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DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab
Address:Mahatma Hans Raj Marg, Dayanand Nagar
GT Road
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : 144008


DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 1918.


Principal of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, Sh. M.L.Aeri . Dr BB Sharma.

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

Fax # of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is +91-91-181-2203120.

Contact Person(s) of the DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is (are): Prof Manu Sood, Head 98145-03206.

Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is (are) : 2255661.

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab are +91-99146-50550, 98149-43138, 9779305750, 98720-06365, 9814534365, 9872598100.

email ID(s) is DAV College Jalandhar Punjab

Website of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is www.davjalandhar.com.

Additional Information about DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab is : Mr. Chaitanya Mahajan as Leader of Opposition took the issue of Corruption and mismanagement in the organization of Commonwealth Games. He factually and logically presented his point and demanded Joint Parliamentary Committee probe on the issue. Pulvi as Minister of Youth Affairs tried to satisfy the opposition but due to interruption by the opposition, Speaker has to adjourn the house.

Judges: The event was evaluated by a jury of three judges- Ms Gurkamal Kaur, Ex MLA, Dr. B. Moomin, a Group coordinator from Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Rajan Sharma, Head, Department of Political Science, Doaba College, Jalandhar. The jury appreciated the effort and encouraged the students to participate more in such programmes. Jury selected 7 students as best member of youth Parliament, these are Chandandeep Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur, Chaitanya Mahajan, Sarima Thakur, Kanwarpreet Singh, Pallvi Ahuja, Shikha Salaria. These students and Judges were honored by Principal Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, Prof Kanwar Rajeev, Dean EMA, other members of EMA.

National Conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of PG Department of Physics organized 2-days UGC, DST, sponsored National conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. The function was inaugurated by Dr. R. S. Khandpur, Director General Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar. Principal extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from different parts of the country. He said that college is committed to provide quality education. In the field of science all efforts have been made to provide quality research based education. He said that the PG Department of Chemistry and Physics are DST-FIST sponsored departments and its a sign of progress in the field of science. Prof. C J Bahl, Head Department of Physics also extended to welcome to Resource Persons and Delegates.

The Chief Guest Dr. R. S. Khandpur, Director General Pushpa Gujral Science City, Jalandhar, congratulated the Principal, Member of Physics Department for Organising National conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. He said that 21st century is a century of science. He pointed out that there is a serious need to co-relate the scientific development, progress with employment. He also stressed upon the modernisation of labs for quality research. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.

Dr. Bikash Sinha, Homi Bhabha Professor, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, presented his key-note address. Speaking on the topic The Mini Bang, and The Big Bang, The great Indian adventure at Large Hadron Collider, he said that Under extreme conditions of high hadron density and/or high temperature, collision of two nuclei at the Large Hadron Collider is expected to create a new state of matter – Quark Gluon Plasma. The condition thus created is rather similar to the universe, a micro second after the Big Bang.

Dr. J. Pasupathy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore presented his paper on From Classical Particles To Quantum Strings. He said that According to Feynman, the single most important scientific discovery is the hypothesis that matter consists of atoms. The development of physics in the last century has lead us to the Standard Model based on quarks, leptons and gauge fields whose interactions are described using methods of quantum field theory. A brief account of the evolution of physics from a classical world description made of particulate picture atoms, charged particles etc on the one hand and field description for electromagnetism, gravity etc on the other, to a unified picture of a quantum theory is given. String theory promises to provide further simplicity and unity including gravitation of our understanding of natural phenomena.

Dr. B.S.Acharya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai presented his paper on The Status of the India Based Neutrino Observatory. He said that The India based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration, aims to set up an underground laboratory for neutrino physics and other experiments requiring low background events. The flagship experiment will be an iron calorimetric detector (ICAL) consisting of 3 magnet modules, totaling about 50 kilotons, with active gas based charged particle detectors. Resistive plate chambers (RPCs) with X-Y position sensitivity will be used to identify the muon neutrino and anti-neutrino interactions via the curvature of the positively/negatively charged muons produced. The ICAL, When built, will have the biggest magnet in the world and also the largest areal coverage of RPCs. Apart from conducting experiments on neutrino physics, one of the goals of the INO project is to ring back the excitement of experimental science in the area of high energy physics and nuclear physics with a facility in India which is unique but complementary to other front ranking facilities worldwide and motivate young persons into this field of research. In this talk, the current status of the project would be covered.

Dr. Bindu A. Bambah, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad presented his paper on Physics of the Big and the Small : Particle Physics and Cosmology . In this talk the connection between two fundamental branches of physics Particle Physics and Cosmology is discussed. While Particle physics deals with microscopic phenomena and cosmology deals with macroscopic phenomena, the two areas are meeting, as we develop accelerators to study ultra high energy particle collisions. Particle physics, thus, becomes an important component in understanding the early universe where the temperatures and energy densities were very high. One has to go beyond the standard model, both of particle physics and of cosmology, to explain the epoch after the big bang. In this talk I will discuss the role high energy particle physics is playing in our understanding of the origin of the universe.

Dr. C.P. Singh, Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi presented his paper on QCD Phase Boundary and Critical Point. He said that the existence of critical point in the studies of QCD phase diagram has attracted considerable attention recently. The phase diagram of quark matter is still not understood either experimentally or theoretically. The conjectured phase boundary between quark gluon plasma (QGP) and hot, dense hadron gas (HG) represents a first order phase transition line for nonzero and moderate values of temperature T and baryon chemical potential µB. At large µB, we expect a color-flavor-locked (CFL) phase involving color-superconducting quark matter. The first order transition line ends at a critical point if temperature increases and beyond this value of T, there is a crossover region. We survey the present literature regarding the location of the critical point and present our own investigation regarding mapping of the QCD phase boundary. We point out how the critical point can be located in the present experiments at Relativistic heavy ion collider (RHIC) located at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

Dr. Pooja Saxena, University of Delhi, New Delhi presented her paper on Improvement in the Performance of Silicon Sensor for Future High Energy Physics Experiments. He said that Radiation tolerant Silicon Sensors are need of present and future High Energy Physics experiments due to very high radiation environment in which they have to operate. The main aim is to arrive at a design and technology which would guarantee a sustained detector performance during the operation of the experiments. In this work we have optimized the design of the final prototype silicon microstrip detector devised for the Silicon Detector (SiD) detector of proposed International Linear Collider (ILC), using device simulation. During the research and development phase of this project, design aspects of sensors have been extensively studied. The key points in the design include optimizing the spacing of guard rings and the metal overhang extending outside the p+ implants. Both the techniques help in reducing the maximum field around the strips resulting in increased breakdown voltage. Influence of the fixed oxide charge, background doping concentration and junction depth on breakdown voltage and leakage current is also discussed, providing comprehensive analysis of the behavior of silicon sensors.

Similarly the other Scholars presented their papers on different aspects of High Energy Physics. Nearly 400 delegates from all parts of the country participated in the conference. A healthy interaction on various aspects of Physics made the day quite fruitful. Nearly 60 research papers were presented. A souvenir containing the research papers was released on the occasion. On this occasion alongwith the members of Physics and staff members were specially present. Programme was conducted by Prof. Kanwar Rajiv, Department of Physics.

Jan 06, 2010*Alumni Meet at DAV - Jagjit Singh woos audience
December 17
His soulful voice, filled with nostalgia, was enough to make his old pals recall the golden days spent together in their alma mater. Accompanied by his friends and fans, the singer was virtually lost, gazing at the surroundings of his very own campus from where he began the journey of his classic ghazals. Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh was at DAV College here to attend the alumni meet which saw the singer in a homely mood.

His eyes spoke of the change he felt on the campus after a gap of 30-odd years. The singer came to the city via Ludhiana and was visibly astonished at the pace of development.

Long time….. the city has massively changed. I could not locate the busy Mai Hiran Gate…. and my favourite hang out Kesri dhaba in the interiors of the city where we used to enjoy tea with modest means. And sometimes when we had good money and mood to chill, Hotel Green was the ultimate destination, he quipped.

Any special memories of the college? Hmm, I can easily recall room 169 in Mehr Chand Hostel of the college where I had a lovely time. I would do riyaaz early in the morning, much to the annoyance of hostel mates, he said in a lighter tone.

Jagjit Singh joined the college in 1959. A year after he composed a ghazal, Rukh se parda hata de, which became highly popular among the youth. Later when he came on to stage, the singer said, This is the same stage where I sang this ghazal.

Elated at singing from same old stage, he went on with some of the timeless ghazals, creating a magical aura. His ghazal Vo kagaz ki kashti reminded everyone of their innocent and carefree childhood. The singer mentioned the struggle period of AIR and Mumbai in the later years. I shifted to Mumbai in 1965 from where began my professional career, he said.

The singer released his first album The Unforgettables in 1976. Further talking about his first-ever stint as a music director in a film, he came out with the evergreen Hothon se chu lo tum, mera geet amar kar do.

He asked the audience to sing along, creating an ambience apt for ghazal lovers.
And before the audience could have asked for anything else, the ghazal maestro switched over to youthful Punjabi songs which saw the singer in a jovial mood.
His evergreen songs Saun da mahina hai and Billo ne tere gore rang ne, saare pind ch puade paye had the audience, especially the oldies, clapping along.

The singer, who enjoyed every bit of his visit, urged the college authorities to treat him as an old student and not as a guest when he visits the campus next time.

Earlier Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, also a student of the same college, performed on the stage sharing some light moments with the audience. The singer, accompanied by Jagjit Singh and college Principal, released a souvenir and took a round of a special photo exhibition depicting the 92-year-old journey of the college till date.

International Colloquium on Biotechnology
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology organized 2-days UGC, DBT, DST, CSIR sponsored International Colloquium on Biotechnology. The function was inaugurated by Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Principal extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from different parts of the world. He said Biotechnology is one of the newest and most significant developments in the present scientific world with its wide-ranging applications in medicine and engineering. He said that college is committed to provide quality education. In the field of science all afferts has been made to provide quality research. He said that the PG Department of Chemistry and Physics are DST-FIST sponsored departments and its a sign of progress in the field of science.

The Chief Guest Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar congratulated the Principal, Member of Biotechnology Department for Organising International Colloquium on Biotechnology. He said that 21st century is a century of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a complex subject, its a combination of all sciences. It is an attempt to know the nature. He said it is a 2000 year old subject. Highlighting the various aspect of biotechnology like plant, medicine fermentation, information etc. he pointed out that there is a serious need to co-relate the scientific development, progress with employment. He also stressed upon the modernisation of labs for quality research. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.

Dr. Amitab Mishra, Manager (Biotechnology), NRDC, New Delhi, congratulated the principal, members of biotechnology department for orginsing this great event. He ensured all support of his department to the college for Development in the field of science.

Key-note: Dr. E. Momotani, Senior Research Scientist, NARO, Japan presented his key-note address. Speaking on the topic Pathogenesis and Control of Paratuberculosis- Importance of Discovery and its Application, he said that Johnes disease (JD), caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), is a chronic and progressive granulomatous enteritis that affects many ruminants and other wild/livestock animals worldwide . In the United States, JD causes an estimated annual loss of $220 million to the agricultural economy. Prevalence of JD in cattle in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US ranges from 10 to 60%. In Japan, all dairy cattle (1 million head counts) have been examined for JD every 5 years by using ELISA and bacterial culture. About 1,000 of 500,000 examined cattle were diagnosed as JD positive, most of them showed minor or no clinical sign and typical lesion. The eradication of JD, it is very important to develop a method
that can detect MAP infection before the infected animals start shedding MAP organisms to the environment.

Dr. S.V. Singh, Principal Scientist, Central Institute for Research on Goats, MATHURA (UP) presented his paper on Therapeutic Aspects of Indigenous Johnes Disease Vaccine. He said that India possess substantially large population (>485 million) of domestic livestock and is presently ranked second after China with respect to human population in the world. Livestock husbandry is very popular means of livelihood and nutritional security and is source of income to the millions of poor and marginal farmers in India. Livestock sector contributes, 5.26% of the total GDP and share 30.0% GDP of agriculture sector (FAO, 2007). Of the total working population, 5.5% is dependent on livestock sector for their livelihood and income. Therefore a significant proportion of poor people (rural and urban) survive by keeping few animals for milk and meat purpose on community and government grazing resources. Presently, India is the leading milk producer and ranked second in meat production in the world. However, per animal productivity is much below the Asian and world averages (Bajarbaruah and Joseph 2008). Factors that contribute greatly toward the reduced productivity is the presence of chronic infectious diseases that are difficult to diagnose and control. Among the chronic infections, incurable paratuberculosis or Johnes disease (JD) caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is most important and responsible for serious economic losses in terms of productivity.

Dr. Swati Subodh, The Centre for Genomic Application (An IGIB-IMM Collaboration), New Delhi presented his paper on Microarray (Understanding the genetic network). He said that dramatic changes are being registered as a consequence of the development of techniques and tools that allow the collection of biological information at an unprecedented level of detail and in extremely large quantities. The nature and amount of information now available open directions of research that were once in the realm of science fiction. Pharmacogenomics, diagnostics and drug target identification are just a few of the many areas that have the potential to use this information to change dramatically the scientific landscape in the life sciences. Microarray is one of the ways in which a burgeoning amount of data can be viewed at a global scale and sieved to understandable, coherent information for the researcher.

Dr. Pravin K Singh, Scientific Technical Executive, VitaeGen Biotech, Varanasi presented his paper on Gene Therapy: A New Millennium Drug. He said that Gene therapy (GT) is a form of molecular medicine that has the potential to cure many of life-threatened human diseases. It has progressed from a dream to a bedside reality in quite a few human diseases. GT is a technique for correcting defective genes responsible for disease development.

Dr. Sharada M. Potukuchi1,School of Biotechnology, College of Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J and K presented his paper on Modulation of Plant Metabolite Production Through Elicitation: Production of Bacosides from Bacopa Monnieri. He said that Higher plant species synthesize various secondary metabolites which are endogenous compounds containing specialized biomolecules. The study of the biosynthesis of these specialized compounds (Medicinal Plant Biotechnology) can best be analyzed and manipulated using in vitro cultured plant tissues in the form of, callus suspension, multiple shoot, axenic root, somatic embryos, transformed organ cultures or regenerated plantlets. Use of in vitro cultures has pushed this science to realm of technological applications by providing the base for modern biotechnology because of their easier techniques of conservation, propagation, improvement and utilization and added new dimensions using genetically transformed tissues.

Similarly the other Scholars presented their papers on different aspects of biotechnology.

On the 2nd day the interaction among the scholars, scientists, continues on different aspects of biotechnology. Dr. Manjinder Singh Khera, Centre For Water And Wastewater Technology, Department Of Biotechnology And Food Technology, Durban University Of Technology, Durban, South Africa presented his paper on A New Industrial Paradigm: Cultivation and Processing of Microalgae into Valuable Consumer Products. In his paper he said Microalgae biotechnology has recently emerged into the lime light owing to numerous consumer products that can be harnessed from microalgae. Product portfolio stretches from straightforward biomass production for food and animal feed to valuable products extracted from microalgal biomass, including triglycerides which can be converted into bio-diesel. For most of these applications, the production process is moderately economically-viable and the market is developing. Considering the enormous biodiversity of microalgae and recent
developments in genetic and metabolic engineering, this group of organisms represents one of the most promising sources for new products and applications. With the development of detailed culture and screening techniques, microalgal biotechnology can meet the high demands of food, energy and pharmaceutical industries. This review article discusses the technology and production platforms for development and creation of different valuable consumer products from microalgal species. The discussion encompasses recycling of carbon dioxide for microalgal biomass production and subsequent utilisation of biomass to create valuable and vital commodities.

