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Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi

About Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi

Deshbandhu College, Delhi was established in 1952 by the Ministry of Rehabilitation. The college has been named after the urbane freedom fighter LalaDeshbandhu Gupta. Deshbandhu is the oldest and the largest co-educational institution in South Delhi. The college attracts its students with experienced faculties, academic excellence, sports, and extra-curriculum activities. The college ensures effective learning by providing the essential facilities to students. Deshbandhu encourages self-learning to satisfy the thirst of knowledge of students.

The college offers twenty undergraduate and eight postgraduate courses in various specializations through its programs. Every year the college graduates nearly 2000 students. Deshbandhu College admission can be done in the college campus itself by submitting essential documents to the College Admission Committee.  The college is affiliated to Delhi University. The Career-counselling and Placement Cell of the college provides suitable employment opportunities to graduating students through campus recruitment. Deshbandhu College, Delhi provides dedicated Wi-Fi access to students and faculties in the college library for effective learning.

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Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Highlights:

 The highlights of Deshbandhu College, Delhi like address, affiliations, and programs offered are mentioned below:

 Year of Establishment 1952 
 Address Kalkaji Main Rd, Block H, Kalkaji,
New Delhi, Delhi India-110019 
 Affiliations Delhi University 
 Programs offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate  Deshbandhu College Fees 

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Departments:

Deshbandhu College offers various courses like B.A, M.Sc, and B.Com through its departments.

  1. Department of English
  2. Department of Biochemistry
  3. Department of Economics
  4. Department of Chemistry
  5. Department of Botany
  6. Department of Commerce
  7. Department of Computer Science
  8. Department of Zoology
  9. Department of Hindi
  10. Department of History
  11. Department of Mathematics
  12. Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
  13. Department of Philosophy
  14. Department of Physics
  15. Department of Modern Indian Languages
  16. Department of Political Science
  17. Department of Sanskrit

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Courses:

Deshbandhu College offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The college also provides Distance Learning to its students. A few major courses include B.A, M.Sc, and B.Com

Disciplines Courses  Specializations 
 Science       B.Sc         Botany 
 Industrial Chemistry 
 Physical Science
M.Sc Mathematics
 Computer Applications  B.Sc  Computer Science
Commerce   B.Com
 Humanity and Arts         B.A [Distance Learning] -
M.A [Distance Learning] -
M.A English
Political Science
 B.A         Bengali
 Political Science

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Awards:

  1. The college has been awarded the 'Star College Project' in the year 2019 by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
  2. A professor named Dr. Indrakanth K Singh has been awarded the 'Max-Planck Society Visiting Scientist' Award.
  3. Deshbandhu College has been given World Economy, Environment and Development Award.
  4. The college library received the 'Best Managed College Library' Award.
  5. The students from Deshbandhu college have won the Inter-College Punjabi Quiz Competition.

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Facilities:


The Deshbandhu college has one of the largest libraries in terms of space and collection in South Campus Colleges of Delhi University. The library adopted new and modern ICT infrastructure. The college library provides access to electronic resources to its students from Delhi University Library System [DULS] and UGC-INFONET Consortium. Deshbandhu College, Delhi also subscribed to National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content [NLIST] to provide access to e-resources to students.

The college library housed a massive collection of 1,05,878 books in all the disciplines of the college. The library is providing various services such as reference service, circulation service, a question bank, syllabus bank, Audio service for visually impaired persons, book bank service, and Open access to bookshelves. The college organizes an orientation program at the commencement of the new academic year. The library is computerized and books are bar-coded and made easily accessible through OPAC.


Deshbandhu College, Delhi provides internet connectivity to students and faculties in the college central library for effective teaching and learning.


The students are given opportunities to bring out their talents in various fields as actors, singers, writers, painters, sportsperson, journalists, artists, social workers, and political activists, thus fulfilling student's aspirations and molding them into a fine human being. Deshbnadhu college sports authority provides appropriate facilities for practicing various games/sports. the outstanding sportspersons are provided with sports-kits for participating in various Delhi university tournaments and state championships. The department of physical education and sports sciences organizes open tournaments, workshops, seminars and other activities for college students, staff members in different games/ sports.

other Facilities:

  1. Canteen
  2. Laboratories
  3. Gym
  4. Seminar Hall

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Scholarships:

Deshbandhu College, Delhi offers various academic, sports and co-curricular scholarships to its students.

