About the College


Sunbeam Women's College Varuna, established in August 2016, is an English-medium college located on Central Jail Road, Sikraul, in the culturally rich city of Varanasi.The college operates with the guiding principles of "Duty, Devotion, and Discipline," reflecting its commitment to providing a holistic and empowering educational environment for young women. These principles form the foundation upon which the college aims to nurture culturally rooted, globally oriented, and self-reliant individuals.

                 As a committed platform for the empowerment of young women, we offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in arts, commerce, management, and science. Our recognition under Sections 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act underscores our status as a distinguished institution of higher education.

                         With a focus on academic rigor and a commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals, the college strives to create an atmosphere where girls can thrive intellectually and personally. Academically, the college has consistently demonstrated academic excellence, turning out top students from universities. Ms. Sagun Singh was honoured with the Dr. Bhagwandas Smriti Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks in the undergraduate examination at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith for the session 2022–23. The award was presented by President Smt. Draupadi Murmu in the presence of UP Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel. Since its inception, a total of 23 students have earned their place on the Top 10 University Merit List.

                  Beyond academic achievements, the college has also received appreciation from the Transport Government of Uttar Pradesh for its outstanding contribution to road safety and successful implementation of the iSAFE UP Program, showcasing a commitment to broader societal concerns and making a positive impact beyond the realm of education. In a remarkably short period of time, the college has garnered numerous awards and accolades as a beacon of academic excellence. We invite you to explore the enriching educational journey at Sunbeam Women’s College Varuna, where empowerment, excellence, and societal impact converge harmoniously.

Awards and Accolades

Bagging accolades for its synergetic work of holistic development for the students, the College has received –

  • Excellence in Education, Innovation & Leadership Award 2022 by APAC 5th Education Leadership Award, Bengaluru.
  • Best Private College of The Year (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) by National Education Brilliance Awards, NEBA, 2021.
  • Global Education Award 2019 for Emerging Institution of Higher Education by SCOO NEWS.
  • Best Upcoming Under Graduate College in Uttar Pradesh in 2019 by Centre for Education Growth and Research (CEGR).
  • Outstanding Contribution in implementing iSAFE UP road safety programme, 2020 by Ministry of Transportation.
  • Recently College was recognized as TOP 10 BBA College 2023 by Higher Education Review.

To keep the zeal of learning intact, the college accentuates on student’s energy & aptitude, to make them a complete winner and have a career of immense pride, professionalism &prudence! The college placement cell aims to add value to the young minds through exposure, long-term perspective, extravagant career choices, soft skill development, vocational training and guidance to stand as the elite amidst the crowd. The institute aims to generate “Ready to Lead Leaders” for the society. With a vision of holistic development, the college has been driven by the mission of “Being the flag bearer of Women-empowerment, by accomplishing and nourishing excellence in value-based teaching, and carving globally enriched self-reliant women”.

On the academic front, the college has proved its forte by giving the League of University toppers. In the past year the college worked to bring forth some of the eminent TEDex Speakers, researchers, professors, doctors & psychologists in a relay of webinars and online interactive sessions for the students, which opened a new realm of learning for them. On the technology front the college works on the mission “Students today need access to the digital tools and media-rich resources, that will help them explore, understand, and express themselves in the world they will inherit tomorrow.”

With its commitment towards academics and co-curricular activities, the college has made relentless efforts to raise conscientious and worthy citizens. With its passion and hard-work the college shall emerge to be the Realm of Women Education in the next decade. College is officially associated with 28 UP Girls Battalion National Cadet Corps (NCC), and proudly serves the society under National Service Scheme (NSS). Through which the students have been actively participating in workshops and seminars for spreading awareness on gender equality and sensitivity, socio-economic justice, the rights of the differently abled.

The Group

Sunbeam was founded in 1972 by Late. Dr. Amritlal Ishrat Madhok and Late. Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok, who felt the need of a private educational institution to cater to the holistic educational needs of the students fraternity in Varanasi and thus was born Sunbeam. Sunbeam started its momentous journey in a small rented apartment. Armed with a vision plus boundless energy and gaining credibility by the day, giant strides were made and the young institution grew rapidly in enrolment, quality and community recognition and soon outgrew its place of birth and it became obvious that a new location was needed.

Late. Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok (Founder Mother of Sunbeam)

“A Saga of grit and determination, Of daring to dream, Of turning dreams into realities, Of having an impact over thousands of lives, Of shaping destinies…”

Late. Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok was born on 10th September 1933 in Sialkot, had her preliminary education from Loreto Academy, Lahore that shaped her modern outlook towards education. In 1954, she met Dr. Amrit Lal Ishrat; a Persian scholar and got married to him on the 25th of May. She accompanied him to Iran and this is where the academician in her got a chance to prove her mettle. In 1963, they returned to Varanasi, a city, which since time immemorial has been a traditional seat of learning. In 1972, she started the Sunbeam School. The school intended to provide the students the best of the missionary school educational delivery system and that of the traditional schools prevalent during those days. 

