6.2.10. During the last four years had there been any instances of court cases filed by and against the institute? Provide details on the issues and decisions of the courts on these?
Sh. Vinod Kumar Yadav peon was engaged through service provider out of Salary Head on dated 17/11/2009.The workman applied leave from 04/04/2009 to 18/04/2009. Vinod Kumar did not turn up even after the leave period, so he was replaced by Sh. Paramjeet Singh. The workman has served a demand draft notice through the Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal-cum- Labor Court, UT, Chandigarh on 16/03/2009.
The present status is that the case is in process in the Court of Tribunal-cum- Labor Court, Sector-18, Chandigarh.
6.2.11 Does the Institution have a mechanism for analyzing student feedback on institutional performance? If ‘yes’, what was the outcome and response of the institution to such an effort?
The institute has a clearly set and defined mechanism of obtaining feedback from the students to improve the performance and quality of the institutional provisions. The advisory committee consisting of the senior teachers collects the exit level feedback from the graduates regarding learning processes. The post graduate departments have developed a format to obtain the feedback of its students, who are employed in various organizations. Inputs are obtained from them and further used to improvise the overall competency of the students for employability.
6.3 Faculty Empowerment Strategies
6.3.1 What are the efforts made by the institution to enhance the professional development of its teaching and non-teaching staff?
The college identifies individual’s area of aptitude and accordingly assigns dutiesand responsibilities of staff. The college encourages organization and participation in national seminars and workshops. The teaching staff attends orientation and refresher courses, workshops, training and induction programmes so as to enhance their professional development and knowledge as well as it is a requirement for the promotion to senior and selection grade. More so, during the tutorial classes teachers are trained to identify the problems of the students. Though professional development or skill up gradation and training for the non-teaching staff has not been organized in past five years, free yoga classes and sports activities have been encouraged for all for promoting healthy environment.
6.3.2 What are the strategies adopted by the institution for faculty empowerment through training, retraining and motivating the employees for the roles and responsibility they perform?
The faculty members are reinvigorated through participation in various orientation programmes, refresher courses, workshops and seminars that are conducted from time to time at Inter-State/Inter-University level. The faculty members are further encouraged to use more and more computers and internet resources in their teaching. For this, the college has developed smart class rooms and the staff takes their regular classes in these smart classrooms. The teacher is trained to teach through power point presentations and they are updated time to time by organizing computer skill classes in the college with the help of BCA department. The computer teachers help the faculties to handle the computer and its applications without facing any problem and the staff has shown their keen interest in learning these skills.
The faculty also uses audio-visual aids in teaching some specific topics like videos, recordings and visiting studios with the students and made their own documentaries. This only can be possible because of the training given to the staff.
The college has been conducting staff development programmes for the teaching staff. The college organized a workshop-cum-training programme on counseling services from 31st January to 3rd February, 2011. The workshop was organized for the teachers so that they are efficiently able to:
Provide counseling services to the students
Perceive the misconceptions about counseling
Develop helping skills
Develop coping skills among the students during the exam days
6.3.3 Provide details on the performance appraisal system of the staff to evaluate and ensure that information on multiple activities is appropriately captured and considered for better appraisal.
The college receives ACR proforma from teaching and non-teaching staff members annually. The proforma is divided into three parts as:
Personal Data- This covers general information about the employee like date of joining the service, regular/permanent, qualifications, subject of teaching, date of birth etc.
Self-Appraisal- This part covers the academic result of the class to which the teacher taught, sources of teaching, research output, organizing and attending the seminars, contribution of the employee in curricular and co-curricular activities etc.
Assessment by the Reporting Officer- This part covers the decisions made by the concerned head of institute on the basis of Part I and Part II.
The Principal evaluates the performance of staff and gives grading according to the work performed.
6.3.4 What is the outcome of the review of the performance appraisal reports by the management and the major decisions taken? How are they communicated to the appropriate stakeholders?
The Principal of the institution submits the performance appraisal reports of its teaching and non-teaching staff with certain comments to the DirectorHigher Education are reviewed properly. In case of any adverse remarks made by the higher authorities, the same is conveyed/communicated to the concerned faculty member for further improvements.
