Bhagini Nivedita College (BNC) is a constituent college of University of Delhi. It was established by the then Delhi Administration in August, 1993 as a 'Women's College' in the South Western part of Delhi. It is now funded and supported by the Government of Delhi.
The college is named after Sister Nivedita, a disciple of Swami Vivekanand who dedicated her whole life for the education and welfare of women. Its campus is located adjacent to village Kair near to Najafgarh in a clean and green environment surrounded by farms and trees.
Starting with only B A (Pass), B A (Hons.) Hindi in 1993, BNC has progressively added more courses. B.Com (Pass) was introduced in 1996-97. BNC was the first Delhi University college to offer Apparel Dsign and Construction course in 1997.
B.A. Programme replaced the B A (Pass) course in 2004. A variety of new application courses were also instituted along with it. BNC became an arts,commerce and science college with the launching of B.Sc Applied Physical Sciences course in 2007.
The semester system was introduced for all the courses in 2010. Every course is taught six semesters and each semester offers the opportunity for the students to complete different papers that are required for the completion of the entire course. The annual mode will get completely phased out in 2013.
Currently, the college has over 1100 students pursuing four different graduate courses. Annual admissions had gone up to 440 students in 2012 consisting of 231 for the B.A. P rogramme, 104 for B. Com. Course, 33 for the B.A. Honours Degree in Hindi and 32 for the newly introduced B.Sc. Programme in Physical Sciences (Chemistry) and 40 in B.Sc. Programme in Physical Sciences (Computer Science).
As of 2012, over 650 students are enrolled in the B A Programme. Students of B A Programme have the option to choose different discipline courses in fields such as Apparel Design & Construction, Computer Application, Family & Child Welfare, Food Technology, Music, Nutrition & Health Education, Office Management & Secretarial Practice, Economics, English, Hindi, Political Science, Sanskrit, and History. In addition, they can choose from large collection of application courses.
Over 300 students are studying B Com Course. B A Hons (Hindi) has 90 students followed by 130 students in B. Sc. Physical Sciences Course (comprising both Chemistry & Computer Science Groups).
BNC has a total teaching faculty of 63 members consisting of 42 permanent and 14 Adhoc and 7 Guest members. The total number of Non-Teaching Staff working in the college is also 40. This includes 20 permanent and 20 Contractual Appointments.
Since its inception, BNC has built up an impressive reputation and record in both academics and sports. The teaching faculty consists of highly qualified academicians. It has excellent laboratories, infrastructure facilities and supporting staff.