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Govt. P.G. College Rajouri Organizes National Level Online Quiz on NAAC

Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Govt. P.G. College Rajouri (J&K) successfully conducted National Level Online Quiz on NAAC which was concluded today on July 07, 2020. It was organized under the patron-ship of Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina. The Coordinator IQAC Prof. Zameer Ahmed Mirza Was convener and Prof.Riaz Ahmed, member IQAC was the Organizing Secretary of the event. 351 participants from different institutions of Higher Education across the country participated in the competition. The Printable-e-certificates were given to all such participants who scored more than 50 percent marks in the event. Prof. Zameer Ahmed Mirza (convener) thanked all the participants.
In his message Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina said, the purpose of this quiz was to aware all the stake holders with the most important concept of NAAC. He also said, Principals, Heads and staff of the colleges and universities should be well versed with NAAC parameters/indicators/quantitative as well as qualitative matrices under the headings of NAAC seven criterions and should keep these in mind while running the colleges/universities. Dr.Raina congratulated participants and appreciated the IQAC of the college for organizing the event.

Govt. P.G. College Rajouri Organizes National Level Online Quiz on Geography

Department of Geography, Govt. P.G. College Rajouri (J&K) successfully conducted National Level Online Quiz on Geography on June 29, 2020. It was organized under the patron-ship of Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina. Dr. Taseem Ahmed, HOD Geography, was the convener, Dr. Mohd. Tufail was the Organizing Secretary of the event and Prof. Riaz Ahmed, Department of Computer Sciences was on the technical support. 566 participants from different institutions across the country including Aligarh Muslim University Aligrah, University of Kashmir, University of Rajasthan Jaipur, Lovely Professional University Punjab, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Jai Narayan Vyas University, Raiganj University West Bengal, Choudary Ranbir Singh Uniiversity (Jind) Haryana, Cluster University Jammu, L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga, Bihar, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, Shri Venkateshwara University UP, University College of Engineering Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, School of Business, UPES Dehradun, The University of Burdwan, Golapbag Campus, Asansol, West Bengal, MANNU Hyderabad, University of Jammu, TDB College Raniganj, Pashchim Bardhaman, Central University of Kashmir, KVA Dav College for Women Karnal Haryana, Dr. B.R Ambedkar University, Delhi, JNVU Jodhpur, Govt College of Engineering and Technology Jammu, Hiralal Bhakat College, Nalhati, West Bengal, Presidency University, Kolkata, Government College of Engineering, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Aditi Mahavidyalya, Delhi University, MGSU, Bikaner, Sikar, Central University of Haryana Mahendergarh, Gyan Mahavidyalaya, Aligarh, Bagwant University Ajmeer Rajasthan, MD University Rohtak, Oakridge International School, Mohali Punjab, JSS Law College, Autonomous, Mysuru, Karnatka, Maharishi Dayanand University, Panipat, Haryana, Pondicherry University, Pondichery, Gauhati University, Assam, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi, Kurukshetra University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth Varanasi, SDS Government College Pipli Kharkhoda Sonepat Haryana, H.N.B Garhwal University, Delhi University, Delhi, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Banaras Hindu University, Vranasi, Chaudhary Bansi Lal University Bhiwani, West Bengal State University, Bonogaon, Central University of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim, Vidyasagar University, Medinipur and various degree colleges of the Jammu and Kashmir including Govt. P.G. College Rajouri. The Printable e-certificates were awarded to all such participants who scored more than 40 percent in the quiz.

Dr. Taseem Ahmed, Convener, thanked all the participants who took part in the quiz. Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina emphasized that the purpose of the online quiz was to engage the student community constructively during the pandemic and to make them aware for the future competitive examinations by attempting the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), as Geography subject is included in almost all the competitive examinations. Dr. Raina also congratulated and appreciated the Geography department fir organizing the event.

Govt PG College Rajouri organizes Plantation Drive

Rajouri March 13: The Department of Botany of Govt PG College Rajouri organized plantation drive here today. Principal of College, Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina along with heads of various Departments and staff members planted several plants in the college campus. While speaking on the occasion Prof. Raina said that it is most appropriate work to enrich campus with new plant species particularly when classes are off due to novel Coronavirus pandemic. He appreciated the Department of Botany for this green initiative and doing constructive work. “We miss the students to be involved in this drive due to prevailing health situation”, he added. Dr. Anwer Shah, head of Botany Department said that over 200 plant species are part of college biodiversity, and we are gradually adding more and more plants for better Botanical studies, beautification of college campus and for conservation of environment at large. Prominent among others who participated in the plantation drive were Prof. JavedMughal, Prof. Ghulam Abas, Dr. MohdSajar, Prof. Aasia Rashid Bhat and Dr. Ashaq Malik.

