ST. FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE NAGPUR, INDIA
Estd. 1956

NAAC Accredited "A" Grade

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE NAGPUR, India

Our Motto - Truth and Love
A RUSA BENEFICIARY INSTITUTION

History

St. Francis de Sales College was founded in 1956 Archbishop Eugene D’Souza. He was assisted by Fr. M. M. Balaguer S.J., who laid the foundations of the College. The College, with a modest beginning in S.F.S school, Sadar, Nagpur, was shifted in 1957 to the ‘New Castle Building’ also known as the ‘Red Building’, on Seminary Hills.

The College was started with Pre university Science class.  In 1958 Fr. M.M Balaguer S.J at the helm as Principal of the college, conceived and drew up a Master Plan for the college buildings and departments. As a result of his efforts the first phase of the new building, equipped with spacious lecture rooms and science laboratories was constructed in 1959. The complete College building now houses the administrative office, laboratories and classrooms. Focussing on excellence, the College has now become one of the premier educational institutions of the city. Few milestones of the college are:

  • BA courses in the subjects English Literature, Hindi Literature, Marathi Literature, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics were started from the academic session 1962-63.
  • In the same session, BSc courses in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics were also started.
  • Junior College began in the year 1978.
  • BSc Biochemistry was started from the academic session 1985-86.
  • In the same year, BSc Electronics was also started.
  • BA Sociology was started from the session 1995-96.
  • BSc Computer Science was started from the session 1999-2000.
  • MSc Chemistry was started from the session 2001-2002.
  • MSc Biotechnology was started from the session 2005-2006.
  • BCA and BCCA were commenced from the session 2008-2009.
  • BSc Biotechnology was started from the session 2011-2012.
  • MSc Physics and MSc Mathematics were commenced from the session 2019-20.