Underrated Colleges of Delhi University

The Underrated Colleges of Delhi University

Didn’t score well enough in your Class 12 exams? Don’t lose heart, because there is still a world of options open to you. University of Delhi, one of India’s premier universities, has nearly 80 constituent colleges. While there are some coveted campus colleges that consistently make it to the top 10 colleges in Delhi, there are many more colleges out there (that offer a wider variety of courses) that are worth knowing about.

Related: Top 10 Colleges in Delhi

Some of the most underrated Delhi University colleges that are doing very well are as follows.

  • Ram Lal Anand College
  • Maharaja Agrasen College
  • Deen Dayal Upadhayaya College
  • Dyal Singh College
  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Science
  • Acharya Narendra Dev College
  • Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences
  • Bhagini Nivedita College
  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya
  • College of Vocational Studies


These underrated colleges in DU are quickly and steadily finding their niche and establishing their identity. With good faculty, a wide range of courses and degree programmes, state-of-the-art infrastructure, these colleges leave little reason for one to strictly pursue the highly ranked institutions.

Moreover, these institutions attract capable and hardworking students from across the country and the growth of these colleges- in terms of academics, faculty, placement cells and infrastructure- has been impressive.

The most important thing to remember is that no matter which college of Delhi University you choose, it is ultimately the standard University of Delhi degree that you will graduate with. Therefore, it might be a better idea to look into the course (rather than the college) of your choice. There are many off-campus colleges in DU that offer a wide variety of courses such as language and vocational certificate courses, degrees and diplomas that are not only very useful but are not typically offered by the more sought-after colleges.

Many non-traditional and vocational courses often pave the way for worthwhile career options and great job offers. Once you have decided upon what you wish to study, you must identify the colleges that are best known for the same. A good course that provides you with good skill sets and sound knowledge will always stand you in good stead.


The Value of Vocational Courses

One of the main features of the University of Delhi that sets it apart from others in the country is that it offers a diverse range of vocational courses. At the end of the three-year programme, the student graduates with both the skills (practical aspect) and the knowledge (theoretical aspect) of the chosen subject.

The College of Vocational Studies is one such college of Delhi University that offers several vocational courses apart from the disciplinary programmes. Admission to these courses is based on the result of the Class 12 Board Exam and the cut-off for these courses is comparatively lower than that of the mainstream disciplinary courses.

Some examples of the vocational courses that offer great career opportunities are:

  • Tourism
  • Office Management and Secretarial Practice
  • Management and Marketing of Insurance
  • Small and Medium Enterprise
  • Materials Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management and Retail Business


Whether you are looking to find a job after graduating or wish to become an entrepreneur, these vocational courses are worth pursuing.

So, if you haven’t made it to the top colleges in Delhi, make sure to check out at least some of these worthy institutions that can easily give the top colleges a run for their money. And if you want to start working right after 12th, register with and create your own SmartProfileTM (visual CV) and start applying to your matching jobs. You can still pursue higher studies through distance learning courses while you earn.

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