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Government Rajindra College, Bathinda, Punjab
Address:Gurukashi Marg
Bathinda (District Bathinda (Bhatinda))
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 151001


Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab was established on / in 1940.


Principal of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab is Sukhchain Rai Garg, Sh. Kulwinder Singh Sidhu, now Vijay Kumar Goyal.

Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab is situated in Bathinda of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bathinda comes under Bathinda Tehsil, Bathinda (Bhatinda) District.

Fax # of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab is 0164-2211983, 0164-2211943.

Contact Person(s) of the Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab is (are): Registrar Exams: Prof Jyotsna Singla (94631-20959).

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab are +91-94171-30917, 76965-87377.

email ID(s) is Government Rajindra College Bathinda Punjab

Website of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab is http://grcb.ac.in/.


Contact Details of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab are : Telephone: +91-164-2211983, 2246147, 2211983

NAAC accredited B+ in 2004

Some staff members:
Roshan Singh: Vice Principal
Prof Usha Kiran
Prof Jagjeevan Kaur
Paramdeep Kaur
Prof Satinder Pal Singh
Prof Balveer Kaur
Prof Harjot Kaur
Prof Parkash Singh
17.03.2013
Mr Sarup Chand Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, announced grant of Rs 5 lacs for college.
Vice Principal: Gurjeet singh Maan


Courses

BA (Eng., Pbi (Com), Eco, History, Math, Philosophy, Pol Science, Eng (L), Pbi (L), Sanskrit (L), Hindi (L) Geography, Music I, Music V)
B.Sc (Medical and Non-Medical)
Honours School in Economics
BA Honouors in (Eng., Pbi., Eco., Pol. Science,)
MA (Pol Science)
B.Com
B.Sc (Non Medical in Computer)
BCA
PGDCA
BBA
B.Sc (Biotech)


Government Rajindra College, Bathinda Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).

Government Rajindra College is affiliated with Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)


Profile of Government Rajindra College

Govt. Rajindra College Bathinda, a premiere Centre of Co-education of Malwa region of Punjab (INDIA) is situated on the south-western side of Bathinda city. The importance of this institution can be gauged from the fact that its name gets mentioned on page 564 of Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 3. It was founded by Maharaja Mohinder Singh in the memory of his father Maharaja Rajinder Singh a century ago i.e. in 1904 in the form of a primary school in Rajinder Ganj market of Bathinda. This fact is referred in Punjab state gazetteer vol.17-A of Phulkian state Patiala, Jind and Nabha on page 191. Gradually it developed into an intermediate college in 1940. At present the college is housed in a large magnificent building spread in 28 acres of land with about 47 rooms, three large lecture theatres, a spacious Rajindra auditorium, Balwant Gargi Open Air Theatre and play grounds. More than 2500 students are on rolls, getting guidance from more than 58 lecturers.

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MR SUBH PREM Vs MRS ANJALI BHAWRA SECRETARY AND ANOTHER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

COCP No. 24 of 2009

Date of decision:- 16.11.2009.

Mr. Subh Prem (s/o Virsa Singh) Lecturer, Govt. Rajindra College, Bathinda.
...Petitioner
Versus
1. Mrs. Anjali Bhawra, Secretary, Deptt. Of Higher Education, Govt. of
Punjab, Mini Secretariat, Chandigarh-160009.

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

CORAM:
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE RAKESH KUMAR GARG

Present:-
None for the petitioner.
Mr. S.S. Sahu, AAG Punjab.

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

( Rakesh Kumar Garg )
Judge

The crumbling fort of Bathinda

Chandigarh History: Located in the heart of Bathinda, Qila Mubaraq was built in the 6th century by Raja Dab on an area of 15 acres as a defence against the invading Huns. Successive rulers made a number of additions and alterations in the fort. Mohammed of Ghazna captured it in the 11th Century after King Jaipal committed suicide. In 1240 AD, Razia Sultan was imprisoned by Ikhtyar-Uddin-Mohammed-Altunia, the then Governor of Bathinda, and she escaped by jumping off the balcony to fight back. Phulkia chief Ala Singh conquered the fort it in 1754 AD. During the Mughal reign, the fort became an important outpost en route Lahore. Till the merger of princely states into India, the fort remained under the rulers of Patiala.

