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DAV College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
DAV College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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GREEN PARK, Civil Lines
Kanpur (District Kanpur)
Uttar Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 208001
DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh was established on / in 1919.
Principal of DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is Dr Mrs Rekha Sharma (Mobile 9956972222).
DAV College is situated in Kanpur of Uttar Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Kanpur comes under Kanpur Tehsil, Kanpur District.
Fax # of DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is 0512-2304534.
Contact Person(s) of the DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is (are): Sri Ravindra Prakash Srivastava, Bursar.
Residence Phone No(s) of concerned peron(s) of DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is (are) : 0512-2550082.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh are 9956972222.
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Website of DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh is www.davcollegekanpur.com.
Chairman : Sri Jagendra Swarup, 15/96, Civil Lines, Kanpur.
General Secretary : Dr. Nagendra Swarup, 15/96 Civil Lines, Kanpur.
Contact Details of DAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh are : Ph. No. : 0512-2306687
CoursesDAV College, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh runs course(s) in Degree stream(s).
Approval details: DAV College is affiliated with Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJM), Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)
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NAAC report of DAV collegeSection 1: Introduction
Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College (D.A-V. College), one of the oldest colleges of Kanpur, was started on July 11, 1919 keeping in view the philosophy and ideals of Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the torch bearer of Arya Samaj movement. The foundation of the college was laid by Mahatma Hansraj ji, a great educator, sage and leader of the Arya Samaj movement. The vision and mission of the college have been in tune with the philosophy of Arya Samaj movement which says that true education alone could form the basis of national awakening. The institution has been instrumental in addressing the needs of the society and played a pivotal role in the national freedom movement. The statue of one of the great freedom fighters, Pt. Shaligram Shukla, in the campus still bears the testimony of it. The main goal of the college is to impart value-based education and make the students responsible citizens of the country. The college aims at developing creativity, sensitivity and awareness for updating themselves to face the challenges of globalization.
The college was affiliated to Agra University till 1966 and was transferred to Kanpur University in 1966-67. The University later got renamed as Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University in 1995. The college is a grant-in-aid institution and runs a few self-financing courses also. It is recognized by the U.G.C. under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of the University Grants Commission.
The college campus has an area of 19888 sq m. There are spacious buildings on the campus and these include class rooms, library, seminar hall, lecture halls, labs, hostel, indoor games, playground, and administrative block. The college has a huge playground of 26080 sq m.
The college provides seven programme options (B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., M.A., M.Sc., M. Com., and Ph.D.) and teaches 21 subjects in Arts, Science and Commerce offering several combinations in addition to Ph.D. programmes. The College has Science, Arts, and Commerce Faculties. In addition there are seven courses at B.Sc. level (Electronics, Information Technology, Computer Application, Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology) and three at M.Sc. level (Electronics, Biochemistry and Microbiology) on self financing basis. The college has 329 permanent faculty under grant-in-aid. Out of them 131 are Readers (106 males and 25 females) and 198 Lecturers (111 males and 87 females). In addition there are 27 Management appointed Lecturers for self-financing courses. Four teachers have D.Litt. degree, 263 have Ph.D., and 10 have M.Phil. degrees. Forty teachers have qualified in the UGC-NET or equivalent examinations. The college has 341 non teaching staff.
Total enrolment of the college is19,224 There are 9241 (9211 males and 30 females) for undergraduate, 7246 for post graduate (5231 males and 2015 females) and 330 (155 males and 175 females) for Ph.D. programmes. The self-financing courses have 863 students (632 males and 231 females). The College follows annual system of examination in all the courses except in self-financing courses. The teacher student ratio is 1: 59. The unit cost of the education is Rs. 719 excluding salary and Rs. 8490 including salary component.
Total working and teaching days of the college appear to be 280 and 180, respectively, in the last academic year. The total number of books in the library is 172210 with 19134 titles. There are 86105 text books and 8611 reference books. The library has been subscribing to 21 periodicals and 129 journals.
A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the College and to validate the Self- Study Report. It consisted of Prof. Atul Sarma, Former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, as Chairman, Dr. P.P. Mathur, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Coordinator Bioinformatics Centre, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry University as Member Coordinator and Dr. (Ms.) Sushma Arya, Principal, DAV College for Girls, Yamuna Nagar as member. Dr. K.N. Madhusudanan Pillai, Academic Consultant, NAAC, Bangalore coordinated the visit of the team. The Peer Team visited the College between March 26 and 28, 2007.
