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Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) is a constituent college of the prestigious University of Delhi. Ranked first in India in Arts and Education, second in Commerce, and third in Mass Communication by India Today, it is generally held as the top college for Arts & Social Sciences in India.[1] It is also among the most prestigious and sought-after institutes of higher learning in the country.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Lady Shri Ram College for Women.svg
MottoSã vidyã yã vimuktaye
"That alone is knowledge which leads to liberation"
TypePublic women's college
Established1956
FounderLala Shri Ram
Parent institution
University of Delhi
PrincipalSuman Sharma
Academic staff
150
StudentsApproximately 2000
Location
New Delhi
Campus15 acres
Websitehttp://www.lsr.edu.in/

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History and evolutionEdit

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 5-acre (20,000 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 Ms. Suman Sharma.

DepartmentsEdit

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

Festivals and ClubsEdit

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, a Debating Society for debates, and Dramatics Society 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 to this, there is also compulsory enrollment in National Service Scheme, National Sports Organisation or National Cadet Corps.

Notable AlumnaeEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "INDIA'S BEST ARTS COLLEGES 2014". Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Article on Lady Shri Ram College for Women, delhilive.com on Sat, 02/06/2007-06:03
  3. ^ [1] Lady Shri Ram College Library