Vasanta College for Women

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Vasanta College for Women
Vasanta College for Women Logo.png
Logo of the college
MottoBe your own light
TypePublic women's college
Established1913; 110 years ago (1913)
Parent institution
Banaras Hindu University
PrincipalAlka Singh
Rajghat, Uttar Pradesh

25°19′43″N 83°02′26″E / 25.328622°N 83.040487°E / 25.328622; 83.040487Coordinates: 25°19′43″N 83°02′26″E / 25.328622°N 83.040487°E / 25.328622; 83.040487

Vasanta College for Women, also known as Vasanta College, is a women's college in Rajghat, Varanasi (India), admitted to the privileges of the Benaras Hindu University.[1][2] It was established in 1913 by Dr. Annie Besant.[3]


Vasanta College was founded by Annie Besant in 1913. The college initially was situated in the compound of the Theosophical Society at Kamachha, Bhelupura, Varanasi. In 1954, Jiddu Krishnamurti, foster son of Dr. Annie Besant established the college in Rajghat and in the same year, Vasant Kanya Mahavidyalaya commenced operations in the older facility of Vasanta College.

Vasanta College is situated in a campus of 300 acres and overlooks the river Ganges.[3]

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  1. ^ "Profile of the University" (PDF). p. 13.
  2. ^ "Vasanta College for Women | Banaras Hindu University". Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b "History". College website. Retrieved 1 March 2015.