Which one is better? North Campus vs South Campus

Delhi University

Searching for the right college that suits your interests and capabilities can be frustrating at times. Besides academics, it is also important that the environment and infrastructure of the college that you choose is as per your liking.

Delhi University is one among the numerous top colleges in India, that provides well-experienced faculty, fascinating infrastructure and all those amenities that a student craves for in his/her college life.
However, with over 77 colleges and 86 academic departments that it provides in 2 different campuses with their own specialities, it is a never-ending debate about which one is better.
This article will help you compare north and south campuses in Delhi University in terms of academics, infrastructure and campus life, so that you don’t compromise on your interests due to the lack of information on the same.

DU NORTH CAMPUS COLLEGES

1. St. Stephen’s College

St. Stephen’s College

Establishment year – 1881
Faculty – 8/10
Academics – 8/10
Campus life – 9/10
Placements – 6/10
(Rating Source – CollegeDunia)

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Economics
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Philosophy
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Mathematics
Master of Arts, Operations Research
Master of Science, Physics
Master of Science, Mathematics
Master of Science, Chemistry
Master of Science, Operational Research


PG near St Stephens

2. Hindu College

Hindu College

Establishment year – 1899
Faculty – 8/10
Academics – 8/10
Campus life – 9/10
Placements – 7.2/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Statistics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physical Science
Bachelor of Science, Electronics (Programme)
Master of Arts, Economics
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Philosophy
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Operations Research
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Science, Mathematics
Master of Science, Operational Research

PG near Hindu College

3. Kirori Mal College

Kirori Mal College

Establishment year – 1954
Faculty – 8/10
Academics – 8/10
Campus life – 9/10
Placements – 7.2/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Urdu [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Geography [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Analytical Chemistry
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Statistics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Zoology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Botany [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physical Sciences
Bachelor of Science, Life Sciences
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Urdu
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, Operations Research
Master of Arts, Mathematics
Master of Science, Botany
Master of Science, Zoology
Master of Science, Physics
Master of Science, Chemistry
Master of Science, Mathematics
Master of Science, Operational Research

PG near Kirori Mal college

4. Delhi School of Economics

Delhi School of Economics

Establishment year – 1949
Faculty – 8.3/10
Academics – 8.6/10
Campus life – 7/10
Placements – 8/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Economics
PhD in Economics

PG near Delhi School of Economics

5. Indraprastha College for Women

Indraprastha College for Women

Establishment year – 1924
Faculty – 8/10
Academics – 8.6/10
Campus life – 9/10
Placements – 6.8/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, Philosophy
Master of Arts, Music
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Hindi

PG near Indraprastha College for Women

6. Shri Ram College of Commerce

Shri Ram College of Commerce

Establishment year – 1926
Faculty – 9/10
Academics – 9/10
Campus life – 9/10
Placements – 8.8/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Master of Commerce
Master of Commerce

PG Near SRCC

7. Hans Raj College

Hans Raj College

Establishment year – 1924
Faculty – 8.6/10
Academics – 8.8/10
Campus life – 8/10
Placements – 7.5/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physical Science
Bachelor of Science, Electronics
Master of Arts, Economics
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Mathematics
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, English
Master of Science, Zoology
Master of Science, Botany
Master of Science, Mathematics
Master of Science, Physics
Master of Science, Chemistry
Master of Science, Geology
Master of Science, Anthropology
Master of Science, Operational Research
Master of Commerce

PG near Hansraj College

8. Miranda House

Miranda House

Establishment year – 1948
Faculty – 8.6/10
Academics – 9.3/10
Campus life – 9.3/10
Placements – 6.8/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Music [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Bengali [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Botany [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Zoology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Economics
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Philosophy
Master of Arts, Music
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, English
Master of Science, Anthropology
Master of Science, Zoology
Master of Science, Botany
Master of Science, Physics
Master of Science, Chemistry
Master of Science, Mathematics

PG near Miranda House

9. Ramjas College

Ramjas College

Establishment year – 1917
Faculty – 8.4/10
Academics – 8.4/10
Campus life – 8/10
Placements – 6.8/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, English
Bachelor of Arts, Statistics
Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Bachelor of Arts, Music
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi
Bachelor of Arts, History
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Bachelor of Science, Botany
Bachelor of Science, Zoology
Bachelor of Science, Physics
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Bachelor of Commerce
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Statistics
Master of Arts, Operational Research & Music
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, Economics
Master of Arts, Mathematics
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Science, Operational Research
Master of Science, Statistics
Master of Science, Botany
Master of Science, Zoology
Master of Science, Physics
Master of Science, Mathematics
Master of Science, Chemistry
Master of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Commerce Programme

PG near Ramjas College

10. Daulat Ram College

 Daulat Ram College

Establishment year – 1960
Faculty – 8.4/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 7/10
Placements – 6.9/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Zoology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Botany [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science General, Life Sciences
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, Music
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, English

PG near Daulat Ram College

One point that is worth noting about the north campus is that with all the colleges lined up very close to each other, gives you a campus feel. Whether it is hanging out or just walking and relaxing in the fresh air, you will always find a company here. Also, since all the colleges are connected to Vishwidalaya or GTB Nagar metro station, students don’t usually face any problems regarding conveyance to colleges.

