The college's main building served as the residence of the Commander-in-Chief of the British Indian army.
|Motto||"Truth Love Knowledge Service"|
|University of Delhi|
|Principal||Dr Babli Moitra Saraf|
31, Sham Nath Marg, Civil Lines,
|Campus||Urban 21 acres (85,000 m2)|
Indraprastha College for Women also known as Indraprastha College or IP College (Hindi: इंद्रप्रस्थ महिला कॉलेज) is the oldest women's college in Delhi. Established in 1924, it is a constituent college of University of Delhi.
The college offers graduate and post-graduate courses in Economics, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Literature, Computer Science, Multimedia Media & Mass Communication etc., and is among the prestigious colleges of India.
The origins of IP College lie in the Indraprastha Girls School. It was founded in 1904, at the call of noted freedom fighter, educationist and theosophist Annie Besant by a group of Delhi theosophists, led by Lala Jugal Kishore, in Chhipiwara, Old Delhi. Intermediate school was added in 1924 and the Indraprastha College for Women, came into being, with Leonora Gmeiner (from Kapunda, South Australia) as its first principal.
Soon the University of Delhi, which itself was founded in 1922, recognised it as a constituent college. Degree courses were introduced in 1930s and in 1938, the University recognised I.P. College as a degree college. After its existence in Chhipiwara during its early years, the college moved to Chandrawali Bhawan, Civil Lines. It moved again to Alipur House at Alipur Road (now Sham Nath Road), the former office of the commander-in-chief in 1938, near Kashmiri Gate, where it is today. The building has become a heritage property.
In 1952, the Kalavati Gupta Hostel named after the second principal of the college was inaugurated.
On 3 July 1984, Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the college were held
In 2009, a hostel to accommodate 200 students was added on the 1.53-acre (6,200 m2) college premises.
In 2014, IP College became one of the first in the University of Delhi to set up a formal Department of Environmental Studies, which is its youngest department.
Every autumn, the college celebrates its annual festival, 'Shruti'. Other popular events include the annual debating tournament 'Vivaad' organised by the English debating society and the annual theatre fest 'Kirdaar' organised by the Dramatics society.
- Information and communications technology (ICT) Centre
- 2 Computer Labs
- Audio Visual Production Centre
- Medical Room
- 2 Hostel
- Basketball court
- Tennis court
- Badminton court
- Squash court
- Shooting range
- Table tennis
- Judo floor
- Swimming pool
- Political Science
- B.A. Prog.
- Computer Science
- Multimedia and Mass Communication
- Operational Research
- Political Science
Clubs and societies
- La Cadenza: Western Music Society
- Abhivyakti: Dramatics Society
- Alaap: Indian Music Society
- Croydon: Fine Arts Society
- Mridang: Indian Dance Society
- Oghma: English Editorial Society
- Ananta : The Science Society
- The English Debating Society
- Hindi Debating Society
- Gandhi Study Circle
- Laashya: Contemporary Dance Society
- Northeast Society
- Eco Club
- Enactus IPCW
- NSS & NCC
- Quiz Club
- Simulacra: Film and Photography Society
- Women's Development Cell (WDC)
- Arthagya : The Economics Association.
- Jeet-The career and guidance cell
- Baithak Society- Music Archiving and Listening Room
- Afroza: Western Dance Society
- Centre for Earth Studies
- Museum and Archives Learning Resource Centre
- Translation and Translation Studies Centre
- Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies
Students belonging to economically weaker sections are eligible for fee concession. Merit cum means based scholarships are also awarded by the college to deserving students. There is a book bank facility in the library from where needy students can borrow textbooks for the whole academic year. Some special scholarships are also provide by the Delhi University for students belonging to SC/ST/BPL/PWD categories.
- Leonara G. Miner, first principal, 1924
- Aruna Sitesh (1997–2007)
- Abhilasha Kumari, first woman Chief Justice of Manipur High Court 
- Ajit Iqbal Singh, mathematician
- Ambika Soni, former Minister of Information and Broadcasting
- Aruna Roy, social activist and recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award
- Arundhati Virmani, historian
- Asha Pande, first Indian woman to receive the Légion d'honneur
- Binalakshmi Nepram, activist from Manipur
- Chitra Narayanan, former IFS officer
- Deepa Sahi, actress and producer
- Dipannita Sharma, model and Bollywood actress
- Jaspinder Narula, playback singer
- Kamala Laxman, cartoonist
- Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, first woman Director General of Police and the second woman after Kiran Bedi to become an Indian Police Service officer
- Kavita Kaushik, television actor, best known for her portrayal of Chandramukhi Chautala in F.I.R.
- Kunzang Choden, first Bhutanese woman to write a novel
- Madhumita Raut, Odissi dancer
- Meira Kumar, first woman to become the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
- Neetu Chandra, film actress and model
- Pinky Anand, additional solicitor general of India
- Qurratulain Hyder, Urdu writer
- Rajni Bakshi, freelance journalist
- Rama Vij, actress
- Salma Sultan, news anchor of Doordarshan
- Sharan Rani Backliwal, acclaimed Sarod player, recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan
- Shyama Singh, former member of Parliament
- Sucheta Kriplani, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
- Utsa Patnaik, professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Varsha Dixit, author
- Veena Das, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University
- Ra'ana Liaquat Ali Khan, former First Lady of Pakistan
- Tanika Sarkar, professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University
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