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Sri Venkateswara College Portrait
COLLEGE WITH POTENTIAL FOR EXCELLENCE
SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE
(University of Delhi)
TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS
Nexus
SVC hosts its highly popular and successful three-day festival, Nexus, at the end of the year. This is the occasion for fielding various cultural events. It excites the participation of colleges from the rest of the University of Delhi and from all over the country.
The College celebrates its golden anniversary with August 2010 ushering in our fiftieth year of pioneering excellence in the field of education.
Student life at SVC is an enriching experience. The College encourages student participation in sports, and in various curricular and cocurricular activities organized by the Physical Education Department, Fine Arts and respective Departmental Associations. These activities provide ample opportunities for students to develop and display their talents and to excel in competitions at various levels.

Departmental Associations
Every student automatically becomes a member of the association of the department he/she joins e.g. a student reading in the B.A. Honours Sociology Course will automatically become a member of the Sociology Association and so on.

Students' Union
The Students' Union is an active organization that works for the
welfare of students and infrastructural improvements in the college. It also provides a platform for students to display and develop leadership qualities. The Union organizes the annual three day inter-college cultural festival NEXUS jointly with the Fine Arts Association. The election for the executive body of the college students' union is held along with the Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections.

Sports Activities
The college has excellent facilities for cricket, lawn-tennis, basketball, football, table-tennis and other indoor games. The cricket ground, popular practising grounds with national players, is of an international
standard.

The fine arts association conducts both intra- and inter-college competitions in events such as classical, western and folk dance, music, choreography, dramatics, creative writing, photography, painting and rangoli. It also organizes the inter- college annual festival Nexus in association with the Students' Union. The college fine arts team was adjudged as the “best team in fine arts” at the HT Youth Nexus festival
for the second consecutive year.

The Debating Society
The English Debating Society of the college is one of the premier such associations in the University of Delhi. Noticed not just for the laurels that it has garnered in various national and international debating contests, the Society has become well known for the display of skills in the organisation of large debating events. The college has produced brilliant debaters who have gone on to make a mark in the world. Rhetoric, which was initiated as an Indo-Pak debating event, has grown over the years into one of the best parliamentary debating events in South Asia. PeopleSpeak, the run-up event to Rhetoric attracts the largest participation of students from the University of Delhi and has emerged as one of the most popular events of the kind organised in the university.

The Dramatics Society
SVC has a thriving dramatics society. It is sub-divided into Hindi Dramatics and English Dramatics. The Hindi Dramatics Society is called 'Anubhuti' and the English Dramatics Society is called 'Verbum'. Both the societies have been actively involved in theatre for the past eight years and have been winning competitions consistently. They are names to reckon within the theatre circuit. Convenor: Dr Poonam Sood
Sports Activities The college has excellent facilities for cricket, lawn-tennis, basketball, football, table-tennis and other indoor games. The cricket ground, popular practising grounds with national players, is of an international standard.

Fine Arts Association
The fine arts association conducts both intra- and inter-college competitions in events such as classical, western and folk dance, music, choreography, dramatics, creative writing, photography, painting and rangoli. It also organizes the inter- college annual festival Nexus in association with the Students' Union. The college fine arts team was adjudged as the “best team in fine arts” at the HT Youth Nexus festival
for the second consecutive year.

Film and Media Studies Association
Recognizing the cultural importance of film and other media in today's context, the SVC Film and Media Studies Association fosters the appreciation of the field by conducting regular film shows and organizing seminars and discussions. The Association boasts of a healthy collection of films on DVD.

Alumni Association
The purpose of this association is to bring together various alumni on a common platform. It has a formal structure with elected office bearers. Its annual meeting is held in the college in the month of February. These meetings have emerged as a warm interactive ground for ex-students, their families and the faculty.

