Lady Irwin College, Delhi

Delhi (Delhi) Estd : 1932 Approved by : UGC Type : Public
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The Lady Irwin College is a constituent college for women, in University of Delhi, under the memorandum of Association of The Lady Irwin College Society. With an aim for holistic development of women students, and their capacity building through carefully designed academic programmes and extramural activities. The institute proffers diploma, UG, PG courses in home science, dietetics, public health nutrition, B.Ed in accordance with University of Delhi curriculum. It aims for holistic development of women students, and their capacity building through carefully designed academic programmes and extramural activities. The Lady Irwin College aphorism is VIDYA HI SEWA. The teaching learning transactions true to the motto Endeavour to inculcate a sense of knowledge to serve through carefully designed outreach experiences. The College has always provided headship to other institutions in the nation in teaching, research and extension in Home Science, both at central universities and Home Science colleges with agricultural institutions. Lady Irwin College has celebrated 77 years in 2009.The education in this college aims towards capacity building for entrepreneurship, improved quality of life and overall development of the students. It is a nodal and template institution for Home Science education in the country. The disciplines in the college are artistic, creative, culturally rooted and contemporary. The programmes are scientifically planned which include education in textile technology, food processing, metabolism, environment, sustainable technologies, food safety, health and disease and human development. The focus of college is to have holistic education for the all round development of the students.

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With the rich experience and confidence gained by the students, the post-graduates of the department are now placed in important positions with various organizations like Government, International Agencies, NGOs, Food Industries, Catering establishment, Hospitals and Teaching Institutions in India and abroad. They are working as researchers; teachers; public health nutritionists; research and ...

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Awards and Rankings

Year Achievements
2015 Award to Five Innovative Projects. 
Choice Based Credit Systems (CBCS) initiated in July. 
Two Years B.Ed. and Two Years B.Ed. Special Education (MR).
Student Center (New Building), Department of Education.
Best College Award for International Education and Leadership Summit Award.
2014 First Prize from Delhi University at Antardhvani “Good Teaching Practices” Feb. 2014.
Intuitional Award on Multidisciplinary Healthcare, AIIMS, January 2014.
Golden Jubilee Celebration of DCE and RMDA Department. 
Center for Post Graduate Studies (New Building).
Nina Sibal Award
2013 Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) initiated in July 2013.
2012 College completes 80 years. 
Silver Jubilee of Department of Fabric and Apparel Science.
2011 Wi-Fi Connectivity in the College (DU).
2010 Silver Jubilee of Special Assistance Programme (SAP) supported by UGC.
40 years of Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies.
2009 Infrastructure Expansion in College (DU infrastructure grant)
Renovation and Up-gradation of College Library (DU infrastructure grant)
Renovation and Up-gradation of PG Hostel (UGC grant)
2008 Golden Jubilee of Department of Food & Nutrition.
National Environment Awareness Award from Khadi and Village Industries and
Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment.
2007 Introduced B.Ed. Special Education (MR).
Initiated revised M.Sc. Programme.
- M.Sc. Food & Nutrition
- M.Sc. Human Development and Childhood Studies.
- M.Sc. Fabric & Apparel Science
- M.Sc. Resource Management & Design Application
- M.Sc. Development Communication & Extension
- Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition

Platinum Jubilee International Conference, Epigenesis: Empowerment for Excellence in Home Science.
Lady Irwin College was identified as "Center for Advanced Studies"by University Grant Commission.
2006 Platinum Jubilee Year Nov. 2006-2007.
Renovation and Restoration of UG Hostel (Govt. of NCR grant).
Metro linkage to College.
2005 Golden Jubilee of the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Child Study Centre.
Herbal life Award.
2004 Inauguration of Communication Laboratory: Initiation of Network link with Delhi University.
Inauguration of fully automated library.
The Babar Road, Main Gate and Delhi Metro Mandi House Station.
2003 College got ERNET connectivity through DU, RFID loop.
2002 State-of-art Saroja Nutrition Studio inaugurated. 
Golden Jubilee of the Education Department.
2000 Celebrating the Millennium Woman : Literary and Fine Arts Fair.
1999 The study abroad programme with the Michigan State University, College of Human Ecology, U.S.A., initiated.
1998 Silver Jubilee of the Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN).
1997 Computerisation of the Library.
1992 Diamond Jubilee of the College.
1990 Communication and Extension Cell upgraded by UGC as Department for Special Assistance (DSA).
1988 The Enabling Centre for children with special needs set up.
1987 Masters degree in Textiles and Clothing introduced.
1985 University Grants Commission (UGC) sponsored the establishment of a Communication and Extension Cell under Department Research Scheme (DRS).
1983 Silver Jubilee of the Foods and Nutrition Department.
1982 Golden Jubilee of the college.
1981 Inception of inclusive education at the nursery school.
1972 Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition introduced. Masters programme in Rural Community Extension restructured as Community Resource Management and Extension.

Master’s degree in Child Development introduced.

1969 B.Sc. Home Science Honours degree introduced. Lady Irwin College Society (Regd.) established.
1964 Masters degree in Rural Community Extension introduced.
1960 Library shifted to the new building.
1959 Foods and Nutrition Block built.
1958 Masters degree in Foods and Nutrition introduced.
1955 Nursery School inaugurated by Rajkumari Amrit Kaur: Exchange programme instituted with the University of Tennessee in the U.S. for faculty.
1953 Science Block built.
1952 One year programme of Bachelor in Education introduced: Exchange programme initiated with Sarah Lawrence and Briarchliff College U.S.
1950 The College became affiliated to the University of Delhi. B.Sc. in Home Science offered.
1938 The college moved to the current premises.
1936 Two year Diploma in Domestic Science, one year Diploma in Teaching and a Certificate in Needlework offered.
1933 Establishment of hostel with 60 students.
1932 Establishment of the college with 11 students under the directorship of Mrs. Hannah Sen offering one year Certificate Course in Home Science.

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    Sikandra Road, Pragati Maidan, Delhi, India- 110001
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