Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats We at Govt. College of Education are tirelessly working to inculcate a passion for learning for the ceaseless growth of ourselves, our students and the society. The report of the session 2012-2013 reflects the efforts being made by us to attain the educational objectives.
M.Ed. and B.Ed. courses of study were offered during the session 2011-2012.
In class M.Ed. 35 students appeared in M.Ed. (General) examinations held by Panjab University in 2012 out of which all the students secured first division. Tanu stood first by securing 80.4% marks. Lavleen Kaur stood second securing with 80.1% marks. Pratibha Ghai stood third who scored 79.8% marks.
297 students appeared in B.Ed. examinations out of which 294 students secured first division. Jayashree Deb stood first by securing 83.9% whereas Mansi Trehan got second position with 80.2% marks. Pawanjot Kaur secured third position by securing 79.9% marks.
We take pride in the achievements and participations of our students in diverse arenas of activities. The following are the outcomes of various participations during the session 2012-2013.
Co-curricular Activities Report 2012-13
During Orientation Program, ‘Talent Hunt’ was conducted on August 24-25, 2012. More than 60 students presented diverse items viz. Poems, songs, speeches, dances, theatrical items etc. and 12 were selected as the talents of the session.
Election of the student body of the ‘Literary & Cultural Committee’ was held on August 31, 2012 for the posts of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Joint-Secretary and Treasurer.
P.U. Zonal and Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festivals
A total number of 30 students participated in 17 items during the P.U. Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival held at SBHSM Khalsa College of Education, Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur) from October 9 to 12, 2012.
LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS
Name of the Student
Jatinder Kaur Sidhu
First prize winners of Zonal Youth Festival further participated in Inter-zonal Youth and Heritage Festival held at GSDSD College, Hariana (Hoshiarpur) held from October 26-29, 2012.
Our students participated in various inter college competitions held throughout the session at various places. The list of winners is as under:
Rose Quiz during Rose Festival-2013 organized by Chandigarh Administration
(Cash Prize- Rs. 2000/-)
Antakshari Competition during Rose Festival-2013 organized by Chandigarh Administration
P.U. Zonal and Inter-zonal ‘Skill in Teaching’ & ‘On the Spot Preparation of Teaching Aids’ Competitions
P.U. Zonal and Inter-zonal ‘Skill in Teaching’ & ‘On the Spot Preparation of Teaching Aids’ Competitions were held at various places on February 19 and February 27-28, 2013 respectively.. Winners of Zonal Competitions furher participated in the interzonal competitions. The list of prize winners is as under:
Skill in Teaching
GTB Khalsa College of Education, Dasuya
MBBCRCC Girls College of Education, Mansowal
MBBCRCC Girls College of Education, Mansowal
MBBCRCC Girls College of Education, Mansowal
Rayat College of Education, Railmajra
On the Spot Preparation of Teaching Aids
Rayat College of Education, Railmajra
Rayat College of Education, Railmajra
MBBCRCC Girls College of Education, Mansowal
Skill in Teaching
Doraha College of Education, Doraha
On the Spot Preparation of Teaching Aids
SBHSMCollege of Education, Mahilpur
SBHSMCollege of Education, Mahilpur
Following competitions were held during the session:
Workshop on Resume writing, grooming and Interview skills
Value Education period
13.02.13 to 14.02.13
Annual Athletic Meet
Library Related Competitions
National Science Day
04.03.13 to 19.03.13
2nd House Test
2nd Week of March
04.04.13 to 25.04.13
Final Theory Examinations
Final Practical Examinations
2nd Week May
NSS Annual Function cum Valedictory
End of the Session
CHANGES IN THE STAFF
Dr. Rakesh Agnihotri superannuated as Vice Principal of the college on March 31, 2012 after a long dedicated service to the college. Dr. Tejvir Kaur, Maths Mistress; Mrs. Suman, Steno and Mr. Gian Chand, Peon got transferred to Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 42; District Education Office, Sector 19 and Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector 42, Chandigarh respectively.
Smt. Kanta joined as peon on May 01, 2012.
We place on record our thanks to all who have joined and also parted ways with us for their committed service and devoted efforts for the development of this institution.
