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Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala, Haryana
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala, Haryana
Address:307-313, (Institute of Advanced Study)
Near Arya Chowk
Ambala (District Ambala)
Haryana, IndiaPin Code : 134003
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is a recognised institute / college. Status: Aided Co-Edu, Govt. Aided. Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is also known as SL DAV College of Education. Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is managed by Society: DAV College Trust and Management Society Chitra Gupta Road, New Delhi. Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana was established on / in 1970.
Principal of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is Dr. Vivek Kohli (Mobile 9896565517).
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education is situated in Ambala of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ambala comes under Ambala Tehsil, Ambala District.
Fax # of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is +91-171-2446584.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is (are) : 2444133.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana are 9896565517.
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Website of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is /www.sldaveducation.org/.
Chairman : Sh. G.P. Chopra, 011-23556397.
General Secretary : Sh. R.S. Sharma, 011-23515952.
Contact Details of Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana are : Telephone: +91-171-2444437, 2446584, 2444542
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CoursesNumber of seats in Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana is 250.
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala Haryana runs course(s) in Teacher Training and Education, Training stream(s).
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Master of Education (M.Ed)
Approval details: Sohan Lal DAV College of Education is affiliated with Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University (CRSU), Jind (Haryana)
Profile of Sohan Lal DAV College of EducationSohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala City is a pioneering institution of Teacher Education. It has carved a niche in academic and curricular achievements coupled with service to the community. It was set up at Lahore in 1939 by Rai Bahadur Sohan Lal who was himself the founder Principal. Rai Bahadur Sohan Lal was a great author of books on Geography. In recognition of his work he was offered fellowship of Royal Society of Geography and he also was given the title of Rai Bahadur. After the partition of the country, the college was rehabilitated at Ambala City in 1954 and was handed over to the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi. The college offer the B.Ed and M.Ed courses to the individuals who choose academics as their profession and mould them into professional teachers, skilled with the latest tools and techniques.
Date of Submission : 11/06/2010, Friday 12:53 PM
Teacher Education Institution Registration Details
Reference ID : NHAAMBIN-390
TAN. No : RTKSO8628E
NACC Accredited : Yes
--NCTE NACC Grade : A+
--Year of NACC Accredation : 2004
Minority : No
--Minorty Type : NA
--Religion : NA
--Language : NA
Location college/institution : Urban
Located in : institusional
Building Type : Its own campus
Total Area(Sq.Mts.) : 24576
Total Built up Area(Sq.Mts.) : 24576
Nature of land holding : Ownership
Type of Land(Lease) : Private
Construction completed Date : 31/12/1954
Shared Campus Area :
Campus shared by : By Registration
Khasra No./Plot No./Survey No. : 307-313
Revenue Village of the land : Ambala
Land is free from all encumbrances ? : Yes
Type of college/institution : Co-education college
Management of the college/institution : Government aided institution
Management of college/Institute : NA
Institution or its Managing society/body registered ? : Yes
Registration Act : Act XXI of 1860 on 16-8-1886
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Male) : 12
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Female) : 8
No. of Non Teaching Staff(Total) : 20
Area of Reading Room(Sq.Mts.) : through Band
Seating Capacity : Yes
Titles of Teacher Education(Library) : 3931000100040106
Books of Teacher Education : 01/01/1954
No.of Journals : 0
No of Encyclopedias(Library) : 0
Area of Lab : 0
No of Computers : 0
Internet Access ? : 0
LAN : 0
Availability of LCD Projector : 0
Availability of OHP : 0
Availability of TV : 0
Availability of VCR : 0
Name of Experiment(Psycho Lab) : 0
Name of Appratus(Psycho Lab) : 0
Area of science Lab : 0
Physical Science Name Experiment : NIL
Name of Charts(Physical Science) : 0
Name Experiment(Biological Science) : 0
Teaching Faculty Details
Teacher id Designation
NHAAMBTE-1974 ASSOCIATE PROF.
NHAAMBTE-1960 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-16917 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-16918 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-1977 ASSOCIATE PROF.
