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Lady Shri Ram College for Women

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Type  Public women's college
Parent institution  University of Delhi
Students  Approximately 2000
Phone  011 2643 4459
Founded  1956
Parent organization  University of Delhi
Established  1956
Principal  Suman Sharma
Campus  15 acres
Founder  Lala Shri Ram
Academic staff  150
Address  Lala Lajpat Rai Rd, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Motto  Sã vidyã yã vimuktaye; "That alone is knowledge which leads to liberation"
Notable alumni  Aung San Suu Kyi, Sakshi Tanwar, Maneka Gandhi, Nidhi Razdan, Shriya Saran
Similar  University of Delhi, Miranda House - University, Hindu College - University, Gargi College, Ramjas College

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Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) is a constituent women's college of the University of Delhi for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. It is a prestigious and well-known arts and commerce college, and it has been ranked 1 in Arts and Education, 2 in Commerce and 3 in Mass Communication by India Today.


History and evolution

Established in 1956 in New Delhi by the late Lala Shri Ram in memory of his wife Phoolan Devi (Lady Shri Ram), the college began in a school building in Daryaganj, Central Delhi with 243 students, nine faculty, four support staff and three distinct courses of study. Today, the college is located in a 15-acre (61,000 m2) campus in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi. It has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 16 courses of study.

LSR's infrastructure includes a newly refurbished, computerized user-friendly library with internet access, 1,20,000 books, 5000 online journals and 127 in-house journals and periodicals. Its Board of Governors is chaired by industrialist and philanthropist Bharat Ram. The new principal of the college is Suman Sharma.


  • B.A. (H): Economics, English, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, Psychology
  • B.Com. (H)
  • BSc. (H): Mathematics, Statistics
  • B.El.Ed
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace-building (CTPB)
  • Journalism and Mass Communication (H)
  • Festivals and Clubs

    Tarang is the annual cultural festival of Lady Shri Ram College. Tarang is known for bringing together the best student talent from across the country in fields of music, dance, dramatics, debating, fine arts, quiz, and film. LSR also has 20 other clubs for extra-curricular activities such as Hive for art enthusiasts, anDebsoc for debates, and Dramasoc for drama. LSR's choreography group is one of the best among all Delhi University colleges. Both classical and international music are popular clubs here. In addition, there is also a compulsory enrollment in NSS, NSO or NCC.

    Notable alumni

  • Niharika Acharya, editorial director, National Journal
  • Vinita Bali, Managing Director, Britannia Industries
  • Sushma Berlia, first woman to head an Apex chamber of commerce
  • Neha Bhasin, singer Kapoor
  • Gita Chandran, Padma Shri awardee; Bharata Natayam dancer
  • Tina Dabi, 2015 UPSC Civil Services Topper
  • Maneka Sanjay Gandhi
  • Anjali Gopalan, honoured with Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur; founder of Naz Foundation (India) Trust
  • Meenakshi Gopinath, educationist, former principal and Padma Shri awardee
  • Aditi Rao Hydari, Bollywood actress
  • Nabila Jamshed, author
  • Gauri Khan, film producer, interior designer
  • Rashi Khanna, Tollywood actress
  • Naina Lal Kidwai, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC India
  • Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Economic Affairs Editor, NDTV 24x7
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma; Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, author
  • Jaishree Misra, popular fiction author
  • Baisali Mohanty, classical dancer and choreographer; columnist
  • Anupriya Patel, MLA Uttar Pradesh
  • Pariva Pranati, popular TV actress
  • Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch of village Soda
  • Vanashree Rao, Padma Shri awardee; Kuchipudi dancer
  • Nidhi Razdan, NDTV anchor
  • Shriya Saran, Indian film actress
  • Anasuya Sengupta, Senior Director of Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Poile Sengupta, one of the foremost Indian writers in English
  • Shikha Sharma, CEO Axis Bank India
  • Uma Sharma, Kathak dancer
  • Archana Puran Singh, television host, Bollywood actress, anchor and celebrity judge
  • Sujatha Singh, former Indian Foreign Secretary
  • Chitra Subramaniam, India's first woman investigative journalist
  • Sakshi Tanwar, television actress
  • Usha Thorat, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Kiran Walia, ex-MLA; ex-Minister of Health and Family Welfare Department, Women & Child Development and Languages, Delhi Government.
  • References

    Lady Shri Ram College for Women Wikipedia