We all are aware that our environment is degrading day by day. Over consumption of natural resources results in the environmental degradation reducing the effectiveness of essential ecosystem services, such as the mitigation of floods and landslides. This leads to increased risk from disasters and in turn natural hazards can further degrade the environment.

To highlight the alarming issues of environmental degradation, our college has created Eco Club.

Eco Club plays an important role in creating awareness of the environmental issues, challenges and their remedial measures amongst the students. The main aim of establishing Eco Club is to create awareness of conservation of biodiversity and local environment among students.

Eco-club teaches the importance of environment to students, motivates them to keep their surroundings green by undertaking plantation drives, promotes culture of conservation of water, maintains cleanliness in and around the campus, creates awareness amongst public and sanitary workers, so as to indiscriminate dumping and burning of waste which causes respiratory diseases. Eco Club also organizes seminars and special lectures on environmental issues in the college, campaigns against banned plastic carry bags and fireworks, use of loud speakers, campaigns for segregation of waste, recycling of paper etc.

Eco club started session 2021-2022 with the screening of a short film on the theme ‘Ecosystem conservation and habitat destruction’ in Inaugural ceremony on 12th October, 2021. The Inaugural address was given by Prof. Hem Chand Jain, Officiating Principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College. He addressed the meet on the role and importance of a healthy environment. After that there was a quick introduction of all the office bearers of the Eco club. It was followed by screening of the film entitled ‘An inconvenient truth’ which was about a truth which we all know that we are degrading our nature by our deeds every day. But we don’t want to acknowledge it. Even if we acknowledge the same, we want others or the government to do something about it. We ourselves want to continue our lives in the same old state. The film became an eye-opener for all the attendees and made them realise their responsibility of conserving their environment post film screening.

Eco Club also organized an E- narrative writing competition on the theme महत्वत्ता एक बूंद की! on 22nd October, 2021. This competition drew the attention of the students towards the major problem of water crisis and established water as the major player in the world politics in the near future. There were 18 entries from students of different colleges. The judges Dr. Reema Mishra, Gargi College and Dr. Bhawna Saxena, Swami Shraddhanand College announced the results. Abhishek Mahour, Hindu College secured 1st position, Shivam Bhardwaj, Motilal Nehru College secured 2nd position, and Saumya, Deshbandhu College secured 3rd position. Aayush Ratna, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and Gunjan Singh, Shaheed Rajguru College got the Consolation prizes.

An e-poster making competition based on the theme “Green Diwali” was also held in the Diwali week on 2nd November, 2021. The motive behind this competition was to unleash the creativity of the students and their ideas regarding the Green and pollution free diwali. A total of 39 students took part in the competition and showed their creativity. The judges Dr. Shruti Kasana, Department of Botany, University of Delhi and Dr. Julie Thakur, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences announced the results. Payal Kushwaha (B.K. Birla College) and Anamika Binu (Acharya Narendra Dev College) were awarded first prize, Tamanna Sharma (Gargi College) was given second prize while Nishita Borah (Daulat Ram College) and Ashish (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College) were bestowed third prize.

A National level Debate Competition was organized on 20th and 21st January, 2022. The theme of the competition was "To save the earth, chemical industries should be restricted to only essential products." The poster and content of the Debate competition were released on 16th January, 2022 through various social media platforms. We received massive participation of 104 students in total. Students from various colleges took part through registration forms only. Through this competition, we aimed to formulate awareness about the pros and cons of the chemical industries. Some participants argued for the motion and some against the motion. Arguments were made and proved. Some of the points even made us rethink about our beliefs. It was a great experience to listen to the views of our youth. The competition was so interesting that it had a very huge audience. The competition was judged by Dr. Vimla Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Miranda House, University of Delhi and Dr. Prashant Pant, Assistant Professor and Head of the Department, Department of Botany, Government College, Daman, Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Nani Daman. The audience highly appreciated the debate competition. Students participated enthusiastically and presented their views very well within the given time limit. Judges also presented their views on the topic and were impressed with such amazing performances. The results were announced on 23rd January, 2022 on Instagram page @ecoclubdduc. Preeti Mathpal, Zakir Hussain Delhi College, University of Delhi secured 1st position. Ria Gupta, Sri Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi secured 2nd position. Himangi, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi secured 3rd position. Ridhima Samtani and Krishaang Kohli, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, University of Delhi received consolation prizes.

A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.’’- Matshona Dhliwayo. With an aim to give opportunity to the students to know much more about flora and enhance their knowledge, e-flora making Competition was announced on 7th February, 2022. The students had to register through a Google form which was circulated with a poster and message containing all rules and regulations in various colleges. The participants were given 15th February, 2022 as the last date for registration and submission of entries.