NHAAMBTE-2399 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-1730 ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN
SKAKPPTE-3179 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-2381 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-1844 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-7569 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-1967 ASSISTANT PROF.
NHAAMBTE-2454 ASSISTANT PROF.
Composition of Society/Trust
Sh.R.S.Sharma,General Secretary, Governing Body. Sec-13, Rohini,Delhi
Sh. Vijay Sabharwal, Trearurer, Governing Body. Railway Road, Kurukshetra.
Dr.C. Parkash Friends Colony, New Delhi.
Sh. Vishwa Nath Kashmere Gate,Delhi
Dr. Y.s. Rajan Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.
Dr.S.K.Sama Siri Fort Road,New Drelhi.
Shri. T.N.Chaturvedi Sec-17, Noida.
Shri. Prabodh Mahajan Friends Colony,New Delhi.
Shri. Shrideep Omchari New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi.
Sh. M.L. Sekhri Vikas Marg, Delhi
Sh. Rajinder Nath Industrial Area, Ambala.
Sh. H.L. Kapur Subhash Nagar, Hisar
Sh. M.L. Aeri DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi.
Dr. O.P. Bajpai Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra.
Sh. Rajesh Jogpal office of Commissioner
Dr. Vivek Kohli, Principal SLDAV College of Education, Ambala City
Dr. N.K. Kaushik (Teaching Representative) SLDAV COllege of Education, Ambala City
Dr. Neelam Luthra (Teaching Representative) SLDAV College of Education, Ambala City
Sh. Jiya Lal (Non-Teaching Representative) SLDAV College of Education, Ambala City
Sh G P Chopra, President, Governing Body Ashok Vihar, Delhi
Mr Justice R N Mittal New Delhi
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NAAC report of Sohan Lal DAV College of EducationSection 1-Introduction:
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education was established in 1939 at Lahore is one of the oldest colleges of Education in Haryana State. The college is recognized by NCTE for running M.Ed. (25) and B.Ed. (250) programmes in 2000 and is affiliated to Kurukshetra University. It is managed by DAV College Society which is a non-government organization and runs about 665 educational institutions across the country. The college is recognized by Govt of Haryana under grant-in-aid scheme.
The two regular courses - M.Ed. and B.Ed. are being offered having 250 and 25 students respectively. The College has 27 sanctioned full time teachers, out of which 12 are Ph.D. holders and 6 are registered for Ph.D. degree. The college has sprawling campus spread over 5 acre area.
The annual budget of the college for the year 2001-2002 is Rs. 1,17,52,900/-. The unit cost of education of the college is Rs. 36, 205 (inclusive of staff salary) and Rs.4343/- (exclusive of staff salary).
The college follows an academic calendar and keeps the teaching days near to 206 while the working days near to 247.
The college has volunteered for NAAC assessment and accreditation in February, 2003. NAAC has constituted the peer team consisting of Prof L C Singh, formerly professor of Education, NCERT, New Delhi as Chairperson and Prof.(Ms) Asha Gupta as member. The peer team visit was coordinated by Dr G Srinivas, Dy.Adviser from NAAC. The peer team visited the institution on 24th and 25th November, 2003. It has visited academic departments, infrastructural facilities and also interacted with the management, principal, NAAC steering committee, faculty, staff, students, parents, Alumni, NGOs, etc.
Section II - Criterion-wise Analysis:
Criterion I - Curricular Design & Planning
The college admits students strictly on the basis of common selection test conducted by Kurukshetra University to which the college is affiliated.
The college has always invented mechanisms to go beyond the minimum standards.
The college takes initiatives to get B.Ed. and M.Ed. curricular programmes revised and updated periodically in collaboration with bodies like KU and NCTE.
The faculty members build the competence and professional knowledge of the students by holding orientation programmes with regard to history of the college and selection of papers/specialization and teaching as a profession.
The student teachers are given regular assignments and projects in each curricular area. Innovative techniques such as seminars, quiz competitions, panel discussions, group discussions are adopted for continuous and comprehensive evaluation.
