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BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, Punjab
Address:Lawrence Road
26FF, Ranjit Avenue, B Block
Amritsar (District Amritsar)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 143000


BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is also known as BBK DAV College for Women (ITI).

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab was established on / in 1967.


Principal of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is Mrs Junesh Kackria (DOB 7.8.1950), Dr. Mrs. Neelam Kamra.

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is situated in Amritsar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Amritsar comes under Amritsar Tehsil, Amritsar District.

Fax # of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is +91-183-2229937.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is (are) : 0183-2221009.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab are 98764-60397, 98729-94590, 94178-81138, 98885-40845, 9878768008, 9814739322, 9876849368.

email ID(s) is BBK DAV College for Women Amritsar Punjab

Website of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab is www.bbkdav.org.


Contact Details of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-183-221757, 5095263
Vice President of College Managing Committee Dr Surinder Kumar Saama

Other colleges of DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi
DAV Centenary College, Faridabad
DAV Institute of Management, Faridabad
DAV College, Naneola
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala
DAV College, Pundri
Dr Ganesh Dass DAV College of Education for Women, Karnal
Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College for Women, Karnal
DAV College, Pehowa
DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Kanina
DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar
MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
Hans Raj College, Delhi
PG DAV College, New Delhi
Dayanand College, Ajmer
Kshetrabasi DAV College, Nirakarpur
TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Yamuna Nagar
Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay)
DAV Velankar College of Commerce, Solapur
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur
Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar
DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar
DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology DAVIET, Jalandhar
Mehr Chand Technical Institute (ITC), Jalandhar
Mahatma Hans Raj DAV Institute of Nursing, Jalandhar
DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Jalandhar
DAV College for Boys, Amritsar
DAV College, Jalandhar
DRV DAV Centenary College, Phillaur
Hans Raj Mahila Vidyalaya, Jalandhar
KRM DAV College, Nakodar
Mohan Lal Uppal DAV College, Phagwara
RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala
SL Bawa DAV College, Batala
DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh
DAV College, Abohar
DAV College, Malout
DAV College for Women, Ferozepur
GGS DAV Centenary College, Jalalabad
Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar
Mehr Chand Polytechnic, Jalandhar
JC DAV College, Dasuya
DGB Dayanand Law College, Solapur
DAV School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar
DAV College, Titilagarh
DPB DAYANAND COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Solapur
MCM DAV College, Kangra
DAV Centenary College, Kotkhai
DAV Girls College, Kosli
BTC DAV College, Banikhet (Dalhousie)
Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon
MMD DAV College, Gidderbaha
Dayanand Industrial Training Institute, Amritsar
JN Kapoor DAV Dental College, Yamuna Nagar
DAV College, Sadhaura Village
NMDC Ltd. DAV Industrial Training Centre, Dantewada
DAV Polytechnic College, Dantewada
DAV College, Cheeka Guhla
DAV Polytechnic for Women, Yamuna Nagar
Dayanand College, Hisar
Dayanand Brahma Mahavidyalaya, Hisar
DAV College (Lahore), Ambala
JN Goenka DAV Centenary Development Rural Centre, New Delhi
Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Sabha, New Delhi
DAV Institute of Management and Vocational Studies, New Delhi
DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Daltonganj
Dayanand Institute of Education, Management and Research, Mumbai (Bombay)
Dayanand Institutions, Solapur
DAV Centre for Management Development in Agriculture and Environment, Rourkela
MG DAV College, Bathinda (Bhatinda)
Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute VVRI, Hoshiarpur
DAV Pharmacy College, Jalandhar
Jiyalal CEd College, Ajmer
MNDAV Dental College, Solan
DAV University, Jalandhar
DAV University for Women, Yamuna Nagar
DAV University, Pune


Courses

BA, BSC, BCA, B.COM, BBA, MA, MSC

Information & communication Technology
1. Computer Fundamentals MS Office & Internet

Banking & Accounting
1. Accounting

Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing
1. Basics of Beauty & Hair Dressing
2. Make Up Artist
3. Facial Therapist
4. Hair Stylist
5. Hair Colorist

Garment Making
1.Hand Embroider
2. Tailor (Basic Sewing Operator)

Indian Sweets, Snacks & Food
1. Attendant-Ethnic Indian Sweets, Snacks & Food
2. Assistant Craftsman Indian Snacks
3. Craftsman Indian Snacks
4. Assistant Craftsman North Indian Snacks

Media
1. Digital camera Photography
2. Videography
3. Mass Communication

Food Processing & Preservation
1. Basic Food Preservation

Travel & Tourism
1. Tour Salesman
2. Tour Office Assistant
3. Ticket Reservation Assistant
4. Tour Guide for Domestic Tourist
5. Driver cum Tour Guide
6. Tour Programme Coordinator


BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Masters, Business Management stream(s).

BBK DAV College for Women is affiliated with Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training Punjab, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


