Students Activity Centre
The Students’ Activity Centre is the nerve centre of all student activities on the campus. With a moat on one side and a high stone-wall on the other, the Students’ Activity Centre recalls to the visitors memories of an ancient fort. The Centre comprising a Club Building, Gymnasium Hall, Swimming Pool, Amphitheatre, Music Rooms, Hobbies Workshop and a large Dark Room, caters to various hobbies of the students. They have a place to paint, to sculpt or to tinker with the radio. There are committee rooms where they can hold formal or informal meetings and a large marble-floored hall for exhibitions. On the first floor of the Centre, students have facility to play billiards.
The large gymnasium hall is over 10 m. high where the students have a place for badminton in inclement weather or to engage themselves in gymnastics. The Institute has a 16-exercise multigym. A large swimming pool with clean blue water makes their campus life cool in summer. The swimming pool is indeed the most popular sport for students during the hot summer. The pride of the Centre is its huge Amphitheatre which can accommodate 2,000 persons. With a magnificent stage and attached green rooms it is perhaps one of the finest of its kind in the country.
Recreational & Creative Activities (RCA)
The Institute offers excellent opportunities, covering a very wide range, to its students to participate in recreational and creative activities. Students interested in drama, music or indoor games can join the Dramatics Club, Music Club or Indoor Sports Club. Students who wish to pursue hobbies can find creative expression for their interests by participation in Photography Society, Fine Arts Society, Hobbies Society and Publicity Cell. Opportunities for literacy expression are offered by English Debating and Literacy Club, Hindi Samiti and Quizzing Club.The Film Series Committee organises regular shows of feature films whereras the Lecture Series Committee organizes lectures by eminent persons on topics of student’s interests. Generally , the activities organised include inter-house and inter-college competitions. An annual inter-college cultural festival “Rendezvous” is organised to encourage interaction between various colleges and to promote competitions of high standard. Teams from a large number of colleges and institutes all over the country participate in this annual event which comprises competitions in dramas, music, debate, quiz, art, etc. Through these extra-curricular activities, the growth and development of the total personality of a student is ensured.
In the second semester, a festival “Utsav” is organised in which the students are exposed to various art and craft forms by professionals. These multifarious activities are co-ordinated by the RCA Board, a constituent body of the Student Affairs Council. The Board comprises students and faculty members. It is governed by its own Constitution.
By participation in such activities, the students can develop their ability to organise activities and to lead an integrated life. They develop skills for effective oral and written communication. Those who participate and organise actively are given various certificates, prizes and awards. Medals, certificates & awards are also given to various students who make significant contribution to the organisation of such activities.
Sports and Games
The Institute lays considerable emphasis on student participation in various outdoor and indoor games. The students are encouraged to participate in games and sports activities which cover athletics (men and women), badminton (men and women), basketball (men and women), cricket, football, gliding, gymnastics, hiking and mountainee-ring, hockey, judo, kabaddi, squash, table tennis (men and women), tennis, volleyball, yoga, weightlifting, multi-gym, swimming and water-polo. These activities make the leisure hours of students profitable. Emphasis is laid on mass participation by the students. Well laid out fields are available on the campus. A cricket field, a hockey and a football ground, volleyball and basket-ball courts (flood lit), six tennis courts (one of these flood-lit), tennis parctice wall, table tennis tables (one in each hostel), three squash courts, one badminton hall, a swimming pool, weightlifting/weight training apparatus, a stadium with standard athletics track and ancillary arrangements for athletics are the facilities available to the students. The Institute is affiliated with the local federations in almost all the games to give outlet to the students for participation in different games outside the campus. Well qualified Sports Officer assisted by physical training instructors are on the staff to help the students in developing their interest in the games and preparing them to acceptable standards. The various sports activities are organised both at the hostel and Institute level. Each hostel has a sports secretary and a captain for every game and each hostel is represented on the Board for Sports Activities.Sports (NSO) is included as a national requirement along with NCC and NSS. Over 150 students register for this and get specialised training in sports and games as well as in physical fitness.
Inter-hostel competitions and tournaments are arranged in all games and sports activities. The Institute teams in swimming, water polo, cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball (men and women), table tennis (men and women), tennis, badminton (men and women), weightlifting and athletics (men and women), participate in the Inter-IIT Sports Meet, Inter-University/Inter-College tournaments, local tournaments and other open competitions. The sports activities are directed by the Board for Sports Activities (BSA). One faculty member is associated with each game/activity and the President, BSA is Chairman of the Board. All the faculty members associated with the games, Sports Officer, Captains, Vice-Captains and hostel sports secretary are members of the Board. The Board is responsible for laying down policies and programmes for different activities of the Sports Unit. Those who excel in any sports activities like inter IIT Sports Meet are given various certificates, prizes and awards including IIT Delhi Blazers & Blues.
