One Day NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on "Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: Innovative Practices" was organized by IQAC of G.G.N. Khalsa College. Dr. R.S.Bawa, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Chandigarh University, Mohali presided over the seminar. Dr. Kuldip Puri, Professor, School of Open Learning, P.U. Chandigarh delivered the keynote address Dr. Vivek Kohli, resource person of the seminar gave insights into the malfunctioning of higher education system, Principal Sohan Lal DAV College of Education, Ambala was the resource person. Dr. L.S. Gill, Deputy Director, DPI College, Mohali was the Guest of Honour. The seminar began with Dr. S. P. Singh (Former V.C. Chancellor GNDU, Amritsar) and Honorary General Secretary, Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council formally welcomed the Chief Guest and various other resource persons. Dr. S. P. Singh identified Education as an essential component in social and economic development of the country. He emphasized on need & significance of quality in higher education.
Dr. Kuldip Puri, in his keynote address stressed upon the role of higher education in empowering the youth for self-sustainability. He brought out challenges being faced in higher education and also suggested methods to improve the vision of higher education in India. Mentoring the present era of globalization & localization, he emphasized on using passion, will –power, perseverance, and persistence as resources.
Dr. Vivek Kohli in his discourse gave more emphasis on ways to improve the quality and efficiency & effectiveness in higher education. He talked in detail about transforming curriculum, converting private institutes into non-profit making institutes, improving industry, alumni’s influence for growth of the institutes. Dr. L.S. Gill, Deputy DPI talked about the efficacy in higher education institutions. He stressed on importance of IQAC, its primary aim to develop a consistent, catalytic action to improve academic and administrative performance of the institution. He also talked about the empowering women through education & employment. He talked about the role of education as education drives employment and leads to economic development.
Dr. R.S. Bawa, V.C. Chandigarh University, Chandigarh, in his presidential remarks highlighted the importance and use of ICT based teaching learning process in higher education as one of the major objectives of IQAC. He said that ICT has become an indispensable part of our life & has greatly influenced practice & procedures of nearly all forms of endeavors with in education system. Dr. Arvinder Singh, Principal, G.G.N. Khalsa College, Ludhiana proposed a vote of thanks to all the dignitaries present. He informed that in the seminar about 60 research papers are presented in Technical Sessions. He congratulated the IQAC of the college on organizing the seminar successfully. Principal, Dr. Arvinder Singh thanked all the delegates for participating and added that the motive of organizing seminar was to provide platform to scholars to highlight various issues relating to higher education & its developments. On this occasion S. Gursharan Singh Narula, President, Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council & other members of Managing Committee S. Kuljeet Singh, S.Bhagwant Singh, S. Hardeep Singh were present. Prof. M.S. Chhabra, Director GGNIMT & GGNIVS, Dr. Harpreet Singh, Principal GGNIMT were also present. S. Gurpreet Singh Kahlon, S. Gurbhajan Gill, alumni of the College, Prof. Prithipal Singh Kapur, Former V.C GNDU, Former Present GKEC, graced the occasion.