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SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
Address:Sector 26
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Chandigarh, India
Pin Code : 160019
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SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh is a recognised institute / college. SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh is also known as Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Khalsa College Sector 26).

SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh was established on / in 1966 (Foundation stone laid by Pratap Singh Kairon).


Principal of SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh is Prof Gurdeep Singh: 98557-02163, H.S. Sohi (Offtg Principal).

SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh is situated in Chandigarh of Chandigarh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.

Fax # of SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh is 0172-2790312.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh are Enquiry: 94170-29969, 94636-19164.

email ID(s) is SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26 Chandigarh Chandigarh

Website of SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh is www.sggscollege.ac.in.

Chairman : Dr. Ajaib Singh.
Registrar : A S Chahal: 98159-10441.


Contact Details of SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh are : Telephone: +91-172-2792754

Khalsa College, Chandigarh


Dr PS Gill (Faculty member). Also Vice President of PCCTU.

Other colleges of Guru Gobind Singh Group (Sikh Educational Society), Chandigarh
Sikh National College, Qadian
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women Sector 26, Chandigarh
Sikh National College, Banga
Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy (Sector 26), Chandigarh


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SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26, Chandigarh Chandigarh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
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Approval details: SGGS Khalsa College Sector 26 is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


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Guru Gobind Singh College was established in 1966. It is recognized by UGC since its inception. College offers 04 under graduate and 02 postgraduate courses. Staff is recruited as per UGC norms. It has 97 staff members, out of which 84 are permanent, 89 are temporary and 12 are part time teachers. Total no. of student is 1567 out of which 1215 are male students and 352 are female students. There are 8 overseas students. 24-26% is the drop out rate at UG level, whereas 67-83% at PG level. Total unit cost is Rs. 20,735 per annum (with salaries). College follows annual system for examination. There are 180 teaching days. Besides this college management also runs 5 other institutions. There are 21 Ph.D holders. College has strong NCC unit. College makes an effort to make the students truly intelligent, patriotic and useful Sikh citizens. It runs 6 aided and 3 unaided courses. Elective option is offered to the students. Recently it has introduced M.Sc. IT, E-commerce and Computer Science. Large no. of faculty members represents the college at Punjab University for under graduate and post graduate board of studies and are instrumental for designing the syllabus. It also provides value based modern education and develops confidence in the students. It also helps to make the students to make skilled and balanced individuals. 21 staff members are Ph.D. holders. PG students are encouraged to participate in the project work. Study leave is also given to teachers to pursue their research work. Teachers regularly publish their work in the journals. There is a designated person with additional responsibility, for extension activities. Various extension activities such as AIDS Awareness, Environment Awareness, Blood Donation Camp, and Tree Plantation Camps are carried out regularly. Participating students are recognized by token of appreciations. College plans its extension activities with NGOs and GOs such as ICSSI, Punjab University, Police Dept., Banks, Rotary Club, etc.

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ABVP announces party candidates for SGGS College

Chandigarh: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has announced their party candidates for Sri Guru Gobind Singh College at sector- 26 on Friday. The organization secretary, Dinesh Chouhan, has announced the name of Vasudha Sharma as a candidate for the post of party president in the college.

The candidates for various posts along with the party officials have also pledged to fight against corruption in any form. The organization secretary has stated that the party wanted to nominate a female candidate for the post of the party president in the college. This is a step to involve female students in the college elections as there has been minimal participation of female students in the past, he added.

GURPREET KAUR Vs SIKH EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY and ORS Civil Writ Petition 5581 of 2006

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.

Date of Decision: May 16 2008

Gurpreet Kaur .......Petitioner
Versus
Sikh Educational Society Chandigarh and others .......Respondents

CORAM:-
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE MOHINDER PAL

Present:
Mr.RK Malik Senior Advocate with
Mr.Sandeep Thakur Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr.RS Ahluwalia Advocate for respondents No.1 and 2.
Mr.Deepak Sharma Advocate for respondents No.3 and 4.

HEMANT GUPTA J.
The challenge in the present writ petition is to the order dated 31.3.2006 Annexure P15 whereby the services of the petitioner were dispensed with.

The petitioner was appointed on 28.7.1998 as Lecturer in
Computer Science in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Chandigarh run by the Sikh Educational Society Chandigarh. The said College receives grant-in-aid from the Government and 95% of the salary is paid to the
employees from the grant-in-aid.

It is the case of the petitioner that one post of Lecturer in Computer Science was advertised in May 1998 and being eligible for the said post the petitioner applied and was selected by a duly constituted Selection Committee in which nominees of the University as well as DPI were present apart from the representative of the Management. At the time of advertisement of the post the essential qualification for the post of Computer Science was Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Computer Science.

However in the Panjab University Syndicate meeting held on 18.7.1998 the qualifications for the post of Lecturer in Computer Science were changed. In the amended qualifications NET (National Eligibility Test) or SLET (accredited by UGC) was made compulsory. It was also
contemplated that if the University had already candidates who do not possess such qualifications they will have to clear NET within two years from the date such letter was issued.

The case of approval of appointment of the petitioner was sent to the University as well as to the State Government. Initially the University imposed a condition that the petitioner will have to clear UGC / NET examination within two years but subsequently on the representation of the petitioner the said condition was dispensed with vide communication dated 23.2.2000 Annexure P7. However the State Government vide
communication dated 5.7.1999 Annexure P5 approved the appointment of the petitioner subject to the condition that she should clear the NET within two years from the decision of the Syndicate dated 18.7.1998. It is further
the case of the petitioner that one can appear in NET examination only after passing the post-Graduate degree i.e. Master of Engineering and that the passing of NET within two years is not feasible. It is also contended that the petitioner was appointed in pursuance of advertisement published prior to the imposition of the condition of qualification of NET examination therefore such condition cannot be extended to her.

The petitioner was given a show cause notice on 28.6.2005
stating that since she had failed to qualify the test even though a period of four years had elapsed therefore the College has appointed one Ms. Suchi Sood after advertisement and therefore the services of the petitioner were liable to be terminated. In reply to the said show cause notice the petitioner submitted a detailed reply pointing out that she had cleared Master in Engineering with distinction securing 73% marks in April 2004 and therefore the Management should continue to rely upon her hard work devotion to duty and loyalty to Institution but vide communication dated 24.10.2005 Annexure P13 the appointment of the petitioner under the grand-in-aid scheme was cancelled but she was ordered to be retained as Lecturer in Computer Science under the Self-Financing Scheme. After the said order was passed it was pointed out by the petitioner vide communication Annexure P14 that she appeared in the NET examination held in June 2005 and had been declared successful in the result declared in the first week of January 2006. In view of the said fact the petitioner sought to withdraw the communication dated 24.10.2005. Vide communication dated 31.3.2006 Annexure P15 the petitioner was advised by the Management to compete for the post of Lecturer in Computer Science as Ms. Suchi Sood who was appointed against the grant-in-aid post had resigned by also adding that she stands relieved. It is the said communication which is subject matter of challenge in the present petition.

In reply filed on behalf of respondents No.1 and 2 it was pointed out that the appointment of the petitioner was approved by the DPI (Colleges) Chandigarh subject to her qualifying the NET. It is further pointed out that
the petitioner failed to clear the NET even during a period of four years of her appointment therefore the post of Lecturer in Computer Science was re-advertised on 26.5.2004. The petitioner did not apply for the said post.

It is further pointed out that Ms. Suchi Sood has since resigned and the post is required to be re-advertised for filling up the same from amongst the eligible candidates.

During the course of arguments it was pointed out that in pursuance of advertisement published on 28.6.2006 in 'Hindustan Times' and on 29.6.2006 in 'the Tribune' one post of Lecturer in Computer Science was advertised under 95% grant-in-aid scheme. The duly constituted Selection Committee considered eleven candidates who applied for
appointment in pursuance of such advertisement and one Balwinder Kaur has been appointed on 18.9.2006 as Lecturer in Computer Science. The Chandigarh Administration has approved the appointment of said Balwinder Kaur subject to outcome of the writ petition filed by the present petitioner on 14.2.2007. Mr. Malik learned counsel appearing for the petitioner has also pointed out that services of Ms. Balwinder Kaur have been confirmed from 18.3.2008 under 95% grant-in-aid scheme without prejudice to the decision of this Court in the present case. It is thus contended by the petitioner that appointment of Ms. Balwinder Kaur during the pendency of the present writ petition will not defeat the rights of the petitioner more so when the operation of order Annexure P15 was stayed by this Court on 6.4.2006.

Learned counsel for the respondents has raised a preliminary objection that Ms. Balwinder Kaur who has been appointed in pursuance of a separate advertisement in May 2006 has not been impleaded as respondent in this petition and therefore the present writ petition is bad for non-joinder of necessary parties.

We have heard learned counsel for the parties at length and do not find merit in the preliminary objections raised by the learned counsel for the respondents. The order Annexure P15 was to dis-continuation of the services of the petitioner from 31.3.2006. The operation of the said order was stayed by this Court on 6.4.2006. It was thereafter the respondents advertised the post of Lecturer in Computer Science in June 2006 and appointed Ms.Balwinder Kaur on 18.9.2006. The appointment of Ms.
Balwinder Kaur has been approved by the Chandigarh Administration subject to the decision of the present writ petition and so is the order of confirmation passed by the respondent-Management. Therefore it is apparent that the respondent-Management Chandigarh Administration as well as Balwinder Kaur are aware of the pendency of the writ petition that the appointment so made is subject to the decision of the writ petition.

Therefore non-impleading of Balwinder Kaur is wholly inconsequential as the entire selection process has been initiated after the filing of the writ petition and therefore her appointment is hit by the doctrine of lispendence.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has vehemently argued that the condition of NET qualification within two years of the date of the decision of the Syndicate dated 18.7.1998 was wholly impracticable at least in the subject of Computer Science as a candidate must have had a degree in Master in Engineering and only then one would become eligible for appearing in NET examination.

It is further contended that for obtaining Master's Degree a period of three years for the part-time students is the minimum period which is required to qualify therefore the period of two years fixed was wholly unjustified. It is also contended that such condition came to be introduced after the advertisement in pursuance of which the petitioner was appointed therefore such condition cannot be made applicable in respect of the petitioner. It is further contended that the petitioner has since qualified the NET i.e. before the order Annexure P15 was passed thus the order Annexure P15 is wholly illegal and unjustified.

The argument that the eligibility conditions were required to be seen on the date of advertisement is not tenable. The decision Annexure P3 prescribes minimum qualification for future appointments as well as for the candidates who have been appointed after 29.11.1995 and 13.5.1996.

As a matter of fact the petitioner came to be appointed after ten days of the decision of the Syndicate on 18.7.1998 therefore the said decision of the Syndicate is applicable in respect of the petitioner who had been appointed after such decision was communicated. Such decision is in fact applicable to the candidates who have been appointed on 29.11.1995 as well.

However the condition of two years for qualifying NET seems to be impracticable at least in the subject of Computer Science. It is admitted that for qualification of NET a candidate has to be a post-Graduate. Reasonable
time was required to be given to a candidate to obtain post graduate degree and then to qualify NET. Though the petitioner has taken some time to qualify the test but the fact remains that she has qualified such test before
she was ordered to be relieved on 31.3.2006 and much before the advertisement inviting fresh applications. In Ram Sarup Vs. State of Haryana and others (1979)1 SCC 168 it was held that if a candidate is not eligible on account of lack of necessary qualification but as soon as the necessary qualifications are acquired the candidates must be regarded as having been regularised.

Still further a Division Bench of this Court in Ram Bhagat Sharma and others 1997(4) RSJ 134 has given time to the candidates to acquire qualification whose qualifications certificates were found to be bogus. It is thus contended that if the candidates who have submitted bogus certificates can be granted time to acquire requisite qualification therefore the petitioner who was qualified in terms of conditions of
advertisement should have been given reasonable time to qualify the test.

Since the petitioner has qualified the test before the order Annexure P15 was passed the action of the respondents in terminating the services of the petitioner is wholly unjustified.

On 24.10.2005 when the post of the petitioner was converted into Self-Financing Scheme the petitioner had already obtained Master of Engineering Degree i.e. in April 2004. It was thereafter the petitioner became eligible for NET and qualified the same in January 2006.

The petitioner has worked more than seven years therefore we are of the opinion that such order of discharge is unjustified when she has acquired the necessary qualifications in January 2006 though the order of discharge was passed on 31.3.2006.

In view of the above we set aside the communications dated 24.10.2005 and 31.3.2006 Annexures P13 and P15 and hold the petitioner to be a duly appointed Lecturer in Computer Science. However the petitioner shall not be entitled to any arrears of salary prior to the date of
this order as Ms.Balwinder Kaur has been granted wages as a Lecturer in Computer Science appointed against the aided post.

With the above said directions the present writ petition stands disposed of.

( HEMANT GUPTA )
JUDGE

( MOHINDER PAL )
JUDGE

S P S YADAV Vs UT ADMN ETC Civil Writ Petition 12221 of 2003

IN THE HIGH COURT FOR THE STATES OF PUNJAB and HARYANA
AT CHANDIGARH

Date of Decision: April 22,2008.

S.P.S. Yadav ... Petitioner
VERSUS
U.T. Administration through the Secretary, Education, Sector
9, Chandigarh, and others ... Respondents

CORAM :
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE HEMANT GUPTA.
HONBLE MR.JUSTICE MOHINDER PAL.

1. Whether Reporters of Local papers may be allowed to see
the judgment ?

2. To be referred to the Reporters or not ?

3. Whether the judgment should be reported in the Digest ?

Present: Mr. A.S. Walia, Advocate, for the petitioner.
Mr. Sidharth Sanwaria, Advocate, for respondents Nos.1 and 2.
None for respondent No.3.

MOHINDER PAL, J.
The petitioner is a Lecturer in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh - respondent No.3 (hereinafter referred to as `the respondent-College). On July 19, 1975, he had joined the respondent-College on regular basis. Earlier to it, he had served the respondent-College for 11 months on
temporary basis. In the year 1986, the petitioners salary was
fixed retrospectively with effect from August 01, 1975, after
giving him the benefit of 11 months temporary service. In the year 1991, when the petitioner had completed 16 years of service,, he was given selection grade by giving him the benefit of past service of 11 months, and he was given increment just after one month. The grievance of the petitioner is that grades of College and University Teachers were revised with effect from January 01, 1996 and selection grade of Rs.3700-5700 was revised to Rs.12000-18300. The Lecturers with five years service in the grade of Rs.3700-5700 - with basic pay of Rs.4325/- were placed at Rs.14940/-, whereas he was getting basic pay of Rs.4325/- on January 01,1996 after earning five increments in the selection grade with the help of 11 months of temporary service benefit already granted to the petitioner. At the time of re-fixation of pay, his pay was fixed at Rs.12420/- as on January 01, 1996 and Rs.14940/- with effect from July 19, 1996 when he completed five years of service after placement in the selection grade and the next date of increment was fixed as July 01, 1997 i.e after completion of one year; thereby withdrawing the benefit of 11 months service. According to the petitioner, to continue this benefit of 11 months temporary service, the date of his next increment should have been August, 1996.

