DISTINCTIVENESS OF THE COLLEGE
The institution's distinctive priority and thrust in Holistic Development of Students through Skill Enrichment and Capacity Building is exemplified through the following key points:
Skill Development Programmes: The institution has excelled in providing a wide array of skill development programs. The Skill development program was launched in 2015 with an aim to equip students with practical and industry-relevant skills, ensuring they are job-ready upon graduation. These courses are organised during summer, winter and mid-semester breaks to avoid a clash with regular classes. Over the past 8 years more than 60 short term in-house skill development programs have been conducted successfully training more than 2000 students of the college in various life skills. The SDP committee organises SDPs on different subjects such as - Basic Electronics and Instrumentation for Career Advancement, Bioinformatics: Basic tools and Application, R-Language, Unveiling the Animal World in Behavioral Way, Hands on training in “Life Sciences: Tools & Techniques”. Apart from this, every year in-house SDPs “Enhancing Learning through ICT Tools” are organised for all first year students, around 1000 studentsbenefited from the E-Skill Development Programme in the year 2022-23.
Add-on Courses: The Centre for Foreign Languages, Daulat Ram College offers Certificate, Diploma and Advance Diploma courses in the 7 foreign languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Globalization has opened job opportunities for students with multilingual skills and these courses are aimed to equip young women and men with linguistic skills to avail these opportunities. These courses are conducted in collaboration with the Department of Germanic and Romance Studies, Department of South Asian Studies, University of Delhi, and the Annual Examination is held according to the schedule announced by Delhi University.
The college is offering Add-on courses on “Legal Literacy, Awareness and Aid” in collaboration with Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) It aims to educate the learners from different disciplines and backgrounds, specifically from non-law field about the theoretical and practical aspects of the legal framework. The courses on “Legal Literacy, Awareness and Aid” comprise of:
- 3 Months Certificate Course in 30 hours
- 3 Months Diploma Course in 30 Hours
- 3 Months Advance Diploma Course in 40 hours
The college also offered short term certificate course on Data Analytics with ‘R’ in collaboration with Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE), Mumbai. The course was attended by 120 students.
Advanced Facilities under IQAC: In the Department of Biochemistry Drosophila Resource Centre was set up in 2012, it was funded by DBT star College Project. Almost 300 students from diﬀerent life science streams such as Botany, Biochemistry, Life Sciences and Zoology from DU and Punjab University have been trained since its inception. The Zebrafish Lab Facility in Daulat Ram College was set up in October 2015, jointly by Biochemistry and Zoology Departments in collaboration with CSIR-IGIB, Mathura Road, Delhi, and Sanskriti Foundation Delhi. The facility has been funded by the Star Innovation projects DU, Star College project DBT, Govt. of India, and Innovation projects DU. Around 65 faculty members and 500 students have been benefited by the facility. The Psychology Resource Centre (PRC) addresses the psycho-social needs of the students, teachers and non-teaching staﬀ. It enables them to be aware of and eﬀectively manage everyday life issues and stresses which include self-growth and development, handling stress and emotions, relationship issues, academic pressures, constant worry and anxiety. The PRC includes: Mental Health Centre, Value Education Centre, Positive Psychology Centre and Capacity Building Centre.
Vidya Vistar: The college is collaborating with 1) Government College, Chouhtan, Barmer and 2) Government Girls College, Magra Punjala Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The partnership aims to facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise amongst the pernering institutions. This allows the students and the staff from different backgrounds to communicate and exchange their experiences and expertise.
Vibrant Students’ Societies: The institution strives to build an inclusive, egalitarian, student-friendly, and gender-sensitive space, wherein the students were trained to inculcate human values and grow as socially responsible and empowered citizens. Various societies under the Extra-Curricular Activities Committee such as Debating, Dramatics, Fine Arts, Film and Photography, Eco Club, Recycling Unit Music and Dance, Quiz, Poetry, and Fashion Societiescontributed in many ways to the continued endeavour in enhancing social, cultural, ethical and human values in students. Various cells, clubs and units such as Gandhi Study Circle inculcated the spirit of synchronization and reconciliation, co-operation, self-reliance and self-determinism. Social Outreach Programmes by NSS involved students in various activities of social service-/community outreach, plantation drives, awareness campaigns and activities on cleanliness and hygiene. The Enabling Unit and Women Development Cell generated awareness about discrimination based on disability and gender and educated students to develop a comprehensive understanding of women's rights, development and empowerment. Gender Champion Cell created positive social norms to improve the well-being of men, women, and others to achieve gender justice.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Startup Cell (EISC) was established in 2022-23 by clubbing three cells of the college namely Entrepreneurship Cell, Finance and Investment Cell, and S-Marketing Cell, and registered with the Ministry of Education's Innovation. The amalgamated cells organised activities on financial concepts, marketing techniques, business plans, business conclave, and startup expo. The Placement Cell of Daulat Ram College, Vriddhi constitutes a diligent and dedicated team of students and teachers who strive to provide the best possible career opportunities to deserving students. The Placement cell provides both on-campus and off-campus opportunities to the students for recruitment and internship drives. In the last 5 years around 450 studends have placed in reputed firms like Accenture, Wipro, Deloitte USI, DE Shaw, Larsen & Toubro, WTW, and ICICI, and aaroud 500 students have done internships.
In conclusion, the institution's distinct priority and thrust in Skill Enrichment and Capacity Building encompass a holistic approach that includes skill development, research opportunities, community engagement, entrepreneurship support, diverse student societies, access to specialised labs, and well-equipped resource centres. This approach ensures that students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them not only for their careers but also for active and responsible roles in society.