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Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal, Haryana
Karnal (District Karnal)
Haryana, India



Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana is Dr. SK Goel, Dr Pushpinder Kaur (Mobile 94160-08873).

Guru Nanak Khalsa College is situated in Karnal of Haryana state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Karnal comes under Karnal Tehsil, Karnal District.

Fax # of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana is 0184-2260700.

Contact Person(s) of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana is (are): S Kanwarjeet Singh Prince President.

email ID(s) is Guru Nanak Khalsa College Karnal Haryana

Website of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana is http://www.gnkc.ac.in, www.gnkckarnal.com.


Contact Details of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana are : Telephone: +91-84-2252873, 2252030, 2251087



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Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal Haryana runs course(s) in Arts Commerce , Computer Applications , Science stream(s).
B.A. B.Com. (computers) B.T.M. M.Sc. (Software) M.Sc. Computer Science M.Sc. Geography M.Sc. Mathematic

Approval details: Guru Nanak Khalsa College is affiliated with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (Haryana)

Profile of Guru Nanak Khalsa College

GURU NANAK KHALSA COLLEGE, KARNAL, was established in 1969 to mark the Quin-Centenary birth celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The college has progressed remarkably qualitatively as well as quantitatively and has come up as one of the prestigious institutes of Haryana. The college aims at imparting higher education along with good social values to the youth of the area to make them worthy citizens of our beloved country. In addition, the college is committed to inculcate in the students the basic ideals of service to mankind, secularism and equality as preached by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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Section 1: Preface
The Guru Nanak Khalsa College is run by a Society, 'Guru Nanak Khalsa College Karnal' registered on January 5, 1970 under Registration of Societies Act XXI 1860. The College is affiliated to the Kurukshetra University and was established in July 1969 with a campus area of 3 acres. It is a co-educational college recognised by the University Grants Commission under 2(f) and 12(B) in 1972. Currently the total enrolment of students is 1135 in various courses run by the college.

The College runs B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. (IT) programmes at undergraduate level and M.A. (Punjabi), M.Sc. (Geography) and M.Sc. (Computer Software) programmes at postgraduate level. Apart from these, the college also runs vocational courses in Computer Application and Tourism and Travel Management. The College has qualified faculty strength of 40 members including 24 permanent teachers and 11 temporary teachers. They permanent teachers are assisted by 5 part-time teachers. There are 24 non-teaching staff.

The College has a Central Library with 21,205 books and periodicals. An attempt is being made to computerise the library. It has a well-equipped Gymnasium, Sports ground, canteen and vehicle parking place. A Seminar Room is under construction.

The Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal volunteered to be assessed by NAAC and conducted the preliminary self study in 2002 and the same was submitted to the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The Council constituted a peer team consisting of Prof. K.N. Tripathi as Chairman, and Prof. I. Bhanu Murthy as Member to validate the self-study report .

The peer team carefully pursued and analysed the self-study report submitted by the Institution. The team visited the college on September 29 and 30, 2003. Dr. Antony Stella, Advisor to NAAC co-ordinated the visit. The team visited the various departments, computer centre, library, canteen, gymnasium, boys and girls common room, NCC and NSS offices and other facilities available in the college. The team interacted at length with the faculty of each department individually and got the relevant information. The peer team also interacted with Governing Body members, Head of the Institution, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. During the visit, the team went through all the relevant documents.

Based on the above exercise and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgement. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are mentioned in the following pages.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The main aim and objective of the Guru Nanak Khalasa Society is to impart education according to Kurukshetra University and curricula. Apart from this it also aims to give moral, social and religious education. The Guru Nanak Khalsa College run by this society has been functioning to fulfil these aims and objectives. Moral and social education is provided under a Divinity Society established by the college.

The college conducts three UG programmes - BA, B.Com and B.Sc (IT), and three PG programmes - M.A. (Punjabi), M.Sc. (Geography) and M.Sc. (Computer Software). The college also runs two vocational programmes in Computer Application and Tourism and Travel Management. The vocational course in Computer Application is attached to the Department of Commerce and Tourism and Travel Management to the Department of Geography. The peer team feels that more programme options that would have adequate student enrolment be introduced at UG and PG levels.

The college has started the latest programmes in Information Technology at U.G. and P.G. levels. This has been possible with the help of positive feedback from academic peers and alumni but the student enrolment in these programmes is not encouraging.

Students have flexibility to pursue a programme with reference to elective subjects. On the job training is provided to vocational students in Computer Applications and Tourism and Travel Management. All the PG programmes and B.Sc. (IT) are run on self-financing basis.