Dr. Pratap Kumar Pati, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar presented his paper on Biotechnological Approaches Towards Enhancement of Commercial Value of withania somnifera (l.) dunal. He said Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal known as ashwagandha or asgandh has a high repute in traditional Indian medicine, and is one of the most extensively used plant in Ayurveda and Unani medicines. It belongs to the family Solanaceae and besides India, it is wide spread in Africa, Mediterranean region and middle-east. In pharmaceutical industries, roots are used as major source of alkaloids. Some of the major alkaloids are tropine, pseudotropine and somniferine. Besides alkaloid, W. somnifera possesses other secondary metabolites, such as, withaferin-A, withanoloides, flavonol glycosides, glycowithanolides, sterols, and phenolics. It possesses immense therapeutic value against a large number of ailments such as mental
diseases, asthma, inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, tuberculosis and a variety of other diseases including cancer. It is also called Indian Ginseng for its rejuvenating properties.

Dr. Sukesh Chander Sharma, Department of Biochemistry Panjab university, Chandigarh presented his paper on Role of Hal5p: A Protein Kinase in Ethanol Tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He said It is quite well known that presence of ethanol above critical level is a major stress factor even to ethanologenic micro-organisms. Ethanol concentration above the threshold level evokes water /osmotic stress by selectively leaking intracellular K+ as one of the key factors and also by oxidative stress thereby leading to loss of cell viability. In addition, trehalose and glutathione molecules have been reported to be the key molecules counteracting oxidative stress in microorganisms. Recently, Hal5p a protein kinase has been reported to activate uptake of K+ when cells are exposed stressing conditions. Several strategies have been to alleviate toxic affect of ethanol.

Prof. J. S. Virdi, Microbial Pathogenicity Lab., Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus Benito Juarez Road, New Delhi presented paper on Genomics of Yersinia enterocolitica – An Enteric Pathogen. He said Yersinia enterocolitica, an important food- and water-borne gastrointestinal agent (Sharma et al. 2003) is known to cause syndromes ranging from acute gastroenteritis to more invasive syndromes like terminal ileitis, mesenteric lymphadenitis and septicemia Post-infectious sequelae include erythema nodosum and reactive arthritis. Pigs and water have been regarded as the major reservoirs of Y. enterocolitica and the organism is transmitted to humans by consumption of contaminated food and water (Bottone, 1999). Biochemically and serologically Y. enterocolitica is an extremely heterogeneous organism, which is represented by six biotypes viz. 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and about 70 serotypes.

Exhibition : On this occasion an exhibition concerning Biotechnology was also organized. Nearly 100 posters were made on theme showing the different aspects of Biotechnology and its impact on the life of individual. A jury comprises Prof. J. S. Virdi, Dr. Amitabh Mishra, Dr. S P Singh, Dr. Sharda, judged the posters and 1st prize go to Kamaljeet Kaur, Second to Priyanka Mahajan and third to Vasundra Sharma.

Valedictory - Justice A L Bahri, Vice-President, DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi was the Chief guest of the function. Prof. Subash Chander from USA was the Guest of Honour. Justice A L Bahri congratulated the Principal, Member of Biotechnology Department for Organising this great event. He said that knowledge is on the cheaps and tips. It is easy to acquire knowledge in this age of science but the use of that knowledge is makes the difference. He suggested the young scientists to hardwork and to use the knowledge for betterment of community.

On this occasion, the delegates, experts, scientists who have come from all parts of country were honoured. The different rapporteurs of 2-day international colloquium Dr. Komal Arora, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Prof. Anu Gupta, Prof. Jagdeep Singh Sohal presented their reports. Dr. Renuka Malhotra, Head Department of Biotechnology proposed vote of thanks.

Nearly 400 delegates from all parts of the country participated in the Colloquium. A healthy interaction on various aspects of biotechnology made the day quite fruitful. Nearly 60 research papers were presented. A souvenir containing the research papers was released on the occasion. Posters exhibition containing posters on different aspects of science was also organized. On this occasion alongwith the members of biotechnology and staff members, chairman local committee Seth Kundal Lal, Programme was conducted by Dr. Renuka Malhotra, Head Department of Biotechnology, Prof. Sharad Mancho and Prof. Kanwar Rajiv.

College Started Coaching for Competitive Examinations
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of Centre for Competitive Examinations started coaching of IAS, PCS, UGC-NET and other competitive exams on October 5, 2009. In the inaugural session Mr Ravi Bhagat, IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Bathinda and Chief Administrative Officer, Bathinda Development Authority, was the Chief Guest. Principal and Dr. Ashwani Sharma, Dean, Centre for Competitive Examinations and other staff members welcomed Mr. Ravi Bhagat and his father Sh. K.L.Bhagat.

While introducing Mr. Ravi Bhagat, alumni of this college, to the students and staff members Dr. Ashwani Sharma said that in 1993 Ravi joined this college with a big dream to become an IAS officer and with pefect planning, hard work and guidance of teachers added with the blessings of parents he was able to achieve his goal. He also highlighted the various achievements of Mr. Ravi Bhagat. While talking about the Centre for Competitive Examinations (CCE) Dr. Ashwani Sharma said that DAV College is the only college, to start this centre for the preparation of competitive exams. The purpose of this centre is to help the students in the realization of their dreams. He said that Centre is fully equipped with study material, computer network, high tech classrooms and above all experienced and dedicated faculty. He stressed that the fee structure is quite normal and within the reach of students as the objective is not to generate money but to provide proper guidance to the aspirants. He advised the students to dream big and work hard .The Centre will provide latest study material and conduct periodicals.

Principal, while formally welcoming the Chief Guest Mr. Ravi Bhagat, said that his presence would encourage the young students to accelerate in the field of competitive exams. He advised the students to develop competitive spirit. He also stressed on the need to articulate the information into practical knowledge. He congratulated the Dean of Centre for Competitive Examinations, Dr. Ashwani Sharma for taking this initiative and assured all help to the centre for its smooth working.
While speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest, Mr. Ravi Bhagat,IAS, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Bathinda and Chief Administrative Officer, Bathinda Development Authority congratulated Principal and Dean, Centre for Competitive Examinations, Dr. Ashwani Sharma for starting this centre for competitive exams. He dedicated his success to DAV College faculty and his parents. While sharing his experiences, he said that there is no shortcut to success. One must be clear about his aim, and then with proper planning, strategy and with the help of teachers one can achieve his goal. He appreciated the infrastructure of DAV College, specially the library and dedicated faculty in the overall development of personality of students. While interacting with the students he advised them to remain focus on target. They should be positive in their thinking and work hard with total commitment. They should take all help of teachers for clear understanding of the concepts. He said that Civil Services exam is a sort of personality test; hence the aspirants should develop their holistic personality. Prof. A.K.Trivedi, Head, Dept. of Geography, proposed a vote of thanks.

International Seminar on Molecular Biology
DAV College, Jalandhar under the aegis of Department of Bio-technology organised International Seminar on Molecular Biology on 28 September. Professor Yung-Fu Chang, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Director, Infectious Disease Research Programme, Dept. of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA was the Keynote Speaker on the occasion.

Principal, HOD, Biotechnology and other members of Staff welcomed the Chief Guest. Principal formally welcomed the Chief Guest, dedicated this Seminar to 102nd Birth-Anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, who strongly advocated the vast spread of quality education and creation of new knowledges by the youth of India. He said the presence of such an internationally eminent Scientist would encourage the young students to accelerate in the field of science and research.

Prof. Y. Chang discussed the ultra modern Molecular approaches on the development of Johnes Disease or Paratuberculosis Vaccine. Prof. Chang briefly introduced the audience with the global importance of Paratuberculosis and its zoonotic concerns. As the disease is important not only for economic concerns but also for human health concerns hence development of efficacious vaccine is the must requirement of todays world in order to secure economic losses and to reduce human exposure to this deadly pathogen. First of all he discussed the use of recombinant Ag85 complex, SOD, 74F Poly Protein etc. as Vaccine candidate in goat and cattle system. The recumbinent antigens were able to significantly raise the immune system of animals and hence the protectivity. He laid the concept of cocktail antigens as potent vaccine candidates. Secondly he discussed the attenuated mutant strain of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratubnerculosis (MAP). The mutants used by were leuD deficient. These mutants were unable to cause disease but raise the immune system of animal significantly. Hence he laid stress on the use of these mutants as vaccine candidates. Finally he discussed the use of recombinant Salmonella typhimurium expressing MAP antigens as vaccine candidate. He emphasize that this approach can meet the cost constraints of the recombinant antigens. In conclusion he laid stress on the molecular vaccine to control disease.

He appreciated the entire infrastructure of DAV College, Jalandhar in general and Dept. of Biotechnology in particular. He also offered to involve Dept. of Biotechnology, DAV College, Jalandhar to carry out future vaccine research in collaboration. The lecture was followed by long interaction where students and teachers satisfied their queries.
The scientific session was followed by the cultural session by students of Biotechnology Department, wherein Ana, Rajwinder, Swati, Poonam, Surabhi, Rupinder, Iti and Niti performed traditional Giddha. Priyanka performed Katthak Dance in honour of the international guest. The DAV College Managing Committee, Staff and Students wished Professor Chang new heights of success in controlling the Johns Disease through the development of efficient vaccine which should further lead to treatment of other diseases amongst the humans and the animals.

Seminar on Swine Flu
An interactive talk on Swine Flu was organized by P.G Department of zoology under the aegis of Kashyap Biological Society at D.A.V College Jalandhar on 15th sep 09. The valuable talk was delivered by District Epidemiologist Dr. T.P Singh, from Civil Hospital. This eye opening talk was attended by members of faculty and students of the College. Various aspects regarding structure, lifecycle, incubation periods, dos and donts, were commented upon. The enlightening talk was followed by an interactive session in which students cleared their doubts and misconceptions regarding this disease and manifestation. Dr. T.P Singh Sandhu was catagoric instating that prevention is best cure and panic driven uptake of medicine by fit human, can only empower the virus to become immune to the drug. This would further complicate the problem as only one drug Tami Flu is available whereas remaining one still be obtained from developed countries..

Chairman : Padamshree G.P. Chopra, Shri P.K. Kapur, M.Sc., M. Phil..
Registrar : Prof. MS Shourle, Prof Ravi Manuja, +91-98888-85165.


Contact Details of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab are : Telephone: 91-181-2255641, 2255642, 2255643
Principal Dr Virander Kumar Tewari retired. We have come to know that he was persuaded to take forced leave for two months before his retirement.

Dr Suresh Kumar Khurana, Co-ordinator, Centre for Competitive Exams (Under UGC Scheme) 98149-43138

Prof BPS Bedi Co-Ordinator CSIR and UGC NET Entrance Test Coaching. Coaching Centre No. 98147-55007

Dr Y.P.Sharma Prof Incharge of DAV Collegiate Sr Sec School
Prof Anoop Kumar, Dean Alumni association

Principal:
Sh. M.L.Aeri, College House
DOB 7-10-1946, Res :2255661, Mob :9855201546

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DAV Institute of Management, Faridabad
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Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala
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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
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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
DRV DAV Centenary College, Phillaur
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RR Bawa DAV College for Girls, Batala
SL Bawa DAV College, Batala
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DAV College, Abohar
DAV College, Malout
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GGS DAV Centenary College, Jalalabad
Gopi Chand Arya Mahila College, Abohar
Mehr Chand Polytechnic, Jalandhar
JC DAV College, Dasuya
DGB Dayanand Law College, Solapur
DAV School of Business Management, Bhubaneshwar
DAV College, Titilagarh
DPB DAYANAND COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, Solapur
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
Jiyalal CEd College, Ajmer
MNDAV Dental College, Solan
DAV University, Jalandhar
DAV University for Women, Yamuna Nagar
DAV University, Pune


Courses

PG Programs
1. M.A. English
2. M.A. Hindi
3. M.A. Punjabi
4. M.A. Sanskrit
5. M.A. Political Science
6. M.A. Economics
7. M.A. History
8. M.Com.(Finance & Accounts)
9. M.Sc.(Computer Science)
10. M.Sc.(IT)
11. M.Sc.(Mathematics)
12. M.Sc.(Chemistry)
13. M.Sc.(Physics)
14. M.Sc.(Zoology)

Graduation Programmes:
1. Bachelor in Food Science & Technology
2. Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)
3. Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA)
4. Bachelor in Commerce (Professional)
5. Bachelor in Commerce (Regular)
6. B Sc Bio-Technology
7. B Sc Computer Science
8. B Sc Information Technology
9. B Sc Economics
10. B Sc Medical (Bio-Informatics as elective subjects)
11. B Sc Non-Medical
12. B Sc Geography (Geography, Geo-Physics, Computer Science)
13. Bachelor in Arts

Information and Communication Technology
1. Computer Fundamentals MS Office & Internet
2. Computer Networking
3. Web Designing

Media
1. Digital Camera Photography
2. Videography
3. Mass Communication

Career Oriented Courses Under UGC Scheme: The following add-on courses are also available for the undergraduate students.
1.) Travel and Tourism
2.) Bio-Technology (only for B.Sc. Medical Students )
3.) Data Care Management
4.) Communication Skills
5.) Food Science and Quality Control
6.) Insurance
7.) Mass Communication and Video Production

Courses Offered by the PG Department of Commerce:
M.COM
B.COM (Regular)
B.COM (Profesional)
BBA
P.G. DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL SERVICES



DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Physical Education stream(s).

DAV College is affiliated with Directorate of Technical Education and Industrial Training Punjab, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


Profile of DAV College

About Us
It rises to its mission of producing talented and formidable human resource for the country and the DAV (Dayanand Anglo Vedic) College here is a unique combination of simplicity and modernity. Students here are imparted value-based education using the latest technologies. A holistic approach and an emphasis on total personality development of the students are the hallmarks of DAV college, Jalandhar. Founded in 1918 by Principal Pt. Mehr Chand, Mahatma Hans Raj, Pt. Lakhpat Rai and Lala Radha Ram in the sacred memory of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, DAV College Jalandhar has completed 83 years of dedicated service to the nation. It stands at the apex by the virtue of its being the largest Arts, Science and CommerceCollege in this part of the country. DAV college, with the distinction of being the first college in the country to get four-star rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2001, has a sustained record of excellence in academics. Far from the dust and din of the main city, DAV college has serene, soothing and scintillating surrounding with the rich academic, sporting and cultural pedigree. It is a place where you can learn interact, grow and discover, where excellence, creativity and innovation is the only bottom line, where merit is honoured and commitment rewarded.
The list of alumni makes the college proud. The Nobel laureate Dr Hargobind Khurana, renowned ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, noted Bollywood singer Sukhwinder, famous Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, the Commissioner of Police (Crime), Mumbai, Ms M.C. Borwankar and Dr. K.K. Talwar, Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, were students of DAV college, Jalandhar. The field of sports has also been dominated by the students of this college, which produced as many as 17 Olympians and 20 international players in hockey alone.

Our Strengths, Services and Facilities
Innovative, skilled, knowledgeable and commited Core / Adjunct/ Visiting faculty.
Multi-Sensorial teching by emerging technologies.
Empowerment through seminars, conferences, tutorials, presentations, case studies, field trips, skill workshops and brainstorming sessions.
DAVCollege has got one of the best Cyber libraries with multimedia and digital sections.
Transition from blackboard to web.
State of the art science/ Language/ Accounts Labs.
High tech computer labs with leased lines and video conferencing potentiality.
International standard Gymnasium cum Auditorium.
Human Resource Labs.
Placement consultancy and counseling services.
A range of supporting activities and games for stress busting and for career planning.
Elaborate arrangement for cultural activities and subjects associations.
Resource and Research Cell.
DAV College Alumni Association as a part of a world wide network.
Special academic and economic package for high achievers.
Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls.

