Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi

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Introduction to Kirori Mal College

General Information

Kirori Mal College, established in 1954 is one of the finest colleges within the University of Delhi. It was started as Nirmala College by American Jesuits following the partition of India. The college was initially located on Qutab Road but post partition, due to staffing problems, the management changed hands and a trust founded by Seth Kirori Mal took over. That is how the college came to be known as Kirori Mal College.

Located in the North Campus area of Delhi University, Kirori Mal College provides an environment to students that is rich in knowledge and supportive of their extra-curricular interests.

The College has a tradition of excellence in theatre, arts and music which only adds to its rich academic fabric.
Kirori Mal College is special because of the combination of social activism, creativity and learning prevalent in every discipline and in every corner of this Institution.


Hostel: The KMC Hostel (only men's) is an integral part of the College Infrastructure.

  • 89 rooms that house about 170 students from India and abroad.
  • Intercom facility available.
  • For application to Hostel - prescribed form available in Hostel Office.

The college plans on having a Girl's Hostel soon.

Library:The N.S. Pradhan Memorial Library is the most extensive library that DU has to offer.

  • Stocks course books, leisure books and books of general awareness especially in the Industrial Sector.
  • Fully Computerized
  • Houses about 1.5 lakh books and capacity to accommodate about 350 students.


  • Modern, well - equipped and efficiently managed laboratories for all science courses offered such as Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany.
  • Departments of statistics and geography have their own laboratories.


  • Established as a part of the main building in 1954.
  • Eminent theatre and cinema actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Satish Kaushik and Ravi Baswani have performed on this stage during their student days in KMC. New names are added to the list every passing year.

Computer Center:

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Helps students to stay abreast of the changing trends in today's industrial structure.

Seminar Room:

  • Modern and state of the art. Comparable to the best that any equivalent institution has to offer.
  • Prominent seminars to acquaint the students with new trends and developments in academics and the industrial sector are a regular feature.


  • Spacious. Can accommodate up to 200 users at a time.
  • Aims to provide quality food and beverages at competitive prices.


  • The College's bankers M/S Oriental Bank of Commerce are situated in the College Campus.
  • Offers all banking facilities.

Student Clubs/Societies

Film Society:The Film Society is active throughout the year.

It screens a wide repertoire of films ranging from Indian and foreign films, old classics and contemporary films to documentary and feature films.

Some of the most prominent activities of the society in the past few years include.

  • A retrospective of the legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa.
  • A special discussion on contemporary Iranian cinema.
  • A film week on Hindi cinema of the 1950s, particularly focusing on films of aj Kapoor like Awara, Mother India and Jagte Raho.
  • The film screenings are always well received with a good viewership which clearly sums up the popularity of the film society of KMC.
Debating Society: Few other activities on Campus can be as prolific as debating.The KMC 'Debsoc' (as it is popularly known around the campus) has an incomparable roster of prizes and awards which speaks volumes about the participation and interest taken by the students. The society begins each year by organizing a Freshers' Debate that gives a heady start to the young debating talent of the college to make a mark. The 'Debsoc' of KMC has a reputation of bringing forth the best speakers among the University Debating Circuit. The society has always had an enviable record at the seasoned debater's favorite event- the Parliamentary Debate at Hindu College, Delhi University.

Music Society: Music, the Music Society of the college starts its activities every year with a choir workshop. The society added a new dimension recently by forming another Rock Band called Five8. The last rock band formed by the society was 'Parikrama', a very well known band now. The success story of MUSOC lies in the efforts, talents and teamwork by every member of the society.

The Players: THE PLAYERS, the dramatics society of Kirori Mal College has almost completed 50 years of sustained, quality work in theater. The society is involved in the production of stage plays and street plays. The stage plays are created through adaptation, editing and re-writing existing material, while the street plays are created through research, discussion and improvisations. Over the years, The Players has begun to function as a Repertory Company - that is, as a theater group that keeps old productions alive alongside new ones.

Parivartan, the Gender Forum: Parivartan, the Gender Forum of Kirori Mal College organizes and conducts a number of formal and informal discussions on various issues related to gender.

In these participatory and exploratory discussions a number of burning issues like Domestic Violence Act, Rape, AIDS etc. are addressed.
Spic Macay The Kirori Mal chapter of Spic Macay has a rich cultural tradition of organizing enthralling performances by the unmatchable classical singers and dancers whose art form reflects upon the richness of the Indian culture.

These performances always provide an opportunity to the students to witness such great performers and appreciate our cultural heritage.

Sports: Along with academics, the sports achievements of KMC have been commendable in all the fields wherever their students have participated.
The college receives hundreds of applications every year under sports quota for admission.
A rigorous selection procedure makes sure that the best sporting talent becomes a part of the college.

NCC (National Cadet Corps): The College has a very strong NCC unit which functions extensively.
N.S.S: The N.S.S. unit of KMC is very active and organizes various activities all year round such as Blood Donation Camps, Reading, Paper Writing and Recording for Blind Students and literacy programmes like "Education for all".
Famous Alumni
Amitabh Bachchan (film actor), GP Koirala (ex-PM, Nepal) Naveen Patnaik (politician)
Madanlal Khurana (ex-cm, delhi) Saeed Naqvi (journalist) Satish Kaushik (film actor)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda (theatre and film actor
Ravi Baswani (film actor)
Kabir Khan (Director, Kabul Express)

Information on courses and academics
Courses offered in the college:
  • B.A. (Honours) English
  • B.A. (Honours) Hindi
  • B.A. (Honours) History
  • B.A. (Honours) Economics
  • B.A. (Honours)Geography
  • B.A. (Honours) Political Science
  • B.A. (Honours) Philosophy
  • B.A. (Honours) Mathematics
  • B.A. (Honours) Sanskrit
  • B.A. (Honours) Urdu
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Botany
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Physics
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Statistics
  • B.Sc. (Honours) Zoology
  • B.Sc. (Prog.) Physical Sciences
  • B.Sc. (Prog.) Applied Physical Sciences
  • B.Sc. (Prog.) Life Sciences
  • B.Com. (Honours)
Post -Graduate Courses:The College offers post graduate courses in Economics, History, Political Science, English, Hindi, Mathematics and Operations Research, Physics, chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Sanskrit and Urdu. All applicants seeking admission to these courses have to get themselves registered with the respective University Departments.

Placement Scenario
'AVENUES', The Placement Cell of Kirori Mal College is a link between corporate world and academia. Its Portal is a well recognized digital medium -duly acknowledged by electronic (CNBC, Zee News) & written Media (Economic Times, HT, TOI, etc.)

In the past few years, there have been Campus recruitments by companies such as: Ernst and Young, ICICI Prudential, Evalueserve, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Capital IQ, Maruti, Delloite, Google and many more.

University Of Delhi,
North Campus,
Phone: 011 - 27667861, Fax : 011 - 27666579

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