The College is affiliated to Kurukshetra University and hence follows the syllabi prescribed by the University. To introduce a new programme, the college has to obtain No Objection Certificate from the government and then apply to the University for affiliation which may take 6 months to 1 year.

The college is represented at the academic council of the University by a senior faculty member. Some of the members of the teaching staff are also members of all India bodies like All India Commerce Association and National Association of Geographers of India.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted to various programmes on the basis of their academic record as per the guidelines of the state government. The college conducts monthly tests and house exams to assess the knowledge and skills for all the programmes. Meritorious students are given extra coaching and financial help in the form of providing additional books which is noteworthy.

The syllabi are unitised. The college has a good practice of supplementing the lecture method with Quiz Competitions etc. Most of the class work is carried on by the full time teachers. The examination process and the evaluation procedure are made transparent to the students at the beginning of the year itself.

Five teachers have participated in national seminars and 3 in international seminars in the subjects of Geography, Punjabi and English during last 5 years. The college has conducted five seminars on various topics of interest to staff and students during the last 15 years. Three of the teaching staff members have utilized the faculty development programmes during VIII and IX Plans of UGC grants. In the last five years, 5 teachers have acquired Ph.D.

The College conducts tutorial classes to the students where a batch of 20 students are attached to a teacher for academic and personal guidance. The teachers look after the academic progress of their batch of students and try to solve the personal difficulties, if any, of the students. This appreciable arrangement is also used as a feedback mechanism on teaching and learning process.

A separate audio-visual room is provided in the college with an overhead projector, a tape recorder, a 29-inch television set and a VCD. The teachers are allowed to use the room whenever they require the same.

The college has 40 teachers, out of which 24 are permanent, 11 temporary teachers and 5 are part-time teachers. 14 of the permanent teachers are with Ph.D. and 3 with M. Phil. Degree. There are two NET qualified teachers in the faculty. The college has freedom to appoint temporary teachers when the necessity arises. At present the college has adequate faculty strength.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The fact that out of 24 permanent teachers, 14 of them are with Ph.Ds., speaks about the potential for research in this institution. The provision of granting study leave to researchers is a positive step. It is also good to note that 20 per cent of the teaching staff are engaged in research. The teachers from the Departments of Economics, Punjabi, English and Geography have published 9 books in their respective subjects and published as many as 26 research papers in various journals during the past five years.

The college has not explored its expertise for consultancy service. There exists a large scope for all the teaching staff to apply and get minor research projects either from UGC or from other funding agencies. In the long run this will strengthen the research potential as well as expertise for consultancy among the faculty.

A member of teaching staff is designated as in-charge of extension activities of the college. There are two NSS programme officers with a volunteer strength of 240 students. Round the year the units are conducting regular programmes of campus cleaning, observation of important national days. Special camps are also organised in the villages nearby. The NSS students also excell in cultural and literary activities. Last year, blood donation camp was organised and 62 units of blood were donated by the students. The College has a NCC (Army) Senior Wing with the strength of 54 cadets and provision to enroll some students in the NCC Air Wing. In the last three years, 10 cadets have passed the 'C' certificate examination, 17 cadets attended the National Integration Camp, Army attachment camps in the last three years. Last year one cadet represented the College NCC Wing at Rajpath Parade at New Delhi. Besides the regular NSS programme, the college also runs Environment Awareness Society and a Women's Cell.

Teachers and students are encouraged to participate in the community work. The college is also associated with other NGOs working in the field of community services. The extension activities of the college and the community orientation of those activities are satisfactory.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has good infrastructural facilities and it has some more space for future expansion. The Advisory Committee to the Principal discusses the requirement of infrastructure and recommends to the College Managing Committee which would decide the course of action. The infrastructure is well maintained with the college funds. The infrastructure is also used by the University Distance Education Programme for the Personal Contact Programme and for Nursery Teachers Training for the last two years. A nice garden is maintained by the Campus Beautification Committee. The Managing Committee of the College is very pro-active in providing required infrastructural facilities in the college premises. All the teachers have contributed to building a small gurudwara in the college campus.

There exists a Library Advisory Committee. The Library has 21,205 books in its holdings for the use of the staff and students and it is also noted that a substantial amount has been spent on books. The library has spacious reading hall. The library facility needs to be strengthened in view of the new courses introduced by the college.

The Computer Lab of the Information Technology courses has 34 computers in two units with a server connected by LAN. The college does not have a centralised computer facility for non-computer science students. Three departments are equipped with computers. The college may explore the possibility of extending the computer courses to the non-computer science students also. This will enhance the employability of graduates. The facilities available at the computer centre need to be strengthened.

