The Hindu College was founded in 1899 by the Late Shri Krishan Dassji Gurwale during the struggle for independence from British rule. The objective was to provide nationalist education to the youth. Originally housed in a building in Kinari Bazar, Chandni Chowk, the college was affiliated to Punjab University. In 1902, the college underwent a crisis due to inadequate infrastructure. However, the donation of private property at Kashmere Gate by Rai Bahadur Sultan Singh enabled the college to function there till 1953. It later moved to its present location on Delhi University campus.
The Hindu College is the only college in Delhi that has had a Students’ Parliament since 1935. All the students and teachers of the college are members. The parliament provided a platform to many national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Moti Lal Nehru, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Annie Besant, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Subhash Chandra Bose to motivate the youth. In response to Gandhiji’s Quit India call in 1942, the college played a leading role in India’s freedom struggle. Some teachers and students of the college even went to prison.
The college has an accomplished faculty of about 120 members and more than 2,000 students.
Spread over 25 acres of land, the college is located on the North Campus of the Delhi University amidst well-maintained gardens, a vast sports ground and a men’s hostel.
The Hindu College library was founded in 1899 and among the oldest of Delhi University’s libraries. The library is now air-conditioned and computerized. The reading room subscribes to a large number of dailies, weeklies, periodicals and journals on a variety of subjects. The campus also houses well-equipped laboratories, the NSS and NCC Rooms, a state-of-the-art seminar room and a canteen. A students’ centre offers a seminar room, bank, computer room, stationery shop, photocopier, etc. The college also maintains an extensive playground and a sports complex and one of the finest auditoria in Delhi.
B.A. (Hons.): Economics/Hindi/Sanskrit/Sociology/History/Political Science/Philosophy/English/Music
B. Com (Hons.)
B.Sc. Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Electronics)
B. Sc. (Hons.):Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Statistics/Zoology
M.A.: Economics/English/Hindi/History/Mathematics/Persian/Philosophy/Political Science/Psychology/Sanskrit/Urdu/Arabic
Undergraduate Admissions: B.A. Hons., B.A., B.Com.
Selection Criteria: Academic merit in qualifying (10+2) exams.
Eligibility: 10+2 in relevant stream from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks.
Undergraduate Admissions: B.Sc.
Selection Criteria: Academic merit in qualifying (10+2) exams and DUET score.
Eligibility: 10+2 in relevant stream from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 50-55% marks.
Postgraduate Admissions: M.A., M.Sc. and M.Com.
Selection Criteria: Academic merit and DUET score and performance in interview.
Eligibility: Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline and specialisation from a recognised university.
Fees range: INR 17,560/- to INR 20,460/-
The Hindu College was awarded the “Star College” status under DBT (Department of Biotechnology), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, in 2012. Under this scheme, the college will receive financial support for research in physical and biological sciences. The college also received four innovative interdisciplinary research projects under the Delhi University’s “Innovative Research Scheme-2012” to promote research involving students and faculty of the science departments at the undergraduate level.
The Hindu College is ranked fourth in the EducationWorld India Non-autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.
Spread over vast area and surrounded by green cover, encompassing gardens, inside and outside lawns, Hindu College hostel, for over a half century has been providing fuel and force to the life and motion of College’s liberal democratic academic culture. Situated next to the sports complex, the hostel is a spacious structure with 119 rooms enclosing eight lawns with rose beds and hedges. The hostel provides residential facilities to about two hundred undergraduate and postgraduate male students. The common room provides the residents recreational facilities such as table-tennis, carom-board, chess-board, and a separate TV room apart from the newspapers and magazines to keep them on the qui vive.