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Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar, Punjab
Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar, Punjab
Jalandhar (District Jalandhar)
Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Typos: PCM.
Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab is managed by Society: Devi Sahai S.D. Education Board. Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab was established on / in 03.08.1973.
Principal of Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab is Ms. Kiran Arora, Nirmal Bansal.
Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, 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 Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab is 2455122.
Contact Person(s) of the Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab is (are): PC Markanda, Secretary, Governing Body. http://markandaadvocates.com/. Chandigarh Res. #94, Sector 16-A, Tel: 0172-2770071.
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Contact Details of Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab are : Telephone: +91-181-2255122, 2236122, 3256643, 2422155
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Mrs. Kiran Arora, 212, Master Tara Singh Nagar,
Jalandhar. DOB : 13-9-1960, Phone Res : 3299404
Management members: Pritam Chand Budhia, Vinod Dada, Chader Mohini Markanda
CoursesBA, B.Sc.(Computer Science), M.Sc.(Computer Science) etc
Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women, Jalandhar Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications stream(s).
Prem Chand Markanda SD College for Women is affiliated with Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar (Punjab)
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AMARJIT SINGH Vs THE MANAGING COMMITTEE PREM CHAND MARKANDA S D CIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH.
CM 658 of 2009 in/and L.P.A. No.208 of 2009
Date of decision: 19.5.2009
Amarjit Singh. -----Appellant
The Managing Committee, Prem Chand Markanda S.D. College for Women and others.
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE ADARSH KUMAR GOEL
HON'BLE MR JUSTICE JITENDRA CHAUHAN
Mr. A.S. Khinda, Advocate for the appellant.
1. Delay condoned. Heard on merits.
2. This appeal has been preferred under Clause X of
Letters Patent against judgment of learned Single Judge, with a grievance that backwages for the period the appellant was not in service, should not have been restricted to 60%.
3. Case of the appellant is that he was working as a Tabla Player with the respondent - an aided college, since 1989.
He was relieved from service in the year 1993, by accepting his resignation. He filed an appeal before the Director, Public Instructions, stating that he had never intended to tender resignation, on which he was directed to be taken back in service.LPA Nos.208 of 2009 The College preferred appeal to the Tribunal under the provisions of the Punjab Affiliated Colleges (Security of Service of Employees), Act, 1974, which was dismissed. The appellant was held entitled to backwages with interest @ 12% per annum. He was allowed to join service.
4. The College, however, preferred writ petition on the issue of backwages and direction to pay interest @ 12% per annum on backwages.
5. Learned Single Judge modified the award of backwages and limited the relief for backwages to 60%, after deducting the amount earned by the appellant during the period of unemployment.
6. We have heard learned counsel for the appellant.
7. Learned counsel for the appellant submitted that once the plea that he only intended to seek leave and did not intend to tender resignation, was accepted, there was no reason to set aside the award of backwages with interest.
8. We do not find any merit in the submissions made.
Apart from the finding of the learned Single Judge that the workman did not discharge the burden of proving that he was not employed in terms of law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in J.K. Synthetics v. K.P. Agrawal and another (2007) 2 SCC 433, it cannot be disputed that there is no rule that backwages must follow reinstatement. Several circumstances have to be taken into account while considering the claim for backwages, including the fact that the employee did not render any service during the period in question. He was relieved from service in the year 1993 and was ordered to be taken back vide order dated 8.2.1994, against which, appeal remained pending before the Tribunal for almost 19 years. During all this period, the
employee did not render any service. The management of the College could not be held responsible for delay in disposal of the appeal and could not be mechanically required to pay for the entire period for which the employee did serve the management.
Observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the above judgment in this regard are:-
15. But the manner in which “back wages” is viewed, has undergone a significant change in the last two decades. They are no longer considered to be an automatic or natural consequence of reinstatement.
We may refer to the latest of a series of decisions on this question. In U.P. State Brassware Corpn. Ltd. v. Uday Narain Pandey, (2006) 1 SCC 479, this Court following Allahabad Jal Sansthan v. Daya Shankar Rai, (2005) 5 SCC 124 and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan v. S.C. Sharma, (2005) 2 SCC 363 held as follows: ( Uday Narain Pandey case (supra) , SCC p. 480 d - g )
A person is not entitled to get something only because it would be lawful to do so. If that principle is applied, the functions of an Industrial Court shall lose much of their significance.
