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DAV College, Abohar, Punjab
Address:Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Hanumangarh Road
Abohar (District Ferozpur)
Punjab, India



DAV College, Abohar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. DAV College, Abohar Punjab is managed by Society: D.A.V College Managing Committee New Delhi. DAV College, Abohar Punjab was established on / in 1960.


Principal of DAV College, Abohar Punjab is Dr. B.B. Sharma (Earlier Dr BC Josan), Dr SK Arora (Mobile 98550-02015).

DAV College, Abohar Punjab is situated in Abohar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College, Abohar Punjab is (are) : +91-1634-228842.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College, Abohar Punjab are 97793-05750, 99143-40320, 97806-08228, 98883-85819, 98728-98442.

email ID(s) is DAV College Abohar Punjab

Website of DAV College, Abohar Punjab is www.davcollegeabohar.com, www.davabohar.org.


Contact Details of DAV College, Abohar Punjab are : +91-1634-220355, 228842, 220641

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


Courses

BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA, BCA, M.Sc(I.T), M.A(Political Science), M.A(Punjabi), M.A(Hindi), M.A(Economics), Vocational(Computer Applications), Vocational (Seed Technology), M.P.Ed.


DAV College, Abohar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Physical Education, Commerce, Business Management, Computer Applications stream(s).

DAV College is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


Profile of DAV College

Origin
D.A.V College Abohar Distt. Ferozepur got established in the year 1960 under the aegis of D.A.V College Managing Committee New Delhi. The Institution is affiliated with Punjab University Chandigarh. This is the degree level College of this area. D.A.V. Trust and Management Services New Delhi is the largest Non-Government education society in India managing a chain of more than 700 institutes in India and Abroad.

Location
This Institute is located in the heart of the city and prime place of land on Hanumangarh Road spread over an area of 20 acre passing extremely beautiful landscape. Now its campus composing four higher Education Institutes. Education institute D.A.V. College Abohar is carry out original research of significance and coaching development at this cutting edge. It is imparting under graduate and post-graduate level Education with students to make them competent, motivated Doctors, Engineers, IAS, PCS. The Institute not only celebrates freedom of thoughts, cultivate vision and encourages growth but also uncultivated human values andconcern for the environment and society.

Our Mission
Dissemination of quality and ultra modern education aimed at producing skilled men in the wake globalizing sustaining Indian Ethical and Moral values.

Our Vision
To produce up to urge and post-graduate competent power in soul and sour high access the globalization.

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DAV COLLEGE MAHARISHI DAYANAND MARG ABOHAR Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS Civil Writ Petition No.19149 of 2010

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

DAV College, Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Abohar .....Petitioner
versus
State of Punjab and others .....Respondents
CORAM : HONBLE MR.JUSTICE SURYA KANT.
Present :
Mr.Aman Chaudhary, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr.H.S.Brar, Additional Advocate General, Punjab.
-.-
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)
Notice of motion.
Mr.H.S.Brar, learned Additional Advocate General, Punjab, accepts notice on behalf of the respondents. In view of the nature of order which I propose to pass, there is no need to seek any counter reply from the respondents at this stage. The petitioner-College asserts itself to be covered under the Grant-in-Aid Scheme in terms whereof, 95% grant-in-aid towards the deficiency in budget is provided to the educational institutions by the State Govt. The short grievance of the petitioner-College is that pursuant to the directions earlier issued by this Court vide order dated 19.5.2009 passed in Civil Writ Petition No.7553 of 2009 ( DAV College, Abohar, District Ferozepur versus State of Punjab and others)
(Annexure P-1), the respondents have released the grant-in-aid upto the year 2007 but no such grant has been released for the subsequent years despite the petitioner representing the authorities time and again including vide representation dated 8.7.2010 (Annexure P-2).

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

NCTE appeal order for DAV College Abohar

The Principal, D.A.V. College, Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Abohar - 152116, Punjab

F.No.89-497-2009 Appeal

NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION

Hans Bhawan, Wing II, 1, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 002


O R D E R

WHEREAS the appeal of D.A.V. College, Abohar, Punjab dated 09-06-2009 is against the Order No. F.NRC-NCTE-F-7-PB-675-140 Meeting-2009 dated 02-06-2009 of the NRC, refusing recognition for conducting M.P.Ed course on the grounds CLU form competent authority is not submitted.

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, D.A.V. College (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 11-06-2009 to the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi (hereinafter referred to as the Council) under Section 18 of the NCTE Act, 1993 against the said Order.

AND WHEREAS Shri B.B. Sharma, Principal and Shri Sarabjit Singh, Lecturer of D.A.V. College, Abohar, Punjab presented the case of the appellant institution on 24.07.09. The appellant in his appeal as well as the course of personal presentation has submitted that he had sent the CLU to NRC on 15.07.09. When he was directed to show proof of his having sent he furnished a copy of the dispatch register which shows a registered letter (not insured, was dispatched to the RD, NRC Jaipur). Along with the appeal he has also enclosed a copy of the CLU issue by the Tehsildar, who according to the appellant is the competent authority. The copy of the CLU submitted along with the appeal was tallied with the CLU submitted by the appellant on 15.04.09 to the NRC as an enclosure, it was seen that a sentence reading this land has been declared as non-agriculture land has been inserted in the copy of the CLU now given to the Appeal committee and this line of the letter was also in a different font. This gives rise to a genuine suspicion that the appellant is acting with a malafied intention to mislead the statutory authority. In view of above, the Council came to the conclusion that the appeal deserved to be rejected.

AND WHEREAS after perusal of documents, memorandum of appeal, affidavit, VT Report and after hearing oral arguments advanced during hearing, the Council reached the conclusion that there was no ground to accept the appeal and that it should be rejected. Accordingly, the appeal was rejected and NRCs order dated 02.06.09 was confirmed

NOW THEREFORE, the Council hereby confirms the Order appealed against.

(Hasib Ahmad)
Member Secretary

1. The Principal, D.A.V. College, Maharishi Dayanand Marg, Abohar - 152116, Punjab
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
3. The Regional Director, NRC, A – 46, Shantipath, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur – 302004.
4. PS to Chairperson
5. The Secretary, Education (looking after Teacher Education) Government of Punjab, Chandigarh.

DAV COLLEGE ABOHAR DISTRICT FEROZEPUR Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and OTHERS Civil Writ Petition 7553 of 2009

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision: May 19, 2009

DAV College, Abohar, District Ferozepur .....PETITIONER(S)
VERSUS
State of Punjab and Others .....RESPONDENT(S)

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA

PRESENT: -
Mr. Aman Chaudhary, Advocate, for the petitioner.

AJAI LAMBA, J (Oral)
This civil writ petition has been filed under Article 226/227 of the Constitution of India praying for issuance of a writ in the nature of mandamus directing the respondents to release the grant in aid as admissible to the petitioner College in terms of the financial grant scheme of the State Government for private aided colleges on the basis of 95% of the deficit.

It has been contended that the teaching and non-teaching employees cannot be paid in time because of respondents’ not releasing the due grant in aid in time.

