St. Francis de Sales College is a Catholic Christian Minority Institution managed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur. The college is affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur.
St. Francis de Sales College was founded in 1956 by our Venerable founder Chairman, late Archbishop Eugene D’Souza- a visionary, whose goal was to promote excellence in higher education and foster human values. He was assisted by Fr. M. M. Balaguer S.J., who laid the foundations of the College. Inspired by the teachings and love of Jesus Christ and St. Francis de Sales, the college was established to mould young men and women who will strive for excellence in all walks of life and human service. The institution is concerned with providing a holistic development to the students, fostering self-reliance and confidence enhanced by the qualities of keenness, cooperation, and fair-mindedness to become excellent citizens of tomorrow. St. Francis de Sales College is one of the oldest colleges in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. The College is run by SFS College Society which is a registered society under the Societies registration act (1860).
Though a religious minority institution, the college welcomes with open mindedness students belonging to different caste and religion, diverse economic strata and has pledged to cater and create an ambience conducive to academics and value related ethical development. As symbolized by the college flag and its crest, the stress is on development of spiritual and moral values and upright character. The institution aims to inculcate a sense of responsibility, devotion to duty and commitment to society in the students. It also seeks to foster a keen, analytical thinking among its students by providing them a blend of tradition and modernity. In a technology-oriented world, the College strives to constantly upgrade knowledge formation and dissemination by enabling maximum use of technology-enabled teaching and learning resources. In addition to keeping abreast with latest information technology, the College believes in moulding not just competent minds but also caters to physical development thus building up strong citizens of future India. Our faculty of highly qualified teachers who live the role of friend and guide to the students are unwaveringly committed to engender a fearless and flexible creative culture.
Sylvan surroundings, tranquil atmosphere far away from the hustle and bustle of city life make the ambience of the institution conducive for learning. Surrounded by seminaries given to philosophical teachings, the very atmosphere of the institution spells quietude and encourages a reflective frame of mind.
The well-equipped automated digitized library, an Audio Visual Conference Room, a state-of-art Seminar hall with modern facilities, labs for research and spacious class rooms facilitate the teaching and learning process. The college has been assessed and re-accredited ‘B+’ grade with CGPA of 2.64 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
SFS Students are known for their discipline and an ability to think for themselves, which makes them versatile and resilient to face the challenges in an increasingly competitive world. S.F.S is a tiny world where the students live in symbiotic relation amidst love, duty and values progressing academically towards building a better India.
About College Crest
The College Crest represents the sun, which is the source of light and heat, symbolizing ‘Truth and Love’ which is the motto of the college. The figures and the words on the crest inspire and motivate us to excel under the patronage of St. Francis de Sales, who is renowned in history for his vigorous fight for truth mingled with an ever-loving heart.
From the sun emerge the five principles of guidance, symbolized by the human hand as:
These five principles formulate, as is well known the five main characteristics of those who live up to the expectation of the College.
About College Flag
The flag of the college is represented by three colours: Blue, White, and Red. Blue signifies the achievements of the mind. White stands for integrity and nobility of character. Red denotes physical fitness and power in sports.
The motto of the college, ‘Truth & Love’ inspires not only the staff and students but also the stakeholders whose trust in us in moulding the wards, is validated by the fruition of the motto.
The institution is affiliated to R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur, since its inception. It has been granted 2(f) & 12(B) status by UGC. The College offers courses in three disciplines namely Arts, Science & Commerce. The core options for Under Graduation are B.A., B.Sc., B.C.A., B.C.C.A. & for Post-Graduation, M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Physics and M.Sc. Mathematics.
The college is spread over 10.47 acres of lush green campus atop seminary hills, a location which is very captivating. The ambience combines exquisite natural beauty with seat of high philosophical thinking emanating from the surrounding seminaries, which sets an ideal place for higher academic pursuits.
The college has excellent infrastructure facilities- spacious class rooms, well equipped laboratories, ICT enabled seminar & conference hall, gymnasium, spacious and well stocked library which includes a Centralized Network Resource Centre, Wi-Fi network, excellent sports facilities like four hundred meters athletic track, gymnasium, basketball, football court and a cricket ground.
The College facilities are put to the best use by the team of well qualified teaching staff and hard-working non-teaching and administrative staff, under the constant encouragement of a benevolent management. A quality education consisting of the regular prescribed curriculum supplemented with a variety of value-oriented activities is imparted to the students, to bring out the best in them. Values of nationalism and social service are inculcated through N.S.S., N.C.C., and many Cells and Associations throughout the year.
There is an excellent support system for the students for during and after their formative years in the institution. There are many practices such as student orientation, bridge courses mentoring, counselling, soft skill development, coaching for competitive exams certificate add-on courses etc. that help to smoothen the path of the students. Likewise, a Training and Placement Cell chisels them into job ready personalities.
The faculty contribute their own share to academic learning through research. They have published many research publications, and about 20 books. They have handled research projects funded by UGC.