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I. College Awards

The College has instituted two Awards of Excellence for overall performances to be given to students after rigorous verification of their records by a duly constituted Staff Council Awards Committee. Another coveted award is the Principal's Award.

The college endeavours to recognize the merit of students in a large number of categories. Each award includes a Certificate of Merit given on the Founder’s Day. The monetary award/ financial assistance is transferred directly to the bank account of the student. A comprehensive list of awards is as follows:

Golden Jubilee Awards
This award replaces the Silver Jubilee Award which was instituted with donations made by the Principal and members of the faculty in the Silver Jubilee Year 1973. The first Silver Jubilee Award was given in the academic year 1974-75. In the Golden Jubilee Year it was renamed as the Golden Jubilee Award. It was first given in the academic year 1997-98.

The Golden Jubilee Award is given to two third year students – one from Humanities and Social Sciences; and one from the Sciences including B.Sc. (H) Mathematics. Till 2014, the award was in the nature of a Rolling Trophy and a Certificate of Merit. From the academic year 2014-15, each award also includes a prize of Rs 7500.

Eligibility Criteria
Academic Performance: Applicants from Humanities and Social Sciences should have at least 55% marks; and those from the Sciences including Mathematics should have at least 60% marks. Applicants should have no academic backlog and also have the requisite 66.7% attendance as per University guidelines.
Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities: Participation is necessary in at least two categories of activities from amongst (a) Cultural/ Extracurricular activities; (b) Organization of department/ College functions; and (c) Co-curricular activities NCC/ Sports/ Social Service.

Procedure for Applying
Applications with complete bio-data including details of academic performance, attendance record, participation in cultural/extracurricular/co-curricular and organizational activities, along with an essay on a specified topic are to be submitted by a notified date.

Selection Criteria
Academics     35%
Cultural/Extracurricular/Co-curricular/Organizational     35%
Interview     30%

Professor Savitri G. Burman Awards of Excellence
Two awards were instituted in the Golden Jubilee Year 1998 by Shri S. K. Burman for second year students, one from Humanities and Social Sciences; and one from the Sciences including Mathematics. Each award was in the nature of a Rolling Trophy and a Certificate of Merit. From the academic year 2014-15, it also includes a prize of Rs. 5000.

The modalities for selection are the same as for the Golden Jubilee Award, excluding the essay.

Principal's Award
The Principal at her discretion gives this award to a student whose contribution to a social cause or the college is exemplary in nature. Till 2014, this award was in the nature of a silver medal and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2014-15, the award is a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

II. University Rankers Awards

Awards are given to students procuring top three university ranks in the north campus at the University Examinations. From the academic year 2014-15, these are in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a prize of Rs. 2500.

III. Academic Awards

  • Students who secure the highest cumulative marks in M.A./M.Sc. Previous University Examinations Semester I to Semester II are given a Certificate of Merit and a prize of Rs. 2500.
  • Students who secure the highest cumulative marks in B.A./B.Sc. University Examinations Semester I to Semester IV are given a Certificate of Merit and a prize of Rs. 2500.
  • Students who secure the highest cumulative marks in B.El.Ed. University Examinations Part I, II and III are awarded a Certificate of Merit and a prize of Rs. 2500.

IV. Endowment/ Donor Awards

The college is privileged to receive a large number of endowments by private donors for instituting awards as listed below. Each award has its own eligibility criteria and mode of recognition.

Ajita and Amitabh Mattoo Annual Award for the Best Essay on Climate Change was instituted in 2019-20 by Professor Amitabh Mattoo, Chairperson of the College Governing Body. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of government and private Universities can participate and the essay can be written in Hindi or English. The exact title of the essay and the names of the judges will be decided by the Principal. There are two awards, one for Humanities and Social Sciences and one for Sciences including Mathematics. Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs.10000 and a Certificate of Appreciation.

