The Planning Forum
The Planning Forum is a society dedicated towards
spreading awareness about affairs that concern our world today.
Towards this end, we carry out a number of activities, which include
but are not restricted to:
Inviting guests to speak at college
Conducting interviews of prominent
Organization of career-oriented activities
Publishing of a print journal
Organization of exposure trips outside India
The Planning Forum has invited
numerous personalities to speak at college. The purpose of these
talks is to allow students to interact directly with people who have
the power to change our society. The usual format for these talks is
a short address by the guest, followed by a long question-and-answer
session, where students have the opportunity to question the guest
either on what he or she may have said, or on any issue that they
may be involved in.
Past guests have included
former Prime Ministers, diplomats, ministers, social activists,
fashion designers, sportspersons and many others. Click here to see
a complete list of guests.
The Planning Forum occasionally
conducts interviews of personalities who we feel an interaction with
is necessary, even if they are unable to speak at college.
The Planning Forum has recently
made a foray into organizing activities that will both make students
more employable and help them choose a career for themselves.
Banking and finance is a
specific topic of a career-oriented activity that The Planning Forum
organized in 2000. Named the Investor Challenge program, The
Planning Forum tied up with Capitalmarketacademy.com, Citibank,
Birla Sun Life AMC and Kothari Pioneer to begin a stock market
trading competition. Students from college who applied for this
program were formed into teams, each attached to one of the above
financial institutions, and conducted fictitious stock trading.
While obviously of greater interest to students of economics, this
program was open to the entire college student body.
Publishing of journal
Every year, The Planning Forum
comes out with a print magazine that publishes articles on issues of
contemporary interest. The whole idea is to provide a platform for
students and others to air their views on issues of concern to
society today. Contributers include not only students of St.
Stephen’s College, but also students from other colleges in Delhi
and abroad, along with prominent personalities.
Organization of exposure
trips outside India
The Planning Forum organizes an
annual exposure trip for members of The Planning Forum and, on a
very limited basis, for other students of the college.