* These persons are working as Part-Time faculty and protected by Supreme Court (Pay
scale (15600-39100+GP 6000).
** These persons are working as Guest Faculty.
***These persons are working on temporary basis. (Drawing Remuneration at DC
NAAC STEERING COMMITTEE
Dr. Dharm Singh Sandhu - Chairman
Dr. Ashwani Bhalla - Institutional Coordinator
Mr. R.K. Miglani - Member
Mr. Gurcharan Singh - Member
Dr. Mukesh Arora - Member
Ms. Amita Rawlley - Member
Dr. D.S Sidhu - UGC affairs
Mr. Harbans Singh - Member
Dr. Harblas Heera - Member
Ms. Harmeet Kaur Jhajj - Member
Introduction: The SSR for the 2nd Cycle of Accreditation was prepared and uploaded on the College website on 21st February, 2015 and the hard copy was submitted to NAAC on 21st February, 2015. This supplementary report comprises of the noteworthy developments that took place after the submission of the SSR in February, 2015.
Criteria I- Curricular Aspects:
The College is running 8 Post Graduate Programmes namely Master of Arts in Hindi, Punjabi, English, M.Sc. (Mathematics), M.Com (General), M.Com (Business Innovations), M.A (Geography), M.Sc. (Information Technology) and 5 Under Graduate Programmes namely B.A, B.Sc., B.Com, B.C.A and B.B.A. Apart from these, the college is also running a Diploma in Stock Market and Trading Operations under the Scheme of Community College. The courses offered by the college in different streams are relevant and cater to the needs of society. All courses incorporate ICT tools to make them globally competitive. Curriculum development through various Committees such as Board of Studies, Sub Committees of different faculties and Academic Council that includes external experts from academic institutions and industry ensures this. The college has an inbuilt mechanism to regularly review courses based on students’ feedback, current needs, advances made in different subject areas and industry feedback. The college provides a broad spectrum of courses ranging from basic, applied, interdisciplinary and integrated programmes. The academic programme- M.Com (Business Innovations), an integrated and interdisciplinary programme funded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi under the UGC Innovative Programme scheme has been running since 2010-11. A Diploma in Stock Market and Trading Operations started in the year 2013-14 (Funded by UGC under Community College Scheme).
Keeping in view the global higher education scenario, the curricular design has contemporary features namely semester system, modularity, choice based credit system, credit transfer, inter-university and interdisciplinary programmes, elective options thereby offering the warranted flexibility to the students.
1.1 Curriculum Design and Development:
Being a Non-Autonomous College, affiliated with Panjab University Chandigarh, the college has to follow the curriculum as prescribed by the Panjab University, Chandigarh but our faculty members are actively involved in the curriculum design and development of the university as members of different Boards of Studies. During the Year 2015-16 (Feb 2015 till date ) the following teachers of our college have been nominated to different Boards of Studies to take part in the curriculum design exercise during the year 2015 and are actively involved in the re-designing of different curricula of undergraduate and post graduate level courses.
Many of our teachers like Dr. Mukesh Arora, Dr. Ashwani Kumar Bhalla, Sh. Harbans Singh, Dr. Bhupinder Kumar Khurana, Dr. Bhagwanti, Mrs Simarjit Kaur, Mrs Sarbjit Kaur are the members of various professional and university forums involved in the curricula design and development. The detailed list of our faculty members involved in curricula updation is given in Annexure A
1.2 Curriculum Planning and Implementation: Meeting of College Council and Heads of Departments with the Principal- Regarding the Curriculum Planning and Implementation, a meeting of College Council Members/ Heads of Departments was held under the Chairmanship of the Principal of the college Dr. Dharm Singh Sandhu on 1st July, 2015 to discuss the allocation of subjects to the teachers as per their choice and specialization as decided by the Departmental Academic Committees. After the approval of the allocation, it was decided that the curriculum be divided into various segments and each segment should be spelt out date-wise tentatively. It was also decided to hold monthly departmental academic committee meetings to ensure the timely delivery of syllabus contents to the students in the classes. It was also decided that every teacher should paste the segment wise syllabus in the Attendance Register. Regarding the internal Assessment, every teacher was instructed to paste the details of internal assessment in the Attendance register and make sure that every student should be made aware about the internal assessment system.