Purushotam Lal Anand Memorial Award was instituted in 2019-20 by Ms. Shakuntla Vohra, former faculty member of the Department of Political Science, in memory of her father Shri Purushotam Lal Anand. The award will be given to a B.A. (H) Political Science student in Semester II on the basis of financial need, academic performance in Semester I, and attendance record. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Pushpa Goyal Memorial Awards for Excellence in Chemistry was instituted in 2019-20 by Dr. Bindu Goyal, an alumna who studied B.Sc. (H) Chemistry, in memory of her mother Ms. Pushpa Goyal. The awards would be given to two top meritorious students of B.Sc. (H) Chemistry Semester VI on the basis of highest cumulative marks in University Examinations Semester I to Semester V. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit to the students securing the I and II positions.

Jamuna Devi Chopra Memorial Award was instituted in 2019-20 by Mr. Man Mohan Chopra, former member of the Administrative Staff, in memory of his mother Ms. Jamuna Devi Chopra. The award would be given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Botany II year securing the highest cumulative marks in University Examinations Semester I and Semester II. In case of a tie, the financial need of the student will be the criterion to determine the awardee. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 15000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Shobha and T.N. Khazanchi Memorial Award was instituted in 2018-19 by Ms. Lalita Dhar, former faculty member of the Department of Mathematics, in memory of her parents. This need-based scholarship is for a B.Sc. (H) Mathematics II year student. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 8000 and a Certificate of Merit. From 2019-20 the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Uma Shankar Excellence Award has been instituted in the academic year 2018-19 by Ms. Uma Shankar, an alumna who studied B.Sc. (H) Physics in 1970-1973. This merit-based award is given to a B.Sc. (H) Physics student obtaining the top rank in II year as determined by highest cumulative marks from Semester I to Semester III. In case of a tie, the financial need will determine the awardee. This award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Ved Jolly Resilience Award for Motivated Scholars was instituted in the academic year 2017-18 by the former Principal Dr. Pratibha Jolly, in memory of her mother Ms. Ved Jolly. There are three awards, one each for students of I, II and III year pursuing any of the B.Sc. (H) courses in Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Zoology. The award will be given on basis of:

  1. Financial need
  2. Cumulative academic performance in previous semesters with no academic backlog
  3. At least 75% attendance in all semesters
  4. Vibrant participation in extracurricular, co-curricular and department activities.

The student will be selected by a duly constituted committee. The award is in the nature of financial assistance of Rs. 15000 and a Certificate of Merit at the Founder’s Day. Students of I year will be required to apply by 15 January to receive financial assistance by 31 January. Students of II and III year will be required to apply by 15 August to receive financial assistance by 31 August.

Ms. Jai Rani Bhalla Merit with Spirit Scholarship was instituted in the academic year 2017-18 in memory of Ms. Jai Rani Bhalla, former faculty member of the Department of Economics, by her niece Ms. Sonia Singh. The award will be given to a student of B.A. (H) Economics Semester IV on the basis of:

  1. Financial need
  2. A minimum of 5.0 as the average SGPA for previous Semesters I to III with no academic backlog
  3. Cumulative attendance record.

The student will be selected by the Department of Economics following due process. The award is in the nature of financial assistance of Rs. 10000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Zakia Pathak Award was instituted in the academic year 2017-18 in memory of Ms. Zakia Pathak, former faculty member of the Department of English, by Ms. Vandna Khare who studied B.A. (H) English and her husband Dr. Atul Khare. It is a befitting tribute to Ms. Pathak, who was an exceptional teacher and human being. The award will be given to a B.A. (H) English II year student in Semester III on the basis of

  1. Financial status
  2. Cumulative academic performance in Semester I and II with no academic backlog
  3. Cumulative attendance record.

The student will be selected by the Department of English following due process. The award is in the nature of financial assistance of Rs. 10000 to be given by 31 August and a Certificate of Merit.

Dr. Raj K. Jolly Memorial Scholarship was instituted in 2016-17 by Ms. Rashmi Jolly Dalai in memory of her father. This provides an Annual Full Fee Waiver Scholarship to a B.Sc. Life Science II or III year student in need of financial assistance. The award will be given on the basis of

  1. Financial need
  2. Cumulative academic performance in previous semesters with no academic backlog
  3. General academic profile of the student as evidenced by regularity in classes and participation in college activities.

The award is in the nature of full fee waiver to be given by 31 August and a Certificate of Merit.

