Established in 1963


Our Golden Jubilee Year :1963 - 2013

SESSION 2019-2020
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     The convivial cosmopolitan campus plays host to numerous events, through the year. From ceremonial or competitive ones to festive and fun-filled extravaganzas. They are always memorable and lead to personal growth or unmask hidden talents.

Most festivals of our country, apart from the three National Days, are celebrated with joy, elation & fanfare. Occasions like these not only depict the rich tapestry of our culture but foster the fine bonds of sisterhood.



Republic Day Celebration @ Poly Campus


Special-Citation Trophies @ Convocation 2018-19

The 56 years old South Delhi Polytechnic for Women celebrated its 52nd Convocation Ceremony. The Chief Guest was Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia University. 
She awarded 28 first-class-first Rank Students with Certificates and Citations. There were 7 more AWARD trophies too, namely Dr. A.R.Shah Trophy , for 100% attendance went to SHAHANA  MALIK & NEELAM  VERMA from Dept. of Early Childhood Education. Jamila Kidwai Trophy for the most exemplary Hostel student went to PRIYANKA  PAHWA, Dept. of Interior Design. Marg Drishti Trophy for the student who has attained an unique achievement for excellence in her Vocational  profession, This year it went to a student, SONIA  GURNANI from Dept. of Fashion Design & Merchandising. Marg Dipty Trophy for a special student who faced specific challenges and yet completed her Course Programme successfully. Thereby illuminating Vocational Lanes, as never before. This was awarded to HIMANI GROVER (Dept of Hotel Catering & Hospitality). Ashima Chaudhuri  Kala Rekha Trophy  for discerning strokes in Art & in Design went to MEGHNA SINGH  (Dept. of Fashion Design & Merchandising) and Dr. Biswajit Chaudhuri Trophy for ‘Humane Crossings’ was presented to RASHI  VIRMANI (Dept. of Fashion Design & Merchandising).

Sonia Gurnani
Marg Drishti Trophy

Himani Grover
Marg Dipti Trophy

Priyanka Pahwa
Jamila Kidwai Trophy

Rashi Virmani
Dr. Biswajit Chaudhuri Trophy

Shahana Malik
Dr. A. R. Shah Trophy

Meghna Singh
Ashima Chaudhuri
Kala~Rekha Troph

73rd Independence Day
@ Poly Campus

Here are glimpses of the celebrations at our SDPW Campus for our beloved Nation's 73rd Swatantra Diwas !




Good Friday @ Poly Campus
Salutations for all Christian devotees at our Campus and beyond for Good Friday.Wishing them also a very Happy Easter Sunday. The Fashion Design & Merchandising students sang the traditional Ave Maria in full spirit and ethos.
Laudable! [This was in the wake of the 850 years old : Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris being burnt in an accidental fire.]

Mahaveer Jayanthi
Salutations on Mahaveer Jayanthi. This day commemorates the 24th Tirthankar of the ancient Jain religion.A great Saint who was the epitome of simplicity, austerity and peace. Our Fine Art students very melodiously recited the Namokar Mantra, on the occasion.


FESTIVE GREETINGS for  VISHU ( marked by the ' once- a- year' feast) to all Campus  Keralite Students,
Teachers and Office( of which they are a distinctive number) ;
This coincides with the Bengali New Year: POILA BESHAK. Also the colurful celebrations of RONGALI BIHU  in the Assam region of North- East.
No wonder someone said, "India is a subcontinent, not merely a country!"


Ram Navami, Baisakhi & Ambedkar Jayanti @ Poly Campus
A hat trick weekend of celebrations for all with: Joyous Baisakhi, Devout Ramnavami ( specially the feting of Kanchaks) and the birth anniversary of the father of our Constitution, Baba Bhimrao Ambedkar Ji. May all get to rejoice.Not only at our Campus but beyond.


Holi @ Poly Campus

It is that time of the year! One of India's most joyous, natkhat/ playful and colourful festivals ~ HOLI.
As per tradition ( fondly set by dear Ashima Mam)  Campus Holi was celebrated today. Some teachers reminisced how dear Founder Director Mam would herself personally make Gaujas/Gujiyas to share with all, for the occassion. Coming back,it was a real bash with Dholak wallahs , preceded by a mischevious 'Folk Fusion' Geet by Media Students. Many Alumni also returned to the Campus, to join in the fun and revelry.
God bless them!

