Pixels: The Photography Club was launched for the photography enthusiasts of the college in the session 2016-17. The concept of the club “Pixels: The Photography Club” was conceived by Dr. Harmunish Taneja, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology with an intent of providing a platform to the shutterbugs of the college where in they can learn and enhance various skills of photography. Vinayak Dev Sharma, the then student of BCA-III was the founder student president of the club. The Club aims to equip students with the ingredients of stupendous and effective photography and provide them with opportunities to showcase their talent and skills. Initially the Club started with 10 members and has around 70 active members in the current tenure.
Pixels has provided a platform to budding Photographers, content writers, marketers, web analysts and graphic designers for showcasing their talent and nurturing the creative and technical skills in them. The club works at North India level, covering big events happening in and around. With all the young enthusiasm, the coverage’s done by Pixels club have been appreciated by every client and our social media viewers. The primary focus of Pixels is at being a learning platform than being an earning platform, and giving every member an equal opportunity to polish and shine their creativity. The vision of the club is polishing and recognition of innovation and creativity of its members for skill development and business opportunities. The club members in collaboration with industry professionals like startups, singing stars, models and other clients have successfully accomplished internships for better exposure and knowledge in the field of Photography and Videography. The members of the club have made a niche for themselves in photography circles of the country. They are specially invited to cover photography events of national and international repute. Present Students’ panel is headed by Mr. Satnam Singh – President, Mr. Sagar Roy - General Secretary and Mr. Shubham Kaushal – Head of Photography.
As revered US landscape photographer Ansel Adams said: “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”. And to ‘make’ a photograph, the learning never stops. The club ensures the same by regularly organizing workshops for hands-on experience, seminars and expert lectures by inviting award-winning professional photographers, who are active in many genres of photography, from fine art to fashion, commercial work to photojournalism. The club has organized several workshops and seminars by inviting experts from various institutions including Nikon India, Sony, Canon, Social Substance and many more. A few of many events which Pixels has covered in the past include Just Comedy, Sapience, Sale-A-Thon, Self Defence By Vimukti, NCC Aero Modeling, C# Corner Chandigarh Chapter Meet on Cutting-Edge- Technology, College Convocation, Annual Prize Distribution function, Red Bull meet, My Meraki, Yuvclique, VIBE 2K18, LitAf24, PU Lohri Celebration, Seminar on High Performance Computing, Orientation function of DAV College, PhotoWalk cum Workshop at Sukhna Lake / Garden of Silence and at Chattbir Zoo with Social Substance, Exhibition with Natural Biodiversity- Chandigarh and at Sector 10 Art Gallery in collaboration with The Iconics India, Crossblade, Rotary Club Function, Mirchi Neon Run, Mothers’ day celebration at Career Point Gurukul, Inaugural Function of PU GH4 (Kasturba Hall), Viber8, Kaarvan, Cyclegiri, Fotofair, PU Rose Festival, Cyanide and many more.
Ever since its inception, with the aim to Dream, Capture and Create, the club has organized more than 30 workshops and seminars and has conducted numerous Photo Shoots of repute. Numerous club members received trophies for excellence in co-curricular activities from the college and other organizations.
The music club of DAV college sector 10 Chandigarh is one of the most prestigious and sought after clubs of the college and carries the responsibility of instilling a sense of musical and cultural wonder. The members of the music club take part in various college and inter college and university music competitions and events throughout the year while hosting a multitude of musical performances. Music club is a major contributor to intra institute activities including Independence Day celebrations, Republic Day celebrations and other important landmark festivities including DAV’s annual mega fest “ kaarwaa’n”. The first of these ‘saptak’ is the main core group of the club in which new recruits are introduced. Music club helps towards developing musical skills and better emotional development as well.
Music club has an exuberant history of winning music competitions in various genres such as Geet, ghazal, group song, folk singing, Indian orchestra and many more in university, inter university youth festivals. Our members have made us proud with their tremendous achievements.
Music Club 2020-21
Teacher-in-charge: Dr Sarvesh Sharma, Dr Arti Arya , Dr Kriti Kuthiala Kalia , Dr Sushma Alankar
Students incharge:- Iknoor Kaur, Simranjeet Singh
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” - Miuccia Prada
AESTHETICA- the official modelling and fashion society of DAV college Chandigarh giving a huge platform to students to showcase and explore their talent under the guidance of our incharge- Dr. Purnima Sehgal.
