Comparison of Top DU Arts Colleges

Updated on: Feb 14, 2013
Arts colleges in Delhi University offer a whole lot of opportunities for students with its variety of courses. With the first cut-off list 2011 for the under-graduate courses to be announced on June 15, students must be at a really confused state to as in which college or particular course to opt for.

So, in order to guide the students and aid them as they seek admissions in various Arts colleges under Delhi University, we have tried to make a brief comparison of the top Arts colleges under Delhi University offering variety of courses. Given below are the three tables (table:1, table:2, table:3 respectively) showing the comparisons. Also click on the colleges to get their complete details.

Comparison Table -1

Cut Offs
St Stephens College Economics:95.25
History:95% for Science and Commerce background students and 88% for Humanities
Philosophy:88% for Science background, 95% for Commerce and 85% for Humanities
B.A. Program:92% for Science background,95% for Commerce and 85% for Humanities
 250 -B.A.Hons.Economics
Shri Ram College of Commerce Economics:93.75  123 -B.A.Hons.Economics
Hindu College
History:87-95 (85-93)
Pol. Science:89-91(85-87)
 210 -B.A.Hons.Economics
-B.A.Hons.Pol. -B.A.Hons.Science
-Short Term Courses on Foreign Language
-Short Term Courses on Acting Skills
-Short Term Courses on Electronics and Computers for Chemists
-Short Term Courses on Mass Media (with specific emphasis on Film Studies, Journalism and Advertising)
-Short Term Courses on Green Chemistry
Lady Shri Ram College for Women Economics:95.25
B.A. Program:91
Pol. Science:90(86.25)
 625 -B.A.Hons.Economics
-B.A.Hons.Political Science
-B.A. Program

Ramjas College
Economics: 89-94(84-92)
Political Science:88-92(83-87)
English, Hindi, Economics, Political Science, History: 60 each, Sanskrit: 25
-B.A.Hons.Political Science
-B.A. Program
-Short Term Courses on Conflict Resolution, Peace and Human Rights Studies
-Short Term Courses on Biotechnology
-Short Term Courses on Bio-Informatics-Future of Biological Research
-Short Term Courses on Forensic Science(Fingerprints and Document Examination)
-Short Term Courses on Capital Market Program
-Short Term Courses on Nanoscience and Technology
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce Economics:91
Political Science:75-85
-B.A.Hons.Political Science

Sri Venkateswara College
English:84-93 (80-88)
-B.A.Hons.Political Science
Add on Courses: -Biotechnology
-Bio informatics
-Travel and Tourism

Kirori Mal College
Economics:91.5 -95.5(87.5 - 91.5)
B.A.Program:83 (77)
English:85-93 (79-87)
Political Science:85-90(80-85)
Political Science:58

P-B.A.Hons.Political Science
Hansraj College
Economics:93.25- 95.25(92.25- 94.25)
B.A.Program:80-88(78- 86)

Jesus and Mary College
Political Science:88

Political Science

Comparison Table -2

 Colleges Fees
Extra Curricular Activities
St Stephens College -Non-resident scholar for Humanities: Rs.7,685
-Resident scholar for Humanities:Rs.21,135
-Non-resident scholar for Science:Rs.8,155
-Resident scholar for Science:Rs.22,635
-The total fees for each category include caution money and other refundable deposits
-For resident students they also include a initial mess deposit of Rs.3000, but donot include mess charges.