6.3.5 What are the welfare schemes available for teaching and non teaching staff? What percentage of staff have availed the benefit of such schemes in the last four years?
Number of welfare schemes are available for the teaching and non-teaching staff like General Provident Fund, Contributory Provident Fund, Medical Facilities, pension, Group Insurance Scheme, government accommodations, interest free and interest bearing advances (like motor car advances, house building advance etc); deputation and foreign services; travelling allowance; leave travel concession, study leave; maternity leave, child care leave etc. The staff may avail all the available facilities as and when needed.
6.3.6 What are the measures taken by the Institution for attracting and retaining eminent faculty?
The faculties are given full opportunity to conduct research work of their interest with financial support from different organizations and the college provides infrastructure and other facilities to the faculty. However, the institute provides best academic environment for their teachers and also allows them to enhance and update their subject knowledge under the faculty development programmes provided by UGC. It would not be out of place to mention that the government pays the eminent persons a handsome salary for their retention.
6.4 Financial Management and Resource Mobilization
6.4.1 What is the institutional mechanism to monitor effective and efficient use of available financial resources?
The college gets financial resources in the form of OE (NP) for salaries and other expenses and M&S (PLAN) i.e. material and supplies for the purchase of items like computers, furniture, books etc in the annual budget from govt. of India through Chandigarh Administration. It also gets grants from UGC for various developmental activities and projects. The college generates internal resources through fees collected from the students. It is collected in three components i.e. Tuition fee, PLA funds and University fees. Tuition fee is deposited in the government treasury whereas PLA funds and university fees are retained by the college. PLA funds are utilized for the welfare activities of the students and University fee is sent to Punjab University for examination fee and youth festival etc.
Government funds are utilized and monitored by the Superintendent (Accounts), Accountant and different committees constituted of faculty members under the control of Principal, Vice Principal and Dean of the college. Bursar of the college advises Principal in the financial matters pertaining to utilization of funds for the welfare activities of the students.
There is a central purchase committee headed by the senior most Principal amongst all the govt. college in the city. It makes centralized purchase of materials and supplies as per the requisition received.All purchases are made as per GFR and DFR rules and purchase of items worth less than one lakh is done by the Internal Purchase Committee under the control of the Principal.
6.4.2 What are the institutional mechanisms for internal and external audit? When was the last audit done and what are the major audit objections? Provide the details on compliance.
Internal Audit is done by the local funds auditors from the finance accounts department of the Chandigarh Administration. It is done periodically mainly pertaining to PLA funds utilized for the welfare of the students. Moreover, there is an internal audit mechanism that comprises of Bursar, Superintendent (Accounts) and the funds clerk of the college for funds, the accountant and Superintendent (Accounts) for government funds /grants.
External audit is carried out by the audit team from the office of Accountant General (Punjab and UT) once in three years. It is done mainly for the grants/budget received from the government under the heads OE (NP) and M & S plan for payment of salaries of the staff and purchase of items for the college respectively. Last audit was done in the year 2011 and there are no major or minor objections as per audit report submitted by the AG audit team.
6.4.3 What are the major sources of institutional receipts/funding and how is the deficit managed? Provide audited income and expenditure statement of academic and administrative activities of the previous four years and the reserve fund/corpus available with Institutions, if any.
The college receives funds from U.T. administration, Chandigarh and also getfinancial resources from self financing courses. It also receives grants from UGC for various purposes. Moreover, it receives funds/fees from students, a major portion of which is spent on student welfare activities. There is no deficit in the budget as it receives from the government. There is provision of reserve fund/corpus in the institution.