Our society focuses on the overall development of the students. It helps the students to improve their confidence and they are taught how to be presentable in the workshops. Team Aesthetica has been growing with the immense support each day.
"Dance is God's Art,
Found in Every Heart."
This is the motto of Lassya, DAVC Western Dance Club. It enjoys the distinction of being the 1st ever Hip-Hop Dance Club of Chandigarh.
Lassya was founded in DAV College on 25th of December, 2006. In these 15 Glorious years of existence under the inchargeship of Dr. Purnima Sehgal, Lassya has proven to be the most successful Dance crew in Chandigarh. With a trophy cabinet that boasts of 12 first prize trophies and more than 22 winning trophies, Lassya has been 2 time Champion at Chitkara University's Fest,Algorythm,the biggest College fest in and around Chandigarh ; 3 time Champions at Pec-fest, Chandigarh's 2nd Biggest Fest, and 2 times champion in CCET and UIET, Punjab University. Lassya also represented North India at Channel [V]'s India fest, Biggest Open Fest in India. The club was also specially invited by Smt. Kirron kher for India's Got talent in 2014.
Fine Arts Club
Fine arts includes the following creations:
still life, on-the-spot painting, clay modelling, cartooning, installations, collage making, rangoli and photography. The students participate in the youth festival organised by P.U. every year. The club has won many prizes over the years.
Youth Service Club
Nelson Mandela rightly said. "The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow". Believing in the same words, The Youth Service Club, DAV College aims to prepare the students of today into kind and great leaders of tomorrow. With over 200+ members from all the different streams in the college, the club has made efforts towards the betterment of the society by organizing events such as 'The Cleanliness Drive' at Sukhna Lake and Sector 10 Chandigarh. Along with this, the students also made regular visit(s) to orphanages and spent quality time with children and senior citizens. The club also organized seminars such as "Know Your Rights" in collaboration with ITC Vivel which brought clarity among students on topics such as Equality at Home and At Work, Cyber Stalking and Threats etc. The club also helps the other societies of the college in organizing events throughout the year. Currently Dr. Purnima Sehgal is the teacher incharge of this club.
Technominds: The IT Club
TechnoMinds: The IT Club was founded by the Department of Computer Science and information Technology, DAV College, Chandigarh in the year 2013. The concept of the club was conceived by Dr. Minakshi Bhardwaj, HoD, Computer Science and IT, with intent of providing an apt platform for nurturing and enhancing computational and technical skills of the students and faculty to prepare for future endeavors. For smooth and efficient working of the club, office bearers comprising of faculty and students are appointed in each academic session by the HoD. The club, in coordination with leading IT service providers, organizes seminars, presentations and workshops on various innovating technologies in the field of Information and Communication Technology to ensure that the students are in sync with the present technological era.
The Club organizes various competitions and workshops including Coding / Decoding, IT Quiz, Debates, Technical Rangoli Making, PowerPoint Competition, Film and Movie Making, Web Mania, IT fests, Software Exhibition, workshops on Animation / VFX / Networking and many more for the students of the various streams of IT department. In these competitions many teams of dynamic and innovative students participate enthusiastically. The winners are appreciated with Mementoes and certificates.
The club has organized numerous Workshops on Cutting Edge Technologies, Seminar on High Performance Computing, C# Chapter Meet, Invited talks by Academia and Industry experts. Apart from academic curriculum, the club organizes various workshops and hands on session on latest programming languages, tools and technologies including R, Hadoop, Ruby/Ruby on Rails, Microsoft Azure, Swift, Rust, Cloud Computing, Python and its utility in Machine Learning; different fields and framework of Python including Big data (Apache spark, Dash, Pydoop), Data science (Numpy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Seaborn), and Machine learning (Scikit, Keras, Open CV, Tensorflow) etc.
Ever since its inception , the club has organized more than 50 workshops and seminars and has conducted activities in coordination with leading IT companies including IBM, HCL, WIPRO, Infosys, C# Corner, Code Development Centre and many more.