       The story after that is phenomenal. From 40 students in 1972, Sunbeam today has come a long way to the largest educational conglomerate in eastern U. P. with more than 11,000 students on roll. Mrs. Deesh Ishrat Madhok passed away on June 2003 but her legacy lives on in the temples of learning that she conceptualized and in the smiles and satisfaction of thousands of students who have found an anchor in their quest of knowledge exploration in Sunbeam, all thanks to her resolve and vision. She was indeed the lady who lit the lamp of modern education which illuminates Eastern UP today.

Late. Dr. Amrit Lal Ishrat Madhok

Late. Dr. Amrit Lal Ishrat Madhok was born on 2nd November, 1930, in Lahore. He pursued Master degree in Persian. Later on, he also pursued Master degree in History; Urdu, as well. He was awarded a scholarship by the Govt. He remained in Iran from 1961 to 1963, where he earned a D.Lit degree from Tehran University for his research work titled Shr-e-Farsee-Dar Hind. In 1972, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree by the Banaras Hindu University, for his research work titled Urdu Shaeyri Aur Punjabi. He served as a Prof. of Persian in Banaras Hindu University Dept. of Persian language. Thereafter he remained a continuous source of inspiration and the main driving force, behind the setting up of the Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions. It is due to his patronism, coupled with hard work and devotion, that this Institution has reached the pinnacle of glory and has set a tradition throughout Uttar Pradesh.

Message from Chairperson

I am extremely delighted to welcome you to Sunbeam Women’s College Varuna. As an Educational Institution, Sunbeam has been on the forefront of empowering women though education.

At Sunbeam Women’s College we will not only challenge you to be ‘the best you can be’ in academic achievements but will also have a holistic approach to personal learning. With the fast growing & changing environment in mind we are grooming ourselves and rapidly moving on a path of excellence, in response to the ever increasing demands of the society and nation.

- Dr. Deepak Madhok
Chairperson, Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions

Message from Director

The cumulative experience of more than 51 years in the field of imparting education has helped the Sunbeam Group define its thrust in the field of educating girl child. We are very happy with the progress the college has made by imbibing in its students value based education synergized with modern teaching-learning methods. Over the years the college has achieved continuos success in serving the women of our nation in the form of quality education.


- Ms. Bharti Madhok
Vice-Chairperson, Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions

Message from Dy. Director

Any institution is measured by the quality of the students that graduate and their contribution to the society. Sunbeam Women’s College Varuna stands to the testimony to their affirmation. Sunbeam Women’s College Varuna has provided several university rank – holders from different department. Many of our students are placed in various leading organisations and won awards at National level. Yet, miles to go!

- Ms. Amrita Burman
Director, Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions

Message from Honorary Director

Sunbeam Women’s College Varuna has emerged as a agship academic institution, impacting holistic education, with a balanced blend of curricular, co-curricular, extra curricular extension and outreach activities so as to address the manifold resources of students and their diverse social context.

We wish you all, the very best years possible of college life and towards maximizing your true potential, realizing your dreams and evolving as wonderful young empowered women and great human beings!

- - Mr. Harsh Madhok
Honorary Director, Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions

Administrative Head Message


At Sunbeam Women’s College, Varuna, we put all the hard works to ensure that our students get the best opportunities to learn, while enjoying their stints here and at the same time get themselves ready for challenges in the academic and professional worlds. The Hostel inside the campus of the college is a home away from home for the young girls with all modern facilities to pursue their dreams. The College emphasizes on holistic development, encouraging students to engage in extracurricular activities, sports, cultural events, and social initiatives. The college runs various several vocational, professional and add-on-courses, relevant to the regional and national needs to ensure that students get fully versed in the latest trends, technologies and techniques and to galvanize its motto of women’s Empowerment. The College has well equipped laboratories, ICT enabled class rooms, Wi-Fi Campus, Auditorium, Seminar Hall, Computerized Library, Cafeteria, Open and Indoor Gym and Sports field.

- Dr. Shalini Singh
Administrative Head

Principal’s Message

Sunbeam Women’s College Varuna is a premier institution of higher education which is situated at a very prime location of Varanasi, working under the aegis of “Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions –since 1972”. A place where ideas and imagination of the young girls  take flight in spectacular surroundings, a place where students can  pursue their  passions and sharpen their  mind, a place where they  can discover their strengths and hone their skills to make an impact on the world.

 The Top priority of the college is to empower students by imparting quality education with special focus on skill education to make self-reliant women. We make sure that our students graduate from this College with knowledge and skills that would remain useful throughout their lives

We are very proud of our impeccable Placements records and of achievements by our stalwarts in various national & international events. They leave this institution and go into the world informed, inspired and savvy enough to pursue their dreams and thereby enrich our culture.

           College aims to generate “Ready to Lead Leaders” for the society.

- Dr. Rajeev Singh