With more than 80 colleges under its umbrella, the University of Delhi, better known as DU, is definitely the most prestigious universities in the country today. The varsity is known for its high standards in teaching and research. The university has been ranked one of the best universities in the world.
The University was established in the year 1922, with just three colleges under its umbrella namely St. Stephens College (founded in 1881), Hindu College (founded in 1899) and Ramjas College (founded in 1917).
Sir Maurice Gwyer, who was the Vice Chancellor of the University, realizing the immense importance of a distinguished faculty, searched for talent all over the country and brought men of eminence to this University, such as Prof. D S Kothari in Physics, Prof. T R Sheshadri in Chemistry, Prof. P Maheshwari in Botany and Prof. M L Bhatia in Zoology. During the last over seven decades the University has grown into one of the largest universities in India.
The University offers a colossal 447 different courses in fields like Commerce, Sciences, Arts, International Languages, Engineering etc at the undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil, Ph.D., diploma and certificate levels.
At present, there are 13 faculties, 76 departments and 8 centres of learning operating in the University.
The colleges affiliated to DU are spread all over the city divided under the north, south, east, west and central regions.