Principal, T.V.N Asha Murthy

Dear Students,

Welcome to St. Mary’s Junior College, Basheerbagh!
As you step out of school and embark on a new journey of learning and discovering your strengths, I would like to share with you a small quote that when practiced, can change your life.

“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

‘Excellence’ is a quality of being the best at something! It is a trait that’s most appreciated, but sadly equally hard to find. Excelling at something does not happen overnight, it results from consistently striving to do better. Rightly said, excellence is not a destination but a never-ending journey. This is what separates an achiever from the average. So, never settle to be average when you know you can do and be the best.

When it comes to academic excellence, we often think it’s all about getting good grades. But let me tell you, it is much more than that. It is the ability to perform, achieve and excel, in all your activities. Beginning from academics, excellence paves way for success in both, your professional and personal life. Observe people who are masters in their chosen field and realize what contributes to their excellence. These lessons will not only inspire you but will give you practical insights towards the fulfillment of your own highest potential.

Compete with yourself every day. Reflect on your achievements/failures of yesterday to do better tomorrow. On your road to excellence, always:

  • Nourish the hunger for excellence
  • Benchmark yourself against the best
  • Build a concrete strategic plan
  • Believe that you can achieve the impossible
  • Work really, really hard
  • Stay focussed and on-course

Don’t chase success alone. Pursue excellence in all that you do and success will invariably follow. Whatever be your discipline, strive to be the best at it and know that in this journey, we stand by you at every step.

TVN Asha Murthy
Principal, St. Mary’s Junior College
Director, St. Mary’s Junior College(s)


ST.MARY’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, Basheerbagh has been a great blessing for me. The guidance and support from the Principal and Lecturers is incredible. They are fantastically knowledgeable, highly experienced, motivational, responsible, full of energy, caring and clearly dedicated for the welfare of the students. ST.MARY’S, I can say, has helped me beyond words for making me confident and successful and most importantly for giving me direction in life. What I love about this institution is the colossal presence of the principal who encourages students at every step. I am overwhelmed and filled with so much respect and gratitude for my alma mater.

Girish Ramwani (2016-2018)

All-India 5th Ranker in CPT examinations 2018

My sojourn in ST.MARY’S JUNIOR COLLEGE ,BASHEERBAGH has been a wonderful experience to cherish. Sports and games have been an integral part of this distinguished college and as a sportswoman I have benefitted a lot from it. Our Principal Ma’am has played a pivotal role in my life, guiding me and going out her way to help me. The dedicated and committed lecturers have helped me academically as I was missing my regular classes due my national and international commitment. I will ever be indebted to ST. Mary’s for the continuous encouragement and support I  received from the college.

Buddha Aruna Reddy (2011-2013)

First Indian Gymnast to clinch a medal at Gymnastics World Cup

What a blessing to be a part of ST. MARY’S, an institution par excellence , which contributed a lot for what I am today. It is a college with a difference, where the principal and the teachers are real mentors who have moulded my personality into one of courage and commitment. I am so proud to be the alumnus of this prestigious institution. A big thanks to all my Mentors at  St.Mary’s!

Harshit Maheswari (2013-2015)

MR INDIA -Star life 2017 First Runner-up

I am immensely proud to be the Alumnus of my Alma Mater, ST.MARY’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, BASHEERBAGH. It chiselled me into a man of will and determination. It taught me the core values of life and prepared me to face the challenges in life. Learning for me was a pleasure at St.Mary’s. SMJC is a place where you will progress in two fields. First would be academics, the faculty is such that they would always be looking forward to take an extra mile to ensure that the learning curve is as steep as possible. The second in terms of personality, an aspect the importance of which only time tells. I salute the management, Principal and my dear teachers for making me what I am today.

Vinay Jain (2013-2015)

B.Com (Honours) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi

When I decided to study Civics Economics and Commerce in my intermediate, my parents did not agree to it. Sticking to my decision, I walked into St. Mary’s Junior College in the year 2009 and the rest is history I should say. My lecturers  imbibed  confidence in me and that made me push myself beyond boundaries in achieving things academically or otherwise. St. Mary’s has prepared me to face the world. My relationship did not end after finishing my course. Years down the lane , I still seek suggestions from my lecturers in my career preferences. I am glad that St.Mary’s happened to me!

Jella Harsha Sai (2009-2011)

Head-Content, Specialist, ITE&C Department, Government of Telangana