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Vasanta College For Women, popularly known as VCW is situated in Rajghat, Varanasi. It is one of the oldest and reputable institutions in Varanasi affiliated with Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Vasanta College for Women runs under the tutelage of Krishnamurti Foundation India, a world-renowned Foundation devoted to the cause of education. It was established in the Theosophical Society building, Kamachha by Dr.Annie Besant on 7th July,1913. Initially, it was started with only eight girl students, to promote women’s education in India. In 1954, the College was shifted to the present Rajghat campus by J.Krishnamurti, the World Teacher, on the land which was purchased in 1928 from the British engineers who were returning after completing the railway-cum-road bridge over the river Ganga. The education and philosophy here is not limited to only words, but expanded in the antiquated beauty of nature surrounding the campus and the ever-flowing holy Ganga. The college is being guided with the collective ideologies and principles of eminent Dr.Annie Besant, Shri Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Bharat Ratna Pt.Madan Mohan Malviya Ji.
|Affiliation||Banaras Hindu University(BHU)|
|Principal||Dr. Alka Singh|
|Manager||Shri S.N. Dubey|
|Students Grievances Cell|
|Museum of Krishnamurti Foundation|
|Undergraduate||B.A. Arts (Hons.)||Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Philosophy, Music (vocal, instrumental), Painting, Geography, Home Science|
|Undergraduate||B.A. Social Science (Hons.)||History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Psychology|
|Undergraduate||B.Ed||Language, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Postgraduate||M.A.||English, Hindi, History, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology, Food Resource Management|
|Doctorate||Ph.D||English, Hindi, Psychology, Economics|
OTHER ATTRACTION OF COLLEGE
|Beautiful view of river Ganga from back side of college|
|Assembly (twice in a week)|
|Infrastructure with big and airy classrooms with projector facility|
|National Cadet Corps (NCC)|
|National Service Scheme (NSS)|
|JHANKAR (Annual College fest)|
|Seminars conducted time to time|
|Foreign delegates visit to Krishnamurti Foundation|
|Other extracurricular activities like Quiz, Essay competition, Taekwondo classes,|
|Diploma certificate course(1-2 years) in French, Travel and Tourism Management and Mass Communication & Journalism.|
VCW is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University, so students can take admission to the college by giving a Central exam conducted by Central Admission Committee formed by the University after qualifying UET or PET.
At the time of counseling, students are required to fill the college form of VCW for seeking admission into the college.
VISION/MISSION OF THE COLLEGE
The college has a mission to make women self-independent having an objective mind to understand our own culture but with a modern view imbibing human values. The College strives to work in an atmosphere where there is no fear, no authority, only love affection, and good relationship, which is the core of Krishnamurti’s foundation. The faculties works with all of their great efforts in providing quality education to students.
HOW TO REACH
One can reach the institution by following two paths. If a student is residing in Lanka, then by taking autorickshaw follow the Ramnagar-Padao-Rajghat route. Another way is by going on the route Lanka-Cantt-Rajghat.