Sec­ond to none

DRC girls pride them­selves on their abil­ity to pull off aca­demics and co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties with equal ease

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - News - Garima Upadhyay

Atow­er­ing cam­pus over­look­ing green front lawns makes the at­mos­phere at the Daulat Ram Col­lege (DRC) very serene and peace­ful. Ven­ture in­side and the peace­ful­ness loses out to all the ac­tion hap­pen­ing in the cor­ri­dors. But, no one’s com­plain­ing. Girls run­ning for their classes, prac­tic­ing around the lit­tle am­phithe­atre and hav­ing fun are com­mon sights. Well, that is a DRC girl for you, chilled-out and care­free!

Says Nuzhat Khan, a first-year stu­dent of phi­los­o­phy, “The at­mos­phere is very re­laxed in the col­lege. Help­ful teach­ers, and to-die-for friends make sure that the time spent in the col­lege cam­pus is op­ti­mised to its best. Also, the ac­tiv­i­ties that keep hap­pen­ing, en­sure that we have the time of our life in these three years.”

Girls’ col­leges in DU are gen­er­ally fa­mous for their cat­fights, but this col­lege is very dif­fer­ent. “Girls here don’t throw un­nec­es­sary at­ti­tude and are very help­ful and ac­com­mo­dat­ing. Sim­plic­ity is one of the defin­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics of DRCians, adds Khan.

USP: Sit­u­ated in the heart of the North Cam­pus, this col­lege has been im­part­ing lib­eral ed­u­ca­tion to young women since the 1960s. Its lo­ca­tion and his­tory are its USP.

Fac­ulty: The col­lege has ap­prox­i­mately 160 per­ma­nent fac­ulty mem­bers.

Pro­grammes: Some of the cour­ses that the col­lege of­fers in­clude BA pro­gramme, BA eco­nomics, BA English, BA Hindi, BA his­tory, BA mu­sic, BA phi­los­o­phy, BA po­lit­i­cal sci­ence, BA psy­chol­ogy, BA San­skrit, BCom pro­gramme, BCom (hons), BSc life sciences, BSc bio­chem­istry, BSc botany, BSc chem­istry, BSc maths, and BSc zo­ol­ogy. The col­lege of­fers var­i­ous add-on cour­ses as well, such as cer­tifi­cate/ diploma/ ad­vanced di­plo­mas in French, Ger­man, Ital­ian, Span­ish, Korean, Chi­nese and Ja­panese.

IT quo­tient: The col­lege has a re­source cen­tre in the li­brary where stu­dents can ac­cess online re­sources. The col­lege is not Wi-Fi en­abled yet.

In­fra­struc­ture: In ad­di­tion to ren­o­vated teach­ing blocks and of­fices, the col­lege has a spa­cious li­brary with a book bank, an au­di­to­rium, a sem­i­nar hall, a large hos­tels and a sprawl­ing front-lawn. The col­lege li­brary has an ex­cel­lent col­lec­tion of books, jour­nals, pe­ri­od­i­cals and online re­sources. The col­lege has well-equipped lab­o­ra­to­ries for all the sci­ence pro­grammes that it of­fers. The nu­tri­tion and health, ed­u­ca­tion and psy­chol­ogy have sep­a­rate labs for the stu­dents. The high­light how­ever, re­mains the au­di­to­rium, called the Sadb­havna Bhawan’. The au­di­to­rium is equipped with the lat­est tech­nol­ogy and has a seat­ing ca­pac­ity of about 1,300.

The col­lege is un­der­go­ing con­struc­tion to add to its ca­pac­ity. The col­lege is dis­abled-friendly and is work­ing to­ward mak­ing spa­ces ac­ces­si­ble to its dif­fer­ently-abled stu­dents.

Studentspeak: “The col­lege brings out the best in you. It gives you tremen­dous ex­po­sure and op­por­tu­nity to un­der­stand your­self bet­ter. A strong im­pe­tus on ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties along with aca­demics makes this place re­ally worth study­ing at. It brings out the best in you,” adds Khan.

Clubs and so­ci­eties: Stu­dents can ex­plore from a range of ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties. Some of the prom­i­nent so­ci­eties in­clude the mu­sic so­ci­ety, dance so­ci­ety, de­bat­ing so­ci­ety, drama so­ci­ety, and the fash­ion so­ci­ety etc. The col­lege’s an­nual cul­tural fes­ti­val, Man­jari, is a much-awaited event. Last week, saw tremen­dous ac­tion in the cam­pus as DRC chose the Miss DRC 2012 from the batch of first year stu­dents. The girls had a gala time and ev­ery par­tic­i­pant re­ceived a



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