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One Week Workshop on Translation “SRIJAN” concludes at GDC Udhampur

A one week workshop on Translation “SRIJAN” ‘ A Step Towards Creation’ concluded today at GDC Udhampur. The workshop was conducted from 9 th April to 15 th April, 2019 and was organized by the Department of English. The Resource persons included Prof. Parkash Premi, Prof. (Dr). Yash Raina, Dr. Amitabh. V. Diwivedi, Prof. Sudhir Singh, Prof. Surjit Hosh, Dr. Garima Gupta, Prof. Shashi Pathania, Prof. Sandeep Dubey and Mrs. Manu Khajuria Singh. A first of its kind, the workshop got an immense response from the students and faculty members of the varsity. Prof.(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of the College, said that he was happy to see the enthusiasm of the younger generation towards translating Dogri and Hindi Literature into English, “I am overwhelmed with the response and has to be some sustained work of translation, he said. Prof. Naresh Kumar, HOD English and Coordinator while presenting the closing remarks said that the Department is planning to do some work ahead in this direction.

700th Tree talk at Udhampur College

“However scientific progress we have made, it is time to return to mother nature if we want to save human race”, said Mr.Ravi Kesar IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Chairmen Pollution Control Board while deliberating during 700 th Tree Talk and unveiling ceremony of Commemoration Pillar at Degree College Udhampur today. In a highly impressive and first of its kind botanical function organised by Nature Club and Prof. Romesh Atri, eminent Taxonomist, Sh. Ravi Kesar further said that there is sufficient in nature to cater to the needs of everyone, however we should use natural resources judiciously. Thrust should be to replenish plants whenever cut them so that Mother Nature is preserved; he also added. As a sequel to United Nation Bio-Diversity Decade with current year’s ‘Wild Edible’ theme, the 700 th Tree Talk was held by Sh.O.P.Sharma Vidyarthi IPS, the driving force behind tree talk movement. The function commenced with planting of ‘Living Fossil’ plants by the dignitaries. This was followed by unveiling Ceremony of “700 th Tree Talk Commemoration Pillar” by Sh.Ravi Kesar and Sh.O.P. Sharma Vidyarthi in presence of Prof.Yash Pal Sharma, Dept. of Botany, University of Jammu, Shweta Jandial, Divisonal Forest Officer Udhampur, Dr.N.K. Resutra, Principal of the College, Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. G.R. Verma, HoD Sericulture, Prof. Jawaid Sarver, Assistant Professor Botany and all staff members and students of Govt. Degree College, Udhampur. An interesting feature and depicting the UN theme was an impressive layout and presentation of wild life edible items that were collected from jungles and remote areas by students of Botany Department who also made different preparations including concoctions, Sharbats, herbal tea and other wild preparations. Prof. Yash Pal Sharma lauded the efforts of College in organizing the first of its kind herbal exhibition and said that we are all reminded of by gone days when these things were part of life in rural areas. He also said that it was always a pleasure to visit his Alma mater that reminded him of his College days. Later on, Sh.O.P. Sharma Vidyaarthi also made an elaborate presentation of feathered friends of mankind in most simple and common man’s language. Others who attended the function included Prof. B. L. Thakur, Dr. Ved Kumar, Dr. Anil Khajuria, Prof. Naresh Kumar, Prof. Pankaj Sharma, Dr. Rippy Bawa, Prof. Kamaldeep Kaur, Prof. Kawaljit Kaur, Prof. Rupali Sharma

SRIJAN, Translation Workshop begans at Udhampur College

“Translation is not something to be taken off hand or a stepney to regular teaching; it is a serious subject that needs to be talked in the right perspective” said Prof. Prakash Premi, epic writer, poet, critic and a versatile personality of Udhampur, while acting as the resource person in the One-week workshop on translation titled ‘SRIJAN’: A Step Towards Creation; at Government Degree College, Udhampur, held in collaboration with Dogri Sanstha, Jammu. He further said that with the burgeoning of information and knowledge, the stress upon language as a tool or medium of communication has immensely widened, while enlighting the students with his multi-lingual knowledge and versatility as a writer. The workshop commenced with Prof. Naresh Sharma, Coordinator workshop, Head Department of English presenting the welcome address. Prof (Dr.) Nutan K.Resutra, Principal of the College was the Chief Guest. Dr. Rusutra called upon the students to take this workshop seriously and not as a course work, since it opens new vistas for their academic and professional growth. He further said that while translating something, it is very important to maintain the spirit which should never get lost in jugglery of words. He congratulated the staff for holding this workshop that was being conducted for the first time, as a part of the curriculum for undergraduate as also PG. students of Departments of English and Hindi, the aim of workshop being enhancement of language skills of the students. Dr.Uday Bhanu, Head Department of Mathematics was the guest of honour of the said workshop. He said that we Indians deal with translation in our day to day life and some amount of command upon it will help the students to grow by leaps and bounds. Dr. Kamaldeep Kour, Assistant professor of the college, presented a detailed account of seven days workshop with all its objectives and learning outcomes. Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Assistant professor, presented key note about translation as a skill viz-a-viz academic and professional perspectives. Dr.Yash Pal Raina, Head Department of Dogri of the college, chaired the session wherein he in his interactive lecture went into detail about the history of translation and its relevance in the present contemporary world. There was also an activity session on translation from English/Hindi to Dogri and vice versa. Dr Preeti Sharma, Co-coordinator and subject incharge looked into various technicalities while as Dr. Rippy Bawa, presented vote of thanks.

NATIONAL HERITAGE VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP ORGANISED AT GDC UDHAMPUR

A heritage Volunteer Training Workshop was organized by INTACH Jammu Chapter in collaboration with Heritage Club of Govt. Degree College Udhampur under the aegis of Heritage Education and Communication Services Division (HECS) of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, New Delhi. The objective of the workshop was to orient the youth to work for the promotion of the cultural heritage through the Heritage Clubs of their respective institutions. Heritage volunteers and teachers from Govt. Degree College Majalta, Govt. College for Women Udhampur , Bhaskar Degree College and the host college participated in the Workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Sh. Hemant Kumar Sharma, IAS (Retd.) former Divisional Commissioner Jammu. In his inaugural address he urged upon the students to understand the objective of INTACH to spread awareness regarding preservation of tangible and intangible forms of Heritage. “You are the architects of future India and your orientation for the cause of culture is of prime importance. To make a meaningful future it is important to integrate the traditions and technology. Learning from the past shall be facilitating,” he added. Sh. Ashok Kumar, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner Udhampur presided over the valedictory session. In his valedictory address, he shared his experiences of working on the heritage of Mughal Road. “We explore many marvels when we endeavor to unveil our past. Heritage tourism has a wide potential in the state and youth can play a vital role in this direction,” he said. Earlier the programme began with lighting of traditional lamp by the dignitaries. Prof. (Dr.) Nutan K. Resutra, the Principal of the host college, in his welcome address reiterated his commitment to work tirelessly for the cause of heritage and culture through the college club which has been organizing various awareness activities since its inception in 2010. “Today the entire world suffers from the issue of identity. It is important to get connected to roots. Students have a great potential for learning and it is our duty to provide platform for learning through interactions with the experts in the field of culture,” he added. Ms. Shiva Rawat, Programme Officer and Mr. Abhishek Das from HECS conducted the first technical session of the workshop. Ms. Rawat gave a detailed account of the vision of INTACH and its functioning through a short documentary. She discussed the importance of volunteerism for the preservation and promotion of heritage. Quoting examples from various aspects of material, built, natural, living, tangible and intangible forms, she articulated her motivational pursuance of the youth to draw them closer to the cause of culture. “ INTACH envisions harmonizing with heritage for a better life”, she added. Sh. S.M Sawhney, Convener INTACH Jammu Chapter gave a detailed presentation of various initiatives of the chapter to revive the material, built, natural and living heritage of Jammu. “We are committed to create an enlightened society with aware citizens. And this third mega workshop is another meaningful step in this direction,” he said. Prof. Shiv Nirmohi a renowned writer on various aspects of the culture of Jammu also interacted with the students. He outlined his journey of being a heritage volunteer through interactions with various scholars of India. He urged the students for a proactive approach and appreciated the host college for its unique integration of heritage and formal education. Sh. Prakash Premi, a reputed scholar of Dogri language, literature and culture in his motivational speech talked about importance of knowing about one’s place. “The myth, legends, creative expressions, cuisines, beliefs etc. constitute the myriad forms of our tangible and intangible heritage, and give us a deep peep into our past; it is important to know them,” he said while speaking on transition of Udhampur from its old to present state. Prof. Sudhir Singh Life member of INTACH and event coordinator of the workshop inspired the volunteers for speaking and promoting Dogri as an intangible living heritage. “Speak in Dogri, as much as you can, with a sense of utmost pride and pleasure,” he said. Dr. C M Seth, IFS (Retd.) Co-convener INTACH J&K chapter deliberated upon the amplitude of natural resources in the state and said, “Our ancestors had a scientific vision and we need to decode that to rediscover our natural heritage. Our Devsthans have always worked for the convergence of nature and culture; ponds, trees and herbs are some examples,” he added. Dr. Rippy B. Billoria and Dr. Pankaj Sharma compered the programme. Prof. G.R Verma was the organizer whereas Prof. R.K. Attri, Prof. Romesh Chander, Prof. Jawaid Server, Prof. Yash Pal, Prof. Shaji Khan, Dr. KamalDeep Kour, Dr. Rupali, Dr. Preety Sharma were prominently present among many others on the occasion. More than 150 students and teachers participated in the workshop. INTACH Literature kits were also distributed among the participants. Sh. Kuldeep Wahi, Life Member INTACH proposed the formal vote of thanks.

