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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A graduate from the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) got in touch with DU Beat recently regarding a mix-up with their fourth, fifth and sixth-semester examination results in 2021 and 2022, leading to them being unable to receive their undergraduate degree and being asked to wait, practically for two years in order to reappear for their fifth and sixth semester exams, of which the college seems to have no prior record. 

The student, who prefers to remain anonymous, claims that in November 2021, while the University had shifted to the online mode due to the COVID-19 virus, they had appeared for her fourth-semester examination given through the open book format and mostly depending on internal assessment. However, afterwards, it was brought to their notice that the examination results from that semester were not uploaded on Delhi University’s website. When they approached faculty within their department as well as the dean (Dr Inderjit Dagar), B. Voc in Small and Medium Enterprises, she was asked to simply wait citing that it may be an administrative lag. It’s important to note here, that the student was suffering from COVID at the time and due to the online mode, most of the correspondence was taking place while they were in their hometown, Gorakhpur. 

By the time of their fifth-semester examinations in January 2022, the fourth-semester results were still nowhere to be found. This was also when colleges returned to the offline mode. Upon approaching the examination head at CVS, it transpired that there was in fact, no record of their fourth-semester examination form with the college and hence, they’d have to reappear for the fourth-semester examinations along with their sixth-semester one. However, even after doing so, she encountered a similar issue after her final undergraduate wherein her fifth and sixth examination results were also not uploaded on the website, once again. At this point, they started working in Bangalore and required their university results for further placements. They claim to have their fifth and sixth-semester exam registration forms as well.

Upon approaching the college and the South Campus administration through email, they didn’t receive a response to emails supposedly. This was during the time when the student was still not in Delhi as she had started working in Bangalore. When they raised the matter that she wouldn’t be able to submit the proof of examination offline due to the aforementioned reason, one South Campus administration member supposedly responded, 

“Aapka matter hai, aap khud nahi aaogi toh phir hum kya kar sakte hai?” (it’s your matter, if you yourself don’t come then what can we do)

After managing to get the documents physically submitted in Delhi, they allege that they received a lacking response from the University, which now asked them to resit for their fifth and sixth semester exams again, as the college had no record of their results. They were also told that they should’ve never been allowed to sit for the following two semesters if they hadn’t received the fourth semester exams, in the first place. In order to do this, they would end up receiving their degree after two years eventually and moreover, miss out on additional grades through internal assessment. This would also interfere with their higher education and further job opportunities. 

They expressed their disappointment in CVS, stressing that the college refuses to acknowledge that they ill-advised them, causing a great deal of stress and mental burden. They also added that they were taken aback by the University’s inefficient response given the gravity of the situation and their insensitivity towards their circumstances. 

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Read also: https://dubeat.com/2019/02/03/gun-pulled-out-at-cvs-campus-in-broad-daylight/ 


Chaharika Uppal

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A gun was allegedly pulled out during an altercation between some students at the College of Vocational Studies on Monday, 28th January 2019.

Sources at the College of Vocational Studies (CVS) informed DU Beat of an altercation that allegedly broke out in the college on 28th January around 1:30 p.m., leading to a ‘fully loaded’ gun being pulled out. The police had to be called to control the situation.

DU Beat learnt that the incident broke out in the college playground and two third-year students are said to be involved. One of them pulled out a black revolver and pointed it to the Central Councillor of the college union. The account was corroborated by another source in the college who told us that the altercation happened over issues related to the college elections.The source also said that many students and staff were witness to the whole incident. The police was called and a complaint was filed against the two students by the union member and a student.The source however told us that “no action” has been taken by the police.


“Sorry, leave it.I don’t want to discuss anything on this topic,” the Central Councillor said, on whom the gun was pointed. According to him, it would lead to ‘demarketing of the college’. A different source, also a student at the college, however, denied the incident. “Ladai hui thi ek…normal si” (it was a normal fight), we were told. When asked about whether a gun was pulled out and police was called, the source contested it, saying that it was just a rumour.


The incident raises questions about the security arrangements at the college and possible lack thereof. We talked to another student at the college, who wished to remain anonymous on this issue. The student, studying under the non-collegiate system, told us that while three to four security personnel, including a lady guard sit at the entry gate, the ID cards are rarely checked. “Humare friends mai se to kisi ki nahi hoti ab. Rarely poochh lete hain”.“(Security) checking starting me hoti thi, ab nahi.” (checking used to take place initially, now it doesn’t), the student tells us.


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Recently, DramaNomics, theatre society of College of Vocational Studies performed their annual stage production. Here is the review of the same.

