Extra-curricular & Co-curricular Units|
English Debating Society
Teacher-in-charge : Dr. Meenakshi Malhotra
President : Ananya Kotia
The English Debating Society is one of the most active and
prestigious societies in the college. With over 30 members, the
society is an amalgamation of the brightest minds across a whole
host of courses comprising Economics, History and Mathematics etc.
The Society has had a long and illustrious history, during the
course of which it has consistently produced and nurtured quality
debaters, who have won numerous national & international debate
competitions. The Debating Society traditionally organizes for main
annual events - The Shanti Narayan Memorial National Debate,
the Hans Raj Freshers' Parliamentary Debate, and
the Acropolis Parliamentary Debate. These events
garner participation from all over the country and are attended by
some of the best debaters across various universities.. In fact, the
national standing of the Society is such that in 2011, over half the
teams attending the Shanti Narayan Memorial Debate were from outside
THe Hans Raj College Debating
society has in a very short time established itself as one of the
most prestigious societies of DU debating circuit. In 2009, we had a
clean sweep at Wax Eloquent (Gargi) Parliamentary Debate where we
won Best Team, Best Speakers as well as Best Adjudicator. We were
finalists at Premchand Parliamentary Debate (Hindu College),
National Law School Debate and Kremlin (Jesus
& Mary College) and
won best speaker at NLS International Parliamentary Debate. We also
successfully organized the Shanti Narayan National Parliamentary
Debate and are one of only two societies to hold both a fresher
conventional and a fresher parliamentary tournament.
These are only some of the many achievements of the society in just
last one year. With a fresh batch of debaters we hope to even better
our past record.
ENGLISH LITERARY SOCIETY
Teacher Incharge : Mr.
Sanjiv N. Prasad
President : Abhimanyu Govind
Treasurer : Akarshana Verma
General Secretary : Karishma Malpani
Vice President : Aakanksha Gahlot
Editors, HELL : Shreya Gupta & Kshitij Katiyar
Creative Team Members : Alpana, Shana and Swati
"It is in
literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression."
English Literary Society has, in every sense of the term, registered its share
of prominence within a wider enigmatic phenomenon the name Hans Raj is
synonymous with. With as many as 45 members, Insignia is one of the most
significantly active and dynamic societies in the realm of college
extracurricular activities. Seeking to enrich the student’s taste in anything
that revolves around the concept of ‘literary’ and to provide them an
environment which promotes interaction between some of the sharpest brains in
the campus to foster a process of collective creative exchange and development,
the society undertakes a plethora of activities including book reading sessions,
movie discussion sessions., talks, seminars, orientation sessions, art and
photography discussions and critical acumen building sessions. All the
activities are aimed at broadening the horizons of the mind and empowering
students to appreciate that slight gleam of ‘literary spark’ evidently
experienced in matters of everyday life and vavarious art forms. We work in
strong liaison with the literary societies of all the colleges around the campus
along with notable tie ups with the Movie Club of Hansraj, Magic Lantern
foundation, The Fountain Pen Guild Association, Westland Publishers and Markit
Recent activities conducted by
the society include a book reading session by ‘Judy Balan’ the author of
The society brings out an
annual publication in the form of its newspaper H.E.L.L. which provides a
forum for creative expression to all literary enthusiasts around the campus and
invites students to explore their potential in any arena they identify with to
empower them with a tool to voice their opinion and to help them take the first
step towards shaping these small ideas into the changes they wish to bring about
in the world around them.
Under the able guidance of our
teacher Incharge, Mr. Sanjiv Prasad, our Council oordinates the activities
executed by its body of 45 members to achieve the above mentioned ends.
The Society is a welcome
platform for all the people who love to put their brains together to ultimately
join the dots between all the pieces of a jumbled up world around them. Say
hello to a smarter way of thinking ... welcome an era of creative genius
coloured with strokes of freedom in expression ... welcome to Insignia
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. S.K. Srivastava
Seminar-in-Charge : Mr. Justin Mathew
President : Satyam Kumar
The Society began the academic year
2010-11 with a warm welcome to its first year students on 8
September 2010. The event was an exellent opportunity for the entire
department and its members to know and interact with the new student
members of the Society. Subsequently, on 16th December 2010, the
Society organized a heritage walk to Chandni Chowk, which initiated
the students of the department to observe the fine nuances of the Moughal City. 52
students of the department gotan opportunity to understand and
appreciate the architecture of Shahjahanabad, especially Jama Masjid,
Gali Guliyan havelis in Katra Khushul Rai, Digambar Jain Naya Mandir,
Nauhgara and Paranthewali gali. The students were enthusiastic as
they started seeing their most familiar city in a new light.
The department organized talks by
the Belgian Indologist Dr. Keonard Ealst on the topic 'Ayodhya in
History' and Greek Vedic scholar Nicholaov Kazanas on 'Vedic Culture
and its Spread'. The Society also screened movies based on the
ancient civilization; 'World History part I' and 'Spartacus'.
