Delhi University has always been among the elite institutions not only in India but also globally. With sky-high cut-offs and tons of students applying every year, this place has a certain charm about it. Having all the high standards, DU also has a reputation of producing successful and well-known alumni.

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Here is a list of some of its well-known alumni:


  1. Narendra Modi

Political Science – School of Open Learning

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 Listed among world’s most powerful people, Mr. Narendra Modi is someone who needs no introduction. From a tea-seller to becoming the the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, he has come a long way. Graduated in Political Science from School of Open Learning, DU, Mr. Modi seems to have always been interested in politics. No wonder he is so successful! DU is indeed blessed to have him as an alumni.

  1. Shah Rukh Khan

Economics Hons – Hansraj College

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The King of Romance, The Baadshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is world’s 2nd richest actor. A proud alumni of Hansraj College, he earns a degree in Economics. Be it sports, academics or dramatics, SRK was always in a spotlight in his college days and now this superstar is defining Love on the big screen!

  1. Amitabh Bachchan

Bachelor of Science – Kirori Mal College

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The Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan is the ultimate legend of Indian Cinema and was no less in his academic career too! Graduated in BSc from Kirori Mal College, DU Big B has also been a part of Sherwood College in Nainital. So now you know the secret behind his knowledge and discipline!

  1. Arun Jaitley

Bachelor of Commerce – Sri Ram College of College

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Our current Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley is another proud alumnus of Delhi University. Graduated in Commerce from SRCC (nation’s No.1 commerce college), Arun certainly proves its worth! He was an ABVP student leader in DU Campus and then went on to become the President of Students’ Union. A leader since his college days!

  1. Rannvijay Singh

Bachelor of Commerce – Hansraj College

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One of the coolest TV hosts and a youth icon, Rannvijay Singh has a degree in Commerce from Hansraj College, DU. Winner of the first ever season of MTV Roadies, he has always loved adventures. He has always been in the media with his bollywood appearances, advertisements and mainly his TV shows. With all his achievements, he has certainly made DU proud!

  1. Imtiaz Ali

English Hons – Hindu College

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Imtiaz Ali is a famous bollywood director and writer. He has been a Delhi University student where he graduated in English Hons from Hindu College. He actively took part in college theatre and also started ‘Ibtida’- the dramatics society of the college. Imtiaz was not only successful in college but has also directed many popular movies like Jab We Met, Rockstar, Highway and Tamasha among others.

  1. Manoj Bajpai

History Hons – Ramjas College


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Known for his strong charismatic acting, Manoj Bajpai has been honoured with many awards including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare awards. He earns a History Hons degree from Ramjas College of DU where he actively took part in theatre events. And now he is showcasing those theater skills on the big screen!


Apart from these big names, DU has also seen people like Kiran Bedi (Faculty of Law), Arjun Rampal (Hindu College), Khushwant Singh (St. Stephen’s College), Huma Qureshi (Gargi College) and Gautam Gambhir (Hindu College) among many others, as its students. A university that has produced such a brilliant

alumni brigade in the field of art, cinema, journalism, politics and academics…. This will certainly make you want to join DU even more now!

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