Sidana Institute of Education

Performance appraisal report

Sidana Institute of Education was established as a unique professional institution to prepare quality teachers by practicing innovative programmes. The institution attempts to cultivate right values among prospective teachers by providing them versatile experiences related to teaching. For this purpose, various cells, clubs, committees and resource centres namely: IQAC, Guidance and Counseling Cell, Grievance Redressal Cell, Placement Cell, Psychology Resource Centre, Health and Physical Education Resource Centre, ICT Resource Centre, Science and Mathematics Resource Centre, Art & Craft Resource Centre, Library Club, Science Club, Humanities Club, Literary Club, Creative Club, Red Ribbon Club , Anti Ragging Club, Nature Care Club, Sports Club, Alumni Association etc. are running successfully. By becoming the active members of these functional bodies, our pupil-teachers are acquainted with the requisite abilities needed in the educational structure. The pupil-teachers get their personality groomed by holding active positions in these clubs and committees.

It is a really a matter of pride for Sidana Institute of Education that the President of our institute is a renowned teacher of this region. By polishing the competitive skills and providing rigorous guidance to the students, he has helped thousands of students to become successful doctors and engineers. The Principal of this college is a Ex-Dean, Faculty of Education, Guru Nanak Dev University and founder Principal of Lovely Institute of Education. She has guided more than ten research scholars at Doctorate level. More than 20 workshops/ seminars have been conducted/ attended by her and she has 10 publications in reputed journals to her credit.

The institution is striving hard for hundred percent pass percentage in the university final examination right from the first session 2010-11. The institution emphasizes the professional growth of its faculty by providing them sufficient developmental programmes in the form of seminars, conferences and workshops. Moreover, the institution has taken initiative to organize literacy programme by giving adequate education to its illiterate workers. At present, the institution is providing requisite facilities to its faculty members and prospective teachers so as to facilitate this programme smoothly and efficiently. Throughout these years, the instituton has been attracting many foreign experts. From the future perspective, the institution is planning to facilitate the teacher exchange programme with other colleges. The institution has made collaboration with more and more schools for the placement of students at grand level. More facilities are added in the infrastructure to strengthen the institution. The institution is also planning to introduce more courses of study to meet the demands of the region.

Milestones of the Institute

  • Social Networking Group

We are living in the era of Technology and all the students carry electronic gadgets with inbuilt internet facility in the pockets. For the purpose of sharing information, news, updates and new developments of the institute with the alumni as well as the students of current session, we have created a social networking Id i.e. sidanainstitutes.asr@gmail.com on a social networking website i.e. www.facebook.com. On this Id, we update regularly recent activities done by the institute and students of current session. Thus the students get valuable feedback from the old as well as new members of this Id. It is one of the best sources of contact with our students.

  • I-Genius-2013’ Scholarship Test

I-Genius a Scholarship Test in Search of talent was held on 20th& 27th January, 2013 Sidana Institute of Education is catering to the rural and border area of Amritsar District. Parents and students are not aware about the opportunities of education and job oriented vocational courses after Secondary, Senior Secondary and Graduation level. For this purpose ‘Sidana Institute of Education’ conducted a scholarship test in the name and style of “I-Genius, 2013, In search of talent” it was scholarship test cum awareness programme to provide information to the masses. In session 2012-13, more than 500 students of surrounding area appeared in this awareness Programme and got valuable information from our end in the shape of group counselling and one to one interactive sessions. All the arrangements were made by the staff and pupil teachers of this institute. In this event our team applied the following psychological tests on different age groups:

  • Art Judgement Test
  • Creativity Test
  • Vocational Judgement Test
  • IQ Test
  • Attitude and Aptitude Test
  • ASER

Sidana institute of Education is a partner of a centre based NGO i.e. ASER through Pratham Education Foundations (Punjab) for the last 03 years for students of elementary education of rural areas of Amritsar District. The student volunteers conducted surveys related to the following topics

  • Mid day Meal Scheme
  • Enrolment of students in school
  • Tuition Scheme
  • Usage of Library
  • Infrastructural facilities in the schools of Punjab etc.

During the surveys, our student volunteers and faculty made rural people of Amritsar District aware of various Government facilities provided to promote education in India. Under these surveys, student volunteers visited the allotted villages for 04 days and collected relevant data. The student volunteers were divided into small groups of 03 or 04 students for the purpose of collecting relevant data. The conclusion of such surveys were published in ASER.

  • Faculty and Information Exchange Programme

Sidana Institute of Education has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 03 other Teacher Education Colleges of the Punjab. First MOU was signed with Innocent Hearts College of Education, Green Model Town, Jalandhar on 13/09/2011. Second MOU was signed with Om Prakash Memorial Institute of Education, Dyalpur, Near Kartarpur on 07/02/2013. Third MOU was signed with Mohan Lal Memorial Institute of Education, Mudhal, Amritsar.

