I started my academic journey at Satyawati College in 1986, where I graduated in Commerce. I pursued my master’s degree at Hindu College as well as an LLB from Law Centre in 1991.
From the very beginning, I displayed a leader’s instinct and a desire to serve the community. This led to me playing an active role in student politics and community service. I served in key positions, including Secretary and President of the students’ union in 1984 and 1985, respectively. I was also elected as the first independent Vice President of DUSU in 1988. I was also spearheading programs under the National Service Scheme (NSS). Notably, it was during this time that NSS played a pivotal role in the relocation of Satyawati College to a permanent site, which is its present-day campus in Ashok Vihar.
Founder & Member, Governing Body, The NorthCap University, Gurugram
I graduated from Satyawati College in B. A. Programme, scoring the highest in my batch in Sanskrit and English. I later went on to pursue Journalism at IIMC. Additionally, I have won gold medal in the Delhi Taekwondo Championship thrice. I have also received National Medal in 1989. I currently hold the position of Colonel in the Indian Army, appointed as Commander of the APS Wing.
Colonel Vinod Kumar
Colonel, Indian Army
B. A. (P)
Batch: 1987 – 90
Satyawati College gave me the chance to explore my curiosity. My instructors have always encouraged me to think critically and ask tough questions. I am grateful to all of my Satyawati College lecturers who have aided in the development of my profession.
Prof Dhananjay Joshi
The Vice Chancellor, Delhi Technological University
Satyawati Co-ed College played a constructive role in my career. I learnt to face challenges in life here and it helped me sail through it. My teachers played a positive role in honing my skills. They provided me a great support in multifaceted aspects of my learning.
Dr Shikha Gupta
Faculty/Director at Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service, Ministry of External Affairs
I am a professionally qualified chartered accountant. I am currently working with one of the leading publishing houses as Vice President, Finance. I am thankful to all my professors at Satyawati College who have helped in shaping my career. A few friends from my batch – Manoj Gupta, Sunil Goel, Rinku Jain, Amit Kumar, Umesh Gola, and a few others have become chartered accountants and are working in senior positions in different organizations. A common factor in our career growth was the support and guidance received by each one of us from our college faculty.
Vice President, S. Chand & Co.
B. Com. (H)
Batch: 2004 – 2007
The three years that I spent at Satyawati as a student of English (H) has shaped me into who I am today. It nurtured my passion for literature and I was taught by some of the amazing teachers who provided me career guidance even after I had passed out. It's a home away from home for outstation students. Presently, I am an Assistant Professor at Ishwar Sharan Degree College at the University of Allahabad.
Assistant Professor, Ishwar Sharan Degree College, University of Allahabad
B.A. (H) English
Satyawati College provided me with the opportunity to build up on my curiosity and shape my critical understanding of academics and politics. My teachers have always inspired me to ask difficult questions and think critically. I had quite an engaged learning experience of working in various college societies. I fondly remember the experience of stimulating classroom teaching-discussion, debates, seminars, screening and watching of ‘progressive’ cinema in the seminar room. All our teachers and fellow students were always inspired for debate, discussion and dialogue. I hope and wish Satyawati continues to grow from strength to strength.
Ram Kumar Thakur
Assistant Professor, Hindu College
I am currently pursuing my M. Phil. from the centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Before coming to JNU, I completed my graduation from Satyawati College, University of Delhi. Being a student of the science stream at the senior secondary level, it was not very easy for me to connect with the ideas and ideologies of Political Science during my graduation. The assistance provided by some of the finest teachers of my college has shaped my career and enabled me to pursue higher education in the same discipline.
Dr. Nirmal Jindal has always been a source of guidance. She teaches International Relations and Global Politics to the second year students of B. A. (H) Political Science. Her international exposure is indeed a treasure for all her students which enables them to understand the certainties of global politics in a very lucid manner. Besides the academic fervour her charismatic persona has helped me a lot to develop myself and grow as a person. It would not be an exaggeration to say that she was the vital link between me as an individual and the world full of glorious opportunities in front of me. I have very obvious reason to assert this fact. It was after my second year exams, in which I scored 68.5% marks and was amongst the top rankers in the university, ma’am made me realise that I possessed the capability to score further and achieve the gold medal. And it was because of her farsightedness and her faith in my calibre that I finally achieved the gold medal which is awarded to the university topper at University of Delhi. She will always remain a constant source of inspiration in my life. I am presently teaching at Ramjas College, University of Delhi.
