Hans Raj College is one of the best colleges in the University of Delhi. This co- educational Institute offers quality education in all the three streams- arts, science and commerce, and is located on the Mahatma Hans Raj College Road, Kamla Nagar, in the Delhi University’s North campus, and has ranked amongst the 'Top-10 Arts Colleges of India',
"Hans Raj College has occupied a prestigious place on the educational map of Delhi ... many of its students and teachers have figured among the best in the country." A.B. Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India
"Hans Raj College has the benefit of bright and humanitarian teachers on its staff and has produced many brilliant students who have made a name for themselves in various walks of life." Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Ex-Minister HRD, Govt. of India Hansraj College has equipped itself with Delhi University's first-of-its-kind electronic shooting range. And that's not all, the college has also decided to offer the sport (shooting) to girls. Female shooters seeking admission to Hansraj will now be able to do so by clearing their respective trials.
Apparently, the need for an electronic range has been felt for quite some time now by student shooters playing national and international matches. "Students playing international matches often complain that techniques in India are outdated. So an electronic range was our first choice," informed Savita Kochhar, a sports coach at the college.
In a manual shooting range, the shooter must set the target by-hand and then repeatedly reposition it for further shots. The process takes both, time and effort. Justifying the need for an electronic shooting range, Sharma stated that a manual range disturbs the hand-eye coordination of a shooter.
In foreign countries, all shooting ranges are electronic and this helps our students perform better abroad. The shooting range, which has a total of six stations, has also received an imported pistol and rifle worth two lakhs from politician Naveen Jindal, an alumnus of the college.
As for female shooters, "We will form our all-girls team from the next academic session. This is the need of the hour and no longer can one afford to be gender biased. And now that we have a new electronic shooting range, we can easily cater to larger number of students," said Sharma.
Hansraj college offers the most varied disciplines in Delhi University and boasts of faculty of international repute. The following courses are conducted full - time at Hansraj.
Out of these the courses in Geology and Anthropology are conducted in their respective departments.
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