Although direction to pay full back wages on a declaration that the order of termination was invalid used to be the usual result, but now, with the passage of time, a pragmatic view of the matter is being taken by the court realising that an industry may not be compelled to pay to the workman for the period during which he apparently contributed little or nothing at all to it and/or for a period that was spent unproductively as a result whereof the employer would be compelled to go back to a situation which prevailed many years ago, namely, when the workman was retrenched. The changes brought about by the subsequent decisions of the Supreme Court, probably having regard to the changes in the policy decisions of the Government in the wake of prevailing market
economy, globalisation, privatisation and outsourcing, is evident.
No precise formula can be laid down as to under what circumstances payment of entire back wages should be allowed. Indisputably, it depends upon the facts and circumstances of each case. It would, however, not be correct to contend that it is automatic. It should not be granted mechanically only because on technical grounds or otherwise an order of termination is found to be in contravention of the provisions of
Section 6-N of the U.P. Industrial Disputes Act.
While granting relief, application of mind on the part of the Industrial Court is imperative.
Payment of full back wages cannot be the natural consequence.
(ADARSH KUMAR GOEL)
PREM CHAND MARKANDA SD COLLEGE JALANDHAR Vs STATE OF PUNJAB and OTHERSIN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB and HARYANA, CHANDIGARH
Civil Writ Petition No.6511 of 2009
Date of Decision: April 30, 2009
Prem Chand Markanda SD College, Jalandhar .....PETITIONER(S)
State of Punjab and Others .....RESPONDENT(S)
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE AJAI LAMBA
Mr. Sameer Sachdeva, Advocate, for
AJAI LAMBA, J (Oral)
Learned counsel contends that the petitioner is entitled to release of grant-in-aid.
The same, however, is not being released and therefore, the petitioner-College is not in a position to pay the salaries.
In this regard, learned counsel has relied on the decision dated 21.3.2009 of this Court in Civil Writ Petition No.4464 of 2009 titled ‘BLM Girls College, Arya Samaj, Nawanshahr vs. State of Punjab and Others’.
Notice of motion.
Mr. Anil Sharma, Senior Deputy Advocate General, Punjab, on the asking of the Court
accepts notice. Copy of the petition has been handed over.
Learned counsel for the respondents has not been able to dispute that the grant-in-aid
is required to be released in terms of judgment relied upon on behalf of the petitioner.
In the case of BLM Girls College, Arya Samaj,Nawanshahr (supra), this Court, while relying on judgment dated 18.12.2007 in C.W.P. No.14340 of 2006, titled `Arya
College, Ludhiana Vs. State of Punjab and Others’ and decision dated 24.4.2008 rendered in Civil Writ Petition No.5393 of 2008, titled ‘Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara vs. State of Punjab and Others’, has held:-
Considering the facts and circumstances of the case; in terms of judgment rendered in Arya College’s case (supra) and decision rendered in C.W.P. No.5393 of 2008, decided on 24.4.2008, in case titled ‘Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara vs. State of Punjab and others’, it is directed that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid due to the petitioner within a period of 3 months after clearance of objections by the petitioner. So far as balance 15% of the amount of grant-in-aid is concerned, the petitioner may submit separate representations to the respondents.
In Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara (supra), the following has been held by the Division Bench of this Court:-
Learned counsel for the petitioner has placed reliance on the judgments State of Maharashtra versus Manubhai Pragali Vashi and Others, 1995(5) Supreme Court Cases 730, Government of A.P. and Others versus G.V.K.Girls High School, 2000(8) Supreme Court Cases 370, and State of Haryana and others versus Babita Yadav and Others, 2004(13) Supreme Court Cases 734, to contend that the paucity of funds or
financial contributions cannot be taken a ground to deny the grant-in-aid to Government recognized private colleges while extending such facility to recognized
private colleges by the State.
After hearing the learned counsel for the parties, we are of the considered view that the case of the petitioner is squarely covered by the decision in the State of Maharashtra versus Manubhai Pragali Vashi and Others, Government of A.P. and Others versus G.V.K.Girls High School and State of Haryana and others versus Babita Yadav and Others (supra). The State Government cannot take up the ground that due to paucity of funds, it is unable to give grant-in-aid to the colleges.
In view of the above, we hold that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid as claimed by the petitioner within a period of three months, after the clearance of the objections by the petitioner. The petitioner shall try to clear all the objections raised by the State Government within a period of one month from today. As far as balance 10% of the amount of grant-in-aid case is concerned, the petitioner may submit a separate
representation to the respondents. The respondents are also further directed to release the grant-in-aid to the petitioner in future also in time.