Principals Message
While assuming the captaincy of this flagship college of DAV CMC, New Delhi, I am overwhelmed by holy feelings of reverence, awe and gratitude. As principal, heading this college offers a really big challenge as one has to match ones performance with the predecessors. Let us pick the challenge together. Let us together carve a new niche. Friends, we are passing though great changes as the entire academic paradigm is shifting. Moving in gear with time, we have to grow at the speed of thought to register even the eye-blink changes . With the world talking of sky-colleges, of digital pathshalas, of Net Universities, of knowledge economy and of mobile learning, there is a need to jack up competency levels to international standards. Let us carry out the transformation and change without disturbing the continuum in tradition. Further moving in synch with time, we must empower and strengthen our traditional courses with IT and its mega reach. The college offers you an exceptional breadth of academic choices which are up-to-date, and are directly relevant to the needs of industry, commerce and public sector. Traditional method of delivering information are increasingly being superseded by digital technology. I wish all of you think big and the latest. I ensure you that the college you are joining will offer you industry-relevant and market-sensitive program in Print, Electronic and Web Media, in Biotechnology, in Bio-informatics, in Event Management, in Risk Management etc. We are taking every step to strengthen our suprimacy in infrastructure, in academic programs, in placements and consultancy, even in culture and sports. Friends, we remember that the students are the biggest stake-holders in the entire scenario. I have great affection for modern go-getter and dotcom generation you belong to. We offer you a vast space of trust and support. We have to work with rare energy, clarity and focus to maintain and enrich the enviable academic legacy. I am sure when a vision begins to form everything changes. Let us together steer our academicship to safe harbours.

Alumni Meet at DAV - Jagjit Singh woos audience
His soulful voice, filled with nostalgia, was enough to make his old pals recall the golden days spent together in their alma mater. Accompanied by his friends and fans, the singer was virtually lost, gazing at the surroundings of his very own campus from where he began the journey of his classic ghazals. Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh was at DAVCollege here to attend the alumni meet which saw the singer in a homely mood. His eyes spoke of the change he felt on the campus after a gap of 30-odd years. The singer came to the city via Ludhiana and was visibly astonished at the pace of development. Long time….. the city has massively changed. I could not locate the busy Mai Hiran Gate and my favourite hang out Kesri dhaba in the interiors of the city where we used to enjoy tea with modest means. And sometimes when we had good money and mood to chill, Hotel Green was the ultimate destination, he quipped. Any special memories of the college? Hmm, I can easily recall room 169 in Mehr Chand Hostel of the college where I had a lovely time. I would do riyaaz early in the morning, much to the annoyance of hostel mates, he said in a lighter tone. Jagjit Singh joined the college in 1959. A year after he composed a ghazal, Rukh se parda hata de, which became highly popular among the youth. Later when he came on to stage, the singer said, This is the same stage where I sang this ghazal.

Elated at singing from same old stage, he went on with some of the timeless ghazals, creating a magical aura. His ghazal Vo kagaz ki kashti reminded everyone of their innocent and carefree childhood. The singer mentioned the struggle period of AIR and Mumbai in the later years. I shifted to Mumbai in 1965 from where began my professional career, he said. The singer released his first album The Unforgettables in 1976. Further talking about his first-ever stint as a music director in a film, he came out with the evergreen Hothon se chu lo tum, mera geet amar kar do. He asked the audience to sing along, creating an ambience apt for ghazal lovers. And before the audience could have asked for anything else, the ghazal maestro switched over to youthful Punjabi songs which saw the singer in a jovial mood. His evergreen songs Saun da mahina hai and Billo ne tere gore rang ne, saare pind ch puade paye had the audience, especially the oldies, clapping along.

The singer, who enjoyed every bit of his visit, urged the college authorities to treat him as an old student and not as a guest when he visits the campus next time. Earlier Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans, also a student of the same college, performed on the stage sharing some light moments with the audience. The singer, accompanied by Jagjit Singh and college Principal, released a souvenir and took a round of a special photo exhibition depicting the 92-year-old journey of the college till date.

International Colloquium on Biotechnology
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology organized 2-days UGC, DBT, DST, CSIR sponsored International Colloquium on Biotechnology. The function was inaugurated by Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, GuruNanakDevUniversity, Amritsar. Principal extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from different parts of the world. He said Biotechnology is one of the newest and most significant developments in the present scientific world with its wide-ranging applications in medicine and engineering. He said that college is committed to provide quality education. In the field of science all afferts has been made to provide quality research. He said that the PG Department of Chemistry and Physics are DST-FIST sponsored departments and its a sign of progress in the field of science. The Chief Guest Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar congratulated the Principal, Member of Biotechnology Department for Organising International Colloquium on Biotechnology. He said that 21st century is a century of biotechnology. Biotechnology is a complex subject, its a combination of all sciences. It is an attempt to know the nature. He said it is a 2000 year old subject. Highlighting the various aspect of biotechnology like plant, medicine fermentation, information etc. he pointed out that there is a serious need to co-relate the scientific development, progress with employment. He also stressed upon the modernisation of labs for quality research. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.

National Conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of PG Department of Physics organized 2-days UGC, DST, sponsored National conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. The function was inaugurated by Dr. R. S. Khandpur, . Principal, extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from different parts of the country. He said that college is committed to provide quality education. In the field of science all efforts have been made to provide quality research based education. He said that the PG Department of Chemistry and Physics are DST-FIST sponsored departments and its a sign of progress in the field of science. Prof. C J Bahl, Head Department of Physics also extended to welcome to Resource Persons and Delegates.Director GeneralPushpaGujralScienceCity, Jalandhar
The Chief Guest Dr. R. S. Khandpur, Director GeneralPushpaGujralScienceCity, Jalandhar, congratulated the Principal, Member of Physics Department for Organising National conference on High Energy Physics: Recent Developments and Future Challenges. He said that 21st century is a century of science. He pointed out that there is a serious need to co-relate the scientific development, progress with employment. He also stressed upon the modernisation of labs for quality research. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.

National Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Applications
DAV College Jalandhar under the aegis of Post-Graduate Department of Chemistry organized 2-days UGC, DST, CSIR sponsored National Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Applications on 6-7 Feb., 2009. The conference was inaugurated by Principal R S Sharma, Honble General Secretary, DAV Colleges Managing Committee, New Delhi. Principal, extend heartiest welcome to the Chief-Guest, Delegates, Resource Persons and participants, who have come from all parts of the country. He said Nano-science is one of the newest and most significant developments in the present scientific world with its wide-ranging applications in medicine and engineering. A few decades ago, the discovery of semi-conductors brought a technological revolution. A similar revolution seems to be on the anvil with the development of nano-technology. He congratulated the Department of Chemistry which is already a DST-FIST sponsored Department for this brave initiative.

The Chief Guest Principal R S Sharma, Honble General Secretary, DAV Colleges Managing Committee, New Delhi congratulated the Principal, Member of Chemistry Department, Organising committee for this great events. He said that this conference is an effort to the introduction and the awareness of the Nano-technology and its possible impact on present and future technological and other challenges. He said, Such Conferences, also provide a platform for young inquisitive minds to interact, to brainstorm and to learn. It is also a platform to know and be known.
Key-note Address: was delivered by Dr. C S Sundar, Head, Material Science Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam presented his key-note address. Speaking on the topics Nanomaterials Research - Opportunities and Challenges, he said that We are all riding a Nano Wave today, with enormous excitement and considerable expectations of applications in several domains. In his talk he traced, the rapid evolution of this nascent field, that is a confluence of several streams of activities in physics, chemistry, biology, Materials Science and Engineering. Research in nanomaterials is largely driven by applications, and hence is highly context dependent.

Admission to 10+1 and 10+2 (Medical, Non-Medical, Commerce and Humanities) Classes is open for 2011-12. Regular Teaching already started.
Compact Time-Table
State-of-the Art Physical and Intellectual Infrastructure and healthy Environment.
Transport Facilities available.
Special Guidance/ Training: CET/PMT/AIEEE and Others.
Separate Hostel Facilities available for Boys and Girls.

Humanities Group (Elective Subjects in Humanities)
Economics, Mathematics, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
2.) Economics, Pol. Science, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
3.) Economics, Geography, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
4.) Economics, History, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
5.) Economics, Pol. Science, History/ Music (V)
6.) Political Science, Philosophy, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
7.) Political Science, History, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
8.) Political Science, Geography, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
9.) Pol. Science, Phy. Edu., Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English/ Music (V).
10.) Political Science, Geography, Phy. Education.
11.) History, Phy. Education, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
12.) History, Phy. Education, Political Science/ Music (V).
13.) History, Geography, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
14.) Philosophy, History, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
15.) Geography, Phy. Education, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
16.) Mathematics, Philosophy, Computer Applications.
17.) Mathematics, Philosophy, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
18.) Mathematics, Economics, Computer Applications.
19.) Mathematics, Computer Applications, Sanskrit/ Hindi/ Punjabi/ English.
20.) Mathematics, Geography, Computer Applications.

Botany
Botany, which started as an adjunct to Medicine, has been taught in DAV College for more than 30 years. At the present time the original Botany Department plus the large Botanical garden are still the core of the department.The research activities of the department are very buoyant, with a substantial number of students.
Faculty
Dr. (Mrs.) Komal Arora, M.Sc. . Ph.D. (Head Of Department)
Jounrnalism and Mass Communication
Department of Journalism and Mass Comminications:
Course Offered: Bachelor in Jounrnalism and Mass Communication (Semester System)

Journalism is concerned with collection and dissemination of news through the print media as well as the electronic media. This involves various areas of works like reporting, writing, editing, photographing, broadcasting or cable casting news items.

Journalism is classified into two of the basis of media- (i) Print Journalism and (ii) Electronic (Audio/Visual) Journalism. Print Journalism includes newspapers, magazines and journals. In print journalism one can work as editors, reporters, columnists, correspondents etc. Electronic journalism includes working for Radio, Television and the Web. In the web, skilled people are required to maintain sites by web newspapers (which cater only to the web and do not have print editions) and popular newspapers and magazines who have their own web editions. In electronic journalism one can be a reporter, writer, editor, researcher, correspondent and anchor.

The opportunities for journalists are endless and at the same time the job has become more challenging, as the new world is proving the adage that the pen (and the camera) is mightier than the sword. Simple reporting of events is no more sufficient, more specialisation and professionalism in reporting is required. Journalists specialize in diverse areas, such as politics, finance and economics, investigation, culture and sports for newspapers and periodicals.

Job Prospects and Career Options: Career in journalism is a prestigious profession as well as a highly paid one. They can find employment with newspapers, periodicals and magazines, central information service, press information bureau, websites, AIR and TV channels like Doordarshan, ZEE TV, Star TV, NDTV, TV18 etc.

DST – FIST Sponsored Post Graduate Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is a dynamic centre for research at the frontiers of Chemical Science. The emphasis at the curricular level is to give a broad coverage of most common branches of chemistry in keeping with the inter-disciplinary nature of the subject today. The Department has highly qualified and dedicated and is well equipped with a wide range of sophisticated analytical instruments. P.G classes started in the Chemistry Department in 1971. The Department now admits students to a three year degree programs in B.Sc., and a two year program in M.Sc. Chemistry which is the most happening field with incalculable demand for the masters of the subject in Research, Teaching, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry.

Eligibility Condition
B.Sc. (Non Med./ Med.) with 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in Chemistry. Admission is done on the basis of Entance Test conducted by the college in the month of June.

Faculty Members
Shri P.K. Sharma, M.Sc., M. Phil.
Shri Surjit Singh, M.Sc.
Shri A.K. Bhardwaj, M.Sc., M. Phil.
Mrs. Vinod Sharma, M. Sc., M. Phil.
Dr. Rajat Kumar, M.Sc (Chem), M.A. (Eng.), M. Phil., Ph.D.
Shri Chander Kiran, M. Sc., M. Phil.
Miss Sarita, M.Sc., M. Phil.
Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma, M.Sc., Ph.D.

DST – FIST Grant to the Department
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science and Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organizing, coordinating and promoting S and T activities in the country. In recent years, great concern has been expressed about lack of infrastructure facilities for imparting good quality higher education and conducting advanced research. While the departments in universities and other higher educational institutions had made some impact on the development of teaching and research through their own efforts, a stage had reached where they needed selective strengthening of their infrastructure for post-graduate education and research in emerging areas. Considering all these factors, The Department of Science and Technology, started a scheme Fund for Improvement of S and T Infrastructure in Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (FIST) in 2000-2001.

A proposal was submitted to Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi under DST-FIST Scheme by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry of DAV College, Jalandhar. The proposal was short-listed by the expert committee constituted by DST and on behalf of Chemistry Department Dr. Rajeev Kumar Sharma made a presentation to expert committee at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad on 25 August 2007. The Department is recommended for Financial Assistance to purchase Equipments (FTIR and UV-Visible Spectrophotometer), Setting up Departmental Computer Lab, Departmental Library and Renovation of Teaching Labs under this scheme. Under this scheme total Rs. 41Lacs and 90 Thousand grant is sanctioned and Rs. 26Lacs and 30 thousand are released as First Installment under this scheme from DST. First Installment is utilized for the purchase of FTIR and UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, purchase of New Edition Books and renovation of labs.

Recent events
The department organized National Conference on Nanomaterials: Synthesis and Applications.
P.G. Dept. of Commerce
The DAV Collge is the coming together of two giant Departments viz. Commerce and Computer Science which have grown from strength to strength over the years. It echoes expertise and talent. In todays academic scenario, its these twin Departments, which offer teaching and learning programmes of the best quality, graduate students who excel and become leaders in the chosen profession contributing to the community, the nation and the world, and prepare individuals of the highest moral fibre. The overall development of the students has been the prime motive of the commerce department which we try to achieve through class room teaching and other activities of commerce forum.
Career Oriented Courses Under UGC Scheme: The following add-on courses are also available for the students of B.Com. GNDU will award Certificate after the completion of First Year, Diploma after the completion of Second Year and Advance Diploma after Third Year.
1.) Travel and Tourism 2.) Data Care Management
3.) Communication Skills 4.) Insurance
5.) Mass Communication and Video Production

Faculty of Commerce Dept
Shri. T.R. Dhingra, M.Com.,Chairman
Shri C.B. Gaur, M.Com., M. Phil., A.I.C.W.A.
Shri Vijay Gupta, M.Com,M. Phil., L.L.B., A.C.S.
Shri Vijay Kumar Sareen, M.Com. M.Phil
Shri Arun Kumar Mehra, M.Com.
Shri Rajiv Sharma, M.Com.
Shri Ashok Kapoor, M.Com.
Dr. Vijay Kumar, M.Com.,Ph.D.
Shri Maneesh Arora, M.Com.
Shri Rajeev Puri, M.Com.
Dr. Satish Ahuja, M. Com.,Ph.D.
Shri Manish Khanna, M.Com.
Shri Manav Aggarwal, M.Com.
Shri Ram Kumar, M.Com.,
Shri Amit Jain, M.Com.,M.Phil
Mrs. Nidhi, M.Com., B.Ed.
Shri Surinder Singh, B.A., Diploma in Typewriting (Instructor)

Post Graduate Department of Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science offers high quality under-graduate and post-graduate teaching in the major areas of Computer Science. Apart from the Departmental Computer Labs, we also have a well equipped Internet Centre. The department has the ability to not just dream bigger but to make these dreams a reality. The department has the ability to extend limits and boundaries beyond the expected and go further to places, others wish they could.The department invites you to experience the effervescent academic atmosphere of DAV, congenial to industry-relevant studies, research and development innovations. The department offers a rich academic flare that offers something for everyone. We are just a click away

Sh. Nischay Bahl, B. Tech., M.S.(Pursuing Phd.) Chairman
Shri Sanjeev Chopra, M.C.A.
Mrs. Monika Chopra, M.C.A.
Shri Lalit Goyal, M.Tech.
Shri Vishal Sharma, B.Tech., M.Tech
Dr. Vijay Kumar Mago, MCA, Ph.D.
Shri Nitin Bhatia, MCA, (Pursuing Phd.)
Mrs. Kawaljeet, B. Tech
Shri Amit Sharma, B.E.
Mrs. Reetu Gupta, M.C.A., M.Phil
Shri Rajeev Puri, M.I.T

PG Department of Economics
The Department of Economics has been offering programmes of study leading to three year degree program in B.A. (Hons.) Economics and a two year program in M.A. Economics. B.A. Economics is one of the most sought after subject of the students at DAV Collge. It has a balanced course content adequately covering Principles of Economics (both at micro and macro level) and quantitative techniques. It also gives a complete view of development of Indian Economy along with its current problems. Fair coverage of Money and Financial Markets and Public Economics is also done. Graduates can look out for direct placement in government and non-government organizations in India as well as abroad. They may pursue Masters in Economics or specialized education at well known business-management schools. The faculty consists of well-qualified, highly dedicated and experienced teachers.

