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WELCOME TO VASANTA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN
Started by Dr. Annie Besant in 1913, this college is one of the oldest institutions in the state and has done pioneering work in the field of women’s education in India. The college is affiliated to the Banaras Hindu University and offers the 3 years’ B.A. (Hons) courses in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and a one year B. Ed.(teacher-training) course in Education. The Arts course offers Fine Arts and Performing Arts (vocal Hindustani classical music and sitar). The college also offers a 3-year B. Com (Hons) course. It has about 1000 students ranging in age from 18-22 years, most of whom are day scholars living in the city. The college runs buses to transport them from their homes in Varanasi. There is a hostel on campus called Vasanta Ashram with accommodation for 130 girls coming from other towns in India.
Prof Krishna was Professor of Physics at the Banaras Hindu University until 1986 when he joined the Rajghat Education Centre as its Rector. He is a trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation India and a Fellow of both the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.His scientific research was in the area of X-ray crystallography and Crystal growth. He has delivered invited lectures on education, science and society all over the world. Some of his articles can be accessed at www.pkrishna.org.
Dr. Alka Singh, The Principal and Professor of English at Vasanta College for Women, Rajhgat, KFI, Varanasi, is M.A., Ph. D., B. Ed., PGDTE, and PGCTE (CIEFL). She has her specialization in Gender and Subaltern Studies and has forte in British Literature, Indian Writing in English and Contemporary Literature in English. She has been teaching for last 31 years and has humbly accepted the position of the Principal of the college on 5th October, 2015. She has two books to her credit: Margaret Drabble: Narrative of Identity and ……. ReadMore
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