The annual Departmental festival "Samvat
11" was organized on 25-2-2011. While keeping the spirit of History
alive, Samvat catered to the vivid interests of each student with
its varied cultural & academic events. It also attracted good
participation from students of several other colleges in the University.
Dr. Aravind Sinha, an eminent Historian from the Centre for
Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, who has worked extensively
on Modern Europe, delivered the keynote lecture on 'Annales School'.
It was a new opening for the history undergraduates, where they were
introduced to the french tradition of historiography, which is
rarely discussed in an undergraduate classroom with the budding
Other programmes included a Student
Paper Presentation Competition on the theme 'Silent Voices in
History'. An inter-college debate competition on the topic "The
Contemporary Relevance of History" was organized. Also, an inter-college quiz
competition on the topic "The World After 1945". A
competition themed on "The Cultural Landscape of Delhi"
was organized too. The History
Society also proposes organized a study trip to the historic
monuments in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri in the week of March. The
Department successfully organized its fifth annual Alumni meet in
the third week of March. The Department is introducing the C.S. Jain
Memorial Merit Award. THe award has been instituted by Mrs. Sushma
Jain, wife of former colleague, Late Shri C.S.Jain.
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Rachna Sharma
President : Supavitra Mehrotra
Swaranjali - the Hans Raj Music
Society has established quite a name in the University music circuit for
many years now, and the last year (2010-2011) has been another phenomenal
year for the society, with lots of new achievements. From the
beginning of the year, be it IIT Kanpur, to the year-end Delhi
University fests, Swaranjali has once again shown that it not only
achieves benchmarks but also creates them afresh.
The year started with the ECA
auditions where Hans Raj College selected 3 out of very many participants
who had applied for the limited ECA seat. S. Aishwaryalaxmi
vocal) and Sagar Chawla (Western and Indian Classical Pianist)
selected. Out of very talented freshers who joined this year, the 12
best were selected to join the society.
To add colour to the picture the
devotional stuti of Goddess Kali (originally composed by Music meastro Pandit Ajay Chakraborty and Suresh Wadekar) was added to the
list of the society. "The composition chosen by us was the
most difficult one, and at the same perhaps the most beautiful one
too - and they sung it really
well" said the judges at Ramjas College.
S. Aishwaryalaxmi came out with
flying colours performing carnatic vocal and Prateek Narsimha
swirled the audience with tappas and Indian classical compositions.
The mood of the audience was further elevated by the light and Sufi music
of Jasmeet Sagoo and Sonali Sen. To add the tinge of polychromasia,
instrumental music by Sagar Chawla, Supavitra Mehratra and Yashu
Joshi mesmerized the audience.
One of the major additions to
Swaranjali this year was the PURPLE RAIN - the western music band of
the society ... they performed in various colleges of Delhi University
and even outside Delhi in NSIT, IIT Kanpur and at the Music Fest in Jaipur. The
list includes songs by Led Zeppelin Maroon, 5 Korn Amy Lee and many
The society won 42 awards
altogether. In the classical dance category, Ananksha Bhakoo, Kaveri
Pathela, Ritika Agarwal and Mansi halder were at their best with
sculpture and intricacies of dance. They had to their credits
12/11/11 awards. In all the efforts, the name of Sakshi Rawat,
Barneli Das, Ishmeet Singh, Abhimanyu and Udipto Das are worth
The President and Vice President of
the Society introduced various reforms to the administration of the
society and brought to the doorstep of the society various new
avenues to expand its creative horizons. Most importantly, it was
the support of our principal Dr. V.K. Kawatra and our ECA convenor
Dr. Rachna Sharma that helped us bring our aspirations and dreams
come to reality.
Terpsichorean : Choreography
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Rachna Sharma
President : Anurag Seth
Due to excellent performance in the
2009 season, we started the year with the position of being
A lot of new talent came in and was
soon assimilated into the society. Trained dancers through ECA prove
to be a great advantage. All other colleges have 3 to 4 such
admissions, hence have more trained dancers with them from the very
beginning. We humbly look forward for provision regarding more
number of ECA seats exclusively reserved for choreography.
The society worked harder and for
longer period of time to adopt and modify various different dance
forms from the national and international level in our choreography.
We began the year with our first
performance at IIT Delhi and then from then on have dominated the
choreography circuit at the inter-college as well as the national
The year, society made an effort to
touch a very unconventional idea of how creativity is being
endangered in the present scenario. Its production 'TRAIL', is a
reality check on how man, obsessed with an existing thing of beauty,
simply copies the procedure to reach the end result, overlooking the
eternal joy of a new creation of his own.
