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Kirori Mal College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. Established in 1954, it is located in the North Campus of the university in New Delhi, India. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the sciences, humanities, social sciences and commerce. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited it with a CGPA of 3.54 (A++) in 2016, which is the third highest among all Delhi University colleges.
The college began as Nirmala College and was located on Qutub Road. Faced with problems relating to the staff in the period following the partition, the management of the college changed hands and the trust founded by Seth Kirori Mal took over. It shifted to its present campus on February 1, 1954. The foundation stones of the college were laid down by the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the summer of 1955. The campus infrastructure was designed by the famous architect duo Anand Apte and CSH Jhabvala.
The first Principal of the college was Ch. Hardwari Lal (1954–57). Kirori Mal College began its first full-fledged functioning from the academic session 1956-57. He was followed by Dr Sarup Singh (1957–65) who later became the Professor-and-Head, Department of English, University of Delhi and then the Vice-Chancellor, DU, followed by becoming the Lt. Governor, Delhi and then the Governor of Gujarat.
Kirori Mal College was one of the few institutions of the University of Delhi selected for sports training during the Commonwealth Games in 2010 which led to new facilities being created in the form of a new building and a gymnasium to facilitate sports and other activities.
- Department of Bengali
- Department of Botany
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Economics
- Department of English
- Department of Geography
- Department of Hindi
- Department of History
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences
- Department of Physics
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Sanskrit
- Department of Urdu
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Zoology
- Department of Environmental Science
The college has activities in drama, debate, quiz, music, fine arts, photography, astronomy, robotics, environment, dance and film. Notable among them is the music society "MUSOC", and the dance society "Sensation” consisting of a choreography and a western wing. Putting up 2 productions each year the latter attained the university ECA quota in the year 2019. The Physics department has its own Astronomy and Robotics Clubs.
The college hostel is situated next to the sports complex of the college. Its 89 rooms house around 170 undergraduate and postgraduate students from both India and abroad. Hostel seats are allocated to various courses and admission is made on the basis of merit.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited it with a CGPA of 3.54 (A++) in 2016, which is the third highest among all Delhi University colleges. The college was ranked 18th among colleges in India by the NIRF, Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2019.
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Kirori Mal College has a large alumni base. Notable members include:
Actors, directors and singers
- Amitabh Bachchan - Actor
- KK - Playback Singer
- Ravi Baswani - film actor
- Shakti Kapoor - actor
- Satish Kaushik - Indian film director, producer and actor
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda - actor
- Siddharth Narayan - actor
- Prashant Narayanan - actor
- Sanam Puri - Singer
- Vijay Raaz - film actor
- Divyendu Sharma - actor
- Sushant Singh - film and television actor
- Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub - actor
- Ali Abbas Zafar - director
- Vijay Krishna Acharya - screenwriter and director
- Kabir Khan - director
- Anant Vidhaat Sharma - actor
- Sargun Mehta - television actress
- Sonam Sherpa musician Parikrama
- Utpal Kumar Singh -IAS -Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand.
- Satish Kumar -Food Corporation of India
- Naveen Patnaik -Indian politician, Chief Minister of Odisha, India and the chief of Biju Janata Dal, a regional political party in Odisha. He is a writer and has published three books
- Madanlal Khurana - former Chief Minister of Delhi
- Rangarajan Kumaramangalam -politician
- G.P. Koirala - Former Prime Minister of Nepal
- Pravesh Verma, Delhi politician
- Padmavathy Bandopadhyay - first woman Air Marshal of Indian Air Force
- Habib Faisal - Hindi screenwriter and director
- Gaurav Bidhuri - boxer who won medal at World Championship
- M.S. Kohli - Indian mountaineer
- Massoud Khalili
- M. S. Krishnan -Chair of Business Information Technology at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
- Abhay Kumar - poet, artist and diplomat
- Sanjivan Lal - film maker
- Harbans Mukhia - Indian historian
- Saeed Naqvi - journalist
- Parikrama - band
- Raghuvendra Singh Rathore
- Rajshekhar -Indian lyricist
- Himanshu Sharma - Bollywood screenwriter
- Mrityunjay Kumar Singh
- Dinesh Thakur - theatre director
- Mirza Waheed - Writer
- Nikhil Madan - Professor
- Arjun Dev- Writer, Educationist and Historian, he co-wrote some of the extremely popular NCERT books
- Hiren Gohain
- Krishna Kumar
- Sarup Singh (ex-VC, University of Delhi and former governor of Kerala and Gujarat )
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