Income and Expenditure Statement
Year 2010-11 (Figure in Thousand)
Salary Non Plan
OE Non Plan
M & S Plan
Year 2011-12 (Figure in Thousand)
Salary Non Plan
OE Non Plan
M & S Plan
Year 2012-13 (Figure in Thousand)
Salary Non Plan
OE Non Plan
M & S Plan
Year 2013-14 (Figure in Thousand)
Salary Non Plan
OE Non Plan
M & S Plan
Enclosed Audit Report from 1/4/2009 to 31/3/2011 as Annexure 5
6.4.4 Give details on the efforts made by the institution in securing additional funding and the utilization of the same (if any)
The college has received financial assistance from UGC for various activities in the college. Funds /grants were released by UGC for remedial coaching classes, for smart class rooms and provision of Wi-Fi facility in the college campus. Funds were also received for the purchase of computers, laptops other accessories etc during the session 2011-12. Various minor and major projects were funded by UGC for the faculty for the research work in the campus.
6.5 Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS)
6.5.1 Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
a) Has the institution established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)? If yes, what is the institutional policy with regard to quality assurance and how has it contributed in institutionalizing the quality assurance processes?
Yes, the institution has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).It has Principal as its chairperson and the other members of the cell are as follows:
Dr. YashpalKaur, Dean
Dr. J.K. Sehgal, Vice-Principal
Ms. Deepshikha, Member
Ms. SurrinderKaur, Member
Dr. Kanwar Iqbal, Member
Ms. HarinderKaur, Co-ordinator IQAC
Dr. Baljeet Singh (Alumni)
Mr. A. S. Negi (Superintendent Establishment)
Ms. Satnam Kaur (Superintendent Accounts)
The main aim of IQAC is to upgrade the existing infrastructure and to work upon the academic and co-curricular activities of the college. To give further impetus to the process of continuous improvement in all these areas, a number of initiatives were taken in the previous session to help the staff and the students in their quest for education and learning. The following key objectives were highlighted: -
Up gradation and Installation of more computers and other ICT facilities.
Organizing more seminars/ workshops in various disciplines.
Continuous monitoring of students performance and providing feedback to their parents / guardian.
Taking steps to improve students’ attendance in class.
Organizing educational trips.
Functional Alumni Association.
Proactive Anti-sexual Harassment Cell.
Facilities for differently-abled students and staff.
Organizing placement activities and interviews.
Ensuring strict discipline.
Motivate students towards community service through NCC/ NSS.
To take steps for redressal of students and staff problems.
To boost extension activities through different societies.
The institutional policy with regard to quality assurance is enumerated as below:
Imparting vocational education and orientation for all round development of the students by implementing university approved curriculum.
Continual up gradation of facilities and human resources with a commitment to strive for improvements in all aspects of quality management.
Providing additional inputs to the students which enhance their employability on a global platform.
b)How many decisions of the IQAC have been approved by the management/ authorities for implementation and how many of them were actually implemented?
Regular meetings of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) were held in 2013 and 2014 and during the meetings the following issues were discussed as part of the agenda:
Re-accreditation by NAAC
Preparation of AQAR 2012-13 and 2013-14
Annual Exams – April, 2013
Space on College Website
Updating of College Website
Introduction of New Courses
Washrooms for Physically Challenged
Decisions of the IQAC approved by the Advisory Council and implemented AQARs for 2011-12,2012-13,2013-14 have been submitted online to NAAC Reaccreditation process has been initiated and NAAC Self Study Report to be uploaded on the college website before November4, 2014 and submitted to NAAC before December 4,2014.
Renovation of UGC Network Resource Centre.
Staff members encouraged to submit minor as well as major projects to UGC.
Special toilets for differently abled.
Proposal for establishment of research centre has been sent.
c) Does the IQAC have external members on its committee? If so, mention any significant contribution made by them.
No, IQAC does not have any external members in its committee.
d) How do students and alumni contribute to the effective functioning of the IQAC?
The students and alumni contributed effectively in the functioning of IQAC in terms of suggestions put forwarded by them with regard to improvisations to be made in examination system, library, canteen facilities and co-curricular activities. They maintain punctuality and discipline in attending the classes, take part in curricular and co-curricular activities. Alumni association plays a very active role by organizing blood donation, eye check-up camps, talk on current issues etc.
e) How does the IQAC communicate and engage staff from different constituents of the institution?
The IQAC maintains constant communication with the staff of the Institution through its Principal and committees. There are large numbers of committees for effective implementation of administrative decisions like examination, time table, discipline, cultural, sports etc.