Due to our brilliant run of
success, a number of television and print media bodies presented
stories featuring us and our college. The list of television media
includes some prominent channels such as NDTV Metro nation,
Doordarshan, CNBC, TV18 and AajTak amongst others. Newspapers such
as the Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Dainik Jagran
Jagran have also had columns regarding chorography with our college
and society name being prominently featured in all. The society also
went on air with the radio channel "Fever 104".
The Society also represented the
college at various other fest in Delhi Dance Fever, Miranda Kouse,
SRCC, Youth Nexus, Lady Irwin College and Kirorimal College.
The Society, Known for its grandeur
onstage, has gathered appreciation and accolades all over, its few
of its members repeatedly being acknowledged as best stage
The Society comprehend its
philanthropic duties and extended its horizons reaching our for
social causes. It performed for Smile for All, a renowned NGO,
working towards the noble cause of blood donation. The society
helped smiles by talking dance workshops for small children at their
event. Versatility and diversification has always been the biggest
strengths of the society. It was a part of the musical production of
the college that inculcates dance, drama and music. The society has
been associated with renowned with dance schools and choreographers
and had workshops with Delhi fame Feroz from INDIA DANS TEARCHER and
international choreographers Nicholina.
We have been offered dance
scholarship by National Ballet Company.
The society not only created a
niche for itself in the choreography circuit but has won group dance
competitions at colleges like AMITY INTERNATIONAL and NDIM at SIRI
FORT, edging over western dance teams and street dance teams from
various college and universities from all over Delhi.
We endeavour to give many more
exuberating performances in the forthcoming years and set a
benchmark in choreography scenario under the patronage of Hans Raj
Hindi Literary Society
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Sudhanshu Kumar Shukla
President : Vikas Sindhu
The Hindi Literacy Society is
constituted by the Hindi Department. Its main objective is to
promote academic activities. The formal inaugration of the society
activities was made on 15th November 2010, when welcome function was
organized for newly joined students of the Department. Poems, songs,
jokes, dance and other performences of the students made this
function enjoyable and entertaining. A seminar was organised on 26th
October, 2010, in which prof. Prem Singh and Dr. Puran Chand Tandon
delivered valuable lecture on the topic 'Modern Hindi Literature'.
Another seminar was organized on 17th March 2011, on the topic 'The
History of Hindi Literature ' in which Dr. Srinivas Sharma and Dr.
Sudhir Sharma thoroughly discussed aadikal, bhaktikal and ritikal.
The active involvement of various students made this event a
memorable and interesting. Third Year students of the Department
will be given farewell in the month of April.
Hindi Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Rachna Sharma
English Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Rachna Sharma
President : Supavitra Mehrotra
The Hansraj Dramatics Society has
held a name in Delhi University theater circle for many years. In
2010-11 the society has had another phenomonal year to add as to its
history, with various new achivements. From the beginning of the
year, with the induction audition that lasted for three days to the
end of it with three prodution, Hans Raj Dramatics Society has again
shwoed that it does not just achive benchmarks, it also creates
The Beginning of the year saw an
unprecedented number of applicants eager to join the society. The
auditions went on for a grueling three days after which the society
found 18 new members from among freshers and second year students, to make
up the Hans Raj Dramatics Society 2010-2011.
This year, the society came up with one street play, one English
stage play and one Hindi stage play.
The Street play 'Inquilab' directed by Siddhant Sachdev, made an
attempt to bring out the human within us, to show what has gone
wrong, to save India from becoming a slave again. But this time of
our own brain 'Inquilab' went on to become the most successful
street play in Delhi University, and in Hans Raj Dramatics Society'
history, winning over ninety percent of the competition. It also
performed at the Ateliers Youth Theatre Festival 2010, and at
The English Stage Play, "Clatta by Kaj Himmelstrup, directed by
Neelesh Vineet Saran, took a bold step by being one of the first
musicals among stage plays in Delhi University. The play was a
farcical account of two historic events of the modern era- the
becoming of Hiroshima, and the attack of the World Trade Centre
buildings. Through abstract caricatures and characters that are
enacted by seven mad people, the play questions murder, punishment
and reason, or the lack of it. "Clatta" featured a performance in
the prestigious SAM FESTIVAL of the National School of Drama and at
The Ateliers Youth Theatre Festival 2010, Where the play got a
chance to perform at Delhi's Premier theatre platform, the Kamani
The Hindi Stage play- "Firangi Laut Aaya" by Asgar Wajahat,
Directed by Hemant Pandey, was a revival of an untold story of the
revolt of 1857, portraying the characters of Mulla Amanat (played by
Hemant Pandey), a revolutionary who led the revolt. "Firangi Laut
Aaye" performed at the Ateliers Youth Theatre Festival 2010 where
the play got a chance to perform at Delhi's premier theater
platform, the Kamani Auditorium, and won at the cultural festival of
IIT Bombay, Mood Indogo 2010, Where both the lead actors, Hemant
Pandey and Pranav Sachdeva, received accolades for their powerful
performances, catching the eye of Manish Gupta, a renowned director
Alongwith these three productions, the society carried on the
tradition of the Annual Theater Festival of Hans Raj College with
ECLAT 2010-11. The best plays in Delhi University theatre circle
were invited to perform and compete, and make up of one of the most
popular theatre festivals of Delhi University.
