Vision and Mission


The founders of the DES and of the Fergusson College, were more than convinced, of the need for the spread of western knowledge, as an urgent need of Indian Society, to bring about social reforms and as a potent instrument for national regeneration.

The emphasis of the founders on ‘knowledge’, is aptly reflected in the college emblem, which bears the inscription, ‘Knowledge is Power’. The ‘Garuda’ (the Eagle) in this emblem, symbolizes the youth, soaring with the power of knowledge, into a vast sky of challenges and opportunities.


To aspire and strive for excellence in education by developing and sharpening the intellectual and human potential of learners for the good of society and of our stakeholders.

  1. To impart quality education through traditional and innovative learning practices.
  2. To provide a dynamic and creative academic environment, to tap and nurture talent for the developmentof professional skills and an all round personality.
  3. To inculcate good moral values and a sense of nationalism, in keeping with the glorious heritage of theInstitute..


1. Commitment to Scholarship and Learning

We honor scholarship in all of its aspects: artistic, cultural, scientific, and applied. We support professional development and training of our staff and administrators; and encourage and nurture intellectual curiosity in our students.

2. Commitment to Excellence

The quality of our academic programmes is central to our educational mission. We set high standards for ourselves in all of our actions and activities; assess our performance and acknowledge both individual and group contributions to the fulfillment of our mission.

3. Respect for All People

Our policies, programmes and actions affirm the worth and personal dignity of every member of the college community and contribute to a campus climate of civility, collegiality, trust, and reasoned debate. We take pride in the diversity of our community.

4. Alliances with the Community

We seek genuine partnerships with local academic institutes, industries, government, and social agencies in order to serve the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and economic needs of our surrounding communities.

5. Encouragement of Innovation, Experimentation and Creativity

We value idealism, innovation and creativity and regularly re-examine our programmes and practices so that every area of the college life will be continually improved and renewed.