Over the last three years, the physical infrastructure of the college building designed by the famous architect, Walter George, has been refreshed to return to the traditional appearance along with modern facilities. The Delhi Government now recognizes the college building among the several heritage sites in Delhi, and has supported its repair and restoration. Some of the structures such as Hannah Sen Cottege, College Library and Director’s Bungalow are more than 75 years old.
The College has highly qualified teaching faculty, many of whom have received national and international recognition for their teaching, research and publications. The teachers also serve as consultants and resource persons for important governmental and voluntary agencies, as well as for universities all over the country and abroad. Teachers are also invited to lead research project in their areas of specialization for institutions like UGC, Government department, National and International agencies.
The college has well equipped laboratories and classrooms and library with about 55,000 books and periodicals. On its campus the college has programmes for the care and education of young children as well as children with disability. These programmes also function as laboratory pre-school and childcare centres and are an adjunct of the department of Human Development and Childhood Studies. The campus is wifi enabled and covered with CCTV surveillance.
Perhaps the most accurate marker of the success of an academic institution is its alumnae. Graduates of Lady Irwin College occupy top executive positions in national organizations such as the Planning Commission and in international organizations like UNDP. Many are deans of college, eminent teachers and principals of schools.
The College is ideally situated in the cultural hub of Delhi. Art galleries, museums, exhibition grounds, theatre, music and dance facilities are accessible within a radius of a kilometre. It is well connected by Metro.