The University of Delhi is a dynamic place to be, and records new highs with various achievements but also new lows with several controversial issues taking place every year. With another academic session coming to its end, we bring to you another edition of The Best and Worst of Delhi University series.
The first part of the series is a walk through the new additions to the hall of fame of Delhi University where students and societies who have done the university proud find their name:
1. LSR’s ‘Basta’ presents business model at UN Headquarters
October 2015: Basta, aimed at creating employement for women, is a venture started by three students of Lady Sri Ram College for Women. They recycle and refashion waste flex banners into bags and pouches. The project was chosen from 300 contestants to be presented at the UN Headquarters, NYC.
Read the full article here: LSR’s Basta to present business model at UN Headquarters
2. Student awarded National RTI Awareness Award
October 2015: Second year Political Science student from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Himadrish Suwan, was awarded the National RTI Awareness Award for his work in the field of RTI activism. Suwan has filed over 100 RTI’S and also writes for many dailies and weeklies.
Read the full article here: Student awarded with National RTI Awareness Award
3. Social entrepreneurship model by SRCC students presented at UN
October 2015: Shreya Gupta and Harsh Agrawal, two students from SRCC and curators of project Sanjeevani, presented their model at the UN Headquarters. This was a part of the ‘Change the World Internship’, structured by US based Not for Profit organization, ‘A Million for a billion.’
Read the full article here: Social entrepreneurship model by SRCC students presented at UN
4. SRCC student sets Guinness World Record
October 2015: Mrityunjay Sharma, a student of third year B.Com (hons.) from SRCC set a Guinness World Record by playing a piano for 130 hours continuously. The record was earlier held by Polish pianist Romuald Koperski for 103 hours. Mrityunjay was awarded 1 lakh rupees by the college on achieving this feat.
Read the full article here: SRCC student sets Guinness World Record
5. Delhi University’s very own Modern Pentathlon Athlete
December 2015: Ragha Jamwal, a History student from DCAC, attained the second rank and was selected as an Indian qualifier for Olympics at Asian Championship’15 held in Beijing. Pentathlon is an infusion of five extremely difficult disciplines of sports including Fencing, Swimming, Pistol-Shooting, Show Jumping (Horse-Riding) and Running.
Read the full article here: Delhi University’s very own Modern Pentathlon athlete
6. Youngest recipient of the APJ Abdul Kalam award from DU
January 2016: Second year Political Science student from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Himadrish Suwan, was honored with the APJ Abdul Kalam award. The award is given to honour achievements towards social service and a clean, green, healthy and educated India. Himadrish became the youngest recipient of the award.
Read the full article here: Youngest recipient of APJ Abdul Kalam Award from DU
7. DU girl receives Rhodes Scholarship
January 2016: Rene Verma, a student of History from St. Stephen’s College, received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She wishes to study two Masters is subject programs, Women’s Studies and Film Aesthetics.
Read the full article here: DU girl receives Rhodes scholarship
8. KMC student plans to travel solo along the Golden Quadrilateral
March 2016: Kirori Mal College student, Keshav Kumar, embarked on a 6100 km journey to visit 13 states and 174 cities in 13 days. Through this journey, he seeks to find answers to questions about women’s safety and empowerment. He’ll also be visiting over 20 colleges to conduct talks and sessions with the students.
Read the full article here: KMC student plans solo trip across Golden Quadrilateral
9. Applied Psychology student makes it to WSEN Global Summit
March 2016: Sadiq Mobeen, a student from South Campus, has been selected for the World Student Environment Network’s 9th Global Summit: Sustainability Together. The summit is being organized by University of Sussex and Keele University in UK from 24 – 30 July.Read the full article here: Applied Psychology student makes it to WSEN Global Summit
10. Venky student wins gold at US Open World Championship for Karate
April 2016: Having recently won a gold medal for Karate at the US Open World Championship 2016, Bhaskar Sen, a student of Sri Venkateswara College, juggles engineering and his passion for Karate at the same time. He is a two-time gold medalist at the prestigious event.
Read full story here : In conversation with Bhaskar Sen, two-time gold medalist at US Open World Championship
11. Priyadarshini Chatterjee wins FBB Femina Miss India 2016
April 2016: Priyadarshini Chatterjee of Hindu College was crowned Femina Miss India 2016. She will be representing India at Miss World 2016 soon. This is the third consecutive time that Delhi University student has been crowned at the pageant.
Stay tuned for more articles within the series!