After hearing the learned counsel for the parties and perusing the impugned order dated July 04, 2003 (Annexure P- 11) passed by Mr. Dalip Kumar, I.A.S, Director Public Instructions
(Colleges), Chandigarh Administration, we do not find any
ground warranting interference therewith in exercise of writ
jurisdiction of this Court. The order passed by the Director
Public Instructions (Colleges) is an elaborate and well- reasoned one. After discussing the relevant instructions and rules on the subject, it has rightly been observed by him that the old date of increment was required to be retained only in those cases where the fixation of pay at Rs.14940/- with service ranging from 5 to 12 years as on January 01, 1996 constituted an anomaly. The petitioner had completed 5 years service in the selection grade on July 19, 1996 and was, therefore, awarded stepping up in his pay at Rs.14940/- (benefit of six increments @ Rs.420/- in the scale of Rs.12000-18300) and had, thus, rightly been given next increment on July 01,1997 after the completion of 12 months. The petitioner, when he was initially allowed the placement in the selection grade on July 19,1991, he was allowed the retention of his old date of increment. The plea
of the petitioner that he is being denied the benefit of 11 months of temporary service towards the pay fixation is, therefore, not tenable.

It has rightly been observed by the Director of Public Instructions (Colleges) that since it is not a placement rather a stepping up of pay at the stage of Rs.14940/- on the completion of 5 years service, the benefit of retention of old date of increment is not admissible to the petitioner. In fact, benefit of 11 months temporary service had not been denied to the petitioner at any stage, rather his pay had been fixed by allowing him further increment on completion of 12 months service on July 01, 1997.

Consequently, this writ petition is dismissed being without any merit.

( HEMANT GUPTA )
JUDGE

( MOHINDER PAL )
JUDGE

Promotion lure takes hockey stars to examination hall

The prospects of departmental promotion have forced hockey forwards Rajpal Singh and Prabhjot Singh to pull out of the forthcoming Four-Nation Hockey Tournament at Perth and Darwin from April 24.

With the clash of examination dates with those of the tournament, both key players of the Indian team have preferred to take their graduation examination over the tournament.

Both players are students of BA (part II) and have been working with Indian Oil.

“For our next departmental promotions, we have to be graduates. Playing for the country or winning tournaments will not help us there,” said Chandigarh-based Rajpal Singh, who holds the post of sports officer in the company.

For Prabhjot Singh, who is assistant manager there, also wants to complete his graduation as without the degree he will not get his next promotion as deputy manager.

“I have missed my examination many a time due to game but now I think I should complete my studies first to avail of promotion chances”, said 27-year-old Prabhjot.

“We have informed about our inability to participate in the tournament as well as in the 19-day preparatory camp, getting under way at Bangalore soon.

“Last year, we were part of the winning squad of Asia Cup held at Chennai. Besides, I have been part of the national team for so many years. But all this has not helped me get promoted. So this year, I, too decided to complete my graduation,” said Rajpal Singh, who is taking his examination at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26.

“Many hockey players, even of domestic level, have got promotions as they possess the degree. So we don’t want to suffer on this front,” added the players.


Crl Appeal 217 DB of 2005

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
CHANDIGARH

Date of decision : September 11, 2007

Bur Singh and others ... Appellants
versus
State of Punjab ... Respondent

Coram:
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mehtab S. Gill
Hon'ble Mr. Justice A.N. Jindal

Present:
Mr. Sukhbir Singh, Advocate for the appellants.
Mr. S.S. Bhinder, Addl. A.G. Punjab for the respondent.
Mr. K.S. Dhaliwal, Advocate for the complainant.

A.N. Jindal, J.
Bur Singh and his two sons namely Kulwinder Singh and
Parminder Singh (hereinafter referred to as 'the accused') were charged under Section 302/120-B read with Section 34 IPC for committing murder of Surjan Singh on 6.10.1999 in the area of village Marrianwala, Police Station Sadar Batala. Consequently, they were convicted vide judgment dated 1.2.2005 passed by the learned Sessions Judge, Gurdaspur and sentenced as under :-

Bur Singh U/s 302 IPC To undergo life imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs.5000/-. In default of payment of fine to further undergo rigorous imprisonment for six months.

Kulwinder Singh and Parminder Singh U/s 302/34 IPC To undergo life imprisonment and to pay fine of Rs.5000/- and in default of payment of fine to further undergo rigorous imprisonment for six months each.

On 5.10.1999, Bur Singh had given beatings to the son of
Manjit Singh for passing through their fields to which Surjan Singh had objected, therefore, the accused were annoyed and challenged to teach him a lesson.

On 6.10.1999, at about 6.00 AM, Sukhraj Singh- complainant (hereinafter referred to as 'the complainant') along with his father Surjan Singh was going towards his well to milch the cattle. Surjan Singh was ahead of the complainant. When they reached near the field of Hazara
Singh, the accused came there. Bur Singh raised lalkara that they be caught and taught a lesson for showing sympathy with the public. Kulwinder Singh accused inflicted a datar blow on the right arm of Surjan Singh, Bur
Singh inflicted him sua blow on his right temporal region, resultantly, he fell down. Thereafter Parminder Singh accused inflicted dang blow to him on his shoulders. Thus, all the accused inflicted more blows to him with their respective weapons. The hue and cry raised by Sukhraj Singh attracted Jasbir Singh and Kulbir Singh to the spot. At this, the accused fled away with their respective weapons. Surjan Singh succumbed to the injuries at the spot.

After leaving Jasbir Singh and Kulbir Singh near the dead
body, the complainant went to the police station, but ASI Lakhbir Singh met him at Aliwal Chowk to whom he got recorded his statement Ex.PD, which was completed at 7.30 AM, on the basis of which FIR Ex.PD/2 was registered at 8.30 AM. The distance of the Police Station Sadar, Batala is 4 kms from the place of occurrence. The FIR was received by the Illaqa Magistrate at 9.00 AM. ASI Lakhbir Singh visited the place of occurrence; prepared the rough site plan; lifted blood stained earth from the spot; took into possession one shoe of plastic; got conducted postmortem examination on the dead body of the deceased; and took the clothes of the deceased into possession. Accused Bur Singh was arrested on 11.10.1999 and he got recovered dang fitted with sua under the chaff in his residential house and Kulwinder Singh accused got recovered dater from underneath the heap of chaff lying in his verandah in pursuance of their disclosure statements under Section 27 of the Evidence Act. On 28.10.1999, Parminder Singh accused was arrested by Inspector Lakhbir Singh CIA Staff, Batala.

Completion of the investigation was followed by a report under Section 173 Cr.P.C. Initially, Parminder Singh accused was declared innocent and was placed in column No.2 of the report under Section 173 Cr.P.C., however, on the application under Section 319 Cr.P.C. accused Parminder Singh was also summoned. Similarly, on the private complaint in which ASI Lakhbir Singh was also impleaded as accused and was summoned to face trial along with other accused.

All the accused were charged under Sections 302/120-B read with Section 34 IPC, to which they pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.

In order to substantiate the charge, the prosecution examined Dr. Harbhajan Singh (PW1), Sukhraj Singh (PW2), Jasbir Singh (PW3), Navtej Pal Singh, Patwari (PW4), Arvin Kumar (PW5), HC Jaswinder Singh (PW6), MHC Sardul Singh (PW7), Kuldeep Singh (PW8), DSP Balbir Singh (PW9), Gurmej Singh (PW10), ASI Lakhbir Singh (PW11) and SI/SHO Naresh Kumar (PW12).

When examined under Section 313 Cr.P.C. the accused denied all the incriminating circumstances appearing against them and pleaded their false implication in this case. Accused Parminder Singh further added that he was studying at Guru Godbind Singh College, Chandigarh and was not present in the village on the day of occurrence.

In defence, the accused examined SDO Lakbir Singh (DW1), Peeter (DW2), Surinder Singh (DW3) and Rachhpal Singh Patwari (DW4).

Ultimately the trial ended in conviction. Hence this appeal.

We have heard Mr. Sukhbir Singh, learned counsel for the
appellants, Mr. S.S. Bhinder, learned Additional Advocate General, Punjab, Mr. K.S. Dhaliwal, learned counsel for the complainant and perused the records with their able assistance.

Among the other contentions, the prime argument raised by the learned counsel for the appellants is that the motive behind the occurrence does not stand established. No offence could be committed without any motive. While delineating over the argument, the same does not weigh with us. The prosecution witnesses namely Sukhraj Singh (PW2) and Jasbir Singh (PW3) consistently testify that one day prior to the occurrence, Bur Singh had thrashed son of Manjit Singh preventing him from passing through their land which was objected by Surjan Singh, therefore, Bur
Singh felt annoyed and caused injuries to him. Had it not been correct, this fact could be rebutted by the accused by examining Manjit Singh or his son. Thus, it would be suffice to say that Bur Singh having taken ill of the earlier occurrence, which took place on 5.10.1999, wanted to have revenge.

Nevertheless, the law is now well settled that motive lies hidden in the heart of the accused, which is difficult to explore. Some times the occurrence takes place for little or no motives, but motive is not a necessary ingredient
which may disprove the commission of the crime; it only lends corroboration to the prosecution version, as such when the occurrence is established by cogent and convincing evidence in the shape of ocular as well as medical evidence, then the motive pales into insignificance.

As regards the presence of Jasbir Singh and the complainant, the later being the son of the deceased was living with his father. It is a matter of common experience that the people in the villages go out of their houses to milch the cattle in the wee hours of the day. The complainant being the inmate of the house having gone along with his father, in all human probabilities, was present in the house and had accompanied his father when they were going to milch the cattle. The scorching cross examination upon this witness could not derive us, in such a situation that his presence could be doubted.

The other plea that the complainant was serving in insurance company as Development Officer and was posted at Gurdaspur and was not present in the house at that hour also is without merit. The place of occurrence i.e. native village of the complainant was in same district i.e.
Gurdaspur. It is not the case where the occurrence took place during the duty hours. But it was only 6.00 AM when the occurrence took place, therefore, the distance of 50 kms could be covered by the complainant to reach his office in time from his village. No official from the Insurance
Company came forward to rebut the presence of the complainant in his village. If the complainant was claiming house rent without staying at Gurdaspur, then the same was question of controversy between the insurance company and its employee, however, the same is hardly a
circumstance to doubt the presence of complainant in his native village at the time of occurrence.

As regards the presence of Jasbir Singh (PW3), his residence is at a distance 1- ½ acre from the place of occurrence. He is said to have been attracted by the hue and cry raised by the deceased, therefore, his presence
also is quite natural and probable at such time when every body wakes up after sleeping in the night. During cross examination he admitted that his clothes were stained with blood and he had shown the same to the police, no finger can be raised about his presence for not taking the blood stained clothes of a witness by the Investigating Officer.

We also do not find any weight in the other argument that; had the witnesses been present at the spot, then they would not have gone un-spared by the accused. In this
regard it would be suffice to say that, at this stage, we can not speculate as to what was in the mind of the accused but apparently, it appears that Bur Singh had attracted annoyance against Surjan Singh and none else, therefore, he being in direct confrontation with the deceased might have made him their target, therefore, the presence of the witnesses cannot be doubted merely on the ground that they were not given any injuries at the hands of the accused.

As regards ASI Lakhbir Singh, he has already been acquitted from the case and no appeal has been preferred against him, therefore, we need not to make any comments regarding his acquittal.

Learned counsel for the appellants made an abortive bid to
prove the innocence of the accused by urging that the story as set up by the prosecution is a manufactured one; the occurrence did not take place at 6.00 AM as alleged by the prosecution but it took place some time late during night as 150 cc of semi digested food was seen in the stomach of the deceased by Dr. Harbhajan Singh (PW1), who conducted autopsy on the dead body of Surjan Sigh.

Having delineated over the matter, it is worth mentioning that the people in the villages get up early in the morning, took bath, go for meditation, took some food and then start their daily pursuits. No question was asked to the witnesses as to when the deceased woke up and when he
took the meals. Thus, on account of non examination of the witnesses qua this aspect of the case, no inference could be drawn that the deceased could not have taken any food prior to 6.00 AM, rather other factors that Dr. Harbhajan Singh (PW1) who conducted the autopsy found the presence of rigor mortis on the upper limbs, whereas it was partially present on the lower limbs and that autopsy conducted on 6.10.1999 at 1.15 PM indicate that rigor mortis was just in the process of setting and had not completely set over the body. As per medical view point, rigor mortis sets in after 2 hours and spreads all over the body within 12 to 15 hours, therefore, no presumption could be drawn that the occurrence took place prior to 6.00
AM and the presence of 150 CC food in the stomach of the deceased at the time of autopsy is of no consequence and was not of any help to the case of the accused.

Though, the FIR is very prompt in this case, yet as an abundant caution being aware of the human probabilities and intention to throw net wider for involving both the sons and a father in the case, we doubt the participation of accused Parminder Singh in the commission of the crime.

Before discussing the plea of alibi set up by Parminder Singh, while putting the medical evidence in the four corners of the ocular version and the initial version set up by the complainant in the FIR, false implication of Parminder Singh cannot be ruled out. In the FIR Ex.PD/2 got registered by the complainant Sukhraj Singh (PW2), it was stated that Parminder Singh alias Sonu gave a dang blow while Surjan Singh was lying down, which hit on the back side of his shoulders, then all the three accused gave more blows with their respective weapons which hit his father Surjan Singh right leg, back and arms. While appearing in the witness box as PW-2, he while deviating from his earlier statement made an improvement over the same by stating that Parminder Singh alias Sonu inflicted dang blow on his back side and on the right flank and on the chest but he does not depose that Parminder Singh alias Sonu along with others gave more blows to the deceased, but the medical evidence speaks otherwise.

