|Wilson College, Mumbai. Hindustan Times|
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It is across Girgaum Chowpatty and the college building was built in 1889. Its architect was one John Adams who preferred Victorian Gothic style. In 2011, the college building was a Grade III Heritage structure. It is a well -known college in Mumbai and the motto of the college is "Fides, Spes, Caritas" (Vishwas, Asha, Prem) — Faith (in God), Hope.
Missionary Wilson and his wife Margaret Wilson landed in India to get involved in evangelical work. They started a school for girls in 1829 at Ambroli House in Girgaum at Mumbai with the local language Marathi being the medium of instruction. To give the students better education, the couple also picked up a fair knowledge of Marathi. In 1832 an English boarding school was opened which later came to be called St. Columba School. The Ambroli English School is the precursor to the present college. In 1852, the management of the college came under an autonomous Board of Governors in India. In December 1861, the collegiate section of Wilson's institution became the first privately owned, non-government institution to be affiliated to the university. Wilson College is a Christian minority institution and since 1963, it has been under the management of John Wilson Education Society. The students from various religious and ethnic communities benefited from this institution.
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In 2004, the Indian Postal Department, Government of India honored its founder and the institution by issuing a Special Day Postal Cover in 2004 and in 2007 as part of commemoration celebrations - completion of its 175 years, a stamp and first day cover of Wilson College was issued.
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With an A rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2005, the college offers countless courses to suite the students needs and interest backed by good faculty and and a fine library.