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Ramjas College, New Delhi, Delhi
New Delhi (District New Delhi)
Delhi, India
Pin Code : 110007


Ramjas College, New Delhi Delhi is a recognised institute / college.
Ramjas College is situated in New Delhi of Delhi state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. New Delhi comes under New Delhi Tehsil, New Delhi District.

Fax # of Ramjas College, New Delhi Delhi is +91-11-27667447.

email ID(s) is Ramjas College New Delhi Delhi

Website of Ramjas College, New Delhi Delhi is http://www.ramjascollege.edu.


Contact Details of Ramjas College, New Delhi Delhi are : Telephone: +91-11-27667706, 27667447, 27667447

RTI & PIO Dr. R.R. Goyal Ramjas College (M) 9811529209



Courses

Ramjas College, New Delhi Delhi runs course(s) in Arts Commerce Science stream(s).
B.A. (Hons) Economics
B.A. (Hons) English
B.A. (Hons) Hindi
B.A. (Hons) History
B.A. (Hons) Mathematics
B.A. (Hons) Music
B.A. (Hons) Political Science
B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit
B.A. Programme
B.Com.
B.Com. (Hons)
B.Sc. Applied Life Sciences
B.Sc. Applied Physical Sciences
B.Sc. Life Sciences
B.Sc. Physical Sciences
B.Sc. (Hons) Botany
B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
B.Sc. (Hons) Physics
B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics
B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology
Postgraduate
M.A. Bengali
M.A. Economics
M.A. English
M.A. Hindi
M.A. History
M.A. Mathematics
M.A. Music
M.A. Operational Research
M.A. Philosophy
M.A. Political Science
M.A. Sanskrit
M.A./M.Sc. Statistics
M.Com.
M.Sc. Botany
M.Sc. Chemistry
M.Sc. Mathematics
M.Sc. Operational Research
M.Sc. Physics
M.Sc. Zoology

Approval details: Ramjas College is affiliated with Delhi University, New Delhi (Delhi)

Profile of Ramjas College

Founded in 1917 by the great educationist and philanthropist, Rai Kedar Nath, Ramjas College is one of the oldest colleges of Delhi. Beginning from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi, the College today boasts of a spacious campus, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an esteemed faculty of scholars trained at leading universities in India and abroad.

About College
A red coloured building surrounded by huge green trees, Ramjas College was founded by the great educationist Rai Kedarnath Ji in 1917. Beginning from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi, the college was shifted to its present location in the University campus in 1954. The foundation stone of the present college building was laid on 17th January, 1951, by late Dr. Rajendra Prasad, former President of India.
The college today boasts of a spacious campus, state-of-the-art infrastructure and an esteemed faculty of scholars trained at leading universities in India and abroad. Modern facilities backed by the latest in technology, makes it an excellent institute for learning and research. The college has always maintained high academic standards. The students are encouraged to freely express and develop views. Each individual is promoted to step beyond the confines of academic and administrative disciplines to explore and intervene in the larger interests of the Ramjas Community that thrives on participation and the desire to venture into newer vistas. Some of the highlights of the college include-
Best of facilities backed by the latest in modern technology
Strict performance norms through intra-departmental initiatives and interaction
School of Foreign and Indian Languages
Short-term add-on courses to supplement learning in art, culture, science and awareness building programmes
Tie-ups with premier foreign universities and institutions
Centre for International Education
Centres of Excellence
Knowledge Centres
Societies and Clubs
New Academic Block
Hostel for Men and Women
Information & Students Services with Professional Counsellor
Zero-tolerance for Ragging


Governing Body
Sh Ram Kanwar Gupta (Chairperson) (O)23418577, (R) 23416131
M-95, Cannaught Circus,
New Delhi


