Sunbeam College for Women, Bhagwanpur

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Sunbeam College for Women provides an environment conducive for the students to develop into creative individuals. A natural progression from school level education was the setting up of Sunbeam College for Women at Bhagwanpur in 2000. Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, it is an answer to the long felt need of an English medium college for girls in Varanasi. 7.5 km straight drive from Varanasi Cantt. Station, the college focuses on academic, intellectual and cultural development of its students such that they face the challenges of today with a base firmly rooted in India’s cultural heritage.

The qualities of fortitude, justice and benevolence are the cornerstone of the education imparted here. The college has qualified and motivated faculty, committed to teaching and research. Sunbeam believes in upholding the traditional values. Keeping pace with the same rhythm,various cultural activities are being organized in the Sunbeam College in order to retain cultural ethos and values. A number of educative, recreational and extra-curricular activities are integral part of the working of the college. In each of the extra-curricular activities of the college, we make sure to include the participation of the students.

Such a step gives them experience in understanding the know how of organizing the events, an experience that would stand them in good stead when they would assume positions of importance. Quizzes, Debates, Extempore, Public Speaking are the order of the day the country over and nothing serves to develop students faculties better. Keeping this in mind the college ensures that students are provided with ample opportunities to participate in all such events. A range of indoor and outdoor games are available and students are encouraged to keep fit and healthy by participating in sports.

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…”

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

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.


The college focuses on academic, intellectual and cultural development of its students such that they face the challenges of today with a base firmly rooted in India’s culture and heritage. The qualities of fortitude, justice and benevolence are the corner stones of the education imparted here.


The institution stands committed to dedicate itself to the holistic development of students and give them a value-based education and as a result to develop culturally rooted, globally oriented, and self-reliant women.


To be the flag bearer of women empowerment through higher education that combines emerging global trends with value-based nurturing of enlightened young women.

Message from Chairman & Director

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 a 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. 


Wishing you all a wonderful academic session ahead and lots of happiness and success.

Deepak Madhok & Bharti Madhok
Chairman & Director

Principal’s Message

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