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RUSA

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan
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Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College, Chandigarh

Higher education faces numerous challenges today in view of the rapid technological advancements and the constant information explosion. Paradigms of excellence are constantly rising. Therefore, it becomes imperative for the academic institutions to enhance the skills of the students so as to ensure their participation in the making of a new, resurgent India. The challenge is for the teaching faculty and the Support Staff also to rise to the occasion and hone their skills so that they can meet the changing parameters of skill and quality assurance in the education sector. RUSA (Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyaan), a flagship mission of the MHRD is aimed at ushering in qualitative changes in the higher education sector.

Mehr Chand Mahajan RUSA team shares the vision of MHRD that a strategic shift in thinking is required to realise the goals of Access, Equity and Excellence so far as the higher education in India is concerned. In view of the changing global scenario, we are committed to addressing these thrust areas so that the long term goals of enhancing Gross Enrolment Ratio, Skill development and Entrepreneurship are achieved in due course of time. A beginning was made by the college in this direction in February/March 2016 and a series of programmes were organised to upgrade the skills of the students, teaching faculty and the support staff. Many more events are on the anvil as we strive to realise the long- term goals of RUSA.

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RUSA Newsletter 2016-2018

Inauguration of Bio-Gas Plant

by Sh. R.K. Popli, PCS, Director Higher Education cum State Project Director (RUSA), Chandigarh Administration, U.T., Chandigarh

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Detail of Expenditure incurred under RUSA Infrastructure Grant

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan

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Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College, Chandigarh

Vision

To attain higher levels of access, equity and excellence in the state higher education system with greater efficiency, transparency, accountability and responsiveness.

Objectives

Dedicated to improving equity in higher education by providing adequate opportunities.

Ensures adequate availability of quality faculty and capacity building at all levels.

Empowers the institution to develop capabilities to plan, implement and monitor initiatives for higher education.

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan

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Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College, Chandigarh
Board of Governors
Member, Managing CommitteeSh. H.R. Gandhar
PrincipalDr. Nisha Bhargava
AcademiciansDr. Sanjeev K. Sharma
Director,
University Institute of Applied Mgmt. Studies,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Dr. Suresh K. Chadha
Chairperson,
University Business School,
Panjab University Chandigarh.

Prof. Ravinder K. Singla
Department of Computer Science & Application,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Media & Society Representative Sh. Daljit Ami
Punjabi documentary filmmaker and
journalist
Industry RepresentativeSh. Amarbir Singh
Managing Director
Indian Polymer Industries, Mohali (Pb.)
AlumnaDr. Namita Gupta
Assistant Professor
Centre for Human Rights & Duties (U.I.E.A.S.S.)
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Teaching FacultyMrs. Poonam Jain
Dr. Vibha Sharma
Mrs. Vandana Syal
Library Representative Mrs. Shashi P. Bansal
Student RepresentativePresident, Student Council
Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
RUSA Project Monitoring Unit
ChairpersonDr. Nisha Bhargava
Principal
Teaching FacultyMrs. Raman Chadha
Dr. Shefali Dhiman
Library RepresentativeMrs. Shashi P. Bansal
Non-Teaching RepresentativeSh. Kuldeep Singh
Sh. Pawan Sharma
Student RepresentativeVice-President, Student Council
Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
Members
RUSA Institutional Co-ordinatorMs. Neena Sharma

Nodal Officers

Civil Works & Environment ManagementDr. Mini Grewal
Dr. Sarabjeet Kaur
Procurement Dr. Swati Sidana
Dr. Kanika Sofat
Financial AspectsMs. Madhvi Bajaj
Dr. Nidhi Tanwar
Equity Assistance & Plan ImplementationDr. Gagandeep Kaur
Dr. Gurjeet Virk Sidhu
Academic ActivitiesDr. Komil Tyagi
Dr. Purnima Bhandari
RUSA NewsletterDr. Mamta Ratti
Dr. Ketaki Dwivedi
Sh. Ashish Mudgal
Technical Assistance and CorrespondenceSh. Ashish Mudgal
Managing data for SHEC and AISHE portalSh. Surjit Singh
Accounts and record keeping Sh. Pawan Sharma
Sh. Pawan Sharma (Acc.)

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan

@
Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College, Chandigarh
Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry unveiling the RUSA News Letter 2016-18 during National Symposium on 4th September,2018.

News & Events

4th September,2018

Dr. Kiran Bedi, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry unveiled the RUSA News Letter 2016-18 during National Symposium

30 December, 2016

The College organized a Workshop on Stress Management under the aegis of RUSA. Life Coach, Education Psychologist and Management trainer Mr. K.S. Chatwal conducted an interactive and stimulating session with nearly 75 enthusiastic participants from various Colleges across tricity.

2 December, 2016

The week-long Faculty Development Programme (FDP) organised under the aegis of Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan (RUSA), culminated on 2-12-2016. The theme of the FDP was- ‘ICT: New Dimensions in Research and Higher Education’.

