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Government Mohindra College, Patiala, Punjab
Government Mohindra College, Patiala, Punjab
Patiala (District Patiala)
Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Status: NAAC Accreditation Grade A. Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab was established on / in 1875.
Principal of Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab is Dr Sukhbir Singh Thind (Mobile 98153-46628).
Government Mohindra College is situated in Patiala of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Patiala comes under Patiala Tehsil, Patiala District.
Fax # of Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab is +91-175-2321516.
Contact Person(s) of the Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab is (are): Dr Sawinder Singh Rekhi (95010-23423).
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab is (are) : 0175-2321191.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab are 99150-43105, Admissions 98153-46628, 98882-36523, Mrs Ashoo Bajaj (9872976267).
email ID(s) is
Website of Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab is www.mohindracollege.org.
Registrar : Tripati Sharma.
Contact Details of Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab are : Telephone: +91-175-2321695
98146-26329, Dr Manjit Singh Saini, Lecturer in Physics, Telephone: +91-175-23055240, Prof Swaraj Raj, Head, Dept of English, Telephone: +91-175-2217431
Earlier Principals: Dr. R.K. Sharma, Dr. Sundeep Bhangoo (DOB 4-1-1954), Rupa Saini (Mobile 98148-07976)
Dr Sudeep Bhangoo, President, Parent-Teacher Association
Mr J Roy Mangla, President, Old Students Association (as in June 2013)
Vice Principal: Prof Jasveer Singh
Prof Jasbir Singh Boparai, Convenor, Convocation-2014
NAAC Accredited A+ Grade
UGC Status: College with potential for Excellence
Dr Savinder Singh Rekhi (Co-ordinator Diploma courses), Mobile 95010-23423
Dr. Swinder Singh Rekhi (Associate Professor) Mobile 9463423423
Dr. S. S. Rekhi
Competitive Examination Coaching Cell (Career Wing) of Govt Mohindra College Patiala Mobile Number 94176-85969 (Dr Ravinder Kumar Garg)
CoursesGovernment Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
M.Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Geography, IT
MA Punjab, English, Hindi, Pol Sc, History, Economics
BA Honours in Hisotry, English, Pol Sc
B.Sc. Medical and Non Medical
B.Sc. Honours in Economics
Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking, Health Care, Mobile Communication, Green House Technology, Hospital Management
Approval details: Government Mohindra College is affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)
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Media coverage of Government Mohindra College, Patiala Punjab, Punjab
5 students injured in group clashFive students of the local Mohindra College were injured in a group clash outside the institution yesterday shortly after the Principal recognised one student group as representative of students of college.
According to sources, two members of the “victorious” group — Bhavanjot Singh and Prabhjot Singh — were attacked with sharp-edged weapons just outside the college by a group of 15 to 20 students who were sore at their recognition.
The sources said when the “victorious” group came to know of the attack on their leaders, its members rushed out of the college and attacked students of the other group injuring three persons.
These students have been identified as Mandep Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Gursewak Singh.
The injured students have been admitted to Government Rajindra Hospital.
The police has not registered a case so far.
NAAC report of Government Mohindra CollegePROFILE OF THE COLLEGE
Government Mohindra College, Patiala, one of the oldest Colleges in India, was founded in 1875. It is a living monument of rare glory and royal grandeur. At present, the College is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala. Campus of the College is spread over about 21 acres, situated in urban surroundings. It is funded by the Government of Punjab. The College was recognised under 2f and 12B of the U.G.C. in 1956-57.
The College has the following goals and missions
*Educational empowerment of a predominantly rural population;
*Imparting higher education to weaker sections of the society;
*Educational enrichment of female population and
*Promotion of Punjabi language
The College has two faculties â€“Faculty of science with 5 departments; and faculty of arts with 19 departments; offering 7 under-graduate and 6 post-graduate courses. The College has tied up with APTECH offering certificate courses in computer training. The College offers a U.G.C. â€“ sponsored under-graduate vocational course in Advertisement, sales promotion and sales management also.
There are in all 112 teachers, out of whom 54.7% are female. In all, 30% of the teachers hold PhD degree, while 50.9% of them hold M. Phil Degree. 41 teachers have done M.Phil/PhD during their service in the College. Eight departments have one teacher each in the department. There are 14 non-teaching personnel in the departments.
There are 4606 under graduate and post graduate students on rolls. Out of them two are overseas students. Out of them 31% are from women category. Almost all the students are from the state of Punjab. There are no research scholars. About 12% of the students secured first division; and 2.2% of them obtained University ranks.
Education in the College was imparted free of cost till 1930. Female students are not charged any tuition fees upto the degree level.
A few years back, the College was adjudged as on of the four â€˜modelâ€™ Colleges in the State by the Government of Punjab. A commemorative postal stamp on the College was issued by the Government of India on March 14, 1988.
The College has central Library, Computer lab, Computer centre (APTECH), Health centre, Sport facilities, Boys Hostel, Canteen, Welfare Scheme, Grievance Redressal Cell, Swimming pool, Conditioning room for sports persons, Guidance and counseling bureau, girlsâ€™ common room NCC, NSS, Bank etc.
However, the College does not have any collaboration or linkage with National/International institutions; consultancy service and self financial courses.
The College to be assessed and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Accordingly, a self study report was submitted to NAAC. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit and assess the College consisting of Professor Bhoomittra Dev, Former Vice-Chancellor, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur and Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, as a Chairperson, Professor K. S. Chalam, Professor of Economics and Director of ASC, Andhra University, and Professor N.S. Bhave, Professor of Chemistry and Former Registrar, Nagpur University, Nagpur, as members. Dr. Geeta Iynger, Academic Consultant, NAAC, coordinated the visit of the Peer Team to the College.
The Peer Team visited the College on November 12 and 13, 2002. The Peer team members widely interacted with Principal, Teaching and Non-Teaching faculty, students of the College and also interacted with Parents and Alumni. During the visit the team went through the relevant documents and also visited Departments, Central Library, Sports Complex and other infrastructural facilities.
Based on the above exercise, the team recorded data accounting to the seven criteria identified by NAAC. The assessment of the College under various NAAC criteria, alongwith suggestions for further improving the College functioning, are as follows:
Section -2 Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion -1: Curricular Aspects.
The College offers six post-graduate courses in English, Economics, Political Science, History, Punjabi and Hindi; seven under-graduate courses out of which three are under science faculty i.e. B.Sc., TDC (Medical), B.Sc. TDC (Non-Medical) and B.Sc. (Hons.) Economics and History, B.A. (Hons.) English and B.A. TDC. There are around twenty elective options including U.G.C. sponsored vocational subject in advertisement, sales promotion and sales management. English (communication skill) and Punjabi are compulsory. There are two senior secondary courses for Medical and Non-Medical stream students. A diploma programme in Computers is offered with the collaboration of Aptech.
There is a scope for horizontal mobility between sciences, humanities and social science courses.
Principal and the faculty display keen interest in the design of new courses/syllabi and get the approval of University authority/bodies.
Criterion â€“II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Admission to the under-graduate courses is given on the basis of marks obtained at the qualifying +2 examination. However, admissions to the post-graduate courses are made on the basis of ranks earned by the candidates at their under-graduate level and performance at the interview.
Students undergo a continuous evaluation process (monthly test, mock test, quiz etc.). Extra coaching is provided both for the below average students to come up, as also for the talented ones to achieve excellence.
The College holds symposium/extension lectures for the benefit of students and teachers. The College functions on 265 days in a year out of which 180 days are teaching days.
The Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) actively supports the academic activities of the College.
The recruitment of the teachers is as per U.G.C. norms and is done on the recommendation of PPSC/Government authority. In case of adhoc faculty, as and when requested it is done as per the Government norms. Teachersâ€™ appraisal is on the basis of
*performance of students at the University examination;
*confidential report written by the Principal of the College;
*feed-back from those students who have passed the final examination, while they come to collect their marks sheets.
The College encourages teachers to participate in National/International seminars/ refresher, orientation courses. 41 teachers have taken the advantage of this facility during 2001-2002. Some teachers were given awards for their excellence in teaching. Few of them have contributed by publishing books and papers.
Advance coaching to 10+2 students for admission to IIT/AIIMS/CBSE(PMT) etc., is conducted. In recent years, coaching for NET/SLET has also been imparted to the needy students.
A proposal to start remedial coaching to learners belonging to the disadvantaged section of the society, is pending with the U.G.C. for approval.
In some departments, there is inadequate number of teachers and only one teacher is looking after teaching, evaluation, tutorials etc.
Criterion â€“III: Research, Consultancy & Extension
It is appreciable that as many as forty one teachers have completed their Ph.D/M.Phil. degrees during service. Few teachers are guiding research also as co-guides with supervisors form other universities, as full time research is not permitted in the college as per norms of the University. In the light of this provision, a few teachers were allowed to go on study leave to undertake research activity. No financial assistance is provided to the students to encourage research activities. Some of the teachers have published papers.
Some of the teachers have authored books. The College encourages teachers and students to participate in the extension activities like Health and Hygiene awareness, Adult Education, Awareness on AIDS, environmental awareness through NCC/NSS activities. Extension services are also encouraged through Youth Clubs and other associations independently and in also in collaboration with NGOs.
The College has excellent facilities in sports and games including a swimming pool. Most of the energies of the students are used in sports and extension activities. The College provides these facilities to outside students and others also as a part of its extension activity.
Criterion â€“IV: Infrastructure & Learning Resources
The College, being the oldest in the region, has acquired very good infrastructure. Ample number of teaching rooms (55 in number), lecture theater (5 in number), laboratories to accommodate practical based subjects, sports facilities etc., are available. Conference room and assembly hall are also the part of the infrastructure. Besides these, administrative block, play grounds for outdoor and indoor games, swimming pool are well maintained. Separate accommodation is provided to each department. Central library has a stock of 81522 books on different subjects and subscribes for 15 journals. The library maintains a separate section for text books. Book bank facility also exists for the needy students. There is a Periodical section also.
The maintenance and up keep of the infrastructure is taken care by P.W.D, of the Govt. A beautification committee is formed to maintain the aesthetic value of the campus. Some of the building are heritage buildings being more than 100 years of vintage.
The College encourages the use of infrastructure for academic purpose by external agencies. The College regulates its activities in such a manner that its academic, sports and other infrastructure are put to an optimal use. The College has physical education department having elaborate facilities of sports and physical education. The Xerox, copying facility in the library is used by students to get copies of important parts of books. A large-sized common hall for girls has been constructed by a N.R.I.
The sports persons of the College have excellent achievements at National and International levels in different indoor and outdoor events. The College has participated in 17 different events (State), 68 events (National) and 05 (International events) in the during 2000-01. The College is a sports champion in the University for over twenty years. The College offers its sportsâ€™ persons various incentives, such as Roll of Honour, College Colour, Trophies, Merit Certificate, Cash prizes etc.
The College has many welfare programmes for students, like studentsâ€™ aid fund, scholarships and fee concession. The girl students are given free education upto degree level. Part time doctor is looking after the dispensary on the campus. The computer facility with Internet has been initiated by the College. The boysâ€™ hostel accommodates 150 students. No hostel facility is provided for girls.
Criterion â€“V: Student support and Progression
The College maintains excellent discipline.
A number of financial awards from Central & State Governments /NCERT/Students Aid Fund/ Red Cross/PTA fund etc are available in the College. Old Students and teachers have instituted few scholarships, medal, etc., for outstanding performance of students in academic and sports and also for needy students. The Alumni of the College have very distinguished persons who have occupied important positions of repute world over.
Information of College activity is displayed on the college website.
A studentsâ€™ counseling and guidance bureau is available in the College.
The Alumni association is a registered body. The association honours old students, collaborates with the college in organizing seminars/symposium etc.; and also releases news bulletins regularly.
Some of the students have cleared NET examination, I.I.T., AIIMS and Indian Civil Services examination during the last two years. Most of the students seeking admission to different courses in the College are from the State. Two overseas students are also on roll of the College. The College is popular for its historical glory, faculty; infrastructure and discipline.
Kumari Sumanjeet Kaur, B.A. Final (2002), has been honoured by the State as â€˜Daughter of Punjabâ€™.
Criterion â€“VI: Organisation and Management
The coordinating and monitoring of the activities of the College is deftly done by the Principal, assisted by College council, sports council, Grievance Rredressal Committee for employees and students. Special committees are constituted with faculty members to monitor various curricular, co-curricular and extension activities. The working of the different departments is monitored by the Principal in consultation with the heads of the Departments. The efficiency of the teaching and learning activities is also checked. The teachers get Government accommodation as they are considered as Govt. servants. The Principal and class four staff have quarters on the Campus.
The College helps the staff to avail loans, such as house loan, vehicle loan, computer loan etc., from various sources.
Criterion â€“VII: Healthy Practices
*One of the four model Colleges in the State.
*College has adopted a mechanism of collecting studentsâ€™ feedback on academic programmes.
*Value based education in the form of organizing extension services, guest lectures, National day etc.
Some of the teachers have won awards for their best performance in academic work and sports.
*Teacher monitors to help the students to solve academic and personal difficulties.
*NCC, NSS, Youth, Red Cross and other Community Orientation activities have been launched.
*The seminars/symposia/special lectures are arranged to enrich the knowledge of faculty and students.
*Sense of civic responsibility is developed among the students.
*Ample efforts are made for an all round development of students.
*Mohindra Health Club/College Youth Club & Hindi Sahitya have contributed to the growth of the College.
*Encouraging competitive spirit among the students in curricular/sports activities by giving incentives systematically.
*Girls education is free upto the graduate level.
*Institution of Computer courses (preliminary and advance level) through Aptech.
*Winning at Biology and Chemistry Olympiad.
*Open air Theater
*Published Alumni directory consisting of more than six hundred persons.
Section â€“III : Overall Analysis
*The Peer Team, after perusing the self study report; and after its visit to various academic and physical facilities is impressed by the glory that has been historically associated with the college.
*The College has earned a reputation for imparting quality education and ensuring a sense of discipline.
*The Peer Team feels that there are a number of features in the collegeâ€™s endeavour to maintenance of standards which are commendable, e.g.
*Effective leadership and good human relationship, contributing to the name and fame of the College.
*Strict discipline maintained by the College.
*Parents Teacher Association (PTA) has been functioning as a boon for the College development.
*Sports persons have excellent achievements at the National and International Levels, besides being the University champion in sports for over twenty years.
The Peer Team would like to bring certain concerns to the attention of the College:
*In order to maintain and enhance the historical glory of the College, granting of an autonomous status to it may go a long way in fulfilling its goals objectives in the true sense, especially opening the annexure for teaching and research.
*The College may consider strengthening and modernizing the facilities in the Departments.
*Efforts should be made at the University/Govt. level to ensure research activities for the students in the College.
*Separate library facility may be generated at least in the P.G. teaching Departments.
*Guidance and Counseling cell be strengthened more.
*Residential accommodation to be provided for girls in the College campus in order to ensure extension of the goals and objectives of the College to the rural areas.
*It will be appreciated if library, examination, financial and administrative works is computerized.
*Teaching learning processes need to be further improved by using modern techniques.
*The College may consider starting a few self financing / job oriented courses with the freedom to appoint necessary staff.
*Considering the fact that the College was first started with three languages, Persian, Sanskrit, and Arabic, to which three more languages, Punjabi, Hindi and English were added, it may be desirable to have an Institute/School of languages with modern methods of teaching and research.
*It is appreciated that the College/Govt. reimbursed a sum of Rs. 16 lacs for the Bus fare for students to facilitate taking higher education to the door steps of the rural students. This may be continued for future.
*The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will enable the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies for further growth and development.
*Academic/administrative leadership provided by the Principal, Dr. R. K. Sharma, is appreciated.
The Peer Team acknowledges with thanks the cooperation extended by The Govt. Mohindra College, Patiala, during the visit. Thanks are also due to Dr. Geeta Iyngar, Academic Advisor, NAAC, for her able assistance and facilitation in connection with the visit.
Prof. Bhoomittra Dev (Chairperson)
Prof. K. S. Chalam (Member)
Prof. N. S. Bhave (Member)
I agree with the contests of the above Report.
Criminal Misc M 44646 of 2007In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh
Date of decision:4.10.2007
Hardeep Kaur and another .....Petitioners
State of Punjab and others .....Respondents
Mr. Manish Kumar Singla, Advocate for the petitioners.
Mr. I.P.S. Sidhu, Senior Deputy Advocate General, Punjab
for the respondent-State.
Mr. Manu K. Bhandari, Advocate for respondent No.4.
S.S. Saron, J. (Oral)
As per office report, the petitioners have not taken dasti notice of respondent No.5 Krishan Sharma.
Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that he does not claim any relief against respondent No.5. Consequently, the name of respondent No.5 is deleted from the array of respondents.
The Registry to carry out necessary corrections in this regard.
Hardeep Kaur (petitioner No.1) has appeared in Court.
She has been identified by her counsel Shri Manish Kumar Singla, Advocate appearing for her. She has stated that her date of birth is 18.8.1989, besides, she is studying in B.Sc. final year at Patiala. It is submitted by her that she has married Rakesh Kumar (petitioner No.2) of her own sweet will and desire. The marriage has been solemnized by her with her free will and without any pressure or coercion from anyone.
Learned counsel for the State has submitted the statement of Hardev Krishan Sharma (respondent No.4) that was recorded by Deputy Superintendent of Police (Rural), Patiala. It is stated by respondent No.4 that in case his daughter Smt. Hardeep Kaur has performed her marriage
with her consent then he would have no objection with the marriage.
This petition has been filed for issuance of directions to
respondents No.2 and 3 to protect the life and personal liberty of the petitioners by providing them adequate Police protection and also not to let respondent No.4 or anybody else to interfere in their married life. The marriage that has been solemnized by the petitioners amongst themselves is
an inter-caste marriage which is not to the liking of the family members of petitioner No.1. The petitioner came to know each other while they were studying at Government Mohindra College, Patiala in B.Sc. They had a liking for each other and they solemnized their marriage amongst
themselves at Shiv Mandir Sudhar Sabha, Patiala on 27.8.2007 as per Hindu rites and ceremonies.
Photographs (Annexure-P.3) showing the solemnization of marriage and certificate dated 27.8.2007 (Annexure-P.4)
issued by Shiv Mandir Sudhar Sabha, Patiala with regard to the solemnization of their marriage have been placed on record. The petitioners have also submitted an application dated 30.8.2007 (Annexure-P.5) to the SSP, Patiala (respondent No.2) and SHO Police Station Tripuri, Patiala.
Learned counsel for the petitioners has submitted that the said application has not been given due attention and has not been attended to.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances and the fact that the petitioners have solemnized their marriage amongst themselves it would be just and expedient to dispose of this petition with the direction to respondents No.2 and 3 that in case they are approached by the petitioners setting out their grievances as have been made in the present petition the same would be looked into by them independently and in accordance with law.
Accordingly, the criminal miscellaneous petition is disposed of with the direction to respondents No.2 and 3 that in case the petitioners approach any of them setting out their grievances as have been made in the present petition the same shall be duly considered and looked into by them independently and in accordance with law.
Copy of this order be given dasti on payment of fee prescribed for urgent applications.
THE PRINCIPAL VAISH COLLEGE BHIWANI and ANOTHER Vs THE PRESIDING OFFICER INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL CUM LAB CWP 17245 of 2006IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.
DATE OF DECISION : 18.3.2011
The Principal, Vaish College, Bhiwani and another PETITIONERS
The Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal-cum-Labour Court, Rohtak and Another RESPONDENTS
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER
Shri Akshay Bhan, Advocate and Shri Santosh Kumar, Advocate for the petitioners.
None for the respondents.
MAHESH GROVER, J.
The petitioner/Management has impugned the award of the Labour Court, Rohtak dated 1.5.2006. A reference was claimed under Section 10(1)(c) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) :-
Whether termination of services of Shri Sanjay Chawla is justified and if not, to what relief he is entitled to?
The respondent/workman had raised a demand on 27.11.2001 against the petitioner/management alleging that he was appointed against a regular post since December, 1997 and his work and conduct was satisfactory, but his services were terminated erroneously on on 1.10.2001 without complying with the provisions of Section 25F of the Industrial Disputes Act. He further alleged that the persons junior to him were still working and, therefore, there has been violation of the provisions of Sections 25G and 25H of the Act.
The petitioner/management set up a plea that the respondent was not a workman within the definition of the Act and that he was never appointed against a regular post, but was working as a Part Time Sweeper, engaged only when there was exigency of work. It was further pleaded that the workman had abandoned the services. They pleaded that the provisions of the Act were neither attracted, nor violated. It was specifically pleaded that no person junior to the respondent was working with the management.
The Tribunal concluded that the petitioner had completed 240 days of service in the 12 months preceding his termination and that there was no material to show that he had abandoned the service. It also concluded that the respondent/workman was not appointed against a regular post, but was working on part time basis. It then concluded that the petitioner was a workman whose services had been terminated in an arbitrary manner and held the respondent/workman entitled to be reinstated along with 50% of the back wages.
The question which has been raised herein is as to whether a part time employee like the respondent/workman who entitled to the benefits of the Industrial Disputes Act and whether a part time worker who comes within the definition of Section 2(s) of the Act, can also be treated to be a workman within the meaning of the Act, so as to be held entitled to the benefits of the provisions of the Act in particular the provisions of Chapter IIA and V.B thereof.
The question which has been raised herein was referred to the Full Bench in C.W.P. No.4660 of 1999 and in the admission order, the petition was ordered to be listed after the decision of the Full Bench.
The Full Bench of this Court has since rendered the decision on 22.5.2008 and it has been concluded as under :-
In view of the facts mentioned above, we conclude that a part time worker would fall within the definition of a workman as postulated under Sections 2(s) of the I.D.Act.
However, nature of his employment will be that of a contractual employee and employer be at liberty to terminate him and his termination would not entitle him to get any benefit under the provisions of Chapter VA and VB of the I.D.Act. It is further clarified that to enforce rights and obligations arising under contract of employment, may be in writing or oral, the part time worker may invoke the provisions of I.D.Act other than contained in Chapter VA and VB of the Act.
In view of the aforesaid, when there is no dispute that the respondent/workman was working on part time basis and in view of the observations made by the Full Bench as extracted above, I am of the opinion that the writ petition deserves to be allowed and the impugned award deserves to be set aside.
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