Principal’s Message

I take this opportunity to greet you all. SLC, established in 1964 by a great visionary and entrepreneur, Padmashree (late) Shri Shyam Lal Gupta, the then Chairman of Shyam Lal charitable trust, aims to make quality education accessible to students, especially girls, from the economically and educationally disadvantaged community of East Delhi. SLC, being a leading higher education institute in East Delhi, imparts inclusive education through innovative teaching practices. Our vision is to "Educate, Enlighten and Empower" the learners in an attempt to make them aware human beings, responsible citizens and future leaders.

SLC offers 09 undergraduate courses in various streams of science, commerce and humanities and 01 postgraduate course (in Hindi). Two new courses – Mathematics (H) and Chemistry (H) are expected to start from 2017-18. In order to keep up with the rising pedagogical demands, the college recently upgraded its infrastructure and other academic facilities. The entire campus is a Wi-Fi zone with internet access to every student and the staff. Last year, the college added an entire new building to its existing infrastructure. The entire campus is under CCTV surveillance. Campus spaces such as the library, office, knowledge resource centre and the accounts section have been fully digitized with a view to embrace the government's national call for 'Digital India Program' that ultimately empowers and increases the access to knowledge for all the stakeholders of the college.

The college implements the national policy of reservation with respect to admissions and appointments for faculty and non-teaching staff. We give preference to girl students at the time of admission. The college since long has been promoting girl education by giving a concession of 3% at the time of admission (this year it has been fixed to 1% for all DU colleges) in all the courses offered. We regularly conduct workshops, counseling sessions and seminars on gender equality and sensitization to ensure gender parity in the campus. The college, in its effort to maximize the teaching-learning outcome, has established five important centres: Centre for Holistic Development (CHD), Centre for Industry Interaction and Skill Development (CIISD), Women Development Cell (WDC), Gandhi Study Circle (GSC) and Ambedkar Study Circle (ASC).

The academic results of the students of the college have effectively resulted in steady progress over the years with a large number of students securing first division in different subjects. The faculty comprises of several experts in their respective fields, distinguished authors, researchers and scholars, with reputed international and national publications. The college, to keep the students and the teachers abreast of the latest developments in the academic fields, organizes seminars, workshops, conferences and lectures & invites distinguished and eminent personalities on regular basis. The academic session 2015-16, specifically, has been a year of rich academic activities as SLC organized one International Conference and 03 National Conferences. Luminaries from the world of academics, industry and policy makers graced these conferences. The college also promotes blended learning in which teachers make maximum utilization of digital, visual and online aids to lecture in the class. SLC regularly organizes a virtual lectures with global experts through SKYPE software that give a unique opportunity to students to interact with academics from all over the world.

SLC conducts a myriad of activities through its arts and cultural societies. The annual cultural festival 'Anugoonj' gives a platform to the students to showcase their talents in dance, music, theatre, fine arts and more in a grand show. SLC has taken an interesting initiative, in tandem with the Govt's 'Skill India' program, by organizing an inter-college 'University Chef Competition' which has become a regular feature in the college calendar. We are the foremost College in the East Delhi Campus of the University of Delhi with outstanding sports facilities for games like hockey, netball, volleyball, wrestling etc. SLC Inter-Varsity Invitational Hockey tournament has already become an integral part of the University calendar. The College promotes sports and games in the trans-Yamuna region of Delhi by providing opportunities and best coaching facilities to the young and talented players from low-income groups or underprivileged sections of the society. For the purpose, the College provides free and regular sports coaching to deserving and talented senior secondary students from neighbouring government schools. The aim is also to promote indigenous games among the youth who are in some ways unaware of the vast career possibilities to be explored in our national games and sports.

With the primary objective of providing quality education to all, SLC makes special efforts to enable and facilitate learning among the students belonging to the underprivileged sections. The college ensures that special classes – Remedial as well as Spoken English are held on continuous basis for the students who have difficulty in coping with the demands of the curriculum. We, at SLC, understand our responsibility towards conserving environment and thus take certain environment friendly initiatives such as conducting Green Audit of its campus. Contributing to the purpose of saving conventional resources of energy, the College has gone ahead with the installation of solar panels, which are fully functional now. The project is able to meet 42% of our peak demands and on non-productive days and holidays when the power demand is low, surplus power goes back to the Grid.

SLC is a premier educational institution offering vibrant inclusive environment for the development of excellence in academics, culture, sports and other student empowered activities. The whole SLC team including teachers, students and the non-teaching staff works towards promoting higher education in the country with a view to encourage a more 'learner-centric' approach. SLC strives to achieve these through regular curricular monitoring, academic innovations and continuous student involvement in all the activities.

With these words, I give my best to all the stakeholders of SLC and hope that our association would be a fruitful experience for all.

Best Wishes

Rabi Narayan Kar, Ph.d, FCS