PGGCG-11 organised Annual Art Exhibition

Kala-Srijan’, the Creative Hand Society of the P.G Department of Fine Arts of PG Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh, hosted its Annual Art Exhibition 18.4.2024. The exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. Tirthankar Bhattacharya, Chairperson, Department of Art History and Visual Arts, Panjab University. The exhibition showcased over 200 artworks of novel and exquisite pieces across various genres such as Creative Composition, Life Study, Installation, Clay Modelling, Lippan Art etc.

The creative prowess of BA-III, MA-I and MA-II Fine Arts students was evident through their excellent creations and imaginative potential as each exhibit was a visual delight. Prof. Tirthankar Bhattacharya lauded the students’ aesthetic expressions and encouraged them to harness their skills for holistic development. He appreciated the efforts of the faculty members Prof. Guneeta Chadha, Dr. Simmi Arora and Dr. O.P. Parmeshwaran and students in organizing such a captivating art exhibition.

Earlier Prof. Guneeta Chadha, Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Fine Arts, introduced the theme of the exhibition and elaborated on its significance in the academic journey of Art students. She expressed her sincere gratitude to the Principal & Chief Patron of society Prof. Anita Kaushal for her constant guidance, support and encouragement.

Dr. Simmi Arora, Associate Professor, proposed a vote of thanks on behalf of the institution.

PGGCG-11 organized 66th Annual Prize Distribution Function

The 66thAnnual Prize Distribution Function of Post-Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh was held on 09-04-2024. Ms. Monica Bhatia, IRS, Director General of Income Tax, NWR, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Chief-guest, Principal, Dean and Vice-Principal of the college lighted the ceremonial lamp which was followed by invocation of Goddess Saraswati by the students. Amidst applause by the audience, more than 650 trophies and prizes were given to the meritorious students for their outstanding and distinctive performance in the field of academics, sports and extra-curricular activities.

 

Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college presented the College Annual Report wherein she highlighted the glorious achievements of the students in multifarious fields at the University, Inter-University, State, National and International levels. She also underlined the contribution of faculty as members of Academic Bodies of Panjab University and their endeavors in research. Enlisting the glorious progress made during the last session, she highlighted that the college has won many awards in Environmental conservation, Sustainable development practices and cleanliness at national and international level. Additionally, the college has been awarded for pioneering efforts towards Tree Plantation, Eat right campus and Beat Covid Campaign, Cyber security drive and Drug De-addiction campaign. Thus, it has carved a niche not only in the region but also in the country. The Principal proudly announced that the college has won Overall Trophy for the Tenth Consecutive Year in Panjab University Zonal Youth & Heritage Festival, and also won the Overall Trophy in 64th PU Inter-Zonal Youth Heritage Festival; College Institution Innovation Council (IIC) has been granted FOUR star status by MoE, Govt. of India and has been conferred with Green Champion Award by MGNCRE Govt. of India.

 

Chief Guest Ms. Monica Bhatia, IRS, herself an alumna of the college, congratulated and gave away the prizes to the students. Lauding the multidimensional achievements of the institution and faculty, Ms. Monica Bhatia, nostalgically recalled her years in her alma mater and applauded the glorious progress made ever since. She gave three pieces of advice garnered from her own experiences; firstly, she advised students to be their own best friend, philosopher, and guide. She said “Listen to your inner voice, trust your instincts”. Secondly, she urged the students to strive for financial independence to become empowered. Finally, she suggested that never allow others to define your identity. She recommended embracing the life with open arms and open hearts.

 

More than 650 prizes were awarded to the students in various categories.

