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Top Colleges - Delhi

“Delhi Hai Dilwalon Ki” This title gives us an overall glimpse of incredible Delhi, making us carry the perplexity of how this city would be. This City has enough charm & wonders to be proudly called India’s Capital.

After all, Delhi is the capital for a reason! Let’s explore its wonderful quirks.

Academic Luxury

Besides all the “Shaan-O-Shaukat” of Delhi life, when it comes to education, it again steals the show through the show-stopper DU—Delhi University. This is another reason why a lot of people throng to Delhi. With commendable grandeurs and famous personalities as its alumni, it is the most clamorous university in India. With as many as 16 faculties, 86 departments, and 77 colleges, the number of students still keeps counting every year.

Other highly rated universities and colleges in Delhi are also a reason for the increasing number of immigrants there. Let's have a close look at them.


Below is a list of some renowned Institutions and colleges:

IIT Delhi- Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi

Established in 1961 as the College of Engineering in Delhi, IIT Delhi was designated a 'Institution of National Importance' and renamed the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi). It was later accorded the status of Deemed University. The NIRF Rankings 2022 place IIT Delhi second and fourth in the 'Engineering' and 'Overall' categories, respectively. 

 

AIIMS Delhi - All India Institue of Medical Sciences

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, also known as AIIMS Delhi, is a public medical research university and hospital in New Delhi, India. The institute is governed by the AIIMS Act, of 1956 and operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

 

IARI - Indian Agriculture Research Institute

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), also known as the Pusa Institute, is India's national centre for agricultural research, teaching, and extension. The Pusa Institute derives its name from the Imperial Institute of Agricultural Research, which was founded in 1911 in Pusa, Bihar. It was then renamed the Imperial Agricultural Research Institute in 1919, and after a big earthquake in Pusa, it was relocated to Delhi in 1936.

 

NSD - National School of Drama, New Delhi

The National School of Drama (NSD) is a theatre training institute situated at New Delhi, India. It is an autonomous agency within the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It was founded in 1959 by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and became a separate school in 1975. It was declared university status in 2005, but that was removed in 2011. Paresh Rawal is now the Chairperson of the National School of Drama (NSD).

 

SPA - School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

The School of Planning and Architecture began humbly in 1941 as a Department of Architecture at Delhi Polytechnic. It was later associated with the University of Delhi and merged with the School of Town and Country Planning, which was founded in 1955 by the Government of India to provide services for rural, urban, and regional planning. Following unification, the School was renamed the School of Planning and Architecture in 1959.

 

ILBS - Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi

The Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) is a hospital in New Delhi, India that specialises in liver and biliary illnesses. The Government of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi created it as an autonomous institute in New Delhi, with Shiv Kumar Sarin serving as its inaugural director. ILBS is a teaching hospital that has been granted the status of Deemed University.

 

NLU - National Law University

National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) is a National Law University in India. It offers courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is located at Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi, India. NLUD is one of the national law schools in India built on the five-year law degree model proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India.

 

Miranda House College, New Delhi.

Being established in 1948, Miranda House is one of the favourable colleges for women. With highly maintained accommodations, a digital course centre at the library, a fitness centre, and dominant placement cells, it is the most urging college, according to NIRF 2021. This college has significant alumni, which include:

Meira Kumar

Mouni Roy

Neeti Mohan

Shonali Bose

Mira Nair

Jalabala Vaidya

 

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi.

This college was established in 1956 by the late Sir Lala Shri Ram. It has a lively ambience and gives a feeling of an international college to its students. LSR celebrated a 3-day long cultural fest known as TARANG. Some significant alumni are:

Aditi Rao Hydari

Sakshi Tanwar

Nidhi Razdan

Meenakshi Gopinath

Indu Malhotra

Sanjana Sanghi

 

Stephen's College, Delhi

St. Stephen's College was established in 1881 and is affiliated with the University of Delhi. This college has a high cutoff for admission. It has diversified UG and PG programs. Some significant alumni are:

Shashi Tharoor

Rahul Gandhi

Kabir Bedi

Barkha Dutt (Journalist)

Richa Chadha

Shaktikanta das

 

Hansraj College, New Delhi

It was founded in 1948 and is based in Malka Ganj, New Delhi. It offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in liberal arts, science, and commerce. It also provides job-related add-on certificate courses such as radio jockeying, anchoring and TV journalism, acting and filmmaking, mass communication, advertising, and marketing. Furthermore, the College provides foreign language certificates in German, Spanish, and French. Some notable alumni are:

Shah Rukh Khan

Anurag Kashyap

Ranvijay Singh

Richard Rekhy (chief executive officer of KGMP)

Munish Chandra Puri (mathematician)

 

Gargi College

It was founded in 1967 and is one of the top institutions for women. The institute is located on the University of Delhi's south campus at Siri Fort. It features a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. Some notable alumni are:

Sanya Malhotra

Urvashi Rautela

Huma Qureshi

Sonal Chauhan

Alankrita Sahai

 

Atama Ram Sanatan Dharma college

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College was established in 1959. It is fully financed by the Government. It offers more than 21 commerce, science & arts Courses. Some significant alumni are:

Rajkumar Rao

Sudhir Chaudhary

Ramakant Goswami

 

List of Colleges Other than this are:

Top Colleges for Engineering

Top colleges for Science

Top Colleges for Medical

Top Colleges for Management 


Curricular activities

Apart from just studies, you will be introduced to a lot of activities in any college here. You can get the most swanky college fest here. You openly get a chance to enhance your skill set here. Below are some activities which are offered by almost all colleges.

  • Weekly classroom seminars
  • Group discussion
  • Greeting card/ Painting competitions
  • Guest lectures of prominent personalities in the field of education
  • Community work
  • Weekly quizzes
  • Workshops
  • Field trip
  • Celebrations of National festivals
  • Cultural activities
  • Educational tours
  • Rangoli competition
  • Yoga
  • Sports day celebrations

 

Preferred sports in Delhi

A huge fan following for sports like Cricket and Football can be seen in Delhi. So if you are a cricket or football fan, Delhi will offer you great playing spots. You will definitely enjoy playing Gully Cricket here. Delhi has several of India's leading cricket clubs. Not only cricket or Football but it has strong players & large stadiums for Tennis, Hockey, Basketball and Swimming. Delhi hosts the Nehru Cup, an international football tournament organised by the All India Football Federation.

 

Employment Possibility

Another reason people flee to the city is its fast-growing commercial centre and job possibilities. Accompanying manufacturing & sales, Delhi has vast & rapidly growing retail industries. It creates job opportunities for lakhs of people all around the world. Ranging from Information Technology, Telecommunications, Hotels, Media, Banking, and Tourism, Delhi provides a huge platform for business and commendable career growth. If you are planning to work here after your studies, you will find commendable professional development here. It has an enormous opening for talented and skilled personnel. 

 

Competition in Delhi

You will face competition here in every sector. Being a student no matter which college/institute you choose, you will continuously have to strive to prove your worth. Daily over 300 people migrate to Delhi. May it be for job opportunities, education or business - Delhi welcomes everyone wholeheartedly. It is one of Asia’s largest commercial hubs, thereby creating thousands of open positions. But the opportunities have to compete with its population as well. There are lacs of proficient and dedicated people in Delhi, who are in a race to grab all the opportunities. It is just that you have to prove yourself capable and outrageous if you want to be the winner of this race.

 

Healthcare in Delhi

Delhi has a wide range of healthcare facilities. It offers Private and Government hospitals with the cheapest and free treatments for various illnesses. If you get sick, you can always opt for nearby clinics, which you will find in almost every area. You can prefer government hospitals for free and cheap checkups. Government hospitals have a very experienced and Skilled staff of doctors, so you can put your worries aside.

 

Safety Measures

In whichever city you go to, you should carry some of your safety measures with you, May it be in your mind or as an item. In Delhi, you must be extra careful and full of mind. 

  • Avoid using Wifi in public places, as it might not be secure.
  • Always have full information about the places you visit. 
  • Avoid giving your personal data to strangers, like never telling them where you are going, or whether you are going alone. 
  • All tourist attractions places will have a heavy crowd and expensive food, not of very good quality. 
  • Always be aware of pocket thieves. 
  • Never take pictures of people without their permission, you can entangle yourself in legal issues. 
  • Try not to indulge in any arguments or fights. Be soft-spoken.
  • Try not to look like an outsider- they will loot you first. Always have 100 numbers in your speed dial list.

 

Nightlife in Delhi

This city Never sleeps. Everything will be easily available to you at night hours. Delhi hosts beautiful & congenial nightlife, which is a must to calm your stressed mind after all the hard work. It has become home to numerous clubs & lounges which hold events such as Karaoke/DJ/Suffi/Jazz, which confront your mind with peace. Delhi has very strict Police guidelines for alcohol consumption. As a student, knowing all the policies and regulations in due with this city is always a better choice. The night is the best time to hang out and discover Delhi. Various destinations like Hauz Khas, Hudson Lane, Shantiniketan, Old Delhi, Saket, and Connaught Place are the best to visit during the night. You can have some exuberant food without even spending much.