Enchanting Gatka Performed at GDC Udhampur

The purpose of Gatka Martial Art is the protection of the weak and not to commit atrocities all over as conveyed by S. Surinder Singh Khalsa, the organizer of today’s event held at GDC Udhampur. He added that the sole purpose of this Art is to help the youth by channelizing their energy towards their self-defense sport, and wean them away from the menace of drug abuse and other intoxicants. The Principal of the College Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra deliberated that such events will definitely motivate the younger generation and also help to revive this dying art and perpetuate the rich legacy of Gatka amongst the future generations. During this event, Khalsa Commando Force, Gatka group, Jammu demonstrated their tremendous fighting skills using their paraphernalia. It was a highly enriching and captivating performance which kept the students and staff glued to their respective places. The other members of organizing committee were S. Dilwar Singh, Sh. Upkar Gupta, Sunny, Bharat Bhushan, Pankaj Gupta and Sanjay.

One day National Seminar held at GDC Udhampur

“Everyone born after 2010 is going to live for more than hundred years, we are going to witness unimaginable changes in science when human beings will not be allowed to drive cars on highways.” These views were expressed by Prof. R.P Tandon, an eminent educationist and Head Department of Physic and Astrophysics, University of Delhi in the one day Seminar on Technology Tradition, Heritage & Culture “Concoction for Consciousness-Progression, identity formation subjectivities. Elaborating he said that Science is going to be magic and in near future everything is being going to become possible. While delivering his keynote address, Prof. R.P Tandon said that non-biological intelligence will become more capable than biological intelligence. He also warned that this will present a dreadful scenario. Prof. R. P Tandon complimented the college and administration for taking initiative for organizing this National event . Other prominent speakers in the inaugural session included Prof. Ashok Sharma, Professor and Chairmen Department of Material Science and Nano Technology, DCR University of Science and Technology Sonipat, Prof. Parkash Garhwal, National Coordinator NSS, University of Indore, Dr. Garima Gupta, Dr. Shashi Pathania, Dr. Vishav Raksha, NSS Coordinator, Jammu University. Earlier the function commence with lighting of the lamp which was followed by melodious Mata’s Bhajan by Dansali Bhandhu, the sons of legendry Bhent Singer Ghulam Mohd. Dansalia, which represented the local culture and communal harmony. This was followed by welcome address by the Principal of the College Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, who extended a very warm welcome to all the guests present in the Seminar. He further said,”At the end of the day, we all are going to be much wiser which is the real motto of the seminar.” He also focused on the achievements of the College Chief Guest.Prof Ashok Sharma delivered lecture on Nano Technology and Science which enhanced the academic level of the students as well as the scholars. Dr. Garima Gupta made an impressive presentation as guest lecture on the theme of the Seminar using visuals and advertisements. A galaxy of academicians from various universities and institutions graced the occasion. Dr. Rippy Bawa and Dr. Kamaldeeep Kaur were the organizing secretaries of the Seminar. Other faculty members present on the occasion were Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Dr. Bhavnaish Chand, HoD Physics, Prof. B.L Thaur, HoD Education, Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, HoD Botany, Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Associate Professor Physics, Dr. Anil Khajuria, HoD Zoology, Dr. Ved Kumar, HoD Chemistry, Prof. Naresh Sharma, HoD English, Dr. Vipul Chalotra, HoD Commerce.

J&K State Police Team Clash with GDC Udhampur Team

To have a better understanding of police force a friendly volleyball match was held between the volleyball team of Degree College Udhampur and J&K State Police Team at the Govt. Degree College, Udhampur ground. Sh.M.K. Khan Commandant 137 Bn. CRP was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The Police team comprised of J&K State players along with their coach Inspector Sajad Hussain Malik. The match commenced with Ceremonial Introduction of both the teams with the Chief Guest who was accompanied by Principal, Dr.N.K. Resutra.
The State team although being professional was given a good fight by the College team. In the best of three match series the guest team defeated the host team by winning 2 sets with 20-16 and 20-15. While addressing the players the Commandant CRP Sh.M.K. Khan lauded the efforts of College in organizing such events. He said that the college students get chiseled by competing with strong team as that of the State Level. He also said that this way by organizing such events the confidence building measures between the public and the police are strengthened. Mementoes and medals were presented by the Commanding Officer 137 Bn. CRP to the players of both the teams.

Brig. Raghu V Sadhotra Delivers a Motivational Talk at GDC Udhampur

March 15, 2019: Brig. Raghu V Sadhotra Deputy Directorate General, J&K Directorate, NCC called upon the students to became part of the Armed forces and exhibit true patriotism. During his maiden visit to the College, Brig. Sadhotra asked them to shun pseudo activities that have now became very common though Social Media and television discussions. Delivering a highly motivating lecture to students of NCC, NSS and others he lauded the role of armed forces and categorically stressed upon the fact that Indian Army is one of the most professional armies of the World that performs its duties efficiently in most challenging situation never caring about any social or religious factors. Earlier on his arrival, he was given the Guard of Honor in traditional Army style by NCC Cadets. He also planted a sapling in the College. The Principal of the College Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra delivered the welcome address on the occasion and deliberated upon the need of the hour to shun religious biases and remain united for the welfare of the Nation. His lecture was followed by a highly interactive question answer session with students who asked vibrant and relevant questions pertaining to the Armed Forces as also the presenting situation in the State. The vote of thanks was delivered by Lt.(Dr). Kamaldeep Kaur, ANO (Girls) of the College. The prominent members present on the occasion were Dr. Udhey Bhanu, Prof. Babu Lal Thakur, Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Maj. Kamal Kishore, NCC Officer, Dr. Rippy Bawa, Dr. Preeti Sharma.

