Education
Educational Qualifications
Ph.D. (English Literature)

-1996

Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

M.A. English

-1983

Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

B.A. English (Hons)

-1981

Panjab University (Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India)

Professional Experience
Principal

2015 -to- Till Now

Post Graduate Government College for Girls-11

Responsibilites:
Dean

2011 -to- 2015

Post Graduate Government College for Girls-11

Responsibilites:
Vice-Principal

Post Graduate Government College for Girls-11

Responsibilites:
Achievements
Awards & Honours
Paper entitled "Composting Leaves: As Soil Amendment and Conditioner" presented as poster at CHASCON-2015, held at Panjab University, Chandigarh from 25-27th March, 2015, got first prize in Poster Presentation in Chandigarh Science Congress.

in 2015

Awarded a medal and prize at the state level for outstanding work as the chairperson of the Hospital Welfare Society.
Seminars
Participated in one day Seminar on Combating Discrimination against woman by Chandigarh social Welfare board on 8.3.2013

in March

, 2013

Attended a Seminar on Charles Deckens at PGGC-11 on 9.11.2012

in November

, 2012

Attended UGC sponsored seminar on Food Security in India :Issues And Prospective on 8.11.2012 at PGGCG-11, Chandigarh

in November

, 2012

Participated in one day seminar sponsored by UGC on the role of Media and Governance on 28.3.2012 in PGGCG-11 Chandigarh

in March

, 2012

Participated in Two Days UGC sponsored national seminar in Indian writing in English : A Search Within on 13-14 march 2012 in PGGCG_11 Chandigarh

in March

, 2012

Participated in National seminar in Inflation in India :Issues and Challenges on 9 .2.2012

in February

, 2012

Participated in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Web information, system and Technologies on 9.11.2011 at PGGCG-11,Chandigarh

in November

, 2011

Attended ICPR new Delhi sponsored one day Seminar on Reconsidering classical Indian Thoughts on 27.11.2010 at PGGCG_11,Chandigarh

in November

, 2010

Attended seminar cum workshop on Utility of Medicinal plants on 29.10.2010 at by PGGCG, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

in October

, 2010

Participated in International Seminar on New Perspective Bani-Chintan in the Global Era at Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 25.03.2010

in March

, 2010

Participated in National Seminar on Situating Women in History, Culture and Polity of North-Western India at Post Graduate Govt. College, Sector – 11, Chandigarh on 15-16 February, 2010

in February

, 2010

Participated in UGC sponsored National Seminar on The Angst of Reworlding: Women Writers of the Indian Diaspora on 28th March, 2009 at D.A.V. College, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

in March

, 2009

Participated in ICCSR sponsored Regional Seminar on Transparency in Governance-Effectiveness of Right to Information on 27th March, 2009 at P.G..G.C.G., Sector -11, Chandigarh.

in March

, 2009

Participated in the ICSSR sponsored Regional Seminar on role of Information Technology in the delivery of public Services in the north west region on 6.2.2009 at PGGCG-11

in February

, 2009

Participated in UGC sponsored national seminar on Corporate social responsibility on 19 Sept 2008

in September

, 2008

Attended one day seminar on Emerging Interactive Sciences road to global development on 23.8,2008

in August

, 2008

Participated in Seminar cum Workshop on World Earth Day at P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh on 22.04.2008

in April

, 2008

Participated in National Seminar on the topic Making of India as a Nation : An Inter-Language Dialogue at Panjab University Chandigarh on 20 March, 2008.

in March

, 2008

Participated in Seminar cum Workshop on Water Scarcity and its Judicious Use on World Water Day on 18 March, 2008 at P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh.

in March

, 2008

Participated in National Seminar on Effective Business Management- A conclave of Political , Military, Sports, Bureaucratic Leaderships at S.A.S. Institute of Information Technology and Research on 18 April, 2007.

in April

, 2007

Attended UGC sponsored National Seminar on Trends in Contemporary Indian Writings in English at S.G.G.S. College, Sector 26, Chandigarh on 08 February, 2007

in February

, 2007

Participated in Seminar on Re-visiting Pedagogic Concerns held at Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh on 04-09 December, 2006

in September

, 2006

Attended UGC sponsored National Seminar on Indian Writing in English-: Texts and Contexts at D.A.V. College, Sector – 10, Chandigarh on 23.11.2006

in November

, 2006

Workshops/Training
Refresher Course in English

on Refresher Course in English at Academic Staff College, Punjab University, Chandigarh, in 1998

Refresher Course in Environment Studies

on Refresher Course in Environment Studies at Academic Staff College, Chandigarh, in 1999

Participated in Workshop

on Census Data Dissemination Workshop, organized by Directorate of Census Operation, Chandigarh at P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh.,
in 2014

Participated in Workshop

on Workshop Unlocking learning blocks by Marie Delaney, organized by RIE on 13.03.2013,
in 2013

