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Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana, Punjab
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana, Punjab
Address:Subhash Nagar, Daresi Road, PB 245
Ludhiana (District Ludhiana)
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is a recognised institute / college. Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is also known as KLSD College.
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is managed by Society: Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha. Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab was established on / in July, 1992.
Principal of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is Dr Shiv Mohan Sharma.
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is situated in Ludhiana of Punjab state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Ludhiana comes under Ludhiana Tehsil, Ludhiana District.
Fax # of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is +91-161-2745688.
Contact Person(s) of the Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is (are): Sunil Kumar Aggarwal.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab are 98769-48003, 98769-48001.
email ID(s) is
Website of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab is www.klsdc.org.
Chairman : Navin Mittal, Sunil Kumar Aggarwal.
Contact Details of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab are : Telephone: +91-161-2741746,2745688
Earlier Principals: Dr Mohd Saleem (Offg), Dr Deepak Kaushal, Dr. Vijay Asdhir, Dr. RL Behl
Prof Rajesh Marwaha (Commerce and Management Association)
Dr Sandeep Chaanana
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.), B.C.A.(Hons), Master of commerce (M.Com.)
M Sc (IT)
M.Com since 2001
M.A. (Economics) since 2001
The college is affiliated to Panjab University,Chandigarh for the certificate/Diploma/ Advanced Diploma courses in vocational subjects at the Ist degree level in the following subjects:
1.Tax Procedures and Practice
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab runs course(s) in Degree, Commerce, Arts, Science, Computer Applications, Business Management stream(s).
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
Profile of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam CollegeSh. Muni Lal Lohtia, Prop. of Ludhiana Steel Rolling Mills and known philanthropist, donated Rs. 5 lacs as a seed money to Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha to establish a college in the sacred memory of his wife late Smt. Kamla Lohtia. The college was established in July,1992. The college imparts qualitative education in order to shape versatile personality. The institution also desires to concentrate on knowledge of age-old cultural heritage through sanatanist rituals, ceremonies, spiritual knowledge etc. The college is a Post-Graduate institution offering 04 Under-Graduates, three Post-Graduate, six Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma Cources and one P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications. It is a Self-financing institution. The college is affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh and situated in the heart of Ludhiana city. The college is recognised under 2(f) and 12B on 17th October 1996. The campus area is 05 acres.
The college offers a range of options in B.A. and B. Com. Programmes. Besides, this college offers Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Application at UG level. At Post Graduate level college has Economics, Commerce and Information Technology subjects. The college also provides certificate courses in Information Technology, Computer Applications and Tax Procedures and Practices leading to Diploma and Advanced Diploma Levels. The total number of students enrolled in the college is 1036 out of these 809 are undergraduate students, 132 in Post-Graduate courses and 95 in Certificate Courses. The recruitment of teachers is through the Punjab University rules and regulations. There are 17 permanent teachers among them three having Ph.D., 08 have M. Phil and six have Post-Graduation as the highest qualification. The total number of temporary teachers is twenty-three. The non-teaching strength is 19 out of which 18 are administrative and one technical staff. The support service includes Central Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Sports facilities, Residential facility, Canteen etc. The college follows Semester as well as Annual system of temporal plan of academic work as per University guidelines. The college encourages research aptitude among teachers and students. In all there are 17 permanent teachers and out of them only 03 possess Doctoral Degree. Some of the Teachers have published articles. The academic quality of publications in journals needs improvement and research articles need to be published in referred journals. Three research scholars are registered as part-time scholars in the subjects of English, Commerce and Economics. The institution provides sufficient learning resources to all its constituencies. It has one central library equipped with 8149 textbooks. The college subscribes to 25 magazines and 05 academic journals. The College Library Advisory Committee recommends purchases of books and newspapers. The reading rooms in the central library are in sound condition. Articles of furniture in the library are sufficient. Photostat facility both for staff and students is available in the central library besides, providing other facilities such as computers, audio and video-cassettes, CD-Roms and educational soft wares. The Book-bank facility is also available in the library. The working hours of the central library is 9 am to 4 pm on all working days. The college has started efforts for computerization of library activities. Departmental library facility is available in the PG Departments of Economic, Commerce and Computer Information Technology. The college budget for the year 2004-05 has an excess of income for Rs. 9284928/- over expenditure amounting to Rs. 7617017/-. The internal audit mechanism is sound and transparent. The Principal, Bursar and Accounts Clerk properly check the financial transactions. Cashbooks are maintained properly. The Chartered Accountant audits all transactions to ensure financial propriety. Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and effective. The college, which was established in the year 1992 with 134 students can take a legitimate pride with 1036 students at present. It is one of the premier educational institutions with a proud history of 13 years affiliated to Punjab University Chandigarh. It has Under-Graduate, Post Graduate, Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate Courses. As per the requirements of the society the college introduced job-oriented subjects such as Information Technology, Computer Application, Tax Procedures and Practices, Functional English, Bank Management and Adervertising Sales Management The college has also started some efforts to develop Professional link with other Institutes providing professional competency. The students are regular, attentive and maintain good discipline and decorum. As far as the Management is concerned, this Institution is fortunate in having a leadership at the apex that blends vision with pragmatism.
Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College accredited B++ Grade by NAAC, Bangalore is a multi-faculty Post-Graduate Institution is an assertion of the citizens of Ludhiana City to know, to grow and to prosper physically, intellectually & spiritually.The College which is a manifestation of quest for knowledge was founded by the Sanatan Dharam Sabha (Regd.) Ludhiana in 1992 in the Golden Jubilee Year of Quit India Movement and centenary year of Swami Vivekanand's address to World Parliament of Religions at Chicago.
Over the years, this institution has grown from a small building with just two courses to a sprawling campus with a multi-faculty status comprising more than 14 different courses
Late Sh. Sudershan Kumar Aggarwal, the President of the College Managing Committee and also President of Sh.Sanatan Dharam Sabha (Regd.) along with his friends in arms,laid the foundation of this college and since its inception, it has been progressing by leaps and bounds. From a tiny sapling planted in 1992, which has been tenderly cared by the Principal's and the dedicated staff of the college, this college has grown into a fully blossomed fruitful tree lending luster, knowledge and greatness to all who come to live under its shade. Today, it occupies a prominent position in the fields of academics co-curricular activities and sports.
It is a great challenge to transform the mission of an institution in to reality. Over the years, this institution has made every effort, by developing physical and human infrastructure, to accomplish the noble goals and objectives expected from a progressive educational institution.
In its pursuit of excellence the college has been strenously working to achieve the following goals and objectives:-
1. To impart quality education on Modern lines through a continuous adaptation to the changing requirements of Society.
2. To provide knowledge of age-old cultural heritage through invoking age old rituals, ceremonies scriptural knowledge and a conscious reinterpretation of the traditions wisdom.
3. Overall personality development of the students into genuine civic beings through curricular and extra-curricular activities.
4. To inculcate Sanatan values of peace,brotherhood and creative spirit among students.
This college does not simply churn out graduates, it gives to the society individuals who are matured mentally, morally and spiritually. For the harmonious and all round development of the students, great emphasis is laid on the high sense of discipline, honesty and a spirit of fraternity. The college endeavors to impart to its students quality education through latest modern techniques in the fields of humanities, Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.), B.C.A.(Hons), Master of commerce (M.Com.) & Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science & Applications (P.G.D.C.A.) by providing them healthy and stimulating environment necessary for their intellectual, moral,social and physical growth. The new vocational subjects of Information Technology and Computer Applications have been started for the students of B.A.I class from the session 2002-2003.
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Media coverage of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana Punjab, Punjab
Student groups clash, one injured in firingLudhiana: The Kamla Lothia Sanatan Dharma College witnessed a violent clash between two student groups inside the campus. Gun shots were also fired inside the campus amidst the whole drama injuring a man.
Injured Prabhjot Singh, who has been admitted to CMC Hospital, told Bhaskar News that he had come to college for the admission of his younger brother and was caught in the broil.The situation was brought under control only when a police contingent from Daresi police station reached the spot. The police have lodged a case against seven members of a group of students on the basis of the statement of the injured person. However, no arrests have been made so far.
