Hansraj College - An Overview

Hansraj College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi and a premier institution of the DAV Managing Committee - the largest non-government educational organization of the country. After partition DAV Managing Committee decided to set up its institutions in India and the first to be set up was DAV College Ambala . On July 26, 1948 the college was set up in memory of Mahatma Hansraj (1882-1938) the founder of DAV College Lahore and a pioneer in the field of education.

Dr G L Dutta who had earlier been appointed the Principal of DAV College Ambala was appointed as the founding Principal of Hansraj College. The college had a modest beginning, functioning from the west wing of DAV Higher Secondary School on Chitragupta Road, Delhi. There were 313 students on the rolls....

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