The Peer Team carefully studied and analysed the Self- Study Report submitted by the college. During the institutional visit, the team went through the relevant documents, visited various departments, facilities and support services available in the college. The Peer Team interacted with the Management, the Principal, the faculty, the supporting staff, students, parents and the alumni. The report of the Peer Team is based on the analysis of the Self-Study Report, careful perusal of the documents made available and the interactions with various stake holders of the college as indicated above.
SECTION - II
CRITERION I: CURRICULAR ASPECTS
D.A-V. College is a multi faculty college affiliated to Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur and is governed by the University Act. The College offers twenty combinations in Arts, Science and Commerce at degree level and 21 programmes at postgraduate level and 21 Ph.D. programmes. In addition, UG courses under self financing scheme are offered in Instrumentation, IT, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology while self-financed PG programme is offered in Electronics, Biochemistry and Microbiology. The college is affiliated to the CSJM University, Kanpur and it follows the curricula prescribed by the University. The college follows annual system of examination in all the courses except in two of the self-financing courses. There is no academic flexibility in the system.
The aim of the college is to perpetuate the memory of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, his teachings and philosophy based on the principles of Arya Samaj and concept of Vedas. The college endeavors to build a literate and responsible society for a healthy, strong and progressive nation. The college strives for all round personality development of students in changing global trends.
As the institution is an affiliated college, it does not have the freedom to design its courses of studies. Faculty members have representation in the University decision making bodies. Most of the programmes offered by the college are of conventional natureand follow UGC's model syllabi. The college may request the University to carry out its Academic Audit that will help the college to improve its academic excellence. Since the college is located in a metropolitan city of Uttar Pradesh, it should take location advantage to have collaboration with IT and BT industries and financial institutions. This will help the students to have industrial exposure. There is no mechanism to obtain feedback from students, alumni, employer, community, peers and industry on curricula development. It is suggested that course evaluation and feedback from potential employers may be obtained.
CRITERION II: TEACHING -LEARNING AND EVALUATION Admission to the various courses of study in the college is in accordance with the policy of the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and the regulations of the C.S.J.M. University. At undergraduate level the students are admitted on the basis of merit in the qualifying examinations. The selection of students for the postgraduate programmes includes interviews as well. In some of the PG courses like Zoology, Botany, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, common entrance examinations are conducted by the affiliating university and admissions are made on the basis of performance in the test. Reservations for various categories are made as per the rules of the state government. There is no provision of any bridge courses. In order to make teaching-learning process at the college quite comprehensive and student centered, the college may consider providing at least a basic computer literacy course to all the students. Monitoring of the progress of teaching is done by the Principal through faculty meetings. In addition, the departments keep close watch on the courses completed every month. Teachers also keep a day exclusively for interaction with students. The college may institutionalize it by introducing teacher ward system. The college uses traditional lecture method which could be supplemented by modern methods. Remedial coaching needs to be provided to the socially disadvantaged students. Overall performance of the students is monitored through class room tests and group discussions. It is creditable that many students in various courses have secured ranks in the university examinations.
Recruitment of the faculty is done by the U.P. Higher Education Service Commission, Allahabad. The college has well qualified teachers. In case of requirement Ad hoc teachers are appointed by the college on a fixed honorarium of Rs. 8,000 per month. Senior faculty members participate in curriculum development/ examination work etc. of the University in their capacity as the members of the BOS and other academic bodies of the University. Faculty is encouraged to pursue higher studies and participate in seminars/ conferences and workshops. During the past five years about 30 teachers participated as resource persons in workshops/ seminars and conferences. The Management also grants leave to the faculty members to accept fellowship and also to participate in Refresher/ Orientation courses or training programmes. In the past years 150 faculty members participated in Refresher Courses and 62 in Orientation Programmes. Classroom/ laboratory teaching is done by regular and temporary faculty who follow lecture method. A few teachers have written text books which are published by standard publishers. Some of the books have been prescribed by the University and school boards. A few teachers have received honours in Painting, Hindi, English and Zoology Departments.
