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GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar, Punjab


GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar, Punjab
Tanda Urmar (District Hoshiarpur)
Punjab, India

GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab was established on / in 1951.

Principal of GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab is (Mrs.) Gurbinder Kaur Sodhi, Dr. RS Kanwar, Dr Dharam Singh, Dr.Sobha Kalia DDO (98552-52233).

GKSM Government College is situated in Tanda Urmar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab are 99147-25315.

email ID(s) is GKSM Government College Tanda Urmar Punjab

Website of GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab is www.gksmgct.com.

Contact Details of GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-1886-222024


GKSM Government College, Tanda Urmar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Sc, B.Com, M.A(Political Science), Vocational (Office Mgmt. and Secretarial Practice),

Approval details: GKSM Government College is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


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G.K.S.M. College, Tanda established in the year 1951 aims to spreading quality education. The college is a dream of its founder Giani Kartar Singh. In the beginning college was started in shared accommodation with High School, later on in the year 1972 it shifted to the present campus.

The college is a government funded, affiliated, co-educational rural institution situated in natural surroundings. It is located in the rural area of Hoshiarpur, in vast area of 48 acres and is providing service to mainly rural students. Being the only college of its kind in the region, it caters to the needs of educationally impoverished and socially backward areas of the region for higher studies. A majority of the students come from surrounding rural areas and belong to weaker section of society. It received recognition from UGC under 2 (f) and 12 B since UGC came into existence. The University Act does not provide provision for autonomy.

The college offers a total of 04 programmes. Three undergraduate programmes in Arts, Science (Hon. Medical) and Commerce. One Post-Graduate programme in Political Science and one certificate course. As per the requirements of the University College follows annual system.

For the session 2005-06 the total number of students enrolled in the college including all the programmes is 1669. Out of these 1555 are undergraduate and 104 post-graduate students. Being a co-education college the total numbers of female students are 909.

The recruitment of teachers is through Punjab Public Service Commission by the State Government. To manage additional work load Principal is authorised to invite guest faculty on part time basis. The college has teaching faculty strength of 22 permanent faculty out of 52 sanctioned teaching posts. However, a substantial number of sectioned posts are yet to be filled without which it is highly difficult to carry out teaching work efficiently. The college has engaged 15 part time and 06 Temporary teachers to meet the shortage of teaching faculty. There are 10 administrative and 17 technical non teaching staff members. The unit cost of education including salary is Rs. 8093.71 and Rs. 692.22 excluding the salary. The support services at the college include central library, computer centre, health centre, sports facility, canteen, parking space and residential accommodation for Principal and class IV employees.

The college functions for 255 days with more than 180 teaching days. The total numbers of books in the Library are 38463.

The college submitted its Self-Study Report to NAAC on 21st April 2005 and volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Bangalore. The council constituted a Peer Team as mentioned below -

Prof. G.C. Saxena (Chairperson)
Former Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University,
87, North Vijay Nagar Colony,
Agra – 282004
Uttar Pradesh.

Prof. T.N. Mathur (Member)
Department of Economic Administration
And Financial Management,
Faculty of Commerce,
University of Rajasthan,
Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan.

Dr. R.S. Shukla (Member Co-ordinator)
Municipal P.G. College
Distt. Dehradun

The Peer Team visited the college on 14th and 15th September 2005. Prior to the visit the members of team met on 13th September, 2005 at 7.00 p.m. to discuss and exchange notes on the Self-Study Report and formulate modalities for the validation process. During the visit the Peer Team met the Principal, teachers, students, alumnae, non-teaching staff and parents. The team also visited various infrastructure facilities and verified documents. Based on the above exercise the Peer Team presents, criteria-wise assessment, overall analysis and recommendations as parts of this report.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis

Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects

The Government of Punjab managed G.K.S.M. College, Tanda Urmur with a goal to spread quality education, in all its aspects, for the benefit of the residents of the poor strata of the Tanda Urmur region. The college was started with a mission ‘Will to Do’ in rural area of the Punjab.

The college is striving to widen the mental horizon of the students, to make them spiritually enlightened and hale and hearty.

At present the college offers undergraduate programmes in three streams namely Science, Commerce and Humanities. Students may opt Honours in subjects like English, Punjabi, Hindi and Political Science. To keep pace with the changing scenario the college also introduced vocational subjects in office management and Secretarial Practice at Under Graduate level. The students of commerce stream are benefited by offering operational Research as optional subject. Beside this science students have option to choose medical or non-medical group. The college offers Post-Graduate Course in Political Science only.

The college is affiliated with Punjab University, Chandigarh. Being an affiliated college, the college follows the syllabi prescribed by the University.

