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Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar, Punjab


Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar, Punjab
Dinanagar (District Gurdaspur)
Punjab, India

Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab is also known as SDAM College.
Principal of Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab is Mrs. Nirmal Singh Pandhi.

Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College is situated in Dinanagar of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab is +91-1875-220344.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab is (are) : +91-1875-220258.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab are +91-98554-20258, 9888923386.

email ID(s) is Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College Dinanagar Punjab

Contact Details of Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab are : +91-1875-40344, 221382

Earlier Dr (Ms) Rajesh Kumari was Head of Hindi Dept, who expired on 09.02.2012


Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, ITI stream(s).
Degree courses

ITI Courses
Beauty Culture & Hair Dressing
BEA 101 Basics of Beauty and Hair Dressing

Garment Making
GAR 101 Hand Embroider
GAR 104 Garment Ironer

Fashion Design: FAD 110 Block Printer

Information & Communication & Technology
ICT 101 Computer Fundamental, MS- Office & Internet
ICT 102 Tally

Medical & Nursing: MED 126 Yoga Therapist

Toy Making
TOY 103 General Sewing m/c Operator (Soft Toy)

Post Graduate Programmes (2 years)
M.A. (English)
M.A. (Hindi)
M.A. (Punjabi)
M.A. (Pol.Sci)
M.Sc. (Computer Sc.) (Semester System)
M.Sc. (Informational Technology) (Semester System)
M.Sc. (Fashion Technology/Designing & Merchandising)

Post Graduate Diploma (1 year)
Fashion Designing (PGDFD)
Computer Application (PGDCA)
Dress Designing & Tailoring (PGDDT)

Bachelor’s Degree Programmes (3 years)
B.A. (General Pass courses)
B.Com (Regular)
B.Com (Professional)
B.Sc (Med.)
B.Sc (Non Medical)
B.Sc (Economics)
B.Sc (IT)
B.Sc (Computer Science)
B.Sc (Bio Technology
B.Sc (Fashion Technology)

Under Graduate Diploma (1 year) (after +2)
Stitching & Tailoring

Career – Oriented Add – on Courses
Under dual degree scheme (permitted by UGC) open to all students of any stream along
with regular course:
Communication Skill
Apparel Design
Data Care Management
Information Technology & Multimedia
Travel & Trourism
Bio Technology
Web Designing

Approval details: Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College is affiliated with Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training Punjab, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)

Profile of Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College

The College has splendid and aesthetically designed building which stand towering in the midst of beautiful Lush green Lawns. College has big establishment with different blocks like separate Science block, Commerce block, IT and Bio. Tech block, sports complex, A.C Auditorium, Computerized Library for U.G & P.G students, Computer centre, PG Block, Admn. Block and triple storey women hostel with 70 rooms & 4 halls, fleet of buses to bring the students from far off border areas. Infrastructure includes rich computerized Library with 25000 volumes, computerized office, 30 Labs & Seminar hall, Conference hall, gymnasium hall fully equipped with latest gadgets, Home Science, Fine arts, Music, Office Mgt. Dress Designing and Fashion Designing labs, Heritage centre, Guest house, NRSC and New Shardanand hall and Construction of parking area, indoor stadium is already in progress. Sports complex has big play ground and facilities for indoor and outdoor games. College has provision for outdoor shooting range and games like Kabaddi, gymnastics, Boxing, Cycling, Basket Ball, Hand ball, Korf ball, Net ball, Archery, water polo, Weight lifting with National Level players. It has also provision for Kho-Kho, Volley-ball, Table-Tennis, Badminton, Judo, Yoga and Athletics. Whole building is equipped with CCTV Camera. University has launched education Satellite programme among three first Colleges with which our students can see all live programmes of University with Video Conferencing. College has its own branch “Sumitra Devi Arya Senior Secondary School”, where classes from Nursery to 10th classes are being conducted. +1 and +2 classes are being run inside the College Campus in a separate wing. College has solar heating system, LPG gas plant and uninterrupted power supply with 200 KVA generator facility. Huge Infrastructure has been created with liberal grants from U.G.C.