Learned counsel has referred to Mohini Jain vs. State of Karnataka, AIR 1992 SC 1858 to contend that:-

“Right to life is the compendious expression for all those rights which the Court must enforce because they are basic to the dignified enjoyment of life. It extends to the full
range of conduct which the individual is free to pursue.

The right to education flows directly from right to life.

The right to life under Article 21 and the dignity of an individual can not be assured unless it is accompanied by the right to education. The State Government is under an
obligation to make endeavour to provide education facilities at all levels to its citizens.

Reference has also been made to judgments of this Court that have been placed on
record as Annexure P-5 to P-9 viz. Civil Writ Petition No.10097 of 2000 (Sadhu Singh and Others vs. State of Punjab and Others) decided on 7.8.2000; Civil Writ Petition No.17605 of 2004(Gurparaksh Singh Sandhu and Others vs. State of Punjab and Others)
decided on 17.5.2005; Civil Writ Petition No.15532 of 2007 (Dr. Poonam Kumar Sharma and Others vs. State of Punjab and Others) decided on 2.4.2008; Civil Writ Petition No.3583 of 2007 (K.C. Sharma vs. State of Punjab and Others) decided on 17.12.2007; and Civil Writ Petition No.14340 of 2006 (Arya College, Ludhiana vs. State of Punjab and Others) decided on 18.12.2007.

Notice of motion.
Mr. Anil Sharma, Senior Deputy Advocate General, Punjab, on the asking of the Court
accepts notice. Copy of the petition has been handed over.

Learned counsel for the respondents has not been able to dispute that the grant-in-aid is required to be released in terms of judgmentsrelied upon on behalf of the petitioner.

Considering the facts and circumstances of the case and in view of judgment dated 21.3.2009 rendered in Civil Writ Petition No.4464 of 2009 titled ‘BLM Girls College, Arya Samaj, Nawanshahr vs. State of Punjab and Others’, judgment dated 18.12.2007 in C.W.P. No.14340 of 2006, titled `Arya College, Ludhiana Vs. State of Punjab and Others’ and decision dated 24.4.2008 rendered in Civil Writ Petition No.5393 of 2008, titled ‘Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara vs. State of Punjab and Others’, this petition is allowed.

It is directed that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid due to the petitioner within a period of 4 months after clearance of objections by the petitioner. So far as balance 15% of the amount of grant-in-aid due is concerned, the petitioner may submit separate representations to the respondents.

(AJAI LAMBA)
JUDGE

Criminal Appeal 591 DB of 1997

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Dated of Decision:- July 09, 2007

Gurlabh Singh ....APPELLANT
VERSUS
The State of Punjab ....RESPONDENT

Criminal Appeal No.608-DB of 1997

Rajesh Narang ....APPELLANT
VERSUS
The State of Punjab ....RESPONDENT

CORAM:
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE MEHTAB S.GILL
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE A.N.JINDAL

Present:-
Ms. Baljit K. Mann, Advocate for appellant Gurlabh Singh (Crl.Appeal No.591-DB of 1997)
Mr. R.S.Cheema, Senior Advocate with
Mr. J.S.Mehandiratta, Advocate for appellant Rajesh Narang (Crl.Appeal No. 608-DB of 1997)
Mr. S.S.Bhinder, Addl.A.G.Punjab assisted by
Mr. Parminder Singh, Advocate.

Criminal Appeal No.591-DB of 1997 and Criminal Appeal No.608-DB of 1997
MEHTAB S.GILL, J.
We will be deciding Criminal Appeal No. 591-DB of 1997 and Criminal Appeal No. 608-DB of 1997 with a common order, as they arise out of the same order/judgment.

This is an appeal against the judgment dated 8.8.1997 of the Sessions Judge, Ferozepur, whereby he convicted Gurlabh Singh son of Naib Singh under Section 302 IPC and Rajesh Narang son of Subhash Chander under Sections 302/34 IPC and 29 of the Arms Act. Both the
accused were sentenced to undergo life imprisonment and to pay a fine of Rs.3,000/- under Section 302 IPC and under Sections 302/34 IPC respectively, in default of payment fine to further undergo R.I. for one year. Under Section 29 of the Arms Act, Rajesh Narang was sentenced to
undergo three years R.I. and to pay a fine of Rs.500/-, in default of payment of fine to further undergo R.I. for three months. Sentences were
ordered to run concurrently.

The case of the prosecution is unfolded by the statement Ex.PA of Bakhtaur Singh made to SI Kahan Singh at Civil Hospital, Abohar on 7.2.1995.

Bakhtaur Singh stated that he is a resident of Village Dharangwala and he was studying in B.A.Part I in D.A.V. College, Abohar. He commuted daily from Village Dharangwala to the college by bus. On 7.2.1995 at 8.00 a.m., he along with Gagandip Singh son of Gurbans Singh and Mohinder Singh son of Simarjit Singh, residents of Dharangwala were standing at the bus stand of Village Dharangwala. A bus bearing No.PB-05-9710 of Brar Mini Bus Service came there, which they took to go to Abohar. Karanjit Singh son of Gurmel Singh resident of Village Burj Muhar, a student of the college, was also travelling in the bus.

When they crossed octroi post Malout road, a Gypsy bearing No. HNX 5000 was standing there. Raju Narang armed with a DBBL gun, signalled
the bus to stop. When the bus stopped, both Raju Narang and Gurlabh
Singh came near the bus and dragged out Karanjit Singh. After getting him down from the bus, Raju Narang told Gurlabh Singh to fire a shot.

Gurlabh Singh fired a shot from his .12 bore DBBL gun, which hit on the
right side of Karanjit Singh. On an alarm being raised, the assailants ran
away, from the spot in the gypsy. Karanjit Singh was taken to the hospital.

On the way, they met Paramjit Singh son of Balwant Singh, resident of
Dharangwala. The cause of grudge was that a few days earlier, Bakhtaur
Singh along with Karanjit Singh was going back to the college. When they reached near Village Govindgarh, Raju Narang and Gurlabh Singh quarrelled with Karanjit Singh and also grappled with him. The accused
party also threatened Karanjit Singh that he would be taught a lesson.

On the basis of this statement, FIR Ex.PA/2 was recorded on 7.2.1995 at 10.30 a.m. and the special report reached the J.M.I.C., Abohar on the same day at 6.05 p.m.

The prosecution to prove its case brought into the witness box Bakhtawar Singh PW1, Mohinder Singh PW2, Dr. Lal Chand Thakral PW3, Dr. Daljit Singh Kochar PW4, HC Darshan Singh PW5, HC Ashok Kumar PW6, Gurcharan Singh PW7, Inspector Mohinder Kumar PW8, Inspector Kahan Singh PW9 and Constable Mukhtiar Singh PW10. Learned counsel for the appellants has argued, that the Investigating Officer has constructed the entire case. He has withheld the actual witnesses, who had seen the occurrence and implanted Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2. Mahabir should have been arrayed as an accused or should have been brought into the witness box as a prosecution witness. Paramjit Singh son of Balwant Singh, who accompanied the deceased to the hospital, was not even cited as a witness under Section 173 Cr.P.C., when the challan was presented. The witnesses, who were present at the place of occurrence and would have thrown a lot of light to the prosecution case i.e. Mahabir, Satpal, Resham Singh and Kewal Singh were given up as being unnecessary. These witnesses were in fact very necessary witnesses to come to the truth of the matter. An application was moved by the prosecution for discharging Mahabir. Mahabir in his statement Ex.DC has stated, that the bus was stopped and some students alighted from the bus armed with dangs and sotis and attacked him and appellants Gurlabh Singh and Raju Narang, who were standing at the bus stand. It is thereafter that appellant Gurlabh Singh @ Labh Singh snatched his gun and fired at Karanjit Singh to save himself.

