The College was established in 1991 and is a constituent college of University of Delhi operating under the aegis and fully funded by Government of NCT, Delhi.. The College is Affiliated to University of Delhi. The college has a unique distinction of being the only college in the University of Delhi that is primarily for science. It is named after the great educationist and reformist of modern India, Acharya Narendra Dev. Acharya Narendra Dev College was listed among the ten best colleges in Science in the India today survey in the years 2009.
The College offers B. Sc. (Honours) course in Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, B. Com (Honours), M.Sc. Chemistry, M.Sc. Maths, PGDCA Courses. The college has also established foreign Language Centre with certificate courses in French, Spanish, German and Russian.
The college provides an enabling environment to every student to polish their non scholastic skills by participating in various extra-curricular activities. The college believes participation in extra curricular activties goes a long way in shaping the personality of students. The College is also known for being a pioneer within the University in 'FOSS and OER' paradigms that provide great learning and sharing opportunities and promote collaboration with people anywhere and everywhere in the world.