The new academic session started with orientation programme held from August 23 to August 25, 2011. During three days Orientation Programme at Govt. College of Education, Lamp of Knowledge was lighted by Dr. Nandita, Chairperson, Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh accompanied by Dr. Mrs. Harsh Batra, Principal of the college. In her inaugural address, Dr. Nandita elucidated the importance of understanding the true purpose of Education. She said that there is a need for developing social consciousness for social reconstruction. Determining ways to encourage collaboration and cooperation in learning environment were also dissertated.
During three day orientation students were informed about the details of the scheme of studies, time table, various aspects of placement cell, crafts, library services, co-curricular activities, skill in teaching, NSS and Red Ribbon Club. They were also informed about services of Psychology unit and Guidance Lab. The pledge was administered and a speech was conducted on the life and contributions of Shri Rajiv Gandhi. Students and the faculty members took an oath to work towards achievement of all round harmony on the occasion of Sadbhavna Divas. Talent hunt was also organized during orientation programme.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Faculty development programme was organized from July 27 to July 30, 2012 in which Prof. Y.K. Ananda, a former Prof. of NITTTR, Sector-26, Chandigarh, delivered the inaugural talk on ‘Working towards Excellence-A Vision of Anandology’. His interactive session was enjoyed by the faculty and was found extremely useful. On other days, faculty members discussed various important academic issues and one film on ‘Happiness in Life’, whose CD was made available by Madam principal was screened for the faculty. The faculty also visited the IMTECH, Institute of Microbial Technology for a day and interacted with the scientists there on various areas of frontline researches in the field of microbial technology. These sessions of Faculty Development Programme helped the faculty to be aware of many vital issues of education, teacher education and need for teachers’ self-renewal for meaningful educational efforts at all levels in general and as teacher educators in particular.
The Government College of Education, Chandigarh released its inaugural annual issue of ‘The Educational Beacon’, a Research Journal in March 2012. Now we take pride in releasing the second issue of The Educational Beacon’ Volume 1 Number 2, January 2013. The publication of the Journal is a realization of the dream and culmination of hard work. The Second issue features articles/papers on various educational issues related to Teacher Education, ICT and School Education. This time the response was very good and number of research articles were received. Letters of appreciation regarding the journal were acknowledged by the College Principal. We hope for the continued patronage and contribution by the authors and scholars at all times to come.
RESEARCH RESOURCE CENTRE
Infrastructure of Language Lab is being updated to convert it into Language Lab cum Research Resource Centre. We hope that this venture will materialize from the coming session.
Majority of the students of M.Ed. of session 2011-12 completed their degree with research dissertation as a paper. They successfully completed their research under the able supervision of faculty members.
PLACEMENT CELL ENDEAVOURS The college placement cell organized a two day workshop on Grooming, Resume writing and Interview skills on Feburary 4-5, 2013. Experts during this workshop were Dr. Rakesh Sachdeva, Principal, D.A.V Model School , Sec 15, Chandigarh; Mrs. Jasvir Kaur Chahal, Associate Professor, Government College of Yoga Education and Health, Sec 23, Chandigarh and Mr. Shivinder Kang, Assistant Course Coordinator for Personal Development , Regional Institute of English, Sector 32 ,Chandigarh.
A meeting with DHE, Mr. Ajoy Sharma, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh was held on October 20, 2012 on key agendas like Courses to be launched, Strength of the course, Job oriented courses, Comprehensive plan for Educational Institutions in Punjab/U.T/Haryana, job fair and introduction of English vocabulary courses.
The college placement cell team selected seven students as brand Ambassadors for the cell’s promotional activates and organizing its various events throughout the session. The selection was done by conducting interview.
Students were acquainted with the placement cell’s motto and its various activities to be performed during the session.
Besides routine data collection, information dissemination of the M.Ed & B.Ed students has been accomplished by the cell from time to time throughout the session.
The cell is actively responding to the various urgent calls made by the different educational institutions regarding their demands for teachers/lectures.
35 students of M.Ed class (2011-12) appeared for the UGC (NET) examination in Education out of which one student was awarded JRF while three students cleared NET examination. One student also cleared UGC/NET in Commerce discipline.