The college follows the University stipulated Annual Examinations which could be supplemented by various tests such as terminal, preparatory examinations, project work etc .for monitoring students' progress. The college has also recently started evaluation of teachers by the students. However, the mechanism needs to be formalized and analysis of the evaluation forms needs to be done scientifically.
CRITERION III: RESEARCH CONSULATANCY AND EXTENSION
The college is a recognized centre for research and the students are registered for Ph.D. in all the faculties. Out of 356 faculty members, four have D.Litt., 263 teachers have Ph.D., 10 have M.Phil. degree and 40 teachers have qualified in the UGC-NET or equivalent examinations. Only one of the faculty members have national and two have international collaborations. The Principal had collaborated with Professors in Japan and a faculty from Physics Department has collaboration in Japan and is a Junior Associate of the Abdul Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Since collaborations can bring in many benefits to the institution, it is suggested that more linkages with institutions and industry within and outside the country are forged. Twenty two national conferences have been organized by the college during the past five years. The college has currently one Major Research Project with a budget outlay of Rs. 2,06,500 and 79 Minor Research Projects with a total budget outlay of Rs. 27,02,000. It is suggested that the faculty members also seek financial support from funding agencies other than the UGC like CSIR, DBT, DST, ICMR, ICPR, ICSSR and ICAR as there are a large number of Ph.D. students and most of them are without any financial support. Approximately 60% of the faculty are engaged in active research. At present 330 students are pursuing Ph.D. degree in different departments as full time/ part time research students.
The faculty is encouraged to attend conferences, seminars, workshops. Around 540 faculty members have attended national conferences and 54 have participated in International Seminars. A few have acted as resource persons. It is creditable that the Principal of the college is General Secretary (outstation) of the Indian Science Congress Association. During the past five years 546 research articles have been published in peer reviewed national journals, 70 in international journals and 736 abstracts in symposium proceedings by many faculty members. A large number of books have been either written or edited by the faculty members. Faculty of the college is also involved in guiding research scholars. Three hundred and thirty students have been awarded Ph.D. degree in the past five years. Another 300 students are enrolled for Ph.D under various teachers of the college.
Despite the fact that a large number of faculty have research degrees no consultancy services have been offered. Consultancy culture could be initiated and strengthened.
Teaching, Research and Extension are three important functions of an institution of higher learning. It is imperative that such an institution establishes its visibility through extension activities and community oriented programmes. The college conducts extension activities mainly through NCC. The college has three NCC companies comprising 367 male and 45 female cadets. It includes 59 cadets from other colleges. In the past three years 343 cadets got 'B' certificates and 'C' certificates. Two students have commanded at National Raepublic Day Parades. Though there is no NSS programme at present, students of the college have participated in various activities like tree plantation, blood donation, polio rally, AIDS awareness, traffic control and adventure sports. It is suggested that the college adopts a couple of villages and does need-based extension activities for the help of the community.
CRITERION IV: INFRASTRUCTURE AND LEARNING RESOURCES
The college is located in an urban area with a campus spread over 4.5 acres of land. The college with a built up area of 13271 sq m has a majestic building that displays harmonious blend of British, Mughal and Indian architecture. The college has a spacious playground and a hostel for women which are shared facilities. The layout of the building indicates that the college has adequate facilities for running the curricular and co-curricular activities of the college. There is tremendous scope for upgradation and modernization of infrastructure. The auditorium has an indoor wooden badminton court and table tennis tables. The infrastructure is optimally used by conducting classes in two shifts. Postgraduate courses and classes for Commerce faculty are held from 7:00 am to 11 am whereas other classes are conducted from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The college needs to provide better common room and rest room facilities to women students.
The central library is located in an area measuring 17347 sq. ft. in addition to 21 departmental libraries. The total collection of the library books is around 172,210. The library subscribes to 21 periodicals and 129 journals. The library is open between 10 AM and 4 PM on working days. The total amount spent on new books and journals during the last five years is Rs. 4349652. During the last year an amount of Rs. 501298 was spent on the purchase of 3485 books and Rs. 7674 on 21 journals. The college may consider providing reprographic facilities in the Library for the benefit of students. The college may also keep multiple copies of books in the library and only single copies sent to the departmental libraries. The library has a spacious reading hall, stack rooms and a reference section for postgraduate students. The Library has a 10 KVA generator. The college may provide for a separate section for competitive examinations and a separate text book bank for underprivileged section of students. The college needs to computerize the library facilities and provide online and offline learning resources. Computer systems with internet facility may be provided on priority basis. An open access system and computerization of the library will benefit students. It is suggested that the library follows an open access system.
