The College Library was set up in 1995 with the mission to cater to the information needs of the students and the faculty. The library functions as an information resource centre for the college in achieving its aim. The library is housed in a spacious and well-lit three storied building called the library block. Reading Room, Reprography and Internet etc. are some of the facilities being provided by the library. It has a strong collection of nearly 24000 volumes of books including reference books, 336 bound volumes of journals and 491 CD-ROMs. Apart from the in-house collection, the library has full access to the thousands of journals online which are being subscribed to by the Central Reference Library (University of Delhi). The Library is also subscribing to N-LIST (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure of Scholarly Contents) Programme - (a collection of E- Resources under UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium)
Facilities of the Library include two spacious reading halls with adequate furniture, open access to the documents, air-conditioned internet section having 20 computers which provides internet facility to the students. The library has a Teachers Lounge for more informal and relaxed reading. The college library is fully automated using latest hardware and software with OPAC (Open Public Access Catalogue) facility. The entire library block is under CCTV cameras surveillance. The library has a wireless intranet. In future, the library proposes to make the library block centrally air-conditioned and to install RFID, Web- OPAC and Biometrics technology.
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It is the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy” (Jacques D’ Amboise). The motto of the BCAS Dance Club is to nurture the talent, celebrate the diversity and give expressions to the creativity of young minds. It encourages students to participate in various inter and intra-college dance competitions. The club is actively involved in organising various dance competitions in the college. During the academic session 2009-2010, the club organised Solo and Group Dance competition in the college annual cultural fest “Srijan”. “Xquisite”, the college dance group had performed in prestigious colleges and Institutions and brought several laurels in their credits. “To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance “- Aubrey Lynch Dance Club nurtures the talent, celebrate diversity and give expression to the creativity of young minds and motivates the students to organize and participate in various intra and inter college dance competitions. The college dance group is very talented and active in bringing laurels to the college by performing in several inter-college events.
Universe- A mystery yet to unveil” Astronomy club provides platform to familiarize students with the fundamental facts of Universe. The Club aims to arouse the inquisitiveness among students for studying and finding the answers to the various unresolved problems of mysterious Universe. Thus, club of our college organizes several events like Quiz Competition, Educational trip, lectures, documentary movies, etc. every year.
A good debater isn't just a good orator or a thinker; he/she is a complete package of extravagant personality, ability to think independently, crystal clear thoughts, excellent articulatory skills and ability to convince masses. A good debater is always very well informed about the national and international concerns and scenarios. With these qualities, a good debater isn't just a debater but can be a world class leader and a huge asset to his/her nation. That's what the debating society at Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences aims for; creating citizens that are huge assets to the nation, through various quizzes, parliamentary and conventional debate competitions, group discussions and interactions, etc.
Music is the soul of heart ". The Music club encourages students to realize their musical talent and perform. The ‘Choir Group and Rock Band Group’ is formed every year based on the prior auditions. They perform during the Independence Day, Inter College Cultural Festival ‘Srijan’, during inauguration of various events and Annual Day. The college facilitates the students to use musical instruments like Keyboard, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Harmonium, Tabla, P.A. system etc. The BCAS, DU students participates in various inter college music competitions and events organized by National School of Drama and also brought laurels to the college.
A picture speaks a thousand words”. Photography is an art, science and practice of creating pictures that brings about a timeless jewel that is an epitome of perfection. It captures not only the precious moment but also its soul. Nevertheless, it’s a reflection of the perspective of the photographer. Fine art photography requires a special talent and creativity which allows some to excel and reap rich rewards in both renown and monetary gain. The photography club aims at teaching its members the art of photography by using various aids and self rectification of the instrument in case of minor faults. The club organizes various inter college competitions, seminars and workshops, photography exhibitions, every year.
