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Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, [ARSD] New Delhi

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About Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, [ARSD] New Delhi

Sanatan Dharma College which was later renamed as Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma [ASRD] College was established in 1959 by Shri Sanatan Dharma Sabha (Rawalpindi). ASRD is a co-educational Constituent College of the University of Delhi. It is a premier educational institution of Delhi University. ASRD college draws attention to the quality of Human Resources and encourages productive ideas that help the students to be benefitted. ASRD college encourages women's education, obstacle-free education, nondiscriminatory for all the members of the college. The foreign students are also attracted to the college for its inclusivity and equitability.

ASRD College is concerned with empowering the holistic development of all its stakeholders. Over the past few years, the college is growing exponentially and emphasizes undergraduate research, entrepreneurial initiatives, development of skill, strong industry-institution collaboration, ICT-enabled learning environments that enabled the college to be a self-sufficient institution and moving towards sustainability. The motto of ASRD, Tejasvi-naavadhitam-astu that has been taken from Taittriya Upanishad means May our learning be endowed with radiance.

The college is strongly concerned about the research-based activities, they promote innovative teaching practices and aims to modernize the infrastructure and learning resources of the college. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College admission is based on the cutoffs and offers courses to the students leading to Bachelor's Degree in Humanities / Arts, Science, Commerce and Post Graduate Degrees in Science and Commerce.

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ASRD College Highlights:

ASRD college focuses on building the character of the students and their idealism inspired by Sanatani. The college is one of the leading institutions of Delhi University that brings up brilliance in the education of the students. The college is also aiming to attract foreign students as well. Given below are the important details about the college:

 Year of Establishment 1959
Founder  Shri Sanatan Dharma Sabha
Affiliation Delhi University
 Accreditation NAAC
Ranking NIRF
 Infrastructure Seminar Room, Classrooms, Scientific & Research Laboratory, etc
 Location Dhaulan Kuan, New Delhi
 Contact 911124113436, 24117508  ASRD College Fees

ASRD College Departments:

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma college has various departments for the courses like UG and PG in different disciplines. The faculty of each department are experts in their respective fields and are highly qualified. The departments organize departmental activities enabling the students to bring up new ideas. There are various departments given below:

  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • English
  • History
  • Hindi
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Sports
  • Zoology

ASRD College Courses:

Atma Ram College offers various UG and PG courses in Arts, Commerce, and Science. The are several specializations for different courses. The students can choose any specialization based on their interests. The courses and specializations offered by the college are given below:

Discipline Courses Specialization
Arts B.A. [Program]  Assamese
Computer Application
Home Science
B.A. [Honors] Economics 
Political Science 
Multi-Media and Mass Communication
Hindi Journalism and Mass Communication
 Business Economics
Applied Psychology
Hindustani Music
Karnatak Music
Percussion Music
Social Work
Political Science
Buddhist Studies
Adult Continuing Education & Extension
African Studies
East Asian Studies
Vocational Studies in HRM
Vocational Studies in Marketing Management & Retail Business
Tourism Management
Management & Marketing of Insurance
Office Management & Secretarial Practice
Small and Medium Enterprises
Materials Management
Music and Fine Arts Skill Enhancement Harmonium in Hindustani Music
Tabla/Pakhawaj in Hindustani
Thumri -Dadra in Hindustani
Veena/Violin in Karnatak Music
Mridangam in Karnatak Music
General Elective course Hindustani Music (vocal/instrumental)-Sitar/Sarod/Guitar/Violin/Santoor
Karnatak Music (vocal/instrumental)-Veena/Violin
Karnatak Music Percussion - Mridangam
M.A. Hindi 
Political Science 
  Commerce  B.Com [Program]
 B.Com [Honors]
B.B.A. Financial Investment Analysis
Bachelor in Management Studies  
Science B.Sc [Applied Phy. Sci]  Industrial Chemistry 
 B.Sc [Program] Physical Science
Computer Science
Mathematical Sciences
Operational Research
Skill Enhancement
Analytical Chemistry
Industrial Chemistry
Applied Life Sciences with Agrochemicals and Pest Management
Life Sciences (Botany, Chemistry, Zoology)
B.Sc [Honors] Chemistry 
Computer Science 
Electronic Science
Physical Education, Health Education & Sports Science
Forensic Science
Bio-Medical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Environmental Science
Food Technology
Home Science
Polymer Science
B.Sc [Phy. Sc] Chemistry
Computer Science
Vocation B.VOC Health Care Management
Retail Management & IT
Printing Technology
Web Designing
Banking and Finance
  Understanding of taxation- GST and Application  
Mastering the Stock Markets (BSE)
Financial Modelling - Data Analysis with MS-Excel
Business Communication and Personality Development
French Language

ASRD College Botany:

The department of Botany has been the leading dept of teaching and research in plant sciences. The dept of Botany in association with the Zoology and Chemistry dept, circulates the teaching of B.Sc (Physical Science) to the students. The faculty members of this dept are experts in the areas like the physiology of growth & development, plant tissue culture, cytogenetic and morphogenesis studies. The dept has been successful in fulfilling the objective of imparting quality education. The quality of the dept is its faculty, who are experts and researchers from all the fields of plant sciences.

