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We’re raring to go

Our campus journalists can’t wait to join college and enjoy canteen ka khana, fests, shopping in KNags, new friends and teachers

education Updated: Jul 17, 2012 15:33 IST
Hindustan Times

Siddhi Goel,St Thomas School

The experience of going to the Delhi University is a mixed bag of emotions. You feel excited about attending fests, college societies that were once a launch pad for many Bollywood actors. You also doubt whether you will really make the grade to the college of your choice. And though the first thought fills me with zeal, the latter is always a dampener. Another feature that adds to the ambience of DU, is its architecture. Entering colleges like St Stephen’s and Miranda House transport you to the British era. I will be joining the English (hons) course at Hansraj College and would love to be part of the college debating society and write for the college journal. Interacting regularly with the faculty is also a high priority.

Shreya Mudgil,Mount Carmel School

My college session begins on July 23. I have been waiting a long time for this day. I am brimming with excitement. I want to know my teachers already! I’ve read and re-read the prospectus many times. I look forward to making new friends, while I keep the old ones safe and sound in my heart. I am thrilled about the tours and trips because I simply adore travelling (by trains preferably)! However, 95% of my excitement is because of my course. I cannot wait to put my heart and soul into English, without any other subjects screaming for attention. Here’s hoping for a great experience in college, for you and for me! Cheers everyone!

Riti Wig,DPS Noida

One thing that turns out to be quite a treat about the crazy admission procedure is how we get to discover the much-talked-about universities, irrespective of the fact whether we get admitted or not. The beautiful infrastructure, green campuses, clean roads, amazing graffiti, and the nice canteens are a huge draw for us. Visiting the DU colleges gives one the golden opportunity to experience the aura of colleges which were once attended by the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Shashi Tharoor and Shah Rukh Khan! The DU north campus also takes you back to the pre-Independence era with plenty of examples of brilliant architecture.

Ankita Chander,St Thomas School

The Delhi University campus has a mesmerising and welcoming ambience. From the little hangout zones, such as the bantawalas and chaatwalas, to the Kamla Nagar market famous for its popular branded stores and the spicy street food, these hot spots are a major attraction for me. The architectural work of the college buildings is breath-taking — from the corridors of Miranda House with symmetrical ceilings to the old red bricks of Lady Shri Ram College for Women. I’m also excited to see all of us getting into the race for being the ‘trendiest fuccha.’ I want to see how the first-year students will dress up this session.

Anam Kazmi,Presentation Convent

The admission process does take one places for sure — from north campus to south campus! In retrospect, it is nothing short of a mini Dilli Darshan! An improved knowledge about the city is a positive outcome of this exercise. Gorging on the sumptuous street food, filling forms inside the colleges, experiencing their old world charm and strolling in the campus lanes make me feel like I’m already a part of the university. This first taste of DU has whetted my appetite for the flavours of college life! I am looking forward to my new teachers, new classmates, new classrooms, new canteens and new places to hang out. It’s DU calling!

Gargi,Air Force Bal Bharti School

I entered Gargi College, which is also my dream institution, with hope and ambition. My crimson-coloured folder was full of the certificates I got in school for sports, Western music, classical dance, debates, elocution contests and various other activities. I took this opportunity to get acquainted with the wonderful college campus. I entered the lecture room closest to me and noticed a stark difference between it and my school classroom. Next, I went to the canteen. It had the most delicious food items at the lowest prices. The library had the most marvellous collection of books I had ever seen. I hope I experience something similar.

First Published: Jul 17, 2012 15:27 IST