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Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar, Punjab
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar, Punjab
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is also known as Lyallpur Khalsa College.
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 1908.
Principal of Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is earlier Dr Sukhbir Singh Chatha, earlier Dr Satish K Kapoor, now Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra.
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is situated in Jalandhar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalandhar comes under Jalandhar Tehsil, Jalandhar District.
Fax # of Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is +91-181-2241465.
Contact Person(s) of the Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is (are): Dr Pavaldeep Kaur, Dept of Physiotherapy) - 94637-64795.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab are 98761-60499, 98765-50189,98144-48451, 98881-31808, 95693-04393, 94170-18184, 9888897888.
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Website of Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab is www.Lyallpur-khalsacollege.com, www.lkcjal.org, www.lkc.ac.in.
Chairman : Ms Balbir Kaur.
Contact Details of Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-181-2241466-67-468, 2227061, 2223885
S. Ratan Singh, Office Superintendent
Dr Kulwant Singh, Dean Sports
earlier Principal: Dr. S.K. Kapoor. Res : 2222961, Mob :98142-97077
7100 students *NAAC a+, college runs evening courses also. Name of this College is not Lyallpur Khalsa College for Boys, since it is a co-ed college. The name of the college is Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar.
Prof Sukhwinder Kaur Rai (Head, History Dept)
Prof Jasreen Kaur
Prof Balraj Kaur
Prof Mandeep Sanehi
Prof Sarita Tiwari
Other colleges of KCL Group of Institutions, Jalandhar
Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women, Jalandhar
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Education for Women, Jalandhar
KCL Institute of Management and Technology, Jalandhar
KCL Institute of Laws, Jalandhar
CoursesBA, MA, BSc, MSc, BCA, B.Com, BBA, M.Com, PGDCA, PGDWD, PGDAEM, DCA, DEM, DCM, Degree, Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Department of Bio-Technology
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys, Jalandhar Punjab runs course(s) in Arts, Science, Physiotherapy stream(s).
Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)
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LYALLPUR KHALSA COLLEGE Vs D S GREWAL IAS and OTHERSIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
COCP No.1269 of 2009
Date of decision: 3.9.2009
Lyallpur Khalsa College ......Petitioner(s)
D.S. Grewal, IAS and others ......Respondent(s)
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE RAKESH KUMAR GARG
Mr. Sameer Sachdeva, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab.
Rakesh Kumar Garg, J.(Oral)
In response to the show cause notice issued by this Court, short affidavit on behalf of respondent No.3 has been filed wherein it has been submitted that in compliance of the order dated 2.4.2009 passed by this Court, sanction has been issued by the Government on 31.8.2009 for payment of grant-in-aid to the tune of Rs.5,88,12,488/- and the bill has been submitted to the Treasury on 2.9.2009 for payment.
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab, on instructions from Amarjot Singh, Sr. Assistant in the office of DPI (Colleges) Punjab, Chandigarh, states that the payment shall be released to the petitioner-College within four weeks from today.
This satisfies the learned counsel for the petitioner and he does not wish to press this petition any further.
Dismissed as not pressed.
In case the payment to the petitioner is not released as aforesaid, the petitioner shall be at liberty to revive this contempt petition.
(RAKESH KUMAR GARG)
SOHAN LAL Vs LYALLPUR KHALSA COLLEGE JALANDHAR AND OTHERSIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
Civil Revision No.2936 of 2007 (O and M)
Date of Decision : 27.08.2009
Sohan Lal .....Petitioner
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar and others .....Respondents
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE SURYA KANT.
Mr.Naresh Kaushik, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr.K.S.Dhillon, Advocate, for the respondents.
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?
Surya Kant, J. (Oral)
The petitioner-decree holder impugns the order dated 29.1.2007, passed by the Executing Court, Jalandhar, whereby his execution application has been disposed of as having been fully satisfied and the objections raised by the respondent-judgment debtors to that effect, have been accepted.
It is not clear from the petitioners stand as to what remains still to be recovered from the respondent-judgment debtors in terms of the Civil Court decree dated 26.3.2001 passed in his favour?