The college provides all possible avenues to the students for having rich learning experiences by providing them participative, active learning environment by holding remedial classes on one hand for the weak students and inspiring the advanced learners to accept the challenge for preparing write ups on current issues in education and actively participating in institutional programmes on the other hand.
Members of the faculty unitize the syllabus and prepare teaching plan in their respective subject areas as per the academic calendar.
The college has developed inbuilt flexibility for the students by offering them more opportunities than the stipulated ones to attain mastery level in respect of microteaching, mega-teaching and pedagogical skill development. The college offers as many as nine options in respect of Method courses and seven options in respect of Work Experience to enhance their competence and to sustain their academic interest.
The college has adopted a novel way of getting closer to schools by holding exhibitions of teaching aids prepared by the trainees and distributing these aids among the schools to build their capability in instruction and learning. The college has adopted healthy practice of adopting a rural school and giving it the benefit of professional expertise. Various neighbouring schools are brought closer to the college by helping their staff to improve their pronunciation skills at the Language Lab of the college. Thus the college has established extensive linkages with local educational institutions - practicing schools, colleges and social service organizations like Rotary Club, District Red Cross Society, local industries and National Awareness Foundation (NAF).
In order to trigger thinking among the student teachers, the college has a 'Think Tank'. Members of the staff and students meet every week and deliberate for self-development and sharpen their thinking skills.
Book reviews presented by the student teachers is distinct benchmark.
The members of the faculty having Master's degrees in multi-disciplines optimally utilize their expertise in adopting interdisciplinary approach in their teaching.
Utmost importance is given to 'Sanskar education' and 'Value education' for inculcation of human, moral and spiritual values. Blood donation camps are held regularly. 'Shramdan' is another regular feature of this college, which instils the dignity of labour among the students. Members of the faculty are also involved in these activities. This tradition is a part of institutional climate.
The institution develops sensitivity among students about local and national concerns, through extension lectures, by holding morning assembly, Yogic practices and meditation. It helps students to develop skills and values, through visits to Science Centre at Kurukshetra and Mathematics Lab at NCERT. Such practices develop scientific temper and interest in learning science among students teachers.
A newly established Science Park in the college is a right step in the direction of cultivating scientific attitude among the trainees.
To be an Institute of Excellence in Teacher Education based on ancient vedic culture and wisdom coupled with modernity - is the vision of the college.
In every venture of the Institute, a strategic planning is kept in mind so that institutional mission and goals are achieved.
Interactive sessions in teaching are organized for competency building and development of personality.
Written material and quotations are displayed for infusing professional commitment and creativity.
Psychology laboratory is well equipped and is operative for students.
A well-equipped Educational Technology Lab has been established for enabling students to handle electronic gadgets in teaching and learning.
Mathematics Lab has been established for developing the habit of exactness and accuracy in human interaction and computation.
Language Lab has been established for honing the linguistic skills of the student teachers.
Workshops, seminars and extension lectures are organized for creating and imparting new knowledge and awareness.
Science Discovery Lab. has been established with a view to enhance practical skills and concept formation in science.
Value education is given major thrust by the college. Different activities in this regard, are undertaken in the college. It is also an indirect testimony to the efficacy of the character education which the college has successfully implemented.
Criterion - II Curriculum Transaction and Evaluation
Among the positive aspects noticed under this criterion, special mention may be made of the following:
The college has effectively focused its attention on transaction and continuous and comprehensive evaluation. The members of the faculty sincerely attempt to deliver the curricular inputs in a way best suited to the requirement of students and evaluate their performance in an objective manner.
Interactive teaching learning strategies are adopted in transacting the curriculum. Certain topics are taught through innovative practices like brain storming, group discussions and seminars. Workshops are held for material development and for inculcating various skills among student teachers. Training workshops are also organized on development of pedagogical practices through Microteaching and Mega-teaching.
The strong feature of the college is that the research proposals of M.Ed. students are discussed in seminars and required feedback is provided by the faculty to improve them. Arranging extension lectures is the special feature of this college, which helps in broadening the outlook of the students and instilling in them appropriate thinking skills.
