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Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, Punjab
Address:New Jawahar Nagar,
Mahavir Marg
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 144001


Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is also known as APJ College of Fine Arts.

Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is managed by Society: Apeejay Education Society. Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 1975.


Principal of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is Dr Sucharita Sharma.

Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is situated in Jalandhar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Jalandhar comes under Jalandhar Tehsil, Jalandhar District.

Fax # of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is +91-181-2225204.

Contact Person(s) of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is (are): Mr Jaswinder Singh, Ranjana Sood.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab are 98146-25556.

email ID(s) is Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar Punjab

Website of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab is www.apeejaycollegeoffinearts.org, www.acfa.appejay.edu.

General Secretary : Vinay RajAggarwal.

Contact Details of Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-181-2452181, 2458547, 2225204

Principal:
Dr. (Mrs. )Sucharita Sharma
45, Vijay Nagar, Jalandhar
DOB 23.7.1955
Res : 2404252
Mob :98140-02702

Other colleges of Apeejay Group, New Delhi
Apeejay School of Management (ASM), New Delhi
Apeejay College of Engineering, Sohna
Apeejay Saraswati Post Graduate College for Girls, Charkhi Dadri
Apeejay Institute Of Design, New Delhi
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC), Dwarka
Apeejay Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT), New Delhi
Apeejay Institute of Management, Jalandhar
PGD Clinical Trials and Data Management (PGDCTM), Gurgaon
Svran Apeejay Institute of Management and Design for Women (SAIMD), Gurgaon
Apeejay Institute of Technology, Gautam Budha Nagar (Greater Noida)
Apeejay Svran International College, Gautam Budha Nagar (Greater Noida)
Svran Apeejay Institute of Management, Sohna
Apeejay Svran Institute of Management, Jalandhar
Apeejay Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Greater Noida
Apeejay Institute of Technology, School of Management for Women, Gautam Budha Nagar (Greater Noida)
Apeejay Institute Of Education, Gautam Budha Nagar (Greater Noida)
Apeejay Institute of Technology, School of Computer Science, Gautam Budha Nagar (Greater Noida)
Apeejay University, Solan


Courses

Master of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), Master of India classical dance, Master of Music, Master of science, Master of Interior Design, Diploma in Global Trade Management, PG Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Multimedia, Bachelor of Performing Arts, BA, BCA, B.Sc., BBA, B.Com (Regular / Professional / Honors)


Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar Punjab runs course(s) in Fine Arts, Computer Applications, Commerce, Designing, Music stream(s).

Apeejay College of Fine Arts is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)



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Rajinder Bhatia Adv versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar, Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar, Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents

CC-3516/2009 & CC-3573/2009
ORDER

Present:
None for the Complainant.
Mr. S. P. Singh, Chief Administrative Officer, for the Respondent.

CC-3516/2009 and CC-3573/2009 are being taken up together.
2. On 31.03.2010, the Respondent, Chief Administrator Officer, Mr. S. P. Singh, who represented the APPEEJAY School, submitted an order passed by the Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court in respect of CC-3516/2009, in CWP-5363/2010, dated 25.03.2010, which reads “Operation of the impugned order (Annexure P-1) is stayed till further orders”. Thus, CC-3516/2009 was adjourned sine die on 31.03.2010.

2. Today, the Respondent submits, in writing that in CC-3573/2009 APPEJAY College of Fine Arts the order passed by the Commission on 26.02.2010 has been tagged with CWP-5363/2010. He has reproduced the order passed by Hon’ble Justice K. Kannan, on 30.04.2010, which reads as follows
“Learned counsel for the petitioner states that a similar matter has been posted for hearing on 29.07.2010. Post the case along with CWP No. 5363 of 2010 on the above mentioned date”.

3. With this, CC-3573/2009 is also adjourned sine die.
Copies of this order be placed in both the case files. Any of the parties can request for hearing only after the Honble’ High Court decision in CWP-5363/2010 has been finally pronounced.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.
Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, May 05, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents

CC-3516/2009 & CC-3573/2009
ORDER

Present:
None for the Complainant.
Mr. S. P. Singh, Chief Administrative Officer, for the Respondent.
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Today, these cases came up for compliance of the order dated 26.02.2010. In the hearing on 10.03.2010, Respondent had stated that a process had been initiated to challenge the order dated 26.02.2010 in the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court and the case be adjourned.

2. During the proceedings today, the Respondent from APPEEJAY School states that the order dated 26.02.2010, stands challenged in the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court, vide CWP No. 5363 of 2010. The Hon’ble Court, vide order dated 25.03.2010, has directed

“Operation of the impugned order (Annexure P-1) is stayed till further orders’’.

3. He submits a copy of the order passed by the Hon’ble Justice Mehinder Singh Sullar. It is taken on record.
In view of this, the case CC-3516/2009 is adjourned sine die.

4. As regards Respondent APPEEJAY College (in CC-3573/2009), the Respondent present states that he proposes to challenge my order dated 26.02.2010, in Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court and thus seeks adjournment.

5. Accordingly, the Respondent is directed to provide to the Commission a copy of the writ filed and also a copy of the order of the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court, as well.
Therefore, the case, CC-3573/2009, is adjourned to 05.05.2010 (Wednesday), in Chamber, Room No. 7, Top Floor, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM

Announced in the hearing. A copy each of the order be placed in the two case files.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 31, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Rajinder Bhatia Adv versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents

CC-3516/2009 & CC-3573/2009
ORDER

Present:
Mr. Rajinder Bhatia, Complainant, in person.
Mr. S. P. Singh, Chief Administrative Officer, for the Respondent.
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The case came up for compliance of orders dated 26.02.2010.
2. The representative of the Respondent (who has submitted authority letters to appear in two cases) seeks adjournment because of bereavement in the family of the advocate, Mr. Sudhir Malhotra. He also avers that the Respondent is in the process of filing a writ petition in the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court against the said order.

