Inspired by Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan, one of the world’s greatest-ever mathematical genius, the College adheres to the core values of dedication, hard work and commitment as encapsulated in the motto of the University of Delhi – Nistha, Dhriti and Satyam.

Ramanujan College, formerly known as Deshbandhu College (Evening), was established in 1958 by the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Government of India, in the memory of Late Lala Deshbandhu Gupta, a patriot who had dedicated his life to the national freedom struggle. The College is 100% funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and has been maintained by the University of Delhi since 1972. The College opened its gate for women students in 1994. In 2010, the Deshbandhu College (Evening) was renamed as the Ramanujan College. The College became a full-fledged day college since 2012.

For the past decade, the college has been on a path of unprecedented growth.  With the introduction of many new courses, and a rapidly expanding infrastructure that seeks to provide the latest facilities, the college boldly looks forward to new challenges of the future.

History of Ramanujan College

Year Milestone
1958 Established as Deshbandhu College (Evening) for Boys, under Ministry of Rehabilitation, Government of India
1972 100% funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) & maintained by University of Delhi
1994 Became a Co-Educational College
2010 Renamed as Ramanujan College
2012 Recognition of Ramanujan College by the UGC as a full-fledged Day College
  •  Accredited Grade “A” by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • Start of Six new Honours Courses
  • Award of DDU KAUSHAL (Deen Dayal Upadhyay – Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood) Kendra by the UGC and start of two B.Voc. Courses
  • All India Rank 33 as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India
  • Award of the Teaching Learning Centre under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme of MHRD, Government of India
  • Inauguration of the New State of the Art College Building
  • Start of honours course in Economics
  • All India Rank 26 as per the NIRF of the MHRD, Government of India
  • Award of the National Resource Centre (NRC) for “Human Rights, Environment and Ethics” by MHRD, Government of India
2019 Signed MoU with two premier International Universities: (i) MCI Management Centre Innsbruck, Austria; and (ii) Western Sydney University, Australia for exchange of students and academic staff
  • Pioneering in providing online courses for teachers across the country through the customised Learning Management System (LMS) platform designed by Research Development and Services Cell of the college and trained more than one lakh teachers
  • Start of one more honour course in Environmental Sciences
  • MOUs with a number of colleges from the University of Delhi and other universities/ institutions of the country for conducting collaborative Faculty Development Programmes/ Refresher Courses