Established in 1967, Gargi College is a leading South Campus college under University of Delhi. It is an elite college exclusively for women that offers a wide range of courses traversing arts, the sciences as well as commerce. To add to that the plethora of extra curricular activities and add-on courses are the hallmarks of the college.
All these are mentioned in good detail on the college website, although this webpage too will give you a fair idea about the college.
The college is located on the Siri Fort Road, right next to Kamla Nehru College. In the heart of South Delhi, it is very close to prominent market places like Aurobindo Market, M Block Market at GK-1, etc; and well-connected by bus to other parts of the city.
Bus Route No. 413, which connects Mehrauli to Nizammuddin Railway Station via Lajpat Nagar stops at JB Tito Marg, which is perpendicular to the road on which Gargi College is located. Bus Route No. 500, which connects Saket to Super Bazar (which is in CP) via INA , also stops at the same place. Gargi College is a minute-long walk away from this bus stop. Bus Route No. 544 which connects Badarpur to Sarojini Nagar also passes by the college. For the metro users, Green Park (Yellow line) and Moolchand (Violet line) are the nearest metro stations.
Gargi College offers an interesting assortment of courses, both undergraduate and post-graduate, which cut across diverse fields of study. These include Botany, Political Science, Commerce, Economics, Elementary Education, Psychology, English, Hindi, Microbiology, etc. Of these, the most well-known are the science courses, although Psychology, English and Commerce are also quite popular.
Gargi College is divided into three main blocks: the commerce block, the science block and the arts block. Further, it is equipped with a canteen, laboratories, an expanded computer lab, a fully computerized library as well as smaller libraries for the Psychology and English departments. It has a newly built and spacious Auditorium, playgrounds, medical room, etc.
Cultural societies of Gargi college are counted on as very prestigious and are very active. Some of the most famous ones are NAZAAKAT- Indian Dance Society, ENLIVEN- Western Dance Society, SPARX- Choreography Society, EUPHONY-Western Music Society, KSHITIJ- Street play Society and IRIS- Photography Society. The rich legacy of its cultural societies has carved a niche for itself in the University.
Reverie, the annual cultural inter-college extravaganza is one of the most popular fests of the South Campus. This year the famous playback Singer, Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK) enthralled the students with his performance while last year it was bollywood singer Kailash kher who crooned his popular numbers.
Mithas is the spacious restaurant opposite Gargi College where you can always find girls bunking classes. Hauz Khas Village and SDA market are some other popular addas. Also, the college canteen is filled with girls bonding over food. Gargi girls often visit Greater Kailash to hangout.
Add on Courses
Gargi College offers primarily two types of add-on courses: academic enrichment programs and career intensive courses. The former category includes some very out of the ordinary courses, like Education for Special Children, Education for Peace Building, Historical Tourism, etc. The latter consists of job-oriented courses like Diploma in Banking and Financial Services, Diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communication, Certificate and Diploma programs in foreign languages, etc. Further, there are outsourced courses of IGNOU of which Gargi College is a centre. All add-on courses are open to outsiders as well.
General Category: Admission into Gargi College is based entirely on marks secured by students in their board examinations. For elementary education, however, it is centrally managed by the university.
Sports and ECA Category: Students aspiring admissions through Sports or ECA Category are required to fill an application form that may be downloaded from the college website or obtained from office. Selection trials and interviews are held on specific dates and results are announced accordingly. Students must carry their portfolios, original documents specified by the institution, etc.
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