Vivekananda College

  • Name of the InstitutionVivekananda College
  • Type of InstitutionHumanities and Commerce
  • LocationDelhi
  • Accreditation/ affiliationUniversity of Delhi
  • Courses OfferedUnder Graduate Courses:
    B.A. (Pass)
    B.A. (Honors) – (English, Political Science, Applied Psychology, Sanskrit, History, Hindi)
    B.Sc. (Honors) – Mathematics
    B.Com (Pass)
    B.Com (Honors)
    Post Graduate Courses:
    M.A. – (Sanskrit, Hindi)
    Short Term Courses:
    Certificate Course in Spoken English
    Certificate Course in Spanish
    B.El.Ed – In Pipe-Line
    Departments/ Branches
    Undergraduate Departments:
    English, Political Science, Applied Psychology, Sanskrit, History, Hindi, Mathematics.
    Postgraduate Departments:
    Sanskrit, Hindi
    Short Term Courses:
    Spoken English, Spanish
  • Admission ProcedureFor Undergraduate Courses:
    Application forms are given to eligible candidates. The college displays the first cut-off list for interview/admission on its notice board. (If there is any subsequent list, it will be notified by the college). Selected candidates will have to submit original documents along with attested copies of -
    Provisional Certificate of the last examination passed (Class XII/Graduation)
    Certificate of date of birth (Class X Certificate)
    Mark-sheet on the basis of which admission is sought (Class XII/Graduation).
    Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution last attended (candidates pursuing a program from an unrecognized institute need to get a character certificate from a First Class Gazetted Officer).
    Caste Certificate (if applicable)
    College leaving/Migration Certificate
    A Certificate of passing English and Hindi examination at Class VIII or X level, if not passed at Class XII level.
    Three passport size photographs, (one of them attested).
    For Post Graduate Courses:
    The conditions for admission to M.A. in History, Sanskrit and Hindi are as per the regulations set by the University of Delhi from time to time. The number of seats in each subject is 25 (subject to change).
    Admission to the postgraduate program is done through an entrance test, conducted by the respective departments of Delhi University. On the basis of their performance in the admission/merit test, separate lists for General and SC/ST candidates are prepared. Individual departments of the university then allocate colleges to the candidates based on the performance rank and candidate’s preference.
    [College reserves the right to withdraw/change any option. For any option offered, a minimum of 15 students need to have enrolled in it].
  • Intake CapacityB.A. (History- Honors) – 46
  • Scholarships/Financial Assistance Vivekananda College offers several scholarships; however, criteria, amount and availability may change from time to time. Some of the scholarships are -
    Geetika Nagpal Khurana Scholarship - Offered annually to 3rd Year Honors students from every discipline. However, in order to be eligible the recipients should have scored the highest marks in the 2nd Year examinations. This is also offered to a student from 2nd Year English (Hons.) on the basis of highest marks in 1st Year University Examination. The amount is approximately INR 500 per student. For students of English (H) the amount is INR 1,000.
    Prof. V.K. Dublish Memorial Award - Offered annually to a 3rd year student for getting top marks in English (Hons.). The amount is INR 1,000.
    Naman Ahuluwalia Scholarship – Offered annually to students showing outstanding performance in sports and all university position holders. The amount in 2009 was INR 2,500 per student.
    Major K.P. Singh Memorial Award – Offered annually to a 3rd year Political Science (Hons.) students, achieving highest marks (minimum 60%) in the paper of Western Political Thought.
    Neelima Chandra Memorial Award and Smt. Swadesh Gandhi Memorial Award – Offered annually to an outstanding sports student on the basis of his/her contribution to the College (in sports). The amount given is Rs.1,100, based on the recommendation of the Sports Committee.
    Shri J.N. Seth Memorial Award – Offered annually to meritorious and needy students of 2nd Year, B.A. (Pass) on the basis of their 1st Year University Examination marks. The amount is INR 2,000 per student.
    Suniti Goyal Memorial Prize - A silver medal is offered to the top scorer in the 3rd year examination in Hindi department.
    Naren Scholarship - Named in honor of Swami Vivekananda, an award of INR 5,000 is offered equally to 5 students of English (Hons.) 3rd Year, on the basis of their performances in 1st and 2nd years.