In another judgment dated 19.2.2008 rendered by a Division Bench of this Court in Civil Writ Petition No.3191 of 2007 titled `The Managing Committee, Guru Gobind Singh College, Saghera, Barnala, District Sangrur vs. State of Punjab and Another’, similar view has been taken as in the case of Ramgaria College of Education, Phagwara (supra).
It has been brought out that State of Punjab filed a Special Leave Petition before the
Hon’ble Supreme Court of India directed against the judgment rendered in Civil Writ Petition No.3191 of 2007. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India while dealing with SLP No.15798 of 2008 dismissed the petition on 8.12.2008 by passing the following order:-
We find no merit in this petition which is accordingly dismissed. However, two months time is granted to the petitioner State of Punjab to release the amount which is due and payable to the respondent College subject to removal of objections pointed by the High Court in the impugned order.
Considering the facts and circumstances of the case; in terms of judgments to which reference has been made hereinabove, it is directed that the respondents shall pay 85% of the grant-in-aid due to the petitioner within a period of 4 months after clearance of objections by the petitioner. So far as balance 15% of the amount of grant-in-aid due is concerned, the petitioner may submit separate representations to the respondents.
Petition is allowed in the above terms.
PREM CHAND MARKANDA SD COLLEGE Vs KBS SIDHU IAS AND OTHERS COCP 1680 of 2009IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH
Date of decision: 15.9.2009
Prem Chand Markanda SD College ......Petitioner(s)
KBS Sidhu, IAS and others ......Respondent(s)
HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE RAKESH KUMAR GARG
Rakesh Kumar Garg, J.(Oral)
CM No.22024-CII of 2009 Application is allowed subject to all just exceptions.
The grievance of the petitioner in this case is that despite the directions issued by this Court to release the grant-in-aid due to the petitioner within a period of four months vide order dated 30.4.2009 passed in CWP No.6511 of 2009, the respondents have failed to make the aforesaid payment.
It is the further case of the petitioner that the aforesaid order is in the knowledge of the respondents as a copy thereof was sent to the
respondents on 2.5.2009 and reminders were also issued subsequently.
I have perused the averments made in this petition.
In COCP No.1224 of 2009, titled Dalip Kumar v. D.K. Goyal, EO, which was decided on 20.7.2009, this Court was assured by the State of Punjab that the directions of this Court shall be complied with in letter and spirit and the undisputed amounts payable to the petitioners wherever directions have been issued, shall be made.
At this stage, without going into the merits of the averments made by the learned counsel for the petitioner and keeping in view the aforesaid assurance given by the State of Punjab, I deem it appropriate to direct the respondents to release the amount of grant in aid which is not in dispute, to the petitioners within three months from the date of receipt of certified copy of this order.
(RAKESH KUMAR GARG)
NAAC report of Prem Chand Markanda SD College for WomenSECTION 1: PREFACE
Prem Chand Markanda S.D. College for women, Jalandhar volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the Self Study Report in April 2005. A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institution to validate the Self Study Report. Peer Team consisted of Dr. Surendra Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, Dr. Yoginder S. Verma , Director, Academic Staff College, Himachal University, Shimla, Prof. R.L. Mathur, Principal, Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur, Dr. Madura Nath, Advisor NAAC, Bangalore visited the institution for two days from 29th to 30th October 2005.
The Devi Sahai S.D. Education Board established Prem Chand Markanda S.D. College for Women, Jalandhar on 3rd Aug 1973. Initially it was purely an Arts College affiliated to G.N.D.U. Now it has grown into a full-fledged multi faculty Post Graduate institution imparting higher education of good quality for girls.
The Mission of the College is : Quality & Value Based Education aiming at Academic Excellence and Women Empowerment. The Motto of the College 'Do Your Job Well' clearly shows its commitment to promote excellence in education based on oriental values. The College has four faculties, namely, (a) Faculty of Arts with Dept. of English, Punjabi, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Political Science, Economics, Fine Arts, Home Science, Geography, Psychology, Philosophy, Music, History, Office Management and Secretarial Practices, Computer Science, Dance and Physical Education (b)Faculty of Commerce (c) Faculty of Computer Science (d) Faculty of Science.
