College Profile #3: Janki Devi memorial College


With the motto ‘VIDYA HI PARAM JYOTIM’, Janki Devi Memorial College , one of the most distinctive and premier women’s institutions of the university of Delhi is a college that strives to impart holistic education that can make the students contribute prepensely to the nation and serve as an excellent resource base for society at large. Located at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, New Delhi, JDMC is situated in the New Delhi Ridge in halcyon surroundings with its lush green lawns and imposing building. The closest metro station to the college is Karol Bagh from where students can easily walk down.
COURSES OFFERED BY THE COLLEGE

The college has been imparting education to girls for over five decades in liberal arts, social sciences, Mathematics and Commerce. The college also provides educations in areas such as Advertising, Sales Promotion and Sales Management, Office Management and Secretarial Practice. The college offers short term courses of Spanish Language course, English Language Proficiency and The Gandhian Alternative. The college is continuing with their course on Peace and Conflict Resolution, which was started in 2011 and this academic session, it has also successfully completed a course on Translation.  In addition to the above , the Janki Devi Vocational Centre offers full and part time courses in areas such as Commercial Art, Fashion Designing, Textile, Cookery, Home Management and Beauty Culture Course in collaboration with Shehnaz Hussain.

DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIC RECORDS 

JDMC has been ranked third in academic excellence at the University of Delhi in the field of Commerce. The students have excelled in terms of both, academic performance as well as co-curricular activities. The peace research institute , Oslo has recently agreed to fully sponsor a student from the Gandhi study circle, peace and conflict studies unit , of JDMC for their international summer school in Oslo , starting this summer! This is a landmark academic tie-up for the college. A pilot project on Women Entrepreneurship and Support Training programme was undertaken by the college with the support of the Netherlands Embassy and the ECORYS, knowledge partner of the Netherlands Government, in 2014 .The College has secured 100% result in B.A. (Hons.) Hindi and B.Com (Hons.) I Year and more than 90% result in 3rd year of B.A. (Hons) economics, English, Hindi, history, philosophy, political science, Sanskrit and B.Com ( Hons.) and B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics .

Past Placement Records

Career Opportunity Cell of JDMC has left no stone unturned for empowering its students. It has placed a large number of students in many renowned business organisations. Genpact visited the college for placement and offered three profiles to the students namely Finance & Accounting , Banking Financial Service , Insurance and Voice ( Customer services/collections). Around  100 students appeared for the drive out of which 22 students were finally selected. EY was allotted slot zero as per their request for the recruitment drive. Around 147 students appeared out of which 23 students were shortlisted for the post of Assurance Associate. 67 other students were selected by Concentrix and 13 By Aon Service India Limited.

Societies and Cells 

There in total 21 societies and cells in JDMC. They are: 

AAMDANI – The Finance and Investment Cell.

ANUBHUTI – The Street Play Society.

AVANI – The Environment Club. 

BARDOLATORS – Shakespeare society.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY CELL

CHETNA SOCIETY

RHETORQUE – The English Debating Society.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY CELL

EUPHONIE- The Western Music Society.

GANDHI STUDY CIRCLE

IRIDESCENT – The English Creative Writing Society.

KALAKRITI – The Art Club.

LUMIERE – The Film and Photography society. 

NATIONAL CADET CORPS

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME 

NRITYA- The Western Dance Society.

NUPUR- The Eastern Dance Society.

IMPRENEURS- The Entrepreneurship Society.

INQUIZITION- The Quiz Society.

VICHAAR- The Hindi Debating Society.

WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT CELL.

Sports 

The Physical Education Department adds trophies to the college shelves annually. This Department conducted the selection cum training camp for North Zone inter university and All India Inter- University football tournament, the training cum selection camp for Delhi state Futsal team for senior National Futsal Tournament. The JDM College Football and Volleyball teams won Winners and Runners- UP trophies respectively in BOSM festival at BITS, Pilani. Apart from many prizes by individual sports students, many prizes were won by students for football, hockey, cross country championships, yoga, volleyball and Futsal.

Infrastructure 

 Besides providing students with a motivational environment , the office block , union room, a beautiful common room , clean and spacious medical room , photo- stating facilities, comfortable staff room , individual departmental rooms, seminar hall, committee room, computer labs , the sports infrastructure , the large and modern cafeteria and the open air auditorium , a research room for teachers, are some of the facilities that create a holistic environment for the pursuit of academic and extra- curricular interests. This college has the distinction of being one of the few to have a disabled- friendly campus with ramps, toilets and lift that cater to specific needs as well as an assistance system for the visually challenged students and faculty. The college gardens never fail to fetch admiring glances from visitors and prizes at the various annual flower shows in the city. JDMC was the first college to install a rain water harvesting system which has been rated as one of the best in Delhi by the Centre for science and Environment and has won the Chief Ministers prize for Institutional Rain Water Harvesting.

Despite all the achievements made by the college there are exists certain flaws that renders in pulling back the college to some extent. The ratio of students not getting placements is higher to those who get jobs after graduating. Only marketing field companies provide jobs to the students. The auditorium isn’t fully air conditioned and the college suffers due to lack of water supply just like any other college of Delhi. The library and Wi-Fi connectivity is not provided to the non- collegiate students. Regular classes take place even on Saturdays.

However JDMC has been successful in the promotion of enduring knowledge which is global in its perspective and yet local in its relevance in spite of all the shortcomings that it faces.

Nandani Yadav 

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