The college is located in village Sadhar, which is 28 Kmts. from Ludhiana on Ludhiana-Raikot-Barnala Road. This institution is associated with the name of Sri Guru HarGobind Sahib Ji, the sixth Guru, who once visited this place in 1633, symbol of Miri-Piri i.e. a combination of Spiritual as well as temporal authority. People of the area are grateful to late Nihang Shamsher Singh who selected this place as the nucleus of his spiritual and great educational adventure. In 1921, he started a modest Gurmukhi Pathshala( Vernacular primary school). In 1948, Intermediate College was started and later on, it became a Degree College i.e GHG Khalsa College.Know More
The college has ultra-modern computer center with four computer labs having networking facilities. The labs have 24 hours Internet connectivity. Totally Wi-Fi campus.
There is a spacious seminar hall with a seating capacity of 100 persons. The college has facility of smart class rooms, L.C.D. Projectors and over Head Projectors. A wide range of educational CD's are available. A separate cell to help and train the teachers to prepare Multimedia/Audio Visual presentations and teaching packages has been set up.
To ensure student's participation in decision making student's welfare council is formed from amongst the college students, it provides a platform for the students to discuss the educational, co-curricular and student welfare activities and share these with the Principal, Dean and Staff.
All the students are divided into a number of groups with a teacher as a tutor for each. This provides an opportunity for the teacher taught close and personal contact. The tutor is expected to know the personal history of his/her wards thoroughly. He should also keep watch on the physical and intellectual welfare of his wards.
It is the prime interest of administration to secure all the students and employees financially. So, group insurance scheme for all students, teaching and non-teaching staff has been implemented.
The students of the college are provided with the facility to bus passes at concessional rates. For this, the students have to prescribed form and get it attested from the tutor. Photographs are required for the bus pass. Passes are issue PEPSU Road Transport Corporation and Punjab Roadways.
INFLIBNET's N-LIST programme enables the library clientele to have access to more than 6000 e-journals and nearly 100000 e-books. This college is a member of British Council Library that enables us to have a wider access to the knowledge.
The needy and meritorious students are issued books from the book bank for the entire academic session on the recommendation of the tutor and with the permission of the Principal.
On the recommendation of the tutor and with the permission of the Principal, regular students of the college can become the members of this library by filling the prescribed form. For this they will have to adhere to the university regulations. The members of this library will be issued university roll numbers at the end of the year, after they clear all the library dues.
Library brings academic ambience in the educational institutions. Library "The Reservoir of Knowledge" has a paradigm shift from document to information. The library building and material inside it, no longer define the concept of academic library in the present scenario. Library is a living organism consisting of library documents, staff, and Premises organized and functioning to collect, conserve and exploit books.
Safety and security of students especially girls is our top-most priority. Keeping this in mind, a fleet of buses is made available for girl students. The facility is available to a student for a minimum period of one year and the fee is payable on half yearly basis.
Ideal separate hostels with ultra-modern facilities both for boys (220 seats) and girls (300 seats) are available on the campus.
The College has setup Career Guidance & Counseling Cell. It guides the students in selection of the courses and subjects at the time of admissions and avenues for further studies. Students are also guided to choose the career and methods to prepare for it. The students are also provided counseling during hardships.
A shooting range or firing range or archery range or pistol range or rifle range or shooting gallery or shooting ground is a specialized facility designed for archery or firearms practice. Each facility is typically overseen by one or more supervisory personnel, called variously a range master or "Range Safety Officer" (RSO) in the US, or a range conducting officer (RCO) in the UK.
A gymnasium, also known as a gym, is an open air or covered location for gymnastics, athletics, and gymnastic services. The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. They are commonly found in athletic and fitness centers, and as activity and learning spaces in educational institutions. "Gym" is also slang for "fitness center", which is often an indoor facility.
At present the National Cadet Corps is being run in our college. Cadets are trained for parade and various certification examinations. Cadets are also sent to various camps for physical training, weapon training, rock climbing, trekking, river rafting and paragliding etc.
Vermicompost (or vermi-compost) is the product of the composting process using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast.
A botanical garden or botanic garden[nb 1] is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. It may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and other succulent plants, herb gardens.
Under National Service Scheme a contingent of 200 volunteers both boys and girls have been sanctioned through the Panjab University by the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, Government of India to provide opportunity to the students to join valuable practical experience in community service through such programmes as eradication of illiteracy, rural reconstruction, national integration, health etc.
The College has Placement Cell which arranges Campus Interviews, Industry Contacts & Business establishment for providing employment to our students. The cell also helps students who need jobs under the earn-while-you-learn scheme.
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Special classes are organized to remove the deficiency of the students especially in the subject of English. Remedial classes are also arranged for students from weaker section, minorities and girls.
B.Ed students of the G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana proved their mettle in the Semester IV examinations(2019-21) conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The examinations were held in the month of August 2021. Jaskiran Kaur secured 7 th position in the university and stood first in the college by obtaining 1480 marks out of 1600 (92.50 %) while Manpreet Kaur secured second position in the college with 1473 marks (92.06 %). Bindia Jhanji with 1438 marks (89.87%) stood third in the college. Out of 75 students of the B.Ed Sem IV 32 students secured more than 80% marks, while 39 students secured marks between 70%-80%. Besides this all the students passed with first division. College Governing Council President S. Manjit Singh Gill and Secretary Dr. S.S Thind congratulated Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, faculty members and the students on this marvelous achievement. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha dedicated this spectacular achievement to the work hard put by the faculty members as well as students. Dr. Pargat Garcha further added that college made use of various online platforms like Learning Management System, Zoom, Google Classroom and Whatsapp and online counseling etc. for providing academic instructions and evaluating students due to the Covid-19 situation.