Present Status: Out of the 32 small and four big bastions, only few have been repaired and that too only from the inner side of the Qila. Now, Qila Mubaraq has started to look like a fort, at least from some areas, says an ASI official. About the condition of the walls and bastions on the outer side, the less said the better. The 30-metre-high massive fortification with a base width of 16 metres and an unusual slope are crumbling at a number of places. Political will can help in seeking funds for the fort, as repair work on the outer side will require huge amounts of money, say ASI officials. Rani Mahal, an imposing structure built during the Mughal period over one of the bastions near the gateway, is also in a shambles. Its repair work cannot be started until the decaying foundation is strengthened. The focus of repair and conservation is aimed at stopping the seepage of water to the walls from the inner side. The government apathy appears to be dealing a deathblow to the historic monument. A major chunk of the Rs 1.25-crore grant given by former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh was diverted by the present government to a few other projects, including a shooting range at Badal village. The Centre was to release a matching grant.

According to Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari, no grants had come from the government for the fort during his tenure. Sukhdev Singh, head of the Department of History, Rajindra College, Bathinda, says, Political will is needed to preserve the heritage structures. Jagmohan Kaushal, a social activist and chairman of Teachers Home, Bathinda, says, Technical experts should be roped in to preserve Qila Mubaraq, as the government cannot be trusted.



Shri Devinder Singh Lecturer versus Government Rajindra College Bathinda (Bhatinda)

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
S.C.O. No. 84-85, SECTOR 17-C, CHANDIGARH.

Shri Devinder Singh, Lecturer,
Govt. Rajindra College,
Bathinda.
….Complainant.
Vs

Public Information Officer,
o/o Principal,
Govt. Rajindra College,
Bathinda. …Respondent.

CC No. 1002 of 2007

ORDER

Present:
None is present on behalf of the Complainant.
Shri Surinder Singh, Lecturer, Govt. Rajindra College, Bathinda present on behalf of the Respondent.

The information sought was whether the guest faculty-cum- part-time lecturers working in the Government Rajindra College, Bathinda were being relieved from duty before end of the academic session.

2. Respondent states that in view of the requirement of additional lecturers for short durations in some places, the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the College has a practice of inviting qualified persons to serve as guest lecturers for a limited period of time. These appointments are neither regular nor are they paid for by the management of the College. The expenditure on the salary etc. of such guest lecturers is met out of the funds collected from the students by the Parent Teachers Association (PTA). These are casual appointments for which the incumbents are paid per lecture delivered (Rs. 175/-) subject to a maximum amount of Rs. 7,000/- per month.

2. The Respondent has no objection in intimating this arrangement to the Complainant. We direct that the PIO of the College should deliver the information to the Complainant suitably.

3. The matter is, accordingly, disposed of. Copies of the order be sent to both the parties.
(Rajan Kashyap)
Chief Information Commissioner
Ferozepur
Dated: 09.07.2007

Lt. Gen.P.K.Grover (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

Sh Naresh Kumar versus Government Rajindra College Bathinda (Bhatinda)

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No.84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.

Sh.Naresh Kumar,
# 7390-A, Mohalla Kikkar Das.
Back Side of Rajindra College,
Bathinda.
---------------------------------Complainant.
Vs.

Public Information Officer,
O/o District Education Officer (Primary)
Bathinda. ------------------------------- Respondent.

CC No.1390 of 2007
Order

Present:-
Sh.Bharat Bhushan on behalf of Complainant.
Smt. Swarnjit Kaur, Dy. D.E.O.(Primary) Bathinda on behalf of
P.I.O. District Education Officer (Primary) Bathinda.

The information demanded by the Complainant (a handicapped person) was regarding the filling up of the posts of JBT teachers reserved for physically handicapped persons in Bathinda during the period April to May 2000. On 30.08.2007, we had directed that this information should be supplied within a period of 3 weeks.

