DU Beat brings to you some of the historical places of North Campus, spaces all of us share.
• St. Stephens: St. Stephens was one of the first colleges to be a part of Delhi University along with Hindu College and Ramjas College which were established in 1922. The aim of the establishment of the college was to promote English education among Indian students and like Hindu College, St. Stephens was under the Punjab University as well.
• Pir Ghalib: Pir Ghalib is located in the midst of the Kamala Nehru Ridge in North Campus, Delhi University. The ridge houses several other historical landmarks which are said to have played a major role in the revolt of 1857. Firoz Shah Tughluq is said to have built a few hunting palaces all across the geography of Delhi, out of which Pir Ghalib was one of them.
• Mutiny Memorial: Built in 1863, this memorial played a very important role in the revolt of 1857. It is also located in the Kamala Nehru Ridge in North Campus, Delhi University and is a major attraction for tourists as well as students. This tower can be viewed from afar owing to its height.
• Hindu College: Hindu College was established in 1899 in Chandni Chowk and was initially affiliated to Punjab University. Kishan Dasji Gurwale was the man who initiated the task of building the college as he was keen on educating the youth in those times. After several ups and downs, the college was finally made a part of Delhi University in 1922 after its establishment.
• VC Lawns: VC Lawns are located in the heart of the north campus of Delhi University in front of the VC office. The office is said to have served as an office for the britishers when Delhi University was established in 1922. The VC office, it is speculated, was where Shaheed Bhagat Singh was once kept as a captive. In today’s time, the greenery of the lawns acts as a notable attraction for students to hang out after classes.
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