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Motilal Nehru College is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi. It bears its name after the Pandit Motilal Nehru, a great leader, patriot, freedom fighter, jurist and progenitor of a line of illustrious Prime Ministers. Since its inception in 1964, it has gained recognition as a leading college in South Delhi.

Beginning with a modest enrolment of around 200 students in a school building, it has gone from strength to strength and presently offers courses in Sciences, Humanities and Commerce, and has 100 faculty members and a little over 2000 students. The College was shifted in its new building with sprawling campus, extensive lawns, a large Administrative Block, Library and well equipped laboratories and air-conditioned Computer Science Laboratory in 1989. The College has a vast Playground surrounded with greenery and has a huge Library Block.

The Seminar Room of the college comes live with the MotiLal Nehru Lecture 2006 on 3rd March 2006. The fully air-conditioned room has a seating capacity of approximate 75 persons equipped with sound system, video projection system.
The College is proud of its ability to develop young students, who, with the guidance of the faculty, distinguished themselves in academics, extra-curricular activities and sports. The college has been lifting the coveted Chancellor's Trophy for ten years. The College holds a number of inter-class and inter-college functions in order to promote a sense of responsible citizenship and other concomitant values among its students.