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Cultural Clubs / Societies

Cultural Clubs and Associations of the College endeavor to encourage and groom the student community by involving them in cultural activities and competitions in various forums throughout the session.

Red Ribbon Club and Environmental Society
The Red Ribbon Club of the College aims at harnessing the potential of the youth by equipping them with correct information on Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Nutrition and Reproductive and Sexual Health and building their capacities as peer educators in spreading message on positive health behavior in an enabling environment.The club of the college is supported by Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society, U.T. Chandigarh. The main aim of the Red Ribbon Club is to carry out various activities to create AIDS awareness among students and society.

During the session 2017-18, the following activities were arranged by the club:

1. Orientation session cum AIDS Awareness Workshop (Sep 28, 2017)

In the beginning of the session, an orientation cum AIDS Awareness Workshop was conducted by the club to make the students aware about the Red Ribbon Club, its purpose and also to make them aware about the disease AIDS, how it may be caused and precautions required to be taken to eradicate it from the world. Mr. Sunil Panghal, Assistant Director (Youth affairs), Chandigarh state AIDS Control Society was invited as the Guest Speaker who oriented the students and talked about AIDS, its causes and consequences.

2. Awareness cum Motivational Talk on drug Abuse (Dec 15, 2017)

The Red Ribbon Club, in association with the NSS unit of the college, organised a talk on the issue of Drug Abuse. The invited guests who addressed the students on the issue included, Dr Kaustubh Sharma (IPS, Director Narcotics Control Bureau), Mr. Mahavir Singh Ahlawat (Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, U.T Chandigarh), Mr. Amarinder Sharma (Secretary, District Legal services Authority, U.T Chandigarh) and Motivational speaker, Ms Mohinder Kaur Kataria.

The speakers discussed and talked about the drug problem in the country, how it is effecting the present day Youth, the effects of drug abuse on health, the legal consequences that a person may face for unlawful carrying and use of drugs. Different real life case examples were also given to the students by Dr. Sharma (IPS) and Mr. Ahlawat and students were made aware of the long list of negative effects of drugs on health and overall life of the person and his family. The students were motivated to stay away from drugs themselves and to pass the same passage to others around them.

3. Rally to mark the World AIDS Day (Dec 1, 2017)

World AIDS Day is held on 1st December every year, and is an opportunity for the people of the world to unite in their fight against HIV and AIDS, and show their support for the people living with this disease. The Red Ribbon Club of our College (along with GGSCW, Sector 26 and Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy, Sector 26) held a rally to mark the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2017. The Principal of the College, Dr. Jyoti Lamba, flagged off the rally. She also addressed the students and talked about the importance of this day and how the young students can contribute and be a part of the AIDS awareness for the society. The students carried out the rally within the campuses of the three institutions. They also lined along the road outside the college to pass the message to local community. The students carried along various placards with messages regarding AIDS awareness and demanding support and care for those affected by it.Informational pamphlets were also distributed.

4. The club Coordinator along with two student volunteers also attended a National Level AIDS Conference “AIDSCON -7” held by Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society on 16 Feb, 2018- 17  Feb 2018.

Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC)

An Introduction:

India is a country of diversity. It is a hub of different religions, castes and cultures. However, the Indian society is characterized by a highly entrenched system of social stratification. It is these social inequalities that created the barriers of denial of access to materials, cultural and educational resources to the disadvantaged groups of society. These disadvantaged groups are Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), women, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and physically challenged persons. It is clear from the demographic factors that a large section of population of our country is still disadvantaged and marginalized.

Rigid compartmentalized caste system forced SCs to be socially deprived to render services without any claim on returns. The deprivation of dignity, identity and rights resulted in their dehumanization and humiliation. The toils and tears of STs were not very different from those of SCs. The STs were isolated, neglected and exploited. Both SCs and STs continue to suffer from social disabilities even today.

Women, victims of the past traditions and customs of the Indian society, were considered to be unequal and inferior. Even today women are being oppressed. Since gender disparity is known to lead to serious social imbalance, it is essential to neutralize these distortions of the past.

