The college has a diverse array of societies which provide a forum for students to showcase their academic and co-curricular talents. These societies arrange events/competitions at inter and intra college levels. Debates, workshops, seminars by experts in certain fields, paper reading and writing contests, and discussions, paper presentation, fashion shows, singing competitions and cultural performances are organized by these societies. The Commerce Association, English Association, Economics Association, Hindi Sahitya Sabha, Sanskrit Parishad and Sanskriti-the society of the history department are some of the departmental level societies. With the help of student representatives these societies function throughout the year under the guidance of faculty, organizing events which are a curious amalgamation of academic and cultural in nature.
Departments continuously organize academic activities like paper reading by students, quizzes, inviting guest speakers, organising seminars and talks where renowned academicians, writers, researchers, sports persons, leaders are invited to inspire the young minds. Sanskriti annually organizes Alka Rani Memorial Lecture in the last week of September to commemorate the birthday of Dr Alka Rani, an Associate Professor and a dynamic personality whom the college and the department lost to Liver cancer in 2010. The Inter-College Paper Reading competition on ‘Psychology in an Urban Setting: Applications and Practices’, Seminars on ‘GST Bill’, Effective public speaking, personal grooming, MGNREGA, Budget making, GDPI, Workshop on ‘Fundamentals of Computers’, A Seminar on ‘Bakery and Confectionery – Newer Perspectives’, A Seminar and Workshop on ‘Ambedkar on Nationalism’, National Seminar and Workshop on ‘Vedic Mathematics’ and a guided tour to the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) were some of the recent activities undertaken by these department societies.
Some departments also bring out news-letters that are uploaded on the publications tab of the website. “Kasturi Deewar Patrika” is the wall magazine brought together by the students of Department of Hindi. The annual college magazine “Isha” is a celebration of the innovation, creativity and artistic prowess of the students hailing from a multilingual and multiethnic background. It gives a voice to budding poets, story tellers and essayists to express themselves in English, Hindi and Sanskrit. It also provides a platform for interested students to seek a position at the Editorial Board of the magazine.
Vivekananda, Ambedkar and Gandhian Studies
The college celebrates “Vivekananda Jayanti” every year in the month of February. These celebrations seek to motivate the youth to imbibe the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar in their lives. The values and ideas of these leaders play a significant role in the empowerment and growth of the students. Competitions like, debates, writing contests, poster-making and discussions bring the entire Vivekananda family together in this celebration.