With the commencement of the 2022 admission season, many DU aspirants are in a state of confusion and panic over which college to choose, and what would be best for them. Here we present the college profile of Hansraj College of the University of Delhi to make taking an informed choice easier for you.

Hansraj College was established in 1948. It is located in the University of Delhi’s North Campus. It has been ranked 14th in the college rankings of NIRF 2022. The college is known for having produced several alumni who have excelled in their respective fields. Notable alumni include Shah Rukh Khan, Naveen Jindal, and Kiren Rijiju.

Courses & Placements

The college offers the following undergraduate course:-

  • B.A. (Honours)
    • Economics
    • English
    • Hindi
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Sanskrit
  • B.A. (Programme)
  • B.Com (Honours)
  • B.Sc (Honours)
    • Anthropology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronics
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Zoology
  • B.Sc (Programme)

In the 2021 placement drive, the highest package offered in Hansraj College was 20.25 LPA. The average package was 5.7 LPA. 115 companies participated in the placement drive, and over 185 offers were made. The top recruiters were McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, DE Shaw & Co., and United Airlines.


Merit and need-based Scholarships are given by the college. The Student Welfare Committee holds interviews for the same. The number of students that benefit is usually around 100 but varies as per the students’ requirements. The college also has the facility to give fee concessions from 50% to 100%, based on annual income, family background, girl child, etc.

Other Scholarships: The students are also offered scholarships by DAV, Single Girl Child policy, NCERT, and FAEA to name a few. In addition to these scholarships, students also benefit from the Inspire scholarships by the Department of Science and Technology and the scholarships extended by CBSE.

Scholarship for the Enabling Unit: Two awards of Rs.5000 and Rs.3000 are given to the meritorious students of the Enabling Unit every year by the College Alumni Association.

Scholarship for Differently-Abled Students: Every student belonging to the differently-abled category gets a full fee waiver and is required to contribute to the Students’ Union fund and some other minimal charges only.

Note: additional information about the scholarships can be found on the respective college websites.


The college has several societies. These include:

  • Hansraj Dramatics Society
  • English Debating Society
  • Illuminati, the quiz society
  • Kalakriti, the fine arts society
  • Nishtha, the civil services society

Note: Further information about the societies can be found on the respective college website. 


  • Library: The library comprises four sections: the Main Library, individual Departmental Libraries (Sciences), the Periodicals, and the Textbook Sections.
  • Amphitheatre and Auditorium: The College has a feature-rich air-conditioned auditorium having a seating capacity of around 600 which makes it one of the largest auditoriums in the University.
  • Canteen
  • Sports Facilities: The College has facilities for both outdoor and indoor games. The College has a huge sports ground and a basketball court between the college and the hostel premises.
  • Laboratories: This includes laboratories for Chemistry, Physics, Electronics, Botany, Zoology, and Computer Labs.
  • Seminar Room
  • Common Room
  • Yoga Room
  • Medical Facilities: College has a medical room with all the necessary first aid and a mobile stretcher. Hansraj is well connected to a hospital that is within 500m of its main gate.
  • Yagyashala: The college has an established Vishwa Bandhu Centre of Indian Culture (Delhi Unit). The VVRI centre now works in alliance with the research department of D.A.V. College Management for the collection, preservation, and publication of ancient texts.
  • Computer Facilities: The college campus is Wi-Fi enabled with access to all the resources that the University provides centrally.
  • Hostel Facilities: The College accommodates around 200 undergraduate male students in its hostel. It has a common room, a multifaceted gym, and arrangements for indoor and outdoor games. The building of a women’s hostel has recently been sanctioned by the college administration.
  • Enabling Unit: This cell consists of more than 100 volunteers to assist students with physical disabilities, with their regular course of studies. An Enabling Unit Room with audio aids, computer facility, etc. is available in the college. Ramps and a foot-over bridge connecting two different blocks of the college have been constructed.
  • Photostat cum Stationery Shop
  • Language Lab and Media Centre: It’s an acoustically efficient media centre that is soundproofed. It has sturdy walls to keep any disturbance out. The rooms are outfitted with the most up-to-date computer systems as well as other necessary equipment such as printers, microphone systems, and audio mixer soundboard consoles.