There are 46 permanent teachers, 31 temporary teachers and 3 part-time teachers. Majority of permanent teachers have research degrees of Ph. D or M. Phil. There are 1463 students at University level and 298 students at school level. The results of University Examination of 2004-05 indicate that the Pass Percentage has varied from 80.62 (B.A.-I) to 100% (in most of the classes). It is noteworthy here that 133 students have secured merit positions in the University Examination of 2005 (93 students at UG level and 40 students at P.G. level).
In addition to classroom teaching varied kinds of co-curricular & extra-curricular activities are being organized by the College. Noteworthy among these are N.S.S, N.C.C. and Sports. As for N.S.S there are 4 units in the College. Various types of programmes are organized under normal N.S.S programmes as also under the special 10 day round the clock camps held at the adopted village Kalyanpur to promote its integrated development. In addition to organization of special awareness campaign on important issues relating to contemporary society including aids. N.S.S. volunteers have made significant contribution to Govt. sponsored Pulse Polio Camps and Aids Awareness Programmes. A few volunteers have also been selected for Pre Republic Day Camps organized by G.N.D.U. Under the N.C.C a few cadets have been selected for Independence Day Parade at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jallandhar and also for Republic Day Parade at Delhi. Blood Donation Camps are also organized from time to time. A very special feature of N.C.C in the College is that of miniature indoor shooting range which provides an opportunity to the cadets to prepare themselves for defence. In sports the College has made significant strides in the area of Judo, yoga, Basket Ball and Badminton. Many students have won prizes in various National and regional level competitive events.
Infrastructural position of the College is very sound. It has a well furnished and elegant Principal's office, Administrative Block, Conference Hall, Two Libraries, Reading Halls CD Library, 62 Class Rooms, 15 Laboratories, Post-Graduate Block, I.T., Commerce and Science Block, Under Ground Parking , Brahmkund Playgrounds, Auditorium, 2 Cafetaria, Gymnasium/Health Club, 12 Peon Quarters, 2 Common rooms , Medical room and well equipped offices for support services. Student utility services like power Generating sets, Submersible Pumps, 6 Water Coolers with Acquaguards, Fire Extinguishers and Medical Facility are quite satisfactory.
There is an ultra modern Computer Centre consisting of 5 computer systems. There are 53 computers including a central server and other peripherals like printers, Scanners etc. The Computer Centre remains open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The College has a computerized library with 32401 books, 90 periodicals and Journals, most of the Leading English, Hindi, Punjabi newspapers and a well-furnished reading hall. The library has DelNet connectivity and proposes to go in for INFLIBNET facility in future. It has also Bar-Coding facility which is rare. A special feature of the library is book bank consisting of 2000 books from which the students are permitted to borrow. The library has on line Internet facility and reprography facility. The College has also CD library with a good collection of CDs in different subjects.
A wide variety of welfare activities are organized for the benefit of the students. Noteworthy among these are Health Care facility provided by the Health Club/Gym, the remedial classes for educationally backward students, Transport facility, bank loan facility, Safety Insurance Scheme for the students, educational tours, trips and excursions, liberal financial assistance for the needy, merit scholarships to academically bright students etc.. There is a Grievance Redressal Cell, which deals with various types of grievances and complaints of the students in an effective manner. There is a Placement Cell, which very effectively helps the students in getting right kind of jobs through active linkages with various types of organizations, industrial, business, governmental and non governmental etc. One of the peculiar and striking features of the College is the classes to prepare students for the competitive examinations. There is an Environment Club also which generates awareness necessary for protection of environment and promotion of sustainable development.
There is Central Association consisting of elected class representatives and some nominated members. This Association helps in maintaining general discipline in the College and organizes various types of constructive programmes and activities. It also conducts Morning Assembly on Monday in which lessons in plain living and high thinking and leading life with honesty and integrity are given to the students.
The College publishes a wide variety of documents including College Prospectus, College Magazine, Annual Report, Wall Magazines, Result Bulletins etc.. It also brings out three Journals with titles of (a) Literary Musings (b) Sahit Dhara (c) Log-in-SD.
Various kinds of functions are organized in the College on various occasions in order to promote a sense of pride and also to inculcate right kind of values as part and parcel of the personality structure of the students.
The College encourages the participation of faculty members in their self improvement and development efforts by allowing them to pursue M. Phil and Ph.D programmes and to participate in seminars, workshops, symposia, etc. Special lectures are organized in different subjects by inviting eminent scholars from time to time. In addition to this, the College also organizes seminars, workshops etc. on significant themes.