Students and faculty of G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar celebrated 75 th Independence Day with full fervour. A series of activities like Online Quiz, Essay Writing, Slogan Writing, and Poster Making competitions were organized by the Punjabi Sahitya Sabha, Blue Bells English Literary Society, Social Vision Club and Fine Arts Department of the college. In the category of Essay Writing (Punjabi) Khushboo of Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Basti Jodhewal Ludhiana secured the first position, while Komalpreet Kaur of Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. School, Hargobindpur, Ludhiana bagged second position. The third position was shared by Kanwardeep Singh of G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar and Rajinder Kaur of Vidya Rattan College for Women, Khokhar Kalan, Sangrur. In the second Category of Essay Writing (English) Pawandeep Kaur of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana secured the first position. Second position for this category was bagged by Inderpreet Kaur while the third position was secured by Himanshu Gharu of D.A.V. College of Education, Hoshiarpur and Anusuia of D.A.V. College of Education, Abohar. In poster making competition Loveleen Pathak of G.C.G. College and Sonam of Public Collegiate Sr. Sec. School, Samana won the first position while Rishika Sharma of D.D. Jain College of Education, Ludhiana and Poonam Kumari of G.T.B Khalsa College of Education were adjudged second. Third position for the poster making competition was bagged jointly by Anita Kumari of Guru Nanak College of Education, Dhalewal and Shaini George of G.C.G. College. In Slogan writing competition Rajneet Kaur and Monika Kundal of B.C.M College of Education, Ludhiana secured the first position while Ruchika Singh of D.D. Jain College of Education, Ludhiana and Kanwalpreet Kaur of Rayat College of Education bagged the second position. Shemsher Singh of Layalpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar and Reena Rani bagged the third position in the poster making competition. In quiz competition a total of 693 students of various colleges and schools of Punjab took part. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha while congratulating the students on the 75 th Independence Day said that at G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education we are dedicated to a student-centred approach that promotes academic excellence through enriched and inter- disciplinary curriculum. Dr. Garcha further added that college made use of various online platforms like Learning Management System, Zoom, Google Classroom and Whatsapp etc. for providing academic instructions and evaluating students due to the Covid-19 situation. Dr. S.S Thind, Secretary College Governing Council congratulated the winners as well as the participants of the competitions. He also lauded the efforts of faculty for successfully organizing the competitions.
N.S.S. wing of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, GurusarSadhar, organized various activities to celebrate SwachhtaPakhwarafrom August 1- 15, as per directions of NSS Directorate, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. Dr. JasleenKaur andDrRachhpal Singh, NSS Programme officers created an awareness among NSS volunteers about the programmeand its usefulness through the zoom platform on August 5, 2021. They were also made aware about the various activities to be organized at individual and societal level to spread awareness on the health benefits of cleanliness. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college talked to the volunteers about hygiene and sanitation and motivated them to participate in the activities wholeheartedly.
Students were given an outline of various activities which had to be conducted under the scheme. They were encouraged to take the swachhta pledge through online link generated by the government. 51 NSS volunteers and both the Programme Officers undertook the pledge.
Host of activities were organized in the prescribed period taking full precautions of Covid -19 which included, preparation of banners and awareness marches in the nearby villages and door to door campaigning to spread the awareness about cleanliness. Students stitches cloth bags and distributed it to the community to spread the message of banning plastic. They also demonstrated recycling of plastic by using empty plastic jars for planation.Tree plantations were done for environmental up gradation. Students undertook cleanliness drives to clean their surroundings, government and public premises. Volunteers engaged themselves in Run for swachhta. Students used social media to spread the message of clean and green India and tagged their friends in these posts.
An online poetry and declamation contest on the topic "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" was organized on the zoom platform on August 13. 2021. Poster making and slogan writing competitions were organized and best entries were awarded.
On the whole the entire fortnight activities(August 1-15,2021) were undertook with great zeal and enthusiasm by the volunteers and they vowed to continue the practices of Swachhta in the future as well.