The various departments of the college have their own departmental libraries. The college has its own Audio-Visual workshop where student teachers prepare instructional aids and improvised apparatus.
The theory courses and method courses are transacted during the academic sessions by dividing them into three terms. 20% weightage is given to pedagogical skill development including the fieldwork and project work. Core teaching skills are developed under simulated conditions in the college.
The internal assessment scheme is made transparent and is published in the students' diary and discussed with students during orientation programme. The overall performance of the students is judged through seminars, quiz competitions, assignments, project work, viva-voce etc. and is also discussed with the students.
The college has been sponsoring the members of the faculty to various workshops and conferences held at regional, state, national and international level. Conferences/seminars/workshops are also organized regularly in the college. Many members of the staff also acted as resource persons at various Seminars/Workshops.
The faculty of the college believes that student observations and opinions about their teaching are very meaningful.
The self-evaluation proforma is being used as an effective tool for introspection and further improvement.
To strengthen its academic potential, the college has got Internet facilities. The college also has its own website www.sldaveducation.org to share its professional and academic pursuits. As a result of all such facilities available with the college, IGNOU has also established its Study Centre in this college for its B.Ed. (Distance Mode) programme.
The institute has adopted a number of good practices to sensitize the student teachers about their social and civil responsibilities. Celebration of cracker free ecofriendly 'Diwali' is a distinct feature of this institute.
In order to infuse reflective thinking and philosophical bent of mind among the student teachers, the college has initiated to hold morning assembly regularly. It comprises various items like invocation to Goddess of knowledge, teachings and thoughts of eminent personalities, recitation of devotional songs, etc.
The college has launched Communicative And Responsive Education Programme (CARE). Personality Development Programme (PDP) and Career Development Programme (CDP) are being successfully run.
The College also prepares teachers for the community while making their training relevant to ground realities of social life. The college has 'community orientation' in its functioning by establishing linkages with local scientific industries, joining hands with an NGO that has launched a 'Community Care Project' in the college.
The college has a programmes to promote different types of skills among the student teachers. They includes activities such as:
Workshops on writing of resume
Orientation in computer application
Training in numerical skills
Orientation in operation of hardware like OHP, LCD etc.
Seminars on presentation of synopsis in M.Ed. course
The achievements of the faculty have been duly recognized and applauded in various forms - such as publication of resume in bibliographies, Young Researchers Award, Life Time Achievement Award etc. The faculty has established linkages with universities, institutions, professional organizations and associations, that helps them in widening their perspective with regard to the recent changes occurring in the field of teacher education.
Criterion III - Research, Development & Extension
It has always been an endeavour of this college to think of a different set of Performance Indicators, the ones that may not be the minimum requirements, but have a bearing on the quality of education. For an institution, the output is measured in terms of teaching for which the pass percentage of students, number of first divisions and number of merit positions are considered to be the performance indicators. This institute has always excelled in this regard by bagging highest number of first divisions, merit positions and top positions. This institute has established a blend of teaching with research, development & extention.
This institution became a Postgraduate College of Education in 1977. And established a Centre for Research and Extension as early as 1978. it brought out its first publication on Teachers' Day in the year 1980. Further to widen the scope of the centre, it was re-christened as Centre for Innovations, Research and Development (CIRD) in the year 1990. This Centre publishes abstracts of M.Ed. dissertations periodically, arranges series of extension lectures and workshops on research. It encourages research ideas through classroom teaching, innovations and fieldwork.
Members of the faculty are encouraged to undertake individual research projects in teacher education. A major research project has been sanctioned in the Home Science of the college by UGC. Research proposals related to thrust areas of this college i.e. Language Teaching, Science Education, Information Technology have been submitted by some members of the faculty to UGC and other agencies. At institutional level, a research project on 'Value Education' has also been submitted to MHRD and UGC.