Profile of BBK DAV College for Women

The BBK DAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN is one of the 69 Colleges and professional Institutions under the overall management of the DAV College Management Committee. Inspired by the vision of Swami Dayanand Ji lead me from darkness to light the College is committed to the empowerment of women through learning beyond education in futuristic vision. Founded in 1967, the college was renamed BBK DAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN in 1979. Commencing with two small rooms in 1967 with less than 200 students the college now has 3600 students in many innovative and skill forming higher educational streams, in a well laid out campus of 11.34 acres acquired in several stages. The college provides unique physical and academic facilities and state of the art technology and infrastructure to the students such as a large auditorium , state of the art computer labs, seminar hall, fully computerized library, guest house, design and technology complex, heritage centre, well laid playgrounds, transportation services, audio-visual production facilities, jewellery design workshop, interior design workshop, textile laboratory, home science laboratory, music and dance rooms, hostel faculty rooms and open air theatre. The college celebrated silver jubilee in 1992, with commendable attainments in academic, sports and extension services, having 10 international level players, large number of top ranking scholars, and internationally renowned artistes. Publications of merit have emerged from the academic faculty The college was associated with World Council of Curriculum and Instruction(WCCI) ,Cincinnati United States of America early in 1986, and the WCCI Chapter was established in the college in 1987. In 1995 the college organized the World Conference with over 300 delegates from all over the globe. The college is a premier institution with work-ethics, dedication and reputation for value based quality education to women and functions in the sensitive north western international border of India. It has collaborated with National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), and organized many visits by educational experts during 1995-2003. The college had a record of 400 sports women of national rank in the last five years; 10 top positions, 11 second positions and 88 other ranks of the Guru Nanak Dev University were obtained by the students of the college in 2003-4. And the college is in the forefront of matters of national concern like fund raising for Gujrat Earth Quake Victims, having contributed Rs.1.49 lakhs to their aid. In scholarship, arts and national service the college has carved a high reputation for itselfBBK DAV College for Women is a multi faculty college affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University, Amritsar. The College offers a wide range of subjects for Arts, Science Commerce faculties at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The College offers 19 programs : 09 U.G. programs including 07 in vocational subjects, 03 P.G. Degree Courses in Finance, Fine Arts, Computer Science, and Commerce and 02 P.G. Diplomas in Computer Applications and Dress Designing. The College also offers 4-year degree courses in Bachelor in Design, Bachelor in Multimedia Applications. In 2002 the College was designated as an affiliate Institute of Distance Learning Programme of Guru Nanak Dev University and thus offers M. A. in English and 02 P.G. Diplomas in Computer Application, and Journalism and Mass Communication. Bearing in view the financial pattern of the State Government but at the same time to meet the changing requirement of the job market, the college initiated 10 self-financing courses, 05 in vocational subjects and 01 in elective subject. The College though started with Arts stream in 1967 has introduced several vocational subjects/courses in keeping with the goal of empowerment of women in the globalized world. The College is pioneer in North India in introducing Fashion Designing and Garment Construction, Gemology and Jewellery Design under U G Cs Vocational Scheme. The College not only motivates students to achieve academic excellence but also aims at overall personality development through value-based education, daily morning prayer, Havan to inculcate moral and spiritual values among students. The College has 54 permanent 46 temporary and part-time faculty members : 13 Ph. Ds, 18 M. Phils and 25 post-graduate teachers. It is a commendable feature to note is that a staff member of the Department of Fine Arts has been awarded State and National awards as an artist. Theatre feature is a salient activity of the college and it has attracted the attention and appreciation of the State Government which has utilized the talents of the staff and students of this department to celebrate statewide functions on memorable days. Indians abroad. have encouraged students to visit Wales and England. thus build international linkages and goodwill, including Cultural Linkage with the Kent County Council of Kent, U.K. The college cultural troupe won World Championship in Wales for Adult Folk Dance Competition in 2002. A staff member has been awarded Post doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers by Japan Society for the promotion of Science. The College offers abundant scope to the staff to pursue programmes leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees. Out of 56 permanent faculty members, 13 have Ph. D degrees, including 18 who have M.Phil degrees and 25 with PG degrees. The qualification possessed by the staff in the emerging field of societal relevance in which Post Graduate and research degree levels of higher education is still in the emerging stage. Many of the subjects are taught in the state of Punjab for the first time, and the staff and students have high level of expertise in teaching and participation in the world of work and practical application. They are honing their research skills and opting for research facilities on nation wide scale. Though 41 teachers are on temporary basis 02 of them possess Ph. D degrees,01 has M. Phil degree and 38 are with PG degrees. All 24 part-time teachers hold PG degree, which in many subject is still the highest available considering their career oriented innovative nature. One of the faculty members is engaged in Post Doctoral Research under fellowship from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. The College encourages its faculty members to engage in research by providing seed money, study leave and by making adjustment in teaching schedule. Publication of college literature and research work by the staff of the department is of high quality and the management is keen to develop the Publication Centre, to make available to research work and reports of field studies to scholars at affordable price. The College was set up in 1967 with 200 students in Arts stream in a small building with 2 rooms. Since then it has continuously expanded its infrastructures facilities by adding new floors, new building and blocks, laboratories, computer labs, workshops, library ,hostel, auditorium, seminar hall, guest houses, Heritage center, open air theatre, studios, play fields, etc. over an area of 11.34 acres. The full time campus caretaker undertakes the maintenance of the infrastructure. The Gardens and the flower layout give the college aesthetic and colourful ambiance. The Building Advisory Committee periodically reviews the maintenance of infrastructure. The buildings and laboratories, art and design rooms are kept spotlessly clean. The experts from the Sports Department maintain the playgrounds. The Student Council and Discipline Committee members look after the cleanliness of the lawns. The College has its own power sub station and a stand by generator system. The College not only makes maximum use of its infrastructure but also allows liberal use of its facilities by sister DAV institutions, other educational institutions, NGOs and GOs. The College has well-defined plan for future expansion of the buildings and land area as required to realize their goals of innovative attainments. . The library has 50,000 books and books and journals are neatly arranged and well maintained, within the space available. It has subscribed to good number of journals. Book bank facility is available to students belonging to under-privileged sections of the society. It is gratifying to note that during the last two years the College has purchased Rs.2.5 lakh worth books and about Rs. 2.75 lakh worth journals/periodicals. The library has computers, audio-video cassettes, Internet and fax facility. The spacious reading room can accommodate about 350students. Fine Arts, Commerce, Bachelor in Design and Sciences have departmental libraries. The College has an Alumni Association, which was formed in 1970 and activated in 1999. The College provides strong support to students in the form of educational leisure time facilities through indoor and outdoor games, nature club, debate club, theatre club audio-video facilities, creative writing, clay modeling, painting ,drawing, photography, debates and declamation contest. Through the Youth Welfare Department of the Punjab government , the College has been preparing students for cultural programmes at the State/national/ international festivals. The College participated in Adult Folk dance in Wales in 2002 and also participated in International Carnival at Calais, France in 2003. The College annually publishes a News Bulletin and college magazine Shachi . ManagementThe College was set up in the year in 1967 by the DAV Managing Committee ,New Delhi. Since it is a society managed by eminent persons with academic orientations, its commitments to education is reflected in the goals of the institution. The College has a Local Advisory Committee. The Management Policy is to ensure fullest freedom for each of the educational institutes under their jurisdiction, to innovate, raise resources and to plan their perspectives of development. They come to their aid in terms of loanable funds and other logistic support to acquire land and buildings. Hence self reliance and fund management, securing help to needy and meritorious students has become a commendable culture of the college. Raising a crore of rupees for the auditorium or another crore or more for the Design Technology building, acquiring land proximate to the college has been in their easy reach. Management committee members are affluent and willing donors. The Principal has pivotal role to coordinate the development activities and by her long association with the college and the educational policy making and fund giving bodies she has played the leadership role to build the college in the steps of the founders with idealism and zeal. The management consists of honorary workers, mostly professionals, who give their time and talents in good measure. The day to day administration is looked after by the Principal with the support of Deans of Faculties and coordinators of various departments. In addition, various statutory and non-statutory committees have also been constituted for smooth functioning of the College. Besides, various associations have been formed to arrange and oversee extra-curricular activities. Almost all the members of the faculty are actively involved in co-curricular activities. The Academic Council, Time-Table Committee, Prospectus Committee and Examination Controller prepare the academic calendar and oversee its implementation.

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BBK DAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN AMRITSAR Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition No.19618 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision : November 01, 2010.

B.B.K., D.A.V.College for Women, Amritsar .....Petitioner
versus
State of Punjab and others .....Respondents

CORAM : HONBLE MR.JUSTICE SURYA KANT.
Present :
Mr.Aman Chaudhary, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr.H.S.Brar, Additional Advocate General, Punjab.
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1. Whether Reporters of Local papers may be allowed to see the judgment?
2. To be referred to the Reporters or not?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest?
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Surya Kant, J. (Oral)

Notice of motion.
Mr.H.S.Brar, learned Additional Advocate General, Punjab, accepts notice on behalf of the respondents. In view of the nature of order which I propose to pass, there is no need to seek any counter reply from the respondents at this stage. The petitioner-College asserts itself to be covered under the Grant-in-Aid Scheme in terms whereof, 95% grant-in-aid towards the deficiency in budget is provided to the educational institutions by the State Government. The short grievance of the petitioner-College is that pursuant to the directions earlier issued by this Court vide order dated 19.5.2009 passed in C ivil Writ Petition No.7560 of 2009 ( BBK D.A.V.College for Women, Lawrence Road, Amritsar versus State of Punjab and others)

(Annexure P-1), the respondents have released the grant-in-aid upto the year 2007 but no such grant has been released for the subsequent years despite the petitioner representing the authorities time and again including vide epresentation dated 28.4.2010 (Annexure P-2).

Having heard learned counsel for the parties and considering he fact that the issue involved is no longer res-integra and this Court has lready issued directions for the release of grant-in-aid to the colleges like he petitioner, I deem it appropriate to dispose of this writ petition with a direction to the respondents to consider the petitioners claim for the elease of the grant-in-aid from the year 2008 onwards, within a period of hree months from the date of receiving a certified copy of this order, subject to fulfillment of the conditions by the petitioners college as laid down under the Govt. Scheme. rdered accordingly.
Dasti.

(SURYA KANT)
JUDGE

BBK D A V COLLEGE FOR WOMEN LAWRENCE ROAD AMRIT Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and OTHERS Civil Writ Petition 7560 of 2009



BBK DAV introduces new course

The BBK DAV College for Women is introducing B.Sc (biotechnology) from the academic session 2008-09.

