Top 10 DU Undergraduate Colleges in North Campus
With the Delhi University admission season beginning soon, have a look at the top DU college rankings in North Campus
1. St. Stephen’s College
Located in the University Enclave, St. Stephen’s is the oldest college of Delhi University, founded in 1881 as a Christian Missionary college. It is the alma mater to some highly successful alumni like Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Khushwant Singh, Barkha Dutt, Kapil Sibal and more. Famous for its mince cutlets and long open corridors of Anglo-Indian architecture, Stephens has established itself as a leading institution for providing education in the arts and sciences.
2. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)
A private college, SRCC was founded by late Lala Shri Ram in 1926. Offering only two courses at an undergraduate level, it is known for its level of expertise and specialization in commerce and economics. The infrastructure found across the campus is highly modern, equipped with centrally air-conditioned classrooms. Alongside the sky high placement packages, it also boasts of exchange programs with international universities such as Sciences Po in France.
3. Hindu College
Providing courses in the science, arts and commerce streams, Hindu College was founded in 1899. Historically, the Hindu College is known for being a center for intellectual debate during the Pre-Partition Struggle. With its Dramatics Society and Cricket Team producing names such as Imtiaz Ali and Ajay Jadeja, the college is proud of its extra curricular activities and excellence in sports alongside quality education.
4. Hansraj College
Founded in 1948, Hansraj College was an institution only for men until the first three decades. It is currently being run by the D.A.V. group as a public college. Size wise, it is one of the largest colleges with a student body of over 5,000. Hansraj is also home to a well equipped sports facility with an indoor sports complex and the only electronic shooting range in the university.
5. Miranda House
Miranda House was set up in 1948 as a women’s educational institution offering courses in liberal arts and science. Architecturally, it is a built along the redbrick pattern found during the colonial era, which has been featured in many major motion pictures such as Fukrey, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. It also offers career oriented add-on courses in Tourism, Operations Research, Green Chemistry, Media Studies, to name a few and has pioneered the first computer-based resource center for visually challenged students.
6. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (CBS)
Relatively new, established only in 1987, SSCBS or CBS was built as the first collegiate business college in India with a vision to provide excellence in undergraduate education of management and information technology. Its practical approach to teaching theoretical coursework has attracted professional placements in some highly prestige companies such as McKinsey&Co, Nokia, Ernst&Young, KPMG, to name a few.
7. Ramjas College
One of the three premier founding colleges of Delhi University, Ramjas was founded in 1917. It is known for it’s rich heritage, famous traditions and active participation of its students in politics since the Quit India Movement. Infrastructurally, it boasts of modern, state-of-the-art classrooms, auditoriums and a technology friendly library. Ramjas is one of the few colleges to have on-campus hostel facilities for both boys and girls.
8. Indraprastha College for Women (IP College)
IP College, founded by freedom fighter and philanthropist, Annie Besant in 1924, is the oldest women’s college of the university. It has recently upgraded its campus so as to provide modern facilities along with a hundred percent power back up. It is the only college to offer a Bachelors degree in Mass Media and Mass Communication.
9. Kirori Mal College (KMC)
Commonly known as Amitabh Bachchan’s College, KMC is a government-supported institution founded in 1954. It offers undergraduate degree courses in streams of science, arts and commerce. Apart from academics, KMC has a spectacular history in sports with the backing of a sports ground developed on the Commonwealth standard. It is also well known for its theatre and debating society, which are considered to be one of the best in the varsity circuit.
10. Daulat Ram College
Built in 1960, Daulat Ram College is an all-girls college offering courses in arts, commerce and science. It has the provision for its students to take up additional courses in various foreign languages and women and development.