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....Students are taught not just facts, they are exposed to attitudes and approaches that teach them to think independently. The effort is to nurture them as 'autonomous learners'........
Another year, another June, another new session – young boys and girls with aspirations writ on their faces and gleams in their eyes as they enter the portals of higher education. At ANDC, we welcome you with open arms – Come, join us in our march towards empowerment, skill development, achievement, sharing and caring, as we prepare you for an exciting future!
At Acharya Narendra Dev College we’ll handhold you through the process of familiarization of the new. We’ll explain, we’ll answer, we’ll discuss, we’ll clarify, and we’ll do everything to make you confident of being able to handle the change from school to college.
At ANDC, we believe that we are here to make a difference. We ensure students get opportunities to explore and learn, to experience and recount, to discuss and debate, to play and act, to sing and dance, to film and record – in fact all the things that make a college vibrant! We thus, live up to our byline ‘Beyond the classroom.…’
We also provide the space for students and faculty get opportunities to do hands-on research through projects funded by various GOI departments, through projects under the IEDC of DST, through Innovative Projects of DU, and last but not the least, through ELITE Summer fellowships offered by the College. This experience of research helps in better admission opportunities at the PG level, better placement and more importantly, it helps the students in making informed decisions. For some students it also means a research paper at the UG level, with at least one child traveling to the US for a conference every year!
We were amply recognized for our efforts when we were awarded, two years running (2013 and 2014), one of the three ‘Good Practices Award’ by the University of Delhi at ‘Antardhvani - the Mega Inter-college festival’.
Name a college that has a Government of NCT of Delhi’s ‘Young Scientist Awardee’, a member of the ‘Youth Delegation to the Climate Conference at Copenhagen’, a student representation at SAARC conference in Islamabad, four students who were part of the Open Source Drug Design’ project of CSIR (and won a laptop each) and several faculty members with ‘distinguished teacher’ awards to boot!
There are several other achievements that are not so stark, but are equally significant. Several students have gained confidence because of the theatre workshops; many who think it is their duty to serve – NSS is their forte, others who value nature and are part of Eco-club and yet others who think their place is on the play field.
So what is Acharya Narendra Dev College all about? It’s about our SAKSHAM programme for student support, about EXPLORE for student-tours and about the ‘Earn While You Learn’ scheme. It is also about FOSS, OER and the culture of free as in freedom, it’s about research, it’s about e-content development, it’s about the infectious work culture, it’s about bamboo canteens, it’s about the cluster labs, it’s about websites developed and maintained by students, it’s about the collective strength, it’s about a sharing and learning milieu, it’s about democratic functioning and last but not the least, it’s about students who are cared for.
If these are the things that you are looking for, then we are waiting for you!
Welcome to our family,
Dr. Savithri Singh