DBS (PG) College Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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 INFORMATION HANDBOOK
OF
D.B.S. (P.G.) COLLEGE, DEHRADUN

 (Refer to: Right to Information Act, 2005)

The Right to Information Act, 2005 came into force on 12th October, 2005. The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.  Right to Information act enables citizens to access the information under the control of public authority in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of such authority.

Section 2(h) of the Act defines "public authority" as any authority or body or institution of self-governance established or constituted by or under the constitution or by law made by the Parliament or any state legislature or by notification issued by the appropriate government:. It includes body owned, controlled or substantially financed by the government.

In accordance with the provisions contained in section 2(j) of the Act, Right to Information means right to information accessible under this Act which is held by or under control of a public authority.

This Information Handbook provides the information about D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehra Dun and various rules and regulations as applicable to the college.

This Information Handbook is divided into 17 manuals.

Manual-12 provides for information on the manner of execution of subsidy programmes. This programme per se is not applicable to the H.N.B. Garhwal Central University.

Manual 1 –– Particulars of the Organisation

Aims and Objectives

The aim of the College is to provide access to quality higher education.

The college was declared as A College with Potential for Excellence by the University Grants Commission New Delhi. The College administration and leadership is committed to provide continuous and healthy learning environment, good sports and supporting facilities for the students to achieve academic excellence, integrity, self esteem, equality, and respect for nature, humanity and employability.

Vision

The vision of the college is to provide quality education, value system and develop quest for excellence and global competence among the students in tune with national Higher Education policy and to encourage the over-all personality development of the students thereby increasing their abilities, creative talent and excellence.

Mission

  • To become as a centre of excellence in higher education.

  • To enhance the human capabilities and potential to the fullest extent and achieve the excellence by enabling students to be more creative and innovative.

  • To be a bridge between the urban-hill(rural) divide taking the benefits of education to the hilly and the marginalized aiming at their empowerment.

  • To help disadvantaged groups, such as woman, SC, ST, OBC and minority, so that they can improve their performance in studies and get the rightful place in the society.

  • Strengthen physical and academic infrastructure and human resources of the college by incorporating modern means of teaching and learning aids such as NM- ICT and Edu-Sat.

  • To facilitate overall development of the students by quality education.

  • To eradicate prejudices and to ensure equality for all.

  • No discrimination on the basis of sex, caste, creed and religion.

  • To inculcate sense of responsibility, character building, spirit of cooperation and empowerment of women for self esteem, thought building of equality and strength.

  • To impart quality education to help students in developing proficiency and abilities which will further inculcate self confidence, decision making power & leadership qualities in them.

Brief History

‘Rome was not built in a day’. D.B.S. (PG) College, Dehradun is an example of such a statement since its humble beginning in July 1961.It has been a long and an eventful journey to attain its position as a numero uno college of the region.

This all had been possible with the untiring efforts of (Late) Dr. Virendra Swarup, MLC, Advocate and Chairman, Legislative council U.P and president, D.A.V College Trust and Management Society, Kanpur (UP) and the founder Principal Dr. Mata Baksh Srivastava who were the chief architects in founding, raising and manning this highly growing college of unique combinations and distinctions.

The college was started in July 1961 having a couple of rooms and with only 93 students spread over the departments of Geology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Military Studied and Economics after proper affiliation with Agra University up to degree level. In 1962, Physics was added as an additional subject in B.Sc., in 1965 departments of Geology and Geography were upgraded to Post-graduate levels. Same year the college was transferred to Meerut University. Economics was upgraded to PG level and affiliation was also granted for under Graduate Classes in Hindi, English, Sociology, Zoology, and Botany in 1966. Keeping in view the outstanding performance of the college, Meerut University also granted affiliation in Post Graduate classes of M.Sc. (Physics), M.A./M.Sc. (Mathematics) and M.Sc. (Chemistry) in 1969. The enrolment of 93 students had increased to 1500 and whole of the building which exists today was built in an initial span of just 12 years.