PG Department of English
The Department of English is a vintage department of DAV Jalandhar. It came into being with the very inception of the college in 1918. The members of the department have made significant contribution to various components of college structure such as sports, Co-curricular activities publication of the college magazine and news bulletin, annual reports as well as the organization of various functions. The English Seminar is a very active and progressive society of the department and it provides a sumptuous literary least to the students. Eminent scholars in the field of English language and literature are invited every year for the intellectual growth of the undergraduate and post-graduate students. Courses: MA English

Food Technology
The Department of Food Science offers diverse and highly rated educational programs, including subjects in Dairy Technology and Meat Processing in their Under-graduate programs. Our excellent students are led by eminent faculty and research staff. If youre looking for a career in food science and technology please check us out; food technology is an expanding field with lots of available employment.

Courses Available: Bachelor in Food Science and Technology
It is a four year degree professional programme, which is aimed at preparing students to face competition in food processing industries. Most of our students are well placed in industries, both in india and abroad. Some of these industries are nestle india pvt. Ltd., cadburys india ltd., hindustan lever ltd., itc, heinz foods, pepsi foods, coca-cola india pvt. Ltd., cremica foods pvt. Ltd., smithkline beecham etc.

Eligibility
A candidate who has passed Plus Two (Science) Examination of the PSEB/CBSE/ICSE with 40% marks.
Any other examination recognized as equivalent to the (1) above by the GNDU (With at least 40% marks in Science group) is eligible to join the course.

Geography
These are exciting times for geographers. Just about every major issue facing society at present has a geographical dimension, from localised flooding to global flows of capital and from environmental degradation to inequable development. Geography is repositioning itself to meet these challenges, building upon its traditions as a broad, exacting and welcoming discipline that respects both process and place. As the historical geographer Felix Driver has recently emphasised, Geography is a subject which has a reputation for being down to earth; its focus is on the real world, its landscapes and the way it is used.The Department of Geography is centrally located on the main campus. The Geography department offers specialised programs viz. B.Sc. in Gography and B.A. (G) Geography.

The department of Geography was started in June, 1955 with the efforts of then Principal Lala Suraj Bhan Ji. Prof. I.N.Chawala was the founder Head of the department and was ably assisted by Prof. K.L.Gauri. Both of them served this institution for a short period.

In Jan. 1959, Prof. R.K.Wahi took over the charge as Head of department and served for about three decades. Prof. S.K.Dosaj and. Prof. A..K. Trivedi assisted him.

Prof. S.K. Dosaj took over as Head of the department in August 1988. During his tenure as Head, he archived a mile stone by started Hon ours in Geog. This degree is helping our students to get admission in Post Graduate classes.

In Nov. 1991, Prof. A.K. Trivedi took the charge as Head of the department at a very young age and started guiding the activities of the department with his academic approach. He not only maintained the high standards in academic but a1so started co-curricular activities like quiz contest, paper reading contest and educational tours act. The strength of students Continues to rise under his stewardship. In 2005-06 a new co-educational course B.Sc. (Geog.)/ B.Sc. (Earth Science) was introduced.

During 2008-07 the responsibility of teaching Environment Science in 10+1 and 10+2 classes was given to this department. The Geog. department is very dynamic having a lively ambience. While ensuring innovative education to students interest among students for Geography is also created. Students of this department move to various career oriented paths like teaching research works, Civil services and many more. This year 2006-07 one of our alumnus, Mr. Ravi Bhagat joined as an I.A. S. officer.
Our department organized National Conference in October, 2005. About 150 delegates from different parts of the country participated in it. At present there are seven teaching and non--teaching staff members in the department. The three senior teachers are engaged in research work also. Prof. A.K.Trivedi has been assigned a minor research project by U.G.C.

The department is equipped with latest teaching aids like computers with internet facility, over head projectors etc. The department has applied for Post Graduate in Geog. from the current session 2007.08. It would promote Geog. as discipline and attract students from all corners.

Members of academic staff in the Department are involved in research across a spectrum of subjects that reflect the breadth and topicality of the discipline, and make use of a range of field, laboratory and library based methodologies and techniques.

Faculty
Shri A.K. Trivedi, M.Sc., M. Phil., Chairman
Shri Kanwar Deepak, M.A., M. Phil.
Shri Kranti Kumar Shangari, M.A., M. Phil.
Vacant (One)

Post Graduate Department of Hindi
Hindi is Our Mother language and is the Language of the Nation. It is said that it is the richest Language as far as grammar is concerned. Keeping this in mind the Hindi Department of the college has been striving for excellence in this field. The staff under the warm guidance of the Head of the Department has taken the responsibility of convening the beauty of this language to the students in the best possible manner. The professors and head himself indulge into activities in which they are able to teach the magic of Hindi to the students. The Department offers a three year degree programme leading to B.A. and a two year degree program leading to M.A. Hindi. This program opens a casement to literary fineries in the various genres of Hindi literature. Key opening are Research/ Teaching/ Creative writing/ Language positions,Journalism and Media.

Post Graduate Department of History
The Department of History at DAV College, Jalandhar is a flourishing department comprising five members under the leadership of Sh. Rakesh Kumar Sharma. It has been functioning for the last 88 years and almost 40 years ago it became Post Graduate Department. Since then it has established new standards of excellence. We have been lucky enough to have academically very strong heads of the department and faculty and the students of this department are holding big administrative parts in the Indian Govt. offices.

Post Graduate Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics is the pride of the college. It has produced some of the best students of Mathematics who are earning fame for themselves and the college is in flying colours.

From the very start of the college in the year 1918 to the year 1929, the Department of the Mathematics had been run by Prof. Kishan Chand who reited as Vice Principal at that time, there were only intermediate classes. The degree classes were started in the year 1929 when Prof. Bansi Lal M.A (Hons. School) and first class first, took over as head of department. A year later, Hons. classes were introduced in 1930. Of the very first batch that appeared in Hons. Exam., in 1932, Sh .F.C Auluck (later did D.Sc. and retired as Prof. and Head of Deptt. of Physics, Delhi university) stood first in the university. Since then it has built up a glorious record in the matter of results in the university exams, which have been unique in the province both in quality and quantity.

M.A classes in Mathematics ware started in the year 1948 and in the very first year, the first position in the university was secured by our student Shri Roshan Lal Mehindru. The department was further strengthened by the appointment of Prof. D.R Jain, an old student of the college, in the year 1952. The result since M.A Exam has been very brilliant.

Prof Bansi Lal retired from service in the year 1965 and he was succeeded by Prof. D.R. Jain as Head of the Deptt. It is a matter of great pride and satisfaction that he had accomplished the arduous task of maintaining the glorious traditions set up by his predecessor. He was assisted by 13 other member of the department namely Prof. P.S. Puri, Kartar Singh, G.L. Setya, J.R. Jetlie, V.K. Kohli, M.L.Aggarwal, N.K. Dass, T.R Nagpal, M.M Khanna, P.K Nayyar, P.N Gaba, C.L Ahuja, Romesh Kumar.
All teachers starting with Prof. G.L Setya did their post graduation from D.A.V college Jalandhar itself.

On the sudden and untimely demise of Prof. D.R. Jain on 18.12.1974, Prof. Kartar Singh took over as Head of the Deptt. He continued upto 19.3.1975 and handed over the reins of deptt. to Prof. G.L. Setya on 20.3.1975. The deptt. continued to maintain its brilliant traditions under his able guidance. He was succeeded by Prof. N.K. Dass, Prof. T.R. Nagpal and then by Prof. Romesh Kumar on 1.11.2001 who is continuing as head of deptt. till date. Another unit of 60 students was allowed by GNDU Amritsar temporarily w.e.f 2003-2004.
Second unit was allowed on permanent basis from 2004-2005, the deptt. got affiliation as an associate institute under Directorate of Distance Education of GNDU and the number of student in M.Sc.-I rose to more than 200 and the deptt. had 3 sections of M.Sc.I and 2 sections of M.Sc II during the session 2005-06. Under the expert guidance of Prof. Romesh Kumar, the Deptt. is not only maintaining the previous traditions, but attaining greater heights.

Faculty of mathematics department
(i) Prof. B B Nayyar MA, M Phil. (Chairman)
(ii) Prof. Ajay Aggarwal M.Sc., M Phil.
(iii) Prof. S K Tuli M.Sc., M Phil
(iv) Dr. P K Sharma M.Sc., Ph.D
(v) Prof. (Mrs) Anju Chhabra M.Sc, M Phil
(vi) Prof. Monish Arora M.Sc., M.Phil
(vii) Prof. Sameer Sharma M.Sc.
(viii) Prof.(Mrs).Seema Sharma M.Sc.
(ix) Prof (Mrs) Ashu Bahl M.Sc., B.Ed
(x) Prof. Rajesh Prashar M.Sc. M.Phil

Philosophy
Philosophy is the consideration of many different ideas, some deriving from the intellectual heritage of past cultures, others stemming from those issues we face in our present moment in history. While many disciplines study specific features of the world, Philosophy can be about almost anything.The College offers philosophy as one of the subjects in undergraduate, arts classes. The departments current faculty includes noted scholars in such fields as philosophy of religion, aesthetics, cultural criticism, ethics and moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, continental philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Post Graduate Department of Physics
The Department was established in 1953 with Prof. R.L. Bhatia as its founder Head Since then the department has been striving continuously to achieve excellence. The Department of Political Science provides students with the tools for a careful and systematic study of politics, within the scope of a liberal arts education. Students are grounded in factual material about governments and politics, and in political philosophy as well. The departments program is also grounded in values: we study both what happens and what ought to happen in politics. We stress the importance of life-long academic skills in critical thinking, writing, and speaking. The Political Science Department believes strongly that learning is not limited to the classroom.

Post Graduate Department of Punjabi
he Post-Graduate Department of Punjabi was established in 1966 with Prof. K.C. Joshi as its founder Head. Since then the department has been striving continuously to achieve excellence. Since then, the department has been producing excellent results.


Post Graduate Department of Sanskrit
Sanskrit is said to be the mother of languages in the living world. Acknowledged as the most suitable language for computer programming, the study of Sanskrit offers fascinating avenues in Indology, Vedic research , teaching,Civil services etc.

PG Department of Zoology
Biology department of the College was opened in 1935 with Prof G.L Chopra as head of the department. The department ran F.Sc (Medical) Classes upto 1942. Then it was raised to a graduate department. This was the second college in east Punjab to which the Punjab University, Lahore Granted affiliation for the B.Sc classes in the subject of Zoology with the introduction of three year degree course in B.Sc zoology and premedical classes were started. Post graduate course in zoology was introduced in 2003 under the headship of Prof. P.D.Singhal . The admission was based upon an entrance test for which 290 forms were received from many states and only 30 students were admitted on merit and qualifying entrance test. In the next year i.e. 2004, total number of seats for M.Sc were raised to 35 as allocated by the university.

Special set up for emerging sciences
Biotechnology professional course was introduced under emerging sciences in 2005. The admission was done on merit basic for 40 seats. A new course under the UGC scheme was also introduced i.e. Certificate course in Biotechnology to be up graded to diploma course in 2007-08 and degree course in 2008- 09. A new elective subject of bioinformatics was also started under UGC scheme for B.Sc I students.

The Zoology department has been showing excellent results and its students been winning top positions and largest number of first classes and scholarships in the University examinational .

Library
Our College library, built in the memory of Lala Lajpat Rai, the lion of Punjab, has claimed to have shaped the carriers of thousands of young men and women. It came into existence in 1918 and was housed in the College Hall. Earlier the purchase of books and journals was seldom and the visits of library users were still rare. However, under the able stewardship of Pt. Mehar Chand, the dedicated founder Principal, the Library progressed and prospered more than any other college library could do in undivided Punjab. Pt. Mehar Chand raised funds and managed donations for good books to build up a rich and marvelous collection of books. In the year 1928, Principal Mehar Chand got constructed a new building for library which became the envy of many educational institutions. The building provided enough of space for book - stacks and reading seats and was placed under charge of Pt. Lahori Ram as Librarian who served this department upto 1964, when Lala Suraj Bhan , an eminent educationalist, joined as Principal of this premier Institution. He took sound steps to accelerate the progress of the library.

Lajpat Rai Library of DAV College is now a fully Automated, Digital and Multimedia library with the facility of DELNET Services.
* The Library has 1, 30,946 books, 29,010 Text Books and 7,096 Books as Gifts. It has a large number of manuscripts, multi media and CDs.
* Library subscribes to 114 periodicals of National and International Repute and 24newspapers. The Back volumes of The Tribune, Indian Express and The Economic Times are available since 1970.
* The Library remains open from 9:00 AM to 700 PM on all working days.
* The Library has a Book Bank Section. The Meritorious and needy students can get the books from this section for the whole session.
* More than 1500 students visit the library per day.
* More than 700 books are issued and returned per day.

SERVICES OFFERED
Library is a proud member of DELNET. (Developing Library Network). The members of the Library can access to:
* Union Catalogue of Books – CCF - 57, 39,626
* Union List of Current Periodicals - 29,524
* Union Catalogue of Periodicals - 20,235
* Databases of Periodical Articles - 8, 88,342
* CD-ROM Database - 2,281
* Union List of Video Recordings - 5,000
* Union List of Sound Recordings - 748
* Database of Urdu Manuscripts - 210
* Databases of Theses and Dissertations - 44,304
* DEVINSA Database - 20,000
* Union List of Newspapers - 70
* Indian Specialists Databases: A Whos Who - 2,000

DELNET also provides access to full text Medical Journals, Engineering and Technology
E-Journals, Cambridge Dictionary online, US patent full text.
DELNET is offering inter-library loan and document delivery services to its member libraries. The requests can be registered on-line.

Sports
We really feel proud that DAV College, Jalandhar has been holding the centre stage of the Indian Sports for the last six decades. The distinctions won by our sportsmen are not limited to University level alone but they have also put the stamp of excellence on the sports history of the country and even the world. Eight of our sportsmen have won the prestigious Arjuna Awards. The college has produced as many as 17 Olympians and more then 100 Players who have represented India in the International arena of sports.