The revision petition is accordingly disposed of with a liberty to the petitioner-decree holder to file a fresh execution application before the Executing Court, giving specific details of the claims which, according to him, are yet to be satisfied/settled by the judgment debtors. The application, if any, shall be moved by the petitioner-decree holder within 3 months from the date of receiving a certified copy of this order, which shall thereafter be decided by the Executing Court on merits, within one year, notwithstanding the impugned order dated 29.1.2007.
Tarlok Singh Sangha versus Lyallpur Khalsa College of Boys JalandharSTATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB.
SCO NO. 84-85, SECTOR 17-C, CHANDIGARH.
Sh. Tarlok Singh Sangha,
301, Defence Colony,
Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal Layallpur,
Khalsa College (Boys),
C.C. NO. 577 of 2008
None on behalf of the Complainant and Respondent.
The complainant filed a complaint received in the Commission on 18.03.2008 that his original application dated 19.01.2008 has not been attended to. A letter has been received from the complainant stating that “I would like to withdraw my case against Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar as I have received my arrears of revised pay-scale on August 07, 2008.” Therefore, the case is hereby disposed of.
(Mrs. Ravi Singh)
State Information Commissioner.
NAAC report of Lyallpur Khalsa College of BoysSECTION 1 â€“ INTRODUCTION
The genesis of Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, a premier institution in the northern part of India, dates back to early decades of 20th century, Sant Avtar Singh one of the important figures in pre-independent Punjab, established Khalsa School at Lyallpur in 1908, which developed into a college 18 years later. Institute aimed at synthesizing the best of Sikh tradition with best of western values and knowledge. Even though Lyallpur was given to Pakistan in partition, this college showed resilience and survived the trauma of partition. With the support of management of Doaba Khalsa High School, the college was resurrected in March 1948 in Jalandhar. During the decades of existence the college has produced large number of distinguished alumni, which has made Punjab and India proud.
In recent years, it has become an ideal location for high-quality educational programmes making it the first choice of students especially in IT, professional, vocational and postgraduate courses. The college has a sprawling campus of 28 acre with lush green lawns, vast playgrounds, well equipped computerized library, science laboratories, sophisticated computer equipment, most-modern infrastructure in physiotherapy, health facilities, separate hostel for boys and girls and separate blocks for Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer, Physiotherapy and Postgraduate studies. The college management headed by the local Member of Parliament has a definite vision and action plan for the all round development of the institute. This visionary attitude has turned this college into most sought after place for learning in Punjab and neighboring states. The number of students enrolled has grown dramatically from around 3,000 in early 90s to about 7,000 at present. The college is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The college is major contributor in success of the University in fetching overall championship in All India sports tournaments for more than 15 times. This college is also producing large number of university rank holders every year in almost every discipline.
Responding to the advances in the field of education and the changing societal needs, the College Management Committee and the Principal have been endeavoring to meet the new challenges by introducing a wide variety of courses ranging from information technology to physiotherapy and biotechnology. The College runs Distance Education programme to meet rising demands of students. There has been a timely shift in emphasis from conventional courses to professional and self-financing ones.
Lyallpur Khalsa College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its self-study report to NAAC. The peer team consisting of Prof. Hemlata Swaroop, former Vice-Chancellor Kanpur University as Chair-person, Prof. Rajan Welukar, Deputy Secretary to the Chancellor of Maharashtra and Prof. N. V. Narasimham, IGNOU New Delhi was constituted with Dr. Jagannath Patil, Assistant Advisor NAAC, as Co-ordinator. Peer team visited college on 20th and 21st of October, 2003.
After having carefully examined and analyzed the Self-Study Report and the relevant documents submitted by the Principal of the College, the Peer Team visited the college departments and saw the various facilities provided for academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular activities including sports and extension activities of the College and interacted with various constituents of the institutions. The Peer Team also deliberated at length with the Members of Governing Body, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the college. After the rigorous exercise and in the light of the 7 criteria laid down by the NAAC, the Peer Team assessed the College for the quality of education. The detailed report of assessment of the institution under various criteria, including the commendable features of the institution, as well as the suggestions for future growth, are presented below.
