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Lady Irwin College is a constituent college for women affiliated to the University of Delhi. It was established in the year 1932 under the patronage of the then Vicereine, Lady Dorothy Irwin. Some of eminent national and international leaders such as Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu, Margaret Cousins, Maharani of Bhopal were its founding mentors.
Lady Irwin College is popular for its Home Science since its inception. The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of Home Science and has also introduced education courses such as B.Ed and B.Ed special education recently. It aims for the holistic development of the women students and their capacity building through well thought academic programmes and extracurricular activities.
The faculty of the Lady Irwin College is well-qualified and regularly upgrades itself to provide students with enriching teaching experience. To keep up with every changing academic and industry trends, the college organises various workshops, seminars, conferences, outreach activities in collaboration with various government and non-government organisations.
A large part of the Lady Irwin College is housed in heritage structures. The college keeps renovating and upgrading its facilities from time to time so that its students get the best learning environment. It has well-equipped classrooms, laboratories and computer labs.
The placement cell of Lady Irwin College has maintained good placement records. Most of its students manage to bag at least one offer before the completion of the course. It also organises various pre-placement and training sessions for the students to enhance their employability and professional skills.
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Lady Irwin College Placement
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
|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 â€œGood Teaching Practicesâ€ 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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Contact Details of Lady Irwin College, Delhi
Address:Sikandra Road, Pragati Maidan, Delhi, India- 110001