6.5.2 Does the institution have an integrated framework for Quality assurance of the academic and administrative activities? If ‘yes’, give details on its operationalisation.
Yes, the institution has an integrated framework for quality assurance of the academic and administrative activities. The IQAC conducts regular meetings in which various initiatives are discussed before its implementation. These initiatives are usually related to teaching, learning and evaluation and it councils students to improve their academic performance and overall personality. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate in conferences, present papers and publish research work in scientific journals and remain updated ontheir subjects. A report of each activity has to be e-mailed to IQAC within two days. For enrichment of objectives of Higher Education every possible effort is to be made by IQAC for the welfare of SC/ST/OBC/ Weaker section/slow learners etc.
6.5.3 Does the institution provide training to its staff for effective implementation of the Quality assurance procedures? If ‘yes’, give details enumerating its impact.
Yes, the institution provides training to its staff for effective implementation of the quality assurance procedure from time to time under faculty development programmes/staff development programmes. Their impacts are as follows:
Improved results in University Examination
Improved teaching methodologies
Extensive use of ICT tools in the teaching learning process
Greater acceptance of teachers by the students
Improved communication and soft skill amongst the students
6.5.4 Does the institution undertake Academic Audit or other external review of the academic provisions? If ‘yes’, how are the outcomes used to improve the institutional activities?
Yes, the institution undertakes academic audit in following manners:
Completion of academic activities as per the preset academic calendar
Feedback forms filled by the students unveil the academic performance of all the teachers as adjudged by the students.
September and December examinations are held for continual assessment of student’s performance.
Result statements are provided in the ACR by all the teachers which indicate the performance of the teachers.
These measures ensure improved outcomes of the institutions in terms of better university results with ever increasing number of students securing first division.
6.5.5 How are the internal quality assurance mechanisms aligned with the requirements of the relevant external quality assurance agencies/regulatory authorities?
The college follows UGC norms.To maintain standard of Higher Education, the external authority is rendered to the affiliating university i.e. Panjab University under the guidance of the Director Higher Education.
6.5.6 What institutional mechanisms are in place to continuously review the teaching learning process? Give details of its structure, methodologies of operations and outcome?
In order to continuously review the teaching learning process an academic calendar, weekly teaching plan, calendar of activities are formed in the beginning of the session. The review of teaching and learning process is being continuously monitored by the IQAC by evaluating the academic performance of each faculty and strict discipline is ensured through time table, proctorial duties, 75% attendance, discipline etc. Regular tutorial meetings on weekly basis are conducted to know about the grievances of the students, if any on teaching -learning and other aspects.
The IQAC is headed by the Principal as its Chairman. The other members of IQAC include 1 Co-ordinator, 7 Faculty Members, 2 Administrative Officers, 1 Alumnus.
Methodologies of operations
The college has introduced Feedback form System to evaluate the performance of faculty and find out satisfaction level of students. The responses of the students are remained confidential and reported only in combination with the responses of the other students so as to avoid any kind of fear in the minds of the students that their responses will be seen by the faculty members. This system ensures fearlessness in the students so that theycan give their free and frank opinion about their teachers. The information collected through these forms is analyzed further and given to each subject faculty for his/her improvement in the teaching performance. It provides faculty with feedback about their effectiveness as teachers.Academic audit is conducted to monitor and evaluate the quality ofteaching learning.
The outcome of teaching learning process is not only improved results in University Examination but also ever increasing number of studentssecuring first division.
6.5.7 How does the institution communicate its quality assurance policies, mechanisms and outcomes to the various internal and external stakeholders?
The institution communicates its quality assurance policies, mechanism and outcomes to the various internal stakeholders through notices, internal memos, meetings etc. and to the various external stakeholders through press releases, letters, information brochures,advertisements, leaflets, websites etc. Regular Parent-teacher meetings, Alumni meet and directions and regular reporting to the Director Higher Education regarding the working in the institution is done. Strict adherence to Panjab University norms and regulations is followed.
