COLLEGE DIARIES: SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE

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No doubt with a great name comes great fame and this reminds us of the popular college in South Campus of Delhi University, with the longest name of all times,Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam Sri Venkateswara College,also casually called as “Venky” among the DU students.The college was setup in 1961 and since then it has seen an exponential growth in its status and its overall development.As an educational institution it has been remarkable in terms of availability of courses in disciplines such as Humanities, Commerce and Science.

COURSES

There are over 20 Under Graduate courses and a considerable number of Post Graduate courses along with special short term courses like Certificate and Diploma course in German and Russian language, PG Diploma in Bio-Chemical Technology and a one year PG certificate course in Tourism and Travel Management. The most sought after courses are English(H),B.Com(H),B.A. (Prog.),Maths(H),Sociology(H),Political Science (H),History(H).

LOCATION

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Venky is located alongside the Ring Road and just a few steps away from the most happening and coolest hangout point of South Campus,Satya Niketan,being easily accessible to students who travel either by bus or by metro.Race Course Metro Station, on the yellow line , is the closest and so is the Satya Niketan bus stop.And also,the upcoming metro station called South Campus Metro Station,is built along the lines of most of the South Campus colleges.

ANNUAL CULTURAL FEST

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Coming to the prospects of having a fun college life,Venky organizes its annual three-day fest ‘NEXUS’ at the end of year making it a zestful event comprising of various cultural events inviting students from all over Delhi University.

SOCIETIES

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Following are the names of the societies of this college-

Verve– Western Dance Society

Nrityangana-Folk Dance Society

Conquiztadors– Quiz Society

Fashion Society of Sri Venkateswara College

Debating Society of Sri Venkateswara College

Anubhuti-Hindi Dramatics Society

Verbum-English Dramatics Society

Alaap-Indian Music Society

Crescendo-Western Music Society

HANGOUT POINTS

Last but not the least,the famous hangout point of all times, when classes at the college gets really boring and becomes an unbearable part of the day,Satya Niketan Market comes to the rescue of the students with renowned cafés like Big Yellow Door, Wood box Café,QD’s, and also newly opened cafes like Herapheri, Dishoom,Thikana,Young Wild Free,Dockyard Cafe,Vanilla Bean Co. and so on.And also, to satisfy their taste buds fully, other places like Haus Khas, Khan market and Sarojini Nagar Market are also located nearby.

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Shriya Tandon
An idiosyncratic and a determined individual since'97 with the zest to stand out and get past the fear of oblivion. Trying to overcome being a gourmet and getting rid of the habit of procrastination at all times. That's that. English(H) at Maitreyi College, Second year student

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