PG College Rajouri organizes Awareness Program on Coronavirus Outbreak

Rajouri March 5: While joining the hands to nation and world in their fight against Coronavirus outbreak, Govt PG College Rajouri organized an awareness program here today. In this regard, an extension lecture on Coronavirus was organized in the college premises. Dr. Ashaq Malikfrom Department of Botany, a Plant Virologist, was resource person who detailed the students and staff of college about the history, biology, transmission, symptomatology and prevention of this dreaded novel virus. He explained how the students and staff can play active role in saving themselves and their families from the spread of this new virus strain (COVID-19) by following the simple life saving tips as prescribed by Health Ministry and World Health organization. Pathogen-host-environment triangle wherein host can be made stronger by following various do’s and don’t on health and hygiene were briefed to students. Principal of College, Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina who was chief guest on this occasion advised the students and staff to be vigilant about this deadly virus without creating any panic in society. He said that it is our collective responsibility to fight against this epidemic which has emerged as a global emergency. Governments can’t do anything alone unless every member of society participate in prevention campaign, he added. Prominent among others present on the occasion were Prof. Zamir Ahmed Mirza, Dr. Anwer Shah, Prof. Mangat Ram Sharma, Prof. Asad Ullah Khan, Prof. Manzoor Dar, Prof. Iqbal Raina and Prof. Junaid Janzeb. A large number of students and staff assembled in the college ground attended this program.


The four days sports festival was concluded today on 27 th of February 2020 with a very impressive valedictory function. Prof. (Dr.) Javed Musarrat, the Vice Chancellor Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri was the Chief Guest on the occasion whereas Principal Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina presided over the function. Additional Superintendent of Police Sh. Liaqat Chowdhary was the guest of honour. Winner and runner up teams of all the games were awarded trophies and medals through chief guest and dignitaries. About one thousand students of nine colleges participated in different games played during the festival. In cricket (Men) Govt. P.G. College Rajouri bagged the winning trophy whereas GDC Budhal bagged the runner up trophy. In Volleyball (Men) Govt. P.G. College Rajouri won the winner trophy and GDC Darhal remained runner up in it. In foot Ball (Men) Govt. P.G. College Rajouri won the trophy whereas GDC Thannamandi bagged the runner up trophy. Kabbadi (Men) Govt. P.G. College won the trophy and GDC Budhal bagged the runner up trophy. In Badminton (Men) GDC Nowshera won the trophy whereas GDC Sunderbani bagged the runner up trophy. In Kho Kho (Men) GDC Sunderbani won the trophy and GDC Nowshera bagged the runner up trophy. In Tug of War (Men) Govt. P.G. College Rajouri won winner trophy and GDC Koteranka bagged the runner up trophy. In Table Tennis Govt. P.G. College Rajouri won the winner trophy and GDC Kalakote bagged the runner up trophy. In Volley Ball women section, GDC Nowshera won the winner trophy whereas Govt. P.G. College Rajouri remained runner up. In Table Tennis (women) Govt. P.G. College Rajouri bagged the winning trophy and GDC Kalakote bagged the runner up trophy. In Badminton (Women) GDC Sunderbani won the trophy against Govt. P.G. College Rajouri. In Kho Kho (Women) GDC Nowshsera won the trophy wheras GDC Sunderbani remained runner up. In Tug of War (Women) GDC Thannamandi bagged the winner trophy against the GDC Nowshera. The overall trophy of festival was clinched by Govt. P.G. College Rajouri being winner of maximum games. Earlier Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina presented Welcome Address and appreciated and congratulated all the participants and supporters of the tournament. He also appreciated Prof. Assadullah Khan convener of sports committee, Sh. Rakesh Puri (Physical Director) and Sh. Tanwir Ahmed (Assistant Physical Director). Chief guest of the programme Prof. Javed Musarrat appreciated the participants and wished for their bright career. He also threw light on the importance of sports. He shown lot of satisfaction over functioning of the Govt. P.G. College Rajouri under the leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina. Prof. Mohd Iqbal Raina conduct the proceedings on the stage. Large number of staff, students and players attended the prize distribution ceremony.

3rd Day on Going Inter Colligate Sports Festival at Govt. P.G College Rajouri.

