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AS College, Khanna, Punjab
Address:Amloh Road Samrala Road
Khanna (District Ludhiana)
Punjab, India
Pin Code : Dr Men


AS College, Khanna Punjab is a recognised institute / college. AS College, Khanna Punjab was established on / in 1973.


Principal of AS College, Khanna Punjab is earlier Tarsem Bahia, Dr. R.S. Jhanji.

AS College, Khanna Punjab is situated in Khanna of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of AS College, Khanna Punjab is 01628-220470.

Contact Person(s) of the AS College, Khanna Punjab is (are): College Secretary Anil Joshi(Mg Committee Secretary is different).

Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at AS College, Khanna Punjab are 9501029309.

email ID(s) is AS College Khanna Punjab

Chairman : Ashwani Bansal 94172-73223, Advocate Ashok Sharma.
General Secretary : Rakesh Goyal 98141-67839, Sachv Advocate, BK Batra.

Contact Details of AS College, Khanna Punjab are : Telephone: +91-1628-224650, 228470
JS Sidhu, Lecturer (Author of Kinanthropometric Measurements in Players of Athletics and Boxing - A Comparative Study)

Managing Committee members:
Vice President Dharam Pal Angrish
Prof A N Sharma (Head of History Deptt)

Other colleges of AS Colleges Group, Khanna
AS College for Women, Khanna
AS Institute of Management and Technology, Khanna


Courses

PGD (International Trade), BA, B.Sc, B.Com, BCA, M.Com, PGD(Computer Applications), M.A(Punjabi), M.A(Hindi), M.A(History), Vocational(Foreign Trade Practices and Procedure), Vocational (Computer Applications),


AS College, Khanna Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Computer Applications stream(s).

AS College is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)


Profile of AS College

The A.S. College Khanna is situated on Samrala Road, Khanna, Ludhiana district, Punjab. A.S. College, Khanna, was established in the year 1946. The College is affiliated to Panjab University Chandigarh. It is a grant-in-aid institution. The college was established by the Anglo-Sanskrit High School Khanna Trust and Management Society whose aim is to empower the educationally backward and disadvantaged, predominantly rural population, by imparting a liberal general education (in languages, arts, science and technical education) with a special stress on the values of humanism, secularism and nationalism.The college is located in a rural area. It offers a wide range of courses and programmes in Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) classes. It offers eight UG programmes in B.A., B.Com., B.Com. with e-commerce, B.Sc. (Non-medical), B.Sc. (Medical) and four PG Programmes in M.Com., M.A. (Political Science, Punjabi, History), BCA and PGDCA as self financing courses. The college also offers vocational courses in Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures and Computer Applications at the UG levels. The institution is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) and 12(b).The college possesses a campus covering 24 acres of land. The student strength in UG Programmes in the current session is 1419 and 190 in PG Programmes. All the students are from the surrounding areas and very few are from outside the state. The unit cost of education of the institution in the year 2002-2003 was Rs. 15226.09 (including salary component) and Rs. 4142.02 (excluding salary component). The temporal plan for the academic work of the college is of annual type. The college has a computerized Central library, Computer center, First-aid facility, Canteen, Career Guidance Centre, Staff Quarters for class IV employees. Besides, the college has separate common rooms for boys and girls, separate cycle stand for boys and girls and adequate parking space for employees. There are adequate drinking water facilities and toilet blocks. The college now has a total strength of 45 permanent teachers, 2 part-time teachers, 12 temporary teachers, 13 administrative staff, 18 technical staff and 19 supporting staff. The college has strong Alumni Association with a membership of over 1000 persons and quite a few of them occupy prominent positions in public life. The outstanding among them are : Justice S.S. Kang, Former Governor of Kerala, Sh. Jasjit Randhawa, State minister for Public Health and Rural Development Govt. of Panjab, Sh. Shamsher Sing Dullo, M.P. and formerly Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Sh. Raman Goyal, Commissioner Income Tax Chandigarh, Sh. P.P.S Virk, S.P Patiala, Sh. D.S. Mangat. Former D.G.P. Punjab, Major Gen. J.S. Mann (Retd), Sh. Boota Singh, I.R.S. Commissioner Income Tax, Mumbai, Sh. Avinash Chatwal, I.A.S. Pvt. Secretary to union minister Govt. of India, Dr. Avtar Singh, I.A.S., Haryana, Sh. Baldev Singh, I.A.S. Maharashtra, Sh. Chandar Shekhar, I.P.S., A.D.G.P Punjab Border, Sh. Pritpal singh, I.P.S.D.I.G. Indo Tibetan Border Police Chandigarh, Dr. T. S. Kler Senior Consultant (Cardiology) Escort Heart Institute N. Delhi, Sh. P. K. Kapila, Chairman Reliance Chemical Ltd. Jamnagar, Sh. Ravinder Pipat, Film Director Mumbai, Prof. Kuldeep Singh, G.N.D.U, Prof. M.R. Khurana, P.U Chandigarh, Dr. Nahar Singh, Panjab University Chandigarh. The college has introduced Introduction to Computer Science as an additional optional subject for all the students at UG/PG level classes. The students enjoy flexibility to pursue any academic programme with reference to elective options, horizontal mobility and non-core options as per University rules. Some of the staff members of the college are on the Board of Studies, Syndicate, Senate and Academic Council of the Panjab University. Within the framework of the curriculum as prescribed by Punjab University, the college has been developing such packages which enrich the knowledge, skill and values that help students in achieving academic excellence. The teachers are upgrading their knowledge and skills by regularly conducting and participating in seminars, conferences, workshops, orientation courses and refresher courses.The college has evolved an institutional mechanism to monitor the quality of different academic programmes through its various administrative/advisory committees. These committees design/recommend the desired improvements in the academic programmes on the basis of feedback received from the students, parents and industry as a consequence of which special value addition packages are formulated to enrich the knowledge and competence levels of the students. Two faculty members have attended and presented papers in International seminars/conferences. 15 teachers have participated in National level seminars/workshops/conferences organized by the affiliating University, as well as by other institutions. As per the documentary evidence the college imparts extra teaching over and above the stipulated norms, which reflects a very strong commitment of the teachers in completion of courses. The total faculty strength is 59 of which 10 teachers hold Ph.D. degrees and 13 teachers have M.Phil degrees including 12 temporary teachers and 2 part-time teachers. The departments of English, Political Science, History, Hindi, Punjabi, Economics, Biology and Chemistry have a number of publications to their credit. One faculty member is guiding M.Phil. students. Many teachers have published books, articles, research papers, abstracts etc. and have presented papers in various conferences. Two teachers have jointly translated 12 books from English to Punjabi. Faculty members provide regular consultancy services to other educational institutions. The computer department has developed software to computerize libraries and accounts office. The college has developed in house capability in developing subject specific teaching aids on the basis of the requisitions sought from teachers in the overall context. Publications of research papers, articles, books and creative writing by the faculty members is commendable. At least six members of the teaching faculty are publishing regularly. The college has not publicized the expertise available with it for consultancy services. The Department of Computer Science has prepared software packages, which are also being used by 14 other institutions of the region including many business organizations.
The college is extremely active in the field of extension services and is also very responsive to community needs. Various extension and awareness programmes are being regularly conducted by the college such as AIDS awareness, female foeticide, Sanitation, Literacy campaign, Traffic Management, Pulse Polio Campaigns, Blood Donation Camps etc. The College has collaborated with various Government and Non-Government agencies to undertake these programmes. The faculty members have been given additional charges of organizing various extension services such as NSS, N.C.C, Youth Welfare Club, Red Cross, Green Brigade Units and Alumni Association. All these out reach activities are planned and carried out under the overall supervision of the Director Extension services. The college works and plans extension activities in collaboration with NGOs like Lions Club, Rotary Club, Village Panchayat, Municipal Committee, Health Department, Social Welfare Department and Sports Clubs.The college is actively responsive to the natural calamities and sufferings in the country. At the time of earthquake in Maharashtra and Gujarat, Cyclone in Orissa, Flood in Panjab and Railway accident near Khanna and Kargil war, the college raised funds and other material aids for the victims of these tragedies. For these exemplary social services, the Hon ble Governor of Panjab honoured the college with a medal and a certificate. The Green Brigade of the college has planted a large number of trees in and around the college campus. Some staff members have received state level awards for their social services. The college may extend its area wise out-reach programmes to give it a larger cover for solving the problems of the community on a broader scale. Infrastructure and Learning ResourcesThe college has a vast campus spread over 24 acres of land with adequate infrastructure facilities and resources to run various educational programmes, administrative functions and extension services effectively. In addition to this, the college has fully equipped laboratories Biology Museum, Botanical Garden, Career Guidance Center, Audio Visual Room Auditorium, Gymnasium, two Seminar Rooms and improvised open air Theater, Generator sets and extended counter of Bank and Post Office. During the last 3 years a sum of Rs.12,37,887.00 has been spent on maintenance work. The gardens of the college are well maintained. The college has recently setup a Vermiculture and Vermicomposting plant. The college management monitors and plans the future growth of the institution commensurate with increasing number of students and ever-evolving education pattern. A commendable feature of the institution is that it strives to optimize the existing infrastructure. The college has Study center of Indira Gandhi National Open University offering 19 academic programmes. The Punjab University has created a Regional Center for the conduct of examinations and evaluation in the campus. The College has a fully Computerized Central Library managed by the Library Advisory Committee. It has 41,032 books, 112 Magazines and 99 journals/periodicals. The Library is linked with Punjab University Library and British Library, Chandigarh. In the year 2001-2002 about 500 books and periodicals were added to the Central Library. The library is equipped with Reprography, Computers, and a good collection of audio-video cassettes and CDs on the emerging issues relevant to the subjects. The library has a well-furnished reading room to seat about 100 readers . Library is also equipped with Internet services and remains open for 294 days. It remains open for 8 hours a day for six days a week. Most of the activities of the library like lending, stock verification, etc. have been computerized. Library has interlibrary borrowing facility. A separate reading space for the faculty and women students is available with a well-equipped audio-visual room. A reprography unit in the library is an additional facility.The college has a Central Computer Centre with 49 computers, which is kept open for 8 hours a day, 6 days a week during working days. The centre is kept open on Sundays and holidays on demand. Five departments have installed computers. The maintenance of computers is being managed by the college itself.The college has a First Aid facility for students and employees. The college has created a contributory Staff Welfare Corpus fund. All students are covered under the Group Insurance Scheme. There is a cooperative society which provides loans to the teaching and non-teaching staff.The college has adequate infrastructure facilities for Sports and Games. It has a Gymnasium Hall with indoor badminton court, table tennis facility, equipment for gymnastics, Football ground, Hockey ground, Cricket ground, Volley-ball ground, Basket-ball court, KhoKho ground, Kabbadi ground, Boxing-cum-wrestling ring, Sports stadium etc. The college is providing sports kit, shoes, sports equipment and incentives, free ships, special prizes and cash awards etc. to the players. Some players have participated and won positions in national, regional and state level competitions, particularly in boxing and marathon competitions, which needs a special mention. It is imperative to note that staff and the students in rural areas need skills to meet the challenges of the present day job market. To equip the rural students, who otherwise do not have opportunities to study the latest in the field, it is desirable that Computer Training and Counseling services like Career Counseling, Training for Preparation for Competitive Examinations, Employment Bureau are strengthened for the benefit of the students. The Book Bank facility needs up-gradation as the number of books added per year needs upward revision.Student Support and ProgressionThe college admits students to the different academic courses on the basis of their merit. The college publishes its prospectus at the beginning of each academic session, which contains the admission information as well as the related information regarding fee structure, financial aid programmes and also the rules and regulations regarding the college discipline, academic calendar, rules about the curricula, library and sports activities, rules and regulations regarding house tests and University Examinations, evaluation methods, internal assessment etc. Dropout rate in the college is moderate while the success rate is about 95 per cent, which is a good achievement. The college is consistently bagging top positions in the university examinations. The students are given scholarships like National Merit Scholarship and Open Merit Scholarship under various schemes of the Government and Freeships to economically backward students. The Alumni Association of the college runs a book bank, honors regularly brilliant students, and pays stipends to poor and deserving students. The college also gives financial aid to meritorious students for sports achievements. The college also provides required academic training and exposure to students in co-curricular activities. A.S.College Khanna has been listed by the UGC as a College for Potential with Excellence.