108 students for session 2010-12 joined Higher education institutions for the session 2011-12 while 50 were working in various education institutions (colleges & schools). Four students are perusing Ph.D. from various universities. 8 students applied overseas for Higher Education jobs.
FESTIVALS OF NATIONAL REJOICING
The college celebrated Independence Day 2012 and Republic Day, 2013 with patriotic fervour by unfurling of the Tricolor by the oldest serving employee of the college in order on the respective days. On August 15, 2012 , Mr. Sham Lal, Sweeper, was the Chief Guest whereas on Jan.26, 2013, Mr. Ram Baran, College Gardener was the Chief Guest. On the occasion of Independence Day, Principal, Dr. Harsh Batra addressed the faculty and students and shared her ideas on our responsibilities in preparing excellent teachers for the true progress of the nation. Students of Music sang patriotic songs in their melodious voice.
On January 26, 2013, the Dean of the College, Shri K.L.Sodhi inspired the students and faculty to realise the dream of true democracy by creating opportunities for better education for the students in our charge.
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
The college has three units of NSS with the enrolment of 100 volunteers each. Village Kajheri is the adopted village of the college. The following are the details of the programmes pursued by the units throughout the session in the college as well as at the adopted village.
Sadbhavana divas was observed in a sober way on the first day of Orientation programme on August 23,2012. Faculty of the college and the students took part in the celebration to promote the feeling of oneness and harmony.
One day NSS camp was held on September 5 to celebrate Teacher’s Day and International Literacy Day and also to create awareness about the noble cause of eye donation. Various activities were carried out to celebrate these occasions.
Another one day long camp was organized on September 24 to mark the National NSS Day. A wide range of activities were lined up ranging from a welcome speech by the Principal; a speech and a presentation by the chief guest Mr. Bikram Rana, State Laision Officer; Tree plantation and interclass antakshri competition.
Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated on October 2 to commemorate the birthday of great soul of India, Mahatma Gandhi. In remembrance of the Father of the Nation, a number of items were staged in the college auditorium.
Colourful event of Rangoli Competition was organized on October 5, 2012. 14 teams participated in the competition each consisting of two members. Theme of the competition was ‘blood donation’ and ‘female and a child’ in which all the contestants got ample opportunities to give vibrant expression to their views.
A day long Blood Donation camp was witnessed on October 15, 2012. It was carried out by the Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre, Sec-37A, Chandigarh. It was led by Lt. Col. Dr. R S Shah along with his 12 member team. Dr. Nawal Kishore, Dean, College Development Council (DCDC), Panjab University, Chandigarh was guest of honour for the blood donation camp. A total of 54 students donated blood making it a successful camp
Communal harmony or Quami Ekta week was observed from November 19 to 25, 2012 through the various activities by the volunteers in their teaching practice training. The volunteers under the able guidance of their TG incharges celebrated the Communal Harmony Week in their designated schools.
The students also celebrated vigilance awareness week during their teaching practice. The Vigilance Awareness week is observed keeping in view the spirit of the eminent leader Sardar Patel as he represents the integral values in the Indian governance and the need for fighting the social evil of corruption.
NSS volunteers visited the Science Express or Bio Diversity Express. The main theme of the Science Express was- ‘Biodiversity and Climate Change’. The SEBS is a unique collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India.
Candle March was carried out by the NSS volunteers to spread awareness about AIDS on AIDS Day, December 1, 2012. The volunteers carried out the rally in Sector 20, Chandigarh. They used posters, banners and slogans to disseminate knowledge about AIDS.
NSS volunteers went on a visit to Red Ribbon Express on December 13, 2012. The main motto of the Express is to sensitize the masses about AIDS and issues related to stigma and discrimination.
