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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

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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