Acharya Narendra Dev College (ANDC) is a constituent college of the University of Delhi, fully funded by the Government of NCT Delhi. Since its inception in 1991, the College has evolved into an acclaimed coeducational institution providing quality education to a diverse section of Indian students through its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes predominantly in basic sciences, applied sciences and commerce. We have a vibrant and committed faculty, devoted and supportive nonteaching staff and dedicated students. The vision of the college is for it to be recognised as a centre for academic and research excellence.
The college has ten Departments nine of which conduct an Honours Course at the undergraduate level. College also offers B.Tech courses in Electronics and Computer Science along with B. Sc. (Honors) Biomedical Sciences, which are the most sought courses of the University of Delhi. The departments of Mathematics and Chemistry also offer M. Sc. Courses. Besides these courses, the college has a Foreign Language Centre for Certificate and Diploma programmes in French, Spanish, German and Russian of the University of Delhi. Add-on courses, ELPC (English language proficiency course) and ECPDT (Effective Communication and Personality Development Through Theatre), add to students’ language and personality enrichment. College is well known for promotion of undergraduate research. Students do hands-on work under various externally funded research projects which so far have amassed a total funding of 3 crores as well as summer projects under ELITE( Education in a Innovative and Lively Environment).
The college has won accolades for its various initiatives at various well recognized platforms. We have been awarded IIIrd prize under Award of Good Practices at the mega event, Antardhvani 2013, organised by the University of Delhi. On the international front, Open Educational Quality Initiative (OPAL) has awarded highly commended status in OPAL Award for Institutions for our policy of open educational practices through OER development and research. India Today survey has placed the college amongst Top 20 Science Colleges in India last year and Top 10 in Delhi for last 5 years consecutively. Recently, college has been selected as the only college in the whole University of Delhi for setting up a Business Incubator. Through college’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell(IEDC), students are provided necessary skills so to turn them from job seekers into job creators.
Under college's recent initiative of Entrepreneurship Laboratory (EL), students get the real time exposure of hatching a business idea into a marketable product by going through every cycle of business management. They have successfully launched and are marketing many products with many ideas in the pipeline under the ambit of EL.