Centre for Legal Literacy, Awareness and AID

A strong Judicial system and aware citizenry are the hallmarks of a democratic society. Awareness of Legal Literacy is an imperative for most young citizens of the World as they step into future roles of technocrats and meritocrats. Daulat Ram College has established the “Centre for Legal Literacy, Awareness and Aid”, a first-of-its-kind Centre under the umbrella of University of Delhi to impart basic knowledge and awareness about the legal framework. On 17th October 2022, Inauguration of “Centre for Legal Literacy, Awareness & Aid” was conducted successfully. The session was graced by esteemed guests from Legal fraternity and University of Delhi.

The Centre is situated at first floor of Sadbhavna Bhawan of the college. The Centre is opened with the mission to provide a platform for people to seek legal aid and guidance. It plans to provide Legal Aid for students and their parents, staff members (teaching and non-teaching) and their family, where they can get resolutions for their legal issues by seeking advices of judiciary members twice a week.

It also aims to create awareness about various social issues being faced by society, by organising programmes, awareness drives, workshops and seminars for it. It will be collaborating with authorities such as Delhi State Legal Service Authority (DSLSA), to educate the common man about their rights and duties. With the above objective in mind, the Centre organised its First event in collaboration with Central District Legal Services Authority under the aegis of NALSA and DSLSA on the topic “Legal Awareness Programme under “Project Sparsh- Ending Vitriolage on Laws Relating to Acid Attack”. The centre plans to organise many such more programmes in future for the betterment of the community and society at large.

For further details, you can visit College website under Resources or send email at llaa@dr.du.ac.in or follow us on Instagram handle at legalliteracycourse_drc

Dr. Sonia Mehta


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Centre for Philosophical Counselling, Values and Well-Being

It is with immense pleasure, We would like to inform and congratulate to everyone about the opening of “The Centre for Philosophical Counselling, Values and Well-being” the first-of -its kind in the college across University of Delhi and second in India. We proudly announces and delighted to account its inauguration that we executed with much valour and zeal on the 27th February, 2023 via Zoom Platform. We take utmost pride when we say that we have accomplished Delhi University's first-one-of-its-kind. We feel blessed for having the opportunity of becoming the pioneers of the platform, "Centre for Philosophical Counselling, Values and Well-being.

In contemporary discourse, Philosophical Counselling or Therapeutic Counselling as Praxis, has sprung from applied or practical philosophy. Philosophical Counselling is an evolving and promising field providing alternative or supportive solutions to problems faced by human beings. With this thought in mind, the proposed Centre will make a sincere effort to provide holistic solutions to countless problems encountered by rational beings in the course of living their lives. The philosophical insights and methodologies will be employed, like, critical thinking skills, Socratic dialogical method, art therapies, conflict resolution mechanisms, perspectival seeing, contextualization, spiritual and yogic therapies, meditation therapies and others in the form of modules.

• In this way the centre will help in mitigating the gap between theory and practice through a non-clinical approach.

• Will develop awareness and mindfulness to identify problems which arise within our ordinary life and specific work-related situations.

• Will nurture useful “life skills” for personal and professional life.

• Will develop a holistic perspective about problems faced in life.

• Will help in discovering the deeper meaning of life to heal a person from the depths of their own being.

• One can find new, meaningful and wholesome ways of thinking as well as leading a good life.

• Will help the agent in becoming inquisitive, well informed, self-directed, self-monitored, self-corrective and self-reflective in all fields of life.

Under the array of the above-mentioned modules, the centre will plan out to organize Workshops, Student Development Programs, Faculty Development Programs, Skill Enhancement Training Programs, Add-on Courses, Seminars and Conferences to enhance the skill sets of students, teaching and non-teaching staff of Daulat Ram College andbeyond.

For further details, Follow us on our official Instagram page: cpcvw_drc


Dr. Sonia Mehta

Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy

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Drosophila Resource Centre

Drosophila Resource Centre was set up in Department of Biochemistry almost 10 years ago. The centre is funded by DBT Star College Project. It aims to teach the basic principles of genetics using Drosophila as model system. Almost 250 students have been trained since its inception. Students of different life science streams such as Botany, Biochemistry, Life Sciences and Zoology from DU and Punjab University have been trained at the centre. A lab manual on ‘Rediscovering Genetics’ has been published in 2016 that covers the range of experiments performed by the students at the centre. The students have been immensely benefited by this training which is reflected in their selection and persual of higher education in genetics from prestigious places. The centre also provides stocks and support to many colleges of Delhi University and AIIMS.

Psychology Resource Centre

The Psychology Resource Centre (PRC) addresses the psycho-social needs of the students, teachers and non-teaching staff, that is, to be aware of and effectively manage with everyday life issues and stressors which include self-growth and development, handling stress and emotions, relationship issues, academic pressures, constant worry and anxiety. With changing times, human life has become increasingly stressful making it imperative for people to be aware and develop a psychological understanding of themselves and their surroundings. This is achieved by PRC by providing counselling services, Faculty Development Programs, functions and events that address the mental health and well- being of all stakeholders. PRC includes: Mental Health Centre, Value Education Centre, Positive Psychology Centre and Capacity Building Centre .

Zebrafish Lab Facility

The zebrafish lab facility was set up in October 2015, jointly by Biochemistry department and Zoology department in collaboration with CSIR-IGIB, Mathura Road, Delhi, and Sansriti Foundation Delhi. The facility is funded by Star Innovation projects DU, Star College project DBT, Govt. of India, and Innovation projects DU. It was developed with the aim of providing an alternative in vivonon –invasive model system for science education, teaching and research. The facility provides training in zebrafish model system to faculty and students. Till date, approximately 50 faculty members and 500 students from various science streams of different Delhi University Colleges have participated in several workshops conducted for training in zebrafish lab facility. The state of the art temperature and photo-period controlled facility houses automated re-circulatory fish habitat system, RO water plant, stereo-microscopes, inverted microscope with digital display screen ( Evos) and fluorescent microscope (Nikon). The facility has been hosting summer internship program for students (under-graduate and post graduate) to get hands on training and research experience. Zebrafish lab facility also serves as a resource centre to provide zebrafish and embryos to other colleges/ departments and research institutes to support teaching and lab product.

Recycling Unit

College aims to become a zero-discharge campus and hence, it has set up a recycling unit in its campus which houses a paper recycling machine for recycling used papers and leaves shredder machine to make manure. The functioning of recycling unit is improving day by day with manufacture of tons of fertiliser which is used in household or sold outside, preparation of ceramic pots with medicinal/anti pollutant plants, manufacturing of white and brown recycled paper. Ceramic pots and paintings made here are used as gifts for the academic guests in the college. Students can do their internship and also earn NSS hours by participating in its functioning. Ever since its inception in 2016, this unit has processed tons of shredded leaves into manure, recycled paper and cartons, provided potted plants for gifting and also made folders, paintings, carry bags from recycled paper. Training workshops are organised regularly which helps to train the students and community members from time to time.