Arushi Pathak


With the Delhi University admission season just round the corner, the University is ensuring that all information regarding the admission procedure and policies is vivid to the aspirants. Admission in the University of Delhi is done on the basis of the ‘Best of Four Subjects’ percentage.

Delhi University Guidelines have divided the calculation of best of four percentage into three categories; one each for admissions in B.A. (Hons.) Courses, B.A. Programme and B.Com Programme Courses and Science Courses respectively.

A. Procedure for calculation of ‘Best of Four’ Subjects Percentage for B.A. (Hons.) Course:

The best of four subjects should include-

i.) One Language (Core/Elective/Functional)
(In case a candidate has studied both elective and core in any language(s), then the core language will be treated as language while elective language can be considered as an academic/elective subject)

ii.) The subject in which admission is sought
      (If the subject in which the candidate is seeking admission in the Honours course is not included in the Best of Four, he/she is entitled to a disadvantage of 2.5%)

iii.) Any two other academic/elective subjects as per List A.
(If any subject not included in List A is considered while calculating the Best of Four by a candidate, he/she is entitled to a disadvantage of 2.5% for each subject considered which is not included in List A)

List A

The following subjects are considered elective/academic and can be included in the Best of Four-

Physics English Italian Punjabi
Arabic French Mathematics Sanskrit
Bengali Geography Music# Sociology
Botany Geology Persian Spanish
Chemistry German Philosophy Statistics
Commerce** Hindi Physical Education## Urdu
Computer Science History Political Science Zoology
Economics Home Science Psychology

** Accountancy shall be considered equivalent to Commerce wherever any board (such as CBSE) is not offering Commerce as a subject.

# Music will be treated Academic/Elective only for Honours in Music.

## Physical Education will be treated Academic/Elective only for Honours in Physical Education.

More Guidelines:

1. Admission to certain courses such as B.A. (Hons.) Journalism, B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology and B.A. (Hons.) Hindi Patrakrita shall follow the procedure of calculation of the Best of Four Subjects percentage as per certain other subjects, given as follows:

B.A. (Hons.) Course:

Follow Guidelines/ Procedure of:

B.A. (Hons.) Journalism B.A. (Hons.) English
B.A. (Hons.) Hindi Patrakarita B.A. (Hons.) Hindi
B.A. (Hons.) Applied Psychology B.A. (Hons.) Psychology


2. For admission to B.Com (Hons.), the Best of Four percentage should include one language (core/elective/functional), the subject Commerce (or Accountancy in case of boards that do not offer Commerce as a subject; eg., CBSE Board) and any other two elective subjects mentioned in the list A. The candidate should have studied and passed Maths at the qualifying level exam in order to be eligible for the admission to the course.

3. Admission to B.A. (Hons.) Social Work will be based on Best of Four Percentage including one language and three academic/elective subjects as per List A.

4. The subject ‘Informatics Practices’ will be equivalent to Computer Science for admission in B.Sc. (Hons.) Computer Science only.

5. The candidates must have studied and passed Mathematics at qualifying exams for admission to B.A. (Hons.) Economics and Commerce.

6. The University may define any other relevant subjects as Academic/Elective for a particular Honours Course.

Admissions to Honours in any Language Course:

1. For admission to Honours in any language course, an advantage of 2% in the Best of Four percentage may be given to those candidates who have studied the elective language.

2. In case any candidate has not studied the language at qualifying exam and is seeking admission to Honours in that language, he/she may be given a disadvantage of 5% in the Best of Four Percentage.

3. For admissions to Honours in English and Hindi, the candidate must have studied and passed the respective language in the qualifying exam and has to be included for calculation of Best of Four percentage.


B. Procedure of calculation of Best of Four Percentage for B.A. (Programme) and B.Com (Programme) Courses:

The following subjects have to be included in the calculation of the Best of Four percentage:

i.) One Language (Elective/Core/Functional)

ii.) Any three elective subjects can be chosen.
     (A disadvantage of upto 5% may be imposed on the Best of Four percentage in case of change of stream, which the college will have to notify beforehand by either uploading on their website or informing the University)

iii.) For admission to B.A. (Vocational) only, related vocational subjects may be treated at par with academic/elective subjects.

iv.) If a candidate opts for MIL (except Hindi) as a subject, an advantage of 10% may be given in Best of Four in those colleges where MIL is offered as a subject.