Youth festival News
In this fast changing, next surfing world, Academic record is important but a participation in extra-curricular activities is a must as it enhances our communication skills, organizational skills and teaches us to work in a team spirit. The college Youth Welfare Deptt. provides a fantastic platform to the budding artists to blossom. College has touched the height of glory in Cultural field. It has been a Champion in Zonal Youth festival GNDU Amritsar for last three years. Our young budding star Ms. Gurpeet was one of the finalist in ‘Voice of Punjab’ held by PTC channel. It is a matter of pride and honor to mention here that “Zonal Youth Festival 2011” Organized by our institution and our Young budding stars made us feel proud by bagging over all Championship Trophy with 34 Prizes. Approx. 2200 students participated in this festival.

After this they took part in Inter-Zonal Youth festival also and bagged prizes. In this festival, many Eminent personalities graced the occasion with their benign presence. Our college won ‘A’ zone Champion’s Trophy in zonal Youth Festival 2011(G.N.D.U Amritsar) held in the college auditorium.

1st Positions
1. Gidha
2. Folk orchestra
3. Kawishri
4. Folk song
5. Skit
6. Flower arrangement (Dry)
7. Flower arrangement (Fresh)
8. Rangoli
9. Clay Modelling
11.Painting(Still Life)
16. Histronics
17. Group dance
18. Western group song

2nd Positions

1. Mime
2. Fancy dress
3. Group song(Indian)
4. Classical Vocal(Solo)
5. Geet/Gazal
6. Group Shabad/Bhajan
7. Group song(Indian)
8. Debate
9. Western Vocal(Solo)
10. Poster Making

3rd Positions
1. Mimicry
2. Cartooning
3. Play

Youth welfare deptt. organized an International Kavi Darbar which had to its credit Dr. S.P. Singh (Ex. V.C GNDU Amritsar), Padam Shree Dr. Surjeet Patar, S. Sarvan singh Parwana(Denmark), S. Gurbhajan Gill (President Punjabi Sahit Academy Ludhiana) and 32 poets who came from far and wide.

The College in Collaboration with India International Rural Cultural Centre and Heritage Society Gsp organized a cultural show in which world renowed dancer Ms. Somaya came all the way from Vijyawada(Andra Pradesh) and enthralled the audience.

Lohri festival was also celebrated with pomp and show.

Sports Achievements
Our Institution enjoys the coveted distinctions of being the Alma mater of scores of Sports persons at Distt, University and Intervarsity Level, National and state Record Holders. The college provides an appropriate infrastructure, specialized coaching and lot of incentives to help budding players grow and acquire the highest standard in the arena of sports. All State and National level players are given free education.

Manpreet Kaur, Harpreet Kaur came out with flying colors by bagging Gold medal, Silver medal, Bronze medal respectively in Inter-College Sports competition organized by G.N.D.U Amritsar.

Our Weight Lifters Ms. Sandeep, Ms. Savita participated in Intervarsity Competition and bagged Gold medals.

Our Boxers Sanju Saini, Lakhbir, Pardeep Kaur, Manjot Kaur, Sukhwinder Kaur,

Our Kabaddi team has participated in Inter-College competition in G.N.D.U Amritsar and bagged Runner-Up Trophy.

Ms. Navpreet Kaur made us feel proud by bagging 2nd position in Natioanal Level

Kabaddi Tournament held in Tamil Nadu.

Our Basket Ball Team, Cross Country races and Kho-Kho team participated in competition organized by GNDU Amritsar.

Our college team also participated in 41st Annual Athleletic meet held at GNDU Amritsar.

Our Sports members are selected in Punjab Police and Railway Police. B.Sc 3rd year student was the 1st Indian BSF soldier posted at Dera Baba Nanak Border.


