Excellence is never achieved in a day. Excellence has a preface. A preface, no less than a saga made up of extraordinary events, real life heroes and a foundation ornamented with valour, initiative, sacrifice and faith. A foundation, so deep rooted and concrete, which creates edifices emitting values, knowledge, thoughts to the society at large and a character to its inhabitants. That excellence is what Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharam College has achieved in its thirty seven years of existence.
Right from its very inception, the college was fortunate to have been led by eminent stalwarts. Inspired by the spirit of service and sacrifice, the institution was incepted on 3rd July, 1973 in the revered memory of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Ji, who envisioned Chandigarh as a focal point of culture and saw it as a potential hub for Sanatanist activities.
His dream materialized under the dynamic leadership of late Pt. Mohan Lal Ji, former Education, Home and Finance Minister, Punjab, and other eminent educationists, prominent lawyers and public men. With the efforts and collaboration of such profound workers, a first rate college was established, firmly grounded on the bricks of principles and values, proudly telling the world about its very character in its motto 'Firm in Faith and Broad in Mind'. The teething troubles of the institution were overcome by the 'karmayogi' Pt. Mohan Lal Ji, who, with his pragmatism, vision, administrative acumen and exceptional enthusiasm led the institution from the front.
Panditji was joined in his untiring efforts by the luminary Prof. Roshan Lal Verma Ji, the founder principal of the college, who donated his entire life's savings in setting up this institution. Right alongside was his wife Ms. Kaushalaya Devi Verma Ji who too, selflessly bequeathed her entire property to the college. The assets that she donated to the institute were later used to form a trust which helps provide support to the women of the economically weaker sections by providing them excellent career oriented courses and training facilities, absolutely free of cost.
Since then, the college has been imparting holistic education to the future torchbearers of the country. The principals of the college have dedicatedly striven towards continuing with this saga of excellence that passed down as heritage from its founding stalwarts. Sh. D. N. Sharma served as a regular principal from 1975 to 1990. Then the principalship’s torch was handed over to Sh. Umesh Chandra Sharma, who guided the college from July 1990 to July 1995.
Dr.A.C Vaid, Head of the dept of Economics took charge as Principal in 1995 and under his laudable leadership, the college attained immense progress and received distinctions like ‘A College with Potential for Excellence’ by UGC and ‘Star College in Life Sciences’ by DBT, Govt of India. He was elevated as Pro-Vice Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon in 2011. Mrs Meena Prabhakar took charge as the officiating Principal in July 2011 and carried out her duties with ease and proficiency. Dr Bhushan K. Sharma took over as Principal of the college on 25 Jan 2013. As a brilliant academician, an excellent administrator and a great visionary, Dr Bhushan K.Sharma has chalked out extensive plans and strategies to bring the institution on the national map of India.
|Course Name:||BBA||BCA||M. Com.|
|Duration:||3 years||3 years||2 years|
|Affiliation:||UGC Recognized||UGC Recognized||UGC Recognized|
|Fees:||As per university rules||As per university rules||As per university rules|
|Seats:||As alloted by the university||As alloted by the university||As alloted by the university|
10+2 in any discipline with at least 50% marks
10+2 in any discipline with at least 50% marks and passed Mathematics as one of the subject at Matriculation examination level
A Bachelor degree in commerce or B.B.A. or B.A. with Hons. In Economics / Mathematics or Statistics with at least 45% marks
|Approved by:||UGC Recognized||UGC Recognized||UGC Recognized|
|Mode of Learning:||Regular||Regular||Regular|
|Course Category:||Under Graduation||Under Graduation||Post Graduation|
No pains are spared to provide all possible facilities and amenities to the resident scholars so that they may develop their overall personality to become useful citizens of the country. The congenial atmosphere of the entire campus of the hostel is conducive to the establishment of a true academic community with full opportunity for social, cultural and intellectual development
Every assistance is given to the individual student to adjust himself effectively to all the aspects of college and community living. He is made to learn how to develop group-life in the hostel so that he has a feeling of belongingness and sharing as in a family.
Gradually the student develops a feeling of loyalty to his alma mater. We want our students to be all rounders. For the recreation of students, the hostel is provided with Recreation Hall with excellent arrangements of Gym & indoor games like Table Tennis, Carrom & Chess etc.
In order to sharpen the intellectual, analytical, cultural and organisational skill of the students.The hostel is abuzz with activities throughout the year. To foster solidarity and a feeling of oneness among hostellers. The wardens welcome the residents of the hostel with an informal ice breaking session.
Beginning with a 'haven' to herald the new session, activities like Freshers' Nite, talents search contest, inter-hostel quizzes declamation contest, in - house discussions on varied topics, personality development seminars, Diwali, lohri celebrations etc. are held throughout the year. The Principal and the chief warden regularly hold interactive sessions with hostel residents providing them an opportunity to give valuable suggestions and feedback.
To infuse moral and spiritual values, prayers are offered every evening at the hostel. Sandhya Aarti is the time when all the residents assemble at the small temple in the hostel, light a lamp and invoke the blessings of the Divine. Such activities coupled with the celebration of festivals and discussions and seminars help in the all round intellectual, moral, spiritual, and cultural development of the residents.
