Shyam Lal College was established in 1964 by Padmashree Late Shri Shyam Lal Gupta, the then Chairman of Shyam Lal Charitable Trust under University of Delhi. The foundation stone was laid down by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then Hon’ble Vice President of India and Chancellor of the University of Delhi.The College is housed in a spacious building on G.T. Road, Shahdara with a sufficiently large infrastructure for both academic as well as extra-curricular activities.
Having entered its 49th year, Shyam Lal College has already earned its legitimate reputation as the most efficient and complete educational institution in the entire East Delhi region. The College now strives to be among the best institutions in the entire University of Delhi, and over the past several years, has been making steady progress in that direction. The endeavor of the College has always been to make higher education more enjoyable, job-oriented, meaningful and practical, and at the same time more adaptable to the ever changing demands of our society and globe.Visitors may get down at the " WELCOME METRO STATION" on Rithala-Dilshad Garden Red Line from where the college is hardly hundred yards away.