2. Respondent states before us that the requisite information has been obtained from the ‘Departmental Selection Committee’ constituted by the Government and a copy of the information sent by the ‘Departmental Selection Committee’ has been delivered to the Complainant. Complainant is not satisfied. He states that the information supplied discloses merely the number of posts that were reserved for physically handicapped persons. According to the Complainant, the information supplied does not mention the number of posts (out of the reserved quota for handicapped persons) that were actually filled up.
3. Respondent is prepared to give this information today before us. We direct accordingly. The Respondent has supplied the information to the Complainant in our presence.

4. This matter is disposed of.
(Rajan Kashyap)
Chief Information Commissioner
Chandigarh

Lt. Gen.P.K.Grover (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

NAAC report of Government Rajindra College

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
The Government Rajindra College of Bathinda, Punjab volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and conducted the preliminary Self Study in September 2003. The Self Study report was submitted to NAAC by the institution in November 2003. A peer team was constituted by the council to visit the institution and validate the Self Study report. The peer team consisting of Prof. Devdas Kakati, Former Vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University as Chairperson, Dr. Radhika Raman Sahay, Former Director of Distance Education, Patna University as member, and Dr. Kiran Angra, Principal MDSD girls’ college, Ambala as member coordinator visited the Institution for two days on 9th & 10th February 2004.

Government Rajindra College of Bathinda is a premiere center of higher education in the state of Punjab, located in an urban area. It has a long history, growing from a primary school stage in 1904 to an intermediate college in 1940. B.A. Degree level arts classes were started in 1950, science classes in 1955 and B.Sc. in 1962. UGC recognized the college in 1957. The name of the college is mentioned on page 564 of Encyclopedia Britannica vol.3.

From its inception the college has been serving the cause of higher education mainly to the rural community.

Being affiliated to Punjab University, Lahore before independence, now it is affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala.

The college has a well organized campus that covers an area of about 28 acres. The students enrolment in the year 2003-04 is 2543 in the UG and 91 in PG. The college has programmes of B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, Hons. in Economics at under graduate level, PG in Political Science and a certificate course in computer.

The college has a well qualified faculty of 67 including 10 part time teachers. There are 6 PhD and 43 M.Phil among the teachers. In addition the college has 7 guest faculties. Non-teaching staff strength is 38.

The peer team carefully analyzed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During the visit, the peer team went through all the departments and facilities, and interacted with the various constituents of institution including the Head of the Institution, Faculty, Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Alumni and Parents.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Computer Education : Certificate Course: Premier I & II (run by NIIT ).
Male/Female Ratios: Permanent Teachers (F/M)= 40:60
Non-teaching staff (F/M)=8:92
U.G. Students (F/M)= 38:62
P.G. Students (F/M)= 33:67

Ranks secured by students in final –16
First Class secured last year (2003) –429

Research by Teachers –
3 teachers of the college have registered as part time research scholars.
1 teacher has attended the national level seminar .
Ratio of full time teacher to part time teacher : 85:15
Percentage of classes taught by the full time faculty: 73%
Ratio of teaching staff to the non teaching staff: 66:34
Temporal plan of Education–Annual System in UG classes, Semester in PG.
Number of Teaching days: 180 days
Number of working days of the college: 265 days.
Facilities available – Computer center, Health center, Sports facilities, Hostels, Housing , Canteen, Grievance redressal cell, NCC, NSS-II units, Youth Welfare Club, Open Air Theatre, Two Vehicle Parking Sheds, Dispensary, Auditorium, Seminar Room, Girls Common Room.

Number of computers in the college–4
In administration –2
In Library –2
Working days of the Library: 265 days
Working hours of Library: 9:00am to 3:30pm
Number of Journals subscribed by the Library: 21
Number of Titles in the Library: 32250
Number of books in the Library: 44,334
Computerization of Library:On going.

Financial Resource generated
By the Institute in last two years – Rs.18, 08,000/-
Annual Budget – Rs.2, 26, 70793 /-
Unit Cost of education –Rs.7418 /-

Based on the visit and the criteria identified by NAAC, the team made an assessment of the Institution. The commendable features of the Institution as well the issues of concern are given in the following criterions.

SECTION II: CRITERION—WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I: Curricular Aspect
The institution is affiliated to the Punjabi University, Patiala and follows the syllabi prescribed by the said University for arts, science and commerce faculities at undergraduate and PG level. The college has five Departments in the faculty of Science (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Mathematics), 14 Departments in the faculty of Arts (Geography, Mathematics, Punjabi, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, History, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, Physical Education Music Instrumental and Vocal ) and Commerce faculty. The Economics Department offers Hons. Course at UG level. College also has PG programme in Political Science. The courses are of conventional nature.

