Promoted in 1956 with the objective of providing higher education to women in post-independence India, Lady Shri Ram College is widely acclaimed as India’s finest all-women’s college for liberal arts education. Sited in the heart of south Delhi on a compact 15-acre campus, LSR today boasts an enrollment of 2,000 students pursuing 16 study programmes, mentored by 150 faculty. LSR is recognised as an institution of higher education which nurtures intellectual development coupled with vibrant extra-curricular activity, outreach initiatives and civic engagement. According to a college spokesperson, “An LSR education enables women to reconcile excellence with humanity, to celebrate diversity and redefine notions of success. Our focus is on liberating women to look beyond traditional horizons. Our students are made to understand that with the power of knowledge, comes the responsibility to translate it into creative citizenship. LSR students are empowered with professional competence, ability to assume positions of leadership with ease, and shatter inhibitory glass ceilings.”
LSR boasts contemporary infrastructure including a newly refurbished, computerised user- friendly library with internet access and 98,000 books, 5,000 bound volumes and audio-visual cassettes; arguably the best students cafeteria in Delhi University and a counseling and placement cell. Sports training in chess, table tennis, lawn tennis, basketball, golf, volleyball besides martial arts and judo are also available. For out-of-town students, the immaculate LSR campus houses a residence for 300 women students with an in-house library and dispensary.
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