ARSD Milestones



  • Dramatics Society ‘Rangayan’ was founded in 2003-04 on the occasion of Founder’s Day .


  • Inauguration of Golden Jubilee celebrations.
  • First annual Alumni Meet celebrated.


  • Addition of a separate Commerce Department block.
  • The College has a very active Placement Cell. The objective of the Placement Cell is to provide employment opportunities to students along with guidance, mentorship, and the necessary skills to increase students employability.


  • In 2011, the International Year for Chemistry as declared by UNESCO, Chem-crown, Chemical Society of ARSD, became the first in the country to organize a conference entitled ‘Chemistry: Our life, Our future,’ in collaboration with UNESCO and International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.


  • Angad Agnihotri, was awarded the Prof. A. B. Ghosh Prize at the 90th annual Convocation held on 19th March, 2013 for obtaining the highest percentage of marks in B.Com course of University of Delhi


  • The College is awarded Star College status (DBT, GOI). The University of Delhi sanctions a grant of Rs. 1.95 crore under its Star Innovation Project Scheme.
  • The dramatics society of the college ‘Rangayan’ is the first such society of the University to organize a three-day theatre festival titled “Rangshirsh Jaidev Natya Samaroh”.
  • Alumnus Rajkummar Rao is awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for his lead role in the biopic Shahid.
  • ARSD College has established a local chapter of the Delhi University Skill Development Centre that has been set up in conjunction with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
  • College has established a Business Incubation Centre through a strategic MoU with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), with the twin objectives to promote entrepreneurial skills among the students and provide support to worthwhile business ideas. With the establishment of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership (CIEL), ARSD became the first college of University of Delhi to have a Technology Business Incubator in its premises.


  • Department of Environment, Government of NCT, has sanctioned a paper recycling machine to the college to make optimum use of waste paper under the Waste Management Mechanism. The College maintains a garbage dumping unit to convert the bio-degradable waste into fertilizer.


  • College fast-tracks its Mega Infrastructural Expansion Plan. A new teaching block inaugurated.
  • NAAC accreditation, first cycle with 3.11 CGPA out of 4.00


  • The college was ranked 5th in India and 3rd in the University of Delhi under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Govt of India.
  • The college was awarded the World Best Managed College by Welfare Oriented Weltanschauung (WOW) International Association of Educators for World Peace at the 38th World Management Congress.
  • The College was awarded the Girl Child Education and Empowerment Award 2017 and the Green Campus Award by Women Agency for Generating Employment (WAGE) on International Women’s
  • Karnik Raj Sharma from B.Com(Hons) 1st Year won gold medal in Trap (Jr. Men), gold medal in Trap (Sr. Men), gold medal in Double Trap both (Jr. And Sr. Men).


  • The college was ranked 14th in India and 8th in the University of Delhi under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Govt of India.
  • As per the recent India Today ranking of Arts , Science and Commerce colleges in India, the college was ranked 12th among 100 Science colleges of the country and 11th  among Commerce colleges in India, while 6th  best college for Commerce among University of Delhi and 15th  for Arts courses in  India and  bagged 8th  position among University of Delhi.
  • Avinash Banerjee from B.A (Hons) IIIrd Year  declared as University Topper.
  • Inauguration of a Physics and a Chemistry laboratory on the second floor of the building in 2018.
  • The College entered a new MoU with the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies that will enable the provision of financial, academic and instrumental support to differently-abled students, not only in ARSD but also across South Campus colleges.


  • The Job and Internship Fair was organized for the first time on 12 March 2019 which was a big initiative and boost for student placement.
  • New Academic initiatives were taken in the form of International Seminars, one week Faculty Development Programmes, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp and Sanskrit Sambhashan Shivir in the session 2019.
  • The college was awarded Green Audit Award in year 2019 and declared as an Environmental Friendly Institution.
  • The college was ranked 14th in India and 8th in the University of Delhi in NIRF Rankings 2019.
  • In India Today ranking 2019, the college was ranked 10th in Commerce, 12th in Arts and 15th in Sciences.  The college was also ranked 5th in India in Academic Excellence in Sciences.
  • On the occasion of 97th Foundation Day of the University of Delhi, our college was awarded Best Website Award in the college category in 2019.
  • During 2019 some infrastructural developments took place like, parking area modernization, college canteen renovation and entrance gate construction.


  • In India Today ranking 2020, the college was ranked 12th in Commerce, 14th in Arts and 16th in Sciences.  The college was also ranked 6th in Govt. Colleges with the lowest course fee in Commerce stream.
  • The college was ranked 13th in NIRF Rankings 2020 under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
  • During 2020 new computers have been installed in computer labs.
  • More than 60 webinars have been organized during Covid 19 pandemic.
  • One week e-Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Research Methodology: Tools & Techniques “ from 5th-11th June, 2020 and three days  online workshop  on “ The Digital Turn in Education : A New Pattern in  Teaching Learning Practices” from 20th-22nd June, 2020  was organized during Covid-19 pandaemic.
  • Under the aegis of  Skill Development and Entrepreneurship cell of ARSD College 09 Add-on Courses were offered in different areas. 
  • ARSD College under the aegis of IQAC organized 02 webinars for “Delhi University Undergraduate  Admissions 2020 on 30th June and 14th July, 2020 via virtual platform  during Covid-19 pandemic.
  • During 2020 Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, recognized  ARSD College as Swachhta Action Plan Institution for forming the  Swachhta Action Plan  Committee and framing the working groups post covid-19 for Sanitation & Hygiene, Waste Management, Water Management, Energy Management and Greenery along with observation of two environment related days to inculcate in faculty, students and community, the practices of Swachhta and reduction, reuse and recycling of resources.


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