Indraprastha College for women , Delhi

31, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi-110054
Tel No: 011-23954085, 23962009
Fax No: 011-23962009

Indraprastha College for Women was founded in 1924 and is the oldest women’s college of the University of Delhi. It began with three students, in a room on the second floor of an old, now heritage, mansion housing the Indraprastha Girls’ Senior Secondary School, in Chippiwara in the Jama Masjid area of Chandani Chowk,in the walled city of Old Delhi. Degree courses were introduced in 1930s , and in 1938 the University recognized Indraprastha College as a degree college. After some years, the college moved to Chandrawali Bhawan in Civil Lines, and was moved again to ‘Alipore house’ at Alipure road(now Sham Nath Marg) to the office – cum -residence of the British Commander-in-Chief in 1938 where it exist until today. The parent school and the College both grew out of the efforts of a group of Philanthropists associated with the Theosophical society of India. They were inspired by Mrs. Annie Besant, also a theosophist, who believed in and promoted education for women in north India, at a time when women were confined to the home and realized their destiny in marriage and motherhood. The vision of the College intensified over the decades, and remains focused on the holistic development and empowerment of women.
Course offered:
To meet the challenges present in today’s dynamic business environment, the three-year degree programme in B.Com (Hons.) offers a job-oriented integrated package of courses   with substantial Information Technology components and opportunities for summer internships.
Computer Science :
The three- year degree programme in B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science caters to the ever-growing demand for computer-based education. The Department is fully equipped with five Computer laboratories, which are regularly upgraded.
The three-year degree programme in B.A. (Hons.) Economics offers a package of courses designed to acquaint the student not only with theoretical and methodological issues but also issues pertaining to the real world. The focus on development-related issues, globalization, sustainability and climate change, in addition to the traditional areas of study such as the roles of the market and the state, consumer choice etc. highlights the relevance of this discipline in today’s world.
Since 1999, Delhi University has brought about urgent and much needed changes to the syllabus for the three-year degree programme in B.A. (Hons) English. The traditional canon has been opened up to include challenging new areas of study and methods of interpretation. Indian Literature written in English as well as English translations of important texts in Indian languages are now taught. The curriculum comprises English Literature produced in African countries, the Caribbean and Canada. In addition to this, English translations of European language texts are included. New spheres of inquiry such as those into ancient classical texts, forms of popular fiction and women’s writing have been incorporated. All this has made English Studies an exciting interdisciplinary field.
The three-year degree programme in B.A.(Hons.) History covers the evolution of human civilization from prehistoric to recent times.The course helps students analyse a diverse range of qualitative and quantitative information to arrive at a theoretical understanding of available choices and potentials at a given point in time.

The programme  Mathematics offered by the Department of Mathematics provides a comprehensive study of areas like Algebra, Statistics, Vector Calculus and Computer Programming. Students who pursue this course are trained to develop analytical skills and logical thinking.

Classes for the main papers in the three-year programme in B.A. Music (Hons.) are held at the Faculty of Music, University of Delhi. Students are given extensive training in Hindustani and Carnatic classical music in both the vocal and instrumental forms. However, classes for the Credit / Non-Credit / Concurrent and discipline courses are held in the College.
The Philosophy Department, in its three-year degree programme in the B.A. (Hons.) course  offers a rigorous analysis of developments in the areas of Logic, Ethics,  Aesthetics,and an overview of Greek , Western and Indian Philosophy.  The course is designed to develop intellectual rigour and analytical ability.
Pollitical Science:
In its three-year degree programme in B.A (Hons.)Political Science, the department  aims at creating an understanding not only of Political Philosophy but also of historical issues, current affairs and the workings of Government and Administration.

In 1960, Indraprastha College became the first women’s college in Delhi University to introduce the three-year programme in B.A (Hons.) Psychology. The course offers a judicious mix of theoretical knowledge and practical training. Equipped with a well-stocked departmental library and extensive laboratory facilities (with free access to the Internet), the department provides an excellent environment for academic pursuits.
Department of Sanskrit is the one of the oldest Department in I.P.College. The Department of Sanskrit promotes the appreciation of this rich language which is the backbone of the understanding of Indian culture and religious traditions. Ancient Sanskrit literature is a storehouse of scientific principles and methodology. The faculty’s expertise in Sanskrit Grammar, Philosophy, Literature, Culture, Religion and Indian Epigraphy.
Student Services:

  •     Residential Halls
  •     Student Faculty Committees
  •     Financial Assistance and Scholarships
  •     Student Counselor
  •     Health Services-WUS
  •     Career Guidance and Placement Cell
  •     Foreign Students’ Cell
  •     Admission Counselling
  •     North-East Students’ Society
  •     Women’s Development Cell
  •     Students’ Union
  •     Book Bank
  •     Golden Key International Honour Society
  •     International Award for Young People
  •     Cultural Activities
  •     Sports Activities
  •     Service in Education

College Support Services

  •     Cafeteria
  •     Equal Opportunity Cell
  •     Medical Facilities- Doctor and Nurse visits on campus
  •     Enabling Unit
  •     Child Care Centre
  •     Wi-Fi Enabled Campus
  •     Campus Security with CCTV Surveillance
  •     Bank
  •     Photocopier and Stationary Shop
  •     26- Seater Bus for Student/Staff Activities
  •     Telephone Kiosks
  •     Faculty Research Facility
  •     College Complaints Committee
  •     Visiting Scholars’ Residence Facilities
  •     Multi-Facility Sports Complex
  •     Barrier-free Access
  •     Anti -Ragging Squads
  •     24-hours Electricity Backup

Indraprastha College has two hostels which provide safe and comfortable boarding-lodging facility to out-station students for pursuing higher education. Some of the facilities provided in every room are as follows: ceiling fan, bed, one built-in wardrobe/almirah, a chest of drawers, one study table and chair, and a book rack mounted on the wall.
Sports facilities:
Hostel Residents interested in sports facilities of the college may avail all of them at the time slots outside their classes. Along with the extensive playgrounds, the college offers a wide range of sports activities. Residents can use the Gymnasium-cum-Fitness Center, the Swimming Pool, the Tennis and Badminton Courts, the Basketball and Netball Courts and the
Archery facilities.
Facilities for medical emergencies
The College Medical Room is located next to the hostel. A nurse is available in the College Medical Room between 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon twice a week.A well-qualified doctor is on duty between 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon twice a week.
The hostel is in close proximity to two medical facilities, the Meena Devi Jindal Clinic and the Sant Parmanand Hospital A first-aid box and OTC medicines are kept available. The College has a counseling service on campus.

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