This is not for the first time that such a clash between student groups have taken place in the college. The fight for supremacy between the two groups in the college has been persisting for long.
Student groups clash, one injured in firingLudhiana: The Kamla Lothia Sanatan Dharma College witnessed a violent clash between two student groups inside the campus. Gun shots were also fired inside the campus amidst the whole drama injuring a man.
Injured Prabhjot Singh, who has been admitted to CMC Hospital, told that he had come to college for the admission of his younger brother and was caught in the broil.The situation was brought under control only when a police contingent from Daresi police station reached the spot. The police have lodged a case against seven members of a group of students on the basis of the statement of the injured person. However, no arrests have been made so far.
This is not for the first time that such a clash between student groups have taken place in the college. The fight for supremacy between the two groups in the college has been persisting for long.
PU online admissions create offline chaosLudhiana: The daunting B.Com online admission process of Punjab University is creating trouble for two of the students.General category students Deepak Marwah and Amritpal Singh are in a dilemma as they have not been granted admission in Kamla Lohtia College even after fulfilling all formalities.The students have sent a complaint to the university stating that they were not granted admission on the basis of their first preference even after sending e-mail.PU had created a separate website to carry on B.Com online admission process. It states that the students who had failed to get admission in college of their choice can send an email marking their first preference.B.Com online admission coordinator Dr DK Vashisht when questioned said, he havent received any mail in this regard. Vashisht said that students who are facing such problems can directly approach him.
PU quashes appointment of PrincipalCollege to move court
After the Panjab University administration quashed the appointment of Shiv Mohan Sharma as principal of the city’s Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, an affiliated institution, the college’s managing committee has decided to contest the varsity’s order in court.
Sharma reportedly became principal of the college in May. After RL Behal, the former principal, quit to join Shri Aurobindo College for Commerce, the college’s senior most faculty member, Mohammad Salim of the economics department was appointed officiating principal in accordance with the regulations. During this time, the college administration advertised the post of principal and several eligible candidates applied. A three-member committee set up by PU, which included BD Budhiraja, a member nominated by the president of the college managing committee, Sunil Aggarwal, conducted interviews of the candidates and Sharma was unanimously appointed to the position.
According to regulations, Sharma’s case was forwarded for approval to the PU administration but the latter quashed the appointment. The college managing committee about four or five days ago received the letter. Aggarwal said if the PU administration had any reservations about Sharma it could have raised it at the time of the interviews or when he was formally appointed.
'The PU administration is now objecting over the member nominated by president at the time of interview. I, being the president have the right to nominate anyone to sit at the time of interviews,' said Aggarwal.
Pay and get your degreeAs if charging hefty "fees" while giving admission to students was not enough, certain private colleges here have started demanding money for providing their degrees to the students.
These colleges have not held their convocations for the past three-four years and the students, who wish to get the degrees, were being asked to shell out money.
Anita Rani (name changed), a parent whose daughter did her B.Com from SDP College for Women here in 2004-2005 said the college had failed to organise its convocation for the past 3-4 years. Students could get degrees only during convocations.
"Since the convocation by the college was not held, I asked my daughter to get it by hand as her several other friends had already got their degrees. She was asked to pay Rs 100 to get it. She was told by a clerk that this was the rule of the college and every child had to pay to get her degree", added Anita.
The case is no different in Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College. The office staff asks to pay Rs 200 (each student) to hand over the degree. Such college are flouting the university norms.
Principal SDP College Veena Maan said she was not aware about it." I have to confirm it from the office staff", she said.
While, Dr M.M.Gupta, principal, Kamla Lohtia, on the other hand, said since he was new to this institution, he did not know about the rules.
The correspondent, posing as student, spoke to a number of other colleges as well, who asked her to collect the degree without paying anything.
Dr S.S.Bahri, registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh, said under no circumstances, students should be asked to pay to get the degrees.
"Only for the Ph.D students, for their citation, etc, the university asks for Rs 300 and it has been passed by the committees. The colleges cannot demand money for giving degree to the students", he said.
PTU may lose out to PU collegesWith Punjab Technical University having failed to announce admission dates for BBA and BCA classes, it is feared the students may opt for colleges affiliated to Panjab University, where July 7 is the admission date.
Almost all city colleges affiliated to PU-Arya College, Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, GGN Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Girls College, Ramgarhia College for Women, Khalsa College for Women and Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women-are offering these courses.
A senior faculty member at Gujjranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology said: " It is rather sad that city management institutes have better infrastructure than PTU.
The nonchalant attitude of the university will result in the university losing quality students.”
Director Guru Nanak Institute for Management and Technology Col HS Sangha, when contacted, said admissions should start mid-June if the results are late. "It will be tough for PTU to fill seats this time with bright girl students opting for admission in girls’ colleges offering BBA, BCA courses."
Also, PU colleges have been permitted to hike admissions by 10 per cent under UGC guidelines.
A senior retired professor said it seemed “ illogical” to allow PU to go ahead with technical courses. "It defeats the purpose of setting up Punjab Technical University," he remarked.
Director GGNIMT Prof GS Dua said PTU should streamline the system of admissions.
Rendezvous with Surjit Pattar, AmritThe Punjabi Literary Society of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College organised a “Kavi Darbar” and “Ru-ba-ru” with poets, Dr Surjit Pattar and Ms Sukhwinder Amrit, here today. Dr Yograj Angrish, Head of Punjabi Department, appreciated Dr Pattar and Ms Sukhwinder Amrit.
In an interaction with students and staff members of the college, Dr Pattar recited some of his most memorable poems which regaled the audience. Ms Sukhwinder Amrit recited some of her new poems delineating various moods among women. A question-answer session at the end made the proceedings lively.
Lecture on remote sensing
The PG Department of Geography organised an extension lecture on remote sensing and its application here yesterday. Dr P.K. Sharma, Director, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, was the resource person. Dr Sharma explained that the remote sensing had been proved to be a powerful tool in driving information on natural resources and environment.
GK test in memory of Kalpana Chawla“Youth for Nation” organised an Inter College GK Test in the memory of astronaut Kalpana Chawla recently. Prof Rajesh Marwaha, Head of Commerce Department, Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and chairman “youth for nation”, while declaring the result said in this competition about 3,000 students from 18 colleges of Ludhiana participated. According to rules, first three positions in Ludhiana district were to be awarded cash prizes of Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs1,000, respectively.
Overall winners of Ludhiana district included Jaspreet Kaur of Guru Nanak Girls College I, Rahul Jain of Government College for Boys II, and Nishant Chodha of SD College III, respectively.
The college-wise winners were: Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town—Jaspreet Kaur I, Mahima Kalra II, Jaspreet Kaur III. SCD Government College for Boys—Rahul Jain I, Anmol Sharma and Ramanjeet II, and Sahil Agggarwal II.
Kamla Lohtia SD College—Nishant Chodha I, Divesh Thakur and Deepak Kumar II, Anish Kapoor and Dinesh III. Arya College for Boys— Arashdeep G. Gill and Vinod Kumar I, Vinod Kumar II, and Sandeep Singh III. Khalsa College for women, Civil Lines—Anna Malik I, Alka Sharma II, Sharnam III.
GGN Khalsa College for Boys—Simaranjeet Singh I, Ishan Gupta II, Rupinder Singh, Rahul Arora and Gurpreet Singh-III. Government College for Women— Taranjeet Kaur I, Rupinder Kaur Brar II and Varinder III. DD Jain Memorial College— Rajni Kapoor I, Indu Goyal II, Rachna Chopra III. SDP College for Women—Rohini Thakur I, Swati Jain II, Manu Priya Jain III.
GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar—Amanpreet Kaur I, Baldeep Singh II, Jaswinder Singh III. Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women— Harneet Kaur I, Sheetal Chawla II, Satvir Kaur III. LRDAV College, Jagraon—Sukhwant S. Sandhu I, Harmanpreet Singh II, Lakhvir Kaur III. AS College for Women, Khanna— Nancy I, Gurpreet Kaur II, Kuljeet Kaur III.