Date:26-02-2020 3rd Day on Going Inter Colligate Sports Festival at Govt. P.G College Rajouri. Results Cricket Semifinal 1) GDC Rajouri beats GDC Sunderbani by five wickets 2) GDC Budhalbeats GDC Nowshera win by one wicket. Kabbaid Semifinal 1) GDC Rajouri beats GDC Sunderbani by 10 points Volleyball Final (Men) 1) GDC Rajouri WinnerGDC Darhal by Runner Volleyball Final (Women) 1) GDC NowhseraWinner GDC Rajouri by Runner Badminton Final (women) 1) GDC SunderbaniWinner GDC Rajouri Runner Badminton Final (Men) 1) GDC NowsheraWinner GDC SunderbaniRunner KhoKhoSemifinal(Women) 1) GDC Nowshera beats GDC Sunderbani Tug of War Semifinal (Men) 1. GDC Koteranka beats GDC Thannamandi 2-1 2. GDC Rajouri beats GDC Nowshera 2-1 Tug of War Semifinal (Women) 1) GDC Nowshera beats GDC Sunderbani by 2-1 The festival was under the supervision of Sh. RakeshPuri and Sh. Tanwir AhmedDeptt. Of Physical Education Govt. P.G. College Rajouri20 officials of Department of Youth Services and Sports lead by Sh. WaliMohdChowdhary Zonal Physical Officer.


Department of Geography Govt. P.G. College Rajouri organized an extension lecture on Human Induced Disasters with Special Reference to Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir to create awareness about different parameters of manmade disasters, their impacts and consequences. The speaker of the extension lecture was a renowned Geographer, Prof. Anupreet Singh Tiwana, Head Department of Geography, Mata Gujri College Autonomous (Deemed to be University) Fateh Garh Sahaib, Punjab. Prof. Tiwana has focussed on drug abuses in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir and involvement of youth in it. He also made aware of the students about the negative impacts of Drugs on youth. Besides this he has also spoken about the negative impacts of green revolution on Human Health and stress upon the use of organic and indigenous practices of agriculture. Principal of the college Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina presented the welcome address and also presided the event whereas Dr. Javaid Ahmed Mughal Vice Principal of the college was also present on the occasion. Other faculty members present on the occasion were Dr. Nawaz Ahmed, Prof. Robina Kouser, Prof. Tamana Sharma and Prof. Mushtaq Ahmed from the Department of Geography. The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Mohd. Tufail. Large number of students attended the programme.


Rajouri, the land of kings witnessed a mega opening of intra Zonal Sports festival 2020 organized by Govt. PG College Rajouri which was thrown open by Jb. Mohd Nazir Sheikh Distt. Development Commissioner Rajouri as Chief Guest and Sr. Superintendent of Police Rajouri, Sh. Chandan Kohli as Guest of Honour and Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina Principal of the College, Ch. Liaqat Ali Addl. Superintendent of Police Rajouri was special guest of the occasion. This grant initiative is taken by Higher Education, J&K Govt. with the intention to involve students of all the Colleges of J&K in variegated indoor and outdoor Sports activities. Nine Colleges of Rajouri District including Govt. PG College Rajouri, GDC Thanamandi, GDC Koteranka, GDC Budhal, GDC Kalakote, GDC Sunderbani, GDC Nowshera, GDC Doongi and GDC Darhal are participating in various Sports events which will culminate on 27 th of Feb, 2020. The event will witness various indoor and outdoor sports activities including Cricket, Football, Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Tug of War, Badminton, Table Tennis and Volley Ball in which both the boys and girls shall compete. The programme began with National Anthem followed by March Past and passing parade of different contingents of participating Colleges and oath ceremony, welcome address by Principal Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina, and address of Ch. Liaqat Ali and Sh. Chandan Kohli. Finally the gathering was addressed by Chief Guest DDC Rajouri Sh. Mohd Nazir Sheikh who highlighted the importance of Sports and games alongside curricular activities as it leads to the holistic development of the students and help making them better and healthy citizens. The other highlights of the ceremony included bouquets and memento presentation to DDC Rajouri, SSP Rajouri, Sports Officers of twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Other prominent who attended the Programme includes Prof. Javed Ahmed Qazi, Principal GDC Thanamandi, Prof. Shabir Hussain Shah Rtd. Principal, Prof. A.R. Choudhary Rtd. Principal, Prof. H.S. Ishar Dy.SP DAR, Sikander Pervazi Distt. Sports Officer Poonch besides faculty members of various colleges. The event was coordinated by Sh. Rakesh Puri Director Phy. Education, Sh. Tanwir Ahmed Asstt. Phy. Director and Sports Committee headed by Prof. Assadullah Khan supported by Prof. Anwer Shah, Prof. Riaz Ahmed Mirza, Dr. Mohd Saleem Wani, Prof. Asif Lone and Prof. Amjed Bhatti. The Stage was compared by Prof. Mohd Iqbal Raina. All the staff members and students of the College attended this inaugural ceremony. In the first day in the Tug-of-War(Men) Govt. PG College Rajouri defeated GDC Budhal, GDC Nowshera defeated GDC Kalakotre. In Kabaddi (men ) GDC Sunderbani defeated GDC Darhal, GPG Rajouri defeated GDC Doongi, GDC Budhal defeated GDC Koteranka. In Volley ball (men) GDC Sunderbani defeated GDC Nowshera, GPG College Rajouri defeated GDC Thannamandi, GDC Darhal defeated GDC Koteranka. In Kho- Kho (men) GPG College Rajouri walk over GDC Kalakote. In Badminton (men) GDC Kalakote defeated GDC Darhal, GDC Nowshera defeated GDC Koteranka. In Cricket (men) GPG College Rajouri defeated GDC Thannamandi, GDC Sunderbani defeated GDC Doongi. In Tug-of –War (women) GPG College Rajouri defeated GDC Koteranka. In Badminton (women) GPG College Rajouri defeated GDC Koteranka. A panel of 25 officials from Youth Service and Sports Department under the supervision of Sh. Wali Mohd Zonal Physical Education Officer acted as judges/ umpires.


