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DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh, Punjab


DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh, Punjab
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Sector 10-C
Chandigarh (District Chandigarh)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 160011

DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is a recognised institute / college. DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is also known as DAV 10 Chandigarh, DAV 10 Chd. DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab was established on / in 1958.

Principal of DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is Earlier S. Marriya S.C., then Dr B.C. Josan, now Satish Sharma.

DAV College Sector 10 is situated in Chandigarh of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Chandigarh comes under Chandigarh Tehsil, Chandigarh District.

Fax # of DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is 0172-2741708.

Contact Person(s) of the DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is (are): Dr K.C.Jain, Dean Admissions, prof. BK Vermani, Dean 98157-00522.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is (are) : 0172-2744669.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab are 9216877122, 9646512128.

email ID(s) is DAV College Sector 10 Chandigarh Punjab

Website of DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab is www.davchd.com.

Registrar : Prof. SP Puri, Dr VK Garg.

Contact Details of DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab are : Telephone: +91-172-2743980, 2474046, 2742609
Prof Arun Aggarwal, Dean Admissions (as in June 2013)

Principal Satish Sharma was earlier posted as Principal of DAV College, Abohar. He got transferred to DAV College Chandigarh because of transfer of earlier Principal at DAV Chandigarh Mr Joshan transferred to DAV Abohar.

Lal Chand Library and Research Department of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Shr R.P. Chaddha (Hony Director).
Telephone : 0172-2742854, 2743173, 2741708(O)

Non teaching assocation of college President Somnath Sharma (in August 2004)

Staff members:
Prof Ravneet Kaur
Prof Harinder Kaur
Email ID: principal@davchd.com, deanadmissiondavc@gmail.com, manjeetdewan722yahoo.com.in, davchsp@gmail.com, davcchd@gmail.com, davc_chd@rediffmail.com

Other colleges of DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi
DAV Centenary College, Faridabad
DAV Institute of Management, Faridabad
DAV College, Naneola
Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala
DAV College, Pundri
Dr Ganesh Dass DAV College of Education for Women, Karnal
Kumari Vidyavati Anand DAV College for Women, Karnal
DAV College, Pehowa
DAV College of Engineering and Technology, Kanina
DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar
MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
Hans Raj College, Delhi
PG DAV College, New Delhi
Dayanand College, Ajmer
Kshetrabasi DAV College, Nirakarpur
TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Yamuna Nagar
Ramanand Arya DAV College, Mumbai (Bombay)
DAV Velankar College of Commerce, Solapur
DBF Dayanand College of Arts and Science, Solapur
Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar
DAV College of Education for Women, Amritsar
DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology DAVIET, Jalandhar
Mehr Chand Technical Institute (ITC), Jalandhar
Mahatma Hans Raj DAV Institute of Nursing, Jalandhar
DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Jalandhar
BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar
DAV College for Boys, Amritsar
DAV College, Jalandhar
DRV DAV Centenary College, Phillaur
Hans Raj Mahila Vidyalaya, Jalandhar
KRM DAV College, Nakodar
Mohan Lal Uppal DAV College, Phagwara
RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala
SL Bawa DAV College, Batala
DAV College, Abohar
DAV College, Malout
DAV College for Women, Ferozepur
GGS DAV Centenary College, Jalalabad
Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar
Mehr Chand Polytechnic College, Jalandhar
JC DAV College, Dasuya
DGB Dayanand Law College, Solapur
DAV School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar
DAV College, Titilagarh
MCM DAV College, Kangra
DAV Centenary College, Kotkhai
DAV Girls College, Kosli
BTC DAV College, Banikhet (Dalhousie)
Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon
MMD DAV College, Gidderbaha
Dayanand Industrial Training Institute, Amritsar
JN Kapoor DAV Dental College, Yamuna Nagar
DAV College, Sadhaura Village
NMDC Ltd. DAV Industrial Training Centre, Dantewada
DAV Polytechnic College, Dantewada
DAV College, Cheeka Guhla
DAV Polytechnic for Women, Yamuna Nagar
Dayanand College, Hisar
Dayanand Brahma Mahavidyalaya, Hisar
DAV College (Lahore), Ambala
JN Goenka DAV Centenary Development Rural Centre, New Delhi
Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Sabha, New Delhi
DAV Institute of Management and Vocational Studies, New Delhi
DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Daltonganj
Dayanand Institute of Education, Management and Research, Mumbai (Bombay)
Dayanand Institutions, Solapur
DAV Centre for Management Development in Agriculture and Environment, Rourkela
MG DAV College, Bathinda (Bhatinda)
Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute VVRI, Hoshiarpur
DAV Pharmacy College, Jalandhar
MNDAV Dental College, Solan
DAV University, Jalandhar
DAV University for Women, Yamuna Nagar
DAV University, Pune


DAV College Sector 10, Chandigarh Punjab runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BCA, BBA, M.Sc(I.T), M.Com, M.A(English), PGD (Computer Applications), MBE, BPED

IGNOU study centre also started in DAV.

Approval details: DAV College Sector 10 is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)

Profile of DAV College Sector 10

GC 11, DAV College fined Rs 1 lakh each
The cracking of whip by Panjab University on two city colleges threatens to snowball into a major confrontation with the colleges opposing the decision. The decision to impose hefty fines on the colleges has not gone down well with the colleges. The university has reportedly imposed Rs 1 lakh fine each on Government College, Sector 11, and DAV College, Sector 10, for not applying for the affiliation of two courses run by them. Violation of the university calendar, even if it is only for a day, is a matter of indiscipline and must be taken cognisance of PU vice-chancellor

DAV College, which was running a four-year B Ped course in the college, has run into rough weather.
The college neither got an affiliation for the course from the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) nor applied to the university for the extension of provisional affiliation in April 2007. Later a team of college teachers went to the NCTE, New Delhi, to make a presentation regarding the course. However, its case was rejected on the grounds that the syllabus needed a revamp. But the course is still being run in the college. The matter was put up before the senate during its last meeting where it was decided that a fine of Rs 1 lakh should be imposed on the college.

The principal of the college, S. Mariya, had demanded in the senate that the fine should be waived.
Government College was fined for not applying for the affiliation of the MA (history-II) course. While DAV College never applied for affiliation, Government College has not even started classes for the second year and is late by 19 days for applying for the affiliation. The vice-chancellor, Prof R.C. Sobti, said any violation of the university calendar, even if it is only for a day, is a matter of indiscipline and must be taken cognisance of. However, he said the cases would be looked into afresh by a committee.

Adamant DAV College staff hold dharna
The MCM and DAV College Teaching and Non-teaching Unions held a dharna in front of the principal�s office at DAV College today as a part of their ongoing struggle to get the statutory provisions of the Panjab University calendar implemented with respect to the encashment of earned leave and deduction of provident fund on total salary. The college authorities should take the recent communication regarding deduction of provident fund and encashment of earned leave from the vice-chancellor of Panjab University seriously, failing which the matter would be reported to the VC for action as deemed fit against the college

Prof Anil Sarwal, president, DAV College Teachers Union, appealed to the college principal and management to implement the provisions of the Panjab University calendar and instructions of the DPI so that normalcy could be restored. He said the college authorities should take the recent communication from the vice-chancellor of Panjab University seriously which has sought comments from the college with regards to the deduction of provident fund and encashment of earned leave failing which the letter says the matter would be reported to the vice-chancellor for any action as deemed fit against the college as per regulations 11.1 and 11.2 at page 160-61 of the Panjab University calendar I of 2005.

R.K. Anand, secretary of the DAV College Teachers Union, said if the demands of the employees were not met, they would intensify agitation and the college would get a setback. He said the DAV management had lagged behind in granting the rightful dues to the employees. Others who spoke on the occasion included Prof R.P. Singh, Dr Ghanshyam Dev, Prof A.K. Dhir and Somnath, president, Non-teaching Employees Union. MCM College employees also joined the dharna to get these statutory provisions implemented in their college. The union had earlier presented a memorandum to the inspection committee appointed by the vice-chancellor that visited the college on April 25, 2007, requesting them to ask the management to implement the provisions of the calendar.

DAV College staff boycott work
The MCM and DAV College employees unions held a rally and staged a dharna in front of the principals office at DAV College, Sector 10, today. The administrative staff of the college boycotted the college work after the rally. Prof Anil Sarwal, president, DAV College Teachers Union, appealed to the management to agree to the demands of the employees with regard to the deduction of provident fund on the total salary and encashment of earned leave. He said the vice-chancellor of Panjab University and DPI (colleges) had written to the college authorities to grant the employees their dues, but the employees were unnecessarily being forced to sit on dharnas.

Secretary of the union R.K. Anand said the unsympathetic and authoritative attitude of the management would only lead to the disruption of work in the two premier colleges of the city once the colleges reopen in July. He urged the management to stop harassing the teaching and non-teaching staff. Dr Dinesh Talwar and Prof P.S. Gill, fellows of Panjab University, called upon the management to honour the statutes contained in the PU calendar. They said they would raise these issues in the senate and syndicate of Panjab University so that the managements were not able to deny the legitimate dues to the employees.

Prof Uma Joshi, president, MCM DAV College Teachers Union, reiterated the unions resolve to fight against the repressive policies of the management unitedly. She said the management should grant the dues to the employees so that the functioning of the two colleges was not disrupted. The employees strongly condemned the action of the management in not allowing a farewell party to two teachers of the DAV College who retired from services last month. This arbitrary and authoritarian action on the part of the management in withdrawing from healthy practices was viewed by the staff as vengeful action taken by the management against the employees.

DAV College to go co educational
It is time for a change. So thinks the DAV College Academic Council which approved the introduction of co-education system from the forthcoming academic session in one of the oldest boys colleges of the city. Explains the Principal, Mr Subhash Chand Mariya, 'This is being allowed in selective courses to augment what the MCM DAV College offers. There are certain courses like BBA, BCA and plus two level classes which are not available to students keen on studying in DAV institutions. This will enable us to serve them as well,' he said. Addressing a press conference on the college premises, he added that girl students would be allowed admission to the medical and non-medical streams in the college from the forthcoming academic session on the basis of merit. However, for Class XII, girls, would will be admitted to the medical stream only since most of the seats would go to the boys promoted from Class XI. Principal Mariya added that the classes for plus one and plus two students would start from April 4.

