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Government Home Science College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college. Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is also known as Govt College of Home Science.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh was established on / in 1961.
Principal of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is earlier Dr (Mrs) Sukhvarsha Narula, now Mrs Madhu Nanda.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh 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 Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is +91-172-2740387.
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Website of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is www.homescience10.org, www.homescience.nic.in.
Additional Information about Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh is : NAAC B++.
Contact Details of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh are : Telephone: +91-172-2743471, 2740387
CoursesM.Sc(Clothing and Textiles)
M.Sc(Food and Nutrition),
PGD(Nutrition and Dietics)
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh Chandigarh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Government Home Science College is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
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ANUPAMA BHARDWAJ Vs C A T ET CWP 19928-CAT of 2002
UT OF CHANDIGARH AND ORS. Vs. USHA DHAWAL AND ORS CWP 8192 of 2008IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
Date of Decision: 15.5.2008
Union Territory, Chandigarh Administration and others ....Petitioners
Dr. (Mrs.) Usha Dhawal and others ...Respondents.
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE T.P.S. MANN
Shri Sanjiv Ghai, Advocate, for the petitioners.
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?
HEMANT GUPTA, J.
The challenge in the present writ petition is to the order dated 5.9.2007 (Annexure P.6) passed by the Central Administrative Tribunal, Chandigarh Bench, Chandigarh (hereinafter referred to as `the Tribunal), whereby the applicant (respondent No.1 herein) was found
entitled to the pay scale of Rs.4500-7300/- on completion of 25 years of service as Lecturer/Principal.
The applicant performed the duties of the post of Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh from 3.7.1990 to 30.9.2003. The applicant invoked the jurisdiction of the Tribunal under Section 19 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985, claiming the pay scale of Rs.4500-7300/- i.e. the pay scale given to the Principal on completion of 25 years of service. It is the said prayer which has been granted by the Tribunal.
Learned counsel for the petitioners has vehemently argued that the pay scale of the Principal is Rs.3700-5700/- and the applicant before the Tribunal, was in the same pay scale as a Lecturer, being in the selection grade. However, while granting the pay scale of Rs.4500-7300/- to the petitioner, the learned Tribunal has placed reliance on an order passed by the Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration on
8.3.1991. The said order contemplates the grant of pay scale of Rs.4500- 7300/- as a placement scale and admissible to a Principal, who has completed a total service of 25 years as a Lecturer/Principal.
The argument raised by the learned counsel for the petitioner is that since the applicant was not promoted as a Principal, therefore, the pay scale in terms of the aforesaid order cannot be claimed by the applicant.
However, we do not find any merit in the said contention of the learned counsel for the petitioner. It is admitted by the petitioners that the applicant completed 25 years of service in the year 1997. Having completed 25 years of service, the applicant is entitled to a higher pay
scale of Rs.4500-7300/- in terms of the order dated 8.3.1991. The Tribunal has referred to various orders passed by the Tribunal was well as the judgments of the Honble Supreme Court reported as Selvaraj v. Lt. Governor Island of Port Blair, 1998(4) RSJ 22, to hold that the incumbent is entitled to the pay scale attached to the post of which he has discharged the duties and responsibilities.
In view of the said fact, we do not find any illegality or irregularity in the order passed by the learned Tribunal, which may warrant interference by this court in exercise of its writ jurisdiction.
Hence, the present petition is dismissed.
LIST OF PTA MEMBERSLIST OF PTA MEMBERS
(ELECTED ON 18th NOV.20Q6)
The General Body Meeting of the PTA of the Govt. Home Science College, sector 10, Chandigarh was held on 18th Nov, 2006. The following members were elected as the college PTA members:-
I Patron (PTA) Mrs. S. Narula (Principal), Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh. Ph. 740387(0).