AS College Khanna—Satnam Singh I, Hardeep Kaur II, Gurpreet Singh III. GPC, Alour—Gagandeep Singh I, Rohit Kumar II, Dalip Kumar III. GTB National College, Dakha— Manish Oberoi I, Sarabjeet Kaur II, Lalita Kumari III. RS Model Senior Secondary School—Nirvikar I, Manpreet Singh II, Gurpreet Singh III.
Seminar on WTO beginsA two-day UGC sponsored national seminar on Changing Paradigm of Development under globalisation and WTO regime with special reference to Indian Economy started at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College here today.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof A.C. Julka, Department of Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The speaker said the world economy had been changing fast in the post-war period and the changes were quick and far reaching in 1990 s. One of the important changes was the introduction of globalisation. This globalisation accelerated the level of interdependence and competitiveness among nations.
The seminar aimed at assessing whether the WTO mechanism and agreements posed challenges and risks to nations. The sub-themes of the seminar will be the WTO and its impact on agriculture sector, industrial sector, service sector, trade and post-Hongkong ministerial analysis. Prof Sucha Singh Gill, Department of Economics, Punjabi University, Patiala, will be the keynote speaker tomorrow.
Prabhdeep wins gold in athletics meetPrabhdeep Singh, student of BA III romped home victorious in the 5,000 m race, while Kanwaljit Kaur of MA II (Economics) won a gold medal in the long jump event on the opening day of the annual athletics meet of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Subhash Nagar, Daresi Road, here today. In the third event (shot put), Anita Grover of MA I (Economics) won a gold medal.
Earlier, Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, inaugurated the two-day meet.
He took the salute from participants during an impressive march past. He announced a grant of Rs 1 lakh for the college.
Results: 5000 m (boys)- Prabhdeep Singh of BA III 1; Balram Yadav of B.Com III 2; and Sunny Kumar of BA I 3; long jump (girls) — Kanwaljit Kaur of MA II (Economics) 1; Anita Grover of MA I (Economics) 2; and Puja of M Com IInd (sem 3; shot put (girls) — Anita Grover of MA I (Economics) 1; Sandeep Cheema of MA I (Economics) 2; and Kanwaljit Kaur of MA II (Economics) 3.
An actor of great promiseRajinder Singh, a graduate of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, has proved his prowess in acting through great devotion and hard work. He has been doing acting since childhood and has achieved various awards and honours for different roles he has performed from time to time. In 1996, he secured the second position for participating in a district-level poetry competition while he was a student of Government Senior Secondary School Doraha. He stood first in a poetic symposium organised at Sant Isher Singh Memorial Public School, Karamsar, in 1990. He enacted the role of a “Bhand” during the Independence Day celebrations at Government Senior Secondary School, Payal, and came first in 1994.
It was in the college that he honed his talent further. His performance in the play Anniyan akhan da akash, staged at a youth festival organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha and later at Maha Shakti Kala Mandir Barnala followed by the Punjab Youth Welfare Club, Lopon, was appreciated by many. He also got a certificate of merit for his performance in an inter-college one-act play competition at Radha Krishan Arya College, Nawanshahr, Doaba. He was awarded the college colours for his achievements in the session 1998-99. His drama team won first position during the Punjab University Zonal Youth Festival organised by Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana, in 1998. He won the award of Best Dancer for participating in a dance competition at DAV College Gurdaspur, organised by Jhankaar Musical Group in 2000.
He was awarded the good drama actor award for his performance in the play “Rishtian Da Kabristan”. The play won the second position in the Youth Festival organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha in the year 2002-03.
Rajinder made a great impact on spectators through the presentation of the poem “Asla te main” at the A.S. College for Women, Khanna, at a youth festival and secured the second position.
He was also awarded a certificate recommendation by the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. He was also declared the best NSS camper and Best Library Reader by his college during the annual convocation this year.
Rajinder aspires to work for the uplift of rural people. Through various street plays, he wants to bring home the idea of unity, love and peace among humans. “Also social evils like drug abuse, casteism, dowry menace and female foeticide can be checked by enacting different roles,”said the budding artiste.
Inter college contestsThe Music and Dramatics Club of the local Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College organised an inter-college competition for geet, ghazal and Punjabi folk song in the newly built auditorium of the college on Monday. Principal B.D. Budhiraja said such contests brought out the hidden talents in students.
The results: Geet: Daljeet of GN Khalsa College for Women first, Saurabh Jain of Kamla Lohtia SD college second, and Gurmeet and Rajwant of GCB third. Ghazal: Hema Sharma of Ramgarhia Girls College first, Rahul Dhawan of the Government College for Boys second, Liza and Tulika Sharma of Kamla Lohtia SD College third. Punjabi folk song: Amanpreet of the Government College for Boys first, Manpreet of the GN Khalsa College for Women second, Gaurav Sharma of Kamla Lohtia SD College third.
The overall trophy was won by the Government College for Boys and the GN Khalsa College for Women.
Nikhil, Kamaljeet adjudged best athletesKamaljeet Kaur and Nikhil Chadha were adjudged best athletes in the annual athletics meet of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Daresi Road, here. Nikhil bagged as many as four titles while Kamaljeet annexed one title.
Dr D. J. Singh, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, gave away prizes to the winners. The following are the results:
Boys: (5,000 m) Balram Yadav 1, Prabhdeep Singh 2, and Pralab 3; (long jump) Sunny Puri 1, Sukhwinder Singh 2, and Amit Sharma 3; (javelin throw) Mandeep Singh 1, Amarjeet Singh 2, and Jatinder 3; (800 m) Nikhil Chadha 1, Balram Yadav 2, and Jagjeet 3; (1500 m) Nikhil Chadha 1, Adeesh 2, and Balram Yadav 3; (shot put) Vishal Kumar 1, Amit Kumar 2, and Johit 3; (400 m) Nikhil Chadha 1, Kuldeep Singh 2, and Rajeev 3; (discus throw) Amit 1, Vishal Kumar 2, and Varinder Singh 3; (200 m) Nikhil Chadha 1, Vishal 2, and Gaurav 3.
Girls: (long jump) Kamaljeet Kaur 1, Inderjit Kaur 2, and Monika 3; (200 m) Neeru Soni 1, Anu Ahuja 2, and Madhu Pathak 3, (shot put) Rajdevinder Kaur 1, Kamaljeet Kaur 2, and Rajni 3.
Linki Verma excels in M.Com examStudents of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Daresi Road, here have topped in M.Com (IInd semester) examination of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Linki Verma stood first in Ludhiana district and bagged the second position in Panjab University by securing 916 marks (83.3 per cent) out of 1100. Jinesh Jain stood second in Ludhiana district and bagged the sixth position in Panjab University by securing 900 marks (81.82 per cent) out of 1100. Rupali was third in Ludhiana district and bagged the seventh position in Panjab University by securing 899 marks (81.72 per cent) out of 1100. All the students passed with first division with at least 70 per cent marks.
Out of the first 10 positions in Ludhiana district, students of the college bagged six position i.e. first, second, third, eighth, ninth and 10th.
The Principal , Mr B.D. Budhiraja, gave the credit to the hardwork put in by the students of the college and dedicated teaching of the members of the Commerce Department.
City students shine in PU resultsStudents of different local colleges have fared well in the Panjab University examinations’ results declared this year. In the M.Com., final year, examination results declared today, Leena Jain, a student in Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, stood first in the district with 1768 marks out of the total 2200. Rama Garg, a student in the same college, stood second with 1724 marks. Shefali of Arya College stood third with 1715 marks. With 1710 marks, Nidhi Mohan from Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, stood fourth in the district.
In MA (music vocal), Jyoti Kaur, a student in Ramgarhia Girls college, has stood first in the university by securing 74.5 per cent. A student from the same college, Rakhi Raval, has stood second in the university with 72 per cent marks. Manpreet Kaur, another student here, has stood fourth in the university.