 Scholarships Name Scholarship Amount 
 Baba Sohan Singh Memorial Scholarship 480 p.a 
Shrimati Devaki Rani Memorial Scholarship    480 p.a  
 Shrimati Rikha Devi Memorial Scholarship  480 p.a  
5. Shri S.P. Kapoor    600 p.a  
 Late Seema Saxena Kulshrestha Memorial Scholarship  2250 p.a  
Shrimati Jamuna Devi Memorial Scholarship 600 p.a
Sports Scholarship 300 p.a
Music and Drama Scholarship 300 p.a
Debate Scholarship 300 p.a

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University Placements:

The college started the Placement Cell named CYFLE that acts as a medium of interaction between students and corporates. The Cell is guiding force for the students providing them the multivarious opportunities. The Deshbandhu College Placement Cell [CYFLE] actively working on providing career guidance and job opportunities to the students. The placement cell apart from on-campus placement drives, it also encourages students to be a part of walk-in interviews of companies as well as college clubbed drives. Deshbandhu College, Delhi coordinates in conducting seminars on career counseling and personality development, which train them for their professional journey.

Top Recruiters:

  1. Wipro
  2. Jaypee
  3. Google
  4. TATA Consultancy Services
  5. Essar
  6. Deloitte
  7. HDFC GroupDeloitt 

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Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

Deshbandhu College Eligibility Criteria:

 Courses Eligibility 
  • The student must have passed the qualifying examination with 50% of marks Mathematics along with 55% of marks in Physics/Chemistry/Biotechnology as one of the subjects.
  • The student must have passed the qualifying examination with the subject Mathematics/Business Management with a minimum of 45% aggregate of marks.
  • The student must have passed the qualifying examination with language English/Hindi/Sanskrit along with Mathematics/subjects concerned for a particular course with a minimum of 45% of marks. 
  • Applicants who have passed an intermediate examination of an Indin University/Board shall be eligible for the BA Sanskrit course.
  •  The student must have a qualified Bachelor's Degree in respective subjects.
  • The student must have a qualified Bachelor's Degree in Science subject.
  • The student must have a qualified Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics subject.

Deshbandhu College Admissions:

The admission procedure at Deshbandhu College is completely online. The applicants must register online through the website by providing proper information about the candidate. The college will provide a unique ID and password to each and every student who registers online for private access to their application forms. The Deshbandhu college cut-off will be declared on the website based on which the student should choose the course. The admission procedure is available on the college website. The college offers reservations for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories.

Documents Required:

  1. Class X Board Examination Certificate
  2. Class X Marks Sheet
  3. Class XII Marks Sheet
  4. Class XII Provisional Certificate / Original Certificate
  5. Character Certificate (recent)
  6. SC / ST Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority.
  7. OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority.
  8. Transfer Certificate from school /college as well as Migration Certificate from Board/University is required from those students who have passed the senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  9. Three passport size self-attested photographs.

Courses and Fees Structure of Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi

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Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi Commerce Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 19,800
Master of Commerce [M.Com]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,304
Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi Science Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 21,000
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 21,000
Master of Science [M.Sc]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,304
Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi Humanities and Arts Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Bachelor of Arts [BA]  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 19,800
Bachelor of Arts [BA] {Hons.}  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 19,800
Master of Arts [MA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 15,304

Placements and Average package

Deshbandhu College, Delhi University, New Delhi Placements and Average Packages
Course type Average Salary Highest Salary Companies Visiting
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] 3 Lacs Per Annum 6 Lacs Per Annum Apex Laboratories, IBM, Accenture

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 55 Student's Reviews 7/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Needs Improvement
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 43/55 students

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

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


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Contact Details and Location

Address : Kalkaji,India
Website :

Student Reviews

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Economics), batch of 2019

My daily routine is really busy. As you have to attend class early in the morning at about 8:30 am. And up to 1:30 pm you have to attend your regular classes if any teacher is absent then you have you miss your classes. If I talk about the quality of my college is average as the professors are well and highly educated with very high grades and they belong to very good academics. Their teaching method is really very professional. My overall experience is about average as there is a lot of holidays because of strict.