The internet facility of 10 mbps (1:1) dedicate leased line has been provided in college campus. The entire administrative block, Girls’ and Boys’ Hostel and the entire IT block are Wi-Fi enabled.
Multipurpose auditorium having sitting capacity of 850 students, audio visual facility, state-of-the-art badminton courts, centrally air conditioned, fully Computerized Curtain System and four ante-rooms.
The ‘Seminar Hall’ is Fully air conditioned with seating capacity of 150 persons. Seminar hall is extensively used for conducting various seminars, workshops, symposia, guest lectures, panel discussions etc.
The college has a Medical Room on its campus. Two part-time doctors regularly visit the college to conduct preliminary medical check-up and to provide medical aid to the students. The college also has Mutual Staff Medical Benefit Scheme for its employees. All the teachers and students are insured under LIC by the college.
The college campus has a cafeteria for which provides hygienic food and beverages.
The college has a branch of Central bank of India which provides banking facilities and 24 hour ATM facilities in campus for staff and students.
The college provides ample parking facilities for staff and students.
In order to facilitate the placement of the college students (from the general/vocational/professional streams) as well as the students of other colleges in the region, a very dynamic Placement Cell has been established on the campus. Under the aegis of this Cell, advertisements related to job opportunities, competitive examinations are displayed on the college notice boards and columns published by career guidance experts are circulated regularly. In order to make students aware of current trends and thus prepare them for the market needs, extension lectures by professional consultants and experts from the employment exchanges, reputed public and private organizations are held regularly on the campus. Training sessions to guide students on how to tackle job interviews are conducted periodically. The cell also organizes industrial trips to offer students a feel of the corporate sector and its nuances. Other then these, the Cell facilitates the students in seeking part time jobs with a concept of ‘Earn while you learn’ thereby enhancing their employability. Over the previous few sessions, around 70 reputed companies have periodically been coming to the college campus for placements. Another high point is that Corporation Bank (A Govt. of India Enterprise) has enlisted our college for the recruitment of Probationary Officers for the bank.
The college provides scholarships and concession to the deserving students of the institution. These efforts not only help and reward the deserving students, but also inculcate in them a drive to perform better. The meritorious and financially weak students are helped through these scholarships and concessions which amount to a tune of Rs. 20,00,000/-. The book bank initiative, started by the college, aims at providing help to the deserving candidates. Scholarships are given to the top 10 position holders in the Panjab University annual examination system. An application to the Principal at the time of admission is necessary, if a student wants to be considered for the concessions. The institution with the assistance of Chandigarh Administration too provides half (tuition) fee concession to the students in case two children (brothers/sisters) of same parents are enrolled simultaneously in the college. Such siblings too should submit their application to the Principal at the time of admission. The institution with the assistance of Chandigarh Administration also provides (half) tuition fee concession to those students whose parents' annual income amounts to less than Rs. 1,00,000/-. For this concession, the student must submit an affidavit or salary certificate from the employer of his/her parents. In addition to this, economically weaker students can avail themselves of the concession by applying to the Principal through a written request for the waiver and/or the books at the time of admission.
It gives me immense pleasure to learn that G.G.D.S.D. College, Chandigarh has emerged as a foremost centre of academic excellence where academics is being redefined everyday. It has established its towering credentials on the strong foundation of innovation and compassion coupled with invincible moral, ethical, spiritual and Sanatanist values which have been acknowledged and recognized by UGC that has conferred the status of 'A College with Potential for Excellence' on this institution. Excellence is not one time achievement, it is a habit 'Quest for Excellence' in every field has been the distinct aim of this institution.
Since its inception in 1973, the institution has challenged itself to achieve more than is expected. S.D. has been setting benchmarks of unprecedented success without compromising on quality and value based education in commercial, professional vocational, industrial and technical streams.
After 1989, G.G.D.S.D. college society started unfolding its wings and established .S.D. group of institutions which encompasses innovative, dynamic and vibrant campuses namely: Pt. Mohan Lal S.D. College for Women, Gurdaspur, Pt. Mohan Lal S.D. College for Girls, Fatehgarh Churian and Pt. Mohan Lal S.D. School, Chandigarh. Taking forward the rich tradition of excellence, S.D. College Society has come up with a new college i.e. G.G.D.S.D. College, Kheri Gurna, Rajpura. To keep pace in line with the intensification in academia and transcontinental exchange of concepts and methodologies, S.D. College Chandigarh is striving hard to adopt hi-tech teaching methodologies and reorient its energy, resources and infrastructural facilities to introduce courses which are market oriented.
Toppers in studies, champions in sports and heroes in extra-curricular activities year after year make S.D. the irresistible destination for students. Onrush of admissions every year bears testimony to the fact that this is the most sought after institution. I have no doubt that with an inbuilt momentum, this institution would continue to march forward to a better tomorrow in the service of the nation and touch the new pinnacles of glory.
I wish the Principal, staff and students of the college all success in their endeavours.
Upkar Krishan Sharma