What do Students Say About their College?

The constant chatter at Lover’s Point, coffee brewing at the Nescafe, sitting on the path beside the office – Hansraj is an emotion. Walking around the red walls, one can spot students getting their books to the library, the dogs eating their food, and the casual drop of SRK’s name in conversations under the C-block trees. This is Hansraj.

Shiuli Sural, a 3rd year student.

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In a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19, hostels in various University of Delhi (DU) colleges have issued strict guidelines, where Hansraj College has asked the students to vacate the hostel.


Colleges across DU, in addition to suspending classes, have also asked students to follow strict guidelines in order to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus. In certain cases, the colleges have even asked students to vacate the hostel campuses.


The hostel administrations of Lady Shri Ram College, Sri Venktateswara College, Indrapastha College for Women (IPCW), and Hansraj College have asked students to leave the hostel premises. On 16th March 2020, the Hostel administrations of Hansraj College and IPCW released a notice asking hostellers to vacate the premises within 48 hours as a measure to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus. The students were asked to not be in the hostel from 18th March to 31st March, as a precautionary measure. The students of IPCW were asked to go to their local guardians and were also asked to not step out of the college for any other reason.


However, this sudden order has caused problems for various students who suddenly have to make arrangements to go back home or find an alternate residence in Delhi. Speaking to DU Beat, Vinay Pratap Singh, a third-year student at Hansraj College said “It’s very difficult for 3rd year students as we are having upcoming Masters entrance examination and it’s difficult to get all those readings to home, and some students can’t even afford to go.”

“Yes it will affect our studies, most of us will try to stay in Delhi maybe at friends’ houses but in this case people will suffer economic burden, which isn’t fair, but we can’t do anything because of this pandemic.”


“Many students belong to remote parts of the country and it isn’t as easy for them to make travel arrangements quickly. The hostel administration in this situation could’ve chosen to take measures to quarantine the hostel or take other safety measures, but right now we have no choice but to comply.”


However, experts have said that asking students to vacate might not be the wisest of moves. “I don’t think they should be sent even if a coronavirus case is detected,” said T Sundararaman, global coordinator, People’s Health Movement, in conversation with Careers360. “While there is aggregation in the campus, there is aggregation in the community too. It is not only during the travel that they put others or themselves at risk, but the community is also there. It can be catastrophic.”


Forcing students to vacate hostels in the middle of a pandemic means making them travel. “They should not be travelling in a crowded bus or train. They should not be in a group,” said another public health expert on the condition of anonymity. But making students leave campus will compel them to do just that – take buses, planes or trains home. “Younger people are at lesser risk,” she continued, “But they could very well be the carriers of the virus and that is why they should not mingle in a crowd.”


Other hostels in DU have not gone for such drastic measures yet, they have stuck to advising students to not roam around needlessly and take necessary health precautions. Kirori Mal College has asked hostellers to stay inside the premises and has banned the entry of anyone from outside, including hostellers who had gone outside temporarily. Daulat Ram College has too issued a precautionary notice requesting students to avoid going out.


Across the country, institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have also asked students to vacate hostels. What remains to be seen is whether authorities from remaining DU Hostels will follow suit.


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In response to deteriorating food quality, residents of the Hansraj College Hostel have boycotted the mess.

On 29th February 2020, the students of Hansraj College residing in the hostel decided to stop the consumption of food made in their mess and proceeded to lock the mess from outside. This action, they said, was taken in response to the poor quality of food they were being served for the past few weeks.

“For the past three weeks, the non-teaching staff (the mess workers) have been on strike. Since then, we haven’t been served food as per the menu. The mess now operates on a self-service basis, and we’re only being served basic food like rice and dal. The food quality is terrible. As a result, it was decided that we won’t have lunch from today, and while lunch was cooked, no one ate it and we went and locked the mess.” said Vinay Pratap Singh, a resident of the hostel and a student of Hansraj College.

