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DU trends of 2011

A look at the five big events that took place in Delhi University in 2011 — from elections to delayed fests Where are the girls, DUSU?

education Updated: Dec 28, 2011 02:27 IST
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A look at the five big events that took place in Delhi University in 2011 — from elections to delayed fests Where are the girls, DUSU?



Hundreds of girls may have voted, but for the first time in a decade, no woman candidate got elected in Delhi University’s Students’ Union (DUSU) panel. All the four members elected for the various posts, including that of the president, were male candidates. Compared to 2011, the year 2010 saw Priya Dabas being elected as the vice president and Neetu Dabas as secretary.



On Facebook

The official Facebook page of DU was launched in the month of June. On its first day, the particular page had got 20,000 likes, and within a month of its launch, the page crossed more than 1 lakh likes. During the admission season, this page answered all the queries that the students had. It still keeps students updated about all that is happening in DU.



DU gets a starring role in Bollywood


Delhi University has become a favoured destination for filmmakers for shooting movies and even promotional events. DU’s North Campus saw the shooting of the film Rockstar in colleges such as Hindu and St. Stephens in 2011. Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri were seen at the shoot. At the alumni meet of Hindu College, famous celebrities such as filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who have graduated from this college, got a chance to stay in the hostel rooms in which they used to stay during their campus days.



100% cut offs

Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) created history by declaring the cut offs in its first cut off list for the coveted course of B Com (Hons) at 100%. This created a lot of controversy. SRCC and 100 percent were trending on Twitter for two days till the second cut off was declared. Even big Bollywood stars tweeted about this and many jokes based around the particular topic started doing rounds of the cyber world.