Both Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder PW2, the alleged eye witnesses cannot be believed. Both of them were not in a position to give the names of the driver and the conductor of the mini bus in which they travelled for 2½ years. They could not name any passenger, who was
travelling with them, thus clearly showing that the witnesses were implanted. Both Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2 have stated, that while taking Karanjit Singh to the hospital, their clothes became blood stained. If the clothes were blood stained, the Investigating
Officer would have definitely taken them into possession to link them from
the scene of crime to the hospital and to show that they are the ones who
took the deceased to the hospital. The Investigating Officer did not recover any pass or tickets from them, which again was crucial to show that they travelled in the mini bus daily.

The DBBL gun Ex.P3, which was owned by appellant Raju Narang went off, when deceased Karanjit Singh and his companions tried to snatch the gun. The barrel of the gun touched the ground. The first shot was fired on the ground, due to this the left barrel split open at the end.

The second shot accidentally hit Karanjit Singh, which proved fatal.

In their statements both appellants Gurlabh Singh and Raju Narang given under Section 313 Cr.P.C, they have stated, that deceased Karanjit Singh and others after alighting from the bus gave them injuries and also inflicted injuries on Mahabir with sharp and blunt weapons.

Appellant Gurlabh Singh resisted the snatching of the gun, but when the
gun was being snatched, the first shot went off which hit the ground and
the left barrel of the gun split open and the second shot hit deceased Karanjit Singh on the head. It is a case of self defence and at the most, the appellants can be convicted under Section 304 Part I IPC.

The FIR Ex.PA/2 was recorded at 10.30 a.m. on 7.2.1995, but no explanation has come from the side of the prosecution as to why the special report reached the J.M.I.C., Abohar at 6.05 p.m. The distance between the police station Abohar and the J.M.I.C., Abohar, is less than
one kilometre. In fact FIR Ex.PA/2 was not recorded at 10.30 a.m. The
register for the recording of the FIR was kept blank and it is later on that
when the witnesses Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2
agreed to become eye witnesses that the FIR was recorded at 10.30 a.m.

The FIR register being in the custody of the police, timing of the FIR can
be manipulated very easily.

Learned counsel for the State has argued, that the FIR was recorded promptly. Occurrence had taken place on 7.2.1995 at 8.00 a.m. and FIR Ex.PA/2 was recorded on the same day at 10.30 a.m. and the special report reached the J.M.I.C., Abohar at 6.05 p.m. This itself goes a long way in proving the case of the prosecution.

Both Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2 have categorically stated, that deceased Karanjit Singh was taken out of the bus and it is thereafter that he was shot dead. There is no infirmity in the statements of these witnesses. The minor discrepancies pointed out by the learned defence counsel do not materially affect the case of the prosecution. Both appellants Gurlabh Singh and Raju Narang have in their statements under Section 313 Cr.P.C. conceded, that they had committed the crime.

Appellants armed with a DBBL gun were standing at the bus stand, Abohar to eliminate Karanjit Singh. At an earlier date an altercation had taken place with the appellants.

Mahabir was discharged for the sole reason that he was only a gunman of Raju Narang. He had no knowledge or any role to play in the commission of the offence.

The blood stained clothes, bus passes and tickets were not taken into possession by the Investigating Officer, as they would not have served any purpose. For any lapse on the part of the Investigating Officer of not collecting evidence, the complainant party should not be made to suffer.

We have heard the learned counsel for the parties and perused the record with their assistance.

Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2 are the eye witnesses to the occurrence. In his statement before the Court, Bakhtawar Singh PW1 has stated, that he is a student of DAV College, Abohar and is studying in B.A. Part I. On 7.2.1995 he along with Gagandeep Singh and
Mohinder Singh PW2 were coming from the village to the college, in a bus. They started at 8.00 a.m. At about 8.15 a.m., they saw a Gypsy bearing No. HNX 5000 in which the appellants were present. Appellant
Gurlabh Singh was armed with a DBBL gun. Thereafter, they (appellants)
stopped the bus, in which the complainants were traveling. They pulled
out Karanjit Singh from the bus. After pulling out Karanjit Singh, appellant Gurlabh Singh fired a shot at the head of deceased Karanjit Singh and another shot in the air. Thereafter, appellants ran away in their gypsy.

Paramjit Singh met them at the bus stand, Abohar and he accompanied them to the hospital. Similarly, Mohinder Singh PW2, who was also studying in DAV College, Abohar, has stated the same. Deceased Karanjit Singh was also studying in B.A. Part I in the same college.

Mohinder Singh PW2 has reiterated what Bhakhtawar Singh PW1 has
stated.

Both these witnesses (Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2) have not stated that one Mahabir Singh was also present with the appellants. Mahabir Singh was examined by Dr. Lal Chand Thakral PW3 at 11.10 a.m. on the same day i.e. 7.2.1995. He had several injuries on his person including a lacerated wound on the head. The prosecution moved an application to discharge Mahabir Singh. He was not chargesheeted.

Mahabir Singh in his statement Ex.DC has stated, that he was present along with the appellants and it was the complainant party, who attacked the appellants. By not producing Mahabir Singh in the witness box, the prosecution has tried to hide the genesis of the occurrence from the Court.

These witnesses (PW1 and PW2) have further stated, that they did not know the driver and the conductor of the bus, though they were travelling for the last 2½ years on the bus, nor did they know the names of the passengers.

The Investigating Officer did not take the blood stained clothes of both Bakhtawar Singh PW1 and Mohinder Singh PW2 into possession, though both these witnesses have stated, that their clothes were soaked with blood, when they were taking deceased Karanjit Singh to the hospital.

Their tickets or passes were not taken into possession by the Investigating Officer.

In FIR Ex.PA/2, Bakhtawar Singh PW1 has stated, that only one gun shot was fired, while in his statement before the Court he has stated, that two gun shots were fired. These witnesses (PW1 and PW2) cannot be disbelieved entirely, but to this extent only that the occurrence had taken place the way they have narrated it. They have hidden a lot as to what actually happened at the scene of crime.

Paramjit Singh son of Balwant Singh another crucial witness, who had also taken the deceased to the hospital, was not even cited as a witness by the Investigating Officer while presenting the challan under Section 173 Cr.P.C. The other cited witnesses Mahabir, Satpal, Resham Singh and Kewal Singh were given up as being unnecessary.

Appellant Gurlabh Singh in his statement under Section 313 Cr.P.C. has stated as under:-

Buses ply in the morning and students both boys and girls travel in the bus in order to attend to their school and colleges. A bus in the morning also plies through my village in which boys and girls students go to Abohar to attend to their school and colleges. Karamjit Singh used to tease the girls. On the preceding Saturday Karamjit Singh teased girls
in the bus which was objected by me which resulted in an altercation and Karamjit Singh threatened to eliminate me.

