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Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh, Chandigarh


Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Sector 11
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Chandigarh, India
Pin Code : 160011

Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college. Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh is also known as New name: Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh. Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh was established on / in 1956.

Principal of Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh is Kalra (Mrs.) Manjeet, Mrs. Achila Dogra.

Government College for Girls (Sector 11) is situated in Chandigarh of Chandigarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.

Fax # of Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh is 0172-2747394.

Contact Person(s) of the Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh is (are): Dr. Santosh Kumar Singh.

email ID(s) is Government College for Girls (Sector 11) Chandigarh Chandigarh

Website of Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh is www.gcg11.ac.in.

Contact Details of Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh are : Telephone: +91-172-2740614, 2747394, 2740597
Ms Neel Kamal Puri (rsvp of 57th Annual convocation held in April 2014)

Dr. Pardeep Singh Walia, Associate Prof (Mobile 9988877333)
Dr. Rakesh Thakur, Asstt. Prof. (Mobile 9316175022)


Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Vocational (Functional English), BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BBA, M.A (Music), M.A (Dance), M.A(Economics), M.A (Public Admn.),

Approval details: Government College for Girls (Sector 11) is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


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Where does processing fee go

The UT administration’s move to charge Rs 300 as processing fee from lecturers applying for contractual posts at city Arts and Science Colleges has come under the scanner.

Last year, lakhs of rupees collected at the rate of 250 per application went unaccounted for as the money was not deposited with any government account and no income tax returns were filed. Documents obtained under the RTI Act reveals how various colleges reportedly tried to cover up the expenditure by producing bills that had inflated and inexplicable expenditure.

At Government College for Girls, Sector 11, the interviews for the posts of lecturer were held in two phases from 27.6.2008 to 2.7.2008 and 12.7.2008. According to information provided by the college, it earned around Rs 1,12,000 from 402 applicants.

However, in response to an RTI application, the college authorities initially claimed the income to be Rs 1,00,500 and expenditure Rs 1,00,504, which actually was of the first phase, and it took another appeal to get it to disclose the details of the second phase.

As per those details, the college claimed to have earned Rs 10,750 and spent Rs 8000. The details of this expenditure are yet to be furnished. As for the remaining amount of Rs 2,750, it claimed that it was adjusted with the excess expenditure of the first phase, which incidentally was only Rs 4. While the orders issued by the then Director, Higher Education, clearly mentioned that the applicants should only be provided with refreshments, the bills submitted reflect repeated entries of lunch provided to as many as 49 or 50 persons on various interview dates.

If the applicants were to be given only refreshments and the committee comprised of not more than seven members, who were the other 50 who got lunch through this money

While all committee members, including the DHE’s nominee, principal, Dean College, vice-principal and the DSW’s nominee received due honorarium, none of them has reportedly filed income tax returns for it.

While efforts to contact Promila Kaushal, principal of the GCG-11 proved futile, VB Khanna, local RTI activist, has demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter. When contacted, DK Tiwari, DPI (Colleges), said he would look into the matter.

NAAC report of Government College for Girls (Sector 11)

Government College for Girls, located in Sector 11, Chandigarh UT, was founded in 1956 on an expansive area of 38 acres of land, with state of the art buildings designed to match the city's architectural landscape, and a vast area of open space left for outdoor activities. The very first impression a new visitor to the College has is that of a very well maintained institution with neatly preserved premises and surrounding, which constitute an atmosphere conducive to the serious business of teaching and learning. The College is affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh, and it is dedicated to, as it says in its Self Study Report, ' To impart all round training to the student,' and ' To Inspire these students to strive for and to seek that which is best in thought, word and speed.'

In order to realize these goals, they offer twenty six courses in three major faculties, the Faculty of Science, Arts and Commerce. Apart from these major faculties, the College also offers a UGC sponsored vocational course of Functional English, and a self-financing course of B.B.A.

On the surface, the College seems to have a sufficient number of teachers 116 in all, of Which 103 are female and 13 male. More than One third of them (45) hold Ph.D., while 35 have M.Phil. Some departments have more teaching loads. Hence some temporary teachers/guest lecturers are inducted. It has more than four thousand students, while many more aspirants fail to obtain entry because of limitation in the number of seats.

The College also has PG programmes in Music (Vocal), Music (Instrumental), Dance, Public Administration and Economics. While its cut-off marks for admission for non-reserved seats seldom goes down below 60%, some departments showing it even at 80%. Its success rate, its authorities say, is higher than that of the University. Many of the University ranks are captured by the students of this College, both in UG and PG examinations. Its Physical Education Department has a separate building of its own. The College has a vibrant cultural life, and provides hostel facility for 600 students.

All these add up to create an ambience that helps the holistic development of students. Although it is located in an urban environment, a number of girls from villages and underprivileged groups to get entry into its precincts, and their life undergo a radical change here, in terms of mental and cultural development. There are a few NRI and ICCR sponsored foreign students who choose to study here, which speaks well of the reputation of it as a seat of learning.

The Peer Team consisting of Dr. Pabitra Sarkar, former Vice-Chairman, West Bengal State Council for Higher Education as Chairman, Dr.Mrs. Moni Mathur, Professor and Head, Dept. of Botany and Bio-technology, Sarojini Naidu Govt. Girls PG College (Autonomous), Bhopal, M.P as Member and Dr. C. Thangamuthu, Professor and Head, Dept. of Economics, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu as Member Co-ordinator, visited the College on 11-12 March, 2004. The Team visited all the constituents of the College, interacted with the Principal, faculty, staff, students, alumnae and parents, and also verified/validated all the relevant records/documents. Based on these observations/perceptions, the Peer Team is giving below its report on the College, in accordance with the criteria as prescribed by the NAAC.