Thus the College as per its commitment to the avowed mission and motto is making its sincerest and best efforts to promote multi-faceted but integrated development of both students and teachers by guaranting availability of suitable infrastructure and required facilities and amenities; and perhaps this is the reason why it has been able to create a good image for itself in society which has been clearly reflected in the opinion given by the parents, Alumni as well as students in course of the Peer Team's separate interactions with them. The College is fully conscious of its limitations relating to non availability of Hostel facility and a suitable field for games and sports and its future plans do incorporate the measures required to be undertaken in this regard. U.G.C. has already sanctioned grant worth Rs.25 lacs for the construction of the hostels. The College has already procured five acres land for this purpose.
SECTION II : CRITERION-WISE ANALYSIS
The Peer Team carefully perused and analyzed the Self Study Report submitted by the College. During the visit to the institution the team went through all the relevant documents and visited the various departments and observed the facilities -Academic, Co-Curricular, Extra-Curricular and extension activities. The Peer Team also interacted with the Governing Body, Principal of the institution, faculty, students, and parents and Alumni of the College. Based on the Self Study Report, on the spot observations and interactions with the different categories of persons associated with the College and keeping in mind the Seven criteria identified by NAAC, the Assessment of the College under various criteria has been done. The commendable features of the College as also the issues of concerns are being given in the following pages.
CRITERION - I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
The College is a grant-in-aid College affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar. It follows the academic curriculum, syllabi and scheme of examination as designed and prescribed by the university for all programmes. The College offers 6 under graduate programmes in the faculty of Science, Arts, Commerce and Computer Science, 02 Post Graduate programmes in the faculty of Arts, Computer Science, four PG diploma programmes in Computer Applications, Cosmetology, Dress Designing and Tailoring, and Office Management and Secretarial Practices. The college offers three years degrees courses like B.Sc.(Eco), B.A., B. Com., B.C.A., B.Sc.(Computer Science), B.A.(Hons) n English, Hindi, and Political Science and two years master degrees course in Punjabi. Number of options is provided for the course in BA and option in Medical and Non-Medical combination is offered in B.Sc.
Fair flexibility is offered to the students to select combination of courses at under graduate level. The review and revision of the curricula is done at the university level. Several members of the staff of the college who are the members of Board of Studies, in the affiliating university, contribute in the curriculum design. To introduce a new programme within the regulations of the university system, the College takes about three to six months. The college has introduced two new subjects Geography and Psychology in B.A. in the last three years. From the session 2005-06, College has started M.Sc. (Computer Science) and B.Sc. (Computer Science). Six 'add-on' courses sanctioned by the UGC and approved by GNDU have also been started from this year. In addition to these courses, the College has started B.Com (Hons.), B.A.(Hons) in Punjabi.
The basic aims and objectives of the institution are to provide quality and value based education. The College Motto 'Do your job well' highlights its mission. The extra curricular activities are planned by the College including sports and cultural activities.
CRITERION - II: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION
Admission process is based on the academic record and it is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State government of Punjab and Guru Nanak Dev University.
The College has 237 working days and 190 teaching days during the session . Total number of teaching faculty in the College is 80. Ratio of full time to part time teachers is 25 : 1. Percentage of classes taught by full time faculty is more than 95%. One teacher has attended international level seminar and 21 teachers have participated in national level seminars. Two teachers have acted as resource persons in national seminars during the last two years.
The College has been running Remedial courses for the last five years, and for this the financial assistance has been provided by the U G C. The College has also been running classes for competitive examinations and these are UGC sponsored. Advanced learners are encouraged to make projects and take up special assignments for a specific period in professional courses. Inter-College seminars and quiz programmes are organized to motivate the advanced learners.
The teachers prepare their term wise teaching plans in the beginning of the session. In the normal courses, lecture method is followed in the institution. It is supplemented with the use of models, charts and OHPs in a few departments. Though the facilities like visual aids and OHPs are used, there is a need to introduce the computer and ICT oriented teaching-learning method in the College.
The evaluation plan including tentative schedule of regular tests and terminal examination has been included in the prospectus. The concerned teachers communicate class test schedule at the beginning of the year.
Management Committee makes the regular recruitment of teachers. The posts are advertised in the leading newspapers. Applications are invited and candidates are interviewed by the Committee duly appointed by the Management. The recruitment is made strictly as per the norms of the University and UGC.
