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
President Pranjal Srivastav [1]
Principal Dr. Rama Sharma [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. Since its foundation in the year 1948, the college has produced a long and notable list of alumni which are prominent leaders in their respective fields both nationally and internationally.


Hans Raj College was founded by the D.A.V College Managing Committee on July 26, 1948 in the memory of the prominent Indian educator and nationalist Mahatama Hans Raj. Started as an institution for men, the college became co-educational in the year 1978. As of today it is one of the largest institutions of D.A.V group which runs and manages over 700 institutions all over India. With a strength of over 5000 students, it is also one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi.[2] For past many years Hans Raj College has been constantly ranked among the Top-10 colleges of India in all three disciplines.[3][4][5]

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)
  • 2009–2015: Dr. V.K. Kawatra (Department of Zoology)
  • 2015-  : Dr. Rama Sharma (Department of Hindi)

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.[6]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

  • Hans Raj College Students Union
  • Terpsi Chorean: Choreography Society
  • Hans Raj Dramatics Society
  • Ordinateur: Computer Science Society
  • Society of General Awareness
  • Pixels: Photography Society
  • Swaranjali: Music Society
  • Enactus Hansraj
  • Illuminati: Quizzing Society
  • Oorja: Western Dance Society
  • English Literary Society
  • Ostraca: The Creative Writing Society
  • Debating Society
  • Colloquium: Group Discussion Forum
  • NCC, NSS etc.
  • Confluence, Annual Cultural Festival[7]
  • Leaders for Tomorrow Hansraj

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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