Attended Workshop

on Syllabus Revision in English at PGGCG-42, Chandigarh, in 2012

Attended Lecture cum Workshop on Earth Day on 23.3.2011

in 2011

Attended Workshop

on Two Day Counselling Workshop at PGGCG-11,Chandigarh, in 2010

Attended Seminar cum Workshop

on Workshop on Utility of Medicinal Plants, organized by PGGCG, Sector-11, Chandigarh,
in 2010

Attended 2 Days Workshop

on Workshop on “E-Content Development” held at PGGCG, Sector-11, Chandigarh, in 2010

Attended 3 Days Workshop

on Workshop on E-Content Development held at PGGCG, Sector-11, Chandigarh, in 2010

Participated in Seminar cum Workshop

on Workshop on World Earth Day at P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh, in 2008

Participated in Seminar cum Workshop

on Workshop on Water Scarcity and its Judicious Use on World Water Day at P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh., in 2008

Participated in Lecture cum Workshop

on Workshop on Conserving the Forest and Aquatic Eco-Systems during World Earth Day Celebrations, in 2007

Participated in Regional Symposium cum Workshop

on Workshop on New and Renewable Energy under the Mass Awareness and Faculty Development Programme at P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh, in 2007

Books/Chapters of Book Published
George Eliot’s: Throbbing Prisoned Female Souls

ISSN/ISBN No: ISBN No. 978-3-659

Research Paper/Articles Published
Management of Leaf Compost- A Way for Sustainable Development

Journal: International journal of Science and Research 4(11):1`849-1851.

Microbial Kitchen Waste Composting: Effective Enviornmentally Sound Alternative of Solid Waste Management

Journal: International Journal of Recent Scientific Research 6(12):7651-7654.

Article on Quest for Self-Dependence-Contemporary Relevance of Fanny Burney .

Journal: Contemporary Vibes, Vol. No. 10, Issue No. 37, 2014.

Article on Jane Austen: Quest for Moral Autonomy

Journal: unjab University Research Journal (Arts) Volume XXXIII

Article titled Save Our Sukhna: Sukhna Ageing Rapidly

Journal: Chandigarh Tribune

Article on International Women’s Day

Journal: Hindustan Times (Chandigarh)

Research Papers/Articles Presented
Presented a paper on "Composting Leaves : As Soil Amendment and Conditioner"

presented at HASCON-2015, held at Panjab University, Chandigarh on 2015-03-25

Presented a paper on "Study of Ecology of Macro-organisms in the Compost As part of Food Chain"

presented at 18th Punjab Science Congress held at Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh on 2015-02-07

Presented a paper on Inclusion of Values in Moral and Social Context

presented at National Seminar at Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College of Education, Moga on 2014-09-13 , National

Presented a paper on Environmental Education-A Panacea for Environmental Crisis

presented at National Seminar at Babe Ke College of Education,, Moga. on 2014-05-14 , National

Presented a paper on Female criminality and Male’s Perception

presented at ICCR National Conference at Academy of Sikh Religion and Culture, Patiala on 2014-05-25 , National

Presented a paper on Problems before SAARC

presented at National Seminar at Panjab University, Chandigarh on 2014-03-25 , National

Presented a paper on Dr. Ambedkar and his vision in modern Indian Polity

presented at National Seminar at JCDAV College Dasuya on 2014-03-24 , National

Presented a paper on Mahatama Gandhi and His Philosophy in contemporary world- Swaraj in contemporary Indian polity

presented at International Conference at JCDAV College Dasuya on 2014-03-18 , International

Presented a paper on Human Rights, equality and health; role of the states and the citizen

presented at National Seminar at SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur on 2013-03-25 , National

Presented a paper on Jawarhar Lal Nehru philosophy and policies and performance

presented at UGC Sponsored National Seminar at SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur on 2013-03-17 , National

Presented a paper on Honour killing in India

presented at National Seminar at SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur on 2013-02-11 , National

Presented a paper on Economic Development of Punjab – A critique

presented at National Seminar at GGDSD College, Hariana, Hoshiarpur on 2013-02-02 , National

Presented a paper on Dr. Ambedkar and Dalit emancipation

presented at National Seminar at SGGS Khalsa College, Mahilpur on 2013-02-02 , National

Presented a paper on Linking Teaching of English with Emerging Market Needs

presented at Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh on 2007-03-28

Presented a paper on the ‘Anticipations of Feminism’

presented at UGC Short Term Course

Invited Lectures and Chairperson-ships
Coordinated Lecture

on Discussion on Science Youth and Development , organized by Vigyan Prasar Noida by Department of Science and Technology on 2014-02-24

Attended Lecture

on Lecture on renewal energy and sustainable development on the occasion of Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas in P.G.G.C.G., Sector 11, Chandigarh. on 2013-08-20

Attended a Conference

on Conference on the Role of RTI , organized by Chandigarh Administration on Aug 2013

Attended Conference

on Talk on Exploring Haiku at PGGCG-11 on 2013-03-20

Attended an Extension Lecture

on Lecture on Techniques of Literary Analysis at PGGCG-11 in July 2012

Attended an International Conference

on International conference on enhancing human potential : Bio-Psychological prospectives at Panjab University, Chandigarh on 2010-11-15

Participated in World Earth Day Celebrations Function

, organized by Prakriti Environment Society at P.G.G.C.G., Sector–11, Chandigarh.