With the objectives to increase employability skills and overall personality development of M.Ed and B.Ed students of the college, G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana organized Finishing School Programme from June 22- July 10, 2021.This two week long programme witnessed the knowledgeable sessions on various topics like e- resources in teaching and learning, Workshop on CV writing, Portfolio management, Presentation Skills, critical thinking skills, creative skills, problem solving skills, Mock Interview sessions, demonstration of Blackboard Work, experiments with audio-visual material, NEP -2020 etc. Resource persons of national and international repute and National, State and Malti Gyan Peeth Awardee educationists shared their expertise with the students. Dr. H.S. Brar, Former Principal of the college was the chief guest in the valedictory session. Dr. Brar in his valedictory address congratulated the organizing committee for successfully conducting the program. He also appreciated the Principal and the faculty for successfully adopting online system of education. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college highlighted that the practice of organizing Finishing school programme in college was initiated in the session 2011-12 and since then it is a regular practice of college. He further added that the finishing school programme has been incorporated in the college curriculum and is designed to transform the personalities and boost confidence among the students. He also mentioned that the skills acquired by the students through Finishing School programme will help them to get best employment in India and Abroad. Dr. Ramandeep Kaur, Dr. Jasbir Kaur and Dr. Jasvir Kaur were the coordinators for the Finishing School Programme. Dr. S.S Thind, Secretary College Governing Council, appreciated the efforts of the Principal, faculty as well as students for successfully organizing the event.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized an extension lecture on the topic "Understanding the Problem of Drugs in Punjab and Its Viable Solutions" on June 25, 2021through online mode. The lecture was organized under the Buddy Programme and as per the directions of Director, Higher Education, Punjab. Mr. Varun Goel, Asst. Prof. L.R.D.A.V. College, Jagraon was the guest speaker on the occasion. While deliberating on the topic, Mr. Varun Goel said that themenace of drug abuse is slowly destroying the society and it is our duty to help the society by providing such lectures of awareness to the younger generation. Further he discussed about the drug pattern in Punjab along with various initiatives taken by Government of Punjab in reducing this menace of Drug Abuse.Dr. Manu Chaddha, Associate Prof. and senior buddy in the collegesaid that the buddy programme in the college works under the mentor groups and all the activities related to it are organized with the collaborative efforts of various mentor incharges.A poster making competition was also organized for the students of B.Ed and M.Ed under the Buddy Programme in which students prepared various posters on the theme "Say No to Drugs". Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college congratulated the students as well as faculty members for enthusiastically taking part in the Buddy Programme activities.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar has been approved as Authorised Training Centre of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises courses of Govt. of India. The courses that have been granted to the college include Diploma in Nursery Teacher's Training, Nursery Teacher's Training, Early Childhood Care and Education, Certificate in Nanny, Diploma in Digital Marketing and E-Commerce, Certificate in Digital Marketing. There is a wave of happiness among the locals and the college staff with this approval. Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha while sharing the information regarding these courses said that the college has provided many proficient teachers and principals to schools, colleges and universities in Punjab and beyond. Now time is demanding that the college should not only have B.Ed. and M.Ed courses, but also other vocational courses should be started so that even after class XII, students can reach government jobs by doing these courses. College makes every possible effort to keep the students abreast of the times and with more new recruitment opportunities in the field of education. He further added that all the teachers in the college are highly qualified and have been awarded Ph.D. Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha said that where there is a wave of happiness among the students, parents and college teachers for the approval of these courses to the college for the session 2021-22, it is important to mention that a large number of students are reaching out for admission in this course. Dr. Garcha said that the students who want to get admission in these courses should contact the college as soon as possible as the seats in these courses are limited.
NSS wing and Red Ribbons Club of G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar celebrated World Environment Day in collaboration with Youth Welfare Services, Ludhiana on June 05, 2021 through virtual mode. The students of B.Ed and M.Ed organized a wonderful programme to celebrate the day. The event commenced with the college prayer followed by a motivational presentation on the life and work of famous environmentalists by Dr. Manu Chadha (Incharge of the Red Ribbon Club). The main objective behind celebrating the event was to highlight the importance of the environment and remind the society that we should not take the nature for granted. The various activities presented on the occasion included speech on "History of Environment Day Celebration" by B.Ed student Bindia Jhanji, Poem on the topic "What Nature Suffers" by Simranjot Kaur, speech on "Sustainable Development" by Arshdeep Kaur, Power point presentation on the topic "Ways to Save Environment" by Prerna Shukla. Another power point presentation on the topic "Environment Friendly Products" was shared by Sukhdeep Kaur and a speech on 10 eco -friendly companies was given by Gurpreet Kaur. Jaspreet Kaur mesmerized the participants with her motivational song on "Save trees". Students also participated in the Poster Making Competition organized by the Fine Arts Department of the college. Principal of the college Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha in his address congratulated the students and the faculty for organizing the event for the cause of environment. He further said that protection of the environment is the responsibility of all and the college is always at the forefront for organizing many activities for environment protection. He also encouraged the students to plant more trees in and around their surroundings thereby contributing to a healthier and cleaner society. Dr. Mini Sharma, Assistant Prof. in the college presented formal vote of thanks to all the participants. The event culminated with the recitation of national anthem.