None of this world have been possible without the support and
motivation from our principal , Dr. V.K. Kawatra; our ECA Convenor
and Hindi teacher-in-charge, Dr. Rachna Sharma; and our English
Teacher-in-charge, Ms. Meenakshi Malhotra.
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Bhanu Sharma
Student Coordinator : Prateek Narsimha
On 26th November 2010 In a concert
organised by Spic Macay in the Hans Raj College Chapter, Pt. Madgala
was invited to perform and interact with the students.
The concert was held in the Hansraj
College, hostel lawns, Pt. Madhup Mudgala started with Raga Yaman
and then presented Madhuvanti Kedar and three Bhajans.
Pt Mudgala has a great command ober
Layakaari. The emotional appeal in his singing is par excellence.
Panditji owe of the foremost disciples of the great Pt. Kumar
Gandharva. Panditji ended his concert with a beautiful bhajan in
Teacher-in-Charges : Dr. M.P. Sharma & Dr. Monika Koul
President : Aparna Bisht
NSS unit Hans Raj is a committed
body of students of various disciplines whose aim is to serve the
society in every possible way. NSS Hans Raj believes that even a
small yhing done for the society can make a huge difference. in the
same endeavor many activities were carried out in 2010-11. The year
started with an orientation for the new batch volunteers. Many new students pledged to serve
the society and make a difference. volunteers worked day and night
during Common Wealth games 2010 held at Delhi. NSS Donation camp was organised in
the Badminton Hall of College in the August 2010. NSS unit also
invited Colonel G.D. Bakshi to give a talk in the college on
"Impotence of Love for Nation and National Integration" in the
college auditorium. His narration on Kargil War and how many gave
their life and blood to protect the honour of motherland was full of
patriotic fervor. Students attended one day workshop organised by
Vivekananda Kendra, Delhi to learn the quality of self restrain.
They were taught to discipline themselves and cotrol their anger
during the workshop by various activities. Besides, NSS Hans Raj continued its
Vitran Programme in three phases. Collections of clothes, toys and
other articles was done and later donated to the needy. Padaku the
major programme for teaching underprivileged students by some of the
bright NSS volunteers in the college after classes continued with
more enrollment. Students helped underprivileged children by
donating books and running classes on campus and took an oath to
A day out at old age home brought
smiles to many of the elderly in the old age home. Volunteers
organised some activities like singing etc. to bring smiles on the
lips of elderly. NSS Hans Raj is committed to clean
environment in and outside campus, so volunteers went on a campaign
to Malka Ganj, Dhobi Ghat to make people aware of cleanliness and
hygiene. Voluntary pest control drive was also launched by NSS
volunteers in the college. NSS Hans Raj unit also participated
in the annual youth festival organised at the university level.
Student volunteers helped the university in organisation of the fest
and gave a presentation of the college activities and recieve
The annual Hansraj College NSS fest
was organised in the college on 7th March shri Veer Bhupinder Singh,
a well known social activist gave a telk on anger management in
youth. Many more activities by NSS volunteers still continue with
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Monika Kaul
President : Himani Mishra
Botanical Society 'Bonanique'
started its activities for the academic year 2010-11 by organising a
Fresher's Party for the new batch of B.Sc. (Hons.) 1st Year. The
Freshers's Welcome was an amalgamation of fun, education and
inspiration for the young students who stepped into the college
life. In August 2010 to celebrate the International Year of
Biodiversity a seminar was organised, Dr Jaswant Sakhi, an eminent
professor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
delivered a talk on "Conservation strategies adopted by Indian
Tribals with special emphasis on Bishnoi Community".
The Society also organised various
field trips. Students for B.Sc. (Hons.) 2nd year, under the guidance
of Dr. Ishwar Singh, in-charge excursions and Dr. M.S. Rawat went to
the hilly tracks of Nanital, Mukhteshwar and Jim Corbett National
Park to explore the flora of the region. The students were exposed
to the field studies and taught exploration, collection and
In order to continue the pursuit of
popularizing plant science, Prof. A.K. Pandey, Delhi University was
invited to deliver a talk on promoting Plant Taxonimy and generate
interest among the students for this very important subject. Prof.
Pandey meticulously drew the attention of the importance of the
subject and its relevance in modern times.
Society also organised its annual
festival 'Floristics 2011' on 17th February, 2011. Prof. A.k.
Bhatnagar, Department of Botany, Delhi University was the Guest of
Honour. Prof. Bhatnagar who has taught in the Hans Raj College,
delivered on excellent talk on "Climate change in India and its
effect on Agriculture Crops with special emphasis on Wheat".
