Delhi University without any doubt is the most prestigious university of the country. Studying in DU has been a dream for each of us when we were in school. It has an element that attracts the huge mass of students in it. But you know when you actually get admitted in Delhi University, then the actual struggle happens in the initial days. But I can assure you one thing, being a student of DU myself that you learn a lot of things there. From handling pressure to cooperating and coordinating the college fests, farewells and fresher it teaches you everything.
The things I wouldn’t have learned if I didn’t go to DU are many but I would sum it up in a few points.
We have always been told that the top colleges of DU are the best and we should aspire for it. The thing I learnt is that even is you get into one of the top shot colleges and don’t have a good company then you’re college life won’t be good, but if you’re college isn’t great and your friend group is then you’re at heaven. What matters is the company not the college.
Elections is a hyped issue in Delhi University. We learn about the elections and the politics involved in it. From the nomination, to the campaigning, the fights, etc., we have a first hand experience about it. This is one thing only a Delhi University student can understand.
The colleges of DU has always been active in organizing trips throughout the year. These trips make you learn new things through different experiences. We come across new people, new places and learn about their culture and heritage.
Studying in DU makes you learn how to become independent. The students who are not from Delhi, become independent by dealing with everything on their own. And those who live in Delhi NCR, learn travelling on their own through cabs, metro and whichever public transport they get.
I still remember, when I was in school I was always stressed about my studies even if I had done the complete syllabus I thought something was lacking. DU taught me how to deal with pressure and stress and tackle it in the best way possible. From submitting assignments in minimal time, to studying for semester exams just one week before the commencement of exams DU teaches you everything.
I learnt how to bunk my college lectures without worrying about the attendance. DU is cool when it comes to giving attendance and luckily I was from the FYUP batch which made “attendance” not a big issue. DU teaches you to bunk without any guilt and stress about attendance.
“Coordination and Cooperation”- You understand these two words completely when you come to DU. Managing all the events from college fests to the departmental fests, farewells and the fresher is difficult and without cooperation and coordination you would never succeed. You learn how to cooperate and coordinate with each and every one keeping aside your ego and grudges.
DU is known for its “unity in diversity”, it’s colleges are a blend of many parts of India. It won’t be wrong if I say DU teaches us adjustment. It’s only in DU where North Eastern students come in such a huge number, you learn a lot from them. You can learn their languages, their cultures, their cuisine, etc.
I feel everyone should enjoy the DU life once in their lifetime. There are lot of things you actually learn being a Delhi University student.