  • 24 students were awarded the College Colour in sports and 26 in extra-curricular activities.
  • 08 students were awarded the Roll of Honour in sports for their achievements in various inter-university, state and national level championships and 59 students were awarded the Roll of Honour for extra-curricular
  • CPL Sonia was awarded the Roll of Honour for NCC.
  • Swati was adjudged as the Best NCC Cadet Air Wing.
  • SUO Riya Sodhi was adjudged as the Best NCC Cadet Army Wing.
  • Diksha Singh was awarded as the Best volunteer of NSS.
  • Ashanveer Kaur was awarded P. Dutta Award for Honesty.
  • Vinnati was adjudged Best in Sports.
  • Priyanka was awarded the Nirmal Vasudeva Scholarship
  • Shreya Rajsi was awarded C. Bhatia Award for being the Best student in Physics.
  • Aayushi was awarded Sharan Makkar Memorial Award for being the outstanding student in Punjabi literature.
  • Anusha Sharma was awarded Harjinder Singh Scholarship.
  • Shivani was awarded Pushpa Verma Scholarship and a medal for standing 1st in M.A-II in P.U. and her performance in Youth Festivals.
  • Aanchal got Pushpa Verma Scholarship and a medal for her performance in Academics and Youth Festivals.
  • Shailja was awarded Dharam Rattan Scholarship.
  • Noreen was awarded Sardarni Devinder Kaur Scholarship.
  • Aanchal & Gagandeep Kaur were awarded Gopal Das Garg Memorial Scholarship for their performance in Music Instrumental and Music Vocal respectively.
  • Aakanksha, Sakshi Chaudhary, Varinda Sharma and Prakriti Thakur were awarded Prabha Kapila Scholarship.
  • Kirpal Kaur was awarded Gursharan Singh Scholarship for excelling in Punjabi language and literature.
  • Karamjeet Kaur was awarded Hardev Singh Ziladar Memorial Scholarship for excelling in Punjabi subject.
  • Jasleen Kaur was awarded Raj Kumar Sharma memorial award for academic excellence in PG Public Administration.
  • Eishika was awarded R.S. Chopra memorial award for best student in PG Chemistry.
  • Mamta Kumari was awarded M.M.Chaudhary memorial scholarship for Chemistry.
  • Shreya Rajsi of B.Sc.-III (N.Med) was declared the All Round Best Student of the college at the Under-graduate level.
  • Eishika of M Sc.-II (Chemistry) was declared the All Round Best Student of the college at the Post-graduate level.

The all round best students were also given the award instituted by Mr. B.S. Ojha IAS (Retd.) in memory of Mrs. Pushpa  Ojha, former Principal of this college.

PGGCG-11 organized A Blood Donation Camp

A Blood Donation Camp was organized by the Blood Donation Society along with NOSTALGIA the Alumni Association of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11 in collaboration with Shree Shiv Kanwar Mahasangh Charitable Trust, Panchkulaand Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI, Chandigarh on 04.04.2024.

A total of 114 students were registered to donate the blood. Each donor was accorded with a certificate from PGI & Red Cross Society along with a gift and  refreshments. The camp received an overwhelming response from the college staff, students and ended on a successful note.

Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college appreciated the efforts of the organizers. She praised the donors for their humane concern and the invaluable and life-saving contribution towards the noble cause.

65th Annual Convocation

The 65th Annual Convocation of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh, was held on 13-03-2024. Professor Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Convocation was inaugurated by lighting of the Ceremonial Lamp by the Chief Guest and Principal Prof. Anita Kaushal which was followed by rendition of Saraswati Vandana by the students. It is noteworthy that more than 1300 students completed their Graduation and Post-Graduation during the session 2022-23.

Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college presented the College Annual Report and outlined the illustrious achievements of the students in academics, co-curricular activities and sports. She also underlined the contribution of Faculty as members of Academic Bodies of Panjab University and highlighted their endeavors in research and publications. Enlisting the glorious progress made during the last session, she highlighted that the college has won many awards in Environmental conservation, Sustainable development practices and cleanliness at national and international level. Additionally, the college has been awarded for pioneering efforts towards Tree Plantation, Eat right campus and Beat Covid Campaign, Cyber security drive and Drug De-addiction campaign. Thus, it has carved a niche not only in the region but also in the country.

Congratulating the Graduates and Post-Graduates in his Convocation Address, Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu narrated anecdotes from his personal and professional life, and motivated them to walk a straight line without succumbing to any pressure. They should make their own path and endeavour to become financially independent without being dependent even on parents.

In the Graduate category, B.A.(Honours and Pass Course); B.Com (Honours and Pass Course); BCA; Science graduates in B.Sc. Honours, B.Sc. Medical, B.Sc. Non-Medical and B.Sc. Computer Science were conferred degrees. Post-Graduate degrees were awarded in Psychology, Public Administration, Economics, Dance, Music Vocal, Music Instrumental, Sociology, English, Fine Arts, M.Com, Information Technology, Botany, Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, and Computer Applications.

