As the admission season sets in, every Delhi University (DU) aspirant dreams of making it to the best college in the varsity — be it the faculty, the infrastructure or the societies. Each college has something that the students can boast about. But which one really is the best?
We decided to make the job easier for you by making 10 DU students battle it out on why their college is the best. Who won the battle? Doesn’t matter, the final say will be yours.
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Besides infrastructure and faculty, Aastha Joshi of BA English (Hons) from Hans Raj College feels that her alma mater is also great for foodies and lovers. “Our college is known for its Lover’s Point. It’s not only a place for lovers but also serves as an interactive platform for teachers and students. Social butterflies flourish here as interacting with others is never a problem. And, the cheapest and the best food is available in the canteen.”
“Despite the right or the left debate, we enjoy the best of both worlds in Ramjas College,” says Ashvin Immanuel of BA History (Honours). “Both students and teachers take part in the debates. As far as attendance is concerned, the teachers are liberal and we get time to focus on extracurricular activities, too. Apart from excelling in academics, we have the best music society in Delhi University,” he says.
Ishita Sharma of Statistics (Honours) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women says, “Our college will give you an opportunity to interact with students coming from all over the world. Also, professors motivate us to excel, and our 31 functional societies give you a myriad opportunities for creative output. Along with this, we also have many student-based initiatives that continue to happen throughout the year.”
Sukhraj Singh of Economics (Honours) from Sri Venkateswara College boasts about the academic facilities in his college. “Along with this, we have great provisions for sports, too. Our college is centrally located and there are a lot of hang out spots nearby, such as Satya Niketan and Vasant Kunj. Nexus, our annual cultural fest, also features celebrities and is a huge success every year,” he says.
“Unlike most colleges, Indraprastha College for Women does not have a red brick building — this makes it stand out from the rest. The college building is located on a campus that is a heritage site. The immense green cover around the college is also home to a variety of flora and fauna,” says Titas Chowdhury, a student of BA (Honours) Multi Media and Mass communication.
Rishabh Suri of BA English (Honours) from Kirori Mal College says, “Our college’s back door opens up to Kamla Nagar market which makes for a great hang out joint. I am also proud of the fact that my college is the alma mater of several Bollywood celebrities, including superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Our campus is great, and personally, I love the Ashoka Lawns.”
Devanshi Malik of Maths (Honours) from Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College is all praise for her college’s large campus and good infrastructure. “A well-equipped gym, a library, air-conditioned classrooms and a beautiful gurudwara are among the many things that I am proud of,” she says. “Ankur, the dramatics society, is one of the strongest in the circuit and has always wowed people with its performance,” she adds.
Bhavishya Mehta of Economics (Honours) from Hindu College takes pride in sharing his college’s role in the Indian freedom struggle. Explaining its electoral process, he says, “We elect representatives in a manner similar to the Indian parliamentary system. Established in the 19th century, it’s one of the oldest colleges in Delhi, existing even before the Delhi University came into being.” He also believes that Mecca, their cultural fest, is the best one in DU.
“One of the most sought after colleges in Delhi University, Shri Ram College of Commerce is known not only for its academics but also for its co-curricular activities,” says Nitesh Agrawal of BCom (Honours), adding,“Our fest, Crossroads, is a star-studded affair, famous in DU. The diversity among students is also something to be proud of. We also have a great sports complex.”
Shailja Pandey of BA Sociology (Honours) from Miranda House says that the institution isn’t just a college, but also a brand name. The student of sociology says, “Along with academics, the focus is on self-reliance and personal growth. The college gives you an exposure to the world.”