The minorities including Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis and Jains, collectively constitute about 19% of the Indian population. The recent report of the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee on the social, economic and educational status of the Muslim community of India has clearly indicated that the Muslim community exhibits deficits and deprivation in practically all dimensions of development. The same may be true with some variation in case of the other minorities.

The physically challenged persons deserve due place and attention in the demographic setup of the nation. To ensure the same, the Parliament had passed the Act called the Person with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The Act has been replaced by the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. It fulfills the obligations to the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which India is a signatory. 

On achieving independence, the nation took a conscious decision to undo the social and historic wrongs. For eradication of social disparities, various provisions were made in the Indian Constitution. Our Constitution enshrined democratization as one of the main objectives of education and anticipated the democratic expansion of education to serve social and economic upward mobility.

The Indian education system seems to have been oriented only to meet the requirement of one-third of the population, ignoring the interest of the rest. Indeed, historically education was confined to certain sections of the society and did exclude large sections of the population, making it highly undemocratic in matters of access. This exclusion in education created ever expanding disparities that adversely affected the disadvantaged groups of the society.

Since higher education is a tool for social and economic equality, the UGC has been addressing national concerns of access, equality, while ensuring the standard of quality and relevance of education by implementing policies of the Government of India and promoting several schemes and programmes for the disadvantaged groups that would help in eliminating social disparities.

India is potentially rich in human resources. To harvest the same and make the present education system inclusive, the degree of democratization of higher education has to be increased to a large extent. Further colleges should become more responsive to the needs and constraints of the disadvantaged social groups. Therefore, the UGC has planned to establish Equal Opportunity Centres/Cells in colleges.

Aims and Objectives:

To oversee the effective implementation of policies and programmes for disadvantaged groups, to provide guidance and counselling with respect to academic, financial, social and other matters and to enhance the diversity within the campus.

Target Group:

EOC works for affirmative action for the disadvantaged and marginalized groups such as persons from SC, ST, OBC (Non-creamy layer) categories, minorities, differently-abled persons and Women.  


i. To ensure equity and equal opportunity to the community at large in the college and bring about social inclusion.

ii. To enhance the diversity among the students, teaching and non-teaching staff population and at the same time eliminate the perception of discrimination.

iii. To create a socially congenial atmosphere for academic interaction and for the growth of healthy interpersonal relationships among the students coming from various social backgrounds.

iv. To make efforts to sensitize the academic community regarding the problems associated with social exclusion as well as aspirations of the marginalized communities.

v. To help individuals or a group of students belonging to the disadvantaged section of society to contain the problems related to discrimination.

vi. To look into the grievances of the weaker sections of society and suggest amicable solution to their problems.

vii. To disseminate the information related to schemes and programmes for the welfare of the socially weaker section as well as notifications/memoranda, office orders of the Government, or other related agencies/organizations issued from time to time.

viii. To prepare barrier free formalities/procedures for admission/ registration of students belonging to the disadvantaged groups of society.

ix. To establish coordination with the Government and other agencies/organizations to mobilize academic and financial resources to provide assistance to students of the disadvantaged groups.

x. To organize periodic meetings to monitor the progress of different schemes.

xi. To adopt measures to ensure due share of utilization by SC/ST in admissions, recruitments (teaching and non-teaching posts) and to improve their performances.

xii. To sensitize the college on the problems of SC/ST and other disadvantaged groups.

Electoral Literacy Club

An Electoral Literacy Club (ELC) was launched in the College on January 10, 2018 under the aegis of Election Commission of India with an aim to engage future and new voters through extra-curricular interventions.

The 8th National Voters’ Day was celebrated in the College on January 25, 2018. The Executive Members of the Electoral Literacy Club motivated the students and Faculty to participate enthusiastically. The Vice Principal, Ms Rita Singh took the NVD Pledge along with all present on the occasion. She talked of the relevance of theme of the day on ‘Assessable Elections’ and encouraged students to register themselves as voters in order to participate in the Electoral process as responsible citizens of a democratic country. The student members of the Electoral Literacy Club made power point presentations. Ms Jyotirmya BCom II, Mr Karan BA III and Mr Rahul BA III enlightened the audience about the process of voter registration and the electoral process. Faculty members Ms Sachna and Ms Jaspreet Kaur from the Department of Political Science also made power point presentation on the Elections in India from past to present day. Badges, stickers and pamphlets provided by Election Commission Office were distributed among all.