During this short period, the college niched in the area of higher education in Northern India owing to its excellent university results and merit positions. Dr. Mata Baksh Srivastava forever lurks in the minds of those who practice education and discipline. His zeal and vision had been exemplary.

After retirement of Dr. M.B. Srivastava on 30 June 1973, Dr. T. Singh took over the charge of principal ship. Same year the affiliation of the college was shifted to the newly formed Garhwal University from Meerut University Dr. T. Singh (1973-1977) the renowned Zoologists focused on research work. During his tenure several eminent educationists and scientists visited the college and it will not be out of place to mention the impressions of some of them about this college:

Dr. Alekseev and Dr. Tseitlin from Academy of Science USSR remarked- “We had an opportunity to get an acquaintance with the departments, laboratories and library of the DBS College we must out line that the noble activity of the Staff and the Principal of the college should be highly appreciated. The staff is experienced and energetic. The up-to-date equipments are widely useful for the training of students”

Shri B.D Bhatt the first Vice-Chancellor, Garhwal University says-“With its neatness and orderliness and its imposing building the campus makes a happy visual impression. As far as I was able to gather the college Laboratories are very well equipped and well looked after. The members of the staff are alert and enthusiastic”.

Dr. Ram Mohan Singh joined D.B.S. (P.G.) College as principal in 1977 and headed our prestigious institution for more than a decade. Besides studies he had given a new thrust in the field of sports to the college. In 1979, North Zone Inter-varsity football tournament and in 1984 North Zone Inter-varsity Basket-ball tournament were hosted by our College. After retirement of Dr. Ram Mohan Singh a very senior and devoted teacher of college, Dr. B.B. Raizada took over the charge from Dr. Ram Mohan Singh in October 1987. Dr. Raizada during his term emphasized on excellence in teaching and quality education. At the same time the students were encouraged to actively participate in socio-cultural activities, NCC, CDI, Rovers and Rangers, Red Cross Society etc.

When Dr R.K. Pandey took the baton as principal in 1995, the other era of sustained progress started. The college ventured to conduct the vocational courses in Environment and Water Management at graduate level. The session 2001-2002 witnessed the up gradation, by having Self-Finance PG classes in M.A. English and M.Sc. Botany. M.Sc. Geology opened two new specializations namely: Remote Sensing and Environmental Geology. Department of Science and Technology (DST) had indentified the Department of Geology and Physics of the college and sanctioned grant under FIST scheme.

After the R.K. Pandey, Dr. O.P. Kulshrestha took the charge of the college on 18th Dec. 2009 in permanent capacity. Dynamic, energetic, visionary with an excellent managerial skill, Dr Kulshrestha’s priority rested on developing a worn-down infrastructural facility and to tackle serious issues of indiscipline, creation of a conducive academic atmosphere in the campus. D.B.S. (P.G.) College has now a well-equipped Multifunctional Language Lab to boost Communication Skills, Personality Development and Phonetic training. An Earth Science Lab for the student of Geography and Geology and a Modern Bio Sciences Lab for the student of life Sciences. A fully furnished Sabhagar named as Swarn Jayanti Sabhgaar with a seating capacity of about 200 has also come up. All class rooms and laboratories are connected with Public Address System and internet connectivity has been provided to all the departments and offices.

Uttarakhand Technical University has accorded affiliation to three professional courses namely—M.Sc. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Microbiology and B.Lib. & I.Sc. under self finance mode from the session 2012-2013.

Under merged scheme from UGC the college is now imparting free coaching for the SC, ST, OBC, minorities and general students for preparation of the competitive Examination of Civil Services, NET/SLET, Banking and other services. It is matter of great pride that our students are selected in Civil Services, GATE, NET, GSI and other competitive examinations.