-Students Societies and Clubs play a vital role
-Each subject has a society for sponsoring extra-curricular lectures and discussions
-These societies try to stimulate interest in the subject
-It has many other academic and cultural societies and clubs covering a wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, mountaineering, film and music appreciation, social service, photography, electronics and astronomy
-The Campus Placement Cell (CPC) of the College is a student-run society and organizes the entire recruitment procedure.
-Some leading recruiters are McKinsey and Company, Hindustan Liver Limited, Lehmann Brothers, Accenture, Merill Lynch, Britannia, Mercer, Bain, Ernst and Young, Times Now, Network18, Infosys, NDTV
Shri Ram College of Commerce  --- -It has a society each for Commerce, Hindi, Sahitya Sabha, English literary, Fine Arts, History, Pol.Science, Drama, Debate, Computer and Mathematics
-The Placement Cell of the college facilitates on the campus recruitment by giving a common platform to students seeking jobs
-Companies related to finance, human resource, marketing, and other recruiters are invited to be a part of SRCC
-Some leading recruiters are A C Neilson, Bajaj, Hindustan Ltd., Grant Thonton, Nestle, GE Capital, Oberoi Hostels, Bank of America, Google, Pipel Research, Britannia, Godrej, Progeon, Boston Analytics, Haskin Sales, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Hindustan Lever, Reckitt Benckiser, CRISIL, HSBC, SAIL
Hindu College  --- -Sports in Hindu College include: Cricket, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Basket Ball and Swimming
-The college has a active and vibrant NSS unit.
-NCC wing for students
-Delhi Naval Unit offers training to students on personality development
-It has a drama society named Ibtiba-The Dramatic Society and Abhirang, the Hindi Drama Society of Hindu College
-It has many other societies like Earthlings'-Wildlife Society, Alankar-The Indian Music Society, Sanhita-The Sanskrit Cultural Committee, Nakshatra-Fashion Society, Abstraction-The Fine Arts Society, The Western Music and the English Debating Society
-DISHA-The placement cell of Hindu college, provides the students with an opportunity to work if they desire so
-Some Leading recruiters are GE Capita, IIS, Infotech, KPMG, Zee News, Oberoi Hotels, Taj Hotels, Star News, McKenzie, Watson & Wyates, Wipro, Dell

Lady Shri Ram College for Women  --- -The College has wide range of Societies, such as, Public Speaking Society, NSS Chapter, Western Music Society, Academic Society, Dhyana, Quiz Society, Dramatics Society
-The placement cell of the college serves as an interface between the students and the Corporates
-Some leading recruiters are Deloitte, KPMG, ESSAR, Towers Watson, Ernst and Young, Evalueserve, Google, Jaypee

Ramjas College  --- -The Today Tomorrow Club of Ramjas College is to spread awareness about global warming, biotechnology, renewable resources of energy.
-Other clubs of Ramjas College include the Media Watch Club, Film and Movies Club, Info Technology Edge Club, Culinary Edge Club, Book Reading Club, Nature Club
-The placement cell of the college consist of a team of representatives from each batch of the college and a student coordinator strived to fulfill the vision behind its creation.
-Some leading recruiters are Moolchand Hospitals, Adept Media, ICICI Prudential,TCS, CSC, Barclays, Dell, Google, Oberoi Hotels, Wipro,Torrent, PT Education, AVM Sahiti Pvt. Ltd., India Infoline
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce  --- -The NCC unit of DCAC started in the 2008-2009 academic session and has shown its potential over the years
-The Film Club of the college not only aims to showcase the classics of cinemas but also intends to present the  national and international work of repute in the field of audio-visual.
-Delhi College of Arts & Commerce Job Placement Cell has been functioning for the last three years. It is headed by Dr.Neeru Kapoor, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Commerce.
-Some leading recruiters are Google, Ernst & Young, Barclays Shared Services, Genpact, IBM etc.
Sri Venkateswara College  --- -The college has excellent facilities foe cricket, lawn tennis, basketball, football, table-tennis and other indoor games
-The cricket ground of the college, is a popular practicing ground with national players, and is of international standard
-Other societies of the college include the Fine Arts Association, the Debating Society, Dramatics Society and Film and Media Society
-The placement cell of Sri Venkateswara College has taken upon itself the onerous yet fulfilling task of assisting the students bettering their career prospect by providing them need based and result- oriented training programs that help them achieve their need.
-Some leading recruiters are ICICI, Deloitte, Evalueserve, HCL,Capital IQ, Maruti Suzuki,Google,Indian Express,Wipro
Kirori Mal College -B.A.Hons. (for 1 year) except Geography:Rs.6405
-B.A.Hons. (for 1 year) Geography:Rs.7505
-College dues and annual fees are separate
-The College has a spectacular history in sports by holding the record for having won the first five positions in a single year (including three major games) in DU inter-college tournaments and of once having been awarded the coveted the Vice-Chancellor's Trophy being the Best All Round College
-The theater group of the college is 'The Player' and is the leading campus group in Delhi
-Other societies of the college include DEBSOC-The Debating Society, FAPS-The Fine Arts Society, MUSOC-The Music Society, SENSATION-The Dance Society and Film Society
-The placement cell in Kirori Mal is very active and vibrant.
-Some leading recruiters are Wipro Technologies, Mckinsey, Taj Group, Google, and ABN Amro
Hansraj College Fees payable at the time of admission including the examination fees
-Other Charges include DUSU, I-Card, College Magazine and Computer Facility Charges