16 February, 2016

The Department of Punjabi organized a Workshop by the renowned Punjabi Poet and Sahitya Akademi Awardee, Padmashree Dr. Surjit Patar. Dr. Patar shared varied nuances of the art of writing poetry and showcased how to evolve thoughts into poems.

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16 February, 2016 to 24 February, 2016

The Postgraduate Department of English held Remedial Classes for B.A. – I year on ‘Revisiting Structures in English Grammar’. They were conducted by the NET qualified faculty member Ms. Madhvi Sharma.

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17 February, 2016

The Department of Public Administration organized an Awareness Programme cum Workshop on ‘Society, Crime and Police.’ The event comprised of Power Point Presentation Competition under the theme “Society, Crime and Police”.

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17 February, 2016 to 25 February, 2016

The Postgraduate Department of Mathematics held Remedial Classes for B.A. I / B.Sc. I on ‘3-Dimensional Geometry and Algebra.’ They were conducted by the NET qualified faculty member Ms. Geetika.

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17 February, 2016 to 25 February, 2016

The Postgraduate Department of Commerce held Remedial Classes for B.Com. I on ‘Shares, Debentures and Accounts of Insurance Companies.’ These were conducted by the NET qualified faculty member Ms. Jyoti Soi who clarified the doubts of the students on the said topics.

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20 February, 2016

The Postgraduate Department of English organized a Workshop on CV Writing. Ms. Sumedha Singh, School of Communication Studies, Panjab University conducted the workshop.

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23 February, 2016

The PG Department of Economics organized an Awareness Programme cum Workshop on ‘Start Up India and its Impact on Economy’.

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23 February, 2016

The Department of Zoology conducted an Awareness Programme and Training Workshop on ‘Artificial Nests and their Role in Bird Conservation’.

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25 February, 2016

The Department of Computer Science and Applications organized a 2-day Awareness Programme and Training Workshop on ‘Cyber Security and Information Management’.

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26 February, 2016 to 3 March, 2016

A 7-Day Faculty Development Programme on the topic “Capacity Building and skill enhancement in Higher Education” was organized with an aim to apprise the teaching faculty of the challenges in the field of higher education

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27 February, 2016

The Department of Office Management and Secretarial Practice organized a workshop on Office and Business Communication Skills. It was conducted by Ms. Enma Popli, Soft Skill Trainer and founder of SkillSmart Training.

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5 March, 2016 to 7 March, 2016

The Department of Microbial and Food Technology in collaboration with Association of Microbiologists of India, Chandigarh Unit, organized a 3-day National Workshop on ‘Fermentation Technology for Production of Value Added Products’.

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5 March, 2016

The College organized a Workshop on E-governance and Financial Management conducted for the non-teaching staff of the college. Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Panjab University apprised the participants of the various aspects of E-governance.

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5 March, 2016

The Postgraduate Department of Psychology held a 3-Day Workshop on ‘Data Analysis in Psychology using IBM SPSS’ for the postgraduate students.

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8 March, 2016 to 10 March, 2016

The Postgraduate Department of Psychology organized a 2-day Workshop on ‘Emotional Freedom Technique.’ Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) conducted by Dr Vijay Girdhar, HOD Dept of Psychiatry, Govt Multi-specialty Hospital Sec 16 Chandigarh.

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9 March, 2016

The Department of Mass Communication organized a workshop on ‘Career in Radio at a Glance’. Radio Jockey Pankaj, 92. 7 Big FM (Reliance Entertainment), made the students aware of the various avenues available to them in the field of broadcasting.

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The college team of the Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyaan continues its endeavours to bring about qualitative changes in the field of Higher Educaiton. The primary aim of this prograame remains the holistic development of the faculty, students and the support staff. Following the preparatory grant of Rs. 1.5 lakh released by the Central Govt. in October 2016, an equal share was contributed by the DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi. As a result o, a host of activities in the form of Workshops, Awareness Programmes, Industrial Visits, Faculty Development Programmes, UGC NET Coaching Classes and Remedial Classes were organised to boost the academic growth in the Institution.

A pioneer in many fields, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College spearheaded the cause of sustainable development through green energy by setting up a RUSA sponsored Biogas Plant that is one-of-its-kind in Chandigarh’s educational institutions. On this occasion, Mr. R. K. Popli, PCS, Director Higher Educdtion and Prof. Dalip Kumar, ASPD (RUSA) inaugurated the plant.

Under the aegis of RUSA, the Department of Hindi conducted a two-day workshop on ‘Anuvaad : Sambhavnayein aur Samsayein’ to discuss the role of Hindi in the current Indian scenario.

The Department of English conducted a very informative and enlightening Inter College RUSA sponsored workshop on ‘Translation : Technicalities and Challanges’. Prof. Rana Nayar, Dept of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the resource person.

