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Welcome to Dyal Singh Evening College

Standing like a beacon in the heart of the city, Dyal Singh Evening College represents a synthesis of tradition and modernity and it is this characteristic that is encapsulated in its motto. The rich legacy of the institution can be traced back to the vision of its founder Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, remembered as the founder of The Tribune and the Punjab National Bank. Hailing from Punjab, one of the great sons of India, he wanted to infuse a scientific outlook in the minds of the people ridden with blind faith and superstition. For this purpose Sardar Dyal Singh willed his estate for the establishment of an educational trust for a secular college, and in 1910 Dyal Singh College Lahore was established. Post-partition, the Trust set up by him kept his vision alive in India as well. An eminent educationist, late Dewan Anand Kumar, the former Vice-Chancellor of Punjab University, immortalized Dyal Singh Majithia, by establishing two academic colleges in his name: one at Karnal and the other at Delhi.It started functioning in the capital as constituent college of the university of delhi in 1959 and was taken over by the university of delhi as a university maintained institution in 1978.

The college offers eight undergraduate courses in disciplines ranging from languages, history, political science, economics, commerce to all the major branches of arts and commerce. There are presently around 3000 students on the rolls of the College.

The college has a vibrant and spacious campus and is well connected by Delhi Metro. It has well-equipped lecture halls, extensive lawns and vast play-grounds. The college also boasts of a unique open air amphitheatre surrounded by majestic trees. The college has a heavy duty generator to augment the supply of electricity in the event of a power failure. The infrastructure has witnessed expansion owing to the increasing student strength. In addition to the construction of a New Academic Block which has several class rooms, a new computer lab, a state of the art Seminar Hall, and an aesthetically designed Auditorium have also been built.

The college provides meaningful, value-based education to students, some of whom come from humble backgrounds. Special relaxation in cut off is given to girl students during admissions to empower them by encouraging them to pursue education while working. Similar relaxation is given to students opting to study languages like Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, and Sanskrit to keep alive the rich diversity of cultures of our country. This is both a challenge as well as a matter of pride for the college.

 

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