The college focus to provide the spirit of service along with professional development and skills for women empowerment through state of the art education, research and extension by nurturing innovation, leadership and national development.
Lady Irwin College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi and is the first Home Science College of India. Established, with the motto of Vidya Hi Sewa, on November 11th, 1932 under the patronage of the then Vicereine, Lady Dorothy Irwin. The college has a glorious history. Among its founding mentors were eminent national and international leaders such as Annie Besant, Sarojini Naidu, Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay, Sir Ganga Ram Kaula, the Maharani of Baroda, Maharani of Bhopal, and Margaret Cousins. Since its inception, Lady Irwin College, has pioneered the discipline of Home Science and has remained in the forefront of the academic map of India. The college offers Bachelors in Home Science, Ph.D. and Masters Programmes in five areas - Food and Nutrition, Human Development & Childhood Studies, Fabric & Apparel Science, Development Communication & Extension and Resource Management & Design Application. The college also offers PG degree in Education - B.Ed. ( Home Sc.) and B.Ed. Special Education (MR) and a PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN). The B.Sc. Home Science Honours and General Programmes were restructured as per the Choice Based Credit System, and were introduced in 2015. The B.Sc. (Hons.) Food Technology programme was launched in July 2017.
1. The students are not only educated in this college, but they are also given guidance for improving the quality of life led by them by helping them in their overall development. 2. The faculty of the college always stands for helping their students in every ways. 3. Institute got first Prize from Delhi University at Antardhvani Good Teaching Practices. 4. he college has a successful history of over 80 years and this tells how much the college is appreciated by the people.