Foundation stone of GDC Neeli Nalla ,Udhampur laid

Principal Secretary to Govt. Dept. of Planning ,Development and Monitoring Sh. Rohit Kansal IAS, laid the foundation stone of Degree College at Neeli Nalla Udhampur today in presence of Dr. Piyush Singla, IAS District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Senior officers of PWD (R&B), the District Administration as well as students and staff of Govt. Degree College Udhampur the Nodal College. A large number of students who were from the catchment area were seen in jubilant mood and they said that with the opening of this College in their area, not only dropout rate will come down but they will also not be concerned about going to Udhampur Colleges, thus easing further the burden on these two existing Colleges. Various local Sarpanches, Panches and other people while expressing their views said that this College will cater to the need of higher education of inhabitants of hundred plus villages and a score of panchayat halqas. Addressing the public at the College site, Sh. Rohit Kansal said that a long pending demand of the people of the area for a degree college has been met today and Govt. is committed to take higher education to the doorsteps for everyone. He also said that it is for the first time that the Government is going to the people to take care of their needs. He further said that PWD (R&B) Department has been entrusted with the job of construction of building infrastructure of the college with all modern amenities within a stipulated time. Prof.(Dr.) Nutan Kr.Resutra ,Principal GDC udhampur and Nodal Officer Higher Education Dept. Udhampur, who coordinated the program ,said on the occasion the site selection for this institute of higher learning has been done meticulously by the Department as it happens to be the central place for its catchment area and has a good road connectivity. A lot of enthusiasm and celebration was seen among students and general public of the area on this occasion who openly expressed their indebtness to the Hon'ble Governor for conceding to their demand. With this new addition , total no. of colleges in the district has gone up to eight. It is worthwhile to mention here that very recently Governor's administration had sanctioned 50 Degree Colleges for the state to make higher education easily accessible to the people of J&K.

CU H.P seminar at GDC Udhampur

Himachal Pradesh Central University in collaboration with Govt. Degree College Udhampur organized a Seminar at GDC Udhampur which was attended by a large number of students and resource persons from Jammu and Udhampur. In this interaction cum Bain Storming session of the seminar of Central University under the ICSSR Project in which various resource persons presented their views on the theme of displacement and their personal experience related to exodus. Interaction began with the welcome note by Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of the College followed by his personal experience. Migrants of Mirpur, Muzaffarabad and other displaced persons shared their personal experiences recounting the trauma and hardships faced by them during the turmoil period, many of them broke down emotionally while relating their experiences. Prominent among them who presented their views included. Sh. Balraj Bakshi, Sh. Surinder Singh Khalsa, Sh. Surinder Singh Poonchi, Sh. Romesh Kapoor and Sh. O.P Gupta. Star speaker of the occasion Sh. Y.R Gupta from Kotli, Mirpur presented his concluding remarks on the topic as also his personal experiences. Dr. Shreeya Bakshi, Co-Project Director, ICSSR sponsored Project on Jammu & Kashmir and Displaced Persons, conducted the proceedings of the programme and also presented the formal vote of thanks.

GDC Udhampur Educational Tour flagged off.

07-02-2019: Educational Tour of Govt. Degree College Udhampur comprising of both girls and boys trip was flagged off today from the premises of Degree College Udhampur. The Tour was flagged off by Prof(Dr). Zahoor Ahmed Chatt, Director Colleges, Principal of the College Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra and other senior staff of the College including Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. B.L Thakur, HoD Education, Dr. Bhavnaish Chand, HoD Physics, Prof. Romesh Kr. Atri, HoD Botany, Dr. Anil Khajuria, HoD Zoology, Dr. Ved Kumar, HoD Chemistry, Prof. G.R. Verma, HoD Sericulture. There are 118 students in the Tour party accompanied by Prof. Hans Raj Sharma, Dr. Aran Kumar, Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Dr. Kamaldeep Kaur, Dr. Rippy Bawa (teaching staff), Sh. Chander Mohan Sharma, Sh. Rajinder Gupta, Sh. Rajneesh Mahajan, Sh. Sanjeet Singh, Sh. Radhey Sham and Sh. Gafoor Ahmed (non-teaching staff). The students will visit Delhi, Mumbai, Kanyakumari, Goa. While interacting with students going on tour the Director Colleges said that they are not only going on Educational tour as students of Govt. Degree College Udhampur merely but as ambassadors of our state carrying the value of our cultural heritage and moral values to the other states of India. He expressed his satisfaction and lauded the college administration and faculty for providing an ambience of academic atmosphere of par excellence to the students of Udhampur District. He also passed on certain instructions and words of wisdom to the students to make their educational tour memorable. Earlier, in the beginning of the interaction session, Prof.(Dr.) Nutan Kr. Resutra Principal of the college welcomed the chief guest of the occasion and revealed his future plans for the development and progression of the institution to him.

05-02-2019: Govt. Degree College organized traffic awareness rally on the occasion IG Traffic Sh. Alok Kumar, IPS was the chief guest who gave lecture on traffic rules and road safety. He emphasized upon traffic rules and avoid rash driving which leads to accidents. The rally was flagged off by IG, Sh. Alok Kumar. The motive behind organizing the rally was to develop the student as a national power to make them think about development in which road safety plays an important role. Dr. Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of the College also emphasized on road safety measures and traffic rules. The rally started from GDC Udhampur in which the students riding bikes and scooties and other vehicles containing banners on road safety holding placards with slogans asking the people to abide by the traffic rules, a number of students of GDC Udhampur, GCW Udhampur, Bhartiya College of Education participated in the rally. The rally started from GDC Udhampur and covered almost entire area of Udhampur and culminated at GCW Udhampur. The other dignitaries present on the occasion were Sh. Suleman Choudhary, IPS, DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, Sh. Rajiv Pandey, IPS, SSP Udhampur, Sh. S.K. Khajuria, SSP Traffic National Highway. The other guests present were Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. Bhuvnesh Chand, HoD Physics, Prof. B.L. Thakur, HoD Education, Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, HoD Botany, Dr. Anil Khajuria, HoD Zoology.

NIELIT-certified Basic Training Course in Computers started at GDC Udhampur.

GDC Udhampur in collaboration with the State Council for Science and Innovations, DST Udhampur started 3 months basic training course in computer learning in which 40 students of the college from all classes and streams, who belongs to very far off areas where formal computer education is not accessible for them, got themselves registered in the said course. Speaking on the occasion of formal inauguration of the course, District coordinator State Council for Science and Innovations, DST, Mr.Sanjay Kharu said that it is a great opportunity for the students to get free computer diploma at their door steps and his office has always remained on forefront in taking such initiatives which directly benefits the disadventaged groups of the society .Experts from National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology University of Jammu and faculty of the college shall be the resource persons for this course.Prof..G.Krishanmurthy from NIELIT Jammu presented the keynote lecture on 'Computer Education and its necessity and market value for Job Seekers' Earlier, Prof.(Dr.)Nutan K.Resutra, Principal of the college who presided over the proceedings of the inagural event, said that a literate person without the working knowledge of computers is as good as illiterate and computer education is much beyond our expertise on playing our fingers on our mobile keypads and it is really a big opportunity for the students to get diploma in computer applications free of cost.He expressed his gratitude to the District incharge DST Udhampur and NIELIT -Jammu for starting this course here.Prof.G.R.Verma coordinator of the program presented formal vote of thanks on the occasion.Those who attended the inaugral event include Prof.Romesh Kr.Atri HoD Botany,Prof.Raj Kumar HoD Computer,Prof.Talat Khan,Prof.Vipul Chalotra HoD Commerce,Prof. Archna Bharti, Prof.Samiksha Suri

JKAACl organizes Multilingual Mushaira at GDC Udhampur

01-02-2019: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu in collaboration with Govt. Degree College Udhampur organized a multilingual Mushaira in the College Conference Hall today in which about 30 litterateur including Poets, Writers, Scholars presented their literary compositions on different themes to get accolade of the audience in the jam packed hall. Highly acclaimed Litterateur and Doyen of Dogri language, Sh. Prakash Premi presided over the course of Mushaira. Earlier the programme began with an invocation to Goddess Sarswati and lighting of lamp by the dignitaries. Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of the College welcomed the dignitaries and guests and presented welcome address in which he appreciated the role of writers in highlighting various social issues through their writings and compositions and wish them good luck in their endeavor. Dr. Resutra also expressed his gratitude and indebtness to JKAACL for choosing the College as Venue for the Mushaira. Prominent writers and poet who presented their literary compositions in the Mushaira include Dr. Yash Raina, Prof. Tara Nath, Dr. Adarsh, Sh. Neeraj Sharma, Ms. Neha Sharma, Sh. M.S Kamra, Sh. Harbhajan Singh pasak, Sh. Suraj Singh Suraj, Sh. Balwinder Singh, Sh. Balraj Bakshi, Sh. Gursaran Singh. Dr. Riaz Mohd., Assistant Professor Urdu performed as incharge Podium while Dr. Yash Raina, Asstt. Prof. Dogri, Coordinated the programme. Senior faculty of including Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Dr. Anil Khajuria, Prof. Kamal Kishore attended the programme.

