Beyond the Obvious is DU Beat’s weekly series where we talk about colleges apart from the ‘obvious’ choices! Through the series we hope to give students an insider’s insight into what life is like, in these colleges.
Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies often referred as just CBS is one of the star colleges of University of Delhi. Regarded as one of the top undergraduate management institutions in India, it is otherwise famous for the outstanding job placements of its students. The current campus is an ad-hoc building located in Vivek Vihar in East of Delhi. Though its infrastructure is not up to the mark, the new campus equipped with modern facilities is currently under construction in Rohini and is expected to be completed by 2017.
As you enter the front gates of the College, you see the main pink building and the front stairs, which seems to be the most popular place to hang out. Right next to the main building is the BMS block exclusively for students pursuing BMS. Behind the campus there is a large parking ground, a small football field as well as two buildings adorned with wall art known as the cultural block which are strictly for college societies to function.
One of the most prominent things a person new to the College will notice is the active society culture. The extent of the society activities is such that nearly every student of the college is a member of at least one society.
CBS boasts of 27 different societies catering to the wide spectrum of individual interests – Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Western Dance, the list goes on.
The competitive environment of CBS keeps you motivated and pushes you to outperform others. Every person in the College is obsessed with internships, placements and packages (these three words are the most used in a CBSite’s vocabulary). The thing that sets CBS apart is the ability of students to balance between academics and extracurricular activities.
Free Wi-Fi service given by the College is also a relief when the lectures stretch too long.
The 9 to 5 schedule of the college as well as the unending series of seminars, lectures, live projects and anything you could expect from a B-School is present but luckily no classes are held on Saturday which for the most part, ensures a stress free weekend.
The College is located at a walking distance from the Cross River Mall, the perfect place for escapism. The College Canteen seems to satisfy most people but foodies are often seen juggling between Chinese outlets and roadside joints nearby. Not to forget the notorious Sutta Point located right next to the College premises.
The CBS calendar is lined with competitions, cultural fests and flagship events. The most prominent and upcoming ones include the annual cultural fest Crescendo and Manthan, India’s largest street play festival conducted by the street play society, Verve.
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