VII: INNOVATIONS AND BEST PRACTICES
7.1 Environment Consciousness
7.1.1. Does the institution conduct Green Audit of its campus and facilities?
The college is committed to make the campus green and Eco-Friendly but there is no formal arrangement for the Green Audit in the college. NSS, NCC and the Environment Awareness Society of the college are playing an active role in planting trees, plants(medicinal) and organizing various workshops and rallies on Environment awareness. Green house has been constructed for healthy plants and the campus has been declared non-smoking and no polythene zone.
7.1.2. What are the initiatives taken by the college to make the campus eco-friendly?
Energy conservation refers to reducing energy consumption through using less of an energy service. The anatomy of the college building is such that all the classrooms are airy, fully ventilated and well lit. Therefore minimum electricity is being consumed in the college.Identifying the problem areas where energy is being lost or inefficiently used, the college makes sure that each electronic item should be unplugged when it is not in use because appliances still draw current even when switched off. It is instructed to all the faculties and students to switch off the light and fans whenever classes are over.Energy saving equipment is being used in all the computer labs.
Use of Renewable Energy
The college has a solar system the 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 the storage of such equipment. Renewableenergy is the energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain etc. On ‘AkshayUrja Divas’ a talk was organized by the NSS Department of the college. The students of the college were sensitized by various rallies and workshops on solar and wind energy. A rally on ‘Oil Conservation’ was also held in the college campus to make the students aware on various issues regarding the renewable sources of energy.
Water accumulated on roof top is not drained in the sewerage system but its outlet is connected with the college ground which helps in recharging the ground water and arresting the decreasing level of ground water. Water harvesting is the collection of runoff for productive purposes. Instead of runoff being left to cause erosion, it is harvested and utilized. In the college, water accumulated on roof-top is not drained in the sewerage system but its outlet is connected with the college ground which helps in recharging the ground water and arresting the decreasing level of ground water.
Efforts for carbon neutrality
The college at its own level has taken up certain preventive measures to check the emission of carbon dioxide. The ever increasing carbon level in the atmosphere is a great hazard for the human beings and global warming. To check this more and more trees have been planted during the last four years. There is herbal garden in the college in which various medicinal plants were planted and there is complete ban on the burning of the dry leaves in the college premises.
To arrest the depleting ozone layer and global warming a tree plantation drive was organized and citizens were urged to plant more and more trees and plants in their vicinity. The detailed report of the tree Plantation drive is given below:-
Name of Plants
No. of Trees Planted
Medicinal/ Herbal plants in NSS Herbal garden
Hazardous waste Management
There is no Hazardous Waste are used in this institution because there is no chemicals waste emitted in the college premises.
E- Waste Management
Due to the advancement of technology the old technology has become obsolete and there is the need for E-Waste Management. The college has donated the old computers to the office of Director Public Instructions (Schools).The institution had also reused equipment which has become obsolete after slight modifications to the original functioning equipment.
The institution is trying maximum to make reuse of old equipment as it cannot be recycled.
Other initiatives of Environment Awareness Society
‘Jadi-Booti Diwas’ was organized by Patanjali Yoga Trust, Chandigarh and Bharat Swabhiman N.G.O.
An Environment Awareness rally.
Talk on "Tourism and Protection of Water."
A Quiz and a Slogan Writing Competition conducted by Northern Institute of Management Association (NIMA)
An Intra-College Declamation Competition on three themes: Water is Life; Decline in Human Values and Status of Differently-abled in Society.
A talk on “Environment Conservation”.
An Intra-College Poster Making Competition on the theme ‘Environment Protection.’
7.2.1 Give details of innovations introduced during the last four years which have created a positive impact on the functioning of the college.
