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Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, Punjab
Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, Punjab
Kapurthala (District Kapurthala)
Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab is a recognised institute / college.
Principal of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab is earlier Mrs Gulshan Yadav, Dr Vandana Shukla, now Dr Mrs Archna Garg.
Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab is situated in Kapurthala of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kapurthala comes under Kapurthala Tehsil, Kapurthala District.
Fax # of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab is 95-1822-88159, 2508159.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab are 94639-94800, 99710-66002.
email ID(s) is
Website of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab is www.hindukanyacollege.com.
Chairman : Tilak Raj Aggarwal.
Contact Details of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab are : Telephone: +91-1822-31277
Mrs. Gulshan Yadav
Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Hindu Kanya College is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)
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THE MANAGING COMMITTEE HINDU KANYA COLLEGE MUKATVsGURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY AMRITSAR AND ANOTHERIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
Letters Patent Appeal No.346 of 2009
Date of decision: 24.9.2009
The Managing Committee, Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala ...Appellant
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and another ...Respondents
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE J.S.KHEHAR.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE S.D.ANAND.
Mr.Amar Vivek, Advocate for the appellant.
In pursuance of Syndicate decision taken in the course of the meeting held on 9.3.2008, respondent no.1 informed the appellant college to appoint a regular Principal of the Institution by or on 31.7.2008. The penalty, in the alternative for non-compliance, was a hefty sum of Rs.50,000/- per month. The Syndicate decision was taken in generality for all the colleges within the jurisdictional arena of respondent no.1; while communication dated 1.1.2009 had been addressed in particular to the appellant in pursuance thereof.
It was followed up by reminders dated 25.3.2009 and 3.11.2009. The appellant concededly did not comply. The fragile plea to explain non-compliance was negatived by respondent no.1 which ordered the impugned penal imposition for the dereliction period from 1.8.2008 to
It is apparent from the impugned order itself that the noncompliance of the communication dated 1.2.2009 is not a matter of dispute.
It is further apparent that the only plea put forward to explain oncompliance was that the establishment of the appellant was busy in the process of admissions to the college. The fact that this was the only plea raised would be evident from the following part of the impugned order under challenge which is extracted hereunder:-
Learned counsel for the petitioner has not been able to dispute that there has been delay on the part of the petitioner-College in appointing a regular Principal. All that has been argued is that the officials of the petitioner were busy in finalising admission and hence the delay. No other argument has been addressed.
Though the learned Counsel appearing on behalf of the appellant is not in a position to contest the correctness of the factual premise aforementioned, he argues that there had been otherwise a compliance with that order because a Principal on adhoc basis did come to be appointed.
The plea raised thereby is that the communication dated 9.3.2008 had been practically complied with.
We are not impressed with the plea. The appointment of a regular head of an educational institution has a noticeable significance insofar as the administration of the institution is concerned. A stop gap appointee may not perhaps be able to invite that much of hierarchal respect.
Be that as it may, there was a conscious decision taken by the University
Syndicate in the course of its meeting dated 9.3.2008, that all colleges must appoint regular Principal by or on 31.7.2008. When a decision of the indicated category is taken by an august Institution like the University
Syndicate, it has to be assumed that lot many factors must have gone into consideration before the decision came to be taken. The decision gave about four months period to all the educational institutions of higher
learning to ensure that regular incumbents are in place. It is not the plea on behalf of the appellant that any step had been taken towards the
appointment of a regular Principal. For want of even an averment to that
effect, the plea qua the appointment of a stop-gap Head of the institution as a mitigating factor or as constituting compliance would appear to be too fragile to be sustained in a Court of law.
Nothing else was argued to persuade us to take a view different from the one obtained by the learned Single Judge.
DR KRISHAN KANTA Vs STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS
THE MANAGING COMMITTEE OF HINDU KANYA COLLEGE KAP Vs GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY AMRITSAR and ANOTHER
MRS AMRIT DHIMAN Vs THE STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition 17297 of 2001In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, at Chandigarh.
Date of Decision: 16.10.2008
Mrs. Amrit Dhiman …Petitioner
The State of Punjab and Others …Respondents
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.
Mr. Harsh Kinra, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Satish Bhanot, Senior Deputy Advocate General, Punjab for respondents No.1 and 2.
None for respondents No.3 to 5.
Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia, J.
The present writ petition has been filed by Mrs. Amrit Dhiman praying that a Writ in the nature of Certiorari be issued under Article 226 of the Constitution of India for declaring the action of respondents in not releasing the retiral benefits such as gratuity, part payment of provident fund, contributory provident fund etc. along with interest at the rate of 18% per annum on the delayed payment as illegal, arbitrary, malafide and unconstitutional. The petitioner has also prayed for issuance of a Writ in the nature of Mandamus giving directions to the respondents to release all the retiral benefits mentioned above, forthwith.
The facts which can be gathered from the writ petition are that the petitioner was appointed as Permanent Lecturer at Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, on 15.7.1970. She rendered services for about 27 years and attained the age of superannuation on 4.7.1997. It is pleaded that Hindu Kanya College, respondent No.3, is a Punjab Government Aided Institution, receiving 95% grant-in-aid and hence is a State under Article 12 of the Constitution. Petitioner has averred that her service record suffers from no blemish as she worked according to the satisfaction of the employer and nothing adverse was communicated to her. She further stated that she submitted a Calculation Sheet of Deathcum- Retiral Gratuity and revised pension to the office of the Director, Public Instructions (Colleges), Punjab, Sector 17, Chandigarh, respondent No.2, vide registered post on 29.8.2000. This has been
attached as Annexure P4. Petitioner states that vide Annexure P5, College Authorities recommended withdrawal of provident fund amount to the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner, Jalandhar, who vide Annexure P6, responded that the amount of provident fund accumulated is being refunded. Since the amount was not being paid to the petitioner, she approached the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner, Jalandhar, vide Annexure P7, wherein it was recorded that the College Authorities have stated that the amount has been refunded to the Director, Public Instructions (Schools) but the same should have been refunded to the Director, Public Instructions (Colleges). It is stated that thereafter vide different pay orders amount of Rs.64,898/- on account of employee and employer share from 1.1.1993 to 4.7.1997 were paid to the petitioner with interest at the rate of 5% per annum. The petitioner claimed that the interest should have been 12% per annum. It has been further pleaded in the writ petition that the contributory provident fund for
the period from 1.1.1989 to 31.12.1992 is lying in the office of the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner, Jalandhar, has not been refunded. A further grievance has been made that amount of the gratuity which was sanctioned by the Director, Public Instructions (Colleges), Punjab, has not been paid. Thus, the petitioner states that she should be paid gratuity, part payment of the provident fund, interest at the rate of 12% instead of 5% on the payment released as provident fund, contributory provident fund be paid along with interest for the period from 1.1.1989 to 31.12.1992 and interest at the rate of 18% be paid on the delayed payment of retiral benefits.
Notice of motion was issued by this Court.
Respondents No.4 and 5 i.e. Provident Fund Commissioner and Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner have stated that amount of contributory provident fund from 1.12.1989 to 31.12.1992 amounting to Rs.1,09,278/- along with interest upto 31.5.2002 was transferred to EPF Trust, Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, vide cheque No. 556607 dated 30.5.2002.