II President (PTA) : Mr. Manjeet Singh, #1603, Phase 3B2, Mohali. PH. 9872300078, 2226253
III Secretary (PTA): Mrs. Shant Chopra (Sr. Lect. in Bio- Chemistry Deptt.) Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh. Ph. 2781526, 2542166, 9815722127(M)
IV PTA Executive Members
1. Mrs. Renu Singh, #5200/1, Modern Housing Complex, Manimajra,Chd. PH. 2737854
2. Dr. AshokKumar, T.F.-13, University Campus, Kurukshetra, ""-
3. Mr. Bharat Bhushan Goyal, C/o Satyam Textiles, 223, New Cloth Market Near Jain Sabha, Bathinda(Pb.),Ph. 2254611(S), 2250011(8)
4. Col. Manjeet Singh Keen, #4525, Block -1, AWHO colony, Sector 68, Mohali. Ph. 2022675
5. Mrs. Madhu Nanda, (Sr. Lect. in F &N Deptt.) Govt. Home Science College, Chd. Ph. 9814212129
6 Mrs. Nirupa Marwaha (Sr. Lect. in F& N Deptt.) Govt. Home Science College, Chd. Ph. 9316133038. .
7 Mrs. Rita Gangahar( Sr. Lect. In Music Deptt.) Govt. Home Science College, Chd. Ph. 9855454321
8 Mrs. Seema Tyagi(B.Sc. Hostel Warden), Govt. Home Science College, Chd. Ph. 9417382617
V PTA Treasurer Mrs. Ruby Joseph (Sr. Lect. in C&T Deptt.) Govt. Home Science College, Chd. Ph. 2658267
VI Office Bearers.(PTA)
1 PTA Clerk,Mrs. Monika Bansal (Jr. Lee. Asstt.in C&T Deptt.), Govt. Home Science College, Chd. Ph. 9417839849
2 PTA messenger Mr. Roop Lal, (L.A in F&N Deptt.) Govt. Home Science College, Chd.
NAAC report of Government Home Science CollegeSECTION - I : INTRODUCTION
The first Home Science College North of Delhi, the Government Home Science College, Chandigarh was established in 1961. It began as an undergraduate college offering Bachelors Degree in Home Science, today the college offers Masters and Doctoral degree programmes. The College is a grant-in-Aid institution affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The aim of the College is to :
Help students to discover and tap their fullest potential to emerge as responsible and
Enable students to develop their personality in order to strike an excellent balance between home and career.
Develop need based intellectual and practical skills
The College received recognition under 12B and 2f from UGC. It has not applied for autonomous status though the University Act does have a provision for the same. The area of the campus is spread over 15 acres in an urban setting and the college has well maintained gardens, playgrounds and buildings.
The College offers 01 under-graduate and 01 post-graduate programme viz. B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Home Science. At post-graduate level specialization is offered in three subjects. Two Post-Graduate Diploma courses are run in Nutrition and Dietetics and Fashion Designing. Doctoral programme is going on in the areas of Child Development, Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Home Management and Extension Education.
The College has 5 Departments offering core and elective courses for undergraduate degree in Home Science. Faculty of Science has 4 departments while Faculty of Arts has 8 Departments. These departments offer courses to students pursuing studies in Home Science. The temporal plan is annual for Under-Graduate Degree Programme and semester with credit system for the Post-Graduate degree courses.
There are 37 permanent teachers with 13 having Ph.D. as the highest qualification, 6 having M. Phil. Degree and 19 with Post-Graduation as the highest qualification. The total number of non-teaching staff is 72 with 42 administrative staff and 30 technical staff. The ratio of teaching staff to non-teaching staff is 1:2.
The total student enrolment in the College stands at 367. Out of which 256 are under-graduates. 69 post-graduates, 42 post-graduate diploma students and 11 doctoral scholars. The number of students from the same state across various programmes are 157, while those from other states are 210. The other states from which majority of the students enroll are; Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Himachal, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Bengal and Gujrat. There is one overseas student from Mauritius. Among the doctoral students 08 are teachers of the college.
The unit cost of education including the salary cost is Rs. 63,404/- while excluding salary it is Rs. 16,654/-
The College has facilities such as central library, computer center, health center, sports facility, hostels UG & PG Hostels, canteen, Principals' housing and a Laboratory Nursery School. There are also provisions for banking reprography, mini-gym., sick room in the hostels.
The College prepared its self-study Report (SSR) in July 2004 and volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore, which constituted a Peer Team comprising Prof. Veena R. Mistry, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the M.S. University of Baroda as Chairperson, Dr. P. Geetha, Professor, School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam as a member and Dr. S.R. Jain, Principal, S. S. Jain Subodh College, Jaipur as Member-Co-ordinator. The team was ably assisted and guided by Dr. Latha Pillai, Adviser, NAAC co-ordinating requisite pre-visit arrangements.
