Know Your College: Kirori Mal College

By: Pragati

Kirori Mal College (KMC) takes pride in upholding a liberal, progressive, and socially vision of higher education with equity, quality, and access for all. Kirori Mal college established in 1954 is one of the premiere institutions of Delhi (DU), for all academic, administrative and extracurricular activity purposes. College is located in the North Campus of Du, near Kamla Nagar market and the nearest metro station is Vishwavidyalaya.

Dr.Rajendra Prasad the first President of India laid the foundation stone of the present college building in 1955. KMC is fully maintained and governed by University of Delhi. KMC is one of the largest institutions in terms of the number of programs the college offers to its students. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Science, Arts, Commerce. It offers extracurricular activities and is known for theatre, music and arts.

The students and alumni of Kirori Mal Collegare known as“kirorians”. One of the most prestigious colleges of DU, KMC admits students with high academic cut-offs. National assessment and Accreditation council accredited it with a CGPA of 3.54(A+) in 2016, which is third highest among all Delhi University colleges.

COURSES OFFERED

Bachelor Programs

  • B. A. (Programme)
  • B. A. (Programme) with Bengali
  • B. Com
  • B. Com. (Hons)
  • B. A. (Hons) Economics
  • B. A. (Hons) English
  • B. A. (Hons) Geography
  • B. A. (Hons) Hindi
  • B. A. (Hons) History
  • B. A. (Hons) Political Science
  • B. A. (Hons) Sanskrit
  • B. A. (Hons) Urdu
  • B. Sc. Physical Sciences
  • B. Sc. Physical Sciences with Computer Science Option
  • B. Sc. Life Science
  • B. Sc. Applied Physical Sciences (Analytical Chemistry)
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Botany
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Physics
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Statistics
  • B. Sc. (Hons) Zoology

Maters Programs

  • M. A. English
  • M. A. Hindi
  • M. A. History
  • M. A. Mathematics
  • M. A. Political Science
  • M. A. Sanskrit
  • M. A. Urdu
  • M. Sc. Botany
  • M. Sc. Chemistry
  • M. Sc. Mathematics
  • M. Sc. Operational Research
  • M. Sc. Physics
  • M. Sc. Zoology

Admission Procedure

The college follows the same admission rules and guidelines along the reservation policy (27% OBC and 22% SC/ST) for all the courses as by the University. 3% are for physically disabled candidates with 40% disability, 5% for CW category (reservation for armed forces).

Societies

KMC makes sure that students maintain a healthy balance between social life and studying as it offers a wide range of extracurricular activities:

  • Drama Society
  • Debating Society
  • Culture Council
  • Fine Arts & Photography Society
  • Music Society
  • Sensation Society
  • SPIC-MACAY
  • Players
  • Dance and Film Society

Notable among them is “Players”, the college drama society. Its member receive training in theatre arts. Players alumni have made a mark in theatre, cinema, television, and related fields.

Notable Alumni

The college has a long list of Notable Alumni like actors Amitabh Bachchan (actor), Shakti Kapoor (actor), G.P. Koirala (Politician), Naveen Patnaik (Politician), Kabir Khan (film maker), SaeedNaqvi(Journalist) among others.

What makes it special?

Kirori Mal College celebrates, Annual day, founders day& graduate farewell dinner. College has been honouring the faculty who have completed 25 years of their services in the college.

College provide financial assistance to their deserving students. KMC has about 5200 students, 170 live in the hostel. Library is one of the most biggest libraries inDU.It is fully computerised, has around 1.5 lakh books and  accommodates 380 students.

The college has a “spacious” canteen accommodates up to 200 users. Kirorians describe it as café rather than canteen after new renovation in 2016. KMC college Fest “Renaissance” is known for being one of the best in North Campus.