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Not just academics

Nestled between famous colleges of the north campus, Ramjas College offers an entire range of programmes.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2009 06:50 PM IST

Nestled between famous colleges of the north campus, Ramjas College offers an entire range of programmes - in science, commerce and humanities. It is also a much sought-after bet for those interested in debates, dramatics and sports.

The college is known for:
Its debaters who gain admission because of the extra-curricular activities quota.

Spacious library and vibrant café.

Programmes: Offers Bachelor's degree programmes in chemistry, commerce, economics, English, Hindi, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, zoology and Sanskrit.

Number of seats: 1,028 at the undergraduate level

Tech track: Nothing noteworthy but the library is set to become JAWS-enabled, which is good news for visually-impaired students.

When at play: Last year, it was the only DU college which sent a team of two students to a Cambridge University debate in London; an honour not only for Ramjas but also for the Delhi University.

Guru gyan: "All our courses are equally good. The college doesn't give special focus to one particular department or programme. The college is synonymous for excellence in debating. Our societies in dramatics, music and fine arts also do well," says Dr Rajendra Prasad, Principal.

Old boys: Shekhar Suman, Prakash Jha and Manoj Bajpai

The cafeteria is also liked by the students for its comfortable seating arrangements and serene ambience.

Students' Activity Centre:The college has a Students' Activity Centre for meetings, discussions and functions regarding academic, cultural, political and other creative activities. The centre also conducts the business of clubs and societies. It has an LCD projection system, besides a high quality hi-fi sound system.

Clubs to hone other interests: The college has several clubs which again justify the college's reputation for extra-curricular activities. These are the photography, film and movies, hiking and trekking and nature clubs. For more info, visit

Found on campus:
I joined Ramjas because the college is a good place to study for a debater and I have been a debater ever since I was in school. I had also secured admission in Venkateswara and Hans Raj College but decided to join Ramjas
- Prithvi Rohan Kapur, second-year BA (honours) economics student

ECA room
: "These air conditioned rooms draw students from other colleges too," says Arpit Varshney, second-year BSc (Hons) student.

Auditorium: "Better sound and seating facilities are needed as lots of plays, musical events keep happening," says Vishwajoy Mukherjee, second- year BA (Hons) English student

Founded in 1917 by educationist and philanthropist Rai Kedar Nath, Ramjas College is one of Delhi's oldest colleges. Starting from the humble precincts of Darya Ganj in Old Delhi, the college today boasts of a spacious campus, decent infrastructure and an esteemed faculty of scholars.

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