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DU Diaries: Events to watch out for this week

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Its that time of year when DU is once again buzzing with activity, with most colleges slogging to organise their annual  festivals. Before the zing of these take over the varsity , DU Beat brings to your notice a few events to look forward  to this week .

Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival

Duration: Starting time Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 5:00pm

End Time: Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:00pm

Location : Sirifort complex

Osian’s-Cinefan aims to promote world cinema with an emphasis on Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema by bringing to its audiences an eclectic range of films. The Festival particularly encourages Cinema as a form of artistic expression, and is engaged in the creation of a Cinematic Infrastructure which will support such efforts. The Festival accepts entries of feature length and short films in accordance with the criteria outlined in the following Rules and Regulations.The official sections of the 11th OCFF are: InCompetition; Shorts InCompetition; and InDialogue. In addition, the festival will screen films as part of retrospectives and tributes and special presentations.


Duration: Start Time: Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 9:00am

End Time: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 5:00pm

Location: Shaheed Sukhdev Bhagat Singh College

About : Convergence is a two day Corporate Seminar, wherein experts from various industries are invited to fortify the students’ knowledge and to provide an insight into the matters that will shape the future of corporate India. The theme of Convergence ’09 is “CONTAINING GLOBAL CHALLENGES”. This concept of a corporate seminar is unique to Delhi University.The occasion will also be graced by the  presence  of Delhi chief minister , Mrs  Sheila Dixit

Dr. Bharat Ram Open Sports Meet

Venue: Lady Sriram college for women

Duration: 30 th  october- 1st of November

About : Lady Shri Ram College for Women will be holding their Annual Sports Festival-the Dr. Bharat Ram Open Sports Meet 2009 from 30th October to 1st November. This is the only sports extravaganza hosted by a girls’ college in Delhi University for both men and women. It enjoys participation from thirty to fifty institutions, which comprise of most colleges in DU as well private colleges such as Amity, IIPM, AIIMS, MAMC, IILM and IIMC (JNU), each year.

Some of the popular events are Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics, Chess, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Shooting and Golf.


Duration:  27th-29th October

Location : Sri Venkateswara College

About :Organised by the Economics Association of Sri Venkateswara College in collaboration with ‘ Development alternatives’, this international economics summit has’ Inclusive Growth and Environment’ as its theme.Its one of the most  prestigious  economics festival of the university and  has even witnessed international participation in the past. This time round the festival is offering prizes of a total value of Rs. 1.5 lakhs.

Premchand Memorial International Debate

Duration :  3rd – 6th of November.

Location: Hindu College

About : It is organized by the Hindu College Debating Society and  is one of the most prestigious 2 member parliamentary debates in Delhi University. A total of 38 teams from colleges from all over India and abroad are expected to be in competition for prizes worth Rs 81,000.

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