Ramanujan College


Ramanujan College, one of the constituent colleges of Delhi University signs deal with Management Centre Innsbruck (MCI) to promote knowledge.

On the 26th of November 2019, Ramanujan College announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Management Centre Innsbruck. MCI is an ‘entrepreneurial school’ based out of Innsbruck in the western state of Tyrol, in Austria. The institute provides bachelor’s and master’s programmes, along with an executive MBA, an executive Ph.D. course, and certificate courses.

The deal signed between the two institutes ensures the sharing of expertise between the two institutes along with student exchange programmes. The Student exchange programme agreed between the two institutes dictates that two students will be exchanged every academic year. Each institute will waive the tuition fees for the students coming from the other institute. Undergraduate and graduate students who have completed three semesters or two semesters, respectively, will be eligible for the student exchange programme.

The agreement also guarantees that both institutes will work towards conducting an exchange of academic staff, joint development, and organisation of academic programmes, courses or seminars and research between MCI and Ramanujan. Students of Ramanujan will also get an opportunity to pursue their master’s degree from MCI after completing their Bachelor in Ramanujan.

At present, Ramanujan College has 15 departments, 15 centers, 25 societies and more than 3000 students enrolled in various courses. The MCI is a premier entrepreneurial school with 3407 students, 210 internal and 997 external faculty members offering 25 study programmes leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as 7 executive master’s degrees and 16 certificate programmes. Both institutes hope that the MOU signed between them will help in sharing knowledge, experience, and goals and is expected to boost learning outcomes in the form of employability and research.


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Prabhanu Kumar Das

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With less than a month left for the new academic session to begin, the University has hiked the annual fee for many undergraduate courses.

A bulletin released on the Delhi University website on 19th June 2019 announced the revised annual fee structure for undergraduate courses. It saw an increase of at least INR 2,000 to INR 8,000 this year.

According to Hindustan Times, the fee structure of most of the courses in Gargi college has been revised by INR 2500 to INR 3000, the fee for B.A. (Hons.) Business Economics has gone up by as much as INR 14,000. The fee for the course was INR 26, 875 last year. Now, it is INR 41,220.

As reported by Hindustan Times, Promila Kumar, Principal of Gargi College said, “The University has approved B.A. (Hons.) in Business Economics as a self-finance course.” She added, “We have to generate our own funds to pay salary to teachers besides other expenses. We are not getting any grant from the University for the course,”

The insufficient funds were considered as the main reasons by the authorities for hiking the fees.

This pattern was noticed in Hindu College also. The fee structure for many courses including B.A. (Hons.) English was INR 14,790 previously but now has been increased to INR 17,310. Ramjas College saw the fee hike from INR 10,395 to INR 13,495. The average increase in fee ranges lies between INR 1500 and INR 3500 in many colleges including Aryabhatta College, Bhaskaracharya College for Applied Sciences, Delhi College for Arts and Commerce, Deshbandhu College, Hindu College, Indraprastha College for Women, Miranda House, Motilal Nehru College, and Ramjas college.

The new bulletin also mentions the increase in fee for many courses by INR 8,000 in Ramanujan College and Institute of Home Economics. Previously, the fee for courses such as B. Sc. (Hons.) Home Science and Microbiology were INR 19,675. It  now amounts to INR 28,890.

In Janki Devi Memorial College and Shaheed Rajguru College Of Applied Sciences For Womem, the increase in fee structure is somewhere between INR 4,000 and INR 5,000.

Rakesh Jha, a member of Executive Council of the University said, “We strongly demand the rollback of fee hike as it is very much against the higher education accessible to every section of the society. The drastic cut in UGC grants has brought such a situation. Just imagine what will happen when we will be force to take loan from Higher Education Financing Agency. The result will be students’ fees in lakhs to repay the loans.”

The authorities blamed “routine revision” which has resulted in demands for rollback of the increase in fee as it was against making higher education more accessible.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times and Scroll)

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Antriksha Pathania
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During Sabrang, the annual cultural fest of Deshbandhu College, extreme mismanagement led to disappointment among the participants of the group folk dance event.

On 5th March 2019, Riwayat the folk-dance society of Deshbandhu College organised Ruhaaniyat, a group folk dance competition as part of their annual cultural fest, Sabrang. The event saw extreme mismanagement on the part of the organisers due to which there was a time clash between the folk dance and fashion society’s event. Although, the event saw participation from 11 teams but only nine were able to perform, out of which Ramanujan College was disqualified.

Abhishek, the President of the Bhangra Regiment, the folk dance Society of Ramanujan College stated that the competition at Deshbandhu was cancelled by the teachers due to mismanagement after more than half of the teams had already performed. He stated, “Even our team was disqualified. According to them, we took time in microphone set-up when it was discussed with their co-ordinator before hand.”  Shubhanshi Bharadwaj, President of Nazaakat, the folk dance society of Gargi College claimed that it was one of the worst competitions they took part in. “While we were performing , we were asked to step down during the performance because of time constraints. Fashion societies were also waiting for their event to begin. In all this ruckus, two societies couldn’t perform.”

The Bhangra Society of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College and Bhangra Inspire from Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College even after waiting till 6 p.m, all ready with their outfits, were not able to perform at the competition. The President of Bhangra Inspire said, “The organisers started the fashion show abruptly and told us that we will perform after. But they continued with the fashion show for a long time. We asked them to let us perform since we had been waiting for long in our costumes. But we weren’t allowed.” Post this, the teams had a heated discussion with the teachers and the Student Union where the teams demanded that the event be cancelled.  But the Union opposed this and an announcement to conduct the event the next day was made. However, it became impossible for different societies to return to perform the next day for the competition. A week later, the President of Riwayat, the folk dance society of Deshbandhu College texted the members of Mridang, the folk dance society of Miranda House and Nrityakriti, folk dance society of Maitreyi College that they have secured first and second position respectively.

Shubhashini also stated that teachers were being extremely disrespectful towards the teams. She added “When the presidents of different societies went to talk to the teacher, she told them she will slap them or ask the bouncers to throw us out. It was so disrespectful and  disheartening to see a teacher behave this way.”

The President of Riwayaat accepted the occurrence of mismanagement. She said, “The event began extremely late because of the inauguration. Everything got delayed and the fashion society started demanding the stage to conduct their own event. All this led to a huge ruckus.” Talking about their decision to release the results a week after the even she said, “Other teams who had performed demanded that the results should be announced. We understand it was a mistake on our part  but it was our duty to disclose the results.”


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A research was conducted by the Innovation Project team of Ramanujan College, titled “Designing Distribution Channel Strategy: Forging Consumer and Product Synchrony” under the Project code “RNC- 302”.

The research conducted by the Innovation Project team of Ramanujan College, University of Delhi, titled “Designing Distribution Channel Strategy: Forging Consumer and Product Synchrony” under the Project code “RNC- 302” dealt with drawing a relationship between consumer preferences and distribution channel preferred (local kirana, malls or online) for a particular type of commodity for a given city, under various parameters. The 3 principal operators of this project were Dr. K. Latha, Ms. Isha Gupta and Mr. Rakesh Singh, accompanied by Mr. Pulkit Garg (Country Head of Operations) Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd.) as mentor. The student members were Aakar Mangla, Akshit Kakkar, Aditya Sharma, Bharat Anand, Jamaaluddin, Jyoti Tyagi, Kanak Bohra, Pragya Parashar, Ranjeeta Sharma and Saurabh Singh. The team compiled 4 research papers, out of which 3 were focused on individual cities and the 4th one was a joint study of all the cities.

The study aimed to understand the quantitative and qualitative horizons of consumer behavior in different tiers of Indian cities like, Delhi- a metropolitan, Panipat- a developing business hub and Mussoorie- a tourist destination. The results of the study were based on primary data collected by conducting a survey of 600 individuals (200 in each city) of diverse ages, in the selected cities. The sample in each city was stratified and random, and components of study considered only Groceries (oil, grains, confectionery, etc.) and Electronics (Mobile handsets, refrigerators, computers, etc.), which were judged on following parameters-seller’s goodwill, price, product quality, availability, convenience, discount, packaging, timely delivery and payment security.

The outcome of the study showed that even with the recent expansion of online portals and malls, local kirana stores remain to be a prominent feature of Indian shopping experience in most cities. The reasons being: convenient, ready availability, product quality, and seller’s goodwill. However, offering discounts, attractive prices, and providing honest reviews proves to be a setback for local kiranas. The outcome was reached upon after an extensive and comprehensive study of these cities. Various innovations and business ideas are given in the research papers compiled by the team which would prove to be of enormous help to new entrepreneurs trying to step into this arena. With online portals growing at this pace, local kiranas and malls are required to undergo a makeover to recapture the customer base they have been losing. Hence, any innovation which could bring this revolution would be more than welcomed.

For more information, watch the short film about their project here.


