College Diaries : Gargi College

Established in 1967, Gargi College is one of the best south campus colleges under University of Delhi. Located in the heart of South Delhi , this prestigious all girls college offers a plethora of courses and an amazing and vibrant environment for girls. With wifi enabled campus and recently upgraded infrastructure the college provides almost all facilities and opportunities for girls to become what they aspire for.

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Gargi offers courses in Science, Commerce, Arts and Elementary Education.Apart from this, there are various add on courses and other programmes offered by the college.

Let us peek into the college campus for other details.

LOCATION AND WAYS TO REACH

Located on the Siri Fort Road, the college is built around one of the best areas of Delhi. The college is close to areas like Aurobindo Market, M Block Market at GK-1 and Huas khas.

Metro users can reach the college easily as the nearest metro stations are Green Park(Yellow Line) and Moolchand(Violet Line) from where an auto is easily available.

For bus commuters the most feasible bus routes would be 1)Bus route no.544, which connects Badarpur to Sarojni Nagar passes by the college.2)Bus route no.413, which connects Mehrauli to Nizammuddin railway station stops at Josip Broz Tito Marg from which Gargi College is a minute walk away.3)Bus route no. 500, which connects Saket to Super Bazaar also stops at the same spot.

COURSES OFFERED

The college offers courses in diverse fields of study, ranging from B.Com to Physics, Chemistry, English and much more.

UG COURSES
  • Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hindi (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelors of Elementary Education
 PG COURSES
  • Master of Arts in Political Science
  • Master of Arts in English
  • Master of Science in Chemistry
  SOCIETIES
Gargi college has one of the finest societies in south campus, to develop the interest of students.These societies are active all the year round and have bagged many prizes for their unmatchable performance.These are:
  • NAZAAKATThe Indian Dance Society
  • IRISThe Photography Society
  • KSHITIJThe street play society
  • ENLIVENThe western dance society
  • EUPHONY-The western music society¬†
  • GLASS EYE-The film society
  • HUES-The fine arts society
  • QED– The english debating society
  • SPARX-The choreography society
  • QUILLUMINATI-The english creative writing society

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  • UPSTAGE-The dramatics society
  • SAMIKSHA-The hindi debating society
  • THE MARKETING SOCIETY
  • SAMRANJINI-The indian music society
  • UNMUKTI-The women development cell

 OTHER CLUBS AND PROGRAMMES

There are a few clubs and other programmes carried by the college which highlights gender and economic issues and help the students to contribute towards social responsibility.

  • ¬†ECO CLUB
  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CELL
  • NATINAL CADET CORPS(NCC)

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  • NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME(NSS)
  • WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTER
 INFRASTRUCTURE

As far as infrastructure of the college is concerned the college provides extravagant  facilities for the academic and extra curricular opportunities.

  • The college has a fully eqquiped computer lab, fully computerised library, where all sorts of books, journals can be found.
  • Well eqquiped laboratories of Chemistry,Microbiology,Botany, Zoology,Psychology and Elementary education are there to carry practical work and research.
  • College has a spacious canteen with Coca Cola corner and Nescafe.
  • A lush green and spacious playground to encourage all kinds of sports and activities.
  • A newly built, fully air conditioned and spacious auditorium and seminar hall.
 ADD-ON COURSES

The college offers two different types of courses-1)Academic enrichment programs which include- Historical Tourism, E-governance, Education for Peace, Theatre Workshop, Vedic Mathematics, Professional Ethics, Introduction to Bioinformatics and Bio-technology among others; 2) Career Oriented Courses such as Banking & Financial Services and Advertising & Marketing Communication.

 ANNUAL FEST AND EVENTS

Gargi has one of the most happening annual cultural fest ‚ÄìREVERIE.With unmatchable dance moves , comedy shows, theatre acts, competitions and other star studded events, the fest will make your heart skip a beat. Apart from this there are various ¬†fests and seminars ¬†organised by other departments of the college. One of them being ‘Cascade’ – The commerce Department Fest.

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HANGOUT POINTS AND EATERIES

Mithas¬†located opposite to Gargi College is often filled with students munching around with food and is a common adda for food lovers. ‘Diggin Restaurant’ which is right opposite to Gargi College is another delightful place where students spend hours sitting and gossiping. Gargians also hang out at Haus Khas village, Sarojni Nagar Market since girls can‚Äôt live without ¬†shopping and street food, so gargi girls can be found there bunking classes.Students can also be found chilling at Satya Niketan and sometimes Greater Kailash Market.

PLACEMENTS

The placement cell of Gargi College is considered to be  the active cell of the college. Over the years companies like EY, KPMG, Evalueserve, Smartcube, Genpact, Oberoi hotels, American Express, Finedge, Teach for India Fellowship etc. have conducted their drives in the college and have been fully content with the manpower the college has provided offering an average package of 5-6 Lacs p.a. The cell also takes initiative in organising pre-placement talks, seminars, drives and aptitude tests.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Being one of the prestigious college of delhi university the following achievements of the college are a testimony to its dedicated efforts and excellence

-Gargi is one of the only two colleges which has been awarded the ‘Prestigious College with a Potential for Excellence Grant’ by the UGC in 2004.

-The college is ranked 22nd among the Art colleges of India according to India Today Survey.

-The college is ranked 7th in the Department of Sciences.

-In 2009 The Department of Biotechnology,Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, awarded STAR College Grant .

-The college has been awarded an ‘A’ Grade by NAAC.

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