Motilal Nehru College

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Motilal Nehru College (Day)
Logo of Motilal Nehru College
Mottoबुद्धिर्ज्ञानेन शुध्यति
(bhudhirjñānēn shudhyati)
Motto in English
Knowledge Purifies the Mind
TypePrivate (Central Government)
Established1964; 55 years ago (1964)
PrincipalDr. S. B. Bhardwaj (Officiating Principal)[1]
Academic staff
Students350+ (2019-2020)
University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Road, South Campus, New Delhi
Benito Juarez Marg, South Campus, New Delhi

28°34′37.64″N 77°9′39.2″E / 28.5771222°N 77.160889°E / 28.5771222; 77.160889Coordinates: 28°34′37.64″N 77°9′39.2″E / 28.5771222°N 77.160889°E / 28.5771222; 77.160889
CampusUrban, South Campus
AffiliationsUniversity of Delhi
A view of the administrative building
Entrance gate of Motilal Nehru College
The college canteen
An inside view
The lush greenery campus

Motilal Nehru College (MLNC) is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi.[2] It awards degrees under the purview of the university and offers courses in science, humanities and commerce disciplines at the undergraduate level. There is also an evening college operating in the same campus premises called Motilal Nehru College Evening.


The college is named after Pandit Motilal Nehru, a great leader, freedom fighter and progenitor of a line of illustrious Prime ministers. Established in 1964 in a government school building with an enrollment of 300 students, it now has over 140 faculty members and 3,000 students coming from all parts of India.[3] The college moved to its new location with a sprawling campus, extensive lawns, a large administrative block, library, and well equipped laboratories and air-conditioned computer science laboratory in 1989. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2014.[4]

Dr. Subhasis Haldar is the Officiating Principal of the college and supervised the various activities of the college through designated committees. The Principal is also a Member Secretary of the governing body. Sh. Khem Chand and Sh. Virendra Singh Kadian are the Chairman and Treasurer of the Governing Body respectively.[5] Several members are nominated from various walks of public life to its Governing Body as per provisions of statute 30(1)(c)(i) of Delhi University Act, 1922.

Courses offered[edit]


  • B.A. (Hons) Economics
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B.A. (Hons) Hindi
  • B.A. (Hons) History
  • B.A. (Hons) Political Science
  • B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit
  • B.A. Programme
  • B.Com.
  • B.Com. (Hons)
  • B.Sc. Applied Physical Science
  • B.Sc. Physical Science with Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Physical Science with Computer
  • B.Sc. Physical Sciences
  • B.Sc. Physical Sciences
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics[6]


  • M.A. Hindi
  • M.A. Political Science
  • M.Com.[7]

Admissions and teaching of these courses is handled at the University level. Tutorials are held in the college.

Infrastructure and facilities[edit]


Library of the college
Books in the college library of Motilal Nehru College

The library has a collection of over 1,07,586 volumes of books and subscribes to 86 periodicals. The library has 21 computer stations with Internet access.[8] A stationery shop and xerox facility are also available within the campus.

Students' union[edit]

The campaigning scene during DUSU election

The students of the college play the roles of active members of DUSU and the campus witness a rampant campaigning during the election season in September. Some of its students have managed to secure tickets at the DUSU elections.[9][10]

The present President of the college student union is Mridul Sharma.[11] and the current Vice President of the college student union is Linima Phalswal.

College magazine[edit]

The college magazine Navagat publishes reviews of educational, cultural, social and sports activities of the college and articles by the students and staff.

Cultural activities[edit]

The college has an active cultural society which has won various competitions at the university and national level in the past years, including with institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani, and Delhi University NEXUS. Moti Lal Nehru College was one of the nine colleges which participated in the Sahitya Akadami's poetry competition. The college has been lifting the Chancellor's Trophy for ten years.

Aadhaar, the dramatics society, has created new milestones by taking part in the India's biggest streetplay event, Sahitya Kala Parishad, and was the winner of a poster display event, with the aim of performing the best in the history of dramatics society, and won various prizes. The Electra dance society, Malhar music society and Bellissimo The fashion society are also doing well in their respective events.[12]

Lit Celebrate, the English Department Fest 2014

Placement Cell[edit]

The college has a very active Placement Cell along with the Career Development Center which looks into the placement for its students from all streams. The objective of the Placement Cell is to help students identify their career goals and provide an edge into the competitive job market. It organizes resume workshops, provides internships to students in various organizations during summer breaks, and prepares students for jobs. Reputed companies such as Fluor India Limited, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Cians Analytics, AON Hewitt, Capital IQ, Grail Research, and Protiviti have visited the college for recruitment.

College Playground


In 2006 the Department of History organized a national seminar/workshop on "Exploring Delhi", which was a huge success, getting recognition from the Prime Minister and the President of India.[citation needed] In 2007 the department produced four first divisioners in the History honours course. The history department has turned out to be one of the known faces of the university. In 2007, it was named Antiquity by the department and since then many national seminars and films screenings have been organised.[citation needed]

Other well-known facilities in the college are in economics and political science faculty departments, which attract students from all over the country. Recently, the college introduced a new facility for movie screenings, called Bioscope. A new state-of-art computer lab and seminar room have been constructed.[citation needed]

In the 2007-08 session, the college participated in exchange program with Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Korea which was appreciated by the Delhi government.[citation needed]

Location and connectivity[edit]

The college is situated on Benito Juarez Marg, in South Campus of Delhi University. It is well connected via the Outer Ring Road and the Delhi metro.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Motilal Nehru College | Principal". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Motilal Nehru College - University of Delhi". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Motilal Nehru College | History". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Golden jubilee celebrations at Motilal Nehru College". DU Beat. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Motilal Nehru College | Governing Body". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Motilal Nehru College - University of Delhi". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Motilal Nehru College - University of Delhi". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Motilal Nehru College | Library". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Student parties declare DUSU poll candidates". 5 September 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  10. ^ "The fight for DU: Campus politics and the larger national discourse". The Indian Express. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Motilal Nehru College | Students Union". Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Motilal Nehru College | Forms of Accounts". Retrieved 6 June 2017.