Comparison of Top DU Science Colleges

Updated on: Feb 14, 2013
Science 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 science colleges under Delhi University, we have tried to make a brief comparison of the top Science 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

Colleges Cut Off
St. Stephens College -Mathematics:93.50
-BSc Programme with comp science: 92.00
-BSc Programme with Chemistry:86.33
-BSc Programme with comp science
-BSc Programme with Chemistry
Sri Venkateswara College -Physics:86
Kirori Mal College
-BSc Physical Science:75(70)
-BSc Life Science:75(73)
-B.Sc.Applied Physical Sciences (Analytical Chemistry):70
-B.Sc.[Hon.] Mathematics

-BSc Physical Science
-BSc Life Science
-B.Sc.Applied Physical Sciences (Analytical Chemistry)
-B.Sc.[Hon.] Mathematics
-BSc Programme:235
Hindu College
-Physical Sciences:85
-Physical Sciences
Hansraj College
-Physical Science:75 PCM
-B.Sc. Life Science:80 PCB/BT
-Computer Science:94
-Botany:76 PCB
-Physical Science
-B.Sc. Life Science
-Computer Science
Gargi College
Indraprastha College for Women -Computer Science:89-94 (84-89)
-Computer Science
Lady Sri Ram College for Women -Mathematics:92.50
Miranda House
-Applied Physical Science:75%
-B.Sc. Life Science:77(74)PCB/BT
-Physics (Hons):84(81)
-Chemistry (Hons):82(79) PCM
-Botany (Hons):77(74) PCB/BT
-Zoology (Hons):84(79) PCB/BT
-Mathematics (Hons):88-89(80-81)
-Applied Physical Science
-B.Sc. Life Science
-Life Sciences:35
-Applied Physical Science:34
Ramjas College
-BSc Programme (Life Sciences):75(70)
Physical Sciences:78(76)
-BSc Programme (Life Sciences)
Physical Sciences

Comparison Table -2

Colleges  Fees  Extra Curricular
St. Stephens College
-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 do not 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
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 programmes 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.Sc. (Honours) (for 1 year) except Statistics Honours:Rs.6755
-B.Sc. (Honours) (for 1 year) Statistics Honours:Rs.7755
-B.Sc. (Programme):Rs.7655
-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
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
Hansraj College Fees payable at the time of admission including the examination fees
-BSc Life Sciences:8895
-BSc Physical Sciences:8695
-BSc Applied Physical Science:8695
-Bsc Botany:8025
-BSc Chemistry:8105
-BSc Computer Science:25225
-BSc Electronics:8005
-BSc Mathematics:7405
-BSc Physics:7905
-BSc Zoology:8105
-BSc Anthropology:8305
-BSc Geology:8205
-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
Gargi College -B.Sc.Physical Science:Rs 9315
-B.Sc. Life Science:9315
-B.Sc(H) Zoology:8615
B.Sc.(H) Botany:8715
-NAZAAKAT–Indian Dance Society
-ENLIVEN- Western Dance Society
-SPARX–The Choreography Society
-SPARX–The Choreography Society
-SAMRANJINI Indian Music Society
-EUPHONY -The Western Music Society
-KSHITIJ -Streetplay Society
-UPSTAGE–Dramatics Society
-IRIS–The Photography Society
-HUES -The Fine Arts Society
-Q.E.D –The English Debating Society
-SAMIKSHA–The Hindi Debating Society
-QUIZZITO–The Quiz Society
Indraprastha College for Women  --- -Each department of the college has its own academic association, which aims at guiding and training students beyond the University syllabi by organising lectures, seminars, workshops, and excursions in related areas of academic interest and current issues
-'Gunjan Society,' the BA Programme association, offers students studying diverse subjects a platform for academic, cultural and recreational activities.
-Some leading recruiters are Genpact, Ernst & Young, Google and The Oberoi Group.
Lady Sri 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
Miranda House -Mathematics: Rs9070
-Life Sciences:Rs10010
-Applied Physical Sciences:Rs10210
-Adventure Club
-Fine Arts
-International Collaborations and Exchange -Programme
-Gandhi Study Circle
-Some leading recruiters are Standard Chartered Bank   Indian Express, Essar Group, Max New York Life Insurance Company, Jaypee Group  Absolutdata Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., Star India, Thomsondigital, Oxford University Press, AC Neilson ORG-MARG PVT. LTD., IBM Daksh Business Process Services Pvt. Ltd., Teamlease services Pvt. Ltd.
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

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 -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

Sri Venkateswara College -The college has a Main Library and 17 Departmental Libraries that collectively support the teaching, research and extension programmes.
-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)
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)
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
Gargi College -Gargi has a fully computerised library. The number of volumes in the main collection of the library is 60,469
-The Botany, Chemistry, Elementary Education, Microbiology, Physics. Psychology and Zoology laboratories are all very wellequipped and spacious
-The Central Computer Laboratory in college will provide you with an opportunity for hands-on training and enhancing your computer skills. -The lab will also be available for career-intensive education after regular class hours.
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Indraprastha College for Women -The College offers dedicated facilities for a variety of other sports as well, such as archery, athletics, handball, volleyball etc.
-Indraprastha is the only women's college in the University with its own hygienically maintained swimming pool.
-The College's extensive sports facilities have recently been augmented by the up gradation of the two tennis courts and the basketball court into synthetic courts.
=A multi-specialty indoor sports centre of international standards has also been built. This has badminton courts, a squash court, a shooting range, a fully-equipped gymnasium, an aerobics training centre, table tennis tables, a judo floor and provisions for other indoor games.
-The College also has a very large and well- maintained sports field.
-The Kalavati Gupta Hostel, offers hostel facilities to 200 outstation students.
-The newly built Indraprastha Hostel provides additional accommodation for 166 students in well-appointed 2-seater rooms. -Thirty seats in this hostel are reserved for students from the North-Eastern states.
-Ambika Soni, [Minister of Information and Broadcasting]
-Aruna Roy, activist
-Kamala Laxman, Kunzang Choden
-Meira Kumar INC politician
Lady Sri 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)
Miranda House -There are libraries for each department and fully equipped computer labs
-Only regular, outstation students of Miranda House are eligible for admission to the Hostel.
-Students whose parents reside in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, NOIDA and Ghaziabad are not eligible for a Hostel seat.
-Eligibility for admission to the Hostel is based on academic merit, determined by the same criteria as are laid down for admission to the course.
-Anita Desai(Author)
-Anita Pratap (TV and print journalist)
-Anita Kaul Basu (Media Personality)
-Bimla Nanda Bissell (Founder, FabIndia)
-Bina Agarwal (Educationist)
-Madhu Kishwar (Social Activist)
-Madhur Jaffrey (Actress, author of cookbooks)
-Mina Swaminathan (Social Worker)
-Meira Kumar (Political Leader)
-Mira Nair (Film maker)
-Rohini Nayyar (Adviser Rural Development,Planning Commission)
-Romila Thapar (Historian)
-Shailaja Chandra (Bureaucrat)
-Shovana Narayan (Kathak dancer, Bureaucrat)
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)

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