Showing their interest towards this fascinating competition, a total of 34 students from different colleges participated in the competition. With 34 amazing entries and a tough decision to choose, Prof. P.L. Uniyal, Department of Botany, University of Delhi announced the winners. Megha, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi secured 1st position. Team Prakarti (Kritika Suyal and Manish Kumar Tatu), Kirori Mal College secured 2nd position. Ankit Kumar, Department of Botany, University of Delhi secured 3rd position. Surbhi Chaturvedi, Gargi College and Aartika Kumari, Deshbandhu College got consolation prizes.

A one day Eco trip was organized for ASOLA BHATTI WILDLIFE SANTUARY on 25th March, 2022. A total of 40 students across different courses visited the sanctuary along-with two teachers Dr. Varnika Bhatia and Dr. Sandeep Kumar. All the students and teachers gathered early morning in the college campus for the trip. It was a warm day but it could not stop the environment enthusiastic students from exploring the beauty of the nature. After reaching the sanctuary, key address was given by the forest rangers of ASOLA BHATTI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY and the students were divided into two groups. The two different groups with their respective group head and teacher explored the flora and fauna in the forest. A wide variety of trees and plants were seen growing along the forest trail and their medicinal benefits were discussed. The students were made aware of calls of different species of birds. The students also trekked in the forest and had a great experience. In the end, students visited Butterfly Park. It was filled with colourful flowers, beautiful butterflies and green lush all around. The students learned how to identify diverse butterflies from their unique patterns and colours. At last, all the students and teachers departed from the Wildlife Sanctuary for the college with everlasting memories.

Eco Club in collaboration with Kalpavriksha- the Botanical society of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College organized its 1st offline event – A Nest Making Workshop cum Competition on 22nd March, 2022 conducted by Mr. Rakesh Khatri, the Nest Man of India and founder of Eco Root Foundation. The workshop started with trivial quizzes and games which included informative facts about wildlife in general and proceeded towards a step wise interactive nest making workshop. A total of 26 students participated in the event. The main purpose of the event was to build a sense of responsibility among the youth to care about its surrounding living forms and learn to contribute something towards the society. It was an overall purposeful and inspiring session. The workshop ended with announcing 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners. Utkarsh Vishwas secured 1st prize, Jaya and Ashish secured 2nd prize while Gaurav Rathore, Yogita Tomer and Manish Kumar secured 3rd prize.

Eco Club in collaboration with Indian Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship screened short films and had discussion on Economic empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs and Start-ups by Women on 30th March, 2022 (Project Her and Now). A total of 80 students of various undergraduate courses of the college participated in the event. Few school students also joined the discussion. The session was very informative and inspiring for the students and encouraged them to initiate their own Start-ups in the near future.

Eco Club organized Eco Utsav under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav on 22nd April, 2022 which is celebrated as Earth Day every year. Under the banner of Eco Utsav three events took place.

Eco Model - Model Making Competition on the theme ‘Sustainable Housing’. A total of 16 participants registered for the competition, out of which 4 teams actively participated in the model making competition. Each team were given two hours for preparing the model. Each member enthusiastically took part in the competition and showed their creativity by making wonderful models on the given topic. After completing the model, each team gave a brief description about their models to the judges. The competition was judged by Dr. Shashi Saxena, Department of Chemistry and Dr. Varnika Bhatia, Department of Botany. The results were announced on 29th April, 2022 on the Instagram handle @ ecoclubdduc. Team 1: Ashish Adhikari, Manu Jangir, Samiksha Sharma secured 1st position, Team 2: Devender and Shubham secured 2nd position and Team 3: Anjali and Shivansh secured 3rd position.

Dazzler Snap - Photography Competition on the theme ‘If there is a will, there is a way’. A total of 32 registrations were done and 17 students participated in the competition. The participants were given 1 hour to click a picture within the premises of the college. The judge Dr. Shikha Prasad, Department of Botany announced the results as Prize 1 – Smriti Sharma (B.Sc. Life Science 1st Year, Sri Venkateshwara College), Prize 2 – Chandangshu Goswami (B.Sc. Life Science 1st Year, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College) and Prize 3 – Utkarsh Viswas (B.Sc. (H) Botany 3rd Year, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College).

Screen Battle – The Video Making competition on the theme ‘Nature’. A total of 12 teams registered for the competition, out of which 7 teams actively participated in the Video Making Competition. Each team was given one hour to shoot a 3 minute video within the college premises. The competition was judged by Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Department of Botany and Dr. Dolly Kain, Department of Botany. The results were announced as 1st Position – Benny, Rahul and Manish (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College), 2nd Position – Bhanu and Raghav (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College) and 3rd Position – Arnab and Harshit (Zakir Hussain Delhi College).

The session 2021-2022 ended with the organization of the Valedictory Ceremony on 23rd April, 2022. A lecture on ‘Green Building Rating System’ was delivered by Mr. Rohit Thakur, Research Associate, TERI. The lecture highlighted the indispensable need of developing green buildings and their rating on an index approved by the government. The closing ceremony witnessed the distribution of certificates to the office bearers and volunteers of Eco Club.