With a view to bring students back to the classes, a new comprehensive plan has also been prepared for the new session which entails finishing classwork by 11.30 a.m., intensive evening coaching to prepare students for competitive exams and special merit classes for promising students,' he said. A sub-committee headed by the Principal would select teachers for conducting these classes. 'They will be paid Rs 6,000 a month for teaching for one-and-a-half hour three days a week. The college will generate all the funds required to strengthen classroom teaching and rewarding teachers who deliver the good in the classrooms,' he stated. Nominal charges would be levied as fee. Registration charges would be Rs 2,500 which would be refunded if the student was unable to secure a seat in the college after the declaration of result. The college would also hold six objective tests during the session in addition to pre-boards and two house tests. Parents of students shirking classwork would be informed about it, he said. He said the college staff had resolved to continue teaching work right through the summer vacation every session. He added that parents- meet would be made a regular feature so as to promote interaction.

Overwhelming response to college contests
Lakshya 2003, an inter-college cultural competition kicked off with a colourful start at DAV College in Sector 10 here today. Competitions in fine arts, quiz and music categories saw overwhelming response from students of city-based colleges as well as colleges from Punjab and other states. As many as 13 teams were selected for the final round of quiz contest. The team from DAV College, Chandigarh, which had three participants Arastu Chopra, Rohan Karanbir and Shiv Anant Tayal, was declared the winners, followed by the team representing the Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University Chandigarh, on the second position. In the musical section, DAV College, Chandigarh, won the group song contest followed by MCMDAV College, Chandigarh. In the shabad and bhajan category, the first prize went to the GCG, Sector 42, Chandigarh, followed by MCMDAV College, Chandigarh, and DAV College, Sector 10, winning the second prize.

Following are the results of various category of fine arts contests on merit Clay Modelling: Meena, GCG, Sector 42, Suruchi, GCG, Sector 11, Kanwaldeep, GN Khalsa College, Ludhiana. Landscape: Satwinder, GGS College, Sector 26, Anamika, GCG, Sector 42, Rajbeer, GGS College, Sector 26; Poster-making Aashima, GCM, Sector 11, Jasmeen, MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Gautam, DAV College, Sector 10.

Rangoli: Liza Bansal, GGS College, Sector 26, Narender Kaur, GCG Sector 42, Esha, DAV College, Sector 10; Cartoon making Surchandra Singh, DAV College, Sector 10, Sumera Kamboj, MCM DAV College, Sector 36, Anshul Dhull, MCM DAV College, Sector 36; Collage making: Chetan from Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Payal, GCG, Sector 42, Pavneet, Government Home Science College, Sector 10; Still Life drawing Satwinder Singh, Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Rakesh Kumar Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Ashpreet, GCG, Sector 42; Portrait making Randeep from Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Jasvinder, Government College, Derabassi, Bhuvneshwar from Government College of Arts, Sector 10; and drawing from life Parminder Singh, Government College of Arts, Sector 10, Preeta Singh, GCG, Sector 11 and Kamaldeep, GCG, Sector 42.

DAV College opens door to girls
DAV College, Sector 10, has decided to admit girl students to all courses/programmes from the new academic session, beginning July, 2006. This was announced at a press conference by college Principal S.C. Marriya today. The courses include all postgraduate degree/diploma programmes and all Bachelors degree programmes except BA. The new session will also see the introduction of Masters in Business Economics and two postgraduate diploma programmes one in Insurance Management and the other in Business Management. Besides, BA students will have the option to choose from two additional elective subjects Statistics and Computer Science. At the undergraduate level, the college offers (other than BA), BCom, BCom (Hons), BCA, BBA, BSc (Hons) in Bio-Technology, BSc (Hons) in Bio-Informatics, BSc (Medical), BSc (Non-Medical), BSc (Bio-Technology), BSc (Bio- Informatics), BSc (Computer Science) and BPEd (four years degree programme) will now become co-education courses. Mr Marriya said the college had also gone in for large-scale revamp of the various facilities given to the students.

New classrooms and laboratories with latest multimedia equipment have been set up specifically for postgraduate students. A girls common room has also come up in the college. Internet facilities will now be available in all departments in the college. The college prospectus for admissions is available in the college and admission forms can be downloaded shortly from college website www.davchd.com.

Non compliance with EPF rules, DAV teachers file complaint
The MCM and DAV College Employees Unions today filed a formal complaint regarding non-compliance with the EPF and MP Act, 1952 by DAV College Trust and Management Society (EPF), New Delhi, in case of MCM DAV and DAV Colleges, Chandigarh. The employees of MCM DAV and DAV College, Chandigarh, are members of the trust. R.K. Anand, secretary of the DAV College Teachers Union, pointed out that the claims made by the trust with regard to the benefits being enjoyed by all its members are false. The claims made on the official website of the trust are also untrue, he alleged. Elaborating, Prof Anil Sarwal, president of the union, said the colleges are violating provident fund rules by excluding from membership of the trust, employees who are appointed on temporary or ad hoc, casual, daily and contract basis. The colleges deny membership to their employees from the first day of appointment by enrolling them only after they have completed probation.

Prof Uma Joshi, president, MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, stated that according to the rules of the DAV Provident Fund Trust every member shall subscribe to provident fund every month at 12 per cent of the basic pay plus dearness allowance. The employees of the two colleges, she said, are denied these benefits and the rate of contribution remains only 10 per cent of their basic pay. Prof Neelam Brar, secretary of the MCM DAV College Teachers Union, added that the employees are not in receipt of any benefits under the Employees Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 or the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 (earlier called the Family Pension Scheme 1971). Prof R.P. Singh, member, governing body, DAV College, said in contravention of even the rules and regulations of the PU Calendar, the contributory provident fund of college employees is calculated at 10 per cent of their basic pay alone.

The union has requested the EPF commissioner to cancel the exemption granted to DAV College Trust and Management Society (EPF), New Delhi, and impose appropriate penalties as mentioned in the various sections of the Act on it for failing to comply with the statutory provisions of the Act and the schemes framed there under.

Only DAV 10 likely to begin MBE course
In what is likely to send hundreds of candidates in a tizzy, Panjab University (PU) is likely to choose only one out of three colleges for grant of affiliation for the coveted Masters in Business Economics (MBE) course, to be introduced by the university from this session. Hundreds of students had appeared in an entrance test for admission to the course, which was expected to be started at the DAV College, Sector 10, the GGDSD College, Sector 32, and the SGGS College, Sector 26. Sources today confirmed that the four-member inspection committee that had visited these colleges for grant of affiliation reportedly found the GGDSD College and the SGGS College unfit to start the course from this session. Out of the three separate reports submitted by the committee, one for each college, only one report was found to be favourable, stating that the DAV College be allowed to start the course from this session.

These reports had been handed over to the Vice-Chancellor. I received these reports two days ago and after consideration, forwarded these to the college branch, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof K.N. Pathak, said today. He added that successful candidates had nothing to worry, but refused to divulge contents of the reports. In case the university went by contents of the reports, affiliation for this course would be granted only to the DAV College. This would bring the number of seats available for the course down from 90 to 30. Candidates opting for the course had appeared in the OCET and the results were declared on June 3.

At least 200 successful candidates had also submitted admission forms at these colleges and were now waiting for classes to begin. While these colleges had mentioned this course in their prospectuses, it was made clear to the students that admission to the course would be subject to approval of the university. The sources also pointed out that despite the contents of the inspection committee reports going against these colleges, the Vice-Chancellor could, in the interest of the students who had cleared the test and applied in these colleges, allow these colleges to start the course. During the course of the session, the conditions could be fulfilled and the facilities found lacking could be generated in the two colleges.

The SGGS College Principal, Prof Kuldeep Singh, and the GDSD College Principal, Dr A.C. Vaid, stated that they had received no official information regarding or not starting the course. The inspection team came to the college last month and seemed satisfied with our facilities. We have not received any intimation from them so far, said Prof Kuldeep Singh. He added that the college had made special and adequate arrangements for starting the course. The sources added that this was the first time that a four-member inspection committee had been formed specifically for a course. The committee members had visited the three colleges and submitted three reports giving details of availability of faculty, library facilities and infrastructure. The committee members had found that one of the colleges had, in order to show a well-stocked library, purchased hundreds of copies of the same book. Another college had not advertised for recruitment of faculty who would teach the course.

DAV College, GCG 11 most sought after colleges
DAV College, Sector 10, and the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, have emerged as the first preference for students seeking admission in graduate and postgraduate courses. As per available information, DAV College has received about 7,000 applications for various graduate and postgraduate courses being run by it, while the GCG-11 has received about 5,000. The merit lists will be displayed on June 27, while the admission process will begin from July 1.

DAV College is offering 70 seats in B.Com and 40 seats each in BBA and BCA, besides 30 seats each in M.Com and M.Sc (IT). In BA and B.Sc, 600 and 200 seats, respectively are available. GCG-11 is offering 20 seats each in MA-I vocational and instrumental music, 14 seats in MA-I (dance) and 30 seats each in MA-I (Economics and Public Administration), besides 70 seats in B.Com-I, 800 seats in BA-I and 320 seats in B.Sc-I, besides 40 seats in BBA-I. GGDSD College, Sector 32, which is most sought-after for commerce courses, has reported selling 5,000 prospectus. The college is offering 140 seats in B.Com-I, 650 seats in BA-I and 170 seats in B.Sc-I. Another 40 seats each are available in B.Sc biotechnology, industrial chemistry, information technology and computer applications besides 30 seats each in M.Com and M.Sc (IT). Seeing the response, college authorities are also thinking about adding another section for B.Com-I.

Government College , Sector 11, has received about 4,200 applications 35 seats in MA-I (English) 30 seats in M.SC-I (IT), 140 seats in B.Com-I, 650 seats in BA-I and 320 seats in B.Sc-I, besides 40 seats each in BBA-I and BCA-I. As many as 3,600 forms have been received by MCM DAV College for Women in Sector 36, which is offering 70 seats for B.Com, 40 seats for BCA, 170 seats for B.Sc and 500 seats for BA, besides 30 seats for MA Hindi. SGGS College for Men in Sector 26 has received about 4,000 applications for 140 seats for B.Com, 40 seats for BCA and 30 seats for MA (Punjabi), besides as many as 1000 seats for BA and 500 for B.Sc. Neighbouring SGGS College for Women has received about 800 applications, while the Dev Samaj College For Women, Sector 45 has received about 900 applications. GCG, Sector 42 has received about 3200 applications. The college is offering 650 seats in BA-I, 320 seats for B.Sc-I and 70 seats for B.Com-I.