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HMV Jalandhar win overall trophy in cycling meet

HMV College of Jalandhar accumulated 29 points to annex the overall champion’s trophy in the Guru Nanak Dev University Inter-Colleges Cycling Tournament for women and men organised at the velodrome of Punjab Agricultural University here yesterday. BBK DAV College of Amritsar secured 11 points to finish runners-up, while SDAM College, Dina Nagar, gathered five points and had to content with the third spot.

More than 30 cyclists drawn from different colleges, affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University, took part in the tournament which was conducted under the supervision of Prof Tejinder Singh, a national cyclist. Dr Gurpreet Kaur Dhillon, Deputy Director Sports, Guru Nanak Dev University, along with faculty members were present at the meet.

Results: (Women) — 500m time trial: Lakhbir Kaur of HMV College, Jalandhar, 1; Vaneet Thakur of BBK DAV College, Amritsar, 2; and Rajwant Kaur of BBK DAV College, Amritsar, 3.

1000m massed start: Navdeep Kaur of HMV College, Jalandhar, 1; Nirmal Kaur of SDAM College, Dina Nagar, 2; and Maninder Kaur of HVM College, Jalandhar, 3.

3000m individual pursuit: Manpreet Kaur Pannu of HMV College, Jalandhar, 1; Paramjit Kaur of HMV College, Jalandhar, 2; and Vineet Thakur of BBK DAV College, Amritsar, 3.

3000m team pursuit: HMV College, Jalandhar, 1; BBK DAV College, Amritsar, 2; and SDAM College, Dina Nagar, 3.

Men 1000m time trial: Kawaljit Singh of Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1; Simranjit Singh of Khalsa College, Amritsar, 2; and Balkar Singh of Kala Afgana College, Gurdaspur, 3.

4000m individual pursuit: Narinder Singh of Khalsa College, Amritsar, 1; Jaswinder Singh of Khalsa College, Amritsar, 2; and Balkar Singh of Kala Afgana College, Gurdaspur, 3.

On the basis of their performance during the tournament, the following 12 cyclists were selected to represent the university in the All-India Inter-Varsity Cycling Championship to be held from December 18 to 22 at Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Women: Lakhbir Kaur, Vineet Thakur, Manpreet Kaur Pannu, Rajwant Kaur, Paramjit Kaur, Navdeep Kaur, Maninder Kaur and Nirmal Kaur.

Men: Kawaljit Singh, Simranjit Singh, Narinder Singh and Balkar Singh.

NAAC report of Shanti Dev Arya Mahila College


Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College, Dinanagar is a prominent women’s Post Graduate College of the region situated very close to the Indo-Pak border. Inspired by the teaching of the great socio-religious reformer, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, particularly his emphasis on women’s education, the college was established in the year 1965 with only 46 students and today the students strength has now crossed 1500. It was affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 1968 and is aided by the Punjab Government. However, a substantial part of its revenue comes from other sources, mainly self financing programmes. The college has patronage and guidance of 105 years old Swami Sarvanand Ji who also happens to be Chairman of the managing body of the College. The College secured recognition under section 2(f) and 12B of the UGC Act in 1979.

The College applied for accreditation to the NAAC and accordingly submitted its self-study report in Feburary, 2004. The NAAC appointed the following Peer Team to visit the College for assessment.

Professor R.K. Misra (Chairman)
Former Vice – Chancellor
Gorakhpur University.

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi (Member)
Principal, Govt. College for Women

Prof. R.D. Gaur (Member Coordinator)
Head, Deptt. Of Botany, Dean Faculty of Science
H.N.B. Garhwal University, Sri Nagar
Garhwal, Uttranchal

The Peer team visited the college from August 26th to 28th, 2004 and went round the college and all its facilities. The team also perused the self-study report and all other documents made available by the College. Besides, the team interacted with the Principal, Managing Committee, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, alumni and parents of the students. The academic, co-curricular, extra–curricular, sports and extension facilities of the Institution were also visited .

Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the Peer team has taken the value based judgement. The assessment of Institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the Institute as well as allied issues of concerns are given in the following report. The team has concluded by giving its general observation, points of strength, and concern and also made suggestions for quality enhancement in the College.