The principal said the new course would equip girls for getting lucrative jobs in agro-based industry, pharmaceuticals, bio-tech industry and research institutes.

She said the college was also going to introduce add-on course in communication skills with special focus on group discussions for students facing interviews.

Bharti in cultural board

In recognition of her talent, dedication and innovativeness, Bharti Singh of BBK DAV College has been nominated to the inter-university national cultural board, an advisory body for the promotion and development of youth activities in the universities and colleges of the country.

Besides making her mark as a comedian in “Laughter Challenge IV” by beating her nearest rival with a margin of seven points, she has won highest awards and honours at the university and national levels in one-act plays, histrionics and skits. She was also a national-level pistol and rifle shooter in the college.

Giddha team member

Anudeep Kaur, a student of BBK DAV College has been selected by the union ministry of youth affairs and sports to represent the country’s giddha team in a cultural show to be held in China.


BBK girl is varsity topper in B Com exam

Amanpreet Kaur of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, secured the top position in the B.Com (II) examination of Guru Nanak Dev University securing 602 marks, the result of which was declared here on Tuesday. Harpreet Singh Walia of RK Arya College, Nawanshahr, stood second with 593 marks, while Tamana Mehra of BBK DAV College for Women, third with 580 marks.

As many as 2,069 candidates appeared in this examination and 1,472 were declared successful with a pass percentage of 71.14 as against last year s pass percentage of 66.72.

In the B.Com (III) examination, Charu Chawla of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, secured the top position by getting 1602 marks, while Megha Jain of the same college remained second with 1591 marks and Sakshi of the PC Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar, finished third with 1572 marks.

In all 1,916 candidates appeared in the B.Com (III) examination and 1,775 were declared pass.



Moving ahead of time is new management mantra

Hard work and commitment are the only ways to achieve success in life and one has to move ahead of time in order to cope up with the new management trends emerging in the global economic scenario.

This was stated by Woodbury University’s MBA programme director Dr Satinder Dhiman, while delivering a lecture on ‘Achieving personal and professional excellence’ at Guru Nanak Dev University, recently.

Dr Dhiman exhorted the students to imbibe by the new methodology which was transcending human and technological barriers. He said the world has become a global village and the new management mantra is to devise ideas that suit the world in coming years.

Quoting examples of world renowned leaders like Bill Gates and Peter Drucker, Dr Dhiman said, “The success does not only relates to earning money, fame or recognition. It can be achieved in real sense only if an individual gets the sense of achievement as well as the society at large.” He said, “We should perform beyond our optimum levels and should show our potential in the sphere of knowledge to the world. This would help us to bridge the gap between the developed and the underdeveloped.”

Earlier, Dr Dhiman gave a brief account of his research project on management leadership in USA. He also addressed the students of BBK DAV College for Women and interacted with faculty members and students on the management ethics.


DAV Public School turns 25

DAV Public School is holding year-long silver jubilee celebrations to mark the completion of the 25 years of its foundation.

The 25 years of the school have been glorious with many unique achievements and accolades.

The school’s founder principal, Ms V. Puri, who continues to be at the helm of the affairs, made a humble beginning in 1982 in the canteen of the BBK DAV College with just 200 students and 12 teachers.

The school today is a majestic structure with nearly 6,000 students and 272 teachers. It is providing modern infrastructure with five state-of-the-art computer labs, science labs, multimedia labs, a well-stocked three-storey library with 38,000 books and journals, a planetarium at the junior school, besides a science park.

Ms Puri claimed that a number of students from the school had achieved proud positions in every nook and corner of the world in various professions.

Directly managed by the DAV College Managing Committee in New Delhi, and affiliated to the CBSE, the school is a recipient of the ISO 9001-2000 certificate.

The principal said the school had been trying to tap the inner reservoirs of the young minds.

The school’s Service Unit had taken under its fold BBK Public School in Yaseen Road providing free education, Ms Puri said, adding that the school was also providing financial and professional assistance to other schools like the Citizens Forum Vidya Mandir for the wards of drug addicts, Nishkam School for rag pickers and Harbans Lal Khanna Memorial School.

The Mother Teresa’s Home for Children, Arya Anathalya in Ferozepore and Pingalwara also received the school’s regular help, she added.

The school, Ms Puri said, had a versatile network of co-curricular activities — debates, declamation, elocution, extempore speech, poetry recitation, creative writing, quiz competitions, panel discussions, art and craft, and performing arts.

She added that on regular basis the school organised seminars, workshops, lectures, talks, delegations, staff-meetings and enrichment programmes through the CBSE, NIEPA, NCERT, Gnostic Centre, IQF and DAV in-service programmes.


Savitu Kundra crowned Ms BBK DAV College

For Savitu Kundra, a final year student of Mass Communication, the crown of Ms BBK DAV came as a surprise.

She won the coveted title out of 400 students who were short-listed to six.

While Savitu won the beauty pageant, Nidhi Sharma of BA (Hons) won the “Ms Witty Dot Com” title as the first runner-up and Sakshi Sodhi won the title of “Ms Gloria Dot Com”, as the second runner-up.

The college’s farewell party was labelled “Dot Com Party”.

Savitu has an impressive academic record. She topped in Elective English and contributed photographs that have been chosen for display in various projects.

She was also chosen amongst the three girls of the college to organise meetings of Pakistani industrialists with their Indian counterparts in the hospitality section during the first Indo-Pak Expo Trade Fair held here recently.

She has also starred in a film that was shot in the college and had an all-girl star cast with an exception of one male actor in a one minute role.

“My next step in life is event management. Though teaching is my passion,” Savitu says.

The farewell party at the college premises was packed with fun and frolic. Junior students picked out winners from the senior crowd with innovative ideas of “one bearing the smallest purse”, “the one wearing yellow nail-paint” or “the one with the highest heels”.

Squeals of laughter were heard when the English translation of names of Hindi movies had to be guessed, for instance “Dus bahaney” was “Ten Excuses” etc.

Old songs filled the evening with solo and group performances on evergreen melodies of yore.

Ms Sarla Gupta, vice-principal of the college, presented prizes to the winners.


DAV, Arya mahila colleges lift folklore trophy

B.B.K. DAV College, Amritsar, and Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar, jointly bagged the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Folklore Competition Trophy here today. Kamla Nehru College, Phagwara stood runners up while DAV College of Education, Amritsar come third.

These competitions were organised as a mark the 36th foundation day celebrations of the university at the Khalsa Heritage Centre. Mr Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, inaugurated the exhibition.

In the exhibition, the students of various affiliated colleges displayed their rare artefacts like old utensils, ornaments, dresses, coins, weapons, jewellery, phulkaris, embroidery work, rare books, rare manuscripts and other rare articles showing the rich Punjabi cultural heritage.

An on the spot painting and photography competitions were also organised.

In coloured photography competition, Ashma Sethi of the BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, got the top slot. In black-white photography, Lobina Arora of the Khalsa College of Education, Amritsar, stood second. Cherry Wadhwa of the BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, was adjudged third in computer aided photography.

Ritu of the APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, was declared winners in painting (landscape) competition. Shikha of the BBK DAV for Women, Amritsar was declared runners up and Bindu of the APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar remained third.

Individual prizes winners of folklore competition:

Agriculture equipment- HMV College, Jalandhar, and the GRD College for Women, Phagwara. Embroidery- Rama Chopra Kanya Mahavidyala, Pathankot. Domestic articles — the SN College for Girls, Amritsar.



Colours come alive at Indra Dhanush fest

‘Indra Dhanush’ festival was recently organised at the BBK DAV College for Women in association with the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala. In the festival, cultural programmes were presented by artistes from different states of northern India, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh.

The groups presented folk dances in traditional costumes. The rich heritage of their respective states was presented through traditional music instruments, dresses and performances.

