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  • Burn House
  • Burn House
  • Burn House

Motto To Greater Heights
Old Name Wavel
House Colour Blue
House symbol Eagle
Students Burnites
Existence As Wavel house From the Beginning (1916)
House Master Mr Amit Joseph (College Captain 1996-1997, Ex-Thomasian)
House Mistress Mrs S. Jakhmola
Number of Burn House Staff: 18
Gents 5
Ladies 13
Number of Students 524
Boys 316
Girls 208

From 1916 till the late 1940’s when the children were few St. Thomas College had only three houses namely, Wavel (Blue), Auchinlech (Green), and Hartley (Red). During Mrs. Percie Paine the then headmistress, once a week generally on Fridays Rev. Burns from St. Thomas Church used to come for assembly and used to give a little sermon. Wavel’s house (Blue) was renamed after Rev. Burns from St. Thomas church. Burn house has been the part of St. Thomas College from the beginning and the history of Burn house is as old as the institution itself. From 1916 till late 1940’s Wavel House now called Burn house students take part in all Sporting events, Dramatics, Dancing and Singing (Classical and Western), and Scholastics on an Inter-House basis which creates a healthy spirit of competition not only among the students, but also among the Staff. The games played in the Institution are - Cricket, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Athletics, Badminton, futsal, indoor cricket, Table Tennis and Chess.

The symbol

The Eagle is and always has been a bird that fascinates us; it’s so big, so powerful and so beautiful, soaring across the sky with such ease and confidence! As a result it turns up in symbolic form in many theologies and native belief system. Thus following the ancient values and the qualities of an eagle the symbol of burn house is an Eagle.

B rave (Fearless)

Challenges in the life of a person are many. These are the storm we must face as burnites to rise to greater heights. Like an eagle, a burnite can only rise to greater heights if he takes up the challenges head on without running away from it. Burnites set their targets and go all out to chase them down. They face the fear head on and do what needs to be done anyway.

U ndertake (Determination)

As burnites we have to be ready to face challenges head on and not back down. The paradox is that a burnites will rise to a more expanded self-concept with each challenge that is taken on.

Revelation (Vision)

Like an eagle we burnites have a vision that guides and leads our house towards the organizations and societal goals. The vision is big and focused. A big, focused vision will produce big results for our house and the society.


Teachers of burn house know that one of their main duty is to develop talent. They have to invest their time & energy to nurture skills to build future leaders and the staff of burn house is all focused and dedicated towards their objective.

High flyers

Burnites are not complainers, like pigeons, when a challenge appears on their radar they get stuck in to it and figure out a solution.


An eagle never eats dead meat. In other words, an eagle does not scavenge. It only eats the meat from the prey it kills itself. In the same way a true burnite spends time with people who are vibrant and liberal in thinking. That’s because the objective has been set and nothing is going to stop them from achieving the goal.


The burnites have to be with people who can think and make informed decisions and take actions. These are the burnites who bring changes to the society. They are are the ones that always do "check and balance “of their personal and professional lives and make an effort to learn things every day.


As a burnite there will be and should be times when one reflects back on their life and determines whether or not improvements need to be made in how they are performing based on the current performance. After a period of reflection one of two main things can happen. Either our leadership will be invigorated or it will be a huge wake up call.


As we know the symbol of our house eagle really do epitomize the leadership qualities that we should all be aiming for and these are an excellent resource to determine if we are behaving like an eagle or if we are more like a pigeon scratching around and complaining. For our Success for and towards the greater heights.

Mr. Amit Joseph – House Master Mrs. S. Jakhmola – House Mistress
Mr. Sunil Bhatt Mrs. K. Puri
Mr. Ajoy W. Charles Dr. (Ms.) J. Dobhal
Mr. N.P. Sharma Mrs. R. Sethi
Mr. D. Sundriyal Mrs. V.M. Thakur
  Mrs. M. Chowfin
  Mrs. M. Bowen
  Mrs. Anisha Howard
  Mrs. K. Raturi
  Mrs. K. Jolly
  Mrs. Radhika Chauhan
  Mrs. Bulbul Batra
  Mrs. Abha A. Sagar
Captains, Vice- Captains, Games Captains
  • Lieutenant General Rakesh Sharma, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, holding the coveted appointment of the Adjutant General.-1972
  • Name: Kunal Narayan Uniyal, Education: Schooling from St Thomas College, Dehradun (2001 -2002) Profession: Master Mariner in Merchant Navy, Poet: Author of the Book “Kuch Khwaab Sagar Se” “Sparrow in the Mirror”
  • Kawaljeet (Ex- Burnite, Ex- Thomasian) - Burn house is that awesome part of STC which if would not have been there my life would not have been so beautiful. Burn house to me is that beautiful memory that helped me learn badminton and earned me a gold medal for playing it. Thanks to burn house and of course STC for making me what I am.
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