Kirori Mal College
|University of Delhi|
|Principal||Dr. Dinesh Khattar |
|Location||North Campus, University Enclave, Delhi-110 007, Area = 17 acres|
|Nickname||KM, Kay'Em, KMC|
Kirori Mal College is one of the constituent college of the University of Delhi, located in the North Campus of DU, in New Delhi, India. Established in 1954. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in science, arts, and commerce. It offers extracurricular activities and is known for theatre, music and art. Students and alumni of this college are often called Kirorians. One of the most prestigious colleges of University of Delhi, it admits students with high academic cut-offs. National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited it with a CGPA of 3.54(A+) in 2016, which is third highest among all Delhi University colleges.
Kirori Mal College is a co-educational constituent and a part of north campus, University of Delhi. It has successfully maintained its place as one of the finest within the University of Delhi.The College maintains its own tradition of celebrating Founders’ Day, Annual Day & Graduate Farewell Dinner.The College has been honouring the staff members who have rendered 25 years of their services in the college. Various events are organised in the college annually by Avenues, debsoc, musoc, fostas, sensation, film society,NSS,NCC and the round table etc. College provides financial assistance to its deserving students. The College has about 5200 students on its roll out of which 170 live in the Hostel.Kirori Mal College also Shined in NASA while participating in NASA Lunabotics Competition 2013 in Kennedy Space Centre, Florida and won two prizes. In 2014,the team has undertaken two projects and the team has been invited for the University Rover Challenge (URC), world’s premier robotics event for college students.
Kirori Mal College began as Nirmala College, started by American Jesuits in the wake of partition. It was located on Qutub Road. Faced with intractable problems relating to the staff in the period following the partition, the management of the college changed hands and the trust founded by Seth Kirori Mal took over the college. The college shifted to its present campus on 1 February 1954.The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in February 2004.
The college provides facilities for hockey, cricket, football, badminton, table tennis, basketball, athletics, boxing and chess. Kirori Mal College has a spectacular history in sports. It holds the record for having won five first positions in a single year (including three major games) in Delhi University Inter-College tournaments, and of once having been awarded the coveted Vice-Chancellor’s Trophy for being the best All Round College. Year after year, we have provided outstanding players to Delhi University, Delhi State and the junior India teams in several games. The college provides facilities for Hockey, Cricket, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Athletics, Boxing and Chess. Students wishing to participate in any of these sports/games should enlist with Dr. Pramod C. Sharma, Teacher-in Charge, Department of Physical Education, at the beginning of the academic session. This year the department is ready with a sports ground of standard developed by the Commonwealth Games 2010 Organising Committee with a complete Facility Block, which will be a great boon to all sports students. This will include a standard arena for indoor activities such as Chess, Table Tennis, etc.goo sports facilities provided.
Kirori Mal College has activities in drama, debate, music, fine arts, photography, dance and film. The activities are organised through cultural societies.
The Players is one of the leading campus theatre groups in the country's varsity circuit. Its members receive training in theatre arts. It generally puts up four productions. The KMC Dramatics Society flourished under teacher Frank Thakurdas and was revived in 1981 by the present head Keval Arora.
DEBSOC is the debating society.
MUSOC is the club for classical and light music.
FAPS organises creative work in fine arts and photography.
Sensation is the dance society which has been one of the prestigious dance society across all leading colleges and have won many disciplinary titles in the last few years, its members receive training in western, contemporary and other dance forms like house, b-boing, indo-jass, bollywood etc. It puts up one production every year. Consisting of two parts the choreography and the Western with 1 production each impresses the odience with its multi-talented performances, Sensation shows its professional ability wherever it perfoms.
Film Society exposes students to cinematic work and critical perspectives on cinema.
The SPIC MACAY chapter of the college co-ordinates with the parent body to organise cultural performance by artists of national eminence. Santoor maestro Padmashree Pandit, Bhajan Sapori, Ustad Imrat Khan, Pandit Debu Chaudhuri, among others, have given performances.
FOSTAS the only registered Foreign Students' Society in Delhi University which organises various events and programs throughout the year.
The departments of the college hold co-curricular activities through their societies. They range from discussions, talks and seminars to inter-college competitive events and festivals.
Women's Development Cell (WDC): Parivartan, the college WDC, is a forum for debate and discussion of gender-related issues. It organises film shows, workshops and other events on issues such as gender stereotyping, discrimination and violence. The society provides the services of a trained counselor.
Avenues: The Placement Cell of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, has always strived to bring premier names of the corporate world to the campus. Not only does the cell help the students secure jobs, but also offers students the opportunity to gain experience via the job works department. The Placement Cell has also taken an initiative to help students find right direction through their annual Internship and Education Fair - Levitate.
National Cadet Corps (NCC): Kirori Mal's NCC wing has a training and cultural calendar. The college has coed facilities for NCC training.
National Service Scheme (NSS): The college implements the National Service Scheme in force at the University Of Delhi. Organisation of blood donation camps and literacy campaigns are annual features of the college NSS chapter.
