Mata Sundri College For Women, named after Mata Sundri Ji, the consort of the
tenth Guru, 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.
By the unflinching faith and unstinting efforts of the noble team of
Gurudwara Parbhandhak Committee led by JathedarSantokh Singh ji bore fruit. Finally the historic moment arrived and the college was opened on 17th July, 1967 in Mata Sundri Gurdwara Complex for B.A.(pass) course with 407 students on rolls. Mrs. S. M. Singh was appointed first Principal of the college on 13.7.1967. Though Honourable
Jathedar Santokh Singh was nominated first Chairman of College Governing Body on
12.6.1967 but after completing all the formalities he handed over the reins of Chairmanship to S.Hardit Singh on 13.7.1967. Four lecturers of English and two lecturers of Political Science joined the college on 13.7.1967 raising the number of lecturers to 21 in the first year itself. It was a Historic mission of providing higher education to girls commenced on this day. Then followed the addition of courses to be taught in the college resulting in increase of number of students and staff. Second Phase : The college commenced with only B.A.(Pass) course but 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 never looked back and continued 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(M.A.) in Punjabi was introduced in 1976 and M.A. in Sanskrit started in 1978. The year 1978 saw the addition of B.A.(Hons.) in Mathematics and B.Com(Pass). The academic field of the college got further boosted when B.A. (Hons. ) in English was introduced in 1980 and B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology and B.Com(Hons.) in 1985. The college was amongst one of the good colleges of Delhi University when it further added to more courses i.e. M.A. in Political Science in 1993 and Hindi in 1994. As the number of students rose so the need was felt for more infrastructure and staff. Hence, after a hard laborious toil by the dedicated efforts by the GurudwaraParbhandhak Committee team, the Block A of present college 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 students strength crossed the mark of 1600. Now the college got Extended College status also. This phase was the developing phase of college in academic and sports activities.
I would say that
whatever I have learnt in my life, the credit of that journey goes to my lovely institution, Mata Sundri
College.I believe that studying at Mata Sundri College helped to develop my talents and my hidden
Shaheen History (Hons)
Professor,Bhagini Nivedita College