Miranda House has a rich cultural heritage. There are several cultural societies which include Music, Dance and Choreography; Dramatics; Debating; Fine Arts; and Quiz Societies. Membership is voluntary. Each society has a president, elected from among the students of third year and a secretary, elected from among the students of second year. Activities are largely student driven, although students are guided by Staff Advisors from amongst teachers of the college. Close student-faculty interaction is the hallmark of most activities at Miranda House. Nominal fees are paid annually by the students to fund these societies.
Miranda House takes pride in the creative productions of its dramatic societies that have carved a niche for themselves in the serious theatre circles of Delhi.
The Debating Society of Miranda House provides a forum through which students can hone their oratory and analytical skills while learning to work as a team, optimize available resources and organize exciting events, often on a mega scale.
The Society organizes several intra as well as inter-college debates. Debsoc initiated the concept of the Seminar-Debate that was launched with Revolution-2002, an inter-university debate that drew participants from several cities in India. In 2004, it carried the proud tradition forward by organizing Manzar, another seminar-debate, this time with participants from Pakistan and from India. Continuing the series, in 2005, it spearheaded the process of selecting a Delhi University team to participate in the Second Indo-Pak Student Seminar-Debate at Lahore. Miranda House was invited by the Pakistan Debating Society to Lahore again in 2006. In 2007, Manzar was expanded to include not just Pakistan, but also Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and to draw Indian participation from leading institutions across the country. Members of the Debating Society routinely participate in several Model UN events as well as most national level debating competitions. Our students have also participated in the international debates at London School of Economics and University College, London.
The Debating Society of Miranda House provides a platform for creative and interpretative expression of ideas and to nurture the talent of public speaking. Students also get a hands on experience of organizing, adjudicating and coordinating various events. The Debating Society activities complement and enrich the idea of a holistic education that Miranda House is known for