DAV college asked to provide information
The DAV College Teachers Union today welcomed the suo motu notice taken by the director, higher education, UT, by directing the principal, DAV College, Sector 10, to provide information sought under the RTI ACT 2005. It may be recalled that four teachers of the college, namely Chopra, Prof Nirmal Datt, Prof V.K. Gupta, Prof A.K. Taneja and Prof Anil Sharma had sought information from the college authorities regarding annual fee structure for various courses of the college, leave encashment and contributory provident fund (CPF) of the teaching and non-teaching employees of the colleges. Earlier, Prof Avanindra Chopra had filed a complaint under Section 18 of the RTI Act, 2005 to the Central Information Commission, New Delhi, for not appointing any PIO/APIO or first appellate authority in the college and for not making the required disclosures under Section 4 (1) B. The management and principal of DAV College had refused information claiming that in spite of the fact that the college is getting aid, it cannot be termed as a public authority and is thus, immune to the provision of the Right to Information Act. Earlier, the college had ignored the direction of the UGC as well as Panjab University. R.K. Anand, secretary of the union, said the management and principal of DAV College continue to violate all requests, directions and reminders of the university.

Prof Anil Sarwal, president, DAV College Teachers Union, hoped that timely intervention by the DPI (C) would make the college authorities realise that they are bound by the statutory provisions of Panjab University and DPI (C) instructions regarding their demands. He welcomed the clarification issued by the director, higher education, requesting the colleges to grant the benefit of leave encashment on unutilised leave to the employees of the college. He expressed hope that the college authorities would now grant leave encashment at the earliest.

Central govts intervention sought
Teachers of DAV College, Sector 10,and MCM DAV College, Sector 36, have been fighting for retrial benefits for the past 11 months without any success so far. They have approached their managing committee, the vice-chancellor of the Panjab University and even the Chandigarh administration to press their demands. Dr R.C. Sobti, vice-chancellor, took up the matter with the managing committee and threatened to take action if they failed to grant the dues of the teachers of the two DAV colleges of Chandigarh.

In their reply to the VC, the managing committee has explained that they have been deducting the provident fund at the rate of 10 per cent of the basic pay as per rules of the Chandigarh administration. The PF can be deducted on basic pay plus allowances only if the administration issues grants accordingly. But the administration issues grants only to the tune of 10 per cent of the basic pay and not on 10 per cent of the basic pay plus allowances as per their endst No. 492-DPI-UT-A4-24(20)2006 dated 7-7-2006. The Chandigarh administration approached the Government of India on May 7, 2007 to permit them to concede this demand of the teachers as they have sufficient funds. A reminder, No. DPI-UT-A4-24(40)2007 dated 24-07-2007, has been sent to the GoI for early action.

For the issue of encashment of earned leave, the courts decision was that the staff was entitled to leave encashment only if they worked during the vacation. Principal, DAV College, Sector 10, requested each and every member of the staff to present their claims if they had worked during the vacation but not a single teacher presented any claim. Principal S. Marriya said the DAV College managing committee wishes to meet all the demands of the teachers but they have to move within their parameters and wait for the release of grants by the Chandigarh administration.

DAV College told to phase out plus two classes
The Chandigarh Administration has asked the authorities of the DAV College, Sector 10, to gradually phase out the senior secondary classes being run on the college premises. In the first phase, the authorities have been asked to admit only 400 students in Class XI and from next year the senior secondary classes would be scrapped. There are around 700 such seats in the college. The students already admitted would be allowed to complete their senior secondary level education from the college, a senior officer in the Administration said. The Education Secretary, Mr R.S. Gujral, in a recent order said as plus two classes would be gradually closed, the appointments of government-aided posts would be made on a contractual basis wherein the teachers would be paid the basic DA. They would automatically be relieved on the closure of the classes. The Principal, Mr S. Marriya, was not available for comments.

The phasing out of the classes has been ordered under the provisions of the National Policy of Education, 1986, wherein the 10+2+3 system of admission has to be followed. Under the policy, senior secondary classes have to be shifted from colleges to schools. Barring DAV College, other colleges had closed down the classes about 10 years ago. Instead, most of the college managements have opened schools to accommodate the students. The Punjab Government had also ordered phasing out senior secondary classes from around 176 colleges in the state. The move had led to a lot of protest, as government schools were not equipped to handle the students. A lot of resources had to be spent on adding infrastructure in the schools. Rough estimates show that after every 1,000 students there were around 300 students in the senior secondary classes in the colleges.

Under the present circumstances, the students would be at the mercy of private schools. There is little control of the government when it comes to regulating fee and college strength in private schools as compared to colleges, governed by the rules and regulations of the university to which they were affiliated. Mr Charanjit Chawla, a Senator of Panjab University, said the decision to shift the classes to schools was against the interest of the students. The state government was running away from its responsibility, he added.

DAV College win Water polo championship
DAV College, Sector 10, captured the Panjab University Inter-College Water Polo Championship while international swimmer Puneet Rana created three new meet records in various events in the Inter-College Swimming Championship played here today at the PU swimming pool. In the women section, Kirandeep and Gurnoor bagged two gold medals each in various events.

Todays results:
Water polo (men): DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, b SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 6-4 (scorers- DAV-Harpreet 3, Avinash 2, Gurinder Pal Singh 1); Losers-Gurpreet 2, Paras Kalhan1, Dildar Singh 1. Women: 50 metre free style:Gurnoor Kang1, Kirandeep 2, Gurpreet Kaur 3; 800 metre free style; Kirandeep1, Gurnoor , Anisha 3; 200 metre breast stroke; Gurnoor Kang1, Harpreet Kaur 2, Kirandeep 3; 200 metre butter fly stroke: Kirandeep1, Pooja Chauhan 2, Anisha 3.

Men: 100 metre free style:Puneet Rana1, Gurpreet Singh 2,Mohit Sharma 3; 4x100 medlay relay:DAV College1, Panjab University 2, SGGS College, Sector 26, 3; 1500 metre free style; Harpreet Singh 1, Mohit 2, Jashandeep 3; 50 metre free style: Puneet Rana1, Gurpreet Singh 2, Mohit Sharma 3; 200 metre breast stroke: Puneet Rana1, Harpreet 2, Naveen Mann 3; 200 metre butterfly stroke: Harpreet1, Mohit 2, Gurinder 3; 4x100 metre free style relay:DAVC1, SGGSC2, SCD Govt, Ludhiana 3.

Badminton tournament
The MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, surged ahead in the women section and Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh, in the men section in the Panjab University Inter-College Zonal Badminton Tournament played here today at Gymnasium hall.

The results are: Women: GGS Khalsa Kamalpura b Dev Samaj, Ferozepore, 2-0, GNGC, Ludhiana, b MG Khalsa Girls, Kottan 2-0; GNGC, Muktsar, b BAM Khalsa, Garhshankar, 2-0; Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12, Chandigarh b AS College for Women, Khanna 2-0, MCM DAV-36 b GGS Khalsa Women, Kamalpura 2-0, Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana b GNGC, Ludhiana 2-0, PU Campus b GNGC, Muktsar 2-0

Men: AS College, Khanna b DAV, Malout 3-0, DAV, Abohar b GNN, Doraha 3-1, GCM, Sector 11, Chandigarh b BAM Khalsa, Garhshankar 3-0, PEC-12 b DM College, Moga 3-0, GGDSD Sector 32, Chandigarh b DAV, Abohar 3-0, PU Campus b GCM-11, Chd 3-0, DAVC, Chd b AS College, Khanna 3-0.

Swimming championship
The fourth swimming championship will be held at the Panjab University campus swimming pool, Sector 14, on September 11 and 12. The meet is being organised by the State Swimming Association, according to Mr Ashok Sharma, general secretary of the association. Entries close on September 9 at the Government Yoga centre swiming pool, Sector 23-A.

MCM, DAV teachers take out rally
Hundreds of college lecturers and non-teaching employees of MCM DAV, Sector 36 and DAV College, Sector 10, held a protest rally at the Sector 17 plaza in support of their demands of provident fund on total salary and encashment of earned leave, here today. This was probably the first time that the employees of the two city colleges were driven to come out on the streets in such huge numbers to register their protest. They expressed resentment against the unprecedented repressive measures being taken by the managements of the two colleges in order to silence their voice.

Earlier in the day, employees of all aided colleges in the city wore black badges against the highhandedness of the MCM and DAV college managements on the call of president, Chandigarh District Council of the PCCTU, Prof Rakesh Mehta. Prof Mehta also met the director, Higher Education, today in this context and was assured that the matter would be examined and the UT Administration would see to it that the employees got their dues. Further, SD College, Sector 32, has already implemented these provisions regarding retirement benefits of their employees. President of Panjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union Prof S.S. Hundal said the two DAV colleges were flouting rules and regulations of the Panjab University Calendar at will.

Prof Dinesh Talwar and Prof P S Gill, Senators of PU, said it was most shocking that the college authorities had chosen to ignore all requests, directions and reminders of the Vice-Chancellor and the director, Higher Education, who had asked the colleges to follow the PU Calendar. They said the matter would be raised in the PU Senate and appropriate measures would be taken.

DAV College wins group singing contest
DAV College, Sector 10, won the group singing contest on the first day of the Youth Festival (Zone B) of Panjab University at Bhargava Auditorium of the PGIMER here today. GGDSD College, Sector 32, was second while the third position was won by SGGS Khalsa College, Sector 26, in the group singing contest. The team of GGDSD College won the shabad/bhajan contest while the second position was won by DAV College. The third position went to SGGS College.

Hardeep Bani from Panjab University Campus won the Indian Classical Music(vocal) contest while the second position went to Gagandeep Singh from Government College for Men, Sector 11. Vijay Kumar and Rakesh Kumar, both from the Government College of Arts, Sector 10, were the first and second in the landscape drawing contest. Anand Sharma from DAV College was third. Varinder Kumar from GGDSD College and Parminder Singh and Satwinder Singh, both from the Government College of Arts, were first, second and third, respectively, in the still life drawing contest. Neha Sahni from GGDSD, Bhavini from DAV College, Sector 10, and Pooja from SGGS College were the top three winners in the rangoli contest.

Mandeep Kaur from DAV College, Manju Rana from GGDSD College and Chetan from the Government College of Arts won the collage-making competition. The festival was inaugurated by Prof K.N.Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University. As many as 13 colleges are participating in the festival. While addressing the gathering, Professor Pathak emphasised on character-building and the importance of youth festivals in confidence-building.

Certain other results include:
Drawing from life- Parminder Singh and Vijay Kumar from the GCA and Abir Mukherjee from Government College, Sector 46; poster making - Avinash Kumar (GCA), Vijay Singla (GCA) and Gursimran Singh (GGDSD College); Clay modelling - Charanjit Singh (GCA), Jaspreet Kaur (National Institute of Nursing Education) and Rajiv Subba (GCA).

Cartooning - Sukriti (GCA), Surchander (DAV College) and Durgesh (GC, Sector 46); percussion - Deepak Pawar (GCM, Sector 11), Deepak Kumar (Panjab University) and Gurcharan Singh (GGDSD College); non-percussion - Bhagsain (PU) and Paratha Sen (GC, Sector 46). Punjabi folk instruments - Varinder Kumar (PU) and Namdev(DAV College).

Orchestra (Indian) - Raman Bhag Singh (PU), Deepak (PU) and Ashu Gautam (PU); ghazal - Ashutosh Saroch (GC, Sector 46), Vijay (DAV College) and Garima Jain (SGGS College); geet - Poonam Rajput (GGDSD College), Jaspreet Kaur (GCM, Sector 11) and Gaganpreet Kaur (NINE).

Folk song - Rajan (GGDSD College), Dalveer (DAV College) and Parminder Singh (PU); Vaar - Harsimranjet Singh and Amarjeet (GCM, Sector 11), Amandeep Kaur and Gagandeep Kaur (NINE) and Jatinder Singh and Parminder Singh (PU).

MCM DAV girls win PU swimming meet
MCM DAV College For Women, Sector 36, in women section and DAV College, Sector 10, in men section emerged winners in their respective sections in the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Championship which concluded here today at PU Campus pool.

Results: Women: 100 metres: butter fly stroke: Kirandeep 1, Pooja 2, Gurnoor 3. 100 Metre Back Stroke: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Puneet 3. 100 metre free style: Kirandeep 1, Gurnoor 2, Gurpreet 3. 400 metre ind. medlay: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Anisha 3. 200 metre free style: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Gurpeet 3. 200 metre indv., medlay: Kirandeep1, Gurnoor 2, Riti Parmar 3.

Men: 100m butter fly stroke: Mohit 1, Harpreet 2, Naveen Singh 3. 200 M back stroke: Harsimran Brar1, Harpreet 2, Vivek Kapoor 3. 400 m ind. med: Harpreet1, Mohit 2, Vivek 3. 100 m free style: Harpreet 1, Mohit 2, Jashandeep 3. 200 m free style: Harpreet 1, Naveen 2, Mohit 3. 200 m ind med: Puneet Rana1, Harpeet 2, Gurpreet 3.

PU to take on DAV
Panjab University Campus and DAV College, Chandigarh, will meet in the men s finals while in women section, PU Campus will take on MCM DAV College, Sector 36, in the other final of the Panjab University Inter College Badminton Tournament played here today at Gymnasium Hall. In the men semi-finals, PU Campus beat GGD SD College, Sector 32, by 3-0 while DAV College defeated PEC-12 by 3-0. In women semi-finals, PU Campus beat GNGC, Ludhiana, 2-0 and MCM DAV-36 defeated PEC-12 by 2-0.

Carmel girls down Vivek High School
DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, won the boys title in the CBSE Cluster XIII Basketball meet which concluded here today at New Public School, Sector 18. Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, won the girls championship while in the boys final, DAVSSS-8 beat SD Public school, Sector 32, by 61-56 and in the girls section, CC-9 downed Vivek High school, Sector 38 by 36-31.

GGDSD College victorious in baseball
Local GGDSD College defeated DAV College, Sector 10, 3-1 in the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball (men) tournament, which concluded on the PU campus here today. In the final match, Parminder Singh, Bhopal and Tarun were the only scorers, with one score each for the winners. In the tournament, DAV-10 secured the second position, while SCD Govt College Ludhiana and the PU campus got third and fourth positions, respectively. Earlier the league match, played between SCD Govt College, Ludhiana, and DAV-10, was drawn as both teams made one score each. In another match, SCD Ludhiana thrashed the hosts PU Campus 10-0.

PU, DAV College table tennis winners
Panjab University campus and DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh won its respective matches against DAV College, Malout and Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh by identical margins of 3-0 in the PU Inter College Zonal Table Tennis tournament played here today at PU Gymnasium Hall.

In another match of the day, SGGS College, Sector 26, Chandigarh beat BAM Khalsa College, Garhshankar 3-1. Earlier in the Panjab University Inter College Softball (women) tournament played here,GN Girls College, Model town, Ludhiana gained first place followed by MCM DAV College for women, Sector 36,Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh and Government College for Girls, Sector 11 at second, third and fourth place respectively.

Under-12 cricket trials
The BCCI- Chandigarh Cricket Association academy will hold the selection trials for under 12 and under 15 boys at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium tomorrow at 8 am. According to Mr Vivek Attray, Coordinator of the academy, the trials will be held under the supervision of coach Mr Varinder Bhatnagar.

Under-15 cricket trials
The trials to select the Chandigarh Under 15 district Cricket team will be held tomorrow at 2.30 pm for the Haryana state Inter District Cricket meet beginning September 15. Meanwhile the Panchkula District Cricket team selection trials (under 15) will be held tomorrow at 2 pm at Satluj Public School, Sector 4, Panchkula. The Panchkula team thus selected will also play in the Haryana State Inter District Cricket meet.

DAV College students protest
Over 200 students of DAV college ,Sector 10, here staged a protest against the college management and principal for withholding their roll numbers following shortage of their lectures. In a press note issued by Mandeep Singh ,joint secretary of the DAV College Students Council , the students had been forced to protest since the academic council of the college had not taken a favourable decision in this regard.

The students raised slogans against the Principal, Mr S. Marriya, and also burnt his effigy. Amitpal Singh Pala the President of the Union said that the college should withhold roll numbers of all those students who had not attended 75 per cent lectures.

College employees protest
The MCM DAV college employees union, Sector 36, and DAV College employees union, Sector 10, held dharnas today at their respective colleges, in support of long pending demands of encashment of earned leave, deduction of provident fund from the total salary, pension, appointment of a bursar in the DAV College, and medical reimbursement. More than 125 employees were present to show their resentment against the attitude of the DAV colleges managing committee.

Anil Sarwal, president of the DAV College teachers union, said those concerned have agreed to the demands of the employees and yet the management had not granted leave encashment benefits and other statutory dues to its employees. S. S. Hundal, senator of the Panjab University, said the university had issued instructions to some colleges in Moga to grant the legitimate dues of the employees, failing which, they could face disaffiliation, non-approval of new teachers, and discontinuation of grants. He said he was surprised that the vice- chancellor had not taken any action.

R. K. Anand, secretary of the DAV College teachers union, called upon the management to follow the provisions of the university calendar and instructions of the DPI and encash the earned leave to the teachers, as well as deduct provident fund on total salary. He also demanded that a bursar be appointed at the DAV College so that there would be transparency in the use of college funds. Orientation course. The regional institute of English, Sector 32, in collaboration with the directorate of technical education, government of Haryana, will be organising a two-day orientation course in communication skills for 40 newly-recruited teachers of Government Polytechnics, Haryana, on March 17 and 18.The course aims at imparting communication skills to the teachers so that they can manage their classes well and make classroom teaching more effective.

DAV management befooling us on CPF: Teachers
A delegation of the MCM DAV and DAV College Employees Unions met Panjab University Vice-Chancellor Prof R.C. Sobti and submitted a memorandum charging the DAV College Managing Committee and the principals of MCM DAV and DAV Colleges for trying to befool the teachers regarding contributory provident fund (CPF) on total salary and leave encashment. Panjab University and the director of higher education, Chandigarh, have already taken an unequivocal stand on the issue. The VC promised to place the issue before the forthcoming syndicate meeting on October 25. Prof Anil Sarwal, president of the DAV College Teachers Union, said, The PU has already given over two decades to the colleges to implement the statutory retirement benefits but the colleges have taken no steps to do the needful. The CPF issue is hanging fire since 1984-85; leave encashment for non-vacation staff since 1977 and for vacation staff since 1990.

DAV college wins one act play competition
The DAV College, Sector 10, team won the highly competitive one-act play event on the second day of the Panjab University Youth Festival Zone B, hosted by the Government Post Graduate College, Sector 46. It was day of testing talents among the students of the six participating colleges in debate, quiz, creative writing, poetry recitation, plays and histrionics. Mr P.S. Sangha, Principal, SGGS College, Sector 26 presided over the days festivities, while Mr Udeep Singh, DGM, Marketing, Pepsi Cola and Mr R.C. Jeevan, Principal, DAV College, Sector 10 were the guests of honour.

The day started with a well-argued debate competition. Ankit Goel of GGDSD College, Sector 32, was declared first while Ashwinder Singh of SGGS College stood second and Sajjan Singh of GCM-11got the third prize. In the poetical symposium, Gurmanjot Kaur of SGGS College took away the first prize while Gurmukh Singh of Government College, Sector 46 stood second and Vriti Behl of the College of Nursing stood third. In the quiz, the team of Anand Moudgil, Ravjot Singh and Vivek Kaushal of GCM-11 won the first prize while the team from DAV-10 stood second and GC-46 team stood third.

