Shyam lal college was established in 1964 by Padamshree Late Shri Lal Gupta, the then Chairman of Shyam Lal Charitable Trust under University of Delhi. Shyam Lal college now has entered into its 48th year of history and succeeded in earning its legitimate claim as the most efficient and complete educational institutional in the whole of East Delhi Region. The endeavour of the college has always been to make higher education more enjoyable, job-oriented, meaningful and practical; also more adaptable to the ever changing demands of our society and globe.
Shyam lal college is a co-educational institution with special relief of 3% marks relaxation in admission given to the female candidates to correct gender inequality prevalent in Indian society.
As its special focus on the development of infrastructure,the college Development Commitee has been constantly working towards meeting the growing demands of a modern system of education. The College has regularly been adding new facilities in order to provide a comfortable work atmosphere for the students and the faculty.