Students of the department participated enthusiastically in the
discussions.. Many other activities such as Pot Painting, Rangoli,
Flower Arrangement and Best out of the Waste competitions were
organised. Events witnessed the participation of students from
various campus college and other Delhi University and IP College.
Botanical Quiz witnessed
participation from many teams and was a hit programme of the day.
Valedictory and Prize Distribution Function was also organised in
which senior faculty members awarded the students.
Students of the Departmewnt of
Botany also participated in the "B.M. Johri Rolling Shield" the most
Ishan and Aniket's team was adjudge
as the Best Team in the junior Category.
They were given certificates and
Medals. Students also competitions and won various award, cash
prizes and medals. Anurag Deep of Botany (Hons.) 3rd year won
various awards, cash prizes and medals. We also won many
competiontion in Kirori Mal College and Khalsa College.
A feild trip was also organised to
Wazirabad and adjacent areas to study the local flora for all the
students. Society remained very active by informing students about
the latest developments in plant sciences by posting items on its
The Society plans to close its
activities for the academic year by awarding meritorious students
and bidding farewell to third year students.
HARITMA : Environment Awareness
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Preeti Dharmarha
Student Coordinators : Shashi Shekhar, Ranjana Paul, Shilpi S. Kumar
The Environment Committee of the
college "Haritima" has remained very active throughout the year.
Students began this year by organising a Cleanliness Drive in the
college in the month of August. In September our students
participating in the inter College nature Quiz organised by St.
Stephens College in which out teams won Ist (Pritam & Diivisha) and
3rd (Boris and hausal) prizes. A seminar by Sweecha and I-Dream on
'Leadership and Need to Volunteer' was also held in the month of
September. E-waste collection week with Nokia and I- Dream was
celebrated from (9th to 12th November) in which students from
various colleges of the campus was followed by a music concert,
E-waste to wealth competition, a street play, poster making and a
seminar on e -waste.
Our students Shashi, Mumtaz,
Ranjana and Indu went to Dahod, Gujarat on 27th January 2011 for
Rural Exposure programme with Sweecha. A cycle Rally with IP College
was organised on 8th February within the North Campus with the aim
to create awareness about conservation of fossil fuels and
eco-friendly life style.
Annual festival "Prakriti Kumbh"
was organised on 23rd February 2011 which witnessed a huge
registration of nearly 1000 students from various colleges of the
university. The carnival was inaugurated by a very inspiring and
delightful lecture by a senior scientist from SES, JNU, Professor
Kasturi Datta. Many formal competitive events like discussion on the
relation between environment and various development projects taken
up by the govt., environment quiz, essay writing, caption could
depict their knowledge and concerns regarding the environment. This
was accompanied by some fun packed educative events as Ad-Mad,
Scavenger hunt and Green Tambola.
The CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. R. Rastogi
President : Ashwin Kumar
The Chemical Society of Hans Raj
College is happy to have a membership of over 400 students.
The chemical society started the
session with inaugural lecture by Dr. Pawan Sikka, Scientist,
Department of Science and Technology, on "Emerging Opportunities for
Teacher's Day and Departmental
Freshers party was organised in September, giving the first year
students a glimpse of the celebrations.
The Ministry of Science and
Technology along with the Department of Science and Technology,
Government of India, here introduced a special scheme "Innovation in
Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)". Under this scheme
"Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)" has been awarded to our
students Surender Goyal and Sumit both from 1st year. The award is
worth Rs. 80,000 per annum each. The Society congratulate our
To take the students beyond the
classroom syllabi, the society organised a "Power Point Paper
Presentation" and "Poster Making" event on 12th November 2010. The
efforts put in by the students were highly appreciated by one and
all. This helped them to participate in the Paper Presentation
competitions held at different colleges of Delhi University. To name
a few Nitish and Vaishali of 1st year, Sneha and Surabhi of IIIrd
participated and Priya and Sapna of IIIrd year won IInd prize at
ARSD college, Surabhi and Sneha of IIIrd year participated and
Prachi of 1st year won IInd Prize at Daulat Ram College. Priya of
IIIrd year 1st Prize and Nitish and vaishali of 1st year won IInd
prize at Hindu College. These student also patricipated at Kirori
Mal College.Four of our students worked on a project on "Nanocrystals"
at IIT Delhi. Around 20 students worked on summer projects in the
Department of Chemistry, Hans Raj College and four of them : Kritika
Arora of IIIrd year, Ritu, Akanksha Gupta and Shilpy Bansal of IInd
year, submitted written project reports. Students also worked on
projects at different institution like IISER, Mohali.