In the various creative writing events, in the essay-writing competition, Akanksha Bhalla of GGDSD College, stood first, Maninder Kaur Brar from SGGS College, stood second and Sukhdeep Bhogal from GC-46 stood third. In the poetry-writing competition, Amanpreet Singh of GGDSD College stood first, Ajit Pal Singh of GC-46, stood second and Yogesh Taneja of DAV College, Sector 10 stood third. In the story-writing competition, Tapender Singh Rana from GCM-11 stood first, Navneet from SGGS College stood second and Paramjit Singh from DAV College, Sector 10 stood third. In the evening session, the one-act play called Rakshas ka Shishya won the first prize performed by the team of Siddharth Chauhan, Gyandev, Madhur Ahuja, Nipun Cheema, Gaurav Chopra, Varun Minhas, Rajiv Sharma, Abhimanyu Duggal and Taneja from DAV College. The team from SGGS College, won the second prize and GGDSD College bagged the third prize. Individual prizes in acting went to Rajan Vishal of GGDSD College, who stood first, while Anita of College of Nursing got the second prize and Rohit Sharma of GCM-11 won the third prize.

For histrionics, Arvinder Singh of GGDSD College won the first prize while Ranbir Singh of SGGS College won the second prize. The chief guest of the evening session was Mr T.S. Bhattacharya, GM, State Bank of India (Commercial Banking), who addressed students and asked them to remain apolitical so as to make them put more efforts in such collective, creative efforts. Earlier Mr D.P. Singh, Principal Government College-46, welcomed the guests.

DAV 10 win archery meet
DAV College, Sector 10, today bagged the overall Panjab University Inter-College Archery Championship title by collecting 1,764 points at SGGS College, Sector 26. The host college got second place while third place went to DAV College, Abohar. Amit and Paramvir of DAV College, Sector 10, won first two places, respectively, in the individual events.

Results: DAV College, Sector 10 1, (1,764 points); SGGS College, Sector 26 (1,667 points) 2, DAV College, Abohar (1,587 points) 3, GN Khalsa College, Abohar (975 points) 4.

Individual events: Amit (DAVC-10) 1, (609 pts)1, Paramvir (DAVC-10 (609-through tie-breaker) 2, Ravinder (SGGS-26 -592 pts) 3, Surinder Kamboj- (DAVC, Abohar - 566 pts) 4.

Cricket tournament
Shishu Niketan Senior Secondary School, Sector 22, outplayed Mount Carmel School, Sector 47, by five wickets in the St Kabir Trophy Cricket Tournament at Sector 16 cricket stadium. Mount Carmel scored 97 runs for the loss of nine wickets while SN school achieved the target in 19 overs with five wickets in hand. In another tie, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8, beat Vivek High School, Sector 38, by 146 runs. DAV-8 made 210 runs for the loss of six wickets while Vivek School boys were bundled out for 55 runs in 15.1 overs.

Gobind helps DAV College win tourney
Displaying stupendous performance in various events, Gobind Bahdur of DAV College, Sector 10, helped the college win the Panjab University Inter-College Gymnastics Championship at DAV College, Sector-10, here yesterday. SGGS College, Sector 26, and A S College, Khanna, secured the 2nd and 3rd places, respectively.

Individual allround positions: 1st Gobind Bbhadur, 2nd Naveen Saini, 3rd Parveen Saini;
Floor Exercise: 1st Gobind Bhadur, 2nd Naveen Saini, 3rd Sumit;
Pommell Horse: 1st Aphba N Singh, 2nd Naveen Saini, 3rd Parveen Saini;
Romon Ring: 1st Gobind Bhadur, 2nd Bhupesh Kohali, 3rd Naveen Saini;
Vaulting Horse: 1st Gobind Bhadur, 2nd Parveen Saini, 3rd Robin;
Parallel bars: 1st Sumit, 2nd Naveen Saini, 3rd Pardeep;
Horizontal bars: 1st Gobind Bhadur, 2nd Sumit, 3rd Aphba N Singh.

Marriya made Regional Director of 5 public schools
The Principal of the DAV College, Sector 10, Mr S. Marriya has been appointed Regional Director of five public schools being run by the DAV Managing Committee. The position of the Regional Director of the five schools Mahatma Hansraj Public School, Sector 8, Panchkula, DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 11, Panchkula, Chaman Lal DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 11, Panchkula, DAV Senior Secondary Public School, B.C.W.Surajpur, Panchkula, and Col V.R.Mohan DAV Public School, Derabssi, was earlier held by Mr P.K.Chauhan. Mr Marriya would hold the charge in addition to his capacity as manager of some of these schools. The function at which Mr Marriya was appointed Regional Director was presided over by Justice Amarjeet Chaudhary.

Placement cell: The employment guidance bureau of the DAV College, Sector 10, has been successful in fecilitating placements of 100 students, said the Principal of the college, Mr S. Marriya. Companies like Dakesh, Delsurge, Vision Unlimited, Seasia Consulting have visited the college. The Quark has finalised to visit the college campus soon, said the Principal. The college has prepared a special training-cum-placement brochure for its MSc ( IT) and M.Com students.

Inter-college quiz: The History Association of the MCM DAV College for Women organised an intra-college quiz Eureka - The Discovery on the college premises here on Friday. Questions covering ancient, medieval, modern Indian History, World Heritage, important historical literature, terminology , personalities and dates were asked from the contestants. Six teams participated in the event and the winners were: Sparshika and Shweta 1; Jaspreet and Sumera 2; and Meenakshi and Jaisimran 3. Mr Vijay Sabharwal, honorary secretary of the All-India DAV Managing Committee was the chief guest and the college Principal, Ms Puneet Bedi, presided over the function.

PU recommended not to grant affiliation to DAV
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has granted approval to the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, to start MBA at the Institute of Management, DAV College, Sector 10. The Panjab University Inspection Committee, however, has recommended not to grant affiliation to the institute for the said course as no exclusive and stand-alone Institute of Management exists in Sector 10. Also, it does not have the requisite infrastructural facilities and competent qualified staff. While another inspection team would visit the institute tomorrow to decide its fate, it has been reported that whatever was shown to the PU Inspection Committee on January 7, 2010, actually belonged to the DAV College. The inspection team comprised of Prof SK Sharma, Prof K K Uppal, Prof Lalit K Bansal, Prof Keshav Malhotra, Dr I D Gaur, Dr karamjeet Singh and Dr Arjun Dev.

The documents procured by Dr Rajinder K Singla under the Right to Information Act revealed that Dr BC Josan held dual position as principal of the government-aided DAV College as well as Honorary Director of the private institution called the Institute of Management, but acted differently while seeking affiliation from PU and approval from AICTE. Similarly, extension of affiliation for MBA was sought from PU for DAV College whereas approval from AICTE was sought for a new degree MBA institution in the name and style of Institute of Management, as mandated under the AICTE norms. Similarly, the NOC obtained from Chandigarh Administration was issued to the DAV College.

Whereas on one side the AICTE was satisfied with infrastructural facilities and teaching/non-teaching staff possessed by the Institute of Management and approved it for MBA with an intake of 60 students and a validity of two years (2009-10 and 2010-11), PU Inspection Committee, reported that the institute does not have computers, journals, books, furniture and fixtures, audio-visual equipment and the land or building of its own, recommending the university to not grant affiliation to the institute. The PU Inspection Report exposed a large number of irregularities and illegalities committed by the DAV College to fetch affiliation for MBA. The part of the DAV College Campus (land/buildings) claimed to be transferred by its governing body was in the name of institute of Information Technology and Management and not in the name of Institute of Management.

The committee could not identify any exclusive building or campus of the Institute of Management, as claimed by its Managing Committee. Purchase of hardware (40 computers), licences of software, 1,233 books, 12 journals, library acession register and so on, all that was shown to be belonging to the Institute of Management, was found by the Committee to be in the name of DAV College. The DAV Managing Committee also could not show the certificates of qualification and experience of Dr GS Thakur, Director of the Institute, his joining report or his relieving letter from the last employer. The Committee reported that Dr Thakur was not eligible or competent enough to lead a management institute. Lecturers employed for the purpose failed to produce certificates of their educational qualifications and appointment letters. A committee constituted by the PU Vice-Chancellor will visit the DAV College again tomorrow to inspect the institute and check compliance of deficiences, it has pointed out during its earlier inspection. The PU Syndicate, however, had made it clear in its meeting on January 30, 2010 that the Institute of Management would not be allowed to operate from the premises of the DAV College.

Faulty recruitment at DAV College: CVC orders inquiry
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has marked an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the appointments of lecturers at DAV College in Sector 10. The inquiry has been ordered following complaints that the college violated the reservation policy of the Centre in recruitment. The inquiry coincides with the hasty attempts of the college to fill up vacancies through interviews scheduled on December 14 in New Delhi. Sources said the CVC has taken cognizance of the complaints by a former lecturer of the college, Dr Rajinder K Singla, who alleged that the college had been filling up vacancies in violation of the reservation norms. The matter has now been referred to UT's Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO).

In his complaint to the CVC, Singla stated that recruitment to government and government-aided colleges could not be made without following the reservation policy of the Centre. But DAV College had been filling up the lecturers' vacancies with scant regard to the constitutional right of the SCs and STs, he said. Panjab University, which granted affiliation to the college, should have ensured the implementation of the Central policy since the government has been providing 95 per cent grants-in-aid to the college, but the university evaded its responsibility, he added. Singla said the Director Higher Education, Chandigarh, who ensures transfer of grant to the college should have taken care that prescribed rules and regulations of the Central government regarding reservation policy should have been implemented.

The complainant said that a lecturer of the college, Mintoo Rattan, had also pointed out discrimination against the SC/ST candidates in recruitment. The National Commission for Scheduled Castes had directed both the affiliated as well as the funding agencies to secure the rights of the SC and ST communities in appointments. The college had issued advertisement on August 11 for filling up four posts in economics, botany and history department. In another complaint to various authorities, Singla has named three persons who were the probable candidates to be appointed by the college against the advertised vacancies. He said the authorities should intervene and postpone the recruitment drive till the completion of the vigilance inquiry.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the DAV College in Chandigarh on a petition filed by a lecturer of the college who has challenged his termination order in the court. The high court bench of Justice Surya Kant has also issued the notice to the college governing body situated in New Delhi, Panjab University and the Education department. The petitioner Dr Rajinder K Singla moved court alleging that the principal of the college had terminated him illegally. Seeking court directions for his reinstatement, Dr Singla has also sought that he be treated as a regular employee from August 10, 2007 and all consequential benefits including seniority and arrears of pay be granted to him. The petitioner submitted that he had joined DAV College as a lecturer in Botany on August 10, 2007 against a government-aided post and had completed over two years of service in the college. The petitioner has sought reasons from the Education department and the college for his removal. Singla also alleged that the principal had grossly violated the Punjab Affiliated Colleges (Security of Service of Employees) Act, 1974.
december 2009
Nov 17 2010
DAV hires 85 teachers, gives no appointment letters
DAV College, Sector 10, has hired 85 teachers in this academic year without issuing them appointment letters. The lecturers, teaching graduate and postgraduate courses, are supposed to receive consolidated salaries prescribed by the government, but allegedly do not.
The college has been mired in controversy for over two months now. Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the suspension of the college principal, Dr B C Josan, by the management for alleged irregularities, pending the hearing on his petition.