There is a no institutional mechanism for faculty appraisal. Self-appraisal Performa are filled by teachers at the end of each session. The Principal writes the Annual Confidential Report. Teacher taught ratio is appropriate. Past percentage of the College students in university examination is fairly good, generally above 95% and there have been 5 or more students in the first ten ranks of university in last two years examinations.
Efforts have been made to create good teaching-learning environment. The student's evaluation through house examination, class tests and practical assignments is done in an effective manner in the College. The organization of tutorials, quiz competitions, debates, educational tours, industrial visits etc. help the institution in its endeavourer to achieve avowed objectives.
One Lecturer of College has received National award given by Ministry of Human Resource Development. Initiatives are being taken to forge more national and international linkages.
CRITERION - III: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The institution has 10 teachers with Ph.D. and 24 with M.Phil. qualified teachers out of total of 46 permanent teachers. The College also has 01 M.Phil qualified teacher out of a total 20 temporary teachers. The faculty may be encouraged to submit research projects to UGC and other funding agencies. A Central research cell may be constituted in the College to develop research environment in the College. Competent teachers and departments should be encouraged to offer consultancy Services. This exposure will not only enrich the faculty but also be of immense help to the students.
No. of Research papers and articles published is 25. The books written by the teachers are also less. The College publishes academic calendar at the beginning of every session. The College also publishes regularly annual magazine " Govind". It recently started publishing three journals namely- Literary Musings, Sahit Dhara and Log-in- SD. College also maintains wall magazine. Many efforts are required for encouraging teachers to write papers and get research assistance from national level agencies such as UGC, ICSSR, etc.
The College has been sanctioned four NSS units of one hundred students each. Four Programme Officers look after these units. The NSS with its motto "Not me but you' and 'service to humanity" organizes year long activities such as pulse polio immunization camps, adult education, community development and awareness programmes on AIDS and environment. There is a scope of further utilization of student potential for extension services and outreach programmes, especially in the field of women's empowerment.
The College has a NCC platoon. The NCC is active in the College, several cadets
have participated in Republic day parades at New Delhi and other camps.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The College was established in 1974 with just 8 rooms. Now it has administrative block, 60 classrooms, 15 laboratories, P.G. Block, I.T. Block and Commerce & Science Block, underground parking, playground, gymnasium, common room and medical room. Besides, there are 2 bookshops, 2 Cafeterias and a reading hall. It does not have its own hostel. Shortly the College plans to start construction of hostel. Its total area is 6.4 acres after the inclusion 5 acres land the College has procured. The College meets the need for augmenting the infrastructure through funds generated by self-financing courses and donations by philanthropists and donors. The management of the College also provides adequate funds. The annual maintenance is done with the active participation of the teaching and non-teaching staff. The College has employed a carpenter, an electrician, gardeners, safai karamcharis, security staff and peons for proper up-keep of the campus. The College has constituted various committees namely; gardening committee, canteen committee, bus service committee, general cleanliness committee, maintenance committee for labs., notice board and campus beautification committee, and College dispensary & maintenance of common room committee. A convener heads each committee. Annual stock checking is conducted at departmental level.
The College ensures optimum utilization of infrastructure facilities by conducting short term courses during summer break, coaching classes for home science and cosmetology, personality development programmes and holding evening classes of NTT. Various departments share audio-visual devices. The College also offers infrastructural help for holding competitive examinations by banks and railway. The College also allows external agencies to use its facilities such as Hero Mind Mine for running courses in communication skills and personality development programmes, and NGOs/Institutes involved in social work organize programmes in the College. The College campus is kept pollution free and beautiful with the help of Gardening, Cleanliness and Campus Beautification Committees. Gardening Committee looks after the plantation. Cleanliness committee ensures general cleanliness such as sweeping, neatness of room and laboratory etc. Students also participate in campus beautification activity. With the help of advisory committee the College manages the library affairs. The library has 32,401 books and subscribes to 10 journals, 80 magazines and 20 newspapers. It also provides Book Bank facility to the needy and deserving students. The College is in the process of computerization of library. The library has the facility of reprography, computers, Internet and audio-visual cassettes. It also proposes to install networking and Teleconferencing on EDUSAT. The working days of the library are 271 per annum. It works from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
The Department of Computer Science has a separate Computer Centre with 5 computer systems. It works from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The main objective of this Computer Centre is to increase computer literacy among the students. The Computer Department of the College has a computer laboratory with 68 computers including a central server and other peripherals like printers, scanners, etc. The College has a laboratory attendant and a laboratory instructor for the maintenance of computers in the computer science department. The College provides health and medical services through qualified doctor who is available on call.