In the backdrop of the ongoing Covid pandemic ‘ECO CLUB’ has organized various online activities during the academic session 2020-2021 to sensitize and aware students towards various health and environmental issues. Activities such as Save Water & Save Energy, maintenance of hygiene & sanitization and, plantation at home, awareness to organize green and hygienic Diwali maintaining social distancing, composting at home, Green Holi, best out of waste at home, were organized on online platform and a large number of students have participated in the same. Eco-Club in collaboration with NSS unit of the college has organized an online workshop on “Environmental sustainability through Reduction of Waste” and “Reducing Plastic Menace” in which a large number of participation was observed.

ECO CLUB [Convenor: Dr S. N. Tripathi] 2019-2020

A ‘Save Water Save Energy Campaign’ in the college and the nearby societies in Dwarka was organised at the start of the session. More than 150 students have participated.Plantation drive was conducted in the college premises by the volunteers of Eco-club.23 October, 2019: ‘Clean Diwali Campaign’ was organized. Students and residents in nearbysocieties were sensitized and motivated to avoid polluting crackers. About 80 students of our college took part in this drive which started from the college campus after lighting the earthen lamp of ghee. Cleanliness Drive in the college campus and adjoining areas was frequently organised by the student volunteers between August, 2019 and February, 2020. 23rd January 2020: An intercollege debate competition on the topic ‘Environmental issues need to be included in the election manifesto of the political parties’ was organized. The Annual Festival of the Eco Club- Ecotsava’20 scheduled to be held in the month of March’2020 but could not be organized due to Covid-19, the on-going global pandemic.


September 18, 2017: Eco-club's 2017 session marked it's beginning with Film Screening on "Conservation of Natural Resources" followed by Poster Making competition, on the same theme. 

October 2-5, 2017: The students participated in ‘Global Wildlife Program Conference’ on the theme “People’s Participation in Wildlife Conservation” organized by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change in association with the World Bank and UNDP at New Delhi. Representatives of 18 countries from Africa and Asia participated in the conference that served as a platform for great learning opportunity to youths in enhancing their awareness and contribution towards conservation of the pristine wildlife. 

October 16, 2017: The members of Eco Club and NSS jointly organized ‘Green Diwali’ drive in college and neighbouring areas aimed at fostering environmental consciousness among the people. 

This year’s Eco Club trip to Naddi, Dharamshala witnessed great adventure. 

November 2-5, 2017: Eco Club was invited to be a part of "9th CMS Vatavaran", Asia’s largest International Film Festival and Forum on Environment and Wildlife, held in the vicinity of Gandhi Smriti, opposite Rajghat, New Delhi. The festival witnessed mass participation from various schools and colleges where students got a platform to present their artistic and creative side. Our team participated in the event of Venue decoration on the theme ‘Conservation of Water’. The purpose of the festival was to create awareness among the youth about the pressing environmental issues.

The events under Eco-Club were initiated on September 16, 2016 with the observance of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. An audio-visual presentation on the current scenario and future prospects of Ozone layer conservation was organized in which students across the courses participated. Various events and competitions were held like poster making, waste-o-mania, debate on ―environmental issues in Delhi-NCR: Causes and solution‖, environmental quiz and environmental photography in which students from different courses participated actively. An awareness campaign to promote Green and pollution free Diwali was organised on October 26, 2016 in college premises and nearby localities. About 200 students and faculty members participated in the same. An excursion of 40 students from various courses was taken to Naldeshwar (Alwar, Rajasthan), Sariska National Park and Tiger Reserve (Alwar, Rajathan) and Keoladev Ghana National Park (earstwhile Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan) from February 24 to February 26, 2017. Naldeshwar is a natural shrine and trekking site at high altitude where students got the chance to be familiar with the nature and its intricacies. At Sariska National Park, students got the opportunity to see a plethora of flora and fauna of dry tropical ecosystems. Surprisingly, in Keoladev Ghana National Park they encountered a large number of migratory birds and local bird species apart from other wildlife. The excursion was culminated with a surprise visit to Bhangarh Fort (Alwar, Rajasthan) which is claimed to be one of the most haunted places in Asia. 
The inaugural lecture was delivered by the noted wildlife biologist Dr. Faiyaz Ahmad Khudsar on “The Challenges to Biodiversity” with special reference to the environmental laws pertaining to conservation of Asiatic lion in Indiain September, 2015. To commemorate the World Sparrow Day, a group of 120 students visited and observed different species of birds at Sultanpur National Park (Erstwhile Bird Sanctuary) on March 19, 2016. They got an opportunity to see different migratory birds and their exposure to various threats while visiting the National Park. A cleanliness and environmental awareness drive was also organized in nearby areas of the college campus on February3, 2016.