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Leaving their legacy behind: DU colleges bid farewell to their Principals

With the academic year coming to an end, various colleges across Delhi University are buzzing with news about the upcoming year 2015-16. Amidst these, colleges like Kamala Nehru College, Motilal Nehru College and Hans Raj College are all gearing up to bid their Principals farewell as they retire this year. While all three of these colleges’ Principals worked relentlessly through their tenure towards their academic excellence and co-curricular achievements, teachers and students are sure to remember them for the irreplaceable footprints they are going to leave behind.

Dr. Minoti Chatterjee joined Kamala Nehru College in November 2004. In her ten years, she helped Kamala Nehru College evolve into one of the top arts colleges in India. The college grew culturally and academically under her guidance. A patron of theatre and folk art, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the college under her aegis was a phenomenal success. Dr. Monami Bose, a senior teacher at the Economics department of the college said, Dr. Chatterjee is an enigmatic leader and a dynamic mentor. She never micromanaged and lets teachers operate autonomously. We have evolved as a united family under her guidance. She sure is a living legend who changed the face of Kamala Nehru College.”

Dr. Minoti Chatterjee| Image Credits: timescity.com

Dr. Minoti Chatterjee| Image Credits: timescity.com

Motilal Nehru College bids farewell to its principal, Dr. B.K. Jain, at the end of this academic year. The college witnessed high co-curricular and academic activity during his tenure. His students and subordinates believe him to be a very supportive principal and backbone for many facing miscellaneous issues. The college witnessed the formation of many new societies under his leadership, expanding its cultural horizon. The Golden Jubilee celebration and construction of the Jubilee block were two of the many milestones achieved under him.

Dr. V.K. Kawatra, Principal of Hans Raj College is retiring this year. In his six years as the college Principal, Dr. Kawatra brought the college great acclaim through his mentorship. The college excelled academically and outshone others in co-curricular activities. Supervising the infrastructure expansion of the college, he has been a strong pillar in the cultural and academic development of the college.

Principal Dr. Kawatra: Navbharat Times

Dr. Kawatra | Image Credits: Navbharat Times



Arushi Pathak is a (over-enthusiastic) senior pursuing Economics Honours from DU. The Associate Editor at DU Beat, she is an avid debater and can’t refrain from expressing her opinion over everything. Somehow obsessed with New York City (and all sitcoms set in NYC), she day-dreams to live there soon. She is a die-hard Grey’s Anatomy fan and can’t have enough of tragedy-themed novels. She believes that she has got the best of both worlds-Economics and Journalism. Always ready for a pep-talk or a life-changing discussion equally readily, she can be contacted at aruship@dubeat.com.


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