Department of Physical Education manages Physical Education Centre with the facility of gym, medical room and health club. The College has playgrounds for the games of basketball, kho-kho, ball badminton, volleyball, indoor games (judo, yoga and chess). The students are given incentives for taking part in sports activities. Main benefits/incentives are free-ships to outstanding sportspersons, scholarships and prizes, refreshment, sports kit, etc. During last year 8 students participated at state-3, regional-4 and national-1 level competitions. The College doesn't have its workshop/Centre for instrumentation. Number of books in the library in view of the requirements of the students should be increased.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
There are approximately 1761 students currently enrolled in the College. The percentage of students passing in different programmes and securing first class is very impressive both at UG and PG level. Approximately 20 percent students go for PG courses. It does not have any Ph.D. level programme. During previous 5 years approximately 20 students passed in UGC - CSIR(NET) examination and one in UGC - SLET. The College claims to have gathered feedback from the students. The suggestions are implemented for bringing about desired modifications in curriculum. The College publishes its prospectus at the beginning of each academic session which contains information regarding admission criterion, detailed staff list, eligibility conditions, available subject combinations, fee structure, College calendar, scholarships/stipend offered to the SC/ST and Backward Classes students by the College, etc. Meritorious students are provided scholarships. In addition, scholarships are also available to the disadvantaged classes. During previous two years a number of students have availed financial aid under the merit scholarship and merit-cum-means scholarship; sponsored scholarships; scholarships from NGOs; and financial aid to the deserving students in sports, youth welfare activities, meritorious and financially poor students. There is an employment cell in the College headed by a Placement Officer which provides training and guidance to students for placement in different institutions. The placement cell committee organizes personality development programmes and also lectures for creating awareness about job opportunities. Teacher Incharge of guidance cell holds counseling sessions for academic and personal problems of the students. The placement cell motivates the students to open their enterprises like boutiques and beauty parlours. The College has an Alumni Association, which aims to involve themselves in the development of the College. The association should become more active. The College attracts prospective students through its advertisements in the newspapers. There are a number of recreational/leisure time facilities such as indoor games, students magazines, audio-video facilities, essay writing, exhibitions, debate clubs, outdoor games, cultural programmes, dance and music competition, education tours and trips, etc.
Other facilities that assist students are Internet, transport, canteen, rotract club, Central Association, etc. The College should fully computerize the library.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The College is governed by Devi Sahai S.D. Education Board, which is engaged in catering the emerging educational and societal needs. For the management of the College, the Board has constituted a governing body. The governing body extends necessary guidelines and directions for the efficient administration of the College. It also monitors the progress and prepares plan for the future. The College has well defined management structure. Principal is the chief executive who is assisted by staff bodies and committees constituted by her for undertaking routine tasks. The meetings of the different committees are regularly held. The College has a Planning Forum headed by the Principal and Heads of the Departments as the members. The Forum plays active role in coordination and management of College affairs. The non-teaching staff works under the control of office Superintendent. A Bursar and an internal auditor regulate the financial affairs.
Through the Central Association, youth club, NCC, NSS and subject societies/ associations students are involved in various activities. The Principal monitors discipline in the College through CCTV installed in her chamber. The College has set up innovation cell, which gives suggestions for improving the efficiency in both academic and non-academic functions. The grievances of the students and employees are settled through Grievance Redressal Cell. The College has a suggestion box for inviting suggestions from different quarters.
The College has an in-built mechanism for improving the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff. The whole office work is divided into different departments such as administration, admission, fee concession, fee collection, examination, accounts, etc. There is a separate computerized accounts section. The non-teaching staff assist the teaching staff in handling the academic and administrative operations in the College. Principal monitors the overall functioning by verification of records and holding regular meetings. A committee of senior members prepares academic calendar of the College. The prospectus committee formulates the rules and regulations, which are published in the prospectus of the College. The members of the non-teaching staff are given training in computer applications, communication skills, office management and secretarial skills and bookkeeping. The College charges nominal fee except in case of professional and career oriented courses. There has been minor changes in the fee structure during previous two years. The College has surplus budget.
