College Awards of Excellence

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. 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 the teaching faculty and the Principal upgraded this 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. Honours Mathematics. Till 2014, the award was in the nature of Rolling Trophy and a Certificate of Merit. From the academic year 2014-15, each award also includes a cash prize of Rs 7500.

Eligibility: Academic - Humanities & Social Sciences: 55% marks; Sciences including B.Sc. Honours Mathematics 60% marks. Applicants should have ordinarily cleared concurrent/ subsidiary subjects and also have the requisite attendance as per University guidelines.

Extracurricular and Co-curricular:Participation 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 biodata including details of academic, 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 These were instituted in the Golden Jubilee Year 1998 by Shri S. K. Burman for two second year students, one from Humanities and Social Sciences and one from the Sciences including B.Sc. Honours 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 cash 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 cause or the college is exemplary in nature. Till 2014, this award was in the nature of a Silver Medal. From the academic year 2014-15, the award includes a cash prize of Rs. 5000.

University Rankers Award The award is given to students procuring top three university ranks in the north campus at the University Examinations. From the academic year 2014-15, it is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 2500 (as against Rs. 1500 in previous years).

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 cash prize of Rs. 2500 (as against Rs. 1500 in previous years).
  • 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 cash prize of Rs. 2500 (as against Rs. 1500 in previous years).
  • 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 cash prize of Rs. 2500 (as against Rs. 1500 in previous years).

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.

Angeli Qwatra Award for Excellence was instituted by Dr. Angeli Qwatra, Alumna of the college in the academic year 2008-09. 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 places a weighted emphasis on academics, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, on the spot essay and an interview. Each award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 7500. This is given on the occasion of Miranda House Alumnae Association or the Founder's Day function.

Anu Bedi Award was instituted by Mr. Prakesh Bedi in memory of his daughter in the academic year 1988-89, who died in the Kanishka air crash in 1985. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Life 59 Sciences/ B.Sc. Applied Physical Sciences/B.Sc Honours 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 12 marks (PCM/PCB/BoF) 10%
  • Cumulative Marks in University Examination 30%
  • Semester I and Semester II Marks in University Examination Semester III 25%
  • Internal Assessment of Semester III 25%
  • Attendance Record 10%

The award is in a nature of Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 6000.

Saroj Bedi Award was instituted by Mr. Prakesh Bedi in memory of his wife in the academic year 1988-89, who died in the Kanishka air crash in 1985. It is awarded to a student of B.A. Programme/ B. A. Honours IV Semester on the basis of academic merit and economic need. The Applicant's merit is decided on the basis of the following weighted criteria:

  • Class 12 marks (PCM/PCB/BoF) 10%
  • Cumulative Marks in University Examination 30%
  • Semester I and Semester II Marks in University Examination Semester III 25%
  • Internal Assessment of Semester III 25%
  • Attendance Record 10%

The award is in a nature of Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs 6000.

Miranda House Alumnae Association Award was instituted by Alumnae Association in the academic year 2007-08. There are two 60 awards, one for Humanities and Social Sciences and one for Sciences including Mathematics, given on the basis of academic merit and economic need. Applications are invited from students of Semester IV with a family income not exceeding Rs 1.5 lakhs per annum. The merit criteria consider the cumulative marks of University Examinations Semester I and Semester II. Each award is in the nature of Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 5000.

Yashoda Fellowship for Commitment to Social Change in the memory of Baby Falak was instituted by Yashoda Charitable Trust in the academic year 2013-14. The award is given to any student who has demonstrated continuous commitment to social change through academics and co-curricular activities within or outside the college. The selection is not limited to students participating in the national service scheme (NSS). The award is in the nature of Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 5000.

B. S. Jolly Award for Community Engagement was instituted by Dr. Pratibha Jolly, Principal Miranda House in memory of her father in the academic year 2013-14. 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 Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 5000.

Bawa Balwant Singh Bhalla Award was instituted by Ms. Meena Singh in memory of father of Late Ms. J. R. Bhalla, former faculty at Department of Economics in Miranda House in the academic year 2013-14. The award is given to a Semester IV student who excels in sports and has also performed very well in academics. The award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 5000.