Besides teaching, the teachers and scholars of the college are now actively engaged to pursue research work. In May, 2011 two National seminars sponsored by UGC and supported by CSIR, UCOST, ICMR, BOITAC were organized by the Department of Chemistry and Zoology. Two teachers visited foreign countries to present their research papers and some Minor and Major research projects have also been sanctioned by UGC to the teachers of different departments. A grand and dignified convocation was organized on 4th November 2011 on the eve of Golden Jubliee year of the college. Now the college has full strength of 3200 students.

A great achievement for the college occurred when the University Grants Commission bestowed honour upon the college by declaring it as, “A College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)” with a heart warming grant of Rs. One Crore. At the same time Hon’ble minister of Higher Education of Uttarakhand, Shri Govind Singh Bisht announced to make the college as “A Model College of the State”.

The alumni of the college have shown outstanding performance in their chosen fields and many of them are in key and very prestigious positions in different parts of the country and abroad. Shri O.P. Bhatt, Ex-Managing Director of State Bank of India and presently Executive Director, TCS, Justice B.S. Verma, Sr. Judge High Court, Uttarakhand, Dr. P.C. Navani, Director NIRM, Dr. R.P. Reditt D.G., GSI, Dr. B.R. Arora Director WIHG, Dr. S.S. Negi, Director IRDE, Dr. Navin Juyal, Scientist H, Physical Research Laboratory(PRL), Ahemdabad, Dr. Asha Arora, Sr. Scientist, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr. S.S. Negi, Vice Chairman Forest Research Institute (FRI), Shri Dhirendra Sharma, Principal Chief Conservator, Shri K.N. Bhatnagar, IAS, Shri Suresh Chandra Muyal (IAS), Dr. D.P. Joshi, Chairman Public Service Commission Uttarakhand, Dr. Vikram Singh Super Nephrologist , Major General Subhash, and Shri Tarun Vijay, Member of Parliament are few names to be quoted.

Now the colleges is a center for academic excellence and achievements and is one of the finest institution for science and Arts.

Note: The details of the teaching staff are available on our Website www.dbscollege.edu.in and the College Telephone Directory.

Duties to be Performed to Achieve the Mission

Teaching, research, and conduct of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Details of Services Rendered

The details of services rendered may be viewed on our website www.dbscollege.edu.in . These are briefly enumerated below:

(a)    Teaching of courses at the PG and UG level.

(b)    Conduct of university examinations.

(c)    Conduct of seminars, meetings, lectures, cultural events etc.

(d)    Provision of sports facilities.

(e)    First Aid services within the Campus.

(f)     Facilities to conduct research in the subjects being taught.

Citizens Interaction

This is encouraged and formally conducted during the Alumni, Parent Teachers  Association meets and other important and occasional functions.

Postal Address

The postal address of the college is:

The Principal
D.B.S. (P.G.) College
Dehra Dun 248001

Map of Location

A location map is available on the website www.dbscollege.edu.in

Working Hours

7.45 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. –– Monday to Saturday (except on public holidays.)

The reference section of the Library is open from 8.00 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Language Lab-cum-study centre is also open to studies for the prepration of comptetive examinations.

Public Interaction

Same as Citizen Interaction.

Grievance Redressal

A four level system is followed viz. Departmental, Proctorial Board, Principal and Board of Management/University as follows:

(a)   Departmental. Matters pertaining to allocation of workload among the teachers and staff, pattern of assignments etc. are resolved in Departmental meetings. The decisions of the meetings are maintained by the concerned teacher-in-charge/departmental head. Grievances if any are addressed at these meetings.  For day to day problems the students, regarding studies, departmental-in-charge resolves them instantly.

(b)   Proctorial Board. Matters pertaining  to the disciplinary problems of the students and campus discipline, referred to the Proctorial Board. The Proctorial Board comprises of select teachers of the college.

(c)   Principal. The problems unresolved as highlighted in (a) and (b) are referred to the Principal.

(d)   Board of Management/University. Matters pertaining to appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff and maintenance of the college are referred to the Board of Management which is empowered to take proper decisions in consultation with the Principal.  Academic matters related to introduction/deletion of courses, Admissions, Examinations and Affiliation of new courses etc referred to the University for discretionary decisions.