Biotechnology Activity Club
Biotechnology Activity Club (BAC) which also is the abbreviation for Bacterial Artificial Chromosome, was started in 2005 with the inception of the department.
The main objectives of this club is to involve and encourage the UG and PG students to actively participate in the Biotechnology related co-curricular activities and competitions like Quiz, Scientific Poster making, Power point presentations, Photography, Essay writing, collage making, Scientific Rangoli, Slogan writing etc.
Another objective of the club is to update the students and faculty members with the recent developments in the field of Science and Technology by organizing scientific lectures delivered by eminent scientists from premier Science institutions of India, organizing seminars and conferences.
Under the aegis of the club Science day is celebrated on 28th Every year. The department and the club is proud to bring out a departmental magazine"BiotechZeal" which is the result of effort of the students and teachers of the department and the support and encouragement of our worthy Principal Dr.Pawan Kumar Sharma.
‘The Literary Club’ of the D.A.V. College, Sector-10, Chandigarh is an integral part of the College and is vital to the all-round development of the students. The aim of The Club is to hone the literary skills in the students, to connect the students with new knowledge and contemplation and to inculcate leadership qualities in the students by instilling confidence in them. In The Literary Club, the student learns to analyse and evaluate the social structure and also develops his/her own independent point of view to address the paradoxes/complexity of the present society and scenario.
At the same time, The Literary Club of the College ensures the participation of students in the annual Youth Festival organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh and also prepares the students for competitive exams. The festival consists of a number of competitions such as poetry recitation, poetry and essay writing, elocution and debate competitions. Through these competitions, on the one hand, the student strengthens his/her curriculum vitae for future challenges of career, on the other hand, the student also develops a sense of community with an environment conducive to the development of his/her personality.
Overall The Club helps students develop solid thinking skills, examine why they believe what they believe, and learn to locate the values, worldview & assumptions behind positions expressed by others. The club works throughout the year to benefit students in the realms of writing and speaking by conducting events that are both instructional and enjoyable. The Literary Club is a forum where highly talented and creative minds get a chance to let their voices flow, express their thoughts and share something exciting.
“If you can speak, you can influence. If you can influence, you can change lives”
Literati, the Literary and Debating society of DAV College, has fostered the spirit of intellect, expression and fraternity to groom its comrade into trailblazers of tomorrow. The encouragement from the Principal, leadership of the faculty and the vigour of the students have seamlessly orchestrated what is now a ‘cerebral cult’.
Having marshalled numerous competitions and making strides in the realms of public speaking, story-writing, poetry recitations and quizzes, Literati believes in the wisdom of Shakespeare- “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players”.
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.
We read and write poetry because
we’re members of the human race.
And the human race is filled with passion.
Medicine, law, business, engineering,
these are noble pursuits
and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love-
these are what we stay alive for.”
Robin Williams, in Dead Poets’ Society, has somehow managed to capture the quintessence on which we, as a society, strive to operate on.
Here’s a sneak peek into how our society has crusaded over the years. We look forward to having your name adorning our subsequent records.
LITERARY SOCIETY 2020-21
Teacher-In-Charges: Dr. Amit Narula , Dr. Sushma Alankar, Dr. Harjeet Singh
Student Panel: Deepakshi Arora(President) and Vivek (Vice-President)
The society conducted interviews of the students for selection of the organizing team of Literary Society.
A first of its kind event, National level Literary Triathlon was organized on 2nd, 5th and 6th June, 2020 by the society in which more than 150 students from various colleges of the country participated.
Deepakshi Arora of MA Psychology II reached the Semi-Finals of VOW DAV National Level Debate Championship held in the month of October and November, 2020
Astitva Batra of BA II won second position in KK Grover Declamation competition organized by Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University in February 2021.
DAV College Quiz Incharge - Manpreet Kaur,Phd
We believe in giving our young quizzers various opportunities to explore the world of knowledge by holding Quiz competitions with in the campus of the college from where they sprout up as keen aspirants in quizzing. DAV College Quiz Club has been one of the most aspiring clubs of the city colleges where we have had quizzers participating in various levels of Quiz events , reaching to the All India (National )Level as well.