The University of Delhi was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential University by the Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly.
Informally known as Delhi University, it is one of the premier universities of the country imparting higher education for deserving candidates.
Consisting of three colleges and 750 students at its founding, the university has since become India's largest institution of higher learning and among the largest in the world.
It has grown with 16 faculties, over 80 academic departments, an equal number of colleges and over seven lakh students. Over 500 programmes are offered by the university and are approved by Academic and Executive Councils, out of which 209 programmes are being considered for NAAC accreditation purpose. The rest being run in colleges are separately accredited.
It has affiliated to 77 colleges and 5 other institutes with an enrollment of over 132,000 regular students and 261,000 non-formal students. North Campus and South Campus serve as the two main campuses of the university.
It is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), & Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
- Since the university has recognized for excellence in teaching, research and outreach, the vision of the university aims aspirants to provide the highest quality education to students, nurture their talent, promote intellectual growth and shape their personal development; remain dedicated and steadfast in the pursuit of truth aligned with the motto of the University of Delhi “Nishtha Dhriti Satyam” and serve humanity through the creation of well-rounded, multi-skilled and socially responsible global citizens
- Foster all-round development of students through multi-faceted education and sustained engagement with local, national and global communities, and nurture lifelong inspired learners from across the globe in line with our cultural ideal of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’