As formulation of National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) is key target of NPE-2020 to be completed by 2022. Last date to submit suggestion on national portal is 31st May 2021. To aware the teachers of all the states /UT G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a panel discussion on NPST in collaboration with Council for Teacher Education on May 29. 2021 by inviting eminent personalities all over the nation from the field of education. Dr. Banwarilal Natiya, Chairman NCTE, NRC was chief guest on the occasion. The distinguished panelist on the occasion included Dr. K.M. Bhandararkar. National President, Council for Teacher Education Foundation, Prof. Nilima Bhagwati (International Secretary General, Council for Teacher Education Foundation) , Dr. S. Sonawane (Dean, S.P. University, Pune), Dr. Khushvinder Kumar (President, Council for Teacher Education Foundation, Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter) ,Dr. Rajeshwari K., Principal, Govt. College of Teacher Education, Kerala, Prof. V. Reghu, CTEF Chapter Kerala, Dr. Ragini Singh , Principal, Bardoli College Katni, M.P., Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal, Principal, Integrated School of Education (INMANTEC), Ghaziabad, Dr. Mousumi Bordoloi, Principal, Govt. Banikanta College of Teacher Education (IASE, Guwahati). The NPST will helps to design teacher education programmes. This will also affect teacher career management, including tenure, professional development efforts, salary increases, promotions, and other recognitions. Various suggestions were provided by the panelists on setting the national professional standards for teachers which include that the Promotion of a teacher will not depend solely upon the number of years of his or her service rather on may other professional factors. Majority of the panelists were of the view that there should be separate national professional standards for the teacher belonging to different levels of teaching viz. Pre- primary, Primary, secondary and tertiary level of education. The professional standard must also be set as per the area or field of teaching like there should be separate standards for the science, humanities or social science fields. Panelists also opined that service and economical security of the teachers must also be the part of national professional standards. In the panel discussion it was highlighted that refresher and orientation courses are not given serious consideration in the professional development of the teachers. So this concern must also be the part of national professional standard for teachers. It was further discussed that National professional standards for teachers which are presently seems to be for the school teachers at the primary, elementary and secondary education level must be interlinked, interrelated and understood with the other levels of education also like tertiary, vocational and research or higher level. All the panelist given guidance to all the participants joined through online mode to prepare their suggestions carefully and fill the NPST and NMM portal by 31 st May 2021. It is the golden chance given to all stakeholders to give their suggestions on national portal. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college acted as the moderator for the panel discussion. College governing council appreciated the efforts of the college for organizing the panel discussion in a successful manner.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, organized a webinar on May 18, 2021 to announce the results of online declamation contest dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. The declamation contest was organized under the patronage of Punjab Government and in cooperation with Youth Welfare Services, Panjab University, Chandigarhfor the students and teachers of schools and colleges.S. Lakhmir Singh Rajput, PCS, Joint Director, Cultural Department, Punjab Government was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Other distinguished guests present on the occasion included Dr. Sanjay Kaushik, Dean College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Prof. Avtar Singh, Ramgarhia College, Phagwara and Dr. Nirmal Jaura, Director, Youth Welfare Services, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The event commenced with the College Shabad followed by brief description of the event by Dr. Jagjit Singh. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college, presented a formal welcome to all the guests and participants in the webinar. The various theme of the declamation contest included : Life of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, Teachings of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, Bani Composed by Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, Teachings of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji in Present Context and any other theme related to Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. Nearly 150 participants took part in the contest in four different categories (College teachers, School teachers, College students and School students). Dr.Nirmal Jaura lauded the efforts of the college and the organizing committee for organizing the event successfully and congratulated all the winners as well as the participants of the contest.
English Literary Society of G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, GurusarSadhar celebrated English Language Day on April 23, 2021by organizing an online event. The day is observed with an aim to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity throughout the world. Students of B.Ed and M.Ed gave wonderful performances and participated with full zeal in the event. BindiaJhanji of B.Ed Semester IV gave historical background of the celebrating English language day while Anupriya of B.Ed Semester I discussed the importance of English in daily life. GurpreetKaur of B.Ed Semester I deliberated on Importance of Reading Books and ArtiKaushal pondered on how we can use proverbs and idioms of English language in our daily communication. PoojaVerma shared the life history of J.K Rowling and Srividya reflected on Books and their importance in teaching. Gourav of B.Ed Semester IV shared a quiz related to English literature in which all the participants took part with full enthusiasm. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college while interacting with the participants said that the English language being a global language must be used in our daily communication. He further added that it has been a gateway to the great literature around the globe. Dr. Mini Sharma, Assistant professor with the college addressed the students on the significance and the ways to improve the communication in English language. The event concluded with the recitation of National Anthem.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education celebrated World Health Day on April 7, 2021 on the theme "Building a Fairer and Healthier World for everyone." The day was observed with an objective to aware the students about the importance of health and quality living. B.Ed and M.Ed Students of the college participated in the event with full enthusiasm. The celebration commenced with the sharing of brief history of the World Health Day by Dr. Mini Sharma from Department of English. Gourav Kumar of B.Ed Semester IV and Simranjot Kaur of B.Ed Semester I recited poem on the theme The Unseen Monster - Covid 19 and "World Health day" respectively. Harkiran Kaur of B.Ed Semester I delivered a speech on the topic "Importance of a Healthy Life". Bindia Jhanji from B.Ed Semester IV shared her views on the "Importance of celebrating World Health Day" while Gurpreet Kaur of Semester IV recited a motivational poem on "Health is real wealth". Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college while interacting with the students said that at the present time when we are witnessing the second wave of Covid-19, it has become even more important to celebrate the World Health day and focus on the measures to be taken to deal with this global problem. Dr. Garcha congratulated the faculty and the students for organizing the event successfully
G.H.G.Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a lecture to commemorate the martyrdom of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru on March 23, 2021. The lecture was organized in collaboration with Council for Teacher Education, Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter. Dr. Jagwant Singh was the keynote speaker on the occasion. In his inaugural speech Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college highlighted that the main objective of organizing this lecture is to understand the thinking of our revered martyrs so that researchers and students can be guided by the teachings of these great personalities.Dr. Khushvinder Kumar, President, Council for Teacher Education, Punjab and Chandigarh chapter in his address said that the sacrifice made by our great martyrs will always be remembered by the generations to come. Dr. Jagwant Singh in his speech provided a detailed account of the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh and highlighted that we need to remember the teachings of our great freedom fighters and should apply the same in our life. Dr. Gurwinder Singh, member Council for Teacher Education extended vote of thanks at the end of the lecture. Dr. S.S Thind, secretary of the college congratulated the Principal, faculty and the students on the successfully conducting the lecture.