No written statement has been filed by State of Punjab, respondent No.1, Director, Public Instructions (Colleges), Punjab, respondent No.2 and Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, through its Principal, respondent No.3.
The matter of private college employee regarding release of leave encashment, payment of difference of basic pay on account of revised fixation under the bunching scheme w.e.f. 1.1.1996, payment of difference of allowances like DA, HRA, Medical etc. and other arrears was considered by a Division Bench of this Court in KC Sharma v. State of Punjab and Others (Civil Writ Petition No. 3583 of 2007 decided on 17.12.2007 and it was held as under:-
We find that issue of claim of the teachers of Aided Colleges has been considered in several orders of this Court, which can be summarised as under:-
(i) Judgment of DB of this Court dated 21.12.2005 in CWP No.149 of 2005 (Gurdial Kaur Padda v. State of Punjab and others), holding that gratuity was payable to the teachers of Aided Colleges affiliated to a University and the said liability is to be met by the colleges. Reference was also made to earlier judgments of this Court in Ajmer Singh v. The State of Punjab and others, 1996(2) PLR 113, Hindu College governing Council and another v. Shri N.D.Malhotra and another, 1993(1) RSJ 757 and Surjit Kaur v. State of Punjab and others, 2005(1) RSJ 697. Reference was also made to judgment of the Honble Supreme Court in
Ahmedabad Pvt. Primary Teachers Association v. Administrative Officer, JT 2004(2) SC 27 and the said judgement was held to be distinguishable.
(ii) The issue of leave encashment has been settled in a DB judgment of this Court dated 14.2.2005 in CWP No.10518 of 2003 (Mohan Singh v. State of Punjab and others) and it was held that the College being affiliated to University, leave encashment was liable to be paid. Reliance was placed on earlier judgments of this Court in Ajmer Singh, Hindu College and judgment of the Honble Supreme Court in Shri Anadi Mukta (supra) and it was held that liability for leave encashment was of the College.
(iii) The issue of revised pay has been dealt with in Suram Singh and Sadhu Singh (supra) and while in Suram Singh, (supra), a direction was issued that arrears of revision of pay scales will be given on receipt of grant from the State Government,
in Sadhu Singh, (supra), it was directed that the State Government should release the grant. From the scheme of grant-in-aid, Annexure D3, it is clear that for pay and allowances, grant-in-aid has to be paid.
From Annexure D4, circular of the Central Government dated 27.7.1998, the Central
Government has provided financial assistance to the State Government who revised pay scales to the extent of 80% of the additional expenditure involved and the State Governments were to meet the remaining 20% expenditure. The State of Punjab vide notification dated 24.3.1999, Annexure D5 revised the pay scales of Privately Affiliated Colleges in the State of Punjab at par with the Government Colleges w.e.f 1.1.1996.
From the above, it is clear that liability to give arrears w.e.f 1.1.1996 is of the State of Punjab and 95% aid has to be given by the State Government.
Accordingly, it is directed that respondent No.3 Management of the College irrespective of the aid from the State, pay the amount of gratuity within a period of one month from the date of receipt of copy of this order and they shall also be liable to pay 9% interest on the delayed payment. Since provident fund and contributory provident fund have already been paid, no further directions are called for. Any other retrial benefit due shall be paid to the petitioner in terms of judgment rendered
by the Division Bench of this Court in K.C.Sharmas case (supra).
The present writ petition is allowed in above terms.
(Kanwaljit Singh Ahluwalia)
VANDANA SHUKLA Vs HINDU KANYA COLLEGE KAPURTHALA AND ORSIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.
C.M.Nos.9989 and 9991of 2008 and C.W.P. No.6527 of 2008(O and M)
Date of Decision:21.05.2008.
Vandana Shukla ...Petitioner.
Hindu Kanya College Kapurthala and others ...Respondents.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA AND
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA.
Mr.R.S.Ahluwalia Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr.R.N.Raina Advocate for respondents No.1 to 4.
Mr.P.S.Khurana Advocate for respondent No.5.
ASHUTOSH MOHUNTA J. (ORAL)
C.M.Nos.9989 and 9991 of 2008
C.Ms. are allowed.
C.W.P. No.6527 of 2008
The challenge in the writ petition is to the order Annexure P-7 vide which the services of the petitioner were terminated during the probation period.
Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner would submit her resignation and thereafter the respondents should revoke the termination order Annexure P-7.
Learned counsel for respondents No.1 to 4 states that he has no objection to the revocation of the said order in case the petitioner submits her resignation by tomorrow.
In view of the fact that the petitioner would submit her resignation therefore this writ petition has been rendered infructuous on submission of the resignation letter. Respondents No.1 to 4 will accept the resignation and revoke the order of termination.
The petitioner is also directed to hand over the charge immediately and vacate the residential accommodation by tomorrow. We appreciate the approach of the respective parties in settling the matter
Copy of the order be given under the signatures of Court Secretary attached to this Court.
(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA)
Sacking of college head: Principals body cries foulTerming the sacking of principal of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, Dr Vandana Shukla, as ‘vindictive and malafide’, the principals association of non-government colleges affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University has urged the vice-chancellor and DPI (colleges), Punjab, to intervene and cancel the termination orders.
In a release issued to the press, the principals’ body alleged that president of the college managing committee, Tilak Raj Aggarwal and director Gulshan Yadav have hatched a conspiracy against Shukla.
“The duo are misusing their office to fulfill their ulterior motives,” said Nirmal Pandhi and Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, president and general secretary of the association, respectively. “Even the termination orders have been issued without sanction of the managing committee. It’s against the university calendar service ordinances”, claimed Randhawa.
The association has also demanded a high-level vigilance inquiry into the ‘misdeeds’ of the president and college director. If the government fails to order an inquiry within 15 days, the association would file a public interest litigation in the Punjab & Haryana High Court, it further said.
Terming the practice of creating the seat of director as "extra constitutional", the body has also sought framing of norms to abolish the post created by the college managing committee.
Sh Ramesh Kumar Gupta Advocate versus Hindu Kanya College KapurthalaSTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh.Ramesh Kumar Gupta (Advocate).
Cinema Building, Kapurthala.
State Public Information Officer
o/o the Principal,
Hindu Kanya College,
CC No. 534 of 2006
Present : None is present on behalf of the complainant. Sh.Chanderhaas, Advocate on behalf of the Respondent.
Respondent produces before us an order of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana dated 08.01.2007 whereby proceedings in this matter have been stayed. A copy of this order is brought on record.
In view of this the matter is adjourned sine die.
Copies of this order be sent to both the parties.
Chief Information Commissioner
(Surinder Singh) State Information Commissioner
Cultural rendezvousChoreographer Bikramjit Singh and his vocalist wife Parmjit Kaur have brought laurels to Punjab by performing in the international folklore festival recently held in Spain and France. They were among the nine-member Indian troupe (under the aegis of the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council) that was invited to participate in the international festival.
Bikramjit and his wife returned to Kapurthala after participating in the festival from August 4 to August 28. “It was an unforgettable and wonderful experience to perform in the international festival where artistes from different countries also participated,” they said.