National Cadet Corps (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps is an organisation aiming at the development of leadership, character, comradeship, spirit of sportsmanship and the ideal of service, among the youth in educational institutions. The motto of NCC is “Unity and Discipline”. Unity implies our basic oneness and Discipline is the very bed-rock on which any growing nation is founded. The Institute has an NCC Coy. comprising 75 cadets. This Infantry Coy. is affiliated to 7 Delhi Bn. NCC (Gp.Hq.’C’). New Delhi. All the incoming students who had opted for NCC are required to enroll themselves in the first year for 3-credit course. These credits will be in addition to the 190 EC required for B.Tech. degree and will not be counted in CPGA calculations. The following letter grades are adopted for this purpose:
- S Grade: Satisfactory completion
- Z Grade: Non-completion
Every student enrolled for NCC is required to complete 100 hours of training in one year. If, however, one is not able to complete this requirement in the first year he must complete it by the end of his second year (4th semester). The hours completed during the first year will be carried over to the second year but fresh registration will have to be done during the second year. No student would be allowed to register for the 5th semester if he has not completed the NCC within the first two years of his stay at the Institute.
National Service Scheme (NSS)
The Institute has a university level NSS Unit sponsored by the Department of Sports, Government of India and headed by the Programme Co-ordinator. All incoming students are required to register in the first year either for NCC or NSS or NSO which are now offered as 3-credit courses. These credits will be in addition to those required for B.Tech. Degree and will not be counted in CGPA calculations. The following letter grades will be adopted for this purpose:
- S Grade: Satisfactory completion
- Z Grade: Non-completion
Every student registering for NSS is required to complete 100 hours of work-load in one year. If, however, one is not able to complete this requirement in the first year he must complete it by the end of his second year (4th semester). The hours completed during the first year will be carried over to second year but fresh registration will have to be done during the second year. No student would be allowed to register for any course in the 5th semester if he has not completed the NSS/NCC requirements within the first two years of his/her stay at the Institute.
The main purpose of NSS is to educate the students about social realities and to inculcate in them the spirit of social service and concern for the well being of the community. Activities in NSS include Blood Donation, Community Health Care and Literacy Drives, Rural Development Work, Collaboration with Welfare Institutions, Promotion of Human Values in the Society, Awareness against Social Maladies, etc.
National Sports Organisation (NSO)
NSO has been introduced as an alternative to NCC/NSS from 1996-97. The National Sports Organisation is a classification in the scheme of education formulated in furtherance of setting a climate of sports consciousness and improvement of physique among the youth during their period of education. Every year students will be admitted into NSO by virtue of their aptitude and abilities in various games and sports. Their entry into NSO will be decided by a Committee constituted for the purpose. The students will have to undergo training for 3 hours per week (1� hour twice week). 80% attendance will be compulsory. The NSO requirements must be completed before the end of the fourth semester (II year), failing which, the student will not be permitted to register for the course of third year.
A student will be awarded P grade for this activity in each semester provided minimum requirement of this activity is met during that semester with 80% minimum attendance. Training will be imparted in most of the game as well as athletics.
Board for Student Publications (BSP)
Student opinion and life on the campus is articulated through various publications of the Board for Student Publications, a student body managed almost entirely by the students themselves. A senior faculty member is the President of the Board who along with the Vice-President helps to channelise its activities. The student body is headed by the General Secretary who coordinates the activities of its constituent cells.
The weekly newsletter Campus Rumpus serves as a forum for views on a variety of issues, mostly related to campus life besides reporting the student activities in diverse fields. The newsletter offers excellent opportunities for training in Journalism. Two representatives from every hostel serve as a link between the student community and the BSP. The English and Hindi Cells together take up the task of publishing various literary magazines-Vatayan, Pulse, Contact, Pratibimb, Corrucopia and Indradhanush. These magazines provide channels for the cultivation of literary sensibilities and for widening awareness. Workshops on creative writing and National/Institute level competitions are held from time to time to generate good articles.
The response to these publications has grown appreciably over the years with a variety of contributions coming from all sections of the students and faculty. The freedom enjoyed by the student press here is comparable to that enjoyed by the campus magazines anywhere in the world.
Medals and Awards
1. The Dean UGS has approved the “Dogra Medal Award” for the best allrounder from amongst the graduating UG sudents of Civil Engineering discipline for the year 2001-2002 to Ms. Shobhna Upadhayaya.
2. Mr. Biswajit Bose has been approved for the award of “Prof. A.K. Mahalanabis Memorial Medal” for the session 2001-2002 for his sustained academic excellence for being the awardee of “Prof. A.K. Mahalanabis Memorial scholarsip” for full duration of 4 years curriculum. The award consists of a Gold Plated Medal.
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