A seven days long Faculty Development Programme on the theme "Resource Mobilization- Local to Global" concluded at G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar on February 14,2021. The FDP which started on February 08, 2021 was organised in collaboration with Bombay Teachers' Training College, Mumbai, Council for Teacher Education Foundation (Punjab & Chandigarh Chapter) and The Best Health Solutions, Johannesburg, South Africa under PARAMARSH Scheme of UGC and was coordinated by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar and Bombay Teachers' Training College, Mumbai. The objective of this Faculty Development Programme was to analyse the methods of fund allocation to Higher Education Institutions in different countries and adoption of various innovative methods of financing of higher education. The various subthemes on which the deliberations was arranged included "The art of proposal writing for resource mobilization, Local and International Funding Resources, Local and International Collaborations, Research Grants, Library as a Learning Resource, Academic Writing for Social Sciences Research, Online Platforms for Sharing Research, Executing Project Management and Sharing Experiential Learning". The resource persons for the of FDP were Mr. David Mnkandla from Milpark Business School, South Africa' Dr. Ndumiso Tshuma from The Best Health Solutions, South Africa; Dr. Ravneet Chawla, Associate Prof. Govt. College of Education, Chandigarh, Dr. Sonal Singh, HOD, School of Studies in Library and Information Sciences, Vikram University, Ujjain' Dr. Rajeev Jha, Associate Prof., Bombay Teachers' Training College, Mumbai; Dr. Priya Pillai, Librarian, Bombay Teachers' Training College, Mumbai, Dr. Ramesh Sharma, Associate Prof. Ambedkar University, Delhi; Dr. Bhagwan Bilani, Principal Bombay Teachers' Training College, Mumbai and Dr. Lubna Ansari, Associate Prof. Bombay Teachers' Training College, Mumbai. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college congratulated the IQAC coordinators of both the colleges Dr. Manu Chadha and Dr. Mandeep Kochar for successfully arranging the Faculty Development progr amme. More than 500 participants attended this international level faculty development programme.
In order to discuss the various challenges and opportunities of National Education Policy 2020 with special reference to teacher education, G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a panel discussion on the topic "Teacher Education in National Education Policy 2020: TEI's at Crossroads" on February 04, 2021. The Panel Discussion was organized in collaboration with Council for Teacher Education Foundation (CTEF). The panelists for the seminar included Dr. Khushvinder Kumar, President CTEF, Punjab and Chandigarh chapter, Dr. Amit Kauts, Dean Faculty of Education, GNDU, Amritsar, Dr. Sandeep Sawhney, Principal Doraha College of Education, Doraha, Dr. Anurag Asija, Principal, D.A.V. College of Education, Fazilka and Dr. Somu Singh, Asst. Prof., Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college acted as Moderator for the panel discussion . The event started with the recitation of College Shabad followed by formal welcome of all the panelists by Dr. Sarbjit Kaur Ranu, Associate Prof. in the college. The panelists were of the view that in order to successfully implement the National Education Policy 2020 major curriculum revisions are required. There is a need to integrate theory and practice at all the levels of education. They were also of the view that all the stakeholders of education must accept the challenge of successfully implementing this policy and therefore must encourage the deliberations and discussion on it in the form of seminars, workshops and panel discussions. It is worth mentioning that more than 150 participants across the nation attended this thought provoking session.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized Talent Search Competition on January 22, 2021 in order to explore the hidden talents of the students. All the M.Ed and B.Ed students of the college participated in it with great enthusiasm. Students showcased their talent in the various fine arts, heritage, literary, dance and singing competitions. Under fine arts category competitions were held for painting, landscape, collage, rangoli and poster making. In music category competitions were organized for classical vocal, shabad/bhajan, instrumental and folk group singing. Besides there were contests for literary category which included creative writing, debate, declamation, elocution etc. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha appreciated the efforts of the students for participating in the talent hunt with full zeal and dedication. He further highlighted that such competitions helps to inculcate confidence among the students along with nurturing creativity in them.
Students and the faculty members of the G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana celebrated festival of Lohri with a lot of exuberance in the college campus on January 13th ,2021. The programme kicked off with lighting of the bonfire and traditional ritual of "Lohri Poojan" A special morning assembly was organized on the occasion. In this programme students performed giddha and sang folk songs related with the festival and delivered speeches on the importance of the festival of Lohri, which ushers in the cheerful spring season bidding adieu to the dull winter. Special Lohri delicacies of rewaries, groundnuts and sweets were distributed among the students. Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha in his address described the social, cultural and seasonal significance of the festival of Lohri and congratulated the entire faculty and the students for organizing the event with full fervor.
Career Counselling Cell of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized online Career Group Counselling webinar in collaboration with District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises, Ludhiana on December 18, 2020. Dr. Nidhi Singhi, Career Counsellor under the guidance of Sh. Sandeep Kumar ADC D cum CEO, District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises, Ludhiana interacted with the students on the theme Career planning and Goal setting. She suggested various time management techniques to achieve career goals, avenues that are open after graduation and opportunities of self- employment. She talked at length about the steps and strategies to crack PTET, CTET and other competitive examinations. Dr. Nidhi shared with the students online facilities available at District Bureau of Employment and enterprises, Ludhiana along with the procedure of registration at PGRKAM portal. She also shared the helpline number for more information regarding career opportunities. More than 100 students attended the webinar along with the faculty members. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha congratulated the Career Counselling incharge Dr. Manu Chadha and other faculty members for organizing the event successfully. Dr. Rachhpal Singh presented vote of thanks at the end of the webinar.
