Deshbandhu College was established in the year 1952 by the Ministry of Rehabilitation with just 72 students and the courses like Prep (arts), Prep (science) and Pre-medical. The college was then transferred to Ministry of Education and later taken over by the University of Delhi. Today, Deshbandhu is a fully maintained constituent college of University of Delhi and has the distinction of being the oldest and the largest co-educational institution in South Delhi promoting eight postgraduate and twenty undergraduate courses in Arts, Commerce and Science fields to over 20,000 students. Students at Deshbandhu are given opportunities to bring out their talents in various fields as actors, singers, writers, painters, journalists, artists, social workers and political activists. A large number of dance, dramatics, debating, photography and sports committees ensure the promotion of such extracurricular activities in the college routine. Quizzards, the Quizzing society of Deshbandhu College, within a year of its existence, left its imprint on the entire University with its talent. The Deshbandhu Dramatics Society too, is a reputed theatre group, with an impressive record of exciting and varied activities throughout the academic year. It carries out a series of workshops in the beginning of the session and has made a mark for itself in the city.
Shantanu Moitra, music composer
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