The College has a Dispensary with qualified Medical Officer catering to the medical needs of the students and staff. The College also has good play fields for the purpose of playing Hockey, Cricket, Basket Ball including a Gymnasium and other games and events. Outstanding students in sports and games are encouraged by giving extra coaching and by providing sports kit and scholarships etc. One student participated in the 32nd National Games 2002 held at Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam during December, 2002 in cycling and won the gold medal. Many students have won various medals and prizes in Hockey, Cycling, Weight Lifting etc. at Inter-Collegiate and Inter-Varsity levels.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The College annually publishes its updated prospectus containing all the information about the academic programmes and other activities. The admission policy is made very clear in the prospectus itself.

The drop out rate works out to 15 per cent. It is stated that this drop out is due to the admission policy of the state government where students who complete schooling with failure in one subject are admitted to college with a provision for those students to clear the arrears in the supplementary exams. However, the success rate at the final examination is very encouraging at 92.5 per cent. Two students of this College have cleared UCG NET exam in 2001 and 2002.


Students are provided with facilities for many outdoor games and gymnasium. Merit scholarships for outstanding students and other scholarships for students belonging to scheduled caste and other backward class students are available. A Career Guidance Cell has been established which needs to be strengthened. Tutorial classes and personal counselling are also conducted to the students by the teachers. However, this aspect needs to be strengthened.

The College has a Dispensary in the campus and a Medical Officer comes on call. A canteen is being run in the College for the benefit of students. Students enjoy good food in the canteen.

The Alumni Association and Parent-Teacher Association have been formed and they have to be activated effectively.

Criterion VI: Organisation and Management
There is a pro-active managing committee headed by an ex-member of Parliament and other eminent members. The decisions taken by the managing committee are translated into action by the Principal, being ably assisted by different committees like Staff Advisory Committee and Principal's Advisory Committee.

The management supplements the deficit budget. The College has an efficient internal check system and the work of the non-teaching staff is being monitored by a Committee headed by the Principal of the college. All the financial transactions are taken care by the Bursar. The tuition fee is collected from the students as per the government directions.

The college has liberty to recruit the temporary non-teaching staff. An academic calendar is prepared by the Staff Advisory Committee for the entire year. Loan facility is available to the teaching and non-teaching staff from Provident Fund.

Criterion VII: Healthy practices
Besides the regular academic programmes, need based self-financing courses are started by the college. The College has conducted 10 simple Sanskrit Speaking Centres during the last year from a grant sanctioned by the UGC. Many of the teachers and students participated in these courses and got the benefit. Moral education is also imparted to the students along with the academic schedule. Values of discipline and dignity of labour is inculcated among students through assemblies and tutorials. All the students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular and extra curricular activities aimed towards all round personality development.

A Divinity Society has been formed in the College with Principal as Chairman. The society conducts various programmes for the students like Yoga and Meditation, lectures on moral values etc. The Society also organises some historical tours for the students.

Youth Welfare Department of the College takes care of all the cultural competitions of the college. The students of the college have won many prizes during the youth festivals conducted at zonal level right from the year 1978.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The peer team, after going through the self-study report and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities, is appreciative of the progress of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College. The peer team considers that there are a number of features of Guru Nanak Khalsa College's approach to quality assurance and standards which it would wish to commend. The peer team would like to commend the Institution for the following aspects:

The commitment of teachers and the discipline of the students
Achievement of the college in sports

Pro-active management for providing support in the all round development of the college.

The good infrastructure of the college

In spite of the rural catchment area, the good academic results of 92.5% at the undergraduate level

Keeping in view the future plans of the institution, the peer team would suggest the following to the institution to consider:

Job-oriented /need-based vocational courses like Hotel Management, Journalism, Communicative English, Creative Writing may be started.

The effectiveness of the career guidance cell for the students may be strengthened.

An 'Internet Access Point' may be created in the Library for the use of teachers and students.

Administration and Accounts may be computerised.

The Basket Ball field may be cemented for better performance.

Library facility needs to be strengthened. It is suggested that latest books of Asian Edition from good foreign authors in relevant field of interest may be procured. The periodicals in the field of computer and electronics may also be subscribed.

The teachers may be encouraged to prepare teaching plan for the academic year.

The peer team appreciates the cooperation extended by the college in carrying out this academic exercise and wishes to thank all the members of the institution.

