Cluny Women's College is a West Bengal Government Aided, Christian Minority Degree College Affiliated to North Bengal University and recognized by UGC Under Section 2(f) and 12 (B). The College was established by the Registered Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny in 1998.?
The services rendered to the cause of Education by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny are unparalleled in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong. The education imparted by the Sisters has produced an educated leadership in the Church, Society and the Government. It has opened new vistas of knowledge to all. They served the cause of education as none else did. The methods they used, the values they cherished, the commitments they made, the convictions they maintained, the humiliations and hardships they willingly suffered, and ?above all their love and passion for the people remain a source of inspiration even today. The roots of Cluny Women's College are not limited to its date of physical establishment. For the college bears the legacy of centuries of unselfish sacrifices in the field of education by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny. It is an epitome of the Cluny Philosophy of life as practiced and preached by Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey. The college is a living example of the cherished words of Blessed Anne Marie Javouhey – "To do a Little Good."
The founders of Cluny Women’s College, Late Rev. Sr. Declan Fahy and Rev. Sr. Teresa Rai who laid the foundations of the college, believed in inclusion, change and women empowerment which led them to be the torchbearers for women’s education. This educational institution which they established in 1998 under the aegis of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny has nurtured a number of women outstanding in their chosen disciplines in the past 24 years. In the early years, the dynamic and visionary ideas of our founders have been instrumental in the development of infrastructure and technology to be on par with the requirements of time...Read More
Anne Marie Javouhey’s life’s work revealed that she had a very clear vision of all people as children of God. She believed that all are fundamentally equal and they have the right to human and spiritual formation. She understood that education consists in helping persons “to be more”. Anne Marie’s daughters, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny are imbued with the same Charism of their foundress - helping the women and children to grow, to improve and “to be more” in every field, human, social, educational and medical. Thus her wonderful story continues here through the sisters and through the staff and pupils of Cluny Women’s College, Kalimpong.Read More