Mega Placement Drive for Jio Tele Services held at GDC Udampur

A mega placement drive by Jio Tele Services held at Govt. Degree College, Udhampur on 29 th of January, 2019 in which about 90 students got themselves registered for written test out of which 49 students qualified written online test and moved to the next level of recruitment process i.e. Viva and Personality Test. Finally 30 students got selected for undergoing training for Jio Sales officer and Jio Point Assistant Manager. Informing the media persons, Convener College Career Counseling and Placement Cell Prof. Jawaid Sarver said that it was wonderful placement drive by the Jio Tele Services and such kind of drive shall remain continue for the welfare of the College pass out and unemployed technocrats of District Udhampur. Earlier, Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of this College interacted with the candidates who had appeared to take part in placement drive. We shall continuously strive and contribute our bit in getting jobs for out unemployed youth.

Govt. Degree College to hold mega placement Drive for Jio Tele Services

28-01-2019: District level Youth Parliament Session for District Uhampur under National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 was organized in the conference hall of Govt. Degree College Udhampur today in which more than fifty youth parliamentarians between the age group of 18-25,drawn from various colleges, universities and other institutes of the district deliberated on various themes as had been chosen by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sh.Narendra Modi.Mr.Balwant Singh Mankotia Former MLA Udhampur, Prof. Shiv Nirmohi, an eminent educationist and litterateur ,Dr. Udhey Bhanu HoD Mathematics, Prof. Suresh K. Dogra HoD Physics, Prof. B.L Raina and Mr.Pardeep Gupta ,a distinguish police officer adjudged the presentations of the youth parliamentarians. Mr. Jasvir Singh, Ms. Sonali Ms. Shazia Manhas Ms. Shivi Badyal and Ms. Shiviya Vasishth got adjudged as the best in the competition and advanced to the next level of the competition to be organized at the state level.
Earlier the program began with the lighting of the lamp and floral welcome of the dignitaries followed by formal welcome address by Prof.(Dr.) N.K.Resutra, Principal of the college. In his welcome speech Dr.Resutra said highlighted the importance of the program and expressed his gratitude to the guests for having spared their valuable time to grace the occasion. India is nation of the youth and a breasting our youth with the issues of concern which are creating hindrances for the India to become a developed country therefore becomes imperative and such kind of sessions will create a channel for realization of the same. He appreciated the tireless efforts of the NSS officers of the college Dr.Anita Sharma and Prof Samosh Kumar for making this event happened in the college.
Prominent parliamentarian of the District Sh.Balwant sigh Mankotia also addressed the gathering and stressed upon the participants to shun their inhibition and develop leadership qualities among them. Leadership qualities in us are not required to become politicians only, rather every profession require leadership qualities. Such kind of innovative program will surely help our youth developing confidence and leadership qualities and ultimately a successful citizen.
Mr. Sharmash Kumar and Ms. Mehak Mahajan carried out the proceeding of the programme. Prominent among those who attended the programme include Prof. Romesh Kr. Atri, Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Dr. Anil Khajuria, Dr. Ved Kumar, Prof. Anita Devi and Prof. Sameer Chadha were also present. Students also presented cultural items in the Youth Parliament.

Govt. Degree College to hold mega placement Drive for Jio Tele Services

A mega placement drive is going to be held at Govt. Degree College Campus on Jan.29,2019 in which hundereds of recently graduated students are likely to participate. Informing about the said drive to the media men, principal Degree College Udhampur Prof.(Dr.) N.K.Resutra said that he has discussed in details with concerned officials from Jio tele services regarding this drive which is expected going to be a great open Job Fair. In the proposed drive Jio Tele Services Company is likely to recruit 100 jio Point Assistant Manager Trainees and about 50 Jio Sales Officers trainees. Any candidate who has graduated himself or herself during the last 18 months and have minimum of 50% and 40% marks in 10th and 12th for Jio Point Asstt. Sales Manager Trainees and Jio Sales Officers. Besides this candidates who are in the search of job and want to start with Jio Tele Services should have basic knowledge of computers ,good communication skill in local language. He further said that since our college caters to the educational need of very remote and far off areas, our responsibility does not get over merely handing over degree to our pass outs who belong to such disadvantaged area and rather it is becomes a matter of great concern to see to it that our students get placed well in the job market and proposed drive is one more step towards the realization of said concern of ours. Through the medium of this press release ,it is exhorted upon the general graduates of district Udhampur specially to participate in the drive and avail of this great job providing opportunity.

Prof. Yash Pal Sharma Contributed Some Rare Plant Species to GDC Udhampur 24-01-2019:

“Plants are such an essential commodity that the nature has bestowed us with that we cannot ever think of a moment of survival without them” said Prof. Yash Pal Sharma, a Senior Professor and Former Head Department of Botany, University of Jammu while presenting some very rare plant species to Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of the College and Prof. Romesh Kr. Atri, Head, Department of Botany of this College. We should always be grateful to Mother Nature for having blessed us with all such natural resources that make us survive healthy, he added. Plant species that were presented to the College include “Ephedra”, “Petrea”, “Brugmansia” (Bada Datura), “Budleja” etc. During his interaction with the students of Botany Department he expressed his satisfaction over the infrastructure and the kind of upgraded labs being provided to the students. Dr. Sharma further said that without practical we cannot achieve meaningful learning in Sciences and for this good labs are always needed, which the College has got in the recent years. Reminiscing his College days, he remembered all his College teachers and said that all have contributed immensely in my learning and sometimes he becomes very nostalgic about his College time. Exhorting upon the students to respect their teachers and elders he said there is no substitute to the hard work and if they want success in the life they will have to set their journey towards the realization of their goals right at this stage of their education. Principal Prof(Dr). N.K. Resutra expressed his gratitude to Prof. Sharma for having spared sometimes from his very busy schedule to interact with students and for contributing some rare plant species to the College.

Sh. Ravinder Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur inaugurated the Upgraded Botany Lab at Government Degree College Udhampur

21-01-2019: Sh. Ravinder Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur inaugurated the Upgraded Botany Lab today at Government Degree College Udhampur that is well equipped with latest instruments, specimen and other gadgets catering to the needs of students of various classes. The Deputy Commissioner expressed satisfaction on the newly upgraded lab and hoped that it will be very helpful to the students. On this occasion, the Deputy Commissioner Sh Ravinder Kumar also planted a sapling in the College premises ushering in the green concept. While extending formal welcome to the dignitaries present on this ocassion, Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra , Principal of the College elaborated upon the achievements of this esteemed institution and also thanked them for having visited the College to do the honours. In his address, the Chief Guest appreciated the endeavors of the College management for being a support to Udhampur District in particular and the neighboring colleges in general. He emphasized upon the students and the staff to be aware of their rights and duties and try to avail benefits from the different schemes being offered by the Govt.of India such as Aayushmaan Bharat, Suraksha Bima Yogna and others . He called upon the students to become ideal citizens and sensitize the society by rendering various social services. The proceedings were carried out by Dr. Rippy Bawa. The other guests present where Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. Bhuvnesh Chand, HoD Physics, Prof. B. L. Thakur, HoD Education, Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, HoD Botany, Dr. Ved Kumar, HoD Chemistry, Dr. Anil Khajuria, HoD Zoology.