3. The Complainant says that the Respondent has not complied with the order dated 26.02.2010.

4. On request of the Respondent, the case is adjourned to 31.03.2010 (Wednesday) at 11.00 AM, in Chamber, SCO No.84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh for further proceedings.
Announced in the hearing.
A copy each of the order be placed in both the case files.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, March 10, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Rajinder Bhatia versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents

CC-3516/2009 & CC-3573/2009
ORDER
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On 17.02.2010, the judgment was reserved.

2. The basic issue involved in this case is the status of the Respondent APPEEJAY School and College as public authority in terms of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, 2005.

3. As per Section 2(h) of the RTI Act, ““public authority“ means any authority or body or institution of self-government established or constituted,-
(a) by or under the Constitution;
(b) by any other law made by Parliament;
(c) by any other law made by State Legislature;
(d) by notification issued or order made by the appropriate Government, and includes any-
(i) body owned, controlled or substantially financed,
(ii) non-Government Organization substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the appropriate Government;”

4. Both sides have submitted written arguments to support their contentions. I have carefully perused all documents placed on record and now will proceed to analyze the status of the Respondent in terms of Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act,05.

5. APPEEJAY School/College of Fine Arts, i.e. the Respondent is functioning from a prime land measuring 42 canals and 14 marlas leased to the Respondent by Jalandhar, Improvement Trust on an annual token amount of Re. 1/-. Thus, the ownership of this land rests with Jalandhar, Improvement Trust.

6. Thus ipso-facto, the Respondent is functioning from the land belonging to the State. Further, the Respondent is performing duties in-consonance with the policy of the State and being encouraged by the State. There has been no review as far as the status of land given on lease/rent to the Respondent by State Government. This concession given to the Respondent has placed the Respondent at a great advantage over all other ‘self-financed’ or ‘private’ institutes. The State has also not placed any obligation on this Respondent in return. But the Respondent is performing the same duties as the State would have.

6. It also becomes absolutely clear that the State has contributed directly to the development of the Respondent in a substantial manner. This word “substantial” connotes the financial assistance provided the magnitude which is not meager. This financial assistance is in the form of infrastructural facilities (including land) through which the Respondent is earning its revenue. In the instant case, it is obviously the land and the development of the infrastructure on this prime land provided @ Re 1/- per annum by Jalandhar, Improvement Trust. The respondent has developed infra-structure on this piece of land owned by the State. In view of the foregoing, I hold the Respondent APEEJAY School and College as a public authority within the meaning of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act. Therefore, I direct the Respondent to appoint a Public Information Officer/First Appellate Authority and observe all the provisions of the RTI Act with an immediate effect.

8. Thereafter, as regard the provision of information is concerned, I direct the Respondent to provide information as has been demanded by the Complainant vide his RTI application dated 20.10.2009, if held on record, duly attested, through registered post with an endorsement of the covering letter to the Commission, before the next date of hearing.

The case is adjourned to 10.03.2010 (Wednesday), Room No. 7, Top Floor, SCO No.

84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, February 26, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Rajinder Bhatia versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents


CC-3516/2009 & CC-3573/2009
ORDER

Present: Complainant, Mr. Rajinder Bhatia, in person.
Representative, Mr. Sudhir Malhotra, Advocate, for the Respondent.
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The judgment is reserved.
Announced in the hearing.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, February 17, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Rajinder Bhatia versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents

CC-3516/2009 & CC-3573/2009
ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Rajinder Bhatia, in person.
Representative, Mr. Sudhir Malhotra, Advocate, for the Respondent.
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This case was heard on 13.01.2010 and the judgment was reserved for pronouncement on 03.02.2010, i.e. today. In the mean time, the Complainant vide his letter dated 14.01.2010, prayed that before any final judgment is passed, he would like to submit more documents in support of two points i.e. the Respondent in question is a public-authority and the information he has demanded is in public interest. Alongwith that prayer, he has also submitted certain documents which are taken on record.

2. Today, the Complainant submits more documents in support of these two points. I direct the Complainant to make available copies of the documents already submitted to the Commission on 14.01.2010 as well as today to the Respondent. The Respondent has been given copies of all documents that Complainant has placed on record. The Respondent on 01.02.2010 has already made a written submission in both the cases i.e. CC-3516/2009 and CC-3573/2009 and copies of the same have been given to the Complainant, who acknowledges their receipt.

3. In the documents submitted by the Complainant, there is a detailed list of properties given on lease by Jalandhar, Improvement Trust to various bodies. The list also includes at Sr. No. 5 the name of a site given to Rajeshwari Kala Sangeet Academy on lease @ Rs. 1/- per annum. This lease is dated 19.03.1963. Copy of the lease is also attached. The Respondent says that both APEEJAY School and APEEJAY College are located at the leased site. However, he avers that he will submit further details on this point later. The Respondent is directed to make his written submission on leased land not later than 09.02.2010 to the Commission with a copy of the Complainant, who will file his response with the Commission with a copy to the Respondent not later than 17.12.2010. Both parties aver that their written submissions be also taken as their oral submission.

The case is adjourned to 17.02.2010 (Wednesday), Court No. 1, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM for further proceedings..
Announced in the hearing.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.


Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, February 03, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Rajinder Bhatia Adv versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com

Rajinder Bhatia, Adv.,
Chamber No. 158, New Courts Complex,
Jalandhar City-144001. ……Complainant

Vs

1. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY School,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001.

2. Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, APPEEJAY College,
Mahavir Marg New Jawahar Nagar,
Jalandhar-144001 ……Respondents

CC No. 3516 and CC-3573 of 2009
ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Mr. Rajinder Bhatia, in person.

