Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

, New Delhi, Delhi   |   ESTD : 1990   |   Approved By: UGC   |   Type: Public
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About College

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, New Delhi popularly known as DDUC is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Delhi in India. It is fully funded by Government of NCT of Delhi and is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC). It was established on August 1990, in a school building at Karampura, in the memory of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, a renowned philosopher, thinker and social worker.

Departments/ Infrastructure

The college is currently operating from a school building in Kamarpura, New Delhi but by 2015-16 the college will move to multistoried, partially residential campus on a plot of land measuring 7.7 acres in Dwarka. The College has in total of 15 departments; the noted ones among them are of:

  • Department of Physics & Electronics
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Business Studies

Extracurricular Activities:

At DDUC, the college has gone a step ahead and accommodated a host of extra-curricular & philanthropic activities, spread out across the academic year. There are many cultural and academic societies that are open for all DDUC students to join. Some of them include:

  • Yavanika - The Theatre Society
  • Voice- The Debating Society which gives a platform to students who can speak out by  improving, honing, and building their public speaking skills
  • The Music Society
  • The Model UN Club: A simulation of the organs of the United Nations in the student arena.
  • Raaga - The Dance Society
  • Fin-S - The Finance Society
  • Eco Club
  • Spic Macay
  • DDUC Photography Society

The departments of the institute also have societies of their own, some of them are:

  • Spettro - Department of Business Studies
  • Aryabhatta Science Forum – Department of Physics & Electronics
  • Zest - Department of English
  • Sanganika - The Computer Science Society
  • Covalence - Department of Chemistry
  • CommUNITY - Department of Commerce


The College celebrates various festivals round the year. Some of them are:

  • Kalrav is the annual festival of DDUC, usually organized in February–March each year.
  • Mélange is the yearly Management festival of DDUC organized by the Department of Business Studies.
  • Zucitva is the Annual Commerce Festival of DDUC organized by the Department of Commerce.
  • Vande- Mataram: The Inter College Classical Choir and Dance competition organized every year in collaboration with Cultural Council, University of Delhi.



The Library at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College started with a modest beginning of 2229 Volumes of books, in the year 1990. Today the library boasts of being fully computerized library with on about total collection of 40,000 documents.

  • The library has 37,517 volumes of books, 57 titles (Link) of journals/ magazines, 15 (Link) of newspapers.
  • In addition to the above it has 650 CD/DVD, 534 (Link) of bound volumes.
  • The library has a broad lay out which includes the following: Reading room, Stack Area, Reference Collection, Circulation Desk, OPAC Terminal,Technical Processing Area.
  • Dedicated network of 10 computer systems with an IBM Server.
  • Through the NLIST Programme of UGC INFLIBNET, students can access more than 10000 electronic journals in different disciplines online.

Computer Centre/ IT Infrastructure

  • The computer center has 80 computers facilitated by the University of Delhi.
  • The infrastructure provided by the ICT consists of desktops, server, and a gigabit fiber backbone.
  • High speed Internet
  • Broadband of 2 Mbps Internet shared across 30 computers.


  • The College has 5 computer laboratories with over 140 computers of latest configuration installed with internet facility through Delhi University optical fiber connection.
  • The Department of Physics and Electronics there are 5 Physics laboratories  and three Electronic laboratories   having state-of- the-art equipment’s to conduct experiments.
  • To conduct experiments in Life Sciences, there are 4 laboratories and 2 Museums containing various specimens and models
  • The Chemistry department has 4 laboratories of which one is an Analytical Technique Laboratory.





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36th in India

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38th in India

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Students are awarded scholarships and awards on the basis of merit. Some of them are:

  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Minorities are given scholarships by the States to which they belong.
  • Pt. Vidyadhar Tripathi Memorial Award
  • Shri Ghasi Ram Mittal Memorial Award
  • The Government of Delhi gives 3 awards of 5,000 (INR) each in Commerce, Science, and Humanities respectively. 
  • Shri Sultan Chand Memorial Award: 3, 500 (INR) shall be awarded every year to a student of Bachelor with Honours in Commerce 3rd year who secures the second highest percentage of marks.


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