The three day walk in screening for District level Mock Youth Parliament

17-01-2019: The three day walk in screening for District level Mock Youth Parliament organized by the designated institution, Govt. Degree College Udhampur started today and will conclude on 19 th January, 2019. Principal of the College Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra stressed the youth to strengthen the roots of democracy, inculcate hearing habits of discipline, tolerance of the view of the others. Objective of conducting District Level Mock Youth Parliament is to familiarize students with parliamentarian functioning and language use in the legislature. A large number of candidates registered themselves for walk-in screening. Screening committee consists of two members, one being on Academician Dr. Udhey Bhanu also encouraged the students to participate more and more in such programmes, so as to build a stronger Nation. and an eminent person of Udhampur District Prof. Tara Nath was also present on the occasion who further stressed the students to show the seriousness in such activities. He made an emotional and social appeal to the Govt. in this regard. The whole event has been organized under the supervision of NSS Programme Officers, Dr. Anita Sharma and Prof. Samosh Kumar..

Foundation Stone of Rain Water Harvesting Laid at GDC Udhmpur.'

24-12-2018: Sh. Pawan Kumar Guptra, Hon’ble MLA (former), Udhampur and Dr. Yogeshwar Gupta, Hon’ble, Chairman Udhampur Municipal Council laid foundation stone of “Rain Water Harvesting System’ in the Botanical Garden of the College today. Program began with laying of foundation stone by the dignitaries in the Garden followed by a formal welcome address by Prof(Dr). Nutan Kumar Resutra, Principal of the College. Expressing his gratitude to the dignitaries Prof. Resutra, said that College has devised three pronged strategy to enhance College infrastructure and assets for the augmentation of quality education to the students Dr. Resutra also asserted that he has got tremendous human resource in the College which shall definitely help in march towards achieving excellence in academic as well as other activities for the holistic education to the students. Lauding the initiatives of the Principal and his team. Sh. Pawan Gupta said that it is really the dire need of the hour to conserve every drop of water. He further said that we must give back to Mother Nature what we get from it. He also assured the College administration of all help and support in every kind of endeavor. Dr. Yogeshwar Gupta, the guest of honor, on the occasion also highlighted the role of educational institution in spreading awareness among the masses for conserving Mother Nature. Emphasizing the need to conserve water he said that installation of ‘Rain Water Harvesting System’ should be made compulsory for every Govt. and Private Institutions as well as residential houses, he added. Earlier, Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, HoD Botany briefed the gathering about the importance and utility of harvested rain water for the Botanical Garden. A new kind of ecosystem shall come up in place within 2-3 years which would be of great educative value to the students of the College, he added. Saplings of Neem Tree were also planted in the College Vatika by the dignitaries. Sh. Angrez Singh Rana, Project Manager IWMP Udhampur was also present on the occasion and interected with the audience to highlight significance of water harvesting scheme. Prominent among those who participated in the event include Prof(Dr). Chander Shekhar, Principal GCW Udhampur, Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. Sudhir Singh, (HoD English GCW Udhampur), Sh. Ashok Khajuria, Chairman Bhartiya College of Education Udhampur, Dr. Ved Kumar, HoD Chemistry, Prof. Kamal Kishore and other faculty members. Dr. Rippy Bawa, Department of English conducted the proceeding of the programme.

Principal, Staff and Students of Govt. Degree College Udhampur expresses their deep sense of grief and sorrow on the sad and untimely demise of Sh. Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Professor of English of this College, who passed away today on 27-11-2018. We pray to Almighty God to grant peace to the departed soul and give courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

117 Inf Bn TA, delivered a motivational talk on 'How to Join Territorial Army'

3 Nov, 2018. Udhampur: A motivational talk on the 'How to join Territorial Army' was delivered today at the Conference Hall of Government Degree College by Lt. Ashok Kumar of 117 inf Bn of TA Udhampur. All the NCC Cadets along with other students of the college attended the talk. He elaborated on the aspects of TA and the eligibility criterias to join the Territorial Army. Capt. Onkar Singh who was also present on the occasion answered the doubts and queries of the NCC cadets. Prof.(Dr.) Udhay Bhanu, Principal, GDC Udhampur, talked about the need and importance of imparting such talks on regular intervals to motivate and encourage the students, which would inturn be beneficial for their future endeavours. Maj. Kamal kishore, ANO (Boys), Lt. Kamaldeep Kaur, ANO (Girls) were also present at the occasion. The faculty members of the college present on the occasion were Prof. Rakesh Kotwal, Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Dr. Rippy Bawa and others. The institution will look forward for more such events in the future.

‘National Unity Day observed by NSS & NCC Units of GDC Udhampur

31-10-2018: To commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Iron man of India. NSS and NCC volunteers of GDC Udhampur observed National Unity Day in the College Conference Hall today. Celebration begin with the paying of floral tributes to Sardar Patel by the Principal of the College Dr. Udhey Bhanu and other faculty members followed by an elaborated speeches of the life and achievement of the Sardar Patel by different speakers. In his presidential address Dr. Bhanu highlighted the role of Sardar Patel in the organization of India to its present form. Sardar Patel has remained the great political figure and luminary of his time in the the political history of the nation, he added. Earlier in the morning volunteers took part in the race “Run for Unity” which began form the College premises and culminated at Subash Stadium Udhampur. Programme concluded with a pledge by the volunteers for the national integration and unity of the country. NSS programme officer Prof. Samosh Kumar coordinated the proceeding of the programme. Other who prominently participated in the programme include Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, HoD Physics, Prof. Kamal Kishore, NCC Programme Officer, Prof. Anita Sharma, NSS Programme Officer, Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Prof. Sarita Parihar, Prof. Sameer Chadha.

‘Sanskaar Sanskriti Manch’ conducted Yoga Camp at GDC Udhampur

17-10-2018 GDC Sankaar Sanskriti Manch Udhampur in collaboration with Govt.Degree College Udhampur organized Live Yoga Session in the conference Hall of the college today in which many NSS volunteers ,other students and staff actively participated. Udhampur. Program begin with ‘Yog Parathana’ prompted by president Bhartiya Yog Santhan Udhampur Shri. Chhaju Ram ji followed by the conduct of Yoga Prayanam and aasans. Saskaar Sanskriti Much president Dr.S.K.Magotra (Former Degree College Principal) delivered a detail lecture on the relevance of yoga in modern day life and emphasized upon the audience that if they adapt yoga as part of their routine life activity ,it will help them stay healthy and fit for other activities. It will help us in augmenting the amelioration of many life style health issues. .He also exhorted upon the students to follow the Sanskaars that they have inherited as heritage from ancestors and definitely it will help them becoming good citizens. Sh.S.K.Gandotra, vice president of the Manch, also spoke on the occasion and threw light on the importance of yoga and also revealed as how the ‘ Sanskaar Manch Samiti’ has evolved and is doing its bit in taking such kind of activities to the masses and students. Earlier program began with the formal welcome address by Dr.Udhey Bhanu Principal of the College, who in his welcome speech expressed his gratitude to the organizers of the program and also highlighted the benefits of such kind of activities .Professor Suresh Kumar Dogra, HoD, Physics acted as stage in charge to coordinate the proceedings of the program.Prominent among those who attended the the Live Yoga Camp include Prof. Rajesh Kotwal , Prof.Imtiaz Khan, Prof.Jawaid Sarver, Prof. Rakesh Chowdhary.

GDC Udhampur conducted Industrial visit

16-10-2018 GDC Udhampur conducted industrial visit at Battal Billian, Industrial Enclave Udhampur. Prof. Poonam Kundan (HOD Environmental Sciences) and Prof. Sajad Ahmed Dar (Asstt. Lecturer EVS) accompanied the students from different streams of Sem V on this visit .It is pertinent to mention here that such kind of visits are imperative for the overall awareness of the students regarding the repercussions of incessant industrial explosion vis a vis its impact on the health of our environment. Earlier in the morning worthy Principal of the College Dr. Udhey Bhanu flagged off the students on this visit and emphasized on the accompanying staff to help students materializing this visit with the expertise of the officials deputed by the DIC Udhampur and industrial managers. Mr. Sartaj Singh (Industrial Promotion Officer) from DIC Udhampur Coordinated the whole Industrial tour in a lively way ensuring students involvement . Mr. Mohit Aggarwal (Manager of UMA-Cements) and Mr. Dalip Sachan (Chief Chemist) welcomed the students and staff of the College and they both highlighted and discussed various aspects of pollution and highlighted various control devices being installed in UMA Cements Industries. The students were engrossed in practical study and firsthand experience regarding functioning of the Industries. Experts dealt in details on the little tit bits that we should adopt to curtail the menace and havoc of pollution. The proficient pollution controlling and eradication devices being adopted by the Cement Industries are bag filters, cyclones, wet scrubbers and many others. Visit concluded at the industrial complex with the formal vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Poonam Kundan to the experts from industries and to Manager and officials from DIC for nicely coordinating the visit .

