Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector- 42, Chandigarh
PG Government College for Girls, Sector-42, affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, is a premier institute of higher education in Northern India. Spread over a sprawling campus of approximately 18 acres, adjacent to the International Heritage Palm Garden, the college is situated in southern part of Chandigarh- the City Beautiful. With its imposing edifice, majestic building- blocks and rich infrastructure, it caters to the academic and professional needs of girls not only from Chandigarh and adjoining rural areas but also from different states of India. Established in a school building in Sector-19 in the year 1982 with Arts and Commerce faculties, the college shifted to its present campus in the year 1987. Since then, it has been making strides in terms of academic and infrastructural up-gradation which has enabled it to emerge as a fore-runner in Women empowerment and Education.
This college offers courses in the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Science (Medical, Non-Medical, Biotechnology ( Honours and Elective ), Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Computer Science, Information Technology and B.C.A.) at Under-graduation level and Post-Graduation in Commerce, English, Public Administration, Sociology, Political Science, Zoology, Botany, Microbial Biotechnology, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Mass Communication, Guidance & Counselling, Translation, Cyber Crime and B.P.Ed. (Two Year). It offers 329 subject combinations in the Arts stream, 13 combinations in Science stream and Honours courses in 13 subjects to cater to the varied aptitude and needs of the students. Besides, 2 vocational courses sanctioned by UGC in the subjects of Functional English and Principles and Practices of Insurance, the college offers Career Oriented Courses in Bioinformatics, Environmental Auditing, Tourism, Event Management, Mass Communication & Video Production, Animation & Graphics, Web Designing & Multimedia, Entrepreneurship and Disaster Management. Making a humble beginning with 300 students and 14 faculty members, today it has more than 4400 students on its rolls and impressive teacher strength of 144. With 69 Ph.Ds and 37 M.Phils, the erudite college faculty is an asset, dedicated to the task of promoting academic progression and excellence of the young stake-holders. 90 non-teaching members provide assistance in the better functioning of the college. Well versed with the schemes and programmes of UGC like Development Plans, Travel Grants, Teacher Fellowship Awards, Research awards and grants, the college facilitates the faculty members to regularly avail of these grants. The college has made a niche for itself in the northern region because of its infrastructure as well. Embellished with well-maintained nine gardens, vast playgrounds; an exclusive Information Technology Block with cutting edge facilities; a well-equipped fully air-conditioned library with a compendium of 37,000 books, equipped with INFLIBNET, computer and internet facilities; gymnasium; hostel facility with all modern amenities, stationery shop; food court and fruit & juice stall. Recently state-of-art auditorium has been added to its existing facilities, ‘SABRAS’, the college auditorium is fully air-conditioned and has a seating capacity of 598. It is equipped with sophisticated stage lighting, audio video gadgets and acoustic work. An in house 200 kWP SPV Power Plant, a vision project of the Chandigarh Renewal Energy Science & Technology Promotion Society with a provision of 800 SPV panels, was also dedicated to the college by Chandigarh Administration.
To impart holistic training, the college undertakes extension activities through four units of N.S.S., one unit of NCC (Army Wing), eight societies and departmental activities. Various clubs and societies such as Environment Society, Science Society, Literary Society, Commerce Society, Health Awareness Society, Gender equity and Non-discrimination Society, Heritage Society and Self Defence/Traffic Awareness/General Fitness Society function in the college to sensitize students about major personal, social and health issues. The college magazine “SHIKHAR”, the college newsletter, ‘Scoop’ and the departmental activities all provide the students a platform to hone their potential and capabilities. The college Career Counselling and Placement Cell, Anti-Ragging Committee, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Anti-Stress Helpline, and Anti-sexual Harassment committee function in tandem with various departments to facilitate students. A vibrant relationship between the teachers and students has enabled us to clinch many top positions in the Panjab University examinations; co-curricular activities and the sports arena where in students have won innumerable accolades at national and international level in 19 sports events. The college motto “Higher Still” is the guiding principle behind our endeavour to strive, excel and achieve distinction. The college aims at providing a conducive environment to augment holistic growth, and personal development of the students and to provide them a platform to blossom into responsible and confident young girls who can live a life of dignity and make meaningful contribution to society. Succinctly stated, the college strives at fulfilling all the need of the students and teachers. Efforts are also made to further augment the resources keeping in with the scientific and technological advances and growing needs and aspirations of the youth.
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