Why ANDC?

The College continually strives for a fundamentally enriched teaching methodology that includes personalized tutoring/mentoring of students, active learning activities within the classroom, and classroom assessment techniques to provide non-graded feedback resulting in a definite improvement in student learning behavior.
The crowning glory of these efforts has been recognition of the College for Good Practices at National and State levels some of which are mentioned here as under:

  •  Accredited ‘A’ Grade by NAAC, University Grants Commission with a score of 3.3
  • Ranked high in the College category in India Ranking 2018 by NIRF, MHRD, Govt. of India and in various newspaper surveys.
  • Seven (07) departments of the College are recognized for financial support under the Star College Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India.

These awards and national recognitions have set us apart from all other colleges in DU colleges in so far as paradigm shift in teaching-learning methodology is concerned. Some of the more important activities include:

  • Research by the Faculty and Students (at the UG level)
  • Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development
  • Social Outreach
  • Theatre in Education
  • Open Education Initiative

Beyond Chalk n Talk: Innovative Teaching Methods

As an institution of higher learning, we adopt novel pedagogical techniques that involve inputs from theatre, film making, debating, audio- recording, discussion, photography, etc. Project-based learning is the backbone of the teaching-learning process adopted in this college. Some of the novel articulations in the teaching-learning exercise include field and industrial trips to make education at ANDC an enriching and enjoyable experience.
  • The IT and multimedia enabled classrooms and the laptops issued to the students encourage self-learning, particularly since the Operating System is ‘Open Source’.
  • Teachers use a lot of multimedia materials in class; but pedagogically speaking, what the students bring to the table and contribute in class is equally important to us. It is important to dissolve the disconnect, between what is there in textbooks and what transpires around them – students need to acquire the ability to apply the learnt concepts to solve real-life problems. We provide ample opportunities for students to explore and learn, and improve their skill-set. In order to take advantage of the best available educational training and resources, web- based courses and field work are now increasingly being utilized to supplement teaching.
Research – igniting young minds and stoking the fire of curiosity.
  • ANDC’s commitment to best research practices is in keeping with the understanding the unique role that research plays in meeting global challenges in higher education. The College envisions bringing research into the classroom to augment regular teaching-learning process through active participation by students in research projects as a major co-curricular activity.
  • Over the years, the faculty in the College has been successful in garnering financial support for research from government funding agencies including UGC, DST, DBT, MoEF, ICMR, etc. The research projects help develop state-of-the-art laboratories in the College besides providing students with an exposure to cutting-edge technology in frontier areas of science. The laboratories serve to ignite curiosity for research in the minds of the students leading some to get inspired to pursue doctoral studies.
Students’ Empowerment: Making them Stronger and Confident
  • The College understands the importance of educating students to become aware of who they are as a person and what they can contribute to their peer group. This goal can be achieved by encouraging students to work together, use their social skills and develop their leadership qualities. Besides, diversity along the dimensions of gender, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies also mark our society. We believe in providing an environment for exploration and understanding of these differences.
  •  SASHAKT is the College society dedicated to empowering the girl students through discussions, seminars and other activities. It aims to encourage the girl students to grow up into independent, confident women, capable of taking their own decisions and speaking out against society-driven atrocities. That there is a greater need to educate the males in the society has to be recognized if we are to attempt to sensitize and eliminate deep- rooted social malice towards women.
  • SAKSHAM (Student Aid for Knowledge, Success, Honour and Motivation) is a scheme that provides financial aid (often not only free-ships, but also monthly stipends and book-banks) to needy students for the entire duration of their study in the college. SAKSHAM has resulted in several success stories in the College!
  • Funded solely by the College, EXPLORE (Excursions for Peer Learning in an Open and Rejuvenating Environment), allows students to undertake short trips, educational tours or field trips accompanied by their classmates and faculty. These trips rejuvenate the students and provide them unique experiences.

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA): Learning by Fun

  • The College strives to provide an enabling environment to every student to polish their non-scholastic skills by participating in various extra-curricular activities. In furtherance of this objective, many societies have been constituted such as National Service Scheme (NSS), Paritantra (Eco Club), Tark (Debate Society), Dhwani (Theatre Society), Dhun (Music Society), Sashakt (Women Empowerment Society), Choreography Society, Photography Society, etc. These societies provide students opportunities and guidance throughout the year to participate and excel in the activities of their interest. Students may join as many societies as they like.
  • The College has an active SPICMACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) unit that organizes performances by stalwarts of Indian classical music and culture. Many distinguished maestros like Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ashwani Bhide, Wadali Brothers, Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan and Ustad Jawaad Ali Khan, Ritesh and Rajneesh Mishra, Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar, Aashish Khan and many others have performed in the College. In addition, workshops for Indian traditional art forms like Madhubani and Kalamkari are also organized. Further, movies of world-renowned directors like Satyajit Ray, Ingmar Bergmann and Charlie Chaplin have been screened.
  • The annual fest of the College ‘Leiothrixx’ is an event to showcase the diverse talent of students and hone and polish their latent skills. Students get an opportunity to showcase their dance, singing, acting, painting, debating, and many other skills. These events also bring to the fore the organizational skills and leadership qualities of the students. The literary skills of the students are abundantly reflected in the annual magazine, ‘Insight’.
Medical Consultation and Psychologist/Counsellor Facility

ANDC engages services of a Medical Consultant and Psychologist/Counsellor in the College for the well-being of the students as well as staff members. Details of their availability in the Medical Consultation Room are mentioned as follows:
  • Dr. Kamala Rao, Senior Medical Officer (Physician and Gynaecologist) is the medical consultant Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
  • Ms. Ambika Bharadwaj, Psychologist/ Counsellor. Available on Mondays from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
  • Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, Psychologist/ Counsellor. Available on Fridays from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.