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A S COLLEGE FOR BOYS Vs KBS SIDHU IAS AND OTHERS

HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT CHANDIGARH

COCP No.1425 of 2009 (O and M)

DATE OF DECISION: 10.08.2009

A.S. College for Boys . . . . Petitioner
VS.
KBS Sidhu, IAS and Others . . . . Respondents

CORAM :
HON BLE MR.JUSTICE RAKESH KUMAR GARG

Present:
Mr. Sameere Sachdeva, Advocate for the petitioner

RAKESH KUMAR GARG J.(ORAL)
CM No.18414-CII of 2009
Allowed as prayed for.

COCP No.1425 of 2009
Notice of motion.

At the asking of the Court, Mr.S.S.Sahu, Assistant Advocate General, Punjab accepts notice on behalf of the respondents. Copy of the petition has been supplied to him.

The grievance of the petitioner in this case is that despite the directions issued by this Court to release the Grant-inAid due to the petitioner within a period of three months vide order dated 16.4.2009 passed in CWP No.5631 of 2009, respondents have failed to make the aforesaid payment.

In COCP No.1224 of 2009, titled Dalip Kumar vs. DK Goyal, Executive Officer, which was decided on 20.07.2009, this Court was assured by the State of Punjab that the directions of this Court shall be complied in letter and spirit and the undisputed amounts payable to the petitioners wherever directions have been issued in their favour 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 one month from the date of receipt of certified
copy of this order.

Disposed of.

Copy of the order be given dasti to the parties on payment of usual charges.

(RAKESH KUMAR GARG)
JUDGE

Dr Jaskaran Singh Sidhu versus AS College Khanna

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

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu,
W.No. 16, Mohalla Radharka,
Mansa 151505 (Pb.) …….. Complainant
V/s
Public Information Officer,
O/o The Principal, A.S College,
Khanna (Pb.) .….. Respondent

CC.No. 2104/2007

Order

1. This case was last heard on 19.02.2008. Order regarding seeking an affidavit from Respondent pertaining to Item No. 1 of the original request of the Complainant dated 08.08.2007 was reserved.

2. The Complainant vide his request dated 08.08.2007 had demanded against Item No. 1 “A certified copy of Resolution of governing body approving my appointment as lecturer Physical Education at A.S College Khanna”. In the reply filed by the Respondent it has been stated that “There is no such resolution of the college governing body, hence the supply of a certified copy does not arise”.

3. During the proceedings, the Complainant requested that since the provision exists under Section 18 (3) (c), the Commission should demand an affidavit from the Respondent and a copy be given to him.

4. I have gone through the reply of the Respondent minutely and am of the view that the response provided by the Respondent is sufficient. There is no need to seek any further clarification from the Respondent. Therefore, the request for seeking an affidavit from the Respondent is not justified. In any case, Section 18 of the RTI Act pertains to the powers of the Commission and there is no such provision under which the Complainant can seek an affidavit.