The students then had a meeting with the warden where they laid down their demands. “We have multiple demands because there are a lot of problems, but our basic demand right now is a bringing back of normalcy. While we understand that mess workers cannot come back right now, we should at least be hiring new cooks from outside. This is also something that had been promised to us by the warden but hasn’t been done for the past seventeen days. This is a very serious problem because the food not being cooked properly is also negatively affecting people’s health. We won’t be wasting the already cooked food though, we’ve asked the warden to have the food given to needy through the Hansraj National Service Scheme (NSS)”, Vinay added.

The students met with the principal in the evening who tried to reach out to the Workers’ Union, who have declined to come back to work at the moment. What remains to be seen is how the administration responds to the demands and how these protests affect those made by the Staff Union. For the moment, though, the lockdown has been called off.

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Students of Hansraj College came together to protest against CAA-NRC and demanded an inquiry into the incident involving the assault of a fellow student.

The students had given a call for dressing up in black, reading the preamble and singing the National Anthem to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) on 15th January 2020.

On 13th January 2020, students had tried staging a gathering and reading the preamble along with Swami Vivekananda’s famous Chicago speech, but the administration had intervened and dispersed the students who had gathered at Lovers’ Point in Hansraj College. Interestingly, no such active intervention took place when a pro-CAA demonstration took place in the college ground on the same day.

Because of this outbreak, the students decided to collect in the college cafeteria, albeit not collectively. At 12:50 p.m. on a signal by a student, everyone rose and sang the National Anthem and read the Preamble in unison. This way, the students of Hansraj were able to register their dissent in a democratic and peaceful manner despite efforts by the Administration to quell it.

Amidst everything, a third-year student was assaulted by a College Faculty member on 13th January, regarding which the students have filed a complaint with the Principal. The Principal informed the students that a disciplinary committee has been formed to look into the matter and requested the students to wait for two days.

The students held a meeting and decided to take the matter up to the Delhi Police and higher authorities in the University Administration should the college further delay action, while resolving to continue fighting against the recent regime.


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On 3rd August 2019, the University of Delhi (DU) witnessed one of its most vibrant pride marches ever in the North Campus, starting from the hostel of Hansraj College, till the office of the University’s Vice Chancellor.

On Saturday, Project CLAP organised the DU Pride March, as a celebration of fifty years of pride. The march was inaugurated with a performance by the Western music society of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College.

Members and allies were seen with face paints, flags, and posters. The event began with an introduction by the members of CLAP, followed by a Bollywood mashup rendition. Rishi Raj Vyas, a famous queer activist, addressed the parade and spoke about the repeated suppression of the community’s gender identities and sexual orientations.

Chants of “prem che, prem che, tharo maro same che” (your love and my love are all the same), and those of “Aazadi!” (freedom) from homophobia.

When asked what Pride meant to them, a member of the community commented, “For me, pride is being proud of who I am and finally accepting myself, it feels like I have a place where I belong.” Another supporter who was attending their first-ever pride march felt relieved to be a part of the event.

Arshia (name changed), a student at Lady Shri Ram College and a part of the community, remarked about how homophobic the Indian society is, how members are constantly subjected to violence just for showing love, and how pride representation was important.

With the marchers getting down to the tunes of the dhol, each step drew more traction and support. The event drew to a conclusion with an open-mic where few enthusiastic members and supporters took to the mic and performed for spectators with a vow to promote awareness and break the shackles which restrict people to love freely. “Pride is a day to showcase yourself as freely as possible, and to ask more and more people to support you. So it’s more of a supportive act than being proud of yourself, because we’re proud of ourselves every day,” a member of the community remarked.



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With less than 20,000 seats left to be filled in the University of Delhi (DU), the principals of colleges affiliated to the varsity said that the cut-offs for admission to courses will see a marginal decline in the third list, on July 7, 2019. According to the data shared by DU, 43,854 admissions have taken place after 778 withdrawals since the beginning of the process. The number of cancellations since the second cut-off stands at 3,082, as reported by India Today.

