Notice inviting objections in respect of draft Seniority List related to teachers(Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors) working in Govt Colleges of Punjab. Draft Seniority List in respect of teachers(Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors) working in Govt Colleges of Punjab.


Achievements

Department of Higher Education, Haryana acknowledges the importance of reforms which need to be taken overhaul education system in state. Accordingly department is working on various initiatives, which will not only improve overall education scenario in state but help in portraying Haryana as education hub in North India. Some of the key initiatives in this directions are :

  • Performance Rating Yardstick for Academic Audit Standards (PRaYAAS):

    The Department of Higher Education, Haryana is committed towards improving the overall performance of the Higher Education Institutes of the state and bring in a culture of excellence in the present set of activities by strict and continuous audit of the performance of the Institutes. The Department of Higher Education, Haryana has designed a comprehensive tool viz., “Performance Rating Yardstick for Academic Audit Standards (PRaYAAS) - A framework for Quality Improvement in Higher Education Institutes” for facilitating strict and continuous monitoring of the performance of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the state, improve the overall quality and enable them towards the path of excellence. PRaYAAS would be administered on an annual basis in the state and would be applicable for all State/Private Universities & Government, aided and self-financing colleges of the state. The Department of Higher Education, Haryana would be the nodal body for implementing PRaYAAS across the state.

  • Private University Information System:

    Overall objective of PUIS is to improve compliance with Private Universities Act for Fee and Course structuring, increase transparency and promote digitalization of data. PUIS will help in

    • Collating information from universities
    • Creation of master file for all courses
    • Bifurcation of courses- UG, PG, Diploma, Integrated, BTECH/MTECH, MPHIL/PHD
    • Assistance in approval of new courses
    • Development of online portal for private universities to upload data reg courses, fees structures, scholarships, new courses required etc

  • Choice Based Credit System (CBCS ):

    As per the guidelines given by GOI, the state has implemented Semesterisation and is in process of implementing Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in all colleges and to bring the relevant changes in the curriculum. Committees for restructuring the existing courses has been formulated which has provided their suggestions to universities for bringing necessary changes in curriculum.

  • Foundation Booklet on Life and Business Skills :

    The Govt. of Haryana has been continuously making tremendous efforts to improve the facilities for higher and technical education ecosystem in the state.. One of the key concerns faced by our students is that majority of them lack appropriate proficiency in soft skills and digital literacy. The lack of competence in soft skills and digital literacy is one of the major issues for the students to land with better job opportunities in leading National/ Multi-National companies in private sector. Hence, a clear intervention is necessary to facilitate them in equipping with Industry driven soft skill and digital literacy skills and enhance their employability to required levels. The Department of Higher Education, Haryana is committed to take various initiatives to overcome these shortcomings and augment the opportunities available for students in the state by working closely with the Academia, Industry Associations and individual consultants. The state plans to include mandatory components of soft skill and digital literacy for its degree students to enable them to face the job market in a better manner and secure a gainful employment of their choice. Initially it was also decided to introduce a foundation booklet to develop basic and core skills among students. This booklet, will help students in developing basic concepts of soft skill and which will not only mentor students but will remain their guide during their stay in colleges.

  • Introduction of Job Oriented Courses:

    Department of Higher Education recognizes the fact that 80 percent of higher education students don’t get placements. Accordingly it is felt that introduction of job oriented courses is need of an hour and DHE is working closely with Skill University for the introduction of add-on courses. DHE is also working to introduce mandatory course on soft skills which may consist communication, effective writing, collaboration and other life and business skill should be part of course curriculum. Also state’s priority vis-à-vis with industry and job roles required, will be considered while preparing curriculum for add-on courses.

  • Entrepreneurship Development Clubs :

    Innovation is one of the key aspects of building blocks of our economy to redefine products and services meeting peoples’ aspirations. The competitiveness of our economy must be raised with creating opportunities that empower people to earn sustainable incomes.In perusing this mission, the ability to reformulate the traditional model of economic growth is essential, so that available knowledge, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation can be synthesized towards new products and services. Job creation for skilled youth is also a major challenge before the nation. Entrepreneurship based on innovation has immense growth potential to address the challenge of job creation. Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as an important driver of economic growth in India. This is evident from the importance placed by the Government of India on Entrepreneurship through its flagship schemes viz., "Make in India" & "Start-up India". In wake of this, the Government of Haryana plans to foster entrepreneurial eco system in the state and boost its innovation and entrepreneurship competitiveness. With this context, the Department of Higher Education, Government of Haryana formulated a policy to establish ”Entrepreneurship Development Clubs (EDC)” within the existing placement centres in all the State Universities, Government, aided and self-finance colleges of the state to inculcate “Entrepreneurial Culture” amongst its youth and equip them with skills to act as job creators instead of being job seekers in future. The Entrepreneurship development clubs will be set up within the existing placement centres in all the higher educational institutions in the State. This would be a part of the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Haryana’s drive to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the state. Through these EDCs, the Department of Higher Education, Haryana envisions a society of self-motivated individuals’ kernelled with constructive and intense entrepreneurial drive leading to positive outcomes for the state. These Entrepreneurship Development Clubs would also facilitate campus-industry linkage on the higher education Institutes of the state.