C. Admissions to Science Courses:

i.) The basis of selection for Mathematical Sciences,/Science/Home Science Courses remains unchanged.

ii.) The subjects included for the basis of selection (PCM/PCB/PCMB) must have at least 70% component of theory exam (theory exam does not include internal assessment/continuous evaluation etc.) in the qualifying exam else a disadvantage of 10% shall be imposed on each subject.

Examples of Calculation of Best of Four Marks:

Preferred Course Option Subjects and Marks Calculation of Best of Four Best of Four Marks
Honours in Commerce Economics (95),
Accountancy (98),
Business Studies (94),
Mathematics (92),
English (95)
(A) English (95) +
(B) Accountancy (98) +
(C) Economics (95) +
(D) Business Studies (94)[Since Accountancy is considered in case of Commerce not being offered as a subject]
Honours in Commerce Economics (92),
Accountancy (92),
Mathematics (98),
English (90),
Music (95)
(A) English (90) +
(B)Mathematics (98) +
(C) Economics (92) +
(D) Accountancy (92)[Music is considered Elective/Academic subject for Honours in Music only]
Honours in Economics Mathematics (90),
Physics (88),
Chemistry (91),
Economics (75),
English (93)
(A) English (93) +
(B) Chemistry (91) +
(C)Mathematics (90) +
(D) Physics (88)
90.5% – 2.5% = 88%[Since the course in which admission is sought is not considered in the Best of Four percentage]
Honours in English English (88),
Entrepreneurship (92)
Accountancy (81),
Economics (83),
Web Designing (96)
(A) English (88) +
(B) Economics (83) +
(C) Entrepreneurship (92) +
(D) Web Designing (96)
89.75% – 2.5% – 2.5% = 84.75%[Since Entrepreneurship and Web Designing are not a part of the list of elective subjects mentioned in List A]


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When Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib said “I asked my soul: What is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its life!”

No one had imagined that the city would lose its identity to be called something as demeaning as the ‘Rape Capital of India’. While views about India’s capital city are different in each of the 7 billion minds of the globe, there exist some absolutely ludicrous ideas which need to be erased from everyone’s heads- permanently! And in case you’re hoping to make this city your own any time soon (DU Admissions coming up!), you surely need to see the real picture.

1. The stigma attached- It’s an intimidating big town :

“Delhi? It is a big scary place! It’s not like those small towns- where everyone is homely and   helpful. They derive sadistic pleasures out of your failures.” Know what’s a better idea? To throw this one in the trash can. Yes, Delhi certainly is a big city. But that doesn’t make its people cold and sadistic, for all we know! Making friends in this city is perhaps easier- given its cross-culture hub image. And yes, no one walks over you. Delhi-ites are as helpful as people of any other city.



2. Concrete Jungle- Pollution- No Trees:

A message for all these environmentalists, “Please travel to Hauz Khas? Or North Campus. Or just take the yellow line Delhi Metro to Huda City Center; or Lutyens’ Delhi for that matter!That might change your notion about greenery.” It fact, FYI, Delhi is the greenest capital of the world. Having corporate buildings to make the city a commercial hub along with keeping the value of trees intact- that’s the beauty of Delhi!



3. Delhi resides in an Audi or a Mercedes:

NO! Just a big fat NO! In fact, you can see a larger proportion of Delhi tiring itself in public transport and Delhi Metro than in those shiny, black-tinted-glassed cars. This is probably one of the most baseless stereotype certain people have formed in their heads about Delhi. Agreed, there are considerable number of Audis and Mercedes- but majority of this humble city still believes in public transport. More than anything else, public transport is the lifeline of Delhi; Delhi metro being something Delhi-ites swear on!



4. Paradise of show-off:

So according to this popular belief, good sense of dressing is directly proportional to showing off. And, along with this, good sense of dressing is also directly proportional to having low intelligence quotients. Can’t believe it’s true? Sadly, Delhi holds this image to its credit too. So, for the record, Delhi is NOT a land of show-off. And, for the record again, you probably cannot find as many intellectuals anywhere across the globe as here. Clear that doubt, please!