PG Department of Computer Science of Govt. P.G. College Rajouri organized an Inter-Collegiate Symposium on “Cyber Crime and Preventive Measures” to create awareness about different prevailing cyber threats and preventive measures that can be taken to safe guard against them. 20 participants from different Colleges viz. GDC Poonch, GDC Darhal, GDC Kotranka, GDC Nowshera, GDC Budhal, GDC Mendhar and PG College Rajouri participated in the symposium. Vikas Bhargav student of PG College Rajouri, Wasim Akram of GDC Koteranka and Wahid Sadeeq of GDC Mendhar were adjudged as 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd respectively. Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina presided over the event where as Dr. Abdul Raouf, Associate Professor GDC Mendhar was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Prof Abdul Karim HOD Computer Science presented the welcome address; Supriya Gupta Assistant Professor Computer Science briefed the importance of the topic. Dr. Anwer Shah, Prof. Waseem Akram and Prof. Jameel acted as judges. Chief Guest Dr. Abdul Raouf enlightened the gathering about the topic of discussion. Principal Dr. Shakeel Ahmed Raina also motivated the students to be vigilant while using internet and appreciated efforts of the PG Department of Computer Science of the College for organizing the symposium. Other faculty members present on the occasion were Prof. Javed Iqbal Mughal, Prof. Riaz Mirza, Prof Sankait Gupta, Prof Yasir Chowdhary, Prof Amjed Khan Bhatti, Prof. Rabia Kouser and Dr. Parveen Sadotra. Stage proceedings were carried out by Zafar Iqbal and Haseena Kouser students of MCA and vote of thanks was given by Prof. Salma Farooq. Large number of students and faculty of College attended the programme.

Govt. PG College Rajouri Organizes Lectures on Moral values and Corona virus

Govt. PG College Rajouri Organizes Lectures on Moral values and Corona virus Principal of Govt. PG College Rajouri, Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina wanted to boost and strengthen the moral values among the students and also acquaint them on the most important and sensitive issue of Corona virus. Prof. Javed Mughal, HoD English delivered an impressive lecture on moral values. He impressed upon the students to make the moral values as part of life because life becomes charmless and dull without them. He further added that it is need of the hour also to become a respectable and responsible citizen. Prof. Mangat Ram Sharma, HoD Zoology deliberated upon the issue related to Corona virus. He acquainted the students with corona virus, its mode of transmission, clinical symptoms and pathogenesity. He advised the students for following preventive measures and also disseminates the required information in the neighborhood. Dr. Raina also motivated the students and advised them to keep the contents of the lectures close to mind and heart. Dr. Shakeel Raina was very happy over the deliberations and thanked and appreciated both the professors for their valuable deliberations at the right point of time.

Govt. P.G. College Rajouri Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates

The Principal of GDC Rajouri, Dr. Shakeel Raina released a Zoology book titled “Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates” for undergraduates authored by Dr. Shavish Vaid, lecturer department of Zoology in the presence of senior faculty members from various departments of the college including Prof. Mangat Ram Sharma, Dr. Shiraz Ahmed, Dr. Anwar Shah, Dr. Ashiq Malik, Prof Amit Bhalla and others. During his suggestive address, Dr. Raina impressed upon the elite faculty to contribute more in the field of education by way of writing standard books and playing a vital role in publishing papers based on research, innovations and experience. While giving a reference from holy Quran, he said there is no end in learning and one learns till the last day of life. The faculty present there and the author of the book Dr. Shavish thanked the principal for his valuable suggestions, motivation and inspiration. It was concluded that this book will go a long way in solving the problems of zoology students especially in the field of comparative anatomy for which they have been demanding special help.