SECTION 2 â€“ CRITERIONWISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
Lyallpur Khalsa College is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU). It offers a total of 38 programmes of which 15 are at UG degree level, 10 at PG degree level, 1 at UG diploma level and 12 at PG diploma level. The program options cover major disciplines viz. Arts, Biotechnology, Science, Commerce, Management, Computer Science & IT and Physiotherapy. Besides this the college has started 15 preparatory courses for various competitive examinations, 5 crash courses in computers and 3 computer related courses sponsored by Central Government.
In view of the rapid advancement in the field of education and the changing societal needs and requirements the Management besides sticking to the set objectives made efforts in introducing new courses in the emerging areas such as IT and Biotechnology. The course options offered by the college make provision for conventional courses, professional courses, vocational courses and even courses offered for in service people in the evening. The college has availed the various options provided by the University to offer programmers both in the aided and self-finance mode. Most of the conventional programmes are covered under the Government aid mode and the other professional courses in computer science & IT; Biotechnology, Physiotherapy and Management studies are managed under the self-finance mode.
In each of the disciplines offered at the UG and PG levels the curriculum of the University provides for wide ranging options and the college has ensured that a large variety of these options are available to the students. The courses such as B.Sc. Vocational Biotechnology, Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy, B.Com Professional and MCA are distinctly and categorically career oriented. The students under special circumstances allowed to appear in additional subjects is an added advantage. The students are allowed to join Diploma Courses simultaneously is in tune with the latest trend in education sector in our country. In addition to this, the college invites educationists, scholars and dignitaries from various fields to seek their valuable opinion on the teaching programmes and related academic issues. The computer department helps all other departments in using the latest technology for effective transfer of knowledge to students.
To introduce a new programme within the regulations of the present University system, the college takes seven to eight months. Principal is member of the academic council of the University. Few members from the faculty are on the various Boards of studies of University, some of the faculty members have actively participated in seminars, workshops, orientation programs and refresher courses dealing with curriculum change and updating. The college-industry-neighborhood networking has been established in certain professional courses run by the college viz. Biotechnology & Computer Science. The linkage is used for field visits, demonstration, and experiments and on the job training for the students.
Criterion II: Teaching-Learning and Evaluation
The curriculum is transacted through teaching learning and evaluation, which is undertaken at Degree and Postgraduate level.
Admissions are done on the merit basis. The college follows the reservation policy as laid down in the constitution of India. Admission to conventional undergraduate and postgraduate programs are based on review of academic record. In courses like computer science admissions are given on the basis of entrance test conducted by the university. Group discussion is one of the criteria for some postgraduate courses. Students who excel in extra-curricular and sports activities are given extra weightage at the time of admission. Special entrance tests are administered to admit students into the professional and vocational programmes.
The students have to choose subjects at the commencement of each of the three years of degree courses as per the provision of the university. A committee of teachers gives counseling to students to chose their options. They are allowed to change their options within a period of one month with the permission of the principal if they find the subject difficult. In professional courses, teachers are asked to follow studentâ€™s progress in their respective programmes. The college does run remedial courses for SC/ST students and for poor learners. Advanced learners are helped by providing extra handouts/ reading material and are encouraged to consult reference works, web-sites, Postgraduate students of commerce faculty have a practice of forming voluntary Quality circles and teachers act as facilitators.
At present, the college adopts the Annual pattern for most of the courses and Semester pattern for BPT & MCA courses as prescribed by the University. The faculty meets at the beginning of the academic year to discuss the distribution of subjects, syllabus and tentative teaching plans and schedules. The schedule of work is distributed to students at the beginning of the session. Every teacher submits progress report of work for each term to the Principal. Teachers are given flexibility to sub-divide the teaching schedule on monthly basis. Midâ€“term course-correction is also sometimes made at departmental levels.
In the conventional courses the traditional lecture methods is predominantly made use of. Seminars, class presentations, tutorials, term papers, on the job summer training and industrial tours, case-studies are used to supplement the lecture method mostly in the professional and vocational courses. The use of overhead and audio visual aids supplements classroom teaching. The college has a Communication Design Centre/Media Centre to help the faculty to avail the facilities of preparation of Powerpoint presentation and Audio-Visual recording.
Students are also encouraged to participate in inter collegiate seminars, quiz and symposium. Character and personality development is emphasized in all the activities through departmental associations. The college has various associations managed by students and guided by teachers, which provides ample opportunity for extra-curricular and co-curricular learning.