The troupe from Mathura headed by Mr Madan Lal presented musical “Brij Vandana” depicting the spirit of Vrindavan. This was followed by performances of artistes from Kulu. But Rajasthan with its bright costumes stole the show.

The performance of balancing urns with earthen lamps on the head received maximum applause. Their folk dances included Malwayi giddha, jindua and jhoomer.

Local MLA, Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, presided over the cultural evening.

Ms J Kackria, Principal of the college, urged the students to take forward the rich Indian culture to various parts of the country and abroad.


BBK DAV girl tops in varsity

Chitwan from the BBK DAV College for Women has topped in BA (Hons) English Part-I examination conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University.

Sherry Padam from Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Sarhali, has stood second in the university in BSc (IT) Part-I.

Shilpa Kapoor from BBK DAV College has stood second in the university in BA (Hons) English Part-I. Another student Samaratha Shori has also bagged the second position in BA (Hons) English Part-III. Shikha Sharma has secured the second place in BA (Hons) English Part-II in the university.

Sarabjeet Singh and Manmohan Kaur of DAV College, Hathi Gate, have stood second and fifth, respectively, in MA History Part-II in the university.



Students bring laurels to city colleges

City students have brought laurels to their respective colleges by securing top positions in Guru Nanak Dev University.

Shweta Bakshi from DAV College, Hathi Gate, topped in MA (English) Part II by securing 533 marks out of 800. She had bagged the first position in MA Part I last year.

Kanu Bhushan from the same college stood third in MA (English) Part II, securing 508 marks. She had got the seventh place in MA Part I.

Smriti Mahajan and Sukhdeep Kaur Bal from the same college bagged joint fifth position in MA Part II.

Earlier, Anoop Kalia from the same college secured ninth rank in the PMET test conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University.

Chitwan and Shilpa Kapoor from the BBK DAV College for Women got the first and the second positions, respectively, in BA (Hons) English Part I. Shikha Sharma stood second in BA (Hons) English Part II, while Samartha Shori got second position in BA (Hons) English Part III.

Vishakha Mehra from the same college got second place in M Com Part I. Shivam Sahni from Hindu College got ninth rank in the university in the PMET. Besides, he got 16th rank in the All India Manipal Entrance Test.



Indo Pak theatre artistes present Greek play Oedipus

The BBK DAV College for Women has emerged as the hub of live performing arts on this side of the border. The college, in collaboration with the Ajoka Theatre Group of Pakistan and Manch Rang Manch of India, staged the famous Greek play “Oedipus” written by Sophocles, one of the eminent playwrights of ancient Greece.

Principal of the college, Ms J. Kackria, said the play was the outcome of the workshop organised by three theatre stalwarts of India and Pakistan, including Mr Partho Banerjee from Kolkota, Ms Madiha Gauhar of the Ajoka Group, Lahore, and Mr Kewal Dhaliwal. The 60-odd talented artistes from India and Pakistan presented the play.

The play began with traditional masque performance. It is based on famous Greek tragedy drawing on the Freudian philosophy of Oedipus complex.

Ms Kackria said the theatre workshop had created a new genre of theatre culture among young artistes and it symbolised the cultural affinity among the artistes of India and Pakistan. She congratulated the participants, who stole the one-hour-long show.


City students shine in CBSE and varsity exams

Bhavan’s S L Public School recorded 100 per cent result, with all 66 students clearing the examination. The chairman of the School, Mr Avinash Mohindru, said Priyanka Batra had topped with 92.8 per cent marks. She had scored 92 per cent in Punjabi. He said that six students had scored more than 90 per cent. These students included Sumit Chopra with 91.2 per cent, Priyanka Sarpal with 90.4 per cent, Nitin Arora with 90.2 per cent, Sneha Mathur with 90.2 per cent and Alisha with 90 per cent. He added that Shilpa and Sumit Chopra had scored cent per cent in Mathematics, while Himanshu Gupta had scored 100 per cent in Science.

The school organised a special function to celebrate the achievements of its students.

Meanwhile, students of Shri Ram Ashram Public School, according to Principal, Ms Preeti Sharad, had got hundred per cent result. Out of 21 students, 18 had got first division, while 12 had got more than 70 per cent. She said that Rabia Arora had scored 90 per cent. Karan Khanna had got 87 per cent, while Aakrti Sharma had got 82 per cent.

Interestingly, a small town girl has stood second in Punjab by getting 97.4 per cent marks in CBSE Class X examination. Ms J. Kackaria, Regional Director, Ferozepore Zone of DAV Public Schools, and Principal of local BBK DAV College for Women, expressed her delight over the excellent performance of Palak Gupta, a student of LIDGDAV Senior Secondary Public School, Jalalabad. The third position was also secured by a girl student, Akriti Bhandari, DAV Public School, Ludhiana.

In university examination, Ms Garima Mahajan of DAV College has stood first in BBA Part-I examination conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University. She got 461 marks out of 600. Sania Suneja and Shilpi Mahajan, with 459 and 453 marks, respectively, out of 600, have stood second and third in BBA Part-I.

Students of BBK DAV College for Women have done well in exams. Anu Arora stood second in the B.Com (Professional) Part-III examination conducted by the university, while Megha Mittal is third in the district. Chandni Malik from the same college has secured third position in B.Com (Professional) Part-I examination.



Punjabi musical thriller Addi Tappa brings thrill to student artistes

THE Punjabi movie “Addi Tappa” has several firsts to its credit. It is the first Punjabi-language thriller. It is the first film with an all-female cast. It is the first movie in which student-artistes numbering 60 have acted. All these students belong to the local BBK DAV College for Women. The movie would be released here in January 2005.

An NRI producer-director from England, Mr Jeet Matharu, came here with a 33-member unit, including ace cameraman Hasmukh Rajput from Mumbai, to shoot this three-hour thriller. The movie would also be shown in countries including the UK, Canada and the USA.

Interestingly, besides students, teachers of BBK DAV College have also acted in it. All of them faced the camera for the first time. About 80 per cent of the shooting was done at the college campus. The rest of the shooting was done in different locations of the Holy City.

The lone male artist appears on the screen for a few minutes. The story is based on his mysterious murder in a college for women. Talking about the idea behind the movie, Mr Matharu said he had a chance meeting with the college Principal, Ms J. Kackaria. She introduced him to students of the multi-media department and the artistes who had performed at the World Youth Festival in the UK and France. Recognising the talent and potential of the “first time artistes”, Mr Matharu decided to give shape to his long-cherished dream project to re-cast his film “Addi Tappa” (the game of life).

Mr Matharu, who made his debut as producer and director under the banner of the United Vision India, said he was pleased with the abundance of talent of the young students. In direction, he was assisted by students Simrat Ghumman and Chanpreet. The director said there were no retakes during the making of the movie and that it was completed within a short span of two months.

Celebrity singers Wadali brothers, Jaspinder Narula, Sardool Sikandar, Nachhatar Gill, Balkar Sidhu and Sahira Khan have provided the Punjabi folk music to the movie. The music director is a local artiste Gurmeet Singh. The movie has eight songs. The lyrics are by a noted Punjabi poet, Major Litteranwala. The music was recorded in Mumbai and Amritsar. It’s a low-budget movie.

Ms Richa has played the role of Jasleen Sandhu, a westernised and modern character in the movie. She said she enjoyed her role to the hilt and that it was thrilling to work in the movie. Ms Parul, a theatre artiste of the college, who has enacted the role of Pammi in the film, said it was an interesting experience to be a part of the movie. Having worked in the theatre festivals held at London and Paris, she said that she felt no hesitation in facing the camera.


BBK DAV College win in cricket

The local BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, won the Guru Nanak Dev University Inter-College Womens’ Cricket Tournament defeating HMV College, Jalandhar, by eight runs at university ground here today.

