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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 : Sonal Gupta
President : Sajal Sharma
Secretary: Abhinav Kumar
Swaranjali - MUSIC SOCIETY OF
HANSRAJ COLLEGE,and the brainchild of Late Dr.Rachna Sharma, has established quite a name in the University music circuit for
many years now, and the last year (2013-2014) has been another phenomenal
year for the society, with lots of new achievements. From the
beginning of the year, be it the annual cultural festivals of
AIIMS,Lady Shri Ram College,IIT Delhi to the prestigious Mood
Indigo,IIT Mumbai, 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 many participants
who had applied for the limited ECA seat. Saptak Chattopadhyay(Hindustani
classical vocalist) and Anirudh Verma (Western and Indian Classical Pianist)
selected. Out of very talented freshers who joined this year,4 were selected to join the society.
To add colour to the picture, a
composition dedicated to Ganpati on Raag Bhairavi was added to the
list of the society's choir ending with a Tarana.The choir has won a
prize at every competition where this composition was presented, and
also recieved abundant praise from known names in the Delhi music
Prateek Narsimha with his in depth
knowledge of Ragas has swirled the audience with Indian classical
compositions in the last three years.The mood of the audience has
further been elevated by Jasleen Kaur who specializes in Shabad and
Sufi and by the western vocalist Nirupan Sinha,who has established
his name in the Delhi University circuit by bagging many prizes. To
add to the achievements,the current fusion band Hansraj Projektb
grabbed the first position at AIIMS, LSR, IIT Delhi and opened for
Mohit Chauhan at Mood Indigio,IIT Mumbai.
The college society, Swaranjali was
awarded the "Best Music Society" Award at Mood Indigo,IIT
Mumbai(Asia's Largest festival of its kind) for the 2nd time in a
row,as well as bagged the " Best Outstation College" Award.
One of the major additions to
Swaranjali this year was the PLAYTIME - the western music band of
the society ... they came second in IIT Mumbai. In all the efforts,
the names of Niloy Ghosh,ILA Sharma,Arush Dutt Sharma,Vinayak
Pant(Sitar player) and Sarthak Khera are worth mentioning.
The President along with the other
senior members 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 their Guru Ma
Dr. Rachna Sharma that helped them bring their 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.
Teacher In-charge : Sonal Gupta
President : Purusharth Budhiraja
The Hansraj Dramatics Society was established in 1987 and has held a
name in the Delhi University theatre circuit for many years.
The Society is sought after by many students seeking admission in
the college through the ECA quota in theatre. There were a large
number of applicants, from which 30 were shortlisted and after
rigorous rounds of auditions, 2 ECAs were selected.
The Beginning of the year saw an unprecedented number of applicants
eager to join the society. The auditions went on for a gruelling
three days after which the society found 30 new members from among
freshers and second year students, to make up the Hans Raj Dramatics
This year, the society came up with one street play and one Hindi
The Street play 'Rehaayi' directed by Hansa Malhotra and Aayushi
Rathi, focuses on the issue of Rehabilitation of Mentally Unsound
Criminals. It targets the Mental Health Act of 1987, that, on paper
does order for these criminals to be given proper treatment in
psychiatric hospitals, but is not implemented efficiently. As a step
forward, we have also signed a petition, urging the Government to
take serious action towards the efficiency of this act. The play has
been performed at various events in Delhi and NCR, including IIT
Delhi, LSR College, VIPS, Channel V Indiafest and has also given
public performances in marketplaces where it was much appreciated.
It will shortly be performing at the Ateliers Youth Theatre Festival
2014 and also for the Sahityakala Parishad.
The Hindi Stage play- ‘Holi’ by Mahesh Enkulchwar, Directed by
Purusharth Budhiraja and Anil Kumar, is a story about a bunch of
hostel friends Gopal, Ranjit, Srivastav, Laloo, Madhav and Anand
among others, who come with all sorts of temperaments and histories,
shows the happenings of a day in their lives. What started off as a
normal day, changes the students’ entire lives by the end of it. The
play has also performed at various events in Delhi and NCR including
IIT Delhi, Channel V Indiafest and at VIPS, where it stood 3rd and
was much appreciated.
The society is known and recognized for always taking up topics and
themes that are off the beaten path and we keep adding new elements
to the way we perceive and practice theatre. None of the heights our
society has reached would have been possible without the support of
our principle Dr. V.K. Kawatra and our teacher in-charge Mrs. Sonal
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. Bharat Bhushan
Convenor : Ms. Beauty Das
Web site :
Update : upcoming Commerce Fest
The Commerce Society is
the official organisation of the Department of Commerce which is
formed with the vision of:
1. Acting as a synonym to professionalism and a body that believes
in the quality of the events
2. Stimulating the business instinct in the students.
3. Providing a platform for integrated personality development of
the students by way of educational activities.
4.Ensuring the prevalence of an environment which facilitates the
students to learn and grow.
5. Ensuring that each students is aware of the buzz in the business
with the same vision the ever progressing Commerce Department feels
immense pleasure in sharing this year's board of members that has
been selected after application screening and a rigorous interview
process under the guidance of Teacher In charge Mr. Bharat Bhushan
and the Society Convenor Ms. Beauty Das.
The commerce Society consists of 31 active members including the
core Committee Members.The society aspires to take the society to
the zenith of excellence by way of following events:
1. Freshers'Welcome Ceremony'
2. Educational Monthly Events.
3. Interactive seminars and workshops.
4. Industrial Visits.
5. Annual Departmental Festival-"Vanijya Utsav"
6. Farewell-Bidding Goodbye to the Seniors.
Our quest of reaching the vision in not only incited by the
enthusiasm the team shows in organizing various events but more
importantly by the acknowledgements and appreciation we recieve
which works as a magic wand.We welcome volunteers and all students
to approach us with suggestions,queries and creative ideas to help
us reach our vision.
You can always get in touch with us through the help desk of our
Ishita Bansal(Vice President)
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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PLACEMENT CELL (P.K.SINGH)
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