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The University of Delhi (Hindiदिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय; informally known as Delhi University or DU) (08588829154) is a public central universitylocated in DelhiIndia. It is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research, as well as the eminent scholars it attracts to its faculty.[1]

The University of Delhi has been consistently placed at the NO.1 rank by the India Today survey for many years.[9]India Today Rankings:Year 2014 = University of Delhi Rank - 1

 [Over the last seven decades the university has grown into one of the largest universities in India. At present, there are 14 faculties, 86 academic departments and 79 colleges spread all over the city, with 132435 regular students and 261169 students in non-formal education programmes[16] and the annual honorary degrees (Honoriscausa) of the University have been conferred upon several distinguished people, including Amitabh Bachchan, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Cardiologist Dr.Jayantibhai Patel, cartoonist R. K. Laxman and scientist CNR Rao(2006);[17] and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (2008).