It is an established fact that, DAV College, Jalandhar is famous as the nursery of the finest sportsmen. The college has to its credit a great number of top ranking sportsmen of the country, who have not only won enviable distinctions in National Sports but also proved their mettle in the Inter-national Sports arena. No other institution in the state can be compared with this college in this respect.

Annual Sports and Athletic Meet
60th Annual Sprts and Athletic Meet of the College was organized on 21st Febuary 2009. PadamShree Pargat Singh, Director Sports, Punjab Olymic Games - inaugurated the meet at Bakshi Jaisi Ram playgrouns of our college. Sh.G.S.Channi, Chairman District Planning Board, Jalandhar presided over the Prize Distribution function in the evening Sh. Rajesh Kapoor, a leading businessman of Jalandhar and Prof.Harman Singh, a distinguished alumini of the college, and currently settled in Canada, were the guests of honour in the evening session. My congratulations to Prof.Manu Sood, Head of the Deptt.of Physical Education and his colleagues and players who won laurels for the institution.

EMA
A massive audience enjoyed three-hour cultural feast and brilliant cameo performance by Padam Shree Hans Raj Hans was a cherry on the cake.

ANNUAL REPORT 2007-2008
We participated in Boys as well as Girls Inter-Zonal Youth Festival of Guru Nanak Dev University and won fifty four positions in all.
GNDU ZonaI Youth Festival (Boys): We bagged First Runners-up Trophy in Boys Zone with the following positions.
First: Collage, Phulkari, Poetical Symposium, Elocution, Skit, Mime, Play, Vaar, Western Solo.
Second: Painting (LS), Rangoli, Histrionics, Mimicry, Classical Inst (Percussion)
Third: Flower Argmt (Fresh), Installation, Quiz, Semi Classical Vocal, Shabad Bhajan, Group Shabad/Bhajan, Group Song (lndian), Folk Orchestra, Western Group Song, Bhangra.
GNDU Zonal Youth Festival (Girls) : We won the following positions:
First: Vaar Singing.
Second: Poster, Rangoli, Debate, Western Vocal, Western Group Song, Gidha, FolkSong.
Third: Cartooning, Elocution, Histrionics, Play, Folk Orchestra, Shabad/ Bhajan, Geet/Ghazal.
GNDU lnter Zonal Youth Festival: We got the following places:
First: Folk Song, Vaar.
Second: Painting (LS) Elocution, Skit, Western Vocal Solo, Gidha.
Third: Debate, Fancy Dress, Mime, Play, Western Group Song, Bhangra, Western Solo.
Besides the above places, we bagged Folk Trophy in the Inter-Zonal Youth festival for the first time.

A massive audience enjoyed three-hour cultural feast and brilliant cameo performance by Padam Shree Hans Raj Hans was a cherry on the cake.
ANNUAL REPORT 2007-2008
We participated in Boys as well as Girls Inter-Zonal Youth Festival of Guru Nanak Dev University and won fifty four positions in all.
GNDU ZonaI Youth Festival (Boys): We bagged First Runners-up Trophy in Boys Zone with the following positions.
First: Collage, Phulkari, Poetical Symposium, Elocution, Skit, Mime, Play, Vaar, Western Solo.
Second: Painting (LS), Rangoli, Histrionics, Mimicry, Classical Inst (Percussion)
Third: Flower Argmt (Fresh), Installation, Quiz, Semi Classical Vocal, Shabad Bhajan, Group Shabad/Bhajan, Group Song (lndian), Folk Orchestra, Western Group Song, Bhangra.
GNDU Zonal Youth Festival (Girls) : We won the following positions:
First: Vaar Singing.
Second: Poster, Rangoli, Debate, Western Vocal, Western Group Song, Gidha, FolkSong.
Third: Cartooning, Elocution, Histrionics, Play, Folk Orchestra, Shabad/ Bhajan, Geet/Ghazal.
GNDU lnter Zonal Youth Festival: We got the following places:
First: Folk Song, Vaar.
Second: Painting (LS) Elocution, Skit, Western Vocal Solo, Gidha.
Third: Debate, Fancy Dress, Mime, Play, Western Group Song, Bhangra, Western Solo.
Besides the above places, we bagged Folk Trophy in the Inter-Zonal Youth festival for the first time.

Cafeteria
The college on its campus has three canteens :-
* For Boys
* For Girls
* For Teachers

These are daily inspected by the College Resident Medical Officer for the maintainence of proper cleanliness and hygienic conditions. The rates are fixed by the college authorities. Students are advised to visit the college canteen for refreshment. Purchases from the shops outside the campus should be avoided.

Hospital
The College has its own Health Centre and the resident medical officer is available to the students. Students are advised to call at the college clinic whenever indisposed.It is better to seek the medical aid as soon as the need arises, then to allow the disease to become complicated.
The timings are :----
* Morning 8.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
* Evening 4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
* Holidays 9.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M.

Hostels: A Home away from Home
Excellent and facilitative provision for hostel accommodation is a major support service offered by this premier college of India. Moving away from home to study is an exciting time in life. There are new friends to be made, new places to discover, new chances to be explored.
The college has two hostels for boys: Mehar Chand Hostel and Lakhpat Rai Hostel, which provide accommodation to nearly 900 students in 480 rooms. There is a Third Hostel exclusively for girl scholars with a capacity of as many as 350 residents.
The Fourth Hostel for sportsmen has recently been provided on the college playgrounds, and it caters to about 50 playing students.

* Rooms: Their Variants
* Super Delux AC cubicles with attached washrooms
* Super Delux Non.AC cubicles with attached washrooms
* Delux Non-AC cubicles
* Semi.Delux Non.AC cubicles
* Twin-Sharing Non-AC rooms

Note: In the Non-AC rooms, the students can use their own Desert cooler in the summer and heat-convector in the winter season on payment of electricity charges. The students will be allowed to use their own computer on payment of electricity charges.
Thus, the college offers hostel accommodation to 1300 students with all the ultra modern amenities, lush green lawns and a peaceful atmosphere conducive for studies.

Amenities
Ours are the biggest hostels in the state, adequately fitted with modern amenities like geysers, telephones, water-coolers, electric-light, flush lavatories, bath-rooms, our own water supply system through water cooler fitted with water purifier and an excellent health-care centre. The T.V. sets and other facilities for audio-video information have been installed in each hostel. Other facilities like hospital, shopping centre, a general store, a post office and a bank also exist at a stones throw from the Hostel. The Chief Warden, Wardens and the supporting staff are always on their toes to help and guide the students.

Holistic Development
No pains are spared to provide all possible facilities and amenities to resident scholar to enable them develop their personality in order to become useful global citizens. The congenial atmosphere of the entire campus of the Hostels is conducive to the establishment of a true academic community with full opportunity for social, cultural and intellectual development. Every assistance is given to the individual student to adjust himself/herself effectively to all the aspects of college and community living. He/she is made to learn how to develop group-life in the hostel so that he/she has a feeling of belongingness and looks upon his/her residence as his/her campus-home. Gradually he/she develops a feelings of loyalty to his/her alma-mater, a concern for its progress and active support for its programmes. We want our students to combine excellence in academic achievement with dedication to service.

Recreation and sportsmanship
For the recreation of students, each Hostel is provided with a Common Room with excellent arrangement for indoor games. For the development of sportsmanship, tournaments are held once a year and the distinguishing players are awarded prizes. Each hostel has a Reading Room and a Audio visual Rooms attached to it. Every Dining Room, in each hostel has been provided with a Water-Cooler. Recreational activities include celebration of festivals and organising educational and pleasure tours. Hostels functionaries are conscious of duties with regard to the cultural and moral development of the boarders. Arya Yuvak!Yuvati Samaj is the most active association of students and it is doing very useful work in this direction. Prayers are held in the Hostel Yajnashala and these are followed by brief discourses on religious and moral subjects. A small library, having religious and philosophical books, is functioning for the use of the inmates of the hostel.

Healthy and peaceful corporate living
A healthy and peaceful corporate living is an art which one acquires by learning rather than by instinct and its pre-supposes creation of rules and regulation which all should respect and honor. It should be understood that perfection of human life lies in restraint and self-control. Discipline is the most important.
element in ones individual and social dealings and its need in such a big hostel as
ours cannot be over-emphasized. it is a matter of pride and pleasure that our students have established high traditions of discipline and we expect that the new entrants will not only maintain but also improve upon these glorious traditions.

A Private Branch Exchange has been installed in the college. The PBX Junction No. 2255641,with the following extensions in the various Hostels, is available during Office Hours i.e. 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

Hostel Contact Numbers:
Chief Wardens Office*Extension No. 222
Warden, lakhpat Rai Hostel*Extension No. 222
Warden Mehar Chand Hostel*Extension No. 221
Hostel Office*Extension No. 229
Chief Wardens Residence*Extension No. 221
Mehar Chand Hostel Office *Extension No. 221
Girls Hostel*Extension No. 220
The following direct telephone numbers are available after the college hours and on holidays:
Chief Warden*2255643
Girls Hostel*2255641
Mehar Chand Hostel*2255642
Lakhpat Rai Hostel*2255643

The resident should call at the P.C.O for trunk calls. In case of emergency, guardians can ring up the chief warden or the superintendent at the above telephone number regarding hostels affairs. The principal need not be contacted. The telephone talks in general should not continue for more than five minutes.

DAV College This placement portal automates the placement process at the college. Employers can use this portal to communicate with the College Placement Office and through necessary permissions manage campus recruitment and hire students and alumni online. Employer can register here. Students and alumni can now access the placement office, college related news, search jobs and access information to help enhance career and advance their skills.

Centre for Competitive Examinations
DAV College is a vintage college and has always been a synonym for the excellence and supremacy in the educational scenario in the Northern part of the country. The college is constantly updating and improving itself to be par excellence in academic, co-curricular and sports also. While contributing to social cause for meeting the requirements of the Remedial Classes, UGC-NET Classes, Entry-in Services, Equal Opportunity Centres the need of the hour, as to follow the central govt. instructions. Pushed energetically by the dynamic leadership of Dr. Satish K. Sharma, Director and Principal, the college has come up with the centre for Competitive Examinations. After successfully completing coaches for UGC-NET, PCS, IAS entrance examinations for the last so many years, the subject expert college faculty is now engaged in providing specialized coaching for IAS, PCS, IPPS and allied services preliminary examinations. DAV College Jalandhar now holds the distinction of being the only college in Punjab and other neighbouring states with a competitive examinations for excellence in pursuits of non-commercial, academic and career building objectives. It is providing quality teaching with excellent facilities to the enrolled students. The students after getting expert coaching successively clear various competitive examinations and get good placements. The centre is, infact, providing much needed counseling, guidance and teaching to ambititious and career conscious youth of this region. With three layer multi-skilled faculty, it is sharpening the competitive skills and developing intellectual capabilities of the aspirants. The photo-stat and handwritten study material prepared by teacher is being given to the students which speaks of the excellence in academic circles.

The college has already completed successfully Remedial Coaching Classes for the session 2010-11. The 50 days Crash Programme for UGC-NET and IAS Prelims i.e. 100 lecture is successfully completed and today is final day of this programme. For the success of this programme, credit goes to Director-cum-principal, Dr. Satish K. Sharma, a person of dynamic personality, helping hand, through gentleman, worldly wise, energetic, who wholehearted allowed me to conduct the programme and to the young energetic, intelligent, talented college faculty who worked very hard to make the subject crystal clear and easy for the students. Keeping in view the successful functioning of the centre and response of the students, we are quite sure that in near future, this centre would add other dimensions to the academic excellence of DAV College, Jalandhar.
Dr. Suresh Kumar Khurana
Co-ordinator, CCE, DAV College, Jalandhar

Science Fair – 2011
Science Fair was organized in the DAV College Jalandhar. Fair was ceremonially inaugurated by Sh. Rakesh Suri, IRS, Income Tax Commissioner, Jalandhar. He was welcomed by Principal Dr. Satish K. Sharma, Vice Principal Prof. M S Shourie, Prof. C J Bahl Convernor of the fair and other staff members. While formally the welcoming the Chief Guest, Dr. Satish K. Sharma designated him as the good human being and an efficient administrator. He highlighted his achievements in different fields of administration. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Sharma said that holding this kind of fair is a unique and perhaps the first endeavor made by any college. The main purpose of the fair, he said is to create interest among the people about the latest development in science and technology. The students would get an opportunity to show their hidden talent through various models created by them.

The Chief Guest of the day Rakesh Suri congratulated the Principal and staff for organizing this unique event. He appreciated the efforts of the students. He stressed upon the use of solar energy. He said that use of this energy would be beneficial for a developing country like India, as it is cheap and environment friendly energy.

About 100 models by the students of the Depts. of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Bio-Technology, Zoology, Geography, and Food Science and Technology of the college were on display. Some of the important models were Turning Desert sun into Electricity, Electric Game, Pollution Free Environment, Liquid Solar Array System, International Morse Code, E-Guide, Reverse Osmosis, Aero Modelling Shone, Magnetic Lift, Borden Security System, Automatic Railway Control, Irrigation Through Satellite, Earthquake disaster, Autostreet Lights, Detecting Leakage of water in water pipes Roof top water Harvesting, Solar Heated House, Earthquake Alarm, Flood Alarm.

A number of working and non-working models were contributed by the students of many local schools and colleges. Inflatable Wind Power Tower, Fair use of Energy, Cross wind Road Model by students of Swami Sant Dass Public School, Jalandhar, Parking Sensor Receiver by Students of Sh. Parvati Jain Sr. Sec. School, Jalandhar, Stem Cell Therapy by students of DRV DAV Centaury Public School, Phillaur, etc. remained the centre of attraction besides so many other models.

Prize Distribution Function
The valedictory and prize distribution function was president over by Dr. Rekha Bhardwaj, Principal HMV, Jalandhar. She congratulated the principal and staff for organizing this event. She said that the science and technology should work for betterment of humanity. She asked the students to develop scientific temper.

The jury decided the awards consisted of 4 members: Prof. C J Bahl, Prof. S C Ahuja, Prof. T D Saini, Prof. Neetu Chopra.
Results: First Prize: DAV Public School, Ludhiana, Model: Communication
Second Prize: KMV Collegiate Jalandhar, Model : LHC
Third Prize: DAV College, Jalandhar Model: Severage Treatment Plant.

10th National Youth Parliament
DAV College under the aegis of Department of Extra-Mural Activities organized the 10th National Youth Parliament. It was sponsored by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India under the Scheme of National Youth Parliament Competition in Universities/Colleges throughout the country. The coordinator Dr. Dinesh Arora while highlighting the aim of the Youth Parliament said that its aim is to strengthen the roots of democracy, inculcate healthy habits of discipline, tolerance of the views of others and to enable the student community to understand the working of our Parliamentary institutions. In the 10th National Youth Parliament 19 Universities/Colleges are participating from all over India and DAV College is one of them. In the event 70 students participated and they successfully tried to create the look of real Parliament. The seating arrangement was made as per the provisions of the Parliament. On the right side of Speaker the ruling party, with PM on the extreme right and on the left side the opposition party with Deputy Speaker on the extreme left followed by Leader of Opposition. The role of Speaker, Deputy Speaker, PM, Leader of Opposition, Secretary General etc was played by the students very successfully. The members of 10th National Youth Parliament wore the dresses of different states and presented a real look of National Parliament. The items like oath by new members, introduction to new ministers by PM, Breach of Privilege, Question Hour, Call Attention Motion etc were presented in the Youth Parliament.