Placement Cell
The placement cell provides an organized corporate interface for SVC students. The cell is committed to tapping the market that has come to recognize the sound academic training of the Sri Venkateswara College graduate.The organizations visiting the college get to see their professional abilities and they, in turn, get placement in competitive and respectable positions. In the last session, more than twenty seven national and multinational companies participated in the placement drive and selected more than hundred students, among them, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Protiviti , Maruti Suzuki, Google, Jaypee Capital Services, Wipro Technologies, HCL, Capital IQ, Watson Wyatt, Evalueserve, ICICI Priority Circle, FCS solution, Penguin group. The average pay package was Rs. 3.5 lakh per annum and the maximum was Rs. 7.25 lakh per annum. Out of 70 Commerce honours students, 39 were placed. . The placement cell also holds several workshops to give students information regarding centres of excellence in higher education in India and abroad. Last year, the cell also conducted training programmes in soft skills and leadership skills. Assistance was also offered in writing resumes, developing interview skills by the conduct of practice interviews.

Women's Development Centre
The WDC, in SVC, has actively provided counselling to students to make them aware of their own capabilities and potential while sensitizing them to various issues of society, especially gender issues. For this, a Counsellor has been appointed to help solve student problems. The centre empowers women by helping to develop their skills by building their confidence and honing their latent leadership qualities. This is done through a series of seminars, debates, lectures, workshops, film screenings, theatre and self-defence training camps.

“Parivartan”, the Social Service Society
“Parivartan”, the Social Service Society of Sri Venkateswara College lives up to its motto “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. It actively organizes various events and activities throughout the year, such as teaching the kids of construction workers employed within the campus, after college hours; blood donation camps, stress management workshops, plays on social issues, Yamuna cleaning, and collaborating with the National Association for the Blind (NAB). The year 2008 witnessed the launch of the first edition of its annual magazine “Jagriti” at a programme organized by the Society during the annual college festival NEXUS 2008, in memory of the terror victims of Mumbai.

The College Magazine - Neerajana
The college magazine Neerajana, published annually showcases the literary and creative skills of the students.The magazine carries articles by students in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Telugu and Tamil.
Nexus
SVC hosts its highly popular and successful three-day festival, Nexus, at the end of the year. This is the occasion for fielding various cultural events. It excites the participation of colleges from the rest of the University of Delhi and from all over the country.

DISCIPLINE

SVC has a reputation of being one of the best disciplined colleges in the University of Delhi. While being an eminently 'fun place' to study in, our students observe the code of good conduct quite happily and readily. Some ways in which discipline may be breached:

i) Irregularity in attendance, persistent idleness or negligence or indifference towards the work assigned.
ii) Causing disturbance to a Class or the Office or the Library or Sports (Indoor

iii) Misconduct or misbehaviour of any kind at the time of election to the Students Bodies or meeting or during curricular or

Extra-Curricular Activities.
iv) Misconduct and Misbehaviour of any kind, towards a teacher or an employee of the College/University or another Institution or any member of Statutory Body of the University or any visitor to the College, University or another Institution.
v) Causing damage to furniture or any other property of the College or any other Institution of the University.
VI) RAGGING IN ANY FORM IS NOT PERMISSIBLE ON CAMPUS, NOT EVEN FOR FUN. THIS IS AN OFFENCE THAT IS PUNISHABLE UNDER ORDINANCE XV (B) & (C) OF THE UNIVERSITY IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT SUPREME COURT RULING.SEE WEBSITE: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. THE HARD COPY IS AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY.
vii) Eve teasing is strictly prohibited.
viii) Inciting others to do any of the acts aforesaid.
ix) Any misconduct anywhere inside and outside the College Campus which is considered unbecoming of a student of the College.
x) Making 'noise' in the corridors and the library which are designated silence zones.
xi) Littering
XII) SMOKE FREE ZONE : DELHI UNIVERSITY IS PARTNERING WITH DELHI POLICE AND THE WORLD LUNG FOUNDATIONSOUTH ASIA IN PROMOTING A TOBACCO FREE ENVIRONMENT. AS A STEP IN THAT DIRECTION, SMOKING IS BANNED IN OUR COLLEGE.
The Discipline Regulation Committee is empowered to deal with cases of indiscipline.
The Principal of the College has the ultimate authority to take action against any breach of discipline.

GENDER SENSITIZATION
SVC is extremely alert to matters pertaining to sexual harassment and gender insensitivity. A Statutory Committee, comprising of members from the teaching and non-teaching staff, and students look into matters related to sexual harassment of students and staff in the college. Any person aggrieved in this matter may fearlessly approach the committee for a fair and concerned hearing and a speedy redressal.
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