Smt. Kanti Devi Award was instituted in the academic year 2016-17 by Dr. Shashi Bala Singh, in memory of her mother Smt. Kanti Devi. The award is given on the basis of economic need to a first year Science stream student, preferably from B.Sc. Life Science. It is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

G.K. Dhingra Award was instituted in the academic year 2014-15 by Ms. Aruna Popli, former faculty member of the Department of Chemistry, in memory of her father. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Chemistry Semester VI on the basis of highest cumulative marks in the Organic Chemistry Papers in Semester III and Semester IV. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Bose Karkun Award of Excellence in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was instituted in the academic year 2014-15 by Dr. Tanima Karkun Bose, former faculty member of the Department of Zoology, in memory of her father Dr. J.N. Karkun and her father-in-law Professor S.K. Bose. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Zoology Semester VI who secures the highest aggregate of theory marks in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Prem Gulati Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2014-15 by Ms. Sangeeta Gulati in memory of her mother. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Mathematics Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to V. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 3000 and a Certificate of Merit.

D. N. Gulati Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2014-15 by Ms. Sangeeta Gulati in memory of her father. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Mathematics Semester IV who secures the highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to III. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Bawa Balwant Singh Bhalla Award was instituted in the academic year 2013-14 by Ms. Meena Singh in memory of the father of Late Ms. Jai Rani Bhalla, former faculty member of the Department of Economics in Miranda House. The award is given to a Semester IV student who excels in sports as well as academics. The family has enhanced the corpus fund in 2017-18. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 (instead of Rs. 5000) from 2018-19 and a Certificate of Merit.

B. S. Jolly Award for Community Engagement was instituted in the academic year 2013-14 by the former Principal Dr. Pratibha Jolly, in memory of her father. The award is given to a student who undertakes exemplary work with demonstrable outcomes in the area of social service. The work undertaken is not limited to that undertaken under the National Service Scheme (NSS) in the college. Preference is given to students who are able to launch independent initiatives. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Naunit Ram Ahuja Award was instituted in the academic year 2011-12 by Dr. Sunita Ahuja, former faculty member of the Department of Chemistry, in memory of Shri N.R. Ahuja. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Chemistry Semester IV on the basis of academic merit and economic need. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Dr. Anita Tandon Award was instituted in the academic year 2010-11 by Professor S.K. Tandon in memory of his wife, Dr. Anita Tandon, former faculty member of the Department of Chemistry. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Chemistry Semester IV who secures the highest marks in Organic Chemistry Paper in Semester II. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Bela Gupta Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by Dr. Kaushalya Gupta, former faculty member of the Department of Sanskrit, in memory of her mother. There are three awards:

  1. One award is given to a student of B.A. (H) Sanskrit Semester IV who secures the highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to III.
  2. One award is given to a student of B.A. (H) Sanskrit Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to V.
  3. One award is given to a student of B.A. Programme Semester IV who secures the highest cumulative marks in Sanskrit Language in previous Semesters I to III.

Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Shail Kumari Award for Anukriti was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by Dr. Shail Kumari, former faculty member of the Department of Hindi. The award is given to the best participant in Anukriti, the Hindi Dramatics Society. Till the academic year 2013-14, the award was in the nature of a medal and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2014-15 the award was in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2500 and a certificate of merit. From 2017-18 the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Mohan Lal K. B. Mehta Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by Ms. Nutan Mehta, in memory of her husband Mr. K. B. Mehta who was a non-teaching staff from 1976-2009. The award is given to the best cadet in the NCC unit of the college. It is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 1250 and a Certificate of Merit.