Even in M.Sc. (IT), first year, the college students have attained top seven positions in the district. Dalvinder Kaur has stood first in Ludhiana and third in the university with 702 marks. Satwinder Kaur has stood second in Ludhiana and fifth in the university with 691 marks. Anu Tayal, Aarti Puri, Harpreet Kaur, Sheetal Tewari and Navneet Kaur, have secured fifth, sixth seventh, eighth and tenth ranks, respectively, in the district. Similarly, in MSc (IT), second year, Maninder Kaur, Avneet Kaur, Bharti Bansal and Meenakshi have stood fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, in Panjab University this year.
Commerce all time favourite in city collegesWith almost all seats for BCom and MCom filled in colleges affiliated to Panjab University, commerce stream seems to be the most preferred among college-going students here.
All 30 seats to MCom have been filled in Khalsa College for Women, GGN Khalsa College and SCD Government College. With two days still left for admissions, nearly 27 seats out of the total 30 have been filled at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and 26 have been occupied in Arya College.
Even BCom has received a very good response as all 210 seats have been filled in Kamla Lohtia SD College. Even Khalsa College for Women has filled all 120 seats. GGN Khalsa College has also managed to fill its 140 seats and nearly 56 seats have been filled in Guru Nanak Girls College.
In contrast, basic courses such as BA, BSc and MA have found few takers compared to the previous year. For BSc, GGN Khalsa College has been able to take only 40 students. Nearly 102 admissions have been held in Guru Nanak Girls College. In Khalsa College for Women, medical group has received a feeble response while 150 seats have been filled for the non-medical group.
For BA, Kamla Lohtia SD College has admitted just 65 students. GGN Khalsa College has taken 150 students while last year 400 students had joined the course. The response, however, is better in girls colleges as Khalsa College for Women has already taken more than 300 students and 203 students have taken admission in Guru Nanak Girls College till date.
Courses such as MA have found good response only in government colleges. All other colleges have admitted very few students. Only five students have taken admission in MA Punjabi in GGN Khalsa College and 16 have joined Guru Nanak Girls College for the same course. Nearly 10 students have joined MA each in history and political science in Arya College. Just 13 students have applied for MA economics in Kamla Lohtia College. While only 16 students have taken admission to MA English in GGN Khalsa College, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women has received 128 applications against 40 seats for the same course.
It is not just these basic courses, even technical courses have received very poor response. Just six students have taken admission to PGDCA which has 30 seats in GGN Khalsa College, 10 each have been filled in Guru Nanak Girls College and Kamla Lohtia SD College and 13 seats have been occupied in Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women.
Even MSc (IT) has not had a very good response. Kamla Lohtia SD College has received just four applications, though not even a single seat has been filled. Six seats out of the total 30 have been occupied in Arya College. However, two girls colleges including Ramgarhia Girls College and Khalsa College for Women have been able to fill all 30 seats.
Similarly, BCA and BBA have also not had a good response in Panjab University colleges. Just 12 out of the total 40 seats for BBA have been filled in Kamla Lohtia SD College and 21 have been occupied for BCA. Similarly, 18 students have taken admission to BCA in Guru Nanak Girls College. In contrast, all 40 seats have been occupied in Khalsa College for Women for both BBA as well as BCA.
Rotation of group likely in PU Syndicate pollMajority of the PU Senators who have to elect their executive body feel that the second group comprising Prof Satish Sharma from the Arya College for Boys, Prof Mukesh Arora from SCD Government College, Principal B.D. Budhiraja from Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, and others including Prof Pawan Bansal and Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh from Chandigarh would take over the charge for the next year.
Amidst this speculation, it was being said the exact picture would become clear only a day before the poll i.e. December 16 when the Senators will hold their last meeting at Chandigarh. Currently, of the total eight Senators from Ludhiana, five members who constitute the present Syndicate include Prof Rajinder Bhandari from the Arya College for Boys, Principal Harmit Kaur from the Ramgarhia College for Women, Prof Amarjit Singh Dua from the Government College for Women and Principal Tarsem Bahia from A.S. College, Khanna.
The other local non-Syndicate members of the Senate who would elect fresh members are Prof Satish Sharma from the Arya College for Boys, Principal B.D. Budhiraja from Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and Prof Jaswant Singh Gill from Guru Nanak National College at Doraha .
Principal Tarsem Bahia, Senator and Syndic, said he was supporting the move to hold rotation. He said he was not in favour of holding any elections and wanted that the second group of Senators should get a chance to hold a position in the Syndicate.
Ms Harmit Kaur, Senator and Syndic, said rotation was likely as no canvassing was being done this time. She said that she would get a better idea from the mood of the Senators at the December 15 meeting. Prof Amarjit Singh Dua, Senator and Syndic, also hinted that chances of rotation were maximum. He said the rest would be decided on the floor of the house.
Social evils discussed during NSS campOn the sixth day of a 10-day NSS camp, organised by MTMS College, a health camp was held in Kasabad village, today. Social evils and their preventive measures were discussed and the CMO of Ludhiana spoke about female foeticide and merits of breast-feeding. He talked about the decreasing male: female ratio and discrimination faced by the girl child. He asked everyone to end this evil. Dr Kuldeep discussed about vaccination and care for pregnant women and new-borns.
Dr Inderjit, who runs a drug deaddiction centre, spoke about the misery and plight of drug addicts. The Principal of MTMS College, Dr Madanjit Sahota, presented the vote of thanks.
Meanwhile, NSS volunteers from Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College collected money for purchasing sewing machines to be distributed among needy and deserving women at a function tomorrow. Mr Jagmohan Gupta, president of the Governing Body of the college, would preside over the function.
City girl tops in BA examHarpreet Kaur, a student of the Government College for Women, has stood first among city students by securing 1904 marks out of 2400 in the BA final examination, conducted by Panjab University this year.
Meena from the Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women has stood second by obtaining 1862 marks. The third position has gone to Neeru from the SDP College for Women with 1856 marks, while Charanjeet of the same college has been declared fourth with 1846 marks.
Anu Verma from Government College is fifth with 1841 marks. The next three positions have gone to Rekha Bhanot from the SDP College for Women, Gurmeet from the Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women and Hema Sharma from the SDP College for Women, who have obtained 1827, 1815 and 1813 marks, respectively.
Among the students from the Khalsa College for Women, Payal Gupta stands first with 1783 marks, Rupali Dhawan is second with 1768 marks and Shelly is third with 1745 marks. In Ramgarhia Girls College, the first position has gone to Vijyeta Dhanda with 1775 marks, Amandeep is second with 1656 marks and Naveeta third with 1623 marks.
Top position holders from other colleges include Gagandeep from the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Harmeet from the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women , Geetu from the Arya College for Women, Ashwinder Kaur from Guru Nanak Girls College , Deepak Sehdev from SCD Government College , Surjeet Singh from GGN Khalsa College , Rajeev Kumar from the Arya College for Boys and Rajan from Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College.
Colleges scrap BBA courseWith few students opting to join the BBA course, several colleges affiliated to Panjab University have decided to discontinue admission to the course from this year.
Principals of various colleges here said only five or so students had opted to join the course for which there were 40 seats. The course was no longer cost effective for any college, so, there would be no admission to it from this year.
Students say that the course does not give them an edge over students of the other streams. It leaves students with limited job and higher-education opportunities. After the course is over, students can only aspire to join various MBA courses after clearing as many entrance tests, where they find themselves not as good as other aspirants.
The colleges here that have stopped admission to the BBA course include Ramgarhia Girls College, Arya College and the SDP College for Women. While, last year, Ramgarhia Girls College gave admission to six students, they were, later, shifted to the Khalsa College for Women. Ms Harmit Kaur, Principal of the college, is away, but her staff said no query for the course had been received, so far.
In view of such poor response to the course, Arya College and the SDP College for Women have also decided to scrap it. This has left just two colleges — Khalsa College for Women and Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College — offering the course this year.
Ms S. Verma, Principal of the SDP College for Women, said students found no advantage in joining an MBA course after graduating in the same discipline. They received no preference or weightage over other graduates. Commerce graduates, on the other hand, could, take up M.Com or the other courses.
