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Chandigarh undergraduate colleges

Government College of Art, Chandigarh (GCA) is one of the front-ranking education institutes of the city. It is an institution for advance training in visual arts (creative and applied) leading to the bachelor of fine arts degree of Panjab University.

education Updated: May 25, 2011 09:28 IST
Hindustan Times

Govt College for Girls
Address: Sector 11, Chandigarh 160011
Tel: 0172-2740614, 2760036

Established in July 1956, the college has been accredited with an A Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

The college offers graduation courses in humanities, science, commerce, media studies and computer applications. PostGraduate courses are offered in six subjects and though these courses are relatively new, students have fared very well in the university examinations. It also offers merit scholarships and scholarships for the underprivileged.

The college has three hostels with excellent modern facilities such as reading rooms, nutritious food and medical facilities. The library is fully computerised and has a stock of over 87,000 books.

GGDSD College
Address: Sector 32 C, Chandigarh 160030
Tel: 0172-260-0090, 0172-2613656

Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College (GGDSDC), set up in Chandigarh in 1973, is offering various courses in arts, science and commerce streams.

In commerce and management category, it is offering courses like BBA/BCom, Mcom, MEFB/MBE. In science and technology, it is offering BSc (medical, non-medical), M.Sc (applied) and chemistry (pharmaceutical) . In bio-science, it is offering BSc (Honours) biotech/bioinformatics and MSc (Honours) biotech/bioinformatics. In information technology, it is offering BCA, PGDCA and MSc IT. In humanities and social Sciences, the college is offering BA and other PG diplomas.

The college is known for its Commerce stream.

Commenting on the performance of the college, a senior faculty member of the commerce stream, on condition of anonymity, said, “Our vision is the alignment of theory with practice, academic with industry and fostering the sense of enterprise with motivation and professionalism. We are one of the best in the region”

Cut-off percentage of commerce
BCom: 96.40% (General Pool) and 90.20% (UT Pool)
BBA: 85.40%
MCom 78.20%

Dev Samaj (Women)
Address: Sector 45 B, Chandigarh 160047
Tel: 0172-2603497,2648502

“The college has ushered in a new revolution in the female education scenario of the region. It is fully prepared today to meet the challenges of the changing times. This multi-faculty institution has been marching forward aided by timely expansion of the goal-oriented and value-added facilities, be it academic or infrastructural. The aim of the college has always been to produce enlightened and potential women, the future decision and policy makers who would repay the society through maximum utilisation of their educational input,” says Prof Pankaja Vashist of the department of economics Prof Vijay Lakshmi of the department of English says, “the college thrives on a unique blend of retaining traditional values and incorporating technological advancements as well as creating a consciousness about rights and duties towards the nation, which have fully been internalised by the faculty and the stakeholders – the students. Apart from academics, we also give much emphasis on the rich Indian culture and ethical values”

Cut-off percentage of programmes
BCom: 70%
BCA: 61%
MBA 60%

PG Govt College
Address: Sector 11, Chandigarh 160011
Tel: 0172-2740597, 2747597

With the motto “Higher and still higher”, Post Graduate Government College , Sector 11, was established in 1953. Spreading in a sprawling campus of 31-acres, the college offers various facilities like outdoor and indoor sports, a swimming pool, a multi-gym, a bookshop, canteen, an Extension Counter Bank, a PCO, and a cyber café, among many others. It also has six academic blocks with well-equipped laboratories for physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, geography, psychology, functional English, defence studies, and information technology. The college offers various courses at the graduation and post-graduation level.

At the graduation level, it offers BA, BCom, BCA, BBA, BSc (medical, non-medical), BSc (computer science), BSc (bio-tech) and BPEd. At the PG-level, it offers MSc (IT, English), MA (English, history, Punjabi) and MPEd

MCM DAV (Women)
Sector 36 A, Chandigarh
Tel: 0172 - 2603355

Dr Puneet Bedi, Principal, MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, says “It is great responsibility at every level as here it is a question to incorporate cultural values as well as quality education in the girls. We have to make them strong enough to face the harsh realities of the world whether they are in a profession or handling the family. The utmost responsibility is to make them not feel insecure of the fact that this is a male-dominated world and they have to compete with them and become strong and independent ”

Cut-off percentage
B.Com : 94.4%
BCA : 80%
B.A.: 60%
Economics: 75%
Psychology: 75%
B.Sc. MFT: 70%
M.A. English: 70%
M.A. Sociology: 70%

DAV College
Address: Sector 10, Chandigarh 160011
Tel: 0172- 27426009

Having been founded in 1958, DAV College has grown with the city, becoming an integral part of the region’s socio-cultural milieu. Over the years the college has set a commendable tradition of initiative and imagination, and has grown into an institution of significant stature in the educational scene. The diverse academic activities of the college all imbued with a sound value system are focused on a balancing of knowledge assimilation and skill acquisition. The college has succeeded in instilling a definite confidence in the society at large about the quality of the education it offers.

The college offers various programems, including bachelor’s degree programmes like BA, BCom, BCA, BBA, BSc, BPEd, PG degree programmes like MCom, MBE, MCA, humanities programmes like MA (English, psychology, public admistration and sociology), science and technology programme like MSc, various PG diploma programmes, and various certificate courses etc.

The college is known for its science stream.

Dr BC Josan, principal of the college, said, “This College works on the principles of Arya Samaj and inculcates in the young minds ethical and moral values.

We have established high standards of excellence. Our students have achieved 100% results in as many as 32 classes. We give maximum attention to overall development of students, including uplift of spiritual and ethical values”

Cut-off percentage of commerce
BCom I : 79%
BCA : 62%
BBA : 73%

Government College of Art
Sector 10 C, Chandigarh 160011
Tel: 0172-2740309

Government College of Art, Chandigarh (GCA) is one of the front-ranking education institutes of the city. It is an institution for advance training in visual arts (creative and applied) leading to the bachelor of fine arts degree of Panjab University.

The objective of the teaching programme and training in the college is to achieve overall refinement of the students perception not confined to the skill of the profession alone but also to create the right kind of intellect, as well as cultivation so as to arrive at a level of composite creativity and thought.

It is one of the oldest Institutions of the country. It was set up under the name of Mayo School of Art, Lahore (now in Pakistan) in 1875, during the reign of the British. John Lockwood Kipling was the founder principal of this premier institution. Among the members of teaching faculty who served the institution were such luminaries as BC Sanyal, Dhan Raj Bhagat, SL Prasher, Munshi Miran Baksh, Abdur Rahman Chughtai. Sumarendra Nath Gupta became the first Indian principal of this prestigious art institution in the year 1930, succeeding British principal Lionel Heath.

The staff and students of the college, situated at Sector 10-C of the city, have done well at the national and international level over the years.

The college offers various courses like bachelors of fine art (BFA), a four years full time degree course; master of fine arts (MFA), a two-year full time course that provides advanced training to students in painting, sculpture, graphics and applied art and various special diploma programmes for differently-abled students.

Last year altogether 64 students took admission out of the total applications received of more than 500 students in BFA courses while 40 cleared the entrance test for the MFA offered by the college.

Proudly informing that the college, which is celebrating the diamond jubilee of its existence in the city, has produced lots of artists and art reformers, both at the national and international level, D S Kapoor, principal of the college, says, “The institution enjoys an international reputation for excellence in the field of visual or plastic arts. The college specialises in cultivating a certain kind of artistic sensibility which simultaneously satisfies the creative demands of a work of art and the practical requirements of the profession.” He also urges students to take utmost interest in creative and applied arts

First Published: May 24, 2011 11:46 IST