"A friend in need is a friend indeed!" so goes the old saying. Shivaji College is friend to those many communities and issues in need of collective intervention. At Shivaji College, we live by the motto that learning is complete only when one’s education is of value to others. To this end, many community outreach groups have been set up in Shivaji College. Outreach programmes like awareness raising campaigns, collection and donation drives, educational projects for children in slum dwelling, and interesting science camps are organised routinely by different issue-based groups at Shivaji College.
Enactus, Shivaji College, is one of the chapters included in “Enactus India”, which is a network of students, faculty and business leaders, working together through social entrepreneurship, to resolve socio-economic challenges of communities in need. Our mission is to provide an impetus to students in the area of management training, education and research; and to build, expand and reinforce the required managerial skills to excel in the area of globalization and competition. It focuses on fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship along with social work in its students and creating future business leaders.Enactus Website Link
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is an innovative programme sponsored and managed by the Department of Science and Technology. This programme is organised in collaboration with Shivaji College. The objective of this programme is to orient young minds to the excitements of creative pursuit of science. This programme was conceptualised with the agenda to attract young talents to the study of science at an early age. INSPIRE Internship Program motivates intelligent and inquisitive students to pursue careers in natural sciences and thereby strengthening the National Science and Technology base in India. Fascinating lectures, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art science laboratories, and visits to organisations of international repute in Delhi comprise such science camps. Many students from reputed school eagerly enrol for this joint venture of Shivaji College and Department of Science and Technology.
NSS volunteers at Shivaji College continually reinvent themselves in working for the betterment of communities of children and old age people. An initiative undertaken by NSS is “Pehal – Ek Prayaas.” Student volunteers devote two hours every day and teach underprivileged children from Raghubir Nagar (slum area). They engage these children in two slots (morning and evening). In the last season of this project, students attended classes five days a week and were taught Science, Maths, English, Hindi, Social Science, and G. K. along with extracurricular activities. This exercise instilled a spirit of aspiration towards attaining education.
Apart from doing their bit for growing children who are mostly too poor to attend formal schools, the NSS volunteers also serve the needs of aging community. As part of community outreach services, student volunteers routinely visit old-age homes. The beginning of 2018 was marked by the noble services the student volunteers extended toward elderly people. They visited Apna Ghar, the home for homeless and physically challenged people.
Society for Practical Applications and Development of Economics (SPADE), set up in 2017, is one such society that works towards understanding and sensitisation of socio-economic problems faced by diverse sections of our society. Under its aegis, SPADE organises numerous dialogues, lectures and presentations that inform the student community of the new and diverse forms in which socio-economic problems rear their head. Since its inception, SPADE has achieved phenomenal increase in raising awareness among students, and a number of student volunteers have enlisted for the programmes and initiatives undertaken by SPADE. On 5 March, 2020, SPADE launched the third edition of its annual research book titled Arthmanthan at our flagship event, Annual Consortium for Excellence (ACE of SPADE). This book brings together discussions and deliberations on the latest issues of a socio-economic nature faced by people. A solution based documentary, “Climate is Changing, Are You?” which presented the causes and impacts of the climatic crisis our planet is undergoing, was also released by SPADE Productions.
https://youtu.be/_4wzI4lLRmI - Yesteryear's documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKEhInyGRBc – SPADE Research Video ProjectView Report
The Women Development Cell (WDC) of the College aims to create a world free of gender discrimination, sensitize students towards gender parity, inculcate within them the awareness of women’s empowerment and encourage participation of NGOs working in the area of women’s development in the activities of the cell. It makes significant efforts throughout the year to promote awareness of gender equality and women's issues by organizing national /international conferences, seminars, interactive sessions, debates, self-defence workshops and street plays.
Irrespective of their gender, there are selfless men and women who work towards providing opportunities for all. Shivaji College celebrates the lives of those men and women who challenge patriarchy and exploitation to pave the way for an equitable society. Such members of the society are felicitated with the Jijabai awards and their struggles and journeys are showcased in the coffee table book, the annual publication of the WDC.
International Webinar on “Psychological Well-Being and COVID 19: An Internal Journey” organised by the Women Development Cell (WDC) under the aegis of IQAC on May 07, 2020.
International Webinar on ‘Mind Matters: Coping with Stress’ organized by the Women Development Cell (WDC) under the aegis of IQAC on May 11, 2020.
International Conference on Women’s Leadership for Global Peace and Prosperity, sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC) from January 9-10, 2020. The Chief Guest, Prof. D.P. Singh (Chairman, UGC) enlightened the audience about the importance and role of women in society. The participants were addressed by Ms. Harjinder Kaur Talwar, National President, FICCI Ladies Organisation, Prof. Margaret Rose Hunt Keynote Speaker, Prof. H.C Bhatla, Chairman, Governing Body, and Dr. Shashi Nijhawan, Principal.
The Chief Guest, Smt. Baby Rani Maurya (Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand) and Ms. Surina Rajan (HIPA, Govt. of Haryana) graced the valedictory session of the International Conference. They released the coffee table book "SANSMARAN“ and felicitated the Jijabai Awardees- Ms. Smarita Sengupta, Mr. Shafiqur Rahman Khan, Ms.Lakhimi Baruah, Ms. Anita Gupta and Dr. Masooma Rizvi. WDC IC 20 Cultural Evening, performance by MERI ZINDAGI, India’s First Female Rock Band on January 10, 2020.
A Gender Sensitization Programme and Interactive Activity was organized in association with Srijanatmak Manushi Sanstha (SMS) on November 01, 2019. They showcased their talent in theatre through the play in which they highlighted issues about women and spread awareness about the legal steps that can be taken in case of forced abortions.
A workshop for students in partnership with ITC Vivel entitled Ab Samjhauta Nahin (No More Compromises) was organised on September 20, 2019. The objective was to change collective consciousness of the youth through an increased perceptiveness on gender-sensitive issues; enabling gender-responsive actions at a personal level and building confidence through the knowledge of rights.
The WDC organised Orientation Day on August 9, 2019. There was a talk by Mr. Anurag Bindal, Delhi Legal Services Advocate, West District, followed by a performance by Asmita Theatre Group of the street play Dastak directed by Shri Arvind Gaur.
The WDC organised a Self Defence Workshop AATMBAL: Raised to Fight Injustice in collaboration with Delhi Police from Sept 02-06, 2019.