College Admissions: 5 Things to know about Hindu College

College Admissions: 5 Things to know about Hindu College

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Life at Hindu College. (Image: MakeMyStudy)
Life at Hindu College. (Image: MakeMyStudy)

Hindu College is one of the oldest colleges under the University of Delhi. In fact, it was founded before the University of Delhi came to being in 1899.

The college ranks high among all top college rankings, on the shoulders of nearly a 100 staffers, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Science, Commerce and Humanities. Founded by Krishan Dassji Gurwale, under the Punjab University, it moved to Delhi University after the body was set up.

What is the admission procedure in Hindu College?

Admissions in Hindu College too are made on the basis of merit of each candidate. Admissions are open for all people in this college. This college provides full-time programs in Science, Commerce and Humanities. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses can be pursued here.

However, due to its popularity and widespread prestige factor, it is not easy to earn admission in the Hindu College. Applicants are from each and every corner of India. The competition level
is high.

At the beginning of admissions, the college authority declares their cut off percentage for each course. The ones who have the required percentage may seek admission and if there are seats left after the first merit list is out, the second cut off percentage will be disclosed.

The candidates will have to fill in the Pre-Admission Form available in the official website of Delhi University. Hindu College follows the reservation criteria of the Delhi University. The minimum eligibility of getting into an undergraduate course is 10+2 or HSC.

The 5 things you ought to know about life in Hindu College

1. Legitimate Democracy:

This is the only college under Delhi University which has its own Parliament. This makes one acquainted with the real life politics early on in life. Each year the Prime Ministerial candidate addresses through the symposium society’s platform.

2. Dedication to Literature:

While many colleges have departmental fests, the scale and dedication to the Literature fest Musha’irah is on another level at the Hindu College. There is an author’s conclave, where the college invites celebrated novelists to interact with the audience, on-the-spot writing contests, book shows and conclaves.

What’s more – prominent figures like Gulzar, Romila Thapar, Salman Khurshid, Shashi Tharoor and others have been known to frequent the event.

3. Internship and Placement Cell:

Hindu College is known for a dedicated recruitment and internship cell ‘Abhyas’. One of three placement cells in the college (Disha and the Finance and Investment Cell being the other two), the Abhyas cell connects potential employers with Hindu college students – companies that have come by looking for interns have included Outlook India, Happily Unmarried, Design Karkhana, Philip Morris International, Indiabulls and Teach For India (as per the official website).

Apart from the importance of internships, the internship cell also recognises the importance of keeping students connected with companies – they hold lectures and discussions from professionals (including alumni).

4. Bharat Ram Centre:

Making students owners and custodians of a core segment of a college’s historic landmark – can you imagine that happening anywhere? It’s the case at Hindu College, where a historic munitions store structure (think British-era), was renovated, turned it into a student’s art gallery and was handed over for student use.

Students hold exhibitions for their photo and art work, catch up conversations and read books here.

5. Sports focus:

With a large and expansive sports varsity, Hindu College’s focus on sports is as spot-on as possible, considering the fact that most think of it only as an academic nerve centre. Student flock to play volleyball and basketball here, while the Commonwealth Games in 2010 used the varsity as a venue to host Rugby Sevens.

Like what we have to say about Hindu College? Or would you like to contribute to our expansive list? Connect with the comments section below. And if you like this piece, you may like to catch up on what we have had to say about other colleges:

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