A team of three students from the Department of Geology affiliated to Hansraj College were crowned as winners at Protolith’17, a technical symposium on geology and geophysics organised by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB).

IIT Bombay organised the second edition of Protolith, a national-level technical symposium on geology and geophysics from 6th to 8th October 2017, in which 170 students belonging to 17 universities from all over the country took part. There were myriad events organised in which teams from various universities had to battle it out to emerge triumphant. The events were Quiz, Modelino, Poster Presentation, Pirates of Protolith, Geoclick, Encuesta, Game of Stones, Get the Mineral, Lithofill, and Geodrama. Apart from these competitions, there were several workshops and talks on various topics like XRD, micropaleontology, rock mechanics, etc.

A team of three students represented the Department of Geology affiliated to Hansraj College, University of Delhi, at Protolith 2017. The participants were Suryaa Bhatia, Saagar Bhatia, and Aakash Gupta who are fourth-year students of B.Sc. (H)-M.Sc. Geology Integrated. Together they managed to bag the first prize in Poster Presentation, Pirates of Protolith, and Modelino and the second prize in Quiz and Geoclick.

The quiz involved a screening round and then a final round where all the 17 universities participated. The five teams that answered the most questions correctly advanced to the final round. The questions were based on geology, geophysics, and oceanography. Hansraj College came second in the final round of Quiz.

The poster presented by Hansraj College was on the topic ‘Radon Anomaly as a Precursor to Earthquake’. The poster was evaluated by esteemed professors and dignitaries in the field of earth science who adjudged it as being worthy of the first position. Modelino was a model making competition, where participants had to demonstrate any phenomenon of earth science through models. Hansraj College’s winning model was on ‘Radon Anomaly as a Precursor to Earthquake’.  It explained how radon spikes can be used to predict an earthquake by calculating the magnitude, epicentral distance from the radon anomaly monitoring station, and the time between the radon spike and the earthquake occurrence.

Suryaa Bhatia’s picture that captured the beautiful stratigraphy of Kutch won the second position at Geoclick, a photography competition. The team also participated in Pirates of Protolith. In the prelims, they were asked several questions on structural geology revolving around discontinuity surface, faults, anticline, and syncline. The final round involved a puzzle that could be solved with the help of the Brunton compass and geological knowledge. The team was declared the winner in this event.

After securing positions in five out of ten competitions, Hansraj College was crowned victorious and was awarded with a winner’s trophy for the same.


Feature Image Credits: Suryaa Bhatia

Sandeep Samal
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The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the University Grant Commission, visited Hansraj College on 3rd & 4th August where the ‘Quality status’ of the institute was audited.  The college has been accredited by the NAAC team with a CGPA of 3.62 and a grade point of A+.

In the context of Higher Education, the accreditation status indicates that the particular Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) – a College, a University, or any other recognised Unit therein, meets the standards of quality as set by the Accreditation agency, in terms of its performance, related to the educational processes and outcomes, covering the curriculum, teaching-learning, evaluation, faculty, research, infrastructure, learning resources, organisation, governance, financial well-being, and student services.

Among DU colleges, Shri Ram College of Commerce became the leader of NAAC’s point table with a score of 3.65, beating Hansraj College by a small margin. It is followed by Miranda House and Lady Shri Ram College with a score of  3.61 each and Hindu College with a score of 3.60.

NAAC’s Top 10 scorers in the University of Delhi with CGPA are:

  • Shri Ram College of Commerce: 3.65
  • Hansraj College: 3.62
  • Miranda House: 3.61
  • Lady Shri Ram College: 3.61
  • Hindu College: 3.60
  • Kirori Mal College: 3.54
  • SGTB Khalsa College: 3.41
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College: 3.36
  • Kamla Nehru College: 3.33
  • IP College for Women: 3.33

DU beat congratulates the College and its students for the glorious feat.


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Sandeep Samal

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The Department of Sports and Physical Sciences of Hansraj College organised a Sports Orientation on 29 August 2017. The event also marked the 102nd birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand, a day which is celebrated as National Sports Day. The highlight of the event was the felicitation of the Sports Council which came into being for the first time in the history of Hansraj College.
The Principal, Ms. Rama, inaugurated the event with the lighting of a lamp with Dr. M.P. Sharma, Head of Hansraj Sports Department. This was followed by speeches by the two professors. The Principal, along with the Sports Department, felicitated the first Sports Council of the college.
The Sports Council will seek to organise and regulate several sports-related events for the college throughout the academic year. This will include organising an annual Sports Day in the college and several sports meets and interactions. Events like circuit training, boot camps, and walkers groups are also a part of the Council’s vision.
Along the lines of their motto, “Come and Play”, the Council hopes to facilitate student participation in different sports. The Council also announced that an annual Hansraj Sports Magazine will be published by the its editorial board.

The Investment and Finance Cell, Department of Commerce, Hans Raj College organised Stock Guru – a freshers’ inter-college mock stock competition on 9th October 2015. The competition was the first of its kind organised in Delhi University for the ongoing academic year. It witnessed a footfall of over 400 participants, who represented colleges from all over Delhi.

The competition comprised of two main rounds – the prelims and the finals, which were further divided into two rounds each. The event turned out to be a learning and a highly enriching experience for first-year students, who were acquainted with the rudiments of stock markets and portfolio management. The participants showed keen interest in learning new concepts; and with the simulation being skilfully designed and implemented by the organisers, they got to know about various aspects of finance. After two intensely occupying rounds, the results were declared, with the prize money and goodies from Worlds of Wonder being distributed on the spot.

The winners were as follows: First position – Aarush Jain and Rohan Bhatia from SSCBS; First runner-up: Sankalp Vohra from Sri Venkateswara College; and Second runner-up: Gagandeep Singh from SGGSCC.

On the whole, the competition was effective in giving the students an insight into the nitty gritties of the finance world.


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Sudhant Yadav

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BITS Pilani recently conducted the BITS Open Sports Meet(BOSM), its annual sports fest from the 18th-22nd of September. The fest, in its 30th edition witnessed record attendance as well as participation. Colleges from all over India descended on the golden sands of Pilani to give stellar performances. Many new sports events were added to the itinerary. BOSM also hosted its first ever prof-show, a music concert by the immensely popular electro- indie band “The F16s”. The organizing clubs and departments then kept the crowd entertained with numerous fun games and events- like Human Foosball, zorbing, street football and Anti-Chess. The renewal of the LAN gaming competition was a hit as well, witnessing huge crowds either to play or just enjoy the action!


Several colleges from DU had participated in BOSM this year. Shri Ram College of Commerce clean swept all 3 categories in the Chess competitions. The basketball teams from SRCC also put forth telling performances on the court and deservedly won the boys’ event and narrowly lost out in the finals in the girls’ event. The boys beat the equally amazing Hans Raj in the final. Sri Venkateswara, or Venky as their fans here called them, comfortably won the football event beating BITS Dubai in the final.


The fest was a roaring success, right from the opening ceremony to the finals on the last day, everyone who attended had been thoroughly entertained. The rain, as is customary during every BOSM, tried to throw the spanner in the works on the opening day itself, but the sheer enthusiasm of the audience and the resilience of the participants and the organizing committee was enough to chase the clouds away and BOSM went off just as planned.

How the fest betters itself next year, only remains to be seen.The success it had this year was unprecedented.