University of Delhi, one of the famous central universities in India was established in 1922 through an act of the “Central Legislative Assembly”. This premier university of India had only 3 colleges, 750 students and 2 faculties under it when it commenced. Later on in 1933, the University of Delhi moved to the Viceregal Lodge Estate which is currently the main campus and the nucleus of Delhi University. Presently, with 14 faculties, 79 colleges and 86 departments and 2,20,000 students, the university emerges as one of the most sought after universities in India, famous for its high standard of teaching, eminent faculties, and brilliant students. Mohammad Hamid Ansari is the present chancellor and Deepak Pental is the vice chancellor of the university.
In order to cope with the huge expansion, DU decided to go for multi-campuses, following which the south campus started in 1973. The West and East campuses are also about to commence. In the 60s when centres of advanced studies were being set up by the UGC, the University of Delhi was awarded 6 centres. These were Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Economics, Sociology and Physics. The university also houses 15 libraries apart from the college libraries. It also has a “science instrumentation centre” which is used for varied research purposes. Delhi University has just finished its network of fibre-optics in the South and Northern campus.
Faculties of University of Delhi
The university offers diverse courses in the following departments.
Centres of University of Delhi
- Applied Social Sciences & Humanities
- Commerce & Business Studies
- Ayurvedic & Unani Medicine
- INT. DISP. & Applied Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Management Studies
- Music & Fine Arts
- Social Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Centre for Environmnet Management of Degraded Ecosystem
- Agricultural Economics Research Centre
- Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Mountain & Hill Environment
- Centre for Science Education & Communication
- Centre for Proffessional Development in Higher Education
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research
- Developing Countries Research Centre
- Women Study Development Centre
Some of the famous colleges with Delhi University affiliation are Maulana Azad Medical College, Miranda House, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Hans Raj College, Hindu College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University College of Medical Science, St. Stephens College, Delhi, Ramjas College to list some of them.
The facilities offered by this renowned university are libraries with electronic database, canteen, hostels bank, internet access centre, post office, transport, computer centre, seminar centre, health centre, counseling facilities, bio-information centre and student activities.