Kamala Nehru College was established on 20th July 1964. At that time it was known as ‘Government College for Women’ and was located in Defence Colony. The College initially offered courses only in humanities but later the commerce stream was added. The college began the early years of its journey under the guidance of the founder Principal Dr.K.K. Gorowara.
When the college was started it just had 16 staff members and 209 students passed out in the first batch in 1968. The College Magazine ‘Swati’ was launched in the academic year 1965-66. Further, in 1966-67, the College was renamed as ‘Modern College for Women’ and in 1967-68 the College Magazine acquired a new name ‘Apoorva’. On 21st November 1972, the foundation stone for a new building was laid at Hauz Khas (at present August Kranti Marg) by then President Shri V.V.Giri. The college was given a new name and it became Kamala Nehru College. In 1974, on the occasion of Founder’s Day, Mrs. Indira Gandhi visited the new building, unveiled the plaque and planted saplings.
The college has a beautiful auditorium which was built through a sincere contribution made by the staff and students through fund raising campaigns. It was inaugurated on 17th December 1991 by the then Vice-President Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma. Today the college has well-maintained sports grounds, computer labs, gymnasium and eco-friendly classrooms (bamboo rooms apart from the main building). The library is well stocked and has a separate audio visual section. The college is physically challenged friendly and is under constant CCTV surveillance. The Placement Cell, NSS, NSO, NCC, Counselling Cell function for the overall well-being of the students. Kamala Nehru College has several extra-curricular societies that cover the whole gamut of personality development aspects by providing plural avenues to students for self-discovery. All departments and the societies have their annual newsletters/magazines and the college comes up with its journal ‘Akademos’(An Annual Miscellany of Liberal Arts and Scholarship, ISSN 2231-0584) each year.
Any educational institute advances on account of its efficient faculty members, diligent students, supportive administrative staff and a dynamic Principal. Kamala Nehru College has been constantly advancing on account of the efforts of all these factors.
Today the college stands tall as one of the best ‘All Women College’ in the south campus of the University of Delhi striving sincerely to shine on all fronts—be it academics, culture, and sports.
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- It ranks 14 amongst Best Art College according to the survey by the India Today Group.
- It also secures its place in the list of top commerce colleges in Delhi.
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