5. The request of the Complainant is not justified. The case is, thus, disposed of and closed.

6. Copies be sent to both the parties.


Chandigarh. ( P.K.Grover )
Dated: 25.03.2008. Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

Dr Jaskaran Singh Sidhu versus AS College Khanna


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

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu,
W.No. 16, Mohalla Radharka,
Mansa 151505 (Pb.) …….. Complainant
V/s
Public Information Officer,
O/o The Principal, A.S College,
Khanna (Pb.) .….. Respondent

CC.No. 2104/2007
Order

Present:
Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu, Complainant in person.
Sh. Parveen Kumar, Junior Assistant on behalf of the Respondent.
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1 On the last date of hearing on 24.01.2008 it was directed that the Respondent will provide specific response to Items No. 2 & 3 of the original request of the Complainant dated 08.08.2007. This was to be sent at the earliest but not later than 31.01.2008. During today’s proceedings it emerged that response was sent by the Respondent vide Letter No. ASC/P/1627 dated 30.01.2008. A copy of the same was endorsed to the Commission and is taken on record. The Respondent brings out the following observations:
a) Specific response to Item No. 3 has not been provided.
b) Even though response to Item No. 1 had been provided, he requested the Commission to demand an affidavit under the provision of Section 18 (3) (c) from the Respondent. He also requested that a copy of the said affidavit be given to him since he was not satisfied with the response provided PSCI/P/1627 dated 30.01.2008.
2 The Respondent agrees to provide specific response to Item
No. 3 of the original request dated 08.08.2007. The order regarding seeking any affidavit from the Respondent pertaining to Item No. 1 is reserved.

3 Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.

-sd-
Chandigarh. (P.K.Grover)
Dated: 19.02.2008 Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

Dr Jaskaran Singh Sidhu versus AS College Khanna

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

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu,
W.No. 16, Mohalla Radharka,
Mansa 151505 (Pb.) …….. Complainant
V/s
Public Information Officer,
O/o The Principal, A.S College,
Khanna (Pb.) .….. Respondent

CC.No. 2104/2007
Order

Present:
Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu, Complainant in person.
Sh. Parveen Kumar, Junior Assistant on behalf of the Respondent.
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1 Both the parties are present and have requested that the matter be heard.
2 On the last date of hearing on 24.01.2008 it was directed that the Respondent will provide specific response to items No. 2 and 3 of the original request of the complaint dated 08.08.2007 this was to be sent at the earliest but note later than 31.01.2008. During today’s proceedings it emerged that response was sent by the Respondent vide letter No. ASC/P/1627 dated 30.01.2008. A copy of the same was endorsed to the Commission and taken on record. The Complainant brings out the following observations.
a) Specific response to Item No. 3 has not been provided.
b) Even though response to Item No. 1 has been provided. He requests that the Commission should ask for an affidavit
3 To come up on 19.02.2008 at 2.00 P.M.
4 Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.

Chandigarh. (P.K.Grover)
Dated: 24.01.2008 Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

Dr Jaskaran Singh Sidhu versus AS College Khanna

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

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu,
W.No. 16, Mohalla Radharka,
Mansa 151505 (Pb.) …….. Complainant
V/s
Public Information Officer,
O/o The Principal, A.S College,
Khanna (Pb.) .….. Respondent

CC.No. 2104/2007
Order

Present:
Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu, Complainant in person.
Sh. Parveen Kumar, Junior Assistant on behalf of the Respondent.
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1 On the last date of hearing on 03.01.2008 the Respondent was directed to provide information as had been demanded by the Complainant in his original request dated 08.08.2007.
2 During today’s proceedings the Complainant confirms to have received Respondents’ letter No. 2206 dated 11.01.2008. Further, he states that specific response to Items No. 2 and 3 has not been supplied to him. Accordingly it is directed that specific response to Items no. 2 and 3 be sent to the Complainant at the earliest but not later than 31.01.2008 by registered post free of cost.
3 To come up on 19.02.2008 at 2.00 P.M.

4 Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.

-sd-
Chandigarh. (P.K.Grover)
Dated: 24.01.2008 Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

Jaskaran Singh Sidhu versus AS College Khanna

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

Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu,
W.No. 16, Mohalla Radharakha,
Ward No. 16, Mansa 151505,
Punjab. .………. Complainant

V/s

Public Information Officer,
O/o The Principal,
A.S College, Khanna,
Punjab. ………….. Respondent

CC. No. 2104/2007

Order

Present:
Dr. Jaskaran Singh Sidhu, Complainant in person.
Sh. D.K Menro, Superintendent, A.S College, Khanna.

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1 1 Both the parties are present and have requested that the matter be heard today.


2 Heard both the parties. The case relates to seeking information regarding a service matter. The request for information was made on 08.08.2007 having 13 items. On not receiving any response, the Complainant filed a complaint with the Commission on 12.11.2007.

3 The Respondent makes a written submission which is taken on record. The Respondent confirms that his college is an aided college and falls under the purview of the Public Authority as per Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act. During the today’s proceedings it emerged that so far no information had been supplied. The contents of Section 2(f) of the RTI Act were highlighted to both the parties.

4 The Respondent is directed to provide information as has been demanded by the Complainant in his original request dated 08.08.2007. The response will be sent to the Complainant by registered post free of cost by 15.01.2008 with a copy to the Commission. To come up for compliance of orders on 24.01.2008.

5 Announced in the hearing. Copies be sent to both the parties.

Chandigarh. (P.K.Grover)
Dated : 03.01.2008 Lt. Gen. (Retd.)
State Information Commissioner

AS College for Women shines in Roshni

An inter-college and inter-school cultural and fine arts competition, “Roshni-2007 ” organised by the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha, concluded here yesterday. Dr H.S.Gurm, former VC, PTU was the chief guest for the evening session.

The results for various inter-school competitions are: Rangoli: 1-Ramandeep Kaur (Govt. Senior Sec. School Bhaini Sahib), 2-Sonali Tripthi (Govt. Girls Senior Sec. School Sahnewal) and 3-Kusum Kumari (Govt. Sen. Sec. School, Dehlon). Creative writing (Essay): 1-Jashandeep (Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur),2- Sujata Bhardwaj ( Sri Guru Harkrishan Pubilc School, Doraha) and 3- Jyotpreet Kaur (BCM Sr. Sec. School Chd road Ludhiana). Creative writing (Short Story):1- Ramandeep Kaur (Khalsa Girls Sr. Sec. School, Doraha) 2-Rupinder Kaur (Khalsa Girls Sr. Sec. School, Doraha). Quiz:1-Narinder Pal, Keshav, Anubhav (BCM Sr. Sec. School Chd. Road,Ludhiana), 2-Nisha, Karamjeet, Sandeep (Hindi Putri Pathshala Sen. Sec. School Khanna) and 3-Rajeer Singh, Gurmanpreet Singh, Deepak Ranjan (Swarswati Model Sr. Sec. School, Doraha). Poster Making: 1-Harpreet Kaur (Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha), 2-Gumeet Kaur (BCM Sr. Sec. School, Chd. Rd. Ludhiana) and 3- Kishan (DAV Model Sr. Sec. School, Khanna). Bindas Bol: 1-Mehak (Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur), 2-Varinder Singh (Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Sahnewal) and 3-Namit (BCM Sr. Sec. School Chd. Rd. Ludhiana). Cartoonig: 1-Manpreet Kaur (BCM Sr. Sec. School, Chd.Rd,Ludhiana) ,2-Ekta (DAV Model Sr. Sec. School, Khanna) and 3-Sukhchain Singh (Govt. Sr. Sec. School Sahnewal).

