Ishita Sharma


1. Bharat Ram Sports Meet, Lady Shri Ram College for Women

    The NSO of the Lady Shri Ram College for Women organised the Bharat Ram Sports Meet from 26th-28th February in the college grounds. The meet saw heavy participation in the fields of athletics, archery, badminton, basketball, chess, judo, lawn tennis, table tennis, shooting and volleyball.
DSC_4026-1-1024x680 The basketball competition saw LSR and Ramjas College battle it out for the final title in Girls event, where ultimately, LSR came first. Kirori Mal College was declared the winner in the boys’ event. In the chess tournament, LSR came first, followed by Laxmi Bai college in the girls competition and Deshbandhu College came first, followed by PGDAV College in the boys event. Overall, the entire sports saw heavy participation from various Delhi/NCR colleges.Read more about the Sports meet here.

2. Erobern, Miranda House

Miranda House organised the third edition of its annual sports festival, Erobern, from 12th – 14th February 2015. Teams from 12 colleges, including those from Lady Shri Ram College, Jesus and Mary College , Gargi College and other women’s colleges of Delhi, participated in the fest. Chess In a nail-biting chess competition, Miranda House was declared the winner. A competitive event for Taekwondo had participants from different weight categories fighting for the gold. It ended with Miranda House winning the overall first position, followed by Daulat Ram College and Laxmi Bai College with second and third position respectively. The college also organised , ‘Balloon Pop’ as an event for specially able students of Miranda House which included a 30 metre race and Shot Put event.Read more about Erobern here.

3. YMCA Basketball tournament

Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) succeeded in pumping enthusiasm through the veins of college students with their invitational Basketball tournament. The tournament began on 8th September and attracted a huge lot of crowd which enjoyed the matches and cheered for their favorite teams. This six-day long tournament saw more than 30 teams (including teams of both girls and boys) from different colleges from University of Delhi, ITM University and Jamia Millia Islamia as well. Kirori Mal College (Boys) won the final match against Jamia Millia Islamia (Boys) with a lead of 11 points. On the other hand, girls’ team of St.Stephen’s College was defeated by the team of SRCC. Thus, Kirori Mal College and SRCC took away the titles with utmost pride and glory.Check out the details of YMCA’s basketball tournament here. YMCA-3-620x350

4. Festival of Youth Sport, Shri Ram College of Commerce

The Sports Committee, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) organised its annual sports event from February 3rdto February 6th 2015. Festival of Youth Sport this year had a footfall of over 15,000 students with participation by over 1800 athletes. It attracted students from around 70 colleges across India like IIMs, IITs, BITS and FMS in addition to other Delhi University colleges. In the Football final, SRCC triumphed over St. Stephen’s College whereas the Basketball match saw old rivals Kirori Mal College (KMC) and SRCC fighting for the final trophy with KMC emerging as the winners. The star studded event was attended by Gautam Gambhir, the renowned Indian batsmen and Sushil Kumar, Arjuna Awardee and Khel Ratna winner for wrestling, amongst many others.Read in detail about Festival of Youth Sport here. Gambhir1-e1423672919156-239x300

5.  Udghosh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

IIT-K organised its annual sports meet Udghosh’14 on the 25th of September to 28th of September. This is one of the largest sports fest conducted in Asia. Every year, around 300 colleges across the country participate in this fest. A lot of Delhi University’s colleges participated in this event and won several accolades.Read in detail about the enormity of this fete here.

6. Aayushi Gupta, Lady Shri Ram College for Women

Aayushi has been consistently winning gold medals at U.P. State Level Championships and North Zone championships as a shooter. She has been on the national team since the inception of her college life and has been winning over and over again since then. An Economics student, she has proven her mettle internationally as well and made everyone proud. DSCN2166-620x350 Read her detailed interview here.

7. Saachi Soni, Indraprastha College for Women

She’s the youngest woman to have been selected for an expedition to Mount Everest by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. A second year student of IPCW, she’s not only a dedicated Mass Media and Journalism student, but also a passionate mountaineer. Having already climbed other mountains like Mt. Bandarpunch, Mt. Renok and so on, getting an opportunity for climbing Mount Everest. DSC04344-1-620x350 Read her detailed interview here. Overall, the students made Delhi University proud once again by shining at various competitions. Here’s hoping that such enthusiasm and winning spirit continues in the academic year 2015-16.  
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Madame Christine Lagarde, MD of International Monetary Fund (IMF) left the audience inspired with her talk and subsequent interview at Lady Shri Ram College on 16th March in the college auditorium. With her elegance and charm, she won the hearts of many, especially, with her attempts to parallel the Indian culture with Bollywood and cricket. The entire show was live telecast on NDTV 24×7 and Dr. Prannoy Roy, co-founder of NDTV, played the host for her interview and the question-answer round with the audience.

The event started with Mr. Arun Bharat Ram, Chairman of the college giving a welcome note for Madame where he highlighted Lagarde’s illustrious achievements. Then Ms. Lagarde was invited to give her lecture. She enthralled the audience by touching various facets of the world, from politics to economics to gender discrimination.

