Lady Shri Ram College for Women
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|Lady Shri Ram|
|Motto||Sã vidyã yã vimuktaye
"That alone is knowledge which leads to liberation"
|Principal||Dr. Meenakshi Gopinath|
|Location||New Delhi, India|
Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. It is known as one of the premier women's institutions for liberal arts education at the University of Delhi, in India.
History and evolution
Established in 1956 in New Delhi by the late Lala Shri Ram in memory of his wife, Phoolan Devi (Lady Shri Ram), the college had its modest beginnings in a school building in Daryaganj, Central Delhi with 243 students, 9 faculty, 4 support staff and 3 distinct courses of study. Today, the college, located in a 15-acre (61,000 m2) campus in Lajpat Nagar in South Delhi, has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 16 courses of study. LSR's infrastructure includes a newly refurbished, computerized user-friendly library with internet access and 98,000 books, 5,000 bound volumes and audio-visual cassettes, Guided by a Board of Governors, drawn from the fields of industry, law, journalism, academics and the bureaucracy, under the Chairmanship of industrialist and philanthropist, Dr. Bharat Ram, the College is known for academic and extracurricular achievement. The college has consistently made it to the top 5 colleges as ranked by India Today.
LSR has 16 undergraduate and 10 postgraduate programmes. This includes professional courses in Elementary Education and Journalism. A two-year diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace Building is a new study programme open to undergraduate and graduate students, NGO workers, media persons and grassroots workers.
- B.A. Programme
- B.A.(H):Commerce,Economics,English,Hindi,History,Journalism,Philosophy,Political Science,Sanskrit,Sociology,
- Bachelor of elementary education
First-year courses: Political Theory, Nationalism and Colonialism, Indian Political Thought Second-year courses: Indian Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics, International Relations Third-year courses: Public Administration, Western Political Thought, India's Foreign Policy, (Women in the Political Process / United Nations) .Several short-term certificate courses in art appreciation, women and politics, communication skills, language courses in French, Russian and Spanish are offered at LSR.
LThe prominent societies at LSR College include the English/Hindi Debating Societies, Indian/ Western Music Societies, Dramatics Society, Projekt (film & photography society), Hive (art society), Dance Society, Quiz Society, Prakriti (environmental awareness society), Expressions, Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY), Women's Development Cell and Academic Forum.
- Dramatics society
The Dramatics Society aims to create awareness about theatre through street theatre, spoofs and stage plays. Dramatics Society had the opportunity to do theatre workshops with eminent theatre directors such as Anamika Haksar, Arvind Gaur and Barry John.
- Voluntary agency placement cell
The Voluntary Agency Placement Cell provides opportunities for students to make a positive contribution to community development and social welfare and to explore alternative career possibilities.
- National service scheme
The NSS (National Service Scheme) chapter of LSR caters to those whose inclination draws them towards community service. Members of the NSS are involved in community outreach programmes, blood donation camps, campaigns against drug abuse and teaching the physically and mentally challenged.
- National sports organization
The National Sports Organization or the NSO offers facilities for sports ranging from swimming and table tennis to yoga and shooting. The NSO organizes various activities during the year.
- National cadet corps
The LSR unit of NCC (National Cadet Corps) offers considerable scope for stimulated and disciplined adventure. Enthusiasts can learn parachuting, horse riding, judo, civil defence techniques and participate in a number of training camps.
Projekt is the film and photography society in LSR. They believe that through the language of film, students gain a common platform to discuss and appreciate not just the medium itself but also its reflection of society. They screen Indian and foreign, classic and contemporary, serious and fun, films throughout the year.They conduct workshops on film appreciation and invite eminent photographers to conduct photography workshops. As a part of the LSR annual festival, Tarang, they host a photography exhibition giving students a platform to display their creativity and organize several film and documentary screenings.
- Women's development cell
The WDC in College was first started in 1985. The cell has been active since then and has grown to become an important part of the extracurricular activities of the students.The cell seeks to create awareness about important issues related to women and provides a forum for discussion and deliberation on a range of issues such as one's body, sexuality and gender. The WDC has its own collection of feminist literature, which will soon be made accessible to students.
"Tarang," the annual cultural festival of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, brings together young, talented enthusiasts from colleges across Delhi. Aside from the college festival, each department at LSR hosts its own academic festival every year. 
- Public Production
Lady Shri Ram College has a rich tradition of staging plays in Hindi and English. In 1998, Arvind Gaur directed Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle. In 2003, Shri Habib Tanvir directed Mujhe Amrita Chahiye, Amrita, a play written by Yogesh Tripathi. In 2004, LSR staged Mira a play written by Gursharan Das and directed by M K Raina and in 2008 Mahesh Dattani directed Final Solutions.
- Golden Jubilee celebrations
The Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2005 witnessed events including a Commemorative Golden Jubilee Lecture Series hosting eminent speakers such as Prof. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Mrinal Pande, Sudha Murty and Sunita Narain. In November 2005, the Public Production Ladki Seedhi Rahegi, an adaptation of Molière's School for Wives directed by Roysten Abel, was staged by students and alumna.
Our distinguished alumna.
- Aung San Suu Kyi, pro-democracy activist and leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- Naina Lal Kidwai, chief executive officer, HSBC India
- Vinita Bali, managing director, Britannia Industries
- Usha Thorat, deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India
- Sushma Berlia, first woman president of an apex chamber of commerce and eminent businesswoman
- Shikha Sharma, CEO Axis Bank India
- Niharika Acharya, Voice of America reporter, anchor
- Sakshi Tanwar, Popular Television actress
- Jaishree Misra, popular fiction author
- Chitra Subramaniam, India's first woman investigative journalist. Bofors investigation. B.D. Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism 1990, Chameli Devi Award for Best Woman Journalist 1990
- Nabila Jamshed, author
- Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan, author
- Yamini Reddy, Kuchipudi dancer
- Lilette Dubey, eminent theatre personality and film actress
- Lushin Dubey, eminent theatre person, TV actress
- Maneka Gandhi, BJP politician, estranged member of Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty
- Chhavi Rajawat, Sarpanch Soda Village
- Gita Gopinath, First Indian woman professor at Harvard
- Gauri Khan, film producer and owner of Red Chillies Entertainment with her husband Shahrukh Khan
- Vartika Nanda, journalist and head of the Department of Journalism in Lady Shri Ram College
- Nidhi Razdan, television journalist at NDTV 24x7
- Sunita Kohli, Indian interior designer and Padma Shree awardee
- Sarika Singh (Thangka painter), First Female Thangka Painter
- Deepa Mehta, Filmmaker
- Anupriya Patel MLA of UP assembly
- Shriya Saran, Film Actress
Dr.Krishna Menon, Feminist Author
-  Article on Lady Shri Ram College for Women, delhilive.com on Sat, 02/06/2007-06:03
-  Lady Shri Ram College Library
-  Top Ten Arts College in India, artncraft, indiabizclub
-  India's best Commerce colleges, India Today
-  LSR Dramatics Society, Expressindia.com
-  Photo Gallery: Students from LSR Drama Society perform at LSR Annual Day celebrations in Delhi, India Times.
-  From LSR, with love, The Times of India
-  LSR to celebrate its golden jubilee in a special way, The Hindu, November 16, 2005
-  Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Lady Shri Ram College]
-  Distinguished Alumna of Lady Shri Ram College