The College follows the curricular pattern as prescribed by its affiliating University, Panjab University. It is offering four U.G. programmes namely B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., & B.B.A. Among these, B.A has wider elective options; a B.A student has as many as 29 of them. These electives are however classified into six groups (each group having 3 to 5 subjects) from which a student has rather a restricted choice. She has to select three elective subjects in all, choosing not more than one subject from any of the prescribed groups. Some subjects do of course occur in more than one group. In the process, a student is deprived of selective option of, say, Home Science and Economics or Physical Education and Sanskrit, or Geography and Physical Education. Just on account of different patterns of grouping of elective (for which there does not seem to be any academic logic), the elective option is constrained and the students are perhaps deprived of wider option. This problem may be looked into by the curriculam planners. After all, one does not understand the rationale, for instance, behind precluding the choice of both Home Science and Economics, occurring in two different groups. The only rider can be that a student has to choose three different subjects selecting not more than one from different groups. This would facilitate better flexibility in course options catering to the varied interests of the students. Similarly the restriction that a student cannot opt for more than two subjects having practical may merit review. Of course the whole question may have to be addressed by the affiliating University.

The College deserves appreciation for offering some rare electives with good academic/career relevance such as Philosophy, Psychology, French, Sanskrit, Functional English, Music (Instrumental), Music (Vocal), Dance, Fine Arts and Physical Education. Some of the subjects such as Music, Dance, Home Science and Fine Arts are of special interests to the girl students. It is also commendable that the College offers the UGC-sponsored vocational course in Functional English, where the student strength is restricted to only 30. B.Com. and B.B.A. have their own course structure in contrast with the three elective option pattern of B.A. The College offers B.B.A. on self-supporting basis, while B.Com. is a grant-in-aid programme. Besides these, the College also offers B.A. Honours programmes in as many as 10 subjects (Economics, History, Sociology, Public Administration, Psychology, Geography, English, Hindi, Panjabi and Sanskrit) under which the subject content in one the electives is strengthened in addition to regular curriculum. There are two streams of B.Sc. (Medical and Non-Medical)

In U.G. programmes, it is appreciable to note that the students have to
necessarily study and qualify in a 50 marks paper on Environmental Education (as prescribed by the UGC) and also a paper on Punjabi/ History and Culture of Punjab, if a student does not opt for Punjabi language.

Under PG programmes, the College offers five M.A.s (Music-Instrumental, Music-Vocal, Dance, Public Administration and Economics. Appreciably, the College offers three PG programmes in Music (Vocal, Instrumental and Dance). More PG programmes may be envisaged in the emerging thrust areas such as Biotechnology, IT, Mass Media and Visual Communication, Management Insurance and Finance.

At present the Colleges are not generally permitted to offer even B.Sc.(Honours) programmes. The condition may need a review if College has the necessary potential, at least on selective basis. The same may hold good for PG programmes as well, in the changed conditions. PG programmes may be inducted in science subjects and those offering an Honours course.

The College is to offer one more section in B.Com. (for which there is a heavy pressure) and B.C.A. from the next academic year (2004-05) for which the University has already granted affiliation

In addition to the above regular UG/PG programmes, the Government in collaboration with a private computer company is offering additional/enrichment courses in Computer Applications in all the four Colleges in its fold. These courses include IT-Primer, E-Career, Programming, Networking, and Database, and these courses target the various levels of learner competencies/requirements. The students are required to pay extra fees depending upon the nature of the courses. These curricular initiatives, sponsored collectively by the Government College are laudable.

On similar lines, the College may take initiatives in offering various skill-based short-term courses leading to Certificate/Diplomas in the logo of the College itself. These would require necessary curricular freedom and flexibility and additional physical infrastructure wherever necessary. The existing faculty potentials could also be harnessed for such certificate programmes. For instance, certificate courses in Music/Fine Arts/Dance, Functional English, French etc may be organized and be thrown open to any interested student of the College. Of course, the Government may have to provide for and encourage individual initiatives of the College. On such matters, the academic freedom and flexibility (already constrained by the affiliating system) may need to be fostered as a sound practice of the Government. The availability of economies of scale may sound attractive in certain matters, but that might result in inadvertent stifling of individual initiatives and eventually shirking of one's responsibilities as well, in the pretext of exogenous controls, whether imaginary or real.

The student admission to various programmes is based on the qualifying marks. In some PG programmes such as Music and Dance, practical tests are also adopted in screening the candidates. The College, because of its relatively better social accreditation, is able to attract large number of applications for the given number of seats in most of the programmes. For instance, it is said, for 70 seats in B.Com. the College is flocked with nearly 1000 applicants, signifying the enormity of rigor involved in selection. The ratio of number of applications to the number of sanctioned seats in programmes is fairly high, ranging from 3:1 to 13:1. One positive result is that the cream of students is getting admitted into many programmes of the College. This is one of the basic strengths of the campus. In some select programmes however (Philosophy, Music(Instrumental/Vocal) and Dance there are only a few takers, because of the specific interest and demanding talents in the respective areas.

