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Beyond The Obvious: Motilal Nehru College

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Motilal Nehru College(also known as MLNC or MNC), part of the south campus of The Delhi University is situated next to Ramlal Anand College and 1.8 Km away from Venkateshwara College and the bustling Satya Niketan market.

Entering the college, you will be greeted by the bust of late Motilal Nehru in-front of the gate and the “Jubilee Block” on the left which was constructed to mark the college’s 50th anniversary this year. The college has a seminar hall, well-equipped computer labs and one of the biggest libraries in DU, although it still lacks an auditorium. Apart from the infrastructure, MLNC has a huge campus that facilitates lush green parks, a football field, basketball and volleyball courts and the canteen adjoined by a unique rocky area which is suitable for spending time in-between classes especially in the winter sun.

The canteen provides an engaging menu serving both North as well as South Indian Dishes. Chinese is the latest addition to the menu.

In terms of the administration, the principal is very supportive toward both academic and non-academic endeavors by students and the staff is truly dedicated and enthusiastic. The teachers leave no stone unturned to bring students to their classrooms. Speaking of the crowd, there are three types of students. Firstly, the ones who are seen either in the classroom or library, secondly the ones seen only in the canteen (even after their final year) and lastly the ones who know the perfect recipe to a productive college life with the right balance of academics, fun and work. Work, here, includes a variety of activities by numerous societies who strive day in and day out to make a name for their college. Some of these societies are Malhaar (the music society), Electra (the dance society), Kritirang (the fine arts society), Bi Scope (social issues related film screening committee), Gandhi study circle and the society with most number of achievements, Abhivyanjana (the debate society).

Moreover, Motilal Nehru College has recently been registered under ‘Enactus’ and is the only college under the banner of Enactus in India to work for animal welfare as a part of their project. Thus, MLNC is set to make a mark in the field of social entrepreneurship as well.

Students can also enjoy a delightful movie after or in-between classes with PVR Priya and the malls at Vasant Kunj being Rs 60 away by auto.

The college, apart from being in a close proximity to Satya Niketan is also adjacent to Shantiniketan, which is within a walking distance making it the second-most popular hang-out spot after Satya for local students and the topmost one for out-station ones who mostly put up in PGs and flats at Satya and get outrageously bored of it.

Overall, MLNC might not be in the top ten colleges of DU yet but is surely a forerunner in the race to earn a position in the lot.

Ishani Rajkhowa is a student of Economics Honors at MLNC. She wishes to build a career in Economics while enjoying writing/journalism as a hobby. She believes writing has immense power and has also been a concrete tool in her work for animal welfare to which she is truly devoted since the dawn of her college life. Ishani has diverse interests which includes an inquisitive attitude towards history, politics and she can often be seen engrossed in the TOI app in her phone. She knows the right balance between work, fun and family(including her dogs who are dearest to her).

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