Satyawati College is a constituent College of the University of Delhi. It was established in the year 1972 by the Government of Delhi. The College is named after a great freedom fighter, Behen (Sister) Satyawati, grand-daughter of Swami Shraddhanand, who worked in close association with leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Jai Prakash Narain and Sarojini Naidu. She toiled incessantly, till her death at an early age of 39 years, towards uprooting poverty, ignorance, and communalism. She was named Toofani Behen (Stormy Sister) by Mahatma Gandhi, for her zeal and determination. Satyawati Devi was an ardent freedom fighter from Delhi, who was instrumental in encouraging a large number of women to participate in the ‘Civil Disobedience Movement. Her commitment to national liberation and her dedication to women’s freedom remains awe-inspiring. Her speeches and acts of defiance during the time of freedom struggle embody the spirit of the College.
As prospective students of the college, you must acquaint yourself with the background and history of the college. Satyawati College, which is run by the Delhi Government, is one of the most prominent & prestigious, off-campus colleges of the University of Delhi. The College is centrally located in Ashok Vihar, North Delhi and has a sprawling campus that is spread over an area of 10 acres. It is a co-educational institution and attracts students from all social strata.
There are eleven Departments and several courses. Apart from brilliant academic distinctions, our students also have exemplary achievements in extracurricular activities. The College maintains an inclusive atmosphere for students from diverse socio-economic, cultural and regional backgrounds and provides them with the requisite constructive atmosphere to interact with each other.
The College also takes pride in its magnificent, state-of-the-art Dr. K.P. Bhatt Satya Auditorium, one of the best in the University of Delhi. The spacious auditorium can host events in the spheres of academics, arts, and other co-curricular activities. In order to motivate the students to excel in sports and ensure their holistic development, the College has a full-fledged Sports Department situated in a separate block. It also takes care of the special training needs of persons with disabilities. The College has a modern, well-equipped Seminar Room, Computer Laboratory, and a fully computerized and air-conditioned Dr. Haldar Memorial Library which has diverse collections of books and periodicals. There are additional facilities such as a seminar room, canteen, bank, a photocopier, etc. The College offers campus-wide Wi-Fi to both students and faculty. Student-oriented societies like Arts and Culture, Debating, Dramatics, Film and Photography, NSS, NCC, FCC, North East Society, along with individual department-based Societies contribute to making the College a lively, dynamic space for our students. Through a string of activities, the College tries to foster creative and critical thinking among the students. A dedicated team of teachers works actively towards the integrated development of students so as to enable them to carve out a niche for themselves in their chosen fields.