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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 Top Courses & Fees

BA 10 Courses Offered
BSc 3 Courses Offered
B.Ed 2 Courses Offered
B.Com 1 Courses Offered
MSc 5 Courses Offered
PGD 1 Courses Offered

Lady Irwin College,Delhi Rankings


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Scholarship at Lady Irwin College

Sushma Palmer Scholarships

S.NoName of ScholarshipAmt(Rs.)Year
1.Sushma Palmer Scholarships6000/-2015
2.Avtar K. Kaul Scholarships4500/-2015
3.Kellog’s Scholarship4500/-2015
4.Avtar Singh Bedi Scholarship4500/-2015
5.Suvira Scholarship4500/-2015
6.R.Saroja Scholarship2000/-2015
7.LIC Faculty Royalty Fund Scholarship4000/-2015
8.Student Aid Fund Scholarship Means-cum- merit4000/-2015


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Lady Irwin College Awards and Rankings

2015Award 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.
2014First 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
2013Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) initiated in July 2013.
2012College completes 80 years. 
Silver Jubilee of Department of Fabric and Apparel Science.
2011Wi-Fi Connectivity in the College (DU).
2010Silver Jubilee of Special Assistance Programme (SAP) supported by UGC.
40 years of Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies.
2009Infrastructure 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)
2008Golden Jubilee of Department of Food & Nutrition.
National Environment Awareness Award from Khadi and Village Industries and
Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment.
2007Introduced 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.
2006Platinum Jubilee Year Nov. 2006-2007.
Renovation and Restoration of UG Hostel (Govt. of NCR grant).
Metro linkage to College.
2005Golden Jubilee of the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur Child Study Centre.
Herbal life Award.
2004Inauguration 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.
2003College got ERNET connectivity through DU, RFID loop.
2002State-of-art Saroja Nutrition Studio inaugurated. 
Golden Jubilee of the Education Department.
2000Celebrating the Millennium Woman : Literary and Fine Arts Fair.
1999The study abroad programme with the Michigan State University, College of Human Ecology, U.S.A., initiated.
1998Silver Jubilee of the Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN).
1997Computerisation of the Library.
1992Diamond Jubilee of the College.
1990Communication and Extension Cell upgraded by UGC as Department for Special Assistance (DSA).
1988The Enabling Centre for children with special needs set up.
1987Masters degree in Textiles and Clothing introduced.
1985University Grants Commission (UGC) sponsored the establishment of a Communication and Extension Cell under Department Research Scheme (DRS).
1983Silver Jubilee of the Foods and Nutrition Department.
1982Golden Jubilee of the college.
1981Inception of inclusive education at the nursery school.
1972Post-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.

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

-Aastha TyagiUpdated on April 06, 2021 08:52 AM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, yes, you can apply for B.Ed Special Education offered at Lady Irwin College with an aggregate score of 60% in the Bachelor’s degree examination. According to the official website of Delhi University, any candidate who has secured at least 50% in the Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree examination in Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities stream can apply for B.Ed Special Education admission in any DU affiliated institution. For B.Tech degree holders (with specialization in Science or Mathematics), the minimum aggregate marks is 55% to be eligible to apply for B.Ed Special Education in ...


What is the eligibility criteria to apply for B.Sc (Pass) Home Science admission at Lady Irwin College New Delhi?

-sona sharmaUpdated on January 27, 2021 03:44 PM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the latest eligibility criteria to apply for B.Sc (Pass) Home Science admission at Lady Irwin College New Delhi have been discussed below - 

  • The applicants must be at least class XIIth qualified from any recognized Board

  • The applicants must have secured at least 50% overall aggregate score in English and Social Science/Commerce/Home Science/Science stream subjects (at least 3 papers)

  • Applicants must not include the marks obtained by them in Physical Education/Dance/Music/Commercial Art/Fine Art subjects


What is the minimum eligibility required to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for M.Sc Food & Nutrition admission at Lady Irwin College New Delhi?

-manik sardanaUpdated on January 08, 2021 01:48 AM
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Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, if you wish to apply for M.Sc Food & Nutrition admission at Lady Irwin College New Delhi, then you must fulfil the eligibility conditions mentioned below - 

  • The applicants must have at least secured an overall aggregate of 55% or more in Food Technology or Home Science at the UG level from any recognized university 

  • Applicants with equivalent grades in the aforementioned disciplines from any recognized university/institution are also eligible


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FAQs about Lady Irwin College

Has Lady Irwin College signed MOU with any organization?

Yes, Lady Irwin College has signed MOU with many organizations such as National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development.

Do I have to submit income certificate with OBC-NCL certification?

No, Income certificate is not required with OBC-NCL certification.

What is the hostel fee of Lady Irwin College?

The hostel fee of Lady Irwin College is INR 45,490 for the first term. It must be noted that the fee may vary every year.

Who are the notable alumni of Lady Irwin College?

Some of the notable alumni of Lady Irwin College are Ritu Kumar (Indian fashion designer), Chitrangada Singh (Film Actress), Manpreet Brar ( Actress) and Sushma Seth (Indian film actress).

Can candidates who have taken a gap year, apply for B.Com program?

Yes, students who have taken a gap year are eligible to apply for B.Com program. They are also eligible for other UG programs.

What is the flagship course of Lady Irwin College?

Lady Irwin College is known for the B.Sc program. The program is available in Home Science. Besides this, the college also offers B.Sc honours in Home Science and Food Technology.

What are the NIRF rankings of Lady Irwin College?

Lady Irwin College has been ranked 32nd in the NIRF rankings 2020.

Is Lady Irwin College accredited by NAAC?

Yes, Lady Irwin College is accredited by NAAC with “A+” grade.

Why choose Lady Irwin College?

Lady Irwin College lies in the central hub of Delhi. The campus is well connected through metro. Education at Lady Irwin College is provided by well-qualified faculty members.

When was Lady Irwin College established?

Lady Irwin College was established in 1932 under the patronage of the Lady Dorothy Irwin (then vicereine).

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