Lady Shri Ram College for Women

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Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Motto Sã vidyã yã vimuktaye
"That alone is knowledge which leads to liberation"
Type Public women's college
Established 1956
Founder Lala Shri Ram
Parent institution
University of Delhi
Principal Suman Sharma
Academic staff
Students Approximately 2000
Campus 15 acres

Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) is a constituent women's college of the University of Delhi for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. It is an arts and commerce college, and it has been ranked 1 in Arts and Education, 2 in Commerce and 3 in Mass Communication by India Today.[1]

History and evolution[edit]

Established in 1956 in New Delhi by the late Lala Shri Ram in memory of his wife Phoolan Devi (Lady Shri Ram), the college began in a school building in Daryaganj, Central Delhi with 299 students, nine faculty, four support staff and three distinct courses of study. Today, the college is located in a 512-acre (2,070,000 m2) campus in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi. It has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 16 courses of study.[2]

LSR's infrastructure includes a newly refurbished, computerized user-friendly library with internet access, 1200 books, 50 online journals and 12798 in-house journals and periodicals.[3] Its Board of Governors is chaired by industrialist and philanthropist Bharat Ram. The new principal of the college is Suman Sharma.


  • B.A. (H): Economics, English, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, Psychology
  • B.Com. (H)
  • BSc. (H): Mathematics, Statistics
  • B.El.Ed
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace-building (CTPB)
  • Journalism and Mass Communication (H)

Festivals and Clubs[edit]

Tarang is the annual cultural festival of Lady Shri Ram College. Tarang is known for bringing together the best student talent from across the country in fields of music, dance, dramatics, debating, fine arts, quiz, and film. LSR also has 20 other clubs for extra-curricular activities such as Hive for art enthusiasts, anDebsoc for debates, and Dramasoc for drama. LSR's choreography group is one of the best among all Delhi University colleges. Both classical and international music are popular clubs here. In addition, there is also a compulsory enrollment in NSS, NSO or NCC.[clarification needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "INDIA'S BEST ARTS COLLEGES 2014". Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2010-05-27.  Article on Lady Shri Ram College for Women, on Sat, 02/06/2007-06:03
  3. ^ [1] Lady Shri Ram College Library