University of Delhi (DU )

 

The University of Delhi is the premier university of India that was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. Over the last eight decades the University has grown into one of the largest universities in the country. At present, there are 14 faculties, 86 academic departments and 79 colleges spread all over the city, with about 22,000 students. In an effort to cope with this enormous expansion, the University in the early seventies initiated a new organizational pattern based on the multi--‐campus concept. The South Campus made a beginning in 1973 by starting postgraduate Programmes in some departments of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences though offices and teaching activities shifted to the new campus only in 1983. The University has just completed the implementation of fibre‐optic net works on the North and South Campuses. The East and West Campuses of the University are also being set up. The East Campus is being developed with the University College of Medical Science as its nucleus, while the West Campus will have as its focus on Engineering and Technology. The University has 15 libraries. These are in addition to Libraries in the Colleges.

 

The Department of Political Science at University of Delhi, enjoys an exceptional reputation in both teaching and research in the discipline. Extremely rich in academic potential, comprising a faculty known widely for their research and teaching, abilities, it ranks easily among the best departments in the country. The Department was established in 1952, with about 40 postgraduate students. Since then the strength of the students has gone beyond 800. The Department offers M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. programmes and runs regular seminars and workshops. On the collaborative research front, the Department is committed to an inter‐disciplinary thematic thrust area of Democracy, Development and Peace, with generous support by UGC under its Departmental Special Assistance Programme. This has helped build on the traditional strengths in various sub‐fields as well as across disciplinary boundaries.

 

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