6 February 2018
Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sec-11, Chandigarh, took a big leap forward and various projects and initiatives under RUSA Infrastructure Grant were inaugurated today.
Mr. B.L. Sharma, IAS, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest on the occasion and Mr. Rakesh Kumar Popli, PCS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration was the Guest of Honour.
It is noteworthy that the college was selected for Rs.2.00Cr. under RUSA Infrastructure Grant on the basis of its excellent NAAC ranking with 3.52CGPA. Out of the various benchmarking activities undertaken by the college to strengthen and upscale its infrastructure at international standard, three major projects were inaugurated by Mr B.L.Sharma today.
Skill Development Lab: College has taken lead amongst all the Chandigarh Colleges to establish a fully equipped state of the art Skill Development Lab as per the mandate of Skill India initiatives of Government of India. The college will be offering various Skill Oriented Courses such as, Web Designing, Web Marketing, Office Management, Events Management, English Language courses(IELTS), etc. to enable the students to develop skills and train them for jobs. Inaugurating the Lab, Mr. Sharma observed that such job-oriented courses are the need of the hour and tapping and shaping of talent and potential of the students will definitely facilitate all round development of the nation.
RFID System in Library: PGGCG-11 is the only college in the region which has installed RFID system in Library for complete computerisation and automation. This will be a leap towards digitisation. All the activities of the Library are now automated, from issue and receipt of books to inventory management and cataloguing, etc. Self-issue and receipt Kiosk is also installed for the convenience of the students and faculty. Internet facility is provided free of cost to the students and faculty to access e-Books, e-journals and other academic e-content through INFLIBNET. Special Software and hardware is provided in the library to the visually impaired students to take advantage of vast academic repository.
Water Boosting Arrangement: College has three hostels with a capacity of 600 hostel resident students and the construction of new fourth hostel with a capacity of 417 resident students has been completed. To ensure sufficient potable water and also for daily needs of the resident students, existing water arrangements have been augmented with 50000Lts. of water supply through water boosting arrangement (tanks, water pumps, pipeline, etc.) for hostel resident students.
Congratulating the Principal Prof. Anita Kaushal for her admirable and visionary approach, Mr. Sharma, the Education Secretary observed that the college has set a benchmark in the use of digital technology, and other institutions should try to follow the student-friendly projects undertaken by PGGCG-11.