Playing first BBK DAV College scored 148 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Avneet contributed the maximum 67 runs. Ritu of HMV College took seven wickets.

For the losers, Anureet and Manjeet contributed 33 and 25 runs, respectively. Naveem of BBK DAV College took three wickets and Saroj and Gurinder claimed one wicket each.


Apeejay College wins youth fest trophy

The Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, lifted the overall trophy at the Guru Nanak Dev University Youth Festival, which concluded here today at the Dashmesh auditorium of the university.

The local BBK DAV College for Women won the runners-up trophy while DAV College, Jalandhar, stood third.

Mr Avtar Henry, Minister for Industries, Punjab, presided over the valedictory function and awarded trophies to the winners. He also announced a prize of Rs 31,000 to overall winners of festival out of his discretionary fund. Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the university, welcomed Mr Henry and congratulated the winners.

The trophy in music went to Apeejay College while the local Khalsa College for Women and BBK DAV College were declared second. The trophy in theatre was also won by Apeejay College while BBK DAV College finished runners-up.

The trophy in literature was also annexed by Apeejay College while the RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, stood second. The BBK DAV College won the fine arts trophy while Apeejay College was declared runners-up in the competition.



BBK DAV College wins youth fest trophy

The local BBK DAV College for Women bagged Guru Nanak Dev University’s ‘A’ zone women’s youth festival trophy. R.R. Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, stood second while Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar, remained third.

The ‘B’ division trophy went to SDSPM College for Women, Rayya, while SGAD College, Khadoor Sahib, finished second and GTB Institute of Computer Management, Khanjot, third.

Dr Baldev Raj Chawla, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, presided over the concluding function of the festival and gave away the trophies.

Earlier, Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the univesity, said GNDU had been adjudged the top university of India in cultural fields, besides sports.

The results are as under:

Group shabad/bhajan:

RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 1; and BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 2;

Group song (Indian)

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala and SDSM College for Women, Rayya, both 2.

Vaar singing:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala 2.

Folk orchestra:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1.

Classical instrument (non-percussion):

Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and SN College for Girls, Amritsar, 2.

Classical vocal:

RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 1, and BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar,2.

Shabad/bhajan:

SN College for Girls, Amritsar, 1; and BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar 2.

Geet/gazal:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Folk songs:

SN College for Girls, Amritsar, 1 and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Western vocal:

SR Government College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and DAV College, Amritsar, 2.

Western group songs:

DAV College, Amritsar, 1; and SR Government College for Women, Amritsar, 2.

Poetical symposium:

SGAD College, Khadoor Sahib, 1; SDSM College for women, Rayya, 2.

Elocution:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Debate:

DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar, 1; and BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 2.

Quiz:

DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar, 1 and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Painting (landscape):

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Painting (still life):

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Sketches:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and DAV College, Amritsar, 2.

Cartoons:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1 and DAV College, Amritsar, 2.

Poster making:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and SN College for Girls, Amritsar, 2.

Rangoli:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1 and SMDRSD College, Pathankot, 2

Flower arrangement:

SD Arya Mahila College, Dina Nagar, 1; and BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 2.

Phulkari:

RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 1; and DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 2.

Clay modelling:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Skit:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Mime:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

Mimicry:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala, 2.

One-act play:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar, 2.

Classical dance:

BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, 1; and Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar, 2.



NAAC report of BBK Dev College for Women

Section - 1 Preface
The BBK DAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN is one of the 69 Colleges and professional Institutions under the overall management of the DAV College Management Committee. Inspired by the vision of Swami Dayanand Ji ‘lead me from darkness to light’ the College is committed to the empowerment of women through learning beyond education in futuristic vision. Founded in 1967, the college was renamed BBK DAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN in 1979. Commencing with two small rooms in 1967 with less than 200 students the college now has 3600 students in many innovative and skill forming higher educational streams, in a well laid out campus of 11.34 acres acquired in several stages. The college provides unique physical and academic facilities and state of the art technology and infrastructure to the students such as a large auditorium , state of the art computer labs, seminar hall, fully computerized library, guest house, design and technology complex, heritage centre, well laid playgrounds, transportation services, audio-visual production facilities, jewellery design workshop, interior design workshop, textile laboratory, home science laboratory, music and dance rooms, hostel faculty rooms and open air theatre. The college celebrated silver jubilee in 1992, with commendable attainments in academic, sports and extension services, having 10 international level players, large number of top ranking scholars, and internationally renowned artistes. Publications of merit have emerged from the academic faculty The college was associated with World Council of Curriculum and Instruction(WCCI) ,Cincinnati United States of America early in 1986, and the WCCI Chapter was established in the college in 1987. In 1995 the college organized the World Conference with over 300 delegates from all over the globe.

The college is a premier institution with work-ethics, dedication and reputation for value based quality education to women and functions in the sensitive north western international border of India. It has collaborated with National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), and organized many visits by educational experts during 1995-2003. The college had a record of 400 sports women of national rank in the last five years; 10 top positions, 11 second positions and 88 other ranks of the Guru Nanak Dev University were obtained by the students of the college in 2003-4. And the college is in the forefront of matters of national concern like fund raising for Gujrat Earth Quake Victims, having contributed Rs.1.49 lakhs to their aid. In scholarship, arts and national service the college has carved a high reputation for itself

The college is affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University. It has volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted its Self Study Report in December,2003. NAAC constituted a Peer Team to visit to the College and to validate the Self-study Report. The team consisted of Dr. Vedagiri Shanmugasundaram, former Vice Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, as Chairman, Dr. B. P. Kamboj, former Secretary, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Dr. N. Usha Rani, Professor and Director, Audio Visual Resource Centre, University of Mysore as Member & Professor Dr Mrs K. K. Tandon, former Deputy Director, Department of Higher Education, Government of Haryana as Member-Coordinator.

The Peer Team visited on 11th,12th and 13th March 2004 all the departments, and facilities of the college, and had interaction with the Principal, Governing Body Members, faculty, students, administrative staff, parents and alumni. The report has been prepared on this basis and is given as follows.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects
BBK DAV College for Women is a multi faculty college affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University, Amritsar. The College offers a wide range of subjects for Arts, Science Commerce faculties at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The College offers 19 programs : 09 U.G. programs including 07 in vocational subjects, 03 P.G. Degree Courses in Finance, Fine Arts, Computer Science, and Commerce and 02 P.G. Diplomas in Computer Applications and Dress Designing. The College also offers 4-year degree courses in Bachelor in Design, Bachelor in Multimedia Applications. In 2002 the College was designated as’ an affiliate Institute of Distance Learning Programme of Guru Nanak Dev University ‘and thus offers M. A. in English and 02 P.G. Diplomas in Computer Application, and Journalism and Mass Communication. Bearing in view the financial pattern of the State Government but at the same time to meet the changing requirement of the job market, the college initiated 10 self-financing courses, 05 in vocational subjects and 01 in elective subject. The College though started with Arts stream in 1967 has introduced several vocational subjects/courses in keeping with the goal of empowerment of women in the globalized world. The College is pioneer in North India in introducing Fashion Designing & Garment Construction, Gemology & Jewellery Design under U G C’s Vocational Scheme.

The college works within the syllabi and UG programs designed by the University. However, with a sizeable number of teachers being Members of Board of Studies and academic bodies of the GND University, they have played active role in the formulation or revision of the syllabus in the subjects of Home Science, English, Computer Sciences, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, etc.. The teachers of the Departments of Commerce and Psychology have been members of the committees for uniformity of syllabi of various Universities of Punjab and updating syllabi according to UGC guidelines.