Manual 2 –– Powers and Duties of Officers and Staff

Functionary

Powers

Duties

1. Principal

Principal – Academic and Executive Officer

The Principal is the Academic and Executive Officer of the College. The Principal is responsible for the proper administration of the College, imparting of instructions and the maintenance of discipline. The Principal has the power to incur expenditure in accordance with the rules/procedure as laid down by the statutes of H.N.B. Garhwal Central University and Government orders and Board of Management, from time to time. The Principal is on the Selection Committee as Member-Secretary for recommending recruitment/ promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff to the Board of Management.

2. Chief Proctor

Administration of the College

Responsible for student discipline in the college.

3.  Dean Student Welfare

Student Union Elections

Supervise the Students' Union Election and promotes the welfare activities of the students - placement/scholarships/cultural.

4.  Controller of Examination

University Examination

Is responsible for fair and smooth conduct of examination and keeps the record of students related to examination.

5.  Office Superintendent Office Incharge Responsible for assigning work and proper functioning of the ministerial staff as per direction of the Principal.

 

Manual 3 –– RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS FOR DISCHARGING FUNCTIONS

Rules and Regulations

  1. U.P. State Universities Act 1973 as amended and adopted by the State of Uttarakhand.

  2. Statues of H.N.B Garhwal Central University.

  3. Government Orders issued from time to time.

  4. Annual Bulletin of Information for Admission published by H.N.B Garhwal Central University for University/College's academic Calendars.

  5. Decisions of the Board of Management

  6. College Prospectus

  7. Students Handbook

Records

  1. Admission registers and Examination records.

  2. Syllabus Handbooks kept in Library & respective departments.

MANUAL 4 –– Public Representation

Prominent members of the public are Hon'ble members of the Board of Management.

Prominent citizens and ex-students of the college can become member of Alumni Association after paying annual or life membership fee. Members of the Alumni Association may interact with Principal, teachers and students.

Members of the public may meet the College functionaries by prior appointment during normal working hours –– Monday to Saturday preferably from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Members of public, parents and relatives are invited to attend the College function.

 

 

MANUAL 5 –– CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS

Sl No

Category

Document

Procedure for Obtaining

1.

Admissions Information

College Prospectus

On payment from Administrative Office

2.

Students’ Information

Student’s Handbook

Distributed free to all current students

3.

Admissions Information

Bulletins/Notices

Issued, circulated and pasted on college Notice Board

4.

Staff Information

College Telephone Directory

Available to Faculty and others

5.

Functioning and activities of the College

College Magazine

Distributed free on Annual Day

 

MANUAL 6 –– STATEMENT OF BOARDS, COUNCIL, COMMITTEES & OTHER BODIES

S.l No.

Name of Board/ Council/Committee

Members

Address

Frequency of Meeting

1.

Board of Management

Head – Secretary/Manager

Member Secretary: Principal

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

Frequently as per requirements and according to rules of societies Act.

2.

Proctorial Board

Head – Chief proctor

Members – Selected Faculty Members

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

Always available in the working hours of the college.

3. Admission Committees Central Admission Committee and class-wise committees  comprising Senior teachers for each faculty

 

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

 

Meet in the beginning and as per requirements to decide about the procedure of Admission.
4. Sports Committee Incharge - Physical Education Officer with 3 to 5 members as nominated by the Principal

 

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

 

Meets monthly till the final activities of the Sports.
5. Research Cell Professor Incharge and 3-4 other senior faculty members

 

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

 

Frequently as per requirements.
6. Placement Cell Professor Incharge and 3-4 other senior faculty members

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

Regularly
7. NAAC Professor Incharge and 3-4 other senior faculty members

D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun

Half yearly
8. NCC NCC Officers D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun As per directives of NCC Directorate
9. N.S.S Sr. Programme Officer and Programme Officer D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun As per directives of University & State Government
10. Rovers and Rangers Professor Incharge and 3-4 other senior faculty members D.B.S. (P.G) College, Dehra Dun As per directives of University & State Government

 

MANUAL 7 –– NAMES OF PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS

Names

Dr. O.P. Kulshreshta, Public Information Officer and Principal

Dr S. F. Hasan, Assistant  Public Information Officer and HOD, Department of Zoology.

