St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, having a Christian foundation, is a Religious Minority Educational institution within the meaning of Article 30 of the Constitution of India. Being one of the oldest institutions of the country, it is situated at the heart of Kolkata, just a few minutes’ walk from the hub of academic activities of the city – the College Street. It has been ranked as one of the five best colleges of Kolkata by a leading weekly ‘‘India Today’’.
With sixteen departments and over 1300 students, the five buildings of the NAAC accredited St. Paul’s Cathedral Mission College surround a sizeable field in Amherst Street. Much of the city’s heritage is captured in the college campus, the oldest building being over a hundred years old.St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College has witnessed phenomenal growth in the field of intellectual advancement and has celebrated it Sesquicentenary (150 years) in 2014-15. It has already seen two NAAC Peer Team visits, one in 2005 and the other in 2011 where the College has been placed in Grade B for performance. The Peer Team has also recommended the introduction of a Post-Graduate curriculum in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics and English. The Department of English has begun its Post-Graduate Section, since November 2013, the first to do so in the College.
Since its inception in 1865 St Paul’s C. M. College has a sharply focused mission. Our mission is to educate students in a Christian atmosphere up to the highest university standard with an intention to build up moral characters and inculcate spiritual values. The aim of the college is encapsulated in one little sentence: “The development of a complete manhood is our object and we must not aim at anything less than this.” The college has its mission to go forward everyday with more courage and unshaken confidence, true to its motto: “I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK”.
The vision of the college is to build a better India by enlightening young minds of our country and motivating them to take part in building nation. We wish all Paulite to be spiritually, morally, mentally and physically educated so that they can assume leadership in the country.