They said it was an enjoyable experience, though they had to face some language problem as most people there did not know much English.
Parmjit Kaur has been working as music lecturer at Hindu Kanya College Kapurthala for over a decade. Bikramjit got inspiration from the then Editor of Punjabi Ajit (now late) Sadhu Singh Hamdard.
When the national Doordarshan channel started, he was the first artiste from Punjab to participate in “Aap Ke Liye” programme that was telecast every Sunday. He has been proving his skill as choreographer, drama artiste and video director in several programmes telecast at Delhi, Jalandhar, Chandigarh and Shimla Doordarshan and private channels, including Zee Punjabi, ETC, MH1 and Balle-Balle, for more than two decades.
He played the lead role in first drama serial telecast on Jalandhar Doordarshan “Chhad De Vail Daaria”. He is B-1 high-grade drama artiste of Jalandhar Doordarshan and has acted in about 200 plays in Hindi and Punjabi.
Apart from this, he has been doing choreography for almost every special programme of Jalandhar Doordarshan. He has directed about 100 music albums that are being telecast on different channels. Besides, he is providing bhangra and giddha coaching to the students of various colleges in Punjab.
In an effort to promote the culture of Punjab, he founded a non-government organisation (NGO) Punjabi Sabhyacharak Pirh that has been holding national-level folklore festival for the last ten years.
Parmjit Kaur is a ‘B’ grade artiste in light vocal music of All India Radio, concerts of All India Radio, Doordarshan Jalandhar and Chandigarh Doordarshan.
She won the best vocalist award twice in Light Indian Music and Indian Classical Music in the All India Music Competition organised by Sangeetayan Delhi. She was also adjudged the best performer in the All India Northern Railway Music Competition. Some devotional songs sung by her were recorded in an audio album.
She has been organising free classes of music for the blind, polio affected and handicapped persons. The then Punjab Education Minister, Dr Upinderjit Kaur, honoured her for her achievement and services in the year 2000.
Er Vijay Kumar Sharma versus Hindu Kanya College KapurthalaPUNJAB STATE INFORM0ATION COMMISSION
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Er. Vijay Kumar Sharma,
B-IX/134, Malkana Mohalla,
Hindu Kanya College,
CC No. 36 of 2006
Present Sh. Vijay Kumar, Complainant in person & Sh. J.S.Ahluwalia, Advocate on behalf of the respondent.
After hearing the parties the review application is dismissed vide my separate detailed order.
The complainant states that the information supplied by the respondent is not complete and thus the order dated 24.4.2006 passed by the Commission has not been complied with.
To come up for confirmation of compliance on 3rd July, 2006. The Principal of the Respondent College shall appear in person on that date.
Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.
Chandigarh Chief Information Commissioner
Dated: 15.06.2006 Punjab State Information Commission
485 students awarded degrees at convocationThe 20th annual convocation of the local Hindu Kanya College was held here today. Degrees were conferred on as many as 485 students by the Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister, Mr Amarjeet Singh Samra.
The DIG (Provisioning and Modernisation), Mr R.P. Mittal, was the guest of honour. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Samra emphasised on the need for imparting quality education and making computer education compulsory in educational institutions.
During the programme, as many as 74 students were given prizes for their performance in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities.
Ms Gulshan Yadav, Principal of the college, read out the college report, highlighting the achievements of the college.
Ms Veena Dada, OSD (Affiliations), PSEB, and former lecturer of the college, and Ms Ramlesh Kanda, HoD, Hindi, were also honoured on the occasion.
Lyallpur College wins trophy in BIZ FiestaLyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, won the Overall Trophy in Seniors’ Zone and KRM DAV Collegiate School, Nakodar, won the Overall Trophy in Juniors’ Zone at the two-day BIZ-Fiesta 2005 organised by the Department of Computer Science and I.T. and the Department of Commerce at Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala.
During the fest, which concluded yesterday, more than 350 students participated in various competitions.
Mr Samir Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, inaugurated the Juniors’ Zone competitions.
Dr Satish Verma, Director, Centre for Distance Education, Guru Nanak Dev University, inaugurated the Seniors’ Zone contests.
Juniors’ Zone Results:
Extempore — Hindu Kanya Collegiate School, Kapurthala, (1), Christ King Convent School (2), KRM DAV Collegiate School, Nakodar (Consolation Prize).
Poster Making — Christ King Convent School (1), Army School, Kapurthala, (2).
Poem Recitation — KRM DAV Collegiate School, Nakodar, (1), Govt Senior Secondary School, Kapurthala, (2), Little Angel Co-ed School (Consolation Prize).
Model Demonstration — Army School, Kapurthala, and Govt Senior Secondary School, Kapurthala, (1), Hindu Kanya Collegiate School, Kapurthala, (2), Govt Senior Secondary School, Kapurthala (Consolation Prize).
Skit — KRM DAV Collegiate School, Nakodar, (1), and Mandi Hardinganj Girls High School, Kapurthala, (2).
Fancy Dress — KRM DAV Collegiate School, Nakodar, (1), Guru Nanak Collegiate School, Nakodar, (2).
Quiz — Hindu Kanya Collegiate School, Kapurthala, (1), Christ King Convent School, Kapurthala, (2).
Seniors Zone Results:
Choreography — Hindu Kanya College (1), Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, (2). Debate — Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, (1), Doaba College, Jalandhar, (2), Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar, (Consolation Prize).
Advertisement Campaign — Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, (1), KRM DAV College, Nakodar, (2).
Hodgepodge — Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, (1), DAV College, Jalandhar, (2).
Software Development — Kamla Nehru College for Women, Phagwara, (1), Guru Nanak College, Sukhchaina Sahib, (2), Institute of Engineering and Management, Kapurthala, (Consolation Prize).
Group Discussion — APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, (1), KMV, Jalandhar, (2).
Slogan Writing — Sri Guru Angad Dev College of Education, Khadoor Sahib, (1), Jasbir Singh, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, (2).
Hard Selling — Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, (1), APJ College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, (2).
Guided fasting can cure most diseases, says naturopathy expertFood is thy medicine, medicine is thy food, says Dr Narayan Dutt, a specialist in naturopathy of the Dronacharya Yog Mandir, Gurgaon, affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad, New Delhi. Dr Dutt is holding a camp at Hindu Kanya College here to treat patients through naturopathy.
Claiming that excess intake of food reduces the immunity power in people, he says there is a negative correlation between food and immunity. He claims that as the amount of food intake increases, the immunity decreases. “Fasting under the guidance of an expert can treat most of the diseases.”
According to him, naturopathy is a holistic treatment which works by eliminating the toxic elements from the body. “In naturopathy that got popular in India after Mahatma Gandhi started practicing it to cure the ailments, five therapies called mud therapy, hydro therapy, chromo therapy, yoga and fasting are applied to treat the patients.”
Applying the paste of mud on the affected part of body treats the patient, he says. In hydro therapy, he adds, the patient is asked to vomit after drinking a lot of water so that the foreign matter deposited in the body comes out. Similarly, in the chromo therapy, the water charged under the sun in coloured bottles treats the patients, says Dr Dutt.