5. Most importantly- India’s Capital? No, Rape Capital of India

“Rapes happen everywhere in Delhi at all hours of the day.” We need to, absolutely need to get over this notion. Yes, the city has faced its share of shame in the past couple of years. But the whole idea of not getting out of the house after seven in the evening because you might get raped is simply not what Delhi is about. There’s a whole world out there in the city that stands in support of women’s security, your security. So calling it the rape capital of India? We need to think twice, probably more than twice.



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Piku and the unconventional ideas that it got with its trailer left people guessing what it was all about for quite some time before its release. Luckily for the cast and the director, Shoojit Sircar; the movie came out well and stood up to the expectation of most of the viewers.

With a lot of it focusing on the intricacies of a seventy-year old man’s digestive system, Piku highlights the bitter-sweet relationship between a father and a daughter. The impeccable cast has performed well; with the role of Bhoskar Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) winning all hearts. The close-to-eccentric man with his simple analogies urges us to think beyond the convention and add a progressive touch to our thought.

Small constipation-related jokes with an added tinge of stealing salt kept the movie in a light mood throughout. The typical Bengali household at Delhi’s C.R. Park; the nosey aunt and the mystifying lanes of Kolkata vividly brought out the effort the director and crew put in casting and cinematography. Amidst all this, there are certain direct attacks on the way society functions today. While Bhoskar Banerjee believes its “low IQ” to let go of your dreams and passions after your wedding and aims at making his daughter Piku (Deepika Padukone) independent and progressive; Piku’s thoughts on his father’s ideologies and wishes appear like a bondage to her.

The brilliance of the movie is in the fact that both father and daughter find solace for their thoughts eventually (not to forget the comfort to Bhoskar Banerjee’s digestive system). And here’s where Rana Chaudhary (Irrfan), a troubled taxi service owner, who eventually had to become the taxi driver, plays the role of bringing the alternative perspectives to the father-daughter duo.

The movie strategically targets the existing mindsets and highlights the need to change them. This makes it one those coming of the age movies which showcase the changing ideas of our society. The music and background score is befitting with the light mood of the movie. The comparison of different outlooks of Bhoskar and Piku towards life and ambitions and the role of Irrfan of the chord joining those two outlooks has come out perfectly. The performance of the supporting cast has made it a treat to watch. And while you maybe expecting a  typical Bollywood movie climax, you’ll be left surprised at the end!

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Dr. Minoti Chatterjee joined Kamala Nehru College in November 2004. In her ten years, she helped Kamala Nehru College evolve into one of the top arts colleges in India. The college grew culturally and academically under her guidance. A patron of theatre and folk art, the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the college under her aegis was a phenomenal success. Dr. Monami Bose, a senior teacher at the Economics department of the college said, Dr. Chatterjee is an enigmatic leader and a dynamic mentor. She never micromanaged and lets teachers operate autonomously. We have evolved as a united family under her guidance. She sure is a living legend who changed the face of Kamala Nehru College.”

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Motilal Nehru College bids farewell to its principal, Dr. B.K. Jain, at the end of this academic year. The college witnessed high co-curricular and academic activity during his tenure. His students and subordinates believe him to be a very supportive principal and backbone for many facing miscellaneous issues. The college witnessed the formation of many new societies under his leadership, expanding its cultural horizon. The Golden Jubilee celebration and construction of the Jubilee block were two of the many milestones achieved under him.

Dr. V.K. Kawatra, Principal of Hans Raj College is retiring this year. In his six years as the college Principal, Dr. Kawatra brought the college great acclaim through his mentorship. The college excelled academically and outshone others in co-curricular activities. Supervising the infrastructure expansion of the college, he has been a strong pillar in the cultural and academic development of the college.

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Every year, societies from colleges across the campus compete neck to neck and put up spectacular performances during the fest season. This year too, saw certain teams shine a little brighter than the rest. We bring you a series with college societies that put their heart and soul into their respective fields and took home the top prizes at various cultural fests.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions at competitive events held during various cultural fests of this season. Whenever a society won the first prize they were award 3 points, for the second position they received 2 points and for the third position, 1 point was added to their tally.

