Delhi University (Comparison) & Information

Hi everyone,
This is my last post in the series of University Reviews. Today I shall be talking about the famous Delhi University located at the capital of India - Delhi . Being born and brought up in Mumbai, India I have never been to Delhi but I have heard so much about the University from my fellow friends who are Delhiites and also through the internet & social media. Let us find out more about it in my post today...

The University of Delhi is the chief university of the nation and it is also amongst the best universities of the world. It was founded in  the year 1922 by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. The University offers UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D, Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma Courses in various fields

The point when the University was set up, just three colleges existed in Delhi then: St. Stephen’s College, Hindu College and Ramjas College, which were therefore partnered to it and the university accordingly had a humble starting with two personnel (Arts and Science) and around the range of 750 scholars

Its rich scholarly convention has dependably pulled in the most capable scholars who later on happened to make critical commitments to their social order. In October 1933, the University business settings and the Library moved to the Vice Regal Lodge Estate.This site houses the business settings of the principle functionaries of the University. The University has developed into one of the biggest schools in India

The university has two main campuses- one in North Delhi and another in South. The campus at North Delhi is the home to prestigious institutions such as Miranda House, Hindu College, St. Stephen’s College, and Delhi School of Economics etc. and the South Campus is the home to the Faculty of Arts and SP Jain Centre for Management Studies etc.

At present, there are 77 colleges under its affiliation with 86 departments and 5 recognized  institutes  spread all over the city and the number of students are more than 13,2435 encompassing UG, PG and Ph.D. programs

Central Placement Cell:
The campus has placement cell in which students placed in reputed multinationals, government Organisations, NGO's and the private sector. 

Placement Statistics 2014 :
Name of the company/ No. of Students
Whirlpool India Pvt. Ltd -  6

Ingenious e- Brain Solutions -  2

Freight System - 4

Wipro  - 24

AON Hewitt -  82

Oravel Travel - 18

Medley Marketing Pvt Ltd - 11

Perkin Elmer - 3

HT Studymate - 36

Housing .com -  15

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and former Chief Minister of Gujarat
Sheila Dikshit, former Chief Minister of Delhi and  Governor of Kerala
Madan Lal Khurana, former Chief Minister of Delhi and Governor of Rajasthan;
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the fifth President of India
Salman Khurshid, Minister of State for Corporate and Minority Affairs
Naveen Patnaik, current Chief Minister of Orissa
The university has produced a number of noted actors such as Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, etc

The library of D.U started in 1922 with a collection of 1380 Books. Now, The Delhi University library system (DULS) holds more than 14 lakh books. DULS consists of 34 libraries such as e-resources, south campus library, central science library, Ratan Tata Library, Law library, East Asian Studies Library, Brallie Library etc. DULS subscribes to a large number of electronic databases

The collection of DULS comprises of following:

Document Category                               Number

Books                                           14,50,000 Volumes

Current Journals                                        1,290

Bound Journals                                       3,66,000

PhD Thesis                                               14,500

M.Phil Dissertations                                    5,600

Manuscripts                                                  700

CD ROM                                                   2,000

Computer Centre:
The Delhi University Computer Centre (DUCC) has a huge network system. It provides networks to all departments at the North & South Campuses, all Colleges as well as 64 off campus Colleges. Now, there are over 11000 network access points. Services available to users include access to the internet through 36 Mbps bandwidth in North Campus and 24 Mbps in South Camp such as Email services, Web Hosting, Anti-Virus and Spam Protection, E-journals & on-line Database, E-prints & E-books Archives, DUCC Membership

The DUCC also conducts various training courses and programs related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for students, faculty members, and non-teaching staff of university.

The campus facilitate 15 hostels in north campus and 3 hostels in south campus

University Press:
Delhi University Press (DUP) stated in 1961 in which all kinds of printing, binding and related work can be done.

University Radio:
Delhi University Community Radio, DUCR 90.4 MHz was started in 2007 using the station for disseminating information about the admission process, through live phone-in programs with students and parents

Undergraduate Scholarships - 
Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Endowment Book-Grant
Sh. Prem Prakash Award
Shri Uggersain Memorial Endowment Book-Grant

Post-Graduate Scholarships
Delhi University & All India Post –Graduate Scholarship
His Holiness The Pope Scholarship
Shri G.L. Mahta Memorial Book-Grant

Departmental Scholarships
Hamdard Educational Scholarship in Persian
Datia Darbar Endowment Scholarship in Economics
Dr. G.S. Sarin Scholarship
Madan Mohan Memorial Scholarship

The Delhi University results & ranks as follows
The college has been ranked 1 by India Today Survey 2014
The college has been ranked 97 in the Youth Incorporated, Education Times and
The college has been ranked between 441 by QS World University Rankings 2013/14
The college has been ranked 81 441 by QS University Ranking Asia 2014
The college has been ranked 39 by QS World University Ranking BRICS Nations

The University has the following courses:
Engineering -  52 courses
Arts - 180 courses
Education - 9 courses
Commerce - 9 courses
Science - 88 courses
Dental Science - 1 course
Paramedical - 5 courses
Medical - 31 courses
Pharmacy - 1 course
Management - 15 courses
Mass communications -  1 course
Agriculture - 2 courses
Computer Application - 1 course
Law - 4 courses

As I went through the information of this University I found it pretty impressive. It has something for most people. Studying in Delhi is also a different feeling altogether. As much as I like the other universities especially the Mumbai one which is close to my heart I also liked Delhi University. Their Alumni is impressive. It  is an awesome University to enrol in due to the various courses they offer.

I hope the information provided was helpful & useful to all those reading. Please leave a comment below with your inputs. New bloggers/visitors may leave their blog links for me to check out.

Until next time... Happy Friday xoxo

P.S: The Images for the post have been googled and the credit goes to their respective owners.


  1. India offer amazing University and great major you convince us to see what India University has to offer great post. Have an awesome weekend. Have a lovely weekend Nat.

  2. Seriously, impressive uni with options on what to study.


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