Name of the Chairperson : Prof. K.N. Tripathi

Name of member : Prof. I. Bhanu Murthy

RAMESH CHAND Vs STATE OF HARYANA AND OTHERS

CIVIL WRIT PETITION NO.11444 OF 2008

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DATE OF DECISION: AUGUST 11, 2009

Ramesh Chand .....Petitioner
VERSUS
State of Haryana and others ....Respondents

CORAM:-
HON BLE MR.JUSTICE RANJIT SINGH

1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed to see the judgement?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?

PRESENT:
Mr. Namit Kumar, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr. Harish Rathee, Sr.DAG, Haryana, for the State.

RANJIT SINGH, J.
This order will dispose of two Writ Petition Nos.11444 of 2008 (Ramesh Chand Vs. State of Haryana and others) and 19947 of 2008 (Sandeep Kumar Vs. State of Haryana and another). The facts are being taken from CWP No.11444 of 2008.

The petitioner herein has claimed grant of pay scale of Rs.1200-2040/4000-6000, which, in case of petitioner Ramesh Chand was granted and has now been withdrawn. This is termed as totally illegal. Petitioner Sandeep Kumar, however, has sought the grant of this pay scale through the connected writ petition. Both the petitioners, however, rely upon an order passed by this Court, annexed with the petition as Annexure P-13, which, according to
them, squarely cover their prayer and relief claimed in the writ petitions. This, however, is seriously disputed by the State counsel, who would say that issue rather is covered against the petitioners by a Division Bench judgment of this Court, which is annexed with the reply as Annexure R-1.

The facts, noticed in brief to get the hang of the issues, are that the petitioner was appointed as Constable Computer perator on 7.4.1994. Reference is made to a communication, Annexure P-1, whereby the Government of Haryana has approved the proposal for recruitment of technical Constables in different technical fields. The petitioner, who is 10+2 qualified has also done one year diploma in Computer Application from Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Karnal. The qualification for appointment to the post of
Computer Operator was advertised vide Annexure P-1 and it was 10+2 with one year diploma from any recognized and reputable Computer Training Institute. Graduates were to be given preference.

It is on this basis, the petitioner claims that he was appointed as Constable Computer Operator.

State Government had revised the pay scales of all technical posts from earlier pay scales to Rs.1200-2040 by issuing notification dated 26.7.1991 annexed with the petition as Annexure P-5. On 12.8.2002, one Mukesh Kumar, who was working as Draftsman, filed CWP No.2579 of 1997 claiming pay scale of Rs.1200-2040. Another CWP No.15535 of 1999 came to be filed by some other Constables claiming the same pay scale. The writ
petition was accordingly allowed by this Court and order in this regard is at Annexure P-7. The State Government filed a Special Leave Petition against the same which was dismissed on 18.2.2005.

This order is placed on record as Annexure P-8. As per the etitioner, these judgments were then implemented. Petitioner also submitted representation for grant of pay scale of Rs.1200-2040, which was further revised to Rs.4000-6000. When the same was not granted to the petitioner, he also filed CWP No.37 of 2006 on 20.4.2006 alongwith 39 other petitioners. This writ petition was disposed of with a direction to the respondents to grant the necessary benefits within a period of four months. The State counsel produced a letter dated 18.4.2006 (Annexure P-10), whereby the petitioners were allowed/granted the pay scale of Rs.1200-2040 and further revised to Rs.4000-6000. The petitioner, however, still was not granted this pay scale. He then filed another CWP No.17176 of 2006 alongwith four other petitioners. One of the petitioners therein was Virender Singh, who was granted the said pay scale with effect from the date of his appointment. Said Virender Singh was also paid the arrears. This writ petition filed by the petitioner was allowed on
25.3.2008 with another CWP No.15347 of 2006. This order is annexed with the petition as Annexure P-13. Subsequently, however, this pay scale, which was granted to the petitioner, has been withdrawn on 7.6.2008 without issuing any show cause notice or otherwise affording any opportunity of hearing. That is how the petitioner has filed this writ petition, claiming the pay scale as stated above.

In response to a notice, the respondents have filed reply.

As a way of preliminary submission, it is pointed out that the petitioner had joined the police Department as a Constable and his appointment clearly shows that he was not appointed to any technical post but was appointed as a Constable. It is accordingly stated that he is not entitled to the pay scale or the revised pay scale of the technical post of Computer Operator, in terms of the instructions dated 26.7.1991 and, thus, the scale granted to him has been withdrawn. In support, reliance is placed on a Division Bench judgment of this Court dated 9.7.2008 rendered in CWP No.8745 of 2007 titled Lalit Kumar and others Vs. State of Haryana, where this Court has dismissed various petitions raising similar question of law.