The College has an efficient internal audit system. Accounts are prepared and regularly checked by superintendent accounts, which are further checked by Bursar. The Chartered Accountant audits final accounts. The College has a number of welfare programmes. The students are given financial aids, scholarships and financial assistance. There is a safety insurance scheme for students. Needy and deserving students are issued books from the Book Bank. Limited medical facility is also provided to students and employees. Teaching and Non-teaching staff avail the facility of Group Insurance Scheme. The College runs its own buses for providing adequate transport facility to the students. The employees can avail PF loans and in case of Class-IV advance against their salaries. The College attempts to maintain flexibility of rules and regulations particularly for meeting the needs and solving the problems of students and employees.
Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features, which enhance the ambience of the institution. They are as follows:
Evolvement of an efficient system of internal quality checks in all administrative and academic activities.
Inculcation of civic responsibility among the students by involving them in various social welfare activities.
Collective and participative decision making by involving teachers in the management of the College.
Encouraging the students to participate in co-curricular and sports activities through subject associations and youth welfare club.
Special attention to the needs of advanced learners.
Non-existence of evil of ragging.
Well-received and defined mission and vision of the institution.
Regular publication of College magazine.
Overall discipline both in academic and non-academic activities.
Introduction of professional and add-on courses.
Providing IT oriented education.
Conduct of a personality development and career counselling programmes.
Linkages with NGOs such as Rotary Club.
Education with unique combination of modernity with cultural heritage.
Healthy academic competition, which resulted in securing of top positions by the College students at the university level.
The overall academic environment is peaceful.
III. OVERAL ANALYSIS
On the basis of above discussion the Peer Team comes to the conclusion that the College, right from the very beginning, has made planned and deliberate efforts to provide Value based education on modern lines which is instrumental in creating a unique blend of scientific temper and moral character and promoting multi dimensional development of the student's personality, particularly by motivating teachers to work as a sincere, committed and well-knit team of servants dedicated to the cause of optimum human resource development. It is worth mentioning here that during the period of about three decades the College has been able to gain social recognition as an institution of academic excellence and to create a very good image of its own in the eyes of people in the community who prefer to send their wards and relatives to this institution only. The College is continuing to pursue the path of progress incessantly.
The College has been doing commendable service to the community particularly from the point of view of women's empowerment. It has not only been inculcating the right kind of attitudes and values among young girls but also preparing them to take up career in various newly coming up disciplines along side equipping them with skills necessary for managing an ideal home. It is creating scientific outlook coupled with respect for the traditional healthy Indian values. Some of the departments like Commerce, Computer Science, Mathematics, Home Science and Sanskrit are really outstanding not only from the point of view of effective teaching but also from the stand point of developing the holistic personality of the students. The College has its own web site, pcmsdcollege.com,
prepared by the students themselves.
The Principal of the College, Ms. Kiran Arora is full of dynamism and foresight and makes her best and sincere efforts to ensure that the College is managed in proper manner. Personal needs and problems of students, teachers and employees are looked into timely and taken care of properly. She has a special knack for incessantly marching in direction of perfection in various spheres of management of the institutions.
(b) Recommendations: -
The College should strengthen science departments and start postgraduate level courses in Commerce, English and Hindi.
The campus of the College needs augmentation.
Hostel if constructed will enhance the academic achievements of the College.
The teachers of College are mainly busy with teaching, extension and corporate life management as per the old tradition of ensuring the attainment of high percentage of marks. They should also participate in National and International Seminars and Conferences, and publish research papers in standard journals.
The College, community and industry interaction should be encouraged for ensuring holistic development of students' personality.
The College should encourage teachers to take up research work, use modern educational gadgets in the classrooms and go for professional development.
Academic achievements of the College are worth mentioning but there is a need for the promotion of sports activities.
The Peer Team is extremely grateful to Principal Ms. Kiran Arora and her colleagues including Ms. Kusum Midha, Coordinator and Ms. Usha Shahi, Deputy Coordinator for very active cooperation, help and support. The team is grateful to Prof. L. Madhuranath, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore for his guidance and active support during the course of Team's visit.
Prof. Surendra Singh (Chairman)
Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidya Peeth Varanasi
Prof. Yoginder S.Verma (Member)
Academic Staff College H.P. University Shimla
Prof. R.L. Mathur (Member)
Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology Jodhpur
Ms. Kiran Arora, Principal
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