A Survey conducted by GDC Candidate Udhampur to felicitate ASER-2018

09-10-2018 A Survey was conducted by the candidates of GDC Udhampur to felicitate Annual Status of Education Report-2018. The initiative was taken by GDC Udhampur with the certitude of adorable Principal of the College Dr. Udhey Bhanu in collaboration with PRATHAM an NGO. More than 60 volunteer students pioneered a survey based on three days training imparted to them by Master trainers from the Pratham. The responsibility was shouldered and shared by Prof. Kaku Ram, Department of BBA who coordinated the whole event from motivating the students and finally imparting the students the practical lesson of conducting surveys. The students during their training programme were given refreshment and for conducting survey they were paid in monetary terms. The students conducted survey in different spares of District Udhampur by visiting different schools and household in far flung villages by gathering first hand data of the real picture of education and literacy in rural India. The students shared this information with coordinator and worthy principal and were paved towards the righteous courage. The students reported the facts and figures with this conclusion that the studies disseminated to students in rural villages are not upto marks as it lacks teachers presence, parents awareness., societal-defaults and so on. The survey was conducted for one week. The students who participated in survey were distributed certificates by the adorable principal and the coordinator. The formal vote of thanks was given by Dr. Vipul Chalotra, HoD Commerce.

GDC Boys Udhampur brought laurels under “Swachchta Hi Seva” compaign.

GDC Boys Udhampur brought laurels by participating in District competition under “Swachhta Hi Seva” campaign held in Mansar on 30- 09-2018. The students of the College participated in numerous activities especially exhibition and painting and brought laurels by winning 3 rd prize, best innovation prize and participation prize. The Principal of the College, Dr. Udhey Bhanu exhibited the students with pat on the back and appreciated them, by encouraging them to go ahead and come up with more competencies and innovations. Prof. Poonam Kundan (HoD, EVS) and Prof. Sajad Ahmed Dar encouraged the students and paved the stout way to become competent and enthusiastic all the times. They have shown rich interest to cater to new innovative means of disseminating the Environmental Sciences knowledge. The students have prepared various artifacts under best out of waste and had demonstrated the true cognition of the essence of waste management. The students even divulged painting wherein they presented how to manage waste problems by adopting segregation at source and by 3Rs (Reduse, Reuse and Recycle). The District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Sh. Ravinder Kumar along with Assistant Commissioner , Sh. Noor Alam distributed the prizes amongst the Colleges and stimulater the students of College to practically implement “Swachchta Hi Seva” as they are future generations and can connect the community into bright future ahead. The rising nation is dependent upon the youth added DDC Udhampur.

NSS Summer Special Camp concluded at GDC Udhampur

03-10-2018: NSS units of Govt. Degree College Udhampur concluded the Summer Special Camp on the theme “Swachchta Hi Sewa” today. Principal of the College Dr. Udhey Bhanu was the chief guest of the Valedictory Programme. The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp followed by NSS Song. The whole report of the camp for seven days presented by Dr. Anita Sharma, NSS Programme Officer. Various cultural activities presented in the programme by the NSS Volunteers which include Skit on the theme “Swachchta”, Patriotic Songs, Folk Songs, Dance on the Patriotic songs. Various prizes have been distributed among the NSS volunteer for symposium, Poster Making, Slogan Writing by the worthy Principal of the College, Dr. Udhey Bhanu. He also addressed the NSS Volunteers about the importance of cleanliness in our daily life and motivated the volunteers to follow Gandhian Principles. Formal Vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Samosh Kumar, NSS Programme Officer. Prominent among those who participated in the programme include Prof. B.L Thakur, Prof. Suresh Kr. Dogra, HoD Physics, Prof. Kamal Kishore, NCC Officer,

Symposium on “Relevance of Truth and Non-Violence in Modern Era” held at GDC Udhampur

29-09-2018: On the 3 rd day of Special Summer Camp, NSS & NCC units of the College organized a symposium on the topic “Relevance Of Truth And Non- Violence In Modern Era”. In which 16 NSS volunteers presented their views on the given topic. Prof(Dr). Udhey Bhanu, Principal of the College presided over the function and Prof. Sumiksha Thakur of Dept. of Botany and Prof. Shonima Malhotra of Dept. of Sociology performed as member jury. In the symposium NSS Volunteer Mr. Nitish Sharma of B.Sc. sem-V bagged 1 st prize while Ms. Priyanka Thakur and Ms. Mousam Kumari of B.Sc. Sem-I got 2 nd and 3 rd prize respectively. Consolation prizes in the symposium were claimed by Ms. Simran Suntal of B.Sc. Sem-III, Ms. Anchal Sharma and Sonali Bharti B.Sc. Sem-V respectively. Prof(Dr). Udhey Bhanu while addressing the audience said students specially the NSS Volunteers and NCC cadets can play big role in carrying any information or awareness to the masses. He appreciated both NSS and NCC volunteers and their mentors NCC and NSS Programme officers of the College for organizing such meaningful activity in the College. As the whole Nation was observing today September 29 th as “Prakaram Parv”, the NSS volunteers and NCC cadets took pledge to support of Sovereignty and integrity of the Country. Rich tribute to the Indian Soldiers who laid down their lives in the guard ship of the nation was also paid. A movie on the “Surgical Strike-2017” was also screened for the NSS and NCC students. The programme was concluded with NCC song followed by National Anthem. Mr. Priyatosh Dev Rakhwal of B.Sc. Sem-III coordinated while Mr. Vikram Jeet extended technical support in the proceedings of the programme. Dr. Anita Sharma, NSS Programme Officer presented the formal vote of thanks. Prominent among those who participated in the programme include Prof. Suresh Kr. Dogra, HoD Physics, Prof. Kamal Kishore, NCC Officer, Prof. Samosh Kumar, NSS Programme Officer, Prof. Poonam Kundan, HoD EVS. PRINCIPAL

NSS Summer Special Camp inaugurated

27-09-2018 : NSS Units of Govt. Degree College Udhampur inaugurated Summer Special Camp on the theme “Swachta Hi Seva” for seven days w.e.f. 27-09-2018 to 03-10-2018. Principal Dr. Udhey Bhanu was the Chief Guest of the inaugural programme. He addressed the NSS Volunteers about the importance of cleanliness in our daily life and motivated the volunteers to follow Gandhian Principles. A large number of NS Volunteers participated in the programme and presented various activities like Singing, patriotic songs, skit etc highlighting the importance of Swachta. Prominent among the others who participated in programme include Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra (HoD Physics), Prof. Sarita Parihar (Department of Physics), whole proceedings were conducted by NSS Programme Officers, Dr. Anita Sharma and Prof. Samosh Kumar. PRINCIPAL

NSS Day Celebrations 24-09-2018 :

NSS Units of Govt. Degree College Udhampur celebrated NSS Day today on 24 th Sep, 2018 in which Principal of the College Dr. Udhey Bhanu was the Chief Guest. The programme started with lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest . Different activities like NSS Song, Patriotic Song, Skit on the theme “Swachhta Hi Sewa”, Speech on different social issues were presented by the volunteers. On this occasion the Chief Guest also addressed the volunteers about the importance of NSS and advised them to actively participate in various NSS activities. NSS Programme officer, Dr. Anita Sharma and Prof. Samosh Kumar spoke on the aims and objectives of NSS, Prof. Babu Lal Thakur, Prof. Rajesh Kotwal, Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Prof. Kamal Koshore were also present. The program is concluded with National Anthem. PRINCIPAL