Pollution is one of the biggest problems of this decade. With the government taking steps towards reducing plastic usage and banning single-use plastic in some areas, plastic pollution and its adverse effects still find a way into our daily lives.  A recent study shows that microbial plastic has made its way into the food chain and it’s long term effects include exposure to carcinogens and inflammation of the stomach lining.
Street theatre has now found its way to address the plastic menace. DramaNomics, the theatre society of College of Vocational Studies performed their annual street production ‘Plastic Paradox’ as a part of the Sahitya Kala Parishad at Kamani Auditorium. Packed with enthusiasm, one-liners, and a great background music, the play finds a hilarious way to address the ongoing plastic crisis in India.

Image Credits: Jaishree Kumar for DU Beat.
Image Credits: Jaishree Kumar for DU Beat.

The play starts with an infographic on plastic usage and slowly progresses to scenes of human evolution, the development of technology, and human intellect leading to the discovery of single-use plastic. The passage of time and evolution is represented by a human clock, moving in synchronicity as one of the actors delivers the Public Service Announcement. The play moves on to showcase the hypocrisy of the society when it comes to reducing plastic usage. The play not only talks about the impact of plastic on humans, but also its impact on marine animals and their survival.


Plastic Paradox tackles the issue and presents it in the most entertaining way possible. With a Punjabi-English rap song on saving the environment and pointing out the anomalies in the modern day society with respect to environmental concerns, DramaNomics take the audience on a 15 minute hilarious yet thought provoking journey on the impacts of pollution, and the need to take action against.

The play has won various awards at inter-college theatre festivals and gained widespread recognition across the theatre circuit.
Feature Image Credits: Jaishree Kumar for DU Beat.

 Jaishree Kumar

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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/

The University of Delhi is a hub of intellects from various corners of India and abroad. The name and fame of DU are spread far and wide. However, how well is this fame justified?

Delhi University is a dream of many. From Assam to Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh to Kerala, students flock in to study in the centuries-old, prestigious university of India. Be it privately funded or government aided, the colleges under DU are known for the excellent courses provided in Arts, Commerce, and Sciences. Illustrious reputation doesn’t necessarily ensure everything proficient. And I say that because of the pros and cons that must be highlighted in lieu of the hype that people relate to a national university like ours.

As I begin in favour of the university, I must say that the liberal staff and students are the pillars in making DU differently awesome. From Pinjra Tod to Nazariya, students of DU are collectives of various mindsets that have helped shape the future of the university.

  1. Less stringent curfew timings for the girls’ hostels: After upheavals from students communities about the huge differences in the in timings of boys’ hostels and girls’ hostels, the curfew timings of many hostels became less stringent, allowing the girls to stay past 10 p.m. at night.
  2. LGBTQ representation: People of all genders must be paid equal respect and attention – that’s what has been the main agenda of the queer collectives that stand to empower the students of DU and Delhi-NCR region. This is indeed a great step towards creating awareness about equality in every aspect of social life.
  3. Social work for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs): The National Service Scheme (NSS) and Equal Opportunity Cell of DU provide ample services for the students who have entered the university through the PwD quota. Ranging from scholarships to placements, no student is denied help when needed.
  4. Dynamic societies: DU is known for its vibrant societies, be it dance, music, drama, or photography. The fame of these societies is spread far and wide as they have won in national platforms.
  5. Flexible class hours: More than anything a student can ask for! The teachers are cooperative, in many cases and allow for rescheduling the classes. In fact, for internal examinations, the dates are chosen by the students. How grateful are we?
  6. DU is cool enough to have created the excellent course design of Cluster Innovation centre (CIC). Students who enter CIC through entrance tests can later choose their own set of subjects and that too in the college of their choice, provided they have good grades. Which other university in India has given the student this choice?
  7. Politically active students try to make conditions better here in DU. The student unions work for better fests, better amenities, and a better environment for all.

Cracks and crevices are a part of every institution. As much as we are grateful for everything mentioned above, we should also highlight the ills of the institution.

  1. When we talk about the infrastructure of DU, we do have a frown on our face. Be in the classrooms in the government aided, and semi-government colleges, something or the other is always missing. Fewer classrooms and ever-increasing number of students has led to the downfall of the infrastructural amenities. The students’ unions are trying their level best to pave way for the coming batches to take over the improved base in the college.
  2. Student exchange programmes: DU hasn’t been much active in the student exchange programmes from different colleges in India and abroad. This is a lag that DU needs to work on to provide better opportunities to students.
  3. Specialised courses: DU doesn’t provide extensive specialised courses in the various disciplines of the university. This makes the students opt for other universities for higher education when they want to go for specialised courses.
  4. More colleges like IHE, CVS: Vocational studies are important courses that need to be more diversified and integrated. Better opportunities can be provided to students who want to go for more branched out disciplines like performing arts, photography, mass communication, etc.


