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About the College

 

Maitreyi College, a constituent College of the University of Delhi, was founded in 1967 by Delhi Administration. The College community is proud to bear the name of Maitreyi, who was an eminent scholar of the Vedic period who was the wife of sage Yajnavalakya. Maitreyi chose knowledge over worldly possessions, when asked by her husband to make a choice between the two; the dialogue between Maitreyi and Yajnavalakya in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad shows her as an empowered woman,determined to attain self realization through knowledge. It has been our objective to weave these values into the fabric of our education system which is a blend of the best of tradition and modernity.

 

 

The College made a modest beginning at Netaji Nagar with a staff of seventeen teachers offering only B.A. (Pass) and B.Sc. (General) courses. It has since made rapid progress both in size and stature. Presently our campus in Chanakya Puri is spread over ten acres of land in lush green surroundings with extensive play grounds and open spaces. We have a distinguished faculty of 113 teachers and 78 members for administrative support.

 

 

Maitreyi College now offers Honours in Science, Commerce and Humanities at undergraduate level. It also offers Postgraduate Courses in Mathematics and Political Science. Besides this, the College also offers non-credit add-on certificate courses in Journalism and Web designing.

 

 

The College has provision of remedial coaching classes, generally starting in the month of August for the benefit of SC/ST/OBC and other students who so require. For all round personality development of our students, the college has initiated programmes of awareness in health and fitness, legal and services, disaster management and self-defence.

 

The College had many ‘firsts’ to its credit–The first College in the University of Delhi to offer PG Diploma in Nanotechnology and the first to adopt E-Learning methodology to create teaching material and evaluating quizzes.

 

 

Apart from our excellence in academics, we have an established tradition of continuous achievements in the field of sports, NCC, NSS and Cultural activities. We look forward to the whole hearted participation and involvement of our students in the academic and cultural life of the College.

 

                          

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