The Academic Council of Delhi University approved opening of the college
in its meeting held on 12th April, 1966 and Executive Council approved of it in its meeting
held on 12th May, 1966. The University Grants Commission approved of it for grants on the
same basis as for other colleges vide Deputy Secretary UGC letter F. 1-22/65 ( CU) dated 27th
The college was founded on 17th July, 1967 in Mata Sundri Gurdwara Complex for B.A.(pass) course with 407 students on rolls. Mrs. S. M. Singh was appointed first Principal of the college on 13.7.1967. Though Honourable
Jathedar Santokh Singh was nominated first Chairman of College Governing Body on
B.A.(Hons.) in Punjabi, Hindi, Sanskrit and History were introduced in 1968
B.A.(Hons.) in Political Science and Philosophy were added in 1969
Post Graduation(M.A.) in Punjabi was introduced in 1976
M.A. in Sanskrit started in 1978. The year 1978 saw the addition of B.A.(Hons.) in Mathematics and B.Com(Pass).
The academic and sports achievements started pouring in. A noble programme of Bani/Declamation and Kirtan Competitions involving teams from schools and colleges was initiated to inculcate a spritual flame in the minds of students and staff. An inter college cultural festival "Saarang" started during this phase.
B.A. (Hons. ) in English was introduced in 1980. The collge got a state of the art newly renovated Mata Gujri Seminar Hall in the basement. Its seating capacity is 130 and fitted with modern sound system.
B.A. (Hons.) in Psychology and B.Com(Hons.) in 1985.
The Block A of present college Building was constructed and the college shifted its classes to this block in 1992.
M.A. in Political Science was introduced in 1993
M.A. in Hindi was introduced in 1994.
The college shifted its Admin/Accounts and Principal's office to newly built block B. With this block number of classrooms increased to 62. During this phase the college got a modern centrally air-conditioned library of size 13,600 sq. ft.
With a view to encourage skill based education, The college with the permission of UGC started 3 Vocational Courses- Computer Application, Tourism & Travel Management and Textile Designing.
Department of Elementary Education began its journey in Mata Sundri College on
October 18, 2007.
The College further enhanced its academic stature by introducing three Foreign language certificate courses approved by University of Delhi in French, German and Spanish.
I would say that
whatever I have learnt in my life, the credit of that journey goes to my lovely institution, Mata Sundri
College.I believe that studying at Mata Sundri College helped to develop my talents and my hidden
Shaheen History (Hons)
Professor,Bhagini Nivedita College