Workshop on “Tourism Entrepreneurship for Peace and Development in J&K” held at GDC Udhampur, Sept 22:

One day workshop on entrepreneurship development program was organized under the aegis of ICSSR project titled "Tourism Entrepreneurship For Peace Building in Jammu and Kashmir” in collaboration with Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute and GDC Udhampur. The resource persons during the workshop were Dr Manik Arora, Assistant Professor, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, University of Jammu and Vaibhav Sharma, CEO- "TravelersDost" and "The Himalayas 360". The objective of the workshop was to emphasize upon inculcating entrepreneurship skills among the students and build a robust entrepreneur ecosystem in Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. (Dr), Udhay Bhanu, Principal, Government Degree College, Udhampur welcomed the organizing team and exhorted the students to take entrepreneurship as employment option. He said the time has come where country needs the employment generators than the employment seekers. Dr. Suvidha Khanna , Assistant Professor, SHTM, University of Jammu and Project Director, ICSSR project, emphasized upon the relevance of tourism entrepreneurship in the overall peace building in the state.   She stressed that the students should develop the vision to be entrepreneurs, especially in the arena of tourism.This workshop will create an impact and induce the potential entrepreneurs to start at young age. Dr. Manik Arora, Assistant professor, SHTM JU emphasized on tourism potential of Jammu and Kashmir. He shared ways to utilize social media and digital media for tourism promotion in J&K. Vaibhav Sharma, CEO-Travelers Dost and The Himalayan 360 discussed the traits to become a successful entrepreneur and gave an insight into the whole concept of First generation Tourism entrepreneurship. He also emphasized that students can play a vital role in providing tourism products viz. local culture, heritage, cuisine, etc. by citing real life examples. He empowered students by sharing his personal journey and discussed the attributes required for being successful First generation entrepreneurs. The proceedings of the program was carried out by Dr Vipul Chalotra, HOD Commerce, GDC Udhampur. Faculty members from GDC(Boys) Udhampur who participated in the workshop were Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, HoD. Department of Physics, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Deptt. Of Physics, Mr. Ajay Kumar, HoD. Deptt of Business Administration, Ms. Pallavi Bhagat, Asstt. Professor, Deptt of Business Administration, Mr. Kaku Ram, Asstt. Professor, Deptt of Business Administration, Ms. Shamshad Bibi, Asstt. Proffesor Deptt of Commerce, Mr. Pardeep Kumar, Asstt Professor, Deptt of Commerce. PRINCIPAL

Govt. Degree College Udhampur organized Inter-Collegiate Competition on Ozone Layer Depletion.

15-09-2018:- Govt. Degree College Udhampur organized Inter-Collegiate Competition on “Ozone Layer Depletion” in which Dr. Udhey Bhanu, Principal of the College and Dr. Sanjay Kharoo, District Coordinator, State Council for Innovations & IT, Department of Science and Technology chaired the events. The event started with the lighting of lamp and Guru Vandana. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Udhey Bhanu, Principal, Govt. Degree College Udhampur He enlightened students about the harmful effects of Ozone Layer Depletion. The events comprised of “Poster Presentation” and Symposium on the theme “Ozone Depletion” Dr. Sanjay Kharoo, District Coordinator, State Council for Innovations and IT, Department of Science and Technology also deliberated students about the relevance of Ozone Layer. Later, prizes were distributed among the winners in each category. Dr. Sanjay Kharoo, Prof. Babu Lal Thakur, Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, Dr. Anil Khajuria, Prof. Gurivinder Raj Verma, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Prof. Imtiaz Shahid distributed the prizes among the winners. In symposium category. Ms. Riya Jamwal from GDC Udhampur, Ms. Afida, GDC Udhampur and Ms. Shivani Devi, Bhaskar Degree College Udhampur were among the 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd rank holders respectively. Mr. Priyatosh from GDC Udhampur and Ms. Partiksha, GDC Ramnagar bagged the consolation prizes. In Slogan-cum-Poster Presentation: Aniket Gupta, GDC Udhampur, Sachin Bhardwaj, GDC Ramnagar, Ms. Ramneek Kaur, GDC Udhampur got 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd positions respectively. Consolation prizes were bagged by Devanshi Verma, GCW Udhampur, Sushasini, Bhaskar Degree College Udhampur and Ashamli Jandial, GDC Majalta. The vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Imtiaz Shahid convener of the Inter-Collegiate Competition on “Ozone Layer Depletion”. Prof. Imtiaz Shahid, Prof. Jawaid Sarver, Dr. Satish Kumar, Dr. Ravin Kumar and Prof. Pallavi Bhagat coordinated the event. PRINCIPAL

Organised Induction programme for new NSS Volunteers for the session 2018-19

On 14-09-2018:- NSS Units of Govt. Degree College Boys ,Udhampur organized one day Induction programme for Newly Joined NSS Volunteers, in which Prof.Suresh Kumar Dogra, HOD Physics & Former NSS Programme officer of the college was the resource person. Prof. Dogra in his lecture to the new NSS Volunteers stressed upon the role and importance of National Service Scheme. He exhorted about NSS historical back ground, the motto, goal, overall objectives, Symbol & Badge , nature, obligations, pride , and organizational set-up of NSS. Principal of the College Prof.(Dr.) Udhay Bhanu was the chief guest on the occasion and also addressed and motivated to the new NSS Volunteers about the specific objectives of National Service Scheme(NSS). Prominent among the others who participated in programme include Prof.,Prof.Kamal Kishore. Prof.Samosh Kumar NSS programme officer of the college coordinated and conducted the proceedings of the Induction programme. PRINCIPAL

Orientation Programme conducted in GDC Udhmpur pertaining to Indian Post Payment Bank.

12-09-2018:-An orientation programme today is conducted in GDC Udhmapur pertaining to Indian Post Payment Bank. The Bank Manager of District Udhampur, Mr. Amit Sharma with territory officer Mohd. Firdous Oriented the staff and students of the College regarding the bank and the various services imperted the bank. The faculty of the Bank were welcomed by the eminent Principal of the College Dr. Udhey Bhanu. The personnel disseminated the true sense of opening bank account with Indian Post Payment Bank as they instructed that students would be benefited out of bank account opening as it givens meager formalities and frequent account opening. A total number of 800 plus students were oriented in the College and were motivated to open bank account as they would be inculcated the habit of savings and bank digitalization at the very beginning of College life. The banking personnel opened the account of worthy Principal of the College (Dr. Udhey Bhanu). Indian Post Payment Bank had been propounded by Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Country “Narinder Modi” who confesses that postal services are there is all our the India(including for flung Villages) so to felicitate the Villagers this initiative is taken by the Prime Minister. The faculty members who felicitated this orientation programme were Dr. Vipul Chalotra (HoD Commerce), Prof. Shamshad Bibi, , Prof. Pallavi Bhagat, Prof. Kaku Ram, Prof. Vijay Kumar, Prof. Suresh Kumar, Prof. Pradeep Kumar. The orientation ended with vote of thanks to the Bank personnel.. PRINCIPAL

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL.GOVT.DEGREE COLLEGE, UDHAMPUR (J&K)