Four of our Students; Rhea Rama,
Leena Aggarwal, Akanksha Dhingra of IInd Year and Priya of IIIrd
Year visited IIT Allahabad to Participate in the week long "Third
Science Conclave- A Congregation of Nobal Leureates" and were
enriched by the experience of meeting the two Nobal Laureates- Prof.
Roald Hoffmann and Prof. Richard R.Ernst.
Few of our students got a chance to
attend a lecture on "Environment and Sustainable Developments" by
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Azad. Three students; Vaishali Chugh of Ist
Year, Sheeba Khan of IInd Year and Priya of IIIrd year, represented
the chemistry department during DU Vice Chancellor - Student Meet.
Our enthusiastic and dynamic
students have been participating in quiz competitions, symposiums
and workshops being held at different organisations and making a
name for themselves. A contest "Know thy Institution" was held on
4th March 2011 in the Department to sensitize the students about
their Department College and its surroundings. Around 100 students
participated; both 1st and IInd prizes were awarded.
About 40 students attended "PUTECH
Conference-2011" and visited the exhibition related to Polyurethane
held at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida on 11th March 2011.
A group of about fifteen students
participated in a two day DBT sponsored seminar in SGBT Khalsa
College. University of Delhi held on 17th & 18th March 2011. One day
seminar was organised for the students of the department on 26th
March 2011. Prof. A.K. Tyagi Dept. of Biochemistry. South Campus,
Dr. V.c. Kalia, Senior Scientists, IGIB, CSIR and Dr. S.C. Mittal,
Director, Premier Forensic Science Institute, gave lectures in their
respective fields of specialisation.
During the session the Department
under a major transition with five of our esteemed colleagues. Dr.
Nayyar, Dr.Chaddha, Dr. Sindhu, Dr. Manku and Dr. Prabhakar
retiring, the Chemical Society will miss their constant guidance.
Nine young entrants; Dr. Yogesh,
Dr. Manoj, Dr. Anjali, Dr. Chetna, Dr. Pratibha, Mrs. Jyoti, and Ms.
Aparna Garg have joined the Department, the Chemical Society
LUMEN : Spreading the Light of
Teacher-in-Charges : Dr. Namrata Soni, Dr. Chetna Jain
President : Mr. Jatin Arora
The Physics and Electronics Society
"Lumen" is one of the leading societies of Hans Raj College Working
tirelessly for the all-around development of students. Even the name
of the society has a deep meaning. 'Lumen' is the unit of luminous
flux and signifies how intensely our society focuses on spreading
the light of knowledge. The Society organises various lectures and
seminars which give the students great opportunities to interact
with eminent personalities from the field of science. The Society
has been going strong for so many years now and is steadily
progressing year after year.
The Society held its inauguration
on 22 February 2011 which also marked the beginning of the annual
festival "Eureka". "Eureka" is a colorful blend of events ranging
from quizzes and games of art and music where the students showcase
their creativity. The special guest for the occasion was the
renowned Prof. Patrick Dasgupta from the Department of Physics and
Astrophysics, University of Delhi. The event began auspiciously with
the lighting of the lamp by Prof. Dasgupta, our Principal Dr. V.K.
Kwatra, our coordinators Dr. Manrata Soni and Dr. Chetna Jain and
the Society President Jatin Arora.
The festival began wiith an opening
lecture by Prof. Dasgupta, who was also our guest speaker for the
day. He enlightened the students on the topic "Chandrashekhar: His
Guest for Beauty and Truth in Astrophysics". The students also got
the opportunity to interact with our guest speaker after the
lecture. Prof. Dasgupta satisfied the curiosity of the students by
answering their question in great detail. The lecture was followed
by the cultural segment of 'Eureka'. A variety of events were
organised and received a terrific response. Event like the Science
Quiz, Scavenger Hunt, Three-legged race, Poster-making, Street
Music, Dictionary attracted students from various colleges. Winners
were awared with gift vouchers and also cash prizes.
With the efforts of the dedicated
coordinators and students of the Physics and Electronics Department,
the whole event turned out to be very successful. In the coming
years, 'Lumen' is bound to take giant leaps in the direction of
students welfare and fulfil its motto of spreading the Light of
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Neelam Gandhi
The society organised several
educational excursions, lectures and and other cultural programs
this year. An entomological excursion trip to Nainital and
Mukteshwar was organised in the month of October, 2010 for III Yr
Zoology (H) students. The students also visited Fresh Water
institute of Fisheries under the guidance of Dr. P. Kumar and Ms.
Anjali. A Scientific excursion was arranged for IInd Zoology
(H) and life Science students to Techno fest organized jointly by
CSIR and FICCI in trade fair 2010 under the guigance of Dr. Kanchan
Batra, Dr. Shashi Dhingra, Dr. Lokesh Chandra Mishra and Ms. Parul
Puri. Students won first, second and third prize in the quiz
organised by CSIR. The society organised its annual festival on 29th
October, 2010. Dr. M.K. Pandit, an eminent scientist of Remote
sensing Institute, New Delhi delivered a lecture on "Global Climate
Change and its Impact on Species Range Distribution". The students
participated in various events of festival with great enthusiasm. A
lecture on "Art of Living" was delivered by Mr. Avinash Tikku. The
lecture was organised by Dr. Shahsi Dhingra, Dr. Kanchan Batra was
the coordinator of the festival and Ms. Supriya Srivastava and Dr.