Faculty Members
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Ms. D. M. Ahuja dmohini@hotmail.com
Dr. Ms. Shaleen Sharma
Ms. K. Sharada Murthy bhanumurthykv@yahoo.com
bhanumurthykv@gmail.com
Dr. Ms. Roopa Dhawan roopadhawan@gmail.com
Dr. Ms. Vinita Chandra rutgers@airtelmail.in
rutgers@vsnl.com
Ms. Benu M. Lal Benu.mohanlal@gmail.com
Ms. Neela Bhalla neelabhalla@gmail.com
Mr. Debraj Mookerjee debraj.mookerjee@gmail.com
Mr. N. A. Jacob
Mr. Rajender Parihar

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Sh. Hemant Laskar
Dr. Mihir Pandey mpandey@ramjas.du.ac.in
Dr. Deb Kusum Das dkd_ramjas@yahoo.com
Ms. Asmita Kabra asmita.kabra@gmail.com
Ms. Sonia Goel soniagoel1@rediffmail.com
Mr. Alok Dash
Dr. Lokendra Sharan Kumawat lkumawat@ramjas.du.ac.in
Mr. Pawan Kumar kumars.pani@gmail.com
Mr. Vijay Kumar A vijaydu2000@yahoo.com
Ms. Archi Bhatia
DEPARTMENT OF HINDI
Dr. (Ms.) Sneh Chadha
Dr. Padmakar Pandey
Dr. Ms. Shashi Sardana shashisardana52@yahoo.com
Dr. (Ms.) Sushma Priyadarshini
Dr. R. N. Johri
Dr. Ms. Archana Sharma
Dr. Ms. Jyotsna Anand drjyotsnaanand@gmail.com
Dr. Ms. Hemlata Nagpal
Mr. Pritam Singh Sharma pritamsharma88@gmail.com
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Ms. Manisha Chakravortty
Ms. Arti Dhankar
artidhankhar@yahoo.com

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Dr. Ms. Mausumi Bose
Dr. Meeta Nath meetanath@yahoo.com
Dr. Amit Kr. Pradhan dramitkpradhan@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Dr. G. S. Chilana gschilana@rediffmal.com
Dr. (Ms) Shashi Bala
Dr. Ms. Promila Mohan
Dr. Manoj Kr. Arora drmanojarora@yahoo.com
Dr. K. K. Gupta kkgupta@yahoo.com
Dr. (Ms) Charu Kapoor tarunkkapoor@yahoo.com
Sunil Kumar du.sunil@gmail.com
Mr. Jagjeevan Ram dstdu@gmail.com
Dr. Ashok Kumar ashok_bpdu@yahoo.co.in

DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
Dr. Mohan Chand mohanchand_50@yahoo.com
Dr. (Ms) Sharad Lata Sharma vinodsharad@yahoo.co.in
Dr. P. K. Panda pkpanda7@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY
Dr. A. K. Shukla botany_shukla@rediffmail.com
Dr. Ms. Nalini Nigam
Dr. Ms. Reetu Sharma reetu238@hotmail.com
Dr. Ms. Bharti Chaudhry bhartichaudhry@gmail.com
Dr. Ms. Madhumita Banerjee madhumita01@gmail.com
Dr. Suresh Kumar drskumar35@gmail.com
skumar35@indiatimes.com
Dr. Suman Sharma suman_818@yahoo.co.in
Ms. Kartiki Bhatnagar kartikibhatnagar@rediffmail.com

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Dr. B. N. Ray
Dr. Ms. Govindi Joshi gopajoshi@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Ajay Shankar drajayshanker2007@hotmail.com
Dr. Mohinder Singh mohinder.du@gmail.com
Mr. Kumar Rahul
Tanvir Aeijaz
taeijaz@gmail.com
Mr. Sailesh Kr. Diwakar
Mr. Vikas Kapoor
Dr. Syed Areesh Ahmad areesh80@hotmail.com
Mr. Keshav Chandra Tiwari tiwkes@yahoo.com

