Peek Into DU: Kamla Nehru College

Kamla Nehru College
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Kamla Nehru College, established in the year 1964, is one of the leading colleges of South Campus for women is First named ‘Government College for Women’ it was later christened after Kamla Nehru, a famous freedom fighter.

Standing in the frontline ‘A’ grade colleges of Delhi University(DU), as accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council(NAAC), KNC nurtures girls in a way that they step out into the world full of challenges and hurdles as young women full of zeal, confidence, charm and intellect.

Outstanding Infrastructure: KNC

Known for its excellent infrastructure which is counted amongst the best in the DU, KNC offers to its students a classical collection of infrastructures. The KNC Library is a three storey block catering to the needs of students. The library has all the course and reference books. And moreover, KNC is not only about studies. The college has inbuilt gymnasium open for all the students at reasonable price. The girls can visit the gym and workout in between or after classes. One of the most promising feature of entertainment is the place called Chaupal. It’s the versatile theatre of college being a huge hit among the students. KNC also features with a 700 people capacity of fully air conditioned auditorium

Streams & Courses:

English, Geography, Commerce, Economics are among the popular streams, while the postgraduate courses like MA and add on courses such as French Language Course and Certificate Course on Ecotourism are great add-ons too.

Mode Of Admission:

Strictly on the basis of cutoffs. 5% of the total number of allotted seats reserved for ECA and Sports.

2016 cut-offs for major courses are given below:

  1. BCom (Hons) – 97% to 95%
  2. Journalism – 97% to 94.25%
  3. English – 97% to 92.75%
  4. History – 93% to 91.25%
  5. Economics – 97% to 95.25%
  6. Political Science – 94% to 92%
  7. Psychology – 97.5% to 95%
  8. Sociology – 93% to 91.25%

Games offered by the college for admission on the basis of sports in undergraduate courses for the academic Year 2016-17:  Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Football, Taekwondo.

ECA- Dance: Indian & Western, Music: Indian & Western, Drama, Debate: English & Hindi, Creative Writing: English & Hindi, Quiz, Fine Arts, NCC, NSS, Photography

Hangout Spots:

KNC has this traditional hangout spot – the chaupal area. This college is said to have one of the most remarkable canteen with a Nescafe and a coke station too. And, one of the few colleges in the Delhi University which has a gym. Yeah, a gym! I am sure all the fitness freaks will love to go to KNC just for this. The nearest food joint outside college is Mithas, a Vegetarian restaurant with special discount to students, Diggin Cafe which is cozy and lovely in both decor and food, and Chowringee Lane- a roll joint.

Markets such as GK I, Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar are an option for hanging out with friends. Besides, Hauz Khas Village, Saket Mall and Ansal Plaza are other favourite spots for KNC girls.

The Cultural Scene at Kamla Nehru College

KNC’s annual fest – Ullas is quite famous. But most of all it is famous for its canteen which provides delicious meals at very cheap costs; perfect for college students who are trying to manage money simultaneously with satisfying their tongues! Also, the college auditorium can seat about 2000 and is well air conditioned. With a huge wooden stage, it is equipped with a good sound system, balcony seating and green rooms.

KNC caters to the needs of each and every student as there is a huge number of active and popular societies. Run by the students and teachers together these societies are centres of co-curricular development.
Some of the most famous societies are:

  • Enigma- The Western dance Society
  • Glitz- The Fashion Society
  • Lakshya, The Dramatics Society
  • Adagio, The Choreography Society
  • Snapshots, The Photography Society
  • Zephyr, The Western Music Society
  • Crossfire, the English Debating Society
  • Commcentric, The Commerce Society


Where: August Kranti Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110049

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park (Yellow Line), Moolchand (Violet Line)

This article has been co-authored by Sanjoli Mishra, a student of Kamla Nehru College, and a Campus Associate Intern with University Express.

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