Treating the patients by asking them to practise different asanas of yoga and pranayam, he says, is also a part of naturopathy, and keeping them on fast for long durations is also a treatment.
“Both types of diseases — whether acute or chronic — could be treated by applying any therapy. Even cancer patients can be cured under the observation of a naturopath,” he claims.
Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala, aims at all round development of students“Our sole mission is to educate the women folk, impart them true education in a congenial atmosphere for their all-round development and to make them the responsible citizens of society ready to face all challenges,” claim authorities of Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala.
The college, located near Shalimar Bagh near the Amritsar Road, was established in July 1969 and has 70 lecturers to teach more than 1800 students on roll. Catering to more than 300 villages around Kapurthala, this college provides degree courses in Humanities, Commerce, Commerce (Professional), Information Technology and B.Sc (Economics).
The college boasts of providing education in 19 subjects, including fashion designing and dress designing, computer and information technology, office management and secretarial practices and journalism and mass communication.
On the academic front, the students of the college bagged 42 merit positions in university examinations last year, and the pass percentage was much higher than the university pass per cent; 525 students got first division and 250 students got more than 80 per cent in various subjects.
Despite the lack of playgrounds, the college has produced national and international players in various games. Reema, a basketball player of the college, represented the state in the Senior National Basketball Championship and the Federation Cup tournament. Its kabaddi team participated in senior state championship held at Baddowal, Ludhiana, and bagged the first position. In tae kwan do, Rajinder Kaur and Karamjeet Kaur of the college won gold medals in various national and state level championships.
The college has a unit of NCC cadets and two units of NSS with a unit of Youth Service Club to explore talent of the students. To face the challenges in the world after completing the college study, the college prepares its students through a career and guidance cell. The college is preparing for NAAC accreditation also.
“Due to nominal fee structure, we get students even from Jalandhar city. Moreover, we are always ready to help the students, even at the cost of management funds after granting fee concessions if a student cannot afford the educational expenses,” says Ms Gulshan Yadav, Principal of the college.
289 get degrees at convocationJustice O.P. Verma, Governor of Punjab, today said that India would not be able to achieve its goal of becoming a developed country by 2020 without ensuring complete women literacy.
Addressing the 19th annual convocation of the local Hindu Kanya College today Justice Verma said women had been given more respect in our society. He gave away degrees to 289 girl students on the occasion.
He stressed the need for women education for the overall development of society and nation.
Mr P.D. Seth read out the welcome address. Mr Gulshan Yadav, Principal of the college, read out the annual report.
Re examination of cancelled papersThe re-examination of the cancelled theory paper -III (data based management system) and paper IV (PC-computing -II) of diploma in computer application (full and part time-part II) of Guru Nanak Dev University will be held on June 26 and June 29, respectively, at the examination centres located in the district headquarters.
According to official information released to the press yesterday, centre No. 79 Amritsar has been created on the Guru Nanak Bhavan University campus; centre No. 10 on the University Regional Campus, Gurdaspur; centre No. 41 at Guru Nanak Dev University College, Basti Nau, Jalandhar, centre No. 6 at R.K. Arya College, Nawanshahr, and centre No. 9 at Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala.
Sh Ramesh Kumar Gupta Advocate versus Hindu Kanya College KapurthalaSTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Ramesh Kumar Gupta (Advocate),
Cinema Building, Kapurthala.
Public Information Officer
O/o The Principal,
Hindu Kanya College,
CC No. 534 of 2006
Sh. Amar Vivek, Advocate with Sh. Chanderhaas, Advocate on behalf of the Respondent.
None is present on behalf of the Complainant.
The case is adjourned to 22.01.2007. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.
Chief Information Commissioner
Vijay Kumar versus Hindu Kanya College KapurthalaSTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Vijay Kumar
Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala.
Complaint Case No. CC-36-2006:
Shri Vijay Kumar Sharma, complainant.
Shri J.S. Ahluwalia, Advocate, for respondent-College.
The information asked for has been supplied. However, Shri Vijay Kumar contends that the enclosures with the covering letter are not authenticated. It was clarified that the enclosures with the covering letter become part of the letter. So there is no need of separate authentication.
Since the information stands supplied to the complainant, the matter is disposed of.
State Information Commissioner
Vijay Kumar Sharma versus Hindu Kanya College KapurthalaSTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Er. Vijay Kumar Sharma,
B-IX - 34, Malkana Mohalla,
Hindu Kanya College,`
CC No. 36 of 2006
Present Sh. Vijay Kumar, Complainant in person and Sh. J.S.Ahluwalia, Advocate on behalf of the Respondent. The Principal of the Respondent College is also present in person.
It is submitted on behalf of the Respondent, that the information demanded by the Complainant has been supplied to him vide its communication dated 28th June, 2006, copy whereof has been placed on the record by the Respondent. The Complainant, however, states that he is not satisfied with the information supplied. The Complainant was asked to specify precisely his objections to the Principal who is present in person. The Principal has assured that she would carefully consider the objections of the Complainant and thereafter shall issue the necessary amendments/clarifications, if required.
In view of the above, we direct that the Principal of the Respondent College shall convey to the Commission as well as the Complainant, her decision on the objections specified to her by the Complainant today as per the direction of the Commission within one week.
To come up for further proceedings on 1.8.2006.
Chandigarh Chief Information Commissioner
Er Vijay Kumar Sharma versus Hindu Kanya College KapurthalaPUNJAB STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Er . Vijay Kumar Sharma,
B-IX/34, Malkana Mohalla,
Kapurthala ' 144 601 (Pb.)
Public Information Officer/ Principal,
Hindu Kanya College,
CC No.36 of 2006
Mr. Vijay Kumar Sharma, Complainant in person
Mr. Neeraj, Establishment Clerk, Hindu Kanya College, Kapurthala for the respondent.
In his application dated February 15, 2006 the complainant alleges that he had sought information regarding the retirement age of the Principal and Lecturers in the Hindu Kanya College and certain other incidental matters connected with the retirement/ extension in the age of retirement. It is also alleged that the request for information has been rejected by the Respondent on the plea that the Respondent institution is not within the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005 it being a privately managed institution.
Today at the time of hearing also the Respondent has raised a preliminary objection that the RTI Act, 2005 does not apply to the College. The Respondent claims that the college is a private institution. This stand of the Respondent is without substance. It is clearly borne out from the record of the case that the Respondent institution is an aided college receiving 95% grant from the State of Punjab. It is thus a Public Authority as defined by section 2(h) of RTI Act, being directly funded by the appropriate Government.
Coming to the merits, it is seen that the information demanded relates to retirement/ extension of the age of retirement of the staff of the college I do not see any reason why this information should not be supplied. The Principal of the college is directed to ensure that the information demanded is supplied to the complainant within a period of fifteen days. To come up for confirmation of compliance of today’s orders on 15th June, 2006. In case the information is not supplied, the Principal of the college shall appear in person on the next date of hearing that is 15th June, 2006 to explain the position of the Respondent in this behalf.