These MOUs are primarily aimed for the mutual benefit of faculty and students of the institutions. Due to this Faculty and Information Exchange Programme, following things are facilitated:-

  • Mutual Exchange Programme
  • Team Teaching
  • Curricular and Co-curricular development prorgrammes
These MOUs are signed with the objective of improving the quality of education in the associated Institutions and we are working tirelessly to improve it.

  • Extension Lectures

Extension lecture by various eminent educationists is a permanent feature at Sidana Institute of Education. A number of distinguished experts have visited the institution in the last 03 years. Few of them of the last year, we are mentioning here.

  • On 10th October, 2012, Major G.S.Gill, President Amritsar Consumer Welfare Forum alongwith other executive members of the forum visited the college for creating awareness among students and staff regarding ‘The Rights and Duties of a Smart Consumer’. This extension lecture on the topic ‘How to become a smart consumer’ was highly appreciated by the students.
  • On 19th November, 2012, Dr. Prema Jha, Former Vice Chancellor, J.M Bhagalpur University, Bihar delivered an extension lecture on the topic ‘NAAC and Its Expectations from Colleges of Education’ at 10:30 am. The lectures and the discussion there after not only helped the students as well as faculty of Education to have an insight into the NAAC’s Criteria of Assessment and Accreditation of Colleges of Education, but also gave a vision to improve the present educational system.
  • On 23rd November, 2012, Dr. Shakuntala Nagpal, visiting professor, Punjab University, Chandigarh and Former Head, Department of Teacher Education and Extension, NCERT gave an extension lecture on the topic ‘Ethics of Teacher Education’. Dr. Nagpal stressed on the need of preparing teachers with ethical values by Teacher Education Colleges. The true spirit of the topic enthralled the students. The discussion held between students and Dr. Nagpal infused the minds of the students to inculcate more ethical and moral values in their teaching.
Such type of extension lectures are arranged as to give platform to students as well as Faculty to understand and discuss various issues concerning students, schools and teacher education and contribute positively to the society.

Appraisal Report Session Wise (Session 2010-11)

Academic

Sr. No. Description Number
1. Sanctioned Intake 100
2. Admitted 100
3. Appeared in Uni. Exam 100
4. Pass Percentage 100%
5. With Distinction 06
6. Uni. Merit Position 54 Rank
7. First Division 86
8. Second Division 14

Co-curricular Activities

GNDU Zonal Youth Festival-2010-11

Sr. No. Item Position
1. Giddha 3rd
2. Fancy Dress 2nd
3. Photography 2nd
4. Debate 2nd

Other Achievements

  • Won Overall Winners’ Trophy in State Level Competition of Skill-in-Teaching held on 16th February, 2011 at SBS College of Education.
  • Participation of students in Lok Kala Pradharshani, (Competition) held on the foundation day of the University on 24th November, 2010 and won consolation shield.
  • Participation of students in Republic Day Prade show against Female Foeticide.
  • Participation by students at Amritsar Heritage Festival and presented Jago
  • Participation and performance of Giddha of students in Virasati Mela held at Gandhi Ground District Administration.

Session 2011-12

Academic

Sr. No. Description Number
1. Sanctioned Intake 100
2. Admitted 100
3. Appeared in Uni. Exam 100
4. Pass Percentage 100%
5. With Distinction 10
6. Uni. Merit Position Nil
7. First Division 88
8. Second Division 12

Co-curricular Activities

GNDU Zonal Youth Festival-2011-12

Sr. No. Item Position
1. Giddha 3rd
2. Skit 2nd
3. Histrionics 2nd
4. Photography 3rd

Other Achievements

  • Participation of students in Inter-College Quiz and Chalk Board writing competition held on 21st March, 2012 at Innocent Heart College of Education, Jalandhar and got Ist, IInd and consolation Positions in Chalk Board Writing Competition.
  • Participation of students in Skill-in-Teaching Competition at Khalsa College of Education and got Ist Position in Teaching of Mathematics.

Session 2012-13

Academic

Sr. No. Description Number
1. Sanctioned Intake 100
2. Admitted 100
3. Appeared in Uni. Exam 97
4. Pass Percentage 100%
5. With Distinction 10
6. Uni. Merit Position Nil
7. First Division 88
8. Second Division 12

Co-curricular Activities

GNDU Zonal Youth Festival-2012-13

Sr. No. Item Position
1. Giddha 3rd
2. Skit 3rd
3. Phulkari 2rd
4. Fancy Dress 2rd

Other Achievements

  • Formation of Alumni Association 2012.
  • Participation of students in Inter-College Competition held at Innocent Heart College of Education and got Ist position in Elocution and IIIrd Position in Powerpoint Presentation.
  • Participation of students in Skill-in-Teaching Competition held at Khalsa College of Education and got Ist Prize in Teaching of Punjabi.