St. Stephen’s College is a religious foundation drawing inspiration from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Founded on 1 February 1881, St. Stephen’s is the oldest college in Delhi. It was first affiliated to Calcutta University, and later to Punjab University. Finally with the establishment of Delhi University in 1922, it became one of its three original constituent colleges.
The College began in a small house in Katra Khushal Rai, in Chandni Chowk. From 1891 to 1941 it was housed in the building near St. James Church inside Kashmere Gate. In 1941 it shifted to its present site in the University Enclave. The College was established by a Christian mission from Westcott House, Cambridge. The College has an all-India and all-denomination membership; it has students and teachers from all communities and from all parts of India.
The College provides ample facilities for development of an integrated personality. The College has a Chapel, which is open to all members of College for worship and meditation. Student Societies and Clubs play a vital role in the total life of the College. For each subject, there is a Society which sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to simulate interest in the subject. There are many other academic and cultural societies and clubs covering a wide range of activities.
Delhi (also called as Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India. Delhi's urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundary and now called as Central National Capital Region (CNCR). Delhi houses "Rashtrapati Bhavan" & Supreme Court of India, thus known as Political capital of India and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb etc. Hauz khas and "Parathe Wali Gali" are also one of the major places of attraction in the city.
The Delhi Metro, a mass rapid transit system, serves many parts of Delhi and the neighbouring cities Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ghaziabad.
Delhi features an atypical version of the humid subtropical climate. The warm season lasts from 21 March to 15 June with an average daily high temperature above 39 °C. The cold season lasts from 26 November to 9 February with an average daily high temperature below 20 °C.