Thank Almighty Allah for providing me an opportunity to extend my hearty welcome to the new entrants, seeking admission in this college during the academic session 2019-20. I am sure their stay in this college will be very beneficial for their moral, social and academic development.
By education we mean physical, mental, moral and social development of students & by development of an institution we mean Academic Development, Development of Curricular and Co-curlicue activities, Development of Sports and Infrastructural Development. We are marching ahead by keeping these parameters in mind.
Govt. Post Graduate College Rajouri was established by J&K government in June 1981 with few subjects of arts stream with 73 students in a limited accommodation in DIET building Jawaharnagar Rajouri. The college shifted in this building just after one year which was under construction at that time.
Presently the college is catering knowledge to 2563 students( 1419 Boys and 1144 Girls) in 25 subjects of science, arts, commerce and BCA streams at UG level and three subjects Chemistry, MCA and Urdu at PG level through an excellent team of 87 faculty members in a beautiful college campus situated at Kheora Rajouri. In addition to it, several skill enhancement and ability enhancement courses have already been started. Affiliation for PG Arabic has also been granted by the University Of Jammu and this will be started from next academic session 2021-22. We are also submitting proposal for introduction of PG Physics and PG Geography in the college. Proposal for introduction of four subjects Information Technology, Bio-Chemistry, Applied Mathematics and Islamic Studies has already been submitted.The college is also imparting education to about 4000 students both in UG and PG through distance mode from recognized centers of Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU), Moulana Azad National Urdu University(MANUU) and University of Jammu. College also runs short time diploma/ certificate courses in the following subjects: Tourism management, Functional English, Journalism, Apiculture, Spoken English, Spoken Persian etc.
In 10-12-1985 and 08-01-1986, the College got affiliation with UGC under section 2(F) and 12(B) respectively. It has also been granted permanent affiliation with University of Jammu. The college is going for 3rd Cycle of NAAC accreditation in September 2019. In the Ist and 2nd accreditations, the college has got B++ and A Grades respectively. The college has been conferred with status of College with Potential for Excellence(CPE) by UGC in April-2016. It is also only FIST aided college of J&K by the Department of Science and technology in 2014. The college has also been covered under RUSA 2.0 scheme. Since its inception it has not only been catering educational needs of this far-flung and hilly region of the State of Jammu and Kashmir but has also excelled in academic and non-academic sectors. Its Alumni are holding Key Positions in all the departments including Politics, Administration, Judiciary, Education etc. About 95% staffs of this college including myself are alumni of this prestigious college.
Keeping in view the vision quality education and high moral values, efforts are being made to produce upright and competent individuals so that they can fit themselves in the present transparent, competitive, technical, digital era of the modern world. The college has established different Clubs: Literary/Scientific/Sports and also has college magazine ‘Raz-E-War’ where students are being provided opportunities to show their hidden talent and display their creativity in addition to regular publication of College Newsletter “The Herald” in details of activities/ achievements are highlighted and Admission Brochure which serve as a valuable handbook for students for overall awareness regarding choosing of right courses of studies as per their interests, background of the college, academic calendar, fee structure, rules & regulations of the college. College has also established Women Development Cell to provide equal opportunities to female students of the college for progress. The college has also NSS and NCC units separate for boys and girls which of course help the students for their career building in addition to learning the art of selfless service to humanity and discipline. The sports department is very strong of this college with beautiful play grounds and one Gymnasiums, Yoga Centre and has arrangement of almost all the popular indoor and outdoor games. The library of the college is also considered as one of the best libraries of the state. It is fully automated with about 54000 books, good seating arrangement for students as well as staff, computer facility for students. Important News papers(National/State level), research journals and magazines are also available in it, Computer facility is also available in library for students to access on line Books and Journals. College has UGC Recourse Centre where students and staff access thousands of books and journals. College has Bus facility for students coming from distant places. The college is approaching to fully digital. Presently college has Edusat Facility, Good Internet Connectivity, well furnished computer lab, all labs have projector facility with interactive boards, smart room, CCTV cameras, online submission of scholarship forms etc, almost 100% online transaction system and having projector facility in several departments/places for power point presentations and Bio-metric attendance system for staff. The college is also fully Wi-Fi. College has its fixed academic calendar and in addition to routine academic activities, the College Conducts local, regional, state level and national level symposia, seminars and workshops on different themes including scientific and moral themes. College has three hostels one for girls and two for boys. One more girls hostel for women is under construction.
Of course education is a triangular process (Teacher, Parents and student). A teacher is supposed to play an important role for reformation of the society as our society has already glorified a teacher in number of beautiful phrases. Every one regards him as the real maker of the history, maker of man, nation builder, torch bearer of progressive civilization and custodian and architect of our future. Hazrat Ali(RA) while expressing level of a teacher said, “ I am salve of the person who has taught me a single word, he has choice whether he makes me his servant or sells me”
Dear students, youth is the asset of nation. Destiny of a nation depends upon its healthy, intelligent and upright youth. In the words of Dr. A. P.J Abdul Kalam, "Courage to think different, courage to invent, courage to discover the impossible, courage to travel into an unexplored path, courage to share knowledge, courage to remove pain, courage to reach the unreached, courage to combat problems and succeed are the unique qualities of youth". Medically human brain remains very active and young up to the age of 27. During this period a young, healthy and energetic youth can do wonders. As per Gandhiji negligence of young age cannot be repaired. Hoping you will make best use of college facilities for your career. There are two types of students one who remember the college after leaving it and 2nd type of students are remember by the institution every time because of their best performance and good behaviour. Hoping every student of Govt. P. G. College Rajouri will become student of 2nd category here. Be disciplined, hard worker and sincere. Your marks Card should be strong, your knowledge should justify your high percentage of marks and your character should be excellent.
The most obligatory duty of the parents is to give proper guidance, coaching and proper food to their children till they are grown up so that they may become nice, competent and self-sufficient human beings. Majority of the parents are of the opinion that their duty towards their children is putting them in very expensive institutions, making huge money for them, constructing of multi-storied buildings for their future residence and storing of more and more materials for their comforts. For this purpose they do lot of labour and consumed maximum time for earning more and more money by using both justified as well as unjustified means. As a result they could not give sufficient time to their children and consequently these children most of the time feels uncontrolled and unchecked. Under such circumstances one can easily guess what kind of character/behaviour is built in these children? Of course parents are great gift of God for their children. No shadow is better than the shadow of parents, no company is better than the company of parents, no advice is better than the advice of parents and no blessing is better than the blessing of parents. I am sure that a child who remains maximum time in company of his/her parents after school/college hours cannot be a spoiled child.
In order to keep the society well connected with college and receive feedback from them from time to time, the college organizes alumni meet, parent teacher meet, inter-college and inter- Institution symposia and national conferences every year.
Let all of us (College administration, staff, students and parents) work hard to make this institution of higher learning, a centre of more and more excellence. May Almighty help us in all our endeavors for the same.
I end my message with the quotation of Stephen Grellet, “I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”