Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

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Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
Motto Tejasvi-Naav-Adhitam-Astu
Type Government supported
Established 1959
Principal Dr. Gyantosh Kumar Jha
Location South Campus, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi
Campus South Campus
Affiliations University of Delhi

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD College), formerly Sanatan Dharma College, is a co-educational best constituent college of the University of Delhi.[1] The college was founded on August 3, 1959 by the Sanatan Dharma Sabha, Delhi. Late Shri Atma Ram Chadha, a well-known philanthropist, took over as chairman of the college governing body in 1967. The current chairman of the college is Shri Pawan Jaggi.[2]

In 2017, As per the list announced by HRD Minister which has been prepared on basis of a survey of "general degree" colleges under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), ARSD College has been ranked all India 5th position in College category for the first time. ARSD College also awarded "A" grade in the first cycle by the NAAC

DU's Prominent ARSD College being ranked above from many other prestigious college.

View from inside


The college has an active debating society, Nimbus (The Debaters),[3] helping students learn the art of debating and speaking their mind fearlessly. In the published annual report from 2012, the society talks about its aim to bud visionary leaders. The society saw a major restructuring in the same year and has won tremendous popularity in college as well as university debating circuits.


Its dramatics society, Rangayan, has performed many plays and dramas. Their most recent work was the play Dilli Chalo by Utpal Dutta. The society has won many inter college as well as inter university prizes and certifications at the state and national levels.


ARSD NCC is one of the most active student bodies of the college. The college maintains two platoons of NCC (Army Wing) where both boys and girls are welcomed. Every year, cadets from the NCC units of the college are selected to participate in the prestigious Republic Day parade. Cadets have also been selected for youth change programs and participated in drills in China and Sri Lanka.[4] A remarkable number of armed forces officers and soldiers hail from the college.


The college publishes the magazine Udayachal every year. It contains articles, writings, stories, and essays contributed by the students and staff. The magazine showcases the educational, research, cultural and sports activities of the college. It has sections in English, Hindi and Sanskrit.[5]


The college offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses under the aegis of the University of Delhi.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

The college has a record of producing several IAS officers and officers in the armed forces, particularly the Indian Army. A record number of soldiers in the Army hail from the college. A few notable alumni are as follows:

  • Sudhir Chaudhari - Zee TV[7]
  • Dr.A.D.Lamba,Deputy Registrar,G G S Indraprastha University,New Delhi. Manish Chetrath - Chairman of Delhi State Tourism Development rporation[8]
  • Ramakant Goswami - minister in Delhi government[9]
  • Jaspreet Jasz - singer[10]
  • Charu Kartikya - Lok Shabha TV[11]
  • Vipin Mahajan - Bhadra TDI Group
  • Late Sh. Lalit Maken[12]
  • Flt. Lt. Maneesh Mishra - Indian Air Force
  • M.P. Nathanel - Inspector General of Police [13]
  • Ruchi Nayyar - Reliance Industries
  • Colonel Tej Singh Raghav - Indian Army[14]
  • Rushali Rai - Femina Miss India pageant 2015[15]
  • Rajkumar Rao - national award winning actor[16]
  • Prof. M.C. Sharma - Vice Chancellor of Haryana Central University[17]
  • Sh. Neeraj Shekhar - son of Late Sh. Chandra Shekar, ex-P.M.[18]
  • Suchit Vikram Singh - Roadies, MTV
  • Major Vikram Singh - Indian Army
  • Sunita - FM Gold[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College". University of Delhi. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  2. ^ "One DU college where new session is still to begin". Indian Express. July 27, 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
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  6. ^ "Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College - University of Delhi". Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
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