The college does conduct preliminary and terminal examinations at the end of the first and second terms to assess the studentâ€™s performance. The final examination is conducted by the University. Results shows that many students come in the merit list of the University. In addition to this, the college conducts home tests, snap test, seminars & summer training. The college communicates in writing, the result of the house test to the parents/guardians of students with relevant observation followed by discussions with poor performers. It has recently started E-exam in which students can appear any time during the Year.
The college has 96 permanent faculty, 64 temporary faculty and 21 part-time faculty members out of which 16 are PhDs, 37 M. Phils and 128 post graduates. The college follows the norms of the UGC state government and the University to recruit the faculty. It is heartening to note that the newly recruited faculty are Gold medallists or University rank holders. All appointments are made against approved vacancies through advertisements in the local dailies. At present, 85 to 90% of the faculty is fulltime. The management encourages the faculty to attend seminars refresher courses and orientation programmers. Some of the teachers have presented their research papers in the National and international journals.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
In general the college concentrates more on teaching than research. However Biotechnology, Commerce & Management, History and Physiotherapy departments are pursuing research. There are 17 teachers having Ph.D. and 32 teachers are with M. Phil. It was noted that the young teachers are motivated to do research. Few teachers have published their research papers in the Research journals. Five teachers have registered themselves for Ph.D. degree in different Universities. The college may take the benefit of U.G.C schemes. Department of History has a project with India Heritage Research Foundation and also having collaboration with Punjabi Arts council, Birmingham. The college informally offers consultancy. However, they may start it on formal basis.
Physiotherapy department provides consultancy and curative services for a number of health problems. Some staff members provide consultancy services to agencies like Punjab Police Academy, Army school, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoori, All India Radio etc.
The NSS and NCC wings of the college carry out the formal extension programmes of the college. Teachers are given an additional charge to look after NCC & NSS activities. A wide range of activities are undertaken ranging form helping victims of a natural calamity to tree plantation and cleanliness drives in the villages, from blood donation and pulse polio immunization derive to programmes on social awareness (AIDS, Drug Abuse, Human Rights, Women Empowerment etc). Blind students are given financial aid and other assistance like Braille facility and recorded lectures. They do organize literacy programmes. The NCC students assist the civil authorities in traffic control whenever required. Some of the activities such as scholarships, books or monetary assistance to the meritorious and needy students creating social and environmental awareness are organized in collaboration with NGOâ€™s like Lion Club, Rotary Club and other social organizations.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has 86 class-rooms and 29 well equipped laboratories. There are separate blocks for each faculty with sufficient number of suitable classrooms, galleries, departmental office, departmental library and faculty rooms. All the blocks are having the necessary facilities like intercom, clean and safe drinking water, toilets for girls and boys separately, etc. There is a separate block for Principal office and general administration. The college is also maintaining the infrastructural facilities like student center, post office, bank, dispensary, fruit shop, book shop, public telephone, two auditoriums, well furnished air conditioned guest house, limited residential houses for teaching and non-teaching staff, hostel facility for boys and girls separately, open air theatre, etc. College is also having tube wells for water supply.
Overall maintenance is regularly monitored by the college management committee, and for this purpose they have employed sufficient number of staff. The college installed two electricity generators with 120 KV capacity to provide back up supply of electricity to the whole campus.
The college has established a fully computerized two-tier library system. Besides the well-equipped central library, there are departmental libraries maintained by each of the faculties separately. Central library, located in a spacious building, is having above 78,000 books and 122 journals/magazines. The library is open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. on all working days. There is book bank facility to lend books for the whole years to poor and deserving students. The library has reprographic services and Internet facility for staff and students. Library has a fully computerized for all operations. For monitoring the functioning of the library, there is a library advisory committee with the librarian and all heads of departments as members. The college deserves compliments for establishing fully equipped state of art laboratories in Information technology, Physiotherapy and Biotechnology.
There is a central computer facility in â€˜Computing and Cyber Centreâ€™ with 20 computers. This facility is open from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. on all working days. Besides this central computer facility, there are separate computers for library, principal office, accounts and administration and each of the academic departments. The computer center has been engaged in the development and fabrication of computer-aided packages in administrative office automation, attendance record automation, college web site, library management system, online assessment and evaluation, etc. It is hearting to note that most of this software was developed by students of Information Technology Department.
