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Top Ranking Colleges in Delhi

Published On: 10 Dec 2015 | Last Updated On: 10 Dec 2015

Delhi is also known as the National Capital Territory (NCR) of Delhi. It is a metropolitan region, which includes New Delhi, the national capital city. It is India's 2nd most populous city after Mumbai and the largest city in terms of area. The NCR includes the neighboring cities of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida and other nearby towns. Delhi is a key centre for providing top quality education in fields of technology, management, commerce, pharmaceuticals etc.

St. Stephen's College:

St. Stephen's College was established in 1881. St. Stephen's is the oldest college in Delhi. It was first affiliated to Calcutta University and later to Punjab University. Finally with the establishment of Delhi University in 1922, it became one of its three original constituent colleges. The college has an all-India and all-denomination membership; it has students and teachers from all communities and from all parts of India. There are also some teachers and students from abroad. There is provision for nearly 250 gentlemen and 108 ladies to reside in college.

Hansraj College:

Hans Raj College was established in 1954. It is a constituent college of the University of Delhi and a premier institution of the DAV Managing Committee-the largest non-government educational organization of the country. The college offered preparatory courses in arts and sciences, B.A in Sanskrit, Hindi, English and Mathematics. An honor in economics was added after some time. The postgraduate courses were also conducted in the university while the college only managed their tutorial schemes.

It is a premier institution of the north campus of Delhi University; the college is a centre of great attraction. The teaching community of the college is the greatest asset of the college. The faculty members have made significant contribution not only to the corporate life of the college but also shaped the academic, social and cultural life of the nation.

Miranda House, University College for Women:

Miranda House, University College for Women was established in 1948 a residential college for women, is one of the premier women's institutions of Delhi University. Miranda offers liberal education in humanities and science to more than 2500 students. The faculty is renowned for their meritorious profile, versatile talent and dedication to the cause of education.

The college has produced women who have excelled in various professions and have contributed in numerous ways to society at large. The college has always maintained high academic standards. Its proximity to other campus colleges enables students to participate in the academic and cultural events that take place around it.

Sri Venkateswara College:

Sri Venkateswara College (SVC) was established in 1961. Fifty years ago, three stalwarts in the public domain, Smt Durgabai Deshmukh, Dr K.L.Rao and Dr C. Anna Rao, transformed their spirited vision and dream to reality in the shape of Sri Venkateswara College. Fired with the zeal of promoting the cause of education, the college was set up at New Delhi under the benign auspices of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Today, the college has around 3888 students on its rolls, offers more than a score of different courses in the Humanities, Commerce and Science disciplines with 231 teaching and non-teaching staff. Apart from the formal academic courses the college now offers 3 vocational courses and several short-term add-on courses that serve as significant supplements to the academic profiles of the students.

Hindu College:

Hindu College was established in 1899 by Late Shri Krishan Dassji Gurwale. The college is recognized as one of the premier academic institutions in the country. It stands tall in public esteem and also in the memories of its alumni, many of whom are now prominent figures in government, business and industry, the media and education. Notwithstanding its name, students from all religions have grown up here and excelled in the chosen areas of their interests, be it academics, sports, or extra-curricular activities.

The college provides a liberal, lively and competitive environment enabling students to carve out a niche for themselves in their chosen arenas. Besides the infrastructural facilities, the strength of the college lies in its congenial and enriching atmosphere, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the excellent record the college is renowned for. Generations of students who have been groomed in this college have excelled in different walks of life, with the years spent in the college providing them a solid foundation on which they could craft their success.

Ramjas College:

Ramjas College was established in 1917 by the great educationist and philanthropist, Rai Kedar Nath. Ramjas College is one of the oldest colleges of Delhi. Beginning from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi, the college today boasts of a spacious campus, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an esteemed faculty of scholars trained at leading universities in India and abroad.

The college offers a wide range of courses, extra-curricular activities and technologically advanced facilities accessible to the faculty, the students and the support staff. Here, each individual is encouraged to step beyond the confines of academic and administrative disciplines to explore and intervene in the larger interests of the Ramjas community that thrives on participation and the desire to venture into newer vistas.

Acharya Narendra Dev College:

Acharya Narendra Dev College (ANDC) was established in 1991. The college is affiliated to the University of Delhi. The college to encourage critical thinking and intellectual curiosity amongst the students, they are provided with various opportunities to participate in research projects under the guidance of faculty members as their mentor and the research projects in the college are funded by three sources, the grants received by individual teachers from external funding agencies such as DBT, DST, CSIR; from the college and from the university of Delhi.