During the course of argument it was urged that injuries No.2 and 4 are attributed to the accused Parminder Singh. These injuries reads as under :-

2. Reddish contusion 10x1- ½ cm on the back of left
shoulder joint. On dissection, blood was present in the
muscles. Underlying bone was intact.

4. Reddish contusion 8x6 cms in size on the back of right
side of chest just along the right posterior axillary fold. On
dissection there was present profusion of muscle of rib case, 5th, 6th and 7th ribs of right side of chest were fractured and the fractured ends were embedded in to the right pleura and lung tissue. The thoracic cavity was full of blood.

Injury No.1, which is fatal, is attributed to Bur Singh accused.

None of the witnesses have stated that if Parminder Singh accused inflicted injury with his stick on the back of the left shoulder of the deceased and that injury No.4 was not stated to have been caused by Parminder Singh as described by Dr. Harbhajan Singh (PW1). Thus, the medical evidence does not fit in with the ocular version.

Besides this, Parminder Singh had taken a specific plea that he had been studying in Guru Gobind Singh College, at Chandigarh. He has examined Peeter (DW2), Clerk of the said college, who has certified of his being the student of college and has further deposed that as per attendance register maintained in the mess of the college he was present in the college from 1.10.1999 to 17.10.1999. The register being maintained by the officials of the college in the ordinary course of their official duties cannot be said to have no evidentiary value. The photo copy of the attendance register duly establishes this fact. There was no necessity to produce the class incharge as it stands established from the mess record that Parminder Singh took meals during the period from 1.10.1999 to 17.10.1999 in the hostel. This piece of evidence finds support from the fact that he was declared innocent during investigation by Inspector (Retd.)

Surinder Singh (DW3). Thus, possibility of Parminder Singh to be present in the hostel of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh at the time of occurrence cannot be ruled out.

For the forging reasons, we partly accept the appeal, acquit the accused Parminder Singh from the charges framed against him and direct that he be set at liberty forthwith, if not required in any other case.

However, the appeal qua remaining accused stands dismissed.

(Mehtab S. Gill)
Judge

(A.N. Jindal)
Judge

US prof holds physics workshop

The Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) organised a workshop on ‘Applications of Lasers in Physics Teaching’ at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, yesterday. The workshop was conducted by Prof George Simon, an Indian-American from the California State University, USA and he was accompanied by Prof Ved Ratna, a former NCERT teacher with 50 years of experience and six patents to his credit.

Together, the two demonstrated how physics experiments could be improvised. Teachers and students from Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab attended the workshop.

Dr Simon began his presentation with a video on basic theory of lasers and a historical background of holography followed by a demonstration on the uses of ‘Rainbow Glasses’ in physics laboratory. The plasma globe was used to demonstrate and explain how a large voltage could ionise the surrounding air, light an unconnected fluorescent tube and showed the projection of complete electromagnetic spectrum on a screen. A display of various holograms was also organised.

Commenting on the grim state of research in the field of physics in India, Dr Simon said, “Our country lacks well-equipped labs for research work”.

Dr Simon is in India for signing MoUs with Lucknow University and Saurashtra University at Rajkot (Gujarat) for facilitation of the exchange of faculty between the varsities.

The participants also visited Anveshika lab set up in the college Physics Department where about 100 experiments based on the concept of “learning physics by doing” were exhibited.


Students shine

First semester students of diploma in medical lab technology of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy, Sector 26, have done their college proud by figuring in the merit list of the final examination conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education in December, 2006. Vikram Singh Taragi stood first while Natasha Vig and Karamjeet Kaur were placed second and third, respectively. Moreover, 17 out of 20 merit positions were grabbed by students of the college.

Training: Chandigarh Institution of Civil Engineers (India) (ICE) has signed a MoU with Desh Bhagat Engineering College (DBEC), Mandi Gobindgarh, under which the ICE (I) will be provided with technical facilities and academic consultancy at the DBEC. Practising engineers seeking membership of ICE (I) will be given practical training at the DBEC laboratories. Faculty at DBEC will provide guidance to engineers in their project work. The institute has also joined hands with HCL Career Development Centre, Noida. According to Dr Zora Singh, chairman of the group, the HCL will provide pre-placement technical training to MCA students of the institute and help arrange for their industrial visits to enable them to serve IT companies more effectively.

PTU results: In the third semester PTU examination, three civil engineering students of Indo Global Engineering College have been found place in the PTU merit list. Kuldeep Patwal and Jaideep Saini stood sixth by scoring 82 per cent marks while Akhil Prashar stood tenth. In the seventh semester, Prabhjot Singh stood sixth in the PTU merit list and has already been selected by Kajstory India Pvt Ltd at a salary of Rs 22,500 per month. Chairman of Indo Global Colleges expressed happiness over the results and congratulated the successful students and the staff. He announced to give suitable rewards to the meritorious students.


CJM pulls up SI for imposing Sec 307

The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Mr Y.S. Rathore today pulled up SI Charanjit Singh, the Investigation Officer (IO) of the Sector 17 Police Station, for unnecessarily imposing Section 307 of the IPC against three persons on charges of beating up two sons of Mr Vijay Kumar, an Inspector with the local police, in Sector 23 on Wednesday. One of the victims had sustained a fracture in the arm, while the other sustained minor injuries.

Rejecting the request of the police for a police remand, the CJM expressed displeasure over imposing the Sections as the victims were sons of a police Inspector. While accepting the bail application of the accused, the CJM issued a notice to the police.

The arrested persons had been identified as Pradeep Gupta of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Aditya Verma of DAV College, Sector 10, and Manu Sandhu of Kaimbwala. The police said still many persons involved in the incident are at large.

The police said an altercation took place between two groups of boys, who were partying at a restaurant in Sector 26, following which the accused chased Mannan and Rohit, both brothers, and assaulted them. The party was organised by Terry, son of Inspector Jagir Singh, SHO, Sector 34 police station.

DIG deposes in CBI case

The DIG, Ludhiana range, Mr Parag Jain, who was earlier posted as SSP, Chandigarh, today appeared before the CBI Special Judge to testify that he had given the sanction for the prosecution of SI Gurmukh Singh who was arrested by the CBI in a case of corruption.



Travails of getting an FIR registered

The police initially refused to register an FIR in a mobile phone theft case. Subsequently, it registered a daily diary report (DDR), saying the phone had been misplaced.

Though senior police officials refuse to comment on the issue, legal experts say action not only amounts to the subversion of the law, but does not comply with the Supreme Court directions also. The court says investigation should be carried out after registering an FIR in the case of a cognizable offence.

However, in the case of Aayush Chopra of Mohali, the police only registered a DDR after taking its own “time”.

Narrating his ordeal, Chopra told Chandigarh Tribune that he had gone to Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, to take his BA II examination. As the phone was not allowed to be carried in the examination hall, the invigilator on duty asked him to place it on the lecture stand. After finishing his examination, he went to collect his phone, but found it missing. He brought the matter to the notice of the invigilator, who expressed his ignorance about it.

Chopra said he reported the matter to the Sector 26 police station. The police official there refused to pay heed to his requests and made him sit for over two hours.

Refusing to register the case, the police official told him that they had to question all students who came for the examination. And suggesting the way out, the cops told him to get registered a DDR, saying that his mobile phone was misplaced. On the other hand, the cops assured him that they would inquire into the matter without registering a case.

When this issue was taken up with the DSP (East), Mr Vijay Pal Singh, he expressed ignorance. He however, said if complainant said his mobile phone was stolen, an FIR should have been lodged. He added that he would look into the matter.


SGGS toppers honoured

The 36th annual convocation function of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here was organised today within the college premises.

Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of State for Finance, was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

He delivered the convocation address and conferred degrees on the students.

A total of 416 degrees were awarded to the students of M.Sc IT (29), M.A. Punjabi(21), PGDCA (25), B.Com (124), BCA (34), BA (88) B.Sc (61), B.Com Hons. (30) B.Sc Hons.(8) and BA Hons.(4).

Six students were awarded the Certificate of Merit for holding high rankings in the university exams.

These were Navneet Sahota (BCA) — first in PU for 3 consecutive years, Parneet Kaur (PGDCA) — first in PU and BCA(Hons) in the previous year,Geetanjali (PGDCA) — 10th in PU and Shikhadeep Gill (BSc Electronics) — 8th in PU and first in UT with 94 per cent marks.

Navjot Kaur Sidhu (MA I-Punjabi) — first in PU and Shelly Goyal (M.Com) —12th in PU were the other two awardees.

Earlier, the Principal, Dr Kuldeep Singh, declared the convocation open and read out the annual report.

Mr Bansal, in his convocation address, congratulated the achievers and called upon them to face the challenges of life with a positive attitude while striving for excellence in every sphere of life.


Road rage claims motorcyclist, cyclist; 5 hurt

A motorcyclist and a cyclist were killed while five pedestrians were seriously injured when a truck crushed them near the Golf Club, on the Kishangarh village road, late last night.

The driver of the truck reportedly fled the scene leaving behind the vehicle.

Giving details of the incident, sources in the Sector 3 police station said the accident took place on the rear end of St John’s School, Sector 26, around 12.15 am.

The truck (CH-03-G-5135) was coming from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26. Some of the victims were pilgrims and were on their way to a Shiv temple in Saketri village.

The police said the truck first hit two pedestrians, following which the driver lost control of the vehicle and crushed five more.

The injured were taken to the General Hospital, Sector 16, where two of them succumbed to their injuries.

The dead have been have been identified as Narian Pandey (21) of Kishangarh village and Vijayant (23) of Mangoli, Old Panchkula. The injured were Ravi Kumar, Vikas, Arun Kumar, Anuj and Virender.

Narian was working as a cook with a city-based hotel and was on his way home on a cycle.

Three critically injured — Ravi Kumar, Vikas and Virender — have been shifted to the PGI.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 3 police station Balhar Singh said the truck had been impounded and the efforts were on to trace the driver.

The documents recovered from the truck revealed that the truck was registered in the name of a Burail resident.

A police team went to the address of the owner but returned empty-handed.


165 patients examined at free camp

A free dental and eye check-up camp was organised by the NSS unit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Sector 26, at Kaimbwala village in collaboration with the Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Charitable Trust, Sohana. A team of doctors examined 165 patients out of which more than 25 persons were detected with cataract.

The programme officer, NSS, Prof Gurmail Singh, and Prof Amandeep Kaur stated that the response to the camp was overwhelming. The volunteers also carried out a socio-economic survey of the colleges and spread the message of eye donation.

NSS volunteers of SGGS College Chandigarh at village Kaimbwala village on Tuesday.

GCG-II girls shine: Students of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, brought laurels to the college at the North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival “Umang” held at Jammu. Ms Shallu Saini, a student of MA dance won the first position in solo classical dance, (kathak of Jaipur Gharana) Ms Varinda Sharma won the first position in debate. Both will now represent Panjab University in the National Youth festival to be held at Kurukshetra University.


Naga students depart after three day visit

A group of 50 NSS volunteers — 25 girls and 25 boys — from Nagaland ended their three-day visit to the Sri Guru Gobind College for Women, Sector 26, here. The students had come to attend a national integration camp organised by the NSS unit of the college and the NSS unit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26.

The Naga students represent over 10 tribes of the state and exchanged information about the flora and fauna of their state with the students of the college. After visiting Mansa Devi temple, they were taken to the Pinjore garden and later partook langar at Nada Sahib gurdwara.

The students also went on a tour of the City Beautiful and shopping. The visit ended with dinner at co-host SGGS College and departure by the visiting team. Naga programme officer Kenneth shared his thoughts about the visit with the organisers.

Dr Kuldeep Singh and Dr Harinderjit Singh, Principals of the two colleges, presented mementoes to the students. Mr S.K. Sahni, programme advisor, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India, and Dr M.S. Bains, programme coordinator NSS, Panjab University, were also present on the occasion.

NSS unit launched

A new unit of the National Service Scheme (NSS) was recently launched at the Soharra campus of Rayat and Bahara college by Dr B.M. Mann, Director, NSS, Punjabi University, Patiala. Present on the occasion were chairman Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Principal Indu Rihani and Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal, Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh.

A number of events like slogan and poster competition were also organised in which a number of schools participated, including Government Senior Secondary School, Kharar, Government School, Desu Majra, Government Senior Secondary School, Sohana, Government Senior Secondary School, Phase 3B, Mohali, and Government Secondary School, Ropar.

Earlier, the World AIDS Day was also observed by the college. The idea was to make students aware of the growing menace of AIDS in the country.

Vivek High in finals of design competition

In the recently held semi-final of the Asian Space Settlement Design Competition, students of Vivek High School, Sector 38, have qualified for the final round of the competition. Over 50 teams from Asia participated in the competition. The Vivek High team comprised students from class 8 to 12, including Leela Raina as the president and Mukul Sharma, Physics Lecturer, as the adviser of the team. The team represented a major aerospace company and submitted the design for an orbiting space settlement around Mars.

The team winning the Asia Finals shall participate in the finals of the ISSDC to be held at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida, USA. The competition is being organised by the Aeronautical Society of India, Chandigarh.


A bindaas job

In a carefree gathering sprinkled with radio jockeys and peppered with appeal in the form of singer Gursevak Mann and Punjabi music director Sukhpal Sukh, “Bindaas Bol” completed a year today.

This half-hour programme aired every Wednesday at 9.15 am on All India Radio’s 103.1 Chandigarh FM is the endeavour of Pacific Ads, an advertising agency headed by Anoop Sharma, to bring together listeners and radio into an interactive forum.

The programme produced and directed by Radio Kaan Laga Ke’s head honcho Richa Sharma is contemporary, relevant and all about communication.

With over 400 text messages pouring in on Wednesdays and 150 to 200 messages on the other days of the week, the programme has struck a chord with its message-based format.

The celebrations also extended to listeners Aashish War, a B.Com student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, and Lakhwinder Sarin, a social worker, who were felicitated for sending in maximum number of text messages to the show.

Lakhwinder who never misses out on this weekly programme says: “I love radio and I have a reminder set on my phone every Wednesday to ensure that I do not miss out on the show.”

Speaking at the celebrations, Punjabi music director Sukhpal Sukh held that music was the soul of existence. “We sense music more than feeling it and it helps to gap the divide in cultures. It is the quickest medium to reach out to people.”

Steering clear of queries on the controversy regarding allegedly plagiarising singer Gurtej Tej’s “Haunsale Buland” in an album composed by him for T-Series titled “Husn”, and sung by Surjit Khan, Sukhdev Sukh claims that the song was recorded in April, 2004 and there was no reaction to the song until the album was released.

