Lady Irwin College, Delhi

Delhi (Delhi) Estd : 1932 Approved by : UGC Type : Public
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Lady Irwin College

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

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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