S. S. Ahluwalia Award was instituted in the academic year 2008-09 by Dr. V. W. Ahluwalia, former faculty member of the Department of Philosophy, in memory of her husband. The award is given to a student of B.A. (H) Philosophy who secures the highest cumulative marks in Semester I to Semester III. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Angeli Qwatra Award for Excellence was instituted in the academic year 2008-09 by Dr. Angeli Qwatra, an alumna of the college. There are two awards: one for Humanities and Social Sciences; and one for Sciences including Mathematics. Applications are invited from final semester students. The selection criteria place a weighted emphasis on academics, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, on the spot essay and an interview. Till the academic year 2017-18 each award was in the nature of a prize of Rs. 7500 and a certificate of merit. From 2018-19 each prize is Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Sudha Prerna Puraskar was instituted in the academic year 2008-09 by Dr. Sudha Kumar, former faculty member of the Department of Hindi in Miranda House. There are four awards given to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. (H) Hindi Semester I to Semester III.
  2. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. (H) Hindi Semester I to Semester V.
  3. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. Programme in Hindi Language Semester I to Semester IV.
  4. Highest cumulative marks in M.A. Previous Hindi Semester I to Semester II.

Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2019-20, each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 7000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Kanta Venugopal Award for Genetics was instituted in the academic year 2007-08 by Ms. Sucheta, former Museum Curator, and her husband Professor M. N. Murty. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Botany Semester VI who secures an aggregate of at least 60% and the highest marks in Genetics, scoring at least 65% in it. Till the academic year 2013-14 the award was in the nature of a gold medal. From the academic year 2014-15, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Chandra Sathiraju Award was instituted in the academic year 2007-08 by Ms. Sucheta, former Museum Curator, and her husband Professor M. N. Murty. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Zoology Semester VI who secures an aggregate of at least 60% and the highest marks in Biochemistry, scoring at least 65% in it. Till the academic year 2013-14 the award was in the nature of a gold medal. From the academic year 2014-15, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Miranda House Alumnae Association Award was instituted in the academic year 2007-08 by the Alumnae Association. There are two awards, one for Humanities and Social Sciences and one for Sciences including Mathematics, given on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Applications are invited from students of Semester IV with a family income not exceeding Rs 1.5 lakhs per annum. The merit criterion considers the cumulative marks of University Examinations Semester I to Semester III. Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

N.N. Kesar Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by Dr. Saroj Kesar, former faculty member of the Department of Zoology in Miranda House, in memory of her husband. Till the academic year 2013-14, a cash prize of Rs. 2500 was given to a student winning a competitive N.N. Kesar Musical event. From the academic year 2014-15 it is given to a student of B.A. (H) Music Semester VI for securing the highest cumulative marks in University Examinations Semester I to V. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Dr. Saroj Kesar Meritorious Award was instituted in the academic year 2006-07 by Dr. Saroj Kesar, former faculty member of the Department of Zoology. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Zoology Semester VI who secures the highest marks in Physiology and Functional Histology. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2500 and a Certificate of Merit.

Urmila Sharma Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2005-06 by Mr. Rajinder Sharma in memory of his sister late Ms. Urmila Sharma, who was a non-teaching staff member from 1952-88. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Mathematics Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in the previous Semesters I to V. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2500 and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2019-20, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 3500 and a Certificate of Merit.

Nirmal D. Sagar Award was instituted as a gold medal in the academic year 2003-04 by Mr. Daya Sagar in memory of his wife, Ms. Nirmal Sagar, former faculty member of the Department of Physics. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Physics Semester VI, selected by the teachers of the Department. It is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Dr. Lakshmichand Dayawanti Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2001-02 by Dr. Sunita Ahuja, former faculty member of the Department of Chemistry, in memory of her parents. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. (H) Chemistry Semester IV selected by the Department of Chemistry on the basis of

  1. Academic performance in Semesters I to III
  2. Attendance record
  3. Behaviour and conduct in the class
  4. Participation in extracurricular activities.

The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2500 and a Certificate of Merit.

Sumana Dutta Memorial Award was instituted as a gold medal in the academic year 1999-2000 by Mrs. Nibedita Dutta, in memory of her daughter, who graduated as a student of B.A. (H) in Economics in 1994. Sumana died tragically in a rail accident in August 1995. It is awarded to a student of B.A. (H) Economics Semester VI. The criteria for selection include good academic record and participation in extracurricular and co-curricular activities. A Departmental Committee shortlists 5 to 10 students and selects the awardee on the basis of an interview. From the academic year 2014-15 the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Madan Mohan Chopra Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 1997-98 by Mr Man Mohan Chopra, former member of the Administrative Staff, in memory of his younger brother who worked in the office during 1971-72. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Physical Science Semester VI on the basis of highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to V. The award was in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2500 and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2019-20, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 15000 and a Certificate of Merit. In case of a tie, the financial need of the student will be the criterion to determine the awardee.