“One of Gurtej’s albums was released in January this year and the song never featured there so why rake up the issue now Furthermore, both Surjit and Gurtej have been friends for over 12 years, so where is the question of taking the song away. Both must be aware of what was going on vis-à-vis the song.”

Gursevak Mann spoke extensively about the transitioning phase of Punjabi music with musicians introducing different beats and cadence to their work. “I am thinking of doing an album in London just to bring in that different flavour. Why can one not have meaningful songs with a very good sound”

Both Pacific Ads and Rhythm Infotainment Pvt. Ltd., the parent company of Radio Kaan Laga Ke, are hoping to bid for the two FM channels purportedly coming in next year.

According to one of its directors, Ritu Ghai: “We have been working on the idea of running our own 24-hour radio channel for over two years now. There is so much talent in the city and we want to use it for the city.”


Lawlessness prevails on roads

Complete lawlessness prevailed in city colleges and on roads on the election day today as group clashes, road rage, driving without helmet, cars with tinted glasses, and open jeeps packed with rowdy students remained the order of the day.

Though senior officers of the Chandigarh Police kept insisting that no major incidence of violence had been reported to the police from any part of the city till late in the evening, sources in the headquarters admitted that at least six students from different colleges sustained minor injuries in group clashes.

The sources said arguments between rival groups led to a quarrel outside DAV College, Sector 10. Even though baton-yielding policemen tried to disperse the mob, rival groups managed to clash. As a result, at least four supporters were left nursing bruises.

The reason behind the clash could not be ascertained as the two warring sides disappeared from the scene even before the police could initiate action against them.

Efforts to elicit information from the eyewitnesses proved futile as they refused to comment on the incident.

Even an hour after the clash, visitors to the college campus could feel the underlying tension as students huddled together kept away from the canteen and parking lot, apprehending another bout.

The situation was hardly different in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26. At least two students sustained injuries in a clash in front of the institute. Here also, the provocation behind the occurrence of attack could not be ascertained.

The sources said some of the injured were taken to hospitals, but were discharged after the administration of first aid.

In almost all cases, the disputes were resolved on the spot in an amicable manner by the two sides, leaving little scope for police intervention, the sources said.

Giving details of the incidents, the sources said most of the clashes occurred in the afternoon after the process of casting of ballot was over. At that time, a majority of policemen, on feet since morning, had run out of steam.

Even though the Chandigarh Police had stepped up vigil on the “geri route” following its proximity to college campuses in Sector 10 and 11, just a handful of policemen could be seen on the road around 1 pm.

Taking advantage of this, a number of students took to the streets on bikes without wearing helmets or on cars with tinted glasses. Others preferred modified jeeps. Party flags fluttered as they zipped down the road at breakneck speed, unchecked.


Poll fever grips city colleges

Government College for Girls, Sector 11, college campus is now bustling with election activities. The college is expected to hold elections to the campus students’ council and students have started pasting posters on the trees. Jasmine of BA III, is contesting for the president’s post as an independent candidate and Shailja of the Students Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) is likely to contest against her. However, the final decision of holding elections depends on the nominations of the prospective candidates.

The canvassing at Government College for Girls, Sector 42, was in full swing. The panel of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) led by its presidential candidate, Abhilasha, and the panel of the Students organisation of Panjab University (SOPU) led by its presidential candidate Rochika Chauhan, and their supporters were seen canvassing earnestly. Active participation of students was also seen at DAV College, Sector 10, Government College, Sector 11, and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26. There was no campaigning at MCM DAV College, Sector 36, and Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26.


City losing foreign students

Mass exodus — that’s the only way to explain the “vanishing act” by foreign students from the city that has a fairly large number of educational institutions to its credit. They have virtually packed up their bags and shifted base, primarily to the South, though Yamunanagar, Amritsar and Delhi are still popular destinations for these students.

In the last few years the number of foreign students, most of whom come from various African countries, has dwindled significantly. It’s down to three in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, in Government College, Sector 11, and nil in Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26.

Not so long ago, these colleges as also the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, were like melting pots for various cultures but it doesn’t hold true anymore. Plagued with expensive education, rising costs of accommodation, lack of professional courses and police interference has proved to be the city’s undoing. The few who are left behind are not very enthusiastic about their stay in the city.

“Panjab University doesn’t seem to have enough professional courses to offer to us. Besides, Chandigarh is an expensive city, not student friendly at all. That wasn’t the case in the early 1990s when the city had 2000-odd students. Now, the number of Africans in the city has reduced to just 20-30 students,” a student from Uganda says.

The students also grudge that city colleges and the university are completely out of tune with regard to courses that are in. “They continue to offer courses which are no longer in demand. For other courses, they charge exorbitant fee from us which makes it unviable for us to opt for these. Studying in the city is an expensive proposition,” an Iranian maintains.

The students maintain that they are also hounded by the police. “This is a small city and everybody knows everybody. The police keeps harassing us tabs and conducts regular checks. It is better to move out to bigger cities where cops are not following you around as shadows,” they say.

These students are also critical of the high rents of accommodation charged from them. “Just because we come from abroad, residents think we can afford to pay huge amounts. They don’t realise that most of us rely on self-financing while very few come here on scholarships. For a two-room set we are quoted rent as high as Rs 7,000. How can we afford this kind of money,” a Kenyan says.

All of these students, whichever country they come from, have their associations. The Embassy refers a newcomer to these associations which, in turn, handle all arrangements from stay to food to college. This way, the Embassy ensures safety of its citizen in a new country.

The principals of various city colleges admit foreign students are “missing” from their campuses but have neither evaluated the reasons nor have any inclination for the same. While the city joins the bandwagon of “favourite IT destinations” for worldclass organisation and opens its door to investment, it has practically shut its doors on foreign students. The city’s loss has been the neighbour’s gain.

While south is where most of them are heading for, a handful of them study University in Kurukshetra or Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. For now, the few who remain behind are also losing interest in the city. From their talk, it seems retaining them, too, would be an uphill task.


Market oriented courses on offer

Marching in tune with time is a pre-requisite for excellence. Pursuing its cherished ideals, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (SGGSC), Sector 26, has set itself to provide market-oriented courses.

It is the only college in the city offering B.Sc (non-medical) with electronics as an elective subject and Honours in botany, zoology and chemistry to B.Sc (medical) students.

Cashing in on the growing importance to IT, the college is also offering post-graduate courses in information technology.

Other market-driven courses include BCA, M SC (IT). Navneet Shoat of BCA III has brought laurels to the college and has been a topper in Panjab University. Manor Shard has stood second in PU.

Commerce, Punjabi, English and a diploma course in computer application (PGDCA) are also there. At the undergraduate level, the college runs bachelor courses in arts, science (medical and non-medical), and commerce. In vocational courses, it offers functional English and in add-on courses, it offers entrepreneurship in small business, banking management and insurance business.

Besides this, the college has incorporated several positive features. The Environment Society comprising 50 volunteers create-awareness about environment. "Green festival", an inter-college environmental competition, is organised by the society on February 2.

The college was established in 1966 by the Sikh Educational Society (SES) as a tercentennial memorial to Guru Gobind Singh.

The SGGSC is one of the six premier educational institutions run by the SES. It has recently been raised to the status of a deemed postgraduate institution. The NAAC has awarded the college accreditation of B++ for its achievements.

The college is sprawled over on 10 acres and has 157 faculty members, including administrative and non-teaching staff.

In sports, the college has carved a niche for itself at the inter-college and inter-varsity levels. It has been holding a runners-up trophy for general efficiency for the past seven years.

The institution is an active participant in extra co -curricular activities. The NSS unit consists of 200 volunteers while the NCC (army wing) has 108 students.

To give impetus to creative skills, the college magazine "Agammi Jyot" is published every year. On the campus operates a sexual harassment cell and Bhai Kanhiya health centre. The college has hostel facility for 200 boys and girls.

With a strength of 2,180 students the college has a well-stocked library, modern labs, museum, and a seminar hall.

The prospectus is available from June 14 and the last date for the submission of norms is June 30.


Shell out more for admissions

Planning to study in a private college of the city Then, get ready to shell out some extra amount for under-graduate and various other courses. While government colleges of the city are charging Rs 6465 per year for BA, DAV College, Sector 10, tops the list by charging Rs 11,000 for the same course. MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, is comes second at Rs 10,060. Close to MCM is Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26 (GGSCW-26) where one has to pay Rs 10,000 annually. GGDSD College, Sector 32 and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26 will charge you Rs 8500. Dev Samaj College, Sector 45 has put it at Rs 6980.

A study of the fee structures for various courses shows that while in Government colleges one has to give Rs 8,205 for B. Sc (medical) and for non medical it is Rs 7,725. For B.Com one has to shell out Rs 6,465 and BCA will cost Rs 21,465. For BBA it is Rs 10,215 and M.Sc (IT) It is Rs 31,535.

DAV College will charge Rs 12,000 for B Sc medical and non medical. For B. Com one has to spend Rs 11,000 while for BCA one has to shell out Rs 25,000. M.Com will cost Rs 11000 and M.Sc Rs 35,000. For BBA one has to pay Rs 13,000.

In MCM you have to pay Rs 11,860 for B.Sc medical and for non medical it is Rs 11,260. For B.Com it is Rs 10,060 and for BCA it is Rs 23,725. For M Sc (IT ) one has to shell out Rs 34,225 while M A in Hindi, English and Sociology will cost Rs 11,030.

GGDSD charges Rs 8800 for B.Sc medical and for non medical it amounts to Rs 9500. For B.Com one has to spend Rs 8500 while for BCA it is Rs 21,000. For BBA it amounts to Rs 12,000. For M.Sc IT one has to shell out Rs 31,000 while for M.Com it is Rs 15,000.

At SGGS-26 one has to shell out Rs 8500 for B. Com, B.Sc medical and non medical. For BCA it is Rs 20,000 while M.Sc (IT) it amounts to Rs 30,000

In B.Com a student need to pay Rs 10,000 at GGSCW-26. BCA will cost you Rs 22,000. M.Sc IT is at Rs 32,000 while the M.Com charges are 11,500. B.Com will cost you Rs 7780 at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45. For BCA fee amounts to Rs 24,395.



Varsity nod to neighbourhood campuses

The Punjabi University Syndicate, which met here today under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Dr S.S. Boparai, approved the setting up of neighbourhood campuses to give a fillip to education in the rural areas.

Under the neighbourhood campuses scheme, the TPD Malwa college, Rampura Phul, has already passed a resolution to offer the college’s campus and other property to the university for setting up a regional centre there.

It was also decided at today’s meeting, which was also attended by the Patiala MP, Ms Preneet Kaur, to nominate Dr J.S. Kalkat, VC of PAU, Ludhiana, on the finance committee of the University.

The Syndicate also unanimously passed the university’s annual budget of Rs 91.81 crore for the current financial year with a deficit of nearly 18.65 crore. The Punjab Government will give a grant of 33 per cent which amounted to Rs 24.85 crore while the remaining amount will be generated by mobilising the university’s resources.

Out of the total budget, an amount of Rs 4.84 crore had been earmarked for the development of Punjabi language while the remaining amount will be spent on teaching and research activities and other activities like press, transportation and security.



Governor stresses egalitarian values of Sikhism

The Governor of Haryana and Punjab, Dr A.R. Kidwai, today said a unique feature of the Sikh religion was that it brought together people of all castes, an aspect which had more relevant in today’s context. Rising above casteism was the basis of Guru Granth Sahib, he added.

He was speaking at the concluding function of a two-day national seminar on the 400th Parkash Utsav of Guru Granth Sahib at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here. The Governor called that the message of the holy scripture should be spread beyond the national boundaries.

Dr K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, who presided over the seminar, spoke on the cardinal teachings of Guru Granth Sahib. Mr Bharpur Singh and Mr Gurdev Singh, members of the Sikh Educational Society, were also present on the occasion.

Dr Kharak Singh, an agricultural economist, spoke on the goal of the religion, which taught a human being to be a guru-oriented person. Dr B.S. Dhillon and Dr Harpal Singh spoke on “the Sikh experience of spiritual truth” and the significance of Guru Granth Sahib in the context of Indian culture, respectively.

Yesterday, historians and scholars highlighted various aspects of Sikhism and the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib.

Mr Arvinder Singh, Minister of Education, Delhi; Dr S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; Dr J.S. Grewal, an eminent historian; Mr Paramjit Sarna, a former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee; and Prof D.A. Gangadhar of Banaras Hindu University also spoke on the occasion.


Mixed verdict in colleges

A vigorous participation by hostelers of various city colleges played a key role in giving a cutting edge to winning candidates in the elections to the Students’ Council held today. The results revealed that college-level unions, backed by the prominent student bodies like PUSU, SOPU, NSUI and ABVP took lead in their respective
colleges.

The show of strength and ferrying of voters from outstations were witnessed at the colleges. Taxis had been hired to ferry hostelers from outstations.

In nine colleges, where elections were held, the NSUI managed to secure seats in three colleges. In Government College, Sector 46, it was a clean sweep for SOPU-NSUI alliance. In GGDSD College, Sector 32, around 300 votes of hostelers ensured victory of the PUSU. The ABVP candidate managed three seats in DAV College, Sector 10. It was victory by good margin for Khalsa College Students Union in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Men, Sector 26.

In most of the colleges, polling was registered around 50 per cent. In MCM DAV College, presidential candidate, Ahampreet was polled just 165 votes. Her rival Ritika got 55 votes due to a low voter turnout. The students at the college alleged that the low voter turnout was due to interference by the college authorities in the electoral process.

A moderate number of students complained that they were not allowed to cast their vote on account of shortage of lectures or non-attesting of their identity cards. The college authorities said the students had been informed about the rules in advance and they were allowed to remove the shortcomings till yesterday.

An exhilarated Anurag Dhillon, who won for the post of president in Government College, Sector 11, told the TNS that he would fulfil his election promises. He held a thanks-giving rally that passed through different sectors. Prerna, NSUI presidential candidate who won in GC-42 thanked her friends for the confidence shown in her.

The enthusiasm was more visible in coeducational colleges. In Government College for Girls, Sector 42, the victory by the NSUI panel was celebrated by distributing sweets.

In Sri Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, and Government College for Girls Sector 11, the college representatives have already been elected unanimously.