None for the Respondent.
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The Complainant has filed a request for information (CC-3573/2009) under RTI Act with the Respondent APEEJAY College of Fine Arts on 20.10.2009. This case was listed for hearing before the Bench of Hon’ble SIC, Mr. R.K. Gupta on 28.12.2009. On that day, the Complainant was present and had requested that this case, CC-3573/2009, be transferred to the Bench of the undersigned, where, another case, CC-3516/2009, is listed for hearing on 13.01.2010.

2. Consequently, the Chief Information Commissioner on 06.01.2010 ordered that the case, CC-3573/2009, be transferred to the Bench of the undersigned. Therefore, this case is also taken up alongwith CC-3516/2009.

3. In compliance with the order dated 23.12.2009, in CC-3516/2009, the Complainant submits certain papers to support his contention that Respondent APPEEJAY School is a ‘public authority’ and that his complaint, dated 06.11.2009, to the Commission amply answers the question that information demanded in respect of an individual is in ‘public interest’.

4. In the same vein, he avers that the documents submitted by him in CC-3516/2009 also hold good in respect of CC-3573/2009, i.e., APPEEJAY College is a ‘public authority’ and that his complaint, dated 10.11.2009, to the Commission amply answers the question that the information demanded about an individual is in ‘public interest’.

5. The Respondent’s representative has submitted a copy of his Vakalatnama. There is also a letter from the Principal dated 16.12.2009, which states:
“1. That our school does not come under the definition of Public Authority in terms of Section 2 (a) of the RTI Act, as ours is a private un-aided school.
2. That in any case the information sought is personal information of ex-student of this school which is exempt under Section 8 (j) of the said act.”
6. On demand by the Complainant, a copy of this letter is handed over to him.
The final order is reserved for pronouncement on 03.02.2010 (Wednesday), in Room No. 7, 3rd Floor, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.
Announced in the hearing.
Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, January 13, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Shri Rajinder Bhatia Advocate versus Apeejay College of Fine Arts Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, 1st Floor Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Rajinder Bhatia, Advocate,
Chamber No.158, New Courts Complex, Jalandhar City. ________ Complainant

Vs.

The Public Information Officer,
o/o the Principal, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Mahavir Marg,
New Jawahar Nagar, Jalandhar City-144001. ____________ Respondent

CC No. 3573 of 2009

Present:-
Shri Rajinder Bhatia complainant in person.
None on behalf of the respondent-departmemnt.

ORDER

Shri Rajinder Bhatia complainant states that similar complaint in CC-3516/2009 against the same respondent-department is pending before Shri P.P.S. Gill, State Information Commissioner for hearing on 13.1.2010. If this case is also transferred to that Bench, it will be convenient for both the complainant as well as the respondent-department. CIC may pass appropriate orders.

( R. K. Gupta)
December 28, 2009. State Information Commissioner.

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Kathak Utsav from Dec 1

Kathak Kendra New Delhi will hold a four-day Kathak Utsav at Apeejay College of Fine Arts from December 1 to 4.

Kiron Bhatnagar, director of the Kendra, said emerging Kathak artistes from across India, including ex-students from her training institute, would be participating in the show. Leading exponent in the field, Uma Sharma, will be performing on the last day, she said. She said each day three to four performances would be held in the evening from 6 pm onwards. Bhatnagar said most of the performances would be solo, though there will be some duet ones as well such as by Nalini and Kamalini from Delhi on December 2 and Ravi Shankar Mishra and Mata Prasad Mishra from Varanasi on December 3.

Apeejay students to perform in Singapore


A 22-member team from Apeejay College of Fine Arts has flown to Singapore for a cultural exchange programme being organised by the Singapore Khalsa Association.

During the 15-day cultural programme, the college students will give performances in classical vocal, folk music, folk orchestra, folk dances of Punjab and classical dance.

Theatrical performances, including plays and skits, will also be given.

On December 29, the students will perform before the Prime Minister of Singapore.

The team includes 15 students, four teachers and two accompanists.

The team will arrange a workshop pertaining to music, dance and theatre during which people of Singapore will get an opportunity to learn about Indian handicraft , including phulkari, mehndi, terra cotta, rangoli, crochet, dasuti, hand fans and handloom.

Brush with art


There’s nothing better than art to express the vagaries of life. And the students of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts in Jalandhar seemed to know it too well, as was evident from the annual exhibition “Expressions 2006” they had put up on the college premises.

Right from the sublimity of the divine love to the progress of humankind and the ultimate nirvana, the paintings explored life from different perspectives. Mukta Kakkar’s painting “Tough time never lasts, tough people do” was an ode to resilience, while Minu Verma’s painting on liberation of women portrayed the still-in-chains women, who can aspire for the moon and yet be shackled to the constricting customs. Arvinder Kaur’s “Jaadugar” was a take on the gullibility of people, who are fooled by impostors.

The beauty of nature was showcased in Poonam Mahajan’s painting that highlighted the delights of the spring season. The essential unity of nature and humankind was the theme of Arvinder Kaur’s painting “Life”.

Shilpa’s “Enlightenment” focused on the vast ocean of knowledge that beckons many towards it. The wonders of religious traditions of India were depicted in Manjit Kaur’s “Worship”.

Other students who exhibited their works included Nidhi, Rita, Sapna, Ritu, Tina and Mandeep.

Noted sculptor and painter Shiv Singh was the chief guest on the occasion. He announced that he would give an award of Rs 1000 to the best artist of the college every year. This year, the award went to Arvinder Kaur for her painting aptly titled “Gup chup”.

Addressing the students, Shiv Singh said he would soon sponsor the same exhibition at Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy.