International Women's Day @ Poly Campus

Happy International Women's  Day to all who belong to the female gender, across the world. It is a day to remember - both the superachievers and the opressed  women of India. But, it is also a 'fun day' for hardworking female students. A welcome break' specially  for Campus students - where they deserve to indulge or treat themselves.
Our Campus had a series of events. 
a) It commenced with 'poetry reading' by students from Dept. of Textile & Apparel Design.
b) There was an interactive talk (alongwith film slide images) on Female leadership, employment choices and gender inequality by Lisa Wardlaw-Kelly, a    former civil servant from Australia. Kate Golson,who is with an environmental group in Broome, also gave her inputs
c) Dr.Shivani Gaur from CSI Hospital gave a powerpoint presentation on Women's Health issues.
d) Most exciting of all, there was a Street Play / Nukkad Natak by a 40 member Troupe of Dastak on Sexual harassment.
  Last but not  the least, a mention of how so many at the Campus (both students and teachers) came dressed in the colour purple. To show symbolic solidarity for Women Power and the Women's Cause !



Maha Shivratri @ Poly Campus
Festive greetings on Lord Shiva's  Day. The mighty Hindu God lovingly called as Shambhu ji, Bholenath Ji but also fearfully as the Mahakaldarshi,
Tri nethri and Maha Triloknath ji.
A special mention to Office Management students, some of whom came specially attired in the traditional blue Neelkanth shade
and also blew the Conch shell, at the onset of the invocation to Lord Shiva. 
Har Har Mahadev!

Ravidas Jayanti @ Poly Campus
Salutations to all Ravidassiyas on the birth anniversary of their Guru Sant Ravidas Ji. A noble  reformer, who always expostulated peace and justice for all.

Art Workshop @ Hall of Books
A talk and  exploratory sharing of 150 Artwork slides in the aftermath of the notable
annual India Art Fair by Mr.A.M.Banerji, our esteemed hon'ble Dean (Academics).

Festive Greetings for the spring festival of Basant Panchami
and also Ma Saraswati Puja, our Holy Goddess of learning and music
[ Event Conducted by Dept. of Interior Design]


These are joyful excerpts from 70th Celebrations of our beloved country India’s REPUBLIC DAY Anniversary at The Poly Campus ! This time round, it fell to the Department of Hotel & Tourism Management to organize and conduct the programme. Which, they did with enthusiasm (coming in traditional attire and donning the colours of our Tricolour) in patriotic spirit ! That is by singing the patriotic – desh premi song ‘Watan’.[A popular song , specially after the acclaimed release of Meghna Gulzar’s film Razi but also one with a challenging melody;]
Aarti a 1st Yr - Student spoke on the significance of the occasion. She mentioned the Bravery & Valour Awards to  our Soldiers,theSalami by the Chief of all three forces at Amar Jawan Jyoti-India Gate. She also mentioned (when discussing the colourful Parade) how ourFounder Director Ashima Chaudhuri Mam (with erstwhile Shona Ray) had been involved in the 1960s for the tasteful artistic decoration of Tableaus/ Jhankis. It was also kind of her to remind those of us who did not have passes to go to India Gate, to ATLEAST watch the Parade,on the TV : 9 a.m. onwards.
  This was followed by the sacred National Anthem that was sung simultaneous to the hoisting of our sacred Tiranga .This year, the honours to do this - went to a Senior Office Staff Member: Kamini Mehta Mam.
The well-appreciated students were

  1. Aarti
  2. Priyanka
  3. Mahirah
  4. Muskaan Sharma
  5. Navjot Kaur
  6. Shreya Bhat
  7. Khushi Bhardwaj
  8. Rakhi Butola
  9. Sushma Upadhya

Makar Sankranthi @ Poly Campus
Felicitations for the solar festival of Makar Sankranthi,Tirmoori, Suggi habba, Thai Pongal and Bhogali Bihu❗ Uttarayan takes place.That is the all powerful Sun's northward journey to transit in the Tropic of Capricorn.It  marks the  end of Winter Solstice and  longer delightful daylight hours.