Santosh Bhutani Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 1993-94 by Ms. Damyanti Bhutani in memory of her sister Ms. Santosh Bhutani who was a member of the Administrative Staff of the College from 1950-92. There are six awards for wards of non-teaching staff.

  1. One award is given to a student of Semester II from Social Sciences and Humanities stream on the basis of Class XII marks (BoF) and University Examination Semester I.
  2. One award is given to a student of Semester II from Science stream on the basis of Class XII marks (PCM/PCB/BoF) and University Examination Semester I.
  3. One award is given to a student of Semester IV from Social Sciences and Humanities stream on the basis of cumulative marks in Semesters I to III.
  4. One award is given to a student of Semester IV from Science stream on the basis of cumulative marks in Semesters I to III.
  5. One award is given to a student of Semester VI from Social Sciences and Humanities stream on the basis of cumulative marks in Semesters I to V.
  6. One award is given to a student of Semester VI from Science stream on the basis of cumulative marks in Semesters I to V.

Depending on the number of applicants, awards can be distributed across streams and semesters as deemed fit. In case of failure in any of the examinations the fellowship may be discontinued. The award is in the nature of a fellowship of at least Rs.1000 depending on the number of applicants.

Bhagyawati Rustagi Award was instituted in the academic year 1992-93 by Mr. Rameshwar Dayal. There are three awards:

  1. Two awards are given to students of Semester I who opt for Discipline Course in Sanskrit and secure at least 70% marks in Sanskrit. Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 1500 and a Certificate of Merit.
  2. One award is given to a student of B.A. (H) Sanskrit Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to V. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Anu Bedi Award was instituted in the academic year 1988-89 by Mr. Prakesh Bedi in memory of his daughter, who died in the Kanishka air crash in 1985. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Life Science/ B.Sc. Physical Science/ B.Sc. (H) Semester IV on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The applicant’s merit is decided on the basis of the following weighted criteria:
Class XII Marks (PCM/PCB/BoF)     10%
Cumulative Marks in University Examination     30%
Semester I and Semester II
Marks in University Examination Semester III     50%
Attendance Record     10%

The award was in the nature of a prize of Rs. 6000 and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2019-20, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Saroj Bedi Award was instituted in the academic year 1988-89 by Mr. Prakesh Bedi in memory of his wife, who died in the Kanishka air crash in 1985. It is awarded to a student of B.A. Programme/ B.A. (H) Semester IV on the basis of academic merit and economic need. The applicant’s merit is decided on the basis of the following weighted criteria:
Class XII Marks (BoF)      10%
Cumulative Marks in University Examination      30%
Semester I and Semester II
Marks in University Examination Semester III      50%
Attendance Record      10%

The award was in the nature of a prize of Rs 6000 and a certificate of merit. From the academic year 2019-20, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Sanyukta and D.N. Chaudhari Award was instituted in the academic year 1985-86 by Ms. Sanyukta Chaudhari, former faculty member of the Department of Sanskrit. The award is given to a student of B.A. (H) Sanskrit Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in previous Semesters I to V. From the academic year 2014-15, the award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 2500 and a Certificate of Merit.

Mallan Devi Bhalla Award was instituted in the academic year 1980-81 by Bawa Balwant Singh Bhalla (father of Ms. Jai Rani Bhalla, former faculty member, Department of Economics) in memory of his grandmother. The award is given to a student of B.A. (H) Economics Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in the University Examinations Semester I to V. The family has enhanced the corpus fund in 2017-18. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 10000 (instead of Rs. 2500) from 2018-19 and a Certificate of Merit.

V. For Resident Scholars

Mrs. Vidya and Mr. Basheshar Nath Taneja Scholarship was instituted in the academic year 2017-18 by Dr. Poonam Taneja who studied B.Sc. (H) Chemistry in the College, in memory of her parents. The donor desires to support a resident student of the Science stream for two years of her studies. The award was given for the first time in the academic year 2018-19 on the basis of

  1. Financial need cum merit
  2. Cumulative performance in previous semesters, with good academic record in each semester and no academic backlog
  3. Cumulative attendance record with at least 75% attendance in each semester
  4. Participation in co-curricular, extracurricular and department activities.

