Hindu College provides an energetic and joyful environment
by Mahesh Rathi
There's a road that divides St. Stephens College and Hindu College. Both are the top colleges of Delhi, and the competition is therefore consistently very high. If they produce a topper in a particular year, Hindu has to do it the following year. College's environment had a huge impact on our progress. The college offered various things for students with different interests. Like, if your interest in sports, the college has appointed coaches for many sports. Likewise, if you are into politics, no college will teach you political lessons better than the Hindu College. Hindu College has its own parliament and students are seen debating on various issues in that. Not just students but even principal and teachers are also a part of this organization. Student life can be made remarkable only through societies. At Hindu College, students have various such societies to be a part of. During my time, there were 30+ societies, and I am sure the number would have seen an uptick by now. I was a part of Vivre's film and photography society and received a lot of appreciation for my work for the society.
B. Com is what I studied at Hindu College. Education can be judged on the basis of teachers and the facilities that are provided. Hindu College has really nice classrooms where chairs, fans, ACs are nicely maintained. The nice and big library takes care of the academic front quite well. Adequate of everything can be found in the labs and most importantly, HODs would monitor the progress of students as the list of weak students would reach them well before the exams. Such students have to face a hard time as failing in Hindu college can be very dreadful. Thus, the academics part of Hindu college is unquestionable.
If I have to rate them on experience, it would be 11 on 10. On the knowledge front, they are one shade more, so 12 on 10. They were strict only when required, as if and only things didn't work with them. As it's transcribed in Bhagwad Geeta that there's nothing in life called in-between. Likewise, either you impress them with any talent you have or be serious about studies. There's no way out as you can come to college for chill but have to be good at least one or the other thing.
College management and seniors from close quarters monitor Hindu College placement cell. One has to keep good terms with both, and you will have average placements from the campus itself. Companies like NMDC, GAIL, SAIL and JSW Steel have been college recruiters for a long time. Also, sports industries such as SG, GM, and BMW have started coming because the importance that college has started given to sports after the college grounds were renovated during the 2010 Common Wealth Games have paved the way for a nice sporting future for the students. Placements percentage is decent, and so are the packages figures that are offered to students.
The College campus has a boys hostel but with minimal capacity. It's equally tough to get admitted there as it is to get admissions in this college. The boy's hostel was filthy, though as students would hardly take care of it. It was strict to get to the hostels for the outsiders, but Delhi being Delhi, everything can be managed. On a personal note, I was not so impressed with the hostel of the Hindu College.
Hindu College campus is like a Bollywood movie set as everything is so captivating about Hindu College. The entrance is followed by a huge garden that is followed by the academic buildings. There's a separate building for practical labs, which is at the rear side. Behind the academic buildings there's a beautiful playing surface and right adjacent to it, you will find the college canteen. Canteen's Rajma Chawal is a must if you are from the college or planning to join the Hindu College. There's a V-Shaped tree beside the playground, and you will find posters of politicians or Bollywood celebs on that tree quite often. Aspiring cricketers occupied college grounds, so basketball court was the only option for students like us, and Hindu college was where I learned some basketball tricks.
Getting admitted to the Hindu College is a matter of pride, but some students take it as a privilege. Hence, bullying was seen, and juniors would not be as comfortable with seniors as they should. A senior will always remind you that they are seniors, but once you have made friends, life becomes fun at the college. The Hindu College is a place to experience some of the best moments as parliamentary debates, sporting events, and college fests will always keep you going. Having seen the life at the college in the South, I can say it's much different.
I did my graduation from Sri Venkateswara College, South campus, and for PG, I came to the North campus. North Campus has its perks, and Hindu is again one of the best colleges of DU. Not many DU colleges offer M.Sc programs, and Chemistry being my preferred subject, Hindu was among just the few options that I had. Hindu was in my plan B initially, but after studying here, all I can say is, I did the right thing. The college has a long history from being affiliated with Punjab University to comi... Read Full Review
Hindu College was established in 1899. Initially, it was affiliated under Punjab University but now it is a constituent college under Delhi University, further, situated in New Delhi. The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for science, commerce, and humanities. In 2020, the college was successfully ranked 3rd by the NIRF, under the ministry of HRD. Also, the college got the star college tag for the top-notch biotechnology department by the ministry of science and technology. H... Read Full Review