The achievements of this college date back to 1964, 65, 66 when Mr. S P Duggal, Mrs P V Duggal & Principal A R Sharma were awarded Full Bright Scholarship in USA. This college welcomed Mr Wayne V Powloski of USA under teacher exchange programme. He stayed here for two years.
Several faculty members are engaged in research work and they are associated with the projects for developing material, participating in research activities or presenting papers in Seminars/Conferences and guiding the M.Ed. dissertations.
The faculty members have publications to their credit at different levels.
Research projects are planned and envisaged in thrust areas of study. The planning for research projects for the ensuing years has already begun. A large number of members of the staff have fellowships of academic bodies and honours have been conferred on them in recognition of their research work.
The college extends financial support to B.Ed. and M.Ed. students under the scheme 'Earn While You Learn'. In addition to all the traditional methods of extending financial support, by way of different scholarships, the college extends financial help to students by purchasing reference material and general books as per their needs.
The conducive environment of research encourages the staff members to acquire research degrees. During the last 5 years, 5 faculty members have been awarded Ph.D./M.Phil degrees. Two have submitted their Ph.D. theses. The college also organizes short term orientation and competency building courses in language teaching. Extension activities are an integral part of teaching programme of the college. Extension service is provided to neighbouring schools mainly in the field of Science Education, Computers and Information Technology, Mathematics Education, Nutrition and Home Science.
The college runs awareness programmes on Aids, Environment Education, Health, Hygiene Awareness, campus beautification awareness etc. This is a laudable initiative on the part of this college.
The college runs out-reach programmes like holding exhibitions of teaching Aids prepared by the students and distributing the same to different schools. Extending help to the teachers of adopted school with regard to capacity building is an innovation being successfully tried by this college for the last three years. Students and teachers are encouraged to participate in various extension activities. Their achievements are appreciated in weekly assemblies. They are given responsible work in the important functions of the college. In addition to these the college has a designated person for extension activities who runs various extension activities in collaboration with Govt. and Non Govt. organizations.
The college develops self-instructional material in the area of mathematics, yoga education and value education. During the last two academic years the institute has published 23 monographs on different areas based on conferences, workshops, symposia and outdoor activities. Convocations are held regularly. Eminent educationists are invited to deliver convocation addresses which are published regularly.
For improving the quality of science teaching, Science Discovery Lab. and Science Park have been developed in the college.
Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The campus of the college is completely pollution free. The Planning & Development Board of the college has formulated a perspective plan for the development of the institution. For academic growth of the college as 'Institute of Advanced Study in Education' plan has been prepared by the college for adding infrastructural facilities and resources. Expansion of the infrastructure is the index of institutional progress.
The college ensures utilization of its infrastructural facilities to its fullest extent. The college invariably encourages the use of its academic and physical facilities by different educational institutions. Landscaping within and around the campus adds to its beauty. A glimpse of specially designed waste paper baskets is the reflection of the importance attached to cleanliness.
The college has a Library Advisory Committee with senior members of staff as its members. The library has good collection of rare books as well as the latest arrivals. Many eminent educationists have donated their personal libraries to this college. The college has launched a special programme of showing educational CDs at eight places through the networking of close circuit television. This innovative project of the institute is quite beneficial to the students. The college library provides book bank facility to students.
The Library & Information Centre is automated and data based. It has the facility of lending of books, purchase of books, lending of audio-visual material, stock verification. Ratio of library books to the number of students enrolled, is more than 80 volumes per student as against the norms of 40 volumes per student. During the last two years, more than Rs. 12 lakhs have been spent on purchase of books, journals, periodicals, CDs and automation of Library. The lay out of the Library, the aesthetically designed furniture creates a conducive environment for studies.
This information centre is well equipped with reprographic system through Xerox, photocopier, coloured photocopier, scanner and CD Writer. Computers are well connected with LAN system. Audio Video Cassettes on different subject areas are available. The Internet inquiry system installed in the information centre, is a step towards providing facility to staff and students for exploring the latest developments in the field of education and research. Resource material in the form of CD Roms and Floppies is available in plenty. The college has more than 32 Computer terminals with latest configuration and software.