Social Vision Club of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a webinar on the theme "Indian Constitution: A Contextual Analysis on November 26th , 2020 to commemorate 'Constitution Day'. Mr. Parminder S. Bhogal, Associate Professor, Head, Post Graduate Department of Political Science, Arya College, Ludhiana was the resource person on the occasion. Mr. Bhogal in his address threw light on the making of Indian Constitution and highlighted the features of the constitution in detail. A cultural programme was also organized on the occasion through online mode. Students of B.Ed Sem III and M.Ed Sem I and III participated in the programme with full enthusiasm. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college congratulated the Social Vision club incharges Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Dr. Jasvir Kaur and Dr. Satveer Kaur Gill for organizing the event and guided the students to be aware about the values of the constitution for the betterment of the society.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar celebrated Language and Cultural Week as per the directions of Department of Higher Education, Punjab. A National level webinar on the topic "Adiapan Vich Kavita te Bal Kahani di Mahatta" and a Punjabi Sulekh competition was organized on November 07, 2020 in this regard. Dr. Darshan Singh Aashat, Shromani Bal Sahitkar, Punjabi University, Patiala and Sh. Sandeep Sharma, Lecturer , Govt. Senior Secondary School, Koodani, Ludhiana were resource persons on the occasion. Dr. Darshan Singh deliberated on the topic "Bal Kahani di Mahatta" while Sh. Sandeep Sharma talked at length about "Jiwan Vich Kavita da Mahatav". The webinar started by reciting the College Shabad followed by formal welcome of all the participants and the resource persons by Principal of the college Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha. More than 100 participants including students and teachers attended the webinar while more than 250 participants took part in the Sulekh competition. Dr. S.S Thind, Secretary, College Governing Council lauded the efforts of the faculty and students for the successful completion of the webinar. Dr. Jagjit Singh, Asst. Prof. Punjabi Department was the organizer of the event.
G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar in collaboration with Council for Teacher
Education Foundation organized a panel discussion on the topic "Decoding National Education
Policy 2020 for Systemic Reforms in Education & on September 11, 2020. The event started with
the recital of College Shabad followed by formal welcome of all the panelists by Dr. Manu Chadha, Associate Prof. in the college. She gave a brief introduction of the topic for the panel discussion. Dr. Sandeep Sawhney, Principal, Doraha College of Education, delivered the inaugural address.
The prominent panelists on the occasion included Dr. Nilima Bhagwati (International Secretary General, Council for Teacher Education Foundation), Dr. Latika Sharma (Prof., Dept. of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh), Dr. Khushvinder Kumar (President, Council for Teacher Education Foundation, Punjab and Chandigarh Chapter), Dr. Kuldip Puri (Prof. USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh) and Dr. R.P Pathak ( Professor, S.L.B.S. Sanskrit Vishav Vidyala, New Delhi). Dr.Nilima Bhagwati shared her views on "Teacher and Teacher Education" while Dr. Latika Sharma deliberated on "Overcoming Barriers to Education", Dr. Khushvinder Kumar presented his views on "Restructuring School Education", Dr. Kuldip Puri reflected on the theme "Future of Rural Education Institutes" and Dr. R.P Pathak spoke about "Quality of Higher Education". Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha Principal of the college moderated the panel discussion. Dr. S.S Thind , Secretary College Governing Council, congratulated Principal and the organizing committee for successful completion of the event.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a webinar to commemorate the 400 th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on September 9,2020. The theme of the webinar was "Guru ji de Jivan te Gurbani to Prernava". The webinar was organized as per the directions of Higher Education, Punjab by the Punjabi Department of the college under the able guidance of Dr. jagjit Singh. More than 150 participants including students and teachers took part in the webinar. S. Satnam Singh Salopuri of Sehaj Path Seva Campaign (Sikhs helping Sikhs) was the resource person on the occasion. The webinar started by reciting the College Shabad followed by formal welcome of all the participants and the resource person by Principal of the college Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha. S. Satnam Singh acquainted the participants with the life history of Guruji and stressed on the fact that Guruji gave supreme sacrifice for the whole humanity so that whole world should be able to tread on the path of righteousness. Dr. Jasvir Kaur, Asst. Prof. in the college extended vote of thanks at the end of the webinar. Dr. S.S Thind, Secretary, College Governing Council lauded the efforts of the faculty and students for the successful completion of the webinar.
G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar conducted online quiz to commemorate 400th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji as per the directions of Higher Education, Punjab. The quiz was based on the life and preaching of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. A total of 117 participants took part in the quiz. Ms. Ramandeep Kaur, a student of G.H.G Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar secured first position in the compition by obtaining 100% marks. Six students got second position while four students were placed at third position in the competition. College Principal Dr.Pargat Singh Garcha congratulated the participants for their outstanding results. He asserted that the younger generation should adopt the teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji in their lives in order to live a pious and worthy life. The quiz competition was organized by the Punjabi department of college.
