Everything You Need To Know About Lady Irwin College, DU

Lady Irwin College, DU
Lady Irwin College, DU

Lady Irwin College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi located on the North Campus. It was established in 1932. The college has an illustrious ancestry. The buildings of the college campus have been classified and protected as heritage sites. But there is so much more to the college than its history and through this blog, we will tell you all that you need to know!

The college shifted to its current campus at Sikandra Road in 1938. Till 1950, it was managed by the All India Women's Education Fund Association, after which it got affiliated with the University of Delhi, and honors degree courses were introduced in the college.

Why Lady Irwin College?

Lady Irwin College is a women's college located at Sikandra Road, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001. The Motto of this college is “Vidya Hi Sewa”. This college is amongst the top 5 and best in Asia for Home Science, the college is also recognized by world standards.

Lady Irwin College · University Of Delhi, Sikandra Rd, Mandi House, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
★★★★☆ · Academic department

Courses Offered:

  • B.Sc. (Pass) Home Science - 3-year degree course.
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Home Science - 3-year degree course.
  • B.Ed (Home Science) -2 year degree course
  • B.Ed. Special Education (MR) - 1-year degree course.
  • Btech. Food technology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition - 1-year diploma course
  • M.Sc. Home Science - 2-year degree course in:
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Human Development & Childhood Studies
  • Fabric and Apparel Science
  • Development Communication & Extension
  • Resource Management & Design Application
  • Ph.D. - In all five specializations of Home Science


The library has grown into a separate building covering 500 sq. meters of area with one and a half-story located on the premises of the college. This supports undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in the field of Home Science. Having a specialized collection in the area of Home Science and its allied areas, the library pursues a higher value of knowledge, creativity, and wisdom and empowers its users to be connected with literature published/available in the field through its collection and networks.

Lady Irwin College Library
Libray at Lady Irwin College, DU

The library building was renovated with the latest ICT requirements, retaining the ambiance of its heritage structure and making it energy efficient. The Library is fully automated with a Reading cum Conference Hall, Fiber Optic 24×7 connectivity, Wi-fi enabled building, Air Conditioned Conference Hall, Internet workstations with 40 computers, E-Resource Centre, Big Reading Hall, 120 seating capacity, Thesis, and a Dissertation Room.


The Lady Irwin College placement cell works very hard to ensure that its students are placed in important positions with various organizations such as NGOs, Food Industries, Government, Hospitals, and Teaching Institutions both in India and abroad. Many top recruiting companies participate in Lady Irwin College's final placements. Students bag job opportunities as health nutritionists, research and community-based program officers, dieticians, nutrition consultants, etc. Nestle, Perfetti, FRAC, Quality Council of India, TQS Global, Tech 2 Globe, IIP, and Sudha Dairy are some of the top recruiters at the Lady Irwin College placements.

The placement cell acts as a bridge between the students and the corporate world. This provides various opportunities for students to display their skills and passion. 25 to 30 institutions come to select teachers.


It is ranked 22 across India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2023.


  • Voice - The Debating Society
  • Mukhauta - The stage play society
  • Nrityanjali - The Dance Society
  • Prophecy - The Fashion Society
  • Tulika - The Fine Arts Society
  • Dhwani - The Music Society
  • Eternal Phrases - The Literacy Society
  • Ace - The Sports Society
  • Akaar - The Street Play Society
  • NSS Unit
  • Spicmacay Society
  • Eco Club
  • Chitrika - The Photography and Film Society
  • Entrepreneurship Cell


  • Manpreet Brar- Model and Miss India 1995.
  • Shyamala Gopalan- Indian-American cancer researcher (mother of Kamala Harris)
  • Ritu Kumar- Renowned Fashion Designer.
  • Suniya S. Luthar- Professor Emerita at Teachers College Columbia University.
  • Thangam Philip- Padma Shri Civilian Award Winner.
  • Sushma Seth- Actor and Founder Yatrik Theatre Group.
  • Chitrangada Singh- Actor.

Vibe Check at LIC

One thing that all college students search for, before taking their admission in the college, is the infrastructure. And trust me, Lady Irwin College's infra is commendable! Each classroom is equipped with appropriate, comfortable furniture; good ventilation, and adequate light. Most classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors and  Wi-Fi. Most departments have a seminar room.

The academic program of the college is enriched by laboratory experience. To engage students in a variety of practical orientation, self-instructional, learner-friendly modes, there are well-equipped hi-tech laboratories. Lady Irwin College Hostel housed in two buildings stands tall and majestic. Made of red brick walls, the whole building narrates a historical story of some old legendary Hilla Faridoon ji Rustamji, who fondly called it “LIC hostel” which certainly makes a bold statement against the lush green landscapes. The hostel is Wi-Fi enabled and the rooms are fully air-conditioned all-purpose common room, ‘Travancore’- the television and entertainment room with LCD facility which plays the role of a party room during festivals and occasions and a study room during examinations. The hostel provides all the students with a safe and comfortable environment and is a Zero Ragging and No-Smoking Zone.

Lady Irwin College Hostel

To top it off, let me mention a unique thing as well. Faculty rooms; shared by 2-4 faculty members, are spaces that enable effective student-teacher interaction on a personalized basis. Most faculty rooms are Wi-Fi enabled and provided with appropriate furniture and storage facilities. Student and faculty support facilities include the students’ meeting spaces i.e. Ashiana, hostel common room, college lawns, and amphitheater, where students meet for students’ union meetings, GBM, etc. The college bookshop provides stationery items along with textbooks and other recommended books of the curriculum.

The canteen serves healthy and hygienic food at reasonable rates and offers a student-friendly hang-out zone for ensuring interesting and fruitful interactions with friends. Wanna know about some other spots in college where the students hang out?
The sprawling lush green lawns in front of the buildings add splendor to the architectural beauty of the red brick buildings. The eye-catching serpentine staircase and spacious galleries in front of rooms characterize the main hostel building. The interiors and layouts of the rooms in the two buildings are in harmony with nature and ensure sunlight and free circulation of air. The students are free to jog and walk the lush green campus. They avidly use the basketball court for jogging, playing, doing group activities, and study sessions.

Nearest Metro Station

College is close to Mandi House Metro Station which is on the blue metro line. It is 800 meters from the Metro Station. You can book a cab or take an auto to reach your destination in 3 minutes. You can also reach there on foot which will take 9 minutes to reach.

Mandi House Metro Station
Mandi House Metro Station

Pragati Maidan, Barakhamba Road, and Indraprastha are metro stations which are situated on the Blue Line which are at a distance of 1 km away from the college.

Hang Out Places Nearby

  • BM Snacks Corner
  • Mandi House Traffic Circle
  • National School of Drama
  • Triveni Terrace Cafe
Triveni Terrace Cafe at Mandi House
Triveni Terrace Cafe near Lady Irwin College
  • Bengali Market
  • SRC Canteen
  • Turant Fast Food Van
  • Himachal Bhawan
  • Rabindra Bhawan


Lady Irwin College has a glorious history and support of eminent national and international leaders in the past. The college has various societies that help the students to enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence and build connections. It also strives to provide the best quality of education to women by empowering them personally, professionally, and socially in various aspects of their lives. Over the years it has maintained its commitment to academic excellence, research, and community management.

For more details, you can visit https://ladyirwin.edu.in/