The College has come a long way since its inception in 1967 and is now seen as a destination where students can embrace their future with hope and confidence. Years of hard work put in by all stakeholders show us the way forward. As a constituent college of University of Delhi, Kalindi College strives to cater to higher education to young women with a vision of a new, fulfilling future for all. A nourishing environment supported by a combination of competent infrastructure and a dedicated teaching faculty helps our students to achieve the highest accolades in Academics, Sports and other Extra-Curricular Activities.
The college had a humble beginning as ‘Government College Devnagar’; within a year the college was shifted to the present location, again a Government School building, in East Patel Nagar.
Original view of Present Campus
The College initially offered Undergraduate Programme Courses in Humanities, Social Science and pure science (Group B). Series of Honours Courses began in 1971. Commerce (Prog.) was added in 1977. Honours Courses in Sciences - Physics (1990), Mathematics (1992), Computer Science (1997); professional course of Journalism (1995); Commerce (1998); reflect the evolutionary flow of Kalindi. In 1997, the College became pioneer in launching Environmental Science along with two other colleges of Delhi University. Postgraduate Courses in Political Science (1987), Hindi (1991) and Sanskrit (1992) were also added in its kitty.
The initial expansion of college infrastructure began with the foundation stone was laid by the then President of India – Giani Zail Singh and included new administrative block, well-equipped Science Block and multipurpose Sangam Parisar. In 1992, Kalindi turned 25 and the silver-jubilee of the college was celebrated with star attraction of Mr. Sunil Dutt.
Located in its own beautiful campus of 8.25 Acre in East Patel Nagar. In College, with an enrolment of over 4204 regular students, more than 1400 Non-Collegiate students and 2100 enrolled under School of Open Learning Centre, offers a vibrant atmosphere and all round support to students, while urging them to expand their horizons and aim for the highest of goals. With 17 courses in different Humanities, Commerce and Science disciplines, coveted Professional degree courses in Computer Science and Journalism, and contemporary Add-on Courses such as Video Production Foreign Languages (French and Chinese), Office Automation, Tourism, an applicant to Kalindi College is spoilt for choice. With a team of 163 dedicated teachers and a 90-member strong efficient and co-operative administrative staff, the college provides its students an environment conducive to all-round development.
Kalindi’s motto शीलं conveys three virtues of human life: knowledge, modesty and sense of duty. During all these years, the college has not only made substantial progress in the field of education, but also immensely contributed in the Nation building. Many of its students and alumni have reached to the great heights and achieved National and International recognition. The college strives to provide an intellectual environment for the emancipation of the intellect and spirit that stimulates both critical thinking and imagination