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About the college

We give the World its Future!

Image... Sunbeam College for Women, located in Bhagwanpur, Varanasi, is a distinguished Post Graduate College with an esteemed NAAC Grade "A" accreditation. Established in 2000, the college is affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi. Its foundation was laid to fulfill the crucial need for an English medium college exclusively for girls in the region. The college's strategic location, merely 7.5 km from Varanasi Cantt. Station, offers convenience to its students. The institution is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment that stimulates creativity and intellectual growth among its students while also fostering a deep understanding and appreciation of India's rich cultural heritage. With a focus on academic excellence, intellectual development, and cultural enrichment, Sunbeam College for Women instills the values of fortitude, justice, and benevolence in its students. It offers a wide range of Undergraduate and Post Graduate Courses.

The faculty at Sunbeam College for Women is highly qualified and driven, with a strong commitment to teaching and research. The college upholds traditional values and actively organizes various cultural activities to preserve and promote the cultural ethos and values. Students are encouraged to participate in educational, recreational, and extracurricular endeavors such as quizzes, debates, extempore speaking, public speaking, and sports. These activities are thoughtfully designed to enhance their skills and provide valuable experience in event organization. The college ensures ample opportunities for student participation in such events, as well as in the NCC and NSS units, fostering discipline and patriotism.

Image... Sunbeam College for Women takes pride in its outstanding academic track record, achieving a 100% pass rate in University exams every year, with its students frequently ranking in the University Top Ten list. In the current year, three college students were awarded Gold Medals in the university examination. The college prepares students for prestigious exams such as CAT, MAT, and IIT JAM, with notable success. This year, Divyanshi Singh and Shikha Mishra qualified GATE with scores of 292 and 430, respectively. Riya Dhanuka secured a remarkable 99.8 percentile in XAT. Additionally, it is noteworthy that Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh, India’s first women fighter pilot to fly the Rafale fighter jet, is an alumna of the college, having graduated in B.Sc. in the 2015-16 academic year while also being an active NCC cadet.

The Group

Sunbeam founded in 1972 by Dr. Amrit lal ‘Ishrat Madhok and Mrs. Deesh ‘ Ishrat’ Madhok, who felt the need of a private educational institution to cater to the holistic educational needs of the student fraternity in Varanasi and thus was born Sunbeam. Sunbeam started its momentous journey in a small rented apartment. Armed with a vision plus boundless energy and gaining credibility by the day, giant strides were made and the young institution grew rapidly in enrollment, quality and community recognition and soon outgrew its place of birth and it became obvious that a new location was needed. After Sunbeam Bhagwanpur came Sunbeam Schools at Annapurna (1996), Sunbeam Women’s College (2000), Lahartara (2002),Varuna (2002), Indiranagar (2005) and Suncity (2010). The progressive march to spread education also resulted in opening up of Associate Sunbeam Schools at Mughalsarai (2004) Jaunpur, Allahabad, Ghazipur and Mau (all in 2011) and Deoria, Bhadohi and Narayanpur (2012) with many more on the anvil. Today, more than 16000 students are part of Sunbeam Schools which over the years have given to the society, citizens par excellence and continue to contribute to the society through innumerable CBSE board toppers, national and international players of repute and stars who are shining bright on the cultural horizon. As a group, Sunbeam truly epitomizes the fact that success is a journey and not a destination.

Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok (Founder Mother of Sunbeam)

“A Saga of grit and determination, Of daring to dream, Of turning dreams into realities, Of having an impact over thousands of lives, Of shaping destinies…”

Image... Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok was born on 10th September 1933 in Sialkot, had her preliminary education from Loreto Academy, Lahore that shaped her modern outlook towards education. In 1954, she met Dr. Amrit Lal Ishrat; a Persian scholar and got married to him on the 25th of May. She accompanied him to Iran and this is where the academician in her got a chance to prove her mettle. In 1963, they returned to Varanasi, a city, which since time immemorial has been a traditional seat of learning. In 1972, she started the Sunbeam School. The school intended to provide the students the best of the missionary school educational delivery system and that of the traditional schools prevalent during those days. The story after that is phenomenal. From 40 students in 1972, Sunbeam today has come a long way to the largest educational conglomerate in eastern U. P. with more than 11,000 students on roll. Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok passed away on June 2003 but her legacy lives on in the temples of learning that she conceptualized and in the smiles and satisfaction of thousands of students who have found an anchor in their quest of knowledge exploration in Sunbeam, all thanks to her resolve and vision. She was indeed the lady who lit the lamp of modern education which illuminates Eastern UP today.

Dr. Amrit Lal Ishrat Madhok

Image... Dr. Amrit Lal Ishrat Madhok was born on 2nd November, 1930, in Lahore. He pursued Master degree in Persian. Later on, he also pursued Master degree in History; Urdu, as well. He was awarded a scholarship by the Govt. He remained in Iran from 1961 to 1963, where he earned a D.Lit degree from Tehran University for his research work titled Shr-e-Farsee-Dar Hind. In 1972, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree by the Banaras Hindu University, for his research work titled Urdu Shaeyri Aur Punjabi. He served as a Prof. of Persian in Banaras Hindu University Dept. of Persian language. Thereafter he remained a continuous source of inspiration and the main driving force, behind the setting up of the Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions. It is due to his patronism, coupled with hard work and devotion, that this Institution has reached the pinnacle of glory and has set a tradition throughout Uttar Pradesh.

Message from Chairman

Image... Dear Parents and Students
Jai Hind !
Welcome to an educational group which prides itself on its care for each individual and celebrates the uniqueness of each person. Education is a very important contributing element to both social mobility and economic development. Technological progress in the last few decades in communication, transportation and information has helped to eliminate national barriers and create a global spectrum. Over the years we have witnessed spectacular rise in every educational parameter. With this fast growing and changing environment in mind we are grooming ourselves and rapidly moving on a path of excellence, in response to the ever increasing demands of the society and nation.
Please go through the college almanac carefully so that you are well in sync with the college rules and regulations.
Wishing you all a wonderful academic session ahead and lots of happiness and success.

Deepak Madhok

Principal’s Message

Image... Education is a lifelong learning process. Shaping young, impressionable minds is one of the biggest challenges of one’s life. At the Sunbeam College for Women, Bhagwanpur, Varanasi, we aim to empower our students to grow as individuals with strong open, discerning minds with an international perspective, preparing them to make a mark in the global village – the world has come to be today.
Our distinctive academic programs encourage students to exchange thoughts and ideas, to develop key personal and social values, and to set goals to realize their own unique potential.
We strive to provide an environment that is conducive to learning, an environment which encourages students to be disciplined and allows them to develop and learn even from their mistakes, to develop the individuals with freedom yet entrusted with responsibilities.
The curriculum for young students provides all the areas of a students’ development; physical, social, emotional and cognitive.
We believe in igniting the spark of creativity and curiosity in our students and thus we work towards the same aim.

Dr. Vibha Srivastava