Established in 1948, Miranda House is a college for women at the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. The college, in 2019, has been ranked as the best college in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The college holds NAAC Grade A+ with CGPA 3.61. Miranda House aims at building a world where women get equal opportunities and carve a niche for themselves.
Miranda House Courses
The college offers a plethora of Honours and Programme courses. The courses are offered in Sciences and Liberal Arts are mentioned below:
Tabulated below are the names of the programs with their basic eligibility with some other details:
|Course Name||Eligibility||College Seats||Duration|
|B.A Programme||Aggregate % Marks of Best Four Subjects: One Language and 3 Academic Subjects||204||3 years|
|Bengali||Aggregate % Marks of Best Four Subjects: One Language and 3 Academic Subjects||9||3 years|
|Music||Centralised Admission by DU Faculty of Music on the basis of merit following a selection procedure||17|
|Physics||Aggregate % Marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM)||76|
|Mathematics||Aggregate % Marks of Best Four Subjects: Maths, One Language, and two academic subjects||77|
|Botany||Aggregate % Marks in Physics, Chemistry & Biology/Biotechnology (PCB/BT)||34|
|Life Sciences||Aggregate % Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biotech/Biotechnology (PCB/BT)||-||3 years|
|Physical Sciences||Aggregate % Marks in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Computer Science (PCM)||-|
|B.El.Ed||Centralised Admission by DU Faculty of Education on the basis of Entrance Test followed by an interview||55||4 years|
Tabulated below is a brief highlight of the PG courses offered by Miranda House College.
|English||Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline||31||2 years|
|Mathematics||Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline||30||2 years|
Admission Criteria and Process
The admission in the college is made on the basis of marks obtained in 10+2 level by the students. The college announces Cut-off percentage each year in accordance with the schedule and guidelines of the University of Delhi for admission to different courses. The announcements of the cut-offs are made through the college and University websites. Candidates are strictly selected on the basis of their merit. To get admission, the candidates are also required to fill the Miranda House Pre-Admission Form of the specific department to verify the eligibility of the candidate.
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Apart from the admission on the basis of the merit list, Miranda House also offers 5% relaxation to candidates seeking admission through Extracurricular Activities and Sports Quota after trials and auditions. Talking about the fee structure, the range for the is listed below:
- For Graduate Programmes: INR 14160 – INR 19800
- For Postgraduate Programmes: INR 14530 – INR 19030
Note: The fees are paid before the student is admitted to the college through the University of Delhi website online. In the second and third year, the students are required to pay the fee online through the college website.
A lot of facilities offered are offered by Miranda House college that makes it stand out from other colleges. The same are listed below:
- Hostel Accommodation (Strictly based on merit)
- Cultural Heritage site for its aesthetically constructed buildings and flora.
- Well furnished hostel rooms
- Dining Hall
- Dining Hall Kitchen
- Night Dhaba, Canteen
- Common Rooms
- Medical Support Unit
- Basketball court
- Tennis court
- Counseling Centre for Academic Counseling, Psycho-Social Counseling, and Career Advancement Guidance.
Miranda House Placements
The placement cell of Miranda house is active and responsive. The placement cell is fully devoted to important ties and contacts with many corporate companies. It bridges the gap between the students and the outer world by organising events, discussions, competitions, debates, etc. It aims at providing a platform to students where they can understand their strengths and interests in a better way.
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Miranda House Scholarships
The Miranda House Alumnae Association (MHAA) offers scholarships both on the basis of merit and economic needs of the students. The scholarships are offered to economically weaker students who deserve better opportunities on the academic front.
Dr. Angeli Qwatra Awards for Excellence scholarship is annually given to two students from the Science and Humanities field which is based on merit, extracurricular and followed by an interview.
The college has everything a student can dream of – Prime location, Best infrastructure, Excellent faculty, Good food, Libraries, Labs and Departmental & Cultural Festivals.
The college has different societies like ‘Geetanjali’-The Indian Music Society, ‘Orpheus’-The Western Music Society, ‘Tanz’- The Western Dance Society, debating society, etc which bring laurels to the college by participating in different competitions. All departments have their own societies as well. The college holds Tempest, the Annual Cultural Fest which is a three-day extravaganza. Every department also holds department fests every year. For instance, the English Department organizes LitFest every year which includes events like Book Bazaar, Kahwa Stop, debates, panel discussions and more. Other than fests, the college also has National Cadet Corp (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Film Club, Photography Club, Consumer Club, Women Development Cell (WDC)
Miranda House Notable Alumni
Miranda House is like a family and as we say “Once a Mirandian, always a Mirandian”. The Alumnae network of Miranda House is very strong. The college holds Alumnae meet/dinner every year. The alma mater has created a niche for women who have achieved success and contributed much on the professional and social front. Some of the distinguished alumnae of Miranda House are Anita Desai, Urvashi Butalia, Sheila Dixit, Neeti Mohan.
Miranda House bridges the gap between abled and disabled students in the college with the help of technology. The visually impaired students find it easier to navigate their way through the college campus with the digital talking signages. The students download the app on the phone, scan the QR codes and a verbal message is sent to them. Through this advancement, the college ensures equal opportunities and ease to students with visual disabilities.