Miranda House, the University of Delhi is one of DU’s women’s only colleges. Established in 1948, Miranda House prides itself in gaining the number one NIRF ranking. It is also a NAAC Grade A+ college and aims to provide the best faculty, administrative aid and infrastructural capacities to its students. Miranda House is a safe space for women students within Delhi University than being just a college that focuses on educational qualifications.
Miranda House is located in a well-positioned place at the heart of North Campus. Hudson Lane is a five-minute walk from the college and rikshaws and e-rikshaws line up to drop you to Kamla Nagar at any point of the day. You can reach the college through two nearing metros. Vishwavidyalaya and GTB Nagar are the two nearby metro stations. Students often walk to Vishwavidyalaya from the hostel gate of the college. The walk to GTB Nagar metro station is also not a hectic one. Arts Faculty and VC Lawns are a common spot for students to hang out in. Furthermore, the common street food stalls like Tom Uncle’s Maggi Point or Dolma Aunty’s Momos are only a short walk away.
The college campus is presently declared a heritage site. It was constructed by Walter Sykes George. The campus is decorated with red brick walls and well-maintained lawns. The hostel is the oldest residential building among Delhi University. The campus has been reconstructed multiple times. The library has gone through major changes and is presently a double-storeyed building.
The auditorium is equipped with proper audio-visual tools for programmes to take place. The administrative room, principal’s room and the DRC (computer laboratory) are all easily accessible within the campus. Each department has an assigned room for its faculty members which makes it easier for students to reach out to their professors whenever needed. Furthermore, the lawns are a common spot for students to study, eat and spend quality time with their friends.
Miranda House has its canteen, a Nescafe stall followed by a PAM stall lined up in front of the canteen lawns. Additionally, the canteen also has a sprawling porch for students to enjoy their food in if the chairs inside fill up too soon. Another commonplace for students to sit and enjoy their free time is the landing below the Nescafe stall.
Administrative Staff and Faculty
Miranda House admin office has a bitter-sweet relationship with all its students. They are irritable at some times but spend hours on end to aid their students in any way they can. Consequently, students often develop a fond relationship with at least one person from the admin office who helps them with booking a room or booking the sound system for any event that is to take place.
The faculty at Miranda House is more than just the teaching staff. They stand by their students through every obstacle and teach them much more than textbook knowledge. Be it campus protests or sit-ins within the college, the faculty gathers together to form a rock of support for their students. Furthermore, Miranda House takes great care in selecting their faculty who are marvellous in their teaching skills. Miranda House is one of the top-rated colleges for English Honours, Political Science and History. Miranda House is also a revered college for its faculty of science.
ECAs and Collectives
Miranda House is a college which is adept in both educational as well as extra-curricular activities. It has dance and music societies, both western and classical. There also exists the Hindi and English Debating societies. Furthermore, each department has a society of its own which do exemplary work in conducting events or fests. Additionally, this is the first college to have a formalised queer collective which works as a support group for queer individuals within the college. The placement cell of Miranda House is efficient in getting the right internship and job opportunities for students. Miranda House also prides itself in having a remarkable sports department. Miranda House also offers foreign language courses.