Delhi University to hold inaugural ceremony for centenary celebrations on May 1

Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest while union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the guest of honor at the ceremony.

Delhi University to hold inaugural ceremony for centenary celebrations on May 1 DU centenary celebrations
Vagisha Kaushik | Apr 29, 2022 - 5:30 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: On completing 100 years, the University of Delhi will be holding an inauguration ceremony for marking year long centenary celebrations on May 1 at 11 am in the Multipurpose Hall, DU, Sports Complex. Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu will be the chief guest at the ceremony while union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the guest of honor. The Ceremony will be presided over by DU vice-chancellor Professor Yogesh Singh.

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“The seed of University of Delhi was sown in response to the need to have a University in the new capital Delhi; and by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly – The Delhi University Act, 1922- the University was incorporated in 1922,” said an official statement from DU.

“This premier seat of teaching learning and research of this country, which started with just 3 colleges, 750 students, 08 departments and 02 Faculties has flourished to 90 colleges, with over 6 lakhs students, 86 departments, 16 Faculties, 25 Centres and 4 institutes, and is completing 100 years on May 1, 2022 in its pursuit of spreading knowledge, shaping the youth, raising social consciousness, innovating and thus contributing to nation building,” it said.

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According to the statement, to mark this historic occasion, Vice President Naidu will release the following:

  • Commemorative Coin of a hundred-rupee denomination
  • Commemorative Centenary stamp
  • Commemorative Centenary Volume - a pictorial representation of the historical journey of the University
  • University of Delhi: A Glimpse - a reservoir of the historical landmarks achieved by the University and a brief account of recent initiatives and centenary plans
  • Undergraduate Curricular Framework (UGCF) 2022 (Hindi version)
  • Undergraduate Curricular Framework (UGCF) 2022 (Sanskrit version)

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Naidu will also launch the Centenary Website, which will serve as a digital journey down the memory lane, and felicitate Kratika Khinchi, a student of Gargi College, who designed the Centenary Logo, the DU statement added.

The inauguration ceremony shall also unveil a hundred seconds documentary on the life of the University.


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