Yoga is the cessation of mind. Yoga is an ancient science that deals with the evolution of humanity which includes all aspects from bodily health to self-realization. It cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in life and endows skill in the performance of one'sactions. The objective of the various activities organized by the club is to create awareness about the efficacy of yoga in healthy lifestyle. To fulfill this objective, theYoga club organizes lectures, Inter and Intra college yoga competitions, quiz competitions, yog aasanas demonstration on various events in the College. “International Yoga Day" is also enthusiastically celebrated on June 21 by performing various asanas by teaching and non-teaching staff.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mahatma Gandhi Keeping in view this beautiful quotation, NSS committee has been actively involved in many social service activities and believes that knowledge and energies of the students should be channelized for the services of the society. The NSS unit regularly organizes blood donation and medical check up camps in which a large number of volunteers take part. At present, NSS unit of the College is consisting of 89 volunteers who very enthusiastically participate in various social service activities like cleanliness drive, donation of BCAS, DU Page 54 books, clothes, toys and other materials to the needy people, poster making competitions, best out of waste making competitions, slogan writing competition. Last year, NSS unit also participated in the ‘Run for Unity’ on October 31, 2015 on the occasion of 140thbirth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The day is being celebrated as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ (National Unity Day). Besides this, to create awareness and make people around us more conscious towards the environment, NSS in association with Eco Club had organized “Vedic Hawan” followed by plantation drive on the eve of Basant Panchmi in the College.
Placement cell of the college look after training and placement of students. The cell coordinates with industries and organizations (R&D) to explore the employment opportunities and invites these organizations to the college campus for placements. The cell also works in tandem with central placement cell of University of Delhi for internship as well as placement. Last year, a pre-placement session of TCS, the largest software services company in India, was held in August 2015. The Ignite team of TCS provides a free, web-based learning platform called “Open Ignite” which is the largest community of science graduates in the country. It helps the science students to launch their career by improving their chances of being employed. Arrangements were also made for faculty and students to watch the live telecast of the launch of the “start-up India program” by the Govt. of India.
'A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body’. This is true for today's youth for whom fitness is as important as academics. Our college has ten acres of land, which is being fruitfully utilized for the physical development of our BCAS, DU Page 55 students through various outdoor and indoor facilities. There is a vast playground in the college campus comprising of one basketball court, volley ball court, cricket ground, football ground, lawn tennis court, two badminton court, table tennis room, gymnasium. Few students of the current outgoing batch participated in the Volleyball tournaments and football matches and won laurels to the College. Our college teams have participated in Football, Table- Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball and Cricket Inter-college tournaments organized by Delhi University Sports Council. Among 44 best cricket teams of different colleges of University of Delhi, our college cricket team was placed in top 10 position in the inter college cricket tournament last year. Friendly matches of Cricket and Volley-Ball were also organized between students and staff to promote off classroom interaction between students and the faculty. This year Kabaddi was introduced for the first time in the college. Sports day of the college was also celebrated in the month of February 2016. The events for the students in the athletics were Running, Long jump, Shot put and 4 X 200 m relay.
Women empowerment is needed to increase the spiritual, social, political and economic strength of women. This leads to development of self-confidence in them. The major aim of this cell is empowering girls since it will lead to a change in the society which would be sustainable and will be in effect for ages to come. Many activities like self defence workshops conducted by Delhi Police, essay writing competitions, slogan wriing competitions are being executed towards fulfillment of this aim.
Films portray different faces of our society". The Film Club was constituted with the aim of entertaining, educating and encouraging the students time to time with the screening of inspirational films related to various aspects like national pride academic excellence, science and technology and wild life. Screening of the art movie SHIP OF THESEUS in the college was an effort towards it.
Biomedical Science Society "DNA-mics" is a joint enterprise of students and teachers. The society have been instigated with an objective to abreast students with the latest findings, developments and avenues in the field of Biomedical Sciences. Further it promotes academic, extra-curricular and socio- culture linkages with peers in other colleges and other institutions.
The Department has its own society "CS.Net", a society by the students, of the students and for the students. The society was founded in the year 2007 and is blossomed with the help of faculties, students and lab staffs. The society aims to enhance the student’s IT awareness and personality development. Every year the society organizes annual inter college techno cultural festival "INTERFACE" where several events like LAN Gaming, Blind Play, Techno Art, Quizzes, web Designing concepts etc. are organized.
The Department has its society named ‘SPARKS’ which organizes various activities like Workshops/ Conferences/ lectures/ Industrial visits/ Seminars/ Technical Fest, etc. every year under the guidance of eminent personalities from the academia and industries. To promote the holistic development of students, many activities have been organized in the last academic year. This year Department had organized a one day workshop on "Emerging Technologies, Market Requirements & ITIL V3.0" in collaboration withMilestone Achievers to familiarize students in Essential Technical Training Model – X, Y, Z vs x, x+, x+, 40:60& 80:20 model , Broadband technologies – Working relationship between Telecom, IT and Networking, Digital India model & its requirement and Live demonstration of Broadband Equipment. This workshop was interactive and students learnt to communicate and connect one broadband technology to another through instruments.Another workshop on "AVR Microcontroller" in collaboration with Excel Technologies was also organized in the College. It was about various tools, microprocessors and microcontrollers used in designing of an Embedded system and designing cycle. Hands-on session was also conducted in which students learnt to interface the real world with the microcontroller.
