Visiting Places

Visiting Places

IIT Delhi :

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the seven Institutes ofTechnology created as centres of excellence forhigher training, research and development in science, engineering andtechnology in India, the others being at
Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Guwahati andRoorkee
.Established as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declaredan Institution of National Importance under the "Institutes of Technology(Amendment) Act, 1963" and was renamed "Indian Institute ofTechnology Delhi". It was then accorded the status of a deemed universitywith powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations,and to award its own degrees.
HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, laid the foundation stone of theInstitute on January 27, 1959. The Institute was inaugurated by Prof.Humayun Kabir, the thenUnion Minister for Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs on August 21, 1961.The Institute buildings were formally opened by Dr.ZakirHussain, the then President of India, on March 2,1968.


NCERT:

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an apexresource organisation set up by the Government ofIndia, with headquarters at New Delhi, to assist and advise the Central andState Governments on academic matters related to school education.


JNU

The JNU campus is amicrocosm of the Indian nation,drawingstudents from every nook and corner of the country and from every group andstratum of society. To make sure that this is so, annual admission tests aresimultaneously held at 37 canters spread across the length and breadth of thecountry, and special care is taken to draw students from the uderprivileged castes and ethicgroups by reserving 22.5 per cent of seats for them. Oerseasstudents form some 10 percent of the annual intake. Students' hostels andblocks of faculty residences are interspersed with one another, underlining thevision of a large Indian family.

 

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

TheInstitute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory bodyestablished under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (Act No. XXXVIII of 1949) for the regulation of the profession of CharteredAccountants in India. During its more than five decades of existence,ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in thecountry but also globally, for its contribution in the fields of education,professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethicalstandards. ICAI now is the second largest accounting body in the whole world.

ICAI has its Headquarters at New Delhi with 5 Regional Offices at Mumbai,Chennai, Kanpur, Kolkata, New Delhi and 114 branches spread all over thecountry. In addition, it has also set up 18 chapters outside India and anoffice in Dubai.


Rashtrapati Bhawan

Modern Delhi, or New Delhi as it is called, centresaround the Rashtrapati Bhawan.It is architecturally a very impressive building standing at a height, flowingdown as it were to India
Gate. This stretch called the Rajpath is where theRepublic Day parade is held. The imposing plan of this area conceived by Lutyens does not fade in its charm with the numeroussummers or winters that go past.


India Gate

India Gate is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi. Theimpressive colonial architecture of India Gate is a symbol of modern Delhi. Thebeautiful stone arch was built by the British in honor of Indian soldierskilled in World War I. Here you will also find the 'Amar JavanJyoti', which is a permanent flame in honor of theIndian soldiers who died in wars since 1918.


LaxminarayanTemple

Also called the Birla Mandir, the Laxminarayan Temple wasbuilt by the Birla family in 1938. It is a temple with a large garden andfountains behind it. The temple attracts thousands of devotees
on Janmashtami day, the birthday of Lord Krishna.


Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's wife, HamidaBegum, built this monument in Delhi in the year 1556. The tomb is set on aplatform amidst a garden and is believed to have influenced the design of the Taj Mahal.
The structure of the tomb is as magnificent as the TajMahal in Agra. The splendor of this grand monumentbecomes overpowering on entering through the lofty double storied gateway. The
fountains with simple yet highly developed engineering skills enhance thebeauty of the garden.


Qutab Minar

The Qutab Minar is locatedat a small village called Mehrauli in South Delhi. Itwas built by Qutb-ud-din Aybak of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in1206. It is a fluted
red sandstone tower, which tapers up to a height of 72.5 metresand is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Qur'an. Qutb-ud-din Aybakbegan constructing this victory tower as a sign of Muslim domination of Delhiand as a minaret for the Muslim priest, the muezzin, to call the faithful toprayer. However, only the first storey was completedby Qutb-ud-din. The other storeys were built by his successor Iltutmish.The two circular storeys in white marble were builtby Ferozshah Tughlaq in1368, replacing the original fourth storey.


Raj Ghat

On the bank of the legendary Yamuna, which flows past Delhi, there is Raj Ghat-the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the fatherof the nation. It has become an essential point of call for
all visiting dignitaries. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are situated nearby.


LotusTemple

Known in India as the "Lotus Temple", the Baha'i House of Worshipattracts an average of three and a half million visitors a year.TheBaha'i Temple, situated in South Delhi, is shaped likea lotus. It is an eye-catching edifice worth exploring. Built by the Baha'icommunity, it offers the visitor a serenity that pervades the temple and itsartistic design.


Jantar mantar

The various abstract structures within the Jantar Mantar are, in fact,instruments that were used for keeping track of celestial bodies. Yet, Jantar Mantar is not only atimekeeper of celestial
bodies, it also tells a lot about the technological achievements under theRajput kings and their attempt to resolve the mysteries regarding astronomy.


The Rail Museum

Its vintage displays include the oldest locomotive in the world-still working;the Viceregal Dining Car (1889) and the Prince ofWales Saloon (1875), Maharaja of Mysore's Saloon (1899),
Maharaja of Baroda's Saloon (1886). The royal saloons are definitely worth alook for the elaborate interior design.


Lal Quila (Red Fort)

The Red Fort's massive curtain wall and battlements dominate the skyline of OldDelhi. Inside, the bastions built, like the nearby JamaMasjid, by Shah Jahan are an range of exquisite
17th-century Mughal buildings, which provided the living quarters for theEmperor, his courtiers and family. The flawless balance and proportion of these buildings, as well as the intricatedecoration, is wonderful to behold and in complete contrast to the militarymight
of the fort itself. Sadly, the water conduits that would once have cooled thedwellings and gardens are now dry. The Lahore Gate, on the west side of thefort, was a potent symbol in the fight for Independence and is still regardedas a shrine of the Republic.


The NationalMuseum

For a museum that was built in 1960, the National Museum has an extraordinarilyrich collection. It begins with prehistory, going on to the classical period ofIndian art, then on through galleries of miniature painting, textiles,decorative art, arms, tribal art, Central Asian antiquities, costumes andmusical instruments. The museum remains open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all daysexcept Mondays.


National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi

The National Gallery of Modern Art contains a large collection of  20th-century Indian art. There are examples of thework of  the painters of the Bengali Renaissanceand of the poet and
artist, Tagore. The highlight is the room devoted to the pictures of femaleIndian artist Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941), whoseportraits more successful than her genre scenes are painted with theconfident bravura of the youthful Augustus John. The galleries recently havebeen reorganized to accommodate a program of biannual exhibitions designed tobring a larger proportion of the 15,000-piece collection before the public. Themuseum is in Jaipur House by any yardstick, a grandee's townhouse formerlythe Delhi residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur.