Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

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Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
Arsd college dhaula kuan.jpg
Established 1959
Type Government supported
Principal Dr. Gyantosh Kumar Jha
Location South Campus, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi
Affiliations University of Delhi

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD College), formerly Sanatan Dharma College, is a co-educational 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 is Shri Pawan Jaggi.[2]

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 recently published annual report from year 2012, The Debaters 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 have won many inter college as well as inter university prizes and certifications both at state as well as national level.


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 girl are welcomed. Every year, cadets from the NCC units of our college are selected to participate in the prestigious Republic Day parade. Our cadets have also been selected youth exchange programs and participated in drills in China and Sri Lanka.[4]


The college brings out a magazine “Udayachal” every year. It contains articles, writings, stories, essays etc. contributed by the students and staff. The magazine showcases the educational, research, cultural and sports activities of the college. It has a section each in English , Hindi and Sanskrit.[5]

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Late Sh. Lalit Maken,[6]
  • Sh. Neeraj Shekhar (son of Late Sh. Chandra Shekar, ex-P.M.)[7]
  • Major Vikram Singh (Indian Army)
  • Colonel Tej Singh Raghav (Indian Army)[8]
  • Flt. Lt. Maneesh Mishra (Indian Air Force)
  • Jaspreet Jasz (Singer)


  • Rajkumar Rao (National Award winning Actor)[10]
  • Sunita (FM Gold)[11]
  • Charu Kartikya(Lok Shabha TV) [12]
  • Rushali Rai (Femina Miss India pageant 2015)[13]
  • Suchit Vikram Singh (Roadies MTV)
  • Mr. Ramakant Goswami, Minister in Delhi Government,[14]
  • Prof. M.C. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Haryana Central University[15]
  • M.P. Nathanel, Inspector General of Police [16]
  • Mr. Sudhir Chaudhari (Zee TV)[17]
  • Mr. Manish Chetrath, Chairman of Delhi State Tourism Development Corporation[18]
  • Ruchi Nayyar (Reliance Industries)
  • Vipin Mahajan (Bhadra TDI Group)


The college offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses under the aegis of University of Delhi.[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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  19. ^ "Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College - University of Delhi". Retrieved 31 August 2014. 

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