The teaching-learning process is largely by classroom teaching with occasional use of audio-visuals. The use of e-techniques in teaching-learning needs to be introduced. The conduct of seminars, field visits, group discussions, peer teaching could be encouraged further. The weaker students may be helped with a well structured (if possible financially supported and subsidized by the Government) remedial teaching. The better performing students may be given some opportunities for realizing their potentials (one possibility is project work with guidance of the faculty).

It is appreciable that there is a tutorial grouping system under which each student is assigned with a tutor who would be responsible for maintaining a record of the student's conduct, health, attendance and progress in studies as well as participation in co-curricular activities. The tutorial group system needs to be strengthened and the interactive meetings may be conducted more regularly, at least once a week. While the tutorial system is common to all the for UT Colleges, this College is distinguished with the practice of a student's record book which the student is required to bring to the College everyday. The College authorities are said to hold no responsibility of informing the parents of attendance shortage (if any) and marks secured by the students in the house examinations etc. The parents are expected regularly to check up the attendance and progress of their wards from the record book. While this practice is fairly reasonable, the College faculty may arrange for periodical parent-teacher inter-face individually/collectively and class-wise, as proactive steps for achieving better standards.

The actual duration of a class period is now confined to 45 minutes, which would be too short to cover any meaningful component of syllabus (particularly when attendance is also to be recorded within that time)

The University follows annual system of examination. The redeeming feature of the University system is ensuring systematic conduct of two house examinations of the College, one in September and another in December. The marks in these house examinations in the first and second year of the Degree programmes are taken into account (weightage being 4% and 6% respectively) as internal assessment marks by the University and added on to the final marks in the respective papers. This weightage could be progressively increased. Also the College can stop students from appearing for the University examinations if they are not upto the mark in the qualifying examinations. These practices help improve the examination results of the students. In many of the programmes, the College girls have secured considerable number of University ranks and even gold medals. These signify the general efficiency of the teaching-learning process.

More than one-third of the teachers are Ph.D.s and another one-third are M.Phil.s. Some of the teachers had a bright record of research publications during their Ph.D. tenure. A good number of teachers (Psychology, Punjabi, Hindi, Political Science, Geography, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics) have some standard publications in professional journals and also text books/reference books to their credit. And a few of their publications vouchsafe for their high level of research calibre. These research efforts need to be augmented in a sustained manner. Some teachers (Punjabi) have creative writings, poems and plays, one is also a director of many plays. Some of the faculty members in U.G. and U.G.(Honours) and P.G. departments have shown evidence of some research output. While sustaining and improving these efforts, steps may be taken to motivate the teachers to apply for minor/major research projects. As such, only one such research project has been completed by faculty member of the Political Science department. The situation needs to be improved.

Some teachers (Home Science and Punjabi) have produced Ph.D.s in their capacity as co-guide. Many other qualified teachers would like to be research guides for guiding Ph.D. on part-time basis but unfortunately, the existing University regulation allow College teachers as co-guide only. This would imply the need for getting the consent of the main research guide from the University: which may not be that easy. As a result the potential of the College teachers to guide Ph.D.s go awaste. The concerned authorities may reconsider the position vis-à-vis College teachers.

It is noteworthy that in its PG programmes the College is not permitted (by the UT Government/University) to have Dissertation as part of their curricula, while the corresponding PGs offered by the University Department do offer dissertation/project work. When project work is offered in lieu of a course work, naturally the corresponding work load saved on teaching hours need to be reckoned for guiding project work. Unfortunately, the University authorities do not seem to appreciate the logic or the usefulness of having project work at P.G. level. This aspect may also deserve a re-look by the concerned authorities.

The College is yet to make a beginning in terms of consultancy services. Faculty members, despite some research potential, do not seem to have understood the scope and need for using their research expertise for the benefit of community/user-agencies, at least on an honourary basis. For instance, there is vermi-technology being adopted by the Vermi Compost Unit of the environment society and vermi-compost is being sold to the Forest Department at nominal rates. It is worth perfecting this technology and provide consultancy to the farming community and other users. Similarly, Chemistry, Home Science, Functional English and Music departments have potential for offering consultancies-cum-extension services. The teachers in Music (Vocal and Instrumental) and Dance departments give popular performances also on the T.V./A.I.R. One teacher (Music Vocal) has one National Award to her credit and is also a recognized A Class Artist of A.I.R. The teachers can be motivated to take up consultancy services by evolving a suitable mechanism.

The extension services are carried on through N.S.S. activities ( 02 units with 300 volunteers) including tree plantation, blood donation, literacy, drug de-addiction, HIV and health awareness. Environmental Society and Nature Club undertake programmes to create awareness on environmental issues and the need for preservation of bio-diversity. These bodies work in collaboration with the Forest Department. The students need to be sensitized to be more community service oriented. Gender issues and women upliftment need to be given due emphasis. Better thrust is to be given on extension component.

The College has a strong contingent of two companies of NCC (Army Wing) with good performance profiles (participation in Republic Day Parade and other extension activities).

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College, located on a sprawling campus of 38 Acres in the heart of the city, has a good scope for expansion and diversification. Physical facilities in terms of class-rooms and laboratories are spacious, well-maintained and well-furnished. The departmental buildings are inter-connected and well-spaced. There is little congestion for the conduct of existing programmes. However, some departments do not have well-furnished staff-rooms; cubical for individual faculty members may be provided.