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Dr. N. D. Vohra ppjoshi52@yahoo.com
Dr. N. D. Vohra ndvohra@hotmail.com
Dr. G. L. Tayal
Dr. Naresh Kumar Gupta sirnkgupta@yahoo.com
Dr. P. C. Tulsian
Mrs. Manju Gupta manjugupta52@gmail.com
Dr. Surender Singh Dahiya
sdahiya_77@yahoo.co.in
Ms. Tanusree Jain tanusree.jain@gmail.com
Mr. Dhani Ram
Mr. Amit Singhal amitsinghal0281@yahoo.com
Dr. Sumanjeet

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS
Dr. Manmohan
manmohan@indianshm.com

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
Sh. P. K. Sachdeva
Sh. Sudhakar Singh
sudhakarsingh@lycos.com
Dr. Hari Sen
Sh. Mukul Mangalik
safar1957@yahoo.com
Ms. Monika Saxena
Ms. Saguna P. Singh sagunap@gmail.com
Dr. Vikas Kumar Verma vikasvermadu@gmail.com
Ms. Ranjana Das mail.ranjana@gmail.com

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Sh. P. K. Malhotra parvinkumarmalhotra@yahoo.in
Dr. C. S. Sharma
Dr. Anil Mathur
anilmathur50@yahoo.co.in
Dr. K. S. Verma
charu_sweetverma@yahoo.com
Dr. (Ms) R. R. Goyal
goyalrr@gmail.com
Dr. (Ms.) Ranjana Sharma nee Dixit
ranjanadixit9@gmail.com
Dr. Mahak Singh
Dr. Rama Kant Goyal
Ms. Poonam Dwivedi
poonam8971@gmail.com
Dr. (Ms.) Suruchi su_ruchi2001@yahoo.com
Ms. Sana Rizvi
Mr. Hemant Kr. Rajor
Ms. Savita Burgujar
Ms. Shilpa Mehta
Ms. Sonia Ratnani
Ms. Mahima Kaushik
kaushikmahima@yahoo.com
Mr. Rajen Patel

DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
Dr. P. N. Dutta Gupta
prduttagupta@gmail.com
Dr. (Ms) Madhu Madan
Dr. (Ms) Renu Gupta
rg0959@yahoo.in
Dr. (Ms) Sukanya Lal
lal.sukanya@gmail.com
Dr. (Ms.) Arunima Sahgal
niv090294@indiatimes.com
Dr. (Ms.) Smita Bhatia
mitabhatia@edscientia.com
Dr. Ms. Hardeep Kaur
hardeep53d@rediffmail.com
Ms. Charu Dogra Rawat
cdrawat@gmail.com
Mr. M. Ojit Kumar Singh
ojit102005@yahoo.co.in
Mr. Amit Bhattacharya amit4dec@yahoo.com
Ms. Taruna Joshi tjnssvcl@yahoo.com

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Media coverage of Ramjas College, New Delhi Delhi, Delhi

Smooth ride for freshers at Delhi University on Day 1

New Delhi: With a generous display of anti-ragging posters, disciplinary squads manning the length and breath of campus and unsuspecting policemen roaming around in plain clothes, it was a smooth first day for freshers at Delhi University (DU).

The day also marked the beginning of the semester system for all undergraduate courses. Nerita James from Tamil Nadu, though a little nervous, said that she hadnt been subjected to any ragging.

Deepak Sharma, a first-year student at St Stephens college, said: Having heard of horror stories about ragging before, I was a little nervous before coming to college today. But then the atmosphere here was very friendly, so it was a good start. Ragging creates a negative atmosphere, its not fun. So my friends and I do not indulge in it, said Ashish, a second year student of Ramjas college.The Delhi University, in association with the Delhi Police, took several measures to check ragging of freshers by the seniors. One among them is the setting up of joint control rooms in the north campus (011-27667221) and south campus (011-24119832) where anyone with any complaint can call. According to the officials at the control rooms, there were no complaints on the first day.A DU official said, Disciplinary squads have been formed in all colleges to monitor ragging and extra vigil is kept on eating joints in the campus. There are police pickets outside every college and hostels have restricted entry to outsiders.