-It has facilities for both outdoor and indoor games
-Its student have won University, State and National level championship in pistol shooting, Archery(W), Water polo, basketball, badminton, cricket, etc.
-The performance of its team in Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, etc. has been equally commendable
-In Chess, Polo and and other individual events too, the college has performed well
-Some leading recruiters are HCL Tech,  UBS, Google, D. E. Shaw India Software Pvt. Ltd. (DESIS), Asia Consultancy Group
Jesus and Mary College  --- -The College has many societies that promote extra-curricular activities and its includes The English Debating Society, Hindi Debating Society, English Dramatics Society, Hindi Dramatics Society, Indian Cultural Society, Western Music Society, Film Appreciation Society, Cauldron- The Magazine Society, Fine Arts Society, JMCEP-The Arts and Architecture Society, English/Hindi Quiz Society, Green Society, Peace Society, Roteract Society, Faith Sharing Society

Comparison Table -3

 Colleges  Infrastructure Hostel Facilities
St Stephens College -The College provides ample facilities for development of an integrated personality.
-It has a fine library containing more than ninety thousand books.
-The College playing fields for out-door games are situated outside the Old City Wall between Kashmere Gate & Mori Gate while there are facilities for playing tennis, basketball and soccer on the College Campus.
-The Francis Monk Gymnasium, the Junior Common Room and the Ladies Common Room provide facilities for gymnastics, badminton, squash, table tennis and other indoor games.
-On-Campus Residential facilities for out-station Junior Members of College have been an integral part of College life ever since its inception in 1881.
-The Residence is housed in six Blocks located all around the College campus and the total number of Junior Members who can be housed therein are three hundred and forty five.
-Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
-Asaf Ali, freedom fighter, and first Indian Ambassador to US
-Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Union Minister for Sports and Youth affairs
-Salman Khurshid, Former Foreign Minister
-Arun Shourie, former Union Minister for Disinvestment, and editor of the Indian Express
-Amitav Ghosh writer
-Khushwant Singh writer
-Ramachandra Guha, writer
-Barkha Dutt, television journalist
-Chandan Mitra, Journalist
-Arun Maira, India chairperson, The Boston Consulting Group
-Rahul Bajaj, Chairman of the Bajaj Group
-Rohit Bal, fashion designer and many more.
Shri Ram College of Commerce -SRCC is the only college in the University of Delhi who has upgraded its class rooms to facilitate teaching through modern gadgets by shifting from traditional style of teaching.
-All the classrooms and tutorial rooms in the college are fully air-conditioned.
-The class-rooms have been upgraded with ceiling-mounted LCD projectors, roll-down screens, green boards and podium for faculty.
-Library is well-stocked and presently has a collection of over 65 thousand volumes on different subjects.
-The College has limited accommodation facilities for boys and girl.
-The college has two separate hostels for boys and girls on the campus itself. 53 (for girls including graduate and post-graduate students) and for boys 150 (graduate and postgraduate students)
-Arun Jaitley( former Union Cabinet Minister & M.P. Rajya Sabha)
-Atul Punj(Chairman, Punj Lloyd Ltd.)
Rajat Sharma (India TV)
-Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Film Director)
-Anita Khanna (Partner, A&G Chartered Accountants)
-Akhil Gupta  (Joint Managing Director, Bharti Airtel Ltd.)
-Pramod Bhasin  (CEO, Genpact)
-Anshu Jain (Head, Global Markets, Deutsche Bank)
Hindu College -The College maintains a well-stocked library.The total collection of the library is now 116688. -The Hostel is a spacious structure with 119 rooms enclosing lawns with rose beds and hedges.
-The hostel provides single, double as well as triple occupancy.
-Imtiaz Ali (Film Director)
-Vishal Bharadwaj (Film Director)
-Arjun Rampal (Actor)
-Leela Gandhi (Professor of English at The University of Chicago)
-Arnab Goswami (Editor-in-Chief of Times Now)
Lady Shri Ram College for Women -The Punjab National Bank, is located within college premises and is a great asse especially to all the students of the Residence Hall.
-The College provides a well equipped Computer and Statistics laboratory.
-The library boasts of an impressive stock of over one lakh books. It also subscribes to a range of more than 150 national and international journals, making it one of the largest selections in the University of Delhi.
-It also has a medical center catering to both the students and staff.
-The LSR Residence Hall, located west of the main college building, is home to 300 bright and enthusiastic students. -Aung San Suu Kyi (Freedom Fighter, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 1992)
-Geeta Chandran (Bharatnatyam Dance Exponent)
-Gita Mittal  (a sitting Judge of the Delhi High Court)
-Usha Thorat ( Governor of the Reserve Bank of India)
-Nonita Lal (Golf Coach and Arjuna Awardee)
-Ekta Bhambri (TT)