There is a dispensary in the college with a visiting physician for the service of staff and the students during college hours. The Physiotherapy department of the college also provides various medical services and pathological tests.
The college has a fully equipped multi-station gym, rooms for indoor games, well maintained playgrounds and tracks for various sports and games like Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, Volleyball, Basketball, Handball, Kho-Kho, Softball, Ball Badminton, Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Yoga and Table Tennis. The college encourages the outstanding sportsmen by providing free education, free hostel accommodation, free meals, scholarships and special prizes.
The college has very distinctive record in games and sports. It has a very distinctive list of alumni who excelled in games and sports at national and International level, two Padamshri, three Arjuna Awardees, three Olympians and fifteen International players. The college is winner of overall trophy in the university during the past three years consecutively.
College has good student hostels with recreational facilities to accommodate 150 girl students and 280 boy students. The infrastructure is optimally utilized.
Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The progression record of the college is vary impressive. Around 95% of the students appear in the term-end/annual examinations conducted by the university. The drop out rate is around 4% in Science and Arts, and less than 1% in Commerce and Computers. The college has a very active alumni association, which takes keen interest in the activities of the college and also helps the college in mobilizing recourses. The alumni contributed Rs. 13.5 lakh for the development of the college in 2002.
College publishes four prospects- one each for Computer & IT courses, Physiotherapy, evening courses, and all other courses including PG courses. These are updated every year with all the details such as eligibility, fee structure, choice of courses, scholarships etc. College also publishes college magazine called â€˜The Beasâ€™, and also organizes fortnightly Wall Magazine.
SC/ST and OBC students avail the fees and concessions as provided by the State and Central Governments. Handicapped students, university toppers, outstanding players are given free education. The college grants nine sponsored scholarships to merit holders and distinguished students ranging from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 12,000 per annum. Children of the teaching and non-teaching staff are given free ship (in traditional courses) and half free ship in professional courses. The blind and the handicapped students are given full free ship along with other facilities. The college has a open policy for admission to overseas students.
There is a placement cell in the college, particularly for placement of UG and PG students of Computer Science and IT. An impressive placement brochure is being published and the placement officer is maintaining close liaison with potential employers.
There is a five member â€˜Students Guidance Cellâ€™ to provide the career guidance and counseling. The Department of Extra Mural Activities and Youth Services, Students Welfare Committee is rendering student support services. There is a â€˜Women Grievances Cellâ€™ to take care of the grievances of the girl students.
The college has very good recreational and leisure time facilities. The college organizes indoor and outdoor games, cultural events, sports and games events, essay writing competition, debates, dance/music competitions etc.
The college formed student clubs/associations like Business Club for the students of Commerce and Management, Techno Students Association for IT students, English Literary Society for the students of English and so on. These clubs are very active in organizing seminars, extension lectures, debates, essay writing competitions etc.
NCC and NSS training is given to students to develop in them the qualities of character, courage, comradeship and selfless service. Students are prepared for regular commission in the Army and Air Force.
The college organizes workshops on personality development, art of living, time management, communication skills, etc from time to time. There is ample provision for students to participate in such activities.
Criterion VI: Organistaion and Management
Lyallpur Khalsa College is privately managed and government aided college, affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The local Member of Parliament S. Balbir Singh is the Chairman of the Governing body of the college. High level of understanding and coordination between the management, principal and faculty members has resulted into fast track growth of the college in last decade.
The principal has the power to take key decisions in term of the broad policy set by the management. Various academic bodies help the principal in the process of decision-making. Students are not directly involved in this process but their needs and suggestions are given due consideration through instruments like suggestion box and feed back forms.
The college management does not interfere in day-to-day administration. Administrative block is decentralized to help different units to work effectively. Although the Administrative Office remains in command, clerks have the authority commensurate with their assigned tasks. Each is given a specific job and trained for the purpose, and then held responsible for its completion.
The employees have an easy access to the Principal and can discuss their problems with him. The facilities like advance payments in case of financial needs, Group Insurance for their future welfare, dress for Class IV employees once a year are available to non-teaching staff.
