10-06-2014, 04:48 PM
Miranda House, residential college for women, is one of the premier women's institutions of Delhi University. It was founded in 1948 by the then Vice-Chancellor Sir Maurice Gwyer; stone in its foundation laid Lady Edwina Mountbatten on March 7 in the same year. Located on the campus of the University, Miranda House is built in warm red brick with cool and spacious corridors. His original design was a renowned architect Walter George, college shares architectural similarities with other colonial educational institutions of the country. In the past five decades as a college has grown, several other buildings have been added to its original design. Now it is declared in a heritage building and work on to maintain its pristine glory.
Miranda offers liberal education in humanities and science to more than 2500 students. Faculty is renowned for their service profile, versatile talent and dedication to education. The College has prepared women who have excelled in various professions and have a variety of ways for society as a whole.
The college has always maintained high academic standards. More important is the space, which he gave to students to freely express and develop views, to help them respond to changes in the society. Its proximity to the other colleges of the University allows students to participate in academic and cultural events that take place around it.
College dorm is among the oldest residential buildings of the university. The hostel was recently renovated by the project construction heritage. Hostel section is laid out in a nice rectangle, with gardens, tempo bottle palms. The design allows a spacious privacy within which residents can be as they like. The dining room is one of the assets of the college with monastic tables and benches inside the long hall. A plot of land, curving around the hostel to the dining room had been cleaned for a beautiful lawn and Rockery, extending special attractions cafes, especially on sunny winter days. He brought the potential spacious veranda outside one of the classrooms as an elevated stage for cultural events.