During the exhibition, Ritu bagged the first prize, while Sapna stood second. The third prize was awarded to Arvinder Kaur. Menu Verma, Nidhi Sharma, Shilpa and Manjit Kaur received the consolation prizes.

Students present Lavanya 2006

It was a programme in which young designers presented their collection. Interesting themes like the tranquility of meditation, the exuberance of tribal life and the romance of bygone centuries were part of the show that was organised by students of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts here.

“Lavanya-2006 — A designers’ show” was presented on last Saturday. Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Minister, PWD (B&R), Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museum, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. Ms Sushma Berlia, president, Apeejay Education Society, president, NIT, presided over the function.

The programme included a variety of rounds that focused on outfits of various kinds — ethnic, Western, fusion and experimental. Later, prizes were given to winners of the show. Among those present on the occasion included college Principal, Dr Sucharita.

GND Varsity zonal youth fest concludes

Students from the Apeejay College of Fine Arts and Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus, Ladhewali, bagged the first position in divisions A and B, respectively, on the concluding day of the four-day Zonal Youth Festival (for girls) organised by the university here today.

Master Gurbanta Singh Memorial Janta College, Kartarpur, and DRV DAV College, Phillaur, were placed second and third, respectively, in B division, while HMV College and Kamla Nehru College, Phagwara, were declared second and third, respectively, in A division. Mr Amarjit Singh Samra, Minister for Revenue and NRIs, Punjab, presided over the valedictory function.

A brush with art of colours

Colours hold a special fascination for those young at heart. The fascination becomes all the more multi-hued if the youngsters are aspiring artists interacting with an already-established artist. No wonder, at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts here, the interaction between the artist Prem Singh and the fine arts students had many hues to it.

“An artist is a person who speaks the truth. And this truth is not a prerogative of the select few. Those who are open to experiences have a bit of artist in them. Art is not just learned in studios; it can be imbibed from Nature,” Prem Singh, former Principal of the College of Art, Chandigarh, and Trienalle Award winner, told the students during the workshop organised in the college.

But what about the overload of impressions that impinge on an individual How is an artist supposed to sift through the experiences The students had these queries for the artist. Interestingly, it was ‘angled-answer’ they received. “Art is basically about sensitising. Usually, we see things at wide angles. We have to reduce the angle to focus on the things and get them right on our canvas,” said the artist.

He explained that it was not easy to use colours. A red dot might bring a host of images with it and these images could fill the canvas with myriad hues.

According to this artist, the market-oriented economy may have made art a money-spinning business, but art would always have a sacred side to it.

“Never give up until you are satisfied with your creative expression,” Prem Singh advised the students, his perfectionist attitude shining through his advice.

When melody reigned at Apeejay College

Music, it is said, lifts our spirit to sublime level. And this was what the students of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts here felt. For them it was a rare opportunity to listen to Pandit Vishaw Mohan Bhatt, the noted exponent of the Mohan Veena. The programme was organised under the auspices of SPICMACAY on Thursday.

The music maestro took a round of the painting and sculpture exhibition put up in the college. He expressed his appreciation of the exhibition. He explained to the students the intricacies of the veena. The audience listened to his music with rapt attention. It was indeed a treat to be a part of the audience, said Mr Anil Gupta, a faculty member. And his sentiments were shared by many. “Such opportunities are lifetime opportunities,” remarked a student.

SPICMACAY, Jalandhar chapter, has been organising programmes to promote Indian culture at its best. The society’s members say that it is imperative for youngsters to be aware of the essence of Indian classical music and dance. That is the stepping stone to make the young people aware of the richness of the Indian culture. Earlier, the noted classical music exponent Prabha Atray had been in the city, courtesy SPIC MACAY.

Passion for music keeps Gagan going

He s hung up on the sunny side of life. And he calls himself an incorrigible optimist, who is unfazed by quirks of fate. Not willing to let visual impairment become the focus of his life, Gagandeep Singh, MA II vocal music student of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts, has taken upon himself to hone his talent for music. "Life is ballgame with enough of rainbow in it," he says.

Already a winner of many prizes in music competitions, including youth festivals organised by Guru Nanak Dev University, this young upcoming singer, who secured top positions in BA III and MA I university examinations, has a yen for learning. "One is constantly learning. The study of music is vast and it leaves one thirsting for more," he says.

It was in school itself that he decided to pursue music as his field of study. His goal is to be a teacher, though he is not averse to taking up singing at professional level. "The teacher-taught relationship is a sacred one. If students learn from teachers, the teachers, too, have a lot to learn from the students. For a teacher, each day is a new day loaded with oodles of experiences," he quips.

Books fascinate him. He does manage to coax friends and relatives to read out books to him, though he wishes more books were available in Braille. "I think with the advent of new technology, people like me may be able to have access to what is published in the latest books," he remarks.

"I will make the best of what I have. There s no point in ruing about what may have been. What I have right now is what matters," he says, adding that pity is something that he detests thoroughly.

Seminar on design industry

Under the aegis of the University Grants Commission, a two-day seminar on "Service marketing in design industry" concluded at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts on Wednesday.

The resource persons discussed various issues, dimensions and challenges before the design industry in the global marketing environment and its prospects.

Ms Reetu Betala, Director of the Apeejay Institute of Design, talked about various techniques pertaining to presentation on surface ornamentation of fabric.

Demonstration of tapestry-wearing was given by Mr Prasun Kanti Bhattacharya, Department of Textile Design, Kala Bhawan, Vishav Bharti University, West Bengal.

Vasant Utsav at its melodious best

Spring, in its multi-hued splendour, found an equally impressive ally during the Vasant Utsav celebrations at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts here. Nature, its rejuvenation mode in full swing, was lent a mellifluous touch by the notes of sitar that floated all through the evening.

