Daulat Ram College organises Shoonya ’15, the Annual Mathematics Festival

Affine, the Mathematics Department of Daulat Ram College organised its annual department festival, Shoonya on 11th February 2015. The fest commenced with launch of the annual newsletter- MathPunch by the college Principal, Ms. Savita Roy who was also accompanied by Head of Department, Dr. Seema Khurana. The newsletter was a compilation of mathematical facts and the cultural activities within the college.

Newsletter being released at the festival

Newsletter being released at the festival

Shoonya hosted various events and competitions related to mathematics along with a few filler events. The festival attracted over 250 students from both on campus and off campus colleges. In relation to Antardvani, the annual festival of Delhi University, Shoonya featured collage-making competition on the topic, “University of Delhi meeting challenges of India”. Sub-topics like poverty, child labour, population growth, etc. were given to the participants. In teams of two, Kriti and Vini from DRC won the competition whereas the team of Shivika and Sonali was declared the runner up team.

The Mathematical Tambola witnessed 65 teams contesting for the prize. The competition that put the mathematical abilities of students to test through twisted questions was won by Gaurav Bansal and Nilesh Sinha. Students from Hindu College accomplished all the tasks and took away the prize for Treasure Hunt, which was organised within the college and had questions both related to the subject and otherwise.

For the filler events, Ad-mad provided all the participants with various props and commodities to deal in. Rishabh and Ravinder from Hindu College were declared the winners. In the Pictionary event, Shubham Sharma and Naveesh  from SGTB Khalsa College bagged the first prize.

Participants at Daulat Ram College

Participants at Daulat Ram College

Vibhuti Dadhich, President of Affine said, “Events attracted students from all the courses and not just Mathematics. Shoonya is a product of such participation and the faculty support of Daulat Ram College.”


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