The college believes participation in extracurricular activities goes a long way in shaping the personality of students and various societies and committees have been constituted in furtherance of this objective. In order to promote and encourage young entrepreneurs, Acharya Narendra Dev College has set up an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell (IEDC) that is sponsored and funded by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Gargi College:

Gargi College was established in 1967. It is a leading south campus college of the University of Delhi. It is a college for women and offers education in arts and humanities, commerce, science and education.  Gargi College, one of the two colleges in Delhi to have been awarded the prestigious college with a Potential for Excellence grant, by the University Grants Commission because of its holistic approach towards teaching and its excellent track record in academic and other aspects of college functioning.

Deen Dayal Upadhyay College:

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDUC) was established in 1990. The college is affiliated to the University of Delhi. The college takes the quantum leap so that it stands apart from other such institutions. The college excels even outside the hallowed portals of the main university campus by creating its own campus and acquiring its own personality.

The college believes in democratic functioning and involve the students in arriving at decisions, which directly concern them and also give them opportunities to express their opinions and views so that they could analyze and adopt what is best for them. They try to inculcate among the students a sense of discipline and responsibility so that they are capable of resisting temptations and instigation of outside elements.

Keshav Mahavidyalaya:

Keshav Mahavidyalaya was established in 1994 by the Government of NCT of Delhi and is a constituent college of University of Delhi. Since its inception the institution has moved on the path of success and is acclaimed for its achievements, faculty, and infrastructure and has gained the reputation of being one of the best of campus colleges. The college offers short term certificate courses in French and German language.

The college boasts of a world class infrastructure along with a qualified and committed faculty which has over the years consistently infused the students with their knowledge, zeal and energy and imparting education in different fields, the college recognizes its responsibility of training young minds holistically to keep up with the pace of a fast changing globalised environment.

Sri Ram College of Commerce:

Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) was established in 1920. SRCC is one of the first Commerce and Economics institutes of India. SRCC is located in North Delhi, University of Delhi. SRCC was initially a Commercial School. Later in 1932, SRCC was converted into a degree college. In 1926, SRCC was affiliated to University of Delhi. SRCC is a specialized constituent college of the University of Delhi located in New Delhi, India. SRCC is the leading institute for higher studies in commerce and economics in India.

 In 1932, the college was upgraded to the status of a Degree College and started awarding its graduates the B.A (Pass) (Commerce Group) degrees of the university. The B.A (Honours) (Commerce Group) degrees were introduced in 1943.  Closely on its heels, the same year saw the entry of M.A (Economics) and in 1948 M.Com was introduced. In 1949, when the B.Com (Honours) degree was instituted in the University of Delhi, teaching the course seemed to be natural task of the college.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women:

Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) was established in 1956. It has long been recognized as a premier institution of higher learning for women in India. As a centre for academic excellence and achievement, the college is today one of the finest institutions for social sciences, humanities and commerce, while also offering a B.Sc program in statistics.

LSR is recognized as a centre of excellence that nurtures intellectual and academic striving, vibrant extracurricular activity, outreach initiatives and civic engagement. Acknowledged as one of the nation’s finest colleges, it sends out some of the brightest young people to the world of work and the best institutions of higher learning the world over.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh College:

Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (SBSC) was established in 1967 as a constituent college of University of Delhi. The college imparting higher education in commerce, humanities and social sciences and have highly qualified, dedicated and committed faculty who are well known in their respective fields of specialization. They are ever ready to provide guidance, sharpen skills and shape up all round personality of the students.

The co-curricular and extra-curricular activities organized in the college provide a platform to the students for their personality development and the promotion of their creative talents in the diverse fields of debating, dancing, music and host of other cultural activities. The aim of the college is to be a premier educational institution with a strong brand image offering world-class infrastructure and to develop a motivated work force (Teaching and Non-teaching) providing them with effective and pleasant work environment.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce:

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce was established in 1984, as Commerce College in the University of Delhi. The college is named after the tenth Guru Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Drawing inspirations from the teachings of Sikh Gurus, the college helps its students to imbibe moral and spiritual values having universal acceptance. The main aim of the college is to prepare students to encounter professional challenges, instilling in them the desire for life-long learning, and the critical thinking and versatility needed to prevail in the global marketplace.

Indraprastha College for Women:

Indraprastha College for Women was established in 1924. It is the oldest women's college of the University of Delhi. Today this prestigious college has an enrolment of over 2670 students and offers a wide range of courses and activities. Uniquely, it offers the B.A (Hons.) course in Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) which is ranked among the best in the country.

The college ranks in the top ten colleges of the city and the top twenty in the country. In its drive to constantly upgrade infrastructure to meet the demands of a modern system of education and realize its own vision, the college has regularly added new facilities to provide a comfortable working environment for its faculty and students.

The above mentioned colleges in Delhi offer top-class education in Arts, Science and Commerce streams, which further broadens the horizons of the students.

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