Special NSS seven day and night camp was organised from December 17- 23, 2012. The theme of the Camp was ‘Village School Sanitation and Hygiene Education’ .Camping programme commenced with the arrival of the chief guest, Mr. Bikram Singh Rana, State Liasion Officer, Chandigarh. Mr. Bikram Singh Rana addressed the volunteers and stressed on the importance of NSS camp and its motto. Various activities were conducted at the adopted village Kajheri throughout the camp to achieve the objectives of NSS. The list of various activities carried out during this special camp were:
Sanitation Drive at Village School
Hygiene Education imparted to all the students of village school in their respective classes
Rally at the village to sensitize the residents about the importance of sanitation
Visit to Regional Institute of Mentally Handicapped
Visit to Old Age Home
Visit to Blind School
Lecture on ‘Healthy Youth for Healthy India’
Lecture on Moral and Spiritual Values by Brahmkumari Sisters
Various Competitions like poster making, indoor games and folk songs competitions.
A lecture on ‘Education and Human Values’ was organized on the occasion of Youth Day. This lecture was organized to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Rev. Swami Anupamananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashram was the key speaker who threw light on the need for ethics and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda to be an integral part of education.
Army day was celebrated in Government College of Education on January 14, 2013. Army day is celebrated on January 15in recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the democratic India.
One day NSS Camp was organized on January 12, 2013. Principal, staff and students of the College celebrated Lohri with enthusiasm during this camp. The ambience of the venue and celebration was in tune with Punjabi culture. Students and staff members performed the rituals of Lohri.
NSS volunteers participated in the pulse polio immunization campaign from January 20-23, 2013. One hundred and ten volunteers participated in this campaign and contributed their services for eradicating Polio from the country
The college observed the martyrdom day of Bapu with great sublimity during morning assembly. This day is celebrated every year on 30th January. Rich tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation who has inspired and continues to inspire many with his philosophy.
EDUCATIONAL TOURS AND VISITS
An educational tour to Kerala was organized from January 02 to January 11, 2013. In order to make students aware of varying cultural and geographical features and ponder upon history, climate and food habits of people of Kerala, this tour was planned. Total twenty seven students went on this tour under the supervision of three able teachers.
M.Ed. students visited Regional Employment Exchange, Sector-17 on January 25, 2013 and RIMH, Sector 31, Chandigarh on January 23, 2013.
A group of 93 students of B.Ed and M.Ed classes of Govt. College of Education, Chandigarh visited the Regional Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Sector-31, Chandigarh popularly known as Ashadeep, on October 17, 2012. It was a soul stirring and inspiring experience for the students.
M.Ed students who have opted for Adult Education were taken to visit department of Life Long Learning and Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh on January 31, 2013.
RED RIBBON CLUB
Rangoli Competition was held in the college campus on the theme Blood Donation and Female Child on October 5, 2012.
College Red Ribbon Club in collaboration with NSS organized Blood Donation Camp on October 15, 2012 in the college campus. In total 54 donors donated the blood.
Poster making and slogan writing competitions were held in the college campus on the theme AIDS Awareness on November 23, 2012.
College observed World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012. A candle light rally was organized on the said day. More then 100 students participated in the rally with Placards in their hands and shouting slogans to eradicate AIDS/HIV and take preventive measures.
50 volunteers and 06 staff members of the college visited the Red Ribbon Train at railway station, Chandigarh to see the presentation on AIDS. Volunteers watched the effects to eradicate AIDS at national level and came back motivated on December 13, 2013.
Film TALAASH was shown to twenty five volunteers for AIDS Awareness.
The department of Fine Arts introduced smart class education system which enables the students to focus on the core of teaching and learning, by achieving a vibrant and dynamic learning experience with constant refinement and also enhance the student’s confidence. The department has organized various Fine Arts and Craft competitions throughout the year and also sent the students to various zonal and inter-zonal competitions to enhance their creativity. The presentation of various topics on a wide screen using OHP and software like PowerPoint presentations, Coral draw, Photoshop, etc has motivated the students to be a part of Art activities, seminars, attend visiting lectures, demonstrations and exhibitions to develop competency in making a variety of teaching aids, using different methodologies and teaching learning material.
The core of teaching and learning process in art department is to make student understand and evaluate contemporary thinking about art and getting exposure to modern technology.