Review of Curriculum aspects in College Council Meetings: Different aspects of curriculum are reviewed in the College Council meetings.
Departmental Academic Committee Meeting: Every Month a departmental Academic Committee Meeting is held to review the delivery of the syllabus and discuss the problems faced by the students regarding the availability of contents etc. Every member of the department is given free hand to suggest the changes in the syllabi so that recommendations can be sent to the different Boards of Studies for appropriate changes in the syllabi.
1.3 Academic Flexibility: The college is following the curriculum and academic calendar as prescribed by the Panjab University Chandigarh, which includes Semester teaching days, examination schedule and holidays. Apart from this, a lot of flexibility is available in scheduling the teaching pattern, extension activities, scheduling of extension lectures, invited talks, seminars /conferences, presentations by the students. Keeping this academic flexibility in view, different departments plan their academic and other extra-curricular activities as per their consultation in the departmental academic committee meetings. The details of various activities organized by the various departments are given in the departmental activities report as appended in the later part of this report.
1.4 Curriculum Enrichment: To enrich the curriculum of different courses, the college supports class room teaching with extension lectures, excursion tours, talks with national and international delegates, Information technology supported presentations by the teachers and students, participation of students and teachers in National and International Seminars/Conferences etc. The details of these curriculum enrichment activities have been given in departmental activities in the later part of the supplementary report.
1.5 Feed Back System: During the session 2015-16, the college has developed an efficient feed back system to improve the curriculum design and develop the courses as per the students’ needs. It is also ensured that every student is given due opportunity to participate in the feed back process. The parents are also given due opportunity by participating in the Parents Teachers Meetings to give their feed back. The mechanism of feed back is listed as follows:
Feed Back Proforma from the students: At the end of each semester, students are given feed back Proforma to understand their view point which is analysed in the departmental academic committee meetings. The Proformas are available for inspection with the respective heads of the departments.
Suggestion Box: A Suggestion Box has been placed adjacent to each department to have a clear understanding of the students’ and parents’ problems to improve the quality and efficiency of the courses.
2.0 Criteria-II Teaching Learning and Evaluation:
2 .1 Student Enrolment and Profile:
Online Admission Process: On the recommendations of the University Grants Commission, S.C.D. Government College, Ludhiana has started the online admission process to ensure greater transparency in the admission process and to ensure efficiency
From the Academic Session 2015-16, the college decided to have a totally computerized and online system of admission. The dynamic website of the college www.scdgovtcollege.ac.in was launched in the month of July, 2015 and the applications were online from the student population. A total of 15752 students registered online for various courses running in the college. The Admission Criteria which was followed this year include: Merit in the lower examination plus weightage criteria as prescribed by the Panjab University, Chandigarh. The Merit List for various courses was generated on the basis of online applications received through the website of the college and the Merit Lists were displayed online. There was total transparency in the admission procedure as every applicant had the opportunity to check the merit of selected candidates. In M.Com (Business Innovations) course, the admission was based on the Entrance Test conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The details of registrations and online applications received course wise is given in the Annexure B. The details of Admissions made in different courses (Category wise and Gender wise in 2014-15) are given in Annexure C
2.1 Catering to Student Diversity:The table in Annexure C depicts that the college caters to a diversity of students (male/female) in terms of categories like General, Scheduled Caste/ Backward Classes/ Armed Forces wards etc. The college also caters to the needs of the working students who work in the morning from 9 to 5 and complete their study in the evening college. 752 students are presently pursuing under graduation in the evening section of the college.
2.2 Teaching Learning Process:
The Process of Teaching and Learning followed in 2015 include the following activities:
A: Normal Admission Days: The admissions began on 1st July, 2015 and concluded on 10th of July, 2015.
B. Principal’s Address: The Principal Dr. Dharm Singh Sandhu addressed the students on 14th July, 2015 along with the College Council Members and Activities Incharges. In this address, the students were apprised about the norms, rules and regulations of the college which they have to follow. They were also given instructions about the Library rules, Examination rules, participation in NCC/NSS/Cultural activities. Time table and other instructions were also passed on to the students during this Assembly. They were also given information about the tutorial groups, teacher-taught relationship, mentoring system in the college, students’ enrichment programmes, participation in various activities, engagement programmes and their evaluation system.