The College not only motivates students to achieve academic excellence but also aims at overall personality development through value-based education, daily morning prayer, Havan to inculcate moral and spiritual values among students. The College follows multi-disciplinary approach in the skill-oriented courses within the framework of the syllabus designed by the University for enhancing the job-oriented skills and levels of attainment of the students. The various courses introduced by the College are in tune with the goals of the college and aim at equipping the students to meet the regional, national and global requirements. Special efforts are made to develop analytical ability through participation in workshops, competitions, debates and declamation, curricular and extra-curricular activities, sports and games etc in which students have obtained state, national and even international awards and recognition. The career-oriented courses started by the College are laudable.

Criterion II: Teaching- Learning and Evaluation
The students are admitted on the basis of academic award, special entrance test, interview or a combination of these three depending on the course in which admission is sought. After admission the students are assessed through class tests, skill-tests, written assignments, project work etc. Special assistance is given to weak students in their free periods/ holidays. Sports students are given special attention, guidance by expert coaches in several areas, besides financial support for participating in university, state and national level meets. The advanced learners are provided special concessions and facilities and Committees of Teachers give support and monitor their progress. All the bright students are members of the ‘Scholars Club’. They are provided free seat in the hostel in case they do not have adequate facilities at home; free meals are also provided. Merit certificates, prizes, cash awards and appreciation certificates are awarded to the top three positions on the basis of class tests, to about 700 bright students every year at the annual function. Students may be encouraged to participate in Maths Olympiad, Chemiad and other such competitive examinations. The advanced learners may be given an opportunity to develop their latent talents in writing, presentation and research.

The syllabi are unitized on a term-wise basis even under annual system of examination before the beginning of the academic session at the department level. The teachers maintain a diary where they note down the split up of the syllabus for covering on a regular and organized basis and other teaching activities. The Head of the Department periodically reviews the progress regarding completion of the syllabus. Besides the conventional lecture method, there is interactive learning through field work, group discussions, seminars, presentations, workshops, street plays, audio-visual methods, industrial visits, periodic assignments, educational trips & study tours, field work, quizzes competitions, exhibitions, etc. Guest faculties are invited to share their expertise as well as to provide practical skills to students. The students are assigned live projects to enable them to have first hand experience of professional work. This enables students to match the knowledge acquired through books with real life experience. The College provides facility to teachers to prepare audio-visuals and other teaching aids.

The teaching days are 160 which require to be raised to 180 as per U G C norm. Full time faculty does about 75% of teaching. The evaluation methods are communicated to the students through the college prospectus, morning assembly and through periodic announcements in the class rooms. The performance of students is regularly monitored through class tests and attendance. In case the students fall short of the required attendance, the parents are informed and are invited to the college to look into their problems.

The teachers are recruited as per UGC/DPI/GNDU norms. Permanent teachers are recruited by the Central Body - DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi. Ad hoc appointments are made by the Ad hoc Selection Committee at local level. To provide teachers for self-financing courses, the College appoints temporary/ad hoc staff in addition to permanent staff. The College has 54 permanent 46 temporary and part-time faculty members : 13 Ph. Ds, 18 M. Phils and 25 post-graduate teachers.

The teachers are encouraged to participate in national and international seminars, Art exhibitions, workshops, conferences and in Orientation/Refresher courses. The Principal and some of the teachers have been invited as resource persons by the U.G.C., NAAC, Universities, and other academic institutions. The students are encouraged to give seminars and also participate in panel discussions.

Self- appraisal has been in vogue. Brilliant students through Scholar Club and other students through Student Council and Suggestion Box provide feedback on classroom teaching. Students provide feedback on the availability of infrastructure in the college campus through ‘Campus Experience Feedback Proforma’. This has proved useful for developing teacher competency and improving academic and physical infrastructure. Almost all the teachers are members of various committees of the college that deal with curricular and co-curricular activities. The mission and goals of the college are followed through formal and informal education within the curriculum.

It is a commendable feature to note is that a staff member of the Department of Fine Arts has been awarded State and National awards as an artist. Theatre feature is a salient activity of the college and it has attracted the attention and appreciation of the State Government which has utilized the talents of the staff and students of this department to celebrate statewide functions on memorable days. Indians abroad. have encouraged students to visit Wales and England. thus build international linkages and goodwill, including Cultural Linkage with the Kent County Council of Kent, U.K. The college cultural troupe won World Championship in Wales for Adult Folk Dance Competition in 2002. A staff member has been awarded Post – doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers by Japan Society for the promotion of Science.

Criterion III : Research , Consultancy and Extension
The College offers abundant scope to the staff to pursue programmes leading to M.Phil and Ph.D degrees. Out of 56 permanent faculty members, 13 have Ph. D degrees, including 18 who have M.Phil degrees and 25 with PG degrees. The qualification possessed by the staff in the emerging field of societal relevance in which Post Graduate and research degree levels of higher education is still in the emerging stage. Many of the subjects are taught in the state of Punjab for the first time, and the staff and students have high level of expertise in teaching and participation in the world of work and practical application. They are honing their research skills and opting for research facilities on nation wide scale. Though 41 teachers are on temporary basis 02 of them possess Ph. D degrees,01 has M. Phil degree and 38 are with PG degrees. All 24 part-time teachers hold PG degree, which in many subject is still the highest available considering their career oriented innovative nature. One of the faculty members is engaged in Post Doctoral Research under fellowship from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. The College encourages its faculty members to engage in research by providing seed money, study leave and by making adjustment in teaching schedule. Publication of college literature and research work by the staff of the department is of high quality and the management is keen to develop the Publication Centre, to make available to research work and reports of field studies to scholars at affordable price.

The main focus of the College is on vocational and professional degrees, which ensure not only ready employment, but also qualify the students to be self employed even while they are students, and more so soon after they secure the skill oriented and marketable learning. This is a redeeming feature of higher education in India which is likely to be path breaking in reforming higher education to ensure a society of full employment. The current trend shows decline in state sponsored and state financed employment in the public sector enterprises, and in the Union and State Governments. This is likely to be the tendency in the emerging decades, under global trends of economic liberalization, to enable India to reach the goal of self reliant and self sustaining economy of a developed nation by about 2020, for which higher education, research and extension provided by the college holds a role model. A high percentage of the staff are in the younger age group and are motivated by the ideals of hard work, awareness of societal needs and keen to pursue research in centres of national and international excellence. These are valuable attitudinal assets not often amenable to conventional measures. The flair for research among the teachers is perceptible and their keenness to widen the reach and to innovate new post graduate research paths are commendable. The Guru Nanak Dev University, in appreciation of the innovative trends set by the college, has sanctioned many courses devised by them. In the absence of Collegiate autonomy this has spurred the college to reach a good measure of higher educational services, worthy of emulation by women’s colleges in India. Plans are afoot to for innovative B.A Honours, B.Sc.Honours, M.A., and M.Sc in Economics and Business . Most of the faculty members are on the path to obtain M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees on part-time and deputation basis in innovative fields.

The willingness of the management to seek autonomous status and to strengthen post graduate education with their far flung educational experience and financial resources are redeeming features for the realization of the programmes of research and advanced studies.In the fields of sports and games, in which their achievements are highly commendable with many national and international awards, covering a wide range the college is set to cover B.P.Ed., (and M.P.Ed.) programmes in the near future. It will usher in an era of educational excellence with social and moral attainments which are keenly felt needs in higher education for the emerging decades. There are on going research projects of the value of Rs.1,65,371/- financed by UGC. And more in the pipeline for which the motivated staff are geared to seek academic excellence and extension service awards. The college has won many awards for science and other exhibitions.

