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A petition filed by College of Vocational Studies (CVS) Professor Dr. Ravindra Singh Kushwah has alleged manipulation in the execution of a proper roster system by the college, which led to general category seats being converted into a reserved category. The Delhi High Court (HC) instructed that the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) cannot appoint any teachers without approaching the HC first.

On May 25, 2023, the Delhi High Court instructed that Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies (CVS) should consult the High Court before recruiting any teachers since the services of a teacher “cannot be dispensed with” until the next hearing.

Dr. Ravindra Singh Kushwah, an assistant professor at CVS, filed the petition and claimed that the proper roster system was not implemented during the appointments for recruiting teachers due to manipulation and a lack of transparency. Kushwah alleged that a general category seat had been changed into a reserved one, so he could not apply for the position.

… the Teaching Roaster for the year 2023 is entirely manipulated which is ex-facie violence… as a result of which the Petitioner has lost his opportunity to even apply under unreserved category in the Department of Tourism.

– stated the petition filed by Dr Ravindra Singh Kushwah, through advocates Ms. Snigdha Singh and Mr. Kumar Shashwat

The petition was filed under the grounds of impugned advertised, impugned teaching roster 2023, and 2013. The petition also accused other manipulations conducted by the University and CVS. The petition further stated,

The respondent No. 2 [College of Vocational Studies] has diluted the authenticity of Impugned Teaching Roster for the year 2023 by making manual changes by hand and thereafter not even attesting the said changes with either initials or stamp. The same casts a heavy doubt on the veracity of the Roster as to whether the same has been approved by the University/Respondent No. 1 or not.

The President of College of Vocational Studies’ Teacher’s Body, Dr. Kumar Ashutosh, said,

There were four vacancies in our Department of Tourism, out of which one was unreserved. However, when the posts got advertised, all got converted to reserved posts. The court has made important points, including that Kushwah shouldn’t be terminated till the next date of hearing and that the recruitment process cannot take place without the court’s permission. Even in the History Department, an ST post was converted to an unreserved post, and the ad hoc teacher who was teaching against the ST post has approached the court.

– Dr. Kumar Ashutosh, President of CVS Teacher’s Body

Another petition by Mr. Mrinaal Pingua was also filed on the basis of manipulation by the University over impugned advertisements and impugned teaching rosters for 2023 and 2013.

…due to the manipulation in the Teaching Roaster 2023, post of ST Category in the History Department has been deliberately and clandestinely filled by another permanent faculty from unreserved category, and consequentially there is NIL vacancy for ST Category History Department – CVC in the impugned advertisement. Hence, the loss of opportunity for the Petitioner to apply for permanent teaching post against the ST Category.

– stated the petition

Dr. Inderjeet Jagar, the Principal of College of Vocational Studies claimed that the facts were not represented accurately.

Even when the posts were advertised in 2019, there were no unreserved posts. There are a total of four posts and the one unreserved post that is there already has a permanent faculty member. Currently, the vacancies are for three posts only… As per DU rules, ad hoc appointments are made for four months and services can be terminated without notice. Due to changes in the workload, the sanctioned posts also keep increasing or decreasing when this particular ad hoc appointment was done, we appointed whoever was available.

– Dr. Inderjeet Jagar, CVS Principal

The ad hoc crisis at Delhi University (DU) has been contemplated for quite some time. The committee recommended that whenever a vacancy transpires in four months, an ad hoc teacher will be temporarily recruited by a selection committee. Ad hoc teachers need to have their services renewed every four months, yet some have remained with the University for over a decade.

However, the college administration claims that the matter is restricted to this issue itself.

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Sri Sidhvi Dindi
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Do you aspire to take admission at the University of Delhi? Did you score well and think you have a chance to make your future?
Chances are, you are one of the 72,599 students who have scored more than 90% in the exams this year. You may have scored well but you may not be able to fulfill your dream to graduate from one of the prestigious colleges of DU.
INSPIRIX: The Human Resource Development Cell of College of Vocational Studies is proud to inaugurate the project, ASAP – A Student Awareness Program.

ASAP is an initiative to create awareness regarding the vocational courses which are being offered by Delhi University. This initiative aims to provide people with the knowledge to explore better career opportunities with these skill- oriented vocational courses. Due to lack of knowledge, most of the students do not even apply for vocational courses even if they are eligible for taking an admission in the given course. We aim to spread awareness among students so that they can get education from Delhi University. Many of these students fail to get a seat in the college they desire, just because a majority of the students register for just a few popular courses. This leads to lack of availability of seats for students despite them having good percentage.

