Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

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Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
Arsd college dhaula kuan.jpg
PrincipalDr. Gyantosh Kumar Jha
South Campus, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi

28°35′29″N 77°09′55″E / 28.5912707°N 77.1653743°E / 28.5912707; 77.1653743
CampusSouth Campus
AffiliationsUniversity of Delhi

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD College), formerly Sanatan Dharma College, is a co-educational constituent college of the University of Delhi.[1] The college was founded on August 3, 1959, by the Sanatan Dharma Sabha, Delhi. Late Shri Atma Ram Chadha, a well-known philanthropist, took over as chairman of the college governing body in 1967; the current chairman of the college is Prof.Renu Deswal.[2]

View from inside


The college offers various undergraduate and postgraduate courses under the aegis of the University of Delhi.[3]

Clubs and Societies[edit]


The college has an active debating society, Nimbus (The Debaters),[4] helping students learn the art of debating. In the published annual report from 2012, the society talks about its aim to develop visionary leaders; the society saw a major restructuring in the same year and has gained recognition in the college as well as university debating circuits.


The Dramatics Society, Rangayan, was founded in 2005 with the aim of inculcating in the students an appreciation for theatre and dramaturgy as well as highlighting the collective conscience as an imperative. In the twelve years since its inception, Rangayan has worked towards staging productions that serve to entertain and educate. Rangayan organizes a three-day theatre festival at Sri Ram Centre every year, titled Rangsheersh Jaidev Natyotsav, in honour of Dr. Jaidev Taneja, an eminent drama critic and founder of Rangayan.[5] [6] [7] [8] The Society also organizes a month-long theatre workshop for theatre enthusiasts at the beginning of the session. Rangayan is an integral part of the College’s community outreach programmes as well.[9]


ARSD NCC is one of the most active student bodies of the college; the college maintains two platoons of NCC (Army Wing) where only men can participate in NCC. Every year, cadets from the NCC units of the college are selected to participate in the prestigious Republic Day parade. Cadets have also been selected for youth change programs and participated in drills in China and Sri Lanka.[10] A remarkable number of armed forces officers and soldiers hail from the college.

Illuminati-the physics society[edit]

The department of physics has its own society, which actively organizes many events like Curiosity, which encourages students to come up with new ideas and doubts and discuss among them selves and teachers; the vision of this society is to develop more interest about our universe and what is beyond it among the students.


The college publishes the magazine Udayachal every year, it contains articles, writings, stories, and essays contributed by the students and staff. The magazine showcases the educational, research, cultural and sports activities of the college, it has sections in English, Hindi and Sanskrit.[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

The college has a record of producing several IAS officers and officers in the armed forces, particularly the Indian Army. A record number of soldiers in the Army hail from the college. A few notable alumni are as follows:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College". University of Delhi. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  2. ^ "One DU college where new session is still to begin". Indian Express. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Atma Ram Sanatan Dharam College - University of Delhi". Retrieved 31 August 2014.
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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  10. ^ a b c d e "" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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