The University of Delhi attracts the attention of the students as it is considered to be the best package of excellent academics, amazing societies, fests, star nights and food.
Since the colleges are spread across the whole of Delhi, each college holds its own story that somehow connects it to that specific area of Delhi. The education is modernised as there are studies pertaining to new ideologies, discourses and perspectives.
No wonder people are crazy for the DU tag. But apart from holding in the best of memories of students enjoying classes, society practices and fests, Delhi University has more in store for us.
There are some interesting facts about DU which not many people know. These facts just increase the authenticity of the university even more.
Let’s look back at some historical aspects of DU that will surely amaze you:
1. DU’s birth: It was established in 1922 with just 3 colleges namely, St.Stephen’s, Hindu and Ramjas 2 faculties and 750 students. Currently, the University has 77 colleges, 86 departments, 16 faculties and over 4 lakh students. Its foundation day is celebrated on 1st May every year.
2. The North Campus Ridge is quite popular as a hangout spot for students. The Flagstaff Tower in here holds historical value as the revolt of 1857 reached its climax there. The Ridge also has the Ashokan Pillar, which was shifted from Meerut to Delhi by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in 1356. Moreover, the lake there was named “Khooni Jheel” because the water was blood red for a couple of days due to bloodshed owing to the firing between the Britishers and the revolters.
3. Vice Regal Lodge: Lord Mountbatten proposed his wife Edwina here, the very same building which is now the office of the Vice-Chancellor. Also, freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh was held captive for a day in the same building.
4. Indian Coffee House: It is situated right behind the VC’s office. It is the perfect coffee point for the students where they even gather to clear doubts with teachers during their tutorials. It was an active go-to place for the politicians too back then.
5. IP college for women has a really beautiful campus and it also blessed with an empowering history. It is the oldest girls’ college around, and the women who went to IP College during partition helped people take refuge, eat, drink and pass the area safely during the older times.
DU’s campus was once considered to be a haunted place owing to its location near a cemetery while Shri Ram College of College has a ground at its backside which had graves and it was believed that it spirits roamed about in that area.
Apart from such facts, the Cluster Innovation Centre is an attempt by DU to increase the productivity of educational norms. In this system, students can be a part of more than one college in each semester which has also become the boon for DU students. Apart from the above-stated facts, DU is known as a variety of famous food joints which add on to its perfect nature.
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