What is the history of the University of Delhi?


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The University of Delhi was founded in 1922 as a teaching and residential school. At the time of its establishment, there were only three other colleges that later on also became associated with this school. This is a public university situated in New Delhi, India.

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After its founding, the three schools associated with the University of Delhi were St. Stephens College, Hindu College and Ramjas College. There were a total of 750 students at that time. From 1933 onwards, the main offices and library of this university are situated at the Viceregal Lodge Estate.

The University of Delhi's silver jubilee occurred in 1927, the year of India's independence from England. Its golden jubilee was in 1973, and some of the dignitaries present at the ceremonies included Amrita Pritam and Indira Gandhi, the prime minister at that time.

Since 1922, this university has expanded to include over 77 colleges that are found around the city; there also are 86 academic departments. The University of Delhi is one of the largest centers of learning in India with more than 132,000 regular students in degree programs and an estimated 261,000 students in informal programs, as noted by the University of Delhi's official website. The school has four main campuses, including the north and south campuses. The three original colleges, which made up the University of Delhi at its establishment, are part of the north campus.

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