The University of Delhi will be conducting the Student of the Year Competition for the first time this year. DU Beat brings to you all the important details and updates.
The University of Delhi (DU) released a notification on its website on Monday, 27 August 2018 specifying the details for a Student of the Year Competition to be held in the varsity for the very first time this year. The competition will be open to all 2nd and 3rd year students across colleges in the University. The minimum qualification criteria according to the website, is a minimum GPA of 7.0 and above, and membership to a minimum of two college societies.
Professor Ritween, Dean of Students’ Welfare (DSW), at Delhi University would be in-charge of organising the competition. “The University has introduced a competition like this for the first time and we are positive that it will inculcate a spirit of competition among the students,” she said.
A Student of The Year committee will be set up to judge the various rounds that will be conducted from September to November. Sunita McCain, professor of Economics at Hindu College and Dhira Kopfe, professor of Political Science at Hansraj College will be heading the 11 member committee. “We will ensure that the committee stays free of all personal biases and will try to be as transparent as possible,” they remarked.
The applicants will have to go through five rounds and an intense screening process to make it to the big trophy. Along with the trophy, the university has also promised an academic scholarship worth INR 50 thousand for the winner of the competition.
Applicants will be subject to the following rounds:
1. Screening Process The first round of the competition requires the student to fill an online form and attach their C.V., which can be accessed through the DU website and filled by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 September 2018.
2. General Awareness Test The shortlisted candidates will be required to take a test that checks their general knowledge.
3. Talent Show The third round will require the candidate to display any talent.
4. Sports Round The fourth round will involve three activities: cycling, swimming, and running. The candidate has to excel in all three to qualify for the finals.
5. Jury Round The final round will require the candidate to answer a question asked by a seven member jury. The Student of the Year will be decided according to the result of this round.
In the past two days, students across the University have shown extreme excitement towards the announcement. Manya Kakkar, a third year Maths Honour student at Jesus and Mary College said, “I’m really looking forward to the competition. It’s every Bollywood lover’s dream come true!”
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