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St. Mary’s College

Connecting students.

Connecting ideas.

Established in 2002 to give wings to student dreams, to identify and nurture talent, and to grow leaders for the world, St. Mary’s College is a co-educational undergraduate college located at Yousufguda in Hyderabad, affiliated to Osmania University, recognised by the UGC under section 2(f) of the UGC Act of 1956, and accredited by NAAC continuously since 2008.

Brief History

St. Mary’s Educational Society was established in 1981. The Society set up its first institution, the St. Mary’s Junior College (currently located at Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad), in 1982. Very soon, it became one of the most sought-after junior colleges for students in the Twin Cities. Its second campus was established in 1995 as St Mary’s College at Yousufguda, Hyderabad. In 2002, St Mary’s College was upgraded to an undergraduate college.

The college was founded with the mission to identify and nurture talent, hone the knowledge and skill potential of students and create change leaders for society. Within a short period of time, St. Mary’s College was recognized as one of the top three co-educational institutions of Hyderabad and earned the reputation as the most happening college of the Twin Cities.

Over the years, St. Mary’s College has grown from strength to strength and has made rapid strides to have become the institution of first choice for most undergraduate students looking for a co-ed  college in the region. Our students have consistently secured high ranks in competitive examinations and admissions at reputed institutions in India and abroad. But over and above that, St Mary’s College is known for its curricular and extra-curricular excellence, and for its focus on holistic education.

Our alumni Hall of Fame consists of leading  personalities in fields as varied as business and politics to film and sports. A list of our celebrity alumni could read like a virtual who’s who of the region. Many of our alumni have won national and regional awards.

St Mary’s College is affiliated to Osmania University and has been re-accredited for a third-time by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). St Mary’s College was first accredited when it was just six years old (Cycle 1) and it was re-accredited (Cycle 2) five years later. For a third-time, it was re-accredited (Cycle 3) in 2019. The College is currently undergoing its fourth cycle re-accreditation process. St. Mary’s College is recognised by the UGC under section 2(f) of the UGC Act of 1956.

St Mary’s College is a Christian Minority Institution, as defined by section 2(g) of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004, having all Rights of Minority Educational Institutions as provided by the NCMEI Act, 2004 (and as amended from time to time).


To be an institution acclaimed globally for comprehensive education and exceptional student experience.


  • Ensure industry-relevant, skill-oriented, practice-based learning and holistic development rooted in the sub-continent that equips one for global leadership.
  • Create a customer-centric, service-assured learning environment which widens the horizon of student aspirations.
  • Acquire world-class talent at all levels, build international strategic partnerships and other state-of-the-art curricula and infrastructure.
  • Secure global placements and be recognized through international awards and accreditations.


Integrity, Excellence, Fairness, Respect, Value Creation and Happiness.

Vision, Mission and Values of the St Mary’s Educational Society

The College Song

The zest of a young mind
Speaks of aspirations
Dreams to realize and cheer
Look nowhere, the future begins here!

St. Mary’s is the place where
We walk with heads held high
We march ahead in His name
For we know, our future begins here!

Sanctified in faithful restoration
Stands our glorious institution
Our dreams and goals seem so near
Now we know, our future begins here!

O gracious Master
We trust in Thee alone
We’re grateful for all that You give
Oh! It’s for sure, our future begins here!

Our future’s in Your caring hands
The lives we want to live
We know You’re always near
St. Mary’s you’re so dear, our future begins here!
Our future begins here! Our future begins here!

Lyrics: Tripthi Alluri 
Music: Rachel Chadalavada
(BA – Mass Communication and Journalism, Class of 2007)