The Electoral Literacy Club has also collected and compiled the electoral data of every student of the College. Students who are eligible voters were shortlisted and given forms to register and get a voter card made. This commendable task was performed within a period of just three weeks.

Other activities to be organised to facilitate students to understand the value of their vote and exercise their suffrage right include: Debates, Declamations, Quiz, Mock Elections, Street plays, etc.

Dr Navjot Kaur is the Nodal Officer of the Electoral Literacy Club.

Grievance Redressal Committee for Sexual Harassment

To provide the girl students a healthy and congenial atmosphere in the college, the Grievance Redressal Committee for Sexual Harassment has been constituted. The Committee shall deal with all the cases /complaints of sexual or any other type of harassment of the students. The Committee also includes student representatives.

Prof. Inderpal Pasricha (Convenor)
Prof. Anupma Vashisht (Member)
Prof. Menu Soni (Member)
Prof. Simrat Kaur (Member)
Prof. Gurpreet Kaur (Member)

Anti-Ragging Squad

Following the recommendation of Lyngdoh Committee and the Supreme Court judgment on ragging of the students in educational institutions, an Anti-Ragging Squad has been formed in the college.

College Magazine

The annual College magazine, Agammi Jyot offers a platform for student writers by encouraging their creativity and giving expression to their inner thoughts. Students express their innovative ideas, experiences and views in a language of their choice i.e English, Hindi or Punjabi. The faculty members too contribute enthusiastically to the magazine. Two new sections have been added to the College Magazine on Sikh Religion, Philosophy and Ideology and Economics.

In an endeavour to keep pace with the thoughts and concerns at the international level, a modest attempt has been made in this issue to include a few articles, thoughts and reflections on the theme of travel and tourism for sustainable development. Apart from the above mentioned inclusion, the successful completion of the regular sections stipulate appreciation to the guest contributors, learned staff members and our very own students for articulating their creativity on this forum especially intended for their expression. A vast editorial team comprising of editors andmstudent editors of the varied sections had been working relentlessly to make this issue a success.

Media Cell

The Media Cell has been working in tandem with the leading names in the print and electronic media to ensure that various events hosted by the College get extensive coverage. With over 100 press releases in the ongoing academic session, the cell has been successful in bringing its academic, sports and cocurricular activities into limelight. Giving due importance to social media, the Facebook page of the College is being used to post vital information about admissions and functions to the students as well as the faculty and the public at large.

The College remained in the news during the current session for a slew of reasons, including the achievements of students in sports disciplines such as kho-kho, rowing, swimming, judo and chess; celebrations to mark National Mathematics Day; workshop on ‘GST & Economy’; launch of Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Library Blog; Nature Walk and Talk; a two-day National Seminar on ‘Monuments of Punjab’; Management Fest; and the prizes won by the College in competitions organised under Rose Fest.

The wide range of events witnessed visits to the College by Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardee art historian BN Goswamy; Dr DK Madaan, Head, Department of Social Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala; Archit Singla, CA, Excise and Taxation Department, Chandigarh Administration; Dr VK Anand, Librarian, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala; and Vikas Partap Singh, Secretary, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, UT.

The Media Cell is led by convener Ms Gursheek Kaur (Department of English).

Placement and Career Counseling Cell

The Placement and Career Counseling Cell was established in the year 2003 to facilitate employment on-campus. The Cell aims to provide students with information and guidance about professional and job-oriented courses. It aims at making arrangements with multi-national corporations and IT companies for placement of the various students in the areas of information technology, communication services and various other areas of their expertise. It regularly organizes various workshops, seminars and career counseling sessions in order to enlighten students regarding various placement opportunities.

During the session 2017-18, various recruitment drives/ seminars/workshops/ lectures/ interactive sessions with experts and fun activities either independently or in association with various departments of the College were organised.The Cell helps each student in exploring placement opportunity by inviting various companies for campus recruitment of students who are likely to graduate at the end of the academic session. The Cell encourages students to put forth their demands/ requirements to enhance employability.