The Principal of the college and the faculty members are committed to provide a healthy ambience in the institution for teaching and learning. Personal attention is given while providing value based qualitative and job oriented professional education. The college has adopted various mechanisms for internal quality checks. These include student feedback in class room teaching, subject wise and teacher wise appraisal on the basis of university examination and annual confidential report of the teaching and non-teaching staff is prepared.Through these mechanisms, the Principal distributes her power to the heads of the departments and a large number of educational and administrative committees so that the college is able to achieve all its goals and objectives in democratic manner.The students of the college have the facility to put their demands, complaints, suggestion through suggestion box and their direct meeting with the teachers or the head of the institution.The faculty of the college is committed to provide the institutional atmosphere for teaching and learning. To encourage the use of facility of library, topics are assigned to the students in the class and they are advised to consult relevant literature, books, journals etc. The students are advised to look for the material available online to make them competent in the use of online sources and educational websites as well. Classroom discussions are encouraged with the aim of improving general awareness of the students. Every possible effort is made to enhance the ability of the students to read, write and communicate well. In order to improve the academic skills of the students, emphasis is laid upon the all-round personality development of the students. The institute encourages students to participate in the co-curricular activities, sports and cultural activities as well. The NCC unit of the college is working for developing the potential of the students especially the leadership qualities and encouraging the feelings of mutual co-operation and brotherhood. The NSS unit of the college is also contributing to develop the qualities of selfless service and a sense of duty towards the community and nation in the students. By providing them a platform where they can interact with the students across the state and nation the feeling of national integration and brotherhood is also induced in them.From time to time, the college organizes extension lectures. The college NSS and NCC units help the students to realize the dignity of cleanliness and hygiene. The regular publication of the college magazine ‘Amaranth’ provides opportunity to the students to give expression to their creative skills.
1) For promoting innovations in teaching and learning, the following modern teaching aids are being used in classroom instruction which have created a positive impact on the functioning of the college.
Power point presentations
Display of newspaper cuttings
Audio Visual aids
Browsing the internet
Guest Lectures/Demonstration by experts within the department.
2) Some departments use interactive methods, student seminars and project based methods of learning.
3) In all the departments computers are used by the staff to get additional information. There is UGC network resource center where students can also use of computer and internet.
4) Arrangement of film screening is organized by the department of English which provides learning for students.
5) The college has air conditioned laboratories, seminars room and multi-media hall for research, conference etc.
6) The smart class rooms have also been established to make the teaching and learning process more interesting and innovative and this technique has increased student’s active participation in the classrooms.
7) There is a counselor in the college who renders counseling to the students to manage stress on academic and personal front.
8) There is an electronic display facility on which notices are displayed and updated on daily basis.
9) A panel of blood donors has been constituted to donate blood to the needy in case of emergency.
10) TheNSS unit of the college organized a fifteen-day Self-Defense Training Camp in collaboration with Chandigarh Police for girl students of the college. It is worth mentioning that 29 girl students were given training in Marshal Arts.
11) The tutorial sessions are conducted for the students twice a month in which feedback forms duly filled by the students are collected and suggestions on academic activities are discussed and noted. These meetings are held once in every month in which students are guided and encouraged by the teachers. In these meetings, grievances and problems of students are dealt with.
12) Counseling sessions by experts and trips to institution for the blind; deaf and dumb and children with other infirmity. Writers are provided to students with disability, as per university norms for appearing in the September / December House Tests and also the annual examination conducted by Panjab University.
All possible help is provided to such students and they are also allotted class rooms at the ground floor so as to overrule any inconvenience.
Infrastructure / Instrumentation- Adequate number of spacious classrooms and well equipped labs, seminar hall with audio-visual facilities, well-furnished multimedia hall, UGC network resource centre, girls’ common room, playgrounds with all possible outdoor sports facilities, indoor games facilities, firefighting facilities and well maintained gardens have been set up in the college.
Use of ICT in teaching learning
ICT-Smart classrooms in the college enable online teaching to the students. The college has aICT enabled Multimedia Centre UGC Network Centre. The college website provides full-fledged materials in PPTs on all the subjects which enable the students to access, download and study independently around the clock. There is a separate committee for promotion of research besides UGC committee and IQAC.
Upgradation of library
A repository of knowledge and information, the college library is spacious and fully computerized with ever increasing holdings, user friendly and comprehensive library services, complete automation of library services and INFLIBNET membership.
Personality Development programme
Personality Development classes are held every year for the students of B.A. III/ B.C.A.III /B.COM. III.Our Personality Development Program is one of its kind aiming at fine tuning the students into confident communicators, well groomed professionals and responsible citizens of the society.