C. Normal Classes: Normal Classes started in the college from 15th of July, 2015. The teaching process followed in the campus includes the following:
Teachers play the role of motivators and mentors in tutorial groups which are organized after every fifteen days. Proper mentorship record is maintained by the incharges of the tutorial groups. The role of the teacher as a tutor, motivator, catalyst, sustainer and moderator is clearly exhibited in the various activities organized by the college. The details of these activities are included in the departmental activities reports.
The Teaching Learning process followed in the college is exhibited in the following chart:
The Academic Calendar followed in the 2015-16 is as follows:
Normal Admissions : 1st July-10th July
Meeting with Departmental Heads: 10th July, 2015
Principal’s Address: 14th July 2015
Departmental Meetings: 15th July, 2015
Teaching: 15th July 2015-21st October, 2015
Autumn Break: 22nd October to 28th October, 2015
Teaching: 29th October, 2015 to 24th November 2015
Preparatory Holidays: 26th November, 2015-1st December 2015
University Examinations for 1st and 3rd semester : 2nd December 2015-22nd December 2015
House Examination for Final Year Graduation Examination (Annual System: 2nd December 2015 to 21st December 2015
Winter Break: 21st December 2016 to 3rd January 2016
Alumni Meet: 3rd January,2016
Teaching 4th January 2016 to 15th May, 2016
2.3 Teachers Quality: Higher education has become a major driving force of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-driven global economy. The imperative for countries to improve employment skills calls for quality teaching within educational institutions. Keeping this in view, the Department of Higher Education, Government of Punjab is committed to provide quality education in colleges and improve the skills of teachers from time to time by encouraging them to update their knowledge as per the needs of changing time.
2.4 Evaluation Process and Reforms:
The Year 2015 can be recognized as the year of reforms in the evaluation process and examination reforms. The evaluation process for the students is divided into two segments: Internal Evaluation at Under Graduate level:
20% marks in each paper will be internal assessment based on the following parameters:
A. Mid-Semester Test: 50%
B. Class/Snap Test: 25%
C. Attendance: 25%
Internal Evaluation at Post Graduate level
Maximum marks for external/written examination are 80 marks and Internal Assessment is 20 marks.
The marks for Internal Assessment will be divided as Follows:
(a) Attendance: 20%
(b) Written Assignments: 30%
(c) Mid Semester Test: 50%
For internal evaluation Mid Semester tests are held in the Month of September for odd semesters and in February for even semesters. Every teacher conducts at least two snap tests and keeps the record of attendance. For Post graduate courses written assignments and class presentations are also held.
Other initiatives taken by the college in tune with the Panjab University regulations can be summed up as follows:
Online filling of Examination Forms
Unique Identification Cum Roll Number marked as PUPIN Number for all under graduate students.
Display of Internal Assessment Awards on the Notice Board to ensure transparency and students satisfaction.
Declaration of House Examination result in time bound manner by the Examination Branch with total computerization of examination records.
Declaration of final examination result by the Panjab University online on the University website: www.puchd.ac.in as well as www.scdgovtcollege.ac.in so that no student suffers in his/ her career mobility and academic progression due to delay in declaration of results and issue of mark sheets.
Adherence to the University Calendar.
Semester system has been introduced in all the courses – post graduate as well as in undergraduate level. It reduces the load of the students and inculcates regular and consistent study habits.
Since the academic year is divided into two semesters, it also has the advantage of providing upward mobility; the students can clear the backlog even after moving to the next semester. It also enables the students to learn at their own pace.
Examination Branch of the college is now fully computerized. Students can fill their examination forms online and download admit cards and provisional result cards.
The college has also purchased a metal detector in order to stop cheating and copying during examinations.
2.5 Student Performance and Learning Outcomes: During the year 2015 students of the college have shown remarkable results in the University Examinations. 16 students of the college have secured the first, second, third and fourth positions in Panjab University Merit List in different courses. (Details in Annexure D) 26 students of the college have secured more than 80% marks in the final year examination of B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ M.A/ M.Sc/ M.Com/ M.Com (Business Innovations) Examination (Details in Annexure E) and 165 students secured more than 70% marks in Panjab University Examination (Details in Annexure F). The pass percentage in various courses remains in the range of 90-100% in post graduate courses and 85-95% in undergraduate courses.
3.0 Criteria-III Research, Consultancy and Extension: