The time spent at the High School is a mixed bag of different feelings, thoughts, ideas, tasks and Challenges for all the students. This is the time when they start gearing up for the final and most challenging year of their lives “THE BOARD EXAMS”. The scholars need to balance out on their academics, college applications and co-circulars in full swing. So, they need to be very focused with what they are doing.

First Cut offs came out and there was an influx of students to get into one of the best colleges of Delhi University. Indraprastha College for Women (IP College) is a dream college for many girls. The people who were now a part of IP College were neither into in the main North Campus cluster but were still in the North Campus. The building reflected a rich heritage of 28 year.  It was full of greenery and fresh air. With every fresh year comes newness to the campus. The seniors help their juniors fit in the new surroundings.

Some girls got the Subjects of their choice and some didn’t. Those who didn’t get the subjects of their choice had to adapt to the new subject with a good spirit to do their best. So, they began with a fresh mind. They even observed the colourful atmosphere of the campus and realised the change. The scholars got new access to do whatever they want, whichever way they want. This is a platform where the students can meet different kind of people from different states, backgrounds and countries.  So the campus is a blend of different walks of life.

IP College has an enrolment of over 2670 students and offers a wide range of courses.  Uniquely, it offers the B.A (Hons.) course in Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) which is ranked among the best in the country. The College ranks in the top ten colleges of the city and the top twenty in the country. This fact clearly suggests that faculty, teachers and opportunities are excellent. They are experts in their fields.

The ‘Societies’ of Indraprastha College are nothing less than a celebration. They are the most pleasant and integral part of the campus. Their main aim is an all round personality development of each and every girl graduating from the college. So, every student has to compulsorily join at least two societies, they think they can best perform in. There is a plethora of societies ranging from Abhivyakti- The Dramatics Society, Afroza- Western Dance society, Laashya- Contemporary and Jazz Dance Society, Indian Classical Dance Society, Alaap-Indian Music Society, Western Music Society, Spic Macay, Film and Photography, Fine Arts Society, North East Society to Women Development Cell, English Debating Society, Hindi Debating Society, Eco Club, National Social Service(NSS), National Cadet Corps(NCC) to name few. They have actively been working to towards honing the skills of its members. The seniors play a key role in guiding the freshers through the new setting.

The College’s extensive sports facilities have recently been augmented by the up gradation of the two tennis courts and the basketball court into synthetic courts. A multi-specialty indoor sports centre of international standards has also been built. It consists of badminton courts, a squash court, a shooting range, a fully-equipped gymnasium, an aerobics training centre, table tennis tables, a judo floor and provisions for other indoor games.  The College also has a very large and well- maintained sports field. The College offers dedicated facilities for a variety of other sports as well, such as archery, athletics, handball, volleyball etc. Indraprastha is the only women's college in the University with its own hygienically maintained swimming pool. Its scrupulously clean surroundings, up-to-date facilities and friendly staff make it a popular attraction in the summer months for both learners and swimmers.

The College has a fully equipped studio for in-house training and production. It has several computer laboratories and a spacious library with a lift for PH access. Library is an integral part of the college which carries a range of books from different times; some of which are even extinct from the market. Customized software for an easy access to the book is a frequently used feature. Reading materials in Braille for the visually challenged are also available in the Library.

The College has an auditorium, seminar rooms, a state-of-the-art conference room and an Audio- Visual Resource Centre. It has excellent sports infrastructure with a swimming pool, vast playgrounds and a sprawling multi - facility sports complex. The College also provides basic medical facilities to deal with minor emergencies. It has a Career Guidance and Placement Cell.

The College has two hostels, one funded by the UGC, accommodating 200 students and the newly constructed Indraprastha College Women's Hostel with 166 seats.

Shinam Khandelwal
University Express

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