For the Stage Play category, Sangharsh, the theatre society of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening) scored the maximum points with their tally being at 7 points. Hansraj Dramatics Society, Hans Raj College College followed next with 6 points and the theatre societies of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Shri Ram College of Commerce shared the third spot with 3 points each.


The Winning Society at a glance

Sangharsh, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening)

The team enacted ‘Ilhaam’, wherein Bhagwan a middle-aged banker, married, with two grown up college-going children one day, while sitting on a decrepit park bench he stumbles upon ‘enlightenment’. Therein begins the battle between the world outside and world inside. He goes missing for days. Once he’s found, it is realised that his dissociation with his previous life continues to grow; as his internal world brings in newer associations. Bhagwan’s journey to ‘the other side’ is as alluring as it is mystifying. Bhagwan, then yearns to return to his daughter, his wife and the regularity of his everyday life and thus begins his fight to ‘return’. Raghav Gupta, the President of Sangharsh and Director of Ilhaan says, “We don’t believe in luck charm but what our team believes in is “SANGHARSH”. Our team uses the concept of live music for the play and music in our play according to us is also one of the main attractions. My team always motivates me and bring the positive out of me at the end of the day. Our college provides the best they can as they helped us in finances, attendance, etc. Our team is proud to be part of this family of DU theatre circuit.” Directed By : Raghav Gupta and Sachin Kumar Cast : Jitender Singh Rajput (Bhagwan), Sachin Kumar (Shukla), Avni Chandra (Poonam), Diksha Sood (Pinki), Ayush Agarwal (Saurabh and Chacha), Abhinav Jha (Mohan), Shankar Rawley (Baba) Crew : Lights Designer : Raghav Gupta Live Music : Shankar Rawley Backstage : Anoop Tiwari and Naman Gupta

Winners Tally: Sangharsh

14 fests were included in our analysis for this series. Out of the considered fests, only 6 had conducted a competitive Stage Play event. Here is the list of winning performances by Sangharsh: Ist Position: Tempest 2015 (Miranda House) IInd Position: Manjari 2015 (Daulat Ram College), Moksha 2015 (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology) (Hover on the icons below to know more about their victories)

Apart from the positions mentioned above, Ilhaan has won 1st position at Lady Irwin College, 2nd spot at Keshav Mahavidyalaya and best script at Dyal Singh College. Lead actor, Jitendra Singh Rajput has won numerous ‘Best Actor’ awards at various fests around the University.

Note: Maximum events for ‘Stage Play’ were of the non-competitive nature this year. The competitive ones have been taken into account for this tally. The evaluation also doesn’t take in account Best Script/Best Actor awards.


Crossfire, the English Debating Society of Kamala Nehru College organised the very first edition of Munaazrah, the annual parliamentary debate tournament from 21st to 23rd March, 2015. The event saw 26 teams from all over India debating over motions carefully constructed as per today’s relevance.

The Core Adjudicators for Munaazrah ’15 were Yash S. Vijay, a Human Rights lawyer from NLIU, Bhopal; Achitha Jacob who hails from IIT Bombay and Vardhan Bhatia, a former DU student. Day 1 focused on the Adjudicator test that determined the members on the adjudication panel and trainee adjudicators for the upcoming rounds and 2 debate rounds.

The motions for all rounds followed a specific theme that ranged from ‘Humans of New York’ based contextual motions to motions on Indian Polity. All thirteen match-ups were observed defending their stance with utmost zeal. Intelligence and wit at its best, calls of ‘hear, hear!’ and ‘POI, sir!’ added to the atmosphere.

Day 2 kick-started after a short delay on account of release in tabs. Round 3 and Round 4 were organised on Day 2. The organising committee left no stone unturned in attempting to adhere to the schedule. However, due to the unexpected delay earlier in the day, the last preliminary round was postponed to the next day.

Round 5 began at the early hour of 23rd March. The participants and organising committee members were strikingly punctual despite the early start to the day. The qualifying teams and adjudicators were announced in the afternoon following which the quarter-finals began. The semi-finals between the cross teams- ‘Jai Mata Di Let’s Rock!!’ and ‘#We Won’t Give It Back’; and Hindu College Team-B versus the cross-team ‘Mauka Mauka’ was a closed round. ‘Jai Mata Di Let’s Rock!!’ and ‘ Mauka Mauka’ made it to the finals.

