St. Mary’s College
From the Principal’s Desk
Hearty welcome to the College that empowers!
St. Mary’s College has its roots in the vision of a teacher who wanted to make a difference. That is what has enabled us to recognize that the true cost of education is the years that are spent on it. While many of our students generate incomes that exceed their entire monetary cost of undergraduate education within a year of their graduation, the time invested in education, often the best part of one’s life, is simply priceless!
We, at St Mary’s College, firmly believe that education ought to be transformational. In fact, we know that real education is truly transformational, having seen thousands of our students go on to become successful in their own right. When truly transformational education is possible, to not provide that to a child is unpardonable and costs a lifetime. That is why we do not compromise on the quality of input that goes into the process of formal education. And, since we are equipping our students to be ready for a world which is diverse, competitive and challenging, we are constantly reimagining and reinventing our processes and systems to ensure the best outcomes for all of our students who have entrusted their precious time to us.
St. Mary’s College is committed to helping students learn how to learn. We are conscious of the fact that many of our current students will retire from jobs and fields that are yet to be created. Our focus on building student leadership, creative thinking and, developing a problem-solving mindset is purposeful. In fact, we think that is absolutely necessary for us to equip our students for a world in which change is the only constant. It is for this very reason that we have prioritized student activities and co-creation of knowledge in and outside our classrooms.
In an era where knowledge transfer is easy and relatively costless, we have chosen an outcome-based learning approach. Our teachers know that, given the problem of information overload that the current generation bombarded by countless media is facing, they need to help students prioritize information and provide a framework that prepares the students to develop an understanding of what is required and what is desirable. We have seen that our determination and concerted efforts to make a difference result in a positive change in what the student can do, what she cares about, what further learning she becomes capable of and what she becomes!
When a student joins St Mary’s College, it has to be because ‘the future begins here’. Any other reason will be myopic! We expect our students to commit their time and attention to the process of education because only then can we make a difference and ensure the outcomes that we work so hard for. We are proud of our alumni, many of whom are outstanding professionals in their chosen field.
Our students are, as we often say, Made in Mary’s, made for the world!
While we want our students to get maximum returns on the time they invest in their education here, we also want them to be making fond memories for a lifetime. It is this commitment to both outcomes and student experience that has made St. Mary’s College the most sought-after undergraduate college in Hyderabad. But, we do not want to be content with that. We aspire to be an institution globally acclaimed for comprehensive education and exceptional student experience.
About the Principal
Mrs. Jaimole Cross joined St. Mary’s College in 2004 as a Lecturer in Statistics, prior to which she had 6 years of experience teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A passionate professional and a capable administrator, she led the Department of Physical Sciences as well as the combined Department of Sciences for several years. An effective team builder and a committed teacher with effective discipline skills, she has always worked towards promoting positive behaviour among the staff and students. Her areas of academic interest are Operation Research and Data Analytics. During the 18 years until she was appointed Principal, she held several key positions in the College including those of the Vice-Principal, IQAC Coordinator, Head of the Department, and the Chairperson of several key committees. Since 2019, she has also been a member of the Governing Body of the College. Having submitted her thesis, she is currently awaiting the award of her PhD in Statistics.