There are different and Soo many societies are available on my campus. Students have to give auditions and then they select. There are many festivals like the last was on sports, NCC, fest, internship program, Diwali Mela, Holi celebration and so on. My college life with friends is complete. The main role play is played by my friends.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Zoology), batch of 2021

Class timings vary. Sometimes, the classes start at 8:30 am, on other days at 11 am. The classes finish between 3:30-4:30 pm. Classes are 5 days a week. The timetable for all even semesters (2nd,4th etc) are the same. Same for the odd semesters. The quality and method of teaching is very high. The teachers are very warm, unlike some other colleges. My overall experience has been very satisfactory. :)


Dance, music, band, quiz, book clubs are there. There are student union and various sports teams. Basically, everything is there for you to have a great college experience. There are lists of fest also.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Mathematics), batch of 2017

The timings of classes are 8:30 to 1:30 but sometimes may be extended. some teachers are very helpful. well qualified teachers. some teachers have an excellent method of teaching. Overall my experience in college is quite good.


The college has many societies like dance society, Nukkad Natak, and also have film-society and many more. The main festival on campus is Sabrang.

Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}, batch of 2016

Class Timing ranges from 8:30 am to 4 pm. The teachers are fairly good and helpful.


Societies are doing a great job be it drama, debating, dance, music, NCC, NSS or sports National festivals are celebrated and there are annual departmental and society wise fest's as well which has a great opportunity. The campus is spacious overall and the environment is good.

Bachelor of Arts [BA], batch of 2020

The Daily Routine of my classes is from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. We have total 4 classes in a day. Each class of 1 hours.


There are various extracurricular activities in our college. College Fest and sports day are celebrated in our college.

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

The class timings are very good and flexible. The projects and assignment are very interesting to do. Quality of teaching is cool. Overall experience is very good.


The societies of the college are not much interesting, they aren't even popular. The college life is fine.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc], batch of 2017
  • In the Deshbandhu College, the students are given opportunities to bring out their talents in various fields such as acting, singing, writing, painting, journalism, social responsibilities and political activities.  
  • The college has excelled in many fields of sports and other extracurricular activities.
  • The overall experience in college is good and the campus has a friendly environment.

Master of Science [M.Sc], batch of 2016
  • There are assignments and projects given to the students at Deshbandhu College.
  • The class timings are from 8 am to 4.30 pm.
  • The quality of teachings is good.
  • The overall experience is good.

  • There were two dance, two music, and two theater societies present at Deshbandhu College.
  • All extracurricular activities were shown on Delhi university website but our college website was outdated.
  • Science symposiums, trips, quizzes, etc were also very fun to attend.
  • Fests were organized every February with some or the other celebrity singer being invited to perform.
  • Department fests were also organized holding a lot of fun activities and food.
  • Sports week was also average due to poor refreshment and seating arrangement.
  • No festivals were celebrated but were off days for students.
  • College life, in general, was amazing.

Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Political Science), batch of 2019
  • Daily Routine is good. Classes starts on timing. Classes are regular. Exams, Internals, Activities are Good.
  • The Faculty and professors are Responsible.
  • Deshbandhu college faculty is one of the bestest. 

  • Societies in the College are open for any kind of talent. There are almost every sports available for the students. From cricket to Taekwondo or Archery. NCC, NSS is also Good.

Bachelor of Commerce [B.Com] {Hons.}, batch of 2016

Problem for room allocation. professor accessibility outside classes is possible. quality and methodology of teaching is average


foreign exchange programme was in my school. lots of language. hindi is mostly spoken. no clue about the average cost incurred on a foreign exchange program.