Prior to the visit of the College, a meeting of the Peer Team was held on 27th January at 6:15 p.m. to discuss and exchange viewpoints on the Self-Study Report, tentative evaluation and determining modalities for the validation process as well as finalizing the schedule of the visit to the College.
The Peer Team visited the College on 28th and 29th January and in pursuance of the validation process visited various departments and facilities in the institution, interacted with all the constituents including; the Director Public Instructions, the Principal, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumnae . The Peer-Team also verified relevant documents and records. Based on the above exercise the Peer Team submits the criterion-wise report and recommendations.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
CRITERION -I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The college is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh and follows the syllabi prescribed by the University at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in Home Science. It offers 5 programmes in all consisting of 01 UG, 01 PG, 02 PG Diplomas and Ph.D. The UG course is divided into two groups-(i) Science Group and (ii) Arts Group. However, the college has taken special care to integrate applied sciences like Physics, Chemistry, Biology with Humanities viz Economics, Sociology, Psychology. The post-graduate courses being offered with specialization in the fields of Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Child Development help in professionalizing the education being imparted. Apart from UG and PG courses, the college offers two PG Diplomas in -Nutrition and Dietetics and Fashion Designing. The college is recognized for Ph.D. programmes in all five disciplines of Home Science.
The curriculum is revised every two years. It takes approximately six months to introduce new courses. No new courses have been started in the last three years. Some of the members of teaching faculty are members of the Board of Studies of the Panjab University as well as Kurukshetra and Guru Nanak Dev Universities.
The curricula include not only classroom teaching but also practical training. The various programmes are career oriented and socially relevant. The reservation policy is strictly followed as per Govt. rules. There is a conducive environment and positive interaction and team work among the teachers and the taught. The courses offered in Art, Classical Dance, Music and Physical Education are unique features of the curriculum. The courses promote overall development and recognized creative talent of the students.
The college follows the annual system at UG-level and the semester system at PG level. M.Sc. Home Science also follows the credit-based system. The teachers of the college are invited/nominated as members of the various academic bodies of the Panjab University to the review of the curricula.
However, an exercise in updating the curricula in consonance with the UGC guidelines has been initiated. The feedback/expert advice from the academic peers may help the institution in assessing the effectiveness and relevance of the courses.
From its inception empowerment of women has been the main goal of the institution through an education that is life/career and community-oriented. In order to keep abreast of current issues and to update knowledge, the departments encourage the students to participate in various seminars and workshops. The college also establishes links with other institutions and industries for quality education. The programme component is 50 per cent skill and 50 per cent knowledge based. Besides, lecture method the curriculum transaction is through projects, seminars, presentations, assignments, posters and other teaching aids.
However, the curriculum offered has limited flexibility and programme offerings are restricted in scope. There are no self-financing courses offered. Home Science as a subject is both interdisciplinary and career oriented, but job oriented diploma courses are limited. The college needs to review its academic offerings in relation to the challenges related to professionalism and career opportunities.
Proposals to start two Post-Graduate Diplomas viz. Guidance and Counselling and Applied Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics have been submitted to the respective authorities for approval.
CRITERION -II : TEACHING. LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission to the various courses of study in the college is in accordance with the policy of the Chandigarh Administration of U.T. and the regulations of the Panjab University. At present, admissions are granted on merit basis. The candidates are called for a personal interview for final selection and admission. Majority of the students admitted at under graduate entry level possess required merit, i.e. 50% marks, while for M.Sc. it is 72%.. The number of seats for each course is allotted by the Chandigarh Administration as - 60% for the U.T. Pool and 40% for the General Pool/Outside Pool.
The college has 37 permanent faculty members, out of which 13 are Ph.D. holders, and 06 are M. Phils and the rest have Post-graduation as the highest qualification. No temporary teacher is working in the college; however, there are 06 part-time teachers. The recruitment of the faculty is done according to the Govt. Recruitment Policy of U.T. Administration, Chandigarh, and in accordance with the UGC guidelines. The college has no freedom to appoint any temporary teacher without due permission of the Govt. The college encourages teachers to participate in national and international seminars, apart from their participation in refresher and orientation programmes.