The College does not have a computer center of its own. As already mentioned, a computer company with about 10 systems is running some certificate course. It is said that under the MoU, the company would leave behind the computers with the College after four years. None of the departments had a computer, but the College office is equipped with two desktop and seven terminals connected through a server. All the departments need to be provided with computers with Internet connections. The College may augment internet facilities (Cyber Café) provided by private concerns.

The Functional English course has been provided with a language lab and other audio-video facilities. French Department needs facilities for practicing spoken language. A few individual departments have a small collection of books borrowed from the general library. The lab facilities of Psychology, and learning resources of Music (Instrumental), Fine Arts and Science departments are satisfactory although some of them may need repair or replacement (particularly Music Instruments).

The library has a collection of more than 77000 books and over 80 periodicals/magazines. The reference space for readers and the furniture facilities are okay; but with a strength of nearly 4000 students, the library may need to be shifted to a separate, spacious block with additional stocking of book. The library catalogue is yet to be computerized. It is reported that an order for a computer system has been placed. The library needs internet and reprographic facilities and also strengthening of e-learning resources. The reference hours of the library are coterminus with the College hours, leaving little room for the students to refer to the library after class hours. The reference hours need to be extended, particularly for the benefit of about 600 students staying in the three hostels in the campus. The hostlers may need to be permitted to use the library/computer facilities after classrooms.

The sports infrastructure includes an indoor stadium, playground for almost all games, swimming pool, etc. A gymnasium needs to be added. The department of Physical Education is located in a separate block with class-rooms for conduct of Physical education as an elective subject. The College is strong in soft-ball and a few other games.

There are three hostels with a capacity of 200 residents each. There is heavy pressure on hostel accommodation. The authorities may expand hostel facilities which would attract students from far away places. The other infrastructural facilities include a canteen, provision store, Xerox center, P.C.O. booth and a book-store, all run on private contract basis.

There is a need for common room with all facilities for non-resident girl students.

A well-furnished auditorium facilitates the conduct of cultural activities and College functions.

The College being Government run, if meticulously provides all the concessions, scholarships, subsidies as per the Government norms. The hostel residents enjoy accommodation and boarding at fairly reasonable rates. The fee structure is strictly as per Government/University prescription and the fees for self-financing course B.B.A. appears reasonable.

The student support services include the foray of various associations and societies (department-wise/faculty-wise), which encourage co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Thanks to the Departments of Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance and Fine Arts, the College provides for the nurturing of cultural talents, an inherent strength of the College. In addition to training imparted in these departments, the College may think of widening the opportunities for other students showing interest in fine and performing arts.

The College may organize systematic structures for career guidance and placement services. As of today, the librarian puts up advertisements and career opportunities on the notice board of the library. Counselling, however, is informally provided by faculty members of the Department of Psychology. Home Science department is offering honorary diet clinic services to students and faculty members. A more professional counselling service can be taken up keeping in view the pressures on the girls at this age.

The organization and management of the College is in conformity with the set pattern of Government rules and regulation, coupled with the constraints associated due to its affiliated nature. The U.T. Government seems to be relatively better than a typical State Government in its disposition to the Colleges under its aegis. The funding for development and recurring expenditures seem to be forthcoming reasonably well. However, one grey area (as is elsewhere in the country) is the hiccup in filling up the teaching vacancies as and when they arise. There are quite a few vacancies manned by contract, guest lectures. Appointment of regular faculty members would add to the stability of the system.

The resource generation through running of one self-financing programme B.B.A., seems to be quite impressive due to the fact that after meeting the expenses to conduct the programme, the remainder fee income is allowed to be retained by the College. That is how the College could generate a corpus of about Rs. 11.5 Lakhs in a few years time. The College is permitted to retain 6.5 % of hostel mess bill receipts for developmental work. These practices are commendable.

The U.T. administration takes into account views of the principals of all the four Government colleges in order to lay down common rules. Interestingly, it has brought out a common prospectus for the four colleges with detailed rules and regulations. However, it may be better to provide for some amount of institutional freedom to promote individuality and a separate brand-equity of the College. The authorities may look into the overall parameters, leaving the nitty-gritty to be worked out by the College community. In this pursuit, as the College is the oldest of the U.T. colleges, the College may be provided with autonomy for realising its full potential.

The College administration is carried out through faculty members' participation in various committees. As many as 49 committees have been constituted, which are involved in decision-making for various purposes.

Some of the healthy practices observed in the College are being indicated below:
Admission of students purely on merit, making no deviation whatsoever (insulated from any extraneous pressures).

Ensuring discipline and a secure atmosphere for girls (dress code, not allowing the day-scholars to leave the College before noon).

Regularity in studies and parental monitoring ensured through student record system.

Broadbased participation of faculty members in decision making through various committees.

Faculty's commitment to teaching and good rapport with students.

Student feedback about the campus, curriculam and faculty profiles (introduced quite recently).

Inter-institutional transfer of faculty depending upon the academic requirements.

A good and balanced composition of faculty drawn from the respective regions (29 and 17 teachers deputed by Punjab and Haryana respectively and 67 teachers recruited by UT Government)

Some teachers (Geography, Psychology, Sociology Home Science and political Science) involved in extension services in collaboration with NGO.

The peer team inter alia makes the following commendations:
A fairly wide range of programme options, especially the programmes (Music - Vocal & Instrumental, Dance, Fine Arts etc) are of special interest to girls.

A rigorous teaching-learning process and conducive campus atmosphere leading to impressive results in the University examinations (Ranks and Gold medals).

