild West and Rudra North residents for girls.


Not much far from the Residence is the Chapel. Situated right between the green lawns, surrounded by trees, the Chapel is similar to a little painting hung on a wall with warmth and peace. It has books related to Christianity and relevant importance, accessible to both senior and junior residents.


Though the entire campus is quiet, but the Chapel area is as peaceful as anything can be.


Few Unique Add-ons

St. Stephen’s is an institution which reflects the Old British Culture in most of its way. Be it the infrastructure, the rules, lifestyle or other traditions are unique in their own way. All these culture and tradition are well inherited by every Stephanian.


One such key important tradition is the ‘Assembly’ performed each day, sharp at 8:40 am. It is a must for every Stephanian to attend the assembly where important teachings are taught to the residents. As a fresher you must be ready to develop the habit of attending the Assembly.


The campus has a gymnasium, for both men and women and is accessible till late evenings.


And in the end…

Life at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi is disciplined, strict, traditional, and academically inclined with focus on its USP of Total Education. However, apart from the rigorous discipline, the campus life here can be fun in a unique way. If one compares and analyze, life actually is different here.

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