The adjudicators decided to keep a single motion for the finals- ‘This House regrets Nationalism’. Team ‘Mauka Mauka’ represented side government while team ‘Jai Mata Di let’s Rock!!!’ represented side opposition. After a 4-1 split, ‘Jai Mata Di Let’s Rock!!!’ comprising Siddhartha Thyagarajan, Ira Regmi and Arunesh Karkun were declared the winners. Jagat Sohail, Soutik Banerjee and Akash Pattanayak from ‘Mauka Mauka’ were the proud runners up. With this, Anirban and John Biju were declared the best adjudicators.

The three-day event ended on a short vote of thanks by one of the CA’s Vardhan Bhatia wherein he acknowledged the relentless efforts of the debating society in organising Munaazrah along with thanking the participants for their co-operation and support.


Being considered another experiment, this time attempted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on all central universities across India, the Choice-Based Credit System has come under fire by the teaching fraternity with the Delhi University Teachers’ Association actively protesting against these new guidelines. This new system is being viewed as a close relative of the much-debated FYUP and is facing similar criticism.

Various protests have been organised by student and teacher associations at massive scales against the implementation of this new structure. The most recent protest march against the credit system was organised in North Campus on 12th March, which eventually culminated at the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station.

DUTA has been arguing that this situation is similar to the one that arised during the implementation of the Four Year Undergraduate Program which was pushed through without thorough consideration and discussion with the teaching faculty. This new system essentially involves using a grading system and not specific percentages like status quo. The plan is to implement this system from the next academic year, i.e. 2015-16.

However, the main concern is that of experimentation with students, who are being subjected to new structural changes every year.

“The university is pushing a completely different structure just before the commencement of the new academic year. It’s a new system with new syllabus and is being expected to be implemented while the faculty and staff shall be busy with the semester exams. DU has not drawn any proposal. It’s ironic that the same UGC which vehemently opposed the FYUP is now pushing CBCS,” said Prof. Abha Dev Habib, a member of the DU Executive Council.

“This breathless pace of reforms is making higher education in DU meaningless and destroying the academic environment of DU,” she added.

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Greater Kailash: the land that wakes up with Audis zooming past its lanes and sleeps with Porches glistening through its dark roads. The neighborhood is also home to the M-Block market that harbours the best and most easily affordable footwear and accessories. Its location is undoubtedly the best in Delhi (Nehru Place on one side, Saket on the other, South Extension on the third and Hauz Khas on the fourth). Now that it’s clear that there’s a lot to do here, here’s a sneak peek into all the amazing things GK and its neighborhood has to offer you.

Sweet tooth? Here’s your paradise:

If red velvet cheese cake and chocolate fudge are your definitions of bliss, this is one place you’ll love. Other than the corner-shop ice-cream bhaiyas at regular intervals, GK-1 & 2 has numerous dessert parlours to cater to your needs. Brown Sugar Café being the favourite haunt of M Block Market, GK-1; Red Moon Bakery, Natural Ice Cream and Open Oven in G.K.-2 bring you an exquisite choice to choose from.
Recommendation: Red Velvet Cake at Whipped G.K.-2. You’re bound to fall in love with it!


Be it Moolchand’s incomparable paranthas or M Block’s momos, you’re likely to find few of South Delhi’s most mouth-watering food joints here. Looking out for a lavish date? N-block’s (GK-1) Kasbah, My Bar in M-block (GK-1), Fusion Longue (GK-2) come to the rescue. Plus, Hauz Khas Village is just a few minutes away! As for junk food lovers, you name it and you have it. M.O.D, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Subway – you say it and you will find it! Oh and did we forget to mention Defence Colony’s Kent’s Burgers?
Recommendation: Moolchand’s paranthas. Try it and you’ll know what heaven feels like (ignore the calories, though!)


The very proud sellers of ‘first copy’ material in G.K. swear that the price they’ll offer you shall be the best. Though common sense does give you a push to bargain the moment you walk into the store. Multitudes of clothes and accessories call you to GK-1’s most famous M-block market. Using right judgement (and bargaining skills), you’d walk out of this market with your most successful shopping experience. To add on to this, South Ex and Saket are just a short ride away. Go a little further and Sarojini awaits you! Need we say more?
Recommendation: Test your bargaining skills by willing to pay half of the actual price and witness the debater in each seller rise!