Sumona Dutta Memorial Award was instituted by Mrs. Nibedita Dutta, as a Gold Medal in memory of her daughter in the academic year 1999-2000, who graduated as a student of B.A. Honours in Economics in 1994. Sumona died tragically in a rail accident in August 1995. From the academic year 2014-15, the award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 10000 for a student of B.A. Honours Economics Semester VI. The criteria for selection includes good academic record and participation in cocurricular and extra- curricular activities. A Departmental Committee shortlists 5 to 10 students and select the awardee on basis of an Interview.

Mallan Devi Bhalla Award was instituted by Mr. B. B. Singh Bhalla in memory of his grandmother in the academic year 1980-81. The award is given to a student of B.A. Honours Economics Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in the University Examinations Semester I to Semester V. The award will be in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 2500.

Sudha Prerna Puraskar was instituted by Dr. Sudha Kumar, former faculty at Department of Hindi in Miranda House in the academic year 2008-09. From the academic year 2014-15, the nature of the award has been modified. There are four awards given to students who obtain:

  1. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. Honours Hindi University Examinations Semester I to Semester III.
  2. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. Honours Hindi University Examinations Semester I to Semester V.
  3. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. Programme in Hindi Language University Examinations Semester I to Semester IV.
  4. Highest cumulative marks in M.A. Previous Hindi University Examinations Semester I to Semester II.

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

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

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

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

  1. Two awards will be given to the 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 Certificate of merit and a cash prize of Rs 1500.
  2. One award will be given to a student of B.A. Honours Sanskrit Semester VI who secures the highest cumulative marks in University Examinations Semester I to Semester V. The award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 2000.

Sanyukta & D.N. Chaudhari Award was instituted by Ms. Sanyukta Chaudhari, former faculty at Department of Sanskrit in 63 Miranda House. The award is given to a student of B.A. Honours Sanskrit Semester VI who secures the highest marks in University Examinations Semester I to Semester V. From the academic year 2014-15, the award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 2500.

Bela Gupta Memorial Award was instituted by Dr. Kaushalya Gupta, former faculty at Department of Sanskrit in Miranda House in memory of her mother in the academic year 2009-10. There are three awards given to students who obtain

  1. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. Honours Sanskrit in University Examination Semester I to Semester III.
  2. Highest cumulative marks in B.A. Honours Sanskrit in University Examinations Semester I to Semester V.
  3. Highest cumulative marks in Sanskrit Language in B.A. Programme University Examinations Semester I to Semester III.

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

Madan Mohan Chopra Memorial Award was instituted by Shri 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. Applied Physical Sciences Semester VI on the basis of highest cumulative marks in the University Examinations Semester I to Semester Vis the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 2500.

Kanta Venugopal Award for Genetics was instituted by Ms. Sucheta and Professor M. N. Murty in the academic year 2007- 08.The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Honours Botany Semester VI who secures an aggregate of 60% and above in the pertinent University Examination along with the highest marks in the Genetics paper scoring at least 65% . The award is in the nature of 64 Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 5000.

Dr. Lakshmichand Dayawanti Memorial Award was instituted by Dr. Sunita Ahuja, former faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Miranda House in memory of her parents in the academic year 2001- 02. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Honours Chemistry Semester IV selected by the Department of Chemistry on the basis of (i) performance in the University Examinations Semester I to Semester III (ii) attendance record (iii) behaviour and conduct in the class (iv) participation in extra-curricular activities. The award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and a cash prize of Rs. 2500.

Naunit Ram Ahuja Award was instituted by Dr Sunita Ahuja, a former faculty at the Department of Chemistry in Miranda House in memory of her father in the academic year 2011-12. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Honours Chemistry Semester IV on the basis of academic merit and economic need. The award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 5000.

G.K. Dhingra Award was instituted by Dr. Aruna Popli, former faculty at Department of Chemistry in Miranda House in memory of her father in the academic year 2014-15. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Honours Chemistry Semester VI on the basis of highest cumulative marks in the Organic Chemistry Paper in University Examination Semester III and Semester IV. The award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 5000.

Dr. Anita Tandon Award was instituted by Professor S.K. Tandon in memory of his wife, Dr. Anita Tandon, former faculty at Department of Chemistry in Miranda House in the academic year 2010-11. The award is given to a student of B.Sc. Honours Chemistry Semester II who secures the highest marks in Organic Chemistry Paper in the University Examination Semester I. The award is in the nature of a Certificate of Merit and cash prize of Rs. 5000.

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