Renowned sitarist Ustad Rais Khan played sitar, his uniquely mesmerising style evident throughout the performance. Starting with Raaga Charukeshi, his sitar-vaadan touched the chords of audience’s hearts. His son Farhan, an upcoming sitarist, and tabla player Tilakraj accompanied him during the programme.

Ustad Khan, whose father and guru Ustad Mohammed Khan was sitar, surbahar and veena maestro, started his musical odyssey at the young age of five. However, it’s not only sitar that is Ustad Khan’s forte, he is a noted vocalist, too. He considers music to be his mainstay and the raison d’etre of his life.

During the early part of the Vasant Utsav, young vocalist Amardeep Singh from Patiala Gharana showed both maturity and grace in his performance. Already a veteran in musical presentations, this vocalist has participated in Shree Baba Harballabh Sangeet Sammelan also.

According to Mr S.S. Ajimal, Director, Shri Baba Harballabh Sangeet Mahasabha, the Vasant Utsav is a part of the trilogy of utsavs that include Malhar Utsav and Hemant Utsav. “Our sangeet mahasabha organises these three utsavs every year. The Vasant Utsav is a musical tribute to spring season,” he added.

From the Schools

A day-long workshop of art and craft was organised for students of the Red Cross School for Hearing Impaired by the Youth Club of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts on Saturday.

The students were trained for various craft skills such as candle making, pot making, gift wrapping, rangoli, mehndi, embroidery and card making. The club members were accompanied by Ms Jeewan from the Department of Fine Arts and Ms Monica Anand from the Department of Home Science. Ms Pratibha Kang, Headmistress of the school, appreciated the efforts of the club members in imparting vocational training to the students.

This IT savvy student has high goals

Aspiring to become an IT professional, Ms Chhavi Gupta of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts has been vying hard for the past two years to achieve the top rank in Guru Nanak Dev University. A BCA final year student, she scored the highest marks in the course in the first and the second years.

Ms Chhavi brought laurels to her college on several occasions by winning prizes in various inter-college technical festivals. She participated and won several prizes in various cyber quizzes and exhibitions. A member of the Information Technology Forum of her college, she keeps arranging various IT-related activities in her college.

Recently, she participated in an inter-college paper reading contest held at BD Arya College. She presented a paper on biotechnology and received an award for this paper.

Currently, she is not just gearing up to do a hat trick by getting the highest marks in the university in her final year, she is also busy preparing for the MCA entrance test. "Every Saturday and Sunday, I go to Chandigarh to attend preparatory classes at a coaching centre. Though the schedule becomes quite hectic for me, I know that I have to do it." She would continue to attend her classes till the first week of June next year, when she will appear for All-India Management Entrance Test.

After completing her matriculation, she took up non-medical stream, as at that time she wanted to become an engineer. "I somehow could not manage to get a very good rank. I was getting a seat outside Punjab, but my parents did not want me to join the course outside the state."

"Then I took up BCA in this college. In the past two years, my parents thinking, too, has undergone a change. They have agreed to send me to any good college outside Punjab for my higher studies," she added.

The fact that the IT industry is now facing a slump has not affected the mindset of this IT-savvy student. "IT will be there always. There can be neither any office nor any institution that can work without computers. Almost every job, be it fashion designing, printing, accounting or networking of different branches of a corporate company, has to be done by means of computers", she says, pointing out that there can never be dearth of any computer-related jobs.

Hold over language, confidence must for public speaking

GOOD hold over language, confidence and knowledge about varied topics are a must for anyone who wants to win accolades in public speaking, believes Ms Mansi Sablok, who has won prizes in debates and elocutions at various national level competitions. She is a postgraduate from the Department of Commerce, Lyallpur Khalsa College.

As an undergraduate student from the Apeejay College of Fine Arts and postgraduate student from Lyallpur Khalsa College, she participated four times at national level competitions and won prizes thrice. She was declared second in elocution at national level in the year 2002-03, second in debate at national level in the year 2003-04 and first in mime in the year 2002-03. Besides, she has scores of top three prizes to her credit in literary and cultural activities in which she participated during zonal, inter-zonal and inter-university competitions.

She has twice been declared the best speaker and the best actress of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts by the virtue of her being the prizewinner in various competitions in the session 2001-02 and again in the subsequent session. She also won the "Award of Appreciation" on the National Youth Day. Besides, she is one of the eight women from the state to have received women’s day awards in appreciation of her public speaking skills.

Apeejay College wins zonal youth fest

Apeejay College of Fine Arts was declared the overall winner of the three-day inter-college zonal youth festival for boys organised by Guru Nanak Dev University that concluded at its regional centre at Ladhewali here, on Thursday evening.

More than 25 colleges of Jalandhar, Nawanshahr and Kapurthala took part in the extravaganza in which competitions for as many as 35 musical, dramatics, literary and fine arts events were held.

The students of Apeejay College of Fine Arts managed a second consecutive win as they had also emerged the overall winner in the zonal youth festival for girls’ held last week. The team won 19 first prizes, six second prizes and seven third prizes.

The team from DAV College, Jalandhar, bagged the second position while the team from Doaba College, Jalandhar, was declared third.

The teams from Apeejay College won first prizes in landscape painting, sketching, collage making, clay modeling, flower arrangement (dry), group shabad singing, Indian group song, folk orchestra, Western group song, classical instrument (percussion and non-percussion), classical dance, vaar singing, geet/ghazal singing, one act play, skit, mime and fancy dress.

The teams from Lyallpur Khalsa College won first prizes in flower arrangement (fresh), bhangra and poetry recitation. The first prizes for rangoli went to MLU DAV College, Phagwara, for elocution to KRM DAV College, Nakodar, and for still life painting to St Soldier College, Phagwara.

