The Post Graduate Department of Commerce has highly qualified faculty members with rich experience of research to their credit. Out of the 12 sanctioned posts 5 faculty members are PhD holders and the 2 faculty members are pursuing PhD. The department has submitted 1 major project and 2 minor projects to the UGC. Many faculty members have written text books in the field of their subject.
Although many students use to approach the faculty members for pursuing PhD/MPhil but due to lack of permission from the Panjab University the department is unable to involve in the research activities.
The Department is planning to pursue the following job oriented courses so that the students will be absorbed in the job market well in time.
Diploma in Computer Based Accounting and Auditing.
Diploma in Office Automation and Practices.
PG Diploma in Event Management.
PG Diploma in Retail Management.
PG Diploma in Tourism Management.
The Government colleges in Chandigarh affiliated to Panjab University are suppose to run traditional courses only like B.Com, whereas some Universities are providing specialization in B.Com like in Taxation, Applied Economics, Foreign Trade Practice & Sales Management, Tourism & Travel Management, Banking & Finance. Therefore many students interested in other job oriented courses don’t join our college and in future this ratio may increase.
Future Plan of the Department
The Post Graduate Department of Commerce, P.G. Govt. College Sector 46 Chandigarh is a pioneering department in the field of Post Graduate course. It is the only Govt. College in the Chandigarh offering Master of Commerce since 2000.The major focus area of department of commerce is the development of entrepreneurial, managerial, communication, finance and accounts skills of the students to prepare them as per industry requirements.
The Department has planning to establish Research Centre of the commerce department. Presently there are five PhD faculty members. The process for establishment of Research Centre with Panjab University has already been initiated. This will provide a vast scope for research related courses like M.phil, Ph.D, Faculty Development Programme etc in the department. It will help to promote research activities in the department which will add value to both the graduate and post graduate students and faculties as well.
The Post Graduate Department of Commerce wishes to start MBA under Twinning Program. Twinning educational programme is a unique and creative concept in education. It provides an opportunity and access to students for studies abroad. The students can complete a part of the course in the college in India and complete the remaining semesters of their studies at the designated foreign university. The department is working on the viability of the MBA program by which the students can specialize in areas of Management in an international environment as part of an international community without incurring very high costs. This international exposure will help the students to get well placed in the highly competitive global economy.
We are already motivating the students to join professional courses and many students have already completed professional courses like CA/ICWAI/CS and are well placed in the market. The department has plan to establish collaboration with some professional bodies offering courses in the field of finance and accounts so that students can join these course in college itself.
Evaluation Report of the Department
Name of the Department: Defence & Strategic Studies
Year of Establishment : 1983
Name of Programme/Courses Offered: B.A
Name of Interdisciplinary Courses: Bachelors of Arts
Annual /Semester: Semester for B.A. I; Annual for B.A. II and B.A. III
Participation of the department in Courses offered by other Depts. - Nil
Courses in collaboration with other Universities, Industries, Foreign Institution - N.A
Details of courses discontinued with reason - None
Promotion of self learning through Internet, Books and Journals
34. Participation in institutional social responsibility and extension activites:
Many students join NCC and NSS from our Department. Faculty members of the Deptt. also perform many activities given by the college Principal. Our department faculty performs the duty of guiding and assisting students to avail scholarship and fee concession being deserving and needy ones.
35. SWOC analysis of the dept and future plans:
Rise in student strength
Enhancement of infra-structure
Smart classroom teaching facility to students
Student’s involvement through departmental society
More expert’s visits
Information to students through college website
Practicals in syllabus help students to understand the subject more interestingly.
Less number of girls students
More students have rural background and having English language problem
Less availability of text books
Department should have its own separate smart room
Faculty members should be increased
Less information of subject prospectus among students
It is a new subject for students because it is not introduced as an optional subject in +2 class level.
Wide range of duties assigned to the teachers like administrative and other college duties.
Base for Post Graduation, M-Phil and further studies
Excess to Internet for students
Exposure of students to new teaching Methodology through projectors
Dr. B.S.Ghuman: Professor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Dr. Inderjit Singh: Professor, Punjabi university, Patiala.