Collage Making:1-Nupur (BCM Sr. Sec. School, Chd. Rd. Ludhiana) and 2-Yashika (BCM Sr. Sec. School, Chd. Rd. Ludhiana) Mehndi:1-Barkha (BCM Sr. Sec. School, Chd. Rd. Ludhiana),2-Charnjit Kaur (Govt. Girls Sen. School, Sahnewal) and 3- Jashandeep Kaur (Guru Nanak Model Sr. Sec. School, Doraha). Face Painting: 1-Jasleen Kaur Bhullar (Tagore International Sr. Sec. School, Sahnewal),2-Raspreet (BCM Sr. Sec. School Chd. Road , Ludhiana) and 3-Saloni ( BCM Sr. Sec. School, Chd. Rd. Ludhiana). Dance:1-Kulveer Kaur (Saraswati Model Sr. Sec. School Sahnewal),2-Oshin (Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur) and 3-Pawndeep Kaur (Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Public School, Manji Sahib Kottan). Folk Song:1-Prabhjot Kaur (BCM Sr. Sec. School Chd, Road Ludhiana) ,2-Naveen Tiwari (DAV Model Sr. Sec. School, Khanna) and 3-Kamaljeet (Hindi Putri Pathshala Sr. Sec. School, Khanna), 3-Nishant deep (Himalya Sr. Sec. Public School, Ludhiana). Overall Trophy: BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana.

The results of inter-college competitions are: Rangoli: 1-Ranjana (S.C.D Govt. College for Boys, Ludhiana), 2-Navneet Kaur (A. S. College for Women , Khanna) and 3-Harpreet Kaur (Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, Khanna). Creative writing (Essay):1-Dilbag Singh (Kamla Lotia S. D. College, Ludhiana),2-Jatinder Kaur (National College for Women, Machiwara). Creative writing (Short Story): 1-Manjit Singh (S.C.D. Govt. College for Boys,Ludhiana) 2-Jagdeep Kaur (A. S. College of Khanna). Creative writing (Poetry):1-Gagandeep Kaur (Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce & Mgt,Ludhiana) and 2-Mukta (Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana). Quiz: 1-Rahul Sehajpal, Sunny Nayyar, Barinder (S.C.D Govt. College for Boys, Ludhiana),2-Jagmohan Goel, Harkamal Singh, Neha Moudgil (Gobindgarh Public College Alour, Khanna) and 3-Gurpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur (Mata Ganga Khalsa for Women, Manji Sahib, Kota Ludhiana). Poster Making:1-Maninder Kaur (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana) ,2-Gurpreet Kaur (A. S. College for Women, Khanna) and 3-Amarpreet Kaur (Kamla Lotia S. D. College, Ludhiana) and Amandeep Kaur (Guru Nanak Girls College Model Town Ludhiana) (Consolation). Bindas Bol: 1-Aditi Gupta (S.C.D. Govt. College for Boys, Ludhiana), 2-Darshpreet Singh (Sri Aurobindo College of Comm.& Mgt. Ludhiana) and 3-Shelly Sharma (Gobindgarh Public College, Alour Khanna). Cartoonig:1-Rajni (D.D Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana), 2-Sandeep Kaur (Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town Ludhiana) and 3-Sunpreet Kaur (Khalsa College for Women,Ludhiana). Collage making:1-Balpreet Kaur (Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town , Ludhiana), 2-Gurpreet Kaur (Gobindgarh Public College Alour, Khanna), 3-Gurmeet Kaur (D.D Jain Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana) and Shivani Sharma (A.S.College for Women, Khanna) (Consolation). Mehndi:1-Satvir Kaur (Guru Nanak Girls College Model Town, Ludhiana),2-Rachna Sharma (A.S.College for Women, Khanna) and 3-Natasha Jain (Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women , Ludhiana) Face Painting:1-Gagandeep Kaur (Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana) ,2-Sunita (A.S.College for Women Khanna). Dance:1-Kamaljit Singh (Gobindgarh Public College, Alour Khanna),2-Neha Sharma (Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women , Ludhiana). Folk Song:1-Gurjeet Kaur (Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women , Ludhiana), 2-Amrit Singh (Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce & Mgt. Ludhiana),3-Mandeep Kaur (Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana) .

Overall trophy: A.S.College for Women, Khanna and S.D. College for Boys for Ludhiana.


PU diamond jubilee youth festival

The diamond jubilee youth festival of Panjab University was inaugurated today at SCD Government College. The opening ceremony was held at Sahir Auditorium with the lighting of a ceremonial lamp by principal Malkiat Singh, accompanied by vice-principal Mohinder Singh and Jasbir Kaur Makkar, organising secretary of cultural committee of the college. This was followed by the a welcome song.

On the first day of the festival, competitions of music and fine arts were held. In the items of music, 150 participants took part in various categories that included group song, group shabad, folk song, geet, ghazal and items of orchestra. The results of the competitions were as follows:

Group Shabad: Guru Nanak National College, Doraha came first, SCD College second and GGN Khalsa College third. In the group song, SCD College was first, GNN College, Doraha, second and GGN Khalsa College third. In geet/ghazal, SCD College was first, Gobindgarh Public College, Alour second and GNN College, Doraha, and AS College, Khanna, remained third. In folk-song, SCD College first, AS College Khanna second and GNN, Doraha, third.


Sports meet of AS College ends

The 54th two-day sports meet of AS College concluded with the prize distribution ceremony here today. Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, Parliamentary Secretary, was the chief guest on the concluding day while Dr R.S. Jhanji, Principal of the college, welcomed the guests.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Dullo said the students should actively take part in sports activities. She also announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh from his discretionary fund.

The results are: Talwinder Singh of BA III and Simi Batta of PGDCA were declared the best athletes. In 100 m race, Amandeep Singh of BA II got the first position, Jasbir Singh BA I second and Amarinder Singh of BA I secured the third position.

Hammer throw: Jarnail Singh BA III bagged the first position, Karun Sharma BA III second and Gurpreet Singh BA II bagged the third position; 3000 m race: Talwinder Singh 1, Avtar Singh 2, Parlad Singh 3; Short put (girls): Simmi 1, Gurvir Kaur 2 and Simran 3; Back race: Lakhvir Singh 1, Yuvraj Singh 2, and Varinder Singh 3; 3000 m walk: Talwinder Singh 1, Tarnvir Singh 2, Teetu 3; Obstacle race: Nidhi 1, Simran 2, Neetika 3.

The tug war competition was won by BA III team defeating the team of BA II. The college students also organised a cultural programme.

Mr Yoginder Sharma, president of the college management, Mr Sanjiv Dhamija, secretary, Mr Ashwani Bansal, vice-president, Mr Jatinder Devgan, secretary of the AS College for Women, Mr Rakesh Goel, Mr Vikas Mehta, Mr Parmjit Pammi, Mr Som Nath Latawa, Mr Pardeep Vij, all members of the college management, Ms Urmila Sahnewalia and Mr Bhupinder Kaur, both Councillors, Mr Balraj Bhandari, Ms Rekha Bhardwaj, Mr Suresh Tandon, Mr Narinder Singh, Mr D.D. Verma, Mr Ashok Vij and Mr Dewan Chand Vij were among those present on the occasion.


Declamation contest at AS College

The Lala Hans Raj Memorial Inter-College Declamation Contest was organised at the AS College for Women, Khanna, on Saturday. Students from 11 colleges in Ludhiana, Khanna and Mandi Gobindgarh participated in it.

Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, Parliamentary Secretary, was the chief guest on the occasion. Ms Rekha Bhardwaj, Principal of the college, welcomed the chief guest, other guests and participants.

Students spoke on issues like drug addiction, relevance of moral values etc.

Mr Yoginder Sharma, president of the college management committee, Mr Jatinder Dev, general secretary of the college, Mr Kuldeep Goel and Mr Anil Goel were also present on the occasion.

Mr Joshi, Mr Madhpuri and Mr Devgan were the judges of the contest.


AS College students bag 44 awards

Around 1,100 students from 14 colleges participated in the youth festival of Panjab University, Ludhiana Zone A, organised at AS College for Women, Khanna, from October 13 to 16. Dr Rekha Bhardwaj, Principal of AS College for Women College, claimed that the college had hosted the youth festival for the third time since 2000.

Dr Bhardwaj said that their college students bagged 44 prizes, including 12 first and 20 second prizes, respectively.

Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, bagged nine positions in various competitions in the festival.

Mr Suresh Goyal, president, Gobindgarh Educational and Social Welfare Trust, Mr Swaranjit Singh Bagli, secretary of the trust, Mr Pawan Sharma, chairman of the college, and other members of the trust congratulated Dr Suresh Tandon, Principal of the college, staff members and students on this achievement. Dr Tandon hoped that this achievement would encourage the students to improve their performance next year.

The positions secured by the college students are:

Classical dance-Jaspreet Kaur, 1; Clay modelling -Pushpinder, I; Cartooning- Pushpinder, I; Mime-Handeep Kaur, Seema Rani, Meenu Khullar, Nisha Batra, Kannu Priya, Mandeep Kaur, I.

Still Life Drawing- Manpreet Kaur, II; Skit-Jorawar Singh, Rajiv Rattan, Varun Lamba, Puneet Pal Singh, Jagtar Singh,Ravish Gautam, II.

Quiz- Gagandeep Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sumaninder Sharma, III;

Geet-Reema Pathak, III; Mimicry-Varun Lamba, Chandan Verma, III.


Three students of A.S. College rusticated Bid to kidnap girl

Three students of M.A. (1st year) of A.S. College Khanna were rusticated from the college on the charges of involvement in kidnapping of a college Girl. Earlier all these students were suspended by the college following a complaint by the Grand father of the victim.

On February 10 four youths with muffled faces tried to kidnap a girl a student of B.C. A. first year studying in A S College Khanna on the railway overbridge at Samrala road. The attempt was made while the girl was going to her College at 10 A.M. when she reached near the railway overbridge four youths came in A Zen car and stopped the car in front of the Moped of the Girl. The youths tried to put the girl in the car but the girl ran away. When she raised the alarm some passersby and students reached the spot and in the meanwhile the youths sped away.

Following the attempt the victim lodged complaints to the police and the college Principal. The victim claimed that she had identified a youth who is studying in her college. Taking serious note of the incident an emergency meeting of disciplinary committee was convened under the chairmanship of the Principal of the College Mr. V. C. Sachdeva on same day. The committee decided to suspended three students allegedly involved in the case.

The committee given time of one week to appear before the committee but the students failed to do so and remain absent from the College. On February 18 the meeting of the disciplinary and advisory committee was convened in the college premise, which was attended, by Prof. Jassa Singh, Prof. S.C. Goel, Prof. Darshan Singh. Prof. R.S. Jhanji, Prof. C. D. Jain, Prof. Kamla Kumar Sharma, Prof. Sanjeev Kumar, Prof. P.J. Sharma and Prof. H.L. Behal. The meeting, presided over by Principal V.C. Sachdev decided to rusticate the students, as they had not willing to present their version on the issue. The students were banned to enter the college premises and could not get admission in the next session in the College. The College authorities informed the parents of the students about the decision. The parents of the students had accepted the decision and had withdrawn the name of these students, Mr Sanjeev Dhamija Secretary of the school told the Ludhiana Tribune on telephone.

Mr Yoginder Sharma, President of the college management, said that the decision had been taken to maintain discipline in the college. He said stern action would be taken if any student of the College found involved in any illegal activity in future.

Following the complaint the police raided and arrested three students of M.A. First year. But police challaned all these students under Section 107/51 CrPC beside the charges of kidnapping. The police said that they had challaned them under rules 107/51 CrPC as the parents were not ready to lodge an F I R against the youths.

All these students identified as Gurjit Singh and Harjit Singh both students of M.A. 2nd year of History and Jagmit Singh of M.A. Political Science were produced in the court of S.D.M. and were released on bail.


A.S. College tops in PU youth fest

A.S. College here has won the first position in the Punjab University Zonal Youth Festival Ludhiana (Zone-B) organised at A.S. College for Women here. The college won 28 medals in the festival.

Mrs Bhardwaj, the Principal of the college said in a press note issued here today that the college had won nine first prizes, 11 second prizes and eight third prizes. Guru Nanak National College has secured the second position by securing seven first prizes, five second prizes and six third prizes. The third position was captured by SCD Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, by winning seven first prizes, four second prizes and four third prizes.



PF scam detected in 2 colleges

A Provident Fund scam worth lakhs of rupees came to light in two colleges of the city run by the AS High School Trust and Management Society. The matter was raised by a management member, Mr Krishan Murari Bedi, in the budget meeting of the trust held on June 28. It was alleged that Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) to be deposited by the management was being deposited more than the prescribed norms by the clerical staff of the AS College for Boys and the AS College for Women.

In the meeting it was directed that detailed information would be furnished about the whole affair before the management up to July 6. The secretary of the AS College for Boys, Mr J.S. Lotey, said the next course of action would be decided by the managing committee. He confirmed that lakhs of rupees were involved in the scam.

Mr Bedi said the management was bound to deposit 12 per cent of the pay up to Rs 6,500 per month towards the CPC. For salary more than Rs 6,500, no CPF could be deposited without the consent of the management (employer ) . He said the clerical staff was despositing more CPC of employees getting a salary exceeding Rs 6,500 per month. Mr Lotey said that the management had never given its consent to deposit more CPF.

According to sources, the scam was detected when a management member noticed that the CPF of a Principal of another institution run by the same management was half of that of a Superintendent of the college.




5 Punjab colleges get notices

The office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) has issued notices to colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Punjabi University and Guru Nanak Dev University for violating the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

Deputy Chief Commissioner, Disabilities Anuradha Mohit told TNS here today that these colleges were found to have overlooked Section 33 of the PWD Act which provides for 3 per cent reservation in jobs to persons with disabilities. Colleges which have been sent notices are Khalsa College for Women, Amristar, Akal Degree College, Mastuana, Sangrur, S.D. Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Mansa, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Ludhiana and G.H.G. Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana.

According to the aforesaid provision, every establishment which is wholly or substantially funded by the government is obliged to provide three per cent reservation in jobs for persons with disabilities. “To ensure that the rights of disabled persons are protected, the CCPD has taken several initiatives which include monitoring employment advertisements and admission notices. In the last two years, we have taken suo motu action against over 900 institutes of which nearly 600 were educational institutions, universities and colleges. Of these, 320 were flouting provision of three per cent reservation in jobs for disabled persons,’’ Ms Mohit said.

She said that the commission had taken suo motu cognisance of these violations. “In the course of our routine exercise, we came across advertisements in several newspapers, including The Tribune, where colleges had not mentioned reservation in jobs for physically handicapped persons.’’

Taking cognisance of an advertisement dated July 15 for posts of lecturer, the commission has pointed out that the G.H.G. Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, has given “no indication’’ regarding reservation for physically handicapped persons in accordance with Section 33 of the PWD Act. It has directed the college to submit its written reply within 20 days and not later than August 10.