I have heard the learned counsel for the parties.

Mr.Rathi would point out to the appointment order of the petitioner annexed with the reply as Annexure R-1 to urge that the petitioner was appointed as Constable on temporary basis and not as a Computer Constable. He would then refer to the communication issued by the Financial Commissioner, Annexure R-2, to say that the prescribed education qualification for technical posts in various department, as prescribed, is ITI certificate/diploma from Polytechnic.

He would then state that the petitioner does not possess this ITI Certificate, which is an added reason for not allowing him this pay scale.

Mr.Namit Kumar, counsel for the petitioner, joins serious issues with Mr.Rathi and contends that the petitioner had applied pursuant to Annexure P-1, which clearly states that post advertised was for a Computer Operator, for which he was appointed. He would
also say that ITI was not the prescribed qualification and only one year diploma from any recognized/reputable Computer Training Institute was the essential qualification. In this regard, counsel for the petitioner would also refer to communication, Annexure P-12, initiated by Superintendent of Police, Yamunangar, where it is clearly mentioned that the petitioner, Ramesh Chand, was appointed to the post of Computer Operator-cum-Constable. He has also placed on record some additional documents alongwith his replication where the fact of petitioner being Computer Operator Constable is mentioned.

Annexure P-18 is a communication from Superintendent of Police, Jind, which inter-alia states as under:-

As per record of this office, Constable Ramesh Chand No.916/Jind (now 921/YNR) was called for medical examination against Computer Operator Constable as mentioned in medical check up as register at Sr.No.176.

Annexure P-20 is a copy of T.P.M. where the petitioner is described as Computer Operator, showing that he was taken on temporary duty. In addition, the counsel would refer to order, Annexure P-13, passed by this Court where similar issue was decided by Division Bench of this Court.

I have perused order, Annexure P-13, and find that this makes a reference to the same advertisement, which is annexed with the petition as Annexure P-1 and is dated 31.1.1994.

The Division Bench has noticed the qualification prescribed for the post of Computer Operator. While disposing of this petition, reference is made to an order passed in CWP No.15535 of 1999, wherein by taking note of the instructions, the case of similarly situated
Computer Operators, who had obtained diploma from private Institutions, was disposed of. In this order, reference is also made to a decision in CWP No.37 of 2006, where the same relief had earlier been granted by this Court. In this case, a communication addressed by Director General of Police to the office of Advocate General, Haryana, was placed on record, showing that the higher pay scale of Rs.1200-2040 and corresponding revised pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 was allowed to similarly situated persons. After making reference to
all these orders , the Division Bench finally opined that the order withdrawing the higher pay scale was passed without application of mind and ultimately had allowed this writ petition. While allowing the writ petition, it is directed as under:-

In view of the observations mentioned above, the present writ petition is allowed. Order under challenge is set aside. The respondents are directed to put the petitioners in the same pay scale, which they were getting in the month of May, 2006 after passing of the order in Civil Writ Petition No.37 of 2006 (P11) and arrears of pay be paid to them from the date higher pay scale was withdrawn.

The arrears of higher pay scale be paid to the petitioners in the same terms as were paid to the petitioners in Civil Writ Petition No.15535 of 1999 (Annexure P7). Needful be done within two months from the date of order.

The facts, as noticed above, clearly show that the case of the petitioner and the relief claimed in the present writ petition is squarely covered by the decision in Annexure P-13.

The submissions made by counsel for the petitioner that he was appointed as a Computer Operator is borne out from the documents on record. The petitioner has placed on record the material, which clearly show that he indeed was appointed as a Computer Operator Constable. Similarly, there is no weight in the second limb of submission made by counsel for the respondents that such higher pay is eligible only to those who possessed the ITI Diploma. This line of argument was also considered and did not find approval of the Division Bench of this Court, as can be seen from order, Annexure P13.

Accordingly, Civil Writ Petition No.11444 of 2008 is allowed. Direction is, thus, issued to the respondents to put the petitioner in the same pay scale as he was granted earlier. The petitioner be also paid the arrears of the pay as due to him. The arrears be paid to the petitioner in the same terms as was allowed in CWP No.15347 of 2006.

In view of the decision in Civil Writ Petition No.11444 of 2008, Civil Writ Petition No.19947 of 2008 is also allowed. The respondents are directed to fix the pay of the petitioner in the revised pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 from the date it has been granted to the
similarly situated persons. He shall also be paid arrears of his pay in the same terms as has been allowed in CWP No.15347 of 2006.

( RANJIT SINGH )
JUDGE

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