It is often believed that off-campus colleges don’t attract many students as they lack a vibrant university culture. Defying the popular perception are students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (SGGSCC) who consider themselves lucky to be away from the hustle-bustle of North campus. “The off-campus location is advantageous. Since the distractions are few, we can devote maximum time to studies,” says Juhi Ahuja, a second-year BCom (hons) student.
Ask her if she enjoys being a part of SGGSCC, and she replies, “Thoroughly! When I joined college, I thought it would all be about mass-bunks, fewer classes… it turned out to be quite the opposite with regular classes. However, we manage to have our share of fun by participating in activities of various college societies and going out with friends when free.”
USP: The faculty and infrastructure. “Our teachers are very supportive and encouraging,” says Ahuja, adding, “the lectures are so good that I don’t feel the need for private tuitions.”
Programmes: The college offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, some of which are: BCom (hons), BCom (prog), bachelor of business economics, BSc computer science and Economics (hons) at the undergraduate level. At the postgraduate level, you have a diploma in business journalism and corporate communication and postgraduate diploma in international marketing.
IT Quotient: The campus is WiFi enabled and has up-to-date computer labs with UPS for uninterrupted power supply.
Infrastructure: The college offers its students various outdoor and indoor sports to choose from. It boasts of a cricket academy, a well-maintained basketball court, lawn tennis and table tennis facilities.
The library is spread over three floors and is fully air-conditioned, with a rich collection of more than 29,000 books on disciplines such as commerce, economics, computer science, management etc. Various national and international newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines are also available.
The classrooms are well maintained, spacious and airy. Lectures for BBE students are held in air-conditioned classrooms. Some laboratories have provisions for projectors, where students make their presentations. Each department has its own laboratory.
The college also got the best auditorium award recently by the chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit. Interestingly, there’s also a gurudwara on campus, which is fully air-conditioned; and a state-of-the art gymnasium.
Studentspeak: “The facilities, infrastructure and faculty are the best things about studying here. Academics lead the way, followed by extracurricular activities. Peer learning and faculty interactions beyond classrooms help you gain an edge over the competition,” says Apoorva, a BCom programme third-year student.
Clubs and societies: The college boasts of an extremely vibrant extracurricular activities culture. Some of the prominent societies include: Urja, the commerce society; Manchtantra, the dramatics society; ASBE, the society of the association of students of business economics; ACE, society for computer enthusiasts; Divinity society and others.
Taaza khabar: The dramatics society, Manchatantra, is organising Udaan 2012 between February 1 and 3
Timepass: The college canteen is quite popular with the students; as is the Netaji Subhash Place Metro station. Dilli Haat-Pitampura and malls in Rajouri Garden are also
Fact file: Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce was founded in 1984 and meant to be the commerce college in the University of Delhi. It has emerged as a unique institution offering various undergraduate and postgraduate commerce programmes
Wishlist: “I wish the dress code in the college could be done away with. Girls are not allowed to wear sleeveless clothes, capris, shorts and skirts. Jeans and suits are the only two choices we have,” says a student who does not wish to be named.