Chandigarh Chief Information Commissioner
NAAC report of Hindu Kanya CollegePart-1 Preamble
The Hind Kanya College, Kapurthala, Punjab was established in the year 1969 by a group of philanthropists with the objective of imparting quality higher education exclusively for women to equip them mentally, morally and professionally to face the challenges of life. The college is located in the urban district of Kapurthala and is affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. It is a Grant-in Aid institution of the Punjab government and is governed by a managing committee of a registered society. The college offers undergraduate and post graduate progammes in Arts, Commerce, IT, Home Science and Media related disciplines both in the grant in aid mode and the self financing mode.
The college is situated in a 0.7357 hectares campus and has a built up area of 7362.9sq. meters. It houses a total of 22 departments offering 27 programmes comprised of 167 courses. As a college catering exclusively for women it houses 1397 undergraduate students and 57postgraduate students. To mentor these students the college has employed 23 permanent and 45 temporary faculty. This institution has been recognized by the UGC under section 2F and 12B since 1972 and is in receipt of development and other eligible grants from UGC. In addition to its own programmes it is a recognized nodal center for the distance education programmes of the Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar and offers several post graduate degrees and diplomas through this mode to women students.
Since its inception in 1969, the college has been steadily expanding by offering new courses in the emerging disciplines of Computer Science, IT and Mass Media and communication. In 2006 the college volunteered for assessment and accreditation to NAAC and in this regard it has prepared a Self Study Report and presented the same to NAAC Bangalore in November 2006. NAAC after making an in house analysis of the Self Study Report has constituted a Peer team consisting of Mrs. Padma Ramachandran former Vice Chancellor of M.S. University Baroda as Chairperson, Prof. Bharati Naik Former Principal & Director Shri M.D.Shah Mahila College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai, Maharashtra as member and Dr. (Mrs.) Anne Mary Fernandez, former Registrar, Madras University as Member co-ordinator. Dr. (Mrs.) Rama, Deputy Advisor NAAC Bangalore did the overall coordination of the visit. The Peer team carefully studied the Self Study Report submitted by the college and visited it from 26th to 28 Feb 2007. The Peer Team interacted with all the stake holders of the institution viz. the college management, principal, faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni. All the facilities of the college consisting of college premises, hostel, libraries, laboratories, sports and extra curricular facilities and other amenities were visited. The observations of the team along with an analysis of the discussion with the stakeholders have been carefully collated into this report which provides an objective assessment of the college based on its relative strength and weaknesses.
Part-II Criterion Based Evaluation
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The college offers a wide array of programmes in Arts, Commerce, IT, Mass Media and Communication both at the undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma levels. A total of 27 Programmes covering 167 courses are offered both through the grant in aid mode and the self-financing mode. The Undergraduate programmes offered are B.A. B.Com General and Professional, BSc. Economics, BSc Information Technology, BSc. Computer Science, Bachelor of Computer aided Management and Bachelor of Computer Applications. A Postgraduate degree programme is offered by the department of Hindi, apart from this a number of P.G. Diploma courses in Computer Application, Dress Designing and Tailoring, Office Management and Secretarial Practices are also offered in the self supporting mode. The College as an approved nodal Centre for the distance education programmes of the Guru Nanak Dev University offers postgraduate degree in Arts (Punjabi), Commerce, Library and Information Science and Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication. For the programmes offered the syllabus is set by the university and the college takes on the responsibility of unitizing the same and making the curriculum amenable for transaction in the class room.
Though the curriculum is framed by the university, a few of the senior faculty of the college are members of the different Boards of Studies of the university and hence have a chance to suggest changes and improvements to the university curriculum. Based on the views of the faculty, students and the alumni suggestions are made to the various Boards of studies to alter and make changes to the curriculum. In the last three years the curriculum of almost all the subjects and courses has been revised by the university thus enabling the college to offer programmes and courses of increased relevance.
The goal of the college to empower women through vocational and professional education is reflected in the skills the students imbibe through the various subjects taught in the college. Thus skills in the area of home science, fashion designing, dress designing, tailoring, instrumental music, office management, secretarial practice, short hand and typing and communicative skills in English equip the students for jobs in the labour market and provide ample opportunities for entrepreneurship skill development. Several add on-courses in computer application, cookery, arts, crafts, painting, yoga, personality development music and folklore, naturopathy etc help the students to develop a balanced all round personality while equipping them with necessary professional and community service skills. The curriculum is supplemented through student centered extra curricular programmes such as literary competitions, inter collegiate competitions in the areas of software development, paper presentations, light vocal music, dress designing exhibitions, modeling, cookery, rangoli, flower arrangement etc
Criterion 2: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The College admits students into various courses of study based on the eligibility conditions prescribed by the affiliating University. The admission procedures are laid down in the college prospectus and as per the admission policy of the Punjab government. All are provided equal opportunities for admission regardless of caste, religion, language, race, region etc. BC, SC physically disabled and economically disadvantaged sections are especially encouraged to join the college by the faculty and the management who hold counseling section to enable parents from these backgrounds to admit their wards. Students are provided with the facility of part payment of fees and needy students are given financial assistance under the student-aid scheme and other government scholarships for backward and disadvantaged sections of society. For all programmes except PGDCA and BCA all applicants have been admitted to the college.
At the commencement of every programme the college has a mechanism of screening the students with a view to identifying their academic ability, skills and talents. The slow learners are given remedial courses to improve their English grammar and become proficient at communication skills. For students from BC and SC backgrounds the remedial courses are fully subsided by the UGC. Bright students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities and encouraged to use the library to enhance self learning.
The academic calendar of the college spells out the teaching, testing, extra curricular activities, holidays and admission schedules. In the last academic year the college functioned for 302 days of which 151 were teaching days. The faculty are encouraged to plan the transaction of curriculum in a manner that ensures complete coverage of the syllabus. Weekly teaching plans are drawn out and the same are submitted to the Heads of the Departments for approval and monitoring. Teaching methodology is lecture based and also provides space for demonstrations, practicals, field visits tours and excursions, question answer sessions, group discussions, seminars and assignments. Learner participation is encouraged through home assignments, surprise class tests, paper presentation sessions, interactive sessions with students making use of LCD for presentations and intercollegiate competitions. The college has invested in adequate equipments for the various labs and has made internet available through a broadband service provided on the campus. The college library is also made use of by both the faculty and students to supplement classroom learning. The student teacher ratio of 1:22 is ideal and the same is made use of by the faculty to provide individual ward tutoring services for the students whose progress is followed by the teacher and periodic counseling given to help the student maximize the benefits of learning in the college.
All sanctioned faculty positions are filled, however only 55% of the faculty are fully qualified while 29% are approved foe payment of grant from the government. Only 6% of the faculty possesses Doctorates in their respective subjects, while 20% have M.Phil. degrees. 24% of the faculty have completed UGC, NET, SLET. While the college encourages the faculty to take up professional development through orientation and refresher programmes in the last 5 years only less than 50 % of the faculty have attended such programmes. Occasional in-house seminars, workshops and symposia have been conducted in the last five years. Peer learning is encouraged through a staff academy and the college management rewards sincere and hardworking faculty by recognizing them through special awards. Faculty are evaluated through self appraisal, student feedback and appraisal by Heads of the departments and the Principal. The evaluation outcomes are used positively to improve the level of teaching by encouraging the teachers to undertake corrective measures that improve their efficiency.