    Chandrja Scholarship - This scholarship amounting to INR 1,000 is awarded to 3 students from B.A.(Pass) who have secured the highest marks in the three years respectively.
    Dr. Usha Aggarwal Tejaswini Scholarship – Offered to two students of B.Com.(Pass) 2nd Year & 3rd Year each, who have scored a minimum of 70% in 1st and 2nd year university examination respectively. The amount conferred is INR 5,800. If more than one candidate is eligible for the scholarship, the amount gets divided equally.
    Sultan Chand Dropadi Devi Memorial Scholarship - Offered annually to a 3rd year student in B.Com (Hons.) who has been the top scorer (70% and above) in the 2nd year examination. The amount is INR 3,500. If more than one candidate is eligible for the scholarship, the amount gets divided equally.
    Delhi Government offers scholarships to the students belonging to the reserved categories and coming from weaker and low-income group families. Each year in October, the university holds a competitive examination (All India Entrance Scholarship) to grant scholarship to 50 students. Each scholarship is applicable for 3 years for pursuing an undergraduate (honors) program. All candidates upon completion of 10+2 examination with 55% marks in aggregate are eligible to appear in this examination.
  • Examination PatternAll the courses follow a yearly system; however, college authority has plans to start a semester system in future.
  • Examinations & ResultsGenerally annual examinations are held in January.
  • Eligibility CriteriaFor admission to undergraduate History honors program, students need to have at least 50% marks in English in class X board examination. Those who have pursued vocational courses such as Heritage Crafts or Hotel and Tourism Based Course, Creative Writing & Translation Studies and Graphic Design in the senior secondary (10+2) level will be considered for admission.
    For B.Com or B.A. courses, candidates coming from regular 10+2 level are admitted strictly on the basis of their aggregate percentage in the final board examination. The cut-off percentage in the individual subject and aggregate is divided by the respective department and may change from one year to another.
  • PlacementThe college has a Central Placement Cell (CPC) that helps students to get jobs in reputed government organizations, private sectors, multinationals, and NGOs.
  • Facts & FiguresAll students need to register for any 2 extracurricular activities offered by the institute.
    It is mandatory for all first year students to enroll for NSS/NCC.
    In 2007-2008, the college achieved 1st rank in inter-college cross country. In the same year, the girls’ hockey team won INR 18,000 cash prize in Delhi State Women Festival.
  • EventsThe college has separate forums and societies (English Association, Hindi Sahitya Sabha, Commerce Association, Economics Association, and Sanskrit Parishad) for each of its departments, which arranges intra and inter-college level competitions and other thought provoking programs.
    It has a history society, Sanskriti, which keeps the students informed on different aspects of the subject through various academic activities like debates, quizzes, seminars and talks.
    The college has its magazine, ISHA that is remarkable for multilingualism and offers opportunities to express their creativity in Hindi, English and Sanskrit.
    The college celebrates ‘Vivekananda Jayanti’ every year in February, usually after completion of in-house examinations.
    The institute trains its students for inter-university and national level games in athletics, cross country, hockey, football, baseball and softball.
  • Established in the Year25th Oct’ 1976
  • Contact DetailsAddress:
    Vivek Vihar,
    Ph: 011-22150100
    Fax: 011-22164626
  • Website

Vivekananda College was set up with the specific objective for providing higher education opportunities to women in Trans Yamuna area. Today, the college offers 10 courses in commerce and humanities and boasts of 1200 students. The institute has plans to offer courses in science stream in the near future. Vivekananda College has a fully computerized and well stocked library with around 53,600 books, covering almost all areas in humanities and commerce.

The library regularly subscribes to 10 daily newspapers in English and Hindi and 61 periodicals. The library also has a good collection of audio-visual material, comfortable reading rooms with a seating capacity of 140. The 3 computer labs in the college are well equipped with LCD projectors, scanners, 115 terminals and internet facilities. The college also boasts of psychology laboratory, food technology laboratory, music room, auditorium, canteen, and bank (Canara Bank- Vivek Vihar branch, extension counter).