Innovationsto promote institutional social responsibilities among staff and students
To promote institutional social responsibilities and community outreach programme and also to inculcate the spirit of unity, integrity, oneness, co-operation and dignity of labour, various societies have been formed in the college. The details of these societies are as follows:
Literary Societies ‘Vangmaya’:
The literary societyof the college organizes various functions for the overall development of the students:
A debate contest was held on the topic ‘Are Women really respected in India?’
Three students were selected to participate in the Elocution Competition on the topic ’Decline in Human Values’ which was held at SatyaSaiSeva Organization.
An On–the-Spot Story Writing Competition was held and approximately 55 Students participated in it. Students also participated in National and State level Essay Writing Contest on the Topic ‘The Role of Youth in Promoting Oil & Petroleum Conservation’.
Students were prepared by conducting a ten-day workshop for participation at the Media Fest, ‘Soch’ to be held at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Students participated in it with full zest in different events like Diffusion of Innovations, Debate, Declamation, Street Play, Skit, Street Dancing, Blue Print, Living Lenses etc.
A documentary made by the students of Functional English was screened and got first prize at the Media Fest and brought laurels to the college.
Students also participated in Inter College, On-the-Spot Creative Writing Competition held by Chandigarh Sahitya Academy at MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh.
Students also participated in Inter-College Fest, ‘PANACHE’, 2013 for debate & poetry recitation
Two films‘Hum Kisi Se KumNahin’ and ‘Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar’ made by Dr. InduBala Singh along with the students of Functional English was screened in the college and also got an overwhelming response at Post-Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-42, Chandigarh. The documentary ‘Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar’ bagged the best documentary award at the film festival held at Aligarh Muslim University
A Talk on ‘Television, Social Media and the role of converging technologies in galvanizing the youth’ was held by Dr. K.K. Rattu (Director, Doordarshan).
Students also participated in the Inter-College Debate Contest in DAV College, Sector 10 and at the Regional Institute of English, Sector-32 Chandigarh.
A workshop on TV anchoring was also organized and students were given instructions for Television Anchoring & News Presentation and were taken for a visit to the Doordarshan Centre at Chandigarh.
A Debate Workshop was held in which around 50 students participated.
An Elocution Competition was held on the topic ‘Role of Youth in Nation Building’s and selected team participated in Punjab university zonal youth festival. Shubham Sahni won second prize in this competition.
Students participated in a workshop held at Regional Institute of English and they interacted with the national media personalities of television.
10 girl students participated in the Essay Writing Competition on the topic ‘Position of Women in India’ held at Ram Krishna Mission Institution for the ongoing celebrations of 150th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Students were taken for ‘F.D. Zone Cinemanthan 2013’ held at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Students participated in ‘The Golden Shower Literary Society (FEN – FEST)’ held at Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh.
Shubham Sahni spoke on ‘The New Anti-Rape-Laws-Just or Extremist?’ and Vivek Sangwan spoke on ‘Nothing is Good or Bad, Thinking Makes it so’ at Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Gender Equity Society ‘Sahasi’:
An Orientation workshop on Gender Equity was organized. More than 250 students participated in it the students were sensitized on Gender issues. The students were given awareness about the issue of female foeticide, gender discrimination and women empowerment. The students pledged to make sincere efforts towards societal development. The students of Gender Equity Society attended Orientation programme in which the main social issues related to women were highlighted.
Workshop on ‘How to Handle Your Mind’ by Art of Living Foundation was held. Mrs. Poonam Maini was the speaker and the students were given lessons on the Mind Concentration and breathing exercises.
Swami Anupamanand Ji, Secretary, Rama Krishna Mission, Chandigarh delivered a thought provoking and enlightening talk on Moral Values and Stress Management.
Dr. Shruti Bedi, Associate Professor, UILS- Panjab University, Chandigarh delivered a Talk on ‘Women Rights with Legal Perspective’.
An Essay, Slogan Writing and Poster Making competitions on the topics of issues related to women were organized.