As most of the Programmes are under the annual pattern, examinations are conducted by the University annually based on which the students are promoted to the next higher class. The college however has an informal system of administering regular class tests and surprise tests in order to ensure continuous learning and assessment of studentsâ€™ performance. In order to give the students an experience of writing the university examinations the college conducts two in house examinations regularly one in September and the other in January of every year. The question papers for these examinations are based on the university model and set by the faculty of the college who also evaluate the scripts and undertake special coaching classes and tutorials for poor performers. The valued answer scripts are freely circulated amidst the students and grievances are addressed by the faculty. The high percentage of passes with many first classes and distinctions reveals that the college prepares its students adequately to perform well in the annual university examination.
Criterion 3: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College has from its inception been involved basically in providing undergraduate education and vocational skills for women students. In recent years it has extended its area of functioning to postgraduate education and to start with there is only one postgraduate course in the aided stream. Most of the other postgraduate diplomaâ€™s offered are in the self financing mode hence not much emphasis has been given to promoting research level programmes in the college as the university does not permit colleges to offer these programmes. In recent years however, realizing the importance of promoting research to enhance the overall quality of education offered by the college, efforts have been initiated to give permission to faculty to register for PhD. and M.Phil by providing eligible leave and granting the requisite NOC. At present five of the faculty have registered for PhD. and six for M.Phil. Two faculty members with M.phil qualifications are recognized guides for M.Phil programmes of the university. Apart from this, the use of the library and internet facility, to enable faculty to collect literature and other data are made available free of charge. Teaching schedules are also adjusted to facilitate faculty to undertake research. As a result of the above measures at present the faculty have begun to register themselves for research degrees. At present however only 6% of the faculty possess PhD. degrees and 20% of them have M.Phil qualifications. In the last five years there has been one publication from the college in a national journal, 20 articles published in college magazine, 39 abstracts and 5 books published by the faculty of the college.
Students are encouraged to do actual projects as part of curriculum in the disciplines of Commerce, Computer Science and information Technology. In all other departments motivated students are encouraged to take up field based projects as mini research ventures.
The college undertakes consultancy through IAS coaching, short term crash courses in Art and Craft, Typing and Shorthand, Computer Operations, Verifying Documents, Cookery and Baking classes, Fine Arts courses and Folk Dance classes. Through the above mentioned ventures the college has generated an earning of Rs. 54,750 in the previous academic year. Apart from the above paid consultancy services the college also offers free services in the areas of career guidance, tax consultancy, guidance to set up computer labs and training of students in music for sister concerns. The consultancy services offered are publicized through pamphlets and advertisements on local TV channels.
The N.S.S and N.C.C take up extension service as a part and parcel of their regular programmes. The College NCC has a battalion consisting of 55 girls. In the last five years 40 students have passed the â€˜Bâ€™ Certificate examination and 20 the â€˜Câ€™ Certificate examination. One student has represented the college at the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. Annually the students participate in National Integration camps. The faculty in charge of NCC is of Lieutenant rank. The college NSS has five Staff counselors and 200 students who actively participate in all the extension activities of the college.
Various extension programmes are conducted regularly by the college both as an integral part of curriculum and also as extra curricular activities in this context tailoring classes for poor ladies, village sanitation campaigns, campaigns against dowry, caste system, AIDS, alcoholism, drug abuse, common kitchens etc have been conducted. In addition to the above training in disaster management, medical camps yoga classes , special talks, adult education and literacy programmes, blood donation camps, environmental awareness programmes, heritage walks, visit to orphanages assistance to class IV employees, fund generation for Kargil Martyrs, tsunami victims and other general awareness campaigns like road safety etc are undertaken regularly. Students are encouraged to undertake extension activites through NSS, NCC, YSC, Red Cross and other subject associations. Faculty inspire the students to participate in extension programmes through the student tutor scheme and through other motivation sessions. Various prizes and awards inclusive of merit certificates are awarded to outstanding performers in the area of extension activities by the college. The faculty are encouraged to participate in extension activities through allocation of additional responsibilities, On duty leave, provision of TA,DA and in some cases extra remuneration is paid.
Through its academic, consultancy and extension activities the college has established links with local NGOâ€™s , Research Institutes, Local Industries, Banks, Heritage society, Rotary Club, Art of Living club etc. These linkages are used positively to provide support to curricular activities, internship programmes, On the job training, faculty exchanges and development activities etc. Several clubs such as the Eco Club, Student Service Club, N.S.S unit, Youth Service Club, IT Forum, Staff Academy and Vidyalaya Vikas Parishad exploit the linkages to conduct various activities and programmes.
Criterion 4: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is located in the Urban district of Kapurthala, Punjab on a 0.7357 hectare campus . The total build in area on campus is 7362.9 SQ Meters and this houses classrooms, laboratories, administrative block, Student Centre, Library, Canteen, Health room and Hostel. For academic activities there are 56 newly constructed classrooms. In order to provide practical experience to supplement theoretical learning, separate labs are set up for Computer Science, IT, Home Science, Physical Education, Accountancy, Communication skills, Electronics, Instrumental Music, Dress Designing, Fashion Designing, Office Management and Secretarial Practice. The library has a reading room that can seat 100 students and has a separate reading facility for the faculty. A conference room with a seating capacity of 200 students has been newly constructed to hold academic conferences, workshops and seminars. The sports department has sufficient infrastructure to cater to the students taking the subject as an optional. Over the years the college has expanded its built up area to cater to the increased and diversified needs of the students and faculty. A college bus has also been purchased for the benefit of the students.
The College employs a caretaker to maintain the campus infrastructure. Systems have been put into place to maintain stock registers and provide for periodic maintenance of buildings and equipments. To ensure safety from theft and natural calamites the college has been insured with the National Insurance Company. The infrastructure of the college is optimally used by providing hobby based training in the classrooms after class hours. On Sundays and holidays the college hires out the premises to Banks and other employers and institutions to conduct examinations. The buildings are also used by the government during elections, floods and for other national celebrations. Demonstrations and exhibitions are also conducted on campus by local institutions, NGOâ€™s and industries.
The College library has a collection of 21,895 books inclusive of 19,558 titles. It subscribes to 51 journals and operates under the open access system. There are 150 back volumes of journals and 78 CDâ€™s, DVDâ€™s. A special collection of 1920 materials for IEEE, ACM, NBHM DST etc through special schemes are also housed in the library. The library is partially automated using software developed by the department of computer science. Other facilities available in the library are Reference section, photocopying service, computer printing, internet service, power backup, information display and notification. The library functions from 9.am to 4 pm on all working days and 9 am to 3 pm on all holidays. It is used by approximately 200 students and 20 staff every day. Ten of the Departments have separate libraries.
The College has 4 established commuter labs. In addition, 10 departments have computers installed. Totally 72 computer terminals exist in the college and the annual budget for maintenance of computers and upgradation of the same is Rs. 4 lakhs. Also available on campus are broadband internet connectivity, LCD projector, OHP projector, display screens and scanner.