More than 70 students of the college who excelled and secured positions in College as well as Panjab University Examinations were felicitated on the occasion. 15 students who stood first in the Panjab University examinations were awarded Medals, and 27 were decorated with Roll of Honour by the Chief Guest for their outstanding achievements.

PGGCG-11 organized a National Seminar on “Financial Inclusion in North-western region in India”

Post Graduate Department of Economics of PG Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized a National Seminar on “Financial Inclusion in North-western region in India” on 06-03-2024. The seminar was sponsored by ICSSR North Western Region Chandigarh.  More than one hundred delegates registered for the seminar.

While introducing the topic, Principal Prof. Anita Kaushal expressed that although a rapid growth has been witnessed in the financial sector all over the world, but the exclusion of a major segment of population from coverage of basic financial services is a big problem. Prof B.S. Ghuman, Former Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, in his Keynote address felt that Financial Inclusion is necessary to reduce poverty, and to speed up economic development. Prof. Sanjay Kaushik, Dean College Development Council, PU and Honorary Director, ICSSR NW Region Chandigarh the Chief Guest on the occasion, observed that Financial Inclusion reinforces human development by creating economic opportunities to the poor. It was highlighted that globally 24 percent, in developing nations 29 percent of adults have no bank account. Gender gap in account ownership is concerned globally 22 percent of men, 26 percent of women have no bank account. The situation is worse in most of the emerging nations.

A book ‘Decent work in India’ was also released in the seminar, which has been edited by the present and retired faculty members Dr. Seepana Prakasam, Ms.Vinita Rao and Ms. Gurpreet Kaur. The book covers components such as promoting jobs, guaranteeing rights at work, social protection and promoting social dialogue.

Prof. Harsh Gandhar, Director, Centre for Distance and Open Learning, Panjab University, and Dr. Shashi Kant Associate Professor (Retd.) conducted the Technical Session. Prof. Gulshan Kumar, University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh in his Valedictory Address observed that due to an underdeveloped financial system and limited access to standard banking services, people and enterprises rely on informal sources of credit. Sixty research papers were presented by the students, research scholars and other  delegates from different parts of India covering 25 sub themes such as Financial literacy, Role of banks and government, Jan Dhan Yojna in financial inclusion, Credit flow to MSMEs etc.

PGGCG-11 organised “BIZFEST” an Inter College Competition

The Commerce Department of P.G. Government College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised BIZFEST on 04-03-2024. The program started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and the invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Inter-college competitions in various domains such as Business Quiz, Just a Minute, Ad-Mad Show, Poster-making etc. were held on the occasion. The event was inaugurated by Prof.(Dr) Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college. Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Dean, Prof. Guneeta Chadha, Vice-Principal and faculty members of various colleges graced the occasion.

Participants from various colleges of the city displayed their academic potential, creative skills and imaginative talent in the contests. Students also presented songs and self-composed poems which were highly applauded by the audience. Western Dance, solo dance and songs enthralled the audience.

Addressing the students on the occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal instilled a sense of enthusiasm, inspiring the students to embrace a balanced approach to their educational journey. By emphasizing the value of holistic development and the symbiotic relationship between academics and co-curricular, she encouraged them to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.

Following are the prize-winners in various events:

Business Quiz

1st: PGGCG-11, CHD.

2nd: PGGCG-42, CHD.

3rd: PGGC-46, CHD.

Just A Minute (JAM)

1st: MCMDAV-36, CHD.

2nd: GCCBA-50, CHD.

3rd: PGGCG-11,CHD.

Poster-making

1st: PGGCG-11, CHD. (AARTI)

2nd: GCCBA-50, CHD. (ISHA BINDAL)

3rd: SGGS-26, CHD. (ROHIT VERMA)

Ad-Mad Show

1st: PGGCG-11, CHD.

2nd: PGGC-11, CHD.

3rd: PGGCG-42, CHD

PGGCG-11 ORGANIZED AN INTER COLLEGE COMPETITION-TECH-ZEAL 2K24

The P G Department of Computer Applications of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized TECH-ZEAL 2K24 a kaleidoscope of Inter-College competition on 01-03-2024. The Fest was inaugurated by the Chief-guest Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal, by lighting of the ceremonial lamp.

