Hans Raj College

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Hans Raj College (HRC), New Delhi
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Motto तमसो मॅ ज्योतिर गमय Sanskrit
Motto in English From darkness, lead me to light.
Established 1948
Type Public
Principal Dr V.K. Kawatra [1]
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus North Campus
Nickname HRC, Hansraj, Hansarians
Affiliations University of Delhi
Website http://hansrajcollege.co.in/

Hans Raj College (Hindi: हंस राज कॉलेज) is a constituent college of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. The college offers studies in Science, Liberal Arts and Commerce.


The college was founded by the DAV College Managing Committee on July 26, 1948 in the memory of the educator Mahatama Hans Raj. It is today one of the DAV group of over 700 institutions and one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi. There are over 3700 students studying at the college.[citation needed] Hans Raj College was ranked among the Top-10 colleges of India in 2010 - 2012.[2][3][4]

Past principals[edit]

  • 1948-1960 : Late Dr. G.L.Datta (Department of Physics)
  • 1960-1971 : Late Shri. Shanti Narayan (Department of Mathematics)
  • 1971-1985 : Late Shri. G.P. Chopra (Department of English)
  • 1985-1991 : Dr. N.K. Oberoi (Department of Zoology)
  • 1992-2003 : Shri. J.K. Kapur (Department of Economics)
  • 2003-2009 : Dr. S.R.Arora (Department of Mathematics)
  • 2009–present:Dr. V.K. Kawatra

Courses offered[edit]

  • B.A. (Hons) Economics
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B.A. (Hons) Hindi
  • B.A. (Hons) History
  • B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit
  • B.Com. (Hons)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Anthropology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Botany
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Electronics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology
  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.A. History
  • M.A. Mathematics
  • M.A. Sanskrit
  • M.Com.
  • M.Sc. Anthropology
  • M.Sc. Botany
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Geology
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Operational Research
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Zoology
Integrated (UG + PG)
  • M.Sc. Earth Science
  • Diploma French Language
  • Certificate Course French Language
  • Diploma German Language
  • Certificate Course German Language


Sports facilities include a playing ground, an indoor sports complex, playrooms and the only electronic shooting range in the University of Delhi system.[5]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

  • Hans Raj College Students Union
  • Terpsi Chorean: Choreography Society
  • Hans Raj Dramatics Society
  • Society of General Awareness
  • Pixels: Photography Society
  • Swaranjali: Music Society
  • Enactus Hansraj
  • Illuminati: Quizzing Society
  • Oorja: Western Dance Society
  • Insignia: English Literary Society
  • Debating Society
  • Colloquium: Group Discussion Forum
  • NCC, NSS etc.

Placement Cell[edit]

For placement related queries: http://www.placementhansraj.com/

Notable Alumni[edit]


Coordinates: 28°40′44″N 77°12′37″E / 28.67889°N 77.21028°E / 28.67889; 77.21028

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