Man-power planning is done at the beginning of the session and the adhoc teachers are appointed to supplement the work of the permanent staff. Many adhoc teachers have been appointed year after in view of their commitment and sincerity. Differential pay scales are given for sanctioned posts, temporary posts and part time teachers.
The college determines long-term and short-term financial goals, devises appropriate means to raise and utilize funds and ensure proper coordination between the various activities of the Accounts department. The college has successfully generated revenue of more than two crores through fees of self financing courses.
The decisions are taken fast in the college. The inter-personal relationships between the Management, Principal, teaching, non-teaching staff is very good. Every department plays a role in some aspect of administration. The facilities are used optimally. The PF loan is given to employees within fifteen days of application.
The college has several associations and societies to encourage co-curricular activities of the students. They are encouraged to participate at intercollegiate and inter-university competitions and festivals. There is a very good canteen and mess for the college students where cleanliness is maintained. The clean drinking water facility for students & staff is noteworthy. Sports infrastructure is good.
The College is a premier College in the area and enjoys considerable goodwill of the students and parents of the region and is able to embark upon several healthy initiatives for maintaining the quality of education.
One is left to the favorable impression about the healthy practices on the campus. The College has embarked upon these initiatives taken at an early stage. The efforts need to be sustained in the long term.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The college has internal quality checks both at administrative and academic levels. This is done by the Principal holding of regular meeting with administrative and academic Heads, and by remaining in touch with student representatives. A women grievance redressal and a Placement cell for students are important initiatives of this college. The reporting by teachers to the Principal also helps in keeping the teaching/learning process intact.
The college is sensitized to latest managerial concepts such as strategic planning, teamwork, decision-making and computerization. The introductory presentation by The Principal before the NAAC team was excellently done by their computer department. The library is totally computerized. Strategic planning in term of material and human resources, infrastructure and campus development has been resorted to. The emerging professional needs and career oriented education has lead to the creation of excellent departments of computer science and IT, biotechnology, professional commerce courses, physiotherapy etc. This has resulted in a marked increase in the number of students as compared to the other local colleges. Self-financing programs have helped in this direction.
The college has national linkages with industry in related fields, exchange programs which are being planned with a US university, San Jose and the UK Weteachonline for. IT online teachings in near future are likely to take shape and lead to thinking practices. Some individual teachers, as in History, Biotechnology and Physiotherapy has international linkages and this benefits the college both academically and financially.
The specific mission and goals of the humanitarian Sikh religion are being promoted, but basically the institution is secular in its outlook and administration. All round personalities development of students is being promoted.
The college community interaction is achieved through its very lively alumni Association and co-curricular and extra curricular programs for students. NCC/NSS/Cultural activities, seminars etc. Make it a living institution of learning
The extension programs of the college extend to the community through source of its professional evening classes and weekend courses. Regular extension lectures by visiting intellectual and dignitaries add to the extension dimension of the college work. Studying with visual and other handicaps are taken care of.
The overall co-operation of the between the management, Principal, facility, non-teaching staff is commendable and has lead to its all round development.
There is no political interference even though the President of the society belongs to Political party.
The logistics of managing six major disciplines in three different modes viz. conventional, self-financed and evening courses are well taken care of there by ensuring optimum utilization of personnel and infrastructure.
SECTION 3 - OVERALL ANALYSIS
The Self-study report of the Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, and the two-day visit to the college has amply showed that this institution with a pre-partition history in Pakistanâ€™s Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) and its post-partition re-establishment in Jalandhar in 1948, has a long tradition of sincere hard work and excellence by all the scholars. The coordination between the management, the Principal and the faculty and staff has resulted in an overall efflorescence of the institution.
The 28 acre sprawling campus, the departmental buildings, labs, the lush green lawns with students sprouting like multi-colored flowers there in, all create an ambience of good hard work, teacher-student relationship of respect for each other. The information structure provided by the college is good. The newly established IT Department, the Biotechnology, Physiotherapy, commerce and Humanities and social science departments. All have their own space to work. The student facilities like library, canteen, gym, hostel, etc. provide the student with facilitative environment of study and opportunities for development. The open-air theatre and the creative cultural opportunities for students lead to their all round development from nourishing modern yet steeped in culture of Punjab. The administration by the Head of the Institution, Prof. S. S. Chatha, gives the impression of a well-oiled machines wherein the parts seem to work by self-motivation. The Principal, faculty, staff and students all worked in vision with one aim of trying to prove their excellence and competitive edge over others. As an undergraduate college, catering to a large student population through a multi-faculty provision, the college has to a very large extent achieved the objectives and goals of development academically, physically and culturally. It had the tradition of an excellent undergraduate institution of higher learning.