G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a seven day long workshop through virtual mode from August 17-24, 2020 on the topic "NAAC Revised Accreditation Framework- Resolving the Practical Snags" . The workshop was organized for Mentee Institutions under the "UGC Paramarsh Scheme" by the college which has been designated as the "Mentor College" by UGC. The aim of the workshop was to comprehend all the parameters of quality assurance and sustenance as per the revised guidelines of NAAC and to help the Mentee Colleges in Self Study Report Preparation, enhancement and improvement of quality of research, teaching learning methodologies and recognizing the key indicators of all criteria and queries related to documentation and data validation for assessment and accreditation by National assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The various resource persons on the occasion included Prof. E. Ramganesh (Prof. Dept. of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University, Tamilnadu), Dr. Jyoti Patil(Principal, Renuka College, Besa, Nagpur), Prof. Amiya Kumar Rath (Advisor NAA, Banglore), Dr. Shirish Chindhade( Retd. Principal and NAAC Assessor) , Dr. Khushvinder Kumar (Principal, M.M Modi College, Patiala) and Dr. Pratibha Jolly (Academic Consultant NAAC, Former Principal, Miranda House, University of Delhi). Dr. S. S Thind, Secretary, College Governing Council congratulated Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha and the faculty members on the successful completion of the Faculty Development Programme. The workshop was attended by faculty members of five mentee colleges Cordia College of Education, Sanghol, Arya College, Ludhiana, Sant Baba Bhag Singh Memorial College, Sukhanand, Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh and Shri Atam Vallabh Jain College, Hussainpur, Ludhiana along with more than 2000 participants all over India.
Reputed Educational Institutions of GHG Khalsa Colleges, Gurusar Sadhar (Degree College, College of Education and Pharmacy College) have successfully implemented the online Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver the study content to the students. This system will be accessible to every student enrolled in the college. The students can read, watch and listen to the content online whenever they want. The content related to the subject has been made available on this system in audio-visual and written forms by the college professors. It will also access the students' attendance, tests, assignments, etc. The College Governing Council President, S. Manjit Singh Gill and Secretary Dr. S.S. Thind congratulated the computer department and the entire staff of the college for making the educational materials available on this system in a very short span of time. He said that by developing and implementing such system, all the staff of the three colleges have shown their high level of academics. Prof. Jaswant Singh Goraya, Principal Degree College, Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal College of Education and Dr. Satwinder Kaur, Principal College of Pharmacy were also present on the occasion.
Internal Quality Assurance Cell G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized International webinar on "Mental Health and Well Being during Pandemic and Post Covid-19" on July 07-08, 2020. Dr. Shruti Shourie, Associate Prof. (Dept. of Psychology) and Ms. Chetanpreet Kaur, Asst. Prof. (Dept. of Public administration), D.A.V College, Chandigarh were the resource persons on the first day of the webinar, while Ms. Jasleen Kaur, Clinical Dietitian, South Africa and Dr. Manu Chadha, Associate Prof. G.H.G Khalsa College of Education acted as resource persons on the second day. Dr. Shruti gave an insightful presentation as the keynote speaker on the main theme of the Webinar. Ms. Chetanpreet deliberated on the theme "Well Being during Pandemic- Physical Health and Lifestyle during Pandemic". Ms. Jasleen Kaur presented her views on "Emotional Well Being and Mindful Eating". Dr. Manu Chadha while sharing her views on the topic "Well Being at Workplace" said that Principals and the head of the institutions have great role to play in generating well- being and feeling of wellness amongst their employees. Governing Council of the college and Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha congratulated the Internal Quality Assurance Cell, organizing committee, faculty members and the students of the College for successfully hosting the webinar.
G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized National level webinar on the theme "Learning Management System" on July 10-11, 2020. On the first day of the webinar, Dr. Mahesh H. Koltame, Assistant Prof. P.V.D.T College of Education for Women, S.N.D.T Women's University Mumbai and Dr. Raghvendra Kumar, Department of Computer, Science and Engineering, GIET University, Gunupur deliberated on the CANVAS and MOODLE software respectively. While on second day, Dr. Neeta Singh, agMOOCs team, IIT Kanpur and Dr. Raju Talreja, Assistant Prof., Bombay Teacher's Training College, HSNC University, Mumbai conducted thoughtful sessions on MookIT and Google Classroom respectively. Governing Council of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education and Principal Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha congratulated the organizing committee, faculty members and the students of the College for successfully hosting the webinar. It is worth mentioning that the webinar was attended by the participants from 19 different states and 3 union territories of India.
G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized its Annual Alumni Meet on July 4, 2020 through virtual mode. More than 100 alumni attended the event to relive college years and reconnect with their Alma Mater. The meet was organized by Alumni Association of the college under the patron ship of Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha, Principal of the college and Prof. Rachhpal Singh, Working Secretary of the Alumni Association of the college. The event started with the singing of College Shabad. The inaugural address was delivered by S. Santokh Singh, President Alumni Association. The participants on the occasion shared their views on various topics including our institute and society, "Covid -19 Worldwide", Private Schools and Education, My college My life etc. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha presented a brief description of the achievements of the college to the alumni. The alumni of the college shared their experiences as well as interesting moments of campus life with the audience. Those present on the occasion included S. D.J Singh, Joint Director, (Retd.) Police Academy, Phillaur, S. Manpreet Singh Beryar, Govt. Employee, Canada, S. H.S Dimple, ETO, Moga, Dr. J.S Brar, Former Principal in the college, Dr. Khushvinder Kumar, Principal, M.M. Modi College, Patiala, Dr. Mann Singh Toor, Prof. Economics (Retd.) , S. Jasvir Singh, S. Hardeep Singh Bassi, Canada, Dr. Sarajit S. Toor ( DEO Retd.), Principal Sunil Kumar, S. Nirmal Singh, PGT, S. Parminder Singh, DEO, Faridkot, S. Prabhjot Singh Sohi, Govt. Teacher, S. Harkirpal Khatana, Deputy Commissioner of Custom, S. Ranjit Hathur , Govt. teacher Dakha, S. Simerjit Singh, State Awardee, S. Jaswinder Singh Sodhi, President, Rising Sun School, Barnala, S. Sukhcain Kurar and Ms. Gurjit Kaur Deol. Dr. H.S Brar, Registrar, G.H.G Khalsa Colleges, Gurusar Sadhar delivered the valedictory address. Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha presented vote of thanks. Prof. Rupinderjit Kaur and Dr. Rachhpal Singh hosted the whole session.