ASRD College Commerce:

The department offers all the programs in Commerce at the undergraduate level. The dept is responsible for imparting the practical knowledge of business, and generate deep learning of business through its research and interconnection. The faculties of the dept have been honored with the prestigious Teaching Excellence Award, Best Project Award, etc.

ASRD College Computer Science:

The degree provided by the dept helps the student gain knowledge in Information Technology and the core computer science subjects with mathematics, technical language, physics, and chemistry. The students are provided with exposure to emerging trends and technology. The dept has four computer laboratories that are well equipped with air conditioners and has 100 computers. The systems are enabled with wifi, provide access to the internet, and can access high-end software. The faculties are highly qualified and support the students through their academics, higher studies, research, and placements.

ASRD College English:

The department of English is one of the most highly demanded courses in the college. The faculties are highly qualified and do not limit their teaching methodologies through books. The dept motivates the students to proceed towards the humanities and social sciences through interdisciplinary studies. It also encourages them to prospect their literary and quasi literary talents. The students are also encouraged to take responsibility in arranging different activities of the dept that enable them to expose their hidden talent, skills, general awareness, etc of leadership and teamwork.

ASRD College Fees:

ASRD Fees vary for different courses in different disciplines. Fees are to be paid online only and no other payment method is accepted. The college fees sum up all the fees for all the facilities provided by the college. The fees structure of the different courses are:

  • The fees for B.A/B.Com course is INR 10285
  • The fees for B.A (Hons) course is INR 10485
  • The fees for B.Com (Hons) course is INR 11685
  • The fees for B.Sc (Hons) course is INR 11575
  • The fees for B.Sc (G) course is INR 12845
  • The fees for M.A./M.Com course is INR 11271
  • The fees for B.Sc (Hons) Computer Science is INR 50000

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Rankings and Awards:

ASRD has been honored with many awards and ranked in the top lists by many of the reputed institutions and organizations. The college has won several awards for its performance in providing excellent education as well as inspiring students to participate in the extracurricular activities.

  • ASRD has become the first college in India to arrange a conference 'Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future' in association with UNESCO and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
  • The college has been awarded Star College Status (GBT, DOI).
  • It has also been awarded Best Website in College Category.
  • It is one of the colleges under Delhi University to initiate a completely free and thorough physio-medical check-up of all the students.
  • 'Rangayan' the dramatics society of the college is the first such society of Delhi University that arranged a three-day theatre festival "Rangshirsh Jaidev Natya Samaroh".
  • ASRD College is the first college of Delhi University to have a Technology Business Incubator in its property.
  • It has been accreditated by NAAC.
  • The college has been ranked 14th in India and 8th in the University by NIRF, MHRD, Govt of India.
  • ASRD has been awarded the World Best Managed College by Welfare Oriented Weltanschauung (WOW) International Association of Educators for World Peace at 38th World Management Congress.
  • It has been awarded the Girl Child Education and Empowerment Award 2017 and the Green Campus Award by the Women Agency for Generating Employment (WAGE) on International Women.
  • A student from B.Com has won a gold medal in Trap (both Jr. Men and Sr. Men) and also won a gold medal in Double Trap (both Jr. and Sr. Men).
  • The college has been ranked by India Today 12th among 100 Science colleges of the country, 11th among Commerce colleges in the country, 6th best college for Commerce among Delhi University, 15th for Arts courses in India and 8th position among Delhi University.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College MoUs:

ASRD has signed many MoUs with many of the national and international Organizations. The college's collaboration with those organizations helped them to fulfill their objectives such as to encourage entrepreneurial skills, generate innovative business ideas, organize international conferences on relevant topics for the students. Given below are some of the collaborations made by the college:

  • ASRD signed MoU with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for the establishment of a Business Incubation Center.
  • It has collaboration with UNESCO and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
  • The college has collaboration with the National Skill Development Corporation.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Infrastructure Facilities:

ASRD college has recently finished its infrastructural projects successfully. It is also planning to inaugurate a few more infrastructural projects in the future. Given below are ASRD facilities provided to the students:

  • ASRD has a seminar room that has been newly updated.
  • The ground and first floor of the college are earthquake-proof.
  • The college has 3 science laboratories, a research laboratory, 14 classrooms, one conference room.
  • It has a separate block for the commerce department.
  • There is a mini-auditorium with a seating capacity of 350-400 students.
  • The college library is now well maintained with 1.1 lakh books, subscription to 46 journals, 19 newspapers, 29 magazines.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Activities:

ASRD college is an outstanding college with highly experienced and qualified teaching staff. The college is involved in a lot of curricular and extra-curricular activities and organizes many events. And also has successfully completed many of the curricular projects. There are the activities of the college are:

  • The college has a Dramatic society Rangayan that organizes a three-day festival titled "Rangshirish Jaidev Natya Samaroh".
  • It has an active North-East Student's Welfare that organizes Rainbow Fest a day-long Northeast festival.
  • ASRD has different cells like placement cell, equal opportunity cell, women development cell, internal complaints committee, eco-club, etc for the vibrant societies and departmental associations.
  • The college preserves a garbage dumping unit and uses the biodegradable waste to transform it into fertilizer.
  • The college takes initiative in organizing anti-dowry rallies and stands against ragging.
  • They are also a part of NSS.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Placements:

ASRD college has got a Placement cell which was established in 2008 in order to give opportunities to the students for industrial exposure.

  • ASRD placement cell is responsible to provide opportunities for employment to the students.
  • This cell provides the students with proper guidance, mentorship.
  • It provides all the necessary skills of employability to help the students getting a good job.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Scholarships:

ASRD college provides many scholarships to meritorious students. Also, they provide scholarships to the students based on their performance. The best students get a chance to acquire scholarships. The meritorious are also awarded prizes by the college in the University. Some of the scholarships and awards are mentioned below:

  • Taneja Foundation Scholarships have been awarded to the 10 deserving and meritorious students. The sum of money is a subsidy towards the admission fee.
  • The 1st and 2nd position students in any course/class and the students who score min 60% in the annual examination are awarded scholarships and id given a recognition certificate.
  • The student who holds the position from top 1 to 10 in any course or class is awarded Atma Ram Chadha Memorial Scholarship.
  • The student who gains maximum marks in physics and the best science student is awarded S.K Batra Memorial.
  • The best student in Computer Science is awarded Sanjeev Arora Memorial Prize in the college.
  • The best student in BA (prog) course in the college is awarded Jitender Arora Memorial Prize.
  • The prize awarded to the best student in Hindi (Hons) in the college is Naresh Kumari Memorial Prize.
  • The best boy and best girl student of Political Science (Hons.) in the college are awarded Principal C.L. Suri Memorial Prize.
  • The best student of B.Com 2nd and 3rd year in the college is awarded Sultan Chand Memorial Scholarship.
  • The students who score the highest mark in Chemistry (Hons) 1st and 2nd year in the college are awarded Rukman -Tara Prize.
  • The highest marks scorer in B.Sc (Hons) Physics 1st/2nd/3rd year is awarded Inder Raj Dhawan Memorial Prize.
  • The B.Sc (Hons) Electronics I/II/III year highest scorer student is awarded Raj Kumari Dhawan Memorial Prize.
  • The academic topper from the III year B.A. (Hons) Economics is awarded Shyam Sunder Arora Memorial Prize.
  • The academic topper in B.Com 2nd and 3rd year has instituted Usha Aggarwal Tejaswi Scholarship.
  • Sultan Chand Dropadi Devi Memorial Scholarship is awarded to the best student of B.Com (Hons) 1st year.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College FAQs:

  1. What are the courses offered by the college?
    The college offers courses like B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, etc in the disciplines like Arts/Humanities, Science, Commerce, Post Graduate Degrees in Arts and Commerce.
  2. What is the cutoff percentage for the students outside Delhi?
    The cutoffs are the same for all the students from different states in India.
  3. Is there any relaxation for the women students in ARSD?
    - Yes, there is a 1% relaxation for the women candidates in any courses.
  4. Will the admission can be given on a first come first serve basis?
    - No, the admission is not based on first come first serve. The candidate's qualification should match the eligibility criteria given as per the college.
  5. Can one apply through NCC / ECA / Sports Quota?
    - Yes, one can take admission or can apply through ECA / Sports quota. There is an NCC quota in ASRD under the ECA category but that is only available for boys.
  6. Does the college offer any certificate language course along with a regular course? 
    - Yes, the college offers a certificate course for German, Spanish and French. But it is advisable that not to apply for these courses in the first year itself.