The College is affiliated to the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. The aims and objectives of the College is to provide quality education to female students particularly from rural areas, in order to enable them to face the challenges of modern times. The syllabus for various programmes offered by the College is prescribed and modified from time to time by the University. Several senior teachers of this College have been members of Board of Studies of the University and made their contribution in updating of the syllabi. The College has a wide range of teaching programmes. The team is happy to record that besides the traditional courses(Arts , Science and Commerce streams), College offers a number of career oriented courses. Overall 12 U.G., 6 P.G., 4 certificate courses, 3 diplomas, 3 P.G. diplomas are offered by the College. Recently, the UGC has given grants for 3 add-on courses in the College viz. Sericulture, Environment, and Library Science. The self financing programmes are BCA, B.Sc. I.T., B.Sc Pass, B.Com, PGDCA, PGDJMC and distance education in B.Lib., D.Lib , M.A.(English), M.Sc(Computer Science) etc. Actualy all the programmes except B.A. in Arts subjects are in self financing mode. Thus the girls of this small township and adjoining rural areas are provided opportunities in various fields of training and education. Students have to pursue a programme with reference to time frame fixed by the University. There is no horizontal mobility, elective options are available at graduate and post graduate level, non-core options are limited. However, the record of this College in keeping upto the requirement of the job market and in equipping the students for self employment has been commendable. To introduce a new programme with in the regulation of the present University system, the College takes about 6 months.


The admissions to various courses of studies are through the special entrance tests in post graduate classes and through interview and merit record in under graduate and diploma courses.

The College provides bridge/remedial courses in some subjects to the educationally disadvantaged students. These courses are being run with the assistance from UGC received under VIII, IX and X plan periods. Further special attention is paid to the advanced learners. A group of 4-5 meritorious students is allotted to a teacher-guide who supervises their studies and allots them additional work for home and library.

The appointments of the teachers are made in accordance with the selection norms laid down by the Guru Nanak Dev University and The State Government. Selection Committee comprises nominee from Managing Committee, Principal and one or two subject experts. The College has freedom and has resources to appoint temporary as well as part-time teachers. The College has total 22 permanent 35 temporary / part-time teachers of which 9 are Ph.D`s, 14 are M.Phil and remaining teachers are with P.G. as highest qualification. Out of the total faculty strength of 57, only 10 are covered by the grant – in – aid of the Government. Remaining 47 are paid their salaries by the college out of its own resources. Due to this financial crunch, the college employs most of these teachers teachers on the fixed salary of Rs. 3000/- to 8000/- per month depending upon the number of lectures assigned to the teacher concerned. These teachers are employed for the duration of actual teaching in every session. This can by no means be considered a happy state of affairs.

The teaching in the College is well organized and regular. The class room teaching is supplemented to a limited extent by the use of over head projectors, audio-visual aids and on-line information. Every P.G. Deptt. is expected to organise one seminar of National or State level every year, some of them are sponsored by UGC or Ministry of Education . Every P.G. student is required to present one seminar to the class every year. The students and parents appear to be more than satisfied with teaching. Personal touch given by teachers is particularly mentioned by the students and alumni.

Assessment of the students is made through class tests, practicals and tutorials. In each session the internal assessment is conducted and reported to the University. Two house tests are compulsory for all the students. A student has to get through in at least one, to be sent up for appearing in the University examinations. The meritorious students are awarded prizes, medals or even financial incentives.

The College has mechanism to obtain feed back from students and parents on the teaching programmes through informal mode of interactions. The College teachers are encouraged to participate in General Orientation Programmes and Refresher Courses conducted by the Academic Staff College. Tutorial groups also create a sound rapport between the teachers and the taught.

The result of the students of the College appearing in the University examinations are impressive, a good number of students secure 1 division and some secure positions in the University or District.