A police officer outside the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) said: I dont think that any student will dare act foolishly by indulging in ragging. Police constables are deployed in civil as well as their duty uniform at every college.Also PCR vans are present outside every college, he added. Further, pamphlets with police control room numbers were distributed to students. While there was no ragging, informal interactions between students of first year and their seniors were seen in all colleges.There was an informal interaction, an introduction, with seniors because we have to spend the next three years here and its good if we know them. We will need their help and guidance, said Saswati Sharma, a student of Hansraj College. Mukul Kashyap, a third-year student at SRCC, said: We are here to study, to make a career for ourselves - not to make life miserable for our juniors! We will just try to break the ice with them through some informal interactions and form a friendly bond. P C Jain, principal of SRCC said: We have got no complaints regarding ragging since morning and I am quite sure that there will not be any such complaints.

Students here have 94-95 per cent marks and they are more interested in their studies...they know that they can ruin their career with such immature act, he added.

Girl challenges DU admission norms to MA (Music) course

New Delhi: The Delhi University has been asked by the High Court here to explain its stand on a plea, questioning the validity of admission criteria of a student in the faculty of Music and Fine Arts.The University admission criteria for MA (Hindustani Music) course for academic session 2011-12 was challenged by applicant Babita Rawat, who was denied admission to the course despite graduating in Hindi Music with 62 per cent marks.

Issuing notice to the University on the girls plea, the bench of acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought its response by January 27, 2012, the next date of hearing.In her petition, filed through advocate Ashok Aggarwal, Rawat contended that the admission criteria, based merely on the candidates performance in the entrance test (practical) was arbitrary.

The Rules, Regulations and Eligibility Conditions for admissions 2011-12 in MA (Hindustani Music) whereby the merit list is drawn solely on the basis of performance at the entrance test (practical) is arbitrary, discriminatory, unjust, illegal, unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution and the provisions of Delhi University Act, the girl contended in her petition. Rawat said the merit list was drawn on the basis of the performance at the entrance test and no written test was held by the college.No record of entrance test (practical) is prepared and maintained by the selection committee. The decisions to select candidates are solely at the whims and fancies of the members of the committee. Such a criteria is open to discrimination, favouritism, arbitrariness and therefore, impermissible in law, her petition said.

The girl claimed Ramjas College, where she had applied for the Masters degree course in music, ignored her marks and selected another student on the basis of performance. The petitioner contended the student was not even eligible to be registered for the course but he was granted admission by the college.

HC orders probe into financial lapses in Ramjas College

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Delhi University (DU) to conduct an inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of funds by the Ramjas College management.The court also directed them to probe the alleged gross irregularities committed by the college management pertaining to the appointment of staff and deposition of employees provident fund.

The division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said: To maintain transparency, the DU and the UGC are directed to conduct the inquiry as serious allegations were levelled against the college management.The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Delhi University Forum for Accountability and Democratisation.

The petition sought a direction to the university to exercise its regulatory function over Ramjas College.
It said the rules for membership of the colleges governing body were not followed and there were irregularities in the appointment and promotion in teaching and non-teaching posts.

The court should direct the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to conduct an audit of the college accounts, the petition said.


Ashok Saikia: an officer and a gentleman

By Sanjoy Hazarika
Ashok Saikia left on a journey from where he will not return. Many of whom who knew him will be filled with the overwhelming sense of loss at the sudden departure of one of Assams – and Indias – brightest and best. Born in Titabor in the year of Indias independence, Ashok da schooled at his home town and Shillong before going to Ramjas College in Delhi where he studied history and first knew the Kauls, who were part of Atal Bihari Vajpayees extended family. And the poet-politician and the young scholar who went into the IAS (batch of 1971) got on well. It was there too that he formed lifelong friendships with people like Arun Jaitley and Virendra Kapoor.

Ashok Da rose through the ranks, starting as an Additional Deputy Commissioner in Darrang, as DC in Karbi Anglong and then served as Education Commissioner in Assam, in the 1980s. He had a stint in the Atomic Energy Commission in Mumbai and was joined by a young IFS officer from Assam, Jaimini Bhagwati, son of the late BC Bhagawati.