Mr Tarsem Bahia, Principal of AS College at Khanna and a PU Senator, said not only local colleges but also those at Moga and Ferozepore had scrapped the course. He said students, probably, found the course not much different from the B.Com course. It was difficult for the BBA graduates to even join a B.Ed course, as they did not study two school subjects in the course.
Mr Bahia said most colleges had found it easy to scrap the course as most of these had no permanent faculty. “Most teachers of the course were teaching the other courses as well, so, they could easily be adjusted,” he said.
Centralised admissions at SDP CollegeAll city colleges affiliated with the Panjab University will conduct centralised admissions to BCA, BCom, MCom and MSc (IT) courses at the SDP College for Women this year.
While the college authorities had earlier decided to hold admissions to the courses between July 2 and 10, there are chances that the schedule may be postponed due to delay in declaration of result of Class XI (humanities group) examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board. The exact schedule would be prepared at a meeting of the coordinators of admission, comprising principals and senior staff members from participating colleges, to be held at the SDP College for Women on June 24.
For MSc (IT), there would be four participating colleges — Ramgarhia Girls’ College, Khalsa College for Women, Arya College and Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College. Five colleges, which include SCD Government College, Khalsa College for Women, GGN Khalsa College, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women and Kamla Lohtia SD College, would conducting admission to MCom course. Similarly, 12 colleges would carry admission to BCom and six colleges to BCA courses. All colleges falling outside the city, including those at Doraha, Dakha, Gurusar Sadhar, Sidhwan Khurd, Khanna and Jagraon, would conduct independent admissions
While last year, admission to BBA was also conducted in a centralised manner, this year the colleges have been told to hold independent admissions as there are not many takers for it. With the number of aspirants for the course dwindling down each year, the colleges also seem to be losing interest in carrying out admission to the course. Six students had got admitted to Ramgarhia Girls’ College in BBA against the provision of 30 seats last year. The authorities later found it financially not viable and the students were shifted to the Khalsa College for Women. For similar reasons, Arya College had also scrapped the course last year. The course, however, would now be confined to SDP College, Khalsa College for Women and Kamla Lohtia SD College.
It may be recalled that the process of centralised admissions was resumed last year after a gap of six years and admissions were held through this process to BBA, BCA and BCom courses in the Khalsa College for Women. But this year, postgraduate courses of MCom and MSc (IT) have been introduced for the first time and BBA admissions have been made independent.
However, the recent decision of the Punjab Government to hand over all technical courses to Punjab Technical University is likely to cast a shadow on the process of admission to BCA and MSc (IT) courses in PU colleges.
Five city colleges get nod for UGC coursesFive colleges of the city, which had applied for different vocational courses offered by the UGC this year, have got the approval to start these in the coming session.
While Ramgarhia Girls’ College has got the sanction for courses in computer applications and mother and child care, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women will start new courses in information technology and fashion designing. Vocational courses in information technology and computer applications will begin at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College. Students from Guru Nanak Girls’ College will have the option to join fashion designing course and those from Sanatan Dharam Pracharak College will be able to take up course in computer applications.
As per the notification, the entire expenses of the courses during the first five years including the cost of infrastructure, setting up of laboratories and salaries of the faculty would be funded by the UGC. Later, the colleges would be responsible for continuing the courses. It is also mentioned that the students from BA and B.Com would be able to take up these courses as additional electives or as add on courses and there will be 30 seats for each course.
Ms Harmit Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls’ College, said the courses would be job-oriented and would give the students a chance to choose their career. She said while 15 colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh had applied for these courses, Ludhiana was fortunate in getting approval for its five colleges.
Besides, she said, that several new postgraduate diploma courses, including those in management, population education and health and family, being offered by Panjab University this year were also likely to begin in the city colleges in the coming session. She said while the colleges had applied for these courses, their approval would be sent by next month.
Mr B.D. Budhiraja, Principal, Kamla Lohtia SD College, said the UGC would send a grant of Rs 24 lakh for two courses in various instalments for five years. He said while the first grant to the tune of Rs 12 lakh would be meant for the purchase of equipment and setting up of computer laboratories, salary grant would be sent a little later. The guest faculty for five years would be appointed by the college itself and paid according to the UGC norms, he said.
Ms Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, said the courses would be a boon for the students as they would be able to take these as an elective vocational subject. She said even though she had not got the written approval but she had received an oral confirmation regarding these courses.
Ms Sahota also said some other short-duration courses in computer and office management, personal grooming, typing and short hand, computer education would begin in the college from April 1. She said these courses would be held only during the summer break and their registration for different batches had already begun.
At Guru Nanak Girls’ College, while the UGC-funded course in fashion designing would begin in the coming session, elective subjects in microbiology for BSc students and computer applications for BA students by Panjab University would also be added in the current list. Besides, a new course of Masters in Science and Information would begin in the college, said Ms Charanjit Mahal, officiating principal of the college.
City colleges hold NSS campsThe NSS units of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women have organised a 10-day camp in their respective colleges. Students are being taught about traffic rules and regulations, common diseases and knowledge of the first aid. At Kamla Lohtia SD College, Dr C.I. Narang, Programme Coordinator, told the students about the five-point programme of the Government of India which included literacy, women empowerment, environment protection, population and national integration.
Mr B.D. Budhiraja, Principal, asked the NSS volunteers to work for the public cause and help in eradicating the social evils.
At Master Tara Singh College, coaching classes for sewing, embroidery, flower making and soft toy was held and the volunteers were asked to spread the know-how to the needy and encourage entrepreneurship.
General pool seats in GCW filledWith over 2500 students seeking centralised admission in the BCom at 12 city colleges, the nodal agency at Khalsa College for Women continued to be abuzz with hectic activity.
All general category seats at Government College for Women, SCD Government College, Khalsa College for Women and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Model Town, have been filled up, while four of the total 91 open seats were vacant at GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, five of 40 seats at Devki Devi Jain College for Women, 11 of 41 seats at SDP College for Women, 15 of 127 seats at Arya College, 25 of 82 seats at Guru Nanak Girls’ College, 27 of 41 seats at Ramgarhia Girls’ College, 73 of 82 seats at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and 80 of 82 seats at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women were lying vacant till this afternoon.
The cut off percentage at Khalsa College for Women was 75.6 and 69.11 for Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Model Town. Ms Harrinder Dhillon, Principal of the host college, said the reserved category seats of different colleges lying vacant would be made available in the open category by evening. These included 65 of 93 seats at Arya College, 25 of 29 seats at SDP College for Women, 21 of 29 seats at Ramgarhia Girls’ College, 53 of 58 seats at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, 44 of 58 seats each at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and Guru Nanak Girls’ College and 49 of 61 seats at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women. Similarly, 32 seats reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Castes at Khalsa College for Women and two seats for handicapped students at Government College for Women were converted into open category seats. All seats for reserved category students at SCD Government College have already been filled.
Unaided colleges seek aidThe Punjab Unaided Affiliated College Principals and Management Association held a meeting to discuss issues related to non-implementation of the 95 per cent government aid scheme for them.
Stating this in a press note, Mr B.D. Budhiraja, Principal, Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College and general secretary of the association, said that members of the association had expressed their resentment against the non-inclusion of the colleges under the scheme. The members also condemned that 80 per cent share of the central government had not been given to them.
English Greek to manyWith hundreds of BA final-year students getting compartment in English for the past several years, the Panjab University authorities and of colleges concerned do not seem to be bothered.
The university gazette reveals that nearly 15 per cent of the total final-year students have got compartment in English. While nearly 535 students from 12 city colleges have got compartments this year, 455 of these are in English.
Maximum number of compartments have been at Guru Nanak Girls’ College, where 77 of the total 320 students have failed in English. A total of 59 students at Khalsa College for Women as well as in Arya College have got compartment in English. Of the total 53 compartments at Devki Devi Jain College for Women, 52 are in English.
Besides 34 of the total 208 students of Sanatan Dharam Pracharak College for Women, 33 of 158 students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, 31 students each from Ramgarhia Girls’ College and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, 25 of the total 135 students, 10 of 189 students of Government College for Women and four of the 43 students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College have got compartment in English.
