No injuries have been reported so far.
Fire department officials said that they received a call at 11.25 AM stating that a fire had broken out in a high-rise building on the campus of the premier Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D).
Five fire tenders were rushed to douse the fire and the blaze is now under control, they said.
People in the vicinity of the campus said they heard the sound of a cylinder blast.
However, fire department officials said they are yet to ascertain the cause of the blaze.