Xmas @Poly Campus
As the end of the year, keeping the Xmas festivities across the world, in mind ~ The precious prayer for love, peace and goodwill for all is invoked.   
Poly Girls had their end- of- year DJ bash.( Some pics are posted that were taken before the party got really going.) It was good to see many Alumni,join in too.
A special mention of our Chief Librarian : Shadma Mam @ Hall of Books ~ for her unique Christmas Tree created with her beloved books!


Gurpurab @ Poly Campus
[ Event Conducted by Dept. of Fine Art]
Warmest Greetings  to all for Gurpurab - Guru Nank Ji's Birthday. Guru Nank Ji, the founder Guru of Sikhism
and also promotor of gender equality. A true Saint, whose life in the 15th Century and his teachings - still  inspire us to be better human beings.
"Tuhanu sab nu Gurpurab diyaan lakh-lakh wadhaayiaan ! "


Eid Milad-un-Nabi @ Poly Campus
[ Event Conducted by Dept. of Computer Science]
Our felicitous salutations to all those who are celebrating Milad- un- Nabi tomorrow. Our beloved country India,
having the 2nd largest population of Muslims marks this day as a festive holiday.


Children's Day @ Poly Campus
[Event Conducted by Dept. of Early Childhood Education]
The playful fun-filled fest. of Children's day, commemorates India's first Prime Minister birthday, as well.  This day however, also casts a shadow upon child abuse, child labour and other atrocities on young ones of our Nation. Kailash Satyarthi Ji  and his great work to alleviate some of  these serious issues- got him the Nobel Prize. On a personal note, many Teachers at our Campus meet up or think with joy of all the old Students who are now proud mothers of children. 
May the child in all of us - bloom and make our world cherished!


Puja @ Poly Campus
[Event Conducted by Dept. of Commercial Art ]
Greetings to all  devout Purbiyas for Chhatt Puja. A day dedicated to the all mighty Sun God - Surya Devta.


Diwali & Bhai Dooj Celebrations @ Poly Campus


Karwa Chauth @ POLY Campus

All our happy wishes to those, who shall be celebrating Karwa Chauth. Our Late Founder Director Ashima Chaudhuri Mam was a great enthusiast of this sacred festival that commemorates nuptial rites and matrimony, in a unique manner. This year Karwa Chauth falls at the weekend. Hence, we shall miss seeing at the Campus - so many teachers and some students bedecked in bridal finery!

Maharshi Valmiki's Jayanti observed @ Poly Campus
[Event Conducted by Dept. Office Management]


Navrathri & Dussehra Celebrations @ Poly Campus
[Event Conducted by Dept. of Interior Design]
Navrathri rings in a flood of fasting, other traditional rituals to culminate into feast and festivities on Vijaydashmi.
Be it Dandiya raas, Shubho Pujo of Maa or Dushehra - they all symbolise Victory over Evil.To make us better and higher versions of ourselves.
To paint more colours onto our life.
Many festive wishes to all at Poly Campus and beyond !

Gandhi Jayanti - [Event Conducted by Dept. of Holistic Health & Fitness]  
May our beloved Nation( and not just our Polytechnic Campus ) reminisce and introspect on the relevance of Gandhi Ji , esteemed and honourable Father of our Nation.
Let us relate his principles, practices and humane philosophy to our Global World, on his Birth Anniversary.


World Tourism Day was commemorated  by the Dept. of Hotel and Tourism Management. Both  in-house celebrations ( for the benefit  of others at Campus) and Tourism Expo  at Rajpath.