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The much-anticipated second cut-off list gives aspiring students a chance to either secure their admission, or upgrade colleges.

With 23,780 seats filled out of 63,000 and huge crowds observed in many University of Delhi (DU) colleges in the first cut-off list, all eyes are on the second cut-off list now. Despite some of the highest cut-offs being declared for B.A. Political Science courses, various colleges, including Miranda House, Ramjas and Kirori Mal reported that seats for the programme had been filled up and a second cut-off list would not be released, as reported by The Hindu.


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Confluence’19 kickstarted with a plethora of events across different venues around the campus.

On Saturday, 9th March 2019, the auditorium of Hansraj College saw back-to-back dance competitions organised by the dance societies of the host institute.

Choreo’19- the choreography competition organised by Terpsi Chorean saw participation from five teams. The competition, adjudged by Mr. Batra, Artistic Director and Co-founder “Right Moves Academy of Dance”, saw mesmerising and meaningful performances by each team. LSR Dancesoc’s annual production- Trans bagged the first position while, Srijya’s Valiant from Hindu College came second. Sparx from Gargi College was given a special mention.

Oorja, the western dance society of Hansraj College organised Groove, a western dance competition. The event clashed with SRCC’s western dance competition hence saw slotting issues, where performances happened according to their designated slots at SRCC. The competition saw 10 teams perform with great gusto and zeal. The event was adjudged by Mr. Ravi Verma, founder of United Grooves.

Crunk from Aurobindo College came first while Spardha from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College came second. The crowd cheered in excitement for the winners.

After all the performances, Anurag Kashyap, Director and Producer came to light the inaugural diya, and had a brief interaction with the audience.

Con Qurso 2019, the annual two-day quiz competition was organized by Illuminati, the quizzing society of the college. On the first day of the fest, the students were quizzed on their knowledge of the topics- ‘India’ and ‘Sports’. This competition was met with much fervour and participation as over 100 students took part in the quiz and put their knowledge on the test. In the ‘India’ quiz, Nayan Kashyap from Kirorimal College and Pragati Nautiyal from Miranda House bagged the first position, while Ashish Singh from Ramjas College and Kanika Yadav from Miranda were given the second position. Trailing a little behind, Basab Ranjan Dahal and Amlan Sarkar from Ramjas College got the third position. Gokul S from Delhi School of Economics won the first prize in the ‘Sports’ quiz. Ravtej Singh from IIM-B and Harshit Sachdeva from Hansraj College bagged the second position, while Kartikay Chadha and Arunesh Gupta from Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Technology grabbed the third position.

The annual event of the college’s NSS, Utsav ’19 splashed vibrancy and colours of Bollywood all around. The LP of the college reverberated with enthusiasm as students actively took part in various fun games organized by the NSS team adhering to their theme, ‘Bollywood’. On spot dance competition ‘Let’s Nacho’, C.D. painting competition, treasure hunt among others kept the students hooked. NSS, through it’s display board and various stalls highlighted the sundry humanitarian projects which they have undertaken over the years. These included the likes of Project Jugnu Stall, project Aahar and others.

Taal Tarang, folk dance competition organised by Kavyaakriti saw glorious performances by 11 teams from across different colleges. The first position was bagged by Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, while the second position was shared by Shri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College and Nrityakriti from Maitreyi College.

Jashn-e-Hansraj came to an end with a soulful performance by popular Sufi music artiste group- Nizami Brothers. The group sang famous qawwalis like Sufi Rashq-e-kamar, Khwaja mere khwaja, Bhar do jholi meri, among others. Their playful recitation of shayaris (poetic lines) in between the songs added a flavour of humourous connection for the audience. The night closed on the raga of enthusiasm and joy with their enthralling music.


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A fire broke out in the Chemistry lab of B-block in Hansraj. The cause of the fire has been subject to multiple interpretations. No injuries have been reported so far.

The chemistry lab in Hansraj College’s B block caught fire today.The incident occurred between 12 noon and 1 pm, in the newly constructed Dr. Rathi’s lab located in the B Block of the college.With scattered debris, pungent fumes, ashes and some shards of broken glass, Dr Brijesh Rathi, a professor of Chemistry claimed that the situation was immediately under control with the help of vigilance of the students present. He also added that the disaster was averted because of the solvent chamber being outside the lab.