She started by stating how most emerging economies where facing a downward trend in recent times, though India was one bright spot amongst these economies like Brazil and Russia. She told everyone present how India will overtake China by next year as the fastest growing economy.
She addressed to the girls in the audience as the future of glowing India. She laid emphasis on the fact that for India to achieve the projected 7.5% growth rate, the role of women needs to be increased. She shared startling facts about the gender discrimination in India where she stressed on the fact that the participation rate in employment among women was only 33% compared to the world average of 50%.
She also talked about the ‘Make In India’ project where she said that India needs to build on its infrastructure.  She said that for sustainable growth the inequality gap needs to be minimized. She concluded her lecture by inspiring everyone to work with patience and resilience and signing off with “Chak de India.
After her talk, Dr. Prannoy Roy spoke to her regarding various fields like inclusive growth, role of women, the risks faced by India, being some of them with a question-answer round.
Paroma Ray, a IIIrd year student of Political Science at LSR,”With the recent trends in communalism and patriarchy on an increase with the new government stepping in, is the projected growth of 7.5% going to be inclusive or restricted to the Hindu male population?”
Madame replied by saying, “There should be no exclusion and no reservation or capture of the output by a particular group of people – be they of one particular gender, one particular race or one particular religion. Inclusiveness for good growth means everybody.”

She answered several other questions from the audience. The show ended with Mr. Arun Bharat Ram gifting her tokens of appreciation from the college with the Artha Shasthra. This was followed by a vote of thanks from the principal, Ms. Suman Sharma. Samaira, a member of the audience said,”The entire show was brilliantly put up and Madame Christine was breath –taking. I just wished we heard less of Dr. Roy’s commentary!”

The NSO of the Lady Shri Ram College for Women organised the Bharat Ram Sports Meet from 26th-28th February in the college grounds. The meet saw heavy participation in the fields of athletics, archery, badminton, basketball, chess, judo, lawn tennis, table tennis, shooting and volleyball. Various colleges from across Delhi/NCR region and some outstation colleges were part of this event.

The three days long bharat Ram Sports Meet was well organised with a number of volunteers who ensured that everything went with the flow. The closing ceremony ended with the prize distribution. Surprisingly, around 70 teams registered for the Basketball tournament, which is the highest that the college has seen so far. Other games also saw tough competition.

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Ms.  Meenakshi Pahuja, the Faculty Sports Incharge of the college said, “It’s beautiful to see the amount of response that we’ve got.  Seeing young students so enthusiastic about sports is a good way to promote sports.” Surbhi, a participant in the Lawn Tennis competition said, “It’s great to have a platform where you can showcase your ability. It’s an encouraging to be recognised.”

The Winners Tally for various events is as follows:

Women singles

Name                                College                                           Position

Rujuta Bhagwat                   LSR                                                   I
Vaidika Kota                         LSR                                                 II
ViswajaKatragadda            LSR                                                III

Mens Singles

Tarun Madan                          ARSD College                                   I
PiyushPareek                           Sri Aurobindo College                 II
Piyush Singh                             Dyal Singh  College                    III


Girls (Finals):

First: LSR College
Second: Ramjas College
Third: Maitreyi College



Boys (Finals):

First: Kirori Mal College
Second: Sri Venkateswara College
Third: Jamia Islamia University

Team event girls:

First:  LSR College
Second: Laxmi Bai College
Third: Gargi College

Chess Team Boys:

First :Deshbandhu College
Second : PGDAV College
Third: Sri Venkateswara College



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th, 2015. The award was received by Prof. Vijay K. Chaudhary and Dr. Amita Gupta of DU who have invented a rapid diagnostic test for Tuberculosis, named ‘TB Confirm’. They were rewarded with a Citation along with a cash prize of Rs.1,oo,ooo INR. This function coincided with the third Conference of the Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, held on February 4th and 5th, 2015. The other categories apart from Innovation were ‘Best University’ and ‘Research’ which were awarded to University of Hyderabad and Jamia Millia Islamia for excellent work in the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology respectively. The President had announced these awards at last year’s Vice Chancellors Conference with the objective of promoting a spirit of healthy competition among Central Universities. The competition required the teams submitting their ideas online. A selection committee comprising of Smt. Omita paul, Secretary top the President as Chairperson and Secretary, Department of Higher Education, MHRD; Secretary, Department of Science and Technology; Chairman, UGC; Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of National Innovation Foundation; Director-General, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Director IIT Delhi as members chose the winners of the Awards.]]>

princi A screengrab from Hindu College’s website, showing the last permanent principal position being held by Ms. Kavita A. Sharma in 2008.[/caption] Sources from the DU administration reveal that the posts have been advertised and applications have been called for. Even premiere institutions like LSR and SRCC don’t have a permanent principal since last year. South Campus colleges, which do not have a permanent principal, include Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Gargi College, Dyal Singh College (Evening) . 06Fir03.qxp Other colleges which are being run by temporary arrangements are Satyawati College (Morning), Shyam Lal College, Mata Sundri College, Zakir Hussain College (Evening), Vivekananda College and PGDAV (Morning and Evening) and Aditi Mahavidyalaya College. The daily administrative issues suffer due to the absence of a permanent head in a college. The development and execution of works is stalled. Hope the matter is resolved soon and the colleges get their respective head of institutions!   Ishita Sharma for DU Beat.]]>