Discussion Forum



Hi Jyothi,

General Information

  • Admissions to the first year of undergraduate courses offered in the college will be in accordance with the schedule specified by the University of Delhi for the academic session 2016-2017 (
  • All admissions will be made by the College Admission Committee.
  • Only eligible students will be given admission in accordance with the announced merit-based criteria.
  • For admission to any course, there may be different cut-off percentages for students from different streams, i.e., Science, Commerce and Humanities.
  • Rounding-off of fractions to determine eligibility is not permissible.
  • The cutoff marks which are the basis of admission to the college will be displayed on the notice board, from time to time, in accordance with the University schedule during the admission period.
  • There will be separate cut-offs for General, SC, ST, OBC and PwD Category students
  • The college retains its right to seek verification of information submitted from competent authorities. Concealment or misrepresentation of any material information is liable to lead to cancellation of admission, in addition to appropriate legal action.
  • No individual intimation will be sent regarding acceptance or rejection of any application.

Admission Procedure

Admission form

Eligible candidates are required to fill the College Admission Form available from the office at the time of admission.

Submission of original documents

The applicants shall be required to submit the following self-attested documents along with the application form in original:

  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Marks Sheet
  • Class XII Marks Sheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate / Original Certificate
  • Character Certificate (recent)
  • SC / ST Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority.
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by competent authority.
  • Transfer Certificate from school /college as well as Migration Certificate from Board/University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  • Three passport size self-attested photographs.

The college will accept self-attested copies of document papers submitted by students. The students will be debarred if any false attestation /falsified records are detected the student will be debarred from attending any course in University/ or its college for next five years and in addition, a criminal case under relevant sections of IPC (VIZ 470, 471, 474 etc.) will be instituted against him/her.

*Candidates who are unable to produce any of the above mentioned certificates either because their university/ board has not issued the same till the last date of admission or because of any other reason shall be given provisional admission till 16 August 2015

If the candidate is unable to submit the requisite documents by the required date, her admission will automatically stand cancelled.

SC/ST/OBC Category

Seats for SC/ST/OBC categories are reserved in all undergraduate courses as per the directive of the University of Delhi and Government of India (SC: 15%; ST: 7.5%; OBC: 27%).

  • SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates will be admitted directly by the college on the basis of declared cut offs.
  • Separate cut off percentages will be declared for each category.
  • There will be no additional eligibility criteria for the reserved categories.
  • Reserved category candidates are required to submit an attested copy of the SC/ST/OBC certificate issued by anyone of the following competent authorities:
1. District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate (not below the rank of 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate)/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate /Extra- assistant Commissioner.
2. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate.
3. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
4. Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate or her family normally resides.
5. Administrator/ Secretary to Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands)
  *The certificate should be in the name of the student and not in the name of the parent.


Foreign Students

Foreign Students are admitted through the Office of the Foreign Students Advisor. In accordance with the directive of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, all foreign students are required to undergo a medical examination within a month of their admission.

Their admission will remain provisional till then and will be confirmed only on the production of valid medical fitness certificates.

 Application Process

  • Application form
    The University of Delhi has a Centralized Pre-admission Form for admission to colleges.When applying to any regular course at Deshbandhu College, in the first instance, students need not fill any form other than the Pre-admission Form, except for those seeking admission on the basis of Excellence in Sports and Extracurricular Activities. However, candidates are encouraged to visit the college web site to obtain an overview of the college and details of the selection criteria which would form the basis of admission.

    After the cut-off lists are announced, the candidates selected for admission to the college are required to fill the Deshbandhu College Pre - Admission Form before they can be admitted to the college. This form will be available at the time of admission at the college counter.
  • Eligibility
    (i) Age Requirement: As per University rules.
    (ii) Candidates who would like to reappear to improve their marks in order to satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria shall not be considered for admission.

Foreign Students

The admission of foreign students for all courses is centralized. Students should approach the following:

The Deputy Dean(Foreign Students)
Foreign Students Registry Office
Room No. 11,First Floor,Conference Center,
University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007

Answer By: Getmyuni

30 May 2016

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