Government College of Education introduced the smart classroom teaching with the onset of the new session of 2012-13 with the latest way of providing Education through the use of technology. The lessons are taught with the use of multimedia software and films shown to students with projector in the classroom. Government college of Education, Chandigarh has 10 fully equipped classrooms with computer podium (CPU and VDU), Projectors and internet facility which facilitates 300 B.Ed. and 35 M.Ed. students a better Teaching-learning environment. The seminar room of the college houses an interactive board for various seminars and workshops which are held from time to time.
The fully equipped computer lab has introduced the interactive board for facilitating the smart teaching learning process.
PANJAB UNIVERSITY STUDY CENTRE
The college serves as one of the five study centres of University School of Open Learning, Panjab University, Chandigarh for B.Ed. classes through correspondence mode. Personal Contact Programmes were organized from November 14 to November 28, 2012 and another from February 17 to March 03, 2013 for 190 students. During these Contact Programmes students are taught through lectures, assignments, multimedia presentations and practical work. House Examinations are also held. Faculty of the College is actively engaged during these contact programmes. Principal Dr. Mrs. Harsh Batra is the coordinator of this Study Centre.
Prof. P.K.Tulsi, NITTTR, Chandigarh, on’Writing a Research Report.’
Mr. Ravi Kumar (visually challenged) from Ludhiana on ‘ Dealing with Special (visually challenged) Children.’
Ms. Bharti Kapoor, Director, ODE, Chandigarh, on ‘Learning Disabilities’.
Prof.A.S.Ahluwalia, DeanStudents Welfare, P.U Chandigarh, on ‘Food Value of Algae’.
Mr. G.S.Rosha, (Retd.) Chief Engineer, C.H.B.,Chandigarh , on “Global Warming”
Extension department of the college is actively working to enable pupil teachers get acquainted with the developments and attributes of the present day society. Following are the details of various extension lectures which were organized during the session:
MATERIAL AND SUPPLY GRANT
A grant of Rs.20,00,000/-(Rs. Twenty lakhs only) was granted during the current financial year for the purchase of Items to be used for the College as well as both the hostels i.e.boys and girls hostel.
The following purchases have been made during the year 2012-13. List is given as under:
Server for Library
Offline UPS 650 VA Language Lab
Computers for Computer Lab and Language Resource Centre
Heat blowers for staff
Display Board for Auditorium
Curtains for Auditorium
Water Coolers, stabilizers with water purifiers for hostels
Looking glass for Gymnasiunm
2 Laser Printers
Psychology tests for Psychology Lab
Projector screen wall mounted for classrooms
Software IBM SPSS stat base 20.0
Cabin Type Lab tables
Curtains and Fans for Canteen
Interactive board with wall mounted bracket
There are 66 resident students in girls’ hostel and 32 in boys’ hostel. Students belonging to other government colleges and institutions also stay with us. The hostel facilities include among others Library, Gymnasium, LCD and Indoor games.
HEALTH AND SPORTS
The 58th Annual Athletics Meet of Government College of Education Chandigarh was inaugurated on February 13, 2013 by Mrs Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, IAS, Joint Secretary Finance cum Director Higher Education. The event began with the unfurling of college Flag and releasing of balloons. The breathtaking performances of participants were simply spectacular. The closing ceremony was graced by Chief Guest Dr Gurmeet Singh, University Director of Physical Education and Sports, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The two day meet concluded on 14th February with prize distribution.
All students and staff displayed true sportsmanship spirit for the honour of the college and glory of athletics. More than 200 stdents and members of the staff from college participated in the events such as 100m, 400m and 1500m track race, Shot Put, Discus Throw, Long Jump, and Javelin Throw etc. Gursewak Singh was adjudged the best athlete in boys and Tanvir Kaur among girls. Much charm and attraction remained towards Tug of war between Staff Members and students. All onlookers were overwhelmed by the spirit and enthusiasm of the students.
In session 2012-2013, our college students participated in various games and sports competitions. In Boys category students participated in Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton and Basketball competitions. Table Tennis team stood first and got gold medal whereas Basketball and Volleyball team stood runner up and got silver medal during Panjab University Men Inter college tournaments for the session 2012-2013.
In girls’ category students participated in Table Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball and secured gold medal in Badminton and silver medal in Basketball during session 2012-2013.
