LAN facility is available in the college. LAN interconnects computers within the college campus. Devices connected to a LAN are able to acces data from any machine that's connected to the network. LAN facility has been provided in the three computer Labs of the Department of Computer Applications; Library; UGC Resource Centre; Functional English Lab and the Administrative Block.
Wi-Fi facility has been provided in the college campus for the students and the faculty members. With the help of Wi-Fi data communication has become faster in the college campus. Faculty members can easily browse for the latest information regarding any topic from almost anywhere within the campus.
Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Library Management Software, Campus Solution, C-C++ Language, MS-Office, Visual Studio, Fox Pro, FORTRAN 77, e-Scan Anti Virus
Number of nodes/ computers with Internet facility:
Total number of nodes /computers is194
4.3.2 Detail on the computer and internet facility made available to the faculty and students on the campus and off-campus?
All the departments of the college have been provided computers with internet facility so that the faculty members can access the information with ease.UGC Network Resource Centre has also been established with the grant received from UGC under the XI Plan so that the students and the faculty members can avail access to the computers with internet facility in the Centre. Computers with internet facility have also installed in the college library for the students and the faculty. Internet facility has also been provided in the three labs of the Department of Computer Applications and Functional English Lab so that the students can access to the internet facility and search information/data regarding their syllabus.
4.3.3 What are the institutional plans and strategies for deploying and upgrading the IT infrastructure and associated facilities?
To facilitate submission of admission fees, from this session, Chandigarh Administration has collaborated with e-sampark Kendra – a multiserver – “single window” to eradicate the undue harassment met by the students for submission of dues. The students were successfully able to submit their dues online in collaboration with E-Sampark Kendras of the Chandigarh Administration in June 2014. The Chandigarh Administration has tied up with SPIC (Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh) and it has provided Campus Solution Software which has been installed in the college so that the students can apply for different courses online, assignments can be submitted online, along with the student’s attendance being postedonline.As this software is in existence, more and more services beneficial for both students and faculty will be added in the coming time. The complete database of the students of all the Government colleges will be maintained and linked to common server.Further more,PowerPoint presentations on the topics related to the syllabi are available online for the students. With the help of all these facilities it has become easier for the students and the faculty to interact more with one another.
4.3.4.Provide details on the provision made in the annual budget for procurement, Upgradation, deployment and maintenance of the computers and their accessories in the institution (Year wise for last four years) Purchase under MS Plan
Repair of Equipments under MS Plan
4.3.5 How does the institution facilitate extensive use of ICT resources including development and use of computer-aided teaching/ learning materials by its staff and students?
The college facilitates extensive use of Information and Communication Technology to all the faculty members and students in the campus. The college premises are fully Wi-Fi enabled. There are public access ICT points such as UGC Resource Centre, Smart Class Rooms, Multi Media Rooms, Common Library, Departmental Laboratory etc. The college has provided laptops to the faculty members to enable them to make use of smart class rooms for computer enabled teaching. All the departments have sufficient number of computers for implementing ICT facility for the students. The students can also access the attendance percentage online through website as and when uploaded and submit assignments and projects through e-mail to their teachers. The staff members are aware of ICT and are conducting teaching work through PPTs in order to make teaching and learning process more effective.. Eighteen Computers with latest configuration were installed in the Department of Computer Science to develop skill in the students according to its acceptability in the market.
4.3.6 Elaborate giving suitable examples on how the learning activities and technologies deployed (access to on-line teaching - learning resources, independent learning, ICT enabled classrooms/learning spaces etc.) by the institution place the student at the centre of teaching-learning process and render the role of a facilitator for the teacher.
There are smart class rooms in the college which enable on-line teaching to the students. The experts from different universities/Institutions from anywhere can deliver live lecture to our students and the students can also access lecture from internet through smart class rooms. The college library has subscribed more than 40 e-Journals and magazines for improving the use of Information and Communication Technology by the staff and students. The ICT enabled Multi- media centre offers a big space for the students to independent learning. The UGC Network Resource Centre facilitates the students to update their ICT knowledge, research aptitude especially by the M.Com students. The College Website provides full fledged materials in Power Point Presentation form on all the subjects which enable the students to access, download and study independently round the clock.
4.3.7 Does the Institution avail of the National Knowledge Network connectivity directly or through the affiliating university? If so, what are the services availed of?
The Institution has not availed any National Knowledge Network Connectivity so far. But efforts are being undertaken to avail such facility. The college library has the facility of accessing e-journals and books in view of such facility.
4.4 MaintenanceofCampusFacilities 4.4.1 How does the institution ensure optimal allocation and utilization of the available financial resources for maintenance and upkeep of the following facilities (substantiate your statements by providing details of budget allocated during last four years)?
The details of expenditure incurred for maintenance/ upkeep of existing facilities are as under.
Expenditure (in Rs.)
Being a Govt. College financial resources are provided by Chandigarh Administration
c) Herbal & Botanical Garden
4.4.2 What are the institutional mechanisms for maintenance and upkeep of the infrastructure, facilities and equipment of the College?
