Delhi University or The University of Delhi was established in 1922 and it is one of the premier university of the country. It is known for its high standards in teaching and research. It is a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly.
Ever since its establishment, The Delhi University has became a role model and path setter for other universities of country with its strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most talented students of country who later on went makes important contributions to their society.
At start only three colleges existed in Delhi then: St. Stephen’s College founded in 1881, Hindu College founded in 1899 and Ramjas College founded in 1917, which were subsequently affiliated to it. University of Delhi has now grown into one of the largest universities in India. At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes spread all over the city, with 132435 regular students (UG: 114494,PG:17941) and 261169 students (UG:258831,PG:2338) in non-formal education programme.