Lady Irwin College is a constituent college for women, in University of Delhi, under the memorandum of Association of The Lady Irwin College Society vide Regd. Society Registration Act 1860 (Punjab Amdmt.) 1957 Registration No.4163 1969-70) & maintained by the Governing Body & UGC Grants.
Lady Irwin College is a premiere institution affiliated to University of Delhi for undergraduate and postgraduate education in Home Science institution affiliated university of delhi. It also supports doctoral programs in five areas of Home Science. Other programmes are two year B.Ed. (for students of Home Science), B.Ed Special Education(MR)(For students from all streams) and one year Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics & Public Health Nutrition.
It aims for holistic development of women students, and their capacity building through carefully designed academic programmes and extramural activities.
The Lady Irwin College aphorism is VIDYA HI SEWA. The teaching learning transactions true to the motto Endeavour to inculcate a sense of knowledge to serve through carefully designed outreach experiences.
The College has always provided headship to other institutions in the nation in teaching, research and extension in Home Science, both at central universities and Home Science colleges with agricultural institutions.
Lady Irwin College has celebrated 83 years in 2015.The education in this college aims towards capacity building for entrepreneurship, improved quality of life and overall development of the students. It is a nodal and template institution for Home Science education in the country.
The academic disciplines in the college are artistic, creative, culturally rooted and contemporary. The programmes are scientifically planned which include education in textile technology, food processing, metabolism, environment, sustainable technologies, food safety, health and disease and human development. The focus of college is to have holistic education for the all round development of the students.
High standard of education is maintained in pedagogical strategies and course structuring by the faculty members. The curriculum is internationally competitive. The college hopes to improve the talent and nurture creativity among its students for playing positive role in the society.
Lady Irwin College group is mindful of the key role an educational institution plays in the development of productive citizens and future professionals, and of the impact they can create on multiple levels of the society.
Over the last three years, the physical infrastructure of the college building designed by the famous architect, Walter George, has been refreshed to return to the traditional appearance along with modern facilities. The Delhi Government now recognizes the college building among the several heritage sites in Delhi, and has supported its repair and restoration. Some of the structures such as Hannah Sen Cottege, College Library and Director’s Bungalow are more than 75 years old.
The College has highly qualified teaching faculty, many of whom have received national and international recognition for their teaching, research and publications. The teachers also serve as consultants and resource persons for important governmental and voluntary agencies, as well as for universities all over the country and abroad. Teachers are also invited to lead research project in their areas of specialization for institutions like UGC, Government department, National and International agencies.
The college has well equipped laboratories and classrooms and library with about 55,000 books and periodicals. On its campus the college has programmes for the care and education of young children as well as children with disability. These programmes also function as laboratory pre-school and childcare centres and are an adjunct of the department of Human Development and Childhood Studies. The campus is wifi enabled and covered with CCTV surveillance.
Perhaps the most accurate marker of the success of an academic institution is its alumnae. Graduates of Lady Irwin College occupy top executive positions in national organizations such as the Planning Commission and in international organizations like UNDP. Many are deans of college, eminent teachers and principals of schools.
The College is ideally situated in the cultural hub of Delhi. Art galleries, museums, exhibition grounds, theatre, music and dance facilities are accessible within a radius of a kilometre. It is well connected by Metro.
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