The programmes offered are flexible enough to offer the benefits of time-frame, elective options and horizontal mobility. Introduction of new courses is only in accordance with the University schemes. The courses in the college are more knowledge based.

The faculty members are engaged in updating and reviewing the curricula by sending suggestions and participating in Board of Studies of the University related to their respective subject. Beside inspection prior to introduction of new courses and periodic inspection of the college by the University, no academic audit is conducted.

Effort should be made to open some professional courses along with conventional programmes. Linkage with the industries and corporate sector may be initiated and strengthened for the benefit of the students.

Criterion 2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation

Students are admitted on the basis of academic record in the qualifying examination. The college follows the reservation policy of the state government at the time of admissions. There is also provision of reservation for sports persons, ward of teachers, freedom fighters, ex-servicemen, terrorism affected people in different courses. Girls students are not charged any tuition fee up to degree level.

Immediately after admission however, the college conducts house, monthly and surprise tests to assess students knowledge during an academic calendar. To help the educationally disadvantaged students extra class room teaching, mock tests and competitions are conducted. Formal system of remedial classes exists in the college to solve the problems of the students. Advanced learners are motivated by giving honours, merit certificate and cash prizes.

Teaching plan is prepared by the teachers. The heads of the teaching departments conduct meetings for unitisation of syllabi, by keeping in mind the schedule of monthly tests / house examinations. Lecture method is the main mode of instruction but it is supplemented with models, demonstrations, group discussions / seminars, project and assignment work.

Eight Computers are available in the college. There is urgent need to provide computer facility to students and teachers in various departments. Centralized audio-visual facility for the easy access of equipment to the faculty for use in the classroom and to develop their teaching aids is required. Character and personality development is emphasized in all activities. Most of the departments in the college have their own subject societies or associations. The association activities of each department provide ample scope for extra curricular and co-curricular learning.

The college devotes more than 180 days for teaching. The college has 22 permanent and 15 Part time faculty members along with 06 Temporary teachers. Out of the total faculty only 03 PhD, 15 M. Phil and 04 post Graduates. Fifty five percent of teaching workload is taken by the permanent teaching staff.

The evaluation methods are communicated to the students in the general assembly held in the beginning of the academic year. The college monitors overall performance of the students by comparing their performance in last year and present year. The college also monitors performance of the students in sports and in other Co-curricular activities.

The teachers are recruited as per the University and Government norms fulfilling the UGC guidelines. The new teaching posts are created by the Director of Education (DPI) on the demand of the Principal. Teachers are recruited by the State Government through Punjab Public Service Commission. The State Government formulated norms to recruit part time / guest faculty against vacant posts. Principal is authorised to invite faculty on these norms. Six teachers have participated in national level seminars during the year 2004.

The college follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the faculty in teaching, research, extension and students results. These information s are used for filling confidential reports (ACR). The Principal through interaction with parents also makes observations on teacher s performance with the students. Campus experience feedback system is also used to collect feedback from the students. Five teachers have attended refresher and orientation courses conducted by different Universities during last three years.

The college has proposed to start remedial classes for weak, needy and SC/ST students with the financial assistance of UGC.


Research is not a significant activity in the college. However, teachers are motivated for academic advancement by taking UGC projects. Those teachers who opt for the research programmes are given study-leave and their work schedules are adjusted.

Teachers at the college have published a few articles and poems etc. The academic quality of publications in journals needs improvement and research articles need to be published in referred journals. The college does not have formal consultancy services. However planning forum of the college is involved in solving the socio-economic problems of the region.

Teachers are given additional charge for conduct of Extension activities. The extension activities encompass programmes such as community development, social work, Health and Hygiene awareness, Medical camp, Blood Donation Camp, AIDS awareness and Environment awareness camps.

The college has Army Wing of NCC, one each for girls and boys. These NCC cadets also help in maintaining discipline in the college. One cadet has participated in the Annual Republic Day Parade.

The NSS unit of the college organises various social activities in different area. They adopts different villages and conducts camps for cleanliness awareness, AIDS awareness and eradication of social evils. Planning forum of the college involved in problems related to socio-economic nature like unemployment and literacy etc. The college has linkage with a NGO ‘Bhai Ghanaya Charitable Trust’ for different extension activities. A volunteer wing of Guru Govind Singh study circle is also active in the college to encourages noble and religious qualities.


The college is located in the rural area having 48 acres of camps. The college meets out learning resources and infrastructure expenditures through Government Grant, UGC Grant and donation by Parent Teachers Association. The college has infrastructure facilities in the form of Buildings containing administrative block, teaching rooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, library, sports room, sports facilities with play ground & athletics track, parking sheds, canteen, Principal’s residence and some Quarters for non-teaching staff. The maintenance of the infrastructure is through supervision by PWD and B&R. The college utilizes its own resources to maintain furniture, electric appliances etc. The college also encourages to use their academic facilities by external agencies. Over the years the college has maintained a green, clean and beautiful campus through Environmental society, NSS youth club and self help club.