Govt. P.G. College Rajouri Celebrates National Girls Child Day

NSS Wing Govt. P.G. College Rajouri celebrated National Girls Child Day in collaboration with District administration Rajouri on the directions of principal Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Raina, under the supervision of NSS Programme Officer Dr.Naseeem Ahmad Malik. A walkathon and awareness program for which a rally of students was organised in the College campus which was flagged off from principal office and was concluded at M.P Hall inside the College campus. The Principal Dr. Shakeel Ahmad Raina presided over the programme, Later Anum Mirza (Women welfare officer) District Rajouri gave a motivation lecture and stressed on the need of Women education, Empowerment and said there should be change in the mind set of girls in the society. In the walkathon girls raised the slogans on the theme of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao( Desh Ki Ek Hi Awaaz, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao) and displayed different banners for the said purpose. Principal Govt. P.G. College Rajouri stressed to the students to spread the message of this national initiative in each and every corner of the district. Dr. Shafia Saleem, Dr. Atiya Shaheen and other faculty members were also present on this occasion. NSS Programme Officer Dr. Naseem Ahmad Malik gave vote of thanks.

PG College Rajouri organizes People Biodiversity Register Preparation Meet.

Rajouri, Jan 20, 2020: The Department of Botany of Govt. PG College Rajouri organized the People Biodiversity Register (PBR) preparation Meet in collaboration with J&K Forest – Rajouri here today. OP Sharma Vidyarthi, Director State Forest Research Institute, Jammu and Secretary of PBR was the Chief Guest. He detailed the audience about the importance and preparation of this pertinent document. While speaking on the occasion, Prof.(Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina, Principal of the College, who presided over the function, emphasized the need of Biodiversity conservation and revealed its significance from religious point of view as well. Mushtaq Choudhary, Warden – Wildlife, Rajouri-Poonch Range, Prof. Mangat Ram, Bashir Malik, Ex- range officer, Sarpanch Alam Din from Kotranka, Babu Khan, Chairman - BDC Kalakote, Prof. Iqbal Raina, Shafeeq Malik and Samina Sheikh also spoke on the occasion. Prior to the meet a few plants of Cedrus and Juniper were also planted to mark the beginning of plantation season in peerpanjal. Staff and students of college, officers from forest department, Wildlife, Agriculture, WWF, BGSB University Rajouri, members of Block Development Councils and civil Society attended the meeting. Earlier, Dr. Anwer Shah, Head of Botany Department welcomed the guests while Sanjay Sharma DFO Rajouri introduced the audience about the programme. Dr. Ashaq Malik conducted the proceedings of the meeting whereas Range Officer Naik presented vote of thanks. Prominent among others, present on the occasion were Prof. Javed Mughal, Prof. Farooq Mirza, Dr. Bashir Ahmed, Prof. Ghulam Abass, Prof. Manzoor Dar, Dr. Mohd Sajar, Prof. Aasia Rashid Bhat, Dr. Taseem Ahmed, Dr. Mohd Akhlaq, Bait Ullah Malik, Mohd Azam, Pervaiz Ahmed and Mod Aijaz.

Celebration of National Youth Day (NYD ) at Govt P G College Rajouri.

Red Ribbon Club Govt. P.G. College Rajouri in collaboration with J&K AIDS Control Society commemorated the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as National Youth Day. The theme of the programme was “Channelizing the Youth Power for Nation Building”. The programme was presided upon by the Vice Principal Dr Javed Mughal. On this occasion volunteers shared their views on the given theme. Dr. Naseem Ahmed Malik, Nodel officer Red Ribbon Club , presented the welcome address and proceedings were carried out by the NSS commander (Boys Wing ) Kashif Malik. Speaking on the occasion ,Dr Javed Mughal, focussed on the role and responsibilities of the youth towards the nation. The programme was also attended by Supriya Gupta NSS Programme Officer Girls wing, DR Nazakat Hussain HOD History, Prof. Israr Ahmed, Prof Qamar Rubbani, Prof Junaid , Dr Zaheer Ahmed Department of Urdu, Dr Tabassum Rasool. Principal of the College, Dr Shakeel Ahmed Raina, appreciated the efforts of NSS and Red Ribbon Club of the college for organizing such programmes which are the need of the hour. Vote of thanks was given by Miss Aksa Dar, commander( Girls Wing).

