Twenty-five years after Delhi University’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) College started from a school building, it is finally moving to a new multi-storeyed campus in Dwarka before the new academic session starts in July.
The college, which has been running from a school building in Karampura since 1989, has about 2,500 students enrolled with it in various courses.
“Mid-June we will move to the new building in Dwarka. For 25 years, the college has been running from the school building. When the college was started in 1989, there was no immediate infrastructure available and it had to start from school building,” said SK Garg, principal.
Garg said the new college campus has five times the space than the present location. “The new campus has a multi-storey building with 26 lecture rooms and 12 lecture theatres. We have an auditorium with a seating capacity of 400 and two seminar rooms with seating capacity of over 100 each,” he said.
Garg said the new campus will be eco-friendly and has a rain water harvesting system. “We are working on a solar power generation system to produce power for college use. A waste treatment plan is in the pipeline,” he said.
The new campus will have facilities for sports, including indoor squash, archery range, gymnasium and indoor table tennis.
The college was scheduled to move to the new campus last year. “We had extended the school building by constructing 24 rooms and labs in 2010 after OBC expansion,” Garg said. The old building will be given to Ambedkar University Delhi.