Last year, the students of this college prepared 150 Unit Plan Templates on different topics. The preparation of templates, portfolios is in process this year also. A hardware expert appointed by the college maintains the computers. More than 80 percent of the staff have been given 23 days training on how to integrate technology in education and they have developed portfolios in their respective areas of teaching. Every year this training is imparted to the B.Ed. students. The college has established well equipped Method Labs in Languages, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Home Science, Music, Fine Arts, Psychology, Educational Technology and a workshop for fabricating teaching aids.
To disseminate knowledge and build competence among staff and students the college has rich learning resources as laid down by different apex authorities. To promote research the college has set up a Centre for Innovations, Research & Development. The Science Discovery Centre established by the college is a successful attempt to inculcate scientific temper among students and teachers. The Workshop for Fabricating Teaching Aids is also a notable achievement of the college in the field of Learning Resources. The Spiritual Resource Centre, the excellent performance of Training, Placement and Counselling Cell, the organization of programmes on value education, the functioning of the Education Society consisting of student & teacher representatives speak about the level of excellence achieved in the respective fields.
Several multipurpose and special purpose rooms are available in the college. The furniture available in class rooms, students' common room, canteen, staff room, library, departmental rooms, staff cabins, Principal's office, general office, guest house exhibits the aestheticity of the college and its concern for quality in professional training of teachers.
The college has a well-equipped health care center. The physical and infrastructural facilities available for sports and physical education and yoga are available. A good number of incentives are provided to the students for participation in sports and cultural meets. During the last two years as many as 49 students participated at University level, 19 at State Level and two at National level cultural and sports meets, out of which, 5 students got first position and 35 second position, 1 third position and one student was awarded University colours. At state level, 2 first prizes, 9 second prizes and 5 third prizes were bagged by the students. Two students participated at National level.
The hostel for girls is well maintained having good infrastructure with all facilities like generator, water cooler, recreation room, guest room, mess and warden's residence.
The college makes provision for facilities like teleconferencing and establish contact with apex bodies like the NCERT/NIEPA/NCTE, etc. The college should have a separate cell for follow-up action on the recommendations of the NAAC and their implementation on a time bound basis.
Criterion V - Student Support and Progression
The college has system of disseminating information relating to the college to the new students. The college has developed excellent documents - prospectus, Information Bulletins etc. It is praiseworthy to note that during the last three years, out of a total of 805 students who were admitted to the B.Ed. class only 3 students did not appear in the exam after completing 50% of the course as they got placement on the jobs. The dropout rate is as low as .035%.
The college has successfully organized entrepreneurship development programmes and the college encourages the students to become job producers instead of becoming job seekers. A substantial number of the students join higher studies for doing M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. courses in different P.G. departments of the universities and colleges.
The formation of Alumni Association, publishing of Directory of Alumni, holding conferences of alumni association, holding of meetings and creating a webpage to highlight activities of Alumni Association, online registration of alumni are laudable achievements of the college. The old students of this college are holding prominent positions. An old student of this college has been conferred National Award by President of India. This college has produced students who became Senators and Syndic of Panjab University.
As many as 12 students have passed NET examination during the past three years. The college makes it a point to get feedback from the trainees of every year. Feedback about the product of the college is also obtained from their employers and suggestions of employers are utilized for bringing improvements in the college.
The college provides various types of scholarships to the students. On an average during last three years nearly 25% students got financial aid.
The college provides guidance and counselling service to the students. One lecturer who is a trained counsellor from NCERT is incharge of Counselling Cell. The college has also adopted tutor ward system to provide guidance and counseling to the students.
The admission procedure is very transparent. The University conducts entrance test and holds admission through central counselling.
Students of the college have good opportunities to participate in recreational activities and utilize the leisure time by having access to indoor and outdoor games.
The art of expressing their views is inculcated among the student teachers through College Magazine. The cultural and literary activities give an outlet to the hidden talent of the students.