Fourteen teachers have participated in national and 03 in international level seminars and contributed a good number of research papers. One teacher in Child Development has attended 16 International Conferences and Workshops in the last 5 years and received grant worth Rs. 4.5 lakhs for attending the same. One student was awarded Fullbright fellowship and Jacobs Foundation Grant worth Rs. 2.25 lakhs.
In pursuance of providing higher education to women students, the college attempts to create student - friendly teaching, learning environment. Educationally disadvantaged students are given tutorials specially for science subjects and English.
The syllabi are unitized according to the annual system of teaching. Apart from regular classroom teaching, seminars and symposia are organized at regular intervals to motivate the students. In courses where vocational training is necessary, students have to submit a project report and it is part of their internal assessment. Lectures by reputed scientists are organized in the college for giving the students an opportunity to interact with academics and to expose them to the current trends in applied research and education.
Internal evaluation and continuous assessment of student performance is done scientifically and systematically. The students are provided continuous feed-back in a system that is transparent. The parameters of assessment include: content, creativity, motivations, team-work, communication skills and audio-visual aids used. Many audio-visual aids are prepared by the students and the teachers. These are well preserved and used in the teaching process. The creativity of both the teachers and the students is reflected in the materials and projects prepared.
The college has 275 working days, out of which 180 days are for teaching. There is no institutional mechanism for faculty appraisal, but Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) of the faculty members are written by the Principal on the basis of results of the classes taught, rapport with the students and colleagues, punctuality, general behavior, research activities and publications etc. There is a need to introduce self appraisal by teachers and evaluation by students. The performa prescribed by NAAC may be followed.
CRITERION -III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college has three postgraduate departments in the field of Food & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles and Child Development, and research is an integral part of the curriculum in the relevant fields. The outreach programmes carried out by the various departments aim at providing benefits for the community at large. Twenty nine % teachers are engaged in active research in the college.
Two research projects are ongoing at present - An International Cross-Cultural Seminar- Project in collaboration with University of Zurich, Switzerland on 'Adolescent Development in a Globalizing World' is granted to the Child Development Department. The Project is supported by CASBS, Stanford University and funded by Jacobs Foundations. A teacher in Food and Nutrition Department has received a research grant of Rs. 75,000/- from department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration. In the last 5 years some of the teachers have published articles in National and International reviewed journals. One teacher in the Zoology Department has published 19 articles out of which six are in International Journals. A teacher in Child Development has published 15 article in International Journals and 05 in National Journals and two chapters in books. Another teacher of the same department has published 03 papers in National Level Journals. Six faculty members are currently pursuing their Ph.D. degree programmes for professional development. Nine candidates have registered for the Ph.D. programme through this institution. However, the research atmosphere in all the three PG departments needs to be encouraged more for involving student groups in Summer Research Programmes, to work on mini research projects under the guidance of teachers.
The extension activities are undertaken in the institution in collaboration with governmental organizations as well as with NGOs. Many community development programmes - such as Medical Camp, Health and Hygiene Awareness, AIDS Awareness, Blood Donation Camp and Environment Awareness- have been conducted through the NSS unit of the institution. The college has adopted a village in the vicinity of Chandigarh for the upliftment of the village community. A group of 80-100 village women are given Nutrition Education and trained in Home Improvement and Handicraft Making. The college has an active unit of NCC (Army Wing). Apart from its regular activities, one SUO attended OTA Training Camp held at Chennai and one Sergeant. attended SSB coaching capsule at Gwalior this year. All India Girls Punjab Trekking camp, 2004 held at Kufri was attended by 04 cadets of the institution. The Department of Child Development is involved in Street Child project and 'Basta Hatao' Programmes. This has resulted in reducing the pressure on pre-school children of the schools in Chandigarh. This has also led to curriculum revision at the pre-school level in all the Govt. Schools and some private schools. The college has healthy interaction with students.
The research, consultancy and extension activities need to be pursued vigorously. As an institution involved in post-graduate studies, research should go beyond student projects and doctoral work. Faculty members need to be encouraged and facilitated to seek research grants from UGC and other agencies. Extension activities may be planned towards a concerted, coordinated and long-term effort.