Ambrosia, the Food Technology Society creates awareness amongst the students through Seminars and Educational trips.
Students of the Department of Food Technology have always been enthusiastically involved in various extracurricular activities not just within the college but also inter college. Manu and Harshit from (B.Tech. III year) secured 1 st position in inter-college Food Quiz held at Lady Irwin College. Bhawna and Aruna (B. Tech. III year) secured 1 st position in salad preparation held at held in the college premises. Ruchi Sharma (B. Tech. III year) bagged 1 st and 3 rd positions, respectively in pot decoration and diya decoration held in BCAS. Surender stood 2 nd in the 20 km walk of Delhi University Athletic Meet. Fifteen students of Food Technology undertook an 8-day bakery workshop conducted by Assocom institute of bakery technology in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation of the Government of India. Food Technology Department has been granted star status by DBT and utilized Rs 9.67 lacs granted by DBT for up gradation of lab infrastructure. Students are actively involved in research also. At present Department has three innovation projects funded by University of Delhi, namely;
The Instrumentation Department Society “Sensors” has been organizing various academic activities outside the classroom, to support the complete development of students. Various activities were organized in the last academic year. An Expert Lecture series was organized in which lecture on “Build your own Smart Device using Raspberry Pi” was given by Dr. S. Ramanarayana Reddy, The Head, Department of Computer Science Engineering, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, Delhi and lecture on “Recent Advances in Sensor Technologies for Better Health Care" was given by Prof. V.R. Singh, Director, PDM Educational Institutions. An Industrial visit for students was organized to “Shriram Institute for Industrial Research” to give live exposure and demonstration of sophisticated instruments like Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Glass Viscometer, Dead Weight Tester, Torque Wrench Calibration System and Digital Tachometer. An Educational visit was also organized to University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) to provide industrial exposure on various high end Analytical Instruments like Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Mass Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC). An Inter-College Quiz Competition “Brain War” was also organized during College Annual Cultural Festival ‘Srijan 2K16’ in which students from different Colleges participated and won exciting prizes.
The Department of Microbiology has a society named "SUKSHMJEEV" which organizes a variety of academic and co-curricular activities in the form conferences, seminars and lectures etc. for the holistic development of students. "Sukshmjeev" provides a platform for interaction amongst students, faculty members and various academicians invited from renowned institutions. Department of Microbiology conducts various symposia, workshops, visits to research installations for exposing the students to the latest developments in the field. Students from the Department visited Technology Based Incubator (TBI), UDSC. Microbiology and BMS Departments jointly organized a lecture titled "Personal Genomics for Precision Medicine" by Dr. Vinod Scaria of CSIR-IGIB on 17 th February 2016.
The Physics Society "QUBIT" organizes annual Physics fest "Z-gravity" in which eminent academicians interacts with the students to keep them abreast with the latest developments in different frontier areas of Physics. A quiz named "Gravity" was conducted by the departmental society "QUBIT" during College Festival "SRIJAN 16" in which several students and faculty members actively participated.
Department of Polymer Science society (known as PEARLS) organizes popular lectures of eminent Professors and Scientists from various institutions to enhance awareness of students towards latest research and developments in the field of polymer science. Last year, an industrial visit to U-Flex Industries Ltd. (Noida, India) was organized for students. A popular lecture on “Industrial Applications of Additives In Plastics” by Dr. G. S. Jha (Senior Manager R&D, Supreme Industries, Pune) was organized in January 2016. Prof. Parbati Biswas (University of Delhi) delivered popular lecture on “Basic Principles of Polymer Physics: Concepts and Challenges” in March 2016. Besides these activities, a one day seminar on “Polymer Processing, Modification and Characterization” was also organized in January 2016 in which speakers from IIT Delhi, DRDO and Anton Paar delivered talks. A “Tech. Quiz’ “ABHIGYAN” was organized during the annual college festival, SRIJAN. The visits to Tool Room and Training Centre(Wazirpur Industrial area, New Delhi) andP4 Expo on “Plastics, Petrochemicals, Printability and Packaging” at Greater Noida were also organized in February and April 2016 respectively. Polymer Science students also visited Nahata Plastics (Kirti Nagar, New Delhi) to update themselves about recycling of plastics.