Commenting upon the situation, Professor K.B.S. Sodhi, lecturer in English at GGN Khalsa College and president of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, says most of the students who get compartment in English do not have sound knowledge of the language from their school education and as it is a foreign language, students commit several mistakes in grammar and spellings.
He further says at several occasions he has pleaded with the university authorities to make suitable arrangements for improving the situation. He has suggested that the paper should come in two parts, like in the case of Punjabi, which will divide the syllabus into two halves, giving students more time to prepare for the paper. He has also suggested that the university should direct the colleges to have more lectures for the subject and remedial classes in English for students who score less in internal examination should be made mandatory.
Ms Manju Chawla, Head, Department of English, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, says the results in English have come down significantly this year. While explaining reasons, she says this may be due to a weak batch in English this time.
5 district colleges get PU nod for M.Sc (IT)Five colleges of the district have been granted affiliation for MSc in information technology by Panjab University, which is likely to begin in August this year.
The five colleges, which have been granted affiliation for the purpose, include Khalsa College for Women, Arya College, Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ramgarhia Girl’s College and Guru Hargobind College for Women, Gurusar Sadhar. While the first three colleges have been granted affiliation after an inspection by the university team last week, the other two colleges were inspected and granted affiliation last month.
Disclosing this information, Mr Tarsem Bahia, Principal, A.S. College Khanna and member of the inspection team, said even though the colleges have not been sent any written approval, the university inspection team as well as the Vice-Chancellor have given a nod for granting affiliation. He said that the decision of the university would bring cheer to all BCA students as now they would have an opportunity to take the highest degree in information technology in their own district. He said that there would be 30 seats in each college in addition to five seats reserved for the NRIs.
Giving details about the course, Mr B.D. Budhiraja, Principal, Kamla Lohtia SD College, said the classes for the course are likely to commence in August this year, following an entrance test on July 11. He said that only BCA students, scoring at least 50 per cent marks, would be considered eligible for the test. The test would be held at two centres, one in Ludhiana and another at Chandigarh. However, the colleges where the test would be conducted have not been identified as yet, he said.
Regarding the course, Mr Budhiraja said the course would be an alternative for MCA. But in contrast, a graduate in any stream could opt for MCA, whereas only BCA students would be eligible for MSc (IT). He said that the course is likely to be beneficial to the students as it is expected to be updated in tune with the latest demand of the IT industry.
In his visit Dr C.M Behl, Director, Computer Centre, Panjab University, said the syllabi for the two-year degree course had already been designed and approved by the UGC. He said the course would give the students knowledge about the latest softwares in the market, their programming and basic know-how to handle any new software that comes into the market after they complete the course.
Meanwhile, all the five colleges have equipped themselves with at least four computer laboratories, more than 25 computer terminals, printers, modems, licensed softwares, Internet connection and teaching staff for taking BCA (honours) and MSc (IT) courses.
Contact details and details of Management of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharm College LudhianaManagement of the College
Sh. Naveen Mittal President
Sh. Dharam Pal Jain Sr. Vice President
Sh. Sunil Aggarwal Vice President
Sh. Brij Mohan Ralhan General Secretary
Sh. Suresh Verma Cashier
Sh. R.D.Singal Manager
Sh. V.S. Chopra Member
Dr. Dharamvir Jindal Member
Sh. Rajneesh Jain Member
Sh. Sandeep Aggarwal Member
Dr. Vijay Asdhir Principal
Sh. Shaman Jindal Member
Sh. Shashi Aggarwal Member
Prof. Sandeep Chanana Staff Representative
Prof. Sunil Aggarwal Staff Representative
Address & contact details of the college
(Accredited B++ Grade by NAAC)
Subhash Nagar, Near Daresi Ground,
Ludhiana (Pb.), India
Dr. Vijay Asdhir, PRINCIPAL, Phone:0161-2741746,2745688 Fax:0161-2745688
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Message from the Principal
It is a matter of privilege for me to welcome you at Kamla Lohtia S.D. College. Privilege it is for through you lies our salvation. Salvation with a realisation that we at K.L.S.D. College can provide you with a conducive environment to know and grow.
We are not doing anything different when it comes to impart education. We impart it differently while being strongly entrenched in the ground realities of life and its challenges. We at K.L.S.D.C. do not just churn out graduates who after passing out are left on their own. We on the contrary make efforts that they get placement as per their ability, desire and aspiration. The dedicated staff, the state of the art infrastructure and an equal participation in everything help you explore new vistas of knowledge and information.
I invite you to be a part of this revolution and change the scenario around you. You are welcome and I can assure you that together we can do wonders.
Dr. Vijay Asdhir
NAAC report of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam CollegeSection I: INTRODUCTION
Sh. Muni Lal Lohtia, Prop. Of Ludhiana Steel Rolling Mills and known philanthropist, donated Rs. 5 lacs as a seed money to Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha to establish a college in the sacred memory of his wife late Smt. Kamla Lohtia. The college was established in July,1992. The college imparts qualitative education in order to shape versatile personality. The institution also desires to concentrate on knowledge of age-old cultural heritage through sanatanist rituals, ceremonies, spiritual knowledge etc. The college is a Post-Graduate institution offering 04 Under-Graduates, three Post-Graduate, six Certificate/Diploma/Advanced Diploma Cources and one P.G. Diploma in Computer Applications. It is a Self-financing institution. The college is affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh and situated in the heart of Ludhiana city. The college is recognised under 2(f) and 12B on 17th October 1996. The campus area is 05 acres.
The college offers a range of options in B.A. and B. Com. Programmes. Besides, this college offers Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Application at UG level. At Post Graduate level college has Economics, Commerce and Information Technology subjects. The college also provides certificate courses in Information Technology, Computer Applications and Tax Procedures and Practices leading to Diploma and Advanced Diploma Levels. The total number of students enrolled in the college is 1036 out of these 809 are undergraduate students, 132 in Post-Graduate courses and 95 in Certificate Courses.
The recruitment of teachers is through the Punjab University rules and regulations. There are 17 permanent teachers among them three having Ph.D., 08 have M. Phil and six have Post-Graduation as the highest qualification. The total number of temporary teachers is twenty-three. The non-teaching strength is 19 out of which 18 are administrative and one technical staff. The support service includes Central Library, Computer Centre, Health Centre, Sports facilities, Residential facility, Canteen etc. The college follows Semester as well as Annual system of temporal plan of academic work as per University guidelines.
The college functions for 240 days with 180 teaching days. The total number of books in the library is 8149. The unit cost of education is Rs. 9731 with salary and Rs. 3382 excluding salary.
The college prepared and submitted the Self-Study Report in December,2003 and volunteered to be assessed by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. The Council Constituted a Peer Team as mentioned below: -
Prof. G.C. Saxena (Chairperson)
Former Pro-Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University
78, North Vijayanagar Colony
Agra - 282004
Prof. T.N. Mathur (Member-Coordinator)
Professor of Commerce
University of Rajasthan,
Dr. M.S. Negi (Member)
G.B. Pant Memorial Govt. P.G. College
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
The Peer Team visited the college on 26th and 27th October 2005. Prior to the visit the members of the team met on 25th October at 7.00 p.m. to discuss and exchange notes on the Self-Study Report and formulate modalities for the validation process. During the visit the Peer Team met with the Principal, Management, Teachers, Students, Alumni, Non-teaching Staff and Parents of the students. The team also visited various infrastructure facilities and verified documents. Based on the above exercise the Peer Team presents, criterion-wise assessment, overall analysis and recommendations as part of this report
Section II: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion 1: Curricular Aspects
The college is located in the urban area of Ludhiana. Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Ludhiana, governs the college. The college was founded to achieve the following objectives:
*To impart quality education on modern lines.
*To provide knowledge of heritage through Sanatanist rituals, ceremonies, spiritual knowledge.
*Overall personality development of the students.
*To inculcate Sanatan values of peace, brotherhood and creative spirit among the students.