Lokesh Chandra Mishra assisted her in organising the various events.
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Ranjit Kumar Mishra
President : Brijesh Kumar Tiwari
The Society organised
fresher's party at the start of academic year in which various
cultural and academic activities were performed. The society also
celebrated its Annual Festival "Naksh" in which Sanskrit Quiz
contest called "Sanskriti" were organised. A large number of
students participated in these activities with full enthusiasm. The
winners were given cash prizes as well as certificates. Daulat Ram
College wan the overall trophy in singing competition whereas Hindu
College won the Sanskrit Quiz Contest trophy. The judgement panel
for these activities comprised of Dr. Savita Nigam of Rajdhani
College, Dr. Pankaj Kumar Mishra of St. Stephen's College and Dr.
Enakshi Bannerjee of Hansraj College contributed a lot for judgment.
The students of the department won 47 individual prizes from various
competitions held in Delhi University & Delhi Sanskrit Academy.
Kumar Vagish student by B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit 3rd year, won 21
individual prize. Om Prakash B.A. (Hons.) 3rd year won IInd Prize,
Ashish Kumar of M.A. Sanskrit (Final) won 9 prizes and Leelanand of
B.A. (H) Ist year won ist prize in different competitions.
A brilliant student of
the department Kumar Vigish has won first prizes in various
competitions held in different colleges including Shlokocharan
Competition in Mita Sundari College, organised by Sanskrit Academy,
Delhi. Self Written Poem Competition held in Bharti College,
Shlokocharan Competition held in Aurobindo College and Creative
Writing Competition held in Zakir Hussain College. Ramanand Mishra
of M.A. Sanskrit (Previous), Ashish Kumar of MA Sanskrit (Final) has
won Ist prize in Quiz Contest held in Hans Raj College, Hindu
College and Indraprastha College.
Om Prakash of B.A. (Hons.)
3rd year won Ist Prize in 'Ved mantrachran Competition' held
in Aurobindo College.
Deepak Kumar of B.A.(Hons.)
3rd Year participated in Army Attachment Camp (ATC) organised by NCC
unit of Meerut Cantonment CATC Camp at Dehradun and National
Integration Camp (NIC) at Kollam in Kerala.
Khemchand Dandeya &
Hemant Joshi of B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit 2nd year also participated in
ATC & CATC camps held in different parts of the country.
All the teachers of the
Department were honoured by Sanskrit Academy, Delhi for maintaining
the good academic standards and also outstanding performance of
students University level. (Holding Ist and 3rd University
students of Hansraj College and Hindu College played a cricket match
to promote peace & harmony which was won by Hindu College.
The Society also
organised a Trip to Historial places of Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
Teacher-in-Charge : Avnish Kumar
President : Hemant Joshi
The Society organised a
lecture under the "Bhartiya Bandhak Virasat Vayakhanmala" lecture
series on December 7,rds to 2010, which was delivered by prof.
Dharamveer, Ex- Principal of Dayanand College, Ajmer under the topic
"Traityawad- Rishi Dayanand ki Drishti Main". He described the views
of the Swami Vivenkanand with regards to acceptance of veads and
also higlithted his social philosophy. Large number of students and
teachers from different colleges participated in the lecture.
An academic trip was also
organised to visit hehistorical places of Agra and Fatehpur Sikri
for overall development of the students.
ORDINATEAUR : The
Computer Science Society
The Society welcomed its
new members at the freshers welcome. They were presented with sweat
shirt. The annual fest Cynosure was also organised. The society also
came up with departmental blog which became and important forum for
the students to interact with each other.
Teacher-in-Charge : Mr. N.K. Jain
Convenor : Mrs. Meghana Malhotra
Student President : Saurabh Goenka - 09015157836,
Web site :
Update : upcoming Commerce Fest
The Commerce Society has
been known for surpassing and achieving new heights. The present
academic session is a step in that direction. The society organised
its first cultural event, the Freshers' Party in Sept. 2010 on the
theme 'Peepli Live'. The first year students got a real warm welcome
from their seniors.
