“We endeavor to nurture students with a keen analytical and scientific bent of mind with sensitivity to their responsibilities and human values so that they are amongst the best citizens of India.”
Established in 1987, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC) is a premier educational institution that provides a platform for nurturing talent by stimulating its students to pursue
excellence. Over the years, DCAC has expanded its quest for knowledge and intellectual aptitude and reaches out to crunch vibrant and dynamic academicians and strong alumni world over. The college has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited with grade ‘B+’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
DCAC offers undergraduate courses in arts and commerce. The college is well known for its Honors program in Journalism and also offers certificate/diploma course in German, French, and Spanish languages.
The college ensures an extensive use of ICT resources including development and use of computer aided teaching/learning materials by staff and students. The curricular transaction is further enriched through the use of technology such as LCD Projectors in the classroom and transaction of the curriculum through projects which supplement regular lecture mode.
The college has a well maintained library which keeps updating its database and technology to the latest versions. The fully computerized library has an open shelf system and OPAC which facilitates open access of books. The college library is fully automated with wide ranging collection of over 55000+ books of various disciplines to cater to the academic and recreational requirement of the students.
From Principal’s Desk
A diligent personality, Dr. Rajiv Chopra is the Principal of the college.
“In DCAC, we uphold traditional values and at the same time adopt contemporary infrastructure and pedagogies. The College boasts of a state of art Media Lab and Multi-Purpose Hall. The college promises to provide an exciting learning experience of a lifetime and no stone will be left unturned in this endeavor. To achieve this, we expect to receive tremendous self-motivation on the part of all concerned, which will be fulfilling both for the students as well as faculty. The college nurtures and offers a unique space for social transformation and is committed to enlighten students to go together and shape minds to think critically and analytically. The learning process includes lectures, seminars, workshops, power-point presentations and conferences to acclimatize the students and create academic environment to grow.”
Upgrading with Extra-Curricular Activities
DCAC provides a dynamic learning environment for its students to gain knowledge, acquire skills to achieve their goals, and pursue excellence.
It offers a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities along with active cells operated for students. It has a number of academic and non-academic societies and encourages students to come out and showcase their talent. The co-curricular activities are integrated into the academic life of the students so that the desired learning outcomes are achieved. The various cultural and other societies of the students help in their holistic development by imbibing in them the necessary organizational and administrative skills. The college ensures participation of students in physical activities and inter-college tournaments.
Adding Value to Research in One-to-many Ways
Being a leading undergraduate college in humanities, social sciences, and commerce, the college values the importance of research. It initiates the students into research and encourages them to be involved in various research projects. In order to inspire the students to think critically, the faculty members strive to lead by example and undertake various research projects.
The introduction of the Innovation Projects by the University of Delhi has been a real boon for the college. Almost fifteen faculty members and sixty-six students have successfully undertaken six innovation projects as research investigators. One such project was selected for special display at Antardhvani (DU annual festival) and two other projects led to the publication of two edited books which offered a sound platform to students to publish their research findings.
Several of these Innovation Projects were based on the concept of community outreach which developed in the students a huge understanding of social awareness and responsibility. They constructed the first of its kind online portal (www.enablethedisabled.in) that allowed instant communication between its registered members.
One of the projects took the students outside the comforts of their classrooms and led them to conduct extensive household surveys and work as facilitators with slum women to skill them.
Placement and Career Opportunities
The college is actively involved in the placement cell, which is a combination of experienced teachers and young minds. It functions to provide placement opportunities in leading national and international companies. The equal opportunity cell functions here for the empowerment of individuals with disabilities by organizing sensitization workshops and mobility orientation campaigns and providing career counseling to the disabled students.
The Accomplished Alumnus
Delhi College of Arts and Commerce has sculpted excellent students who are putting their best foot forward in their respective fields and grabbing the title of the remarkable alumni. To name a few of them are Nalin Mehta- Senior Journalist, Headlines Today; Anup Rau- CEO, Reliance Life Insurance; Cyrus Sahukar- VJ/Bollywood Actor; Gursimran Khamba- Founder, AIB, Comedian; Vikram Kocchar- Vice President, Accenture Philippines; and Rahul Kanwal- Senior Journalist, TV Today Network.