COLLEGE DIARIES: Sri Venkateswara College a.k.a Venky

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Umang Gaur
Umang is a student of Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University,expected to be a graduate in Bachelors of Commerce in the year 2020. He is a keen learner, striving to find where his interests belong!!
  1. Sri Venkateswara College, popularly known as ‘Venky’ nowadays, was established by T.T. Devasthanams in 1961 and is considered to be as one of the renowned co-educational colleges in South Campus, University of Delhi.

The College has been conferred upon the coveted STAR STATUS College by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. as according to the annual report 2016-17.

 

Courses Offered

  • B.A.(Hons) Economics
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B.A. (Hons) Hindi
  • B.A. (Hons) History
  • B.A. (Hons) Political Science
  • B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit
  • B.A. (Hons) Sociology
  • B.A. (Programme)
  • B.Com (Hons)
  • B.Com (Programme)
  • B.Sc. Life Sciences
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Bio Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Botany
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Electronics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Statistics
  • B.sc. (Hons) Zoology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biological Sciences
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Apart from these courses, SVC also offers various post graduate courses and part time add on courses on various disciplines and languages like German, French, Russian and Spanish. 

Societies at Venky

Society culture in venky is one of a kind. There is a wide variety of societies to choose from. Some the college societies are as follows:

  • Verve – Western Dance Society of Venky
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    Verve - Western Dance Society of Sri Venkateswara College
    Image source: Verve Dance Crew
  • Crescendo – Music Society of Venky
  • Effulgence – Film and Photography Society¬† of Venky

    Efflugence - The Film and Photography Society of Sri Venkateswara College
    Image Source: Effulgence Sri Venateswara College
  • Conquiztadors – Quiz Society of Venky
  • Leonci – Creative Arts Society¬†
  • Nritya – Choreography Society
  • Nrityangna -Indian Folk and Classic Dance Society¬†
  • Verbum – English Dramatics Society¬†
  • Alaap – Indian Music Society¬†
  • Anubhuti – Hindi Dramatics Society¬†
  • Enactus SVC
  • Parivartan – The Social Service Society¬†
  • MAC – The Marketing Club SVC
  • Principia – The Physics Society of SVC
  • The Blue Chip – Finance and Investment Cell SVC
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    The Blue Chip - Finance and Investment Cell Sri Venkateswara College
    Image Source: Blue Chip FIC Sri Venkateswara College
  • Women Development Cell SVC
  • Commerce Association SVC
  • ASCEND – The Enterprenuership Cell SVC
  • The Economic Association SVC
  • Equal Opportunity Cell(EOC) SVC

Placement Cell – Sri Venkateswara College

The Placement Cell of SVC secures the future of the students by providing them with the continuous opportunities of internships and placements throughout the year.

Till date, the average salary package stands at ‚Çπ4,15,784 and the highest pay package stood at ‚Çπ10 lacs per annum, offered by One Direct.

This year, the Cell has managed to get 146 Placement Offers for the Department of Sciecne, Commece and Arts in the top notch organisations, a few being American Express, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, PwC India, The Oberoi Group, One Direct, ZS Associates, TATA Power and FIS among others.

Inside Out

Lush green trees and full of colorful flowers adds to the charm of the campus. Favourite spots of students include ‘Foyer Area’ and the ‘Rock Garden’. Students are often seen relaxing and making the most of there time here when not in classes. The Canteen of the college serves fresh and delicious pocket friendly food. The major attractions are Masala Dosa, Pav Bhaaji and Naan Thali. Apart from these, jalebi, pastries and tikki are also added to the menu in summers.

Location and Connectivity

DD South Campus Metro

The College is located in Satya Niketan, Dhaula Kuan. Nearest metro station from the college is the newly inaugrated ‘Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus’ which is less than a minute walk from the college itself. A segment of the Pink line metro which operates from Majilis Park to DD South Campus connects the North Campus and South Campus with only a 40 min. travel.

ANNUAL CULTURAL FEST – NEXUS

Armaan Malik performing live at NEXUS 2018 Sri Venkateswara College
Image Source: NEXUS SVC

Image source: NEXUS SVC

The annual cultural fest of Sri Venkateswara College, NEXUS, was founded in 1978. It attracts the students from various colleges. Many celebs like Kailash Kher, Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Mohit Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani, Armaan Malik, Jazzy B, Shankar Mahadevan, Sukhwinder Singh have performed at the festival.

Kailash Kher at Nexus 2017 Sri Venkateswara College
Image Source: Hindustan Times

Nexus is organised by Fine Arts Association(FAA) in collaboration with the Student Union.

Rankings

The College list within the top five co-ed for all three streams of arts, commerce and science in Delhi, according to India Today Rankings 2016.

Popular Places to hangout/ Popular Food joints

Satya Niketan
Image source: Google

Venkyites enjoy the presence of the most infamous markets in south: Satya Niketan right in front of the campus. Having a fascinating variety from cafe’s like QDs, Cafeteria & Co., The Big Yellow Door, WoodBox Cafe, Subway, Pizza Hut and so on to small budget friendly outlets serving mouth watering Chinese food, shakes and ice creams surely makes it the favourite spot for all the south campus students. Rajouri Garden and NSP are also added to the go-list since the first segment of the pink line metro became operational.

These are some points which make Venky a place where you develop while spending your three crucial years.

A Quick Myth Buster:

Sri Venkateswara College is not a minority college for south students! Have a nice day 🙂

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