Watch a movie? Satyam, Nehru Place and DT, GK-2, check. Throw a party? Kailash Colony Market, GK-1 & 2 and Hauz Khas, check. Street food? A walk through the gullies of Greater Kailash shall halt your quest! Footwear and apparel? You’ll look no further than M-block in G.K. and Lajpat Nagar.

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Hindu College has been one of the most famous colleges of Delhi University ever since its inception. The college has catered to the talents of numerous young students that walk into its premises every year and has provided them a platform to bring out the best within them. The college has been active in all spheres- academics, extra-curricular activities and sports and the legacy its students have left behind is unmatchable. DU Beat brings to you ten famous personalities who graduates from Hindu College and managed to make a mark on this nation of 1.2 billion.

1. Imtiaz Ali: Rockstar? Delhi University? Strikes a chord? Yes, this critically acclaimed director nurtured his passion of theater at Hindu College where he was one of the founding members of the college’s dramatics society, Ibtida.


His movies have been known to have a remarkable exclusivity in their themes. Be it Punjab Mail and Hotel Decent of Jab We Met which never fails to entertain us till date or the offbeat romance of Highway, Imtiaz’s direction has added an individuality to Indian cinema which other directors have failed to comprehend (or implement!)

2. Arnab Goswami: Arnab Goswami graduated in Sociology from Hindu College. The Editor-in-chief of Times Now is loved by the News Hour viewers for the unabashed, bold and straight-forward questions he unleashes at the debating panel. While he has his fair share for critics, few TV journalists today have the “brand” that he does.

Arnab Goswami

With this, his show “Frankly Speaking with Arnab Goswami” has managed to win huge attention from the viewers, certainly assisting them in choosing the better (if not right) Prime Minister in General Elections 2014 (Women Empowerment, anyone?).

3. Adarsh Shastri: Adarsh Shrasti, the grandson of the second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri, is a Hindu College alumnus who has shown his prowess in both the corporate and political world. He worked in various technological and telecom companies like Samsung and Vodafone Essar India before taking on the role of Apple Inc India’s Sales Head. He then took his expertise in sales, marketing and building partnerships to the political realm by joining the Aam Aadmi Party in 2013. This career move, when he apparently left his one croreper annum-salary to become a political activist made headlines in the country. He now represents the Dwarka Delhi Assembly Constituency as its MLA after winning the elections for the same in 2015.

4. Meenakshi Lekhi: National Spokesperson for Bhartiya Janata Party, a Supreme Court lawyer, Member of Parliament from the high profile New Delhi Constituency; Meenakshi Lekhi’s achievements are numerous.



A graduate in Botany from Hindu College, Meenakshi Lekhi has achieved great successes over the years. She is a very active social worker who has been the Chairperson of JPM Blind School, New Delhi.

5. Arjun Rampal: Arjun Rampal carries a lot more with him along with those impeccable looks. Seems like this ‘majestically handsome’ actor as most women swear knows a lot about Quantity Theory of Money and Production costs of a firm, given that he is a graduate in Economics from Hindu College.


The actor, along with marital controversies, has been in news for his exceptional performances in “Rock On!!” for which he won the prestigious National award and “Rajneeti” which bagged him a black lady at the Filmfare awards. With this, he has also been a producer and television host. Talented much, Arjun?

6. Manoj Kumar: This iconic actor and director from the Indian film industry was once a student at Hindu College. Well known for being involved in films based on patriotism, he was honoured by Padam Shri in 1992-93.



His most famous films include Wo Kaun Thi?, Roti Kapda Aur Makaan and Kranti.

7. Rekha Bhardwaj-Vishal Bhardwaj- Given the fact that Rekha Bhardwaj recently gave one of the most successful performances in Hindu College’s history of annual fests, it comes as no surprise that this melodious singer is an alumna of the college. Her husband, Vishal Bhardwaj, an exceptional film director and music composer belongs to the same college.


While she has incomparable hits like ‘Namak Issq Ka’ and ‘Kabira’ to her credit, his ‘Omkara’ and ‘Haider’ are closest to perfection. Their list of accolades is endless; though the fact that both of them have been national award winners sums their achievements up!