Additional facilities available on campus are Health Centre, residential accommodation for faculty and staff, ladies hostel, sports field, gymnasium, womenâ€™s rest room, canteen, stationary and students centre.
Criterion 5: Student Support and Progression
To college caters to 1397 undergraduate and 57 postgraduate students. Admission is made to the college based on the criteria set by the Guru Nanak Dev University and the Punjab government. Equal opportunities are given for women from diverse backgrounds to gain entrance to the college. Women from backward and deprived sections are encouraged through counseling given to parents and special facilities like part payment of fees and various scholarships offered by the college and the state government. Once admitted to the college the students are facilitated in different ways to perform well both academically and in extra curricular activities. The special system of ward tutoring helps faculty members to specially follow up on the progress made by wards and offer counseling and advice for the betterment of the students. Due to the special attention given to the academic and non-academic needs of the students the success rate in examinations is 96 % for undergraduate programmes and 100% for postgraduate programmes. The drop out rate of the students admitted to the college is also very low viz. 3 to 6 % only.
The fee structure of the college is very nominal and the unit cost of education is only Rs.3038. The students are given the facility of part payment of fees and in addition 252 students are provided with government scholarship, 56 students are given scholarships by the college management and 141 students are assisted with loans to pay their fees.
After completing the minimum study period in the college and earning their first degrees and diplomas approximately 80 to 83% of the students take up higher studies. The college undertakes efforts to get the students placed in jobs and succeeds in getting jobs for around 12 to 32 % of the students seeking the same. Around 10 to 15 % of the studentsâ€™ appear for competitive examination and special training is provided on campus to help the students clear these examinations.
Students are provided all forms of information through the prospectus which is updated annually. Counseling is provided to the students both through the Guiding Counseling Bureau and on an individual level by the faculty. The college provides several welfare schemes for the students such as group insurance scheme, student adoption by donors, book bank scheme, free uniforms for poor students, medical facility and free extra coaching for academically weak students. Differently abled students are granted the facility of ground floor class rooms and depending on their special needs they are provided with scribes, psychological counseling etc.
The college encourages sports women by granting them admission to the college without charges, free books, free racing kits, facilities for regular practice, college bus for transportation to sports grounds, free expert coaches, TA, DA for participation in sports events, medical attention when needed, free hostel accommodation and special prizes and medals for successful performance in sports and games. Participation of students in extra curricular activities are promoted through different clubs, and subject forums which both organize competitions, seminars, workshops and other events and participate in similar event organized by other agencies and institutions. As the College is a small community the grievance redressal is done through appeal to the faculty and if necessary the Principal intervenes. Thus opportunities are provided on campus for the all round development of the students.
The College has an alumni association which celebrates annually a re-union day. The college management gives out prizes to distinguished alumni. The alumni are consulted for suggestions to improve the college; they also provide financial assistance to poor and meritorious students. Some of the distinguished alumni include Punjab Public Service Commission members, Municipal Councilors, Advocates, lecturers, Cosmetologists and musical vocalists and instrumentalists. Some of the alumni have been successful in establishing themselves abroad.
Criterion 6: Organization and Management
The philanthropic society that runs the college elects from amidst its general body the Managing Committee of the college; however the day to day decision making is undertaken by the college Principal who functions as the executive and academic head of the institution. The Management functions with the vision and mission of providing quality higher education to women students to empower them and equip them with professional skills, necessary cultural ethical and spiritual values so as to focus on the all round development of the students. All this is done with the intention of making the women students an asset to the society in which they live and ultimately national assets. All the programmes of the college are attuned towards achieving this vision and mission of the college.
The Management Committee of the college meets almost on a monthly basis (in the last year there were ten meetings). The General Body of the Society meets twice a year. The important functions of the management are appointment of the Principal, faculty and staff of the college and preparation of the annual budget for the optimum allocation of resources towards developing the college.
The office administration has been partially automated through the use of IT and computers. The Office superintendent checks the daily work registers of the staff and prepares a checklist of the weekly, fortnightly, monthly and quarterly reports to be sent to different offices. Staff are motivated to take up professional development in order to be conversant with office automation and modern management techniques. To cope with the extra work load a post of officer on special duty has been created.
The staff and faculty involve themselves in the management and administration of the college through participation on the Managing Committee and 30 other sub committees established to speed up the process of decision making. The activities of the college are immediately coordinated by the Principal and ultimately by the Managing Committee. In the past five years, the college has on an average put up 17 to24 proposals of which 50 % have been translated into reality while the remaining are in the pipeline. The college has a Master Plan for its development. Annual plans are also prepared and the academic calendar takes care of the implementation part of the schemes.
The college receives annually an average of Rs 8,30,3957 as Grant-in-aid from the State Government. It collects an approximate sum of Rs. 9,11,6374 from fees and obtains Rs 5,68,952 as donations. The self financing programmes fetch a sum of Rs 4,11,3375 as income to the college. In addition to the above sources of income it has revenue coming in from hostel rent, canteen rent, stationary shop rent, income generated by the use of the school bus etc. A major part of the collegeâ€™s income is paid as salary to employees. This accounts for roughly 55 to 61 % of the expenditures made. The construction of New Buildings takes up from 10% to 49.88% of the budget. Expenditure on other academic infrastructure was found to be minimal. The accounts of the college are audited internally by the Bursar and externally by Chartered accountants.
The work performance of the non â€“teaching staff of the college is assessed through a questionnaire that seeks to obtain information on levels of knowledge about administrative duties and the efficiency with which tasks are executed. This questionnaire forms part of the confidential report based on which promotions are made. The ratio of non teaching staff to faculty is about 1:1.5. The skills of the administrative staff are up graded through training in IT and accounts.
Criterion 7: Healthy Practices
The Hindu Kanya College works with the specific goal of educating women and empowering them through quality based higher education which will develop their professional and vocational skills in a manner that is useful to the society in which they live and to the nation at large. To achieve this goal the college is offering under graduate and post graduate programmes that are relevant and oriented to professional and vocational skill formation. The ambience of the college coupled with the dedicated and sincere efforts of the management, principal, faculty and staff ensures rich dividends to the students of the college, a large number of who qualify for degrees with first class and distinction. The high percentage of results vouches for the efficacy of the teaching and learning system in the college.
Though no formal steps have been undertaken to establish an IQAC or conduct an external audit of the performance of the institution, there is awareness about quality concerns in higher education and the need to satisfy both the immediate and ultimate stake holders. To this end the college has in place the following healthy practices:
*Inculcation of sound moral values and emphasis on character building of the students: To achieve this the management of the college commences each academic session with â€˜Akhand Path of Sri Ramayana Ji, Sankaranthi is celebrated through Havan solemnization, codes of conduct are specified for faculty and students, daily morning assembly is conducted, the birthdays of great Indian personalities are celebrated with a lesson on their teachings, yoga classes are conducted, nature awareness programmes are organized, students are encouraged to undertake service for the poor and other appropriate causes etc.
*Tutorial system encouraging a learner friendly atmosphere and good relationship between the teacher and the taught.
*The college has started several courses aimed at instilling vocational skills of the studentsâ€™ under the self financing mode and made provision for add on course to be taught after college hour to enable the students develop their innate talents and entrepreneurial skills.
