Maitreyi College, a constituent College of Delhi University, was founded in 1967 by Delhi Administration. The College community is proud to bear the name of Maitreyi, who was an eminent scholar of the vedic period. Maitreyi, the wife of sage Yajnavalakya, chose knowledge over worldly possessions, when asked by her husband to make a choice between the two; the dialogue between Maitreyi and Yajnavalakya in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad shows Maitreyi as an empowered woman, making a considered choice for self realization through knowledge. It has been our objective to weave these values into the fabric of our education system which is a blend of the best of tradition and modernity.
The College made a modest beginning in a school building in Netaji Nagar with a staff of seventeen teachers offering only B.A. (Pass) and B.Sc. (General) courses. It has since made rapid progress both in size and stature. The College now offers postgraduate course in Mathematics and Political Science including honours course in Physical and Life Sciences, Commerce and Humanities. Our College has also started Post Graduate Diploma in Nanotechnology, the first such course in Delhi University. The college has another first to its credit by focussing on e-learning methodology to create teaching material and evaluation quizzes. The College also offers short term add-on courses in Webdesigning and Journalism to enhance the employability of students.
For the all round personality development of our students, the College has initiated programmes of awareness in health & fitness, legal aid services, disaster management and self defense.
The College Campus in Chanakya Puri is spread over ten acres of land in lush green surroundings with extensive play grounds and open spaces. We have a distinguished faculty of 115 teachers and 90 members for administrative support.
Apart from our excellence in academics, we have an established tradition of continuous achievements in the field of sports like Softball, Boxing, Handball, Yoga, Volleyball, Netball, Baseball, Basketball, NCC, NSS and Cultural activities.
Dr.(Mrs.) Savita M. Datta (Principal)
Bapu Dham Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021.