Ramjas College is one of the popular colleges among DU aspirants. It is located on the North Campus of Delhi University (DU). It is one of the first three colleges established under Delhi University. It was founded in pre-independent India (1917) by the prominent educationist and philanthropist, Rai Kedar Nath. It started from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj and now takes pride in having a spacious campus, esteemed faculty and state-of-art-infrastructure.
Ramjas is a co-educational college which admits teachers and students belonging to different communities irrespective of caste, creed, colour, and religion. Ramjas College believes in imparting holistic education will just not be confined to the walls of academic excellence. It believes in the exchange of thoughts between students and the students which in turn helps in the betterment of the college.
Ramjas College offers one of the best campuses to the students accompanied by all the advanced facilities. The college has a lush green campus which provides the students with a peaceful atmosphere which is essential for a healthy mind. The Ramjas College facilities include the Student Activity Centre, Placement Cell, Support services, Fitness centre, etc. The college offers the students scopes of indoor games at the inter-college level. Ramjas College also has a reservation for sportsmen in the admission procedure as well.
The college has a well-equipped auditorium which helps in the organisation of workshops and seminars. The Ramjas College library is one of the most significant assets. It has an online cataloguing system that helps the students to access the books with the help of the internet. All the books are coded through dedicated software and are easily accessible. The Ramjas College campus also offers free internet connection to the teachers and students. It also has hostel facilities which can be availed by the students.
One of the highlights of Ramjas College Department of Physical Education is its Fitness Center. The infrastructure of the fitness centre is very impressive, it is fully air-conditioned with the latest exercise amenities. The gymnasium has the latest in interactive exercise workouts and offers a combination of Yoga and Aerobics.
Ramjas College has a full-time medical and counselling centre managed by Blue Circle Medi Services Pvt Ltd. The medical centre provides facilities for regular medical checks to the college students, faculty and staff.
Hostel accommodation is provided only to students admitted to the College and to those ordinarily resident outside Delhi. Admission to the hostel is offered strictly on merit-cum-interview basis, subject to the guidelines framed by the College Hostel Committee and the University.
The World University Services provides medical facilities in the University campus for treatment of hostel students at the WUS dispensary.
Ramjas College Hostel is quite distinct in many respects. It has a well-furnished common room, a gymnasium and subscribes to a large number of national dailies and magazines. The Hostel has established a tradition of celebrating Saraswati Pooja on Basant Panchmi day. The hostel has a cooperative mess that is managed by the hostel residents themselves. The hostel also organizes an inter-hostel day and night cricket tournament called the ‘Lala Ramjas Mal Cricket Tournament’. The hostel has been actively involved in organizing cultural festivities including screening of films, seminars, talks and trips.
The Prospectus as well as Application Forms for admission to the Hostel will be available separately from the Hostel Office. In case of any difficulty you may please contact the Hostel Warden.
Photography gained the interest of many scientists and artists from its inception. The first permanent photograph was an image produced in 1826 by the French inventor Nicéphore Niépce. Scientists have used photography to record and study movements, such as Eadweard Muybridge’s study of human and animal locomotion in 1887. Artists are equally interested by these aspects. Military, police and security forces use photography for surveillance, recognition and data storage. Photography is used to preserve memories of favorites and as a source of entertainment.
The commercial photographic world can be broken down to:
The market for photographic services demonstrates the aphorism “one picture is worth a thousand words” which has an interesting basis in the history of photography. Magazines and newspapers, companies putting up web sites, advertising agencies and other groups pay for photography.
So, keeping all these views and interests in mind, they have generated a “Photography Club”. hope that this endeavor shall not only broaden the horizons of students but also nurture and build up their hidden talents in photography along with their academic skills.
This club has been started to develop acute movie watching skills to nurture depth in film viewing and appreciation. As is well known, India is the largest film producing country in the world. Around nine hundred films in 16 different languages are made in the country every year. Close to one hundred-twenty satellite television channels are currently operating in the country.
The focus of the Film Club is to screen films of merit that are not normally available in the commercial circuit, experimental works and art house cinema. Two to Four films are screened every month and festivals and retrospectives organized regularly focusing on the work of well-known directors, actors, genre or country. Film festivals on particular genre have included, among others, a focus on women directors and adaptations of literary classics.
An ongoing concern of the Club has been to provide a forum to discuss documentary and experimental films, screened in the presence of the director and followed by discussions from the floor on some of the key issues raised in the films. These documentaries deal with a wide range of subjects from art and architecture, the environment, issues of politics and society, gender and questions of identity.
This club’s focus is to explore and seek adventure, and seeks to go where (at least) not too many have gone before. The Club brings together enthusiasts interested in treks and adventure. The club’s activities range from simple social gatherings, to exotic trips such as visiting the Himalayan foot hills. The focus is on in the 'ing' in living. As in hiking, kayaking, biking, rafting, climbing, camping, skiing, touring, bungee jumping, parasailing, and skydiving. The club generally offers introductory to intermediate level adventures, and also encourages members to get together with other members of like tastes. Apart from trekking, the Club organizes Desert Trekking; snow skiing, white water rafting etc. The Club also conducts expeditions to peaks in the Garhwal/Kumaon Himalayas area.
The mission of the club is to develop strong links with our ecology and develop a holistic understanding of recycle-to-recycle existence in harmony with nature. The club seeks to preserve the rural characteristics and natural diversity of the threatened lands. The club offers encouragement in finding and identifying our native trees, flowers, birds and animals, and present programs that will reflect those interests.
The club wishes to promote a lifetime of interest and pleasure for both active and armchair nature enthusiasts. The club also seeks to conserve nature's heritage by education and direct conservation efforts and spread awareness about good environmental practices, like, for ex. asking for a ban on plastic within Ramjas College!
The book reading club has no boundaries. It has a clear aim: to move beyond the prescribed syllabi. The club offers a platform and opportunity to not just discuss Books, but to exchange ideas and much more. The objective is to open up as many windows of imagination possible for a student. It seeks to address the problem of reading being confined to a prescription. Readers at the club however, have the liberty to pick up any book to discuss it. This fits into the larger scheme of education, which should be a liberating experience, not a confining and constraining one. The only prescription at the book reading club is to read the book, be it a classic or a contemporary one. It could be on zoology or globalization, ancient Indian art or development studies, fourteenth century Persian poetry or the latest developments in the world of science. There are no barriers at all.