Ashok Da was one of the best sources for reporting in that troubled time in Assam: in my book, Strangers of the Mist, I recount how the boyish-looking bureaucrat told me how successive governments in Assam had failed to meet basic needs in the Bodo areas, especially in the appointment of teachers and how 5,000 posts were lying vacant since 1974. He managed to fill 700 of them during the AGP time where he was highly regarded for his integrity and efficiency – those qualities were his hallmark through life, his badge of courage and cleanliness.

Under the first AGP regime, he was asked to investigate the Statfed scandal when contractors cornered about Rs. two crore in supplying grain to fair price stores and supplied rotten grain. When he starting digging too deep and found his work blocked, he complained but was told at a state cabinet meeting to keep quiet since the money was for the boys, an euphemism for ULFA.

Outlook wrote a piece on him in July 2000 which described him as epitomizing the faceless bureaucrat. I could not disagree more. Ashok da was fearless, not faceless. He was caring and fiercely protective of those close to him. And although he wielded enormous clout in the Prime Ministers Office, as one of the triumvirate of Brajesh Mishra and Shakti Singh who virtually had access 24x7 to Shri Vajpayee, he never misused that power. He only used it to help those who needed help but did not have access; the person who needed treatment for cancer but did not have the funds – the stories are legion.

Another journalist described him as mild-mannered, unassuming; clearly, they didnt have an idea of what they were talking about – when it came to asserting his views, Ashok Da was anything but mild and unassuming.

One of his favourite places was Vietnam where he was among the first international consultants flown in by the UN to work on development projects. His office was full of his photographs of rice fields and Vietnamese countryside. Armed with a masters degree in social administration from the London School of Economics, he used his knowledge to test ideas out there and also in India when he virtually held the portfolios of agriculture and poverty alleviation in the PMO, apart from the sensitive job of official postings.

Ive sat through many conversations in his office in the PMO when he would cajole, admonish or persuade someone to take up an assignment or tell him or her why the job of their choice was not for the taking. And he did it with cheer, although he would tell me, Ive got gout, blood pressure, everything, Im not sleeping well and Im on call all the time. I would say, Take a break, tell the old man you need to get away. And he would just smile and chuckle.

When the NDA government was defeated, he took an assignment with the Asian Development Bank in Manila , where he traveled extensively, enjoyed his work and a more relaxed lifestyle. He took early retirement this year, planning trips; there were assignments for the asking. I planned to visit this week to get his counsel on some ideas.

That was not to be. Had he had continued in service, Ashok Saikia, IAS Batch of 1971, would have officially retired on New Years Eve.

Ashok Da, also known as Roon, married Ranjana (Bhonti), daughter of the late KP Baruah, former Finance Commissioner of Assam. As children growing up in Shillong, my brother and I were often in the home of Bhontis parents; our fathers were close friends. Her sister Baby is married to IPS officer Shankar Baruah and brother Milan (Rontu) is a close friend, having studied in the same class at school.

He was blunt: he abhorred the so-called insurgencies of the North-east and their violence. Yet, he would take time to meet privately with Naga civil society leaders to listen to their concerns. He was also an amazing systems man, in terms of his ability to process requests, come up with solutions or alternatives; but he was also a deeply caring husband and father, who was delighted by the news last week of his elder sons promotion and plan to move to Bangkok.

There are many gaps in the telling of his story, for the stories are endless. I can only cast my small net and catch a few.

This loss goes far beyond his family and circle of friends. To me, he symbolized all that was good about Assam, in his generosity, openness, kindness, integrity and firmness. We have lost a redeemer, a karmayogi, and as the dozens of messages which poured into my mobile this morning asserted – a good human being.