The college is represented at the board of studies of the parent University by rotation. Time to time different Departments gets the opportunity to represent the college to play a vital role in updating the syllabi and making them more relevant to the society. Even though the college has a wide variety of subjects, interdisciplinary approach will help the institution to keep pace with the changing needs of the time.

Criterion II: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The selection for admission in different courses is based on percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examinations and the regulations framed by the University. Physical fitness test is conducted for admission to Physical Education programme. The syllabus is unitized and the teachers decide the teaching plan in the beginning of the academic year in consultation with the heads of the departments. Assignment, Regular tests and Examinations are conducted regularly. The examination system of the college is in the process of computerization. Mock Tests are also being organized for the students.

The college follows the lecture method of teaching in all Departments. It is supplemented by teaching aids like charts, models and over head projectors in some Departments. To improve the performance of weaker students, college provides remedial coaching in subjects desired by the students.

Apart from the regular classes, seminars and symposia are organized at regular intervals to update the students. Eminent guest faculties are also invited from the academic or other fields to share their expertise and to provide practical skills to the students.

The concerned faculty members look after the academic progress of their students as well as personal difficulties and extend all helps at the time of need.

The institution is governed by Govt. rules and regulations for appointment of faculty members. The college has 67 faculty members: 6 PhD degree holders, 47 M.Phil degree holders and 15 P.G. degree holders. Some of the departments are having shortage of teachers. Such as the Departments of Mathematics and History.

The students are also encouraged to participate in different extra curricular activities, e.g. sports, cultural activities, quiz contests etc. The college has different subject societies and associations. The activities of the societies of different departments provide ample opportunity for extra curricular and co- curricular learning.

Out of P.T.A. and alumni association fund, the college is taking up many developmental projects. The college encourages teachers to avail the faculty improvement programme of the UGC, participation in seminars apart from their participation in the refresher and orientation programmes. A few faculty members have publication in National Journals and some of them have written books. Dept. of geography received a grant from ICSSR (HRD) during 2000-01 for organizing seminar on “Punjab: A Laboratory of the third World : Green revolution in perspective “. The department again received grant during the current financial year from the ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India to organize seminar on “Water: Elixir of life”.

Self appraisal system is followed by the college. However there is no formal feedback system for self evaluation to identify the strength and weakness of the individual teachers by the students.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
Some of the departments have research potential; though there is no regular programme for PhD level research. However 8% of the faculty members are currently engaged in research work.

Competent teachers and departments should be encouraged to take up research & consultancy programme. This exposure will not only enrich the faculty but also be of immense help to students. It is desirable that the college makes effort to obtain funding from UGC and other agencies for research programme to strengthen the teaching programme. The NCC is very active in the college having 53 cadets. In the last three years some of the cadets have participated in the Republic Day Parade. This year 9 cadets received ‘C’ certificates and 12 received ‘B’ certificates. 8 cadets have attended Army Attachment Camp at Lal Singh Jatana near Abohar. There is a full fledged N.C.C. officer in the rank of Capt.
The college has three N.S.S. units under the supervision of the three designated trained programme officers. The N.S.S. units of college are very active and have taken up activities in the field of community development. Activities like Blood Donation Camps, AIDS Awareness and Environment Awareness Campaigns are conducted. College has recently started rain water harvesting project for proper maintenance of plants. In addition to it, the college has population education club through which it interacts with slum dwellers. Besides this, there is scope for further utilization of student potential for extension activities and outreach programmes especially in the field of women empowerment.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a vast campus having college building, library, playgrounds, gymnasium, girl’s common room, auditorium, open air theatre. Laboratories are fairly equipped. The maintenance of the campus is by Govt. agencies PWD, B&R and P.S.E.B. Infrastructure facilities are offered to external agencies like University, Government and Semi-Government Organizations to organize various health melas, cultural festivals, examinations etc.

The library is housed in a block of six classrooms. It possesses 44,334 books and 21 Journals/ periodicals. It renders reprographic faculty. It works between 9:00am to 3:30 pm during week days.

