Janki DeviMemorialCollege was founded in 1959 by the famous Gandhian Shri Brij Krishan Chandiwala in the memory of his mother Smt. Janki Devi.
The imposing brick building stands in idyllic surroundings among lush green lawns, a profusion of bright hued flowers, the rose garden and the rockery.
The college is unique in its location—placed centrally it forms the major green belt of the area. It is easily accessible being a minute away (walking) from the Karol Bagh Metro Station.
The College has been imparting quality education to girls for more than four decades. The subjects offered at the undergraduate level are English, Hindi, Sociology, Political Science, Mathematics, Economics, History, Sanskrit and Commerce as well as Office Management & Secretarial Practice, Human Development and Family Empowerment (HDFE), Advertising & Sales Promotion and Sales Management.
The College also offers add on courses such as Translation and Peace and Conflict Resolution. Furthermore, the College provides remedial classes to students in each semester.
The college’s commitment to Environmental issues is reflected in its Rain Water Harvesting Project for which the college won the Chief Minister’s Best Rainwater Harvester Award. The college has a vibrant Environment club “Avani” that works with NGOs on matters of Environment. The College also has Solar Power Generation Plant on 88 KW.
JDMC has taken up a Health and Nutrition project by providing free meal to the economically underprivileged students. It is the first of its kind in the University.
A number extra and co-curricular activities from dance, drama, debate, creative writing, quiz etc are offered through more than 20 clubs/societies that provide a platform for student to hone their talents and bring home many awards. The College has an active NCC and NSS Unit. JDMC is known for its brilliant sports performances. Students have won laurels in games such as Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball, Football, Table-Tennis, Yoga etc.
The Career Opportunity Cell of the College is very proactive and there are on campus placements of many students every year by companies like Concentrix, E&Y, Eon Hewitt, Genpact, TCS, ICICI Prudential etc.
The College is friendly towards the needs of differently abled students and provides infrastructural facilities through disable friendly campus. This also includes facilities such as Screen Reading Software, Pocket Recorders and Laptops.