University of Delhi’s educational and recreational excursion ‘Gyanodaya- III’ will commence on 2nd September, 2013.
After Gyanodaya- I and II, this endeavour, for the first time, will facilitate the intermingling, interaction and understanding between 150 international students from the UK with their counterparts from the University of Delhi. Conceptualised by the Vice Chancellor, Dinesh Singh, Gyanodaya I and II took place on 8 July and 29 September 2012, respectively. The first part of this educational train journey was declared a hit and Gyanodaya-II followed just 2 months later. Students, this year, will set out on this educational and recreational tour almost a year after Gyanodaya-I. After Gujarat, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore and Rajasthan during Gyanodaya – I and II, Gyanodaya- III takes the students to Punjab – a land of rich culture and rapid modernisation.
The trip spans across seven days from 02 September 2013 to 08 September 2013. The tour will commence from Safdurjung Railway Station, New Delhi. The itinerary includes Delhi Safdurjung- Amritsar- Ludhiana- Chandigarh- Kurukshetra and back. Apart from 150 international students, there will be students from NSS, NCC, Sports Council, SOL, non-collegiate and from different colleges. The winners of Antardhavani, 2012-13 will also get a chance to be a part of Gyanodaya- III.
Each college is required to submit a list of 10+5 (wait listed students) along with a faculty member. The form for the same is available on the DU website.
There was recent news of DU searching for options of buying a train for its endeavour of lessons on wheel. The University currently rents a train. “Train journey in India, is an education in itself”, is how the idea behind the whole ‘Gyanodaya Express’ is described.’
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