 

Climate here

Delhi has everything in abundance. May it be Winter, Summer, or kids' Favourite Monsoon. This city again stands to be 1st in experiencing all of this season to its profundity. It encounters the heaviest rainfall, Coolest Winters, and hottest summers. Also, it never forgets to break its own record every year. So plan your clothes and commodities accordingly.

Languages & People

Some most preferred languages in Delhi are Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu, and others. More than 80% of the Delhi population speaks Hindi. Just like in any other region of India, English is the most common foreign language preferred. Different people from different states amalgamate here and there is unity in Diversity. People here are harshly spoken with particular slang included in their language. They are kind, outspoken and helpful in nature. But it is preferred to choose a good bunch of people who will help develop your future.


Rich in Cultural Heritage

Encompassing the holiness of Yamuna and the culture of forts, Citadels, baolis, British structures, and monuments, Delhi prides itself on being rich in cultural history. Its majestic architecture can be witnessed in Purana Qila, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Redfort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and, of course, in its people. It is home to the nation's most powerful people, the national government. It remarks on the Indus civilisation. As a student, you will have much time to explore all these beauties apart from studies.


Transportation cost

With a fully air-conditioned metro network & DTC bus service, commuting around the town is easy & relatively cheap. If you are opting for local transport, then the monthly average would be around Rs.1500 PP but if you go for hired transport, then it will cost Rs.25/km. Also, the metro or a shared cab will save you a lot and is much safer. You would find the transport facilities round the clock. It is preferred for you to download a couple of ride-sharing applications for your ease. Of course, you will be introduced to traffic Jams in the wee hours at several different places, which might provoke your inner devils at times. 


Shopaholic Destinations

You do not have to empty your Pocket money to buy something trendy. Delhi markets have the newest collection of garments, decorative items, household things, arts, fabrics, handicrafts, and almost everything else. Janpath market, Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, Lajpat market, and Sarojini market give Delhi one more reason to flaunt itself. You can discover Khari Baoli or Chawri Bazar for great bargains. You must not miss this if you are a shopaholic.


Mouthwatering Cuisine

There are lots of tasty and homemade food/mess facilities available in almost all areas here. It costs 3000-4000 INR per month if you choose a fixed tiffin service. If you prefer outside food for a change, then you would also get some amazing delights at an affordable price. From street food stalls to food trucks & top-notch eateries to cafes, it has got it all. You got to choose from a wide range of cuisines like Chinese dishes, Punjabi items, Japanese, Mexican, Thai, chaat to desi burgers, North Indian varieties to even Vietnamese. There are varieties available that you can never have all of it. 

 

What would the cost of living in India’s capital be like? 

A large number of weekly markets are held on the name of the day they are set upon to raise your convenience level for getting more cheap groceries & household items. Also, PG/ hostels/co-sharing flats are easily available in all the areas of Delhi, which provides the immigrants with solace with their studies/Jobs. The average cost per month would be from 22000 to 24000 for a bachelor 25000-40000 per month for a couple, and 70000-to 75000 for families. Below is the approximate bifurcation of all the overhead costs for you.
 

Expenses

Average Cost of Bachelor in RS

Average Cost of Couple in RS

Average Cost of Family in RS

Accommodation

Local transport

Hired transport / owned transport

Electricity bill

Internet service

Groceries

Lifestyle and entertainment

Other Expense/

Child care

10,000 onwards

2,500 onwards

25 /KM

  •  

2,500 onwards

700 onwards

4,000 PP

 

1,500 PP

17,500 onwards

2500 onwards

 

4,000 onwards

3,000 onwards

1,500 onwards

6000 onwards

 

2,500 onwards

5000

20,000 onwards

2,500 PP

 

10000 onwards 

6500 

700 PP 

15000

 

6000 onwards

 

10,000 onwards
 

 

Overall Life in Delhi

As a student, your life in Delhi would be the most happening and – prosperous. You will get the most demanding experiences here, which will mould your future in better ways. There are a lot of gems hidden in Delhi all around, which you can never explore enough. From markets to clubs to metros to beautiful driving spaces to monuments to nature to mouth-watering food to minarets to education to job opportunities to serenity to divinity to paradise, Delhi Daily proves itself to be well deserved as the capital of India.

After all, Delhi truly summaries “ Yeh Shehar nahi Mehfil hai “

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