Vasanta College for Women
Vasanta College for Women

Vasanta College For Women, VCW, Varanasi

Vasanta  College  For  Women, popularly known as VCW is situated in Rajghat, Varanasi. It is one of the oldest and reputable institutions in Varanasi affiliated with  Banaras  Hindu  University (BHU). Vasanta College for Women runs under the tutelage of  Krishnamurti  Foundation India, a  world-renowned Foundation devoted to the cause of education. It was established in the Theosophical Society building, Kamachha by  Dr.Annie  Besant on  7th  July,1913. Initially, it was started with only eight girl students, to promote women’s education in  India. In 1954, the College was shifted to the present  Rajghat campus by J.Krishnamurti, the World Teacher, on the land which was purchased in  1928  from the  British engineers who were returning after completing the railway-cum-road bridge over the river Ganga. The education and philosophy here is not limited to only words, but expanded in the antiquated beauty of nature surrounding the campus and the ever-flowing holy Ganga. The college is being guided with the collective ideologies and principles of eminent Dr.Annie Besant, Shri Jiddu Krishnamurti, and  Bharat Ratna Pt.Madan Mohan Malviya Ji.

Ownership Private
Affiliation Banaras Hindu University(BHU)
Accreditation NAAC ‘A’
Location Rajghat, Varanasi
Principal Dr. Alka Singh
Manager Shri S.N. Dubey
Student type Female
Official  website



Medical Hospital
Hostel  availability
Alumni  association
Table Tennis
Badminton court
Volleyball court
IT labs
Conference Hall
Stationary stall
Anti-Ragging Cell
Students Grievances Cell
Museum of Krishnamurti  Foundation



Type Stream Subjects Offered
Undergraduate B.A. Arts (Hons.) Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Philosophy, Music (vocal, instrumental), Painting, Geography, Home Science
Undergraduate B.A. Social Science (Hons.) History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Psychology
Undergraduate B.Com (Hons.) Commerce
Undergraduate B.Ed Language, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Postgraduate M.A. English, Hindi, History, Geography, Economics, Psychology, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology, Food Resource Management
Doctorate Ph.D English, Hindi, Psychology, Economics


Beautiful view of  river Ganga from back side of college
Assembly (twice in a week)
Infrastructure with big and airy classrooms with  projector facility
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
National Service Scheme (NSS)
JHANKAR (Annual College fest)
Educational tours
Seminars  conducted time to time
Foreign delegates visit to Krishnamurti Foundation
Other extracurricular activities like Quiz, Essay competition, Taekwondo classes,
Diploma certificate course(1-2 years) in French, Travel and Tourism Management and Mass Communication & Journalism.


Admission Procedure

VCW is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University, so students can take admission to the college by giving a Central exam conducted by Central Admission Committee formed by the University after qualifying UET or PET.

At the time of counseling, students are required to fill the college form of VCW for seeking admission into the college.


The college has a  mission to make women self-independent having an objective mind to understand our own culture but with a  modern view imbibing human values. The  College strives to work in an atmosphere where there is no fear, no authority, only love affection, and good relationship, which is the core of  Krishnamurti’s foundation. The faculties works with all of their great efforts in providing quality education to students.


One can reach the institution by following two paths. If a  student is residing in Lanka, then by taking autorickshaw follow the Ramnagar-Padao-Rajghat route. Another way is by going on the route Lanka-Cantt-Rajghat.

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