When youngsters switched over to philosophic mode

IT was an interaction of a different kind at Apeejay College of Fine Arts here. Youngsters, all braced up for the occasion, had switched over to philosophic mode. Some of them were inquisitive about the "riddle" called life, while others, more in tune with pragmatism, delved diligently on their aims and ambitions.

In the freshness of the pre-noon hours, the discussion veered around a host of topics. The students, in rapt attention, were listening to a young man in stylish black. Questions were popping in their minds - time to show "mind over matter"! "It s not everyday that we have a young, smartly-dressed spiritual master Vikas Malkani (founder of Soul Centre) in our midst. He spouts no religious mumbo-jumbo. It s easy to relate to him," gushed a not-yet-twenty girl, sporting longish earrings matched with an embroidered kurti.

The discussion was in full swing. Suggestions about "living life God-size" and "channellising one s energy" floated through the hall. A commerce student Ekjot Singh, perhaps trying to find the measure of satisfaction, decided to ask a rather ticklish question - how the desire to achieve something was related to satisfaction. As he was receiving an answer to his question, another student Simer remarked to her friend, "We are getting useful nuggets on management fundas, too. Thanks heavens, there s no preachy sermon."

If it was the "modern appeal of the spiritual master" that struck the right chord with commerce student Kamal Mittal, some students like Aman could not help raving about lessons in "right kind of focusing" and "concentration on long-term goals". An undergraduate student Rajan Mahajan said that he found "ridding yourself of internal dilemmas" a rather interesting part of the talk.

After more than an hour of mental (read philosophical) callisthenics, the discussion was wrapped up. Soon, the introspective, philosophical mode gave way to the usual easygoing, fun-loving style of youngsters, all agog to discuss the latest Bollywood flicks over a sip of hot frappe!

The fine art of tapping students potential

"PERFECTION" is the mantra of the Apeejay College of Fine Arts here. The institution has been the dream venture of Dr Stya Paul, an educationist and philanthropist, who believed in the concept of "quality education". The college is committed to creating a judicious blend of the traditional and the modern, so that students are able to develop a well-rounded personality.

The college may have been named as the college of fine arts, but it has become a multidisciplinary institution. It offers courses in fine arts, music, management, commerce, design, computer and information technology, multimedia and physiotherapy. The institution had a humble beginning and initially music and painting were the only two disciplines taught here. Later, the Guru Nanak Dev University granted its affiliation to the institution to run a postgraduate course in music. This was followed by the permission to start MA in drawing and painting. Incidentally, the college got the affiliation for the postgraduate courses prior to that for the undergraduate courses. Gradually, subjects like home science, psychology, economics, philosophy, sculpture and commercial arts were added to the curriculum.

The college has acquired the status of being the sub-regional centre of the Guru Nanak Dev University for M Phil in music. But academics are just one aspect of the institution. The students here are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities. In fact, the students of this college have won laurels in various national and international competitions and national youth festivals held at Banaras, Gwalior, Warangal.

Seminars, workshops and lectures are organised regularly at the college. Eminent singers, poets, painters, dancers and theatre personalities are invited to share their expert views with the students. "Our endeavour is to make the students aware of their culture and also to help them tap their potentialities. We encourage the students to strive for excellence," says the college principal, Dr Sucharita.

Four high-tech computer labs, art gallery, audio production room, still photography studio, well-stocked library - make it a favoured institution among the students, we are told. The institution has a well-established placement cell, say the college authorities.

NAAC report of Apeejay College of Fine Arts

Section 1. Preface

The Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University was established in 1975 under the aegis of Apeejay Education Society, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Seth Stya Paul Ji. Ever since its inception, the college has progressed by leaps and bounds. Primarily set with the objective of promoting the art and culture of India, the college is now at its full bloom, imparting knowledge in the latest courses and disciplines viz. Fine Arts, Management, Commerce, Multi-media, Information Technology, Computer Science and Design.

The Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar volunteered to be assessed by the national Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary self-study during 20.01.2002. The self-study report was submitted to NAAC by the institution in August 2002. A peer team was constituted by the Council to visit the institution and validate the self-study report. The peer team consisting of Dr. Indrani Chakravarthi Vice-Chancellor Indra Kala Sangeet Vishva Vidyalaya as the chairperson and Prof. Murtaza Ali, Shri Shivaji Science College, Amravati and Dr. K. A. Gunasekaran, Professor and Head of Performing Arts, Pondicherry University as Members visited the institution for two days from 18th and 19th December 2002. Dr. Antony Stella, Advisor, NAAC coordinated the visit.

The peer team carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit, the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the departments and the facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of the institution. The academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted at length with the Governing Body, Head of the institution, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team has taken the value judgement. The assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern are given in the following pages.



Section 2. Criterion-wise Analysis

Criterion I: Curricular Aspects

Apeejay College of Fine Arts was started in 1975 with the objective of promoting fine arts. Considering the fast changing education scenario of the country, other career oriented UG, PG and PG diploma courses in Information Technology, Management, Commerce and Design were started in the college subsequently. Apart from general English, Punjabi and History and Culture of Punjab, and compulsory English or Hindi or Punjabi languages, college offers variety of subjects under Music, Fine Arts, Commerce and Management, Design, Computer Science and Information Technology departments. It offers courses such as bachelor of arts, bachelor of commerce, bachelor of commerce (professional), bachelor of business administration, bachelor of computer applications, bachelor of science (economics), bachelor of science (information technology), bachelor of design B.D. Specialisation in Textile design, fashion design and Interior design, bachelor of computer aided management and bachelor of multi media at U.G. level. Similarly, the courses such as master of arts (music vocal), master of arts (music instrumental), master of fine arts (drawing and painting), master of arts (Indian Classical dance), master of commerce (accounting and finance), master of information technology and master of science (information technology) are offered at P.G. level. Apart from this the college also has one year P.G. Diploma courses in computer applications and commercial art. Students have the option for subjects like social sciences, philosophy, political science, psychology, physical education and mathematics at U. G. level. All these courses and programmes were introduced subsequently from 1996 onwards.

The college also offers self-financing courses from within the above subjects and programmes. All these programmes are career oriented and provide good opportunity and avenues to learners.

The college has made maximum efforts to make the programmes flexible within the curricular framework of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Few of the courses such as PG diploma in interior decoration, textile design, dress designing and tailoring and bachelor degree in information technology (B.IT) and bachelor in computer application in management (B.CAM) have been dropped, due to loss of its viability temporarily.

The programs that the college offers at present is in general conformity with the goals and objectives of the society, which established this institution. It takes six months for starting new courses through the university and the college strictly adheres to it.

The curricula and syllabi are designed by the university. However, a few of the faculty members who are in the Boards of Studies, take active participation in redesigning of syllabus. Although there is some semblance of interdisciplinary approach, it needs to be strengthened. At present there is no mechanism for feedback about programmes from academic peers and employers, but the college has resolved to do so, from current session. Currently informal interaction with peers exists.

College has good linkage with industry and neighborhood and M.O.U with industries have been signed by a few of the departments such as the Department of Computer Science and Department of Design. The college has a special website developed for this purpose. Besides this, summer training and visit to industries by students of a few departments are common features.

Criterion II: Teaching, learning and Evaluation

Selection criteria are different for different courses. Selection of students to BBA, BD & BCA is through entrance test. In BD and B.Com the students are selected through interview and merit basis. For P.G and P.G diploma courses merit is the criteria.

Student knowledge after admission in a particular programme is tested through conventional class test, seminars and practical laboratory test. Remedial coaching is provided to academically and economically weaker students by a few departments. Advanced learners are encouraged by guide teachers. Additional learning materials are supplied to them.

Teachers are encouraged for annual planning. At the out set of the session complete schedule is drafted and submitted to the Principal by all the teachers. The syllabi are unitized and due care is taken to complete the course in due time as per plan. Monthly follow-up is done by the Principal. Course file is kept by every teacher in the department which is a good practice. Chalk and talk is the main method of teaching. However lecture classes are supplemented with audio-visual aids such as charts and models, LCD and OHP by some of the departments.

There is a formal concept of media facility, where teachers prepare their course material. Some teachers use quiz, seminars and group discussion techniques also. Use of internet is frequent to supplement the teaching and teaching aids. UGC stipulated teaching days and workload are followed. The dropout rate of students is low in the U.G and P.G.

The evaluation methods are communicated to students through prospectus and counselors in the beginning of the session. The house examinations are compulsory for appearing in final examination. Other evaluation and assessment methods adopted by the college are: assignments, presentation, seminars, practical laboratory test etc. The result of examination is communicated to the parents and parent meeting is held to take corrective and remedial measures wherever necessary.

A composite selection committee makes teacher’s selection on merit basis and as per the reservation policy of Government of Punjab. Teaching posts are created observing Government norms. The Principal appoints adhoc teachers subject to the approval of competent authority. During last two years 68 teachers were recruited out of which 25 staff members have cleared the NET examination which is commendable.

Annual self appraisal forms in the UGC format are submitted by the teachers which are analyzed by the H.O.D and Principal. Based on this the teachers are monitored regarding their performance and guided from time to time to enhance their performance.

No other method other than the self-appraisal exists. But the overall performance of teacher is also judged by his/her active participation in youth festival and sport activities. It is noted that fine arts department has conducted one refresher course and departmental seminars, guest lectures, exhibitions are routine features of the college. Teachers are encouraged to attend seminars, refresher courses, workshops and other faculty development programme.

As many as six faculty members have received various awards so far. Good number of students are university position holders every year. The cordial relationship between teachers, supporting staff and students that exists in the campus is noteworthy.


Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension

The college provides good ambience for research, but only a small i.e. 25% of teachers are actively involved in research. The publication in research journals is limited. Some of the teachers have published books. Some have published articles in newspapers and magazines. The college provides duty leave and adjustment in teaching schedule for research scholars. However, no seed money is provided by the college.

The faculty members are the supervisors of projects of students in the departments wherever project work is compulsory specially in computer science, design, commerce and management. One of the ex-student of the Department of Design has bagged a project of Rs. 18 lakhs on ‘Ikat & Patola textile’ sponsored by the Weavers Service Centre, New Delhi. Such projects may be encouraged.

Out of the 49 permanent teachers only two faculty members have obtained Ph.D. Three teachers of the Department of Music have submitted Ph.D. thesis and two from the Department of Commerce and Management are pursuing it. Thirteen faculty members have M.Phil qualification which is a reflection of conducive research atmosphere that is developing in the college. The research development needs to be strengthened further.

Like research, consultancy services are also limited. There is scope for consultancy in a few departments like the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Department of Design. The concept of formal consultancy is yet to take momentum.

However the college teachers and students are actively involved in extension activities. The major extension activities undertaken are in the field of health & hygiene awareness, medical camps, blood donation camps, adult education, AIDS & environment awareness, community development and social work.

NSS organizes routine extension activities. Apart from this, faculty members and students actively participate in out-reach programmes and they are encouraged to participate through camps organized for rural development and community development.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure And Learning Resources
The college is situated in an area of six acres. It has sufficient infrastructure to cope with the programme options. It also has an art gallery apart from a guest house and open lawns.

The laboratories and workshop are well equipped. Although the master plan does not show any future expansion plan, the college has a provision of argumentation as per the need and it has made provision of finance also through UGC grants, fee rise, self financing courses and by organizing exhibitions and craft melas.

