Sophia, as the name suggests, stands for Wisdom. Established in June 1970, the Sophia Shree Basant Kumar Somani Polytechnic was founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an International congregation of religious sisters dedicated to the education of women.
The Society of the Sacred Heart was founded in 1800, in France, by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, a young Frenchwoman. It was extended to the new world by Rose Philippine Duchesne. Mother Catherine Andersson brought the Society to India in 1939.
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Sophia Polytechnic is its emphasis not only on academic and professional excellence but also on the all-round development of the students. Our students and faculty work together on achieving both personal and professional goals. The courses provide a broad education based on values and are designed to offer a choice of routes into employment, motivating creativity and bringing out the individuality of each student.
Lectures, assignments, project work, extra-curricular activities, awareness and outreach programmes have one single aim viz. to build confident, responsible citizens capable of critical, creative and constructive thinking , so as to effect change both at a personal and social level as they respond to the present social reality.