Maitreyi College

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Maitreyi College is a prestigious college in the South Campus of the University of Delhi, located in Bapu Dham, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021, India. It was established in July 1967 and named after the Vedic sage Maitreyi.[1] An All-women's college, it offers various courses in the fields of Science, Arts and Commerce. The college was recognised by DBT as a star college, conferring the star status to all four of its science departments namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Academic courses and departments[edit]

Maitreyi College offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Four-year undergraduate programme
  • Three-year undergraduate programme
  • Two-year post graduate programme

Four-year undergraduate programme[edit]

  • Bachelor with Honours in English
  • Bachelor with Honours in Hindi
  • Bachelor with Honours in History
  • Bachelor with Honours in Political Sc.
  • Bachelor with Honours in Sanskrit
  • Bachelor with Honours in Sociology
  • Bachelor with Honours in Commerce
  • Bachelor with Honours in Botany
  • Bachelor with Honours in Chemistry
  • Bachelor with Honours in Maths
  • Bachelor with Honours in Physics
  • Bachelor with Honours in Zoology
  • B.Tech Computer Science

Student life[edit]

There are several societies in the college.

  • Abhivyakti: The theatrical society which was established in 1999 and is highly acclaimed.
  • Zeal: Western Dance society, which is one of the best Western dance societies in Delhi University.
  • Galore: The fashion society; is rated as one of the best in Delhi university
  • Nrityakriti : Indian Dance Society which showcases different dance forms of Indian states. Nrityakriti is amongst the best folk dance societies in Delhi university.
  • Vista: The Photography Society
  • Trenchant: The English debating Society
  • The college also has a very active Enactus society.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Veena Saharan, the first woman pilot of Indian Air Force
  • Piya Malhotra, deputy general manager in IBM
  • Priyanka Bose, actress and model
  • Jyoti Challi, president and CEO, Banyan Solutions inc., U.S
  • Sweta Raj Verma, nuclear engineer, Nuclear Research Centre, France
  • Pompy Gogoi, bharatanatyam dancer
  • Kanupriya Dhingra, winner at Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Dr.Ipshita Roy, professor of biotechnology, NIPER
  • Sakshi Mittal, IAS, Mission Director, Mission Governance, Delhi Govt
  • Dr Livleen Shukla, principal scientist, PUSA
  • Sugandha Garg, actress, singer and TV host
  • Sanya Khan, poet, Songs of nature and of man
  • Prativa Borah, asst coordinator, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
  • Sheetal Gaur, cadet pilot, Indigo


  1. ^ Women in Hindu Dharma

Coordinates: 28°35′31″N 77°10′39″E / 28.5920°N 77.1776°E / 28.5920; 77.1776