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. (Bachelor of Arts) Program B.A. - Honors in Economics Hindi Sanskrit Sociology History Political Science Philosophy English Music B. Com (Bachelor of Commerce) - Honors B. Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Physical Sciences Chemistry Electronics B. Sc. Honors Physics Chemistry Zoology / Mathematics Statistics M.A. (Master of Arts) M.Sc. (Master of Science) M. Com (Master of Commerce)
Direct admissions to the first year are conducted for the following courses directly by the college - B.A. Program, B.A. (Honors), B.Com (Honors), B.Sc. Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Electronics), B.Sc. (Honors). Candidates seeking admission to the course of their choice need to apply on the prescribed Pre-Admission forms will be available at the University counter from June 4. No pre-admission form in any format needs to be submitted by the students for admission. The college shall convey to the University the cut-off marks for the various courses (for General, SC/ST and OBC categories), as per the schedule announced by the University. After declaration of the cut-offs lists by the University, the student will report to the college for admission within a stipulated period. At this stage, the student would be required to fill the college admission forms and the University enrolment form. The student would then get his/her documents verified and pay the admission fees. However, for courses like B.A. (Honours) Music and M.A., through Faculty of Arts, M.Sc. through Faculty of Science /Mathematical Science and M. Com through Faculty of Commerce admissions for the first year are done through Faculties of Arts/Science/Commerce faculties in the Delhi University. Candidates seeking admission to any of the above-mentioned courses need to register with the respective faculty. The college will then receive applications only from registered candidates. In courses where admissions are done through entrance examinations, separate procedure shall apply.
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.
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