A good, well maintained infrastructure (including three hostels and good sports infrastructure and others). It has the look of good landscaping.

Research potentials and efforts evident from the publications of faculty members.

Being the oldest of U.T government Colleges reputation gained over the period attracts applicants in large number and from wider catchment area.

Initiatives in starting Vocational English, BBA (self-financing) and also five PG programmes.

A good faculty commitment and institutional involvement (not withstanding it being a government-run institution).

Meaningful and inspiring messages are put in posters everywhere, which, if permanent, may be a source of good value education

The faculty is well-qualified, articulate and eager to help the students in their all round development.

Various 'societies' of the College ensure good personality development in the students while enabling them to reach out to the society at large.

A vibrant cultural life complements the academic programme and makes the life of students attractive.

The presence of a few international students on ICCR scholarship provides a wider contact and exposure for the local students.

A completely separate and an imposing building for physical education shows the Institution's commitment to the physical development of the student, along with the mental and cultural development.

The office procedures are effectively handled without many hassles.

The peer team, considering all the aspects of the performance of the College, makes the following recommendations for it to consider for further development.

For the big library the College has, automation is a must now. Efforts could be initiated to computerize its services and functions.

The placement cell may have a teacher to plan and look after it and a small office of its own.

A more structured 'Grievance Redressal Cell' could be set up. The teacher acting as the Foreign Student Advisor may be given the added responsibility, with, of course, one or two others to assist her.

Some career-oriented courses like Biotechnology, Tourism, Fashion-Designing, Mass-Communication and Journalism (to which Functional English can be made a component or base) can be considered for introduction, on a self-financing basis.

The departments that run PG programmes in addition to the UG should be given office space of their own.

There should be more structured efforts to maintain linkage with the College alumnae, most of whom have become quite successful in various walks of life.

Subjects like French, Physical Education could be thrown open for any interested student as certificate courses; generally there could be a shift in the thrust towards skill-formation and career-orientation culminating in women empowerment.

There could be a non-resident student center with all facilities in the College.
Seminar, presentations, projects use of projectors and other e-technology devices could be popularized

Library hours could be extended suitably.

NCC could have the Naval and Air wings in addition to the existing Army wing, as there is a keen interest among the girls.

The Government College for Girls, Sector-11/C, Chandigarh has established a good academic reputation in the region that it is able to attract students from not only the neighboring parts of the country but also from abroad. Some of the programmes continue to be most sought-after ones. The campus ambience and academic atmosphere are quite conducive. The College has necessary potentials for diversifying its academic programmes particularly giving a career orientation to the girls.

Granting of autonomous status would go a long way for improving and sustaining the institutional reputation. This may be an imperative in the context of challenges of global competition in higher education.

Dr. Pabitra Sarkar

Dr. Moni Mathur

Dr. C. Thangamuthu
Member Co-ordinator

Prof. Usha Khetarpal Waie

Criminal Misc 37541 M of 2007

In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

Date of decision:11.6.2007

Parveen Kaur alias Naaz Parveen and another .....Petitioners
Union Territory, Chandigarh and others .....Respondents

Mr. Pankaj Maini, Advocate for the petitioners.

S.S. Saron, J.
By way of present petition under Section 482 Cr.P.C. the petitioners pray for issuance of directions to respondents No.1 to 4 to safeguard their life and liberty as they have solemnized their marriage amongst themselves against the wishes of respondents No.5 to 7 who are the father and brothers respectively of petitioner No.1. A further direction is sought against respondents No.5 to 7 not to indulge in illegal activities or meddle in the matrimonial life of the petitioners. Besides, the official respondents be directed not to take any action against the petitioners or implicate them in a criminal case at the behest of respondents No.5 to 7.

The petitioners are stated to be major. Petitioner No.1 is 25 years of age.

In support of the age a reference has been made to the certificate (Annexure-P.1) of the Central Board of Secondary Education where her date of birth is mentioned as 2.4.1982. Petitioner No.1 has passed her Graduation in 2003 from Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh. She is working with the Tata VSNL as a cashier in their office at Sector 34, Chandigarh. She is stated to be earning handsome salary. Petitioner No.2 is also a major. A reference has been made to the
Permanent Account Number Card (Annexure-P.2) issued by the Income-
Tax Commissioner, Patiala where his date of birth is mentioned as 10.7.1981. He is also a Graduate which he passed in the year 2002 from
Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh. Thereafter he did his M.A. Ist year through correspondence in the year 2003. Petitioner No.2 is assisting his father in running tailoring shop in Sector 32, Chandigarh and is earning handsome income. Both the petitioners came in contact with each other and developed a liking for each other. Their relationship goes for the last more than six years. They decided to solemnize their marriage. The petitioners belong to different religion. In order to solemnize their marriage petitioner No.1 changed her religion from Sikhism to Muslim and she tendered an affidavit before the concerned Executive Magistrate on 28.2.2007. It was stated that she has changed her religion with her free will and wishes. She has changed her name from Parveen Kaur to Naaz Parveen. The family members and other relatives of petitioner No.1 specially respondents No.5 to 7 are against this relationship. Respondents No.5 to 7 have made their stand clear to the petitioners that they would never allow that their girl should marry a person of different religion. The petitioners, in any case, have solemnized their marriage on 6.6.2007 at Jama Masjid, Jamalpura, Mohalla Jamalpura, Malerkotla against the wishes of respondents No.5 to 7.
Petitioner No.1 has not disclosed the fact of her marriage with petitioner
No.2 by changing her religion. As such both the petitioners apprehend
danger to their life from respondents No.5 to 7. They are living under
constant threat perception.

