Miranda House, college for women, located in the University of Delhi campus,
is a premier women's institution. It was established in 1948 by the then ViceChancellor, Sir Maurice Gwyer. Lady Edwina Mountbatten laid its foundation
stone on March 7 in the same year. Originally designed by renowned architect
Walter George, Miranda House is built in warm red brick with cool and spacious
corridors. The College shares an architectural affinity with other colonial
educational institutions of the country. In the past six decades, as the College has
grown, several other buildings have been added in consonance with its original
design. Special efforts are on to preserve the heritage of its pristine architectural
Miranda House offers liberal education in social sciences, humanities and basic
sciences to more than 4000 students. The faculty, renowned for its meritorious
profile and versatile talent, is dedicated to the cause of liberal education.
Through their three years at Miranda, our students develop a sense of social
responsibility, intellectual rigour, and practical knowledge. They develop
communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated
ability to apply their education to our complex and diverse world.
The College has always maintained high academic standards. More significantly,
it has provided students an enabling and creative environment to freely develop
and express views that help them respond to changes in society. Being on the
University campus, its proximity to other colleges facilitates the participation of
Miranda students in several inter-college events, both academic and cultural.
Those who will make the College hostel their home for the next three years have
the privilege of residing in one of the most beautiful residential buildings on the
The institution's philosophy is guided by a pedagogy that encourages the
students to explore new domains, to critically examine the world around them
and to question stereotypes.