On the day of occurrence at 8.15 A.M., I was standing near the octroi post Abohar along with Raju Narang and Mahabir Singh, Gunman of Raju Narang. Raju was talking with one Sat Pal. Karamjit Singh deceased along with other alighted from the bus and started giving injuries to me and Mahabir with sharp and blunt weapons and tried to snatch the gun from Mahabir. As the gun was loaded I too resisted the snatching of the gun and during this snatching process barrel of the gun touched the ground and the gun went off suddenly and barrel was smashed and again during this snatching process, the second shot also went off and hit the deceased in the head. I went to police station to lodge the report where I
was made to sit. I was produced in the court on 14.2.1995 and I made application through my lawyer Shri Harbhagwan Kamboj, Advocate for my medico legal examination, but the same was dismissed by the Committing Court. I had 10/12 injuries on my person. I am innocent.

Similarly, appellant Raju Narang has also stated the same.

Appellant Gurlabh Singh moved application Ex.DD for having himself examined, as he was also injured, but the learned J.M.I.C. did not allow him to be medically examined vide his order Ex.DD/1. The learned trial Court should have had Gurlabh Singh medically examined, so that the nature of injuries could be ascertained.

The prosecution and the defence are one that a fight did take place on 7.2.1995 at about 8.00 a.m. at bus stand, Abohar. Karanjit Singh was shot at by appellant Gurlabh Singh. The fatal shot hit Karanjit Singh on his head. Going by the evidence on record and the sequence of events,
as given by the prosecution and the defence and statement under Section 313 Cr.P.C. by the appellants, it seems that both the parties on seeing each other at bus stand, Abohar, attacked each other. Deceased Karanjit Singh along with his companions were armed with weapons of offence. A scuffle ensued, where Karanjit Singh and his companions gave injuries to both, Mahabir and appellant Gurlabh Singh and in that scuffle the DBBL gun Ex.P3 was used by appellant Gurlabh Singh to save himself and appellant Raju Narang. He fired at Karanjit Singh, which hit him on the head.

We have examined the gun and found that the left barrel at the end is split open. The first shot, which was fired, did not have any space to exit from the barrel and thus it burst the barrel at the end. It was the second shot, which hit Karanjit Singh. Appellants exceeded their right of private defence. Appellant Gurlabh Singh could have fired on to the legs of his assailants to save himself, but by hitting the head of the deceased, he definitely had the intention of putting Karanjit Singh to death.

With the above observations and discussions, we are of the considered opinion that the offence of the appellants falls within Section 304 Part I IPC. Appellant Gurlabh Singh is convicted under Section 304 Part I IPC and Raju Narang is convicted under Section 304 Part I read with Section 34 IPC. Appellants are sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for eight years. Sentence of fine shall remain the same, as awarded by the learned trial Court.

With the above modification in conviction and sentence, appeal is dismissed.

(MEHTAB S.GILL)
JUDGE

(A.N.JINDAL)
JUDGE

M R DAV COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Vs STATE OF HARYANA and ORS CWP 16058 OF 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH


DATE OF DECISION: October 16, 2006

M.R. DAV College of Education ….Petitioner
VERSUS
The State of Haryana and others …..Respondents

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S. BHALLA

PRESENT:
Shri Rajiv Atma Ram, Senior Advocate with
Shri Hemraj Mittal, Advocate for the petitioner.
Shri Ajai Gulati, AAG, Haryana for respondent No.1.
Shri Balram K. Gupta, Senior Advocate with
Shri Shireesh Gupta, Advocate for respondents
No.2 and 3.

Viney Mittal,J.(Oral).
The learned senior counsel appearing for the petitioner has informed the Court that since the counselling for admission to
B.Ed course was to be conducted by respondent No.3 University and the petitioner College has already been permitted to participate in the counselling process and even the admissions have taken place from the list of students supplied by respondent No.3, therefore, the present petition has been rendered infructuous.

In view of the aforesaid statement made by the learned senior counsel for the petitioner, the present petition is disposed of as
having been rendered infructuous.

However, if at any point of time in future any necessity arises, the petitioner College would be at liberty to approach this Court yet again.

(Viney Mittal)
Judge

(H.S. Bhalla)
Judge

Profile of DAV College, Abohar

Introduction

The Dayanand Anglo Vaidic (D.A.V. ) College of Abohar was established in April 1960 by the DAV Trust of Education of Delhi, one of the largest group of educational institutions in this country. The College was given due recognition under UGC category 2 (f) and 12(B) in the same year. The college is affiliated to the Punjab University, Chandigarh. The college is on grant in aid of financial category. The College volunteered it self to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has submitted its Self Study Report to NAAC for validation.

The College functions under the management of the DAV education Trust New Delhi and it fully depends for its educational curriculum and programmes on the policies of the Punjab University Chandigarh. At present it has an enrollment of 1699 students for Undergraduate, Post graduate and Self Financing Courses. However, for the UG and higher courses there are a total of 1630 students only. There are 69 students enrolled under self financing category, as on 31st July, 2004. This is a day college having 42 qualified permanent teachers, 19 Part Time and 02 Temporary, in various disciplines. There are 37 employees under non-teaching category. The College has an option of 13 educational programs spread in UG -06, PG-05,PG Diplome-02.

The college has a central library, computer centre, health centre, sports facilities, hostels, Guest houses, housing facilities, canteen, vehicle parking shed, A new Seminar Hall, Close Circuit TV system, Intercom System (EPABX), Fire Fighting system, Grievance redressal cell and a Vehicle Parking shed, with in its campus.

Curricular Aspects :

This college is one among the chain of affiliated colleges of Punjab University, Chandigarh functioning under the management of national trust of DAV Colleges, Delhi. The College offers education in three major faculties: Science, Arts and Commerce. The College teaches courses in Arts, Medical & non-medical branches. At UG level, the College has B.A., B.Com, B.Sc. Med. and Non Med group of courses alongwith Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application and B.C.A.

The P.G. courses are offered in the subjects of Hindi, Punjabi, Political Science and M.Sc. in Information Technology and History (Started from the current academic session 2004-05). A Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) is also offered. The course syllabi are reviewed and updated as per requirements by the parent University. The College has introduced M.Sc. (IT ), PGDCA and Physical education, Mass Communication and Journalism and PG Course in History during last three years.

Except for these new courses started three years ago rest of the courses are on traditional and conventional type of basic subjects. It is indeed very heartening to see that in the era of changing attitudes towards education the college has taken initiative to come forward to start the new job oriented or self employment oriented professional courses like BCA,M.Sc(IT), PGDCA, despite of financial & infrastructural constraints. The college is aware of the fact that once these courses are started in full sincerity, the courses would sustain themselves. This is a sign of marching with time and creating opportunities of choices at the threshold of seekers of education.