S.D. Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Mansa, Akal Degree College, Mastuana, Sangrur, and Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, which advertised for posts of lecturer on July 8 have also been sent notices for similar omissions on reservations for disabled persons.

In its reply to a notice issued on June 1, Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar which advertised posts of lecturer of information technology and computer science, stated, “The College Management has not committed any violation of Section 33 of the PWD Act, 1995, by not mentioning the reservation for the physically handicapped persons in the advertisement. The posts advertised are of such type and specified category for which no physically handicapped or disabled person can be employed.’’

The Khalsa College Society, Amritsar, has contended that the posts advertised are specifically meant for candidates of general category and the college management should therefore be exempted from the provision of Section 33 of the Disabilities Act.

Commenting on the aforesaid reply, Ms Mohit said that no establishment can exempt itself from Section 33 of the Act. “The appropriate government alone has the authority to provide exemption on the merits of the case. The government has to cite reasons for providing exemption in the notification of exemption.’’

Ms Mohit said that she plans to summon the colleges by early August for a hearing to save time.


NAAC report of AS College

Section 1: Preamble
The A.S. College Khanna is situated on Samrala Road, Khanna, Ludhiana district, Punjab. The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted its self-study report to the NAAC in October 2003. The NAAC constituted a Peer Team consisting of Professor V. S. Patel (Former Vice-Chancellor, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat) as the Chairperson, Dr. Kamal Singh, Professor, Dept. of Physics, Nagpur University, Nagpur, as Member Co-ordinator, Prof. Ashok Aima, Professor of Management Studies, University of Jammu, J & K and Dr. Suresh Sharma, Principal, Motilal Nehru College (Evening), Delhi, as Members to visit the college and validate the self-study report. The Peer Team visited the college during February 25-26, 2004.

The A.S. College, Khanna, was established in the year 1946. The College is affiliated to Punjab University Chandigarh. It is a grant-in-aid institution. The college was established by the Anglo-Sanskrit High School Khanna Trust and Management Society whose aim is to empower the educationally backward and disadvantaged, predominantly rural population, by imparting a liberal general education (in languages, arts, science and technical education) with a special stress on the values of humanism, secularism and nationalism.

The college is located in a rural area. It offers a wide range of courses and programmes in Under Graduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) classes. It offers eight UG programmes in B.A., B.Com., B.Com. with e-commerce, B.Sc. (Non-medical), B.Sc. (Medical) and four PG Programmes in M.Com., M.A. (Political Science, Punjabi, History), BCA and PGDCA as self financing courses. The college also offers vocational courses in Foreign Trade Practices and Procedures and Computer Applications at the UG levels. The institution is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) and 12(b).

The college possesses a campus covering 24 acres of land. The student strength in UG Programmes in the current session is 1419 and 190 in PG Programmes. All the students are from the surrounding areas and very few are from outside the state. The unit cost of education of the institution in the year 2002-2003 was Rs. 15226.09 (including salary component) and Rs. 4142.02 (excluding salary component). The temporal plan for the academic work of the college is of annual type. The college has a computerized Central library, Computer center, First-aid facility, Canteen, Career Guidance Centre, Staff Quarters for class IV employees. Besides, the college has separate common rooms for boys and girls, separate cycle stand for boys and girls and adequate parking space for employees. There are adequate drinking water facilities and toilet blocks.

The college now has a total strength of 45 permanent teachers, 2 part-time teachers, 12 temporary teachers, 13 administrative staff, 18 technical staff and 19 supporting staff. The college has strong Alumni Association with a membership of over 1000 persons and quite a few of them occupy prominent positions in public life.

The outstanding among them are:
Justice S.S. Kang, Former Governor of Kerala, Sh. Jasjit Randhawa, State minister for Public Health and Rural Development Govt. of Panjab, Sh. Shamsher Sing Dullo, M.P. and formerly Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Sh. Raman Goyal, Commissioner Income Tax Chandigarh, Sh. P.P.S Virk, S.P Patiala, Sh. D.S. Mangat. Former D.G.P. Punjab, Major Gen. J.S. Mann (Retd), Sh. Boota Singh, I.R.S. Commissioner Income Tax, Mumbai, Sh. Avinash Chatwal, I.A.S. Pvt. Secretary to union minister Govt. of India, Dr. Avtar Singh, I.A.S., Haryana, Sh. Baldev Singh, I.A.S. Maharashtra, Sh. Chandar Shekhar, I.P.S., A.D.G.P Punjab Border, Sh. Pritpal singh, I.P.S.D.I.G. Indo Tibetan Border Police Chandigarh, Dr. T. S. Kler Senior Consultant (Cardiology) Escort Heart Institute N. Delhi, Sh. P. K. Kapila, Chairman Reliance Chemical Ltd. Jamnagar, Sh. Ravinder Pipat, Film Director Mumbai, Prof. Kuldeep Singh, G.N.D.U, Prof. M.R. Khurana, P.U Chandigarh, Dr. Nahar Singh, Panjab University Chandigarh.

The Peer Team constituted by the NAAC carefully perused and analyzed the self-study report of the college. It went through all the relevant documents and also interacted at length with the members of the Management and Governing Board of the college, the Principal, the members of faculty and non-teaching staff, students, parents and Alumni of the college. The peer team also visited the various departments providing support services. Based on these meetings and keeping in mind the criteria identified by the NAAC, the assessment of the college on the basis of its strengths and concerns are as under.

Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
The college is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, hence, it follows the syllabus prescribed by the University. Teaching and learning is consistent with the goals and objectives of the institution. The college offers a wide range of courses and programmes both at UG and P.G level. The college offers B.A, B.Sc, B.Com, B.Com E-Commerce and B.C.A at undergraduate level and M.A in History, Pol. Science, Panjabi and M.Com at Post Graduate level. The College also offers Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications, which is self-financing. Besides, the college at present is running three certificate courses in Computer Applications, Foreign Trade Practices & Procedures and Introduction to Computer Sciences. Amongst these some of the courses offered at the college are career oriented. Besides, a non-credit course on environmental education is mandatory. The college also prepares its students to hone their skills in spoken english and to appear in proficiency tests in the language of English by arranging tutorials in IELTS and TOEFL. Basic courses in German and French languages in non-formal mode are being offered by the college as add on courses keeping in view the imperatives of emerging global job opportunities. The college also offers crash courses in the use of internet.

The college has introduced ‘Introduction to Computer Science’ as an additional optional subject for all the students at UG/PG level classes. The students enjoy flexibility to pursue any academic programme with reference to elective options, horizontal mobility and non-core options as per University rules. Some of the staff members of the college are on the Board of Studies, Syndicate, Senate and Academic Council of the Panjab University. Within the framework of the curriculum as prescribed by Punjab University, the college has been developing such packages which enrich the knowledge, skill and values that help students in achieving academic excellence. The teachers are upgrading their knowledge and skills by regularly conducting and participating in seminars, conferences, workshops, orientation courses and refresher courses.

The college has evolved an institutional mechanism to monitor the quality of different academic programmes through its various administrative/advisory committees. These committees design/recommend the desired improvements in the academic programmes on the basis of feedback received from the students, parents and industry as a consequence of which special value addition packages are formulated to enrich the knowledge and competence levels of the students.

It is advisable to examine the course contents in both the UG and PG programmes and to find out whether skill components could be added to the existing curricula by the institution. Notwithstanding that the college has already started adding new courses as part of the regular academic programmes such as IT in M.Com, Tally in B.Com. This is warranted on account of challenges emerging in the job market which have tremendous employment opportunities at the local, national and as well as at international level. The college must therefore focus on some of such job oriented courses such as Agriculture Bio-Technology, Information Technology, Microbiology and Business Administration so as to be in tune with the Mission and objectives of Society.

