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First day on campus?

chandigarh Updated: May 16, 2013 00:10 IST

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First impression is the last, they say. With the college entrance season about to begin, the strongest anxiety catalyst remains — what do I wear on the first day to college?
Hindustan Times speaks to some stylish youngsters who have made up their mind well in advance! Get ready to explore what’s hot and what’s not for this summer college season

Srishti Vardhan

Fashion to you is: “Highly personalised, something that looks good on someone with the same body frame might not look good on you. Instead of following current trends, try each option and then see what suits better”

Style Quotient: “I am constantly shifting through my looks, from suits to shorts,
whatever best reflects my mood of the day. I like my fashion to express the femininity and youthful vibes with shades of pink and floral prints”

Accessories: “My wardrobe will be constantly full of accessories from Indie necklaces,biked bracelets and bright belts. Accessories change a look in seconds!”

Anaanya Dagar

Fashion to you is: “The motto is simple: if it looks good on you, wear it. I’m not particularly brand conscious; sometimes you can find the best deals in the most unexpected outlets.”

Style Quotient: “I focus more on how to carry off my look more than the outfit itself. A rich bright top with primary coloured jeans add an overall elegance for a professional
student look.”

Strict no-no: “Avoid the stub aunty heels at any cost, go with flats instead. Layers insummers also spell disaster!”

Mrinali Khattar

Fashion to you is: “Challenging yourself to try out new looks. Every outfit I choose is to suit the occasion, my comfort and a derivative of the current trends in that order.”

Style Quotient: “I believe if you’re not comfortable in your threads then you can’t carry off even the latest style which is why loose fitting tops and jeans are my daily staple.”

Accessories: “I don’t like accessories unless it’s an evening out, except of course a handbag which is next to my life! My wide collection of handbags and pursues keeps colours contrasting and adding change to my looks.”

Summer colour funda: “I like to break the flow of an outfit with contrasting shades, but for the summers I avoid bright colours.”

Rochak Singla

First day college look: “I always trust semi-formal shirts and jeans with leather shoes to suit any day and occasion. Primary colours are a man’s best friend“

Must-haves: “A neatly ironed white shirt, blue jeans, my watch and a black suit would always be in my wardrobe.”

Style fails: “Coats with capris are too bohemian for the city. I stay away from bright and sheer fabrics. Flip-flops with a semi-formal look are a no!”

MCM DAV College, an institution for women education, was established in 1968. The college has made its mark in a range of fields in academic, cultural and sports activities. It has become the first institution in the region to introduce rock climbing. The college has also won Panjab University Womens’ General Efficiency Shield for a record 37 times.

Faculty Strength 147 Number of seats 1380 (approx, for grad)

Post-graduate level courses:
MA in sociology 60 seats
MA in English 40 seats
MA in psychology 40 seats
MA in economics 40 seats
Masters in commerce 40 seats

An air-conditioned canteen, food plaza, fruit juice corner and a Nescafe outlet.

Under-graduate level courses:
Bachelor of arts: 800 seats (approx)
BA (pass course)
BA (honours): English, political science, history, psychology, Hindi, sociology, economics and public administration.
BA (vocational): Office management and secretarial practice.
Bachelor of commerce: 210 seats

BCom honors – commerce and business economics
Bachelor of business administration: 40 seats
Bachelor of science: 250 seats
Bachelor of computer applications: 80 seats


Post-graduate diploma courses:

PG diploma in computer application: 30 seats
PG diploma in mass communication: 30 seats

Innovative course:
Bachelor of science: Microbial & food technology: 40 seats

Add-on courses:
Communicative English: 30 seats
Cosmetology and beauty care: 30 seats
Video reporting: 30 seats
Interior designing & decoration: 30 seats

Fee structure:
Average fee, as per Panjab University norms
Famous alumni:
Mita Vashisht, actor
Pooja Tandon, actor
Many former students of the college are now well-placed bureaucrats

Hostel facility (for girls only)
The MCM hostel has six blocks to accommodate 950 students, who are provided with facilities to make their stay academically fruitful and comfortable.

Placement cell
The placement club of the college organises various career-related activities, such as the Maha Job Fest. This provides students with an opportunity to learn about recruiting organisations and meet some of their key employers.

College fests:
Environment Fest, IT Fest, Maha Job Fest, Blood Donation Camp, NSS Camp, various seminars/Workshops.

Sports facility:

The college has a gymnasium, playfields for football, hockey, cricket, baseball and kho-kho, courts for basketball, volleyball and badminton. The college is also the first to introduce rock climbing. The rock, 12-meter high and 5-meter wide, has two faces for difficult climbing and one face for speed climbing. The administration offers the facility to adventure lovers and armed forces during summer vacations.

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