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Sophia @ 75: Fond memories from students, ex-students and fans

Tell us your favourite #SophiaCollegeMemory. Tweet @HTMumbai, write in to htmetro@hindustantimes.com

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2017 19:28 IST
The Sophia College for Women, at Peddar Road, celebrates its platinum jubilee this year and we’re inviting you to join in.
The Sophia College for Women, at Peddar Road, celebrates its platinum jubilee this year and we’re inviting you to join in. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Sophia taught me how to let go, move on

I completed junior college at St Xavier’s and it became like home. Alas, I could not get into the BMM course. I was distraught and just not willing to let go and move on. I decided to come to Sophia because it has a good BMM faculty. By the end of the year I realised that life is all about having beautiful experiences. Sophia’s has taught me that there’s no point being stuck, unwilling to let go. It has helped me grow as a strong and independent young woman. I can now accept life the way it is, and if I fall, I stand back up, dust myself off and keep walking.

Carol Saldanha

A guy who loved being at Sophia

I am Ritesh Chaudhary (yes, I’m a guy :)) and I recently gave my final MSc exam from Sophia College. Whenever someone heard where I was studying, they reacted with surprise. One of the best reactions I ever got was from a girl at Sophia! She saw me wearing college ID at a conference hosted by our department (Department of Life Sciences) and asked, ‘How did you manage to get that?’ My explanation didn’t help. “You’re a guy,” she said, with a scowl. I thanked her and explained that I did know I was a guy... and we both burst out laughing. I guess it’s understandable. There are a handful of male students on campus and I was one of them.

Ritesh Chaudhary

I have fallen in love

It’s just been a year since I joined Sophia but I’ve already fallen in love with it. The college is not only famous for its beauty and serenity but also its faculty and community. The teachers here are outstanding and always encourage students. They have become my idols. I have just two years left here now but I think I will not be able to leave the college because every day adds beautiful memories. I feel very blessed to be a part of Sophia family. Love you, Sophia!

Jasveen Kaur

It’s more than a college to me

Getting into Sophia College was a dream come true for me. For the longest time I couldn’t believe I ACTUALLY got in. At Sophia’s, I have learnt lessons for life. My favourite memory would be sitting in the tiny white table and chair arrangement in front of the BMM building with my friends. We have days where we would share dosas and crack jokes and days when we would cringe over pending projects. Sophia has become more than a college.

Paarthivie Pillai

A place that doesn’t care about money

I remember when I had to secure my admission to Sophia’s (I joined a week later than everyone else), I asked the Mass Media department I about my fees and I was told that all they cared about was my education and not the payment of my fees and that I should start attending classes from the very next day. Sophia’s truly believes in prioritising education for its students. I feel lucky to be here.

Zahabiya Patharia

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I’m learning to be a leader here

It’s hard to think of my absolute favorite moment in college but one of my favorite and most memorable moments was standing for election for the first time and making a difference. I love taking responsibility and Sophia’s has helped me excel at that. I have never taken my position as a class representative, executive or security assistant coordinator for granted and I will never ever take Sophia for granted. It made me grow as a person and Sophia has taught me that hard work works every time.

Nikita Golhar

I feel luckier than I can say

I cannot explain in words how lucky I am to be in Sophia. I have been here since JC and it is true when people say that it is like a second home. My favorite memory is my struggle for admission. All I wanted was Sophia and no other college. The merit lists were out and my dreams were shattered. I was nowhere on the list. I remember how sad I was, how I cried the whole day, prayed. I enrolled in another college. In a few days, the board decided to increase the seats for BMM in all colleges. The moment I read the news I made regular calls and visits to college but to no avail. I lost all hope and said my last goodbye as I thought I would never see this beautiful college again. I got into a good college near my home. I was standing in line to pay the fees when I received a call from an unknown number. It was from the BMM department of Sophia College and the person asked if I would still like admission there. I screamed with joy and rushed there immediately. It was one of the best days of my life. The hilarious part of this whole incident is that after joining college I realised that the regular calls I made, irritating someone in the BMM department, was none other than my lecturer today!

Kriti Saraf

The day I felt like, and was, a winner

I am a student of SYBMM. I joined Sophia in 2016. My favourite Sophia memory is when I won a gold medal for discus throw in sports week. It was a really beautiful and cheerful moment for me.

Gopika Gulati