By starting PG classes in the facilities of Science, Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce and management and computer sciences and Information Technology, by offering 10 PG courses and 12 PG Diploma courses in the college has taken a quantum jump during the last 7 to 8 years. Even though in some of the courses in 2002-2003, the college has sent just the first batch of final year students, as in English, the pains taken both by teachers and students have led to some University positions.
Departments like Punjabi, History and English show signs of great research potential. Since the PG department has been established recently, the overall research tradition has yet to take shape, yet there is lots of potential.
COMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
The Peer Team after going through in detail the Self-Study Report and after visiting the various Departments and physical facilities of College developed during a short span appreciates the efforts of the Management, Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff in achieving the goals set up at the time of the establishment of the College. The College shows reassuring evidence of planned development. It is commendable that most of the courses are career oriented on a self-finance basis. However sustained efforts are needed to bring this College at the national level. We hope, however, that other basic disciplines in Science subjects, literature and Social Sciences will also be established for wider range of pursuits so that the college can take place as a full-fledged intellectual centre. Also care should be taken to ensure that application based programmes, however, valuable in themselves, are sufficiently based in the fundamental principles of the discipline.
In short, the College shows considerable potentials of growth and desire to achieve such growth, apart from strengthening the existing infrastructure for maintaining the desired quality in each discipline. The recommendations and suggestions given below are intended in bringing about further improvement in achieving the goals of the Management. The Peer Team would like to commend the college for its good practices, particularly â€“
A full-fledged Placement Cell with regular placement officer resulting into increased absorption in industry.
Focus on all round personality development of students evident in active initiative of students in various activities.
Visionary approach of the Management is clearly seen in initiating the professional courses considering the need of the time.
They have initiated courses in Computer Science and IT, Physiotherapy and several other courses, which are self-supporting. Most of the courses are professional courses providing opportunities for the students to enter into professionalism and provide job opportunity even for the graduate students. Modern teaching aids, such as, OHP, Slide Projector, LCD, Models and Charts are extensively used.
College has established some academic linkages and MOUâ€™s with institutions and industries at national and international level.
The college is major contributor in success of the Guru Nanak Dev University in fetching overall championship in All India sports tournaments for more than 15 times.
They have made several efforts to maintain the discipline and the students and teachers are suitably rewarded for their excellent performance as seen from the examinations.
A vibrant NCC unit of the college helps students getting commission in defense services.
The College has implemented successfully a system of getting Feed Back from the students for evaluating the abilities of teachers as well as identifying the academic and infrastructural problems.
There is considerable effort in enriching the campus life as well as academic ambience by successful implementation of various activities, blood donation camps, environmental awareness activities and several cultural events and so on.
The personal well-being of students is ensured through the maintenance of clean campus, parking lots, toilets, protected and treated drinking water, student consumable store and canteen.
The deserving students are helped by giving the appropriate fee concessions, providing books through book banks and other financial assistance.
It is commendable that quality teaching is reflected by the dedication of the teachers, as well as of the students as evidenced from the fact that several students are in the University rank.
The College adopts teamwork and decision making through Representative Committee.
To develop the personality of the students, several activities like seminars, quiz programmes, debates are organized by the College. Similarly, facilities like Internet, T.V. and C.D.â€™s are made available.
The college has acquired goodwill and respect in the region which is evident by regular flow donations form various individuals and institutions.
The preparation of academic calendar in the beginning of the academic year.
Identifying the bright and weak students after the admissions and providing necessary coaching to bring the weak ones to the desired level.
Organization of several social programmes for inculcating the sense of civic responsibility among students.
A few teachers have excelled in various areas viz. Prof. W. S. Sandhu, a Sahitya Academy award winner in Punjabi; Prof. S. K. Kapoor, internationally recognized for research in History and Prof. Sarita Tiwari a popular television artist of Punjab, etc have earned name and fame for the college.