The College of Vocational Studies, Delhi University, offers golden opportunities for those who want to try out and follow their passion.

At present, seven Vocational courses are fully available and are being taught in the college.

1. Human Resource Management (HRM) : The course is only available at College Of Vocational Studies and deals with human resources planning. This course gives an inside into the corporate culture.
2. Marketing Management and Retail Business (MMRB): The course provides managerial skills to operate retail businesses.
3. Marketing Management Insurance (MMI): It is an undergraduate Insurance course. Simply, it’s the process of buying and selling of insurance. The marketing elements of this programme will introduce you to the basic principles that deliver good marketing practice. Students can also learn the role of markets in marketing today.
4. Tourism (T): Tourism management is the oversight of all activities related to the tourism and hospitality industries. It’s a multidisciplinary field that prepares people with the interest, experience, and training for management positions in the food, accommodations, and tourism industry. Tourism management might also include the enterprises, associations, and public authorities that market tourism services to potential travelers.
5. Office Management and Secretarial Practices (OSMP): The course is best for students who want to go for secretarial services, for example – short hand typing. It also helps in learning about management.
6. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) : It is a course which teaches entrepreneurial skills to students, and helps them to acquire skills to start their own businesses.
7. Material Management (MM): This course provides good career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Careers in purchasing, supplying, and storage will present good opportunities in the near future.

The ASAP initiative is an awareness program for students who aspire to take admission in Delhi University. INSPIRIX’s sole objective behind this program is to cater to the needs of students.

For more information, click on the link below: https://www.facebook.com/inspirixCVS/

According to a report from a leading daily, teachers from the College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi, have claimed that a non-teaching staff member is being paid the salary of an assistant professor. The college is fully-funded by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and has sought the matter numerous times in the past but the college authorities would not revert, an RTI has revealed.

The teachers have alleged that Mr. Kuldeep Ahuja, an instructor, was paid the salary of an Assistant Professor and provided PhD increment since the past 10 years. They also stated to The Indian Express that Mr. Ahuja will retire at 60 – the retiring age for non-teaching staff.

The letter sent by UGC in 2009 after the audit, articulated that the amount was in the ‘higher scale of pay as per UGC norms.’ A similar letter was sent seeking explanation on the part of the college in 2011. UGC asked the college to pay the employee in the band of 6,500-10,500 rupees, but Mr. Ahuja kept withdrawing 75,000-80,000 rupees.

Principal Dr. Indrajeet Dagar answered to the Indian Express that the college had no role in this as the University takes decisions of financial matters – the college simply followed the University’s South Campus office’s payment decision. He also questioned the timing of the issue being raised since Dr. Ahuja has turned 60.

However, in conversation with the DU Beat correspondent, Dr. Surender Singh of the Department of Commerce who also heads the Staff Association proclaimed that, “The allegations are absolutely false. Dr. Kuldeep is the Head of Department of OMSP; the department has been functional since 1972 and has 230 students currently enrolled in the course. He has been the Secretary of the Staff Council for a couple of years. The University as well as the college recognises him as a professor but UGC now refutes it. There is no promotional policy in this University and his post is in accordance with the University rules. His salary was duly approved by the University. He has been accused by 5 people from the staff for personal vendetta. The college has asked Dr. Kuldeep to retire in a letter but the case has been filed in Delhi High Court. The rest of the staff stands with the professor and is planning for a protest in the next in a day or two.”

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Many colleges affiliated to the University of Delhi have decided to seek help from professional ghostbusters to combat the frequently occurring mishaps that are causing problems for both, the administration and the students.

In the past few months, University of Delhi has seen increasing incidences of infrastructure failure, administrative delays, and incidents of violence. Recently, a large portion of the plaster fell off from the ceiling in one of the rooms of Hansraj College hostel.  Earlier on 11th August, a section of the newly constructed false ceiling came crashing down in a classroom of the College of Vocational Studies.  Last year too, ceiling collapsed in Daulat Ram College, leaving several students injured.

Considering that these episodes can also be life-threatening, college administrations were severely critiqued for being negligent. Recently in the executive council meeting, all colleges unanimously accredited paranormal forces for causing such mishaps. On the condition of anonymity, a member of the Maintenance Committee of College of Vocational Studies (CVS) said, “The infrastructure of CVS is top notch; there is no carelessness on our part that could cause injury inflicting miscarriages. We strongly suspect some extra-terrestrial forces behind the ceiling collapse.” The executive council of Delhi University has proposed a budget of one crore that should be allotted for hiring professional ghostbusters who will undertake all necessary activities to counter this. The activities are scheduled to take place during the examination break, provided the Finance Committee accepts the proposal and releases funds.