The campus of the college was abuzz throughout the day with participation of more than 190 students from 12 colleges of the region. A host of competitions were organised, “SHOW CASE” was a contest of movie making talent. “DANCE PLUS”- the Dance competition was highly enjoyed by the gathering. Participants danced to the foot-tapping numbers of the latest songs. “TREASURE HUNT” was an exposure to outdoor thrills wherein the presence of mind and physical agility was tested. “MIND EXPLORER- IT QUIZ” tested the programming skills through problem solving, critical analysis and quick thinking.  “WEB-CREATEX” contest tested the web designing skills of the students.. “KOD-HAK”, the debugging competition threw challenges before the participants.“THE MASK-Face Painting”on themes related to Digital India were a treat to watch, and in “BEST OUT OF WASTE” the e-waste material was assembled creatively and innovatively. “

Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college, commended the efforts of the Department of Computer Applications for orchestrating a successful event and presented awards to the deserving winners. She emphasized the indispensable role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across various sectors in today’s world. Encouraging the students to strive for excellence in computer applications, she highlighted the significance of cultivating technical proficiency in navigating the contemporary competitive landscape. Additionally, she acknowledged the importance of events like Tech Zeal in providing students with a platform for relaxation amidst their rigorous academic commitments. She expressed confidence in the students’ technical prowess and its potential to lead them towards fulfilling career paths of their choice.

Dr. Meenu Verna, Head of the Computer Application Department, PGGCG-11 proposed a vote of thanks to the guests and the participants.

Results of the various events are as follows:

  • TREASURE HUNT- 1st-Deptt. of Comp. Sc. PU Chd
  • SHOW CASE- 1st- GCCBA-50-CHD , 2nd PGGCG-11 Chd, 3rd-Indo Global College, Abhipur
  • MIND EXPLORER- 1st-PGGCG-11,Chd, 2nd-MCM DAV-36 ,Chd, 3rd– Deptt. of Comp. Sc. PU Chd
  • WEB CREATEX- 1st-PGGC-46, Chd,2nd-PGGC-11, Chd, 3rd– GCCBA-50, Chd.
  • KOD-HAK-1st-PGGC-11, Chd 2nd– Deptt. of Comp. Sc. PU, 3rd-PGGCG-11 CHD.
  • BEST OUT OF WASTE- 1st Indo Global College, Abhipur, 2ndPGGCG-11,Chd , 3rd DAV-10
  • FACE PAINTING – 1st PGGCG-11, Chd., 2nd GCCBA-50, 3rd College, Mohali
  • RANGOLI- 1st PGGCG-11, Chd, 2nd College, Mohali, 3rd DAV-10-CHD

PGGCG-11 organizes Lecture on Issues in Qualitative Research Methodology

The Post Graduate Department of Sociology organised an extension lecture on ‘Issues in Qualitative Research Methodology’ on 29th February, 2024. Prof. Kulwinder Kaur from Jamia, Millia, Islamia University, New Delhi was the guest speaker, professor in the Department of Sociology and Honorary Director, Centre for Comparative Religions and Civilisations at Jamia, Millia, Islamia University.  Prof. Kulwinder is an eminent sociologist with a multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary orientation. Her expertise is urban sociology, media studies, gender and religion. She has an illustrious academic career with decades of working experience at prestigious universities in India and abroad. She was a visiting fellow at Harvard University and the SOAS University of London.

Dr. Manoj Kumar formally introduced Prof. Kulwinder Kaur and Prof. Renu Trikha, Head of the Department of Sociology welcomed her.

In her lecture, Prof. Kulwinder deliberated on the foundations of qualitative research methodology. She discussed the epistemological and ontological stance of sociology, the relationship between method and theory, and several theoretical perspectives that are relevant to the qualitative research methodology. She provided examples from her own research projects to simplify complex concepts. She also discussed how commonsense knowledge sometimes overlaps the sociological research and how can a researcher deal with it. She inspired the students to choose the research topics, they are passionate about, learn all the research techniques, and use the research methods that best address their research questions.

This was an interdisciplinary event, comprising students and faculty members from different departments of the college. A total of 136 undergraduate, postgraduate students and research scholars from the disciplines of Sociology, English, Economics and Public Administration participated in the event. They all eagerly participated and engaged in the discourse with Prof. Kulwinder.

VIRASAT- Department of History organizes Guest Lecture “ THE SIKH INSTITUTION : ESTABLISHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ( MID 15TH CENTURY TO 18TH CENTURY ) “

The Department of History organised the Guest lecture by Prof. Veena Sachdeve ( Retd. ) from History Department , Panjab University , Chandigarh on 28th February 2024 in Room No. 34 12 :00 pm to 01:00 pm on the topic “ THE SIKH INSTITUTION : ESTABLISHMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ( MID 15TH CENTURY TO 18TH CENTURY ) .

