Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, has long been recognized as a premier institution of higher learning for women in India. Established in 1956 in New Delhi by the late Sir Shri Ram in memory of his wife, the college had its modest beginnings in a school building in Daryaganj, Central Delhi, with 243 students, 9 faculty, 4 support staff and 3 distinct courses of study. The aim of the institution was to provide access to higher education of quality to women. LSR is a testimony to the farsighted vision of its founder and his indefatigable enthusiasm to actualize his dream.
Today, the college is located in a beautiful 15 acre campus in South Delhi, has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 16 courses of study. The College became a byword for academic and extracurricular achievement, under the inspiring Chairmanship of industrialist and philanthropist, late Dr. Bharat Ram.
Here’s a glimpse into life at LSR, although most details are clearly mentioned on the college website www.lsrcollege.org.
LSR is an island in the middle of South Delhi. Located near the Moolchand flyover, it is a rickshaw ride away from the Lajpat Nagar central market and the GK 1 M and N Block Markets. Although an isolated college in a bustling place, it is fairly well-connected to most parts of the city.
How to Get There
LSR is located in Lajpat Nagar IV. Opposite Bluebells School International, it is just a short walk from GK1 and Moolchand. Students can get buses to Nehru Place or Ashram, both of which would drop the student near LSR. Nearest metro stations are Moolchand, Kailash Colony and Lajpat Nagar metro stations, all of which are on the Purple Line.
LSR is known for Economics, Political Science, History, Psychology, English and Commerce courses.
While in many other places one has to deal with bureaucratized old men giving out forms and making reluctant efforts to help fill them, LSR is another world. Enter and you see cheerful student volunteers and colorful posters with every little detail mentioned on them. But at the end of the day, in this college (like everywhere else) the lines are long and the process is tedious and boring. Admission into LSR College is based entirely on marks secured by students in their board examinations. For elementary education, however, it is centrally managed by the university. Further, there is an entrance examination for students seeking to take admission into B.A. (hons) Journalism.
ECA and Sports Category
Admission into LSR through these categories is a long-drawn, complicated process. Students are first supposed to fill in separate forms, which ask for the usual CVs, portfolios, letters of recommendation, photocopies of originals, etc. To add to that, in the ECA form there’s an essay that applicants are asked to write. Loadshedding happens. A certain number of students are called for trials. The sports trials and interviews happen soon after the last date of submission of application forms; although the ECA kids have to wait till the beginning of July.
LSR boats of spectacular facilities like an auditorium, bank, bookstore, café, counselling cell, health centre, computer lab, library and on campus housing.
Out of Station Students
Although the LSR Residence Hall is amongst the better known hostels, it doesn’t have a capacity to accommodate all outstation candidates who are able to secure admission into the college. As a result, there are several PG accommodations around the campus in areas like Amar Colony, National Park, GK 1 N Block, etc.
There are 21 societies overall ranging across debating, drama, dance, women’s development, photography club and a lot of others.
Tarang, LSR’s annual fest is one of the most awaited ones in the University. Though passes are expensive and slightly tough to get, the fest is well worth it.
Hang Out Spots
LSR girls face no dearth of places to hang out at. Gk1 M Block market, the College Café, Kailash colony market, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar and so on provide great shops and stalls to eat and shop at.