P.G. College Rajouri celebrates National Mathematic Day

Govt. PG College Rajouri celebrated Nation Mathematics Day by organizing and inter college symposium on Mathematics. Students from GDC Thanamandi, GDC Darhal, GDC Koteranka and PG College Rajouri participated in the symposium. Mr. Shafeeq Ahmed of PG College Rajouri bagged first position whereas Mr. Imtiaz Ali and Mr. Waseem Akram of GDC Darhal and GDC Koteranka clinched 2 nd and 3 rd positions respectively. Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina presided over the function and also gave a power point presentation on life and work of great Indian Mathematician Ramanajun. Dr. Mohd Akhlaq HOD Mathematics presented welcome address and Prof. Khalid Hussain Bhatti faculty member of mathematics presented formal vote of thanks. Dr. Y.P. Sharma, Dr. Taseem Ahmed and Prof. Haroon Rashid acted as judges for the symposium. Large number of students and staff attended the programme.

P.G. College Rajouri organizes awareness programme on Pahari Scholarship.

Govt. P.G. College Rajouri today organized an awareness programmee on Pahari Speaking Scholarship Scheme. Secretary J&K Pahari Advisory Board Mr. Kartar Singh (KAS) was the chief guest of the occasion. Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina presided over the programme. Representatives of GDC Thanamandi, GDC Budhal, GDC Koteranka, GDC Darhal, GDC Kalakote, GDC Doongi and P.G. College Rajouri attended the Programme. Secretary J&K Pahari Advisory Board Mr. Kartar Singh (KAS) spoke at length on the topic and cleared various queries of the participants regarding the Scholarship Scheme. Convenor Pahari Scholarship Scheme of P.G. College Rajouri Dr. Taseem Malik presented formal vote of thanks. PRINCIPAL

WORLD AIDS DAY organized At Govt.P.G. College Rajouri

The Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of Govt. PG College Rajouri organized World AIDS Day under the lead of Dr. Naseem Ahmed Malik Nodal Officer Red Ribbon Club and NSS Officer Boys Wing & Prof. Supriya Gupta NSS Officer Girls Wing and under the patronage of Dr. Shakeel Ahmed Raina-The Principal of the college. On this occasion two events i.e. a Seminar and Poster-Making Competition on the topic ‘Communities make the difference ’ in collaboration with J&K State Aids Prevention and Control Society were conducted where-in as many as ten students participated. The Programme was presided over by worthy Principal Dr. Shakeel Ahmed Raina . The principal while expressing his views on this occasion enlightened the students about the life seeking threats of HIV in the present day society. The principal also revealed that only in this country thousands of lives are claimed by HIV/AIDS every year and suggested that a separate subject on the awareness of HIV must be introduced in all the educational institutions so that countless lives can be saved in future. Dr. Gulshan Rashid Bhat was the guest speaker. Welcome address was given by Dr. Naseem Ahmed. A large number NSS Volunteers / students participated in the events. In Seminar competition Mr. Danish Sharma, Ms. Aksa Dar, Shabina Chowdhary and Zahid Qayoom and bagged Ist, Second and Third Position. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Shafia Saleem. PRINCIPAL

Department of Geology Govt. P.G. College Rajouri Organises an Interactive Session in Collaboration with the Department of Geography

Dated 20-11-2019 An interdisciplinary interactive session was organised in Government Post Graduate College Rajouri by the Department of Geology in collaboration with the Department of Geography. Around 100 students of both the departments attended the session which mainly aimed at the identification of local rocks, minerals, structural features and the fossil record preserved in the Himalayas and that too in a chronological order. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Masood Ahmed followed by a keynote address by Dr. Arjun Singh Rathore, Head Department of Geology. The Vice-Principal of the college Dr. Abdul Qayoom Khan impressed upon the importance of interdisciplinary approach coupled with skill enhancement among the students of earth-sciences. The other faculty members Dr. Masood Ahmed, Mr. Talib Hussain and Mr. Mohd Altaf demonstrated about displayed earth material. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Gulshan Rashid from the Department of Geography thanked the host department and assured his full cooperation for all such future endeavours. The chief guest of the occasion Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina Principal of the college appreciated the collaborative efforts of both the departments for organising such an event. He deliberated upon the need of such events for the development of scientific temper among the students. The session ended with vote of thanks presented by Mr. Talib Hussain. Sd/- Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina PRINCIPAL

