Daulat Ram College is a premier educational institution for women in Delhi, India, founded by an educationist, late Shri Daulat Ram Gupta in 1960. It is a prestigious college engaged in imparting liberal education to young women. The college, a large constituent college of the University of Delhi, originally started as 'Pramila College" at 22, Tilak Marg, New Delhi with 13 members of teaching staff, two office staff and about 350 students. In 1964, the college shifted to its present premises in North Campus, University of Delhi and was re-named as 'Daulat Ram College'. The institution has since grown into a full fledged extended college of University of Delhi. The college has acquired a strong identity and has evolved into a prestigious women's college with its own distinct culture and traditions. It imparts education towards degree at the Bachelors level in Arts, Science and Commerce. It has seven departments which enroll students at the Masters level and hold M.A. tutorials which supplement the classes held at the respective Departments at the University of Delhi. At present the college has 18 departments and over 3400 students on rolls.
The courses in Science were introduced in 1968 which led to the construction of the Science Block and well equipped Science laboratories. The Commerce and M.A. courses in many subjects, as well as new courses in B.A. (Hons) were added subsequently. Further expansion of the College took place with the introduction of B.Sc. (Hons.) in Bio-chemistry and Chemistry and addition of Department of Nutrition and Health Education (NHE) The latest addition is the introduction of B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics from 2009-10. Currently the college is successfully running add-on Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in foreign languages.
The college building which was constructed in the 1960s was further expanded to cater to the growing needs of the expanding college and the rising number of students. A block of tutorial rooms, a modern seminar hall and new class rooms and science laboratories for Physics, N.H.E. and Biochemistry were added with time. Computer laboratories with internet facilities for staff and students are now available. There are well equipped Wi-Fi enabled laboratories and lecture theatres/class rooms with LCD projectors in the College. The college has a well equipped fully air-conditioned library with over 80,000 titles and subscription to many journals with a computerized data base and access.
The college holds a leading position both in academics and sports. The college has acquired The Star College status from the Government of India and has acquired equipments and undergone training in curriculum updates. Our students have been winning laurels for the college by consistently securing top ranks in the University of Delhi Annual Examinations. The Department of Physical Education offers facilities for gymnastics, table tennis, athletics and other games. The college was selected as a training venue for Rugby for the Commonwealth Games, 2010.The college has set up a Gymnasium with modern facilities. The College canteen caters the needs of students, and staff.
Co-curricular activities like Departmental Clubs and Societies, Subject Associations, the Women Development Centre, Eco-Club, N.S.S. and N.C.C. are available for the overall development of our students.
To provide an opportunity to old students to connect to their alma mater, the college has an active Alumni Association. The college student's hostel with intake capacity of nearly 200 students is one of the best maintained in the University of Delhi and strives to provide not only a home away from home but also the much needed input for all round development of the students. The hostel has been recently renovated during the Commonwealth Games. The college boasts of a modern state-of-the-art auditorium named Sadhbhavana Bhawan. It has a sitting capacity of about 1300 and has one of the largest stages in Delhi.
The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee year in 2010-2011. The vibrant mix of co-curricular and extracurricular activities of the college both at the intra-college and inter college levels adds to the strong character of the college as a multidimensional institution.