Lady Shri Ram College


Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) is a constituent women's college, affiliated with the University of Delhi, and has a legacy in women's education.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women
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MottoSā vidyā yā vimuktaye
"That alone is knowledge which leads to liberation"
TypePublic women's college
Established1956 (1956)
FounderLala Shri Ram
Parent institution
University of Delhi
PrincipalSuman Sharma
Academic staff
StudentsApproximately 5000
Lala Lajpat Rai Rd, Lajpat Nagar IV
New Delhi
28°33′33″N 77°14′15″E / 28.5592995°N 77.2374735°E / 28.5592995; 77.2374735
Campus5 acres
Lady Shri Ram College is located in Delhi
Lady Shri Ram College
Location in Delhi
Lady Shri Ram College is located in India
Lady Shri Ram College
Lady Shri Ram College (India)


Established in 1956 in New Delhi by the late Lala Shri Ram in memory of his wife Phoolan Devi (Lady Shri Ram), the college began in a school building in Daryaganj, Central Delhi with 299 students, nine faculty, and four support staff. The college is now located in a 5-acre (20,000 m2) campus in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi.[1]

LSR's infrastructure includes a library with internet access, 1200 books, 50 online journals and 12798 in-house journals and periodicals.[2] Its Board of Governors is chaired by industrialist and philanthropist Bharat Ram. The new principal of the college is Ms. Suman Sharma.


The stated mission of Lady Shri Ram College for Women is to: (i)Empower women to assume leadership roles in a globalised, rapidly changing, technology-based nation and world. [2] (ii) Encourage long-term, future-based, solution-oriented innovative thinking. (iii)Emphasize the power of collaboration, harmony and conflict resolution in the attainment of goals. (iv) Promote ethics, human values and compassion in young minds. (v) Develop critical thinkers and responsive citizens who engage with social, political, economic issues and seek to make a change for the better. (vi) Sustain democratic spaces for creative explorations of young women’ skills, aptitudes and talents (vii) Contribute new perspectives to the world of knowledge in the pursuit of gender-based and other forms of social justice. (viii) Enhance access and inclusivity in higher education, including digital access. (ix) Provide a wholistic context of learning that encourages young women to aspire for success and to take setbacks as significant learning experiences.


Academic programmesEdit

Within the constraints of prescribed syllabi, LSR attempts to offer an eclectic selection, a range of options for students.


College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Colleges) (2020)[3]2

LSR College ranked second among colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.[3]

Student lifeEdit

Cultural festivalsEdit

Tarang is the annual cultural festival of Lady Shri Ram College. Tarang is known for bringing together the best student talent from across the country in fields of music, dance, dramatics, debating, fine arts, quiz, and film.

Student clubsEdit

LSR also has 20 other clubs for extra-curricular activities such as Hive for art enthusiasts, a Debating Society for debates, and Dramatics Society for drama. Other clubs include the LSR's choreography group, the Western Music Society and the classical music society. In addition to this, there is also compulsory enrollment in National Service Scheme, National Sports Organisation or National Cadet Corps.

LSR is committed to creating a generation of young individuals who take an active interest in the development of their society and communities. Various extension activities are thus conducted in LSR through multiple platforms such as NSS, NCC, NSO, REACH and ENACTUS. [3].

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Article on Lady Shri Ram College for Women, on Sat, 02/06/2007-06:03
  2. ^ [1] Lady Shri Ram College Library
  3. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Colleges)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Distinguished Alumnae". Lady Shri Ram College. 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Official website