Delhi also known as the National Capital Territory of India is the capital of India. According to the 2011 census of India, the population of Delhi is 16,753,235.The corresponding population density was 11,297 persons per km2, with a sex ratio of 866 women per 1000 men, and a literacy rate of 86.34%. Delhi is the largest commercial centre in northern India. A union territory, the political administration of the NCT of Delhi today more closely resembles that of a state of India, with its own legislature, high court and an executive council of ministers headed by a Chief Minister. New Delhi is jointly administered by the federal government of India and the local government of Delhi, and is the capital of the NCT of Delhi Jama Masjid is India's largest mosque. The three World Heritage Sites – the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Humayun's Tomb – are located in Delhi.

Education Status

According to the Census 2011, Delhi has a literacy rate of 86.34% (male literacy rate 91.03% and female literacy rate 80.93%).

Private schools in Delhi – which use either English or Hindi as the language of instruction – are affiliated to one of three administering bodies, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the Central Board for Secondary Education (NCERT (CBSE)) or the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Delhi have many top standard schools, colleges and other academic institutions, computer-training institutes, industrial training institutes, polytechnic institutes and other technical training institutes. Government and private run hostels provide accommodations to local and outstation students. In 2006, Delhi had 165 colleges, five medical colleges and eight engineering colleges’ seven major universities and nine deemed universities. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi Technological University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and National Law University are the only state universities, Indira is for distance education and the rest are central universities.

Areas in Delhi