St. Francis College for Women is a Catholic Minority Institution founded by the Sisters of Charity
of Sts. Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa in 1959, for the education of women. The college
derives its inspiration from the person and teachings of Jesus Christ, who is its norm, protector and guide
St. Francis College is autonomous, affiliated to Osmania University. The college was recognized under Sec.
2(f) 12B of the University Grants Commission in 1964 and conferred the Status of Autonomy through letter
No. F. 24-7/87 (NFE) dated 9 May, 1988
One of the first autonomous colleges in the twin cities, affiliated to Osmania University, St. Francis College is
NAAC reaccredited with A Grade in the 4th cycle.
In 2004, UGC has declared the college as College with Potential for Excellence.
As a minority institution it reserves for itself its inherent and constitutional right (Art.30 ) with regard to
management and administration. It is primarily for Catholics but in its concern for the socially and economically
disadvantaged will admit students from other sections of society including students from SC/ST/BC categories
to the extent possible.
The College continues to serve the cause of education of women with varied academic programmes intertwined
with co-curricular activities, civic and social responsibility initiatives, cultural and aesthetic promotion,
physical fitness and value education. The college curriculum is based on UGC advocated Choice Based Credit