Physical facilities are available for playing Basket Ball, Volleyball, Cricket, Korfball, Hockey, Netball and Lawn Tennis. The recently established Gymnasium is equipped with modern exercisers. The Physical education centre has the facility for indoor games. The peer team was pleased to see the joggers’ path, constructed by the college in collaboration with NGO around the playground which is open to public, staff & students.

The college houses a dispensary with a qualified doctor who works on part time basis.

The college has a boy’s hostel with 99 rooms and separate canteen facilities for girls and boys. The college has a botanical garden and an animal house. It is a matter of concern that the college doesn’t have adequate classrooms as a result of which classes of arts stream are being held in the open area without roof. However some new buildings are being erected to alleviate the situation.

Criterion V: Student Support & Progression
The college has taken several initiatives to support the education of its students. Financial assistance in the form of scholarships from State Govt. is made available to a large number of backward, reserved category and riot affected students. The college also provides financial aid to needy students out of students’ aid fund, Red Cross fund etc. The college engages needy and meritorious students for rendering assistance in library for which they are suitably paid. Teachers also extend financial support to needy students in special circumstances. The college consistently maintains good results, which include securing a few ranks in the University Examination. All relevant information needed by the students is made available in the prospectus, which is published annually. A college magazine, ‘Rajindra’ is published annually to stimulate creativity among students.

There is no formal career guidance cell, but the faculty members provide career counseling through special tutorials conducted every week, and through library display boards.

The college lays great emphasis on Physical Education and provides facility for sports and games. Students are encouraged to participate in sports and games by providing expert coaching. To those who are talented, financial assistance is provided to facilitate their participation in competitions at National and International level.

Many of the Alumni are well placed. One of them is a National Awardee for social service and one is a Padmashree. The college has recently formed Alumni Association, which has plans to raise funds for the development of the college.

Many facilities for recreation like indoor games, outdoor games, nature club, painting, photography etc are offered to the students.

However it is noted that dropout rate of the college is considerably high, for which college should take some remedial steps.

Criterion VI : Organization and Management
For coordinating and monitoring activities of the college, various committees are constituted under the leadership of faculty members to assist the Principal. The intercom system is operational for coordination among different departments.

The annual stock checking committee through which unserviceable and condemned stocks are auctioned and written off.

Teachers are recruited through State Public Service Commission as per University/Govt./UGC norms.

The work efficiency of teaching and non teaching staff is assessed through annual confidential report.

College encourages non-teaching staff to attend various professional development programmes organized by State Govt. from time to time.

College facilitates teaching and non-teaching staff to avail various loans against G.P.F. contribution and other bank loans.

There is a grievance redressal committee which meets regularly to deal with the grievances of staff and students.

Criterion VII – Healthy Practices.
The College has many healthy practices in place, displaying its sensitivity to changing education, social and market demands. It is well set to promote an ambience of creativity and innovations. The Institute has created environmental awareness through the Nature Club.

The college has adopted various mechanisms for internal quality checks, for example – frequent feed back from the students on class room teachings, formal interaction with parent staff meetings and departmental meetings. Monthly tests and quiz competitions are also helping.

The college has a tie up with NIIT for computer education. The college can make efforts for MOU with industries and Research organization, and also to establish national / international linkages. All round personality development of students is facilitated through various activities. Value based education is imparted through various activities, e.g.

*Student participation in “Akand Path” in March, followed by Langar (Community Kitchen).

*Announcing on Notice Boards the names of 5 students exhibiting honesty.

*Extension lectures e.g. on Environment Day and on blood donation.

*Literacy campaign etc.

*Display of messages of enlightened minds.

Civic responsibilities, leadership quality and cooperation are inculcated through following activities: campus cleaning, tree plantation; joining Eco club, Youth Club and other clubs; science and literary societies; traffic control training by district authorities.

To tap young talents, a talent hunt programme is organized every year. Debates, elocution, college magazine, educational tours, participation in Youth Festivals, (all these besides NCC and NSS) are part of student life of the college.

Seats are reserved for special categories of students, and fee concessions are also provided to them. Their parents are kept informed of the performance of their children.
Specific activities are organized to promote skills in capacity to learn, communication, numerical skills, use of IT (NIIT Centre), independent teamwork.