Worthy Secretary Hr. Education Visited GDC Rajouri

It was indeed a matter of great pride for the students and staff of Govt. PG College Rajouri that after a long spell of about 15 years, the Secretary to Govt. for Higher Education Department Jb Talat Parvez Rohella, has visited this institution to take stock of the College-its problems, issues, challenges and their solutions. An august Guard of Honour was presented to the Secretary Higher Education by the NCC and NSS Wings of the College under the Command of Lt. Tanvir Ahmed, Dr Shafia Saleem and Dr Naseem Malik NSS Program officer. The District Development Commissioner Rajouri Shri Aijaz Asad and Prof Shakeel Ahmed Raina also accompanied the Chief Guest while receiving the Guard of Honour. After the Guard of Honour ceremony was over, the Chief Guest laid the foundation stone of MCA Block, inaugurated the English Language Lab, Digital Classrooms, and released the College House Magaizine in presence of Shri Ajaz Asad, District Development Commissioner, Prof (Dr) Shakeel Ahmed Raina-the Principal of the College, Prof a Qayoom Khan, HoD Geography, Dr Shameem Azad HoD Botany, GDC Thannamandi, Prof Anwar Shah HoD Botany, Prof Saleem Wani, the Incharge of the Language Lab, , Prof M R Sharma HoD Zoology, Prof M Iqbal Raina Deaprtment of Physics, Dr Bashir Ahmed HoD Physics, Prof N P Sharma, Prof Nazakat Hussain, Prof Asif Aijaz Lone, Dr Shafia Saleem and all other staff of the College. The whole proceedings of the visit were conducted and a detailed inter-active session of the staff with the worthy Secretary, Higher Education were conducted and concluded by Prof Mohd Iqbal Raina which started with a detailed Progress Report read out by Prof Shakeel Ahmed Raina- the Principal regarding the achievements of the College leaving a very positive impact on the Chief Guest. During the interactive session so many demands were projected by the staff and the best part of the Secretary’s visit and his magnanimity was that all the genuine demands were fulfilled on the spot. Worthy Secretary to Govt. in reaction to the demand of the Principal for PG Physics, on spot granted sanctioned PG Course in Physics in the College. The meeting ended and the visit concluded with happy note of the worthy secretary about the performance of the College under the leadership of the Prof Shakeel Ahmed Raina.


NSS Wing of Govt. P. G. College Rajouri celebrated the 144 th Birth Anniversary of Late Sh. Vallabhai Thaverbhai Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas/ National Unity Day. The program was presided over by Dr Shakeel Ahmed Raina Principal, Dr. Abdul Qayoom Khan, Vice Principal. The faculty members Prof Asif Lone, Prof Sankait Gupta, Prof Amjed Bhatti, Prof Talib Hussain, Prof Parveen Sadotra,Sultan Chuhan,head boy and NSS volunteers were also present on the occasion. Dr Shakeel Ahmed Raina appraised the students about the contributions of Sh. Vallabhai Patel as the responsible citizen of the country and motivated the students to inculcate the values of Late Sh. Vallabhai Patel. Dr Naseem Ahmed, NSS Program officer boys wing, gave the welcome address and also briefed about the program followed by the Oath Ceremony and a run for unity, wherein the students and faculty took a pledge to stand for Unity and Integrity of the country.The program concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Prof Supriya Gupta, NSS Program Officer girls wing.

Student Body Elections Held in Govt. PG College Rajouri

Today on 25 th of October 2019, the Students Body Elections were held in the College as an integral part of the College Academics under the aegis of Prof (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina-the Principal of the College in the presence of the entire teaching staff. The Electoral process was conducted and completed by the College Electoral Team under the convener-ship of Prof Javed Mughal HoD English. In the first phase the election of CRs were held to elect one Girl CR AND One Boy CR from each. The total number of CRs elected through secret ballot, was 54. In the second phase, as many as 5 candidates- two from boys namely Asif Hussain Manhas and Sultan Chauhan and three contestants from girls namely Iqra Kohli, Geetanjali and Farhat Afza were in the fray. One Head Boy and One Head Girl were to be elected by 54 Class Representatives. Mr Sultan Chauhan and Ms Geetanjali were elected as Head Boy and Head Girl of the College for the session 2019-20. The Principal at the end of the electoral process successfully completed delivered a detailed instructive lecture to the representatives apprising them of their duties in the College. Among others Prof M R Sharma, Dr Anwer Shah, Prof Ghulam Abbas, Dr Bashir Ahmed, Prof Mohd Iqbal Raina, Prof Mnazoor Dar, Dr Shafia Saleem, Dr Ab Haq Naimai, Prof Naveen Sharma, Mr Rakesh Puri were present on the occasion.


The department of Zoology, Govt. P.G. College, Rajouri organized chart/poster/model competition the other day with an aim to inculcate creative and drawing skills among the students. More than 25 students participated in the event and Ms. Saima Manzoor and Ms. Heena Thunazam both of semester 3 rd bagged first and second positions respectively. Third position was received by Sumaira Anjum. The principal of the college, Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Raina appreciated the students and emphasized the students to participate in such functions proactively. Dr. Raina also congratulated the staff of Zoology department. Prof. M.R.Sharma welcome the principal and members of the jury composing of Prof. Iqbal Raina, Prof. Ashiq and Prof. Naveen Sharma. The efforts of Prof. Raheela, Prof. Shiraz, Prof. Javed, Prof. Shavish and Prof. Tahir were well appreciated in organizing the function.