In the Post-Graduate Diploma programme there is a provision for internship and the students are placed in various industries such as , Global Garments, Amar Textiles, Nestle etc. and with NGO's and local schools as well as hospitals such as PGIMER. To enrich the curriculum visiting professors and scholars are invited from time to time. Intra-departmental involvement in curriculum transaction is commendable.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college located in a 15 Acre campus in the urban area, is provided with well-equipped laboratories, three storied library, adequate class rooms and sports facilities. . The institution being a government college, the infrastructure facilities and maintenance are taken care of by the Chandigarh administration. Optimum number of computers are there in 03 departments. Environment Society of the college attends to the beautification of the campus. Tree plantation drive also helps to maintain a green campus. It is commendable that extra care is taken to mobilize students for a plastic-free campus. There is a good auditorium. The campus is self sufficient with bank, STD booths, reprography centre, beauty parlour, tailoring and laundry facilities. The canteen is functional.
The library has a stock of 25000 books. 16 Journals and 12 periodicals and newspapers are also subscribed. Variety of dictionaries and collection of Encyclopedia in the library is notable. The library has a closed circuit TV to check pilferage. Though departmental libraries are not officially there, some of the departments have good collection of resource material, provided by the faculty. The teachers keep their journals, books and articles at the disposal of students, on their own initiative.
The playground comprises of athletic field, badminton court etc. Facilities for Yoga and Aerobics are provided as per demands. Coaching is given in Judo and Karate also. The college has made a mark in shooting providing the best shooter of the state in 2001. The college has won the Boxing Championship also.
Eighty five % of the students stay in the hostels. There are two hostels- one for UG with 195 rooms and another one for PGs with 65 rooms. The hostels have TV, music systems , indoor games , beauty parlour etc. There is a sick room with a nurse on duty all 24 hours. The UG Hostel has single room accommodation as well as double room facility. There is one guest room within the hostel, used by official guests, examiners etc. The hostel is also open to girls from other government colleges depending on the availability of rooms. There is good rapport between the inmates and the motherly warden.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
There are more students from other states. Drop out rate is minimum. Prospectus gives all the details regarding admission procedures, course contents and fee structure. Though the faculty is informally giving career guidance, a full-fledged career guidance cell is to be established. It has been initiated just a month ago. Students may be motivated and trained in entrepreneurship. Alumnae Association has just started functioning in 2003. The Alumnae occupy prominent positions as dieticians, educators and have joined textile industry. Many of them have entered their Alma Mater as faculty members.
The academic performance of the students at the qualifying examinations is 100%. In 2003-2004 in the B.Sc. I, II & III year first rank holders are all from this college. Every year there are at least 3-4 first ranks at B.Sc. level from this institution. Among graduates 62.5 % pursue higher studies. Specific record of student performance in competitive examinations is not available.
Scholarships and Gold medals are given to meritorious candidates. In the last year PTA gave one scholarship. In 2002-2003, 8 students and last year 12 students enjoyed the scholarships from the Department of Education.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
Committees are constituted to attend to day-to-day affairs. Government provides loans to the employees. Office staff are given computer training from time to time by the education department, Chandigarh; four of the present staff are computer literate. Teachers and non-teaching staff have a grievance redressal mechanism administered through the principal. Students' grievances are attended to through staff advisers, Students' Council, P.T.A and the Principal.
The tuition fee is as per the government norms. The fee structure at present across the years on an average is as follows: At the UG level tuition Rs. 2400/-; Lab - Rs. 3,000 - 5400/-; Hostel - Rs. 1200/- ; Mess - Rs. 700/-; others - Rs. 7985 - 9810/-. The post graduate students pay a tuition fee of Rs. 4800/- per semester, Rs. 1200/- as lab fees and miscellaneous items of Rs. 5100/-. Diploma students' tuition fee comes to Rs. 4800/- with the lab fees of Rs. 1800 - 2400/- and other items amounting to Rs. 4375/-. Budget allocation towards salaries and other office expenses for the year 2004-2005 from the government is Rs. 2,41,90,200/-. In addition to this, in the current financial year the college is sanctioned a governmental grant of Rs. 15,64,326/- to buy material for various departments including designing of a web site. Under the ninth plan the college received a grant of Rs. 7,80,000/- from the UGC out of which Rs. 7,05,196/- was spent. In the tenth plan an amount of Rs. 5,73,607/- is sanctioned. Rs. 1,45,000/- Grant-in-Aid for establishment of UGC Network Resource Centre was also granted and Rs. 1,30,095/- is spent on this account.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
LAN networking to all the departments and Broad Band internet facilities in the computer laboratory and the Principal's office are provided.
