The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. It was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. The President of India is the Visitor, the Vice President is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University.
Ever since its inception, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research has made the University of Delhi a role-model and path-setter for other universities in the country. Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most talented students who later on went on to make important contributions to their society.
When the University took birth, only three colleges existed in Delhi then: St. Stephen’s College founded in 1881, Hindu College founded in 1899 and Ramjas College founded in 1917, which were subsequently affiliated to it. The University thus had a modest beginning with just three colleges, two faculties (Arts and Science) and about 750 students. In October 1933, the University offices and the Library shifted to the Viceregal Lodge Estate, and till today this site houses the offices of the main functionaries of the University. The University has grown into one of the largest universities in India. At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognised institutes.
When the University of Delhi expanded in many directions to keep pace with a rapidly growing city, South Campus was established in 1973 to facilitate access for the residents of South Delhi. It moved to its present location on Benito Juarez Road, near Dhaula Kuan, in 1984. The Campus is now spread across 69 acres of green, hilly terrain and its buildings blend attractively with the natural surroundings. The various departments are located in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Inter-disciplinary and Applied Sciences. S.P. Jain Centre for Management Studies is also located at the South Delhi Campus. Besides these, the Campus has a good library, a Health Centre, a Bank, a Post Office, DTC Pass Section and administrative and examination blocks. South Campus also provides some residential quarters for faculty members and the non-teaching staff. Outstation students are offered accommodation in three hostels.
The University of Delhi provides several amenities for its staff and students convenience. There is a post office and a bank on campus for the use by the University community as well as for the general public. There is also a D.T.C. Bus Pass counter and a Railway Reservation Counter for use by the University Community. Gandhi Bhawan holds several programs to further Gandhiji's ideals. The Cooperative Store makes items of everyday use available at discounted price and is run by the University employees. The WUS Heal
Central Placement Cell:
The campus has placement cell in which students placed in reputed multinationals, government Organisations, NGO's and the private sector. Placement Statistics 2014-2016:
Some of the companies that visited the campus are:
Ingenious e- Brain Solutions
Medley Marketing Pvt Ltd
Hero Motor corp
V.K.R.V. Rao Endowment Book-Grant
Prem Prakash Award
Shri Uggersain Memorial Endowment Book-Grant
Delhi University & All India Post –Graduate Scholarship
His Holiness The Pope Scholarship
Shri G.L. Mahta Memorial Book-Grant
Hamdard Educational Scholarship in Persian
Datia Darbar Endowment Scholarship in Economics
G.S. Sarin Scholarship
Madan Mohan Memorial Scholarships
All categories of students (except