Teaching Faculty
Among the teaching faculty of 42 permanent faculty members 13 are females and 29 are males. This is a good ratio. Similarly among 19 part timers there are 09 females and 10 males. The college has in fact 44 permanent position, sanctioned to it by the state Govt. Among the permanent staff 9 teachers hold Ph.D. degree and 16 are having M. Phil. degree. It is inferred that the teaching load in the peak period is shared by 63 teachers for a student strength of 2089 in the 2003-04 session.

The teacher vs student ratio inclusive of all category teachers for the peak teaching session of college is 1: 30.5. This is highly satisfactory, though the ratio in relation to permanent positions of teachers vs students is 1:52.5. In view of good results shown by the college this shows that the teachers indeed do good and hard work. Similarly the ration of substantive teachers vs non -teaching staff is 1 : 0.94 again show efficiency in terms of man power utilization.

The recruitment of faculty is carried out following the Govt. / UGC guide lines , i.e. advertisement, by the DAV College Managing Committee, at Delhi. The applications are duly scrutinized for eligibility, interviews taken and appointment made.

In the unaided courses teachers are recruited purely on merit basis, as per above given criteria. Besides college also has a freedom to appoint ad-hoc / temporary teaching staff, as per requirements, by the Principal.

The college encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programme of the UGC. In the past two academic sessions 10 and 07 teachers participated in the Orientation and Refreshers courses respectively.

It has been on the basis of students feed back that few very good infra-structural facilities have been added to the college. These were AC reading room & internet facility and inclusion of few teaching aids for class room teaching. Almost all teachers are activated to be part of College administration by being member of any one of the working committees like Hostel management, College admission, Library advisory, Sports committee, NSS committee etc. This gives ample opportunity to faculty members in sharpening their teaching, administrative as well as extra curricular activities, in general.

Infrastructure and Learning Resources :

The college has ample space spread over 20 acres, where- in it plans to extend its existing building for PG courses. College is making efforts to start PG classes in History and certificate course in Mass Communication. and adequate building infrastructure to accommodate all its academic activities. The College had 274 working days during 2003-2004, with teaching days of 174 including 23 days of examination period. The college was able to raise Rs.23,56,000.00 through the self financing courses during 2003-2004, besides Rs.3,92,000.00 from the donations and Rs. 1,39,491.00 from Alumni Association. This shows promises to go for more such job oriented / vocational self financing courses.

The campus is beautiful with staff quarters, well furnished two guest houses, a central library with internet facility, one big auditorium, two large play grounds, a big canteen, separate hostels one each for boys (56 ) and girls (80). There is scope for the extension in hostel spacing facilities. There is a dispensary for daily routine medical facilities, geyser fitted bath rooms, common room with TV and guest room for visiting parents.

College has seven large generators to meet out power cut problems, a bank and a postal service center with in the campus. College also has a yajna shala, a lady’s common room, besides a Yoga center surrounded by about 30,000 sq.ft of green grass land. College works between 9.00 am to 3.45 pm six days a week. There are as many as 58,824 books in the college library, which also subscribes to 72 journals / periodicals and remains open 7 hrs on each working day of 277 annual open days. College has 58 computers spread in various sections / departments of the college, which meet out all requirements of computer related works of the campus.

The college has the physical education centre with facilities for a number of indoor and out door games of both sexes. During the years 2001-2003, many students participated in a number of national and international level sports activities. There is scope to augment and maintain the sports facilities. The sport in-charge is a judo specialist who had the honour of representing India in Kazakhistan. College teams of judo, kho-kho, kabaddi, badminton, TT, cricket, volleyball and athletics which participate during inter collegiate and inter-university events. College has been attaining top position in Yoga exercises for last ten yrs.

Student Support and Progression :

The college consistently maintains very good results including a number of ranks in the University examinations. The drop out rate is very low being only 5.2 %. Financial aid is provided to the needy students in the form of various scholarships, by the college it self from its funds as well as from various Govt. agencies. Last year only scholarships was disbursed among 639 needy and meritorious students.

The students represent the university at the national, inter-collegiate and inter-university level competitions in sports, athletics, cultural programs etc. and win prizes.

In the year 2003 only college won 11 first,9 second and 7 third prizes in the zonal youth festivals . Sports candidates are given preference not only in admission but also by specific concessions, free books, library facilities and free breakfast during the days of practice and match, financial assistance and cash awards through sponsorship.

Throughout the year career guidance programmes are organized through a placement cell under the charge of a teacher, who gives counseling and information regarding new employment opportunities, besides the NCC officer who guides students about the Army options and opportunities. This aspect has a wide future scope. About 20 % student after passing their graduation take admission in PG courses.

The alumni association has been started only last year. Though no previous record is maintained of its very successful alumni’s but there are some eminent names available to the college of its past students who occupy very high positions, to day in central and state administrative services after qualifying PCS & IAS examinations. Similarly each year many students qualify the PMT & engineering examinations. In 2003 as many as 10 and 13 students got admitted to medical & engineering colleges, respectively. In 2004 PMT entrance examination four students attaind 1,4,8 & 28th position in Panjab state. Besides 07 more students were selected for medical admission in many other medical colleges of country. similarly 24 students of this college qualified in the CET for Engineering.



Organization and Management:

The DAV college Abohar like all other colleges of DAV is managed by the DAV Board of management Delhi, for major policy & planning decisions. Though at local level Principal assisted by its advisory committee is empowered to make all the important decisions related to teaching and local administration as well as activities related to the student and employees welfare. Heads of the respective departments monitor the routine functioning’s of their departments. Staff members are divided into small committees and put in charge of various responsibilities pertaining to the day to day functioning of the institution. The College Prospectus gives all information in detail and should serve as a good guide to the students and their guardians. An academic calendar of the college- is included in the Prospectus, which is prepared by the senior faculty under the guidance of the Principal.

There is a bursar and an auditor too to look after its accounts. The purchases in the college are made through a purchase committee and by inviting quotations. Feed back from students is also taken and their suggestions find place at implementation level. For the non teaching staff there is provision of personal final, maintained with regular progression.

There are unions of teaching & non teaching staff which function in very cordial & democratic manner. The meetings of staff council helps in sorting out problems of the teaching community. Students problems are sorted out at various levels say Heads, Deans, Deans Student welfare to Wardens level. Loans to college employees from PF funds, through banks are provided for various purposes like housing, education of children, marriage, medical treatment etc. as per existing rules. A grant of Rs. 50,000/- was paid to the dependants of a teacher after his untimely death in an accident from the distress relief fund of the management.

Overall Analysis:

The DAV Post Graduate College, Abohar, located in relatively a backward border area of district Firozpur was established in the year 1960. The college started with few basic subjects in science & arts stream, has today grown in a multi-faculty college with PG courses in subjects like Hindi, Political Science, History, Punjabi besides in one of the most recent discipline of Information Technology (IT), besides in PGDCA. These two new disciplines are the currency of employment in the present times.

This amply shows that college is moving in a very positive direction with rightly placed ambition to develop it further and march with times. It is in the light of the fact, that despite being in a remote area its self-financing courses have caught up and earning revenue.

The college enjoys a good reputation at local level and even in the surrounding areas in the range of about 100 km. and is regarded among one of the best colleges for education in the subjects it deals with. The college has earned confidence of local people, for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation, besides inculcating a sense of pride in its Vaidic heritage.

