The University of Delhi is one of the pioneer institutions in the country established in the year 1922 for providing higher education to the people of the country. The institution provides admission to various programs and courses through its dedicated 77 constituent colleges, 16 faculties and 86 departments and 5 other associated institutions. The admission procedure in Delhi University has started for undergraduate and postgraduate programs, diploma and certificate courses.

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Students across the country desire to take admission to this reputed university. The undergraduate admission has also started. One thing that comes to the mind of every student is checking top colleges and departments of the university for admission. This blog will serve you with top colleges in the national capital serving millions of students with the best teaching-learning experience. 

About Delhi University Ranking

The University of Delhi is one of the premier educational institutions that deliver quality education in many specializations of various fields like Arts, Commerce and Science. The varsity has achieved a 192 score and become one of the tops among Indian Universities. As per the reports of CWUR or Centre for World University Ranking, it holds the top position in the country and 8th in the NIRF) National Institutional Ranking Framework. The institution is listed among the top 10 Indian public universities under QS BRICS University Rankings. 

Some Important points to know related to the ranking of Delhi University:

  1. The University of Delhi has improved its ranking in QS World University Rankings 2020 by thirteen places and ranked 474.
  2. As per the ranking reports of Outlook ICARE India University Rankings 2009, the varsity has ranked the first position amongst the top 25 Central Universities in India and hold 8th Position in the top 100 universities. 
  3. The institution has ranked between 601-800, 156, 130 by Times Higher Education World, The Emerging Economics University Ranking, 2009, The Asia University Ranking amongst top universities. 
  4. The University of Delhi, Colleges of Excellence: India Today Ranking, Survey of Colleges, 2024

Top 10 Science Stream Colleges in India

In the Science stream, 7 colleges have grabbed top positions in the top 10 colleges in India. They are:

  1. Hindu College
  2. Miranda House
  3. St Stephen College
  4. Hansraj College
  5. Daulat Ram College
  6. Sri Venkateswara College
  7. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

Top 7 Arts Stream Colleges in India

Seven colleges of DU are listed in the catalogue of the best 10 colleges for arts:

  1. Hindu College
  2. St Stephen College
  3. Miranda House
  4. Lady Sri Ram College
  5. Hansraj College
  6. Gargi College
  7. Ramjas College

Top 5 Commerce Stream Colleges in India

In this stream, 5 colleges of Delhi University are ranked in the top 10 colleges in India:

  1. Sri Ram College of Commerce
  2. Hindu College
  3. Lady Sri Ram College
  4. Hansraj College
  5. Ramjas College

Best 5 colleges for best placement records

5 colleges have achieved top positions in the best 10 colleges for best placement records:

  1. Lady Shri Ram College
  2. Shri Ram College of Commerce
  3. Hindu College
  4. Deshbandhu College
  5. Hansraj College

QS Ranking by Subject Performance

The Delhi University’s QS ranking by subjects has been placed at the top position in India. There are about twenty subjects that have gained honours to be in the list of QS rankings by the university.  The university has performed better than expected and thus some subjects have received the honours to get the QS rankings.

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In social science and management, the University of Delhi has achieved the 208th position by achieving the top position in all the educational institutions of the country. The institution has achieved 2nd position in arts and humanities. It scored 252nd position in Life Science and Medicine.

In the natural science field, the University of Delhi has secured 7th position. 

List of Top Colleges in Delhi University

Selecting the right college usually becomes a hectic task for most students especially when it comes to top institutions like the University of Delhi. Once you have completed your class 12th examination, you must want to select the right college for you. If you want to take admission to Delhi University, then we will help you here right now.

 Here is the list of top colleges in Delhi University that you must want to check:

St Stephen College

It’s one of the best and top most colleges of the university and a reputed one in Indian colleges. St Stephen College was established in the year 1881. The college is widely popular for two major streams: Science and Arts. The college has developed many popular alumni like:

  • Dr Kapil Sibbal
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Indian journalist Barkha Dutt

The college campus spreads out in an area of 60 acres with rich infrastructure. The campus is filled with majestic greenery, an amazing crowd, lucullan lawns, brick-based buildings, showboating and Mughal motif canopies and infrastructure. The chapel presents a luxurious look as it was designed by Walter George that looks like a heritage building of the previous age of Britishers.

Faculty here are very dedicated, highly qualified and experienced. The interview is included for all the courses in the admission procedure. The soaring cut-off and required eligibility make admission tougher in this college.

Courses offered:

There are many courses offered by the college:

  • BA Economics
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Maths

Shri Ram College of Commerce

This college is famous for delivering quality education in many disciplines and programs. It’s one of the top institutions of the university for commerce streams. The campus is based in the North Campus of Delhi University. It is one of the premier colleges of the university. Towering cut-offs and tough competition for admission procedures is its main attraction.

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The campus is listed in top colleges for providing best in class placements because it has a working placement cell that helped many students to get top positions in MNC’s including govt and private organizations. The college fest is also one of the most famous college functions not only on the North campus but it attracts a large number of students across Delhi. 