In Panjab University annual athletic meet for the session 2012-2013 held at Panjab University ground, Sanjay Singh got Silver medal in Long Jump and fourth position in 100 mt. Hardeep Singh got fourth position in Shot put and Kawaljeet Singh qualified for best 8th in javelin.
The college has a very rich library with 37751 books including Reference collection, Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks and Surveys etc. In this session 600 books have been added till February 2013. Library subscribes to 71 journals and newspapers.
The Library offers wide range of information services like reference, bibliographic, current awareness, orientation and reprographic services etc. Book Bank facility is also provided to needy students. Organization of different competitions to motivate students to the library has become annual feature of the library.
Library is fully computerized with 7 computers and is linked through networking. Libsys software has been installed for library operations. In addition to computerized Issue/Return of books to students, Barcodes, Spine labels, Catalogue cards and Library cum Identity card (SMART CARDS) are generated through Libsys software. Library provides OPAC AND INTERNET SERVICES to staff and students.
From this year to approach e-books and e-journals ‘nlist programme of INFLIBNET’ has been subscribed for college faculty and M.Ed. students. Server for Library has been added during current session.
This year 120 well illustrated story books have been added in the library so as to issue these to B.Ed. students for story telling preparation. To promote listening and reading skills among children, two students visit State Library, Sector 34 for narrating stories to children members of the library. This service has been started since September 4, 2012 for four days a week.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE FACULTY
Dr. Sapna Nanda was one of the two authors of paper presented at International conference of Sports organized by Department of Physical Education, Punjab University, Chandigarh. Dr. Neelam Paul also presented paper during this conference on October 20-22, 2012.
Dr. Mukhtiar Singh participated in 12th International MELOW (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World) Conference at Punjab University. Chandigarh from February 8 to 10, 2013.
Dr. Anjali Puri, Dr. Balwinder Kaur and Dr. Punam Bansal presented their papers in World Conference on Global Educational Classroom of Future (Educon 2012) organised by Lovely Professional University, Phagwara from April 6 to 8, 2012.
Dr. Anurag Sankhian presented his paper at 7th International Conference on Education, Management and Technology- EMANATE 2013 at Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali on February 2, 2013.
Dr. Neelam Paul presented paper in an International conference on Futuristic Trends in Physical Education organized by the Department of Physical Education, Punjabi University, Patiala from January 24to 26 2013. Both these papers were also published in the conference proceedings.
Mrs. Pritpal Kaur, Dr. Sapna Nanda, Dr. Anjali Puri, Dr. Kusum and Mrs. Nisha Singh participated in a workshop on Unlocking Learning Blocks by Ms. Marie Delaney from Ireland on March 13, 2013 conducted by British Council and Regional institute of English.
NATIONAL LEVEL PERSPECTIVE
Dean Mr. K.L. Sodhi presented his paper at National Conference organized by Department of Geography, Parvati Bai Chowgule College, Margao, Goa on October 12-13, 2012. He also chaired a technical session during this conference.
College Librarian Mrs. Neelam Nagpal attended National Seminar on Information and Communication Technology Applications in library Services on August 13, 2012 at Divisional Library, Sector 34, Chandigarh. She also participated in National Seminar on Role of libraries in Promoting Reading Habits in Electronic Environment on October 19, 2012 at Regional Institute of English organized by Chandigarh Librarians’ Association.
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar presented his paper at two days National Seminar cum Workshop on Re- Imaging Teacher Education: Perspectives and Transformation on March 8-9, 2013, at Chandigarh College of Education, Landran, Mohali. Dr. Balwinder Kaur, Dr. Sheojee Singh and Dr. Vandana Aggarwal also presented their papers during this seminar. These papers were published in a book with ISBN.
Dr. Anurag Sankhian presented his research Paper at a National Seminar orgainsed by Department of Geography, Mata Gujri College, Sri Fatehgarh Sahib on April 25, 2012. Dr. Punam Bansal also presented her paper during this seminar.
Dr. Balwinder Kaur presented a paper during two day National Seminar organised by PGGC 46 Chandigarh in collaboration with IIPA Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, New Delhi.