The college has taken steps in starting 'An Inter College Meet of Colleges of Education' where the students of five neighboring states participate and compete for skill-in-teaching, preparing teaching aids, Black Board writing, rangoli/alpana, salad making, preparation of articles from waste material and other such competitions which build competency among student teachers. The college has been organizing these competitions for the last eight years.
Showing CDs through a network of CTVs is an innovative practice adopted by the college as a support service to the students. Campus interviews are arranged by career guidance cell of this college for placement of students. The growth and progress of old students is also maintained. The college extends support in facilitating and arranging courses like Art of Living and Self Awareness through Think Tank. Communicative and responsive education are conducted in the college to nurture good personality and promote career awareness among the student teachers.
Criterion VI - Organization and Management
The college has developed a well knit coordinating and monitoring mechanism, with decentralization of powers and shared responsibilities. The performance and progress of every member of the staff is reviewed individually as well as collectively in the meetings of staff council. During the past three years ample measures have been initiated to upgrade the organization and management. The infrastructure of the college has been developed to meet the requirement of the college for future needs. The beautification and landscaping of the campus speaks of the organization. Computerization has increased the office efficiency.
The college has been upgraded as Institute of Advanced
Studies in Education by MHRD Govt. of India.
The college has ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality education.
This college has a major research project of UGC with grant of Rs. 6.40 Lakhs.
The college has been recommended by the Kurukshetra University 'as college with potential for excellence'.
The college has an efficient and inbuilt mechanism to check the efficiency of non-teaching staff. Regular meetings under the Chairmanship of the Principal ensure work efficiency of the staff. The teachers are recruited as per guidelines of UGC.
The imposition of ban on recruitment in govt. aided colleges is a nation wide phenomenon. To meet the shortage of staff
Management has appointed the staff for different
programmes of the college who are well qualified and well paid by the college.
The college organized a Seminar on Financial Management in collaboration with DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, and a Workshop on maintenance of accounts in colleges and schools to train the office staff.
The income expenditure statement of the college shows that percentage of expenditure on administration and other common services is as low as 8% and percentage of expenditure on student welfare and developmental activities is 60%. A substantial amount is spent on R & D activities and holding Seminars, Conferences, Workshops, etc.
The college has a health care centre and multi Gym for the benefit of staff and students. Value Education programmes are conducted regularly in the college.
The grievance of employees teaching and non-teaching both are redressed through staff Secretary, Staff Council and of students through Proctorial Board and Teacher Ward system.
The college is covered under Grant-in-aid system of Govt. of Haryana. It also receives grants from MHRD under IASE scheme and UGC under different schemes and NCTE under ICT Scheme. As a part of TQM the college has developed mechanism for internal quality checks for enhancing its efficiency, effectiveness and productivity in all programmes in respect of planning and execution of different projects, holding of review meetings after completion of every programme and project in respect of curricular aspects, Teaching Learning process, Evaluation & Examination, Development of Library, Monitoring of Financial matters, Training and Placement of Students, and Research & Development. To ensure optimum utilization of the resources a Planning Board has been constituted in the college. To ensure the quality and to assess academic standards, the college volunteered to get academic audit conducted by a team of Experts in the year 2002. The college makes SWOT analysis and adopts various means and strategies to improve the existing standards in the college.
The college is sensitized to strategic planning, teamwork, decision-making and computerization. The ratio of computers and students is 1:8 which is a noteworthy achievement of the college. The college ensures TQM at each and every step.
The college has maintained a tradition to collaborate and to have exchange programmes with other institutions. For integration of technology in teaching the college in collaboration with INTEL runs a programme known as 'Intel Teach to the Future', organizes seminars in collaboration with DPPI, New Delhi, workshops on 'Preparation of Low Cost Teaching Aids in collaboration with NCERT, workshops for Science and Maths School Teachers in collaboration with RIE Ajmer, poetical symposia in collaboration with Janvadi Lekhak Sangh. Depending upon the nature of the project and the programme, the college has collaborated with nearly 25 different institutions. The college has student exchange programmes and teacher exchange programmes with other institutions and research institutes.