The college imparts the best in class quality education to the students in order to nurture their minds into finance specialists and entrepreneurs of the future. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled with AC classrooms and spacious with an extreme green environment. 

There are many notable alumni of this college. Some of the popular are:

  1. Anshuman Jain
  2. Arun Jaitley
  3. Rajat Sharma
  4. Gulshan Grover
  5. Arjan Kumar Sikri

Hansraj College

This is one of the topmost educational hubs or colleges associated with the University of Delhi. The institution was established in 1948. It is popularly known as “Shahrukh ka College” as the actor is a notable alumnus of the campus. There are others too who have taken graduation from the college like Anurag Kashyap, Ajay Maken, Ranvijay Singh, Anil Aggarwal etc. The college’s one of the top attractions is the lover’s point situated in the heart of College. Lush green lawns and quite a spectacular gardening will attract you to visit once. 

Hansraj College provides many courses to the students in many disciplines like BA, B.Com and B.Sc. The courses are:

  • BA Economics
  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Sc Physics
  • B.Sc Botany
  • B.Com (Hons) 

Hansraj College also provides certificate programs in many foreign languages like German, Spanish and French. The college also organises a spectacular fest that is famous in the entire North Campus of Delhi University. Placement assistance is strong in this college as top companies usually visit for in-campus placements like OLA, Microsoft and Wipro.

Hindu College

The College is one of the best in Delhi University as it has spectacular architectural design in buildings and classes. It is one of the oldest in the university that provides quality education to thousands of students enrolled in various courses. It was established in the year 1899. It also accepts only creamy candidates who have scored a high percentage in the class 12th examination for UG admission.

The college is quite famous for its science stream. Once you get into the college, don’t forget to attend the Virgin tree worship on V day. The campus is sprawled widely with well-maintained infrastructure. The annual feast of the college is “Mecca” which is organized with charm and glory and is famous in the entire University of Delhi.

Hindu College offers many programs to its students:

  • B.Sc Chemistry
  • B.Com Hons
  • BA Economics
  • BA Philosophy
  • B.Sc Zoology

The placement cell is very active in this college. You will get hired by top companies during their visits as per your interview and qualification. The visiting companies include Nestle, Deloitte, Ernst etc.

Notable Alumni of this college:

  • Manoj Kumar
  • Meenakshi Lekhi
  • Pema Khandu
  • Arjun Rampal
  • Imtiaz Ali
  • Arnab Goswami

Miranda House

This college is one of the best for women candidates located in the heart of the North campus.

The institution was established in 1948. The college provides many courses in various streams like Arts and Science. Top courses in the college include BA Political Science, BA English, BA Economics, BA Political Science, B.Sc Chemistry, etc. The faculty here are very dedicated and highly experienced.

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The campus has a lush green environment with infrastructure like past epochs. The classes are Wi-Fi AC enabled. The campus has its own gossip galiyaras. The college has its own fest Tempest that is organised with great charm and glory. 

Notable Alumni of the College Include:

  • Neeti Mohan 
  • Shonali Bose
  • Mira Nair
  • Jalabala Vaidya
  • Meira Kumar
  • Mouni Roy

Lady Shri Ram College for Women

This college is one of the top-notched educational institutions of the country that offers many programs from dedicated and highly experienced teachers and professors. Lady Shri Ram College is located in the Lajpat Nagar area of South Delhi. The campus life of this college is very nice as notable alumni have passed out from this institution.

The placement cell is properly working in this college to provide the best-ever placements for the students of Delhi University. The College provides courses to various programs in many disciplines like Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. Among its top courses, the college offers B.Sc Mathematics, B.Sc Statistics, BA Political Science, BA English etc.

The corridors are sun-shine with a speaky lush green environment. It is located in the prime location of South Delhi, just nearby to Greater Kailash and Lajpat Nagar near PGDAV College. 

Notable Alumni:

  • Aditi Rao Hydari
  • Sakshi Tanwar
  • Indu Malhotra
  • Sanjana Sanghi
  • Meenakshi Gopinath
  • Nidhi Razdan
  • Indu Malhotra

Gargi College

This College is one of the reputed institutions of South Campus established in the year 1967. It has a smart and beautiful building situated in South Delhi just next to Kamla Nehru College for women. Gargi College is a women’s educational institution that offers various courses and programs in many disciplines like education, commerce, science and arts.

The college’s Biotechnology Department has got a specific status by the Government of India for providing quality education in the discipline of Biotechnology. The college offers more than 20 courses in commerce, science and arts at UG and PG levels. 

Noted Alumni of Gargi College:

  • Huma Qureshi
  • Urvasi Rautela
  • Sonal Chauhan
  • Sanya Malhotra
  • Alankrita Sahai

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College

It is a premier institution based in South Delhi associated with the University of Delhi’s South Campus. The college is situated in Dhaula Kuan on the Ring road; a premier and major road of the National capital.  The college was established in the year 1959. ARSD college provides more than 21 PG and UG level courses. The college is popular for its most active debating society that uses Nimbus that encourages newbies to learn the techniques of debates in a very friendly way. The college is ranked 12th by the NIRF ranking 2024.

