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Coordinates: 28°41′8.6640″N 77°12′22.9788″E / 28.685740000°N 77.206383000°E / 28.685740000; 77.206383000

Ramjas College is a college of the University of Delhi located in North Campus of the university in New Delhi, India. It is one of the first three colleges established under University of Delhi. Ramjas. The college admits both undergraduates and post-graduates, and awards degrees under the purview of the University of Delhi. Ramjas was celebrating its Centennial legacy from 2016 and completed its 100 years celebration in January 2017.[3]

Ramjas College
Ramjas College Seal.jpg
Motto in English
knowledge has no comparison
Established1917
FounderRai Kedar Nath [1]
PrincipalManoj Kumar Khanna[2]
LocationUniversity Enclave, New Delhi, India
CampusUrban
AffiliationsUniversity of Delhi
Websiteramjas.du.ac.in

It is one of the founding colleges of University of Delhi, along with Hindu College and St. Stephen's College. It is a co-educational college that admits students and select teachers from all communities irrespective of gender, caste, religion and physical challenges. The institution believes in holistic education that goes beyond achieving academic excellence, and vocational training.[4]
In January 2004, the College organised the first ever Conference of Graduate Students of Economics from the SAARC countries.[5] Department of Mathematics of the College is believed to be the best Department of Mathematics in University of Delhi.The Department of Mathematics, Ramjas College organised a two-day International Conference on Mathematics & Applications (ICMA – 2017). The conference was held between April 26-28. It covered almost all the topics of Mathematics and its applications in different fields from History of Mathematics to Modern Mathematics. There were more than 200 participants from different destinations of India and abroad like from Italy, Serbia, Iran and more other nations. The conference had about 45 invited talks by eminent speakers of different branches of Mathematics from CMI, TIFR, IITs, IMSC and many Central/State Universities.

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HistoryEdit

Founded in 14th may 1917 by the great educationist and philanthropist, Rai Kedar Nath, Ramjas College is oldest college of Delhi after Hindu College and Stephen College. Initialy it was affiliated with university of Punjab, Lahore upto intermediate level. Beginning from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi.[6] The College was named in memory of Lala Ramjas, father of Rai Kedar Nath, the founder of the college.[7] In its starting days, the college was run by the Ramjas Foundation - an educational foundation that runs schools and educational institutions in Delhi. When University of Delhi was formed in 1922, it was ungraded to degree level and brought under the University. Ramjas College has since been a humble part of that University. After formation of DU, the college was brought under government control but Ramjas Foundation kept looking over the administrative works of the college.[8][9] In 1924, Its other branch named Ramjas intermediate college was opened at Daryaganj and old college was moved to a new campus at Anand Parbat (which was then called Kala Pahad) near the serai Rohilla Station about two miles from heart of city. The college was then inaugurated at its new location by Mahatma Gandhi, who was also a good friend of Rai Kedar Nath. But during World War II, the college had to cede its campus at Anand Parbat to the British Wireless Experimental Centre.[10] In the same period, at time of Quit India Movement, a group of Ramjas students went ahead and joined the freedom struggle which resulted in them being arrested and jailed. A plaque with their names inscribed on it has been put up near the college auditorium gate in memory of the brave students.[8]

The college relocated to its current location in 1950. Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India inaugurated the present building on January 17, 1951. He even sent his daughters to study here. After the death of Rai Kedarnath, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the architect of Constitution of India and first Minister of Law and Justice of India, acted as the Chairman of Governing Body of Ramjas College, the only College in Delhi that had the honour of having him in its Governing Body.[10]. On 12 February 1959, The famous black American leader Martin Luther King Jr. visited the college and made a memorable speech to the students. Now almost equal in number, there were only two females out of 161 students in 1942-43 session.

CoursesEdit

The college offers 18 undergraduate and 18 postgraduate courses in Sciences, Humanities and Commerce streams. Additionally, there are 26 add-on courses and 6 foreign language courses on offer.[11]

CampusEdit

The college's red coloured building is surrounded by trees and foliage which has earned it the title 'Rainforest'.[7] A Seminar Room and a Conference Hall form the nucleus of all the academic conferences, events and proceedings of the college. It has volleyball, basketball, football and table tennis facilities. It also has its own shooting range and an archery range within the campus.It also has a gymnasium with modern equipment.[8]

HostelEdit

The college also provides hostel facility with 80 seats for girls & 120 seats for boys.[12][13]

LibraryEdit

There are over 100,000 titles in the library, and are all bar-coded. Books are issued matching bar coded student ID Cards and titles of their choice. Availability of titles can be checked on the computers available in the library.[14]

Student societiesEdit

The College offers a wide range of courses, extra-curricular activities and technologically advanced facilities accessible to the faculty, the students and the support staff. There are specific zones formed by the authorities of Ramjas College to emphasize on various aspects.[14] The woman development cell, student information and management system support services, clubs, gender forum, student counsellor, student activity centre and various societies of Ramjas College encourage students to participate in different areas other than academics.[4]

Notable alumniEdit

The alumni of Ramjas College are called Ramjasites.[citation needed] Notable alumni include:

Yogit Rathi, President Ramjas College Student Union (2016-17)

ReferencesEdit

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  19. ^ "letsintern". Archived from the original on 24 December 2015.

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