Institutional Distinctiveness

We at Dyal Singh College aim to live to the vision of our founder SardarDyal Singh Majithia to be a truly secular college and nurture students to be responsible citizens of the country. We are continuously working towards:


Dyal Singh College owes its origin to the extreme generosity and foresight of SardarDyal Singh Majithia, founder of “The Tribune’ and Punjab National bank., who willed his vast wealth in 1895 for setting up an Education Trust for a truly secular college. The College was established in Lahore in 1910, later shifted to Karnal and Delhi after the partition of the country. It started functioning at its present location as a constituent college of the University of Delhi in 1959 and was taken over by the University of Delhi as a University maintained college in 1978. The priority of the college is the holistic development of students by providing value-based quality education. While academic excellence is our distinctiveness, we also emphasize on wholesome personality developmentof the students with a holistic approach.Dyal Singh College is proud of its contribution to society by nurturing young students to excel in different subjects andbecome responsible citizens.


The students of Dyal Singh College are motivated to achieve great success in thrust areas like academics, research, administration, leadership, sports as well as art and culture.The quality of education imparted by highly skilled teachers has helped them succeed in getting prestigious scholarships like Marie- Curie Fellowship, Full- Bright Fellowship, Indira Gandhi Oxford Scholarship, Ph.D. scholarship at IISc, Bangalore, and Junior/Senior Research Fellowships of CSIR,UGC, ICSSR, etc. Many students opted to serve the country as Administrators and have been successful in joining Indian Administrative Services, Indian Forest Service, and Defence Services. Few students also preferred to become political leaders while a few won medals in sports atthe national/international level.As evident from the satisfaction survey report of parents/students, more than 80% of parents held that the quality of teaching in the college is good. During the last five years, the Placement Cell of college has witnessed remarkable growth in the field of recruitments as well as internships.The college has received the ‘Spiritual and Value Education (Save) Award’ on 13th March 2018, by the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, New Delhi.


The vibrant learning atmosphere of the college is conducive toproviding research training toundergraduate and post-graduate students. Students from other Universities/Institutes also get research training in this college for completion of MSc dissertation. The initiatives like Summer Research Internship inspired young students to explore career options in Research/Academics.More than 90 students participated in Summer Internship program during July-Aug, 2019. Many such interns preferred to join higher education after graduation. Many faculty members guide students for the award of a Ph.D. degree. More than 20 students have completed PhD programs from Dyal Singh College in different subjects and the number of students currently pursuing PhD programs is 46.The young research scholarshave presented research papers in Conferences/Seminar/Symposium in India and abroad.A large number of our alumni are currently engaged in advanced scientific research at world-renowned Institutes


The Environment Club, elected by the college staff council, organizes various events for creating awareness towardsenvironmental education, hence we have a strong commitment towards environmental sustainability.The members of the Environment Club have created awareness through media platforms on various issues like air pollution, dust pollution, noise pollution, Yamuna River pollution, etc. The college organized one-week Faculty Development Program(FDP) on “Environmental Sustainability and Higher Education, 4-11th June 2018, that helped create awareness for environment and education among students and teachers from different colleges/institutions in India. The college offers a compulsory course on Environmental Studies to all undergraduate students. Active participation of students in outreach programs related to the development of college into green and clean campuses resulted in winning many awards by reputed institutes. The college received the ‘BestManaged Green Campus Award’ on 21st Dec 2017, by the National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research and the Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, India. This was followed bythe‘’ Plastic Free College of the Year’ award on5th June 2018, by the same Organizations, during the World Environment Day Celebration in New Delhi.


The College emphasizes outreach programs to solve many problematic issues of society. The value of holistic education is reflected by the huge participation of students during outreach programs for the upliftment of less privileged sections of society. NSS initiated a cleanliness drive in neighborhood areas of the college near Sai Temple, Lodhi Road under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and motivated people towards cleanliness and hygiene. Blood donation camps are organized by NCC wings of boys every year. Covid pledge and clothing donation drives were a few other activities performed by the NSS wing in different regions of Delhi.


The College provides a conducive learning environment to the less privileged students.As student welfare measures, economically deprived students are granted stipends, reserved category students are allowed to keep books from the college library for the entire semester. Books/study materials have been added to the library for students aspiring to enter services. The college is a barrier-free campus for differently-abled individuals with the provision of ramps, special washrooms, and lift.Special equipment has also been added to augment educational services for differently-abled persons. Counseling sessions are regularly held by the trained counselor for benefit of the students.


The college is sensitive towards women and educates themto achieve success in every sphere of life. They are sensitized towards awareness of moral values and trained to work against social evils and discrimination against women. The Women Development Cell, VIRANGANA, together with NSS and NCC organizes various events on gender issues. In collaboration with Delhi Police, the girls are provided self-defense training. The girls of the college extended a helping hand towards the less privileged section of society. TheNCC girls wing organized an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Camp’ among many other activities carried out during the past five years. Eminent personalities like SmtSheila Dixit, Dr. KiranBedi, Smt. MeenakshiLekhi and others have inspired our girls' students with their motivational talk on women empowerment and gender equality.