Some of the popular notable alumni of this college are:

  • Ramakant Goswami
  • Rajkumar Rao
  • Sudhir Chaudhary

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

It’s one of the best and constituent colleges of Delhi University established in the year 1990. The campus of DDU is situated in the area of Dwarka. The institution offers many courses under UG and PG levels. The annual feast of the college “Kalrav” is held every year in the months of February to march. Apart from UG and PG level programs, the college also provides various certificate courses in many languages like Spanish, German, and Russian. As per the NIRF ranking, it placed 13th best college in India. 

Notable alumni of this college are:

  • Rajkumar Rao
  • Ramakant Goswami
  • Sudhir Chaudhary

Sri Venkateswara College (SVC), New Delhi

SVC or Sri Venkateswara College is a Co-ed institution of Delhi University that was established in the year 1961. It is also situated in the South Campus of Delhi University. The college provides about 31 UG, PG, diploma and certificate programs in various specializations like Commerce, Science and Arts. Here, B.Com (H) is offered as one of the most popular degree programs.

If we talk about benefits for the students, the institution offers post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarships to its students. The placement cell is also active throughout the year. Sri Venkateshwara’s annual fest “Nexus” is held for three days and is quite popular in Delhi University as it includes various talent hunts and extra-curricular activities. According to the NIRF ranking, the college got 11th place for best college in India. 

Notable Alumni of this College:

  • Sriti Jha
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Raghu Ram
  • Varun Sood

NIRF Rankings of the Top Colleges of Delhi University

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has released the NIRF rankings of Delhi University Colleges. Check here, the top colleges with their respective NIRF rankings related to several years:

Miranda House (Women) 

  • Year of Establishment: 1948
  • NIRF Ranking:
    • 2017: 1
    • 2018: 1
    • 2020: 1
    • 2021: 1

Lady Shri Ram College for Women

  • Established: 1956
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 7
    •  2018: 8
    •  2020: 2
    •  2021: 2

St Stephen College

  • Established: 1881
  • NIRF Rankings : 
    • 2018: 2
    • 2020: 4
    • 2021: 8

Hindu College

  • Established: 1899
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2018: 4
    • 2020: 3
    • 2021: 9

Shri Ram College of Commerce

  • Established: 1926
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 3
    • 2018: 7
    • 2020: 12
    • 2021: 10

Sri Venkateswara College

  • Established: 1961
  • NIRF Rankings :
    • 2018: 24
    • 2020: 14
    • 2021: 11

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

  • Established: 1959
  • NIRF Rankings
    • 2017: 5
    • 2018: 14
    • 2020: 13
    • 2021: 12

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

  • Established: 1990
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 9
    • 2018: 13
    • 2020: 15
    • 2021: 13

Hans Raj College

  • Established: 1948
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2018: 21
    • 2020: 9
    • 2021: 14

Gargi College

  • Established: 1967
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2018: 15
    • 2020:16
    • 2021: 16

Kirori Mal College

  • Established: 1954
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2018: 20
    • 2020: 19
    • 2021: 17

Acharya Narendra Dev College

  • Established: 1991
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 20
    • 2018: 27
    • 2020: 18
    • 2021: 20

Daulat ram College

  • Established: 1960
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2020: 26
    • 2021: 26

Lady Irwin College

  • Established: 1932
  • NIRF Rankings
    • 2020: 32
    • 2021: 24

Dayal Singh College

  • Established: 1959
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 25
    • 2018: 20
    • 2020: 21
    • 2021: 29

Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science

  • Established: 1995
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2021: 32

Kamala Nehru College

  • Established: 1964
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2020: 43
    • 2021: 33

Maitreyi College

  • Established: 1967
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2018: 86
    • 2020: 35
    • 2021: 35

Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science

  • Established: 1989
  • NIRF Rankings;
    • 2017: 53
    • 2018: 31
    • 2020:67
    • 2021: 37

Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College

  • Established: 1951
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 23
    • 2018: 28
    • 2020: 30
    • 2021: 39

Jesus and Mary College

  • Established: 1961
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2018: 50
    • 2020: 37
    • 2021: 41

Maharaja Agrasen College

  • Established: 1994
  • NIRF Rankings:
    • 2017: 32
    • 2018: 47
    • 2020: 45
    • 2021: 52

Ramanujan College

  • Established: 2010
  • NIRF Rankings
    • 2017: 33
    • 2018: 26
    • 2020: 61
    • 2021: 53

Deshbandhu College

  • Established: 1952
  • NIRF Rankings
    • 2020: 96
    • 2021: 60

Shivaji College

  • Established: 1961
  • NIRF rankings:
    • 2017: 59
    • 2018: 54
    • 2020: 51
    • 2021: 70