NAAC report of DAV College

Section 1: Introduction

The Dayanand Anglo Vaidic (D.A.V. ) College of Abohar was established in April 1960 by the DAV Trust of Education of Delhi, one of the largest group of educational institutions in this country. The College was given due recognition under UGC category 2 (f) and 12(B) in the same year. The college is affiliated to the Punjab University, Chandigarh. The college is on grant in aid of financial category. The College volunteered it self to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has submitted its Self Study Report to NAAC for validation.

A peer team consisting of its Chairperson Prof. U. S. Chaudhari, former Vice Chancellor of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore, Dr. Mrs. Chanchal Sharma, former Principal of M.A.M. College Jammu, as its member and Prof. B. D. Joshi, Head Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences and Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences of Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya as the Member Co-ordinator visited the College during August 18th to 19th, 2004 to validate the self-study report. The College is situated in the Urban area of Indo-Pak boarder district of Firozpur, with an land area of 20 Acres . In fact the college is situated in relatively a remote area, serving the cause of education. This was the first college established to impart higher education in this area. The peer team was informed by the Management and the Principal of the college that it enjoys the Minority Institution status, as well.

The College functions under the management of the DAV education Trust New Delhi and it fully depends for its educational curriculum and programmes on the policies of the Punjab University Chandigarh. At present it has an enrollment of 1699 students for Undergraduate, Post graduate and Self Financing Courses. However, for the UG and higher courses there are a total of 1630 students only. There are 69 students enrolled under self financing category, as on 31st July, 2004. This is a day college having 42 qualified permanent teachers, 19 Part Time and 02 Temporary, in various disciplines. There are 37 employees under non-teaching category. The College has an option of 13 educational programs spread in UG -06, PG-05,PG Diplome-02.

The college has a central library, computer centre, health centre, sports facilities, hostels, Guest houses, housing facilities, canteen, vehicle parking shed, A new Seminar Hall, Close Circuit TV system, Intercom System (EPABX), Fire Fighting system, Grievance redressal cell and a Vehicle Parking shed, with in its campus.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and inspected various facilities enlisted in the report and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were thoroughly visited.

The peer team also interacted at length with the Management Body, Head of the institution - the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has made the value judgment. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are discussed in the following sections:

Section 2 : Criterion-wise Analysis :
Criterion I : Curricular Aspects :
This college is one among the chain of affiliated colleges of Punjab University, Chandigarh functioning under the management of national trust of DAV Colleges, Delhi. The College offers education in three major faculties: Science, Arts and Commerce. The College teaches courses in Arts, Medical & non-medical branches. At UG level, the College has B.A., B.Com, B.Sc. Med. and Non Med group of courses alongwith Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application and B.C.A.

The P.G. courses are offered in the subjects of Hindi, Punjabi, Political Science and M.Sc. in Information Technology and History (Started from the current academic session 2004-05). A Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application (PGDCA) is also offered. The course syllabi are reviewed and updated as per requirements by the parent University. The College has introduced M.Sc. (IT ), PGDCA and Physical education, Mass Communication and Journalism and PG Course in History during last three years.

Most of these programs are of conventional type of basic subjects, but in the changing pattern of education some employment oriented or better to say self employment oriented courses have been introduced, during last three years. This is a sign of marching with time and creating opportunities of choices at the threshold of seekers of education.

The college is represented in various academic bodies of the university by their senior faculty members, in rotation, which are six at present. It is through these senior representatives that the college is able to communicate directly to the university, and get implemented its specific curricular or other requirements. The teachers who are members of the respective Boards of Studies play a vital role in updating the syllabi and making them more relevant to the society and industry.

There is a periodic inspection of its all activities at an interval three years by the peer team of the parent University .The college has shown its active awareness in organizing various academic activities like quiz competitions, IT festival etc. at the inter collegiate level which offers opportunities of exposure to the students as well as to all other faculties in interacting with scholars from other organizations, apart from inculcating a sense of confidence among all. The programmes are well in conformity with the mission, goals and objectives of the institution.

Except for these new courses started three years ago rest of the courses are on traditional and conventional type of basic subjects. It is indeed very heartening to see that in the era of changing attitudes towards education the college has taken initiative to come forward to start the new job oriented or self employment oriented professional courses like BCA,M.Sc(IT), PGDCA, despite of financial & infrastructural constraints. The college is aware of the fact that once these courses are started in full sincerity, the courses would sustain themselves. This is a sign of marching with time and creating opportunities of choices at the threshold of seekers of education.

Criterion II : Teaching-Learning and Evaluation :
Admission to various courses follow the policy of reservation of the state and the central Govt.. Admission are usually made on the basis of merit cum interviews, in all disciplines. However, there is a criteria followed to assess the students knowledge after entrance through tutorials and simple question-answer methods in the class room, apart from a comprehensive class and house tests conducted in the months of September & December.

The teaching process is also assisted by special arrangements for weaker students, financially by providing scholarships to meritorious as well as financially handicapped students and academically for advanced studies by providing coaching facilities to prepare for national / state level competitions. The students achieving distinctions and place in University merit list are honoured, in presence of their parents at the assemblies or at ceremonies like Havana / Yajna.

Teachers follow a self prepared teaching plan for their courses. The teaching schedule round the year is divided in three units and the syllabi is also accordingly taught and the house tests also follow the pattern. The results of the tests are communicated to the students, as there is weightage of 10% for each class test. This ensures regularity of the students in their teaching classes as well as to appear in these house tests, besides in maintaining the discipline in the college. A special test for relatively low profile students who could not pass in the earlier tests, is conducted each year in February. This helps in the proper assessment as well as encouragement of the students. Departmental meetings are held to monitor and implement corrections as and when required.

The students also take part in regular NSS / NCC services and have worked during national calamities at places like earth quake in Gujrat & cyclone in Orissa. Almost every year 1-2 NCC students are selected for the Republic day parade. One NSS volunteer has been awarded Presidents Gold Medal for his social services. Recently 3 students of the NCC wing of the college have been selected: 2 for Air forces services and 1 for Armed force services. The association activities of each department provide ample scope for extra curricular and co-curricular learning / activities.

Among the teaching faculty of 42 permanent faculty members 13 are females and 29 are males. This is a good ratio. Similarly among 19 part timers there are 09 females and 10 males. The college has in fact 44 permanent position, sanctioned to it by the state Govt. Among the permanent staff 9 teachers hold Ph.D. degree and 16 are having M. Phil. degree. It is inferred that the teaching load in the peak period is shared by 63 teachers for a student strength of 2089 in the 2003-04 session.

The teacher vs student ratio inclusive of all category teachers for the peak teaching session of college is 1: 30.5. This is highly satisfactory, though the ratio in relation to permanent positions of teachers vs students is 1:52.5. In view of good results shown by the college this shows that the teachers indeed do good and hard work. Similarly the ration of substantive teachers vs non -teaching staff is 1 : 0.94 again show efficiency in terms of man power utilization.

The recruitment of faculty is carried out following the Govt. / UGC guide lines , i.e. advertisement, by the DAV College Managing Committee, at Delhi. The applications are duly scrutinized for eligibility, interviews taken and appointment made.

