Delhi University prides in the countless graduates that bask in the glory of its name. With over a lakh forms sold every year the colleges that collectively constitute the north campus, south campus and off campus colleges continue to be the most sought after for courses in arts, science and commerce.
NORTH CAMPUS COLLEGES
- St. Stephen’s College
Founded in 1881, St. Stephen’s College is the oldest and the most resolutely sought by students from all streams. From literature to science, brilliant canteen tikkis to a beautiful campus, St. Stephen’s has made a mark for itself in the academic world by being regarded as the best college under the administration of Delhi University. Kapil Sibal, Barkha Dutt are some profound alumini of this college.
- Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)
Known as the best private college in India for arts and commerce aspirants, Sri Ram College of Commerce is the name that tops the list for everyone who wants to make it big in the field of economics and finance. SRCC is acknowledged all over the globe for its crazy high packages and standard of education along-with a number of opportunities the college offers to its students to make a name for themselves internationally. With a placement rate of ~85% and packages up to 29 lacs, it stands as the best go-to college for the future economists.
- Hindu College
Known as one of the best DU colleges; both in academics and co-curriculars, Hindu college is famous for churning out brilliant and talented minds for years now. From politically strong figures, social activists and sportsmen to actors, artists and lawyers, and comics! It shines the ‘Star College’ status that was awarded for the Department of Biotechnology, by the Ministry of Science and Technology of India.
- Hansraj College
The institution that produced the BADSHAH, Shahrukh Khan, is celebrated as one of the most iconic colleges. Famous for its arts courses, Hansraj College glorifies in its history of academic brilliance and churning out of some of the strongest alumni. With its enormously sized campus that can house up to 5000 students, it also comes with an undying sportsman’s spirit. An electronic shooting range, an indoor sports complex and a fully equipped sports facility.
- Miranda House
Miranda college is observed as one of the best colleges that comes with an unbeatable faculty to help facilitate scholarly work and extracurricular strength. Offering an array of professional add-on courses and the first computer-based resource centre for visually challenged students, it’s no surprise that it was ranked the best college in India in National Institutional Ranking Framework for the year 2017. Miranda House being the best women in the country.
- Ramjas College
Founded as one of the first DU colleges in 1917, Ramjas college celebrated 100 years of excellent pedagogical initiatives and education this year in January. Apart from its delightful infrastructure and the mind blowing food that is quite the talk of the town, Ramjas college boasts of some of the smartest young minds in the country.
- Indraprastha College for Women (IP College)
One of the best colleges in the country and the only one under Delhi university to offer a Bachelor’s in Mass Media and Mass Communication, Indraprastha College for Women is a trophy college for all you talented school graduates! Founded by freedom fighter and philanthropist Annie Besant in 1924, it was the first women’s college to be set up under the university’s administration.
- Kirori Mal College (KMC)
Kirori Mal College is a nationally renowned part-sarkaari institution that offers a solid grounding in academics, sports, theatre and other extracurricular activities. The various societies at the college are considered as one of the best in the circuit; from theatre to dance. What adds on to its allure is the Commonwealth standard sports ground that is quite like no other in the country! Along with a splendid backing in college culture, KMC is popularly known for its undergraduate courses in arts, science and commerce.
- Daulat Ram College
Daulat Ram has made it to the list of top 30 institutions under Delhi University. This all-girls institute is famous for its additional courses in multiple foreign languages, development and women’s studies.
SOUTH CAMPUS COLLEGES
- Lady Sri Ram College for Women (LSR)
LSR is one of the premier colleges of University of Delhi. Established in 1956 by Late Lala Shri Ram in the memory of his wife, Lady Shri Ram College for Women has emerged as one of the best arts colleges in the country and has also built its reputation as most sought after college by any female DU aspirant.
- Sri Venkateswara College (Venky)
Venky was established in 1997 and later emerged as one of the top-tier institutes in the field of Science, Arts and Commerce. Initially Venky was set up with an aim to provide quality education to South Indian students. Though currently, it is a co-ed college without providing any reservations for religious or linguistic minority.
- Kamala Nehru College (KNC)
Kamala Nehru College is an all women college, built in the memory of freedom fighter Kamala Nehru in 1964. Apart from its motive of empowering the women and making them independent, KNC has also established itself as of the leading Commerce college.
- Gargi College
This is an all girls college was established in the year 1967 and is one of the only two colleges to be awarded the ‘Prestigious College with a Potential for Excellence Grant’ by the UGC. The college offers courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and elementary education and has maintained modern infrastructure and a wifi enabled campus.
- Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC)
DCAC is one of the most sought after colleges in DU. Being one of the most premier institute for arts and commerce, DCAC has also successfully introduced a three year Journalism honours programme recently.
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (SBSC)
Currently located in Sheikh Sarai, this co-ed college under Delhi University, offers premium quality education in the fields of Commerce and Arts. Right from its establishment year of 1967, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (SBSC) is best known for the excellent performance of its students and record placements with premier companies in India and abroad.
- College of Vocational Studies (CVS)
CVS was built to promote higher vocational studies to people who would take the risk to go a bit offbeat from the traditional and mainstream educational courses. It was established in the year 1972 and is located in Sheikh Sarai II. Initially starting with courses in French, German and Spanish, now it has spread to higher education courses in liberal arts and commerce as well.
- Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD)
Located in the Dhaula Kuan area in South Delhi, ARSD is amongst the top 10 south campus colleges in Delhi University. The college is also popular for its two most important things – alumni Ajay Maken of the National Congress Party (NCP) & its popular dramatic society – “Chalo Dilli”.
- Maitreyi College
Maitreyi College named after a vedic sage is located in Chanakyapuri area of South Delhi. This is an all girls college and provides its students with courses in the fields of Arts, Science and Commerce.
- Sri Aurobindo College (SAC)
Sri Aurobindo College is located in south Delhi within close proximity to Qutub Minar, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, IIT (Delhi), NCERT and Qutub Institutional Area. The college offers courses in Arts, Commerce, Law, Management Studies, Education, Mathematical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology and many other streams. It also offers morning & evening classes for most of the courses and also has an option for distance learning education.
OFF CAMPUS COLLEGES
- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
Established in 1990, Zakir Husain offers courses in Science, Commerce & Banking, Arts, Management. Hostel facility is also available to students. Additional facilities include AV Lab, mess, Library, medical facilities, computer lab.
- Rajdhani College
Located in Raja Garden, Rajdhani College offers 19 courses across 3 streams namely Commerce & Banking, Arts, Science and across 4 degrees like BA, MA, M.Com. Hostel facility is not available here.
- Maharaja Agrasen College
Established in 1994, this college is situated in Mayur Vihar. It offers courses namely Media & Mass Communication, Commerce & Banking, Arts, Physical Education, Science, Management. It is accredited from AICTE.
- Lakshmibai College
Lakshmibai College is accredited to NAAC, UGC. Located in Ashok Nagar, this college offers courses in Arts, Commerce & Banking, Science, Management, Performing Arts. It also offers diploma in various courses.
- Kalindi College
This all girls college is situated in East Patel Nagar, Central Delhi. The college has consecutively won the ‘university award for good practices’ twice in a row at Antardhvani (an academic cum cultural meet organized by the University of Delhi) in 2013 and 2015. It offers courses in Science, Arts and Commerce. Besides the facilities that come with every college campus, Kalindi College functional cyber cafes, a well-stocked library and an infrastructure that satisfies both the students and the professors’ needs.
- Lady Irwin College
Lady Irwin College is a constituent college for women in University of Delhi under the Memorandum of Association of The Lady Irwin College Society. With an aim for holistic development of women students, and their capacity building through carefully designed academic programmes and extramural activities. It is a nodal and template institution for Home Sciences education in the country.
Some more colleges in under Delhi university are listed below-
- Aditi Mahavidalaya
- Delhi School of economics
- Satyavati College
- Zakir Hussain Delhi College
- Sri Guru GobindSingh College of Commerce
- Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
- Swami Shardhanand College
- Ramanujan College
- Jankidevi Memorial College
- Keshav Mahavidalya
- Aryabhatta College
- Acharya Narendra Dev College
- Bhagini Nivedita College
- Bharati College
- Bhasakaracharya College
- Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
- Institute of Home Economics
- Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences
- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
- Shivaji College
- Shri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
- Deshbandhu College
- Dyal Singh College
- Dyal Singh College (Evening)
- Ahilya Bai College of Nursing
- Mata Sundri College for Women
- Motilal Nehru
- PGDAV College
- Ramlal Anand College
- Shyamlal Anand College
- Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
- Vivekananda College
- College of Arts
- Durga Bai Deshmukh College
- Sri Aurobindo College (evening)
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (evening)
- ARSD College
- School of Open Learning
- PGDAV College (Evening)
- Maulana Azad Medical College
- Lady Harding Medical College
- Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy
- Ayurvedic & Unani Tibia College
- College of Nursing at Army Hospital
- Holy Family College of Nursing
- Maharishi Valmiki College of Education
- Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology
- Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute
- University College of Medical Sciences
- Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences
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