Founded in 1932, Lady Irwin College was the first home science college of the country. It was established under the patronage of the then Vicerine Lady Dorothy Irwin. The first governing body of the college included eminent personalities such as Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.
Lady Irwin College occupies 16.5 acres of Land with red brick buildings amidst sweeping lawns and resplendent trees in the heart of New Delhi. Courts for tennis, badminton, basket ball, volley ball, and areas for athletics are part of the College Campus. In the green surroundings stands the students Hostel which houses about 240 students. The Director, the Hostel Warden and several senior teachers live on the campus. The College is ideally situated in the cultural hub of Delhi. Art galleries, museums, exhibition grounds, theatre, music and dance facilities are accessible within a radius of a kilometre.The College has highly qualified teaching faculty, many of who have received national and international recognition for their teaching, research and publications. The teachers also serve as consultants and resource persons for important governmental and voluntary agencies, as well as for universities all over the country. Teachers are also invited to lead research projects in their areas of specialisation for institutions like UGC, Government departments, National and International agencies The College has well equipped laboratories and classrooms and a library with about 45,000 books and periodicals. On its campus the College houses two programmes for the care and education of young children as well as children with disability. These programmes also function as laboratory preschools and childcare centres and are an adjunct of the Department of Child Development. The College has a long tradition of service to the community. Wherever possible, the focus is on the needs of the less privileged and on developmental programmes to assist them. Community work is also carried out under the National Service Scheme, with special emphasis on adult literacy.
The college has been recognized for excellence in work related to Communication and Extension. The Extension and Communication Cell was set up in 1985 under the Department Research Support (DRS) Scheme of UGC. After successful completion of this scheme the cell has been upgraded and is recognized as Department of Special Assistance (DSA/UGC). Doctorate degrees have been awarded in such diverse areas as: adolescent girls, women entrepreneurs, maternal work and nutritional profile of women, computer aided nutrition counselling, care and education of children, effect of essential oils on pulses, composition, antimicrobial and insecticidal properties of Tulsi, functional literacy, rice hybrids, food in rural household, resource management in families of industrial workers, clothing for special needs among others.
Perhaps the most accurate marker of the success of an academic institution is its alumnae. Graduates of Lady Irwin College occupy top executive position in national organizations such as the Planning Commission and in international organizations like UNDP. Many are Deans of colleges, eminent teachers and principals of schools. Numerous alumnae have been successful in the fields of art, fashion, literature and as entrepreneurs in a remarkable variety of businesses, in India and abroad.
LADY IRWIN COLLEGE
New Delhi - 110001
Lady Irwin College offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Lady Irwin College offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA)View Details Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
Lady Irwin College offers 1 Year Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Education (B Ed)View Details Duration: 2 Year Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree
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Lady Irwin College