PG College Rajouri students visit KVK - SKUAST

Rajouri Oct. 05, 2019: The Department of Botany of Govt. PG. College Rajouri organized an agriculture/industry tour of students to Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) - SKAUST Rajouri here today. The students of 5 th Semester studying Skill Enhancement Course in ‘Mushroom Cultivation and Technology’ led by Dr. Ashaq Malik, visited the KVK Rajouri where they learnt about the Mushroom cultivation. Dr. Arvind Kumar Ishar, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK Rajouri gave a detailed presentation on Mushroom cultivation followed by demonstration of first step(turning of compost) of button mushroom (Agaricusbisporus) cultivation. He explained various methods, techniques and scope of cultivation of different types of mushroom to become part-time or full time entrepreneurs in Mushroom cultivation. Later, the students were taken around the KVK campus and observed various field experiments on crop production, screening, hi-tech Poly house and vermicomposting. Earlier, speaking at pre departure briefing, Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina, Principal of the College, underlined the essence of launching Skill Enhancement Courses in the colleges by Government and entrepreneurship potential in these courses from job seekers to job providers. Dr. Anwer Shah, Head, Department of Botany thanked both Dr. Arvind KVK Rajouri for providing hands on training to students as well as Principal PG College Rajouri Dr. Shakeel Raina for providing transport facility. Present at the pre departure briefing were Prof. Abdul Qayoom Khan, Prof. Ghulam Abas, Prof Manzoor Dar, Prof. Aasia Bhat and Dr. Hilal Ahmed Qazi.

Govt. P.G. College Rajouri hold Multilingual Poetic Meet

On the eve of 150 th birthday of Mahatima Gandhi P.G. College Rajouri held a multilingual poetic meet (mushera) on the theme of peace of harmony in the Multipurpose Hall of the College. The event was organized with a motive of inculcating values of peace, tolerance, mutual respect and communal harmony among the students and youth of the area. A large number of participants from variegated backgrounds faculty members, students from various UG and PG semesters presented theme creative in poetic composition and enthralled the jam packed audience. Principal of the College Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina appreciated Literary Committee and NSS unit of the College for organizing the function. Besides this some speakers also deliberated on the teachings of Mahatima Gandhi and their relevance in the present age. The programme was chaired by Dr. Abdul Qayoom Khan Vice Principal of the College whereas Prof. Javaid Iqbal Mughal, Dr. Bashir Ahmed, Prof. Manzoor Ahmed Dar, Prof. Z. A. Mirza, Dr. Mohd Saleem Wani, Dr. Abdul Haque Naime, Dr. Ashiq Raza, Prof. Aasia Rashid Bhat, Prof. Qamar Rabani, Prof. Gulshan Rashid Bhat, Prof. Mohd Jahangier Asgar, Prof. Asrar Ahmed, Prof. Arjun Singh Rathore and Prof. Mamoon Jami etc. The programme was coordinated by Prof. Mohd Iqbal Raina Convener Cultural and Literary Committee, assisted by Dr. Naseem Ahmed, NSS Coordinator, Miss Shahida Ch. A student of B.A.-I semester conducted the proceeding of the dais whereas vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Ashiq Raza.


Parent-Teacher Meet-2019 was held in the College under the patronage of Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed Raina- Principal of the College and Convener-ship of Prof Javed Mughal HoD English. A large number of parents participated in the Meet and during a detailed inter-action programme a complete SWOT analysis of the students was conducted talking at about the modern challenges in due course of educational process. Various participants spoke on the occasion and appreciated the concern of the College about the students and they also ensured complete cooperation with the institution when and where required. Dr Shakeel Ahmed Raina-Principal of the College while talking to the parents ensured them about the safe and successful future of their children at the hands of the institution. The Principal, highlighting the achievements of the College over the years, said that the College Management is still making all out efforts to hitch the wagon of this institution to sky of achievements. Dr Abdul Qayoom Khan, HoD Geography, Prof M R Sharma, HoD Zoology Prof Mohd Iqbal Raina, Department of Physics, , Prof Z A Mirza Convener IQAC, Prof Mohd Iqbal Raina Department of Physics also expressed their views on the occasion. The proceedings of the Meeting were conducted by Dr Abdul Haq Naimi , Head PG Department of Urdu whereas the vote of thanks was read out by Dr. Sajar Malik HoD Persian. Among others present at the Meeting were Prof Assadullah Khan Head PG Department of Chemistry, Dr Mohd Saleem Wani Department of English, Dr N azakat Qureshi HoD History, Dr Asrar HoD Sociology apart from the entire faculty was also present.