The college has no central computing facility. However 45 computers are available in various departments and are maintained by them. The college needs to provide a central computer facility with printers, scanners and high speed internet connectivity for the help of staff and students. The college may also provide necessary facility for a Placement Cell.
The college has good indoor and outdoor sports facilities. A few students participated in several state, regional, national and inter-university level sports events and won championships.
The college provides hostel facility with 158 rooms. Currently about 60 female students of the college reside in it. The hostel is a shared facility with Dayanad Girls' Postgraduate College.
The hostel has a Guest Room, Common Room, Canteen, Departmental Store, M.I. Room, PCO and a Beauty Parlour but lacks a proper mess and dining facility. It is suggested that a lady medical officer is also available.
There are advisory committees for admission, library, sports, maintenance, etc. which help in decentralization of administration. Constitution of committees like research and consultancy committee may help the college in better research and consultancy output. The college may apply for support to various funding agencies and also use innovative methods to generate additional resources.
CRITERION V: STUDENT SUPPORT AND PROGRESSION
The college publishes its updated prospectus in Hindi every year. The prospectus contains a profile of the college, rules and regulations, course options, admission rules, curriculum, fee structure, a list of faculty, etc. The back cover states ten basic rules of Arya Samaj. Academic calendar is also provided to the students. The success rate of the students in University examination is good though a large number of students particularly in the first year do not seem to attend classes regularly. The college may start a mechanism to monitor the progression and employment records of the students. Some of the students from the Department of Drawing and Painting have cleared NET examination during the past five years. Financial assistance is available to the students in the form of scholarships and freeships. In 2005-06, 1264 students belonging to various categories have availed of the GOI/ State government scholarships. The college may make efforts to increase the number of scholarships and financial help and become sensitive to the special needs of physically challenged students.
The college has sufficient infrastructure with its modernization and upgradation together with well-run support services will ensure the physical and intellectual health of all the constituents. During the last academic year many students participated in various sports events at University level and won prizes. A few students participated in weight lifting, and athletics at state and national levels. One of the students participated in weightlifting in an international meet. Many students of the college participated in various Youth Festivals in the past years and got championships in the last three consecutive years.
The college does not have a structured placement cell. However, the college has recently started Student Counselling Centre. During January 2007 the college invited IBM for holding campus interviews. The college may strengthen the career guidance and employment cell by providing all necessary infrastructure. The college may also consider starting a Personal Counseling Cell. The college may strengthen its Grievance Redressal Cell and constitute a separate cell to prevent sexual harassment and provide counseling to women students and staff. The college may also organize programmes related to gender sensitization for students and staff. The college may organize personality development programmes and start Earn While you Learn Scheme for the benefit of the students and also for the institution.
The College is very old and some of its Alumni occupied very high positions in society. Alumni include former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Kanahiya Lal 'Nandan' and Maheep Singh, writers and journalists, Admiral (Retd.) Vishnu Bhagat, Air Vice Marshall (Retd.) R.C. Bajpai and Prof. S.S. Katiyar, the Vice-Chancellor of the affiliating University. Though the college has completed more than 85 years of its existence Alumni Association has been formed only during 2006. The Association should be registered and play a proactive role in the institutional development.
CRITERION VI: ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT
The college is managed by a Board of Management which is appointed as per the Uttar Pradesh State University Act 1973. The Board comprises 14 members and has Principal as its ex officio Member and one teaching and one non teaching staff as members. There is an effective internal coordinating and monitoring mechanism, which is operated through the general supervision of the Principal, Heads of departments and various committees. The Principal acts as the executive head and controls academic, administrative and financial matters. The Board of Management met about four times during 2006-07. Members of the Board of Management encourage staff members to improve their academic quality. The Management took initiatives for the introduction of several self financing courses.
Resource mobilization through self-financing courses is done. However, self financing courses are treated as a separate entity and their accounts are yet to be integrated with the accounts of the college..