Evasive degrees

Degrees continue to evade a handful of B.Com passouts from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26. After repeated visits to the college, these students have returned empty-handed. The grouse of most of them was that they were paying guests in rented accommodations while they were studying and now, were being forced to come from their native place at least once a week to find out about their degrees. They claim that they are finding it difficult to apply for permanent jobs and studies abroad. While no convocation was held for these students, they are being told to get their degrees directly from the university. When contacted Dr Kuldip Singh, Principal of SGGS College, said, “We are planning to hold the convocation for the students in the month of October or November. If there are in such a great hurry, they can also obtain their degrees directly from Panjab University by obtaining a written permission from me.”



Folk dances helped delegates unwind

To help delegates of the Indian Science Congress relax after a long day of lectures and discussions, organisers, Panjab University (PU) and IMTECH organised a variety programme.

Aimed at giving the delegates a feel of the cultures of Punjab and Haryana, the programme was held every evening after the sessions.

On the first day, the programme was compered by Dr Surinder Sharma from the Department of Chemistry (PU) and a comedian in Punjabi films, left the delegates impressed. Cracking jokes on science and scientists, he had the audience in splits. Students from various colleges took part in the cultural programme. A team from DAV College (Sector 10) presented bhangra while girls from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Sector 26) performed giddha.

The students of Dev Samaj College of Education (Sector 36) performed a Rajasthani dance while the students of Government College of Education (Sector 20) presented a folk song.

Kuchipudi artistes Jairam Rao and Vanashree Rao performed Ardhnareshwar Shiv-Parvati dance which was marked with grace and charm. Their disciple, Arunima Kumar, also performed at the function organised on the second day of the science congress. This show was compered by Priyamvada Tewari of the Department of Bio-Physics (PU).

The Haryana Cultural Affairs Department gave the delegates a feel of the culture of Haryana through dance. Beginning with saraswati vandana, the artistes performed “ghoomer”.



10 day NSS camp ends

NSS volunteers of the Government College for Girls, Sector 42, participated in a 10-day NSS camp which concluded at the college yesterday. During the camp, the volunteers learned about cleanliness and maintaining gardens.

A spokesman of the college said the college had two sanctioned NSS units consisting of 100 students. The camp was held after eight one-day camps during 2003-2004.

On the first day of the camp, Dr M.S.Bains, NSS programme coordinator, paid a surprise visit. Addressing the volunteers, he emphasised the relevance of the NSS.

During the camp, Ms Vijay Lakshmi, a former General Manager, Industries Department, Punjab, delivered a lecture on entrepreneur development programme. The NSS volunteers, in collaboration with the Laxmi Devi Memorial Charitable Trust, undertook a survey of Kajehri village to identify the needs of the villagers. The volunteers also took part in an awareness campaign of the ongoing pulse polio immunisation drive.

The NSS unit of the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College also organised a 10-day NSS winter camp on the college premises. In the camp, which ended yesterday, the volunteers wrote slogans on different themes and a ‘chetna’ rally was organised by the volunteers at Kaimbala village.

As part their programme, the volunteers visited Kishangarh and Bapu Dham colonies to assist government officials in the pulse polio drive. The Principal of the college, Mr P.S. Sangha, also spoke at the inaugural function of the camp.

Meanwhile, the Dev Samaj College of Education, in collaboration with the Public Welfare Association, organised a camp to motivate the youth to healthy living at Palsora Colony here. A total of 100 persons participated in the camp. Dr C.L. Narang, Director, Adult and Continuing Education, Punjab, and Ms Shayama Negi, a local councillor, spoke. Dr Satinder Dhillon, Principal of the college, said the college had played an important role in bringing awareness among the rural community.


PU faculties elect Deans

The Deans of faculties of arts, science, languages, education, design and fine arts, commerce and business management, and engineering and technology, were elected at Panjab University, here today.

While most faculties saw unanimous election of Deans and Secretaries, the Science Faculty saw an interesting contest where Syndic and Fellow, Prof R.D. Anand of the Chemistry Department, was elected Dean. He was pitted against Dr DS Gill of the same department.

In this election where Dr Gill’s name was proposed by the President of the Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA), Dr Harjinder Singh Laltoo, and seconded by Prof Nirmal Singh, Dean Student Welfare, Dr Anand won by a narrow margin of four votes, polling 56 votes.

In the Education faculty, Dr (Ms) Satinder Dhillon, Principal of the local Dev samaj College of Education and Syndic, won the election by 16 votes from Prof Shashi kala of DAV College of Education, Abohar. While Dr Dhillon polled 37 votes, Prof Kala got 21 votes. Prof D.S Toor of PU was chosen Secretary of this faculty unanimously.

In the Arts Faculty, Prof S.L. Sharma, a Syndic, was chosen Dean unanimously while Dr Devinder Singh defeated Prof Jai Prakash to be elected Dean of the Languages faculty.

In the Faculty of Business Management and Commerce, Prof S.C. Vaidya was appointed Dean while Dr Karamjit Singh of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, was elected Secretary unanimously.

Dr (Ms) Pankaj Mala became Dean of the Design and Fine Arts faculty while Dr Gurpreet Kaur of Government College for Girls, Sector 11, became secretary. In the faculty of Engineering and Technology, Dr Jagdish Singh was unanimously selected as Dean.

The Dean of the law faculty is yet to be elected as the meeting of the faculty was adjourned yesterday on account of the decision to have a repoll for electing the Syndics from the faculty since there was a tie between the two candidates.

Yesterday, Dr Keshav Malhotra, a Fellow, was elected Dean of the Dairying, Animal Husbandry and Agriculture while Dr Vijay Lakshmi was chosen Secretary. Dr SS Gill of the Orthopaedics Department at PGI, and Dr Baljinder Singh of were chosen Dean and Secretary, respectively, of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. In the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prof TR Bhardwaj and Dr Anupam Sharma were chosen Dean and Secretary, respectively.



Gobind Singh college win

It was a close final for hosts Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, but they outplayed fancied DAV College, Sector 10, in the Panjab University Inter-College Ball Badminton Championship here today. SGGSC lost the first game 28-29, but in the second game, SGGSC came back to outwit their rivals 29-16. In the third game, SGGSC got the better of DAVC-10 29-28. For third place, Government College for Women, Sector 46, defeated DM College, Moga, 29-14, 20-29, 29-19.

Sports festival

Tiny tots of Shemrock group of schools took part in their week-long sports festival. At least 400 children participated. The events organised included basketball, handball, kho-kho, taekwondo, tug-of-war and carrom, along with various races. While giving away the prizes here today at Shemrock Senior Secondary School, Sector 69, Mohali, the chairman, Mr A.S. Bajwa, asked the children to lay stress on sports which also helped in remaining mentally and physically active.

Air Commodore S.K. Sharma (retd), Principal of the school, said in Shemrock schools, they had made it a point that the whole of the school took part in sports. He said every schoolchild was required to come in track suits during normal school days, where longer hour timings were adhered to.

The various winners of the sports festival are: basketball: Vansh Kumar Arora, Hitesh Aggarwal, Harit, Harsimrat, Gurjog Singh, Anmol, Ramneek and Ankita; handball: Simardeep Singh, Abhishek, Prateek Taleja, Manul, Digpaul, Aman and Tanveer; kho-kho: Antriksh, Harsmran Singh, Jashandeep Kaur, Ruchir Munjal, Rahul, Agneese Saini, Lovepreet Singh, Randeep Singh, Navjot Singh, Mansimran Singh, Divpreet Singh and Vishal Batra; carrom: Maninder; tug-of-war: Tushar Sharma, Inderjot Singh, Gurashish Singh, Avreet Singh, Ankush, Anreet Singh Bhamra, Himanshu Jain, Gurbir, Satinder Pal, Ajiteshwar Singh and Bhavleen.

Athletics meet

The annual athletics meet of St John’s High School, Sector 26, was held on the school premises. Various races and events were organised, in which a large number of schoolchildren took part. Cricketer Dinesh Mongia was the chief guest and he had an interaction with the schoolchildren.

Cricket tourney

Chandigarh City Employees Club defeated UT Education Department XI by eight runs in the Inter-Institutional Cup Cricket Tournament at Panchkula. In another tie, Inde- Dutch Systems XI beat High Court XI by 14 runs.



Students call off stir

The 25-day agitation by college students finally yielded results today, with the UT Administration agreeing to the closure of fee counters in colleges till the committee constituted to look into the matter of fee hike gives its report. The Administration has also extended the last date for depositing fee by a fortnight.

Calling off the indefinite fast and boycott of classes outside the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, students had been a jubilant lot. Earlier in the afternoon, the Home and Education Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, first gave feelers of choosing between closure of fee counters or charging fee on the old pattern till the committee’s decision.

In the evening, the DPI (Colleges), Mr Dilip Kumar, told the agitating students that fee collection would be suspended in all colleges for a fortnight. The committee would decide the issue of fee hike within this specified time frame, he added.

He offered juice to Annpurna Singh, council president of the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, the vice-president of Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Manmeet Kaur, and Harpreet of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, to break their indefinite fast.

Later, Mr Dilip Kumar also informed the students that the UT Administrator had constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the Home Secretary, Mr RS Gujral, to look into issues involving fee and funds in city colleges.

The other members of the committee include Finance Secretary of the UT Administration, the DPI (Colleges), two representatives of Panjab University nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, the Principals of DAV College, Sector 10, MCM DAV College, Sector 36, and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, (private colleges) and the Principal of Government College, Sector 11, would represent the government colleges.

The students would be represented by the president of the council of GCG-11 and GCG-42, Annpurna Singh and Gayatri Bawa, respectively.


Genesis of college fee imbroglio

Why do students go on strike over fee and fund structure either in the universities or their affiliated colleges in Punjab or Chandigarh Who should determine the fee structure—the government or universities or colleges Can there be a uniform fee structure for all colleges Does the determination of fee structure by the government tantamount to infringement of the autonomy of the universities Do colleges follow the fee structure recommended by the universities

If there cannot be straight answers or simple solutions to these questions, there also cannot be a uniform fee structure for all colleges, located in urban, semi-urban, kandi and rural areas.

After stiff resistance by the students and Akali-BJP front, the Punjab Government was forced to withdraw its May 13 notification on fee and on fund restructuring on July 22. While Panjab University had rejected that notification, Guru Nanak Dev University and Punjabi University had accepted it. Under the notification, the annual fee at the undergraduate level (arts, commerce, science) ranged from Rs 4,000 to Rs 13,000. An undergraduate arts student was to pay Rs 8,500 to Rs 11,000, a commerce student, Rs 9,000 to Rs 11,000 and a science student, Rs 10,500 to Rs 15,000.

As the Punjab University had termed the notification ‘illegal’ and ‘infringement’ on the universities’ autonomy, it refused to enhance admission fee and tuition fee to Rs 500 per annum and Rs 500 per month, respectively, as stated in the notification. Consequently the university revised the fee structure for its 122 affiliated colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh, on October 28 effecting a hike of only 20 per cent in only admission and tuition fee and no increase in funds operational from the academic session of 2004-05.

Now the university’s proposed hike ranges from Rs 150 to Rs 170 per annum. The enhanced fee structure, as approved by the university, is as follows:

At present, at the undergraduate level, Panjab University’s affiliated colleges are charging Rs 5,580 to Rs 7,180; whereas, the new prescribed annual fee will be Rs 5,730 to Rs 7,334.

Will the private-aided colleges abide by the university directive Aware of violation of the prescribed fee structure by the affiliated colleges in the past, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K N Pathak, has constituted a committee to go into fee structure embroglio in all affiliated colleges and also determine if the funds charged from students are legal or illegal or required.

The committee will also discuss the issue of non-payment of gratuity to teaching and non-teaching staff and also status of 1,500 unaided posts, since 1981. As their salary and gratuity is not in the ambit of the 95 per cent grant-in-aid scheme, these are met out of funds collected from students.

In the semi-urban, kandi and rural colleges, fee structure is on the lower side than in the urban colleges, That is in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala. This is because facilities for students are claimed to be more than in the colleges in the backward areas. If the number of students in these urban colleges is more, so is the staff strength. In the next 2 to 3 years, at least 40 per cent staff in these urban colleges will retire. That will involve payment of over Rs 30 lakh, as gratuity by the managements of the private colleges. This heavy sum, therefore, is collected from students.

Panjab University Syndic and Senator, Prof Charanjit Chawla, says,‘‘If Haryana can pay gratuity, Rs 3.5 lakh to a retiring teacher and Rs 2 lakh to a non-teaching employee, why can not Punjab Since Punjab does not pay, hence the high-cost funds charged from students. The share of higher education to GSDP was 2.2 per cent in Punjab and around 3 per cent in Chandigarh, as against the Centre s recommendation of 6 per cent, he added.

The educational institutions often cite two reasons to justify enhancement in fee and funds ‘‘financial crisis’ and ‘inflation’. Is the upward revision of fee structure the only alternative While the admission and tuition fee go into the government treasury, funds are retained by the colleges to provide academic infrastructure and also to pay salaries to teaching and non-teaching staff. The universities collect a small percentage of the prescribed funds and charge examination fees. This is one reason why wide disparity in the fee and fund structure in colleges for the past 40 years.

After the Punjab Government, for the first time, had issued a notification on May 13, the Chandigarh Administration had followed suit on July 2, enhancing fee and fund structure. Unlike Punjab, the Chandigarh Administration had not rolled back its notification. Hence, the boycott of classes in the city colleges.

Except Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, no other private-aided college in the city has implemented the Chandigarh Administration’s notification. Today, that college is charging Rs 8,500 to Rs 9,200 per undergraduate student, per annum.

Professor Chawla says,‘‘Only the state universities can decide the fee and funds to be charged by the affiliated colleges, under Clause 10 of the 95 per cent grant-in-aid scheme. The two notifications were thus illegal. There was not a ripple when the Panjab University decided to effect 10 per cent hike in fee and fund structure, every year in 1999. Look at the storm now created by the two notifications.’’

There are 230 government and private-aided colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh. While 51 government colleges are in Punjab, four are in Chandigarh. There are 172 private colleges in Punjab, seven in Chandigarh. Under 95 per cent grant-in-aid scheme, Punjab gives Rs 57 crore to 172 colleges and Rs 82 crore to 51 government colleges. The student strength is much higher in private colleges (two lakh).



Chandigarh boys win

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, beat Government College, Ropar, 3-1 in the third Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Colleges Hockey Tournament being held at Guru Nanak Dev University here today.

Lakhbir Singh of Chandigarh scored the first goal in the 16th minute. For Ropar, Gurpreet Singh scored the equaliser in the 39th minute. Thereafter, two goals were scored for Chandigarh by Jatinder Singh and Rajinder Singh.

