Miranda House was founded by Sir Maurice Gwyer, the then vice-chancellor, University of Delhi, in July 1948; its foundation stone was laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten on March 7 in the same year. It is a residential college for women which started with six departments and student strength of 33 women. The college now boasts 18 departments with over 2500 students.
Located in the university campus, Miranda House is built in red brick with spacious verandahs. It was originally designed was by the renowned architect Walter George and the structure is now declared a heritage building.
Located in the University of Delhi’s north campus enclave, Miranda House was designed by architect Walter Sykes George in a similar style to other colonial educational institutions of the country. The college hostel is among the oldest residential buildings in the university. The hostel section is laid out in a quadrangle, with gardens placed out by bottle palms. In the past six decades, as the college has grown, several other buildings have been added to its original design. The campus is now declared a heritage building.
Since the beginning Miranda House has undergone numerous physical changes and has grown with additions to its original layout plan. The major features of its structure are the main college building, the library, and the hostel block. In the 1950s, the new building for lectures was constructed. The principal’s office, college office, teachers’ lounge, students’ common room, and sheds for four college buses were built during this period. The college auditorium, equipped with microphones, and the cafeteria building came up during this time. New classrooms were added by partitioning the old library hall. The new administrative section was built in the centre of the teaching wing. Some classrooms on the ground floor were converted into the administrative block, which also houses the principal’s new office.
In its Golden Jubilee Year, the college auditorium was renovated under the supervision of interior designer and old Mirandian Ketaki Sood. A rock garden was set up in the space behind the students’ common room and in front of the cafeteria.
Miranda House offers liberal education in social sciences, humanities and basic sciences to more than 3500 students. The faculty, renowned for its meritorious basis profile and versatile talent, is dedicated to the cause of liberal education. The College has always maintained high academic standards. More significantly, it has provided students an enabling and creative environment to freely develop and express views that help them respond to changes in society.
B.A. Honours: Bengali/Economics/English/Geography/Hindi/History/Music/Philosophy/Political Science/Sanskrit/Sociology
B.Sc. Honours: Botany/Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics/Zoology
B.Sc.: Life Sciences/Physical Science (Computer Science)
The college also offers one-year certificate courses in French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese in collaboration with the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies and Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi.
The Miranda House placement cell (MHPC) serves as the primary platform for interaction between various stakeholders that govern the career aspirations of Mirandians. With a newly revamped system of functioning to ensure efficiency and target achievement, the MHPC has collaborated with a variety of prestigious companies working in different sectors, such as DE Shaw, ICICI, Outlook, Oberoi Group, ZS Associates, Matchbox Pictures, ABP News, Urban Clap and Thomson Reuters. For students inclined towards higher education, the Placement Cell has conducted seminars with TIME, Talerang, IAS academies, Ashoka University and Ohio University, to name a few. A college placement portal has materialised our aim of being technologically driven, transparent and dynamic with students throughout courses and years.
The Miranda House placement procedure begins with invites sent to recruiters. Participating recruiters conduct pre-placement talks before the commencement of the recruitment drive, following which interested students submit their CVs to the MHPC. The placement procedure comprises tests and personal interviews conducted by the recruiters. Selected students are finally given offer letters.
Recent placement highlights-2020: The 2020 recruitment drive saw a participation of more than 25 companies, of which Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, ICICI Bank and Oberoi Group were top recruiters. A total of 113 students got recruited, where the median CTC were as follows: INR 5.6 LPA for three-year UG students, INR 3.6 LPA for four-year UG students and INR 6.25 LPA for two-year PG students.
Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognised board with a minimum aggregate of 45-55% marks.
Selection Criteria: DUET entrance scores / academic merit.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and specialisation from a recognised university.
Fees: Please contact the university for detailed information on course-wise fee structure.
Miranda House was originally designed by the renowned architect Walter George and now declared a heritage building.
It is the first college to establish a computer-based resource centre to aid its visually-challenged students. The college is in the process of establishing a program to make each visually-challenged student fluent in use of the technology.
Miranda College has been ranked fifth in the EducationWorld India Non-autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21.
Miranda House has ranked also first among colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The college hostel is one of the oldest residential buildings at Delhi University. It has 120 rooms available on twin sharing basis. The hostel section is laid out in an aesthetically quadrangle, with well-maintained gardens paced out by bottle palms.The long corridors, the dining hall with a high arched ceiling, and stonework balconies add to its charm.
The college hostel provides excellent modern facilities including reading rooms, libraries, common rooms and guest accommodation. Each room has ergonomically designed furniture and has been aesthetically furnished. The liberal, nurturing environment provides students a home away from home.