As a mark of tribute and to commemorate the memory of S. Bakhtawar Singh Gill, Former President, College Governing Council, GHG Khalsa Colleges, Gurusar Sadhar, organized an Inter-College Gurbani Gayan Competition. The programme began after the Bhog of Akhand Path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The function was organized and celebrated collectively with religious fervour by all the institutions working under the Management- G.H.G. Khalsa Degree College, College of Education and College of Pharmacy. On this occasion, a Free Medical Check-up Camp and a Blood Donation Camp were organized with a team of doctors from DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, and Civil Hospital, Malerkotla, respectively. The Camps were inaugurated by Sardarni Mohinder Kaur Gill, S. Manjit S. Gill, President and Mrs. Hareena Gill. S. Jaswant Singh, Principal, Degree College, while throwing light on the occasion told that many teams from different colleges participated in this event with great enthusiasm. 53 units of blood were donated voluntarily and nearly 353 patients underwent medical check-up with specialists in Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Gastroenterology and De-addiction from DMC Hospital, Ludhiana. The Camps attracted a number of local residents as well. The patients were given medicines free of cost. The Guest of Honour, S. Satinder Pal Singh Sidhwan, in his address said that the visionary S. Bakhtawar Singh Gill took the initiative of providing education in this region during the times when there was prevalence of female foeticide and education was the domain of men. He appreciated the classical gurbani presentation by the youngsters. In the group category of the Gurbani Gayan competition, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, achieved the first position while Khalsa College, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, stood second and Gobind National College, Narangwal, stood third. In the individual category, Gursimran Kaur of Khalsa College, Ludhiana, Chetna of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, and Manjot Singh, Gobind National College, Narangwal, stood first, second, and third, respectively. The panel of Judges who gave judgement on the occasion included S. Gobinder Singh Alampuri, S. Sahibjit Singh and S. Rajinder Singh. The winners were felicitated and honoured with trophies and cash prizes. An exhibition of books was also organized by Gurmat Pustak Centre on the occasion. Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle and N.S.S Units of the college made a special contribution towards making this event successful. In the end, a vote of thanks was given by Dr. S. S. Deol, Former Principal, who thanked and remembered the founder of this institution for his exemplary vision which provided an education base for numerous students of this region. The function was also graced by Dr. S.S. Thind, Secretary, Governing Council, Dr. H.S. Brar, Registrar, Principal College of Pharmacy Dr. Satwinder Kaur, Principal College of Education Dr. Sarabjit Kaur, Dr. Balwinderpal Singh, S. Pritam Singh Heran, Principal Ram Singh Kular, S. Gurjeet Singh Ramana (SSP Retd.) & S. Tarlochan Singh many other distinguished guests from the area. After the programme, Guru Ka Langar was also served for the entire 'Sangat'.
G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organised one day National level seminar cum workshop under UGC PARAMARSH Scheme on February 27, 2020. The theme for the seminar was NAAC: Revised Accreditation Framework. Prof. S.P Malhotra, Director ETMA; chief consultant at M.H.R.D and former National fellow at NIEPA was the resource person on the occasion. The event commenced with the recitation of college shabad followed by formal welcome of the resource person and the other dignitaries by Principal Dr. Sarbjit Kaur Ranu. Dr. Manu Chaddha, Associate Prof. in the college made the audience aware about the whole process of NAAC along with the various criteria of writing Self Study Report. While speaking on the occasion Prof. S.P. Malhotra highlighted the difference between the present and former process of NAAC Assessment and Accreditation. He also provided very useful tips on how to prepare and improve the Self Study Report for NAAC assessment. In the technical session queries of the participants on various criteria of Self Study Report were addressed by the resource person. Other dignitaries present on the occasion included Dr. S.S Thind, Secretary, G.H.G Khalsa Colleges, Dr. H.S Brar, Registrar, G.H.G Khalsa Colleges, Mr. Jaswant Singh, Principal G.H.G Khalsa College and Dr. Satwinder Kaur, Principal G.H.G Khalsa College of Pharmacy. Faculty members of five mentee colleges and sister institutes were also present on the occasion. Dr. Jasleen Kaur presented vote of thanks while Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha conducted stage on the occasion.
Social Vision Club of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar organized a function to celebrate 71st Republic Day on 26th, January 2020. The programme started with flag hoisting ceremony by Dr. Sarbjit Kaur Ranu, Principal of the college followed by a cultural programme. The cultural programme commenced with the recitation of College Shabad by the B.Ed students. Suruchi Kumari of B.ED Sem IV delivered a speech on the importance of celebrating Republic Day .A performance on group song was given collectively by B.Ed and M.Ed students. Rita Rani recited a beautiful poem on the theme "Gantantar Diwas Phir Aaya Hai". Lakhvir Singh of B.Ed class enthralled the audience with his singing performance. Girl students of the college presented a mesmerizing choreography on the patriotic songs. Dr. Sarbjit Kaur Ranu congratulated Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Dr. Jasvir Kaur, Dr. Pargat Singh Garcha and Dr. Satvir Kaur Gill teacher incharges of the Social Vision Club and the students for organizing such a wonderful event. All the teaching and non-teaching staff of G.H.G Khalsa College of Education was also present on the occasion.