In the unaided courses teachers are recruited purely on merit basis, as per above given criteria. Besides college also has a freedom to appoint ad-hoc / temporary teaching staff, as per requirements, by the Principal.

The college encourages teachers to avail of the faculty improvement programme of the UGC. In the past two academic sessions 10 and 07 teachers participated in the Orientation and Refreshers courses respectively.

The assessment of teachers is encouraged following the self appraisal methods, besides taking students as part of system and getting a feed back from these through a questionnaire method. This has helped the college in betterment and better performance at all levels.

It has been on the basis of students feed back that few very good infra-structural facilities have been added to the college. These were AC reading room & internet facility and inclusion of few teaching aids for class room teaching. Almost all teachers are activated to be part of College administration by being member of any one of the working committees like Hostel management, College admission, Library advisory, Sports committee, NSS committee etc. This gives ample opportunity to faculty members in sharpening their teaching, administrative as well as extra curricular activities, in general.

Criterion III : Research, Consultancy and Extension:
Though there is no recognition for Ph.D. programs in the College, in view of its not having many PG courses, despite this teachers are taking interest in research activities to enhance their academic qualifications. However, there is provision of one and three years academic leave for M.Phil. & Ph.D related researches to the teachers. During last five yrs three teachers have been awarded Ph.D. degree in the college and 02 teachers are enrolled as part time researcher for their Ph.D. degree. Four more teachers have applied to be permitted to work for their Ph.D. degree. A teacher in the Hindi department is having a research projects from UGC, with an outlay of Rs.3.05 lakhs. There are a number of teachers who have published research papers in research journals of National and International repute. Four teachers of the college have also written text-books in various subjects.

The extension activities , the third dimension of University education is well adapted by this college, through the youth organizations of NSS, & NCC. The NSS with its motto ‘Service to humanity’, organizes various activities such as literacy camps, population education programs, Medical camp, Adult education, Community development, and environmental awareness program etc. There is scope for further utilization of student potential for extension activities and out reach programs especially in the field of women empowerment.

At the beginning of the current academic session it self 08 of our teaching faculty attended a NAAC seminar at Amritsar, in the month of July, 2004.

Criterion IV : Infrastructure and Learning Resources :
The college has ample space spread over 20 acres, where- in it plans to extend its existing building for PG courses. College is making efforts to start PG classes in History and certificate course in Mass Communication. and adequate building infrastructure to accommodate all its academic activities. The College had 274 working days during 2003-2004, with teaching days of 174 including 23 days of examination period. The college was able to raise Rs.23,56,000.00 through the self financing courses during 2003-2004, besides Rs.3,92,000.00 from the donations and Rs. 1,39,491.00 from Alumni Association. This shows promises to go for more such job oriented / vocational self financing courses.

The campus is beautiful with staff quarters, well furnished two guest houses, a central library with internet facility, one big auditorium, two large play grounds, a big canteen, separate hostels one each for boys (56 ) and girls (80). There is scope for the extension in hostel spacing facilities. There is a dispensary for daily routine medical facilities, geyser fitted bath rooms, common room with TV and guest room for visiting parents.

College has seven large generators to meet out power cut problems, a bank and a postal service center with in the campus. College also has a yajna shala, a lady’s common room, besides a Yoga center surrounded by about 30,000 sq.ft of green grass land. College works between 9.00 am to 3.45 pm six days a week. There are as many as 58,824 books in the college library, which also subscribes to 72 journals / periodicals and remains open 7 hrs on each working day of 277 annual open days. College has 58 computers spread in various sections / departments of the college, which meet out all requirements of computer related works of the campus.

The college has the physical education centre with facilities for a number of indoor and out door games of both sexes. During the years 2001-2003, many students participated in a number of national and international level sports activities. There is scope to augment and maintain the sports facilities. The sport in-charge is a judo specialist who had the honour of representing India in Kazakhistan. College teams of judo, kho-kho, kabaddi, badminton, TT, cricket, volleyball and athletics which participate during inter collegiate and inter-university events. College has been attaining top position in Yoga exercises for last ten yrs.

Criterion V : Student Support and Progression :
The college consistently maintains very good results including a number of ranks in the University examinations. The drop out rate is very low being only 5.2 %. Financial aid is provided to the needy students in the form of various scholarships, by the college it self from its funds as well as from various Govt. agencies. Last year only scholarships was disbursed among 639 needy and meritorious students.

The students represent the university at the national, inter-collegiate and inter-university level competitions in sports, athletics, cultural programs etc. and win prizes.

In the year 2003 only college won 11 first,9 second and 7 third prizes in the zonal youth festivals . Sports candidates are given preference not only in admission but also by specific concessions, free books, library facilities and free breakfast during the days of practice and match, financial assistance and cash awards through sponsorship.

Throughout the year career guidance programmes are organized through a placement cell under the charge of a teacher, who gives counseling and information regarding new employment opportunities, besides the NCC officer who guides students about the Army options and opportunities. This aspect has a wide future scope. About 20 % student after passing their graduation take admission in PG courses.

The alumni association has been started only last year. Though no previous record is maintained of its very successful alumni’s but there are some eminent names available to the college of its past students who occupy very high positions, to day in central and state administrative services after qualifying PCS & IAS examinations. Similarly each year many students qualify the PMT & engineering examinations. In 2003 as many as 10 and 13 students got admitted to medical & engineering colleges, respectively. In 2004 PMT entrance examination four students attaind 1,4,8 & 28th position in Panjab state. Besides 07 more students were selected for medical admission in many other medical colleges of country. similarly 24 students of this college qualified in the CET for Engineering.

Criterion : VI : Organization and Management:
The DAV college Abohar like all other colleges of DAV is managed by the DAV Bd. of management Delhi, for major policy & planning decisions. Though at local level Principal assisted by its advisory committee is empowered to make all the important decisions related to teaching and local administration as well as activities related to the student and employees welfare. Heads of the respective departments monitor the routine functioning’s of their departments. Staff members are divided into small committees and put in charge of various responsibilities pertaining to the day to day functioning of the institution. The College Prospectus gives all information in detail and should serve as a good guide to the students and their guardians. An academic calendar of the college- is included in the Prospectus, which is prepared by the senior faculty under the guidance of the Principal.

There is a bursar and an auditor too to look after its accounts. The purchases in the college are made through a purchase committee and by inviting quotations. Feed back from students is also taken and their suggestions find place at implementation level. For the non teaching staff there is provision of personal final, maintained with regular progression.

There are unions of teaching & non teaching staff which function in very cordial & democratic manner. The meetings of staff council helps in sorting out problems of the teaching community. Students problems are sorted out at various levels say Heads, Deans, Deans Student welfare to Wardens level. Loans to college employees from PF funds, through banks are provided for various purposes like housing, education of children, marriage, medical treatment etc. as per existing rules. A grant of Rs. 50,000/- was paid to the dependants of a teacher after his untimely death in an accident from the distress relief fund of the management.