Moharram@ Poly Campus [Event Conducted by Dept. of Fine Art] 
Sincere salutations to those  in the Campus, who shall be commemorating Moharram on 21st of September, 2018.
HAPPY GANESH CHATURTHI [Event Conducted by Dept. of Fashion Design]
Badhais to all on Ganesh Chaturthi!
HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY [Event Conducted by Dept. of Early Childhood Education]

Janmashtami ki Badhai to all the devotees of Lord Krishna [Event Conducted by Dept. of Computer Science]

Remembering Our Beloved Ashima Ma'am on Her 79th Birth Anniversary

Shared anecdotes by Krishna Gupta

Broadcast of Film Yadon~Ki~Pukaar @Hall of Books on Our Founder Director
Raksha Bandhan at Poly Campus [Event Conducted by Dept. of Beauty Cosmetology & Hair Styling]

Happy Eid-ul-Adha to all [Event Conducted by Dept. of Media Communication]

'Independence Day' Anniversary Celebrations : 15th August, 2018

Classical Music Concert by Anis ur Rahman on the Sitar, accompanied by Probyut Ghosh on the Tabla was performed
at 10 am on Tuesday the 14th of August, at Ashima Chaudhuri Auditorium, South Delhi Polytechnic for Women.
This was to sadly commemorate the 1st Death Anniversary of our beloved Founder Director‼
A Hindustani Classical Music Concert @ Ashima Chaudhuri Auditorium
Baisakhi , Vishu and Ambedkar Jayanti @POLY Campus [Event Conducted by Dept. of Advertising, PR & Business Studies]


Mahavir Jayanthi & Good Friday @POLY Campus [Event Conducted by Dept. of Interior Design]

The students, teachers and staff would like to express Salutations to all devotees and followers of Jainism,
on Lord Mahavir Jayanthi.
It would also like to wish all those who practice the Christian faith, a very happy Easter Sunday !
Both faiths or rather the Prophet and the 24th Tirthankara professed a path of Non- violence and kindness for ultimate salvation of the Soul. It is much needed or
has much relevance in Today's World !

Poly salutes all humankind on International Women's Day !

Departments of Fine Art & Ceramics conducted an 'activity- filled' Day @ Ashima Chaudhuri Auditorium with Demo - Workshops, Exhibits & more.
In the Campus Conference Room, under the aegis of the Department of Holistic Health&  Fitness , there was  a lifestyle lecture by known Author and Psychiatrist: Dr. Geeta Maheshwari. All are welcome to join and participate!
Media Students participated in the workshops and film viewing cum debate& interactive at the  14th Asian Women's Film Festival , IIC ~ to commemorate the day.
All in all an enriching moment for students, alumni ( many of them from the 30-40 yr old batches), loving parents, fond  family and friends of the College Sorority.

Holi @Poly Campus

The College broke tradition this year, by NOT celebrating and having their famous CAMPUS HOLI, this time round.
This was on account of tragic passing away of their dearest FOUNDER DIRECTOR : ASHIMA CHAUDHURI Ji. It was all the more poignant - as, she had been one of the greatest Campus revellors of Holi, in her time. Sookhi Holi,Geeli Holi,Garam pani-thanda paani,nothing was less or more for her. She was known to have enthused and converted many a sceptic to participate in this highly joyous cum  frolicsome festival of India !Not to forget the preparation of  100s of gujia (or 'gauja' as she called them!) by her own hands alongwith Late  Bimla Burman, the erstwhile Hostel Warden of Poly.

The ECE department (keeping in mind, the sad circumstances this year) produced a sombre but quite elegant  programme on the Mic for everyone.They shared   the symbolic meaning and contemporary practices of Holi, esp. in North India. They also sang a sweet traditional Holi Geet. The Director Dr. Reyhan Chaudhuri, much appreciated the fact that they did not fall prey to Bollywood temptations and stuck to a traditional tune and were accompanied by regional music instruments.
On behalf of everyone at the Campus - many wishes for harmony and affection, to all communities  in our beloved country India !


The Department of Holistic Health & Fitness had their 'Open-Day' at Poly Campus. 
The much-awaited 'Natural  Home Remedies' preparations were available for display and taking home ! They were popular due to their Time-tested , non-toxic, organic, safe, (i.e no side effects) , planet-friendly, cost-friendly ingredients.
There was also free BP checkup and Diet cum Weight Management Counselling.
There was a very good response and plenty of positive feed back by everyone who visited. In fact, there were 'Pre-Event' order bookings  -  much to the satisfaction of the Student Trainees .Post-Event Bookings continued, even after everything was sold out.
The Dept. of Beauty Cosmetology & Hair Styling also displayed some  handmade organic products manufactured at their department and related to their field. The ' natural 'make-up' & 'hair care' commodities went out fast !