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Radhika Boruah
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The Entrepreneurial Board (TEB) of College of Vocational Studies organized one of the most prodigious Entrepreneurship Fest of Delhi University: NEGOCIO, on the 12th and 13th of March. With the perspective and an aim of broadening our event plans, and with a vision of building a better foundation for the years to come, NEGOCIO 2018 was certainly a huge success.
The first day of Negocio 2018 started with two events: Best Entrepreneur and World Doomsday Forum.
In “Best Entrepreneur”, the participants were given a chance to showcase their entrepreneurial skills, through the course of which they faced struggles, which helped them discover whether they can enterprise or not.
WORLD DOOMSDAY FORUM was a challenge for the leaders of tomorrow, putting their decisive minds to test while determining the fate of humanity. It dared them to rise when it was all going down.
On the second day, we hosted the B-Plan Competition and an interactive Speaker Session.
The B-PLAN Competition was powered by Google, and was on PAN India level for the first time. It was a closed-door event, with a panel of 12 judges representing various venture capitalists, angel investors, incubators, accelerators, as well as successful entrepreneurs. The participants pitched their startup ideas to the judges, and judgments were made considering the feasibility, scalability, revenue model, presentation and innovation. Three of the eight startups were offered funding on the day.
Our interactive and fast-paced SPEAKER SESSIONS provided participants with tips, techniques and strategies for improving business communications and aiding naïve entrepreneurs. Mr Parveen Singhal (Co-founder and Chief Content Officer of WittyFeed), Evan Luthra (Blockchain and Cryptocurrency expert, investor and serial entrepreneur), and Onkar K. Khullar (Digital Gandhi) were some of the major speakers who came at NEGOCIO’18.
With another remarkable event, The Entrepreneurial Board of College of Vocational Studies has set a milestone in its history. With the motivation from successful entrepreneurs, a chance to interact with key speakers, and exploring their hidden entrepreneurial skills, it was indeed a memorable day for all.
Green Brigade, the Environment society of CVS organised “Sanrakshan” in association with Zephyr, Criador and Explore.Excavate.Enjoy on the 21st of September, 2016.
Following the theme of Heritage Preservation, so much for our future lies in the past. Well known Heritage activist, Founder of India’s largest heritage hobby club, Vikramjit Singh Rooprai enlightened the audience with his Talk on Delhi’s History and Heritage.
Some of the main highlights of the talk were The Seven Cities of Delhi, Religious Beliefs and Myths, The Water Bodies of Delhi, and The different Languages and their origin. He also spoke about the Sufi poet Bulle Shah. He brought out various incidents from History, in context with the history of the necropolis, Delhi. His self written poem on Delhi’s History left everyone speechless.
A photo booth was setup by Zephyr following the green theme. Props such as Leaves, Flowers, Banners, tags were made by the students of Criador. A large number of students came to the Photo booth.
Following next was the Heritage walk to Satpula, a 14th Century dam, where themes like Heritage conservation and the cultural history were discussed. The sad state of our neglected monuments were seen. Hardly any participation knew about Satpula which stands right in front of the famous Select Citywalk and is centuries older than the Mall. The ecstasy and excitement was seen on their faces. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the Heritage walk.
The last event for the day was The Treasure hunt, which started from Satpula and finished at College.
The event was a great success, promoting themes such as heritage preservation and awareness. Water Crisis was also discussed in context to Satpula and the 22 Baolis of Delhi. The neglect of our monuments and environment is a major concern and we all should look forward in the enrichment of our society.
Image Credits: Zephyr, the Photography Society of CVS 

A 20 year old Rupali Rakheja, student of College of Vocational Studies (CVS), has recently started a campaign to create awareness about the illegal construction of a building using the wall of Zafar Mahal. The campaign’s name is ‘I Stand for Zafar Mahal’ and is being actively promoted on both, online and offline portals.

Image credits: www.hindustantimes.com

Zafar Mahal, which is located in South Delhi, is considered to be the last monumental structure built as a summer palace during the fading years of the Mughal Era. The building has two components namely, the Mahal or the palace and the entrance gate that was reconstructed in the 19th century by Bahadur Shah Zafar II. 

Rupali says, “Zafar Mahal is a significant monument. Not many palaces of the Mughal Era survive in the city. The palace is beautiful and must be saved.” The steps to stop the encroachment were taken as early as in March, but the campaign was kick-started in May and has gathered a lot of support. Authorities weren’t very helpful and nobody wanted to get into the matter. Thus, Rupali and her team of supporters are trying to make the campaign viral on the social media as to create pressure on the authorities and bring such a grave issue in the limelight.

Zafar Mahal

“We’ve written to everyone from the Prime Minister to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the Media and all others who we think can help” said Rupali. On being asked about the importance of heritage of India and whether she thinks this initiative will set an example for it she said, “I believe it is very important for all of us to recognise the importance of our heritage. Grown-ups may forget it sometimes but the youth should be vigilant. We need to make everyone understand that these monuments are our getaways to the past. And as someone very rightly said, if you don’t know where you came from, you don’t know who you are.”

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Nishita Agarwal
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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