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The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty. It was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. The President of India is the Visitor, the Vice President is the Chancellor and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is the Pro-Chancellor of the University. Ever since its inception, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research has made the University of Delhi a role-model and path-setter for other universities in the country. Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most talented students who later on went on to make important contributions to their society. When the University took birth, only three colleges existed in Delhi then: St. Stephen’s College founded in 1881, Hindu College founded in 1899 and Ramjas College founded in 1917, which were subsequently affiliated to it. The University thus had a modest beginning with just three colleges, two faculties (Arts and Science) and about 750 students. In October 1933, the University offices and the Library shifted to the Viceregal Lodge Estate, and till today this site houses the offices of the main functionaries of the University. The University has grown into one of the largest universities in India. At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes spread all over the city, with 132435 regular students (UG: 114494,PG:17941) and 261169 students (UG:258831,PG:2338) in non-formal education programme. Sir Maurice Gwyer, the then Vice-Chancellor, realizing the importance of a distinguished faculty to act as role models, relentlessly searched for talent all over the country and roped in men of eminence to this University, such as Prof. D.S. Kothari in Physics, Prof. T.R. Sheshadri in Chemistry, Prof. P Maheshwari in Botany and Prof. M L Bhatia in Zoology.

Country India
School name University of Delhi
City Delhi
Degree Bachelor, Master, PhD
Faculty
(Undergraduate)
Applied Social Sciences & Humanities
Arts
Commerce & Business Studies
Education
Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences
Law
Management Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Medical Sciences
Music & Fine Arts
Social Sciences
Technology
Faculty
(Graduate)
Applied Social Sciences & Humanities
Arts
Commerce & Business Studies
Education
Interdisciplinary & Applied Sciences
Law
Management Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Medical Sciences
Music & Fine Arts
Social Sciences
Technology
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Public
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1922
The number of students (Undergraduate) 114,494
The number of students (Graduate) 1,794
Test required for admission Document review
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) N/A
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 441-450
THE Rank (2013 rankings) N/A
Address University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Link to official website http://www.du.ac.in/du/
Link to contact website http://www.du.ac.in/du/index.php?page=contact-us