Orientation programme on Foundation Courses for Second Year Students


Orientation Programme on Foundation Courses


An orientation programme on the foundation courses available for the second year students was held on July 21, 2015 in the MP Hall of the college. The objective of the programme was to provide the necessary information and counselling for enabling the students to choose the foundation course correctly.

The students were informed about the following four papers offered by the the various Departments of the College as foundation course for the second year students.


  • Language, Literature and Culture (English)
  • Language, Literature and Culture (Hindi)
  • Human Rights, Gender and Environment
  • Contemporary India

Dr. Anjana Gupta and Dr. Suman Singh discussed in detail about the Hindi optional paper on 'Language, Literature and Culture'. Ms Ansul Rao explained in detail about course content and objectives of the English optional paper on 'Language, Literature and Culture'.

Dr. Alokka Dutta shared her views about the optional paper on 'Human Rights, Gender and Environment' with the students. She apprised them about some of the key subjects like social inequality, human rights, National Human Rights Commission, human rights movements, gender, patriarchy, women movements, and various environmental movements, which they will study in this paper. She also informed them about the reference books, which they may read.

Dr. Swati Yadav explained the economics related course content of the optional paper on 'Contemporary India'. Dr. Shubhra Parmar dealt with the society and polity related course content. Dr. Swati interacted with the student on various issues such as the basic features of the Indian economy, evolution of economic policy, liberalisation, economic reforms, and the role of the state. Dr. Shubhra discussed some of the major national issues such as public policy on poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, regional disparity, nature of social sector, changing nature of caste-class, social change in education, social movements, democracy, party system, federalism, etc.

There were over 125 students who enthusiastically participated in this programme. At the end of the programme, the students registered themselves for the foundation course of their choice.