*The scheme of encouraging academically talented students to take up the Honourâ€™s programme offered by the University is a unique facility made available by the college to its studentsâ€™. The college is currently providing free tutoring 100 students each in the second and third year degree programmes to qualify for the honors degree.
*The introduction of Distance Education Programmes of the Guru Nanak Dev University has opened up another avenue for the students of the college to continue their post graduate studies. It has also helped in optimally utilizing the existing class room and lab space as well as equipment to offer both upward mobility and choice for specializing in some of the emerging areas of study.
*The college has in place a number of clubs and associations that facilitate the extra curricular activities and contribute to the all round development of the studentsâ€™ personalities. These clubs and associations serve as nodal agencies for the involvement of local bodies, NGO, government agencies, industries and service sector organizations in the activities of the college.
*The College community is a close knit one and there is a lot of sharing of responsibilities and mutual trust between the college management, faculty, staff and students which generates good will and ensures efficient administration of the institution.
*The College is involved in a number of community oriented activities that helps it to serve the local community through organizing medical camps, blood donation campaigns, several types of awareness programmes, fund raising drives for socially and nationally sensitive issues etc. These programmes nstill in the students a concern for social justice and help them to get hand on experience of nation building activities.
*The college has over a period of time, developed and modernized its infrastructure to meet the minimum requirements for higher education in the 21st century. To this end the introduction of computer education for students, faculty and staff and granting of free access to the Internet are healthy practices that need to be strengthened further to keep pace with the growing needs of modern day education.
*The low drop out ratio and high percentage of passes in both undergraduate and post graduate programmes are indicative of the relentless pursuance of the goal of academic excellence through sustained hard work of faculty and students. The fact that the college annually accounts for many university ranks in the subjects offered by it is another pointer to the healthy practice of promoting academic excellence.
The Peer Team has gone through the self-study report of the college and has visited all the Departments and facilities, spoken to all the groups involved â€“the teachers the non-teaching staff, alumni, studentsâ€™ and parents. We also had extensive discussions with the Principal and the Staff who prepared the SSR and could check and verify on the spot.
We find that there are many things in the college to be applauded. We record them below as our commendations. The areas in which we felt that with a few measures and efforts institutional effectiveness could be augmented/ enhanced are indicated under recommendations.
For the girls in and around Kapurthala which, while once being a princely state and is now a rural area, the college is a very big boon. The security, safety and privacy offered here is a source of happiness and relief for the guardians of the girls who otherwise would have to travel far (with all its hazards) for obtaining higher education. Although there are many factors in favor of co-education, this exclusive girlâ€™s college has provided the necessary environment for girls to bloom well and empower themselves with self-confidence and the desire to help not only themselves but the less fortunate community around. The under privileged in the college are specially helped out with fees and counseling whenever needed.
The culture that is nurtured in the college is for a good rapport between the Parents, Teachers and the Studentsâ€™ and this speaks for the â€˜feel easyâ€™ atmosphere in the college which helps the girls to grow.
The Management in particular co-operate. They have placed full trust in the Principal and do not interfere in the working of the college, except to assist. With the backing of the management ever ready to support new ideas/ changes which would be good for the college, half the battle is won. In fact a large number of teachers are aided by the management.
The harmonious environment and all round discipline are striking features of the college.
The college is to be congratulated for the â€˜vocationalâ€™ element it has introduced in some of its courses. Also it has already thought of an inter-disciplinary approach.
The above strengths could well be enhanced if some of the following steps are pursued:
*The College may draw up a Perspective Plan in consultation with Faculty, Management and eminent persons in the area. The Plan, which would be in accordance with the vision and mission of the college, could be for five years. It could take into account the new courses to be applied, for needed add-on courses, extension work, training programmes for staff, both teaching and non-teaching as well as promotion of a research culture, making use of FIP and other schemes of the UGC for Major/ Minor research.
*The college may make a plan for imparting communication skills to students and compulsory computer training for every one, on an emergency basis.
*The college may consider whether the commerce course could be converted into the professional commerce course. Whether any courses should be sought would depend on money available and consolidating existing ones.
*It would be ideal for the college if all the sanctioned posts were to become posts covered by grant â€“in- aid. Steps for this may be pursued
*The college needs Planning for increase in infrastructure, playgrounds and so on. If there is no master plan now this may be quickly prepared before expansion of building etc. takes place.
*Internship of students for them to get training in the world of work already exists in a few courses. This could be extended to other courses if possible so that links of the college with other institutions would expand to the benefit of both
*An annual medical check up of students and staff may be thought of.
*Opening a day-care centre in the college for pre-school children may also be considered. This could also offer courses in â€˜child careâ€™ along with the existing course on home making.
*Each teacher may also draw up an annual plan of action for herself/himself showing quantitive and qualitative goals and the strategies needed for achieving them. In this may be included the need to fulfil the goals of the college as well as personal goals (eg. â€˜I must send at least two publications this year to ---- Journals, or attend a refresher/orientation course or organize a seminar in the department etc). The college may encourage all teachers to set an example to students by training themselves in the following areas:
familiarity with computers as quickly as possible.
Communication in English should be excellent,
self learning must be made a must, the theme beingâ€™ Life Long Learningâ€™ (LLL). As a corollary each teacher may seek to obtain a doctorate degree (minimum) and go for higher research where ever possible.
Many teachers are indeed very dedicated and teach their subjects earnestly it is suggested that in order to sustain the interest of the students a variety of teaching methodologies and technologies may be interspersed or used.
Teachers may consider becoming members of their subject associations at the State and National level eg. Economics Association etc. in order to develop contacts and be abreast of developments.
Teachers and students may acquaint themselves with the Constitution of India.
The Principal and staff may bring out a set of formal â€˜Consultancy Rulesâ€™. In addition to bringing in some money for the college and the staff members working on a consultancy, the consultancy would help to widen the horizon and foster personal growth of the faculty member.
The concept of what exactly constitutes â€˜extensionâ€™ needs to be clearly understood by all the departments. Extension is more than observing aâ€™ Dayâ€™ or a staff member giving a speech somewhere. It is to go out into the community and help them with the wisdom obtained in the college. More extension work of this kind should be taken up by all the departments.
It is important to invite more Role Models to the college for inspiring the students.
The college may consider starting an Internal Quality Assurance Cell, for which guidance from NAAC may be sought.
The overall impression is that the college is doing very well stretching its resources to the maximum. We the NAAC team, hope however that the suggestions are taken up right away for action, so that the college can truly become a model for other institutions in the state and the country. We wish the college every success in this endeavor.
The Peer Team places on record its deep sense of gratitude to the Management, Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff and students for the hospitality extended.
Mrs. Padma Ramachandran
Signature Of Chairperson
Former vice-chancellor (IAS)
M.S. University, Baroda
Dr. Anne Mary Fernandez
Signature of Member Coordinator
Former Registrar with the contents.
University of Madras
Prof. Bharathi Naik
Signature of MemberSignature of Principal
Former Principal& DirectoI have read the report and agree
M.D. Shah Mahila College
Mumbai, College Seal
Date: 28th Feb 2007
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