|Student Development Centre|
The GDGWI family household is constantly buzzing with activity. Their hearts and minds gripped by sports, dance, music and the desire to serve the community. They take their social responsibilities seriously by whole-heartedly participating in CSR projects. The youthful family members are highly participative in business-plan proposal competitions, organising guest lectures, engaging in a summer-long international collaborative meets and immersing themselves in one exciting activity or the other.
As a new member of the family you will find that many of your classmates will share the same interests as you. Like you they want to make the most of their time at GDGWI.
The Student Development Centre (SDC) helps you fulfill your desire or ambition. So come on in and get involved, hone your skills, enrich yourself and have lots of fun while doing it!
Go ahead get connected, meet peers with similar interests, apply knowledge gained from the classroom and learn to lead.
The SDC has several activities grouped under the following categories.
With about 8 different clubs and societies to choose from there is never a dull moment at GDGWI. Deciding which one to join may be difficult. Arts, sports, adventure, business, cultural and community service groups – we have them all! Your time at the Institute will just fly.
You could participate in industry visits to MNCs like Coca-Cola and Hero Honda; interact with guest speakers from all walks of life. Some of our better known speakers include ‘Rajiv Gandhi Young Entrepreneur’ Mr. Rohit Kochhar and Mr. Brian Tempest, Chief Mentor and Executive Vice Chairman of Ranbaxy Laboratories.
Are you up to conducting in-house board meetings and inter-college business fests? As a post-graduate student, you can do all this and much, much more in the CEO Club. Undergraduates learn to exercise their managerial acumen and successfully network by being a part of the Young Manager’s Club (YMC).
Twirl like a ballerina? Have a nightingale’s voice? Do you rap your way to college and back? Are you a budding fashionista? Do you aspire to sing like Lata Mangeshkar?
You can indulge your artistic urges by performing or presenting these acts and earn rave reviews for your talent. Come on! Get into GDGWI’s Cultural Club.
At GDGWI, we sincerely believe that all work and no play makes, everyone including, Jack, dull! We believe in the development and strengthening of the body along with the mind. So take advantage of a state-of-the-art sports centre, swimming pool, golf course and equestrian area and explore the limits of your body through the Sports Club.
Games and Sports are a great way to meet new people. You get to pit yourself against others and find your competitive spirit - on the field. Play for your team and your Institute in a cricket, volleyball or squash match, against teams ranging from that of Delhi School of Economics to IIT Delhi. …Don’t just play, help win matches, as our superb players have done, having won 13 of 16 matches (cricket, volleyball and basketball) played till date!
The CSR Society at GDGWI was founded on Macewan’s dictum that, “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give”. Corporate Social Responsibility is another integral area, of activities at GDGWI, where students interact with Industries that have strong and meaningful CSR programmes. Some of the active partners of GDGWI’s CSR Society are ITC, Vodafone and Indian Express.
The popularity and regular activities of the Society reflect the students’ empathy and commitment in giving back to the community.
Embark on fun-filled, action-packed adventure sports and trekking trips replete with big-time bonding! The youth of today i.e. you are synonymous with adventure. Club Aventura is where you can get your adrenaline fix – big time!
The Photography Club is the latest addition to the GGDGWI album. We hope that it will become a platform for your enthusiasm and fresh insight. Capture, through the camera, whatever your eyes have found meaningful, jaw-dropping and pic-worthy!
Leaders are not born; they evolve by acquiring knowledge, wisdom, experience and skills. It is the goal of SDC to empower students at GDGWI to develop and evolve into leaders and take positive actions that benefit the world and the Institute’s community. To this end, students are offered the rights as well as the opportunity to initiate events and even start clubs.
For instance, the last academic year, students of the CSR society started Project Pehchaan. The project involved documenting the identities of the Khaika Village’s school students. All the students were provided ID cards.
Officials of the CEO club make entrepreneurial decisions during business plan proposal competitions. They also invite guest speakers in their sphere of interest.
GDGWI also holds annual inter-college cultural and sports festivals. The festivals give students from all the clubs the opportunity to conduct and manage the various features and aspects of the event. Students invite colleges, organise the entire show and implement their own unique ideas.
GDGWI's freshly established alumni community, albeit in its seedling stage, will provide a wide range of opportunities for socialising, networking and - over a period of time - contributing significantly to building a name in the job market for GDGWI graduates.
Furthermore, graduates are encouraged to remain in touch with the Institute for interesting and valuable lifelong learning. Alumni lectures, seminars, reunions and an alumni magazine are high on the agenda!
The GDGWI Summer School is no ordinary holiday activity. The SDC collaborates with the Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU) to organise exciting, educational and leadership based summer school programmes.
A pilot project launched in January 2011, involved eight GDGWI students, at the helm of SDC’s CSR Society. They travelled to the Lancaster University Campus in the UK to share their knowledge and experiences of community based leadership in the field of community service.
In September 2011, GDGWI will be hosting thirty students from different universities across the world and come under the aegis of Lancaster University. They include SUNWAY (Malaysia), Goenka (India) and COMSATS (Pakistan). By participating in this dynamic programme students will gain international developmental experiences that see them graduate with ‘real-world’ skills and as connected leaders with the potential to change the world.
LUSU has warmly invited students from its partner universities to join LUSU’s Involve summer school session - “International Opportunities 2011” – to be held in July 2011. Driven by the passion and determination of Lancaster University students from all campuses will unite students through the themes of community, academia and government. It is a three week residential programme (17th July to 6th of August).
To know more about us, please click on http://sdc.gdgoenka.ac.in