Deshbandhu College

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Deshbandhu College
Motto "Karmanyevadhikaraste"
Type Government supported
Established 1952
Location South Campus, University of Delhi, Delhi
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Delhi
Website [2]

Deshbandhu college (Hindi: देशबंधु कॉलेज), established in 1952, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Delhi in India,[1] situated in Kalkaji locality, near Nehru Place, New Delhi..


Deshbandhu College was established in 1952 by the Ministry of Rehabilitation, as a memorial to freedom fighter Deshbandhu Gupta.[2] The college made a humble beginning with just 72 students and the courses like Prep (arts), Prep (Science) and Pre-medical. The College was transferred to Ministry of Education and later taken over by University of Delhi. Today, Deshbandhu is a fully maintained constituent college of University of Delhi and has the distinction of being the oldest and the largest co-educational institute in South Delhi promoting Arts, Commerce and Science courses. The College offers eight post graduate and twenty undergraduate courses in the disciplines spanning from languages, history, political science. economics, commerce and all the major branches of science and mathematics and caters to over 2000 students.

In July 2010, Deshbandhu College (Evening) college was reconstituted into Ramanujan College (Morning), focussing on Mathematics, Information Technology and Business Studies, Psychology.[3]


The sprawling campus of Deshbandhu college, with its lawns, gardens and extensive grounds is dotted with an Administrative block, Arts blocks, a 'new' old block (recently renovated), library and a Science block with well equipped laboratories, together with student's common rooms, a gymnasium and a canteen. The college library has a collection of over 85,000 books, a host of journals and magazines, a spacious reading room, a separate floor for teachers and research scholars, and a book bank section which lends text books to needy students.

The college promotes organization of seminars, lectures, workshops, N.S.S., N.C.C., and other co-curricular activities.

A number of scholarships and Student financial aid is provided to meritorious and needy students. A placement cell has started functioning in the college with the aim of providing suitable employment opportunities to graduating students through campus recruitment.

Courses Offered[edit]


  • B.A. (Hons) Economics
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B.A. (Hons) Hindi
  • B.A. (Hons) History
  • B.A. (Hons) Political Science
  • B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit
  • B.A. Programme
  • B.Com.
  • B.Com. (Hons)
  • B.Sc. APPlied Physical Sciences (COMP. Sc)
  • B.Sc. Applied Physical Science (Industrial Chemistry)
  • B.Sc. Life Sciences
  • B.Sc. Physical Sciences
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Botany
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) BIO-CHEMITRY
  • B.Sc. (hons) zoology


  • M.Com.
  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.A. English
  • M.A. Economics
  • M.A. Mathematics
  • M.A. Political Science
  • M.A. Sanskrit
  • M.Sc. Mathematics



Deshbandhu college ranked 28th in top 50 colleges of India and 18th in city of Delhi(in science)[5]

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