The college maintains the infrastructure as per the need. The infrastructure is utilized to optimum level. Laboratories, library and lecture halls remain open from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Besides the auditorium, art gallery etc. are used by external agencies. The college proposes to start evening coaching classes to enhance the utilization of infrastructure.

The college is surrounded by lush green environment and it is well maintained. NSS wing of college also contributes to campus beautification.

The college has a good library with a library advisory committee. It has a total stock of around 9000 books. During last two years 1414 titles of worth Rs 3 lakhs have been added. The library has book bank facility. Some of the operations of the departmental libraries have been computerized but the major task of computerising the central library services is yet to be done. The library has reprography, computers & internet facilities.

Although there is no central computer facility, computer facilities are easily available to all through the 33 computers kept in the Department of Commerce and Management. The college has a separate computer department with 104 computers in the state of the art laboratory. The computers are maintained by a separate system engineer. The college has a health club and the youth club takes care of it. The college has good sports facility. Incentive is given to sports persons in terms of concession in fee, scholarship etc. Participation in sports at regional, national and university level is a common feature.

There is no hostel facility in the college but the college helps for arrangement of paying guest facilities to the outsider students. The authorities may give emphasis to build hostels on top priority.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression

The college draws students mainly from the locality. It caters to the needs of nearly 1000 undergraduates, 110 postgraduates and 40 PG diploma students.

It is found that dropout rate is very low which is a sign of good academic culture. 20% of the students of the college go for higher education. The college has produced a large number of alumni serving the society in various fields. Good numbers of students have cleared the competitive examination.

The college prospectus is printed and updated every year and it contains information regarding admission and evaluation procedure.

Financial aid is given in the form of Government scholarships and concessions. Apeejay Education Society also provides financial help to needy and meritorious students.

With the help of the sister institute Apeejay Institute of Management, the college runs an employment cell to cater the progression to employment of deserving students. Many of students have taken the advantage of this facility. Couselling is done by teachers.

The alumni association has been formed very recently. At present there is no overseas student admitted in the college nor does the college have any fixed policy about it. Government and university norms prevail in this regard.

For the all around development, apart from academic environment the college provides recreational and leisure time facilities such as indoor games, outdoor games, cultural programmes, debate club, dance and music competition. The overall support given to students for their development is appreciable.

Criteria VI: Organization and Management

The college is managed by executive members of Apeejay Education Society. Besides the Academic Council, Advisory Committee Central Association etc. The college has many administrative committees. Decentralization of work through such committees smoothens the functioning of the college and it creates the sense of responsibility and involvement in decision making among the stakeholders. These committees include students welfare association, advisory committee, examination committee, function and commercial activity committee, Library advisory committee, publication committee, management forum and trip & tour committee etc.

The college has a formal mechanism to check the work efficiency of non-teaching staff. The college has conducted the professional development programmes for office staff only. Other technical /non-teaching staff of the departments should also be trained in respective fields.

The college prepares the annual budget and the competent authority approves it. Internal audit is done by the chartered accountant appointed by the society.

There is no grievance redressal mechanism in the college. However, the Dean of the Student Welfare and the Principal take keen interest to solve the students’ grievances.

The welfare programmes and loan facilities are available to the staff of the college.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices

Following are the healthy practices of the college:
Mechanism for internal quality check
Sensitized to latest managerial concepts.
M.O.U. with industries/research organizations
National/international linkages for training and research
Self financing courses
Value based education
Cultivation of civic responsibilities
All Round personality development
Community orientation
Promotion of general/transferable skills
Exhibition of art heritage programme and other art exhibitions
Congenial academic atmosphere
Paramount importance to discipline
Continuous endeavor for faculty development
Strengthening bond between faculty and students
Participation and achievement in national events by students of music and dance
Frequent lectures /demonstrations by eminent Masters of music and dance
Performances by artistes of Renown
Cordial relationship with the Guru Nanak Dev University

Section 3. Overall Analysis

The peer team, after going through the self-study report and after its physical visit to various departments and sections, is impressed by the development made by the Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar within a short period of time in respect of some of the subjects. The college has transacted the empowerment of the teaching faculties as well as cultural acumen as its goal. It has also earned reputation for imparting quality education and a sense of discipline to the younger generation. The students, parents and alumni have high respects for their teachers in general and the Principal in particular for such leadership.

The peer team would like to commend the institution for the following aspects:

*Encouragement and support given by the Guru Nanak Dev University and Apeejay Management of the institution.

*Dedication and commitment of the teaching and non teaching staff of the college.
Effective leadership and good teacher-taught relationship resulting in efficient team work.

*Strict discipline maintained in the institution.

*High spirit among the teachers and students.
Respect for the institution and the leadership among the parents and alumni.

Adequate infrastructure.

*Students participating and admirable achievement in the fields of cultural items as well as sports.

MOU with industries.

*State and National awards are won by the teachers.

*Special award of 18 lakhs by an ex-student of designing.

Computer learning facility to all.

The peer team is of the opinion the following may be considered by the institution for further development :

*The peer team appreciates the overall mission of the college, but it should empower the music, dance and fine arts more to identify its objective. Initially the institution was known as Rajeshwari Kala Sangam and later on renamed as Apeejay College of Fine Arts. Hence the institution should review their strategic plan to attain the standard of Performing and Visual Arts (Fine Arts)

*Professional courses in music, dance and visual arts (painting, sculpture, commercial (applied) arts) may be started.

*Encouragement to take up research projects is suggested.
Lack of Hostel facility may be remedied.

*Regular interaction with the teaching faculties of other colleges/university departments to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development may be initiated.
The college may start an N.C.C. Unit.

*The peer team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality enhancement strategies towards further growth and development.


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



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