The college has informal grievance redressal mechanism. The college has Proctorial Board, Library and Sports Committees and several other committees such as Admissions, Examinations, Magazine, Grievance Redressal, Purchase and Cultural have been constituted. These committees help in the smooth functioning of the college.
CRITERION VII: HEALTHY PRACTICES
The Peer Team, in the context of over all working of the college, observed following healthy practices:
Creation of hostel facilities for women students though these could be improved.
A good number of optional subjects and a variety of academic programmes.
Development of research culture in the college as reflected in:
the number of minor research projects undertaken by the teachers;
the large number of faculty members with Ph.D. degree;
the large number of Ph.D. students;
a large number of publication of books and papers and
initiatives in enlarging academic exposure by way of participating in and organization of seminars and conferences.
Introduction of several demand based self financing courses
Student participation in college activities
Publication of college magazine
The Peer Team critically studied and analyzed Self-Study Report, annexure supplied and additional information provided. The Peer Team visited the infrastructure facilities, had a detailed discussion with the management, the Principal, faculty, non-teaching staff, students, parents and alumni. The Peer Team is impressed by the efforts made by the college authorities towards creating a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
The Peer team has observed many positive features of the college and commends the healthy practices as noted earlier. However there are certain areas and aspects, which are of some concern. The management and the principal may pay attention to the following.
The faculty may be encouraged to undertake research on socially relevant issues.
Consultancy culture needs to be inculcated in the college.
Computer centre with internet access needs to be developed.
The college may provide modern noise-free power generators and fire extinguishers.
The college may constitute a sexual harassment committee as required under the UGC guidelines
Girls common room, college canteen and toilet facilities may be adequately provided
The labs and equipments need to be modernized and upgraded.
The college may provide e learning resources in the library.
The college may launch its website and upload its time table and the academic calendar.
The college may strengthen its Alumni Association.
The college may promote cultural, literary and scientific activities through associations.
Faculty may be provided seed money to attend conferences/ workshops.
The college may subscribe to more scholarly national and international journals
The college, departments and faculty may make extra efforts to secure funding from various central-funding agencies by submitting research and development projects.
While appreciating the excellent role being played by D.A-V. College by empowering its students through its curricular and co-curricular activities the Team has following suggestions to make. The college may ponder over them.
The college, with the available infrastructure and faculty may start skill-based certificate and diploma programmes as add-on courses to improve their employability.
For fast and speedy communication, college authorities may think of providing LAN and WAN on the College campus for inter connecting all the departments, library and main building.
Courses like Entrepreneurship Development, Visual Communication, Insurance and Stock Exchange, Human Rights, Yoga, Value Education, Beautician, Foreign
Languages may be started
Language Lab may be established for improving communication skills
The college may introduce computer literacy programmes
The college may conduct personality development programmes for staff and students
The college may strengthen Placement and Career Guidance Cell.
The college may start Earn while you Learn Scheme to the needy students.
The college may consider starting new courses like Travel and Tourism Management,
Banking Technology, Journalism and Mass Communication
The college may initiate its linkages with industry
The college may strengthen its extension activities
The college may appoint coaches to train students for selected sports events.
The college may have an insurance scheme for the benefit of the students
The college may establish an Internal Quality Assurance Cell
The Peer Team feels that the college, with its glorious heritage, has the potential to grow to a greater height by addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities thrown open by the present global order. The college can rightfully make an effort for its autonomous/ deemed university status.
The Peer Team places on record the support extended by the President, Secretary and other members of the Board of Management, the Principal, the Coordinator, the teachers, the non- teaching staff and students in making the assessment process a success. The Peer Team wishes the college a bright future and continued success in all its educational endeavors and to become a centre of excellence in providing quality higher education in this part of the country.
Prof. Atul Sarma
Prof. P. P. Mathur
Dr. (Ms.) Sushma Arya
Date: March 28, 2007
NBW against ex-DAV College principalKANPUR: Chief judicial magistrate Kanpur Nagar on Saturday issued a non-bailable warrant against former principal DAV Degree College Vidyakant Srivastava for not appearing in court to adduce evidence.
