I’m pretty sure that all your dramatic expectations from college (courtesy of Bollywood) have been shattered by now, and you’re one with reality. Honestly, life at the University of Delhi (DU) is beyond estimation. It’s too thrilling to draw generalisations about. One moment, you may be sitting in your college lawns enjoying utter serenity, the next moment you’re part of a protest to get the back gate of your college re-opened for students.
Here is a skeleton of what you can expect during your three years of undergraduate study at the University:
If you have been to college, you must have seen people reaching out to you with “May I Help You” cards. That’s mainly a precursor to the Annual General Elections to the Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU). Each year, the student cabinet is democratically elected, the politics and campaigning of which remain a burning issue throughout the year.
While the odd semester is dominated by elections, even semesters are dominated by cultural fests organised by colleges affiliated to the University. These fests give students an opportunity to have some fun after their strenuous battle with the semester exams of the odd semester. Now, what’s interesting is that these fests are marked by guest appearances by celebrities and entries to these are open to all. A totally fantastic way to while away your time, that is!
Student politics being a very important part of the varsity, the latter witnesses strikes from the student as well as staff associations on matters carrying mammoth importance to the stakeholders. These along with other factors form the essence of life at DU.
Apart from the aforementioned points, the University offers ample opportunities to all those who are looking for it. With college societies covering extensive realms and participating in intra-University competitions, there are also some out-of-college (external) societies and groups that extend opportunities to those who are scouting for them. With a full-fledged democratic political set-up existing in the university, there’s also necessary exposure to those willing to venture out into that field. We really need some educated politicians, don’t we?
Feature Image Credits: Reacho