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Things to do in Your First Year Apart from Academics

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The first year of college is like a genie’s lamp. You rub on it and woosh! The magic arrives. Make the best out of your first year by following these tips.

The first year in college is a fantastic time for you as it is an upgradation from your monotonous school life and is a great way to step into adulthood. So buckle up as you read the list of things that are available for you to pursue in college apart from academics.

College Societies

College societies provide an incredible way to gain a lot of exposure. The University of Delhi (DU) has a vast range of college societies. From dance and music societies to the ones in the fields of theatre and debating, from the alluring fashion societies to the fanatics of literature, there are so many societies with which you can register and be a part of. What’s the wait for, then?


Organisations like Enactus or AIESEC are among the many forums that a college student can actively be a part of. Enactus is a community of students and young entrepreneurs who work towards progress of the society and environmental issues. So if working alongside the social sector is what interests you, being a part of Enactus is a good option. Almost every college affiliated to DU has its own Enactus team, so go ahead and make the best use of it. Working along similar lines are many more organisations like ‘Tamanna’, CRY and so on. Although they are not associated with DU, being a part of them refines you and accelerates growth.

Working alongside Student Publications

Working along with student publications which encourage participating students is a good way to expand your horizons. If you’re a good writer or you feel you have immense potential in this field, do not hesitate from joining them. A few of the examples are DU Beat, Delhi Poetry Slam, The Anonymous Writer and so on.

Find your own Hamilton House

If you have followed popular culture, you’d associate Hamilton House with the vintage windows and elitist fragrances of Columbia University. Here’s a chance to create one or be a part of one. The purpose is to entail and find an area of similar interest and work upon it in work groups who meet up and discuss issues. Be it the welcoming wafts of coffee on a Starbucks outlet, or the décor of aesthetics at the Oxford Bookstore, find and create your own little secret club, or your mini ‘Dead Poets Society’.

 Explore the City’s Cherished Clubs

Be it the Indian Mountaineering Foundation or the Delhi Cycling Club, Delhi has within itself an entire array of co-curricular activities to provide to you. For reading maniacs, book clubs are a perfect opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded people. Check this link out to understand the different book clubs that you can be a part of


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Avnika Chhikara
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