Participated in National Conference

on National Conference on Violence, Peace and Conflict Resolution on 2009-02-17

Participated in Lecture

on Lecture on Oil Conservation on Rajiv Gandhi Akshey Urja Divas on 2008-08-20

Participated in Conference as Discussant

on Conference on the topic Punjabi Identity in Global Context on 2008-03-30

Attended Conference

on First Chandigarh Language and Literature Congress organized on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Panjab University on 2007-11-02

Attended International Symposium

on International Symposium on Towards Improvements in English Language and Literature Teaching : Communicated Across the Curriculum , organized by U.S. Embassy, New Delhi at D.A.V. College, Sector – 10, Chandigarh on 2006-09-22

Others
Research and Thesis on Anticipations of Feminism: Explorations of the Feminine Psyche in Fanny Burney, Jane Austen and George Eliot.
Acted as subject expert in English as DHE’s nominee for the Interviews conducted in various colleges for the post of assistant professors.
Acted as a judge in various inter-university and inter-college literary competitions.
Monitoring of academic curriculum and interaction with the UGC, NAAC and Punjab University for introduction of new courses, internal assessment, organizing seminars, workshops, refresher and orientation courses etc.
Academic Advisor on issues relating to innovative teaching methods, e-content etc. Grant of fee concessions and stipends to deserving students.
Participated in organizing awareness camps about AIDS.
Set up training centers for the poor, destitute and needy women to enable them to earn their own livelihood.
Was a member of the Punjab University Student’s Council by virtue of being the class representative of the Department of English, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Was a member of the literary and debating society of the English Department, Punjab University and took part in many inter-departmental competitions
Was a girl guide under the auspices of Bharat Scouts and Guides and attended many camps at the state and national level.
Won distinctions at the school level in various fields such as declamations, paper reading contests, dramatics and sports.
Was declared the All Round Best Student of Government College for Women, Sector 11, Chandigarh in its Silver Jubilee year 1980-81 and was honored by the Chandigarh Administration for the same.
Held many important offices in the College Student’s Council as President of the College Literary and Debating Society, President of the College Geography Society, Member of the Central Student’s Council of the Government College for Women, Sector 11, Chandigarh.
Was declared the Best Speaker of the College and awarded the College Colour and the College Roll of Honour.
Won many trophies and individual prizes in inter-university, inter-college debates, declamations, quiz contests, paper reading contests etc.
Contributed articles to the college magazine ‘ABHA’ for 4 years.
Won many prizes in sports, music and dance (group competitions) at the inter-college level.
Project Work
Inter Departmental Minor Research Project titled " A Study of Waste Derived Organic Matter in Campus of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector – 11, Chandigarh, as a Soil Amendment" was sanctioned to me in July, 2014 by the Department of Science & Technology, UT, Chandigarh. The project was successfully completed in July, 2015.

Professional Association
Member, Post Graduate Board of Studies, Punjab University
Reviewer, Magazine ''CONSONANCE" published by DAV College in 2014.
Dean, College Advisory Council
Coordinator, Advisor of Foreign Students Association
Coordinator, Alumni Association
Coordinator, College Examinations
Coordinator, Community outreach programs
Overall in-charge, College tutorials and mentoring program
Overall in-charge, Anti-Ragging Committee
Overall in-charge, Student Welfare and Grievance Committee
Overall in-charge, all academic and sports functions such as convocation, annual prize distribution and sports day
Academic Organizer, GC sponsored national and international seminars, conferences and workshops held in the college.
Coordinator, NCC, NSS subject societies
President, Vatika School for Deaf and Dumb, Sector 19, Chandigarh. Organized Blood Donation camps
Chairperson, Hoshiarpur (Punjab) Hospital Welfare Society (1988-89).
Chairperson, Faridkot (Punjab) Hospital Welfare Society (1989-90).
Chairperson, District Council for Child Welfare.
Member, India Red Cross Society (Punjab State Branch) to look after Hospital Welfare work at Ferozepur (1991-92).
Chairperson, Association for Social Health in India (Hoshiarpur, Faridkot, Ferozepur; 1988-91).
Chairperson, Bhartiya Gramin Mahila Sangh (Hoshiarpur, Faridkot, Ferozepur branhes of the State of Punjab).