The College also has a National Service Scheme (NSS) unit that promotes community service through events like cleanliness drives, free health checkup camps, blood donation camps, self-defence classes for girls, lectures on health and nutrition, educational camps in slums, anti-tobacco campaign, street rallies in nearby areas for spreading awareness about prevention of polio and dengue, etc.
“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one
The Rotaract Club of Keshav Mahavidyalaya aims to instill in the students a sense of community by actively engaging in socially responsible initiatives and contributing in whatever way they can to uplift the current state of being. The club, under the guidance of Dr. Harpreet Bhatia and Dr. Amanjot Sachdeva, has been participating in all rotary initiatives. The members of Rotaract have always been full of enthusiasm and zeal to work towards social initiatives and projects.
The regular projects of Rotaract students are donation of books, shoes and clothes and working for children in slums. Another activity which they have been following for three years in succession is teaching the deprived children at the NGO ‘Ashima Foundation’ – Saksham 3.0 The Ashima Foundation Literacy Project.
In April 2019, the Rotaract students organized the HLA Awareness camp, Mammography Camp, a PowerPoint competition on various socially relevant issues, and Movement Therapy.
The Environment Club of Keshav Mahavidyalaya, ‘Prakriti’ aims to promote and monitor the
environmental activities of the college, under the guidance of Dr Harpreet Bhatia and Dr.
Geetanjali Sageena. The herbal garden established in year 2017 is maintained as a
conservatory to species of aromatic medicinal herbs. The green cover of the college is raised
carefully for maintenance of the aesthetics and flora in college campus. For effective on-
campus waste disposal, the composting pits are functional to convert waste into green
The students of the college participated in the Ozone Day celebration held at Delhi Secretariat on 16 th September 2019. Priyanshi Madan, a student of Psychology (Hons.) Semester VI got awarded as runners up.
The EVS Department. in collaboration with NSS and Environment Club of the college, organized an event based on the initiative launched by WWF-India in partnership with UN Environment, "The Young Leaders Plastic Challenge" which was held on 24 th September 2019. The challenge was an initiative for engaging youth across the country to address the issue of plastic pollution threatening life in oceans, rivers and on land. The initiative intended to educate young individuals on single-use plastics leading to action that will reduce land and marine plastic pollution. This can also lead to a sense of personal fulfilment in taking responsibility for the planet’s well-being. This initiative offered an opportunity to college students to take leadership role to inspire and engage their peers in collective action within their communities or institutions to tackle the menace of single-use plastic. The students of the college took this up as a project to reduce usage of plastic in the college as well as at their homes.
The Women’s Development Cell of Keshav Mahavidyalaya is a mandated body as per section
3.2(15) of UGC Guidelines (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of
Women and Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015. It
endeavors to highlight gender discrimination as a systematic framework which treats individuals
unfairly on the basis of their gender. It aims to create a gender-aware and gender-just
environment within the campus. The Cell creates gender awareness by initiating debates on
domestic violence, sexual harassment, and other issues faced by women through organizing
essay/ poster competitions, movie screenings and holding talks and seminars thereby sensitizing
the students about them. Prominent speakers like Ms. Susheela Kaushik, Prof. Indira Nath, Dr.
Sumathi Rao Mehta and many more have visited our campus and have helped us further the
outreach of the cell.
The Women’s Development Cell finds its actual power in initiating conversations on a variety of issues ranging from pressing social concerns to intensely personal problems. We recognize that, whereas on the one hand, it is our social and moral obligation to reflect on the existing hierarchies and differences and to oppose the growing violence, on the other it is also imperative to view women as having the agency and capability to be effective. The Women’s Development Cell at Keshav Mahavidyalaya attempts to increase the student participation and visibility in all realms of academic and non-academic life of the college and strives to capacitate young minds with adequate perspectives and abilities to work towards creating gender-just spaces.
The college is extremely sensitive to the problems faced by the differently abled, or of minority status, which stem from disabling environmental, economic and cultural barriers. To address these and other urgent issues concerning SC, ST, OBC and people with disabilities (PwD), the Equal Opportunity Cell was set up by the University of Delhi on June 27, 2006 & a policy draft was released ensuring a barrier free, equitable and accessible space to the PwD, in the field of higher education. Our college has made all efforts for improvement in the overall infrastructure, and in the learning and teaching process for the differently-abled academic community irrespective of visual, hearing, orthopaedic or other kinds of impairments.
The college gives due consideration to redressal of grievances of its students pertaining to different categories. For the said purpose, Nodal Officers have been appointed for individual categories. To address the grievances of students at another higher level a Grievance Redressal Committee has been constituted as per DU guidelines.