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A thing that brings all the aspirants of the University of Delhi in this country to a sense of fascination is the University’s engagement with the performing arts. With a plethora of opportunities in fields like dance, music, dramatic, students are exposed to the discipline and the adventure of the arts that interest them. DU Beat brings to you the first of the six installations of its analysis of the top society in DU. The hard work was persistent, and the competition heartening. Let’s delve into who made the cut and how.

The best college society in each category was selected by creating a tally of the top 3 positions that could be won at various events. The society that secured the 1st position was awarded 3 points, the society that secured the 2nd position was awarded 2 points, and finally, the society securing the 3rd position was awarded 1 point.

42 college fests were considered in the making of the tally. The selection of these 42 colleges was based upon an analysis done by speaking with members of numerous college societies, and tracking the fests they considered most prestigious. The considered colleges are:

1. Gargi College
2. Miranda House
3. Shri Ram College of Commerce
4. Hindu College
5. Hansraj College
6. Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
7. Zakir Hussain Delhi College (Morning)
8. Kirori Mal College
9. Jesus and Mary College
10. Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
11. Mata Sundri College
12. Kamala Nehru College
13. Motilal Nehru College
14. Satyawati College
15. Ramanujan College
16. Indraprastha College
17. Sri Venkateswara College
18. Daulat Ram College
19. Lady Shri Ram College
20. Ramjas College
21. Dyal Singh College (Evening)
22. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
23. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
24. Lady Irwin College
25. College of Vocational Studies
26. Sri Aurobindo College
27. Maitreyi College
28. Institute of Home Economics
29. Aryabhatta College
30. Bharati College
31. PGDAV College (Morning)
32. Shivaji College
33. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
34. Zakir Hussain Delhi College (Evening)
35. Sri Aurobindo College (Evening)
36. Deshbandhu College
37. Shyama Prasad Mukherji College38. Keshav Mahavidyalaya

39. Janki Devi Memorial College

40. Ram Lal Anand College

41. Shaheed Rajguru College

Top Three Positions
The top society in western dance, with a total of 46 points, is Spardha (Shaheed Bhagat Singh College). A close second goes to Crunk (Sri Aurobindo College) with 42 points, and the third position has been won by Enliven of Gargi College with 35 points.

Points Tally: Western Dance

The Winning Society at a glance

Mayank Rathaur, the President of Spardha, shared his thoughts on this victory with DU Beat- “This team has always focused on hard work more than anything.  We have been known for being different and fearless with the styles we perform. Here in Spardha “we practice like we never won and perform like we never lost!” Two years back, we were absolutely nothing and when I read the article of the Best Western Dance Society of 2016-17, it was a dream to see Spardha’s name in the coming years. Feels amazing that my dream has finally come true and it is only because of our choreographers and the hard work of all the team members that we managed to reach to the top.
Started from the bottom, now we’re here!”

Performing members

Mayank Rathaur (President)
Anant Sharma (Vice President)
Anushka Shukla (Secretary)
Arvind Sarawagi
Akshit Lamba
Sumit Kumar
Kapish Sirohi
Shubham Tyagi
Alisha Solanki
Priyanshu Khandelwal
Aseem Aggarwal
Nupur Malik
Devyani Grover
Shreeja Yadav
Tamanna Saini
Shashank Rohilla
Rahul Ashok Thakur
Abhishek Dubey
Ashi Adhikari
Himanshi Deshwal

Winners Tally 

From the colleges in our consideration, Spardha won at the following college’s competitions:
1st: Zakir Hussain College (Evening), Indraprastha College for Women, Sri Venkateswara College, Lady Shri Ram College, College of Vocational Studies, Sri Aurobindo College, Daulat Ram College, PGDAV College (Morning), Ram Lal Anand College, Shaheed Rajguru College

2nd: Maitreyi College, Ramjas College, Hansraj College, Hindu College, Miranda House, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Janki Devi Memorial College

3rd: Mata Sundri College, Institute of Home Economics

Data Analysis and Compilation by:

Sakshi Arora

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Anushree Joshi

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Feature Image Designed by:

Palak Mittal for DU Beat

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