There are certain specific highlights of this college with regard to organization and management. Within the broad guidelines given by the management, the Principal has autonomy for growth and development of the college.
The college management is headed by academicians and educational administrators. This specific context in which the college functions, is very conducive to the academic environment which assures quality of professional training of prospective teachers.
Future Plans of the College
The vision of the college is to be the Centre of Excellence in teacher education, based on Vedic Culture and ethos coupled with modernity. The college thus plans to have a horizontal as well as vertical growth. The horizontal growth will be under three categories:
Level based - Elementary, Secondary/Senior Secondary School
Area based - Curriculum development, teaching learning process, measurement & evaluation, etc.
Need based - Related to students, teachers, teacher educators & community
Based on the above selected three categories of programmes, the following initiatives are proposed to be undertaken in the near future.
Restructuring the curricular programmes in teacher education for different categories.
Designing the effective strategies for training of teachers at pre-service and in-service Level.
Identification of professional needs of teachers in the changing scenario
Identification of changing needs of children and formulating programmes for the same.
Identification of changing needs of community and formulating programmes of teacher training accordingly.
Development of instructional materials through workshops.
Orientation of Heads of Schools and educational administrators and management
Designing remedial/alternative strategies for quality improvement in different areas of teacher education.
Orientation of teachers and supervisory staff towards different strategies of value development for students & teachers.
Experimenting innovations in classroom teaching and related programmes for quality improvement.
Inculcating national awareness and commitment among educational professionals.
Section - III Overall Analysis:
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education (IASE) Ambala City aims to attain excellence in the field of teacher education. Its ultimate aim is to reach a level where programmes in teacher education may be carved out in an atmosphere of freedom and independent functioning. For this the college has a plan to acquire the status of Autonomous College.
After going through the different stages of development the college has visualized to attain the position of a Deemed University of Pedagogical Sciences, which will be the first University in the field of pedagogical sciences. On the basis of ground realities and progression graph of the College - a prospective plan, covering its various developmental stages has been prepared.
Observations and Recommendations
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, being the oldest college of education in Haryana, has maintained its tradition of imparting quality teacher education. Its contribution to spiritual and value education, educational research and material development is significant and valuable. The college has potential in terms of vibrant and dynamic leadership, competent faculty and modern infrastructural facilities for introducing diversified innovative programmes in the context of modern era.
During the past three years, the college has made commendable ventures in modifying the curriculum, organizing research oriented activities, seminars and outreach programmes. There has been definite signs of collaborative ventures with other institutions. New research areas like educational technology, ICT in Education and quality educational management have been brought to focus of the college.
The research output, publications, organization of seminars, presentations, trained and effective teacher output and placement etc are some of the indicators of the college progress during the recent past.
Faculty should formulate research projects for getting special grants from UGC, ICSSR, ERIC (NCERT) and MHRD.
Since the college has been given the status of Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, it may initiate Research programmes in the form of formal degrees like M.Phil & Ph.D. Further the college may also explore the possibility of obtaining Special Assistance Programme (SAP) of UGC. The affiliating university i.e. Kurukshetra University and the Government of Haryana may consider these proposals favourably. If these programmes are implemented, it will further enable the college in augmenting its efforts in becoming one of the important national centers of excellence in teacher education.
The college should start courses related to early childhood care (N T T) and Elementary (E T T) teacher education in order to meet the growing needs of school education.
Since the college has immense potential, the Government of Haryana and the Kurukshetra University may recommend the proposal of this college to become autonomous college.
The college seems to be a fit case for upgradation as Deemed University of Pedagogical Sciences as envisaged in its vision document.
The Peer Team wishes to place on record its deep appreciation for the co-operation and support received from the college Management, Principal, Faculty members, office staff, students, Alumni, Parents, Principals of practicing schools and NGOs which facilitated the assessment process by NAAC.
(Prof. L.C. Singh)
(Prof. Ms. Asha Gupta)
(Dr D.P. Asija)
Sohan Lal D.A.V College of Education
Dated: November 25, 2003
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