Gurmat Vichaar Sabha

To inculcate value education among students, Gurmat Vichaar Sabha, functions as a medium to amalgamate the modern thinking with the traditional values. Every session begins with the blessings of the Almighty. As per the tradition, this academic session, too, began with a path of Sri Sukhmani Sahib followed by a Kirtan on July 28, 2017.

To commemorate the 351st Parkash Purab of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and to celebrate the Founders' Day of the College aarambh of Sri Akhand Paath Sahib was organised on February 4, 2018. The penultimate day witnessed various events organised at the inter-college level comprising of poetry competition & essay writing. Around 50 students participated in these competitions. Workshops on Ancient Gurumukhi Calligraphy was organised by college students. More than 60 participants were present including faculty from the host college. The aim of the workshop was to learn how to write Gurmukhi with qalms and homemade ink. The day ended with a spectacular Gatka performance by the College students.

Various inter-college events were organised on February 5, 2018 which included Turban Tying, Gurbaani Recitation, Quiz (gurmat), and a Declamation Contest. A total of 105 participants took part in these events from across the colleges of tri-city. The competitions were judged by eminent scholar Mr Gurvinder Singh from Indian Business School. The event concluded with an enthusiastic Gatka performance by the college team.

The final day witnessed a mesmerising Kirtan Darbaar. A melodious kirtan recital was presented by the College students followed by enthralling kirtan by Bhai Bahulivleen Singh (Nihang Singhs). Kirtan was performed with puratan maryaada and also used the instrument discovered by Guru Hargobind Sahib ji. The recital was followed by Bhai Ravinder Singh ji .Guru ka langar, prepared by the students and staff of the College, was served to the sangat.

A trip to Sachkhand Sri Harminder Sahib (The Golden temple) was organised for the active volunteers of Gurmaat Vichaar Sabha on February 17, 2018.

Ms Gurpreet Singh Pandher (PG Department of English) looks after the affairs of Gurmat Vichar Sabha.

Student Central Association (SCA)

The Student Central Association was elected on 26 August 2015 for democratic functioning of the college. The SCA contributes actively in organization of various functions and fests of the College.

President :                 Jagtar SIngh M.A Punjabi
Vice-President :        Manishika B.Com-III
General Secretary :  Onkar Singh M.COM-II
Joint secretary:         Arshdeep Singh B.SC-II

Expressions Club

The Expressions Club, Postgraduate Department of Commerce of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Sector-26, Chandigarh organized the management fest ‘Expression-2018’. The fest is organized annually by the club coordinator, Dr Rimpi Kaur ( PG Department of Commerce) S. Gurdev Singh Brar, President Sikh Educational Society and Col. Jasmer Singh Bala ((Retd.), Secretary, SES, were the chief guests of the day.  Dr. Jyoti Lamba, Principal of the College, appreciated the efforts of the department and motivated the students for their contribution toward healthy competitions. Dr. Tejinder Singh Brar, Head of Department, (PG Department of Commerce) welcomed all the guests and students. Dr. Harish Kumari, Dr. Neeza Singh, Ms Varinder  Kaur and Ms Pooja Malhotra were the judges for different competitions.

More than 120 students from 13 colleges of Chandigarh, Punjab & Haryana participated in the event. Various competitions like Ad-Mad Show, Business Quiz, Business Case Study, Cartooning & Collage making on the theme of Digitalization were held.

The winners of Collage making and Cartooning were Ms Neha Kumari, SGGS College, Sec-26 and Ms Prabhjot Kaur of SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur respectively. SGGS College, Sec 26 and PG Govt College Sec 11 were the winning teams for Business Quiz. In Business Case Competition Gain Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali bagged the winner’s title. GGDSD College Sec 32 was the winner for the Ad Mad Show. 

The ICEI Skills, Chandigarh, Career Launcher and Bulls Eye sponsored the Fest.

The event was covered by two newspapers: The Tribune and Hindustan Times. The PU Mirror Media also covered the Fest on Face book and the event details with photographs have been uploaded on the College website also