Ram Lal Anand College was founded in the year 1964 by Late Shri Ram Lal Anand, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India, in response to the growing social demand in the sixties for providing educational opportunities at the university level. The college was initially managed by the Ram Lal Anand College Trust. It was later taken over by the University of Delhi. Since 1973, it has been run by the University of Delhi as a University Maintained Institution.
The college is located in the picturesque surroundings against the backdrop of the Aravali ranges in the neighbourhood of the South Campus of the University of Delhi and several other educational institutions. It has a vast campus, spread over ten acres of land with green lawns and elegant buildings of much sprawling architectural merit. The college has excellent infrastructure, with state of the art Laboratories, Seminar room,Amphitheatre, Library, Playground and Cafeteria. Being a multi-disciplinary, co-educational institution it has approximately 1500 students pursuing different courses in Arts, Commerce and Science streams. Ram Lal Anand College is administered by a statutory Governing Body as per the University Ordinances and legislated by the Executive Council of the University of Delhi.
The college boasts off a highly learned and committed teaching faculty of about 70 teachers and about an equal number of experienced non teaching staff members. Apart from their traditional role of disseminating knowledge, the teachers inspire and guide the students to manage different activities such as seminars, workshops, debates, theatre, cultural activities including classical music and dance programmes.RLA with its wide expanse of fields and a technical support provides conducive environment for sports. The College is proud to be one of the leading affiliates of the National Cadets Corps (NCC) and National Services Scheme (NSS) with an impressive member of cadets / volunteers enrolled each academic year.