As the college is affiliated to Punjab University, Chandigarh the University prescribes the courses offered. Within this framework, the college offers Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Certificate Courses so as to meet its objectives and goals.
At present the college offers 04 Under-Graduate programmes namely Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Applications. Post-Graduate programmes are available in three subjects, Economics, Commerce and Information Technology. The college also offers one Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Application and six Certificate Courses in Computer Application, Information Technology, Tax Procedures and Practices, Functional English, Advertising Sales Management and Bank Management. The courses run by the college have both knowledge and skill components.
The time frame and horizontal options are available. However, elective options are available to reasonable extent in Bachelor of Arts and up to some extent in Bachelor of Commerce. The college follows the syllabi prescribed by the Punjab University, Chandigarh. Development programmes and multidisciplinary approach are an integral part of the courses offered by the colleges. Vocational courses with financial assistance from UGC enlighten, enrich and increase multidimensional personality of learners.
Besides inspections prior to introduction of new courses, the academic and administrative audit also conducted by the University. The faculty members are not directly involved in updating and reviewing the curricula. They only send their suggestions to the University for updation of the syllabi. The college has well designed website www.klsdc.com .
Criterion 2: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
Students are admitted on the basis of academic record in the qualifying examination. The knowledge and skills of the students are assessed through assignments and class tests. Remedial coaching is given to the weaker students by holding classes, by holding extra periods and by building up their confidence. Advanced learners are encouraged to participate in competitions, literary quizzes, seminars and other talent oriented activities.
Teachers make the teaching plans at the beginning of the academic year where discussion by all members with the Head of the Department helps in making month wise teaching plan. The syllabi are unitized and completion of the syllabi is meticulously followed.
Lecture method of teaching is supplemented by projects, discussions, assignments and academic quizzes. Students are exposed to various methods of teaching using audio visual aids etc. The college has a facility to prepare teaching aids. The working days of the college are 255 days with 180 teaching days. Permanent staff does thirty eight percent of teaching. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 2:1.
The teachers inform the students of the evaluation system at the beginning of the academic year itself. Question paper patterns, distribution of marks etc. are notified to the students. The performance of the students is monitored through examinations conducted at the end of the each term and the question answer sessions in the classes.
Recruitment of the teachers is done according to UGC guidelines and the state Government. The college has the freedom to appoint ad-hoc teachers. For this purpose a committee of senior office-bearers of Management, the Principal and the Head of the Department is constituted. Some of the teachers have participated in National Seminars and also have attended refresher courses. Many teachers have published research in various journals. One of the teachers has got State Award (Parman Patra ) for literary work.
The college follows Self-appraisal of the teachers by analyzing the examination results of the students, by evaluating the research activities, by participation in various co-curricular/extra-curricular and community orientation programmes. Beside this, the college also prepares annual confidential reports of the staff members. The college recently introduced student evaluation of teachers regarding campus experience, teaching and learning activities.
Criterion 3: RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION
The college encourages research aptitude among teachers and students. In all there are 17 permanent teachers and out of them only 03 possess Doctoral Degree. Some of the Teachers have published articles. The academic quality of publications in journals needs improvement and research articles need to be published in referred journals. Three research scholars are registered as part-time scholars in the subjects of English, Commerce and Economics.
Extension activities are taken up by the teachers as additional charge and various activities like Community Development, Social Work, Health and Hygiene, Medical Camp, Blood Donation and Adult Education, AIDS awareness and Environmental Education are undertaken by NSS. The NSS volunteers work within social organisations and organise various social welfare programmes. The college also holds certain community development work in collaboration with NGOs and Gos.
Criterion 4: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The institution has adequate physical facilities to run the academic programmes and administrative functions effectively. It has one Administrative Block with separate rooms for Principalâ€™s Office, Accounts Branch and Management Committee. Besides, the college has 30 class-rooms, 4 computer labs, two parking sheds and girlsâ€™ common-room, seminar hall and staff-room. The campus is clean and buildings are properly maintained. Physical infrastructure available to promote sports culture popular among staff and students includes spacious playground and Indoor Sports Complex with facilities for practising and playing Table-Tennis, Judo, Weight-lifting, Volleyball, Badminton and Gymnasium. Separate toilets for staff and students are also available in the campus.
The institution provides sufficient learning resources to all its constituencies. It has one central library equipped with 8149 textbooks. The college subscribes to 25 magazines and 05 academic journals. The College Library Advisory Committee recommends purchases of books and newspapers. The reading rooms in the central library are in sound condition. Articles of furniture in the library are sufficient. Photostat facility both for staff and students is available in the central library besides, providing other facilities such as computers, audio and video-cassettes, CD-Roms and educational soft wares. The Book-bank facility is also available in the library. The working hours of the central library is 9 am to 4 pm on all working days. The college has started efforts for computerization of library activities. Departmental library facility is available in the PG Departments of Economic, Commerce and Computer Information Technology.
The institution has central computer facility in the Department of Computer Science with 63 Multi-media ready computers. Internet facility is available for staff and students. Separate Wipro computers have been installed in the office of the Principal, Central Library, Department of Commerce, Economics and in the Career Guidance Cell. The maintenance and repairs of computers is ensured by Wipro InfoTech Ltd. C/o Prince System Pvt. through annual contract basis.
The institution has effective mechanisms for maintenance and optimum use of infrastructure. The college provides infrastructure facilities to social organizations for holding public functions and meetings on Sundays and National holidays. The Punjab University conducts different examinations and youth activities in the college. The Building Committee ensures proper maintenance and repairs of buildings. The Campus Beautification Committee with the co-operation of Supporting Staff and NSS Volunteers keeps the campus clean and green. The academic ambience is peaceful. The growth of the infrastructure keeps pace with the academic growth of the institution which has been constructing Post-Graduate Block and with library for PG Classes. The college plans to construct new seminar halls and hostel girls.
Criterion 5: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The institution has well-run support services to ensure the physical and intellectual health of all its constituencies. The College Management runs a regular healthcare centre with a qualified physician. Additionally, the Management also provides medical facilities to college functionaries through its local charitable hospital. Medical incentive is given to staff and the students are provided with this facility from the Studentsâ€™ Welfare Fund. Books are issued to the needy students from the college Book-bank. The Central Library facilitates staff and students with relevant study material to enhance their knowledge. The annual examination results are excellent. The student drop-out rate during 2004-05 is 5.71%.
The institution provides financial aids to students under different schemes. During 2004-05, a total number of 23 students were granted fee concession. The college also provides the Merit-cum- Need Scholarship to the students. The Central Government Post-Matriculation Scholarship is given to the students belonging to SC category. Besides, the BC category students get the advantage of financial aid under the State Government Scheme. It is worth-mentioning that the local Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust also provides financial help to the needy students. The members of the Managements and the Principal contribute out of their pockets to help needy and poor students.
The institution has well-developed sports culture. The playground is spacious and the Indoor Sports Complex-cum-Auditorium is impressive one. It provides facilities to practise and play sports like Table Tennis, Volleyball, Badminton, Judo, Weight-lifting and Gymnasium. The college has excellent performance in Punjab University sports and cultural activities competitions. During 2005-06, the college has won Ist Runner-up position in Punjab University Table Tennis Tournament and Gold Medal in Super Heavy Weight category at Punjab University Boxing Championship. Some incentives to the sports-persons are given by way of granting them fee concession, providing sports-uniform, refreshment, travel and out-station staying expenses during sports competitions. Meritorious students and outstanding sports persons are honoured with prizes and mementoes during the college annual function.
The institution has an effective mechanism to use student feedback for quality enhancement. Class tests are taken periodically to assess the academic performance and subject understanding of the learners. Extra-remedial classes are taken to benefit the students weak in studies. House Examinations are conducted and academic performance of students is conveyed to their parents. The college has Alumni Association. It motivates students and suggests means for upliftment of institution. The community-campus linkage is maintained through NSS activities. Students have ample opportunities to display their talents through different subject-societies and clubs. The Principal redresses all grievances of staff and students. The college has Career Guidance also. It guides the students in job-matters and apprises them of the job advertisements. It is worth-mentioning that the institution has liaison with job providing agencies and financial institutions for placement of skilled students. The progression of students to higher studies and professional courses is quite satisfactory. Importantly, seven of the Alumni have joined this institution as Lecturers in different subjects.