The College has designated a faculty member for extension and placement activities. Extension activities are undertaken through various clubs, societies, NCC, NSS in collaboration with NGOs and GOs.The major activities relate to community development, female feticide, health & hygiene awareness, adult education & literacy, AIDS awareness, Environment awareness, etc. The teachers and students are motivated to take part in extension activities by providing support in the form of funds, refreshment, transport, etc. The College encourages participation of students in cultural activities with expert guidance by the faculty. The major focus is on theatre,folk dance, folk orchestra and folk songs. The College has been actively associated with Punjab Natak Academy for organizing various cultural activities at the State level. The College Gidda team visited England where folk dances were presented. The commendable feature is the collection of over 50 rare traditional and heritage instruments in music in the use of which the have proven skills of high order. The architecture of the college, rendered by an expert member of the Management Council member of the college, is suited to drama and folklore rendering. The Peer Team is pleased to note that the College has earned a name for its professional excellence in the field of theatre, folk songs, folk dance. The teacher in dance has won many awards for her performance. The College is well equipped to offer consultancy service in folk songs, folk dance and Punjab heritage. The teachers along with students be encouraged to take the consultancy /event management for the State as well Tourism department..

The Career Counseling Cell, Placement and Employment Cell not only guide the students in the choice of career but also arrange career fairs, seminars to enlighten the students about employment avenues and their placement. The NCC is very active in the College as there are three wings of NCC---Army, Air and Navy. Some students have been participating in the Republic Day parades held at Delhi. A Cadet was selected as Commander at Prime Minister’s Rally in 2000, and a Cadet bagged Gold and Bronze medals in Free Flight and Toe Line respectively in All India Vayu Sainik Camp at Bangalore in 2001. Former cadets hold high positions in the Defence services.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College was set up in 1967 with 200 students in Arts stream in a small building with 2 rooms. Since then it has continuously expanded its infrastructures facilities by adding new floors, new building and blocks, laboratories, computer labs, workshops, library ,hostel, auditorium, seminar hall, guest houses, Heritage center, open air theatre, studios, play fields, etc. over an area of 11.34 acres. The full time campus caretaker undertakes the maintenance of the infrastructure. The Gardens and the flower layout give the college aesthetic and colourful ambiance. The Building Advisory Committee periodically reviews the maintenance of infrastructure. The buildings and laboratories, art and design rooms are kept spotlessly clean. The experts from the Sports Department maintain the playgrounds. The Student Council and Discipline Committee members look after the cleanliness of the lawns. The College has its own power sub station and a stand by generator system. The College not only makes maximum use of its infrastructure but also allows liberal use of its facilities by sister DAV institutions, other educational institutions, NGOs and GOs. The College has well-defined plan for future expansion of the buildings and land area as required to realize their goals of innovative attainments. .

There is an Advisory Committee for the library. The library has 50,000 books and books and journals are neatly arranged and well maintained, within the space available. It has subscribed to good number of journals. Book bank facility is available to students belonging to under-privileged sections of the society. It is gratifying to note that during the last two years the College has purchased Rs.2.5 lakh worth books and about Rs. 2.75 lakh worth journals/periodicals. The library has computers, audio-video cassettes, Internet and fax facility. The spacious reading room can accommodate about 350students. Fine Arts, Commerce, Bachelor in Design and Sciences have departmental libraries. The library remains open from 0800 hours to 1800 hours. It is felt that the library hours be extended for at least two more hours in the evening for the hostellers.

The College has a central Computer Center which remains open from 8.00 a.m. till 5.30 p.m. Apart from Department of Computer Sciences , the Departments of Video Production, Still Photography, Commercial Art, Design, Tourism and Travel Management have their own computer facilities. External authorized persons maintain computers and their accessories. A qualified nurse in the medical center attends the minor ailments. It will be appreciated if all the students are given medical check once in a year. The College hostel block has 72 rooms which can accommodate 276 students. The qualified nurse from the medical center visits the hostel daily. It is suggested that a qualified nurse be employed on whole time basis. The hostel is equipped with modern amenities. The hostel has generator facility.

The College has infrastructure for sports like cricket, hockey, basket ball, hand ball, badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, etc. Students are given excellent training in athletics and games by specialist coaches. Students have bagged medals and awards, in different games at the State, Regional, National and international meets. Sports students are encouraged by the college through fee concession, cash prizes, sports equipment, free tuition and study help, etc. One student won Silver Medal in 14th Asian Athletic Championship at Sri Lanka in 2002.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression
The College has consistently shown good results, first divisions and a number of students have bagged ranks in the University examinations at the under graduate and post graduate levels. Dropout rate at U G level is negligible(5% to 6 %). About 60% to 70% students join higher studies. Most of the courses being skill based, a large number of students set up their own business.The College keeps prospective students informed of the opportunities available in the College of the academic pursuits through an updated Prospectus annually before admissions start .The Prospectus includes information regarding admission process, fee structure, eligibility conditions, and rules, development activities, support services available, fee and funds structure, fee concessions ,scholarships and prizes, etc. Pre–admission career /course counseling is also provided to prospective students during summer vacations. The College offers liberal scholarships, fee concession and concession in hostel charges to meritorious and sports persons During 2002-03 the College gave concessions worth Rs.40 lakh to merit holders and players in fees and hostel facilities. The students also get a large number of State /national merit and merit cum means scholarships. About 500 students benefited from various types of financial assistance.

An Employment Cell with two co-ordinators has been established to provide counseling, arrange career fairs, seminars, establish contact with organizations for on campus interviews, etc. About 250 students were employed through the Placement cell in 2003. The College encourages self-employment by organizing lectures and interactions with successful entrepreneurs.

The College has an Alumni Association, which was formed in 1970 and activated in 1999. The College provides strong support to students in the form of educational leisure time facilities through indoor and outdoor games, nature club, debate club, theatre club audio-video facilities, creative writing, clay modeling, painting ,drawing, photography, debates and declamation contest. Through the Youth Welfare Department of the Punjab government , the College has been preparing students for cultural programmes at the State/national/ international festivals. The College participated in Adult Folk dance in Wales in 2002 and also participated in International Carnival at Calais, France in 2003. The College annually publishes a ‘News Bulletin’ and college magazine ‘Shachi’.

Criterion VI : Organisation and Management
The College was set up in the year in 1967 by the DAV Managing Committee ,New Delhi. Since it is a society managed by eminent persons with academic orientations, its commitments to education is reflected in the goals of the institution. The College has a Local Advisory Committee. The Management Policy is to ensure fullest freedom for each of the educational institutes under their jurisdiction, to innovate, raise resources and to plan their perspectives of development. They come to their aid in terms of loanable funds and other logistic support to acquire land and buildings. Hence self reliance and fund management, securing help to needy and meritorious students has become a commendable culture of the college. Raising a crore of rupees for the auditorium or another crore or more for the Design Technology building, acquiring land proximate to the college has been in their easy reach. Management committee members are affluent and willing donors. The Principal has pivotal role to coordinate the development activities and by her long association with the college and the educational policy making and fund giving bodies she has played the leadership role to build the college in the steps of the founders with idealism and zeal. The management consists of honorary workers, mostly professionals, who give their time and talents in good measure. The day to day administration is looked after by the Principal with the support of Deans of Faculties and coordinators of various departments. In addition, various statutory and non-statutory committees have also been constituted for smooth functioning of the College. Besides, various associations have been formed to arrange and oversee extra-curricular activities. Almost all the members of the faculty are actively involved in co-curricular activities. The Academic Council, Time-Table Committee, Prospectus Committee and Examination Controller prepare the academic calendar and oversee its implementation.

The Principal regularly interacts with H ODs and teachers. The staff meetings are held regularly and the minutes are maintained. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The finance and office administration departments are computerized and manned by experienced and skilled personnel. They also give internship opportunities to students in office management.

The Principal through the office Superintendent monitors non-teaching staff. The Bursar, a member of the teaching faculty checks the College accounts regularly. Cleanliness Committee also keeps check on the Class IV employees . From time to time professional development programmes are organized for the non-teaching staff. The College Office is fully computerized. Fee structure fixed by the University in respect of Government support is followed. However, in case of self-financing courses, the fees and other charges are fixed by the College. The internal audit of the accounts of the College is regularly conducted by the DAV College, Managing Committee, New Delhi. The College is having surplus budget during the last two years.