05-09-2018:-The birth anniversary of Dr. S RadhaKrishanan has been commemorated as he was one of the 20 th Century’s greatest and most respectful Indian thinker. The programme started with the lightening of ceremonial lamp followed by Guru Vandana by NSS volunteers Vijay Kumar and Arjun Kumar of B.A.SEM-III “Naman karoon shree Guru Charna; mangal karna bhava bhaya harna”.. (Dr.) Udhay Bhanu,Principal of this college expressed and extended a inspiring lecture on the life and contributoin of Dr. S. Radhakrishanan and also appreciated & encouraged to the staff & volunteers for their efforts in organizing the such type of events Thereafter a symposium on the topic “ The Teacher is a role model for transference of Knowledge” has been proceeded. About twenty speakers/participants have extended their own views on the topic and role of teacher to build an ideal society. Many of the students highlighted the major & vital role & contribution of a teacher/ Guru in nurturing and developing the harmonious development of the students. Prof (. Prof Gurvinder Raj Verma ,Prof Samiksha Thakur and dr. Imtiaz Ahmed acted as jury members for symposium. Prizes were also given away to Priyatosh of BA sem-III,Samridhi Sharma of Bsc V and Akhter Hussain Azad, of B.A.Sem- V who have secured the 1 st ,2 nd , and 3 rd prize respectively.. A large number of Volunteers and students of this institution witnessed the occasion. Whole prgramme conducted under the supervision of Dr. Anita Sharma and Prof Smaosh Kumar NS S programme officers. Programme has been concluded with the vote of thanks by Dr. Anita Sharma NSS Programme office. Prominent among the others who participated in programme include Prof. B.L.Thakur, Prof Romesh kumar Atri Prof Suresh Dogra Prof.Kamal Kishore, prof Sarita Parihar Prof. Vipul Chalotra. PRINCIPAL

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL.GOVT.DEGREE COLLEGE, UDHAMPUR (J&K)

Prof.(Dr.).S.K. Magotra, principal Govt. Degree College, Udhampur retired from the active Govt. Services after wrapping the experience of 37 years meritorious and illustrious career as college teacher and academic administrator. Both Teaching and non teaching staff of the college honoured Dr. Magotra in an impressive function organized the college conference hall. President CTA Jammu wing Prof.D.S.Manhas and executive members of the CTA presidium also honoured the retiring principal and congratulated him on the successful completion of his service career. Senior faculty members of the college counted and highlighted his achievements during the service. Dr.Udhey Bhanu HoD Mathematics and Staff Secretary of the college coordinated the proceedings of the farewell function .

Inaugural seminar on ‘Swachh Bharat Fortnight’held at GDC UDHAMPUR:

Udhampur August 02,2018:. NSS units of GDC Udhampur today organized one day seminar on issues of ‘Swachhta’ in the college conference hall today in which Dr.Udhey Bhanu Principal (acting) of the college was the chief guest and Prof.Suresh Kumar Dogra (Former NSS Programme officer of the collge) acted as main speaker .Large no. of students of the college actively participated in the seminar and took ‘Swachhta Shapath’(oath).Prof.Dogra in his address to the students stressed upon the need of cleanliness in and around the college campus to create desired ambience for the effective teaching learning process in the college. Dr. Udhey Bhanu also exhorted upon the students to play their role in spreading awareness among the masses on Bharat Swachhta Abhiyan started under the stewardship of Hon’ble Prime minister of India. Refering to importance of the personal hygiene, Dr. Bhanu said unless and until we are physically fit we cannot exploit maximum of our potential in our march towards our goal of life.Programme concluded with the ‘Swachhta Shapath’(oath). Prof.Samosh Kumar NSS programme officer of the college coordinated and conducted the proceedings of the seminar. Pominent among the others who participated in programme include Prof. Romesh Atri Prof.Kamal Kishore, Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Prof. Pardeep Kumar .

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Gandhi Global Family, Honors Principal, GDC Udhampur. 28-07-2018:

Gandhi Global Family Jammu chapter honored Principal of GDC Udhampur Dr. S. K. Magotra by presenting him United Nation connect Pin in the College Conference Hall today. In a very simple function organized by the Gandhi Global Family, Padam Shri. Dr. S.P. Verma and founder of the Gandhi Global Family, Dr. Taran Singh presented the UN Pin to Dr. Magotra. Speaking on the occasion Dr. S.P Verma counted the accomplishment of Dr. Magotra a distinguished Professor of Chemistry and as a College Principal. He also refered to the attributes of a great teacher and father of Dr. Magotra, Lt. Sh. Ram Charan Magotra, Mr. Verma spoke at length on the aims and objective of the Gandhi Global Family and relevance of Gandhian Philosophy of non violence in attaining global peace. Earlier Dr. Magotra in his welcome address expressed his gratitude, to Gandhi Global Family for bestowing this great honor …by presenting UN Connect Pin. He assured the gathering that he is staunch follower of Gandhian principles of non- violence. Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, HoD Physics coordinated and conducted the proceedings of the programme. Prominent among those who attended the programme include Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics, Prof. Romesh Atri, HoD Botany, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Prof. Sanjay Kumar, Prof. Rajesh Kotwal. Prof. Jawaid Sarver and other faculty members.

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Students felicitation ceremony held and GDC Udhampur

Students felicitation ceremony held and GDC Udhampur 27-07-2018: GDC Udhampur organized felicitation ceremony to honor the meritorious students in the college conference hall today. Sh. Pawan Kumar Gupta, Hon’ble MLA Udhampur and Sh. O.P Sharma Vidyarathi, IFS, Director, Department of Environment, Ecology, and Remote Sensing, J&K Govt. were the Chief Guest and guest of honour respectively. Program begin with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries followed by the formal welcome speech by the Principal of the College Dr. S.K. Magotra. Expressing great satisfaction on the academic achievement of the students who brought laurels and academic distinctions to the college by dint of their hard work and sincere efforts he also congratulated the staff members who guided the students in their preparation for earning these positions in the University Result speaking on the occasion Sh. Pawan Kumar Gupta congratulated the students, teachers and their parents for such academic excellence while advising the students of 1 st Semester follow the footprints of their seniors to continue with such academic distinctions of the College. Sh. O.P Sharma Vidyarathi while addressing the students said that students should make use of both halves of their brain to become extraordinary by way of developing logical and innovative skills. The position holder students who were felicities on the occasion include Mr. Vikas Verma,(Rs. 5000/-) Science stream, Mr. Rahul Verma(Rs. 3000/-) Ms. Biniti Jasrotia( Rs. 5000/-) Parul Gandral (Rs. 3000/-) Commerce, Bandana Sharma,(Rs. 4000/-). Later dignitaries also inaugurated the museum cum lab of the Zoology Department which is upgraded under the Star College Scheme of DBT and also planted two sapling of Royal Palm in the College “Vatika” to mark the Vanmahautsav-2018.
Prominent among those who attended the programme include Prof. Babu Lal, Dr. Ved Kumar, Prof. Anil Khajuria, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Prof. Samosh Kumar, Dr. Vipul Chalotra
Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, HoD Physics conducted the proceeding of the programme and Dr. Udhey Bhanu, HoD Mathematics proposed formal vote of thanks.

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NCC Cadets GDC Udhampur perform Nukkad Natak

Udhampur, July 07: the 2 nd J&K Girl Bn. NCC of GDC, Udhampur performed Nukkad Natak today as a part of Swachhta Summer Internship on the theme “Clean India Green India” to create awareness regarding importance of hygiene and cleanliness at Omara, the village adopted by the Girls NCC wing of the College. Prof(Dr). S.K. Magotra, Principal of the College appreciated the efforts of the cadets and said “It is social responsibility which should be adopted by all. This type of work which is done without any personal motives of monetary gains make a respectable rapport of a person in the society”. In addition to this, the cadets conducted several door-to-door visits and organized various other activities with the active participation of the general public. Lt. Kamaldeep Kaur, ANO NCC Girls of the College accompanied the Cadets.

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NCC Cadets of GDC Udhampur help the villagers to create Composit Pits Friday, 6 July 2018:

In pursuance of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the NCC girl cadets of GDC Udhampur led cleanliness campaign in the Omara, village adopted by the college NCC unit. Prof. (Dr.) S.K. Magotra, Principal, GDC Udhampur, said that the campaign is an effort to promote good health and hygiene practices. Accordingly the NCC Cadets have been crusading to sensitize the citizens about safe sanitary practices and Solid Liquid waste management. While doing so is a fun learning methods like street plays, the NCC cadets reached out to the people bringing out a behavioural change in them. The cleanliness drive emphasized on the belief that adoption of hygiene habits will lead to creation of a healthy India. Lt. Kamaldeep Kaur, ANO NCC Girls, GDC Udhampur, accompanied the cadets and appreciated their efforts.

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