The idea to launch this Journal was discussed in December 2016 by the former Officiating Principal, Dr. R. P. Rustagi with Dr. Santosh Kumari, the Editor of the Journal. Since the idea appealed to Dr. Santosh Kumari, she took the initiative to contribute to SRCC by creating this new academic research Journal and took the responsibility for its Creation, Registration, License and ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) etc. along with Editorship. Therefore, Dr. Santosh Kumari, Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce, Shri Ram College of Commerce was appointed as the Editor of the Journal vide. Office Order – SRCC/AD-158/2017 dated March 14, 2017. She meticulously worked hard in creating the concept and developing the structure of the Journal. She introduced the concept of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) to maintain high academic standards of publication.
On behalf of the college, Dr. Santosh Kumari made every effort in seeking License from Deputy Commissioner of Police (Licensing), Delhi to register the Journal at "The Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India". The paper work for seeking license started under the former Officiating Principal, Dr. R.P. Rustagi on March 27, 2017. The foundation Issue of the Journal "Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2016-17" was successfully released on the 91st Annual Day of SRCC held on April 13, 2017 by Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honb'le Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The title of the Journal got verified and approved by the Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on April 21, 2017. On September 1, 2017, Prof. Simrit Kaur joined SRCC as Principal and signed each and every legal document required for further processing and supported Dr. Santosh Kumari.
On December 18, 2017, the College got the license "License No. - DCP / LIC No. F. 2 (S / 37) Press / 2017" to publish 'Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce'. Due to change of Printing Press, the License got updated on March 09, 2018. On April 26, 2018, the SRCC Staff Council unanimously appointed Dr. Santosh Kumari as the 'Editor of Strides' for the next two academic years.
On April 27, 2018 (The Foundation Day of the College), Dr. Santosh Kumari submitted the application for the registration of the Journal. On May 04, 2018, the college received the 'Certificate of Registration' for Strides – A Students' Journal of Shri Ram College of Commerce and got the Registration No. DELENG/2018/75093 dated May 04, 2018. On behalf of SRCC, it was a moment of pride for Dr. Santosh Kumari to receive the 'Certificate of Registration' on May 04, 2018 at the Office of Registrar of Newspapers for India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India (website - www.rni.nic.in).
On May 07, 2018, Dr. Santosh Kumari submitted the application for seeking ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) at "ISSN National Centre – India, National Science Library, NISCAIR (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources). Weblink - http://nsl.niscair.res.in/ISSNPROCESS/issn.jsp". Finally, the College received the International Standard Serial Number "ISSN 2581-4931 (Print)" on June 01, 2018.
We are proud that this journal is an add-on to the enriched catalogue of SRCC's publications and academic literature.