The University of Delhi (DU) offers students the best kind of exposure they can think of, not only academically but culturally as well.
Situated in the capital of one of the most populated nations, Delhi University has its own share of limelight. It goes without saying that anything that happens in the University, be it the admission process, cultural fests, the records of academic excellence, or even the food spots popular among its students, everything manages to grab the attention of public.
Delhi University started with only three colleges being affiliated to it and now has more than 60 colleges whose students are awarded degrees by the University. Students from all over the country apply to study in the colleges of DU. This year, over 3 lakh students applied for admission in the under graduated programmes. It is only natural in such circumstances to expect an environment that takes into consideration the interests of various groups and communities and gives them a place to thrive in.
The fact that so many students apply for admissions here is a major premise contributing to the high cut-offs. Academically speaking, the colleges are able to get students who are among the best in the whole nation. In this way, the whole process teaches a student ‘survival’, a by-product of studying in one of the best universities of the nation. You will find a lot of like-minded individuals to share healthy competition with, which will only help motivate you to do better. Apart from having a reputation of housing the “country’s toppers,” Delhi University also offers you the wisdom and experience of some of the most accomplished and oldest Professors in the country, all within the capacity of the walls of your college building.
Coming to the cultural aspects, the various societies that function in the colleges are perhaps one of the best ways to learn and experience what team work actually is. By joining a society, one does not only get to perform but also gets to practice in a simulation that is somewhat similar to the corporate world. The experience and pleasure derived from the society activities, and representing your college at different levels teaches you more than the confined walls of classes ever can. Some societies and cells like Enactus, Placement Cell, etc offer you real work experience that adds as an effective CV booster.
One very important factor contributing to the fact that DU indeed offers the best exposure is also the number of famous and eminent alumni that it has provided to the nation. For example: Ramachandra Guha and Amitav Ghosh from St. Stephens College, Satish Kaushik and Naveen Patnaik from Kirori Mal College, Arun Jaitley from Shri Ram College of Commerce, and the list continues. The paths that these people created long back are still alive in the legacy of greatness they have left behind in the corridors of their respective colleges.
Feature Image Credits: Sarthak Gautam for DU Beat.