Address

D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehra Dun – 248 001

Telephone

91-135-2654757

Note: The Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer will be available for consultation by the public on all working days (Monday to Saturday) between 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. only, with prior appointment.

 

 MANUAL 8 –– PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN DECISION MAKING

  1. The Board of Management is the main Governing Body of the College.

  2. The College is bound by the Rules and Regulations as envisaged in Act and Statues and G.O. of the Uttarakhand Govt.

  3. The University Grants Commission (UGC) also lays down Regulations to be followed by Colleges affiliated to H.N.B. Garhwal Central University.

  4. The Principal constitutes various Boards and Committees for day to day and smooth functioning of the college.

  1. Dean of Faculty

  2. Dean Student Welfare

  3. Proctorial Board

  4. Admission Committee

  5. Controller of Examinations

  6. Building and Maintenance Committee

  7. Research Cell

  8. Cultural Committees

  9. NSS Officer

 

Note: Confidential matters pertaining to examinations, personal files of the employees will remain confidential and not available in the public domain unless until permitted by appellate authority.

 

 

MANUAL 9 –– DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS & EMPLOYEES

Available at the website college website
Teaching Staff

Non-teaching staff

 

MANUAL 10 –– MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY OFFICERS & EMPLOYEES

The pay scales of teaching faculty are prescribed by the UGC and State Government solely controls the pay scale of Non-teaching staff.

 

MANUAL 11 –– BUDGET ALLOCATED

The budget and the financial estimates are as approved by the Board of Management.

 

MANUAL 12 –– MANNER OF EXECUTION OF SUBSIDIARY PROGRAMMES

Not Applicable

 

MANUAL 13 –– CONCESSIONS, PERMITS & AUTHORISATIONS

As granted and approved by the Govt. orders of Uttarakhand.

 

MANUAL 14 –– NORMS SET FOR DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS

Academic qualification and standards are proposed by UGC which are mandatory in nature and accordingly :

1.     Working Hours: 7.45.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

2.     Working Days: Monday to Saturday except holidays.

3.     Duration of Periods: 45 minutes or multiple.

4.     Teaching Load of Faculty: 24 periods per week of teaching and
                 42 hours a week in the college.

 

MANUAL 15 –– INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN ELECTRONIC FORM

  1. Faculty and Staff

  2. Website: http://www.dbscollege.edu.in

 

MANUAL 16 –– FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION

  1. Unrestricted Access to Website

  2. Citizens may submit a written application for information to the Public Information Officer.

  3. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are available on the Website.

  4. public may elicit information via E-Mail to principal@dbscollege.edu.in

 

MANUAL 17 –– OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

The person seeking information may apply on a plain paper giving particulars of information being sought and his correct address for communication. Separate application for seeking information on different subjects is required. The application has to be accompanied with the prescribed fee. (At present a fee of Rs. 10/-). The fee is payable with each application which is towards the cost of processing the request and Rs. 2/- per page is charged for photocopy of information.;

Schedule of fees can be had from the Public Information Officer of the H.N.B. Garhwal Central University. For the time being the rates are as under:-

(a)   Rs. 2/- per page of A-4 or A-5 size.

(b)   Actual cost for sizes bigger than A-4 or A-5.

(c)   In case of printed material, the printed copies could be had from the University sales counter/authorized sales agents on payment.

(d)   In case of photo copies, the rate would be Rs. 2/- per page.