Srivastava had lodged a report at Kotwali police station against one Suresh Yadav on August 6, 1993. In his report, the then principal had alleged that he had prohibited the entry of anti-social elements on the college campus to maintain law and order and on-campus tranquillity. Suresh Yadav not only forced his entry on the college campus on that day but also abused him and threatened him. According to case file, complainant Srivastava came to court till November 2007 and thereafter did not appear in court to participate in the hearing. His absence since 2007 annoyed the presiding officer and he issued NBW against him.
When AN Jha?s comment on Nehru raised a stormFORMER CHIEF Justice of the Allahabad High Court MN Shukla enjoys a good health and sound memory even when he is over 82-year-old. He may stun you by narrating the sentence spoken by some dignitary even five-six decades ago. And, if you ask the secret behind this amazing memory, he humbly gives the credit to Gayatri jap, meditation and prayers.
He had started the Gayatri jap a few years before becoming the HC judge and after retirement he devotes more time to prayers. He claims that he has been enjoying every moment of life by the grace of God.
Son of Late Prem Narain Shukla, a leading lawyer of Kanpur, Justice Shukla spent early days of his life in Kanpur. He had passed High School from DAV College, Kanpur in first division. And his special achievement was distinction in English subject. Later, he passed Intermediate from the prestigious BNSD College of Kanpur. He says: it was a golden period of my life and the BNSD College proved to be a cradle of my future career. The college had a parliament and I was elected its speaker and in this capacity I had the privilege to preside all functions of the college and meet some of the greatest luminaries of the country, including Dr S Radhakrishnan, Sarojini Naidu, Dr Hridaynath Kunzru, Dr Amarnath Jha and Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi.
Here are the excerpts of the interview:
At the BNSD College, I used to introduce the guests and deliver a short speech that set the pattern of all my future speeches, which won wide acclaim.Principal of the college Heeralal Khanna and PK Ray, a teacher, impressed me greatly. Ray had an uncanny knack of the English language. He furnished such a solid foundation that I could subsequently erect an edifice.After passing Intermediate examination by securing fourth position in Uttar Pradesh, I took admission in Allahabad University in 1942 and got a coveted berth in Muir Hostel, which was regarded as the nursery of ICS officers.
Dr Amar Nath Jha, the then Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University, was himself the warden of the hostel. Dr AN Jha had come to know me when he visited the BNSD College, Kanpur. I had presided over the function.
Admission to Muir Hostel was no mean achievement those days. Dr AN Jha used to say that one of the three conditions was essential for admission: One should be either a first-class student or a first-class sportsman or an unmitigated scoundrel. I once jocularly asked Dr Jha: Sir, in which category did you place me? He laughed and replied: In the first category.
Dr AN Jhas superlative ego was well-known and the discerning observers did not fail to notice the clash of personalities between him and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.At an English conference held in Kashmir Dr AN Jha in presidential address found fault with Nehrus writings in English. This annoyed many journalists and they raised storm of indignation against Dr Jha.The National Herald in its editorial commented: These fire-eating Byronic professors, when they think that they are making epigrams, they are committing conundrums. I was a passionate reader of National Herald and by chance I called on Dr Jha the same day. I presumed that he must have seen the editorial.
He asked me: Which newspaper do you read? and without any qualms, I told a lie and said: I read The Statesman.
However, Dr Jha, a great scholar and a consummate speaker and an administrator par excellence, reacted to this editorial in a dignified manner:
Protestantism breeds an attitude of mind which can at best be called militant.
After doing MA and LL.B. I started practice in Kanpur. But, just after three years I shifted to Allahabad and started practice at the High Court. Simultaneously, I taught Law students at AU. I have no hesitation in admitting that my unexpected and speedy success in High Court was in a large measure due to my proficiency in English.
As a lawyer, I appeared in Dr Ram Manohar Lohias case in which I was opposed by Pandit Kanhaiya Lal Mishra, the then Advocate-General. After 15 years practice, I was elevated as High Court Judge. During my tenure as a judge and then Chief Justice, I used to dictate judgements in the open court. I was of the opinion that a delayed judgement is apt to give rise to speculations. Several judgements delivered by me had even evoked comments from scholars of India and other countries.
Little wonder that I left my seat on the day of my farewell (turning my back upon the High Court forever), I rose from my seat reciting the following couplet, which was flashed by many newspapers:
Kisi ke rokne se kab tera deewana rukta hai,
Bahaar aai, chala main, yeh dhari hain bediyan meri.
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