Delhi has popularly become the rape capital and the number of road rage and violent activities have been increasing day by day in the state, with 36 such incidents encountered on Delhi streets in 2013 and by August 2014, more than 20 such cases being registered. Some of the cases have also been of drunken driving where reckless aggressive driving has taken a toll on some innocent lives.
One of Delhi University’s renowned colleges, St. Stephen’s has planned to take a valid basic action against such violence and inhumanity in the wake of the recent incidents of gang-rape and violent acts in the city.
The action is that St.Stephen’s is set to introduce is a course for ‘Citizens of Delhi’ aimed at making them better citizens of the country and shaping their attitudes and lives for the betterment.
The enrollment for St. Stephen’s new course to shape better citizens would neither require an interview for selection of candidates nor does it need cut-off marks for a Class 12th pass out to compete. The admissions for this course are open for all candidates above the age of 18 who have completed their schooling. However, if you want to enrol yourself for this course, you have to apply fast as the first two hundred applicants will be chosen for the first batch.
The candidate’s only eligible criteria is his/her age as minimum 18 years of age is required for him/her to be capable enough of understanding various issues related to the grooming of an individual into a better citizen of the country.
The course according to the Principal, Valson Thampu will be all comprehensive with aspects of political science, culture studies, economics, history, law, economics, sociology, current affairs, management, science and philosophy included in the course curriculum.
The principal strongly believes that the course curriculum is so designed to help students better understand the value of culture and humanity and has been launched only to create an environment that would foster cultural richness, intellectual vibrancy and increase in the sense of sensitivity among citizens.
The registration needs a minimal amount of only Rupees 1000 (DD) to be submitted at the time of registration in favour of the Principal. The applicant would need to log on to the college website’s admissions page before February 20 as this is the last date for application. The list for selected candidates will be up on the site on February 22 while the course will begin from March 7 this year.
The Principal and faculties of English, Political Science and Physics as well as some other eminent professors will be the mentor for this course and the classes would be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. each Saturday.
The course will also be opening the window to the promotion and understanding of our rich cultural heritage and increasing intellectual prowess and overall awareness about the country so that students are better equipped for a lifelong learning that will connect the citizens of Delhi to the culture of the college that is promoting a world-class education in the city.