Ramjas College

Ramjas College Courses- Seats: BA (H) English 62, BA (H) Hindi 62, BA (H) Sanskrit 25, BA (H) Economics 62, BA (H) History 62, BA (H) Political Science 62, BA (H) Music (Admission through Music Faculty) 31, B.Com. (H) 99, B.A. Programme 111, B.Com. (Programme) 74,
B.Sc. (H) Mathematics 74, B.Sc. (H) Statistics 46, B.Sc. (H) Chemistry 92, B.Sc. (H) Physics 92, B.Sc. (H) Botany 46, B.Sc. (H) Zoology 46, BSc.Physical Sciences 139, Applied Physical Sciences 46, Life Sciences 99, Applied Life Sciences 46
Fee Structure
Rs.5,295 (approx) for B.A. (Pass) - (Hons.) Courses
Rs.6,245 (approx) for B.Com (Hons.) Course
Rs.7,010 (approx) for B.Sc. Programmes
Rs.6,500 (approx) for B.Sc. (Hons.) Courses
Faculty Strength : 181
Quota :
SC-ST : 22.5%
OBC : 27 %
Sports - ECA : 5%
Hostel Facility : Mens Hostel – 130 seats and Womens Hostel – 78 seats. Hostel expenses for one year can amount to anything between Rs 14,000 to Rs 16,000.
Placement Cell : The college placement cell is active. It helps in recruitment of students from the Economics, Commerce and Science stream. Nearly 60 students were placed this year and the average salary offered was 2.5 lakh per annum
Famous Festivals : Annual Festival called Mosaic Relaoded, Freshers Welcome Function called Exuberance and the Dramatics Society festival called Mukhtab are three of the most popular events hosted by the college.
Website: http:--www.ramjascollege.edu-

Making Ramjas principal a suspect not justified: Court

A local court on Saturday refused to summon Rajender Prasad, principal of Delhi Universitys Ramjas College, in connection with the admission racket at the institution, saying making him a suspect is not justified.

In a much-needed respite to the beleaguered head of the DU college, the
court observed that the prosecution did not have enough evidence to warrant summons to Prasad.

There is absolutely no evidence collected by the prosecution to connect the principal (Dr Prasad) of the college who was the complainant with the commission of the offence, said Metropolitan Magistrate Devender Nain. Making him a suspect is not justified, he said adding that there is no material with the prosecution to show that the principal was negligent in the matter of admission.

The court also held that the members of the admission committee, including its convener, who were also named as suspects, could not be summoned as the police specifically mentioned in the chargesheet that there was no evidence on record to link them to the case.The Delhi Police had made the principal suspect on the basis of the statement by an accused, Tau, that he had paid consideration to the principal.

But the court found various anomalies in Taus statements, which raised serious doubts on prosecution theory.It may be noted that it was the principal (Dr. Rajender Prasad) who made the complaint regarding the fake admissions through his letter dated September 27, 2011, the court said. It also noted that while a complaint was received on October 5, the police registered an FIR only on November 15, 2011.

The police have filed a total of 30 chargesheets in the admission scam in which over 36 students gained admission in the college by way of fake marksheets and dubious means.

Ramjas teachers threaten stir over delayed salaries

The reason is that the college is yet to submit its audit report for financial year 2010-11 to the University Grant Commission (UGC) which ensures timely disbursement of funds from the UGC. Following the delay in disbursement of salaries, the teachers of the college are threatening to hold a protest against the principal. For the past two months, teaches are not getting their salaries on time Ramjas College.

In the staff association meeting of the college on Tuesday, the teachers of the college have decided to hold a protest against the principal for not disbursing the salaries on time. However, the college principal tried to pass on the buck to the UGC saying that since it was the end of a financial year, college has not received any funds from the UCG. We are yet to submit our audit report of financial year 2010-11 to the UGC, probably that is the reason that the funds have not come to the college yet, said the principal Rajendar Prasad. When questioned why the college had not been able to submit its audit report, Prasad again blamed the college accounts department for the same. The person responsible for completing the accounts was on leave for the past four months. Hence we could not submit the report on time, Prasad said .

