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.

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Donate Blood, Donate Life!

  IMG-20130212-WA003A voluntary daylong blood donation camp was organized by the National social service department of Kamala Nehru College in collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society on 12 February in the college premises.  The whole campus was buzzing with posters and balloons to encourage the students to come forward and donate blood. Some 250 red and white balloons adorned the whole campus. This is an annual exercise conducted by the NSS department of the college for last 15-20 years and has remained a big hit with the students. In this fast paced world where people don’t find time for themselves, blood donation comes last on their list. But such camps organized at their door steps really encourage them to come forward and do their bit of contribution for this noble cause.

Mrs. Mandeep Kaur, the teacher coordinator of the event talked about the importance of such camps in colleges and how the younger generation should be encouraged to engage themselves in such noble causes.  The camp started at 9 in the morning and lasted till 3 in the afternoon. Initially the turnout was not that good but as the day progressed the crowd swelled in numbers.  Around 300 students registered for the event but quite a few got rejected because of low hemoglobin count. Niharika Singh, journalism honors, 1 year was left disappointed when she was turned back for having low hemoglobin count. She said ‘I was really looking forward to it. It was going to be my first time. I am really feeling sad and disappointed. Nevertheless I hope I am able to donate blood next year’.  The first timers were both enthusiastic and nervous at the same time as they didn’t know what to except. Charu Gupta who was donating blood for the first time said ‘I am both nervous and excited at the same time, nervous because I don’t know what exactly is going to happen, excited because this is going to my first time. She also added that she always wanted to donate blood but somehow couldn’t find time to do it.IMG-20130212-WA006

The donors went through a series of medical checkups before donating blood. Throughout the event a high level of hygiene was maintained. The donors were given refreshments consisting of juice, sandwiches and biscuits after they donated the blood. The experts present in the donation van advised students to follow a healthy life and assured the nervous ones that their withdrawn volume of blood would be restored within 24 hours. To keep the momentum going and boost the confidence of the donors a nukkad natak by the students of IIT Delhi was also organized.  Their play “har ek boond zarrori hoti hain” was centered on the importance of blood donation in today’s scenario. Their performance was highly appreciated and applauded by all the spectators present there. It even encouraged some of them to overcome their fear of needle and go ahead and donate blood.  The event concluded by the organizers taking the handprints of each donor on a chart so as to keep as a memory of the camp. The entire event was a huge success with large number of people turning up for the noble cause.IMG-20130212-WA002

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