The College has three Grievances Redressal Cells for students, teachers and non-teaching staff. Loans are available to permanent staff out of their Provident Fund.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices
The teachers have set up an internal quality control cell for reviewing the educational and administrative programmes.

The College has started many vocational subjects and career–oriented courses on self-financing basis so that in keeping with the goals of the institution the students get gainful employment. Most of them are innovative, first of its kind in the State, well planned and lead managed by competent staff.

The College imparts value based education by starting the day with Havan and morning assembly. The College fosters over all development of girl. The alumni and parents have commentated the attention, care and concern shown by the staff for holistic welfare of the students.

The women’s college located along the north west international border of India has many challenges of employment, culture, high quality education challenges to face. The college management and staff have countenanced with commendable record, along innovative paths. The educational and employment oriented empowerment of women by honing their skills for self employment and creative careers would enable the students to combine their emerging family responsibilities with capacity to be self reliant in respect all basic needs, besides food clothing and shelter, education and health for enduring and self respecting family life in a commendable cultural environment.


SECTION – 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
The BBK DAV College for Women in Amritsar was visited by the Peer Team on 11th, 12th and 13th March 2004. The Management, Principal, Staff and Students have individually and jointly given all the opportunities to meet and discuss with him, to see the facilities offered, and interact with award and prize winning faculty and students. This was followed by several meetings, formal and informal, with the alumni and parents, administrative staff and supporting staff were held to make an over all assessment.

The Management and all functionaries are motivated by high ideals of launching India on a path of rapid development of higher education in India with idealism and commitment to excellence in innovative and essential areas of skill and knowledge formation. They are responsible to new and healthy lines of development, combing tradition with modernity.

The Peer Team in this background suggests the following :

All the faculty members should be pursuing doctoral and post-doctoral research on a continuing stream, and also develop new higher specialization in innovative areas, for which this college has leadership opportunities.

The management may strengthen their Publication Division called ‘DAV Press’ which is a term for reputed university presses for bringing out editions of M.Phil and Ph.D,. theses after peer evaluation and identification of markets for academic publication. This may be done in collaboration with other educational institutions for economies of scale. A committee of experts from reputed Indian and foreign universities presses should guide this important guide activity.

In addition to job oriented courses started by the college, the college may introduce Functional English, and prepare a Dictionary of Indian English in collaboration with Hindi, Punjabi and Sanskrit Departments and invited experts.

New Courses/Subjects in B.A., B.Sc, M.A., M.Sc. and Management Studies may be initiated and for this purpose the college may seek autonomous status.

Considering the meritorious record of the students at national and international levels, in many departments of sports and games activities, the college provides ideal setting for starting graduate and post graduate degree courses viz. B.P.Ed. courses in Physical Education.

The talented artistes of the Departments of Dance, Drama and Music have been often invited by the Government of Punjab, for major cultural events, and given awards. This may be institutionized for fund raising and also joint efforts in partnership with professional bodies outside the University system to bring together traditional skills with the formal stream.

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication may bring a BBK VOICE –a practice journal to train the students in reporting and editing.

There is need to modernize and upgrade the subjects like commercial arts, tourism, and fine arts to professional level to keep pace with the rapid changes in the media world.

Inter-departmental teaching and research should be encouraged. Department of Commerce & Management Studies and Economics may form a School with a Director.

The felt need of the parents for interactive sessions between teachers, students and parents may be met by arranging periodical meetings. And publication of a Alumni Parents Newsletter would be helpful

Employment opportunities in Defence Services are increasing and special facilities are given for women. The sports and NCC students may be given support for placements and access to latest knowledge on Defence employment opportunities.

The self-discipline, development of creativity and academic excellence are notable in this College. Self employment oriented career guidance cell may be strengthened.

A College Development Planning Board (CDPB) may be established for Perspective Planning for 2020. The College makes use of latent managerial concepts in planning, decision making and performance appraisal and this could be strengthened by CDPB. The total resources of the DAV management could be optimized thus.

The students are sensitized about their role and responsibility towards the society through Community Services towards the needs of the marginalized sections of the society. The college may extend these services to rural based colleges in partnership with appropriate government departments and NGOs.

Sports and games are commendable areas of the College. The prize and award winners of the colleges may be encouraged to adopt Higher Secondary Schools and Rural colleges to motivate similar attainments by less privileged institutions as a role model.

The College has three wings of NCC---Army, Air and Navy. Defense Employment Cell may be created, in view of the government policy to encourage women to join Indian Army.

The students have consistently bagged many positions in the University examinations. any students have won merit scholarships. Financial assistance is available to about 500students.Various scholarships and fee concession are given to meritorious students. A College Educational Fund (CEF) may be created into which the students who obtained financial aid may like to give back to the college their support and strengthen the corpus. With reducing rates of interest, new investment strategies of Fund Management of DAV may be devised.

The College has a Heritage Center. This inspires respect for history and heritage. This facility may be strengthened.

Department of History and Fashion Design have created a replica of the regal attire of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at the bicentenary of the coronation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The scroll of honour presented by the Punjab Government to Hans Raj Hans as ‘Raj Gaik’ was also designed by the Departments of Fashion Design and Commercial Art. Similar efforts should result in the creation of Museum of Traditional Design and Commercial Art.

The accomplishment in co-curricular activities is commendable. The College has an excellent infrastructure in the form of magnificent buildings, computer labs, library, auditorium, seminar hall, and sports grounds. Additional land and buildings would be required for the development of autonomous status. Additional land of about 50 acres may be acquired towards the Deemed University Status.

Students may be encouraged to participate in Maths Olympiad, Chemiad and other such competitive examinations with support of the faculty. The advanced learners may be given an opportunity to develop their latent talents in writing, presentation and research.

The teaching faculty should establish a national network for research and new courses.

The College may consider extending the hours of computer timings both in the morning and evening to cover the entire student population of the College by charging moderate fees. Steps may be taken to increase the number of computers in the library and the Departments and also provide Internet facility.

It is suggested that a separate C.D. section be developed in the library with necessary infrastructure. The space and seating facilities in the library may be increased. Books of national and international standards may be added and teachers encouraged to render Introductory Hindi and Punjabi versions to encourage the students to use them.

The library should be fully computerized and connected with INFLIBNET to enable users access to more than 500 canters of learning.

The college provides informal consultancy. It would be advantageous if consultancy in its core areas is launched in a formal way.

The College may start hobby classes in drawing, painting, dress designing, cookery, photography on the lines of similar classes in dance, drama and music to students as well as outsiders. The senior citizen and former students may benefit by them.

The teacher of a willing services before and after normal working ours due to the dedications to the college activities.Efforts may be made to increase teaching days providing with the incentitives.

More computers with internet facility be provided in the library and hostel.

The College may start foundation courses for ICAI, ICSI and ICFAI in line with its goal to provide employment oriented education. Partnership between the college, industries and professional bodies should be enhanced.

The College may think of introducing Group Insurance Scheme for teaching and non- teaching employees and Staff Medical Check up Scheme.

The College has developed along innovative lines which are valuable for women and the securing autonomous status will help them to chart new programmes. The College should endeavour to attain autonomous status and in due course get ready to develop unique academic personality and a long term vision to become a Deemed Varsity.

Name of the Chairman : Dr. Vedagiri Shanmugasundaram

Name of the Member : Dr. B.P. Kamboj

Name of the Member : Dr. N. Usha Rani

Name of the Member : Dr. Mrs. K.K. Tandon

I agree with the observation and recommendations made by the peer team in this report.

Name & Signature of the Head of the Institution

Mrs. J.Kackria
Principal

Date : March 13, 2004

Place : Amritsar, Punjab



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