College life is the most exciting , jampacked, social and the most adventurous part of life where one not only gets the opportunity to shape one’s future but also face the harsh realities that lie ahead and in the same breath garner lot many memories from an amalgamation of extracurricular activities that take place especially when one gets an opportunity to study in Delhi University that has got the most vibrant and happening atmosphere around hence Daulat Ram College, earlier known as Pramila College, is one of the College that stands upto the mark .
Daulat Ram College is one of the premier girls college of Delhi University located in Maurice Nagar, North Campus that has been accredited with NAAC ‘A’ grade status. Daulat Ram College was established in 1964 by an educationist, philanthropist and financier Daulat Ram Gupta and since it’s establishment it has treaded the path of excellence in every aspect.
The College has got a vibrant atmosphere and has various departments offering a plethora of courses giving girls a wide variety of choices and it even has the best faculty members who have distinguished contribution in their field. The College offers 18 Courses in Arts, Science and Commerce along with 7 MA Courses and even holds the latter’s tutorial classes. Hence this provides a leverage to students to excel in any academic field of their choice .
The College even exhibits exemplary academic records where not just students have shown exemplary performance in the field of study and extra curricular activities but the teachers are also not just limited to the classroom but have even taken up various research projects in organizations like DRDO, ICSSR, UGC, University of Delhi. The science department of the college has been awarded with the star status by Ministry of Biotechnology, Government of India. Apart from this the college has even signed MOU with National Institute of Immunology, SANSKRITI, The Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology , Mayo Clinic etc. The Alumni Association of the college is also very stron with people like Ms. Anita Bhatnagar (IAS) , Ms. Binita Thakur (IPS) serving in the administrative field and various other women are doing distinguished work in the respective field.
Apart from the Academic field the Placement Cell of this very institution is also doing a very commendable job by setting a benchmark in placing the students in various esteemed organizations and hence adding value, meaning along with that providing guidance, internet based global connectivity and exchange of information at a wider scale. Various reputed companies have been visiting the college like Ernst&Young, Wipro, CIMA , Finitiatiative & Learning India Pvt .Ltd, T.I.M.E, IMS, JIMS , Edumentor, HDFC etc hence providing a package of 3 to 8 lacs per annum. The College Placement is also very well coordinated with the Central Placement Cell, DU hence it is providing opportunity to a number of girls to get exposure, shape up the future and hence shed off their social exclusiveness.
DRC, that has been acting as the epitome of exemplary education system is endowed with a number of societies like, Debating Society, Dramatics Society, Fine Arts Society, Music and Dance Society (Zenith and Anhad) Gandhi Study Circle, Poetry Society, Music Society, Eco Club that constitutes of Paper Recycling Unit, Best out of Waste Management. Apart from this there is NSS,NCC, NSO etc. Along with various societies it is endowed with various cells like PRAGATI ( Women Development Cell) that has constantly making an effort towards the empowerment of girls and educating the young girls against the domestic violence hence acting as the safety net. There is also a North East Cell which was established under Ministry of Human Resource and Development in 2014 and since then it has come up with various programs showcasing the lustrous culture of North East and emphasizing on the diversity that India possess. There is also the Enabling Unit completely dedicated towards the physically disadvantaged girls so that a sense of alienation can never dawn them. The college even organizes the Spic Macay that enriches the formal education and increases the knowledge regarding the Indian Heritage and Culture as a result compelling the young minds to imbibe the cultures embedded in our Indian Culture . Besides this there is a democratically elected Student Union which is constantly making an effort to ensure that all the activities that are held is a grand success.
It is rightly said that ‘All Work and No Play makes Jack a dull Boy’ as a result sports forms an integral part of the curriculam with DRC offering various sports like Table Tennis, Kho Kho, Badminton , Swimming Diving, Atheletics, Gymnastics, Kabaddi, Cross Country Weightlifting etc hence asking girls to push themselves beyond the boundary and develop a sporty spirit within them.
DRC has been accredited with NAAC ‘A’ grade status and hence it’s infrastructure has gone a complete overhauling, the college is very well equipped with WiFi enabled computer labs, smart classes, digital library, it posses an amphitheatre known as Rangshala, auditorium (Sadhbhavana Bhavan), college canteen providing a slew of mouthwatering and affordable food, it even has it’s own bank known as IOB catering to various financial matters and the best part of the college is the Hostel which is a home away from home for a lot many girls and has been willing acclaims for its positive ambience and lush green lawns that is environment friendly atmosphere.
However there are various reasons that pulls back the college ghence acting as the major demerit, the first demerit is it’s infrastructure which the college has to give a major nudge towards catering to the needs of the colleagues and girls, there must be an introduction to various vocational courses, more discipline and organization must be brought to the fora , more societies like ENACTUS, literary societies must be included , hence if these problems are catered to then it is one of the best college to study that has always focused on women empowerment and is shaping the future’s of millions of girls and as a result I proudly say that yes I am a DRCian.
BY- ADITI, 2nd Year