Important Issues
The issues of Price Rise, Corruption and mismanagement in the organization of Commonwealth Games remained the hot issues of debate and discussion in the house. Ms Amandeep Kaur took the issue of Price rise and called it the result of failure of government policies. She sought reply from the government and said ab to jago mahgai dan khai jay. While talking about about Indias strong economic fundamentals Mr. Kanwarpreet Singh as PM tried to show the seriousness of the government in controlling price rise.

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Tea banane wale ki beti ki hetric (News)
DAV Commerce form ki cricket leag season 4 se (News)
Kivz me DAVIET ke Students chaye (News)
Lady Warden for Girls Hostel (Job Vacancy)
Camp wich 217 unit khun ikattar (News)
College Students ke suicide case me 2 Students giraftaar (News)
BCA, MSc IT and MSc in Computer Science etc (Admission Notice)
Sports Trail 2012 (Advertisement)
Message of Principal Dr B B Sharma (Profile)
BA, BSc, MA and MSc Courses etc (Admission Notice)
Medical,Non Medical,Commerce and Humanities (Admission Notice)
Asstt Professor for various posts (Job Vacancy)
DAV ke Students ne lagaya jaam (News)
BA,BBA,BCA and MSc Courses etc (Admission Notice)
Upadhi milte hi khil uthe chehre (News)
After 10th Medical,Non Medical and Commerce Programmes (Admission Notice)
Suspend Students ne Security Guard ko peeta (News)
Kabaddi open Jalandhar de DAV College di jhandi (News)
Girls Hostel ki divar ka mamla suljha (News)
Dewar ko lekar nigam DAV prabandhan me thani (News)
DAV Students block road to protest demolition (News)
College ki divar ko Nigam ne giraya (News)
DAV College ne jeeta Nehru Hockey Tournament (News)
DAV yuva sansad ka rashtriye vijeta (News)
Construction of Swimming Pools (Tender)
Visited hostel room with child like curiosity (News)
Jagjit Singh di mout nal DAV College wich matam chaya ()
DAV College me laga yuva sansad (News)
College me kadam rakhte hi yado me khoye hans (News)
Project fellow under UGC major Research Project entitled Terrorism (Job Vacancy)
BA BCA BBA BSc and MSc etc (Admission Notice)
MA MSc and MCom (Admission Notice)
Wanted Assistant Professors (Job Vacancy)
SET 2013 (Entrance Test)
Coaching For UGC NET ()
Proferssors required at DAV college (Job Vacancy)
Sports Traials (Advertisement)
Assiant Profeesor in Physics (Job Vacancy)
Block With Class Rooms ()
B.Sc. , M.Sc. , PG DIPLOMA (Admission Notice)
B,A., B.Sc, B.C.A, B.Com ETC (Admission Notice)
B,A., B.Sc, B.C.A, B.Com PG Diploma (Admission Notice)
B,A., B.Sc, B.C.A, B.Com,B.B.A. PGDiploma (Admission Notice)
10+2 (Admission Notice)
Principal (Job Vacancy)
Call for Papers (Advertisement)
BJMC Three Years Degree Course for Session 2009 (Admission Notice)
Graduation and Post graduation Programmes (Admission Notice)
Post Graduation Programs (Admission Notice)
Sports Trial (Advertisement)
Organizes National Seminar on E contents on Edusat (Profile)
Strengths Services Facilities and Mission Statement (Profile)
Message of Sh U R Rao and Sh G D Sharma etc (Profile)
DAV College ke Students ne kiya suicide (News)

Media coverage of DAV College, Jalandhar Punjab, Punjab

Amanpreet Kaur tops university results

Jalandhar: Amanpreet Kaur has topped the first year results of MA economics course of Guru Nanak Dev University. She has scored 363 out of 500.Amanpreet is a student of DAV College.Mamta ranks second behind Amanpreet. She has scored 358 out of 500.

Principal Dr Satish Sharma congratulated both students. Professor Surender Kaur and Naveen Sood were present on the occasion.

Amanpreet Kaur tops university results

Jalandhar: Amanpreet Kaur has topped the first year results of MA economics course of Guru Nanak Dev University. She has scored 363 out of 500.Amanpreet is a student of DAV College.Mamta ranks second behind Amanpreet. She has scored 358 out of 500.

Principal Dr Satish Sharma congratulated both students. Professor Surender Kaur and Naveen Sood were present on the occasion.

DAV COLLEGE JALANDHAR Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND OTHERS CWP 17113 of 2010 (O AND M)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

Decided on : 16-02-2011

DAV College, Jalandhar ....Petitioner
VERSUS
State of Punjab and others ....Respondents

CORAM:-
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE MAHESH GROVER

Present:-
Mr.Aman Chaudhary, Advocate for the petitioner.
Mr. Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, AAG, Punjab

MAHESH GROVER, J
Learned counsel for the petitioner states that in similar situations and cases of similarly placed persons, the following directions have been given:-

Accordingly, the instant petition is disposed of with the directions that the petitioner shall present itself before the respondent no.3 on any working day between 14.2.2011 to
17.2.2011 and comply with all the formalities. The petitioner shall render all the relevant material to the respondents who
upon evaluation of the same shall determine the amount due
and release the same to the petitioner within a period of four
weeks thereafter.

After hearing learned counsel for the parties and noticing the
fact that the controversy is similar to what was raised in the aforesaid similar petition, I deem it appropriate to dispose of the writ petition in terms of the aforesaid order and to direct the petitioner to present itself before the respondent no.3 on any working day between 28.2.2011 to 4.3.2011 and comply with all the formalities.

(Mahesh Grover)
Judge

Satish Chander versus DAV College Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
Satish Chander,
# 119-D,
Gobind Nagar,
Ambala Cantt. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
D.A.V. College,
Jalandhar. …….Respondent

CC No. 3085 of 2010

ORDER

Present:
Mr. Satish Chander, Complainant , in person.
Mr. Kapil Sharma, Advocate, for the Respondent.
____

Mr. Kapil Sharna, Advocate, submits his Wakalatnama, on behalf of the Respondent.
2. The RTI request is undated and pertains to information about the Respondent-College like number of students admitted, list of permanent teachers, details of the grants received etc. On not getting any information, an undated complaint was filed with the Commission which is registered against diary No.19001, dated 11.10.2010.

3. The representative of the Respondent, Mr. Kapil Sharma, seeks two weeks time to respond. The Respondent is directed to give the requisite information as per the provisions of the Act and as held on record, duly attested, before the next date of hearing. The Respondent will also endorse a copy of the covering letter to the Commission.

The case is adjourned to 17.01.2011 (Monday) at 11.00 A.M., in court/chamber, SCO No. 32-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, November 22, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

Satish Chander versus DAV College Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
Satish Chander,
# 119-D,
Gobind Nagar,
Ambala Cantt. ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
D.A.V. College,
Jalandhar. …….Respondent

CC No. 3086 of 2010

ORDER

Present:
Mr. Satish Chander, Complainant , in person.
Mr. Kapil Sharma, Advocate, for the Respondent.
____

Mr. Kapil Sharna, Advocate, submits his Wakalatnama, on behalf of the Respondent.

2. The RTI request is dated 25.08.2010. On not getting any information, an undated complaint was filed with the Commission. It is registered against diary number 19000 of 11.10.2010.

3. A perusal of the case file reveals that Respondent-Principal wrote a letter to the information-seeker on 04.09.2010 informing him that the record pertaining to the information sought is with the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi office and his application has been forwarded to them.

The application filed under the RTI Act is frivolous and it is dismissed.
Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, November 22, 2010. State Information Commissioner.

Dr S S Rajpurohit versus DAV College Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, CHANDIGARH, Ph. No. 0172-4630054
Visit us @ www.infocommpunjab.com
Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit,
621, Rishi Nagar,
Jalandhar(Punjab). ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
DAV College, Jalandhar. ……Respondent

CC No. 1213 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit, Complainant, in person.
Dr. V.K. Tiwari, Principal and Mr. Kapil Sharma, Advocate,
for the Respondent.
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In compliance with the order dated 02.07.2010, Dr. V.K. Tiwari (Principal on leave) is personally present and has explained the matter regarding availability of the seniority list of the teaching staff in the D.A.V. Colleges as demanded by the Complainant. He has also pointed out to the correspondence that he has done with the Managing Committee in respect of the request of the Complainant which is on record.

2. Mr. Kapil Sharma, Advocate, who has appeared on behalf of the D.A.V. College Managing Committee, submits in writing that the demanded seniority list of teaching staff of the D.A.V. Colleges is “ under process by the D.A.V. College Managing Committee. It has not yet been finalized.” A copy of this communication is handed over to the Complainant in my presence.

3. In view of the averments made by Dr. Tiwari, no action is required to be taken against him under Section 20(1) of the R.T.I. Act, 2005.

With this, the case is disposed of and closed.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, July 23, 2010. State Information Commissioner.
cc: Dr. V. K. Tewari (on leave),
Principal,
D.A.V. College, Jalandhar.

Dr S S Rajpurohit versus DAV College Jalandhar


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

Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit,
621, Rishi Nagar,
Jalandhar(Punjab). ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
DAV College, Jalandhar. ……Respondent

CC No. 1213 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit, in person.
Advocate, Mr. Kapil Sharma, for the Respondent.
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Today is the 4th hearing in this case. The Respondent is represented by Advocate, Mr. Kapil Sharma, who has not submitted his authority letter and Vakalatnama to appear on the behalf of the Respondent. However, he is only submitting a memo for appearance.

2. The only information to be given to the Complainant is Comprehensive Seniority List of the Teaching Staff which is not being done by the Respondent despite order dated 30.04.2010.

3. In response to order dated 02.06.2010, Dr. V. K. Tewari, erstwhile Principal, in his letter dated 11.06.2010, has stated that he has handed over the charge of college to Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma on 04.06.2010 in the office of the DAV College Managing Committee, Chitra Gupta Road, New Delhi.

4. Mr. Tewari’s contention of having left the charge is not tenable because he was the Principal of DAV College at the time of filing the request for information on 24.12.2009. Therefore, he cannot absolve himself of the responsibility.

5. I direct the present Principal, Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma, to furnish attested copy of the “Comprehensive Seniority List of the Teaching Staff” to the Complainant within 15 days from today with a compliance report to the Commission. The representative of the Respondent, Advocate, Mr. Kapil Sharma assures that the needful will be done.

6. Meanwhile, a copy of this order be also sent to Dr. V. K. Tewari (on leave) who will show cause under Section 20 (1) as to why penalty be not imposed upon him for delaying/denying information and why compensation be not awarded to the Complainant for the delay in providing information.
In addition to the written reply, the PIO, Dr. V.K. Tewari is also, hereby, given an opportunity under Section 20(1) proviso thereto for a personal hearing before the imposition of such penalty on the next date of hearing. He may take note that in case he does not file his written reply and does not avail himself of the opportunity of personal hearing on the next date fixed (23.07.2010), it will be presumed that he has nothing to say and the Commission shall proceed to take further proceedings against him ex-parte.

7. He is directed to file his reply, in writing, to the Commission, before the next date of hearing.

8. Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma will make available a copy of this order to Dr. Tewari.
The case is adjourned to 23.07.2010 (Friday), Court No. 1, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 2.00 PM for further proceedings.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, July 02, 2010 State Information Commissioner

cc: Dr. Satish Sharma, Principal,
DAV College, Jalandhar

Dr. V. K. Tewari, (on Leave),
Principal,
DAV College, Jalandhar.

Dr S S Rajpurohit versus DAV College Jalandhar

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

Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit,
621, Rishi Nagar,
Jalandhar (Punjab). ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal,
DAV College, Jalandhar. ….…Respondent

CC No. 1213 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit, in person.
None for the Respondent.
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Today is the 3rd hearing in this case. Neither the Respondent nor his representative has appeared. The Complainant says that PIO is the Principal of DAV College, Jalandhar, Dr. V.K. Tiwari. He also says that no information has been provided to him.

2. I direct the PIO-cum-Principal, Dr. V.K. Tiwari, under Section 18 (3)(a) to be personally present at the next date of hearing with a copy of the information sent/to be sent to the Complainant. The PIO is directed to comply with the orders dated 30.04.2010. The Complainant says that he be awarded compensation for the detriment suffered by him.

The case is adjourned to 02.07.2010 (Friday, in Court No. 1, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 2.00 PM for further proceedings.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, June 02, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Dr S S Rajpurohit versus DAV College Jalandhar

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

Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit,
621 Rishi Nagar,
Jalandhar (Punjab) ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, DAV College,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 1213 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit, in person
None for the Respondent.
-----

The Complainant says that he has not been provided the requisite information as per order dated 30.04.2010. There is no appearance either by the Respondent or his representative on 30.04.2010 and today, i.e. 19.05.2010.

2. One last opportunity is given to the Respondent PIO, office of Principal, DAV College, Jalandhar to comply with the order dated 30.04.2010, before the next date of hearing. He is also directed to be personally present at the next date of hearing with a copy of the information sent to the Complainant. For ready reference, a copy of the order dated 30.04.2010, be also enclosed with this order.

The case is adjourned to 02.06.2010 (Wednesday), In Chamber, Room No. 7, Top Floor, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, May 19, 2010 State Information Commissioner

Dr S S Rajpurohit versus DAV College Jalandhar

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

Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit,
621 Rishi Nagar,
Jalandhar (Punjab) ……Complainant

Vs

Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, DAV College,
Jalandhar.
……Respondent

CC No. 1213 of 2010
ORDER

Present:
Complainant, Dr. S.S. Rajpurohit, in person
None for the Respondent.
-----

The Complainant says that he has not been provided the requisite information as per order dated 30.04.2010. There is no appearance either by the Respondent or his representative on 30.04.2010 and today, i.e. 19.05.2010.

2. One last opportunity is given to the Respondent PIO, office of Principal, DAV College, Jalandhar to comply with the order dated 30.04.2010, before the next date of hearing. He is also directed to be personally present at the next date of hearing with a copy of the information sent to the Complainant. For ready reference, a copy of the order dated 30.04.2010, be also enclosed with this order.

The case is adjourned to 02.06.2010 (Wednesday), In Chamber, Room No. 7, Top Floor, SCO No. 84-85, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh at 11.00 AM.

Announced in the hearing.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Chandigarh, (P. P. S. Gill)
Dated, May 19, 2010 State Information Commissioner

B M Singh versus DAV College Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION PUNJAB
S.CO. NO. 32-33-34, SECTOR-17-C, CHANDIGARH

Dr. B.M. Singh,
Advocate,
No. 651, Sector 40-A,
Chandigarh. …Complainant

Vs.

Public Information Officer
O/o Principal,
D.A.V. College,
Jalandhar City. …Respondent

CC No. 2809/09
Order

Present:
Complainant Dr. B.M. Singh in person.
Dr. V.K. Tiwari, Principal DAV College, Jalandhar for the respondent.

In the earlier order dated 03.02.2010, directions were given to the PIO DAV College Jalandhar City to send a reminder to the D.A.V. Managing Committee, New Delhi.

During the course of hearing, I am of the view that Dr. V.K. Tiwari is an employee of the D.A.V. Management Committee New Delhi. Dr. Tiwari states that he has not really been appointed as PIO and has given in writing and that he has no authority to procure the information from the D.A.V. Management Committee, New Delhi. Dr. B.M. Singh, the Complainant has been advised to file a separate application direct with the D.A.V. Management Committee, New Delhi which comes under the jurisdiction of Central Information Commission New Delhi. A letter of date has also been received from Dr. Tiwari, Principal DAV College, Jalandhar city which is taken on record.

With these directions, the case is hereby disposed of and closed.

A copy of this order may also be sent to the D.A.V. Management Committee, Chittar Gupta Road, Behind Paharganj, New Delhi.