8. Ajay Jadeja- The former cricketer and a popular commentator graduated from Hindu College. Most applauded for his quick and hitting finishing of the overs, the right-arm medium bowler was a regular at the Indian Cricket Team from 1992 to 2000.



However, a ban imposed on him on account of being accused of match-fixing was a major bump in his career.

9. Tisca Chopra- A graduate in English Literature from Hindu College, Tisca Chopra has been one of the most popular faces of Indian television industry.


Most famous for her performances in ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii’ (remember that never-ending show?) and ‘24’ (remember that show which ended too soon?), her roles in films like ‘Taare Zameen Par’ and ‘Dil to Bachcha Hai Ji’ managed to win her loads of acclaim.

10. Gautam Gambhir- Besides his exceptional swearing abilities on the cricket ground, Gambhir is well-known for his opening skills on crease. Graduating from Hindu College, he joined the National Cricket Academy after a few years. He was also conferred the Arjuna Award in the year 2008.


Other than being highly popular amidst female cricket fans, his impressive captaincy bagged the coveted IPL trophy to his team Kolkata Knight Riders twice- in 2012 and 2014.




Day 2 of exuberance at Ullas ’15 in Kamala Nehru College saw pulsating music and impeccable dance moves overtaking the college auditorium. As “Ol’ That Jazz”, the western dance competition organized by Enigma, the western dance society of KNC; began taking its course, the fervor amidst spectators could be seen reaching new heights. With this, the popular tunes of ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Titanium’ energized the audience and participants alike which was evident from the zeal infused in the atmosphere.

The event was judged by Ms. Bhavini Misra and Mr. Amit Kumar who were heard looking for the “innovation in technique along with co-ordination and clarity in the performance.”

“The crowd was truly amazing with such fantastic energy! It infuses us with more enthusiasm- we can feel the vibes while performing on the stage. We believe that the stage is our playground and we give our best and just enjoy while performing.”, said Rishabh Negi, Vanssh Narula and Sachin Kaushik of Maharaja Agrasen College of Technology.

Mata Sundari College won the event followed by Sri Venkateshwara College and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce at the second and third position respectively.

The event was followed by a performance by the college band ‘The Rumoured Project’ which certainly increased the mirth in the atmosphere. Crossfire, the English Debating Society organised the Annual Heidi Memorial Debate which saw the participants debating on whether the state should construct false historical narratives that promote social cohesion. Pallavi Khare and Nishtha Gupta of Kamala Nehru College were declared the winners along with Surabhi Dutt winning the ‘Best Speaker’ title and Taniya Goel bagging the ‘Best Interjector’ title.

Zephyr, the western music society of KNC organised ‘Rhythm & Blues’, the western music competition. Melodious voices with the added effect of beat boxing manage to enrapture both critics and spectators. The jury comprised of Mr. Anmol Rai, Mr. Samson Ezekiel and Mr. Abhishek Thapa.

“Apart from some problem with the sound system in the beginning, the whole performance went smooth. Our expectations were met and we have come back with a good feeling about it! Though all colleges are, undoubtedly, giving a good competition.”, said the president of the music society of Kirori Mal College Prabhtoj along with his teammates Prakriti, Somya and Shalini.

The winner in the group category was Lady Shri Ram College followed by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies and Sri Venkateshwara College at the second position and Kirori Mal College at the third. Hanita from SSCBS was declared first in the solo category followed by Shivish from Hindu College and Kunal from Kirori Mal College at the second and third position. The first position in the duet category was bagged by SSCBS; Jesus and Mary College was declared second while Sri Aurobindo College was at the third position.

As promised, K.K., the star performer at Ullas ’15 took the stage timely at 4 p.m. The crowd went hysterical as the Bollywood singer dedicated his performance to friendship and love, beginning with ‘Yaaron dosti badi hi haseen hai’. In no time, his super-hits like ‘Tune Maari Entriyaan’, ‘India Waale’ and ‘Zara Si’ managed to win all hearts. Needless to say, it was the perfect culmination to all the frivolous festivities that had taken over the college over the past couple of days. Happy faces could be seen flocking across the college ground as K.K. finally left with his famous hit ‘It’s the time to disco’.