The north campus is also entirely filled with very satisfying street food. The momo stall with 3 delicious varieties in Kamla Nagar, the Chatori lane where you will capture multiple, very famous food joints, the very well-known Sudama Ji ki tea stall where you can just gossip with your group or have romantic conversations with your crush, or the Sharma Kachori Wale food stall in Shakti Nagar, which is indeed very famous for its crispy Kachori with aloo curry, north campus gives you a full opportunity to make memories. All you have to do is find an adda for yourself, and you are set!

Along with street food, there are also very famous cafes in Hudson lane that serve a variety of cuisines at absolutely affordable prices. Some of the very famous ones are Bistro 57 in Kamla Nagar and Baker in Vijay Nagar.

Moreover, it also has many hangout places that surely will turn into your go-to places once you know them. While the Ridge in Timarpur is a go-to place, or one can call it an adda for almost all the groups of friends studying in North campus, Kamla Nagar Market is the same for all the shopaholics.

All the merits about shopping, food, crowd and conveyance mentioned above make the region affordable and of course, very crowded. But once settled, you will love the crowd as well.

DU SOUTH CAMPUS COLLEGES

1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women

Lady Shri Ram College for Women

Establishment year – 1956
Faculty – 8.4/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 7/10
Placements – 6.9/10

(Rating Source: CollegeDunia)

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Statistics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Psychology
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, Philosophy
Master of Science, Statistics
Master of Science, Mathematics

PG near Lady Shri Ram College

2. Kamala Nehru College

Kamala Nehru College

Establishment year – 1964
Faculty – 8.8/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 7/10
Placements – 7.4/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Geography [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, HR Management
Bachelor of Arts, Punjabi
Bachelor of Arts, Physical Education
Bachelor of Arts, Office Management & Secretarial Practices
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Philosophy
Master of Arts, Hindi

PG near KNC

3. Delhi College of Arts and Commerce

Delhi College of Arts and Commerce

Establishment year – 1987
Faculty – 8/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 6.6/10
Placements – 7.7/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]

PG near Delhi College of Arts and Commerce

4. Maitreyi College

Maitreyi College

Establishment year – 1967
Faculty – 8.5/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 7.6/10
Placements – 7/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Life Sciences
Bachelor of Science, Physical Science
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Zoology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Botany [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Mathematics
Master of Arts, Political Science

PG near Maitreyi College

5. Sri Venkateswara College

Sri Venkateswara College

Establishment year – 1961
Faculty – 8.5/10
Academics – 8.7/10
Campus life – 8.2/10
Placements – 8/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Bio-Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Biological Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Electronics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Botany [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Statistics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Zoology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Sanskrit
Master of Arts, Statistics
Master of Arts, History
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Mathematics
Master of Science, Chemistry
Master of Science, Statistics
Master of Science, Physics
Master of Science, Zoology
Master of Science, Botany
Master of Science, Mathematics

PG near Sri Venkateshwara College

6. Gargi College

Gargi College

Establishment year – 1967
Faculty – 8.5/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 8/10
Placements – 7.7/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Sanskrit [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Applied Psychology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Arts, German
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Bachelor of Arts, General
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Bachelor of Science, Botany [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Zoology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Micro-Biology [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Arts, English
Master of Science, Chemistry

PG near Gargi College

7. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

Shaheed Bhagat

Establishment year – 1967
Faculty – 8.2/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 7.5/10
Placements – 7.1/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Geography [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Commerce, Geography

PG near Shaheed Bhagat Singh College

8. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

Establishment year – 1959
Faculty – 8.5/10
Academics – 8.5/10
Campus life – 8/10
Placements – 7/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Economics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, History [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Physics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Electronics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Bachelor of Science, Physical Sciences
Bachelor of Science, Electronics
Bachelor of Science, Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, English
Master of Arts, Hindi
Master of Arts, Political Science
Master of Commerce

PG near Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

9. Sri Aurobindo College

Sri Aurobindo College

Establishment year – 1972
Faculty – 8.2/10
Academics – 8/10
Campus life – 6.3/10
Placements – 6.1/10

Courses offered –

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, English [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi [Hons.]
Bachelor of Arts Programme
Bachelor of Science, Physical Science
Bachelor of Science, Life Science
Bachelor of Science, Electronics [Hons.]
Bachelor of Commerce [Hons.]
Master of Arts, Hindi

PG near Aurobindo College

Colleges in the south campus are relatively new when compared with those in the north campus. And so, the infrastructure here will tend to hold your attention. In contrast with the north campus, colleges here are scattered and thus, not all of them are connected to a specific travel system.

Just like the north campus, this region also provides mouth-watering cuisines at Greater Kailash M-Block 1 and Satya Niketan Market. South campus is also very famous for its shopping spots like Sarojini market, Lajpat Nagar, Hauz Khas Village, Select Citywalk and DLF Place in Saket, and South Extension Market

Facilities mentioned above make the south campus a posh area, and thus, accommodation here is quite expensive.

Conclusion

Although both the campuses have their own specialities, north campus is much more affordable and efficient. Due to the campus vibe that it gives, the crowd over here is friendly, healthy, but competitive as well. Another point where north campus wins over the south is its convenient metro accessibility. North Campus is like a mini-universe booming with energy and liveliness and the amazing part is that it is home to very famous and delicious food joints. If you are a foodie or would want to just relax with your mates after a tiring day, north campus is for you.

Shopping hubs in the south campus are a bonus point. If you are an introvert and prefer to have your own company, or an extrovert and crave for posh parties, the south campus will not disappoint you.