Mahatma Hansraj, the man in whose memory this college has been founded, was a great nationalist at heart, besides being an educationist and a religious organizer. He was also a tireless relief worker and social reformer, organizing relief efforts in the aftermath of earthquakes in Kangra (1905), Quetta (1934), and Bihar (1935), as well as famines in Rajasthan (1905), Awadh (1907), and Garhwal (1918). He was a major supporter of widow remarriage and the eradication of early marriages and caste inequalities. He transformed the Arya Samaj and the DAV into successful tools of social uplift and moral regeneration via his efforts.
The vision above is sought to be realised by rigorously pursuing the objectives enlisted below:
Hansraj College, the name belongs to the league of the leading educational institutions in the country and our aim is to carry forward the legacy of its founder, Mahatma Hansraj to become a global epicentre of knowledge, culture, skills, technology, research and service. We seek to provide holistic education and create change -makers, students who will be the leaders of a better world.
Our vision envisages a special place for women, underserved communities and students with special abilities and our endeavor is to make them more than equal.