The Annual commerce
festival 'Vanijay Utsav' was organised on 28th Jan. 2011, which was
a mega sucessful event and got coverage from the newspaper like
Dainik Jagran, Amar Ujala & Hindu. The festival is one of the
sought-after event of the campus by providing a blend of academic
events (mock stock, business plan, debate, business quiz) as well as
non- academic events (IPL Bidding, Ad Mad, One Minute to fame,
rangoli, face printing, street dance etc.).The est experienced a
great footfall of the students from the campus and noncampus
colleges. The day was inaugurated by Mr. Sumit the Assistant
Manager. Bombay Stock Exchange, who also discussed about the stock
markets at length. The 8th Annual Commerce Magazine 'De Facto
2010-11' was also launched during the festival. It had the coverage
on diverse topics from the faculties as well as students. The theme
of the magazine was the 'Pillars of Indian Economy'. The content of
the magazine has beet very enriching for the students.
Besides the cultural
activities, the society also organised a seminar on Finance on 24th
November 2010 wherein, the Regional Head, Delhi Centre, Bombay Stock
Exchange, Mr. Rajiv Garg informed the students about the dos' and
donts' of investing in the stock market. Recently on 15th March
2011, the society organised the lecture series covering diverse
commerce topic like Corporate Governance (by Prof. J.P. Sharma from
Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics), Direct Tax Code
(by Mr. S.S. Khan, Retired member Central Board of Direct Taxes,
Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), International Financial
Reporting System- IFRS (by Mr. Sarvesh Mathur, Associate Director,
Ernst & Young).
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Rakesh Batra
Academic Session 2010-11
was inaugurated with the welcome ceremony of freshers. The Principal
attraction of the departments, this year has been one day annual
festival "Identity 2011" that began with the inaugural lecture on
Information Security" by Dr. S.K. Palform "Defence Research
Development Organisation". Student participated extensively in
various event of the festival, among these, "LAN-GAMING" and "Street
Scoccer" have been extraordinary. Students presented papers on
various topic associated with mathematics.
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Navankur Society was
established with the help of students five years ago. Project
preparation (assignments), cassette recording, writing answer sheets
in examination etc. are some of the objectives of the society. Our
students have continuously worked in these activities for university
and other colleges throughout the year. Mahendar Prajapti and other
(around 50-60) students have helped more than 2,000 visually
challenged students in their academic and other activities, which
got wonderful result. More than 50 students have got government or
private jobs with the help our students. The Society organizes
various cultural, literary and academic activities for students. The
academic year 2010-11 is important because various activities were
organised during this period, which includes a seminar organised on
11th November, 2010 on the topic 'Samkleen Hindi Sahitya Tatha
Vividh' in which Prof. Shivraj Singh Bechain. Prof. Prem Singh
and Dr. Kusum Lata Presented their views.
On 27th Jan. 2011, the
Society organized a declamation contest for visually and otherwise
challenged students, in which more than 60 students participated.
Scarcity of resources
leads to evolution of economics as a separate discipline. Lace of
good educational institutes to cater to needs of undergraduates in
Economics forced the evolution of Hans Raj College's Economics
Department as finest and one of its own kinds. Economic Department
develops the students not only as a Budding Economist but also
grooms their overall personality by regular interactions among
faculty and students. In turn these interaction develop into
The Department also has a
vibrant Economics Society that promotes students' interests in the
subject by organizing activities with their enthusiastic
involvement. The Society bring out an annual economics journal, "Okonomos"
to which students contribute and share their skills. Throughout the
year council has organised seminars on studying aboard and on
economics related topics. One such guest lecture was held in January
2011 when Dr. Ashwini Deshpande of the Delhi School of Economics
enlightened the students about the economics of discrimination. This
was followed by a felicitation ceremony for the economics council
The Department organised
the annual economics festival, 'Ecollouium', on 11th and 12 the
March 2011. This year's festival included various events namely
general quiz, mock stock, model United Nation, parliamentary debate,
product designing and ad-lib. Two new events, IPL Budding and the
Economist, have been added this year. There were also some informal
events such as Euclid charade, click graffiti and treasure hunt. The
chief guest for the festival was Mr. Mihir Makand, country need
Clinton Foundation. He also anchors prime time news of the esteemed
news channel NDTV Profit.
The Economics Department
of Hans Raj Collge takes pride in being among the best department
for the study of Economics at the undergraduate level.It comprises a
young and dynamic faculty with diverse specialization /
interest. Faculty here contributes not only by providing their
skills towards class room but also lending their rest of time to
research. Alka Kacher Associate Professor, Department of Economics,
conducted a detailed study on "Effect of Proposed Amendments to
copyright Act on the Indian Music Industry". The report was
submitted to the Standing Committee of the Parliament That has been
constituted to look into the amendments. The research looked at the
economic effect of charge in artists' and performers' right as
proposed in the amendments. It was a combination of institutional
detail with an economic approach. The report gave a detailed
evaluation of the implication of current Copyright Act and the
economic effects of proposed changes using a theoretical
microeconomic model and empirical analysis.
SOCIETY OF GENERAL
Teacher-in-Charge : Dr. Monika Kaul
Student Coordinator : Sachin Kumar, Vijay Tyagi, Gagan
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