Criterion II: Teaching – Learning and Evaluation
The college has a transparent admission procedure. The students are selected for admission to the college strictly on merit. The relative merit of the candidates is decided on the basis of special entrance tests, interviews, previous academic records or a through combination of all of these. The college publishes the prospectus every year, which provides the requisite information regarding the admission procedures, the courses available, the fee structure and other information relevant to seek admissions and also about the academic standing of the college. The academic flexibility is available to the students to choose the courses of study of their choice. The college has adopted a healthy practice of preparing teaching calendar in respective subjects well before the commencement of academic session. A complete and an exhaustive academic calendar is prepared in accordance with the university norms to ensure effective teaching. Classroom lectures are supplemented with display of models, audio–visual aids, charts, maps, field studies, tutorials, wall posters, question answer sessions and regular class tests. The students are also given home assignments, and are encouraged to participate in seminars, quizzes workshops and debates, which is a welcome step. Periodic steps are part of the internal assessment evaluation. There is also a provision for providing remedial teaching to the educationally disadvantaged students belonging to the weaker sections of society. The college provides remedial coaching in the subjects of English, Political Science, History, Commerce, Mathematics and Zoology.

The college has created a separate cell which ensures that the academic delivery packages are in tune with the emerging issues and perspectives in each discipline. It is being done by soliciting requisitions from teachers to develop course material for both students and the teachers. As such the course material developed is useful and is in conformity with value addition requirements in enhancing knowledge based competencies of teachers and the learners. The cell also assists the teachers in preparing audio-visual aids. Special coaching of brilliant as well as weak students is organized. The college pays special attention to brilliant students through Brilliant Students Club and by providing scholar cards. A noteworthy feature of academic programme of the college is the maintenance of daily diaries by each teacher which help them plan the teaching programme besides maintaining a record of delivery of lectures. These daily diaries are checked by the respective Head of Departments and Principal every week. The college has the reputation for having ensured that there is zero copying at various levels of examinations comprising house examinations and university examinations. To consistently upgrade the learning endeavors of the students the college has instituted enrichment criterions in shape of house examinations and continuous internal assessment in all the academic programmes being offered by the college. College provides study material and various incentives to the brilliant /advanced learners for helping them to achieve distinction in their respective disciplines.

College management recruits teachers on the recommendations of the Selection Committees in accordance with norms prescribed by the UGC, the University and the State Government. The college also recruits from time to time appropriate number of teachers on ad hoc/ part time basis.

The institution has an inbuilt mechanism to respond to the suggestions, complaints, grievances of the students in reference to teaching-learning processes and support facilities. Two faculty members have attended and presented papers in International seminars/conferences. 15 teachers have participated in National level seminars/workshops/conferences organized by the affiliating University, as well as by other institutions. As per the documentary evidence the college imparts extra teaching over and above the stipulated norms, which reflects a very strong commitment of the teachers in completion of courses.

Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The total faculty strength is 59 of which 10 teachers hold Ph.D. degrees and 13 teachers have M.Phil degrees including 12 temporary teachers and 2 part-time teachers. The departments of English, Political Science, History, Hindi, Punjabi, Economics, Biology and Chemistry have a number of publications to their credit. One faculty member is guiding M.Phil. students. Many teachers have published books, articles, research papers, abstracts etc. and have presented papers in various conferences. Two teachers have jointly translated 12 books from English to Punjabi. Faculty members provide regular consultancy services to other educational institutions. The computer department has developed software to computerize libraries and accounts office. The college has developed in house capability in developing subject specific teaching aids on the basis of the requisitions sought from teachers in the overall context.

Publications of research papers, articles, books and creative writing by the faculty members is commendable. At least six members of the teaching faculty are publishing regularly. The college has not publicized the expertise available with it for consultancy services. The Department of Computer Science has prepared software packages, which are also being used by 14 other institutions of the region including many business organizations.

The college is extremely active in the field of extension services and is also very responsive to community needs. Various extension and awareness programmes are being regularly conducted by the college such as AIDS awareness, female foeticide, Sanitation, Literacy campaign, Traffic Management, Pulse Polio Campaigns, Blood Donation Camps etc. The College has collaborated with various Government and Non-Government agencies to undertake these programmes. The faculty members have been given additional charges of organizing various extension services such as NSS, N.C.C, Youth Welfare Club, Red Cross, Green Brigade Units and Alumni Association. All these out reach activities are planned and carried out under the overall supervision of the Director Extension services. The college works and plans extension activities in collaboration with NGO’s like Lions Club, Rotary Club, Village Panchayat, Municipal Committee, Health Department, Social Welfare Department and Sports Clubs.

The college is actively responsive to the natural calamities and sufferings in the country. At the time of earthquake in Maharashtra and Gujarat, Cyclone in Orissa, Flood in Panjab and Railway accident near Khanna and Kargil war, the college raised funds and other material aids for the victims of these tragedies. For these exemplary social services, the Hon’ble Governor of Panjab honoured the college with a medal and a certificate. The Green Brigade of the college has planted a large number of trees in and around the college campus.

Some staff members have received state level awards for their social services. The college may extend its area wise out-reach programmes to give it a larger cover for solving the problems of the community on a broader scale.

Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The college has a vast campus spread over 24 acres of land with adequate infrastructure facilities and resources to run various educational programmes, administrative functions and extension services effectively. In addition to this, the college has fully equipped laboratories Biology Museum, Botanical Garden, Career Guidance Center, Audio Visual Room Auditorium, Gymnasium, two Seminar Rooms and improvised open air Theater, Generator sets and extended counter of Bank and Post Office. During the last 3 years a sum of Rs.12,37,887.00 has been spent on maintenance work. The gardens of the college are well maintained. The college has recently setup a Vermiculture and Vermicomposting plant. The college management monitors and plans the future growth of the institution commensurate with increasing number of students and ever-evolving education pattern. A commendable feature of the institution is that it strives to optimize the existing infrastructure. The college has Study center of Indira Gandhi National Open University offering 19 academic programmes. The Punjab University has created a Regional Center for the conduct of examinations and evaluation in the campus.

The College has a fully Computerized Central Library managed by the Library Advisory Committee. It has 41,032 books, 112 Magazines and 99 journals/periodicals. The Library is linked with Punjab University Library and British Library, Chandigarh. In the year 2001-2002 about 500 books and periodicals were added to the Central Library. The library is equipped with Reprography, Computers, and a good collection of audio-video cassettes and CD’s on the emerging issues relevant to the subjects. The library has a well-furnished reading room to seat about 100 readers’. Library is also equipped with Internet services and remains open for 294 days. It remains open for 8 hours a day for six days a week. Most of the activities of the library like lending, stock verification, etc. have been computerized. Library has interlibrary borrowing facility. A separate reading space for the faculty and women students is available with a well-equipped audio-visual room. A reprography unit in the library is an additional facility.

The college has a Central Computer Centre with 49 computers, which is kept open for 8 hours a day, 6 days a week during working days. The centre is kept open on Sundays and holidays on demand. Five departments have installed computers. The maintenance of computers is being managed by the college itself.

The college has a First Aid facility for students and employees. The college has created a contributory Staff Welfare Corpus fund. All students are covered under the Group Insurance Scheme. There is a cooperative society which provides loans to the teaching and non-teaching staff.