Many people claim that accusing sinister forces of interfering with day-to-day deeds of the Varsity is the administration’s desperate attempt to negate accountability and shift the blame. Addressing these allegations, a member of executive Council resonated, “If you look at the geography of North Campus, you’ll see several landmarks that have a dark history, such as Khooni Jheel and Flagstaff Tower located in the Kamla Nehru Ridge, which is adjacent to the North Campus. It is very much possible that eldritch energies from these places intrude in the campuses.”

Miranda House, one of the most acclaimed colleges of Delhi University has also witnessed eerie occurrences ever since its auditorium, one of the oldest constructions in the college, was closed for renovation work. It has been a while since the auditorium has been undergoing retrofitting, but not much progress has been made. On the condition of anonymity, the official in charge of the renovations told DU Beat that all attempts to develop the work is being vandalized by unknown people. The workers often find their construction gears either missing or damaged. The rumor is that the ghost of English architect Walter Sykes George, who designed Miranda House at its inception, is sabotaging the work because he is not pleased with the new design of the auditorium.

Whether or not the rumors have any substance or they are simply an excuse meted by the officials to distract attention from their failures is for people to decide, depending on whatever they want to believe in.

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On the 23rd of September, 2017, a student-run organization called The People’s Club, the ideology of which is to initiate a conversation through engagement, organized an event called “Conditioned by Patriarchy” at the Myolo Headquarters, Green Park. The purpose of the event was to discuss the social conditioning of patriarchy in the modern world. The experts Veenu Kapoor Kakkar and Anshu Singh are a women’s rights activist and a Psychology lecturer respectively. The discussion was moderated by Manu Singh.

A large number of interesting and unconventional questions came up during this discussion. Ideas and issues like a woman’s appearance being central to her value and identity in society, clothing being used as an excuse to justify a crime against women amongst others were discussed at length. The possibility of whether a matriarchy (on a vast scale) could ever be established and if yes whether it would beas problematic as the patriarchy was also brought up. A gender hierarchy in families where the word of the father or grandfather is set in stone and how it affects family dynamics was elaborated upon. The audience was an eclectic bunch of people. Engineers, finance students, practicing lawyers, professional artisans, student journalists and activists amongst others were present. The sheer diversity of the participating group acted as a stimulant to the debate. With different people came different perspectives, which gave the discussion vitality.


The first expert, Veenu Kapoor Kakkar, having spent more than eighteen years working for the cause of women’s rights highlighted one problematic trend she had seen all across. Whenever people talked about patriarchy, they saw it as an external agency, an outside element. They completely dissociated themselves from the patriarchy; claiming to have no relationship with it. The idea that each one of us, either consciously or subconsciously has acted as an agent of patriarchy is, unfortunately, true. We have been conditioned by society to think in a particular way and until we recognize that at times the way we think may be problematic, we will never actually work upon actually being able to change it. She told the audience that in her experience everybody is somehow affected and influenced by patriarchy and unless we recognise that our ideologies, thought-process, and mindsets may be flawed, we would never truly be able to fight it. Recognising our shortcomings and actively improving on them is a universally applicable life-hack and this is efficient at fighting hidden gender biases as well. Sometimes it is our inherent sexism that we need to fight and one should now be ashamed of acknowledging that. The second expert, Anshu Singh had an immense amount of experience in how our everyday life influenced our understanding of gender and gender roles. The “conditioning” part of the debate’s topic was expertly handled by her so to speak. Her hands-on practical knowledge along with her extensive theoretical knowledge made the discussion more concrete and scientific. Manu Singh, along with being the moderator was also highly knowledgeable about the cultural, historical and socio-economic aspect of the debate. These people with their experiences and knowledge gave the younger members participating in the discussion a different perspective to look at the issue.

Certain problems, the finer nuances of which often go ignored during general discussions and debates were brought up and discussed in detail. The opinions of both students and experts on issues like caste being inter-related with gender, the protectionist attitude of society towards women,   the idea of monogamy, origins of patriarchy, the social contract within marriage, institutionalisation and violence in the current societal system and were talked about at length. It was heart-wrenching watching men and women talk about how patriarchy has affected them in their everyday lives.