The most interesting match of the day was between DAV College, Jalandhar, and Government College, Ludhiana, which ended in draw (3-3). Harjit Singh of Ludhiana sounded the boards twice. While Bodhraj scored the third goal. For Jalandhar, Roop Singh scored the equaliser. Major Singh scored two goals.

In the women s category, Border Hawks Hockey Club, Amritsar, trounced Amritsar XI 7-0. Mohini of Border Hawks got a hat-trick, striking in the 14th, 17th and 19th minutes. Sandeep and Amandeep scored two goals within a gap of three minutes. Sukhjit Kaur and Lovejinder Kaur scored the sixth and seventh goals, respectively.

In the last match, BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, thrashed Sports Wingh (Women), Kairon, 3-0. Praveen of DAV scored two goals and Meena one.



DAVC Jalandhar, SGGS College win

A hat-trick by right-in Roop Singh helped DAV college, Jalandhar, trounce Barjindra College, Faridkot, 7-0 in the opening match of the third Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Colleges Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Dev University here today. In another match in the boys’ category Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, defeated Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar 6-2.

The only match played in the girls’ section was won by Sport Wing, Kairon who thrashed Amritsar XI 6-0.



Governor for quality education in rural areas

Calling upon NGOs, educational societies and intellectuals to make individual and collective efforts to ensure quality education in the remote and neglected areas of Punjab, the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Justice OP Verma, lamented that quality education had remained confined to big cities.

Speaking after inaugurating the new building of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today, he said that villagers, who constituted 80 per cent of the population of Punjab, had been deprived of the benefits of quality education.

Justice Verma said no nation could claim to be developed unless its population had access to quality education. He said that India, after 56 years of Independence, had not been able to provide universal education, especially to the people living in rural areas. He said that Punjab should emulate the example of Kerala in ensuring universal and quality education. Kerala, with 100 per cent literacy, had been a trend-setter in development and various issues of social consciousness.

Appreciating the efforts of the Sikh Education Society for running various educational institutions in the state efficiently, Justice Verma said that other educational institutions should learn from the society. He called upon the society to make efforts to set up more educational institutions, especially in the remote rural areas of Punjab.

Proposing a vote of thanks, the President of the Sikh Education Society, Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra, Member of Parliament, assured the Governor the society would make concerted efforts to set up the education institutions, especially in the remote rural areas of Punjab.



Aided colleges in a spot ,No grant, wages of staff withheld

The managements and staff in private colleges are at the receiving end following the non-release of 95 per cent grant by the UT Education Department for the past five months. Faced with the paucity of funds, these colleges are holding back salaries of their staff.

Seven aided colleges of the city have not received their quarterly grant for payment of salaries to the teaching and non-teaching staff.

The grant has been withheld by the UT Education Department to look into the funds collected by these colleges from students under various heads.

Confirming that the grant has not been released, the DPI (Colleges), Mr Dilip Kumar, said, “Private colleges are known to collect funds under various heads which are not accounted for. We have summoned records of all these colleges and asked them to give details of all fines and funds collected at the time of and after admissions. Once we are satisfied, the grant will be released without delay.”

The teaching and non-teaching staff of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, have not received their salaries for the month of June. Payment of salary for the month of July is also unlikely as there is no possibility of the release of grant in the near future.

With a teaching and non-teaching staff of nearly 700, the managements of private colleges are in a tight spot. The Principal of one of these colleges said, “Though it cannot be denied that the non-release of grant has resulted in a major financial crunch, we are trying to ensure that the salaries of the staff are paid on time. Their salaries are a priority.”

Meanwhile, colleges have already started setting their records straight to forward these to the office of the DPI. The management of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College is likely to approach the DPI first.

“The holding back of grant has no justification. However, if the teachers can go on strikes to urge the government to give 95 per cent grant, they can certainly approach the DPI and ask for the release of grant,” says Mr Bharpoor Singh, secretary of the Sikh Education Society that runs the SGGS College.



Students in quandary over practical exam

Students appearing in the annual practical examination of physics (final year of bachelor of science) at Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Sector 32, have been left in a quandary because they do not know the status of the practical examination conducted by external examiner.

This examination was conducted as a part of the annual examination for the current year recently. The reason is that the external examiner has complained to the university that the college principal did not counter-sign the marks list supplied to him by the examiners. The college principal on his part says that the examination had been unfair and more so the evaluation.

Reliable sources said that a similar complaint had been filed by a teacher of zoology from a local college pertaining to the same examination. The principal said he was not aware about the case.

Prof P.K. Aggarwal, a teacher at the local Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, was the external examiner. He has given a written complaint to the university saying that the college authorities did not cooperate with him during conduct of the examination. He said that the college laboratories were ill-equipped with the apparatus. The performance of the students was also below average.

Professor Aggarwal said when he sent the marks list to the principal , he did allow him entry into his room at the first place. In the second place the marks list was counter-signed by a staff member of the college so it was mandatory for the principal to give his signatures. He, however, had to return empty handed. “ I have no other alternative but to bring the event to eyes the notice of the university authorities,” he added.

Principal A.C.Vaid said that he was busy in another important meeting when the marks list was sent to him. “ I went through the list and was astonished at the marking. Except a marginal number, all other students were poorly marked. This did not reflect the actual capability of the students because they are regular in the classes throughout the year as is reflected through their attendance lists. Practical marks made a difference on the total merit and it was unfair in interest of the students,” Principal Vaid said.


Students in quandary over practical exam

Students appearing in the annual practical examination of physics (final year of bachelor of science) at Goswami Ganesh Dutt Sanatan Dharam College, Sector 32, have been left in a quandary because they do not know the status of the practical examination conducted by external examiner.

This examination was conducted as a part of the annual examination for the current year recently. The reason is that the external examiner has complained to the university that the college principal did not counter-sign the marks list supplied to him by the examiners. The college principal on his part says that the examination had been unfair and more so the evaluation.

Reliable sources said that a similar complaint had been filed by a teacher of zoology from a local college pertaining to the same examination. The principal said he was not aware about the case.

Prof P.K. Aggarwal, a teacher at the local Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, was the external examiner. He has given a written complaint to the university saying that the college authorities did not cooperate with him during conduct of the examination. He said that the college laboratories were ill-equipped with the apparatus. The performance of the students was also below average.

Professor Aggarwal said when he sent the marks list to the principal , he did allow him entry into his room at the first place. In the second place the marks list was counter-signed by a staff member of the college so it was mandatory for the principal to give his signatures. He, however, had to return empty handed. “ I have no other alternative but to bring the event to eyes the notice of the university authorities,” he added.

Principal A.C.Vaid said that he was busy in another important meeting when the marks list was sent to him. “ I went through the list and was astonished at the marking. Except a marginal number, all other students were poorly marked. This did not reflect the actual capability of the students because they are regular in the classes throughout the year as is reflected through their attendance lists. Practical marks made a difference on the total merit and it was unfair in interest of the students,” Principal Vaid said.



SGGSC 26 wins boxing championship

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here bagged the overall Panjab University Inter-College boxing championship by garnering 29 points, with four gold medals, one silver medal and four bronze medals. The meet was held on the SGGS college campus only.

In the light heavy weight category (75-81kg), Ajit Pal Singh knocked out his rival Maninder Singh in the first round for the gold medal. In the feather weight category (54-57 kg), boxer Sandeep Yadav, another gold medallist, outclassed Jatinder Kumar from Mahilpur College. In the heavy weight category(81-91 kg), boxer Vishal Budhania also won the gold medal in the second round by giving excellent performance in the light weight category (57-60 kg), Vijender Rawat outplayed his rival to secure a gold medal. DAV College, Chandigarh, attained second place by securing 24.5 points with four gold medals and a bronze medal. SD College, Chandigarh, and SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur, got the third and fourth place, respectively.

Taekwondo championship: Abhijeet Shingade bagged the title in the below-18 kg section in the male sub-junior section in the sixth Roopnagar district Taekwondo championship played here today at Guru Nanak VBT Polytechnic, Phase I, SAS Nagar. According to Mr Satpal Singh Rehal, general secretary-cum-technical director, Punjab Taekwondo Association, 100 taekwondo players drawn from entire district took part in the meet.

Various winners are, male sub-junior:18-21 kg-Avdesh Kumar, 21-23 kg-Vimal, 23 -25 kg-Vikram Kumar, 25-26 kg-Rishav Chauhan, 27-29 kg-Sunil Yadav, 29-32 kg-Harshmeet Singh, 32-35 kg-Upendra Kuma, 35-38 kg-Mukesh Kumar, 38-41 kg-Amandeep Singh, 41-44 kg-Manpreet Singh, above 44 kg-Gurjot Singh.

Male junior: up to 45 kg-Gaurav Saini, 45-48 kg-Dev Raj Roy, 48-57 kg-Ramandeep Singh, 51-55 kg-Karanvir Singh, 55-59 kg-Mahajot Singh, 63-68 kg-Jatinder Pal.

Male senior: up to 54 kg-Gurpreet Singh, 54-58 kg-Ramesh Kumar, 58-62 kg-Harinder Singh, 62-67 kg-Amitoj Preet Singh, 67-72 kg-Balbir Singh, 72-78 kg- Jaidev Singh,78-84 kg-Bhupinder Singh.

Shooting course: Daleep Chandel and Parminder Singh of Chandigarh successfully attended the ISSF-Jury and Judges course for International ‘B’ licence in pistol shooting at Delhi. The course was conducted by the National Rifle Association of India. Twentyfive participants took part in the course, out of which nine participants passed the course, including one from Sri Lanka.



Seminar on management

A seminar on ‘Total quality management’ was organised by Guru Gobind Singh College for Women for its staff members on the college premises in Sector 26 here today.

Talking about the philosophy of total quality management, Mr A.K. Singh, Deputy Director, National Productivity Council, Chandigarh, said that total quality management was an integrated organisational approach in meeting the expectations of customers. He emphasised on implementation of the same through involvement of everyone and at all levels and system standardisation addressed by ISO 9000.

In the second session, Prof. K K Bajaj, Registrar, Jaypee University of IT, Himachal Pradesh, spoke on need and relevance of assessment and accreditation which was required by the educational institutes today. He also emphasised the need of initiating a thinking process among the students in the context of the global scenario.

Earlier, the Principal of the college Dr Harinderjit Kaur welcomed the guests, followed by a introductory lecture on quality management by Ms Batra, a faculty member.


Tutde Rishte play gets first prize

The second day of the PU Zone B Youth Festival elicited a better response from the students with the morning session dominated by literary activities at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today.

Teams from city colleges participated in the debate on “In the opinion of the house, the celebrities pay a heavier price for the crime they commit than ordinary mortals”.

Later, the poem recitation contest also drew an enthusiastic response from students who recited poetry of eminent poets of Hindi and Punjabi. The most popular among them were Batalvi, Javed Akhtar, Bhai Mohan Singh among others.

However, the plays in the afternoon session were the highlight of the day, with participants completely involving themselves in their performance and characters.

“Tutde Rishte”, highlighting sufferings of women in society, staged by the host college won them the first position, while “Dharam vriksh par vish ki bel” by DAV College, Sector 10, on the use of common man by the powers that be for attaining selfish goals and settling personal scores got the second position.

The play “Chhakke” by students of GGDSD College, Sector 32, on the life, pain and suffering of eunuchs won the third position in the one-act plays category.

However, students of DAV College alleged that the decision to award the first prize to the host college was biased since mikes provided on-stage were switched off, the director of the play staged by SGGS abused them and a lecturer from the host college approached the dais and spoke to the announcer while the results were being declared.

Debate: Vivek Kumar-GC-11 (1), Harleen Kaur-GGDSD-32 (2), Neha Arora and Amit Shivrain-DAV (3); Poetry recitation: Harleen Kaur-SD-32 (1), Naveen Sangwan-GC-11 (2), Gumanjot Kaur-SGGS-26 (3); Histrionics: Arvinder Singh-SD-32 (1), Sapna Verma-GCA-10 (2).



PU youth fest begins today

The Panjab University Zone-B Youth Festival is all set to take off tomorrow at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, with seven boys and co-educational colleges participating in the three-day fest.

While the college is already buzzing with activity on account of preparations for the festival, the announcement of elections has only added to the festivities.

The festival would begin with participants putting their singing skills to test in the shabad, bhajan, classical, vocal and orchestra session. The contest is to be inaugurated by the Education Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral.

Simultaneously, all art-related contests like poster making, clay modelling, still life, collage making would be held at the venue in the morning session.

The afternoon session would be marked by music competitions, percussion, non-percussion, Punjabi folk instrumental, orchestra (Indian), ghazal, geet folk song and vaar. Also, creative writing contests in essay, poem and story writing will also be held.

The college would play host to literary aspect of the festival with debates and poetry recitation scheduled for October 30 and histrionics and one-act plays for the afternoon session.

Though the last day of the festival would begin on a serious note with the quiz contest, it would be dances all the way on the final day.

While items of classical dance and group dance will be held in the morning, a separate session has been earmarked for the bhangra and giddha performances which usually witnesses an enthusiastic response and all colleges put in extra effort to score over the rest.

The concluding session, to be presided over by the local MP, Mr Pawan Kumar Bansal, is expected to be a big draw.

The participating colleges include SGGS-26, DAV-10, GC-46, GGDSD-32, GC-11, Government College of Nursing-10 and GMCH-32.

The Principal of SGGS-26, Mr PS Sangha, is convener of the festival, while Prof M.S. Bhalla is the camp commandant.

Ms Harjit Kaur Sangha has been made organising secretary for the fest.



PU youth fest from tomorrow

The Panjab University zone A youth festival is all set to take off on October 22 at the Government Home Science College, Sector 10, with six girls’ colleges participating in the three-day fest.

To be inaugurated by the UT Education Secretary, Mr RS Gujral, the first day would see the participants put their singing skills to test in the shabad, bhajan, classical, vocal and orchestra session. Simultaneously, all art and creative writing sessions of poster-making, clay modelling, still life would be held at the venue, all in the morning session.

Geet, gazal and vaar singing has been planned for the afternoon session. The SDM, Mr SP Arora, would be chief guest. All colleges have confirmed entries in the contests.

The college would play host to a poetical symposium, debate and quiz contest while the afternoon session has been marked for drama and histrionics.

It would be dances all the way on the concluding day of the zone A, the day beginning with classical dance and group dance. A separate session has been earmarked for the gidda performance which usually witnesses an enthusiastic response and all colleges put in extra effort to win first position in this category.