In response to a query filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act about the hiring of lecturers on contract during 2010-11, Dr Josan said, No appointment letters have been issued to such teachers. Josan furnished a list of these teachers. He said this was a practice followed at the college for many years, and lecturers are issued experience certificates when they leave. The college has around 150 regular teachers in addition to these 85 contracted lecturers.
RTI activist Dr Rajinder K Singla had sought details of the appointment of teachers whose salaries were not covered under the 95 per cent grant-in-aid from the government. Singla's query revealed that the teachers are teaching English, Commerce, Geography, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, Punjabi, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Zoology at the college.

As per UGC guidelines of June 28, 2010, a lecturer must be paid in the scale of Rs. 25,800, but these 85 lecturers are allegedly being paid salaries ranging from as low as Rs. 12,000, up to Rs. 25,000. One of the teachers appointed on contract at the college said he drew Rs. 12,000 per month. Since I cannot do without the job, I did not demand even the prescribed salary. I cannot prove my appointment since no appointment letter was issued to me, he said. There are several contractual teachers who get about Rs. 25,000 per month, he added.


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NCTE appeal order for DAV College Chandigarh

Hans Bhawan, Wing II, 1, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002


WHEREAS the appeal of D.A.V College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh dated 19-11-2009 is against the Order No. F.NRC-NCTE-F7-CH-28-2009-11659 dated 28-10-2009 of the Northern Regional Committee, refusing recognition for conducting B.P.Ed course on the grounds 1) The faculty has not been selected through duly constituted selection committee as per NCTE norms as the University letter regarding nomination of Expert on the selection committee is not submitted. 2) The affidavit on stamp paper of Rs. 100 regarding appointment of faculty by management is not as per prescribed format.

AND WHEREAS the Correspondent, D.A.V College (hereinafter referred to as the appellant), preferred an appeal dated 24-11-2009 to the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi (hereinafter referred to as the Council) under Section 18 of the NCTE Act, 1993 against the said Order.

AND WHEREAS Shri Ravinder Chaudhary, Sr. Lecturer, D.A.V College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh presented the case of the appellant institution on 13.01.2010. In the appeal and during personal presentation it was submitted that the NCTE Hqrs approved the curriculum of the 4 year integrated B.P.Ed. course vide its letter dated 18-06-08 and send the file to the NRC for further processing as per norms. After processing the file, NRC issued letter of intent prior to grant of recognition on 31-07-09 and in compliance to this letter, the
institution selected the faculty members through the duly constituted selection committee as per the norms of the NCTE; As it is a self financing institution, the nominee from the DPI and expert from Panjab University are not required; The affidavit submitted by the college for appointment of faculty by the management is in the prescribed format and the objection in this regard had not been specified in detail.

AND WHEREAS the Council noted that the 4 year B.P.Ed course is an innovative programme and there are no set norms and standards prescribed by the NCTE for this course. A Standing Committee constituted at the Hqrs. level examined the course curriculum from the stand point of its innovativeness and accepted it. Accordingly, the case was forwarded to NRC for further processing and NRC subsequently issued conditional recognition vide its order dated 31-07-09. The Council further examined the curriculum and noted that as per the curriculum framework in the first year, there are five papers i.e English and Communication skills, Punjabi-History and culture of Punjabi, History of Physical Education, Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling and Applied Anatomy and Physiology. Looking into the syllabus of the first year course curriculum, the Council felt that the institution may be asked to submit the faculty details for teaching of the subjects spelt in the first year, before taking a final decision. Accordingly a letter was issued to the institution for appearing before the Council on 25.06.10 alongwith the faculty details appointed for teaching the curriculum of the first year B.P.Ed. course. Shri Shri Ravinder Chaudhary and Shri Satish Gandhi, Sr. Lecturer appeared before the Council on 25.06.10 and submitted that selection committee was held on 09.08.05 and selected 06 lecturers for teaching the
curriculum specified in the first year. It was further submitted that it had admitted students during the academic session 2005-06 with the NOC issued by Chandigarh Administrator and a letter of intent to start B.P.Ed. 4 years course issued by the Punjab University. The first batch of the students that were admitted in 2005-06 academic session completed their course and degrees have been awarded by the university. The college had admitted only one batch of 23 students in B.P.Ed. 4 year course during the academic session 2005-06 and thereafter no students were admitted during the subsequent sessions. Keeping in view of the fact that a letter of intent under clause 7(9) of NCTE Regulations had already issued by NRC, a letter of intent by the Punjab University and NOC by the Chandigarh administration, the recognition may be granted retrospectively to the institution to safe guard the already passed out students that were admitted in 2005-06 session.

AND WHEREAS the Council noted that (a) the appellant submitted an application for 4 year B.P.Ed integrated course to the NRC on 10.04.06. As the NCTE did not formulate specific norms and standards for the 4 year B.P.Ed. course, the NRC on 24.07.08 referred the matter to the NCTE Hqrs for approval of curriculum and other modalities; NCTE Hqrs vide its letter dt. 18.06.08 approved the curriculum; Thereafter the NRC after conducting an
inspection issued letter of intent on 31.07.09 and subsequently refused recognition on 28.10.09.(b) After promulgation of the NCTE Act in 1995, no institution can run teacher training programme without the recognition of the NCTE. And in contravention to the provisions of the Act, it enrolled students and conducted the course for a batch of 23 students and further university also ingross violation of the Act and illegally awarded degrees.

AND WHEREAS the Council further noted that in the faculty selection there was no university nominee and that too selection was done in 2006 itself that was much before the issue of 7 (9) letter by NRC. It however felt that since it is an innovative programme and the curriculum of the course has already been approved by the standing Committee of the NCTE Hqrs. and therefore it came to the conclusion that the appeal deserved to be accepted and the case remanded to the NRC for giving 03 months more time for complying with the condition laid in the conditional letter.

AND WHEREAS after perusal of documents, memorandum of appeal, affidavit and after considering oral arguments advanced during hearing, the Council reached the conclusion that there was enough ground to accept the appeal and set aside the order of the NRC dt. 28-10-2009 and remand the case to the NRC for giving 03 months more time for complying with the condition laid in the conditional letter.

NOW THEREFORE, the Council hereby remands back the case of D.A.V College, Chandigarh to the NRC, NCTE, for necessary action as indicated above.

(Hasib Ahmad)
Member Secretary

1. The Principal, D.A.V College, Sector - 10, Chandigarh - , Chandigarh
2. The Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.
3. Regional Director, Northern Regional Committee, A-46, Shantipath, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur - 302004, Rajasthan.
4. PS to Chairperson
5. The Secretary, Education (looking after Teacher Education) Government of Chandigarh, Chandigarh.

Refusing to back down, DAV College’s managing body appoints new principal

Unperturbed by ‘suspended’ principal Dr BC Josan’s refusal to step down from his post, the DAV College Managing Committee appointed another officiating principal on Thursday. Pawan Jain has replaced Shashi Gupta who has been on medical leave since Josan ‘took over’ on September 24.

On seniority basis, Pradeep Kumar, the second most senior teacher after Gupta, was to take charge but as he declined, Jain, who is next in line, has been appointed to the post by the managing committee. All three are from the commerce department. The appointment is being seen as a stop-gap arrangement as Jain will retire on November 30. “Today, I received the letter from the governing body appointing me as the officiating principal with full financial powers till my retirement. Since, Pradeep Kumar declined to take over the charge, the committee appointed me,” Jain said.

With Josan having set up office outside the principal’s room, Jain will work from the college’s main staff room, for the time being. Josan, however, claims to have handed over the office keys to the committee. “ Since Josan’s case will be decided very soon by the managing committee, I will be officially taking charge of the principal’s office,” Jain said. The committee is expected to come out with the inquiry report on Josan in a day or two. The dispute, that has been going on for over a year, was raked up once again when Panjab University Registrar Prof A K Bhandari on September 22 submitted his order on Josan’s case urging the college’s managing committee to take a decision on his suspension at the earliest. While the registrar maintained that this was the order submitted by him, Josan interpreted is as ‘an order of withdrawal, revoking his suspension’.

Amidst all this, it is the college and its students who are the receiving end. Internal examinations are being conducted these days. Surprised at the authorities attitude towards the entire episode, the students have expressed scepticism over receiving their degrees.

The dispute
Relations between Dr Josan and the managing committee (that had itself appointed him as the college principal) turned sour when the committee failed to transfer him in 2010. Following this, it decided to suspend him in September last year. Among other charges levelled against Dr Josan on the basis of which he was suspended, a few include de-recognised degrees of BPEd course, closure of recently established institute of management and allotment of eleven extra seats to students under B Com course. Managing to get a stay from Panjab University and also citing objections raised by the UT Administration over his suspension, Dr Josan approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the suspension. On September 16, the committee appointed the senior most teacher of the college - Prof Shashi Gupta - as the new Principal amidst high security. Recently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the PU Registrar to pass an appropriate order regrading his suspension in accordance with law. In response to this, after several meetings, the Registrar passed an order on September 22.

Suspended DAV College principal’s fate in PU’s hands

Chandigarh: The suspended principal of DAV College, Sector 10 Dr B C Josan, along with other principals of affiliated colleges is going to take up the matter of his suspension with the Panjab University authorities on Tuesday.

In a recent judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had left it to the Panjab University Registrar to pass appropriate orders keeping in view his suspension and the chargesheet prepared against him by the DAV College Managing Committee. Also, it is now upto Dr Josan to move a fresh application to the Registrar to claim relief.