The event was concluded by a performance by Sukhmanch Theatre. Some 20 young men and women gathered to present a vivid and lively performance which depicted the condition of women in status quo. Bollywood songs with misogynistic lyrics, catcalling, harassment on the streets, slut-shaming, and child abuse were all incorporated into one cohesive performance that moved the viewers with its intensity. The performance felt all raw because we had just spent the last two hours talking about the plight of women in the modern world. Actors sang lyrics that said “chalti hai kya 9 se 12”, enacted scenes of a little girl being molested or tried to highlight the plight of an acid attack victim, I watched my emotions shift from disgust, to fear, to grief and much more.

Attending this event was a one-of-a-kind experience. It is these groups, be it People’s Club or Sukhmanch Theatre that take upon themselves to play a small role in fighting great injustices. The people who come up with and are involved with these initiatives, whether it involves organising regular discussions to fight prejudice in society or enacting nukkad natak’s to create awareness; have an extremely significant role to play in influencing the mindset of those around them. Witnessing these events, which are full of idealism, with a sense of duty and responsibility and with the purpose to contribute to something greater than themselves that strengthens my faith in my generation. At a time when it is easier to spew hate than giving love; these small initiatives have a big role to play in making the world a better place.

Image credits- The Photography Society of College of Vocational Studies.


Kinjal Pandey

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 Sukhmanch Theatre gave a riveting performance on sexism and crime against women in India.

Zephyr-The Film and Photography Society of CVS in association with Happiness is Love (HIL) conducted a seminar on 27th September, 2017 in the Seminar Hall of College of Vocational Studies. The seminar commenced at 11 a.m as the chief guest Ms. Jyotika Bedi the founder of Project Happiness Is Love (HIL) along with her team gave the students an introduction of the projects HIL aims at.
Ms. Jyotika Bedi also made students aware of some more projects that they work on which includes Emotion Drive Project which focuses on creating a world that needs more happiness and love rather than self centered and selfish people and another Project- Global Women Roof that helps the women entrepreneurs and all other women who require any help from all walks of life.
Apart from these projects, she had a discussion on topics like youth are the future leaders and the game changers and enlightened the students about Kynatic Potential Explorers which has been running since 15 years, helping students to find their paths in life and choosing the right career for them.
After the talk session, a quick ice-break challenge was performed where in 10 volunteers were supposed to tell one negative life incident and what how they learned one positive aspect of life from it.
Also, another activity was performed where the students were divided in groups of 10 with one leader each, to decide what happiness means to them and what happiness does not mean to them. The leaders were supposed to go up on stage and share the views of their entire group on the given topic.
Lastly, the results for the Online Photography Competition were declared and the top 3 winners along with the 12 runner ups were called up on stage to collect their prizes and certificates from the judges.
In the end Zephyr thanked the team of HIL for this fruitful collaboration and for making this event a huge success.

Though there are innumerable places to visit around Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and College of Vocational Studies, students had always been wishing for an eating joint that serves great food at minimal costs, with a proper seating area. Eatlo is one such place which offers the best of both and is located right in front of College of Vocational Studies. The restaurant serves mainly Italian and fast-food, but has some really innovative dishes, along with some great shakes and drinks.


Eatlo is a small eating joint but the place is much better as compared to other restaurants in the same place. The walls have really quirky things to look at, and the place has great decoration. It’s a great place to chill out with your friends with seating areas both inside as well as outside the restaurant.


Everything we ordered at Eatlo was delicious and affordable at the same time. Their Cheese Storm Pizza beats the Dominos bland pizzas any day. We also ordered a veggie burger, oreo shake, choco fudge waffles with ice-cream, iced tea, and fire-fries. Though the waffles were a tad bit bland, dry, and hard, everything was scrumptious. They provide with a choice to pair waffles with an oreo/kitkat shake, making both even more affordable.


The place is extremely affordable after the kind of service and food they provide. Our bill amounted to lesser than 500 rupees even after ordering such a lot of different items. They provide a 20% discount to students once you show your college id, which makes the food even more affordable.


The people in the restaurant are extremely nice, and talk in a friendly way.


Ambience- 4/5
Food- 3.5/5
Prices- 4.5/5
Service- 4.5/5

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The student union of College of Vocational Studies organised Tatva’16, their annual fest from 9th to 11th March. On Day 1, Bailando-Western Dance competition organised by Zest- the Western Dance society of CVS was judged by Charlie Frost, a total of 13 teams took part in the competition. Misba Dance Crew of Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce emerged as winners while Natya, GTBIT were the runner ups.

