Type of College

Private - Aided

Accreditation & Recognition

AICTE, UGC, NAAC with "A" Grade




University of Delhi, New Delhi

About Indraprastha College for Women

Established in 1924, Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi, is also called Indraprastha College or IP College. The initiative to set up the school came from Annie Besant and was established by a group of Delhi theosophists, the leader of which was Lala Jugal Kishore.
A constituent college of the University of Delhi, it was set up to educate women and empower them. A nation-wide campaign for women's education led to the setting up of the college.

The college is self-affiliated to the University of Delhi, New Delhi. Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) in 1956 under Act, 1956.

IP College was also recognized and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi on 29th April 2015. On 17th March 2016, the college was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade (CGPA Score 3.76 on a 4 Point Scale in the 1st cycle).

It is a women's college and all the facilities to be provided by the government and the fees to be paid is decided by the government as it is a grant-in-aid college.

Indraprastha Girls School is where the origins of the IP college can be found. The school was founded in 1904. In 1924, the intermediate school was added. It is during this time that the Indraprastha College for Women was started with its first principal from Kapunda, South Australia, Leonora Gmeiner.

Very soon the college was recognised as a constituent college of the University of Delhi, which was itself founded in 1922. In the 1930s, degree courses were introduced and in 1938, Indraprastha College for Women was recognised as a degree college by Delhi University.

During its early years, the college operated from Chhipiwara. Next, the college was moved to  Chandrawali Bhawan. At last, it was moved to its current location, Alipur House at Alipur Road, which is now known as Sham Nath Road. It is near Kashmiri Gate; this was the former commander-in-chief's office in 1938 and has become a valuable heritage property now.

Currently, the college offers a variety of activities and courses and has over 2670 students enrolled in the various courses. Indraprastha College for Women offers several graduates and post-graduate courses in multimedia, mass media and mass communication, liberal arts, computer science, literature, and commerce. The B.A. (Hons.) course in Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) that is offered here at the college is one of the best courses offered in India.

Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi has also teamed up with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Scheme. Candidates who want to get admission in this college must register online and take a test that is conducted by the college. Eligibility criteria for taking the test is specified by the college.

Some of the undergraduate courses are under the Choice Based Credit and Semester System (CBCSS) and the postgraduate courses are under the Credit and Semester System (CSS) of the affiliating university. The college also offers add-on certificate courses.

Vision and Mission:

  • To develop belief in oneself as strong women by empowering oneself and employing strategies; to become aware of the environment, heritage and history and think about global concerns and issues; be sensitive to others and develop respect for them by exposing oneself to cultural diversity, human rights and languages; to develop the values of citizenship, i.e., public conduct, civic sense, responsibilities, rights and leadership; to develop rational and scientific thinking; to develop writing and presentation skills for research and innovation; to enhance employability and life-skills through workshops and hands-on training; and to work towards a holistic development of the students by initiating co-curricular and curricular activities by making it mandatory to become members and take part in at least two co-curricular activities


  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Computer Science Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Additional Courses
Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC – Environment Studies)

Apart from these courses, this University offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://ipcollege.du.ac.in

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Guidance
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training





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