The Hindu college is one of the topmost colleges in India. It is ranked at the 4th position in Arts (2017), 7th position in Commerce (2017) and 5th position in science (2017). The ranking has remained more or less consistent since earlier the college was ranked 6th in Arts (2011), 11th in Commerce (2011) and 7th in Science (2011).
Recently, the college has been awarded the ‘Star College’ status under DBT (Department of Biotechnology), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Hindu College is situated in the middle of the North Campus of Delhi University (DU), and is easily noticeable by the blue signboards visible at regular intervals. The college premise is well connected by road and the Delhi Metro.
The Hindu College hostel has 117 rooms to accommodate 210 boys and has single, double and triple-seater rooms. The building forms a continuous structure which borders a well-maintained lawn. The hostel has a T.V. room and a common room which has an internet café. There are also separate areas for chess, carrom, and table tennis. The hostel mess provides three meals a day for the residents. The WUS Health Centre of Delhi University provides 24-hour health care for students. A special consideration for the differently-abled students has been made while designing the hostels with ramps at the doors.
The library is open to all part-time and full-time students, as well as teachers and other members of the staff. All important textbooks are kept in the reserve section to enable the students to write their tutorials. The library has subscribed to a large number of dailies, weeklies, periodicals and academic journals. These publications are available to its members in the reading room. The library has three floors containing more than 1,00,000 books excluding the journals, magazines and dailies which it stocks.
Facilities and Other Activities
Besides the hostel and the library, the college offers many facilities to its students. The college maintains an extensive playground and a sports complex. Cricket, table tennis, lawn tennis, basketball and swimming are organised under direct supervision of the director of Physical Education. The cricket team of Hindu College is renowned, both for its talent and for the players it has produced. Some well-known cricket players who played in the college team include Ajay Jadeja, Gautam Gambhir, Murali Karthik, Vinay Lamba, Ashish Nehra, and Deep Dasgupta.
The college also produces a magazine called ‘INDRAPRASTHA’, which publishes articles by students and reports of the educational, cultural, social and sports activities of the college. Each section of the magazine is edited by a student editor under the supervision of a member of the teaching staff.
Besides this, the college has a student’s organisation called College Parliament. The College Parliament is a forum for discussions on academic and other issues. It is an excellent training ground for public speaking and leadership qualities. It is also responsible for allocating funds to the various societies within the college.
Disha, the Placement Cell of Hindu College has been on the fore in bringing about exciting job opportunities for all courses. The cell organizes seminars and workshops on career related matters. With a placement percentage of 95% ,Disha has essayed a pivotal role in the academic lives of students who wish to get a head start in professional field. . Some of the organizations that have participated in the Placement Programmeme are Google, Deloitte, HDFC, KPMG, Maruti, Jaypee, Ernst and Young, Protiviti, DE Shaw, Essar and Royal Sundaram Alliance, among many others have been keenly participating in our placement programme over the past few years.
Placement cell at the college organises interactive workshops that provide a platform for the students to voice their opinions and discuss topics which interest or concern them. Some of the top recruiters that approach this college for placements are:
• Taj Hotels
• McKenzie Consulting
• GE Capital Solutions
• Star News