 

MINIMUM DISCLOSURE NORMS

The minimum disclosure norms are indicated below:

1.       College Information ----- Enclosure 1

2.       Courses Offered ----- Enclosure 2

3.       Enrolment Data & Examination Results ----- Enclosure 3

4.       Profile of Teaching Staff ----- Enclosure 4

5.       Physical Facilities & Infrastructure ----- Enclosure 5

6.       Income & Expenditure Statement ----- Enclosure 6

 

Enclosure 1

College Information

Minimum Disclosure Norms for College of Higher Education

  1. Name of College : D.B.S. (P.G.) COLLEGE

  1. Address: Dehra Dun

  2. Website: www.dbscollege.edu.in

  3. Email : dayabrij@gmail.com

  4. Location: Village/Town/District Headquarter/ State Capital/ Metro: Dehra Dun 248001 India

  1. Affiliated University: H.N.B. Garhwal Central University

  1. Year of Establishment: 1961

  1. Year of Affiliation: Permanent:1961

  1. Year of Recognition: U/S 2 (f) and 12 (b): 1961

  1. Year of last accreditation: 2004 Rating: B+ by NAAC

  1. Type : Govt./Aided/Unaided: Aided

  1. Category: Constituent/ Associated/Affiliated/Autonomous: Affiliated

 

Enclosure 2

Courses

Undergraduate Courses Offered

SUBJECTS

 

B.Sc. (3 Years Degree Course)

1.    Physics

2.    Chemistry

3.    Mathematics

4.    Geology

5.    Zoology

6.    Botany

7.    Geography

8.    Defence & Strategic Studies

 Note: Environmental Studies Compulsory, General Hindi and English Optional.

 

B.A. (3 Years Degree Course)

1.    Mathematics

2.    Economics

3.    Geography

4.    Defence & Strategic Studies

5.    English Literature

6.    Hindi Literature

7.    Sociology

 

 Note: Environmental Studies Compulsory, General Hindi and English Optional.

Postgraduate Courses Offered

1.     Geology (Specialization in Petroleum Geology / Environmental Geology/Remote Sensing)

2.     Physics (Specialization in Solid State/Electronics)

3.     Chemistry (Specialization in Organic Chemistry_

4.     Zoology (Specialization in Environmental Biology)

5.     Botany** (Specialization in Biodiversity & Conservation)

6.     Mathematics

7.     Geography

8.     Economics

9.     English**

10.     Microbiology

11.     Biotechnology

** M.Sc. Botany & M.A. English are under self financing scheme

 

 

Environmental Studies:

As per directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court to U.G.C., a basic course on Environmental Studies has been introduced as a Compulsory subject for all undergraduate students (B.A. and B.Sc.) from the session 2004-05. The course comprises seven units of theory and one unit of field work. The examination will be of 100 marks in 8 units. However 7 units will be theory based and 1 unit of field work based. The examination of this subject will be along with B.A.-II / B.Sc.-11 main examination. A candidate has to qualify this examination for completing his/her degree.

 

Career Oriented Programme:

Following courses are likely to start for undergraduates students-

  1. Clinical Diagnostic Techniques

  2. Gemmology

  3. Environment and Environmental Audit

Aptech

IGNOU Study Centre

IGNOU Community College

 

Enclosure 3

Enrolment & Examination Results
Details available with University. Please refer HNB Garhwal Central University Website (www.hnbgu.ac.in)

Enclosure 4

Profile of Teaching Staff Click here.

Enclosure 5

Physical Facilities & Infrastructure

D.B.S. (P.G.) College is basically a Science College.  The college has developed well equipped Laboratories. The Department of Zoology & Geology have National Level Museum. All the PG Departments  have their independent libraries,  the main library with a capacity of about 43,000 books and journals and spacious reading room with subscription of number of news papers, magzines, broad band connectivity. The College has developed advanced laboratories that of Bioscieince, Geotechnology, Earth Science, Laser etc.

 

D.B.S. (P.G.) College Dehra Dun - 248001 (Uttarakhand) India TelFax: +91.135.2654757
Email : dayabrij@gmail.com / opkul@rediffmail.com