After hearing learned counsel for the petitioners and perusing the paper book it may appropriately be noticed that the petitioners have not approached respondents No.1 to 4 setting out their grievances as have been made in the present petition. In the facts and circumstances the said respondents would be in a better position to ascertain the ground realities and circumstances and grant the necessary relief to the petitioners.

In the circumstances, the criminal miscellaneous petition is disposed of with directions to respondents No.1 to 4 that in case the petitioners approach any of them setting out their grievances as have been made in the present petition the same would be looked into by them independently and in accordance with law.

(S.S. Saron)

Caught with lover by wife, man commits suicide

Chandigarh A man, identified as Tarun Sharma, committed suicide shortly after his wife alleged caught him in a compromising position with his illicit lover at their residence in Sector 35 on Wednesday.

Police said Anu, the wife of the deceased, had gone to Delhi to attend a family function three days ago. She was informed about the other woman by a neighbour and returned along with her brother on Wednesday. After gaining entry to the house, she found her husband, a taxi driver, in a compromising position with a woman, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib and an old friend of Sharma, said Inspector Anokh Singh, Station House Office, Sector 36 police station.
Sources said Tarun and Anu had a heated argument, following which her brother beat him up and the woman. In the evening, Tarun consumed a bottle of insecticide. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The body was handed over to the family after postmortem. The SHO said: We have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

Depressed student hangs self

A 21-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her residence in Sector 19 on Thursday. The deceased, Jyoti, was a third-year BA student at Government College for Girls, Sector 11. The suicide came to light when Jyotis parents broke open the door after their repeated knocks went unanswered. They immediately rushed Jyoti to the hospital. The doctors declared her dead on arrival, said a police officer. Police recovered a suicide note from her room, in which Jyoti said she was suffering from depression. I am committing suicide, although I know it is not the right step. No one is responsible for my suicide, said a police officer, quoting Jyotis note.

Jyotis father, Pritam Chand, said he did not know his daughter was depressed. She never discussed any such thing with me. Her death has come as a shock to the family. Police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC and sent the body for a postmortem.

Caught with lover by wife, man commits suicide

Chandigarh A man, identified as Tarun Sharma, committed suicide shortly after his wife alleged caught him in a compromising position with his illicit lover at their residence in Sector 35 on Wednesday.
Police said Anu, the wife of the deceased, had gone to Delhi to attend a family function three days ago. She was informed about the other woman by a neighbour and returned along with her brother on Wednesday. After gaining entry to the house, she found her husband, a taxi driver, in a compromising position with a woman, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib and an old friend of Sharma, said Inspector Anokh Singh, Station House Office, Sector 36 police station.

Sources said Tarun and Anu had a heated argument, following which her brother beat him up and the woman. In the evening, Tarun consumed a bottle of insecticide. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The body was handed over to the family after postmortem. The SHO said: We have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. Depressed student hangs self A 21-year-old girl reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling at her residence in Sector 19 on Thursday. The deceased, Jyoti, was a third-year BA student at Government College for Girls, Sector 11. The suicide came to light when Jyotis parents broke open the door after their repeated knocks went unanswered. They immediately rushed Jyoti to the hospital. The doctors declared her dead on arrival, said a police officer. Police recovered a suicide note from her room, in which Jyoti said she was suffering from depression. I am committing suicide, although I know it is not the right step. No one is responsible for my suicide, said a police officer, quoting Jyotis note.

Jyotis father, Pritam Chand, said he did not know his daughter was depressed. She never discussed any such thing with me. Her death has come as a shock to the family. Police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC and sent the body for a postmortem.

Fresh Start

Day ones are usually accompanied with anxiety, anticipation, excitement, dreams, ideas, hopes etcetera, etcetera. And if youre a college fresher, the joys are multiple, so are the pangs and fears of being at the ragged end. Face it: Day ones of college are usually preceded by one thing: sleepless nights. Come to think of it, college to me was fun...we were ragged, but in good humour, nothing personal or humiliating, Shikha Jain, final year student of GCG-11 recalls her day one and smiles. It was a good year and her seniors knew where to draw the line, something thats vastly missing today. So this year, the girls, along with boys of other colleges have decided to work on a fun-filled warm welcome, for first impressions are the last impressions, Shikhas prepared a whole list of pranks for the unsuspecting freshers. The old world charm, unlike the ramifications of bloated egos and rude ragging, chips in pal Pooja Garg, as she narrates unfortunate incidents of Aman Kachroo who, due to excessive beating during ragging, died of a brain hemorrhage, Amit Sahai, Durgesh Shukla, Manjot Singh, Chetan Raj, all victims of sadistic and unhealthy practice carried out in name of socializing and getting to know each other which lead them to commit suicide. Even the Supreme Court had to sit up and take notice of what once was considered part of the college tradition, say the girls.

