Maitreyi College recently organised an event in collaboration with Central Government’s Department of Biotechnology


In the first of a series of events, Delhi University’s (DU) South Campus institution, Maitreyi College organized an interactive session for school students to gain knowledge on environment issues, increasing pollution in the river Yamuna and the practice of waste segregation.


The college hosted students from around eighty schools in the city to visit its campus in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi and interact with the University students and faculty. The event – a conference as well as an interaction, was organized in collaboration with the Department of Biotechnology of the Central Government on Friday, August 29th, 2019.




The school students were given an opportunity to express their understanding of the issues of climate change and river pollution, through the means of skits, short films and a poster-making competition.

This move is in line with the recent developments of environmental concern around the world. They not only include the local issue of the flooding of the river Yamuna and its poor state of cleanliness, but also occurrences such as that of the Amazon Rainforest’s wildfire, unabated rise in the level of microplastics in our water bodies, and the rapidly emerging concern of e-waste in the current global environment.


Chairman of the Governing Body of Maitreyi College, Shri Balaganpathy Devarkonda, said in a conversation with The Times of India, “…such events are important to bridge the gap between elementary and higher education and encourage students to indulge in discussion.”


The interaction of the students saw the mention of the Jal Shakti Ministry that has been recently introduced by the government to address the crisis of water management in the country. Students also discoursed regarding the potential way forward for the resolution of the crisis and pledged to take positive steps towards water conservation and cultivating a clean and green environment for all.



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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.

26 college fests were considered in the making of the tally. The selection of these 26 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:

Gargi College
Lady Shri Ram College
Kamala Nehru College
Jesus and Mary College
Sri Venkateswara College
Daulat Ram College
Miranda House
Hindu College
Hansraj College
Dyal Singh College (Evening)
Moti Lal Nehru College (Morning)
Keshav Mahavidyalaya
Shri Guri Gobind Singh College of Commerce
SGTB Khalsa College
SGND Khalsa College
Mata Sundri College
Ramanujan College
Bharati College
Maitreyi College
Indraprastha College for Women
PGDAV College(Morning)
Maharaja Agrasen College
Kalindi College
Deshbandhu College
Ram Lal Anand College
Shyama Prasad Mukherji College

Top Three Positions

Nrityakriti, the folk dance society of Maitreyi College, bagged the first position with 31 points. The Bhangra team of SGND Khalsa College followed at the second position with 29 points, while Nazaakat (Gargi College) secured 16 points.

Points Tally: Indian Music

The Winning Society at a Glance

Nrityakriti told DU Beat- “Nrityakriti has lot more, other  than just dancing, today if this success has been possible it’s only because of the dedication, the hard work, and the patience each member of the family has put in. Tears, sweat,  blood that we shed the entire season is all worth it at the end.  We have been trying to carry the legacy forward that our seniors and super-seniors have set. Lastly I would also like to thank our choreographer and instructor Mr. Sanjay Bagri for his immense contribution to the family.”

Performing Members

Sonali (President)
Anushka (Vice President)
Deepika Barman and Ayushi Gusain (Treasurers)
Madhini Subramanian
Meetali Tayal
Prachi Sharma
Mudita Singh
Smriti Chand
Shreya Sawhney
Ashwathy B
Gauri Dhancholia
Shweta Mehta
Mamta kumari
Vaishnavi khandelwal
Neha Bisht
Aanchal Bhati
Aishwarya Jaiswal
Shivangi Sharma
Neha Yadav
Himanshi Mehra
Gayathri Ravikumar
Richa Gupta

Winners Tally

Out of the colleges included in the tally, Nrityakriti secured victorious positions at the following college fests:

1st: Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Mata Sundri College, Bharti College, Moti Lal Nehru College (Morning), Ram Lal Anand College

2nd: SGTB Khalsa College, Deshbandhu College, Hansraj College, Sri Venkateswara College, PGDAV (Morning) College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College

3rd: Hindu College, IP College

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Political feud or economic conceit, moral depravity or social detriment – it all calls for a strong crossfire at Trenchant, The English Debating Society of Maitreyi College. With an aim to spread myriad ideas and express the most interesting and thought provoking opinions during the Vigilance Awareness Week 2016, an Intra – College Debate Competition was organized on 2nd November.

The event began with a warm welcome to all the chief guests of the session which included Manish Tondon (CVC), Satish Nagpal (CVO), Dr. Yaduvanshi (Zonal Manager, PNB) and Sh. N.D. Bansal (Circle Head). The motion of the debate competition was declared as the following: This house believes that in India, there is ample participation of public in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption. The students participated in teams of two, with one speaker for, and the other against the motion. There were a total number of five teams, that is, ten speakers who enlightened the audience with powerful statements which accentuated the fact that the citizens of the country have enough power to eradicate corruption while enhancing the values of honesty, goodness and unity at the same time. Anjali Sahu, Tavishi Verma and Yogya Gautam bagged the First, Second and Third Position of this year’s debate competition, respectively.

After the debate, a ‘Share to Care’ initiative was organized where all the participants, judges as well as the members of the audience came together to create a healthy discussion on the battle against corruption and the importance of our consistent efforts to make a difference by raising our voice against it through such speeches and debate competitions. A few students shared their experiences of fighting corruption on a small but significant scale through situations as common as with a constable at a sweet shop to something as ‘openly yet secretively’ done like a bribe taken by a traffic policeman. Mr. Manish Tondon, then also joined in on his experience of being offered to get a driver’s license made by giving a substantial amount of bribe.

At the end, Sh. N.D Bansal gave a speech about the most essential measures for eradication of corruption by the youth and explained a four pillar strategy which must be followed earnestly by every citizen of the nation. The four pillars thus, involved Prevention, Enforcement, Education and Cooperation.

“For me, what made the Vigilance Awareness Week a grand success was the sheer amount of hard work and the sense of commitment from everyone involved in the event and the ‘share to care’ initiative which, I’m glad to say, was not only relatable to our fellow college students but also to those with high authorities such as our Tondon Sir. Steps like these strengthen our hope in ourselves as agents of change, big or small.” said Nimisha Sinha, President of Trenchant.

Thus, the debating society of Maitreyi College successfully played an extremely important role in the Vigilance Awareness Week 2016 and accomplished in doing their bit as responsible citizens as well as the voice of youth.

(With Inputs from Mallika, Swati and Kashika)
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