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Why Study Here ?

Shyam Lal College (SLC), a co-educational constituent college of the University of Delhi, was established in 1964 by the great visionary and entrepreneur Padmashri (late) Shri Shyam Lal Gupta, the then Chairman of Shyam Lal charitable trust. The foundation stone of the College was laid down by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the then Hon’ble Vice President of India and Chancellor of the University of Delhi. The aim of the College, at the time of inception, was to make quality education accessible to the students, especially girls, from the economically and educationally disadvantaged community of East Delhi. Since its establishment, SLC has come a long way and has become a centre of academic excellence in University of Delhi. Spread over on a sprawling campus of 29,501 square meters and a built up area of 7,505,40 square meters, SLC offers 09 Undergraduate courses in various streams of Science, Commerce and Humanities and 01 Postgraduate course (in Hindi).

Academic Excellence

  1. Results- The academic results of the students of the College have shown steady progress over the years with a perfect 100% in some subjects and large number of students securing first division in different subjects.

  2. International Exchange Programmes- The International Exchange Programme is a unique concept of our College which helps in career development of the students.  It provides the students with an opportunity to engage and learn from cross cultural environment with academicians and their fellow students from different universities and countries. Infact, we are in the midst of our first International Exchange Programme with Finland where the Center for International Mobility (CIMO), Finland sponsored 4 of our students to Finland in September 2017 for a month.

  3. Faculty- Our faculty is immensely talented, knowledgeable and dedicated. The faculty comprises several experts in their respective fields, distinguished authors, researchers and scholars, with reputed international and national publications. Going an extra mile, the faculty promotes blended learning in which they make maximum utilization of digital, visual and online aids to lecture in the class.

  4. Centres- The College has established Six important Centres that offer unique platform and opportunity to the students to have a wholesome learning experience. These Centres are: Centre for Holistic Development (CHD), Centre for Industry Interaction and Skill Development (CIISD), Eco & Innovation Centre, Women Development Cell (WDC), Ambedkar Study Circle (ASC) and Gandhi Study Circle (GSC). Centre for Industry Interaction and Skill Development (CIISD) consists of three Cells – Placement Cell, Entrepreneurship Cell and Skill Development Cell for enhancing the skills and employability of the students and facilitates the visit of leading companies like HSBC, Mazars India, ICICI Prudential in the campus for placements, internships and continuous engagements. The Placement Cell is able to place approximately 20-25 per cent of students every year. These Centres have taken up cross-cutting issues related to modern lifestyle, gender, caste identity in India, professional challenges, social anomalies etc. National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) are very active units of the College, which serve the purpose of developing the youth as socially aware and sensitive citizens. Many activities undertaken under these units give opportunity to the cadets to contribute to the welfare of the society and in turn work for the social cause.

  5. Remedial Classes- With the primary objective of providing quality education to all, SLC makes special efforts to enable and facilitate learning among the students belonging to the underprivileged sections. The College ensures that special classes – Remedial as well as Spoken English are held on continuous basis for the students who have difficulty in coping with the demands of the curriculum.

  6. Scholarships and Fee Concession- Meritorious Students are provided scholarships by the College and outside agencies. Fee concession and Book Aid facility is given to the needy students.

  7. ADD- ON Courses- Skill Development Cell (SDC) of the College keeps on introducing various innovative add-on courses from time to time. We have already launched two batches of a Certificate Course on Online Trading in collaboration with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Certificate Courses in Spanish, French and German languages are likely to be introduced very soon.

SLC is the foremost college in East Delhi Campus of the University of Delhi with outstanding Sports facilities for games like Hockey, Netball, Volleyball, Wrestling and Kabbadi in which our players are continuously winning laurels for the institution. Presently students can participate in 09 different games/sport for which experts and coaches are also hired from outside. SLC Inter-Varsity Invitational Hockey tournament has already become an integral part of the University calendar.

The academic foundation of an educational institution is reinforced with extra-curricular activities. SLC conducts a myriad of activities through its Arts and Cultural societies. The Annual Cultural festival ‘Anugoonj’ gives a platform to the students to showcase their talents in dance, music, theatre, fine arts and more in a grand show. Our Dramatics Society, “Jharokha” and Street Play Society, “Aakrosh” have been winning accolades in the National and University level competitions for their plays. The other major societies of the College Quibble- the Quiz Society, Sheershasth- the Debating Society, Qasida- The Poetry Society, The Photography Society, Swargam- the Music Society, Aarodhya- the Dance Society, Insignia- the College Rock Band  are also performing exceptionally well.  Another interesting annual initiative taken in tandem with the Govt’s ‘Skill India’ programme is the organization of an inter-college ‘University Chef Competition’. This unique effort is a step to enhance the creativity and application of precise thought process among the students.

A) Library- SLC has a rich and well stocked ICT enabled library. It has more than 76000 books and subscribed journals on diverse subjects. The library also has OPAC facility to make the task of locating books easier for the students and the faculty.We also have a fully air conditioned Knowledge Resource Centre where students and teachers can acquire abundant knowledge through E-resources by accessing world’s best databases, E-Journals, E-books and Reports in an easy and expeditious manner. Also, we have a state-of-the-art Reading Room and other sections with a seating capacity of 100 persons.

B) Other Facilities- The College is a Wi-Fi zone with internet access to every student and the Staff.  The College has a Porta Block consisting of well-ventilated classrooms and a 100 seater state-of-the art Conference Hall, a Board Room & Teacher Felicitation Centre equipped with the latest ICT facility. Most of the rooms in the main building are equipped with LCD projector and other facilities. There are 07 well-equipped undergraduate labs in the College – Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab, Biology Lab, Electronics Lab and three Computer Labs. The Computer Labs of the College offer the very best in terms of hardware and software to the students and the faculty. Staff room, Library, Office and Canteen have been recently renovated into fine air-conditioned spaces. The entire campus is under CCTV surveillance. An Amphitheatre is available for practice of extra-curricular activities.

C) Facilities for PwD Students- The College makes every effort to provide barrier free mobility to all PwD students everywhere in the campus. Ramps and signage on passages have been provided at maximum possible places from the academic year Two Lifts are also becoming functional. Recently, the College has set up a well-equipped Facilitation Centre for PwD students with dedicated computer systems with all the relevant softwares installed so as to facilitate the smooth imparting of education to PwD students.

Last but not the least, a lot of innovations takes place on regular basis in the College. Virtual Lectures, Case Studies, Simulation Exercises, Live Projects of Art & Sculpture in the Classrooms, Use of Cinema, Corporate Internships, Gender Sensitization and Women Empowerment Programmes, Employee Involvement/Participative Management, Institutional Social Responsibility Activities, Safety Audits, Destressing Activities for Faculty, Support Staff and Students, Soft Skills Training for the Students.

Understanding the need for Grievance Redressal, the College has an active Internal Complaints Committee and a Grievance Redressal Committee to look after specific complaints and grievances of particularly girls, under-privileged students.


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