Probably thats the reason colleges too have to pulled up their socks, even when there have been no serious ragging complaints from the region, says Dr M L Gupta, Dean Students Welfare of Punjab Engineering College, as he puts up red coloured anti-ragging posters on the campus. Leaflets will be distributed to every student, an affidavit will be given by every student of the college abiding by the anti-ragging clause and also an affidavit by the parents of the hostellers will have to be submitted, he tells us that as per the new ruling one complaint of ragging is enough to file an FIR. While the gates to Shivalik Hostel, where the first year students will reside will be closed after 8:30pm, any student wanting to go out will be escorted by a teacher, adds Dr Gupta.
This was needed for it was getting difficult to draw the line between permissible and brutal ragging, reflects Nitesh Sharma, a student of SD College, who agrees that notorious elements reside in every institute. While Amit Brar and Rajesh Walia, first year student have already browsed through anti-ragging websites spearheaded by certain voluntary organizations like Coalition to Uproot Ragging from India (CURE) and Society Against Violence in Education (SAVE), now that the college seniors and staff members have taken action, we are not scared of Day One, chorus the duo.

The rules to root out ragging Government College -11 are stringent. Twenty four checks would be organised for the first month, second and final year students would be sensitized and an anti-ragging helpline has already been set-up, reels a faculty member, as the students of the college support him fully. The recent incidents have terrified the freshers and we by no means want to make them uncomfortable. As for the usual prank ceremonies we can hold them once they are comfortable in the college. Besides, there are other ways to break the ice, says Ashish Modgil, a final year student. But then, these students still hope that ragging - which literally means to tease, make fun of and rib, gets back its harmless approach soon, along with its exciting learning process that said learn to laugh at yourself. We hope so too!



F.A.O.No.5020 of 2005 (O and M)

Date of Decision 27.11.2009

Bhavpreet Singh and others ...... Appellants
Amandeep Singh and others ...... Respondents

F.A.O.No.5266 of 2005 (O and M)

Date of Decision 27.11.2009

The Oriental Insurance Company Limited ...... Appellant
Bhavpreet Singh and others ...... Respondents


Mr.H.S.Bhullar, Advocate, for the claimants.
Mr.Amit Rawal, Advocate, for Insurance Company.
Mr.Y.S.Turka, Advocate, for the respondent-Driver.
None for the respondent-owner.

The aforesaid two F.A.O. Nos.5020 and 5266 of 2005, one preferred by the appellant-Insurance Company (herein referred as the appellant) and the other preferred by the claimant-appellant (herein referred as the claimant), having arisen out of the award dated 12.08.2005, passed by Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Chandigarh (herein referred as the Tribunal) are being disposed of by a common judgment. The claimant has sought enhancement, whereas the Insurance Company has completely challenged the award in as much as the quantum of compensation.

Brief resume of facts is that on 20.02.2004 Bhavpreet Singhappellant was returning from Sector 11, Chandigarh. At about 2:00 p.m., when he crossed the round about of Sector 14/15/24/25, Chandigarh on a motorcycle then Amandeep Singh-respondent No.4 while driving his car bearing registration No.CH-03-K-0251 rashly and negligently came from the opposite side and overtook the vehicle. He brought his car on the extreme right side of the road jumped over the yellow line and in the process it struck against the motorcycle of Bhavpreet Singh. Resultantly, he suffered various multiple and serious injuries. Consequently, he was rushed to PGI, Chandigarh and after reaching there he fell unconscious and had to
under go many surgeries. He was even under treatment at the time of filing of claim petition. He, having suffered mental infirmity, has been sued through the next friend. He was 19 years old at the time of accident and was a student of B.A. in Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh. The claimant has further submitted in the claim petition that a sum of Rs.3,00,000/- has already been spent on the treatment and he can never lead a normal life as he has suffered 100% disability of his limbs.

The claim petition was contested wherein the respondent-driver
admitted the accident, however, he denied his fault. Respondent-Insurance Company in its separate written statement took some preliminary objections and while denying the accident prayed for dismissal of the claim petition.

From the pleadings of the parties, following issues were framed:-

1. Whether Bhavpreet Singh sustained injuries in a motor vehicular accident which took place on 20.02.2004 on the road dividing Sector 24 and 25, Chandigarh on account of rash and negligent driving of Car bearing registration No.CH03- K-0251 by respondent No.1. ? OPA

2. Whether the claimant is entitled to be compensated for the injuries, treatment and sufferings if so to what extent and by whom ? OPA

3. Relief.

Both the parties led evidence. Ultimately, the claim petition was partly accepted and compensation to the tune of Rs.17,00,000/- alongwith interest @ 9% was awarded in favour of the claimants and against the respondents jointly and severally.

Both the insurance company as well as the claimant have come up in appeal. In the appeal, preferred by the Company, the rashness and negligence has been challenged. PW1 Baldev Raj, in his affidavit-cumexamination in chief Ex.PA has claimed himself to be an eye witness of the accident. He is also author of the FIR Mark-A.

His version is that on 21.02.2004 he was returning from village Naya Gaon to his house situated in Sector 46-D, Chandigarh and had reached the road going through Sectors 14/15 and 24/25, Chandigarh then at about 2:00 p.m., on the road dividing Sectors 24/25, Chandigarh he saw a young Hindu boy going ahead of him
on Bullet Motor Cycle bearing No.CH-03-N-8817 and also saw that a car make Indica bearing registration No.CH-03-K-0251 came from the opposite side being driven by a Sikh youth at high speed and in negligent manner who severed his Car on the wrong side of his road and hit into the Bullet motor cycle as a result whereof the Motorcyclist fell on the road and suffered injuries all over his person especially on the head. The injured was removed by a police party to PGI, Chandigarh and he gave eye witness account to the police on the basis whereof FIR Mark-A was lodged.

Bhavpreet Singh-claimant himself stepped into the witness box as PW2 to state the version of the accident in his affidavit-cum-examination in chief Ex.PB.

