About Dyal Singh College (DSC), Delhi

Delhi (Delhi)   Estd : 1910 Approved by : NAAC Type : Government

About Dyal Singh College

Dyal Singh College owes its origin to the extreme generosity and foresight of Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, founder of ‘The Tribune’ and ‘Punjab National Bank’, who willed his vast wealth in 1895 for the setting up of an Education Trust for a truly secular college. Consequently, Dyal Singh College was established at Lahore in 1910. After the Partition of India, Dyal Singh College was established in Karnal and in Delhi. It started functioning in the capital as a constituent College of the University of Delhi in 1959 and was taken over by the University of Delhi as a University maintained institution in 1978. The College Campus of over 11 acres is centrally located on metro map at Lodhi Road in South Delhi in the vicinity of Lodhi Garden, Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Stadium, India Habitat Centre, India International Centre, CGO Complex and many other institutions of national/international significance. Presently, the College is imparting education to over 4600 students, including foreign students from Afganistan, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Turkemenistan & Indonesia in 19 courses (including 12 honours & 2 post graduate courses) through 18 departments consisting of over 230 well qualified faculty members and over 100 non teaching staff members

During recent years, the College has registered an impressive quantitative and qualitative improvement. The quality of the incoming students and the University results has shown a progressive upward movement. The addition of essential amenities and other facilities for students has made the College a prestigious institution for academic and co-curricular activities.The faculty of the college takes interest in research programmes beside teaching and at present various research programmes involving grant of Rs. 1,67,74,742/- are going on in different departments of the college. A good number of research papers, books, articles have been published/presented at conferences by teachers of the college.

Students of the college have been honoured with Meritorious awards by University of Delhi. A good number of prizes have been won by students in sports, NCC and Art & Culture in intercollege/University competitions.

The College has been selected as one of the Centres for evaluation of scripts of University Annual/Semester/Supplementary Examination and is also providing infrastructure for conduct of University Examination/classes for students of School of Open Learning, University of Delhi. As students welfare measures, economically deprived students are granted stipend, reservedcategory students are allowed to keep books from college library for the entire academic year, books/study material have been added to the library for students aspiring to enter services, special equipment has been added to augment educational services for differently abled persons and counselling sessions are held by trained counsellors for benefit of students.The various subject societies organize seminars, lectures, discussions, debates, exhibitions and education trips which are crucial components in enhancing the learning process. These help to encourage students to explore beyond the prescribed syllabus, interact with experts and get an exposure to important events and aspects of contemporary society. The Commerce Association's communique, 'Ecowaves', the annual festival of the Economics Association; the annual festival of the Chemistry Society, 'Rasaynika'; 'Prakriti' the Annual Inter-College Festival of the Botany Society have made an impact on the university community at large. 'Vasundhra' of the Geography Society, 'Celluloid' of the English Literary Society, 'Polis' of the Political Science Association, 'Infovision' of the Computer Society, the Gandhi Study Circle, the Bengali Society, Mathematics Society, Sanskrit Society, Urdu Society and Zoology Society organize events which engage teachers as well as students in scholastic adventure and discovery.The addition of essential amenities and other facilities for students has made the College a prestigious institution for academic and co-curricular activities.


Awards & Rankings

  • NAAC Accredited 'A' Grade.
  • NIRF - 2017 All India 8th Rank.

Dyal Singh College Vision and Mission


The college owes its origin to the extreme generosity and foresight of SardarDyal Singh Majithia, who willed his vast wealth in 1895 for setting up an education trust for a truly secular college.

The college got established at this place in 1959 and currently it is imparting education to over 4600 students including foreign students through faculities of Arts, Commerce, Mathematical Sciences, Science and Social Sciences. 

We strive to create conducive environment for students to gain insight into their academic pursuits so that the students are more employable and to equip students with necessary knowledge to contribute not only to their own story of growth but also of this college, University of Delhi and our great nation. 

With a view to  develop a wholesome personality, we strive to further equip sports and extra curricular facilities. 

The college is providing the infrastructure and assistive technology to differently abled students.  We strive to do more for such students.

The college also strive to have strong placement linkages so that students graduating from college and wishing to be economically independent are able to get a job matching their abilities and skill.  

Realizing that research and innovation are an important contributor to the growth of an institution , students and teachers are a motivated lot engaged in various research and innovation programmes involving funding to the tune of Rs. 1,86,09,842/-.  These projects are funded by UGC, CSIR, DST, ICSSR, ICMR and DU. 

Realizing the need for overallimprovement in the education status of youth and to maximize the usage of college infrastructure, the college is contributing through personalcontactprogramme for students of School of Open Learning of University of Delhi and through IGNOU study center.  We will like to take this endeavor further in years to come.

The college community need to be concerned about its responsibility towards the less privileged in the society and towards planet Earth.   We are doing a bit through NCC, NSS and environment club at the college.  We strive to take further steps to adopt a village/Jhugi-jhopdi cluster, and impart health/ hygiene education and to make people literate.  We strive to use more of organic manure and plant more and more trees. 

Equally important is to safeguard youth from the ills of tobacco smoke and substance abuse. Our endeavor is to make college students aware through various programmes so that they remain healthy and notaddicted to bad habits.  The Psychological health of the students is of paramount importance. To take care of that the students are provided platform for one to one interaction for their problems with trained counsellors.

Last, but not the least, we aim to live to the vision of the founder SardarDyal Singh Majithia to be a truly secular college and nurture students to be responsible citizens of the country.  


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Contact Details of Dyal Singh College, Delhi

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    +91-11-24365948 , +91-11-24367819 , +91-11-9899173647
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    Lodhi Road, Delhi, India- 110003