It is expected that he will file an application to the Registrar against his suspension by the DAV Managing Committee on Tuesday after a meeting with other principals and senators. Meanwhile, the college administration and admissions had been badly affected. Till the High Court’s order on July 14, Dr Josan was approving all the admissions. With him under suspension, it is to be seen who the signing authority for the admissions would be.

Already, due to its internal dispute, the college had lost as many as 70 seats or one complete unit for the most sought after undergraduate course: B Com.

As the college failed to submit the compliance certificates for the objections raised by the university after its inspection, 70 seats were withdrawn by the university for the academic session 2011-12.

Also, with this row going on for almost an year now, the number of applications for admissions in various other courses offered by the college was reported to be lower this year.

DAV College brings in principal no. 3

CHANDIGARH: The ongoing controversy over the principal's post of DAV College, Sector 10, took a new turn on Thursday, as the college managing committee appointed a new officiating principal, Pawan Jain, in a bid to tackle an adamant B C Josan. Josan, who is currently under suspension, is trying his level best to be reappointed as principal. He has made a makeshift office in the college corridor, outside the locked principal's room, and has been operating from there since Monday.

Jain, a professor in the commerce department, was appointed officiating principal of the college, with effect from Thursday. He succeeds professor Shashi Kumar Gupta, who was appointed officiating principal in September 2010. Gupta is currently on leave on health grounds. College sources said Gupta has requested the managing committee for leave till his retirement that is due in May 2012.

Jain, who is the senior-most professor after Gupta, said that he is undeterred with the ongoing controversies and is looking forward for working for the welfare of the college.
"I have no problem with Josan and I don't want to get personal with anyone. Now my job is to take care of the needs of the college and to make sure that no matters related to the students and college get delayed. I am not bothered about the controversies," Jain told TOI."I will start sitting in the principal's office in the next two-three days. The managing committee is taking its own time to decide on Josan's issue," he added.

Despite all this, Josan is unmoved from his stand. "I do not know the reason behind the appointment of a new officiating principal. I have PU orders, regarding my reinstatement with me. I am just doing my duty and doing it legitimately. Though yesterday (Wednesday) was a holiday but I still went for a round of the college," Josan told TOI.

Earlier, after getting a communication from PU on Friday evening recommending that his suspension be revoked, Josan had gone to the DAV college campus on Saturday, sat in the principal's office and left after locking the office. Following this, DAV managing committee had submitted a trespassing complaint against Josan to the Chandigarh police. Josan had taken the key of the office with him on Saturday and had handed over the key to the management on Monday. Following this he was not given access to the principal's office and has been operating from a makeshift office since.

Josan was appointed principal of the college in April 2008. However, he was transferred to a college in Punjab's Malout town in September 2010 after having a dispute with the college managing committee. Josan did not comply with the orders and he was suspended.

Internal politics and lack of consensus over the principal's appointment has adversely affected the reputation of DAV college. This year, the college has lost 50 B.Com seats and an equal number of BBA seats due to this. Besides, the college also saw a decline in the number of new applications by 40%. Despite all this the managing committee has been unable to appoint a regular principal. The new officiating principal Pawan Jain will also retire on November 30 this year.

Principal of DAV College transferred (Marriage controversy)

The marriage of a lecturer at the DAV College premises resulted in the transfer of the principal. The DAV Managing Committee, in its annual meeting at New Delhi, passed the agenda for transfer of Principal of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, Dr B C Joshan, to Abohar on Sunday.

Satish Sharma, principal of DAV College, Jagraon, would take Joshan’s place. It is said the recent controversy of the DAV campus being turned into a wedding venue for Kapil Gandhar, a history teacher of the college, whose father holds a key post in the institute’s management committee in New Delhi, was the reason behind Joshan’s transfer.

The college staff was also said to be on duty during the function, which disrupted the study schedule of college hostel students a day before the examination. The principal received a lot of criticism due to this incident. Dr Joshan, however, said he has not received the transfer orders as yet.

Criminal Misc M 45848 of 2007

No trace of missing UT engineer after 2 days

Panchkula More than two days after his car, keys and slippers were found abandoned on the Sutlej bridge in Ropar, Chandigarh Administration Executive Engineer (Capital Projects) Vipin Kumar Gupta remained untraceable till Tuesday evening. Aged around 50, Guptas Maruti 800 car, his keys and slippers were found abandoned on Sunday at around 8.30 am since when Ropar police had pressed into service divers but to no avail as yet.

Ropar SSP Jatinder Singh Aulakh told Newsline that as many as 10 divers were on the job for the past three days but nothing has been found as yet. Hoping that the body drowned in canal usually takes four days to get traced, Aulakh said the case was being probed from different angles.

Police investigations have revealed that Gupta had also left his home over some family dispute in the past but at that time, he had returned back after some days. However, Guptas elder son Raghav denied this and claimed that they were leading a happy family life.
On the statement of Guptas wife Rashmi, Ropar police have lodged a missing report. In his statement, Rashmi has told us that her husband was under depression for the past couple of months but no cause thereof has been revealed, divulged Ropar City SHO Sanjeev Bhatt. Raising doubts over the police theory, Rashmi accused the police of trying to close the case as that of a suicide. Expressing confidence that her husband could not commit suicide, Rashmi said, The police are probing the case from only the suicide angle as I had told them he was feeling low.
She also apprehended that Gupta could also be kidnapped as he had recently been promoted. When no body has been recovered so far, how can they conclude that it was a suicide? she questioned, while seeking a thorough probe into the case.

Raghav said that his father had left home at around 6.30 am for his usual morning walk. He used to take the walk at Sukhna lake with his friends living in Sector 7, Chandigarh. While his friends did not go for the walk on Sunday, Gupta left his mobile phone at home. It was at around 10.15 am that the Gupta family in Panchkula got a call from the Ropar SHO informing that his car had been found abandoned there. When we reached Ropar, the police handed over us the car. Nothing else was found in the car, Raghav informed, while accusing the cops of not carrying out any forensic examination of the car.

Rashmi works as Associate Professor at DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, while Raghav works with Indian Oil Corporation as an engineer and younger son Vaibhav studies in first year at University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET).

Workshop for college teachers at DAV10

The Department of Psychology and Women Cell at DAV College in Sector 10 organised a UGC sponsored sensitization awareness motivation workshop on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education for the women lecturers on Wednesday. About 30 lecturers from Chandigarh attended the workshop.

The chief guest at the workshop was Poonam Dhawan, who is the Regional Coordinator for these workshops.

Jubilee: Its diamond for PU

December 23 New courses A large number of new courses were introduced. The stress was on courses which were relevant to the changing times. The Centre for Emerging Areas in Social Sciences offers MA in Police Administration, MA in Social Work and MA in Human Rights and Duties. The Centre for Emerging Areas in Sciences includes MSc in System Biology and Bioinformatics, MSc in Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine, MBA Biotechnology, M Tech Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Masters in Public Health. The Institute of Educational Technology and Vocational Education was also started to offer a four year Integrated BA Hons (Education), BEd (Elementary and Secondary) course. Panjab University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development offers 5 years integrated Bachelors and Masters programme which provides hands-on education in Fashion and Lifestyle. Reservation of seats For the first time, reservations were introduced for cancer and AIDS patients in all departments. It was decided that one seat in every department would be reserved over and above the total seats. One seat in every department for girls in families having one girl child has also been reserved. Elections In another first, the elections to the Students Council were held following the recommendations of the Lyngdoh Committee. The constitution adopted by the university was challenged in court by Burning Brains Society. Following this, the elections were delayed by about two months. It was when the university authorities agreed to follow all recommendations of the Lyngdoh committee that the elections could be held on November 5. As a consequence of these recommendations, most of the prospective candidates in colleges and the varsity were declared ineligible to contest. Due to this, elections could not be held in many colleges. The student organizations had a hard time looking for fresh faces who could fulfil all eligibility requirements. Instances of violence The campus also witnessed clashes among various student organizations. Cases were registered against most of the prominent leaders. Even the colleges were not untouched by violence. Apart from minor clashes, shots were fired at DAV College, Sector 10. The situation deteriorated when the day results of the elections were declared, students pelted stones at the residence of the Vice-Chancellor. This has now made the authorities rethink the system of having private security on the campus. A new system would be in place from next year. Other decisions The entry to Administrative Block for the students was stopped. A single window enquiry system was started where students could submit their queries in the morning and get replies in a couple of hours. A revamp of the examination system was witnessed. The results declared in this year had negligible RL (Result Late) cases as compared to the previous years when more than 70 per cent cases were of such nature. It has been decided that double shifts in departments would be started from the coming session. This would double the student intake in the varsity. The colleges of the city were given autonomy to conduct first year exams. The demand for Central University status also picked up pace. Celebrations The Diamond Jubilee celebrations commenced on October 1 with a lecture on How Higher Education is Taking Shape delivered by Prof GK Chada, Economic Advisor to Prime Minister of India. Eminent Alumni of PU were honoured by the varsity on this occasion. The former VCs of PU were present and shared their contributions in the Symposium on Panjab University - Its Past, Present and Future. A Diamond Jubilee special chance was given to students of BA, B Sc, B Com, BBA, BCA, B Sc (Home Science) to clear their compartments or for improvement of their marks in examinations between 1989 and April 2006. Visitors to campus The year saw a number of high profile visitors to the campus. The then President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam delivered the convocation address at the 56th Annual Convocation held on March 7. Dr Kapil Sibal, Minister of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences inaugurated the first Chandigarh Science Congress a few days later. General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff, inaugurated XIX National Congress for Defence Studies. Chancellor of the University and Vice-President M Hamid Ansari laid the foundation stone of the Rajiv Gandhi College Bhawan. The varsity also played host to Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab, who addressed the prize winners at the Annual Academic Function. Punjab Cabinet Ministers, including Manpreet Singh Badal, Laxmi Kanta Chawla, Dr Upinderjit Kaur and Capt Kanwaljit Singh, visited the university for various functions

SBI organises blood donation camps

Deepti Sahai, general manager, SBI Chandigarh Circle, inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by the NSS unit of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Monday. The banks medical institute branch sponsored the camp, which is an annual feature. The staff and students of the college participated wholeheartedly. Sahai also distributed mementos and gifts to the donors. College principal B C Joshan appreciated the efforts of SBI staff members, faculty and students in coordinating the camp. Nearly 117 people donated the blood. The second camp was organised at the Government College for Boys in Sector 11, Chandigarh. Around 153 people donated blood here.

