Established in 1924, Delhi University’s IP College for Women is one of the oldest women’s colleges in Delhi which was started as a part of the nation-wide campaign for women’s education and empowerment, at the call of Annie Besant .. Having witnessed the British style parties and balls, the College is a heritage site and thus, proudly retains its architecture from the good old days.
The college is situated in the posh area of Civil Lines with an excellent metro connectivity from the college walls. Yes, the college has its own Metro Gate!
Free periods are mostly spent in the college’s circular canteen, the library, bleachers, back lawns, gymnasium, tut-rooms, front lawns, pavilions or even empty classrooms. In winters especially, one can find girls sunbathing in the college field or soaking the sunlight in the back lawns.
The college is surrounded by lush green trees. It is home to various migratory birds apart from peacocks. One can find shehtoot and anjeer trees while taking a stroll in the lawns. The campus is clean and well-maintained.
“Walk into the campus and you will get the feeling of a classic British film seeing the remarkable building of the college which was declared a heritage in 2001. Lush greenery, a wide variety of flowers enhances the beauty of the campus,” exclaims a second-year student.
THE SWIMMING POOL:
This college is the first and the only women college to have a swimming pool. The swimming pool celebrated its 60 years in 2015.
The college is a photographer’s heaven! With peacocks and parrots around 365 days of the year, the college’s green campus with sprawling environment all around is natural photographic scenery. IPCW boasts a beautiful front garden with a breathtaking variety of roses and other flowers and a scenically placed fountain. Another photographic place is the graffiti wall in the college.
BMMMC COURSE, ONE OF ITS OWN KINDS:
This course which started in 1998 has been the flagship course of the college which is the only College of Delhi University to offer one,” she stresses.
The fully air-conditioned studio and the audio-visual production centre was inaugurated by the then Information and Broadcasting Minister Sushma Swaraj in 2003. The audiovisual studio is available with every equipment required for audio and video production. The video studio has multi-camera set up, receivers for wireless microphones and talkbacks. These studio facilities are controlled from a fully functional production control room which has all the necessary equipment required for production. The studio also has a separate production control room for sound recording and mixing which has a recording machine with 32 channel digital mixer which supports multi-track recording. Besides, video and audio studios, there is also an editing bay for all kind of post production activities.
Three radio production rooms, eight editing bays, dark rooms, the latest in computer hardware and software and classrooms equipped with projection facilities. The department has also made cameras, video units and other equipment available on an individual basis to each and every student, for hands-on experience of the course and to enable them to fulfil the requirements of the curriculum.
“The nomenclature of the course has changed and now it is called BA Hons Multimedia and Mass Communication. We are in the process of restructuring the course this year again and introducing papers like ‘Communication in plastic art’, ‘fashion communication’. This is to make it up to the global standards. It is a self-financed course with 52 seats for the general and reserved category. It is the only college of DU to offer this course,” adds Dr Yogi.
IPCW ACCREDITED THE HIGHEST GPA BY NAAC:
IPCW secured a CGPA of 3.33(GRADE A), the highest in the university till date. The NAAC inspection committee visited the college in February 2016.
Article contributed by our Guest Writer and Intern, Ruchi Saini.
Ruchi is an economics student at Indrapratha College for Women. She likes dancing and reading love stories.