Trying to convince the staff that all was well, Prasad said that the other colleges who have given the salaries to its staff have given it from the other heads. The other colleges may have taken loans from their other funds to make the payments, which Ramjas could not do because of none availability of funds, added Prasad.

The teachers, however, term all these claims of the principal baseless. The UGC gives funds every quarter. If funds from the UGC were a problem, then salaries of February and March should also have been affected. Besides, if the UGC had to stop grants to the college, only the maintenance grant would have been stopped and not the establishment grant, said

the staff association secretary Vikas Verma.

The staff association has decided to give a week to the principal before they launch a protest against the administration. The principal has assured the members of the association that he will try to sort out things in weeks time. We have decided to wait for a week before we launch our protest, said SK Jha President staff association.

It is not just all work at DU

Can you count the number of times you have heard the words Delhi University and 90 per cent together? Most people in the age bracket of 17 years and 19 years applying for admissions cannot.

These people also feel the school they just left behind with its super-competitive basketball games, even more competitive choir competitions and umpteen other activities that once defined their whole existence, is lost forever. They are wrong.

We have the debating society, the English literary society, the fine arts society, the hiking club, the photography society, the wildlife society and a history society among many others. All these societies have a staff advisor and the remaining members are students, said St. Stephens College teacher Karen Gabrielle.

She added that their winter fest, their annual Shakespeare stage production and the annual music competition was something the students looked forward to every year.

Throughout the year there is always something going on, there are no restrictions for any student on the number of activities but there is so much going on in each society that a student can manage a maximum of four, she said.

St. Stephens College has its own admission procedure that is set apart from the university. Its application form asks whether you have any interest in a particular activity but there is no separate ECA quota. However, this can work to your advantage.

Every student is welcome to any activity, provided there is some sort of demonstrative skill and instinct in the student, said Ms. Gabrielle.

Ramjas College is, however, most proud of its debating team.

Our debating society has been winning constantly at almost every inter-college debate for the past five years. It is the most popular activity among our students, said Cultural Coordinator and Botany teacher Madhumitha Banerjee, who added that they had an extra curricular activities (ECA) quota that required concrete proof of past achievements to be eligible to apply in addition to passing the college trials.

However, she said that there are plenty of opportunities for students with no background in the any of the colleges popular activities like music, dramatics and debate among others.

Some of our best students in the past who have won several competitions for us, have been those who have never taken part in anything in school, she said, adding that the college will be taking auditions for several activities within a few weeks into the new term and that the interested student must remain alert for dates and such.

Another college that does not have an ECA quota is the Shri Ram College of Commerce which, they say, works to the advantage of the student as everybody is at an equal footing and eligible to compete.

The dramatic festival, Histrionica, with its series of stage and street plays is a big hit every year. The Shri Ram Debating Festival is another traditional event with Parliamentary, spot and conventional debates. This goes back several years and usually happens around February, said Cultural Co-ordinator and English professor S. K. Choudhury.

However, since we are a commerce college we have specific events like the annual college festival, cross-routes which has a week-long business conclave where industry leaders speak and there are business quizzes and games. The colleges commerce and economics societies are the most coveted as are the foreign programmes that allow students to travel to countries like Japan, Australia and the Netherlands to compete.

Miranda House, with a host of activities like debate, dramatics and fine arts has an ECA quota and the last date of applying being June 30 by 1 p.m.

The trials will be held on July 4 and 5, with admissions scheduled for July 6 and 7, said Principal Prathiba Jolly.

ECA and sports forms are being sold in almost every college of the university, save a few that do not have quotas.
Sale of forms dips

With only five more days to go, the sale of application forms at Delhi University dipped to 5,000 on Wednesday. The last date for applying is June 18.

This is not counting online sales of 4,000 forms, said Dean of Students Welfare Prof. J.M. Khurana, adding that over all online sales so far had touched 22,000.

Interestingly, ever since the sale of application forms opened on June 4, more than one lakh copies have been sold for the 54,000 seats that are available in the university.

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