Similar sessions would be held in the PU zone B youth festival which is being hosted by Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, slated for October 29.



Students not to pay bus fare

Leaders of various students’ unions today said the students would not pay the fare while travelling in minibuses for reaching their respective educational institutions.

Mr Harjiwan Singh, and Mr Jagjiwan Singh, President and vice-president, respectively of the TPD Malwa College Committee, Rampura Phul, Mr Sukhdev Singh of Government Rajindra College of the city and Mr Sudeep of Shaheed Prithipal Singh Memorial Committee, said in a press note today.

They said after a meeting of students, and members of panchayat held at Rampura Phul last evening. It was decided that the students would not buy tickets.

A row has been going on between students and minibus operators, even since the latter refused to entertain the concessional passes. The bus operators said the passes issued to students were not valid in minibuses.

Students have urged the authorities that they should ask mini bus operators to allow them to travel free of cost.



Datesheet waits for student poll Principals of uncertainty take little risk

Uncertain of the date of the students’ council elections that is to be finalised by the UT Administration, most college principals are yet to prepare the schedule for the September examinations of first-year students.

“We want to hold the examinations before the elections, since the post-election college environment is not good for conducting tests. However, this can happen only when the election dates are announced,” says Mr S.C. Nijhawan, Principal of the Sector 46 Government College.

Though the examinations have not been announced in the Sector 42 Government College for Girls as well, its Principal, Ms Vijay Lakshmi, says: “The college authorities will have a meeting to come up with a date in the first week of September. The student elections are also a matter of concern, since these can disrupt the examination schedule.”

The Sector 26 Sri Guru Gobind Singh College has, however, announced the dates. The examinations there begin on September 18 and conclude on September 26. “Our aim was to finish the examinations before the PU supplementary examinations began. However, we will change the dates according to the election schedule,” says Mr P.S. Sangha, Principal of the college.

In the Sector 32 GGD SD College as well, Dr A.C. Vaid, Principal, has announced the examination dates. “We can’t have more delay, since marks of these examinations will be added to the final scores. The sooner we finish these, the better, since we are still uncertain of the election dates,” he says.

In the Sector 36 MCM DAV College, the elections are central to all planning. “We have not even given the issue a thought, since we have to conduct only one-hour tests. Peaceful conduct of elections is what is on our mind,” said Ms Usha Gupta, Principal of the college.

Panjab University had reintroduced September tests, but left the evaluation to the colleges. The University Grants Commission lays down a rule for continuous evaluation, under which, 10 per cent of the marks scored in internal examinations will be added to the final score at the end of the year. While 4 per cent of these marks will be taken from the September-examination scores, 6 per cent will come from the December-test scores.



Cyber crime

To generate awareness among te youth about Cyber crime, a talk was given by Mr H.G.S. Dhaliwal to students of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here on Friday. While dwelling upon “Cyber crime and youth”, Mr Dhaliwal acquainted the youngsters with the various devices evolved to nab criminals. Although laws had been enacted to tackle the menace, a lot more was required to implement them effectively, he said. Maintaining that no computer crime was foolproof and criminals always left behind some clue on the network. He advised the students to keep away from such crime. Mr P.S. Sangha, Principal, also spoke on the occasion.

Teachers burn copies of pension scheme

Agitating members of the Bathinda council of the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union today burnt copies of the recently issued pension-cum-gratuity scheme at a rally held here. Teachers of the local DAV College, SSD Girls College, Guru Nanak Khalsa Girls College, Bhai Asa Singh Girls College and TPD Malwa College participated in the rally.

Teachers working in non-government aided colleges are feeling sore over the 10 per cent cut in annual grant, which has resulted in non-payment of salaries to the staff in these colleges. The union has demanded immediate withdrawal of the orders pertaining to the cut in the grant.

The teachers are also demanding payment of arrears following revision of grades and relaxation in the Ph.D qualification for the post of Principal for lecturers having 25 years of service. The agitating teachers also pointed out that the issue of granting lecturer’s designation for the DPEs and librarians had been hanging fire for a long time even though the proposal had already been cleared by the state Finance Department.

The teachers also condemned the proposed move by the Punjab Government to shift XI and XII classes to schools, pointing out that schools did not have the required infrastructure and staff to run these classes. They added that this move would also result in a financial loss to the already cash-starved colleges.


275 students get degrees

Degrees were conferred on 275 graduate and postgraduate students while 305 students were awarded prizes on the 33rd convocation and annual prize distribution function of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, here today.

While Manujata of BCA III was declared ‘best all-round student’ for the session 2001-02, Puran Chand was declared ‘best sportsman’. The roll of honour for excellence in academics went to Sonali Puniani, while it was given to Dilpreet Singh for excellence in NCC. Over 30 students were awarded the college colour for excellence in academics, extra-curricular and sports activities.

Delivering the convocation address, the Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof K.N. Pathak, highlighted the role of science and technology for bringing about social and economic change in society. He said it was the social responsibility of the scientists and government to bring required changes in shaping society and humanity.

Later, the secretary of the Sikh Education Society, Mr Bharpoor Singh, appreciated the role of Professor Pathak in opening channels of communication between the university and affiliated colleges. He added that during his tenure, the university was able to declare the result well in time which helped in starting the academic session in July.

Earlier, the Principal of the college, Mr P.S. Sangha, read out the annual report of the college.



Hockey title for Jamia Millia

Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi) beat Nanakchand Anglo Sanscrit College, Meerut 2-1 to lift the ninth Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament trophy at the Shivaji Stadium here today. Jamia were awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, while the Meerut college received Rs 60,000.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, trounced Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar 6-0, after leading by 3-0 at half time, to take the third place. Prabhjot Singh, who opened the scoring in the seventh minute, also struck the third goal in the 34th minute while Rajinder Singh powered in the second goal. Captain Navdeep Singh, Gurpreet Singh and Gurdeep Singh scored in that order in the second half. Chandigarh were awarded a cash prize of Rs 40,000.

Jamia Millia were put in the lead by their captain Hamza Mujtaba through an indirect penalty corner conversion in the 19th minute. Shivam Tiwari scored a spectacular field goal in the 22nd minute to restore parity for the Meerut college.

The rest of the first half was played at a furious pace with the ball moving up an down in a regular motion, but the matchwinner of Jamia Millia came only in the second half when Hamza Mujtaba completed his brace, scoring again off a penalty corner—the third of Jamia—to settle the issue.

But for the excellent goalkeeping by Meerut’s Harjeet Singh, who was also the captain of the team, and Satish Kumar of Jamia, the scoreline would have been thicker. Jamia’s coach Chhatra Pal Singh was given a cash prize of Rs 8,000, while Vivek Gupta of Jamia, Joginder Singh of Meerut, Harwant Singh of Chandigarh and Aiyappa P A of St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore were awarded Rs 2,000 each after being chosen as the “best players of the tournament”.

ONGC Director (Human Resources) Jauhari Lal, who gave away the prizes, announced a monthly scholarship of Rs 1,000 for one year to each of the 18 players and the coach and manager of the winning team. It was a sweet revenge for Jamia Millia as they had lost to the Meerut team, who had played under the Chaudhary Charan Singh University banner in the Inter-Varsity Hockey Tournament hosted by Jamia last year, in the title clash, interestingly by an identical 2-1 margin.



Chandigarh and Jalandhar bow out

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, and Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar bowed out when they were beaten by identical 1-2 margins by Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi) and NAS College, Meerut, respectively in the semi-final matches of the 9th Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today.

Jamia Millia Islamia will take on NAS College, Meerut in the final tomorrow at 3. 30 p m.

Playing under a steady rain, the teams adapted to the conditions very well to put up a fighting performance. Jamia Millia Islamia scored one goal each in either half, to take a comfortable lead before Chandigarh reduced the margin.

Vivek Gupta, who converted a penalty corner in the sixth minute to give the Delhi college the lead, also scored their second goal in the 50th minute when he converted a penalty stroke. Gurdeep Singh pulled off a consolation goal for Chandigarh in the 66th minute.

In the other match, Jalandhar and Meerut fought it out in a hard-fought match before Meerut carried the day when they converted a penalty stroke goal in the 69th minute to book a berth in the final. Tariq Aziz put Meerut ahead when he scored a field goal in the 19th minute, which was equalised by Harmanpreet Singh for Jalandhar eight minutes into the second half. Kuldeep Singh then converted a penalty stroke to give Meerut the winning edge.



Chandigarh college in semis

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, recorded a facile 6-1 victory against Rourkela Municipal College, to sail into the semifinals of the 9th Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here today.

In other quarterfinal matches, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar beat Faculties of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, 3-0, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, defeated St Joseph’s College, Bangalore, 3-1 and NAS College, Meerut, routed Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi 5-0.

Chandigarh indulged in a 12-minute scoring blitz to run up six goals after Bijay Kumar Lohar had put Rourkela ahead in the 42nd minute. Stung by this sudden reverse, after a barren first half, the Chandigarh boys attacked with punch and fire, and earned a penalty stroke in the 51st minute which was converted into a goal by Rajpal Singh. Rajpal Singh also scored the third, fifth and sixth goals while Rajinder Singh accounted for the second and Navdeep Singh the fourth goals.

Chandigarh take on Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, in the semi-final while Lyallpur Khalsa College clash against NAS College, Meerut.

The Jalandhar College scored all the three goals in the first half through Satwinder Singh Junior, who opened the scoring in the third minute, Sarabjeet Singh, who converted a penalty corer in the ninth minute, and Amolak Singh in the 26th minute.

Vivek Gupta, Parveen and Deepak Kumar were Jamia’s markesmen while Vinay S reduced the margin for Bangalore.

For the Meerut college, the goal-scorers were Tariq Aziz, Harinder Kadiyan, Shivam Tiwari and Joginder Singh (two). The semifinal matches will be played tomorrow.



Gurpreet stars in Guru Gobind Singh Colleges win

Gurpreet Singh scored three goals (no hattrick), as Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh trounced Maharaja Mansingh Mahavidyalaya, Gwalior 5-1 in a Pool D match of the ninth Nehru-ONGC Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium in the Capital on Friday. In a Pool B match, American College, Madurai beat St Xavier’s College, Ranchi 4-3.

In a closely contested match, the Madurai College took a 4-1 lead before Ranchi pulled closer to make it 3-4. Velayutham, Radhakrishnan (two) and Satheesh were the scorers for Madurai while Sanjay Tirkey, Roshan Dungdung and Sunil Tirkey scored the goals for Ranchi.

Gurpreet Singh, who opened the account for Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in the 14th minute, struck the second and fifth goals, after Prabhjot Singh and Harwant Kumar had scored the third and fourth goals. Nimit Lal got the consolation goal for Gwalior.

Saturday’s fistures: TUK Arts College, Thanjavur (Tamilnadu) vs Maharaja Mansingh Mahavidyalaya, Gwalior (2 pm); American College, Madurai vs Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi (3. 30 pm)—Shivaji Stadium.

CRY Cadence Cricket

Business Standard beat Net4India by 102 runs in the second CRY Cadence Corporate Cricket Challenge played at the Modern School ground. Business Standard scored 159 runs in 25 overs while Net4India crashed to 57 runs in 16.4 overs. Gajendra of Business Standard was declared the man of the match. In another match, Hughes Software Systems defeated British Telecom by 226 runs. Hughes Software Systems scored 271 for seven in 25 overs.




SGGSC beat Barjindra College

Shri Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, scored a 3-1 victory over Government Barjindra College, Faridkot in the boys’ section to register their second consecutive win and make it to the super league phase of the first Champion Colleges Hockey League Tournament being organised jointly by the Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar and Aryan Club, Ludhiana, in collaboration with the Hockey Promotion Institute at the PAU astroturf ground here today.

In the girls’ section, Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, thrashed Government College for Women, Ludhiana, 8-0 to enter the super league stage.

In the first match today, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh shot into the lead in 25th minute through Amandeep Singh . Pardeep Kumar, captain of Government Barjindra College, restored parity in the 36th minute . Two minutes later Navdeep , skipper of Chandigarh team scored a field goal to put his side ahead again. Their full back Gurpreet Singh converted a penalty corner into a goal to wrap-up the issue 3-1.

In the girls’ section, Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, made mince meat of local Government College for Women 8-0. Right-in Jyoti scored three goals while centre forward Poonam and left in Nishi contributed two goals each. Full-back Anu scored one goal.

In the third match, Government Physical College of Education, Patiala, defeated Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, by an identical fashion (8-0). Right-in Manjeet Kaur scored the first hat-trick of the tournament (20th , 24th and 31st minutes). Centre-forward Raj Rani sounded the board four times (17th, 47th , 48th and 55th minutes). Full-back Monika Rani found the target in 57th minutes to complete the rout.

In the last match of the day (boys), Guru Har Gobind Khalsa College, Guru Sar Sudhar, Ludhiana, scored an emphatic 7-1 victory over Government Mohindra College, Patiala. Ludhiana boys had established a 6-0 lead by half time. Centre forward, Sukhdeep accounted for four goals while Manjit Singh, Gurjeet and Gurvinder chipped in with a goal each. For the losers, Kulwinder scored the solitary goal in the 39th minute. Both the teams wasted as many as five penalty corners.





Satinder declared best student

Satinder Pal Singh Sidhu was declared the best student for the session 2000-01 at the annual convocation of the Sector 26 Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, here today. Puran Chand was adjudged the best sportsperson.

More than 280 students were awarded prizes for excellence in various fields and 224 students got graduation degrees. Five postgraduate degrees and 13 honours school degrees were also given.

Mr Raminder Singh Gujral, UT Home Secretary, presided over the function and delivered the convocation address.

He asked students to choose careers of their interests instead of looking for a quick success in popular professions. He asked students to follow the teachings of Guru Nanak — work, share and pray.

The college authorities told Mr Gujral that only 24 out of 76 posts for non-teaching staff had been filled and the administration should take note of it. The Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union submitted a memorandum to the HS, urging him to look into the issue of granting pension to teachers.

The Principal of the college, Mr P.S. Sangha, read out the college annual report. Sonali Puniani got the college roll of honour for topping the first-year BCA course of Panjab University. Hermani was honoured for topping the final-years B.Sc. (Zoology) course.



Materialism eroding culture: Tohra

Service (sewa), honour (samman) and contentment (santokh), principles of our rich and vibrant culture, are slowly being eroded with materialism creeping in. Our educational system needs to be such so as to inculcate these values in our future generations, said Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, President of the Sikh Educational Society, while addressing a gathering at the founders day celebrations of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College on the college campus here today. He also appreciated the teaching of gurmat vichar in a large number of educational institutions and said that it was a positive step in reviving our old values.

