Dr. Deepak Malhotra, principal of Dyal Singh Evening College, passed away on Sunday, January 20’13 following a cardiac arrest. He was 60 and is survived by his wife and two sons. Dr. Malhotra had just completed 24 years as Principal of Dyal Singh College, two weeks back as the college held its 24th annual fest, Rajnigandha. “Being a principal of the college for many years I have always tried to channelize the energy of the students by organizing the annual fest on scale bigger than the previous year. Next year, we will celebrate the silver jubilee with even more fanfare”, had said Dr. Malhotra. Before his stint as the principal of this college, he was appointed Chairman of a DU panel for redrafting the curriculum. This committee is responsible to examine and make changes in undergraduate level admission processes for all categories of students in DU colleges. His keen interest in politics was also evident in recent years as he is the founder of the National Students Union of India. Later, he became the General Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. He was also a member of a government-constituted panel to assess the functioning of mid-day meal scheme in Delhi schools.

It is a huge loss for me personally, besides the field of education. He took Dyal Singh College to great heights. He would be missed deeply by the academic community’, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Professor, Dinesh Singh said.

Dr. Deepak Malhotra was indeed an inspiration to all. “I exhort you to think big and set high goals for yourself. Develop some worthy vision, be prepared to put commensurate level of effort, and you will realize that it is in your hands to develop a rewarding career”, were his words of wisdom to his students. 

Radhika Mehrotra
1/28/2013 01:31:14



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