Miranda House, residential college for women, is one of the premier Women's Institutions of Delhi University. It was founded in 1948 by the then Vice-Chancellor Sir Maurice Gwyer; its foundation stone was laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten on March 7 in the same year. Located on the University campus, Miranda House is built in warm red brick with cool and spacious verandahs. Its original design was by the renowned architect Walter George, the college shares an architectural affinity with other colonial educational institutions of the country. In the past five decades, as the college has grown, several other buildings have been added to its original design. It is now declared a heritage building and work is on to maintain its pristine glory
Library: The library boasts of a strong collection of nearly One Lac books, hundreds of periodicals and several newspapers and magazines that are available to the large student population and make the library rich in its assets.
Computer-Laboratory: Multidisciplinary Computer-based Laboratory wherein real world experiments are interfaced to computers which is used for measurement and control. The equipment hardware and software has been developed indigenously by some of the faculty members in a project cal Science Online, funded by the University Grants Commission and the Department of Science Technology. This is a unique laboratory that provides the facilities for real-time measurement and control of a comprehensive range of physical quantities of interest in physics, chemistry, biology, human biology, earth sciences etc.
Science Museum: Life Science Departments maintain the Botany and Zoology Science Museums which house a comprehensive collection of preserved specimens of flora and fauna, biological samples, slides and other resource materials. The collection has been built up painstakingly over several decades and is well maintained by the curator devoted to this task. The museum also preserves specimens collected by students and faculty members on field trips and excursions from diverse and exotic locations across the country. The exhibits and samples provide depth and range to learning in the laboratory.
Instrumentation Labs: A concerted effort is made to continually upgrade and acquire the latest in quality equipment to build state-of-the-art laboratories. Each year, the departments introduce the latest and the best instruments. Then the college is able to effortlessly provide a contemporary work environment that makes judicious use of technology intensive facilities. Special efforts ensure that the student gets an exposure to the best practices and becomes adept at handling laboratory techniques ranging from the simplest to the most sophisticated. The teaching laboratories, managed by the individual science departments, have setups and facilities for carrying out not only the experiments listed in the syllabus but also projects that look far beyond the traditional course content.
The college hostel is amongst the oldest residential buildings of the University. The hostel has recently been renovated under the Heritage Building Project. The hostel section is laid out in a pleasing quadrangle, with gardens paced out by bottle palms. The design allows a spacious privacy within which residents can be as they like. The dining hall is one of the assets of the college with monastic tables and benches set inside a long hall. The stretch of ground curving around the hostel towards the cafeteria has been cleared away for a beautiful lawn and a rockery extending the special attractions of the Cafeteria, particularly on sunny winter days. It has also brought out the potential of the spacious verandah outside one of the classrooms as an elevated stage for cultural events.
The College has instituted twoAwards of Excellence for overall performances to be awarded to students after a rigorous verification of their records by a duly constituted Staff Council Awards Committee.
The Placement Cell coordinates the activities of career counselling and campus recruitment.