Institutional Distinctiveness

Institutional Distinctiveness

Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana ‘A Jewel in the Crown of Panjab University’ is a premier institution in the state. The College was established in the city under the leadership of its founder principal Miss Suda Sen during the British Raj in 1943 with 25 students and just six teachers with the vision to empower women in the era when girl students were not enrolled in formal education. Since then the institution has made outstanding progress in all spheres-in scholastic as well as extracurricular activities by maintaining its glorious traditions. With the motto “Learn to serve” the college adheres to its vision and mission of empowering girl students in pursuit of knowledge, values, and social responsibility and thus has played a pioneering role in producing ‘Women of Substance’ by doing the same things differently (Refer to metric 5.2.1).

The institution has the distinction of being one of the largest, best-equipped, and most popular colleges in northern India. College is empowering more than 3000 girls, each year from different socioeconomic strata by imparting them with value-based quality education. Located in sylvan surroundings, the college boasts a beautiful and well-maintained campus. It is readily commutable from the city bus stand (1.8 km) and railway station (1.2 km) which conveniently attracts students from distant areas. Due to this locational advantage, the college lends its enormous ground for various exhibitions and other social gatherings. It is also used as a center to conduct competitive examinations such as UPSC, NDA, etc. The hostel facility at a reasonable cost proves lucrative to the students and the college takes pride in being recognized as a Model College by MHRD in 2012.

The institute has established its distinctive approach towards this comprehensive vision by modeling it in the form of service to society using various skill-based courses (BBA, BCA, B. Voc, Diploma in Beauty and Wellness, PGDND, PGDCA, M.Sc- IT, M.Sc- Botany and M.Com), Add-on courses (Journalism, Computer-based accounting) alongside offering a wider array of elective/specialization in Arts, Sciences and other courses. The curriculum of the university is effectively implemented by the institute through well-planned and effective teaching-learning activities blended with the latest pedagogy approaches. The curriculum gaps are proactively identified by the mentors who make provisions for imparting relevant knowledge beyond the syllabus thus, bridging these gaps. The institute has been focusing on the holistic development of students while aiming at excellence in education and meeting the quality standards set by accrediting and regulatory bodies.

This approach has been accomplished by allowing students to organize events that help them to develop their skills through multidisciplinary projects, entrepreneurship skills, ethical and human value development along with community service sensitization (Refer to Metric 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.2).

    • Skill development: The institution arranges skill enhancement programs through various add-on courses, short-term certificate courses and finishing school to develop following skills:
  •              Soft and Communication skills: To enable the students to grab wider range of employment opportunities.
  •              Innovative skills: To evolve creativity that can help the students to solve different type of problems and create unique solutions
  •              Personality development: To enhance the overall personality of students for their personal, academic and professional life.
    • Projects/workshops: Students at the UG and PG degree courses take up workshops at industries and other educational institutes which gives them hands-on training in their field of interest.
    • Entrepreneurship development: The institute crucially works on generating the excitement of young brains to produce innovation, develop self-employable skills and thus laying the stones for entrepreneurship.
    • Ethical and human value development: Ethical value is the foremost interest of the institution. Students are motivated to visit orphanages, old age homes, cancer institutes through committees like Rotaract Club, NSS, Red Cross, Red Ribbon Club etc. This is also practiced within the institution by giving the Class IV employees an opportunity to hoist the flag on Independence Day and Republic Day during their retirement year along with Principal and Staff Council. Health fund is also provided to them. Teaching and non-teaching Staff come forward at the time of need by contributions for the help of Class IV employees
    • Outreach activities: Creating awareness on campus and among masses regarding various social/ environmental issues through rallies, visits to rural area and adoption of villages (NSS).

To develop the above-mentioned skills, infrastructure was upgraded with new classrooms and laboratories for cosmetology, beauty, and wellness, a well-equipped Curie Research Laboratory, etc.

Multifarious conveniences have been added to the infrastructure such as solar panels, a state-of-the-art seminar hall, ramps for Divyangjan (differently-abled students), a Meditation and Yoga park, incinerators at the hostel, comfortable furniture, etc. To meet the expectations of burgeoning technology, the campus is equipped with 41 smart classrooms, 28 Wi-Fi-enabled labs, etc. The college has skillful faculty including, 40 NET, 02 SLET, and 27 PhD holders. A remarkable number of quality research papers are credited to the faculty members and hold a place of pride in renowned national and international peer-reviewed journals. The members of the Board of Studies, Research Development Committees from the institution, and FDPs organized by the IQAC keep the faculty updated about the latest pedagogies that help in quality assurance, innovative approaches, consistency, and transparency.



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