Prof. Veena Sachdeva a prominent Historian with rich teaching experience started the lecture with the Contemporary references from Gurubaani and othe records that How the Social & Religious evils  revolutionised the Social outlook of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the form of Sangat , Pangat, Langar, Gurudwara and Guru Gaddi to eradicate the preaing evils.

The Lecture highligted the transformation of Sikhism with the construction of Harimandir Sahib , Akal Takht and compilation of  Adi Guru Granth Sahib ji , the  Horse trade and keeping of Arms by the Guru,  founadation of the new cities like Kartarpur, Sultanpur Lodhi, Amritsar, Goindwal, Hargobindpur, Kiratpur was a mile stone in the Sikh History. Which changed the whole senario  of the Mughal Authority. After the Martyardom of Guru Arjun Dev ji the origin of Miri and Piri and birth of new Sects  lead the path for the cretaion of Khalsa in 1699 A.D. by Guru Gobind Singh Ji and finally he established Guru Granth Sahib ji as the Alive Guru of the Sikhs .

In addition to this Prof. veena Sachdeva focussed on the origin of Guru Matta, Rakhi, Dal Khalsa and the Misaldari system which protected the Sikhs in the Dark period of 18th Century.

Principal Prof. ( Dr. ) Anita Kaushal appriciate this initiative taken by the VIRASAT Society of History Department . Dr. Asha Kiran , Head of the Department Welcomed and introduced the speaker.  The lecture was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Pallavi Mishra. The students found the lecture very intersting and informative. One hundered and fourty Three students attended this lecture.

PGGCG-11 organizes one day National Seminar on the theme “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat: Making India Atmanirbhar through Science”

JIGYASA-The Science Society of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector -11, Chandigarh organized one day National Seminar on the theme “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat: Making India Atmanirbhar through Science under the aegis of IQAC on 27.02.2024.The Event was sponsored by Department of Science and Technology and Renewable Energy, Chandigarh Administration. Sub-themes of the event were Science for Sustainable Development, Environment Friendly Industrial Technologies, Latest Scientific Innovations for Atmanirbhar Bharat. More than 200 students from different colleges participated in the event. Various Inter-College competitions like Power Point Presentation, Cartoon Making, Just a Minute, Rangoli Making and Quiz were organized. The results are as follows:-

Sr. No. Event First Prize Second Prize Third Prize
1 Power Point Presentation Simarpreetkaur

B.A. II

PGGCG-11, Chd

Avneet Kaur

B.Sc. II (M)

PGGCG-42, Chd

SuhaniTewari

B.Sc.III (C.S.)

PGGCG-11, Chd

2 Cartoon Making Competition Krishpreet Singh

B.A. I

PGGC-11, Chd

Pranshu

B.Sc. II (N.M.)

PGGCG-11, Chd

Karina

B.Sc. II (N.M.)

PGGCG-11, Chd

3 Just A Minute Competition Kirti Naidu,

B.A. II

PGGCG-11, Chd

Tanya Srivastva, B.Sc. II (M)

PGGCG-11, Chd

Vanshika Chopra

M.Sc. I (Chem.)

PGGCG-11, Chd

4 Rangoli Making Competition Preksha Hirawat& Pooja

B.Com. III

PGGCG-11, Chd

Shiyam&Rishima

B.A. II

DAV-10, Chd

Rishika Goyal &Yashika Mina

B.Sc. II (N.M.)

PGGCG-11, Chd

5 Quiz Simrat Kaur &Ashwinder Singh

B.Sc. III (N.M)

PGGC-11, Chd

Amit Joshi &Navdeep Singh

B.Sc. I(N.M)

DAV-10, Chd

Vinit Kumar &RajatLatwal

B.Sc. I (N.M)

DAV-10, Chd

 

Principal Prof. Anita Kaushal was the Chief Guest for the valedictory function. She gave away the prizes to the winners of various events and encouraged them to carve a niche for themselves in the contemporary competitive world. She also congratulated the organizers for their efforts towards holistic development of students. Dr. Sadhana Verma, Convener, JIGYASA-The Science Society of the College proposed a vote of thanks.