Deshbandhu College (Evening) now named as Ramanujan College was established in 1958 by the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Government of India, in the memory of Late. Lala Deshbandhu Gupta, a patriot who had dedicated his life to the national freedom struggle. Originally run by the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Education as a men?s college, it has been maintained by the University of Delhi since 1972. In 1994 it opened its doors to women students too.
Deshbandhu College (Evening), now known as Ramanujan College has become a separate entity and will have New Campus in 7 acres of land in Kalkaji, New Delhi. The New College will be a Delhi University maintained college fully funded by UGC. The college has come into existence in July 2010 after taking over the assets, liabilities and employees of erstwhile Deshbandhu College (Evening)
Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan (December 22, 1887-April 26, 1920) was an Indian Mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions, who during his short lifetime compiled nearly 3900 mathematical results independently. Ramanujan is considered one of the world?s greatest-ever mathematician, who mainly worked in analytical number theory and is famous for many summation formulas involving constants such as TT,prime numbers and the partition function. In 1997 the Ramanujan Journal was launched to publish work ?in areas of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan?.
Located in Kalkaji in South Delhi, Ramanujan College offers degree courses in Commerce and Humanities. It is the third largest college for Commerce education in Delhi University. Once the New College building is ready. College will mainly focus on Mathematics, IT, Computers, besides Commerce & Humanities. It has a highly qualified and experienced faculty many of whom are also engaged in post graduate teaching at the university. A number of our teachers have original published academic and creative work in reputed national and international journals.
The college has a well stocked library with over 45,000 books including the latest publications in all the subjects taught in the College. This together with a state-of-the ?art computer lab, offers students access to new horizons of learning.
A number of academic prizes and scholarships are offered to meritorious students. Financial assistance, in the form of fee-concession, is given to deserving and needy students.
Our large playground and good facilities for sports have helped to maintain a tradition of excellence in sports. Our sportspersons have won various prizes at the University, Delhi State and National levels.
The college campus is a lively hub of both academic and co-curricular activities which are meant to nurture the all-round development of the students. Apart from the annual festival-Josh-we also have other cultural programmes, workshops, seminars, debates, lectures and educational trips. The much feted college theatre group-Jazba, our NSS unit and Eco Club also offer students further opportunity to widen their horizons.
Finally, a word about placements. Our college Placement Cell, together with Delhi University?s Central Placement Cell, Facilitates campus recruitment of final-year students.
The students of the college are its assets, giving it strength and character.