The college has adequate infrastructure facilities for Sports and Games. It has a Gymnasium Hall with indoor badminton court, table tennis facility, equipment for gymnastics, Football ground, Hockey ground, Cricket ground, Volley-ball ground, Basket-ball court, KhoKho ground, Kabbadi ground, Boxing-cum-wrestling ring, Sports stadium etc. The college is providing sports kit, shoes, sports equipment and incentives, free ships, special prizes and cash awards etc. to the players. Some players have participated and won positions in national, regional and state level competitions, particularly in boxing and marathon competitions, which needs a special mention. It is imperative to note that staff and the students in rural areas need skills to meet the challenges of the present day job market. To equip the rural students, who otherwise do not have opportunities to study the latest in the field, it is desirable that Computer Training and Counseling services like Career Counseling, Training for Preparation for Competitive Examinations, Employment Bureau are strengthened for the benefit of the students. The Book Bank facility needs up-gradation as the number of books added per year needs upward revision.

Criterion V: Student Support and Progression
The college admits students to the different academic courses on the basis of their merit. The college publishes its prospectus at the beginning of each academic session, which contains the admission information as well as the related information regarding fee structure, financial aid programmes and also the rules and regulations regarding the college discipline, academic calendar, rules about the curricula, library and sports activities, rules and regulations regarding house tests and University Examinations, evaluation methods, internal assessment etc. Dropout rate in the college is moderate while the success rate is about 95 per cent, which is a good achievement. The college is consistently bagging top positions in the university examinations.

The students are given scholarships like National Merit Scholarship and Open Merit Scholarship under various schemes of the Government and Freeships to economically backward students. The Alumni Association of the college runs a book bank, honors regularly brilliant students, and pays stipends to poor and deserving students. The college also gives financial aid to meritorious students for sports achievements. The college also provides required academic training and exposure to students in co-curricular activities.

The college gives special encouragement to students for which it has created a large number of physical and infrastructure facilities for participating in sports and various activities. The college also has facilities for indoor games besides outdoor games. Encouragement for participation in sports is given by imparting training in several sports activities by qualified instructors and financial help to sports persons. The NSS and NCC unit of the college have undertaken a large number of activities regarding community services alongwith training students in discipline and combat practices. Many students appear in competitive examination and necessary books are made available in the library to help this category of students. Many have benefited from this type of facility.

The college has a regular Placement Cell headed by a placement officer, who makes efforts to secure placements through company interviews and brochures highlighting the profile of the students. The college has a Career Guidance Centre housed in a separate building which has been donated by Alumni Association. A special cell headed by a senior teacher has been created to prevent sexual harassment of women in the college. Alumni Association of the college is a vibrant and active in regularly helping the college in improving its infrastructural facilities. The Alumni association has mobilized about Rs.12,00,000/- for such works. A strong liason between the Alumni and the college will help the college in generation of funds and placement and training opportunities for students.

Criterion VI: Organization and Management
The college has a well-defined management structure with managing committee of the college as the apex body. The coordination and monitoring mechanism is controlled by a large number of committees of teachers, which looks after various functions of the college administration. Prominent among these committees are Advisory Council, Library Committee, Building Committee, Canteen Committee, Discipline Committee, the Students Welfare Committee etc. The various academic activities are planned and coordinated under the overall supervision of the principal. The practice of self appraisal of the teachers is in place as the information on the teachers performance is obtained through a self appraisal proforma. The non-teaching staff works under the direct supervision of the principal and college has been able to discharge its duties effectively. Different committees of the staff-members help the institute work with full potential. Besides, all the departmental heads are delegated certain academic and administrative powers. Periodic meetings of the principal with the HODs are convened to take overall stock of the situation.

The college and management through the Annual Confidential Reports monitors the performance of the teachers. The efficiency of the non-teaching staff is also assessed at regular intervals. The principal directly deals with the Redresses of Grievances of the teaching and non-teaching employees. The students have easy access to the teachers and the principal for the redressal of their day-to-day problems. A suggestion box has been placed on the campus for obtaining opinions of the college community.

Various welfare measures are being extended to the students, such as Book Bank, Medical Checkup and Medical Insurance. Welfare scheme like Medical Insurance, P.F. Loan, Employees’ Co-operative Credit Society loan and Group Insurance are available for teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.

The accounts of the college are well maintained and are audited regularly by the internal and external auditors.

Criterion VII: Healthy Practices
The Peer Team has identified a few unique features about the college which has enhanced the academic ambience of the institution. They are as follows:

A well built-in system of ensuring internal quality checks in all administrative and academic activities.

*Cordial atmosphere exists in the college which reflects collective synergy and spirit of team work.

*Some of the teachers of the college in their endeavors to make the institution a centre of excellence regularly contribute through donations for infrastructure developments and financial assistance to the needy students.

*Extensive use of audio-visual teaching aids and the preparation of such aids in the college.

*Continuous evaluation and internal assessment.

*Active support and involvement of the alumni for the infrastructural development and student support services.

*A.S. College Khanna has been listed by the UGC as a ‘College for Potential with Excellence.’

*A cell headed by a senior women teacher to deal with the sexual harassment of women.

*No student unrest and academic communities are maintaining harmony.

*Career and personal counseling through the personality development center.

Section 3: Overall Analysis
The Peer Team, after going through the self-study report and on the basis of its visit to various academic and physical facilities of the institution, finds that the college has been able to make significant progress, and is satisfied with its performance. The college is functioning in accordance with the aims and objectives as laid down by the society. There is a healthy relationship between various functionaries of the college, which has contributed to cordial environment in the institution. The peer team considers the following features of the college as commendable:

*Encouragement and support given by the Management to the institution for its effective functioning.

*The effective leadership of the Principal and dedication and commitment of both teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution.

*The application of strategic planning exercise for the future growth and development of the institution.

*Regularity and punctuality by keeping the lecture records and maintenance of daily diaries of instructions by the teachers.

*The college has a well-defined vision about future planning, infrastructural growth and development.

*The college carries out large number of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

*The college has strong community linkage and is actively engaged in various out reach activities.

*The recent initiatives of the college in setting up Vermiculture and Vermicomposting plant is intended to educate the local farmers to use organic manure instead of chemical fertilizers.

Keeping in view of the future growth and development of the college, the Peer Team suggests the following to the institution for its consideration:

*In view of the economic backwardness of the people of the surrounding area, the college may consider the introduction of more number of market friendly short and long term job-oriented courses.

*The college may provide the facilities of a language laboratory to develop the communication skill of the students.

*More job-oriented courses are introduced by making optimal utilization of existing resources and by providing additional infrastructure wherever necessary.

*The college may consider the introduction of a few relatively longer duration job oriented self-financing courses and PG Course.

*The linkages with industry and other institutions of GOs and NGOs can be further expanded for mutal benefits.

*The Management, Administration and College Faculty may draw a plan to lay more emphasis on research and consultancy. For this, a research advisory committee may be constituted to promote research.

*Access to computers may be made to all categories of students.

*Faculty and the students’ personality development programmes may be organized at regular intervals.

*The college should make necessary arrangements for providing hostel facilities as large number of students come from remote areas.

*Coaching classes for various competitive examinations may be started.

*Grievance redressal have to be more activated with the representation of all the constituents of the college.

The Peer Team thanks the college for the cooperation extended for the conduct of the visit and wishes the college all the best in its future endeavors.

Dr. V. S. Patel (Chairman)

Prof. Ashok Aima (Member)

Dr. Kamal Singh (Member Co-ordinator)

Dr. Suresh Sharma (Member)

I have gone through the report and agree with the evaluation of the Peer Team.

Head of the Institution
Principal : Shri Tarsem Bahia
A.S. College, Khanna (Ludhiana)Place: Khanna
Date: 26/02/2004



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