The college has a Library advisory committee. There is a book bank facility. The library is well stacked as it has a total of 38463 books and 05 Journals. The library works all the days except holidays. The library works for six hours per day. The library has facilities of reprography and computers.

The college provides only first aid facility in the college. Beside this, three local doctors visits the college time to time for health cheek up. Facilities for sports and physical education are available for the students. The students are provided implements like Javelin, Hammer throw, Hurdle set etc. For admission to college, outstanding sports persons are given weight age. Beside this merit certificate, roll of honour, cash prizes and financial assistance are given as incentive. The college makes its presence felt in sports by participating at University and National level. The old building of college hosted used as class rooms. The college does not provide hostel facilities.

While it has adequate infrastructure the college needs to maximally utilize the same. Resource mobilization through UGC supported self financing courses can meet needs of infrastructure development and maintenance as well as augmentation of laboratory facilities.


The college attempts to provide services so as to augment and promote progress of students. The college offers one Post Graduate Programme which provided limited vertical mobility to under Graduate students of Humanities stream. Drop out rate in the college is about 9.42% .

The college publishes its prospectus which contains a brief history of the college, rules regarding admission, fee structure, internal/house examination system, scholarships and incentives and other relevant information. The college offers some scholarships and free ships as per the Government norms. During the previous year 236 have received SC, scholarship 27 backward scholarship and 94 Girls awarded special grant.

The college does not have a placement cell but the planning forum are given additional charge for placement work. They provide relevant and important information of vacancies to students. Teachers provide academic and personal counselling to students. There is an employment cell which conducts workshop on self employment with the financial assistance from Government of India.

The college has Alumni association established during the Jubilee Years of the College.

The college provide ample recreational facilities such as outdoor games, nature club and organizes a number of curricular activities through debate club, cultural associations.

The college offers opportunities in the area of sports, literary and cultural activities to its students so as to promote overall development of the students. Students won Gold Medal at Inter University Weight Lifting Championship in the year 2003. The college also regularly publishes a magazine ‘Tarika Mandal’, Cultural activities are an integral part of the co-curricular activities of the college. While sports facilities are available the college may consider increasing availability of recreational activities for students. One student of this college stood first in B.A.1st year not only in Punjab University but in all the three Universities.


G.K.S.M. Government College, Tanda Urmar started with the objective to impart and spread quality education. The brainchild behind this project is Giani Kartar Singh. The college has an efficient internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism. The college functions according to the guidelines laid down by the University and the State Government.

The principal is the major executive functionary and various committees appointed for the purpose plan all the academic and non-academic activities.

The college has given responsibilities to Heads of the department to co-ordinate and monitoring the working of their respective department. Beside this teachers has given additional work as Registrar Examination, Chief Proctor and In charge for different proctorial duties. Staff Secretary works as link between staff and the Principal. The work efficiency of the non-teaching staff is monitored by the Principal with the assistance of office Superintendent. For increasing efficiency of the non-teaching staff rotation of work create follows by the college. Inspection committee by the Education Department and Parent Teachers Associations visit college to improve organizational efficiency. The Departments independently plan their academic programme as per the University schedule. The college has a Grievance re-dressal committee consisting of Senior most members of the college. Overall the college has formulated a democratic and transparent system of administration and management.

The purchase procedure is followed as per the norms of the State Government. Items valued upto Rs. 500/- are purchased directly without inviting quotations. The budget shows a surplus.

The college has various welfare programmes for students and staff. Financially weak students are given aid out of student Fund Aid, Parent Teachers Association Fund and Red Cross Fund. Loan facilities for house, vehicle, computer, family functions are available for staff members. Loan against GPF contribution are also available as per State Government rules.


The Peer team has observed some special features, which enhance the academic progression of the institution.

Transparent attendance rules and their strict monitoring.

Periodical three House tests and Assignments to monitor student’s performance regularly.

Good leadership along with inter personal relationship among teaching and non-teaching staff helps in the smooth functioning of the college.

Sportspersons are encouraged by providing Roll of Honour, College Color, Trophies, Merit Certificates, Cash Prizes, Fee concession etc.

Students feed back system to strengthen teaching programmes.

There is a healthy interactive practice and cordiality among all the constituents of the college.

Various Co-curricular and extra curricular, activities are conducted to promote student s over all development.

The college attempts to impart value education national pride and gender sensitisation among students.

The college has established linkage with NGO s and voluntary organisations.

Active role of Parent Teachers Association in college affairs.