The Department of Zoology organized a RUSA-sponsored educational visit for B.Sc. Medical (Semester-Vi, Fisheries) students to school of Fisheries, GADVASU, Ludhiana. Dr Abhed Pandey, Asst. Prof. delivered a lecture on Freshwater Pearl Culture. He demonstrated the technique involved in preparing pearls.

A three day workshop on ‘Fundamentals of Statistics using SPSS was organised by the Department of Psychology, under the aegis of RUSA, which was attended by 41 students and 7 faculty members from the Department of Psychology. The sessions dealt with a basic introduction to types of variables, coding and entering data into SPSS.

Skill development being integral to the spirit of RUSA, a two-day workshop on ‘Android Application Development’ was aimed at acquainting the students with immense possibilities in the field of app development as far as employment avenues are concerned.

The Music Department of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women organized a two-day National Workshop on ‘Interrelation of Vocal and Instrumental Music with reference to technical terms of Indian Music’. The workshop was conducted under the aegis of RUSA. The workshop was to deliberate upon the interrelation between the two and to apprise the participants of the technical terms common to both forms of music.

The Dept of Public Administration and Club of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College Public Administration Students organized a RUSA sponsored workshop on Leadership. Mr.Amit Hans, Founder Director, EduCorp Trainings, Chandigarh, in three highly informative sessions, apprised the participants of various aspects of leadership.

The Postgraduate Dept of Economics of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women held an awareness programme on Goods and Services Tax (GST) for its students and faculty. Organised under the aegis of RUSA, the programme aimed at making the participants aware of the various aspects of one of the biggest reforms in India’s indirect tax structure that is GST.

The Physics Department of College organised a RUSA sponsored workshop-cum-demonstration on Experimental Physics. Dr. Renu Bedi, Head of Physics department informed that the workshop had two-fold objectives- one was to provide hands-on training to the students and the second was to enable them to create scientific equipment, which is generally very expensive in the market, from junk or discarded material available at home.

The MHRD released the Infrastructure Grant of Rs. 1 cr in May 2017 to facilitate the infrastructural upgradation of the institution. This grant was divided into three segments :

New Construction

To facilitate the flagship mission of Swachch Bharat, the construction of new washrooms and support units in the college was undertaken. Construction of 15 New Washrooms in Block D at an estimated cost of Rs 15.33 lakhs has been initiated and is likely to be completed. Construction of 14 New Washrooms is targeted to be completed by 31-3-2018.

Renovation and Refurbishment :

New water-tanks, mattresses and hot-water dispensers were added to the college hostel.

Kabaddi Mats and other sports facilities were procured for our young sports women.

Repair of furniture, up gradation of facilities in seminar hall, office and classrooms was undertaken.

Renovation of the staff washrooms in college campus Block D was taken up and is likely to be completed by 31-5-2018 at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.82 lakhs.

Renovation of the Chemistry Laboratory is likely to be completed by 31-5-2018 at an estimated cost of Rs. 8.5 lakhs.

Digital Lounge set up in the hostel.

More books have been added to the Library.

Projectors, screens and other pedagogical aids were added to facilitate teaching-leaning environment.

Equipments like servers, UPS, Printers were procured for ensuring smooth academic and administrative function in the college.

Centrifuge, Fume-hood, digital pH meter and refrigerators were added to the laboratories.

Alternate Energy Resources :

25 kWp Solar Photovoltaic Panel was installed in order to reduce the use of electric energy. Already functional, this project was completed at the cost of Rs. 13.75 laksh. 10 integrated Solar Light were also installed in the hostel and college campus.

Initiated a Biogas Plant for solid-waste management and sustainable development.

New water-tanks, mattresses and hot-water dispensers were added to the college hostel. Kabaddi Mats and other sports facilities were procured for our young sports women. Repair of furniture, up gradation of facilities in seminar hall, office and classrooms was undertaken. Renovation of the staff washrooms in college campus Block D was taken up and is likely to be completed by 31-5-2018 at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.82 lakhs. Renovation of the Chemistry Laboratory is likely to be completed by 31-5-2018 at an estimated cost of Rs. 8.5 lakhs.

In our pursuit for excellence, consistent strides have been taken to update our resources.Computers have been brought for setting up a Digital Lounge in the hostel and more books have been added to the Library. Projectors, screens and other pedagogical aids were added to facilitate teaching-leaning environment. Equipments like servers, UPS, Printers were procured for ensuring smooth academic and administrative function in the college. Centrifuge, Fume-hood, digital pH meter and refrigerators were added to the laboratories.

Inauguration of Bio-Gas Plant

by Sh. R.K. Popli, PCS, Director Higher Education cum State Project Director (RUSA), Chandigarh Administration, U.T., Chandigarh

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Detail of Expenditure incurred under RUSA Infrastructure Grant

Expenditure

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