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 Ishwinder Pal Singh Sagoo [1]
Principal Dr. Rama Sharma [1]
Location New Delhi, Delhi, India
Campus University of Delhi, North Campus
Nickname HRC, Hansraj, Hansarians
Affiliations University of Delhi
Website http://hansrajcollege.co.in/

Hans Raj College (HRC) (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 1948, the college has produced notable alumni who are prominent leaders in their fields nationally and internationally.


Hans Raj College was founded by the D.A.V. College Managing Committee on July 26, 1948 in memory of the prominent Indian educator and nationalist Mahatma Hansraj. Started as an institution for men, the college became co-educational in 1978. It is one of the largest institutions of D.A.V group, which runs and manages over 700 institutions in India. With over 5,000 students, it is also one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi.[2] For years Hans Raj College has been ranked among the Top-10 colleges of India in all three disciplines.[3][4][5]

Past principals[edit]

  • 1948-1960: Dr. G. L. Datta (Department of Physics)
  • 1960-1971: Shri. Shanti Narayan (Department of Mathematics)
  • 1971-1985: 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 Life Sciences
  • 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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