Some college specific innovations have been noted. The college provides financial aid to needy students. The college engages needy and meritorious students for rendering assistance in library for which they are suitably paid. More should be done for developing innovativeness.

The college has a Population Education Club, Debating Club, Nature Club and Rajindra Yuva Club. Recently Health Club has been added.

OVERALL ANALYSIS:
*The College has well set goals and objectives, focused on development of the rural, the economically needy, the physically challenged and the riot victim youth, preparing students for self employment / entrepreneurship, training for specific jobs in science and technology and the armed forces in addition to the other general avenues.

*The faculty is well qualified , 57 permanent teachers, 10 part time teachers and 7 guest faculty for teaching three programmes at UG level and one programme at PG level. (6 Ph.D.s and 43 M.Phils and good male-female ratio).

*The spread of departments in terms of disciplines is well balanced.

*There is Honours programme in Economics and PG in Political Science.

*The student success rate is impressive. Last year’s (2002-03) record in UG include 16 rank holders and 429 First Classes, with 612 passing finals from 719 who appeared for final exam. Drop out rate is 25 percent.

*Semester system is introduced in PG programme.

*Some necessary student support services are available.

*Computer education to the extent of an NIIT certificate course from a NIIT center in the campus is available. But a Degree level computer IT course in a computer Centre/Department of the college is not yet introduced.

*The college has many healthy practices including good inter personal relationships amongst all sections. There are activities for value education.

*The Parent-Teacher- Association (PTA) and the Alumni (Rajindra- Old Students Society registered as ROSS) both are beginning to play an important role, particularly in raising significant amount of funds for need based developmental work of the college.

*The college has some flexibility, allowing students to move from one faculty to another.

*The college feels the need for a curriculum of Fine Arts keeping in view the surrounding Folk Art rich area. This can provide self- employment to students later in life as well as provide the much needed impetus to the dying folk arts.

*The faculties of some departments are competent to offer consultancy e.g. chemistry faculty members are competent to carry out soil / water testing and should be encouraged.

*The overall organization and management is good in spite of perceived shortage of skilled man power and paucity of funds.

*Recently the college has launched its own Web Site and internet connection has been installed.

SUGGESTIONS :
*To attract more students from other states.

*Offer self financing courses in selected areas as Certificate and Diploma courses.

*Broaden focus to include rural oriented education through Rural development studies (economics, sociology) rural administration, folk culture etc.

*Courses in Communicative English should be provided to help the large number of rural students.

New Courses suggested:
*Computer application as a full fledged UG course.
*Agriculture related subjects, including Agro-Science, and Food Processing.

*Inter disciplinary courses should be introduced.

*New Department Suggested: to establish a department/ center for Information Technology.

*Use of IT for agriculture and rural development be take up either as an extension activity or a regular activity.

*Teacher–Student ratio should be improved by appointing more teachers to provide more personal interaction. The department of Mathematics and History need additional faculty members urgently.

*Concerned authorities be persuaded to provided essential infrastructure for encouraging research and consultancy.

*Linkages with the industries within accessible distance should be promoted in order to give better exposure to the students.

*Audio-Visual and IT based teaching aids should be extensively used.

*Programmes for personality development, development of numerical and communication skills of students should be introduced.

*A women counseling cell should be started

*Active Placement/Employment cell of the college be established. A formal career guidance cell should be established with active programmes.

*Efforts are to be made for national/international linkages. NRI from Canada and USA who visited the college to give seminar/lecture can be contacted for this. Alumni can also help.

The Chairman and Members of the PEER Team place on record their deep sense of appreciation to the authorities of the Government Rajindra college for their committed cooperation extended to the team and their gratitude to the Principal, NAAC steering Committee members, faculty members, students and the administrative machinery of the College for having facilitated this successful process of assessment and accreditation.

Prof. Devdas Kakati (Chairperson)

Dr. Radhika Raman Sahay (Member)

Dr. Kiran Angra (Member Co-ordinator)

I accept the Report of the NAAC Peer Team.

Prof. Gurmeet Kaur
(Principal, Government Rajindra College, Bathinda.)



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