Lady Shri Ram College for Women, has long been recognized as a premier institution of higher learning for women in India. A centre for academic excellence and achievement, it is today one of the finest institutions for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce, while also offering a B.Sc. Programme in Statistics. Professional courses like Elementary Education and Journalism are among its strengths. Located at the cutting edge of knowledge, LSR has not just kept pace with the changing world, but has been the pioneering spirit behind many innovations in the field of education. The striving is to imbue the teaching/learning process with a unique blend of intellectual rigour and aesthetic and ethical engagement.
At LSR the belief is in a holistic vision that never discounts the past, but at the same time embraces the future with unwavering confidence in the ability to shape it and harness its potentialities.
LSR is committed to nurturing and creating women who are equipped to be world citizens. Women who take pride in their culture and heritage but also have a cosmopolitan understanding of the world today and a sensibility that celebrates diversity in all its joyous vibrancy. LSR students understand that with the power of knowledge, comes the responsibility to translate it into creative citizenship. They recognize challenges as opportunities. LSR students are empowered with professional competence, an ability to assume positions of leadership with ease and shatter inhibitory glass ceilings. An education at LSR enables women to reconcile excellence with humanity, to celebrate diversity and redefine notions of success. The emphasis is on a liberating and not a domesticating pedagogy.
Established in 1956 in New Delhi by the late Sir Shri Ram in memory of his wife, the college had its modest beginnings in a school building in Daryaganj, Central Delhi, with 243 students, 9 faculty, 4 support staff and 3 distinct courses of study. The aim of the institution was to provide access to higher education of quality to women. LSR is a testimony to the farsighted vision of its founder and his indefatigable enthusiasm to actualize his dream.
Today, the college is located in a beautiful 15 acre campus in South Delhi, has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 16 courses of study. The College became a byword for academic and extra curricular achievement, under the inspiring Chairmanship of industrialist and philanthropist, late Dr. Bharat Ram. An enlightened and supportive Board of Governors, drawn from the fields of industry, law, journalism, academics and the bureaucracy, assists the Chairman in the running of the college.
After the sad demise of Dr Bharat Ram in July 2007, his successor Dr. Arun Bharat Ram has become the Chairman of the Board of Governors.
The vision of creating a centre of academic and extra curricular achievement for women, of providing a context that emancipates the intellect and the spirit, of zealously guarding a space that develops critical thinking and rescues the imagination, has been actualized. The journey well begun, has infinite potential to evolve further setting newer standards of excellence