Mr Tohra also honoured various distinguished personalities for their valuable services in various fields like religion, social service and education. Among those honoured by the former SGPC chief were Dr Mann Singh Nirankari, former Principal, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Mr Kartar Singh Takkar, member SGPC, Mr Bhag Singh, former MLA, Principal, P.S. Sangha, fellow, PU Chandigarh, and Prof Charanjeet Chawla, general secretary, Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Charanjit Chawla lamented that the technical education was very expensive and as a result most deserving students from rural areas cannot avail of these educational facilities.

Later, Mr Bharpur Singh, secretary SES, highlighted the various projects undertaken and completed during the tercentenary celebrations like the Arts Block in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, a multipurpose hall in GGS College for Women and office building of the SES.

Earlier, Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi, president of the Gurmat Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj, who was the chief guest, inaugurated the newly constructed Khalsa Tercentenary Arts block and also addressed the congregation.



PEC win inter college TT meet

The local Punjab Engineering College and Guru Gobind Singh College for Women won the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, in the Panjab University Inter-College Table Tennis Tournament that was held on the university campus here.

In the men’s section, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, won the second position. The PU campus team came third and RSD College of Ferozepore stood fourth.

In the women’s section, the Sector 11 Government College for Girls got the second position. AS College for Women of Khanna came third and the PU campus stood fourth.



Mixed fortunes in colleges

Elections to students’ council in six colleges affliated to Panjab University went off peacefully with the SOI winning in three colleges.

The SOI alliance won in DAV College, Sector 10, with Mohit Gupta elected as president. At Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, the SOI-CSU alliance was victorious. At Government College, Sector 46, the PUSU-ABVP alliance won the seats of president and vice-president and the posts of secretary and joint secretary were bagged by the SOI.

Many students in the colleges could not cast their vote as they were not carrying their identity cards.

Results: DAV College, Sector 10: President - Mohit Gupta SGGSingh College, Sector 26: President Amandeep Kaur; general secretary-Aniket Dasgupta Government College, Sector 46: President- Ripudaman Singh; vice-president- Deepak; general secretary- Manjinder Dev Samaj College for Women; President-Preeti Passi; vice-president-Deep Shikha; general secretary- Saricha SGGS College for Women: President-Jyoti Sharma; vice-president-Renu; general secretary- Amanpreet Kaur; GCGirls, Sector 42: President-Richa Sharma; vice-president-Monika Verma; general secretary-Surbhi Singla.


PCCTU alleges fraud at SGGS College

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) has demanded a high-level probe into alleged fraud of more than Rs 70 lakh at SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh.

In a letter sent to UT home secretary Krishan Mohan, PCCTU general secretary Kuldeep Singh has expressed disappointment on the reply received in response to a communication sent by his predecessor Jagwant Singh on February 21, 2007, demanding an inquiry into fraud of more than Rs 40 lakh.

He said that the reply was the response of college authorities to the letter in which college authorities had admitted a fraud of Rs 40,42,487.

Saying that he had information that there was another fraud of Rs 30 lakh where the modus operandi was also different, Kuldeep Singh said that the UT administration should immediately order a probe and the guilty must be brought to the book.

NAAC report of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, (Sector 26)

COLLEGE PROFILE
Guru Gobind Singh College was established in 1966. It is recognized by UGC since its inception. College offers 04 under graduate and 02 postgraduate courses. Staff is recruited as per UGC norms. It has 97 staff members, out of which 84 are permanent, 89 are temporary and 12 are part time teachers. Total no. of student is 1567 out of which 1215 are male students and 352 are female students. There are 8 overseas students. 24-26% is the drop out rate at UG level, whereas 67-83% at PG level. Total unit cost is Rs. 20,735 per annum (with salaries). College follows annual system for examination. There are 180 teaching days. Besides this college management also runs 5 other institutions. There are 21 Ph.D holders. College has strong NCC unit.

Criteria I - Curricular Aspect
College makes an effort to make the students truly intelligent, patriotic and useful Sikh citizens. It runs 6 aided and 3 unaided courses. Elective option is offered to the students. Recently it has introduced M.Sc. IT, E-commerce and Computer Science. Large no. of faculty members represents the college at Punjab University for under graduate and post graduate board of studies and are instrumental for designing the syllabus. It also provides value based modern education and develops confidence in the students. It also helps to make the students to make skilled and balanced individuals.

SUGGESTIONS
College teachers may be encouraged to provision in curriculum design

Add-on / Certificate courses may be started

More options with management course should be given

Percentage of drop outs should be minimized

More options should be given

More no. of elective options

Tentative Score: 06

Criteria II - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are selected by merit, entrance test and through interviews. Knowledge & skills of the students are assessed by term tests, monthly tests, tutorial, projects and assignments. Educationally disadvantaged students are given special attention, while advanced learners are given more opportunities. Teaching plan is prepared and communicated well in advance. Lecturing method is supported by A/V and latest technique. Total teaching days are 180. Percentage of classes taught by full time faculty is 95%. Evaluation methods are communicated to the students, well in advance. College encourages the teachers to participate at national and international level seminars. Feedback is collected from the students and communicated to the teachers. Various seminars, workshops, conferences, etc. are conducted from time to time, which benefits students and staff as well. It has also constituted committees for smooth functioning of the college. The quality in teaching learning mechanism is also maintained by practice of self appraisal method which evaluates the performance of the college faculty. Thus it takes care of both teachers and learners.

SUGGESTIONS
Effective teaching plan should be implemented

Course such as Life-Science, Micro-Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Management, Book Keeping, Secretarial Practice, etc. may be introduced to broaden the horizon of college.

PG courses should be increased.

Actual teaching days, 156 now, should be increased.

Tentative Score: 25

Criteria III - Research and Consultancy
21 staff members are Ph.D. holders. PG students are encouraged to participate in the project work. Study leave is also given to teachers to pursue their research work. Teachers regularly publish their work in the journals. There is a designated person with additional responsibility, for extension activities. Various extension activities such as AIDS Awareness, Environment Awareness, Blood Donation Camp, and Tree Plantation Camps are carried out regularly. Participating students are recognized by token of appreciations. College plans its extension activities with NGOs and GOs such as ICSSI, Punjab University, Police Dept., Banks, Rotary Club, etc.

SUGGESTIONS
Active research should be carried out as the college has 21 Ph.D. holders

Major and minor research must be undertaken with the assistance of various funding agencies.

College should maintain the student records of UGC, GATE and TOFEL examination.

Revenue can be generated through consultancy services

Tentative Score: 02

Criteria IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resource
The college has been keeping pace with the academic growth. It has maintained its infrastructure with the help of supportive staff. It makes optimum use of its infrastructure such class rooms and labs, which are operational from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It makes available academic facilities and infrastructure to external agencies also. College campus is kept beautiful and pollution free by its own staff. There is advisory committee for Library which has linkages with other regional libraries. There is central computer facility & is networked with other labs. Computers are maintained by AMCs. College has its own well equipped dispensary for the medical help for its own staff and students. College students are doing excellent in sports. Sports persons are recognized by giving incentives.

SUGGESTONS
Working hours of the library should be increased.

Library should be computerized and networked.

Revenue can be generated from the by undertaking commercial projects.

Reading room in the hostel should be provided

More linkages should be setup with industries.

Tentative Score: 13

Criteria V - Student Support and Progression
Fair percentage of students pursues their higher education in their respective fields. The college has nurtured the students and has produced alumni ranging from Politician to Government Officials, Educationalist to Film Actors. College produces sports persons of national and international repute. Large no. of them has been absorbed in the various sectors. It publishes and updates the prospectus regularly. Prospectus contains all the relevant information about the admission process, rules and regulations of examinations, available funding facility sports details, etc. College admits overseas students as per the guidelines of the university. Various facilities are available such as indoor and outdoor games. Large no. of clubs and societies caters to cultural and recreational needs of the students. This helps to develop overall personality of student.

SUGGESTIONS
Placement cell should be strengthened.

Students must be encouraged for self employment.

Better alumni management.

Alumni should be approached by the college for the betterment of the college.

More welfare programs must be introduced.

Cultural exchange programs must be carried out with national and international
institutions.

Tentative Score: 09

Criteria VI - Organization and Management
College has an effective internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism consisting of Academic council, Registrar, Controller of Examination,, etc. Academic and Administrative audit was conducted by external agency in March 2002. Dept. heads, Superintendent and Librarian assists in the administration. College follows the academic calendar issued by the Punjab University. The excellent welfare programs such as group insurance scheme, fee concession to the ward of college staff, primary healthcare are offered by college. College has active grievances redressal cell. College helps to acquire loans to teaching and non-teaching staff members. It has also appointed purchase committee for purchasing the equipments.

SUGGESTIONS
College should have its own academic calendar.

Professional development program for teaching and non-teaching staff should be conducted regularly.

Suggestion box for the students can facilitate transparent working.

Professional development for student can be carried out.

Tentative Score: 09

Criteria VII - Healthy Practice
College has developed various methods of internal quality checks. Regular dept. meetings are held to monitor overall performance of the student. Principal frequently visits class rooms and interacts with the student to obtain feedback. Various academic and co-curricular activities are planned in the beginning of the academic year. College runs various self financing programs. College also inculcates civic responsibilities amongst the students through various programs. Various clubs and societies help to develop the personality of the student. College tries to achieve its goals and objectives through academic and non-academic program. Community related programs are carried out such as 'GURU KA LANGAR' is carried out on the founder's day. Regional and National Festivals are celebrated in college.

SUGGETIONS
More self financing courses can be introduced.

More curricular activities will enhance academic performance.

Inter-collegiate curricular activities will enhance the competitive skills.

Enhanced linkages between depts. will facilitate smooth working

Tentative Score: 09


SUGGESTIONS
College teachers may be encouraged to provision in curriculum design
Add-on / Certificate courses may be started

More options with management course should be given

Percentage of drop outs should be minimized

More options should be given

More no. of elective options

Effective teaching plan should be implemented

Course such as Life-Science, Micro-Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Management, Book Keeping, Secretarial Practice, etc. may be introduced to broaden the horizon of college.

PG courses should be increased.

Actual teaching days, 156 now, should be increased.

Active research should be carried out as the college has 21 Ph.D. holders

Major and minor research must be undertaken with the assistance of various funding agencies.

College should maintain the student records of UGC, GATE and TOFEL examination.

Revenue can be generated through consultancy services

Working hours of the library should be increased.

Library should be computerized and networked.

Revenue can be generated from the by undertaking commercial projects.

Reading room in the hostel should be provided

More linkages should be setup with industries.

Placement cell should be strengthened.

Students must be encouraged for self employment.

Better alumni management.

Alumni should be approached by the college for the betterment of the college.

More welfare programs must be introduced.

Cultural exchange programs must be carried out with national and international institutions.

College should have its own academic calendar.

Professional development program for teaching and non-teaching staff should be conducted regularly.

Suggestion box for the students can facilitate transparent working.

Professional development for student can be carried out.

More self financing courses can be introduced.

More curricular activities will enhance academic performance.

Inter-collegiate curricular activities will enhance the competitive skills.

Enhanced linkages between depts. will facilitate smooth working.

Im your son she said dowry got her

Vijay Shingari vividly remembers the day his daughter Ambika got her first job as a lecturer of economics at Khalsa College, Chandigarh. She was jumping with joy. She told me, Papa, I am not your daughter, I am your son, he says. And then looking at Princys (as Ambika was lovingly called) picture framed on the wall, he breaks down. Shes left us all...
An M.Com topper from Panjab University, Ambika had never given much thought to the demon of dowry. It belonged to another world. Far removed from hers. Last Sunday, it devoured her. She was only 29.

Ambika, the career woman, whod just left her deputy managers job with HDFC for one with the Canadian Consulate, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her bedroom. Her husband, Gagan Gupta, who runs a family graphics business in Sector 17, and in-laws have been arrested for driving her to suicide with their incessant demands for dowry. While Gagan was today sent in one-day police remand, his parents are in judicial custody.

Shingari, who is a stenographer with the Punjab Irrigation Department, regrets giving in to the greed of his daughters in-laws. First, we spent Rs 15 lakh on the marriage, then we gave in to their demand for a car. Only a month ago, they asked for Rs 10 lakh after she returned from a sponsored trip to Australia with her husband and son. All this in the fond hope that his daughter would live happily. Today, he regrets having imposed his idea of marital bliss on her.
She was brilliant, landing one prize job after the other he says, wiping a stray tear. HDFC offered her a job after hearing about her excellent work at ICICI and Bank of Punjab, he says, a tinge of pride evident in the pain.

The suicide came as a shock to the family. She couldnt have done that, she was always inspiring others to face challenges head on. I admit there was too much pressure on her, but..., her brother Dinesh, an engineer with an MNC, struggles to maintain his composure. The family is convinced it was murder. The distance between the bed and the ceiling fan was less than Ambikas height. How could she hang herself? he asks.

Ambikas was an arranged marriage. We found Gagan in the matrimonial columns of a newspaper, says Vijay. At the outset, it seemed like a match made in heaven. They used to talk for hours every day, but things turned sour soon after the marriage in 2000, remembers her mother Prem Shingari. The dowry demands continued even after the birth of her son, Agam, who is now two-and-a-half years old. He was named after Ambika and Gagan, says her tearful mother. The toddler has now told police that Gagan beat up his mother on the day of her death.

The family alleges Ambikas in-laws, Nirmal and Ved Prakash Gupta, even began to meddle in her career. They once quarrelled with officials at the Bank of Punjab when she was working there as an assistant manager. Family interference, was the remark she got before she left the job, says a close relation.Neighbours like Jagdish Lal Bajaj, whove known Ambika since childhood, look dazed as they leaf through her albums.
She was such a go-getter. Everyone loved her.
Shingari says the couple was planning to immigrate to Australia. Their documents were ready, he says, but Ambikas mother-in-law did not like this. And Gagan always did what his mother wanted him to.


ABVP announces party candidates for SGGS College

Chandigarh: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) has announced their party candidates for Sri Guru Gobind Singh College at sector- 26 on Friday. The organization secretary, Dinesh Chouhan, has announced the name of Vasudha Sharma as a candidate for the post of party president in the college.The candidates for various posts along with the party officials have also pledged to fight against corruption in any form. The organization secretary has stated that the party wanted to nominate a female candidate for the post of the party president in the college. This is a step to involve female students in the college elections as there has been minimal participation of female students in the past, he added.




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