Swami Shraddhanand College - a popular institution of higher education in the University
of Delhi - takes its name and inspiration from the illustrious Swami Shraddhanand, who
was a great social reformer, freedom fighter, religious leader and an eminent educationist.
It had a humble beginning from Gandhi Ashram building at Narela more than 50 years
ago. Presently located in the rural suburbs of North Delhi in Alipur, it caters to the
educational needs of diverse students’ community. It has taken great strides to become one
of the prominent institutions of the university. The avowed purpose of the college is to
provide holistic and inclusive educational environment in order to nurture and encourage
its students, not only in their academic growth but also to turn students into becoming
mature and responsible citizens of tomorrow. It aims to help them realize their true
potential by providing integrated and multi-disciplinary education. It offers courses in all
the three streams: Arts, Commerce and Science. The College has an effective strength of
approximately 5000 students.
The college has a highly qualified and dedicated teaching faculty who guide their students
in realizing their dreams of achieving excellence. It has state-of-art laboratories, spacious
classrooms, well equipped library and a vast well maintained sports ground. The students
of the college have excelled in numerous national and international sporting events like
cricket, wrestling, ball badminton etc. and brought laurels to the institution. It has a
technologically advanced seminar hall for conducting academic and creative activities.
The amphitheatre provides space to the students for entertainment, re-creational and co-
curricular activities. There is plenty of open space as the college runs from two campuses
- the old and the new campus (adjacent to each other) - both being Wi-Fi enabled, well
maintained and eco-friendly. The lush-green campuses are free from all sorts of pollution.
The college is also equipped with all basic amenities like purified drinking water, clean and
hygienic toilets, air-conditioned girls common room, medical room, canteen and Allahabad
bank branch. The infrastructure supports person with special abilities. There is a dedicated
parking space for students and teachers in both the campuses of the college.
There is rapid and dramatic transformation in ever evolving educational world. In order to
meet the new challenges, the college administration and teaching faculty has always been
endeavoring to introduce and equip their students with emerging technologies. The college
believes in empowering its young students to be academically successful and culturally
enlightened through various activities. The various college societies and associations
sponsor and organize lecture series, seminars, workshops, academic field visits/ trips and
exhibitions thereby making subjects more interesting and comprehensible. The active
participation in the events organized by students union, NSS, NCC and WDC provides an
opportunity to the youngsters to be alert and aware about their rights and duties, turning
them into responsible citizens.