The alleged cause of the fire was electric sparks from a wire which resulted in a plastic tube burning, however multiple narratives have come up with some claiming a short circuit in the lab.A first year Chemistry student whose class was adjacent to the lab says, “We heard screams alerting others of the fire, we saw the fumes and were evacuated immediately from our classrooms”.Fire trucks and ambulances rushed to the scene immediately. No injuries have been reported so far. The students were reportedly outside the lab when the mishap occurred.

Witnesses present at the time of the incident declined to comment.The administration has remained silent and brushed it off as ‘another science experiment gone wrong’ showing very little signs of taking a firm stance.Dr. Rama Sharma, principal of the college applauded the students and the non-teaching staff for their quick actions. “We have had fire safety trainings regularly, the most recent one was in the previous semester. Even our non-teaching staff has been trained for fire safety. We plan on making fire safety programs mandatory for students in the future.”

Our correspondent was repeatedly declined permission to take pictures of the damaged lab citing toxic fumes but given the discrepancies related to the cause of the fire and the administration soft response, this raises the questions, are our colleges really fire-safe? Do they have a valid NOC? Are there adequate number of fire extinguishers in the colleges of Delhi University?Is our infrastructure safe?

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The college fests bring with them large and often overly enthusiastic crowds, necessitating tight security measures. DU Beat looks at what the security staff themselves have to say about this.

“Fest ke samay zyada satark rehna padta hai” (we need to be more alert during fests), tells us a security guard at Hindu College, requesting anonymity. Naturally, a larger crowd makes checking more difficult. The gentleman tells us that while they recognise 90% of the regular college students, strict ID checks are the first step before allowing entry to anyone – outsiders or not. The same sentiments are reiterated by a female security guard at Hansraj College, also wishing to remain anonymous.

Mr Damodar Singh, a security guard at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) tells us that since it is easier for troublemakers to enter colleges during the fests, the security has to exercise extra caution – switching their phones off is the first thing guards do. Talking unnecessarily to anyone has to be avoided, lest some slip in checking may happen.

Colleges make extra arrangements during fests, especially for maintaining order inside the premises. Bouncers are often present around the campuses to control any chaos. Yet, perhaps their effectiveness is up for question.

Mr Singh tells us that bouncers have an important role to play if chaos erupts; security guards can’t get aggressive in controlling the situation as they have to encounter the students regularly. “Hum bas pyaar se samjha sakte hain” (we can only deal with students softly), he remarks. The lady at Hansraj also tells us how guards sit at the gates while bouncers handle the situation inside.

On the other hand, the gentleman at Hindu, says, with a chuckle, “Hungama hota hai to bouncers bhaag lete hain” (the bouncers run away if chaos takes place) – stating that in such cases, the guards themselves need to control the situation.

While the guards admit that some students get rowdy and try jumping on stages during music performances, they don’t really agree to alleged cases of misbehaviour or lapse of security happening at the fests.

Some students allegedly managed to get alcohol and weed inside the barricades during Crossroads 2018. Mr Singh, however, maintains that beedi, cigarettes and alcohol are strictly banned.

As was reported by the Hindustan Times, the crowd stormed the barricades during singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh’s concert at Hansraj’s Confluence 2017. A stampede was caused following a gas leak, accompanied by the felling of a firework station that caused some electric shocks. The security guard at Hansraj, however, denied these claims.

According to an article in the Times of India, similar incidents of crowd rampage and breaking of barricades took place during singer Parmish Verma’s performance at Maitreyi College’s annual fest last year, forcing the gig to be stopped midway.

Regardless of whether the accountability for these incidents is acknowledged, the probability for security lapses remains high. Of course, the management and organisers need to be held accountable. However, with enthusiasm and excitement running high among overwhelming crowds, the responsibility also lies on the students to exercise precaution and alertness and to maintain civility in order to ensure a safer environment.


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