The institution has an effective internal monitoring mechanism ensured through the Nodal Officer, College Development Committee and Care taker. The periodical meetings are being held with the Chief Engineer, Chief Architect and other concerned officials to ensure optimum utilization of budget allocated by the Chandigarh Administration for various activities.
Further, the institution utilizes the services of the Engineering Department (Electrical, Civil and Public Health Wings) for the maintenance of infrastructure. Day to day maintenance is carried out by the maintenance department for cleaning and maintenance of buildings.
4.4.3 How and with what frequenscy does the institute take up calibration and other precision measures for the equipment/instruments?
The calibration and other precision measures for the equipment and instruments are taken care of by the college with Engineering Department in a systematic manner. The college has constituted a committee under the supervision of Nodal Officer for maintenance, calibration and other precision measures for equipments/instruments. Some of the technicians of engineering department are stationed in the campus and their services are available round the clock.
4.4.4 What are the major steps taken for location, upkeep and maintenance of sensitive equipment (voltage fluctuations, constant supply of water etc.)? Any other relevant information regarding Infrastructure and Learning Resources which the college would like to include.
Sensitive equipments have been installed and kept at the proper places in the respective departments. The voltage fluctuation is done away with by using UPS. For instance, to maintain proper voltage of college a solar system of 210KWp is provided by the CRST Department, under the aegis of Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh. Proper sheds have been constructed for above said system the storage of these equipments. Besides availing the services of the college staff and engineering department, outside technical experts are called by the Institution for necessary repairs/maintenance of sensitive equipments, whenever the need arises.
Criteria V: Student Support and Progression
5 .1 Student Mentoring and Support
5.1.1 Does the institution publish its updated prospectus/handbook annually? If ‘yes’, what is the information provided to students through these documents and how does the institution ensure its commitment and accountability?
Yes, the institution publishes its centralized updated prospectus annually.It is also uploaded on the website of the college (www.pggc46chd.com). The following information is provided to the students in the prospectus.
Admission schedule , procedure and documents required for admission
Teaching faculty of the institution and their qualifications.
Infrastructure of the institution (Lecture Theatres, Laboratories, Multimedia, Seminar Rooms, Auditorium etc.)
Co- curricular, cultural activities of the institution.
Courses offered and subjects combinations available in humanities.
Information about library, sports, NCC wing, NSS wing, Societies(community outreach programme), anti-ragging and hostel accommodation.
Fee structure of different courses run by the institution.
Placement opportunities provided by the institution.
Financial aid and student support services information.
5.1.2 Specify the type, number and amount of institutional scholarships / free ships given to the students during the last four years and whether the financial aid was available and disbursed on time?
The college has the practice of providing scholarships/free ships to the needy, deserving and meritorious students. Its details are as under.
Grant of various scholarships in favour of students for the year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13
Post Matric Scholarship form for OBC & SC Students
Prof. Naval Kishore, Dean College Devp. Council, PU, CHD
Single Girl Child
DPI( C) Punjab
Post Matric Scholarship form for Minority Community(Punjab)
Sports Talent Search Sch.
5.1.3 What percentage of students receives financial assistance from state government, central government and other national agencies?
Total No. Of Students
No. of students avail Scholarship
5.1.4 What are the specific support services/facilities available for students from SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections
Students from SC/ST, OBC and economically weaker sections
Students from SC/ST/OBC and economically weaker sections are offered full and half-fee concession, free stationery, text books,scholarships, reservation at the admission, free remedial classes andfree classes are also held for them to face competition exams.
Students with physical disabilities
For students with physical disabilities, the college has special enabling unit to look after their needs. Students are provided all sorts of help like Fee Concession, Reservation on the time of admission.Extension lectures, poster making, slogan writing, poem writing and workshops were organized to strengthen them emotionally and morally. Enabling unit was set up under UGC 11th Plan Merged Schemes which looks after their needs. Trips were organized and Counseling sessions with experts were held. National Days are observed and celebrated. For instance, White Cane Safety Day, World Disabled Day was organized. Counseling session with experts from Government Medical College & Hospital Sector-32, Chandigarh was also organized.
Overseas students are given support during their initial college days to adapt to the new environment. This is being done by the tutors of concerned department. Besides, the college gives special help to these students in terms of overcoming language barriers, if any. There were 19 students from Afghanistan in the session 2013-14.
Students to participate in various competitions/National and International
Students are encouraged to participate in various competitions like Youth Festival (Zonal, Inter Zonal, and Inter Varsity). The students of the college participated in 17 inter college tournaments and inter varsity competitions.UGC funded coaching classes- NET/SLET for Post Graduate students are also organized. In addition, coaching classes ‘Entry in Services’ are also open for all students of the college. These classes are held to prepare students for written test of competitive exams. Classes for Maths and Reasoning, General Studies, English and Communication Skills are conducted. Resource Persons from coaching centers take classes in Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, GeneralAwareness etc. More than 7 students cleared Bank Probationary Officers’ Examination in the session 2010-11.
Medical assistance to students: health centre, health insurance etc.
There is a full time pharmacist in the health centre of the college for providing immediate first-aid to the ailing students and employees of the college. In addition to this, Medical Camp, Eye Camp, Blood Donation Camps are regularly organized. A Dental Camp is also organized.
