|City||Delhi, , India|
|Affiliated to||University of Delhi|
|Phone||+91 11 2721 9570|
Satyawati College Evening is affiliated to University of Delhi
Shrimati Satyawati was a rare woman in India's struggle for freedom. Her contribution, suffering and sacrifices are matched only by a few. She was born on 26th January, 1907 in Ludhiana. Her maternal grandfather Mahatma Munshi Ram, now known as Swami Sharddhanand was a renowned social reformer. She got married at the age of sixteen to Shri Balbhadra Vidyalankar. She came into the limelight when she plunged headlong into political activity during the Civil Disobedience Movement at a time when she was a mother of two children; a six year old son and a four year old daughter. She addressed meetings, led processions, preached Swadeshi and boycott of foreign cloth.
She also set up 'Congress Mahila Samaj' and 'Congress Desh Sewika Association' in which countless women from Delhi, with patriotic aspirations joined. Thus, Satyawati, virtually opened a new 'Women's Wing' to fight against the inequities and excesses of the foreign rulers. Inspired by her selfless service and sacrifice, several women leaders like Aruna Asaf Ali entered the political arena.
In 1934, she became a founder member of the Congress Socialist Forum and worked shoulder to shoulder with Acharya Narendra Dev, Jaiprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia and Jawaharlal Nehru. She took part in the Individual Satyagraha of 1940 and was sentenced to one year imprisonment. She influenced the student community in taking a leading part in the 1942 Quit India Movement for which not only she but also her son Krishna Kumar and her daughter Kusum, mother Ved Kumari ji and sister Kaushalya were taken into custody. While in detention in Lahore jail she managed to hoist the National Flag over the jail building.
That she had all along been ever quick in her response to the call for freedom struggle, was evident in the nick name "Toofani Behan Satyawati" she had earned from none other than Mahatma Gandhi himself.
The College takes its name after Behan Satyawati, the illustrious freedom fighter of Delhi, remembered for her dedication to various missions. Known for exceptional courage and conviction, Satyawati worked in close association with patriots like Jawaharlal Nehru, Jai Prakash Narayan, and Sarojini Naidu. Lauding her special achievements, Mahatma Gandhi is reported to have said, “She is a very brave girl... I have named her Toofani... Her whole life has been as forceful as a storm”. Her short life, chequered with prison terms, social and political activism, is a source of inspiration to all who believe in freedom as the essential condition for human dignity.
Established in 1973, the College is committed to provide meaningful education which is relevant to the challenges of the new millennium. In keeping with the objectives of a dynamic institution, the college seeks to sensitive students, both boys and girls to diverse schools of thought through courses in humanities, social sciences and commerce. New courses imparting vocational skills are offered by the College as and when they are made available by the UGC.
Apart from academic pursuits, the college has an established reputation in various sports. Our students have excelled in events like Wrestling, Weight Lifting, Body Building and Judo at Inter-University, National and International competitions. Traditional games like Kabaddi are also encouraged to sustain our indigenous heritage.
Ample opportunities are provided to students for cultivating creative self-expression and discovering latent talent through various extra-curricular activities. Our students have won awards in Music, Dramatics and Debate at the University level, and other activities. The college has an active NCC wing and its cadets have won awards at state & national level.
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Satyawati College Evening offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Satyawati College (Evening) offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA)Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree View Details
Satyawati College (Evening) offers 3 Years Full Time Bachelors Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)Duration: 3 Years Learning Mode: Full Time Course Level: Bachelors Degree View Details
Satyawati College Evening is affiliated to University of Delhi.
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