Criterion VII : Healthy Practices:
The peer team has identified a few positive features to enhance the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:

*Recently three self-financing courses have been offered to the students under regular time schedule, is a step in positive direction.
The activities with in the campus are monitored at the three tier level, viz. the department committees under HODs, faculties under Deans and at college level by the Principal and an

*Academic Council. A cordial good leadership along with excellent inter personal relationships among teaching and non-teaching staff is quite apparent, which helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

*College organizes seminars, invited guest faculty lectures of eminent scholars round the year.

*The important constituents of college like library, main office, accounts section and computer Departments are well connected with computer net work and the internet facilities.

*The NCC and NSS along with sports and cultural groups inculcate a sense of high value based education.

*Students, both boys and girls are encouraged to participate in all sorts of extra curricular- cultural activities. As a result number of students have won top positions / awards at inter-university level competitive events like Giddha & other folk dances.

*There is routine Havans conducted fortnightly in the college, which again inculcate a sense of reverence to our Vaidic values.

*Students and employees are encouraged to share national activities during calamities like floods, earth quakes, cyclones, blood donation and polio camps, as well as in good times like republic day parade & plantation drives etc. This regularly helps in maintaining a liaison of the college with the ambient communities and national main stream.

Section 3: Overall Analysis:
The DAV Post Graduate College, Abohar, located in relatively a backward border area of district Firozpur was established in the year 1960. The college started with few basic subjects in science & arts stream, has today grown in a multi-faculty college with PG courses in subjects like Hindi, Political Science, History, Punjabi besides in one of the most recent discipline of Information Technology (IT), besides in PGDCA. These two new disciplines are the currency of employment in the present times.

This amply shows that college is moving in a very positive direction with rightly placed ambition to develop it further and march with times. It is in the light of the fact, that despite being in a remote area its self-financing courses have caught up and earning revenue.

The peer team, after going through the self-study report and following its visit to various academic and physical facilities, is highly satisfied and impressed by the progressive attitude of the whole unit of DAV college, right from students to its Management at central, as well as at local level of Principal, involving the teaching faculty too.

The college enjoys a good reputation at local level and even in the surrounding areas in the range of about 100 km. and is regarded among one of the best colleges for education in the subjects it deals with. The college has earned confidence of local people, for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation, besides inculcating a sense of pride in its Vaidic heritage.

The peer team considers that the college has exhibited an appreciable status of accountability and maturity in maintaining its standard , reputation and demand. The peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects:

Encouragement and the support given by the management to the institution.

Dedication and commitment of the teaching and the non teaching staff of the institution.

Effective leadership provided by the Principal of the college and good human relationship resulting in efficient teamwork.

Strict discipline maintained in the institution.

For promotion of research activities in the campus, though the college is still not recognised as a research centre in the subjects which are taught at PG level.

For the performance of the students in the events being organised at Inter-University, State, National to International level.

Infrastructure created and its proper maintenance.

Campaigns and projects under taken to enhance awareness in the students and civil society
towards social concerns and problems.

For developing a very good centre to impart training in Yoga, Judo and Archery etc.

Suggestions / Recommendations :-
In view of the detailed foregoing report on the basis of our visit to validate the SSR submitted by the college to NAAC, the peer team would suggest the following to the institution to strengthen its position even under existing conditions and also with a view of future development:

While the peer team appreciates the overall mission of the college, which was basically to impart education to the growing young population in this remote area , it is time that college must initiate Post Graduate courses in few of the modern branches of science like Tourism, Mass Communication, Bio chemistry, Bio Technology, Library Science, besides law, Micro Biology, Physiotherapy etc. step by step.

Research activities should be encouraged, for those of faculty who already hold Ph.D. degrees, in association with the main University campus colleagues.

The college may explore the possibility of introducing few more vocational courses, even under self financing program to provide opportunities of self employment at the local level. As suggested in the UGC guidelines for X five year plan document. Skill-oriented vocational certificate course can be offered to the students at UG level alongwith their regular academic studies.

Access to computers and student support services like placement cell, need to be strengthened. The counseling and guidance cell is required to evolve futuristic strategies for the career planning of the students.

The college must strive to involve it self in the UGC schemes like COSIP / COSIST etc. to further strengthen its academic programmes and activities, and for that financial assistance is available, through UGC. The teachers be encouraged to design research projects in the priority areas for which again the financial assistances are available from the UGC, ICSSR, ICHR, etc.

The college has ample scope to design courses catering to the interests of female students, like home making, arts & crafts, beauticians, interior decoration, fashion designing etc. at a small scale and within affordable fee structure under self financed schemes or programmes . This will go a long way in providing opportunities to the local female youth population. Some of these course can be started in the afternoon sessions, when the peak working hours of the college are waning.

In view of the high interest and talent shown by the students of the college, course is in music, drawing and paintings and Indian dances would find a ready acceptability among the youth specially the females.

Self-appraisal and peer rated observations can be introduced for further motivation of the teachers, for their own development. A provision may also be made for regular monthly seminars for the intellectual growth of the teachers.

To promote diversity of background and view points among the teaching staff in-breeding should be avoided.

There is scope to increase the actual working days in the college, at least by two weeks.

There is also scope to strengthen the substantive positions of the teaching faculty as well as the technical non teaching staff, in view of growing number of students in various discipline.

The hostel accommodation also attracts attention to widen it further, in view of growing number of students.

The non-teaching staff is an integral part of college administration and remains helpful in maintaining the time bound academic and administrative work plan of the college. It is therefore suggested that, as is common now, here too a representative of their union be included in the executive and management committee of the college.

*Library staff may be trained in house for modern classification system. More text books may be added to the library.

*In view of very high interest shown by the recently formed Alumni Association, its role in various development projects of the college should be encouraged, with special reference to infrastructural facilities.

*16.Guardian Tutor System may be introduced in the college for the effective communication with the parents.

*A well equipped language lab. will be useful to train students in communication and writing skills of English as well as Hindi languages.

*The career Guidance and counseling centre may be strengthened in the college.
The scheme of ‘Earn while you Learn’ may be introduced for the benefit of relatively financially handicapped student. For example students may help to keep the library books in proper order and also in computerization with some provision of remuneration.

*The college may have suggestion box for students and the same may be maintained by the Principal.

Aquaguard may be arranged to meat the requirements of the large number of students.
Yoga and Value Education classes may be started in a formal way. Similarly formal remedial classes may be started for educationally disadvantaged students.
A gradual addition of Audio Visuals aids may be incorporated in the teaching, as part of central facility .
A transport facility (even on payment) for day scholars coming from distant rural areas may be arranged.
Permanent Health center may be opened in the college for providing health services to the large number of students and employees.
The peer team is of the opinion that the suggestions/ recommendations made here above would be highly useful and fruitful to make the college still more efficient and an effective institution.

Acknowledgements: The peer team extends its sincere thanks to the students, alumni, teaching and non-teaching personnel, the Principal, the members of the Management Committee and the parents for extending warm Welcome and for making the stay of the team will comfortable.

Prof. U.S.Chaudhary (Chairperson )

Dr. Ms. Chanchal Sharma (Member )

Prof. B.D.Joshi (Member Co-ordinator )

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

Date : 19th August,2004
Place : Abohar ( Firozpur ), Punjab

Dr. B. C. Josan
(Principal of the College)



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