120 donate blood at camp

A blood donation camp at DAV College, Sector 10, was organised by the NSS unit of the college in collaboration with the State Bank of India, Medical Institute, Chandigarh, to mark the honour of G P Chopra, President, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, for being bestowed with Padma Bhushan.
The students both boys and girls participated in the blood donation camp with great enthusiasm. About 120 units of blood were collected under the motivation and inspiration of Principal Dr B C Josan. Meanwhile, A blood donation camp was organised by the NSS unit of DAV College on the campus on Monday. The camp, which was held in association with the State Bank of India, Medical Institute Branch, saw the SBI staff and students donate blood.
A second camp was also held at Government College, Sector 11. Over 200 donors donated blood in both the camps.

HC sets aside PU registrar order on Josan

Chandigarh The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday set aside the Punjab University registrars order staying the suspension of B C Josan, principal of DAV College, Sector 10, and said he will remain suspended till he moves against his suspension order issued by the DAV managing committee.

Justice Augustine George Masih ruled that the registrars order was not in accordance with law.
The registrar had passed two orders on September 16 and September 17 last year, wherein first he had stayed the suspension of Josan and the next day had kept the orders in abeyance. The court set aside both the orders and said it was passed without any directon from the vice-chancellor, syndicate or senate of the Panjab University.
The judge also ordered that departmental proceedings initiated against Josan should be finalised within two months so that the education and students are not made to suffer any more because of the friction between the management, its employee and others.

Josan was suspended nearly a year ago by the DAV managing committee on various charges and complaints that were raised against him.

The court also imposed a penalty of Rs 20,000 on the Chandigarh Administration for interfering with the orders passed by the DAV managing committee. The court has also set aside the Administrations September 20 order, wherein it had declared the meeting held by the managing committee, ordering suspension of Josan, was invalid.

Terming orders passed by the registrar of Panjab University and Chandigarh Administration as illegal, Justice Masih observed by giving sanctity to an illegal order the Court would be putting a stamp of approval on an illegal order or act of an authority which would perpetuate injustice and encouragement of power and authority.

While, DAV College Managing Committee Director M L Aeri declined to comment on the issue, the officiating principal appointed by the committee, Shashi K Gupta, said, I cannot say anything on whether I would continue as principal as I am not aware about the judgment. I have not received a copy of it as yet. The admissions will continue unaffected as the normal procedure of the institute.

Wont parley with UT on Josan, DAV tells HC

Chandigarh Flatly refusing to enter into any negotiations with the Chandigarh Administration or Panjab University over the issue of suspension of Dr B C Josan from the post of principal of DAV College, Sector 10, the DAV College Governing Body today apprised the Punjab and Haryana High Court of its categoric stand. The Governing Body today informed the Court that though a meeting was held between members of body and representatives of the Administration and Panjab University, no conclusion has been reached.

The High Court has posted the case for final arguments on May 11. Counsels for the Administration, University and DAV governing body will address their arguments over the suspension of Josan.
The college, which is being run by two principals parallel to each other for more than nine months, has not only suffered on the academic front but also in other activities, including cultural events. Now, admissions for the new session are expected to be hit by the ongoing anarchy.

The college had already witnessed several protests by the students in response to the dispute for the head of the institutes post and if the situation continues, it will affect the college in a major way. Mincing no words, the Chandigarh Administration in a strongly worded reply had earlier taken a dig at the Governing Body of DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, for taking an absolutely invalid and illegal decision to suspend Josan by deliberately causing delay in communicating the Administration so that no nominee of the Administration can participate in the meeting convened on September 14 , 2010.


From Audi to Pajero, Chandigarh students have them all

Chandigarh: There is still some time to go for the students election in Panjab University (PU), but the campaigning has already begun. That too in grand style. Most of the students connected with the student parties are zooming around the university campus in luxury cars.

Expensive SUVs like Mitsubishi Pajero to luxury sedans like Audi are a common sight in the parking lots of the colleges. Bhaskar spotted several expensive cars at two of Chandigarh s most prominent colleges, DAV, sector-10 and GGSD, sector-32.

According to sources, these cars are funded by political parties, who provide the student parties with money and luxuries like these for interests of their own. Punjab s leading leaders have a huge influence in the student politics, and they provide all kind of support to their candidates in the college elections.

Currently, zipping around in the most expensive cars is a trend among student leaders. It s a show of power for them.

Most of these cars are new, and have temprory number plates.

DAV college s Student leader Jadeep says he has bought a Volkswagon Jetta just for the elections.

DAV college reluctant to answer RTI queries

Chandigarh: The accounts officer of DAV college does not seem to be keen to file satisfactory replies to the Right to Information (RTI) queries.

A postal order demanding information under RTI Act was issued on the name of Accounts officer of the college. The query was not answered on the ground that the postal order needs to be issued on Principal s name.

According to RTI worker RK Singhla, the college officials are not providing information even after constant reminders.

Singhla said as per the Central Government orders issued on Apr 25, 2008 the draft or postal order should be made on the name of the accounts officer.

Rash driving claims 3 lives in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Rash driving has claimed three lives, including that of a child, here since Friday, police said on Sunday.

A 21-year-old student was killed in a road accident after his car, which he was driving at 150 km per hour, rammed into a roadside tree in the neighbouring Mohali town on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Mehtab Vir Singh, a first year student at the DAV college here.

It seems that some people were following Mehtab in another car and he was trying to escape. His car was almost cut into two halves, said a police officer on Sunday.

In another incident, a 22-year-old man, driving at 113 km per hour, was killed after his car hit a roundabout here. He was identified as Satinder Singh, who had come here from Australia.

In the third case, the Chandigarh Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Saturday who had crushed a four-year-old child under his car on Friday. However, he was later released on bail.

Even earlier this month, a 32-year-old man was killed after his car rammed into a boundary wall near Sector 12 here.

From Jab We Met to Mausam, meet Shahid Kapoors lucky charm

Chandigarh: She is only 18, but has already been a part of one of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters of recent times. Meet Chandigarh s Wamiqa Gabbi, who made her debut in 2007 s superhit Jab We Met, which catapulted actor Shahid Kapoor to superstardom.

Gabbi, who played Kareena Kapoor s cousin in the Imtiaz Ali film, was only 14 when she shot for Jab We Met. The DAV College student recalls her scenes with Shahid Kapoor in the movie fondly.

Gabbi will now be seen in the much-awaited film Mausam, which will release on September 23. She told the media at the sector -27 Press Club that she plays a member of Shahid Kapoor s family in the film.

She revealed that she plays a village belle in Mausam, who gets married.

We all including Shahid and Sonam (Kapoor) were sitting together to decide the costumes for Mausam. Shahid suddenly turned towards me and said we worked together in Jab We Met as well, right? I felt so happy he recognised me. I was only in class VIIII then, she said.

Gabbi began acting when she was in the fifth standard and has been a part of several Hindi serials and Punjabi movies.

Attack on lawyer: Accused sent to two-day police remand

Chandigarh: A man who attacked lawyer Narendra Gujjar outside the district court in sector 17 on Tuesday was produced before the CJM, JS Sidhu, on Wednesday. The court has sent Karam Veer, student of Class X in DAV College, to two-day police remand.

Police told the court that they need to investigate Karam Veer to find the clue about the other attackers, who are still at large.

Karam Veer was arrested soon after the incident on Monday, while other attackers are still absconding.

The lawyer in his statement to police has confirmed the involvement of former SOPU President Virender Dhillon. The lawyer told the police that he don t recognise the other three attackers.

Gujjar was seriously injured after four unidentified youths attacked him with iron rods and sharp-edged weapons outside the district court in sector 17 on Tuesday.

The lawyer, Harinder Singh Gujjar, was sitting inside his car in the premises of the court complex when the incident happened.

He was admitted to a government hospital in sector 16 in serious condition, from where he was referred to PGI.

Lawyers protest

The attack on the fellow lawyer in broad daylight irked the lawyers, following which they gathered, protested and tried to block traffic on Tuesday. They, however, called the protest after police assured them of action.

Past animosity

Police sources said the attackers were students of the Panjab University and one youth has been detained for questioning.

According to police, the accused had some past animosity with Gujjar.

Media persons manhandled

Some photo journalists were manhandled by the agitating lawyers, following which they filed a written complaint against them.

Broadening their horizon

CHANDIGARH: Education is truly not limited to lectures and book descriptions. It is beyond that. DAV College (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) in Sector 10 endeavors to offer an enriching and wholesome experience to students through its wholesome approach to education, career and development. Offering as many as 5,500 seats in various courses, the college has been declared as a model college by the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA). The institute was founded by Mahatma Hans Raj in 1958 when City Beautiful was in its infancy and inspired by the great visionary, Swami Dayanand Saraswati - the doyen of the Arya Samaj who believed that, True education consists in promoting knowledge, civilized manners, virtuous character, self-control and other moral qualities and in dispelling ignorance.

Known for its cricket facilities, dance and dramatics, the institute has been accredited with A+ grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).

The campus has three hostels, one for boys and two for girls, with a total capacity of 500 students with 300 seats for girls and 200 for boys. The hostels are well-equipped with modern facilities like wifi, water purifier, study room, medical facility and health food.

With an aim to promote Hindi and Sanskrit languages, a special Indology Department has been created in the library which consists of more than 85,000 manuscripts in different languages of 14, 15 Century. Besides a well-equipped gym which is used by more than 400 students of the college and a cricket academy is available in the college. Ravinder Choudhary, head of department of physical education, said, We have produced 58 international sportsmen like the legendary Kapil Dev, Yuvraj Singh, Yograj, Dinesh Mongia, Jeev Milkha Singh. This tradition is alive and kicking even today. Our latest sensation is the international woman golfer Irina Brar.

Former cricketer and alumini of the college, said, I made my cricketing career from this college and we are aiming for the same for other students by providing them world-class facilities and training. Mongia runs the cricket academy in association with the college at its premises.

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