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Student Reviews

Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}, batch of 2019

The daily routine is quite hectic. If one studies regularly then the exams can be cleared easily. The assignments are given once the syllabus of the particular semester is completed. The class tests are also held for calculating the marks of assignments.


There are many societies in the college. Some of these include Allure(Fashion Society), Aakrit(Dance Society), Rangayan(Drama Society), Nimbus(Debating Society) and much more. ARSD is the only college of Delhi University that organizes a three-day theatre festival as well as a three-day festival for North-east students called "Rainbow". The main college festival is named "Tide" which is held every year in March. The life at the college is full of fun. You get to explore yourself and make new friends.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Computer Science), batch of 2017

Classes timing starts from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The quality and method of teaching is very good. All the teacher are very educated. My overall experience was very good.


There are a lot of student society and clubs I remember last time Bohemia came on the fest College also provide various game competition and many more things.

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (English Literature), batch of 2019

The daily routine of the college is perfect. Everything is done pretty systematically. The teachers are awesome and friendly. The teaching methods are perfect. The overall experience for me in my college is superb. The environment of the college is awesome.


There are lots of societies in the college. But I haven't joined there because I am busy in my personal life. Every festival is important for us. We celebrate everything. The life in college, in general, is awesome.

Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.} (English), batch of 2020

The daily routine is efficient. Students get sufficient breaks between classes and regular assignments help to keep them updated. The method of teaching is highly standardized. The quality of teaching, though acceptable but could be made better. The overall experience is absolutely brilliant.


There are many societies and clubs like the Debate Society (nimbus), the Dance Society (Aakrit), and the Dramatics Society (Rangayan) available in college. Rangayan is the best society in the college and the best Dramatics Society in the University. The main festival is Dramatics Society, the biggest Fest in DU. It lasts four days and takes place on a grand scale. All these societies make the college life really interesting.

Contact Details and Location

Address : Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Website :

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by NAAC, UGC; affiliated to University of Delhi - [DU], New Delhi;.


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Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Eligibility Criteria:

ASRD college has different eligibility criteria for different courses. The students are given admission based on the eligibility criteria and further go for other admissions procedures. The details about the eligibility criteria are given below:

Courses Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 in any discipline and scored at least 45% in the three best academic subjects and one language. 
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 in commerce and scored at least 45% in the three best academic subjects.
  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 in science and scored at least 45% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates should have scored 50% in the concerned subjects.
  • Candidates must have completed the B.A. program with at least 60% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates must have completed B.A. Hons in the concerned subjects with at least 55% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates must have completed B.Com with at least 55% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates who completed BBA/BIFA/BBE with min 60% aggregate marks are eligible.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College Admission:

ASRD Admission is based on cutoffs and entrance tests for a few courses. The cutoffs are mentioned on the official website. The qualification of the students needs to match the eligibility criteria to take admission in the college. The students need to register online for the courses they are interested in. The college has reserved seats for the students who are disabled, SC/ST categories, etc. There is no reservation in the courses where the admission is based on an entrance test. The students under the sports / ECA category can also apply. For foreign students, a separate website is available to apply. There is a 1% relaxation in cutoffs for the women candidates in all the courses.

Candidates are required to take a print out of their admission form while they come for the document verification and final computation. The students need to carry all their original documents with two sets of self-attested photocopies while they are coming to seek admission. The documents that the students should carry are class 10 certificate and mark sheet, class 12 certificate and mark sheet, character certificate, SCI ST/ PWD/ CW/ KM certificate issued by the competent authority, OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate, transfer certificate from school and migration certificate from university/board, at least two passport size self-attested photographs.

If the students provide any false attestation certificate then the students will be excluded from attending any course in the college. During the admission procedure, the documents will not be returned to the students immediately to avoid multiple admission. The document will be returned once the complete process is done. The college will then approve the admission on the portal of the UG admission portal. The students are required to pay their fees online by logging in to the UG admission portal through any of the given payment modes. The payment should be made within 12 noon of the next day of the given admission list deadline. The admission will be approved after the payment is successfully done.

In case a student wants to cancel his/her admission should first seek cancellation at the college. Once the college approves and cancels the admission, the students can proceed to seek admission at another college. The admission fee will be refunded by the college as per the college/university cancellation norms.

Courses and Fees Structure of Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, [ARSD] New Delhi

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Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, [ARSD] New Delhi Commerce Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 540
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, [ARSD] New Delhi Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 540
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, [ARSD] New Delhi Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 540
Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 540
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 432

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