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AN INTRODUCTION

Aaroh Tamso Jyoti-May we rise from darkness to light, i.e. from ignorance to knowledge-the motto of Centre of Excellence, Government College, Sanjauli, Shimla-6 Compels one to halt at its portals and ruminate on the value-oriented education being imparted by this premier institution of Shimla. The College enjoys the distinct position of not only being the first Degree College to have been set up in Shimla in July 1, 1969, but also the first college to have been conferred with the status of Centre of Excellence in 12th January,2006. Its ideal locale with lush green cedars and oaks add to the ambience required for chiseling the personality of youngsters who are yet to carve a niche for themselves in the competitive world. Situated at a distance of about 2kms from The Ridge, it is easily accessible from Sanjauli, Lakkar Bazaar and Circular Road.

The institute takes pride in its rich history and heritage. The imposing Structure of the main building, currently housing Administrative Block and Computer Laboratories reminds one of the days of Yore, when the jungle of concrete buildings had not defaced the Queen of Hills. The College was constructed way back in April 1869 by Harriet Christina Tytler as an institution for industrial orphanage under name of Himalayan Christina Orphanage and named as North Stoneham. Later in 1872, the same institution was reconstituted as the Mayo Industrial School for female orphans and order girls of European extraction. However, later it was rebuilt at a grand cost of Rs. 73545/- and was opened for use on March 1, 1905 during the Lieutenant-Governorship of Sir Charles Rivoz, K.C.S.I., and the Episcopate of the Reverend George Alfred Lefroy, D.D., the third Bishop of Lahore. The Structure was designed by the Architect A. Gaddock Esq. and built by the builder, Messrs. Rivertt and Sons. After independence, this institution was converted into a B.Ed/B.T. College for girls affiliated to Punjab University, till it attained its present position.

The college is undoubtedly making rapid strides in the fields of education which is implicit from the fact that it is running three streams-Arts, Science & Commerce, besides and undergraduate course in Computer Applications, However, B.Com. and B.C.A. Courses were started in 2006. The B.C.A. (Bachelor in Computer Application) courses are being run under the self-financing scheme.In Arts faculty thirteen subjects are being taught in this college. However, it is to be noted that there are limited seats available in each courses and selection is based purely on the merit basis.

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