The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University (DU), is a collegiate public central university, located in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly. As a collegiate university, its main functions are divided between the academic departments of the university and affiliated colleges.DU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of Indian Universities, and a global network of research-intensive universities. The University of Delhi was ranked 15th in India overall by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017 and 8th among universities. It was ranked 66th in Asia in 2016, and 481-490 in 2018 by the QS World University Rankings.