The student will be selected by a duly constituted selection committee for two years. In case the recipient is unable to maintain the eligibility standards in the next academic year, fresh applications will be invited from the II year Science stream resident students. The award is in the nature of financial assistance of Rs. 60000 to be given by 31 August and a Certificate of Merit at the Founder’s Day.

Sanyukta and D. N. Chaudhari Award for Resident Scholars was instituted in the academic year 2007-08 by Mr. D. N. Chaudhari. There are three awards given to students of Semester II, IV and VI residing in the college hostel. Selection is on the basis of academic merit and economic need followed by an interview.

  1. Residents receiving scholarship/financial assistance/concession on college fee are eligible.
  2. Those residents who are in receipt of waiver of hostel establishment charges or are receiving scholarship/financial assistance exceeding the college fee are not eligible.
  3. Getting the award in one year does not guarantee it in the following years.
  4. Recipient of the award in the subsequent year must be in the top 25% of their class in the University Examinations.
  5. Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

VI. For Differently Abled Students

Buti Foundation Award was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by the Buti Foundation established by Dr. Bimla Buti, a renowned physicist. There are three awards consisting of a Certificate of Merit and a prize of Rs.10000 each for the best visually challenged students of Semesters II, IV and VI respectively.

Amba Dalmia Award was instituted in the academic year 2005-06 by Ms. Manju Kapur Dalmia, former faculty member of the Department of English in Miranda House. There are two awards given to visually challenged students for their academic merit, motivation and all round performance, on the basis of an interview. Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Savitri Devi Jolly Award was instituted in the academic year 2005-06 by Dr. Pratibha Jolly, former Principal, in memory of her aunt. The award is given to a visually challenged student of Semester IV for her academic merit, motivation and all round performance, on the basis of an interview. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

R. R. P. Sharma Memorial Award was instituted in the academic year 2013-14 by Dr. Vimla Kaushik, former faculty member of the Department of Mathematics in Miranda House, in memory of her father. The award is given to a student with disability studying in B.Sc. (H) Mathematics or B.Sc. Physical Science on the basis of highest cumulative marks in the University Examinations in all previous Semesters. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship in memory of Prof. Vinod Sena was instituted in the academic year 2007-08 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. There are two awards given on the basis of

  1. Seriousness of the disability
  2. Economic status of the student's family
  3. Academic merit.

Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship in memory of Ms. Manorama Manchanda was instituted in the academic year 2007-08 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. The award is given preferably to an undergraduate student of music, unless another student with disability would benefit more by it, on the basis of

  1. Seriousness of the disability
  2. Economic status of the student's family
  3. Academic merit.

The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship in memory of Sant Darshan Singh was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. The award is given preferably to an undergraduate student of music, unless another student with disability would benefit more by it, on the basis of

  1. Seriousness of the disability
  2. Economic status of the student's family
  3. Academic merit.

The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship in memory of Mr. C. L. Manchanda was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. The award is given preferably to an undergraduate student with disability having interest in Sports on the basis of interview. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship in memory of Sister Camermans was instituted in the academic year 2009-10 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. The award is given to an undergraduate student on the basis of interview. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship in memory of Kate Tillis was instituted by the Yashoda Charitable Trust in the academic year 2011-12. The award is given to an undergraduate student on the basis of interview. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship for Commitment to Social Change in the memory of Nirbhaya was instituted in the academic year 2014-15 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. It is awarded to an undergraduate/postgraduate student who has demonstrated within/outside the college her commitment to social change through academics and co-curricular activities. The selection is not limited to participants of NSS for this fellowship. The award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Yashoda Fellowship to celebrate life of Subir was instituted in the academic year 2014-15 by the Yashoda Charitable Trust. There are two awards for undergraduate students on the basis of interview. Each award is in the nature of a prize of Rs. 5000 and a Certificate of Merit.

Note: All Financial Assistance and Award Prize money is directly transferred to the bank account of awardee.