The Society for the Physically Challenged, formed in 2006, deals with problems faced by the physically challenged at college. It promotes academic, cultural and sports activities amongst the physically challenged and organises an annual cultural festival. It counsels students on their problems and prospects.
Student union: KMCSU (Kirori Mal College Students` Union) is an elected body of students which represents the whole of the students of college in the college affairs. The Student Body elections are held every year.
The Round Table Society: The Round Table also known as TRT is the only multidisciplinary society of University of Delhi.It has achieved a huge popularity in very less time. The Round Table brings forth a unique concept - forging linkages across disciplines by fostering critical analysis and co-creation of knowledge. It aims to establish effective networking between different departments and thereby facilitate productive collaboration among them. The mission of "The Round Table" is to apply the insights of academic disciplines to explain various phenomena in the society, thus making the subjects more relevant for the students and to encourage an interdisciplinary discourse among participants on these phenomena.
The Computer Prodigies: The Computer Prodigies is a Computer Science Society.
The hostel is an integral part of the college family. Its 89 rooms house about I70 students both from India and abroad. It has an intercom facility. Hostel seats are allocated to various classes/courses, and admission is made on the basis of merit.
The N.S. Pradhan Memorial Library is one of the most extensive libraries that Delhi University has to offer. It caters not only to the college’s requirements but also stocks leisure books and books of general awareness especially in the industrial sector. It is fully computerised, houses about 1.5 lakh books and has the capacity to accommodate about 350 students.
The college auditorium has a history of its own. The auditorium was established as the part of the main building in 1954. It has provided a launching pad for eminent names in theatre and cinema such as Amitabh Bachchan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Kaushik, Ravi Baswani, among others. New names are added to the list every passing year. Today this auditorium is no longer in use as it has burned.
The College has a "spacious" canteen. it can accommodate up to 200 users at a time.
The college maintains a very low fee structure.It costs around 8,000 ruppess a year to study B.A. courses, Rs. 9,000/year for B.Sc. Courses and around Rs. 8,850 for B.Com Courses in this college.
Kirori Mal College’s fest,Renaissance, is known for being one of the best in North Campus.While the annual college fest is the high profile affair, the annual fests for the dramatics and music societies are also crowd pullers. The college auditorium having seen grander days, the dramatics society, The Players, holds its stage play public performance outside the college, where both students and non-students from all over the city throng to watch the society’s annual stage productions. The Players also has an active street play wing and it has its own non-competitive fest, ‘Sar-e-Aam’ inside the college. The annual fest of Musoc, ‘Surmanjari’, is also famous for its display of creativity and talent. KMC is also the only college to have an annual fest for its gender forum, Parivartan, called ‘Nazariya’ which was graced by a performance by the contemporary theatre artist, Maya Rao this year.
Kirori Mal College has a large alumni base. Notable members include:-
Actors & Singers
- Amitabh Bachchan - actor
- KK - Playback Singer
- Ravi Baswani - film actor
- Shakti Kapoor - actor
- Satish Kaushik - Indian film director, producer and actor
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda - actor
- Siddharth Narayan - actor
- Prashant Narayanan - actor
- Sanam Puri - Singer
- Vijay Raaz - film actor
- Divyendu Sharma - actor
- Sushant Singh - film and television actor
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub - actor
- Ali Abbas Zafar - director
- Kabir Khan - director
- Anant Sharma
- Madanlal Khurana - former Chief Minister of Delhi
- Rangarajan Kumaramangalam -politician
- Naveen Patnaik -Indian politician, Chief Minister of Odisha, India and the chief of Biju Janata Dal, a regional political party in Odisha. He is a writer and has published three books
- G.P. Koirala - Prime Minister of Nepal
- Pravesh Verma, Delhi politician
- Vijay Krishna Acharya - Hindi screenwriter and director, notable for directing Dhoom 3
- Padmavathy Bandopadhyay - first woman Air Marshal of Indian Air Force
- Habib Faisal - Hindi screenwriter and director
- M.S. Kohli - Indian mountaineer
- Massoud Khalili
- Kabir Khan - film maker
- M. S. Krishnan -Chair of Business Information Technology at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
- Abhay Kumar - poet, artist and diplomat
- Krishna Kumar Kunnath, playback singer popularly known as KK
- Sanjivan Lal - film maker
- Sargun Mehta - television actress
- Harbans Mukhia - Indian historian
- Saeed Naqvi - journalist
- Parikrama - band
- Raghuvendra Singh Rathore
- Rajshekhar -Indian lyricist
- Himanshu Sharma - Bollywood screenwriter
- Mrityunjay Kumar Singh
- Sanam Puri - singer
- Dinesh Thakur - theatre director
- Ali Abbas Zafar -film director
- Digvijay singh Pariyar - singer
- Trilok Chand Jangir- Blogger, Social Activist
- Notable Faculty
- Dr. Hiren Gohain
- Dr. Krishna Kumar
- Dr. Sarup Singh (ex-VC, University of Delhi. Also, Governor of Gujarat and Kerala
- Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.
- "Theatre enthusiasts flock to Kirori Mal". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 7 July 2012.
- Ghosh, Abantika (Jun 22, 2006). "All the world's a stage at DU". The Times of India.