Dr. Neelam Paul attended workshop on Sports Psychology and Emotional intelligence on August 9, 2012 at P.G.G.C. Sector- 11, Chandigarh
Dr. Vijay Phogat presented a paper at a national seminar organized by Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh on November 22,2012. He also presented a paper at a national seminar organized by D.A.N. College of Education, Nawanshahar on March 7, 2013. Dr. Phogat presented another paper at a national seminar held at Dr. Ganesh Dass D.A.V. College of Education for women, Karnal on March 15, 2013.
STATE AND COLLEGE LEVEL INITIATIVES
Dr. Harsh Batra is handling the additional charge of Principal, Govt. College of Yoga Education and Health, Sector 23, Chandigarh. Dr. Mrs. Harsh Batra is the Member of Committees to formulate recommendation norms for elementary and senior secondary teachers, Deputy DEO, DEO, Deputy Director Schools and Principals School Cadre, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh. She is also the Member of Committees to formulate recommendation norms for conferring National as well as State awards for teachers; Executive District Literary Council and State Advisory Committee for Adolescent Programme.
Mrs. Neelam Nagpal, College Librarian is the President of ‘Chandigarh Librarians Association’ since August 2006. She is also the Life Member of Indian Librarian association (ILA).
The College Placement Cell headed by Dr. Meena organized a two day workshop on Grooming, Resume Writing and Interview Skills on February 1- 2, 2012 which was also attended by entire faculty.
VISITS BY THE FACULTY
Mrs. Pritpal Kaur visited State Institute of Education as Subject Expert for the selection of a counseling assistant on February 6, 2013.
Dr. Ajay Kumar Srivastava delivered various lectures as a resource person at Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 27; Govt. Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 20 and Govt. Senior Secondary School, Manimajra during June and November, 2012 and February 2013 under the initiatives of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan, Chandigarh Administration. Dr. Srivastava also acted as a resource person during National seminar organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Punjab and Chandigarh Zone on February 26, 2013.
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar delivered an extension lecture on Models of Teaching and Programmed Learning at SD College of Education for Women, Ambala Cantt. on April 2, 2012.
Dr. Anjali Puri acted as a resource person in a National Seminar on Teacher Education for a Developed India at Rattan Professional Education College, Sohana, Mohali on April 12, 2012.
Dr. Meena was appointed as nominee of DHE, Chandigarh Administration to attend an interview for the post of lecturer in Teaching of Economics on February 17, 2013 at Dev Samaj Collage of Education, Chandigarh.
Dr. Sheojee Singh delivered a lecture on Philosophical Researches in Education to the Research Scholars of Department of Education, Panjab University on October 10, 2012. He also delivered lectures to teachers of SSA of Education Department, Chandigarh Administration at GMSSS-Sector-20 B, Chandigarh and Regional Institute of English, Sector-32 during October and November 2012 as invited resource person. Dr. Singh delivered two lectures on Creating the Right Learning Environment and On Becoming a Successful Teacher during orientation programme of newly recruited teachers of UT Chandigarh at State Institute of Education, Sector-32, Chandigarh on February 21 and 28, 2013 respectively. He delivered two lectures on the topic ‘Swami Vivekananda in the Modern Context: His Life and Teachings’ on January 14, 2013 at GMSSS-32 Chandigarh and Divisional Library (South), Sector-34, Chandigarh. Dr. Sheojee Singh delivered a special lecture on December 4, 2012 as invited resource person at a National Seminar on Revitalizing Education organized jointly by Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Azim Premji University, Bengaluru at the Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University.
Dr. Vandana Aggarwal was invited as a resource person at Shivalik Institute of Education and Research, Mohali on Science Day (28th Feb. 2013) and delivered an extension lecture on Inculcation of Values through Science.
Dr. Neelam Paul chaired session at the 1st National Conference on Sports Sciences and Sports Physiotherapy held on March 3-4, 2012 at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Dr. Kusum acted as resource person for an extension talk on Hindi Divas and acted as Judge for essay writing competition on September 26, 2012 organised by Coal India Limited Sector 17, Chandigarh.