The College is not recognized as a center for offering research based degrees, such as M.Phil. or Ph.D. However, some of the teachers are engaged on their own in research work. Out of 57 teachers in the faculty 23 have research qualifications by way of Ph.D. or M.Phil. Besides, one full time and two part time teachers are at present registered for research degrees. The College encourages its teachers to undertake research work by granting them study leave. Research culture is also sought to be generated amongst the students by making project work compulsory for post graduate students. The Punjabi department. is bringing out a research journal. Besides, five other periodicals from other departments or group of departments are being published. These are not research journals but contain articles written by teachers and students of the department concerned. These publications helps in generating research culture.

It may be mentioned here that the teachers of Punjabi department have considerable creative work to their credit. Besides a few research papers have been published by the teachers in Punjabi department and a few other departments, some books are under publication in the press by the department of English/Sanskrit/Hindi.

The College has designated a person for extension work. Besides one unit of NCC and five units of NSS, various extension activities like community development, social work, health and hygiene awareness, adult education, blood donation camp, Aids awareness, pulse polio campaign are being run by the College, It has drug de-addiction cell, and number of clubs to promote extension programmes. All the five units of NSS and the unit of NCC are very active in carrying out different extension activities in the rural areas.

The College is also associated with NGOs like Rotary Club, Bharat Vikas Parishad, District Environment Society, Drug deaddiction Centre to extend the extension activities. Two of the faculty members have received teaching awards and the Principal is the recipient of Rashtriya Gaurav Award and Bharat Jyoti Award.


The College is located in a constrained area of 5 acres which is almost fully occupied by the academic blocks and Hostel. The College has recently acquired a plot of land nearly which is bring used for Games and Sports. It has adequate infrastructure to support the network of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Besides 26 lectures halls, 15 laboratories, there are music room, seminar hall, and an auditorium. The College has playgrounds, hostel and bus facilities. To keep pace with the academic growth the infrastructual facilities in terms of finances, are met with the assistance from UGC, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth Affairs, ICSSR, and through their own resources, such as fees from self financed courses, exhibitions, craft melas and donations from public personnels. NSS and NCC do voluntary work for college maintenance. Different committees are framed under the supervision of the Principal to play relevant role in administration and general upkeeping of the institute. Beautification and gardening is supervised by the teachers of the botany department.

There is a central computer centre, which is accessed by students and teachers even during the holidays. Besides, the administrative office and library have computers. The College has internet facility too. The College library has about 22,000 books and subscribes to 32 journals and periodicals. The purchases for last two years included about 1800 books, 32 periodicals and 9 newspapers. The library remains open for 7 hrs., six days a week. It has reprographic, computer and audio-visual facilities. There is a small book bank section. The library is under the process of computerization. The UGC sanctioned in 2003 a spoken Sanskrit centre which has done good work in training practically all the students of the college in spoken Sanskrit.

The College has a Hostel accommodating 87 students and 8 teachers. The Hostel has necessary facilities for living and recreation. The college has recently received a grant from UGC of Rs. 25 lacs for the extension of girls Hostel. The work will be undertaken soon. The College has full fledged Physical Education Department in which two qualified teachers and 4 to 6 coaches are invited to provide training to young sports persons in various games. Besides the traditional games, the college provides facilities for fencing, archery, and pistol shooting.

The Institution have effective mechanism for maintenance and optimal use of infrastructure. The College has basic facilities for health care that includes a small dispensary for first aid. There is adequate equipments for most of the games. There is a good gymnasium hall with latest equipment for workouts. Selected sports women attend the camps organised by G.N.D. University in different tours. The College gives a number of incentives to good sports women.

The College students have won many laurels in various competitions. During last three years students of the College were State level winner, 2-3 were regional winners and one National winner. Besides, one student participated in the International event in Karate (USA).

The laboratories in the college need to be updated on priority basis. The labs are particularly deficient in terms of technical staff.


The Prospectus of the College is published annually, which along with the identity cards, contains all the information, including rules for admission, and of evaluation necessary for the students. Teachers actively participate in academic and personal counselling to students in their free periods. The placement cell of the College has been successful in placing 6 under graduate, 4 PG students in the local firms and companies; 5 U.G. and 7 P.G. students in Central Government, and 12 UG and 17 P.G. students in State Government.

