Things to do in Delhi University (DU) for a wholesome experience

It is a known fact that Delhi University has the best academic courses across subjects. It has the best courses in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering subjects, physical sciences, and commerce subjects.  Most of the students with a high percentage (that is more than 90) get admission in Delhi University colleges.

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Someone with a dream of getting a good job or getting admission into the best institutions takes admissions into the Delhi University. However, A college experience should not be limited to academics, jobs or just thinking about higher studies. The college experience should also be aimed at holistic development and provide you an experience beyond academics as well.

This article will be going to discuss seven things you can do or explore at Delhi University. In your three or four years undergraduate program, you get a chance to explore many other things apart from academics. This article will talk about different things you can do in your undergraduate or postgraduate program at Delhi University.

Internships

You can explore various internships at Delhi University. Every college has its placement cell and internship cell at Delhi University. Internships are really important and strengthen your CV. Some of the companies that visit Delhi University every year are Mckinsey& Company, MakeMyTrip, Microsoft, Axis Bank, Deloitte, etc. Many of the DU students also got work from home internship due to COVID. ‘

Hansraj College, Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College, Hindu College have some of the best placement cells in Delhi University. You can get internships in any sector ranging from IT to social sector as per your interest, aspirations, aptitude, and the course of interest.

Societies and Clubs

Delhi University has societies and clubs for every interest of yours. The interest can be academic as well as recreational. There is an economic society, a political science society, a psychology society, and a society for every other discipline in your college. There are dance clubs, theatre clubs,  gaming clubs, debating clubs, board gaming clubs, and so on.

Your network expands a lot more as you join these societies and clubs. You can also create your own society or club. Such societies and clubs are almost there in every DU college. Entry to some clubs can be based on your aptitude, but entry to others can be free and you can learn a lot.

Election Campaign

Elections and politics play an important role in any individual’s life. We daily consume it in the news. Politics at Delhi University is very engaging, interesting, and famous throughout the country. No matter what degree you are pursuing, you should try to participate in the election campaign process. You can not simply afford to miss that as a Delhi University Student.

Election Campaigns are one of its kind experience at Delhi University. Elections are conducted frequently at all the colleges, you can fight the elections to be a representative or be a part of the campaign.

Fests and Events

Fests and Events are happening almost every month in the University. Fests are not a moment to enjoy your time college or attending some concert. You can be in various organizing teams and departments for fests and events. You can be in the communication team, hospitality team, security team, logistics team, design team, registration team, and so on. For some fest, you also get a certificate that adds up to your CV.

There are a plethora of events and fests taking place frequently. You have many opportunities to be a part of any of these teams. Fests are conducted at many colleges, but Delhi University has the biggest fests in the country. You can have the best moments of your college experience in these events.

Co-Curricular and Extra- Curricular

There are different co-curricular subjects that you can study along with your degree to get extra credits. Some of the co-curricular and extra-curricular subjects offered by the various colleges are Creative Writing, Dance, Debate, Fine Arts, Theatre, Quiz, etc.

There were 14 disciplines offered by Delhi University in 2019.  Co-curricular are a part of your academic degree that can give you credits, whereas extra-curricular don’t. Delhi University also gives 5 to 10 percentage admission under ECA (extra-curricular activity) to promote a holistic admission process and more activities on campus. Trials are conducted by various colleges under ECA. You can think of trials as your admission interview.

Exploring Food Joints

Let’s move on something lighter that you can do at Delhi University Campus that is eating at various food joints. As already said, College should also be about creating memorable moments. Delhi University has a plethora of food joints at the different campuses of Delhi University. Most food joints are located in the North Campus.

Some of the best food joints are Laxman Dhaba, Chowringee Lane, Satya Niketan, Pandit Ji Paranthe Waale, and many more.

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