Vivekananda College : University of Delhi
The college was setup in 1970 in Gandhi Nagar by the Delhi Administration (now the govt. of NCT of Delhi) out of grants from UGC and Delhi Administration with a specific objective of providing opportunities for higher education to women in the Trans-Yamuna area. The foundation stone of the College building was laid on 26 th Oct. 1976 by Prof. S. Nurul Hassan and the building was dedicated by Swami Ranganathananda of the Ramakrishna Mission in 1979. The college started in a school building with approximately 300 students admitted to B.A. (Pass). Since then the college has witnessed a meteoric rise in the number of students seeking admission in the different courses offered by it. It is one of the most sought after college in the Trans-Yamuna area for women education. It has grown to its present stature under the able guidance of the founder principal, Dr. Raj Wadhwa and the first chairperson of the Governing Body, Dr. R.N. Kataria. Subsequent chairpersons and members of the Governing Body and Principals added their valuable contributions to the growth and development of the college over the years. The college has developed beautiful gardens and ornamental lawns which contribute to the overall aesthetics of the college and enhance the learning experience. The dedication, commitment and loyalty of the teaching and non-teaching staff, along with the enthusiasm and achievements of the students over the years, have contributed largely to bring the college to its present position. Today, the college offers many discipline and honours courses at the undergraduate level, two post graduate courses – Hindi and Sanskrit and two add-on courses. At present the number of students is around 2265.