Almost every student across India aspires to be a part of Delhi University. Home to 72 colleges, DU boasts of some of the best faculty and diverse courses across fields being offered in the country. A top university, DU has been a popular choice amongst students looking to pursue both undergraduate as well as post-graduate courses. Founded almost a century ago in 1922, each college affiliated with Delhi University has its own charm.
Everyone who attended DU- from our parents to grandparents to us, often find ourselves reminiscing about our college days – from living the student life at our hostel near St. Stephen’s College, or Hindu college or anywhere near North campus to attending inter-college fests to savouring the food specialties of each college. College memories often make the best memories. Minced cutlets from St. Stephens, South Indian at Venkateshwara college, Mutton Dosa at Delhi School of Economics, Bhel Puri at Jesus and Mary college, ‘Bun Tikki stall’ at IP college and so many other delicacies come to our mind just thinking about college.
Staring June, every year, aspiring students would scram to see the different programs being offered and then await the first, second, and third cut-off lists anxiously to see if they made it to their college of choice. Here are the 5 best colleges for DU Aspirants:
1)Lady Sri Ram College for Women
Set up by Sir Shri Ram in 1956, to honour his wife, LSR is an A+ institution that has several accolades accredited to it. Focused on the best quality education, this college boasts of some of the most accomplished alumni. Some of the notable names are Aung San Suu Kyi, Gita Gopinath, Naina Lal Kidwai, Deepa Mehta, Usha Thorat, and so many more women prodigies. Close to some of the most happening places in Delhi, students that go here find it relatively easier to settle in because of PGs situated close by such as the Your-Space PG at Greater Kailash and Siri Fort Road, and start getting a taste of the Delhi university life. LSR offers 16 academic programs across the fields of science, humanities, and commerce. Although a tough college to make it to, once you are in, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for you.
Anyone who wants to be a part of DU aims to get into this star college of Delhi University. It is the first college of Delhi University and has the best campus life to offer. Right from its canteen to its basketball team to its college fest, Stephanians have their nose up in the air for a reason. This college got affiliated to DU in 1992 and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 11 departments. Some of the most influential alumni of St. Stephen’s are Dr Shashi Tharoor, Karuna Nundy, Sachin Pilot, Sudarshan Suchi, and Montek Singh Ahluwalia amongst others. Unlike the rest of Delhi University, this college has a different admission process. To experience the North Campus life, it is advised to stay at a hostel near St. Stephen college. Delhi’s Bungalow Road and Shakti Nagar do have some great student accommodation from Your-Space that will help you truly enjoy college life.
An all-girls college, Miranda house is quite acclaimed and renowned in Delhi University. It has received the DBT star college status and is an A+ grade college by NAAC. Founded in 1948, Miranda house offers over 60 courses at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. It comes as no surprise that this college has produced some of the most notable alumni such as Sheila Dixit, Anita Desai, Syeda Hameed, and more. This college is spread across 15 acres and has many committees and societies that one can be a part of to foster their interests.
One of the most coveted DU institutions for Bachelors in Commerce, Science, and Arts, Hindu college is a dream college for any pursuant in the country. One of the first three colleges to get affiliated with Delhi University, Hindu College basks in a rich history and only accepts the crème de la crème. They have a placement cell by the name of DISHA that has a 95% placement success rate. The college is known to play a pivotal role in shaping the careers of people.
5)Shri Ram College of Commerce
A niche and top college of DU, SRCC only offers UG and PG courses in commerce and economics. With a Wi-Fi-enabled campus, the best faculty across India, and the highest placement packages, every commerce student intends to get admitted to this prestigious college. It has the most popular annual fest and is one of the limited colleges that offer hostel facilities for its male students. The Holy Grail for commerce students, SRCC has some of the most popular alumni in the country such as Rajat Sharma, Arun Jaitley, Nimrat Kaur, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, and more.
DU is spread primarily across South campus and North campus and each college have its charm. To ensure that college life becomes even smoother for students and they can adapt to the new life, Your-Space offers amazing student living accommodations if one is looking for a hostel near St. Stephen college, LSR, Gargi College, or any other college in South Delhi and North Delhi. Accommodation is a key aspect of student life, and once that is sorted everything else can be quite a joy ride.