Other dance competitions included Groove Circle- solo dance competition and Berzerk- Street Dance Battle. Both the competitions were judged by Charlie Frost. Zorks, the street dance team of Trinity Institute of Professional Studies won the Street Dance competition. Manthan, the Fashion Society of CVS organised Aafroze- Fashiow Show Competition. The winners of the competition was DCAC and runner up was Dyal Singh College. Day 1 ended with EDM evening which was interrupted for a while out of security issues. Since DJ Carnivore could not continue with his performance, a Bollywood DJ ended the event.

DJ Carnivore at Tatva 2016 | Credits: Sahil Chauhan for DU Beat

Day 2 began with Psycho Symphony, the Battle of Bands competition organised by Arpeggio, Music Society of CVS and judged by Siby Matthews. The winners of the competition were the Hans Raj Projekt, and runner up were Mufils, an independent collaboration of students from different colleges. The main event of Day 2 was Indian Ocean’s performance, the crowd enjoyed the Indian classical-rock fusion music played by the band members and sang along with some of their most popular numbers like Bandey, Mann Kasturi etc.

The main event for the third day was Thespian- the Street Play Competition organised by Dramanomics, the Theatre Society of CVS. A total of 10 teams participated, out of which Kshitij, Gargi College and SRCC emerged as winners and runners-up respectively. Special mention was given to Shivaji College and the best performer award was given to Avikal Parashari from SRCC.

Shaastrarth- The Debating Society of CVS held it’s first ever annual event- Alacrity’16. Witnessing a participation from 13 teams across Delhi University, the event was a huge success and we got to hear diverse views from various speakers on an interesting topic. The topic of the debate was, “Gender based stereotyping: Social Construct or Biological Imperative.”

The top 3 positions were bagged by speakers from Gargi College, MBICEM and Lady Irwin College respectively. The best interjector went to a speaker from Dyal Singh (E).

Other minor events were conducted by Zephyr- The Photography Society, Aaghaz, the Women’s Development Cell, and the Edge Squad. In a first, around 20 events took place in the fest, something that has never been attempted before.

Image Credits- Sahil Chauhan

Sudisha Misra

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Zephyr, The Film and Photography Society of College of Vocational Studies in collaboration with Nikon, hosted a workshop for all the budding photographers. Organised on 17th February 2016, the event was a huge success with speakers sharing their expertise and skills with curious students sitting out there. The event focused specifically on the topic ‘Videography by DSLR’.
The professionals from Nikon gave a wonderful presentation displaying the various tools and terms of videography like pixelation, contrast effect, resolutions etc. The tips and tricks given by them were appreciated by all. He gave a gist of how to make an easy attractive video.
The commendable interactive session led by students and the speakers definitely added charm to the workshop. All queries were handled with utmost command over the subject and participants were left stunned with the mastery. All were seen leaving with wide smile over their faces. It was a fun ‘learning-while-doing’ experience for everyone.
The event concluded on a successful note with all attendees getting a bag of goodies sponsored by Nikon.
By Sahil Chauhan for DU Beat

Street Dance, for all those who do not know, is a very unique dance form that originated in North America and Australia a few decades ago. There is no strict dance style but it comprises mainly of jazz, hip-hop and break dance. Much like a flash mob, a group of dancers set up their portable music systems on the street or a ground and start dancing to a crowd of onlookers.

Until recently, this dance form was relatively unknown in the University Circuit, with very few colleges actually having a street dance society. However, in recent times, especially in the last couple of fests, street dance is gearing to change that.

With a confident future, street dance societies are yet to get the kind of acceptance as that of the conventional western dance societies in Delhi University. Every fest season sees a large number of dance competitions, most dance competitions comprise of Western and Folk Dance categories.

The past fest season saw only a few fests like Crossroads, by Shri Ram College of Commerce(SRCC), hosting a Street Dance Competition. Though colleges like  Hindu College did have a street dance competition, but they were held during departmental fests. Some other Delhi University colleges, which held this competition, were Sri Venkateswara College and Maharaja Agrasen College.

   The Street dance society of College of Vocational Studies, CVStreets performs at Crossroads 2014    
    Member of DCAC street dance society responds to the challenge. 

Even among the colleges that have street dance societies, the dance form is waitingt to gain popularity, with Western Dance hogging the limelight. Dennis Anthony, the President of CVStreets says, “SRCC was the first time we took part in a DU competition and we stood first. The opportunities in DU may be lacking, but every year we plan to get bigger. In the past five years, our society has grown immensely. We won at Nokia India as well, the Delhi zone winners. We came fourth at the main event. Next we plan to take on Hiphop International and I hope we’re able to crack a dance reality show as well!