While commending the above features and practices, the team would invite the Management and the Principal to consider: -
The necessity for widening the range of disciplines to include more of humanities, social sciences and basic sciences.
Adoption of teacher-ward system to strengthen further the teacher-student relationship.
Subscribing to more number of standard national and international journals in almost all the Departments.
Research needs to be initiated in almost all the Departments and faculty members be encouraged to submit projects attracting funds from the national agencies such as the DBT, CSIR, AICTE, UGC and such other agencies.
Consultancy services from the industry need to be developed among the faculties for generation of resources as well as establishing name in the field of interest.
The sports activities for girls need to be encouraged.
The college has reached a stage where it deserves to be autonomous for achieving greater heights, not only in the region but also in the country. Earnest efforts in this direction may be made if the college desires to become a deemed to be university in future.
The Peer Team wishes to record its appreciation of the goodwill and co-operation extended by the Principal of the College, its faculty Members and Management.
Professor Hemalata Swarup
Professor N.V. Narasimham
Professor Rajan Welukar
I agree with observations and suggestions made in this report.
Sh. S.S. Chatha
Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar
Students not a bargained commodity, says High CourtJune 24, 2009
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today made it clear that the students cannot be used as 'a bargaining commodity', while directing Guru Nanak Dev University against withholding the result of Jalandhar-based Lyallpur Khalsa College students.
The varsity was allegedly demanding fine for 'excess admission', on the 'threat' of withholding the results'. As many as 300 B.Com first year students are now expected to benefit from the orders of Justice SD Anand.
In its petition filed through counsel Sameer Sachdeva, the college had earlier sought directions for quashing the varsity's action in 'unilaterally demanding fine and payment of the dues/fees on account of alleged excess admission of students for academic year 2006-07 by way of arm twisting methods'.
The petitioner had contended it was not granted proper opportunity of hearing, even though the college was not at fault, and was willing to justify the entire admissions 'duly approved by the express/implied action of the university, for which the varsity has duly issued the registration cards and examination roll numbers'.
Taking up the matter, Justice Anand asserted: 'The impugned penalty has been imposed by the university upon the college for excess admission/intake. Besides, the university has required the college to pay up fee, etc., obtained from the excess students. The announced threat is that the result of the affected students shall be withheld otherwise.
Counsel for the petitioner, Sameer Sachdeva, states that the petitioner shall furnish bank guarantee to the extent of Rs 2 lakh from today.
Issuing notice of motion for July 8, along with notice regarding stay, Justice Anand asserted: 'In case of an administrative feuding, there is no reason why the interest of the students should suffer. It could be ideal if the university and the college could iron out their administrative creases without holding the students to virtual ransom.
'It is an unenviable state of affairs that the college has had to apply for the restraint of the university from withholding the result. The students cannot be allowed to be used as a bargaining commodity in the process of averred feuding. 'In the meantime, the respondents shall not withhold the result of the students under reference,' the court said.
History of Khalsa College for Boys JalandharEstablished in 1908 as an intermediate college at Lyallpur (Pakistan), it was raised to a degree college in 1940. It was uprooted in the wake of the partition of the country in 1947 and again reopened at Jalandhar in 1948. The college provides instructions in Arts, Science (Medical & Non Medical) and Commerce upto degree level. The college also runs B.Sc. course in Economics in which students are supposed to acquire the specialization in Quantitative Economics and Computer Applications. Besides, it imparts post-graduate instructions in Punjabi, Political Science, History, Economics and Mathematics. Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, Personal Management and Industrial Relations, Diploma in Agriculture Marketing Management, Diploma in Labour Laws and Personal Management and Diploma in Business Management are also provided in the college. Apart from the above courses, the Centre for Rural Development cum- Management Studies and Computer Science of the college also runs Computer Training classes in the BASIC, COBOL, FORTRONE, D-BASE & PASCAL, etc. N.C.C. (Air and Military wings) are also functioning in the college. The college publishes its magazine `The Beas' annually.
The number of students on the rolls of the college as on 31 March 1994 was 3,150 (2,664 boys and 486 girls).
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