The teachers and the principal are always accessible providing a healthy working environment.
Van Mahotsav is a regular annual event.
Annual Home Science festival is organized and the products of various activities in the college are exhibited and sold. Students get some revenue out of it.
Faculty sponsors the education of economically disadvantaged students.
Informal national and international linkages with other institutions, laboratories are formed for research activities.
The college has adopted a village called Khuda Ali Sher, giving training and awareness raising in improving standard of living, health and hygiene.
Few teachers are actively engaged in research oriented activities and publishing papers.
The teachers in collaboration with Academic Staff College conduct Refresher Courses and
Orientation programmes, in their discipline.
A pre nursery school Chaitanya run by the department of Child development, with all modern teaching aids , serves as a laboratory for child development.
The hostel enjoys the 24 hours services of a Nurse.
The college participates and contributes to number of local, social and community programmes.
The newly started Diet Clinic, the Environment Club, the Consumer Club are some of the activities. Publication of low cost recipes, low calorie recipes, Resource book of activities for pre-schoolers are all beneficial to the society.
Art gallery in the college displays all the products made by the students time to time.
Every department displays wall magazine reflecting the students' activities, news items and other useful information relating to respective fields.
SECTION 3: OVERALL ANALYSIS
Since 1961 the Government Home Science College, Chandigarh has attempted to offer a relevant Home Science curricular at both Under-Gradate and Post-Graduate level. The SSR submitted by the college unfortunately does not reflect the quality and the amount of work done at the college. vis-a-vis all the criterion of the report.
The Peer-Team after reviewing the self-study Report (SSR), meeting with various constituents of the College, the Principal, and having visited physical and infrastructure facilities make the following recommendations.
The College needs to review its curriculum and introduce career oriented and front-line area courses. These may be introduced as self-financing courses in subject such as: Interior Decoration, Textile Designing and Entrepreneurship Development etc.
The college may consider starting an Honours Degree programme.
There is a need to introduce bridge or remedial courses and courses to enhance communication skills and computer literacy.
The research activities of the College need to be strengthened. Attempts must be made to seek research funding. This may begin by getting grants for minor and major research projects from UGC and other agencies.
Participation of more teachers in conference and seminars need to be encouraged.
Administrative and library functioning need to be computerized.
There is a need for the library to increase its book holdings, academic/research journals and establish inter-library linkages. Especially for a College offering post-graduate and doctoral level programmes the library should become a hub of academic activities.
The Computer Center needs to expand it functioning in terms of access and training facilities for the teachers, students and non-teaching staff.
The timings of the library and the computer center may be extended, so that students and teachers can make maximum utilization of these facilities. Appointment of a Computer Programmer and filling vacant posts in the library may aid in providing these facilities.
Appointments of laboratory staff may be done as per the Panjab University norms.
Some laboratory facilities such as in the department of Clothing and Textiles need to be upgraded.
Sports facilities may be enhanced by building courts for Volley ball, Tennis etc. and the Gym may be provided with all the requisite equipments.
Grievance Redressal Cell should be started.
Teacher assessment will aid in improving the quality of teaching.
The activities of the recently established Career Counselling Cell should be consolidated.
The Alumnae Association should increasingly play a pivotal role towards improving infrastructure and the curriculum content of the various programmes.
The college may apply for the Autonomous Status.
The Peer Team expresses its gratitude to the UT Administration, the Principal, Teachers, Students, Alumnae Non-teaching staff and Parents for their co-operation, hospitality and facilities provided for smooth functioning of the exercise. The team places on record its deep sense of gratitude to all who have contributed in this endeavour and wishes the College success in its future activities.
Prof. (Mrs.) Veena R. Mistry, Chairperson
Dr. P. Geetha, Member
Dr. S. R. Jain, Member-Co-ordinator
Dr. (Mrs.) Sukhvarsha Narula
Government Home Science College
Date : 29th 2005
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