Photos: A short history of Delhi University's all-women colleges

Published on May 03, 2022 09:58 PM IST

Women were admitted to St Stephen’s in Delhi University, only for the MA course for the first time in 1928-29. They were first admitted to undergraduate courses 15 years later, in 1943, which was stopped in 1949, with the establishment of Miranda House. Women were readmitted in 1975, and in 1993-94, they were also admitted into BSc and BA (Pass) courses. From Lady Hardinge and Miranda House to LSR, a look at the inception of all-women colleges in Delhi University.

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Students of Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in July 1976. In the aftermath of the partition, Delhi’s population rose and to cater to the educational needs of the population of displaced persons, a number of new colleges were set up. Among them was Lady Shri Ram College, established by the founder of Delhi Cloth and General Mills, Shri Ram, in 1956 in the memory of his wife.(Ajit Kumar / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Students of Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) in July 1976. In the aftermath of the partition, Delhi’s population rose and to cater to the educational needs of the population of displaced persons, a number of new colleges were set up. Among them was Lady Shri Ram College, established by the founder of Delhi Cloth and General Mills, Shri Ram, in 1956 in the memory of his wife.(Ajit Kumar / HT Archive)

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Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Museum and Archives Section of Indraprastha College for Women. In the early years, the most prominent among the colleges for women in Delhi was Indraprastha College for Women (IP College), which came into being in 1924. The result of a nationwide campaign for women’s education and empowerment, the college has its origins in Indraprastha Hindu Kanya Shikshalaya or Indraprastha Hindu Girls School of 1904.(HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Museum and Archives Section of Indraprastha College for Women. In the early years, the most prominent among the colleges for women in Delhi was Indraprastha College for Women (IP College), which came into being in 1924. The result of a nationwide campaign for women’s education and empowerment, the college has its origins in Indraprastha Hindu Kanya Shikshalaya or Indraprastha Hindu Girls School of 1904.(HT Photo)

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A view inside the Museum and Archives Section of Indraprastha College for Women, in New Delhi, on April 20, 2022.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A view inside the Museum and Archives Section of Indraprastha College for Women, in New Delhi, on April 20, 2022.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Indraprastha College for Women began as an intermediate college in 1924 and subsequently moved to Chandrawali Bhawan in Civil Lines in 1934, and later to its current premises, Alipore House, in 1938.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Indraprastha College for Women began as an intermediate college in 1924 and subsequently moved to Chandrawali Bhawan in Civil Lines in 1934, and later to its current premises, Alipore House, in 1938.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A view inside the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, 1921. (Welcome Trust/ Wikimedia Commons) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A view inside the Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, 1921. (Welcome Trust/ Wikimedia Commons)

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Students at Lady Irwin College in February, 1971. The second oldest women’s college of Delhi University, Lady Irwin was set up in 1932 under the patronage of Lady Dorothy Irwin, wife of Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.(Babu Ram / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Students at Lady Irwin College in February, 1971. The second oldest women’s college of Delhi University, Lady Irwin was set up in 1932 under the patronage of Lady Dorothy Irwin, wife of Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.(Babu Ram / HT Archive)

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A student makes her way through a waterlogged stretch inside Lady Irwin College, in September, 1994. The college was run under the aegis of the All India Women’s Education Fund Association until 1950. It was then affiliated to the University of Delhi, and a BSc in Home Science course was introduced.(Sanjay Sharma / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A student makes her way through a waterlogged stretch inside Lady Irwin College, in September, 1994. The college was run under the aegis of the All India Women’s Education Fund Association until 1950. It was then affiliated to the University of Delhi, and a BSc in Home Science course was introduced.(Sanjay Sharma / HT Archive)

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A scene from the inauguration of Indraprastha College in Alipur House on February 7, 1939 by her Excellency Vicerine Lady Linlithgow with the Principal Kalawati Gupta.(HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A scene from the inauguration of Indraprastha College in Alipur House on February 7, 1939 by her Excellency Vicerine Lady Linlithgow with the Principal Kalawati Gupta.(HT Photo)

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A scene from Miranda House where seniors are seen ragging freshers back in the day.(KK Chawla / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A scene from Miranda House where seniors are seen ragging freshers back in the day.(KK Chawla / HT Archive)

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Former State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi with her college mates at Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR). Nobel Prize-winner Suu Kyi graduated from LSR in political science between 1961 and 1964.(ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Former State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi with her college mates at Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR). Nobel Prize-winner Suu Kyi graduated from LSR in political science between 1961 and 1964.(ANI)

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Then Myanmar opposition leader and National League for Democracy Chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi seen with college students at her alma mater Lady Sri Ram College, on November 16, 2012. (Vipin Kumar / HT Archive) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Then Myanmar opposition leader and National League for Democracy Chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi seen with college students at her alma mater Lady Sri Ram College, on November 16, 2012. (Vipin Kumar / HT Archive)

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