Ramjas College -The College Library is one of our most significant assets, which has an online cataloguing system that provides access to library resources countrywide. All the books are coded through dedicated software and are easily accessible through computers in the library and the departments.
-The College has a state-of-the-art Seminar Room with multi-media facilities and LCD project systems that encourage and support research initiatives and presentations amongst the students and the faculty.
-The College has a First Aid Room situated on the First Floor of the Department of Chemistry.
-The facility for immediate medical attention is available.
-Hostel facilities are offered to both boys and girls.
-Ramjas started offering hostel facilities to women from 2006-07 and made 80 (approximately) hostel seats for women students with separate common areas like Dining, Washrooms and Common Room.
-Justice Y K Sabharwal (Former Chief Justice of India)
-Prakash Jha (film director)
-Manoj Bajpai (bollywood actor)
-Choudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda (freedom fighter, member of the 1st Constituent Assembly of India)
-Dr. Hiren Gohai ( Miltonian scholar and eminent public intellectual)
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce -The College has an auditorium that plays host to inter college as well as intra college competitions, events, guest lectures, seminars, farewell and fresher celebrations.
-The college library is housed on the second floor, above the classrooms. It strives to serve the needs of the faculty and the students.
-Besides a special section of books dedicated to journalism students, there is also a reading room with all the latest must-reads.
-The library is fully automated.
-The computer Lab houses about 70 Computers with internet facility round the clock.
-The college has an conditioned conference hall which consists of a long conference table with seating arrangement for above 60 students.
-This hall often plays host to guest lectures by eminent media persons.
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Sri Venkateswara College -The college has a Main Library and 17 Departmental Libraries that collectively support the teaching, research and extension programs.
-The Library is fully automated and has a huge collection of books on sciences, social sciences, literature and languages.
-A branch of the Andhra Bank, the South Campus Branch,situated within the college premises, provides easy banking facilities to both students and staff.
-The residential hostel, set up in 2008, is located within the College Campus.
-It has two wings, one each for boys and girls,the Sri Balaji Boys' Hostel and the Sri Padmavati Girls' Hostel respectively.
-The on-campus residential facility is offered to full time undergraduate and postgraduate students admitted to Sri Venkateswara College.
-Dr. Kalahasti P. Prasad (was a noted Electrical Engineering Researcher and Professor)
-Nara Chandrababu Naidu (Former Chief Minister, A.P.)
-J.A. Chowdary, (managing director of the Portal Player Inc Hyderabad)
Kirori Mal College -The college has modern, well equipped and efficiently managed laboratories for all science courses offered such as Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. Besides these, the departments of Geography and Statistics have their own laboratories.
-The N.S. Pradhan Memorial Library is fully computerised, houses about 1.5 lakh books and has the capacity to accommodate about 350 students.
-The computer centre is a fully air-conditioned facility.
-It has 89 rooms house about 170 students both from India and abroad.
-It has an intercom facility.
-Plans of adding a girls hostel is on the cards.
-Amitabh Bachchan, actor
-GP Koirala (PM of Nepal)
-Saeed Naqvi (Journalist)
-Kulbhushan Kharbanda
-Naveen Patnaik (CM of Orissa)
Hansraj College -Searching/referencing of titles is now available through computers. Complete computerization of the Library is nearing completion.
-The College has four well-equipped and well-managed Conputer Laboratories.
-Approximately 130 state-of-the-art machines from IBM, HCL & HP and LCD Projectors and an interactive board are available along with all necessary perpherals.
-The College Canteen is spread over 375 mtrs. and accommodates approximately 150 users.
-The College has a hostel accommodating about 200 undergraduate boys and is fitted with solar geysers and 24 hrs. power back up. -Shah Rukh Khan - Actor
-Abhinav Kashyap - Filmmaker
-Anurag Kashyap - Filmmaker
-Subhash Saini - NASA Scientist
-Rannvijay Singh - VJ MTV India
-Vinod Dua - Journalist
-Aditya Jha - Entrepreneur
Jesus and Mary College -The library in Jesus & Mary College is housed in a separate building.It has three floors and a seating capacity of about 250 students. It is a vast library with over 40,000 books. The library also subscribes to various journals and periodicals.
-The counseling-cum-vocational guidance cell is also housed in the Library.
-The Counsellor is available thrice a week to provide professional and vocational guidance to the students.
-The computer laboratory has twenty five computers.
 No Hostel Facilities
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