Organizing coaching classes for competitive exams
UGC funded coaching classes namely NET/SLET, ‘Entry in-Services’(banking, civil services etc.) especially for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC, (excluding creamy layer) minorities and economically backward families were conducted. Adequate number of books has been purchased for competitive exams for the students.
Skill development (Spoken English, computer literacy, etc.)
Skill development programs like compulsory classes on personality development are held as a part of curriculum in the final year of under-graduate stream. Training, Placements, Career Counseling Cell and activities of several societies took up various activities of skill development. Free computer classes for staff and students are held regularly.
Support for “slow learners”
Remedial classes and extra classes are held for ‘Slow Learners’ after the teaching hours. They are helped in preparing assignments, problem-solving exercises and special personal attention is given to them by the faculty members.
Exposures of students to other institution of higher learning/ corporate/business house etc.
Students of Post Graduation in Commerce stream are exposed to 45 days training programme with corporate houses or banks and business houses like industries etc. Their training is concluded with submission of Project Report to their teachers who act as their guides. Students are also exposed to the corporate sector through placement drives and career guidance programs organized by the Career Counselling and Placement Cell. Centralized Job Fest is held annually under which outgoing students face organizations who visit campus for employment of students. Department of English introduced a language lab in Functional English. Students participated in Media Fest and were encouraged to make a mark at the National Film Festival. A trip was organized by the college to seek awareness regarding the working of the industrial units at Solan, Himachal Pradesh. 54 students went on the trip.
The college magazine “Amaranth” is brought out annually. The Department of English publishes newsletter annually and NSS unit of the college publishes “Prayas” annually to highlight various activities conducted during the year.
5.1.5 Describe the efforts made by the institution to facilitate entrepreneurial skills, among the students and the impact of the efforts.
Entrepreneurial Development workshop on ‘Fruit and Vegetable Processing’ was organized twice in collaboration with Agro Processing Entrepreneurship Center, Industrial Area, Chandigarh. The students were rendered information regarding setting up of own unit, procurement of raw material, packaging and marketing of final product in the market. It also demonstrated the preparation of commonly available fruits and vegetables into value added products like fruit juices, fruit squashes, jams, jellies, marmalades, sauces, chutneys, pickles, vinegar and dried vegetables. The students were provided EDP Training Certificates issued by Directorate of Industries, Chandigarh Administration. Many students have financially benefited from this workshop. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell of the college also encouraged the students to start their own venture.
5.1.6 Enumerate the policies and strategies of the institution which promote participation of students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities such as sports, games, Quiz competitions, debate and discussions, cultural activities etc.
Additional academic support, flexibility in examinations
Special dietary requirements, sports uniform and materials
To promote participation of students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, the sports wing, NSS Unit and the students’ union of the college chalk out policies and strategies. There are a number of societies which are formed at the beginning of every academic session. These societies organize a plethora of activities such as workshop on Gender issues, Community Hygiene and Sanitation, Drug De-addiction, Stress Management, Traffic Awareness and Road Awareness, Best from the Waste, Aids Awareness, Environment Awareness, Reservation and Promotion of Culture and Heritage, to name a few. These activities consists of competition about quizzes, debates, workshops, rallies, poster making, talks, slogan writing, essay writing, photo exhibition, outreach programmes, free plantation and cleanliness, paper exhibitions, social advertising etc. Talent search Competition is also held for freshers where the newcomers showcase their singing& dancing talent.
* Additional academic support, flexibility in examinations
Additional academic support is given in the form of prizes of books at Annual Prize Distribution Function. Exemption from House Exams is given and special tests are held for such students in the month of February. Special teaching classes are also held for such students and they are accommodated in every way so much sothat they are also given exemption from attendance as decided.
* Special dietary requirements, sports uniform and materials
Refreshments and uniforms are provided to students as per Chandigarh Administration and rules framed by the Directorate of Higher Education, Chandigarh.The college arranges meals and refreshment for the students during practice and performance in competitions. Sports kit with uniform and sports material as per requirement is also provided to the students
* Any other
Incentives like fee concession, scholarships, free ships etc. are provided to outstanding students in the field of sports, culture and other activities.
5.1.7 Enumerating on the support and guidance provided to the students in preparing for the competitive exams, give details on the number of students appeared and qualified in various competitive exams such as SLET, ATE / CAT / GRE / TOFEL / GMAT / Civil Services, etc.
To facilitate the students in preparing for competitive exams, classes for UGC NET/SLET, ‘Entry in Services’ were held. During 2010-11, 40 students from college and other colleges attended classes for UGC NET/ SLET. Out of 12 students who appeared in UGC NET/ SLET exam, 7 students cleared UGC with JRF.
During 2012-13, NET/ SLET classes were conducted in commerce and 21 students attended the classes, out of which 1 student cleared UGC NET and 1 student cleared UGC JRF. Classes for ‘Entry in Services’ were also conducted which prepared the students for Banking Competitive Exams. 11 students cleared the written exam in Banking and 5 students cleared Personal Interviews and some took job as Probationary Officers and Clerical Cadre jobs.