Assistant Professor, Ramjas College
B. A. (H) Political Science
Batch: 2009 – 12
Between then and now, a thousand things have changed in me. But I’d tell you that some of the foremost things I grew better in life with were my learnings from Satyawati College. Albeit virtually, I’d not want to miss the opportunity to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the professors and the staff who carved out a better person from within me, through academics and otherwise too.
With that, I wish all the current pupils the very best of everything. Whatever you, do it with passion. Passion can beat the most skilled around you.
BA (Hons) English
Without any doubt, a book can be written of my experiences in the three years of my college life at Satyawati College (M) but for now, I will keep it very short and precise. It was the year 2010 when I was warmly accepted as a member of the Satyawati College (M) family by my esteemed professors of the Political Science Department. Yes, I call it my family because of the love, affection, nurturing and guidance that I received from both teaching and non-teaching members of the college. The college not only gave me the opportunity to grow in academics but also to heighten my capabilities in other co-curricular activities. In the three years of my journey in the College, I served as a member of various societies and also took part in numerous activities and programmes organised by them, which helped and encouraged me to grow not only personally but professionally also. I was a member of the Political Science Society, Debating Society and Arts and Cultural Society. I had the privilege to serve as the President of Dramatics Society and the President of the National Service Scheme in the 2012-2013 session. I was felicitated with the annual best performance award for my performance as President in the National Service Scheme. Most importantly, it was an utter privilege to be taught by Prof. Nirmal Jindal, Dr. Samsul Islam, Dr. Riaz Ahmed, Mr. SSP Singh, Mrs. Mona Das, Mr. Asutosh Trivedi, Dr. Sunanda Sinha and others. In the end, I want to conclude by saying that the three years of my college life was an overwhelming experience especially for a kid like me who came from a far-fung remote village in the state of Jharkhand with many hopes and aspirations and was able to realise his potential. After completing my graduation in B.A. (Hons) Political Science in 2013 I went on to study LLB from Campus Law Center, University of Delhi. Currently, I am practising as an Advocate in various courts of India and I am also a Legal Aid Counsel in District Legal Services Authority, Delhi.
Advocate/ Legal Aid Counsel, District Legal Services Authority, Delhi.
B.A. (H) Political Science
It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I was a part of Satyawati College. Initially, I was hesitant to enter college life but the energetic vibes, friendly staff made it much easier. All the faculties are very amazing and always there to solve our doubts. In fact, the teachers always went beyond to support us every time we needed it. The exposure I had to various extracurricular activities during three years is commendable through different societies, department fests and events. It truly helped me to grow personally and professionally. The college has given me a lifetime of memories and I feel blessed to be a part of the Satyawati family.
Assistant Professor, Economics Department
B.A. (H) Economics
Being from a small town, I was very shy when I joined college but Satyawati gave me immense opportunity to grow. I have many takeaways from here.
My sincere gratitude to all my faculty members, my dear batch mates and too lovable juniors who made my three years of college life beautiful and enriching. I am currently an Assistant Professor at Aryabhatta College in the University of Delhi and a PhD Scholar at FMS Delhi.
Assistant Professor, Aryabhatta College
B. Com. (P)
During my graduation, I was an active member of Saksham, E-cell and Environmental Society which helped me in brushing up my further skills. Various seminars helped me to know more about a wide range of topics, thus enriching my knowledge base. This Institute provided me with a strong foundation of Political Science and Comparative politics which was taught by Shashi Shekhar sir. This module enhanced my knowledge in understanding the systematic study and comparison of the diverse political systems followed around the world.
It is an honour to study one of the most distinguishing characteristics of International Relations by Prof. Nirmal Jindal. This subject gave me a global understanding about the power equations between the countries, diplomacy, and how external forces shape the policies formulation. It also helped me to understand the strategic deals and the areas of cooperation between the countries. Indian political thought is one of my favourite subjects taught by Dr. Pradeep which elevated my concepts about various Indian political thinkers and significance of Indian society.
Being a student of Political Science, I have not only limited my theoretical knowledge of politics to the papers, but also applied and manifested it in the Student’ Union Election at Satyawati College by contesting for the post of Treasurer and ending up being a runner up where I learned leadership skills. Following which, I completed my post graduate degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. Opting for Social Science in post-graduation and pursuing it further, I joined the Political Sampark (a well-recognized political consultancy in India) as Area Resource manager.
Areas Resource Manager, Political Sampark
B. A. (H) Political Science
Batch: 2016 – 19
I had a complete makeover in my personality over the three years I spent at Satyawati college; be it learning professionalism, developing work ethics, inculcating soft skills and forming some really beautiful bonds for a lifetime, Satyawati college has done it all for me!
Tax Associate, QS at EY GDS (Global Delivery Services)