I chose to attend Lady Shri Ram College for my graduation in B.A.Hons History because of its esteemed faculty, academic brilliance and the vibrant and multi-faceted environment that it provides for the holistic development of the students. The admission process was based on the merit of the performance in class 12 board exams, with cutoffs ranging from 97 to 99 % for History Hons courses. The portal for admission opened in July for registrations because of the coronavirus pandemic and the marks had to be uploaded after the declaration of class results following which admissions were done on the basis of cut off marks. Ranked second in the NIRF ranking, its esteemed alumni and exotic placement offer made me think that this college was apt for me. The reviews on collegedunia, Quora and get my uni also helped me with authentic information which made my choice of college easier.
The course curriculum encompasses a wide range of historical periods and perspectives including ancient, medieval and modern history, Asia and Europe. The student-teacher ratio is about 1:7. All the faculty members are highly qualified with either a post-graduate or doctoral degree. They are cooperative and use an interactive pedagogy for better understanding. Lectures, open house discussions, feedback sessions and class presentations are encouraged and adopted. It follows the DU academic calendar and term exams were also conducted in accordance with that. It had mainly subjective long answers based on conceptual understanding and opinion of the subject matter. The level of difficulty of the paper ranges from medium to hard.
The college working with the placement cell offers many internship opportunities in all tiers of companies such as Yes Bank, Seekho, Prtisandhi, global investments and so on. Opportunities include both as volunteers without stipends as well as performance-based stipends, letter of recommendation and certificate of completion. Posts and jobs include content writing, human resource, data analytics, front desk management, video designer and so on.
The placement cell of LSR works relentlessly in the pursuit of providing placement offers and internships to the students. Reputed companies like Bank Of America, Citi Bank, EY Parthenon, FTI Consulting visit LSR for placements. Besides enriching workshops on a range of topics like consulting, CV preparation, Group discussion preparation are conducted periodically. New companies recruiting interns include HUL and Puma. Fellowship opportunities like Teach for India fellowship, Gandhi fellowship, EY fellowship are also available. Even though the covid-19 pandemic impacted placements, the highest package offered was INR 30LPA while the average package was INR 9.4 LPA. Students across all streams including psychology, journalism, history were placed and it was not restricted to commerce and economics departments.
The fees structure of the college is reasonable and affordable with my first-year fees being Rs 15780 annually. There are also scholarships and freeships available for students who need financial need and assistance. Such scholarships include ward welfare scholarship, KPMG scholarship, ELSA scholarship among many others. Internships and placement offers are also available with companies like McKinsey, teach for India, Citibank and others.
The campus life of LSR is one of the most vibrant and energetic ones amidst the entire DU. The annual fest is Tarang which is generally conducted in January-February. Apart from that, the History department has its own departmental fest Maazi-o-Mustaqbil which hosts numerous enriching sessions by eminent and learned personalities. A range of clubs and societies function in the college catering to hone the talents and interests of every individual like REACH, fine arts, creative writing, debating, dramatics, dancing, singing, entrepreneurship among many others. Many NGOs are also self-run by students apart from NSS, NCC and NSO. Participation in inter-college fests and competitions is highly encouraged.
The students of the final year are eligible for campus placements. There are a no. of companies that visited our college like Oracle, ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, HDFC Bank, and many other companies. The highest package they offer is Rs.5 Lakhs. 95% of the students get placed under the campus placement. I am planning to complete my masters after my graduation.
Eligibility for the placements was made in accordance with the requirements by the company that was present. The average package was about 10 LPA and the highest package was 13 LPA CTC. The percentage of the eligible students getting placed was about 80%. Apart from commerce students, the majority of the students were interested in landing a government job.
The campus has a placement cell that is active the whole year, the students can have work experience from their first semester itself depending on their interest. The cell bonds with many companies with 1 lakh per annum. I will be going for public policy after graduation from the field of political science.
After 5th-semester students are eligible for campus placements. I don't have any idea about the company .but they visit every time and provide a good package to the students. The selection is the basis of there talent not by %
The Tuition Fees Is Very Cheap As Compared To Other University's. I Dont Have To Attend The College Everyday. I Can Work And Study At The Same Time As The Exams Only Happens Once A Year. I Opted This Course As Its Suitable For My Career.
The admission to the college is based on the marks secured by the qualifying examinations. The ones who are selected will also have a round of personal interviews and then the final list of students seeking admssion comes.
The placement and internship opportunities are quite limited as it's a central government college. There are still opportunities for students opting masters but not much options are available for bachelors degree.
The aspirants are required to fill up a common registration form for Delhi University Colleges. One can select as many course as they wish to. The registration fee varies for students from different categories. Once the board results are out, the university releases a common cut off list for different colleges, for different courses. The students have to then go to the college with which their cut off matches with all the required documents to secure their admission. Apart from merit based admissions, DU has a provision for students to apply via ECA (Extra Curriculum Activities). The process for the same is explained in detail on the official site.
We have an active placement cell in college, but I did not sit for placements so there isn’t much I can tell. There are placements and job opportunities but they are limited.
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