Student Aid and Parent Teachers Association Funds to help the needy students.

Special efforts are taken to make clean and pollution free campus.

Section III: Overall Analysis

The Peer Team after going through the self study report and after the visit to various academic and physical facilities would like to appreciate the efforts taken by Principal and her team to spread quality education in rural area of Tanda Urmer. The self-analysis made by the college is appreciable.

The college was established in the year 1950 and has the distinction of being the first and foremost rural college. Within the constraints of the socio-economic milieu in which the college functions it is attempting to provide a value-oriented and relevant programme to its students. It has good collections of the text books, which caters to the needs of the students.

After having gone through the various records and visiting facilities the peer team are of the view that the over all performance of the college is satisfactory.

However, in view of the fast changing trends in recent times, it needs to reorient the educational process to present and future needs and make concerted efforts towards offering vocational and career oriented programmes.

While commending the contributions made by the college to promote quality higher education, the Peer Team would like to make the following suggestions for its future growth and development.


Keeping in the view the future plans of the institution, the peer team would like to suggest to the institution to consider the following.

The faculty may take initiative in organising seminars and conferences and for obtaining the assistance of UGC and other funding agencies.

Student, staff and supportive staff may be given Computer training by organize computer awareness programs.

Steps for computerization of the office and library may be taken at the earliest.

Some practical oriented and need based courses like, Tax Planning, Marketing ,Tourism and Travel management, E-Commerce, actuarial science, computer aided courses of self financing basis may be started to meet the demands of the students. As the college is having a good commerce faculty and infrastructure some case studies may be taken for the benefit of state’s economic development and for the growth of industries.

More Journal may be subscribed in the library.

Research activities may be increased to improve their academic qualification by encouraging them to participate and contribute papers in seminars/ workshops.

Alumni Association may be registered, so that it can play an shared with parents.

English/Hindi Language Laboratory in nearby College may be started to tarin students in communication skills.

Effort should be made to start some PG departments like M.A. in Economics, M.Com, etc. in the college.

The college may explore the possibility of introducing some job oriented course options; such as certificate and diploma course in library Science, Computer Science, seed technology and food processing.

Under graduate courses in Biochemistry, Biotechnology etc is the need of the hour. The college may consider opening these courses.

Computer facility requires immediate attention. More computers may be provided.

Student support services like Placement need to be initiated, with the appointment of a counsellor, the counselling and guidance cell may evolve effective planning and suitable strategies for the benefit of the students.

More equipments need to be added in laboratories. For this Govt. should provide Financial assistance.

Formal mechanism for collection feedback from students on various aspects of their learning experience at the departmental/ institution level may be initiated.

The self-appraisal and other appraisal mechanism of teacher need to be formalized.

Library needs a spacious modern building, computerization, more reference books, research journals and career information related books and one or two spacious reading rooms for student.

A separate well maintained physical education centre with multi gym facility is required to further strengthen the sports activities.

Audio-visual centre equipped with latest Audio-visual facility is required.

Formal women cell and Career Guidance Cell should be further strengthened.

A dispensary with services of doctor may be made available.

Immediate attention is required to overcome the alarming shortage of teaching staff in some departments by the State Government .

Research culture is lacking in most of the departments, which should be encouraged by providing latest journals, books and computer facility etc.

Teachers should explain the possibilities for get the major and minor research projects for from Funding agencies like UGC, DST etc.

The members of the peer team would like to place on record their sincere thanks to the principal, faculty, non teaching staff, students, parents of the students and alumni for their unqualified support and assistance during the visit.
The peer team wishes the college all the best in the future and sincerely hopes that the institution will grow into a great centre of advanced learning with national recognition.

Prof. G.C. Saxena

Prof. T.N. Mathur

Dr. R.S. Shukla
Member Coordinator

I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the Peer Team in this Report.

Mrs. Gurbinder Sodhi

Date : 15th Sept. 2005.



COCP No.1305 of 2009(O and M)

Date of decision: 25.9.2009

Santosh Kumari ......Petitioner(s)
Krishan Kumar and others ......Respondent(s)


Mr. H.S. Bhullar, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab.

Rakesh Kumar Garg, J.(Oral)
CM No.16831-CII of 2009
Application is allowed subject to all just exceptions.

COCP No.1305 of 2009
Mr. M.C. Berry, Additional Advocate General, Punjab has handed over a cheque worth Rs.1,52,445/- to the petitioner, who is present in Court, on account of arrears of her salary. Learned State counsel, on instructions from Sh. Ram Lal, Superintendent, Government College,Tanda Urmur, has also stated that the duty of the petitioner has been changed and now she is working in the library of the College.

In view of the aforesaid fact, I am not inclined to proceed further in this petition.

Rule discharged.


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