Per contra respondent No.1 Amandeep Singh stepped into the witness box as RW1 and in his affidavit-cum-examination in chief Ex.RA admitted that he was driving car No.CH-03-K-0251 on the given date, time and place but the accident was not caused on account of his rash and negligent driving.

From the testimonies of Pws Bhavpreet Singh-claimant, Baldev Raj and RW Amandeep Singh, it is established beyond any iota of doubt
that the accident occurred in the manner pleaded in the petition.

Even if Amandeep Singh has tried to present himself innocent, careful and conscious while driving his car, yet the extent of the injuries sustained by Bhavpreet Singh, the accident having occurred on the extreme left side of the road of Bhavpreet Singh and the very fact of registration of FIR against Amandeep Singh are enough to conclude that the accident occurred due to rash and negligent driving of his car by respondent No.1 Amandeep Singh and resultantly, issue under discussion is decided in favour of the claimant.

The Tribunal has fallen in error while assessing the notional income @ Rs.6,000/- per month. The injured having 100% disability and too he was a student, the loss to his estate cannot be estimated by any
parameters but the observation made by the Tribunal that he suffered a loss of Rs.50,000/- on account of educational loss for academic year. It appears that the Tribunal has not awarded adequate compensation for pain and sufferings and mental agony throughout his life. In order to assess the quantum of compensation, I need to reiterate that 100% physical disability even if it so denoted by cold, lifeless, non-descriptive and insensitive numerical figures, it can never be adequately and appropriately explained or understood.

There are numerous moments in the life of such a victim when one thinks that such a life is worse than death. Even if for biological reasons Bhavpreet Singh could be said to be alive, his existence on the earth, God forbidding, is of no practical use to Bhavpreet Singh himself or to his parents or his close relations. For all intents and purposes, he has been reduced by a single stroke of destiny to be a total liability upon his near and dear ones. PW4 Dr.Sudesh Prabhakar has revealed that intelligent quotient (I.Q.) of Bhavpreet Singh is now 50 only as a result of head injury which in itself alone mean 100% disability. For a normal human being, reveals the witness, a minimum I.Q. 85 is the requisite and anything less than that establishes mental disability. One lower limb of Bhavpreet Singh has been shortened. He had developed difficulty in speaking and both of his upper and lower limbs have gone weak. Even if Bhavpreet Singh may have resumed attending his college PW4 Dr.Sudesh Parbhakar an expert in the relevant field had still asserted that Bhavpreet Singh is disabled to the tune of 100%.

Thus, pain and sufferings to the extent of Rs.1,00,000/- is just a joke. As such, the loss of pain and sufferings and mental agony could be enhanced to Rs.3,00,000/-. The Tribunal, while awarding compensation, has also not taken care regarding the diminishing of social status and destroying of marital life. As such, while taking care of his inconvenience, hardship, discomfort and mental stress, it would not be inappropriate to award him Rs.200,000/- on account of compensation.

Resultantly, while dismissing the appeal filed by appellant- Insurance Company, the appeal preferred by the claimant is partly accepted and enhance compensation to the tune of Rs.4,00,000/- over and above the award amount. However, the appellant would also be entitled to receive the interest on the enhanced amount at the same rate as awarded by the Tribunal. The remaining terms of the impugned award shall remain intact.




COCP No. 33 of 2009

Date of decision:- 16.11.2009.

Dr. Renu Somal (d/o Sucha Singh) Lecturer, Govt. Girls College, Sector 11,
Chandigarh. ...Petitioner
1. Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary, Deptt. Of Higher Education, Govt. of Punjab, Mini Secretariat, Chandigarh-160009.

2. Sh. Jaspal Singh, Special Secretary with additional charge of Director Public Instruction (Colleges) Punjab, Chandigarh-17. ...Respondents


None for the petitioner.
Mr. S.S. Sahu, AAG Punjab.

For order see COCP No. 2175 of 2008 titled Harnek Singh v. Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary and another, decided on 16.11.2009.

( Rakesh Kumar Garg )

3 principals to complete their tenure

CHANDIGARH: In a significant development concerning the oldest colleges in the city, three non PhD principals have been given relief by the Supreme Court to continue their tenures.

Appointed as officiating principals in 2009, these principals were in a tight spot when a new set of rules were floated in 2010 by UT administration that made PhD mandatory for all college principals. These colleges include Post Graduate College for Girls, sectors 11 and 42, and a relatively new college, Government College for Business and Commerce in Sector 42. The judgment issued on May 11 mentions that the Status quo with regard to the present posting of the petitioners shall be maintained. Says Achla Dogra, principal, Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sector 11, Doing PhD has nothing to do with being a good administrator. I have been in this profession since 1977. Experience does count.

These principals cite that all vacancies will be governed by the old rules as per the Supreme Court instructions and since they had been given charge in 2009, old rules continue to hold true. The case was initially taken to the Punjab and Haryana high court, but we felt later that we did not get justice. Its a big relief since teaching and handling administration are two different portfolios. For 33 years we have performed different roles of deans, vice-principal and principal. Experience makes a lot of difference, said Manjit Brar, principal, Government College for Commerce and Business Management, Sector 42. The third principal in the city who gets a relief through this judgment is Mani Bedi of PGCGC, Sector 42.

Summary: Government College for Girls (Sector 11), Chandigarh Chandigarh website, mobile, contact address and approval / recognition details.