Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The students of BCM Arya, Lalton hosted their mothers

Tuesday: 12th May 2020 at 10:18 AM
 Principal Dr. Paramjit Kaur appreciated the students 
Lalton: 12th May 2020: (Kartika Singh//Education Screen)::                        
The students of BCM Arya, Lalton hosted their mothers on the special occasion of Mother's day. A host of activities like making greeting cards, photo frames and crowns were planned to honour and appreciate all mothers.
As a sign of gratitude, young champs took up a helping hand to their mums so that they could let their hair down on this day.

Principal Dr. Paramjit Kaur  appreciated the students for pampering moms on this day and said that it was overwhelming to see their little acts of  thankfulness.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Students who have returned from Kota (Rajasthan)

 Now spending their time at isolation centre 
Ludhiana: 7th May 2020: (Kartika Singh//Education Screen)
In view of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic, the Punjab government has brought several Punjabis, who were stuck in other parts of the country, safely back home. Such persons have been kept in the isolation centres set up by the Punjab government so that they do not come in direct contact with other people as well as their family members.
On one side, some persons are intentionally ignoring the directions of the Punjab government and trying to make issues out of non issues, but on the other hand, the students who have returned from Kota (Rajasthan) are spending their time at isolation centre by studying and other constructive activities. These students are presently housed at the Parker House inside Punjab Agricultural University, here. 
It is pertinent to mention that 22 students (all hailing from district Ludhiana) are housed in separate rooms, here, and they include 8 girls and 14 boys. They are staying here for the last around 10 days. These students said that they do not waste their time inside this isolation centre because neither can they go out nor can meet their family members, so they are spending their time by studying and other constructive activities.
A student named Ashish Rana said that earlier he used to spend most of his time studying, but now he has a lot of extra time, that he is using by reading holy Bhagavad Gita because it gives him mental peace. All the students also thanked the Punjab government for bringing them safely back home and providing them home and hostel like atmosphere at this isolation centre. They also appealed to other people staying in isolation centres to spend their time in constructive activities and by keeping a positive mind.
Mr Kulpreet Singh, Joint Commissioner MC-cum-Nodal Officer of this Isolation Centre, said that the students are very happy with the kind of facilities being provided to them. He said that as per the guidelines of the Punjab government, they are being provided food three times daily, along with other facilities. He said that they also interact with the students from time to time. He said that parents of 2-3 children came to meet them, but they were not allowed. He said that some students had asked for some books, that have been provided to them.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Webinar for College staff at SCD College

Friday; 01st May 2020 At  5:04 PM  via Whats app
PG Dept of Hindi & Research Centre organised the Webinar  
Ludhiana: 1st May 2020: (Kartika Singh//Education Screen)
PG Dept of Hindi & Research Centre, SCD Government College Ludhiana organised a webinar to take feedback from the faculty on "Higher Education: Challenges and Road Map during Covid-19". With the outbreak of the pandemic, direct contact classes had been suspended as per the order of PU, Chd since 25.3.2020. However, the faculty members of SCD Government College, Ludhiana, continued teaching through the various online methods and have almost completed the syllabus.
The Zoom meeting was presided over by the Principal, Dr. Dharam Singh Sandhu who invited the teachers to share their experiences.  He also appreciated the initiative of Dr. Saurabh Kumar from the Hindi department for organizing this meeting.
As many as 60 teachers connected and discussed their first-hand experience of conducting classes via Zoom, Google Classroom, WhatsApp chat, and calls. They brought to the fore the advantages and difficulties faced.
Prof. (Dr.) Ashwani Bhalla laid emphasis on devising ways through which students could be evaluated and assessed. In the present state of uncertainty, we cannot just wait while the situation returns to normalcy. We should keep our work ready to meet and respond to any policy that the Government or the University comes up with. He discussed the conduct of examinations for final year students  through 2 modes-online and through internal assessment by the teacher. Since the teacher knows the caliber of the student, she / he is the best judge of the student. The online method is not feasible as a large number of our students are either from rural areas or they belong to financially weaker sections of society . As such they do not have good access to strong internet connectivity.
Dr. Tanvir Sachdev from the department of English advised about  preparing and delivering lectures through You Tube. She stressed upon the need to approach the syllabus in a systematic way, adapting ourselves to the need of the time.
Prof. Deepak Chopra from the department of Physics pointed  out difficulties regarding  practical subjects which can only be taught in a laboratory. He generously appreciated those teachers of the college who have been on pandemic duty since 26.3.2020.
Prof. Reetinder Joshi suggested considering  the mid term examination that was conducted in mid March for evaluating the students. 
Other teachers also gave valuable inputs on how to improve interaction with the students.