Maha Shivratri @ Poly Campus

FESTIVE GREETINGS on the CELESTIAL MARRIAGE of Lord Shiva and his Consort  Parvathi Ji. There are many Lord Shiva
devotees at  the  College Campus, who are fasting either today or tomorrow on account of MAHASHIVRATHRI !
Our best wishes to them.


The Department of Holistic Health & fitness today organised a MEDITATION WORKSHOP for Peace @ The Campus for Polytechnic Students, on account of
MARTYR'S DAY / PUNYATITHI DIWAS. As, 70 years ago MAHATMA GANDHI / BAPU JI, 'the Father of our Nation breathed his last after being fatally shot.
The meditation workshop consisted of THREE SESSIONS:
FIRST SESSION: Two reverend sisters: D.K.Neeru, B.K. Monica and one brother B.K. Rajeev came from Organisation to acquaint them through talk , debate
and actual demo on their Meditative Practices.
SECOND SESSION: Mr. Eric Hyer accompanied wit Diane Zhidian Hun from Brigham Young University , Utah, USA shared a few words on peace and the
Mormons / Latter day Saints Perspective on Peace and Love.
THIRD SESSION: There was an activity-based (much enjoyed @) Meditatation for increasing focus, concentration and team-work concept. All these aspects
were covered during the Meditation Workshop.
152 Students participated in the Workshop and with their sincere participation and interaction, made it a fruitful Event.

Republic Day Celebrations @Poly Campus
: 26th Jan, 2018
The Students,Faculty and rest of the Polytechnic Staff ' Salute the Nation' with pride,on it's 69th Republic Day Anniversary ! 
Apart from recitation of Patriotic songs,donning of tricolours - as  in our noble  flag  and recitation of our beloved National Anthem at the Campus.
This year, as per tradition - the hoisting of our flag  went to Shadma Khatoon, our Chief Librarian, Hall of Books.
The Hostel Students were acquainted about the increased security measures in the city , that included road blocks and diversions.
Some teachers  appreciated how the previous 'two days ago' rain had  washed all the trees and Campus foliage, in lovely hues of green.
A new trend was noted amongst students of painting 'temporary tattoos' in the image or colours of the flag. This added to the patriotic fervour.

Basant Panchmi @ Poly Campus

The College Faculty,Staff and students wish
Basant Mubarak  to all !
And also on
Shubh Sarawati  Puja ~ Jai Shardey Ma.
On India’s unique spring festival ,
May the Goddess of intellect, learning & music
BLESS US  all! 


GURPURAB @ Poly Campus

The Director, Principal, Dean-Academics, rest of Faculty and dear Students ~  extend sincere wishes to all Sun God worshippers &
Chatthi Maiya devotees for Chatth Puja.

Diwali shall NOT be celebrated @ The Poly Campus this year, on account of the sad passing away of our Founder Director Ashima Chaudhuri.
The Students, Faculty and Staff however, offer  their SINCERE FELICITATIONS  to all – for the ‘FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS’.

An OVERSEAS VISITOR from Dundee, Scotland

Fiona Jurk , an old associate and friend from of Dundee College and University [who was key player in the UKIERI Projects and other managerial roles in the Administration (especially the Overseas chapter)] visited very kindly our Campus yet again (some nostalgia ,there!) along with her husband  Prof.W.Jurk ( a linguist ,  fluent in 9 languages). She had an interesting interactive talk with our students (mainly from Dept. of Office Management, Dept. of Advertising, PR & Business Studies, Dept. of Media Communication and Dept. of Travel, Tourism & Ticketing) in our Campus Conference Room. This was followed by lunch accompanied with convivial talk and banter.


Karwa Chauth @ POLY Campus

Valmiki Jayanti Celebratons @ Poly Campus.

Our Salutatory offerings on valmiki jayanti to everyone. Valmiki the great sacred poet of India and famous for his composition and compilations of the great noble Hindu treatise – Ramayana, in Sanskrit.


Navrathri & Dussehra Celebratons @ Poly Campus.

International Award-Winning Producer: Fatane Al Amiri (from Tehran) @ The Poly Campus

Interacting with a ' Portrait Artist ' Fine-Art Student.