Kamala Nehru College was established on 20th July 1964. It was then known as the 'Government College for Women' and it was housed in Defence Colony. The College initially offered courses only in the Arts Stream. The Commerce Stream was added later. The founder Principal was Dr.K.K. Gorowara.
The College started out with just 16 staff members & 209 students passed out in the first batch in 1968. The College Magazine 'Swati' was started in the academic year 1965-66. In 1966-67, the College was renamed 'Modern College for Women' and in 1967-68 the College Magazine took the new name 'Apoorva'. On 21st November 1972, the foundation stone for a new building was laid at Hauz Khas (at present August Kranti Marg) by then President Mr.V.V.Giri. It was then that the name 'Kamala Nehru College' was coined. In 1974, on the occasion of Founder's Day, Mrs. Indira Gandhi visited the new building, unveiled the plaque and planted saplings. Dr.(Mrs.)Surinder J.Sharma took over as Principal of the College on 23rd September 1986.
Our present Principal Dr.Minoti Chatterjee intends to carry forward the traditions of the College and make it into an institution of academic and co-curricular excellence amongst the colleges of the University of Delhi. The auditorium, built after painstaking and dedicated efforts of the teachers as well as students and several fund raising campaigns was finally inaugurated on 17th December 1991 by the then Vice-President Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma. Dr. Gorowara and then