Thou art light, fill me with thy light

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About the Society

A vibrant and dedicated community of Indian music enthusiasts, Tarannum is the Indian Music Society of Jesus and Mary College. Dedicated to preserving and promoting Indian classical music, Tarannum offers students a nurturing environment to develop, hone, and showcase their musical talents. In addition to fostering appreciation for Indian music, the society encourages members to engage in collaborative performances and participate in prestigious competitions in colleges and universities, pan India. This offers immense exposure to students. A dynamic organization dedicated to musical excellence, Tarannum enriches the cultural fabric of the college while also inspiring its members to pursue their musical aspirations with dedication and creativity. As part of the society's activities, it also hosts competitions and events, including RAAG, the annual society fest, in which both solo and group singing competitions are held, providing a stage for budding musicians of various colleges.

Every year, a major objective of the society is the preparation of a classical composition. The composition is uniquely crafted, blending various Hindustani Classical raags together, often even including Carnatic raags. This composition is presented, throughout the year, in numerous inter-college competitions, within as well as outside Delhi. Throughout the years, Tarannum has been extremely active in both in-college events and inter-college competitions. The 2023-24 session has been yet another successful session, with the society participating in various college events and inter-college competitions. The society's notable participation in outstation competitions included those held by IIT Kanpur, BITS Pilani, and RML Lucknow. Additionally, Tarannum competed in events hosted by Delhi University colleges such as ShaheedSukhdevCollege ,ShaheedBhagat Singh College, Ram LalAnand College, ShaheedRajguru College, DCAC, and Lakshmibai College. The society secured first and second positions at RML Lucknow and Shaheed Sukhdev College, respectively. Solo competitions at these colleges also saw participation from Tarannum's members, significantly enhancing their exposure and contributing to their interpersonal skills, group dynamics, and teamwork. The society also participated in various in college events like HOBNOB, the sports fest and Montage, the annual fest of JMC and the college farewell, to name a few.

Overall,Tarannum fosters personal and artistic growth through creativity and community. As a result of the society's unwavering commitment to excellence and passion for Indian classical music, it offers its members a unique and enriching experience. In addition to upholding India's rich musical tradition, the society is committed to inspiring its members to reach new heights through its diverse activities, performances, and competitions.Tarannum remains a beacon of cultural and musical excellence at Jesus and Mary College thanks to the support and encouragement from the college and the dedication of its members.


Dr. Shruti Tohan

Faculty Advisors

Prof.(Dr.) Sushila Ramaswamy, Prof.(Dr.) Alka Marwaha

Office Bearers

Ananya Gaur (President), RiaBhargava( Vice President )

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NRITYANJALI: The Indian Dance Society

Nrityanjali, rooted in Indian ethos, is the Indian Dance Society of Jesus and Mary College. One of the most exuberant societies of University of Delhi which has dynamically performed both in-station and out-station competitions and festivals. The students exhibit a passion and respect for the dance forms and culture of the country. Each member is a performing artist and a fine example of dexterity in perfecting the dance forms. The members of the society specialises in various dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Bollywood, Tollywood and Folk. Nrityanjali, over the years has put up enchanting performances for renowned personalities. Nrityanjali has also performed in various in-house events like Independence Day, PTSA and Teachers Day

In 2016-2017, it performed for eminent personalities such as Smt. Mira Kumar and Smt. SmritiIrani. Nrityanjali was honoured to perform in front of the President of India, Shri Ram NathKovind, which was streamed live on National television. Our society has performed over 13 Indian classical and folk forms in this academic session. Our members have also been presented with coveted awards from the government for showcasing their talent in Indian dances across the country.

In 2018-19, Nrityanjali performed at various events like Womanite - Betibachaubetipadhao, International Film and Fashion Festival, Balak times Film premiere - National Girl child day celebration, performed at Eros hotel and the members of the society performed to showcase the Indian culture to the students of Japan. Nrityanjali also performed in competitions conducted by IIT Kanpur, Delhi University and other private colleges.

In 2019-20, Nrityanjali has performed in various competitions organised by IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, Delhi University and other private colleges.

Main highlights of 2018- 19

  • Bagged 1st position at UdaanUtsav for Folk dance
  • Bagged 2nd position at AIIMS for classical dance
  • Bagged 2nd place at IIT Delhi for classical dance
  • Bagged 2nd place at St Stephens' college for folk dance

Main highlights of 2019-20

  • Bagged 2nd place at Shyam Prasad Mukherjee College for folk dance
  • Bagged 3rd Prize at AIIMS in classical category
  • Performed in UdaanUtsav 2020
  • Performed for Interfaith Foundation India

Dr.Anupama Srivastava

Rosmin Ann Raju
( President)

Neha Joseph
(Vice- President)