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DU a haven of creativity for lovers of fine arts

india Updated: Jul 26, 2012 01:22 IST
Shaswati Das

A student with a penchant for the fine arts may find Delhi University (DU) to be a haven of creativity and culture.

The students can choose among societies for music (Indian and western), theatre, literature and photography, among others.

The semester system may have made life hectic for the students, but professors feel that juggling academics and extra-curricular activities is not tough.

“Even though it is hard to juggle the two, students do manage to carve out a niche,” Minoti Chatterji, the principal of Kamla Nehru College, said.


From St Stephen’s College’s Shakespeare Society to Ramjas College’s Shunya, DU’s theatre clubs have produced some stalwarts, including Manoj Bajpai.

Students who have been involved with DU’s theatre scene for long feel that a knowledge of drama is a prerequisite.

Spic macay

Indian classical music was once thought of as an art form restricted to those who were formally trained in the art.

However, with the inception of the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY), the accessibility of Indian classical music was radically redefined.

Compulsory societies

Those among the students who have taken admission through the extra-curricular or sports quota are required to be a part of the societies that they had cited as their specialisations.

Every Delhi University college also has societies that require students to mandatorily seek membership.