Motilal Nehru College
|Motilal Nehru College (Day)|
|Principal||Dr. B.K. Jain (Acting Principal)|
|Location||New Delhi, India|
|Sports||basketball, football, tennis, boxing, volleyball, cricket|
|Affiliations||University Grants Commission University of Delhi|
Motilal Nehru College (MLNC) is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi. It is situated within the south campus. It offers courses in science, humanities, arts and commerce disciplines. The Economics and the History departments have recently[when?] been renovated and have new faculty. In 2011-2012, Motilal Nehru College record with 100% result[clarification needed] in B.A. Prog., B.Com. Hons. and B.SC. Physical Sci. Hons. The campus is completely wi-fi connected.
The college is named after freedom fighter Pandit Motilal Nehru. Established in 1964 with only 200 students, it now has about 100 faculty members and 2,000 students. The college was shifted in its new building with sprawling campus, extensive lawns, a large administrative block, library, and well equipped laboratories and air-conditioned computer science laboratory in 1989.
It's acting Principal is Dr B.K.Jain. Dr. Ramesh Sharma, who was the principal till 2010 is a well-known Hindi poet who writes under the pen name 'Divik Ramesh'.
In 2006 the Department of History organized a national seminar/workshop on "Exploring Delhi", which was a huge success, getting recognition from the Prime Minister and the President of India. In 2007 the department produced four first divisioners in the History honours course. The History department has turned out to be one of the known face of the university. In 2007, it was named Antiquity by the department and since then many national seminars and films screenings have been organised. Other well-known faculty in the college are Economics' Faculty and Political Science Faculty which attract students from all over the country. Recently, college introduced a new faculty for the movie screening called Bioscope. A new state-of-art computer lab and seminar room has been constructed by the college authority for the overall development of the students. In the 2007-08 session, the college participated in exchange program with Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Korea which was appreciated by the Delhi Government. As of 2013-14 the college is considered one of the best in Delhi University for Economics and Commerce Subjects.[by whom?]
The cultural society of the college is a widely acknowledged society within Delhi University with their teams winnings various competitions on national level. In fact the western dance group team of the college has won many competitions in the past few years, including ones held with institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani, and Delhi University Nexus. Moti Lal Nehru College was one of the nine colleges which participated in the Sahitya Akadami's poetry competition. Candidates who have fared well in the sports and have certificates related to swimming, basketball, football, tennis, boxing, judo, and volleyball are given special sports quota preference. The college has been lifting the coveted Chancellor's Trophy for ten years.
The college has a very active Placement Cell along with the Career Development Center which looks into the placement for its students from all streams. The objective of the college Placement Cell is to help students identify their career goals and provide an edge into the present day competitive job market. The scope of work of Placement Cell extends from organizing Resume Workshops to providing internships to students in various organizations during summer breaks and preparing students for the final placements for the Jobs. Reputed companies such as Fluor India Limited, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Cians Analytics, AON Hewitt, Capital IQ, Grail Research,Boring Brands, Protiviti along with other companies have visited the college for recruitment.
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