Copies of Order be sent to both the parties.

Sd/-
Chandigarh. Mrs. Ravi Singh
Dated: 11.03.2010 State Information Commissioner

B M Singh Advocate versus DAV College Jalandhar

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION, PUNJAB
SCO No. 32-33-34, Sector 17-C, Chandigarh

Mob: (98150-78993)
Dr. B.M.Singh, Advocate,
# 651, Sector: 40-A,
Chandigarh. ---Complainant

Vs.

Mob: (99146-50550)
Public Information Officer,
O/o Principal, DAV College,
Jalandhar City. ---Respondent

C.C. No.2809 of 2009

ORDER

Present: -
Dr.B.M.Singh, Complainant in person.
Dr. V.K.Tiwari, PIO-cum-Medical Officer, on behalf of Respondent.

The pending information required by Dr.B.M.Singh,Complainant according to Respondent is in possession of Managing Committee, namely, D.A.V. Managing Committee, Chittar Gupta Road, Behind Paharganj, New Delhi. Dr. V.K.Tiwari submits that he has written two letters to Managing Committee, but he has received no response. Directions are given that another reminder should be sent accompanied with the telephonic reminder and the D.A.V. Managing Committee, New Delhi should follow the directions of the Commission. To come up on 11.03.2010 at 12:00 Noon in the Chamber.

Copies of the order be sent to the parties.

Sd/-
Chandigarh (Mrs. Ravi Singh)
Dated: 03.02.2010 State Information Commissioner.

M P KAURA Versus STATE OF PUNJAB AND ORS Civil Writ Petition 17199 of 2006



Profile

The DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab was established in 1918 as part of a movement for providing quality nationalist education. Besides this college, the Management runs more than 600 educational institutions all over India. It is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and is a grant-in-aid institution. The college was given UGC recognition under 2f in 1956.

The College has twenty departments, six under the Faculty of Science, ten under the Faculty of Arts, two under the Faculty of Commerce and two not covered under the above faculties. Undergraduate programmes are offered by eight departments and postgraudate programme by twelve. The number of students enrolled in UG courses is 2749(excluding senior secondary students) and in PG courses,531. Out of the 243 members of the teaching staff almost fifty percent possess M.Phil./Ph.D. qualifications. The number of part time teachers is few. The examination results of the College are very good and a large number of university ranks are obtained by the students of the college. During the academic session 1999-2000 the college had 219 working days and 178 teaching days.

The college has a vast campus with an area of 25,03,394 sq.ft. There is a central library with a collection of 1,21,663 books and facilities like reprography, audio and video cassettes and internet are open for use from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. six days a week.. The computer centre is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A health centre provides medical facilities to resident scholars and members of teaching and non-teaching staff. The college provides excellent facilities for physical education and sports. Besides a very good infrastructure, incentives like free meals, free hostel accommodation and free education are also given to outstanding sports persons. Hostel accommodation for students, guesthouse, canteen, housing for staff are some of the other facilities available.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and workshops. Students are educated to be sensitive to their social responsibilities through camps for rural and community development, blood donation, health hygiene and AIDS awareness programmes etc. Co-curricular activities have an important place in the programmes of the college and a variety of activities like debates, drama, dance-music, photography and hiking are encouraged. A full-fledged extra mural department has the responsibility of training the young artists of the college and preparing them for youth festivals and celebrations. A large number of students participate in the activities of the NCC.

A credit and thrift society and Provident Fund loans help staff and faculty in times of need.

Curricular Aspects
The College offers 8 under-graduate and 12 post-graduate programmes in different disciplines. It follows the syllabi prescribed by the university for all its graduate and post-graduate programmes in the faculties of science, arts and commerce.

The College has introduced certain career-oriented courses such as MBA, BCA, BIT, B.Com.(Professional), B.Sc.(Computer Science), B.Sc.(Economics), BFST. The new courses follow the syllabi of the university. Introduction of new courses takes very long and much time is wasted in the process. It is creditable that the College, while responding to the emerging needs and aspirations of the different segments of the society, has taken the initiative to introduce certain professional courses like BIT and MBA.

As an affiliated college DAV has limitations to bring about changes in the contents of different courses. It can, of course, indirectly motivate change through the influence of some members of its faculties, who sit on the academic bodies of the university. Nevertheless, it has little autonomy to bring about desired changes and within a desired time-frame.

As far as feedback about the curricular aspects is concerned, the College does not have a systematic mechanism for eliciting responses from students and other relevant sections of the society. It is only through the comments and suggestions of the University and UGC Inspection Teams that the College gets feedback about its programmes.

In order to promote co-curricular activities, the College has established a network of societies and clubs. This gives the students a better opportunity for personality development and for acquiring an integrated outlook on life.. The College has been able to achieve its mission and goals of disseminating knowledge and preserving the Indian heritage to a great extent.

Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The College follows a mixed pattern of making admissions to different courses. It admits students on the basis of merit in the qualifying examinations, entrance tests and interviews. The present system is transparent and objective and it, therefore, ensures credibility.

At the beginning of each session, students are informed in detail about the procedure of assessment and evaluation. They are also made aware of the requirement that they have to clear at least one of the two house-tests for becoming eligible to appear for the annual examination. Their learning achievements are assessed through house tests and tutorial assignments. The College does not offer any bridge/remedial course.

The College has the healthy norm of asking its teachers to prepare a teaching plan by dividing the syllabi into several parts. Each part or group of topics is to be covered in the stipulated time frame. For ensuring the coverage of contents as per the time schedule, each department holds meetings from time to time. In the departmental meetings, periodic review of the implementation of the teaching plan is made. Each academic year is divided into three terms. Every teacher is required to submit the progress report at the end of each term to the Principal.

The classroom interaction between teacher and students is made more effective by the use of slides, models, charts, maps, etc. However, there is a need to develop a centralised audio-visual facility for easy access of faculty to equipment in order to prepare teaching aids. The teaching-learning process could be made more effective by supplementing the traditional method of teaching with innovative techniques such as workshops, group discussions, role plays, symposia, case studies, seminars, brain storming sessions, etc.

The College has developed a mechanism for assessing and monitoring student performance by insisting on minimum attendance, completion of assignments and clearing of the prescribed number of house-tests. Prizes are awarded to those who perform quite well in house-tests. They are also given financial assistance and free sets of books. Parents/guardians are periodically informed of the performance of their wards. Annual examinations are held according to schedule. It would be useful to introduce some innovations in the conduct of house tests. Besides written tests, some innovative techniques of testing such as quiz, brain storming, objective type tests could be introduced.

Teachers are recruited according to the regulations of the Punjab Government. They are selected on the basis of the recommendations of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose..

Teachers are advised when the pass percentage in their subjects is lower than that of the corresponding university average. Many teachers have undergone certain faculty development programmes in different universities and also participated in different seminars conducted by the College.

Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has a total strength of 243 teachers. Of these, 38 and 80 hold Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees respectively. Moreover, 25% of the teachers are engaged in research. The college has a Research Association under the charge of a teacher. However, research is not a priority in the college as is evident from the fact that there is no provision of any seed money/research grant or a research committee to facilitate research activities. There is no evidence of any teacher being a member of professional bodies.

Consultancy is minimal as the College has not been able to establish links with industry. This shows that the major emphasis of the College has been on class-room teaching. There seems to be good scope for introducing consultancy services in a city like Jalandhar, which is one of the major industrial towns of Punjab. There is need for teachers engaged in teaching work particularly in career-oriented courses to undertake consultancy. This will enrich the contents of professional courses, give practical orientation to other programmes and enhance the resource base of the College. This requires sensitization and motivation of teachers to promote consultancy.

The College is undertaking a number of extension activities such as community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, medical camps, blood donation camps, and environment awareness. It also helps the handicapped students. A faculty member is in charge of these activities. The college is encouraging student-community interactions through NSS and NCC programmes, population education club, adult education and national literacy mission. It also organizes camps for rural development, community development/NSS, awareness programmes, etc. Collaboration with NGOs and GOs is being encouraged.

The gamut of extension activities undertaken by the institution is quite comprehensive and extensive. The practice of sharing the hallmarks of extension activities with the students and teachers not only encourages them to take on social work voluntarily but helps the society in different ways to solve its problems. It also generates high morale and productive culture in the organization.

Infrastructure and Learning Resources
As an old institution of the region, established in the year 1918, the college has developed an impressive infrastructure over the years. The available 25 lakh sq.ft. of area has been put to optimal use by the college. All the departments are housed in independent buildings and are adequately equipped. The Science departments of the college have huge laboratories, adequately stored with the equipments needed for experimentation. The department of physics has its own workshop for the repair of electrical equipments. Every department has the technical staff needed for the maintenance of laboratories. The college has a master plan and 2 / 3 of its open space area is available for future growth. The campus is eco-friendly with large well maintained lawns.

The college has a strong department of Physical Education, adequately funded and backed with well-maintained playgrounds. The college teams are champions; runner-ups or position holders in almost all the major sports tournaments of the University. So is the participation in other extra-curricular activities. The participation of students and the faculty in debates, seminars and topics of current interest has undoubtedly produced a good blend of students who are to-day occupying good positions in society-business, bureaucracy, administrative services, banks etc. in otherwise a predominantly agricultural state.

The college has a big library with a collection of over 1.2 lakhs books. The library is subscribing to a large number of journals. The college administration has started the process of computerization of the library, which will help the students. The library has an advisory committee and is open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., which is useful especially for the inmates of the four campus hostels, who can make use of the facilities till late evening.

The college has a computer center available to the staff but there is need to expand the facility to expose the services to students. However, the Department of Computer Science has a large collection of computers which are well maintained through AMC’s but there is need to develop computer-aided learning packages and steps are required to make the machines more user friendly.

The college has a large number of welfare schemes and has avenues for grievance redressal for staff and students. The four campus hostels, especially a hostel for sportsperson, a large health center, canteen facility are some of the note worthy welfare schemes of the college for students.

Student Support and Progression
DAV college, Jalandhar is a large institution offering 23 programmes with an enrolment of about 3500 students. Being an affiliated college of GND University, the admissions are made in accordance with the University rules. In some courses, the admissions are based on entrance tests. The drop out rate of students is low and pass percentage is high. The Commerce has 100% pass percentage with all students securing above 65% marks. During the examinations of 2000, the college obtained 15 first, 17 second and 12 third positions in the University. This speaks of a well organized study programme of the college. There is also adequate system of dissemination of information both before and during the course of study.

The college disburses about 10-12 lakhs to the students from the college funds by way of financial help, in addition to about a lakh made available from individual and Government agencies. The college has an organized system of counselling and a staff member functions as ‘Vocational and Counselling Officer’ of the college. The college also provides literature to students regarding institutions of higher learning where they could seek admission. However, there is need to establish entrepreneurship development services in the college for the benefit of students, even though the programmes of the department of Extra-Mural Activities go a long way in developing the talent and personality of the students. Similarly, a large number of clubs and societies play a positive role towards this end.

The college does not have an Alumni Association although it keeps liaison with the old students. There is need to establish and strengthen an Alumni Association so that it could also play an active role in the development of college feedback programme and placement services.

Organization and Management
The college has a streamlined and a well developed managerial structure. There is a centralized Managing Committee for about 60 institutions of higher learning and more than 600 schools of DAV trust spread all over the country based at New Delhi which acts as an apex body. The DAV College, Jalandhar has its own local managing committee responsible for the management of this institution. The college has developed an organizational structure, which is conducive to the managerial functions of the college. The college has an Academic Council consisting of Heads of Departments and elected teacher representatives and other functionaries. Local committees with elected faculty members, a staff council consisting of all staff members provide participatory management for the teaching staff. Each academic department is supervised by Head of the department with separate budget allocation. Similarly, the college has a strong administrative organization with positions like Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Bursar, Deputy Bursar and other senior administrative staff which provides inbuilt mechanism for work efficiency. The college has an annual budget of about 8 crores and a Development fund of about a crore which provides the college flexibility in fiscal management.

The college has a senior and qualified faculty which keeps itself engaged in teaching, research and organization of seminars. This is an asset for the college. The college has initiated a programme of student feedback for its faculty with principal of the college inviting groups of students for this assessment and follow up of the evaluation results.
The college has developed sound budgeting and auditing procedures for fiscal management and is able to generate enough resources through donations, self-financing courses etc. to cover its deficits. There is internal audit for the accounts. The college in fact has a sound managerial structure.

Healthy Practices
It is important that from time to time institutions review their priorities and bring about changes in accordance with the demands of the hour and needs for the future. This is not an easy task for a college that does not have autonomy. Therefore, it is understandable that teaching of traditional courses is the main thrust of the college. A few self-financing courses which open up more job opportunities for the students have been started and through them some linkages with the industries have been initiated. This is an area where much more can be done since educational institutions can no longer feel that their task has ended with just the imparting of knowledge, efforts for placement of students is also an important duty.

Again, because of its affiliating nature, the college has to follow the curriculum prescribed and the examination system followed by the university. Therefore, innovations and reforms in the curriculum and examination system are difficult. Since a large number of teachers of the college are represented in the University bodies, some urgently needed changes in the syllabi of certain subjects can be initiated by them. This will be in the interest of the affiliating university and other colleges as well. However, some healthy practices like having evaluation of students at the end of the term and self-evaluation of teachers regarding courses actually covered vis-à-vis to what they had given in their teaching plans for the term have been incorporated in the system.

There appears to be a serious commitment with regard to inculcation of moral values amongst the students. It is one of the stated goals of the institution and the reputation of the college in this sphere together with the disciplined atmosphere suggests that there is considerable success on this account.

The college has not been able to establish national/international linkages in research. However, some teachers are working for their Ph.D. degree and in some departments there are research publications.

Overall Analysis
The DAV College, Jalandhar is part of a movement, which places great emphasis on imparting of nationalist, quality education with a strong component of moral values. Within this philosophic framework the institution has grown from its inception in 1918.

The college has a well maintained campus with facilities like a central library, health care centre, computer centre, hostels, canteen all in the same vicinity. Sports hostel and games fields are situated a little distance away and constitute a distinctive feature of the institution which has done very well in games and sports. The incentives provided to students with potential in games and sports has ensured excellence in the field. In the academic sphere also students have performed well as can be seen from the university results in which a good number of positions are obtained by students of the college. Co-curricular and community related activities are also encouraged in the college for which many societies and clubs have been established. Three wings of the NCC, namely have been established. Three wings of the NCC, namely army, air and naval exist in the college and many students participate in their activities. Therefore, both at the level of classroom teaching and co-curricular activities, students are provided with a conducive atmosphere so necessary for an overall personality development. All this has earned for the institution good will and a position of prestige.

The DAV College, Jalandhar has a distinguished history and the potential to have an equally distinguished future. It should continue in its quest for excellence and its mission of imparting modern value-based education to the nation.



NAAC report of DAV College

Section 1: Introduction
The DAV College, Jalandhar, Punjab was established in 1918 as part of a movement for providing quality nationalist education. Besides this college, the Management runs more than 600 educational institutions all over India. It is affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and is a grant-in-aid institution. The college was given UGC recognition under 2f in 1956.

The College has twenty departments, six under the Faculty of Science, ten under the Faculty of Arts, two under the Faculty of Commerce and two not covered under the above faculties. Undergraduate programmes are offered by eight departments and postgraudate programme by twelve. The number of students enrolled in UG courses is 2749(excluding senior secondary students) and in PG courses,531. Out of the 243 members of the teaching staff almost fifty percent possess M.Phil./Ph.D. qualifications. The number of part time teachers is few. The examination results of the College are very good and a large number of university ranks are obtained by the students of the college. During the academic session 1999-2000 the college had 219 working days and 178 teaching days.