12. Percentage of lectures delivered and practical classes handled (programme wise) by temporary faculty : 20%
13. Student -Teacher Ratio (programme wise) : 80:1
14. Number of academic support staff (technical) and administrative staff; sanctioned and filled: Nil
15. Qualifications of teaching faculty with DSc/ D.Litt/ Ph.D./ M.Phil/PG.: Ph.D. - 2, M.Phil.- 3
16. Number of faculty with ongoing projects from a) National b) International funding agencies and grants received : None
17. Departmental projects funded by DST-FIST; UGC, DBT, ICSSR, etc. and total grants received : Nil
18. Research Centre /Facility recognized by the University: None
Publications: (2010 to 2014)
Dr. Neelam Rani
Number of papers published in Peer Reviewed Journals (National / International) by Faculty and Students
Number of publications listed in International Database (For Eg: Web of Science, Scopus, Humanities International Complete, Dare Database - International Social Sciences Directory, EBSCO host, etc.)-
Chapter in Books
20.Areas of consultancy and income generated : None
21. Faculty as members in a) National Committees b) International Committees c) Editorial Boards: None
22. Student projects
a) Percentage of students who have done in-house projects including Inter Departmental/Programme : None
b) Percentage of Students placed for projects in organizations outside the institution i.e.in Research Laboratories/Industry/other Agencies: None
23. Awards/ Recognitions received by faculty and Students : Abhishek of B.Com III was awarded Gold medal in Business Economics honors in Punjab University, Session 2010-11
24. List of Eminent Academicians and scientists/ Visitors to the department:
Dr.Sucha Singh Gill: Director General , CRRID
Dr .B.S.Ghuman: Professor ,Panjab university Chandigarh
Dr. Inderjit Singh: Professor , Punjabi university Patiala
25. Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding
a) National - Department has organized one day UGC sponsored National
Seminar on Global Financial Crisis and Indian Economy in Nov., 2010
b) International: None
26. Student Profile Programme/Course Wise:
Name of the Course/Programme
(refer question no. 4)
Total no. of Students
99 - 29
82 - 33
26 - 20
87 - 51
67 - 66
33 - 11
27. Diversity of Students
Name of the Course
% of Students from the same State
% of Students from other States
% of Students from Abroad
Afghanistan – 09 students
28. How many students have cleared National and State Competitive Examinations such as NET, SLET, GATE, Civil services, Defense Services, etc. NA
29. Student Progression - NA
Against % Enrolled
UG to PG
PG to M.Phil.
PG to Ph.D.
Ph.D. to Post-Doctoral
Other than Campus Recruitment
30. Details of Infrastructural Facilities
a) Library : Centralised
b) Internet Facilities for Staff & Students : Available in the Resource Centre and College library, Wi fi facility is also available in the college campus.
c) Class Rooms with ICT facility : Smart class rooms
d) Laboratories :Nil
31. Number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government or other agencies: Students are getting financial aid as per rules.
32. Details on student Enrichment Programmes (special Lectures / Workshops / Seminar) with External Experts : Department has organized workshop on Entrepreneurship Development Programme- Two times on Fruit and Vegetable processing in year 2011,2012 and on Tiffin services & Bakery in 2013 in collaboration with Agro Processing Entrepreneurship Development Centre Chandigarh .
33. Teaching methods adopted to improve Student Learning:
-Use of power point presentations is made while teaching
-Tests and assignments are given to the students
34. Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities
Department has organized workshop on “Entrepreneurship development program on Fruit and Vegetable processing” two times in year 2011,2012&on Tiffin services & Bakery in 2013
35. SWOC Analysis of the department and Future plans
- Adequate, qualified and experienced staff with a spirit of team work.
- To implement new technologies and teaching methods in the department to helpthe students for their bright future.
- The department is offering honors in Economics in B.A. and in Business Economics in B.Com
- Maximumnumber of students are from rural back ground and more than 50% of the students are not career oriented
- We admit students right from 40% which affects the overall results of the department.
The opportunity of the department lies in the subject itself. The students have a bright future as there are many areas of further studies or jobs all over India and abroad. The syllabus is also at par to sit for competitive examinations for Govt. jobs.
To Produce Good Results from students most of whom come from middle class family with satisfactory merit. To equip students to face competition for higher education and job market.
Future Plans :
- Conducting Workshops to develop entrepreneurial skills among our students to promote self-employment opportunities especially in the field of home industries, Small Scale and Cottage Industries.
- Department plans to introduce Post Graduation in the subject and allied areas in near future.