|Lakshmibai College, one of the premier institutions of higher education for women, was founded in 1965
as Women’s College. Later, it was named Lakshmibai College in memory of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, the
great warrior, patriot and freedom fighter whose majestic and life-like statue adorns the lawns of the
college. It is a constituent college of University of Delhi. The College has its own well-equipped building,
sprawling lawns, sports grounds and staff quarters. It has a locational advantage as it is in the close
proximity to the University of Delhi. The lush Ashoka Gardens, right in front of the college add to the
ecological environment of the college.
The solar indoor light luminaries, wireless Internet access under the University Wide Networking
Programme, separate vast Internet connectivity and supplementary audio-video gadgets, two air
conditioned Lecture Theatres, a beautifully furnished seminar room, a modern computerized library, two
well-equipped computer labs, an active placement cell and many other facilities put the college in league
with the most up-to-date institutions of the University of Delhi.
Lakshmibai College is proud of the academic commitment of its faculty, which has several achievements
to its credit and has made valuable contribution to the creation of a congenial academic ethos. Our
students are deeply conscious of the leadership potential of women and they are constantly inspired to
build a community devoid of discrimination and oppression. Students’ creativity is evident in wide ranging
co-curricular and extra-curricular activities organized by the various societies and associations working
under the guidance of the staff advisors. Lt.(Dr.) Seema Kaushik working as assistant professor in the
department of physical education and sports, has secured Gold medal in 4x400m. relay and a bronze in
400m. race in the 16th Asian Masters Championship held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; represented India in
the 19th World Masters Athletics Championship held at Sacramento, USA; and has been awarded the
DG-NCC’s Commendation Card. Dr. Anita Malhotra from the Department of Food Technology was awarded
USAID’s Measure Evaluation Fellowship and education scholarship grant by the Howard Foundation. Ms.
Sonica Singhi from the Department of Economics is on study leave for a Master’s Course at University
of Nottingham under the Faculty Training Programme of University of Delhi.
The dynamic sports wing of our college has brought many laurels to the college at various levels of
competition. This year we are amongst the top two best performing colleges in sports at the University
level by winning first position in Baseball, Cricket, Volleyball, Power-lifting & Weight-lifting; second in Judo,
Softball, Taekwondo, Wrestling & Yoga; and third in Chess. At International level, Ms. Jyoti Lohiya has
won Silver medal in Wrestling at Asian Championship as well as in Commonwealth Championship; Ms.
Sushma has won the silver medal in Asian Grand Prix Athletics Championship; Ms. Sunita and Ms. Mukesh
Beniwal represented India in different International Athletics Championships; Ms. Jyoti Bisht is a renowned
marathon runner; Ms. Neeva Singh and Ms. Kavita Bhandari have won laurels for India in the International
Yoga Championships; while many others have attended India Camps as probable for Indian Teams.
During the current session, Ms. Mamta secured Gold medal in World Kabaddi Championship; Dhanwanti
stood III in World Senior Artistic Yoga Championship and Ms. Preeti Tyagi attended Jr. India Camp in
Kabaddi. The vibrant and vivacious Natioanl Cadet Corps (NCC) wing is equally scaling new height every
year. CDT Rajkamal and CDT Prarthna Sharma made us proud by becoming a member of the NCC Contingent on the prestigious Republic Day Parade 2012 at Rajpath. In addition, ten cadets were the part of Prime Minister’s Rally in different activities including para-sailing, para-slithering, drill and cultural
programme. Ms. Neeva Singh and Ms. Suman Dabas have become GCI while Lt. Juhi Sharma has cleard
the SSB and has been under-training to be an Army Officer. The National Service Scheme (NSS) of the
college has won tremendous acclaim through dedicated community service by trying to reach out to
the under-privileged, physically and visually challenged sections of the society. Our student Ezra Dogra
won II prize in the Inter College Classical Dance Competition.
The Academic results of our college have also improved remarkably. Ms. Naveen topped and secured
gold medal in B.A. (Programme) in the year 2009; while Ms. Chetna stood II in B.A.(Hons.) Sankrit in
2007; Maths students too brought laurels to the college, where, Ms. Poonam topped the University few
years back; and Ms. Ruchi Bansal stood II in the University in Philosophy (Hons.) II year. Many of our
students are working in good organisations in good positions. The college is moving ahead in the direction
of Women Empowerment in the true sense.
As we look back into the history of 47 years, we feel a sense of pride and satisfaction that the college
has carved a niche for itself in the field of education in liberal arts and social sciences for women. The
college is an extended college with about 3000 students on rolls. The college utilizes its resources to the
optimum. On Sundays and other holidays, it is a teaching centre for the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education
Lakshmibai College is committed to academic excellence and the values of humanism. We train our
students towards self-governance and encourage the overall development of their personality. Energy
and vitality for college activities comes from a collective sense of purpose, comradeship and social solidarity.
It is a matter of great satisfaction and pride for all of us associated with Lakshmibai College that we have
grown not only in size, but also in the right direction, widening our horizons to achieve new heights.