The dropout rate is within reasonable limits. While it is 5% in Arts stream, it is only 1% in Commerce, Science and in Post Graduate classes. Out of the total number of students graduating from College, about 20% join Post Graduate classes. The record of students of College qualifying for competitive tests outside has been quite commendable. During last 5 years, 12 students qualified in NET conducted by UGC-CSIR; 4 in SLET; 2 in GATE. Besides, 22 qualified in Medical Entrance Tests and 42 in Engineering Admission Tests. This is positive indicator of the quality of education imparted in the College.

There are ample recreation and leisure-time facilities and provision for extra curricular facilities. There is a non-resident centre, a canteen, arrangement for indoor games, outdoor games, audio-visual facility etc. In order to provide proper opportunity for self expression and to develop their talents, a students magazine is brought out annually. Further, there are debating club, frequent cultural programmes including Dance-Music competitions. Excursions and educational tours are also organized 4-5 times a year. The Youth Welfare department of the College coordinates and encourages the cultural activities.

The College students have also represented in Zonal Youth Festival of the University, where their performance in field of music, theatre, fine arts was highly appreciated. The College also organized the University level Youth Festival in the year 1999. Alumni Association of the College meets regularly. Outstanding students of the College are also honored by it. The activities of the Alumni Association can further be expanded to organize fund-raising drives and also for securing help of alumni in the placements of the students.

The College has been extending scholarship to a number of students. About 70 students receive Merit Scholarships, 40 merit-cum-means scholarship, 10 sports scholarships and 6 scholarships meant for artists. The College has set up a number of clubs and societies. This provides a forum to the students to interact with each other and raise their level of general awareness.


Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College is governed by a registered society, whose President is Swami Sh. Sarvanand Ji. The Management Committee includes Principal and other 12 members including Vice – President and the Secretary. Regular meetings of the Managing Committee are held to analyze the working of the Institution and to take decisions for long term or short term activities of the College. The Management has been quite helpful in the development of the College.

The College has a proper organizational structure for coordinating the working of academic and non-academic departments / units. In order to assist and advise the Principal, there are number of committees to look after various activities run in the College. Almost each one of the teachers is on at least one committee. The academic Council of the College is at the top of this network of committees. Overall functioning of the administration reflects participation and transparency.

The working of the College office is quite efficient and record keeping is systematic. The office assistants have been trained to work on computers but the office work is not fully computerized.

The College has a well balanced budget with adequate provisions for all its needs. All the grants were fully utilized last year. The accounts are properly maintained and audited regularly both by the Internal Auditor and the Govt. Auditor.

The College have been very active in generating funds for development and proper functioning of the College. Last year, Rs. 1.75 lacs were raised by donations; another 72 thousands by fund-raising drives; 75 lacs by self-financing courses; 7 lacs by donations from Ministers. Evidently, the College remains alert to tap all possible sources to raise funds.


Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College is founded by and still guided by Arya Samaji Mission and has made tremendous strides, particularly towards the end of the last decade. The ideals set by the Mission and dedicated efforts of the Management, Principal and Faculty have generated certain healthy practices, some of which are being noted below :

The College in its working reflects an ideal fusion of tradition and modernity which helps in providing students with rounded up personality. The moral education and spiritual training imparted to the students helps in disciplining the mind and conduct of the students. At the same time the College has been responsive to the needs of time and has introduced a number of teaching programmes to enable the students to face the job market with confidence. It is heartening to note that girls are coming out of their seclusion to join the career oriented courses.

*The policy of emphasis upon tradition and moral values in the College has been able to inspire confidence in the backward region of Punjab to an extent that girls from conservative families are coming out and commuting to the College from distant rural areas surrounding the town. The College has its own buses to bring the students from remote areas.

Discipline in the College has been evolved rather than imposed. At the same time there is no suppression of the personality of the students.

*The tutorial system being practiced in the College is another wholesome feature. Every student is attached to a teacher and teacher acts more or less as a guardian, counselor and guide of the students attached to them.

