Historical Perspective - Looking into the Past



Mata Sundri College for Women, named after Mata Sundri Ji, the consort of the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh ji, was established to propagate the cherished ideals of service , leadership, social responsibility and academic pursuits among young women with the motto. “Truth is the highest of all virtues but true living is higher still.” The college cherishes the values of respect, tolerance and co-operation

Mata Sundri ji who guided the Sikh masses for 43 years after demise of our great tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh ji. She has stayed for 43 years in Gurdwara Mata Sundri ji adjacent to Mata Sundri College for Women. She had been and will remain forever a source of moral and spiritual guide for all of us. The foundation of the college was laid by a team of dedicated, devoted and noble Sikh leaders lead by honourable JathedarSantokh Singh ji. They were the genuine role models of Sikh masses and proved to be pure gold of Sikh community.

The unflinching faith and unstinting efforts of the Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee led by Jathedar Santokh Singh ji, bore fruit and history was created when the college was founded on 17th July 1967. Initially, it functioned from Mata Sundri Gurudwara Complex and there were 407 students on its rolls pursuing the B.A. (Pass) course. Mrs. S. M. Singh was appointed as the first Principal of the college on July 13th 1967. Though Honourable Jathedar Santokh Singhji was nominated as the first Chairman of College Governing Body on July 12th of the same year, after completing all the formalities, he handed over the reins of governance to S.Hardit Singh on July 13th 1967. Four faculty members from the discipline of English and two from Political Science joined the college on the same date, taking the number of faculty members to 21 in the first year itself. This was followed by the addition of courses resulting in increase in the number of students and staff members.

Second Phase : The college commenced with only B.A.(Pass) course but moved ahead as four new courses i.e. B.A.(Hons.) in Punjabi, Hindi, Sanskrit and History were introduced in 1968. B.A.(Hons.) in Political Science and Philosophy were added in 1969. After this the college moved from stem to stern, continuing with its academic expansion spree. With the advent of these courses the college started expanding its base of students and resultant staff. The college became a full fledged Constituent college of Delhi University when Post Graduation in Punjabi was introduced in 1976 and Masters. in Sanskrit began in 1978. The year 1978 also saw the addition of B.A.(Hons.) in Mathematics and B.Com(Pass) to the steadily increasing number of courses. B.A. (Hons. ) in English was introduced in 1980 and B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology and B.Com(Hons.) in 1985. The college was ranked amongst the top colleges of Delhi University when it added two more courses i.e. Masters in Political Science in 1993 and Hindi in 1994. With the increase in the number of students, a need was felt for the expansion of infrastructure. Once again, as a result of the dedicated efforts of the Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee , Block A of present the building was constructed and the college shifted its classes to this block in 1992. The sanctioned strength of teaching staff enhanced to 131 and the student strength crossed the mark of 1600. This phase was also the phase of development in academic and sports activities