The college has a vast campus with an area of 25,03,394 sq.ft. There is a central library with a collection of 1,21,663 books and facilities like reprography, audio and video cassettes and internet are open for use from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. six days a week.. The computer centre is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A health centre provides medical facilities to resident scholars and members of teaching and non-teaching staff. The college provides excellent facilities for physical education and sports. Besides a very good infrastructure, incentives like free meals, free hostel accommodation and free education are also given to outstanding sports persons. Hostel accommodation for students, guesthouse, canteen, housing for staff are some of the other facilities available.

Teachers are encouraged to participate in seminars, conferences and workshops. Students are educated to be sensitive to their social responsibilities through camps for rural and community development, blood donation, health hygiene and AIDS awareness programmes etc. Co-curricular activities have an important place in the programmes of the college and a variety of activities like debates, drama, dance-music, photography and hiking are encouraged. A full-fledged extra mural department has the responsibility of training the young artists of the college and preparing them for youth festivals and celebrations. A large number of students participate in the activities of the NCC.

A credit and thrift society and Provident Fund loans help staff and faculty in times of need.

The college submitted the Self-Study Report to NAAC in April 2000. A Peer Team was constituted by NAAC. The three-member team consisted of Dr.Hamida Ahmed, Professor of Psychology & Director ASC, Aligarh Muslim University as Chairperson, Dr. Yoginder S Verma, Director ASC, Himachal University, Shimla and Dr.A.S.Kukla, Principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College, New Delhi as members. The Peer Team visit was co-ordinated by Dr.Latha Pillai, Deputy Adviser and Mr.B.S.Ponmudiraj, Academic Professional, NAAC. The Peer Team visited the college from January 30, 2001 to February 01, 2001. It interacted with the Management, the Principal, students, teachers, staff, parents and alumni. The team verified the documentary evidences wherever necessary. The team also reviewed all the facilities such as the library, laboratories and support services.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The College offers 8 under-graduate and 12 post-graduate programmes in different disciplines. It follows the syllabi prescribed by the university for all its graduate and post-graduate programmes in the faculties of science, arts and commerce.

The College has introduced certain career-oriented courses such as MBA, BCA, BIT, B.Com.(Professional), B.Sc.(Computer Science), B.Sc.(Economics), BFST. The new courses follow the syllabi of the university. Introduction of new courses takes very long and much time is wasted in the process. It is creditable that the College, while responding to the emerging needs and aspirations of the different segments of the society, has taken the initiative to introduce certain professional courses like BIT and MBA.

As an affiliated college DAV has limitations to bring about changes in the contents of different courses. It can, of course, indirectly motivate change through the influence of some members of its faculties, who sit on the academic bodies of the university. Nevertheless, it has little autonomy to bring about desired changes and within a desired time-frame.

As far as feedback about the curricular aspects is concerned, the College does not have a systematic mechanism for eliciting responses from students and other relevant sections of the society. It is only through the comments and suggestions of the University and UGC Inspection Teams that the College gets feedback about its programmes.

In order to promote co-curricular activities, the College has established a network of societies and clubs. This gives the students a better opportunity for personality development and for acquiring an integrated outlook on life.. The College has been able to achieve its mission and goals of disseminating knowledge and preserving the Indian heritage to a great extent.

Criterion II: Teaching-learning and Evaluation
The College follows a mixed pattern of making admissions to different courses. It admits students on the basis of merit in the qualifying examinations, entrance tests and interviews. The present system is transparent and objective and it, therefore, ensures credibility.

At the beginning of each session, students are informed in detail about the procedure of assessment and evaluation. They are also made aware of the requirement that they have to clear at least one of the two house-tests for becoming eligible to appear for the annual examination. Their learning achievements are assessed through house tests and tutorial assignments. The College does not offer any bridge/remedial course.

The College has the healthy norm of asking its teachers to prepare a teaching plan by dividing the syllabi into several parts. Each part or group of topics is to be covered in the stipulated time frame. For ensuring the coverage of contents as per the time schedule, each department holds meetings from time to time. In the departmental meetings, periodic review of the implementation of the teaching plan is made. Each academic year is divided into three terms. Every teacher is required to submit the progress report at the end of each term to the Principal.

The classroom interaction between teacher and students is made more effective by the use of slides, models, charts, maps, etc. However, there is a need to develop a centralised audio-visual facility for easy access of faculty to equipment in order to prepare teaching aids. The teaching-learning process could be made more effective by supplementing the traditional method of teaching with innovative techniques such as workshops, group discussions, role plays, symposia, case studies, seminars, brain storming sessions, etc.

The College has developed a mechanism for assessing and monitoring student performance by insisting on minimum attendance, completion of assignments and clearing of the prescribed number of house-tests. Prizes are awarded to those who perform quite well in house-tests. They are also given financial assistance and free sets of books. Parents/guardians are periodically informed of the performance of their wards. Annual examinations are held according to schedule. It would be useful to introduce some innovations in the conduct of house tests. Besides written tests, some innovative techniques of testing such as quiz, brain storming, objective type tests could be introduced.

Teachers are recruited according to the regulations of the Punjab Government. They are selected on the basis of the recommendations of the Selection Committee constituted for the purpose..

Teachers are advised when the pass percentage in their subjects is lower than that of the corresponding university average. Many teachers have undergone certain faculty development programmes in different universities and also participated in different seminars conducted by the College.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The college has a total strength of 243 teachers. Of these, 38 and 80 hold Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees respectively. Moreover, 25% of the teachers are engaged in research. The college has a Research Association under the charge of a teacher. However, research is not a priority in the college as is evident from the fact that there is no provision of any seed money/research grant or a research committee to facilitate research activities. There is no evidence of any teacher being a member of professional bodies.

Consultancy is minimal as the College has not been able to establish links with industry. This shows that the major emphasis of the College has been on class-room teaching. There seems to be good scope for introducing consultancy services in a city like Jalandhar, which is one of the major industrial towns of Punjab. There is need for teachers engaged in teaching work particularly in career-oriented courses to undertake consultancy. This will enrich the contents of professional courses, give practical orientation to other programmes and enhance the resource base of the College. This requires sensitization and motivation of teachers to promote consultancy.

The College is undertaking a number of extension activities such as community development, health and hygiene awareness, adult education and literacy, AIDS awareness, social work, medical camps, blood donation camps, and environment awareness. It also helps the handicapped students. A faculty member is in charge of these activities. The college is encouraging student-community interactions through NSS and NCC programmes, population education club, adult education and national literacy mission. It also organizes camps for rural development, community development/NSS, awareness programmes, etc. Collaboration with NGOs and GOs is being encouraged.

The gamut of extension activities undertaken by the institution is quite comprehensive and extensive. The practice of sharing the hallmarks of extension activities with the students and teachers not only encourages them to take on social work voluntarily but helps the society in different ways to solve its problems. It also generates high morale and productive culture in the organization.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
As an old institution of the region, established in the year 1918, the college has developed an impressive infrastructure over the years. The available 25 lakh sq.ft. of area has been put to optimal use by the college. All the departments are housed in independent buildings and are adequately equipped. The Science departments of the college have huge laboratories, adequately stored with the equipments needed for experimentation. The department of physics has its own workshop for the repair of electrical equipments. Every department has the technical staff needed for the maintenance of laboratories. The college has a master plan and 2 / 3 of its open space area is available for future growth. The campus is eco-friendly with large well maintained lawns.

The college has a strong department of Physical Education, adequately funded and backed with well-maintained playgrounds. The college teams are champions; runner-ups or position holders in almost all the major sports tournaments of the University. So is the participation in other extra-curricular activities. The participation of students and the faculty in debates, seminars and topics of current interest has undoubtedly produced a good blend of students who are to-day occupying good positions in society-business, bureaucracy, administrative services, banks etc. in otherwise a predominantly agricultural state.

The college has a big library with a collection of over 1.2 lakhs books. The library is subscribing to a large number of journals. The college administration has started the process of computerization of the library, which will help the students. The library has an advisory committee and is open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., which is useful especially for the inmates of the four campus hostels, who can make use of the facilities till late evening.

The college has a computer center available to the staff but there is need to expand the facility to expose the services to students. However, the Department of Computer Science has a large collection of computers which are well maintained through AMC’s but there is need to develop computer-aided learning packages and steps are required to make the machines more user friendly.

The college has a large number of welfare schemes and has avenues for grievance redressal for staff and students. The four campus hostels, especially a hostel for sportsperson, a large health center, canteen facility are some of the note worthy welfare schemes of the college for students.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
DAV college, Jalandhar is a large institution offering 23 programmes with an enrolment of about 3500 students. Being an affiliated college of GND University, the admissions are made in accordance with the University rules. In some courses, the admissions are based on entrance tests. The drop out rate of students is low and pass percentage is high. The Commerce has 100% pass percentage with all students securing above 65% marks. During the examinations of 2000, the college obtained 15 first, 17 second and 12 third positions in the University. This speaks of a well organized study programme of the college. There is also adequate system of dissemination of information both before and during the course of study.

The college disburses about 10-12 lakhs to the students from the college funds by way of financial help, in addition to about a lakh made available from individual and Government agencies. The college has an organized system of counselling and a staff member functions as ‘Vocational and Counselling Officer’ of the college. The college also provides literature to students regarding institutions of higher learning where they could seek admission. However, there is need to establish entrepreneurship development services in the college for the benefit of students, even though the programmes of the department of Extra-Mural Activities go a long way in developing the talent and personality of the students. Similarly, a large number of clubs and societies play a positive role towards this end.

The college does not have an Alumni Association although it keeps liaison with the old students. There is need to establish and strengthen an Alumni Association so that it could also play an active role in the development of college feedback programme and placement services.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college has a streamlined and a well developed managerial structure. There is a centralized Managing Committee for about 60 institutions of higher learning and more than 600 schools of DAV trust spread all over the country based at New Delhi which acts as an apex body. The DAV College, Jalandhar has its own local managing committee responsible for the management of this institution. The college has developed an organizational structure, which is conducive to the managerial functions of the college. The college has an Academic Council consisting of Heads of Departments and elected teacher representatives and other functionaries. Local committees with elected faculty members, a staff council consisting of all staff members provide participatory management for the teaching staff. Each academic department is supervised by Head of the department with separate budget allocation. Similarly, the college has a strong administrative organization with positions like Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Bursar, Deputy Bursar and other senior administrative staff which provides inbuilt mechanism for work efficiency. The college has an annual budget of about 8 crores and a Development fund of about a crore which provides the college flexibility in fiscal management.

The college has a senior and qualified faculty which keeps itself engaged in teaching, research and organization of seminars. This is an asset for the college. The college has initiated a programme of student feedback for its faculty with principal of the college inviting groups of students for this assessment and follow up of the evaluation results.
The college has developed sound budgeting and auditing procedures for fiscal management and is able to generate enough resources through donations, self-financing courses etc. to cover its deficits. There is internal audit for the accounts. The college in fact has a sound managerial structure.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
It is important that from time to time institutions review their priorities and bring about changes in accordance with the demands of the hour and needs for the future. This is not an easy task for a college that does not have autonomy. Therefore, it is understandable that teaching of traditional courses is the main thrust of the college. A few self-financing courses which open up more job opportunities for the students have been started and through them some linkages with the industries have been initiated. This is an area where much more can be done since educational institutions can no longer feel that their task has ended with just the imparting of knowledge, efforts for placement of students is also an important duty.

Again, because of its affiliating nature, the college has to follow the curriculum prescribed and the examination system followed by the university. Therefore, innovations and reforms in the curriculum and examination system are difficult. Since a large number of teachers of the college are represented in the University bodies, some urgently needed changes in the syllabi of certain subjects can be initiated by them. This will be in the interest of the affiliating university and other colleges as well. However, some healthy practices like having evaluation of students at the end of the term and self-evaluation of teachers regarding courses actually covered vis-à-vis to what they had given in their teaching plans for the term have been incorporated in the system.

There appears to be a serious commitment with regard to inculcation of moral values amongst the students. It is one of the stated goals of the institution and the reputation of the college in this sphere together with the disciplined atmosphere suggests that there is considerable success on this account.

The college has not been able to establish national/international linkages in research. However, some teachers are working for their Ph.D. degree and in some departments there are research publications.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The DAV College, Jalandhar is part of a movement, which places great emphasis on imparting of nationalist, quality education with a strong component of moral values. Within this philosophic framework the institution has grown from its inception in 1918.

The college has a well maintained campus with facilities like a central library, health care centre, computer centre, hostels, canteen all in the same vicinity. Sports hostel and games fields are situated a little distance away and constitute a distinctive feature of the institution which has done very well in games and sports. The incentives provided to students with potential in games and sports has ensured excellence in the field. In the academic sphere also students have performed well as can be seen from the university results in which a good number of positions are obtained by students of the college. Co-curricular and community related activities are also encouraged in the college for which many societies and clubs have been established. Three wings of the NCC, namely have been established. Three wings of the NCC, namely army, air and naval exist in the college and many students participate in their activities. Therefore, both at the level of classroom teaching and co-curricular activities, students are provided with a conducive atmosphere so necessary for an overall personality development. All this has earned for the institution good will and a position of prestige.

Undoubtedly in its journey of more than eight decades the college has made commendable achievements. However, since striving for excellence is a continuous, on going process the following observations and suggestions may be of use to the institution:

*Together with traditional courses it is important that courses with more employment and self-employment potential be introduced. Modification of existing syllabi of some of the traditional courses and their diversification with contemporary needs in mind should be contemplated. In view of the fact that members of the college faculty have representation and voice in the decision making bodies of the university this should be given serious thought.

*In an institution of higher learning the library occupies a very central and crucial position. The computerization of the library, which has already started, should be a priority item on the college agenda, and may be expedited.


*With an increasingly competitive but expanding job market, placement of students becomes an important concern. A placement cell together with an entrepreneurship development programme with information and expertise in the field can go a long way in fulfilling this need.

*Many departments have expertise, which industry can make use of and this type of consultancy is good practice. It appears that this advice is sought but there is no formal system of consultancy. This should be encouraged since it will help to forge links between the college and industry and will also be financially viable.

*Research is an important concern of higher education. Although some teachers are engaged in Ph.D. work, research culture is not a strong aspect of the college. Thought should be given to this aspect and encouragement and recognition to good research should be made.

*With a large heterogeneous group of students, it is important that the college should undertake remedial programmes for poor-performing students and other appropriate programmes to bring out to full, the potential of the brilliant students. Encouraging and preparing such students for competitive examination is a step that the college has already contemplated. This should be implemented as soon as possible.

*The college should try to evolve a mechanism to obtain feedback from the students. This will prove useful in designing new programmes and improving the teaching-learning process.

*The college has produced alumni who occupy prestigious positions in all walks of life. However, there is no alumni association of the college. Such an association can bring together those who have benefited from the institution and are its well wishers on an organized platform. Many constructive suggestions and useful programmes can emerge and alumni can play a meaningful role in the growth and development of their alma-mater.

*Although there is some grievance redressal system for students under the Dean, Students Welfare, it is desirable that a proper grievance redressal mechanism is created which covers also the teaching and non-teaching staff.

*Autonomy provides an educational institution the opportunity to be innovative and forward-looking. It is better able to translate its goals and objectives into its programmes. The college should strive to obtain an autonomous status, as this will then get an opportunity to work more effectively.

The DAV College, Jalandhar has a distinguished history and the potential to have an equally distinguished future. It should continue in its quest for excellence and its mission of imparting modern value-based education to the nation.




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