The Department of Higher Education of Chandigarh Administration has established an
enviable reputation for excellence through consistent emphasis on adoption of innovative teaching
methodologies,provision of cutting-edge technologies and up-gradation of
infrastructure in all its institutions.
There are nine colleges under the purview of the Department of Higher Education,
Chandigarh Administration. These include five degree colleges, of which two, namely
PGGCG Sec-11 and PGGC Sec-11 are heritage colleges, having been established in the 50's
and designed on the pattern set by the architect Le Corbusier. PGGCG Sec-42, PGGC Sec-46
and GCCBA Sec-50,were established in the second phase of the growth of the city and have since
been instrumental in providing conventional as well as modern specialized courses to
meet the demand of the job market. Three colleges are devoted exclusively for instruction
in Home Science, Yoga, Health and Education. The State Council of Educational
Research & Training and the Regional Institute of English impart training to in-service
Approximately eighteen thousand students are enrolled in the degree colleges, and receive
instructions in a wide range of academic subjects in Arts, Commerce, Computer Applications
and Science streams.
Keeping abreast of innovations in teaching methodologies worldwide, the teaching faculty
of all the Government colleges have been developing e-Content on topics related to the
curriculum of various streams.
To enable teaching through the latest audio visual aids, the Govt. colleges have been
provided Smart Classrooms equipped with LCD Projectors, Digital Podiums and Amplifiers,
etc. Exclusive Information Technology Blocks with cutting-edge facilities like sophisticated
computer labs, Leased-line/Broadband internet connectivity, IT integrated pedagogy, etc.
are being provided to students and staff.
Personality Development and Soft-Skill courses through workshops have been introduced for
the students to groom them and to hone their communication skills. College facilities are
put to optimum use through various Hobby Classes, Computer Literacy courses and Communication
skills programs. Emphasis is also laid on the add-on job oriented and vocational courses for
bridging the gap between the curriculum and job market needs. The colleges have active Career
Guidance and Placement Cells, which organise seminars and workshops by inviting professionals
from the industry. Campus placements through Job Fests benefit many students as they get employment
offers from reputed organizations.
The Youth of our country need to be not only knowledgeable and employed, but also
responsible citizens. Stress is being laid on inculcating the spirit of social service
in our Youth by motivating them to participate in community outreach programs.
Each student has the option to enroll in various clubs and societies being run by
the colleges, such as Drug De-Addiction Society, Environment Society, Gender Equity Society,
Best Out of Waste Society, Community Hygiene & Sanitation Society, Society for Preservation and Protection of Heritage,Sankalp Society and Road Safety and Traffic Awareness Society and AIDS Awareness Society.