Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi

kamla_nehruAbout the college:

Founded in 1964 this all girl’s college is named after Ms.Kamala Kaul Nehru, the eminent freedom fighter and wife of the great leader Jawaharlal Nehru.  The college is located in a posh South Delhi area and shares it boundary with Gargi College, yet another girl’s college. Over the years the college has been successful in establishing its base in the Delhi University and is considered among the prominent colleges of South Campus. The connectivity to the college is also great. The nearest metro station is Green Park on the yellow line. The college also has a bus stand named after it from which the buses operate at frequent frequencies making commuting cheap and easy.

Courses Offered:

The college offers a variety of courses under the Delhi University curriculum. The various undergraduate courses offered include Journalism Hons, B.A. HONS Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, B.A. PROGRAMME- Bengali, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sociology, B.A. PROGRAMME- Advt. Sales Management and Sales Promotion, B.COM. Honors and B.COM. PASSAlong with these courses KNC as it is famously called (abbreviation of Kamala Nehru College) also offers post graduate courses in various disciplines. The various post graduate courses offered are M.A. (Hons) English M.A. (Hons) Hindi M.A. (Hons) History M.A. (Hons) Political Science M.A. (Hons) Philosophy and M.A. (Hons) Sanskrit. Along with these courses KNC also provides with add on certificate courses in French and Ecotourism which are a big hit among the students.

images (1)Infrastructure:

The college has a well maintained clean and green campus with a king sized playground. The classrooms though don’t have an AC are airy and spacious. Most of the classrooms are equipped with modern teaching technologies like speakers and projectors. The college has a beautiful and well designed fully air conditioned auditorium which has a good seating capacity. The 3 storey library is like an icing on the cake. The library is very spacious with one floor especially dedicated for reading which boosts of a pin drop silence. It is a well maintained and stocked library. The students can access 24×7 Wi-Fi on their phones and laptops without any restrictions. The college also boosts of an in-house photocopy shop which photocopies notes and books at a nominal price. The college provides with a gym with all the latest equipments, a common room where girls can sit and discuss, a student union office, NCC, NSS and sports rooms.

Canteen and Hangout Point:

The canteen is considered the most important and lively corner of KNC. It offers amazingly tasty food at very affordable prices. It has a large indoor and an even larger outdoor seating arrangement. The canteen offers dosa, idli, vada etc with rajma rice and macroni being the hot favorite. The campus also has a coke station and a Nescafe joint. A famous in campus hangout zone is ‘chaupaal’ which is always buzzing with the constant chit chats and chirping voices of girls. There are many outdoor hangout options for the KNC girls as the college is located at a prime location in South Delhi. The nearest and most famous being Mithaas, a high end restaurant. The other hangout options includes the Ansal Plasa which is just a 5 minutes bus ride away, the Hauz Khaz Village, and Sarojni Nagar and Lajpat Nagar markets. The famous Sirfort complex and theater are also just a 5minute walk away. There are a lot of hangout options available in and around KNC that one can never get bored.

Cultural Societies:

The college has a lot of all DU famous cultural societies which include Adagio –the choreography society, Engima-the western dance society, Glitz the fashion society, Lakshya-the dramatics society, Wide Angle-the film society, Snapshots-the photography society to name a few. The societies provide a platform to students to express and discover themselves. All these societies keep the campus afresh and lively all throughout the year.

 Annual Fest:

The college has a 2 day annual college fest named ‘Ullas’ which is one of the most famous and awaited college fests of south campus. The fest has various food, clothes and accessory stalls where the stuff sells like hot cakes. A different type of atmosphere engulfs KNC during the fest time. Students from different colleges and universities participate in different competitions which are held as a part of a festival. There is a special DJ and celebrity night also held. It is a fun filled fest which comes as a welcome break for students from studies.

Faculty and Placements:

KNC has one of the finest and well experienced faculty members in Delhi University. The faculty is an interesting bunch of old, new, young, junior and senior lecturers. The faculty is easily approachable and is very helpful. The college also boosts of an active placement cell which was established in 2006 to make the students aware about the various opportunities available in the job market.

Verdict:

Overall the college is a good institute and counted among the top Delhi University colleges.

First Published On http://www.du.universityexpress.co.in/

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Can DU make you an ENGINEER?

imagesAmong the various changes that have been introduced in Delhi University this year, the most significant one has been the conversion of many B.sc courses into Btech courses. In all, DU has converted some six odd courses-computer science, electronics, instrumentation, psychological science, polymer science and food technology – that were earlier a Bsc or BA to Btech.

The Delhi University Officials have justified the change by saying that the university had taken this huge step for the benefit of students as this will make them eligible for Mtech courses in premier institutes like IIT, Jamia etc. Till now IIT’s admitted M.sc students in their Mtech courses but now with these new Btech courses the students can take admissions in their Mtech courses right away and thus they will be able to save a year. However, the IIT’s have a completely different take on this matter. According to them they have not got any official notification from DU regarding this and that, finally their senate will be last decision making authority in the matter.

Basically, the primary concern of all these institutes has been : Is DU Prepared for this huge leap? Well though the course’s syllabus has been fully revamped but as far as the teaching faculty is concerned it will remain same as it was for the B.sc courses. No special staff from technical background has been roped in for these courses which could be a major worrying point. Many officials from these top institutes have also questioned the rigour of these Btech courses under FYUP(Four Year Undergraduate Program).As according to FYUP, Du will teach just four paper on the main subject, 11 foundation courses and one Integrated Mind Body and Heart Course in the first two semesters which is contrast to the structure followed in other Engineering colleges.

There have been some initial hiccups among students regarding the new course outline and the most important thing ‘Placement’. The queries regarding these courses have been the most asked one among the various admission queries portals including ours. In spite of these unanswered questions about the course.The students have welcomed the change with open hands. As through this move Du has opened its doors for many engineering enthusiasts who earlier had to head to expensive engineering colleges. The general category admission were closed in many colleges after the first list in spite of sky rocketing cut offs.

First Published On http://www.du.universityexpress.co.in/