The college was founded in 1959 by the famous Gandhian Shri Brij Krishan Chandiwala in memory of his mother Smt. Janki Devi in order to promote women’s education. Founded with a vision to empower women, the college aims at helping its students to develop a capacity to think, lead and change the world. The college essentially caters to students of Humanities and Commerce streams.
JDMC believes that education brings enlightenment, empowerment and is the catalyst of social change which is the motto of the college.
The college essays to promote perdurable knowledge which is global in its perspective and yet local in its relevance. The girls are challenged and motivated to pursue excellence in their chosen arenas, in an environment which is coruscating, congenial and constantly progressing.
JDMC offers a highly accomplished and dedicated faculty of over 100 teachers. The college has three well-equipped computer laboratories, modern office complex, and a computerized library with over one lakh books and 100 journals. It also has a newly renovated open air auditorium equipped with the latest acoustics and lighting system, a large cafeteria, a newly upgraded multipurpose audio-visual hall, staff room, department rooms, in addition to class rooms and common room for students. A photocopy center and the Canara Bank on the premises are a great convenience to the students.
Apart from academics, students participate in numerous activities which include dramatics, music, dance, sports and community service which helps them to carve out a niche for themselves. The students are free to join any society and augment their talents. There are college societies to aid affinity amongst the students.
The students are provided with a solid foundation and groomed in such a fashion that they excel in life and are able to craft their success. Janki Devi Vocational Centre offers certificate courses in many vocational subjects, along with Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board, which holds classes for women on Sundays and during vacations. The college has a Women’s Development Centre and Women’s Studies Resource Centre in the Library to provide data on women’s studies.
Janki is the name of the bilingual college magazine in English and Hindi that captures the thought provoking and entertaining expressions of students who choose to tower over the realms of linguistics and creative thought. Janki magazine publishes articles by students and reviews of the educational, cultural, social, and athletic activities of the college. Each section is edited by a student editor under the supervision of a member of the teaching staff.
The student body organizes an annual cultural event called SYMPHONY. The event spans multiple days and involves literary, theatrical, dance and other events.