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 Joyee Bhattacharya

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 This year with the organisation completing 10 successful years, the festival was celebrated with more enthusiasm and grandeur. The atmosphere was a blend of intense passion and high emotions, as the top nukkad teams performed amidst an awestruck audience. Jazba stepped away from the mainstream and invited 30 young children from NGO’s like PVR Nest and Sai Sanrachana instead of any famous personalities as the chief guests for the event.
The winners of the competition are as follows: 1st- Institute of Home Economics 2nd- Shivaji College 3rd- Maharaja Agrasen College 
Best Script- Gargi College Best actor- Navdeep (Ramjas College) Best actress- Devika (Gargi College) Aman Saxena Memorial Best Music Award – Maharaja Agrasen College   Press release by Ramanujan College]]>

DSCN2268   The first event of the day was Game ff Codes which was based on C++ Coding. The event was conducted in two rounds. The first round included 15 teams from colleges like G.B. Pant, DTU, Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Ramanujan College battling it out to proceed to the final round. In this round the participants had to answer a series of multiple choice questions in a 30 minute time span. The top six teams made it through to the final round where they were given one hour to create two C ++ Codes. The fastest team, which turned out to be Yashbir and Prashant from G.B. Pant, was declared the winner. The second event of the day was the IT Debate, which was conducted in the auditorium. There were two rounds in this event as well. The first round was more of an extempore where participants were given 1:30 minutes to speak on the topic given to them and a grace of 30 seconds to sum up their conclusion. The participants were given the freedom to choose their stance on the topic. However, in the second round this was not the case. It was followed in a turncoat format, that is, each participant had to speak both for and against the motion. A total of 5 minutes was given to each participant. The winner of this event was Deepu from Deshbandhu College who spoke on the topic “Social Networking Sites are a threat to society” and the second prize went to Lashika from Ramanujan College. A few other events were taking place together in three different locations. LAN Gaming included Counter Strike where 6 teams of 5 members from DTU, Maharaja Agrasen, JIMS, Deshbandhu and Ramanujan were battling it out for the first position. Each match was of 5 rounds and the winning team needed 3 to win. The winners were Sohail, Amay, Pawan,Prince and Sparsh from Maharaja Agrasen College while the second prize went to Sameer, Abhijeet and Harshvardhan from Ramanujan College. Another popular gaming event was Flappy Bird. The rules were simple. Each participant was to be given two chances and the summation of points scored in these two chances would ultimately decide the winner. FIFA too had a good amount of registrations coming in from different colleges. A knockout system was followed and out of 10 participants, 3 were sent to the final round which was held on Day 2. rubik's cube (3) Another attraction was the Rubix Cube event. There were about 12 participants from colleges like G.B. Pant, Ramanujan, Maharaja Agrasen, SRCC and Deshbandhu. There were two rounds. The first round demanded the participants to complete one colour within 3 minutes. Then a pattern was given to the participants who had to complete the pattern in 2 and half minutes. In the final round, the participants had to complete the whole Rubix Cube and the fastest one to do so was Vishal Bhatt from G.B. Pant who won the first prize. Finally the treasure hunt was conducted in the Archery Field, for which about 14 teams signed up. The rules stated that in order to search for a clue, a team had to complete a dare. This dare – clue cycle went on about five times. These clues were pieces to a puzzle which formed an IT device which was to be identified by the team who collected the clues. Clues were made in sets of five and the name of the teams was mentioned on the envelope. Accordingly, the teams had to find the clues in their name. The results for this event were also declared the next day. To sum up Day 1, the fest was well organized, and except for some minor time constraints, it exceeded all expectations, as this was the first batch of B.Tech Computer Science students in Ramanujan College. techno hunt Day 2 kicked off with a presentation by AISEC IIT Delhi, which focused on their Global Entrepreneurs Program. Immediately after that, the IT Quiz began, with a total of 7 teams participating. The Quiz consisted of three rounds, which tested the teams’ knowledge of technology, IT brands and the internet. It ended with an exciting final round in which the teams formed questions for each other! Tushar and Dipojjal from MSIT came first while Renu from DTU came in second, after performing admirably during all three rounds. Following that, Bug Off, a programming event took place with 10 participants who had to fix 5 errors in the C++ codes in 45 minutes. Manish and Prashant from G.B. Pant took home the first and second prize respectively. The next event lined up for the day was Brainteasers, which was held in the auditorium. The 13 participants were tested through word puzzles, Sudoku and a tagline detecting round. While Renu from DTU came second, Digvijay was announced the winner. codethon(finals) The afternoon session saw a seminar being organised for the students with Dr. S.K Matto as the Chief Guest. He spoke at length about Alan Turing, the Father of Computer Science after whom the event Turington had been named. He also spoke about the importance of a holistic education system and went on to commend the organisers and the participants for their effort. Webiesta, a web designing competition followed the seminar. The participants had to crack a Login Page, to reach the Target Page, which then had to be designed. Manish from G.B. Pant, who’d also won Bug Off, came first, followed by Keshav from Ramanujan College. The LAN Gaming results from the two days were also announced. For the FIFA event, Naman from Deshbandhu College emerged victorious while Vandit came second. For Need for Speed, Tarun (BCIIT) and Ambesh (Amity University) were declared first and second respectively. Ishaan Sengupta  Priyanka Banerjee Image credits: Pawan Pandey]]>