*In most of the teaching Departments, there is a club / society which provides to the students of the department a forum to carry on extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in the subject.
Various departments are publishing small pamphlet-type journals carrying articles by teachers and students of the concerned department/departments. These are not exactly research journals but do promote research culture and provide encouragement and training to the students and teachers .

*College shares and disseminates knowledge for social welfare, through literacy camp, workshop for deaf and dumb, art and craft melas, festivals etc. The Institution is devoted to community development programme like Blood Donation Camp, Welfare of victims of Kargil and Earth Quake, Floods etc.

*The students are provided with sufficient opportunities to develop their overall personalities, not only to develop professional skills but to generate the feeling of responsibility and a good citizenship.


Shanti Devi Arya Mahila College has rendered a pioneering service to this backward area of the State. The hold of orthodoxy was so strong in the area that the girls could not think of coming out of their villages for receiving education. It is no less than a social revolution that girls in large number are commuting from distant rural areas for education not only in traditional subjects but also career oriented courses. It is remarkable indeed that these developments have taken place with very limited Government aid.

A helpful Management, energetic Principal and a dedicated team of teachers are the greatest asset of this College. It is due to this combination that the small town of Dinanagar (Population about 25 thousands) has come up on the educational map of Punjab and turned this institution as the most prominent girls college of the region.

A pronounced tilt towards market oriented courses is a characteristic feature of the college. This contributes much needed funds to the College, besides ushering a social and economic change in the lives of the people of this area.

The level of discipline generated in the College is really commendable. The Principal and teachers need to be complimented for it.

While the College has many strong points, there is still scope for further improvement. The areas of concern and the suggestions of the Peer Team for improvement in quality are given below.
While Peer Team appreciate overall mission of the College which is empowerment of Women, the College should identify specific objectives and make strategic plans to attain the same.

*The College is constrained to an area of about 5 acres and there is a little scope of either vertical or horizontal expansion. The Team, therefore strongly suggests that some more land be acquired for future expansion.

*The present position regarding the Faculty should cause concern. Out of the total 57 teachers only 10 are on the Government grant list. The rest are being paid by the Management out of their own resources. The tenure and the amount of salary paid to the teachers in the later category varies from each other. Ways and means have to be considered to provide stability and continuity to Faculty.

*The college may think of setting up an Internal quality Assurance cell on a permanent basis. This cell may keep regular watch on the quality of education and devise means to raise it.

*In order to promote research in the Institution a Research Committee / Cell be set up. It will help the teachers to plan their research, prepare proposals for research projects and seek funds from appropriate agencies. It would take all possible step to promote research in the College.

*The Committee also feels that the Library facilities in terms of addition of more books, journals and periodicals in order to cater to the demands of newly introduced subjects. The team also expects internet, on-line service and complete computerization of the library service. Professional staff may also be added.

*Some of the departments i.e. Botany, Zoology, Fine Arts, Punjabi, Home Science(Textile, Fashion Designing) etc. requires Museums to display various natural and art objects.
The College may explore the possibility of introducing more courses options to increase flexibility in post graduate studies, keeping in mind the latest trends and social needs. Some more traditional and some newly emerging subjects like Nutritional Science, Functional English, Medical Lab. Technology, Biotechnology etc. may be introduced.
Access to computers and students support services like placement need to be strengthened.
The Peer Team is of the opinion that this exercise will be useful to the institution to initiate the quality advancement strategies towards further growth and development of the Institute.

*The members of the Peer Team should like to place on record their sincere thanks to the Management, Principal, Faculty, Non- teaching staff, students, parents of the students and members of the Alumni for extending full cooperation in the assessment work. The team wishes a bright future for the College.

Prof. R.K. Misra
I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the Peer Team in this report.

Prof. Vijay Laxmi
Mrs. Nirmal Pandhi (Principal)

Prof. R.D. Gaur
(Member Co-ordinator)

Date : August 28, 2004

Place : Dinanagar

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