Delhi University’s College arrives in a New Avatar

Delhi University is set to have a new college in two years’ time focusing on mathematics, information technology and business.

Deshbandhu College (Evening), which has been renamed Ramanujan College as per a letter received from the University Grants Commission (UGC), will introduce courses focusing on these subjects as soon as its new building now coming up on the Deshbandhu College campus is ready.

For the time being, the newly – named college will perform the functions of Deshbandhu College (Evening).

Ramanujan College Principal Dr.S.P. Aggarwal said : “When we get the new building after a year or two, we will function as a college which conducts classes from morning to evening besides focusing on certain subjects. We will have new courses, add – on courses and some professional courses too.”

The portion occupied by Deshbandhu College (Evening) will then become part of Deshbandhu College (Morning).

Ramanujan College in its new avatar is expected to admit a total of 3,500 students in all three years. Hostels will also be provided for the students.

A boys’ hostel will be constructed in the first phase with a capacity of 100 inmates. In the next phase, a girls’ hostel with a capacity of 100 is expected to come up.

Additionally the college will have staff quarters, a sports utility centre and a gymnasium.

The college, which will occupy seven acres, will be built at a cost of Rs. 50 crore and will be funded by the University Grants Commission and Delhi University.

Explaining the necessity for a separate college, Dr. Aggarwal said : “Evening colleges have problems as they lack infrastructure and are dependent for maintenance on morning colleges. There is also overlapping of classrooms. Through a new college we will be able to serve more students.”

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