The college Prospectus clearly shows its goals and objectives. The contents of the Prospectus are relevant and informative. It is published and updated annually. It clearly gives information regarding fee structure, academic calendar, and incentives for students, duration of programmes, vacation schedule, and admission and withdrawal rules. Besides, the college annual magazine entitled, Achyut provides opportunities to staff and students to express their thoughts and visions. Writersâ€™ Club and Film Club motivate students for creative thinking and writing. The college also publishes Souvenirs periodically to commemorate important occasion
Criterion 6: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The internal co-ordination and monitoring mechanisms in the institution are effective and transparent. Shri Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Ludhiana governs and controls the college through the Managing Committee comprising 15 members of which, two members are college representatives from the teaching staff. The members of the Managing Committee are from different professions and the Principal is the Ex-Officio member of the Committee. The Managing Committee takes all-important decisions in participative manner and with collective wisdom. The offices and departments of the institution are governed on the principles of participation and transparency.
The administrative head of the institution is Principal. Academic, Sports, Cultural, College Development and Advisory Committees assist him in decision-making process. Departmental and staff meetings are convened to get feedback about the academic and extra-academic performances of students and to evolve innovations for quality enhancement. The Principal and the staff take all academic decisions collectively. The Punjab University conducts periodical inspections for assessing the academic and administrative performances of the institution.
The recruitment of both teaching and non-teaching staff is made as per rules and regulations of the Punjab University. All regular appointments of teaching staff is made by the Selection Committee consisting of the Principal, the President of Managing Committee and nominees of the Director Public Instructions and the Punjab University. The members of the Managing Committee, the Principal and the Heads of the concerned departments appoint the temporary staffs. The expenditure for major developmental activities and staff salary is met out of the Management Fund. The Purchase Committee strictly following the codal formalities with prior approval of the Managing Committee and the Principal makes all purchases. Stock registers are properly maintained. The college Property Incharge ensures the judicious use of property by the internal constituencies. The Building Committee ensures the timely repairs and proper maintenance of physical infrastructure. The Management and the College Administration function in an effective, co-operative and participative manner.
The finances of the institution are properly allocated and effectively utilized. The Management Fund is utilized for construction of buildings, purchase of books, furniture, electrical appliances, computers, water coolers, air conditioners and payment of staff salary. The college Amalgamated Fund is utilized for developing library facilities, maintenance of infrastructure and promoting extension activities. Significantly, the institution is Self-funded and does not get any financial grant-in-aid from the State Government. It effectively mobilizes financial resources through donations, sale proceed of prospectuses, UGC grants, tuition fee, funds and fines charged from students. Besides, the institution also generates finances from Self-financing courses. The college budget for the year 2004-05 has an excess of income for Rs. 9284928/- over expenditure amounting to Rs. 7617017/-. The internal audit mechanism is sound and transparent. The Principal, Bursar and Accounts Clerk properly check the financial transactions. Cashbooks are maintained properly. The Chartered Accountant audits all transactions to ensure financial propriety. Budgeting and auditing procedures are regular and effective.
The institution provides welfare schemes to staff. Both teaching and non-teaching regular staffs have been covered under the gratuity benefits by having tied-up with the Life Insurance Corporation of India. Life Insurance Scheme is available for staff. The Management provides interest free short-term loan facility to regular staff. Medical facilities are provided through Sanathan Dharam Charitable Dispensary. Some of the Supporting Staff have been provided with residential facility. Besides, uniforms and blankets are also provided to them. Free computer training is given to staff and their wards get the incentive of free education in this institution. Annual pay increment is given to the staff for their good work performance, which is recorded by the Principal on their Annual Confidential Reports. The Principal and Management redress all grievances of staff and students directly.
Criterion 7: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer Team has observed some special features, which enhance the academic progression of the institution:
*The college has a healthy interactive practice and cordiality among all its constituents.
*Teaching schedule is followed meticulously.
*Sincere efforts have been made to explore the abilities and potentials of the students.
*There are some attempts to provide career counselling to students.
*Interactive session in the form of CHINTAN is a remarkable feature of the college and both the teachers and students present lectures on different themes and discuss on the presented topics.
*Functional English Laboratory organise, film shows and other sessions to develop communications skills among the students.
*The weak students are given specials considerations.
*To monitor the performance of the students special weekly and fortnightly class tests are taken.
*Book review exercise done by the Post-Graduate students is another significant feature.
*Writersâ€™ Club improves the writing ability amongst the students.
*Free education to the ward of employees.
*Gratuity schemes in collaboration with the Life Insurance of India are also appreciable.
Section III: Overall Analysis
The college, which was established in the year 1992 with 134 students can take a legitimate pride with 1036 students at present. It is one of the premier educational institutions with a proud history of 13 years affiliated to Punjab University Chandigarh. It has Under-Graduate, Post Graduate, Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate Courses. As per the requirements of the society the college introduced job-oriented subjects such as Information Technology, Computer Application, Tax Procedures and Practices, Functional English, Bank Management and Adervertising Sales Management The college has also started some efforts to develop Professional link with other Institutes providing professional competency. The students are regular, attentive and maintain good discipline and decorum. As far as the Management is concerned, this Institution is fortunate in having a leadership at the apex that blends vision with pragmatism.
The strength of the students has increased due to professional input given by the college. The college has good success rate in the previous years. It has good collection of textbooks, which caters to the needs of development of professional skills. Students are actively engaged in sports and NSS.
After having gone through various records and visiting various academic and physical facilities the Peer Team is of the view that the overall performance of the college is very good.
However, in view of the fast changing trends in recent times, the college should make greater and extra efforts to cope up with the situation with this view in mind the Peer Team suggests the following points for future development of the college.
*The college should contact INFLIBNET authorities to get access to the INFLIBNET system.
*The college may explore little more possibilities of developing skills through job training with surrounding industries so that the learning becomes more interactive and enjoyable.
*For optimal use of infrastructure college should start Evening Courses and Distance Education Programme.
*Methods, means and activities to announce contribution of the college to the society need to be delineated and implemented. Extension activities may endeavour towards coordinated and long-term efforts.
*The college may start Post-Graduate Programme for upward mobility in the existing subjects.
*The library is a hub of academic activities, especially in a college having Post-Graduate Programmes. The library should play a pivotal role in providing information to students and teachers. In pursuance of this objective, there is a need to increase the number of reference books and academic journals.
*Faculty members may be motivated to apply for research projects to funding agencies like UGC.
*To promote research formation of a committee in the college to monitor research activities among the faculty members is also desirable.
*Faculty members should become members of professional bodies and they should attend regularly seminars and conferences in their subjects.
*It would be in the academic interest of the college to organise yearly seminars, conferences and workshops.
*Since the students come from adjoining areas college may start transport facility for the students.
*Computer Literacy Programme for non-computer students and teachers may also need to be started.
*Coaching classes for various competitive examinations is the need of time.
*The college may approach the Sports Authority of India for financing aid to strengthen physical infrastructure in sports.
*Formal mechanism to redress grievances needs to be established for students, teachings and non-teaching staff.
*More space to be provided in the library by expansion of building.
The Peer Team appreciated the co-ordinated all-round efforts by the teachers, staff and students of the college under the able guidance of the Principal. The Peer Team is confident that college will achieve its goals and attain academic heights in the years to come.
The members of the Peer Team like to place on records their sincere thanks to Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Principal, Faculty, Non-teaching Staff, Students, Parents of the students and Alumni for the whole-hearted co-operation they have extended during the visit.
The Peer Team wishes all the best and sincerely hopes that this Institution will grow into a great centre of learning with national recognition.
Prof. G.C. Saxena
Prof. T. N. Mathur
Dr. M.S. Negi
Deepak Kaushal (Principal)
I agree with the observations and recommendations made by the Peer Team in this Report.
Date: 27 Th October 2005.
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