Students’ Council is a representative body of students comprising toppers and outperformers from academic and extracurricular activities. It is not an elected body. Representatives are nominated by heads of departments and incharges of various activities like NSS, NCC, Sports, Youth and Cultural activities etc. The main purpose of the council is to project the voice of the students and also help the college administration to maintain discipline during all the functions held throughout the year. From the last six years there has been an initiative to organize book bank help desk. Books are collected by the council members from various departments and from senior students. A Free Book Distribution Fair is organized by the Student Council of SCD Government College Ludhiana every year. Many students and teachers come forward and donate the books to the Book Bank. The student members of the council put in all efforts to make the event successful. These books are distributed free of cost to the poor and needy students. Students’ Council also organizes Lohri Function every year to make the students aware about the rich cultural heritage of Punjab. The members of students' council coordinate and help in maintaining discipline in various functions organized by college, like Sports Meet, Convocation, Prize Distribution function etc.The student's council also organises seminars on UPSC(IAS/PCS) and other public sector jobs. Every year all the council members are honoured with a merit certificate and memento in the Annual Prize Distribution function.
Red Ribbon Club
The Red Ribbon Club (RRC) is an international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness. The club aims to provide a platform for youth to contribute towards the control and prevention of HIV/ AIDS, tuberculosis , drug menace as well as promote voluntary blood donation among youth. The Red Ribbon Club operates under the guidelines of the Directorate of Youth Services, Ludhiana, the Government of Punjab. The objective of the club is to prepare the youth as peer educators and agents of change by developing their skills on leadership and team building. Under this, quiz,poster making, slogan writing and collage making competitions are organised at college and district level.
The National Service Scheme was started by Government of India, Ministry of Education and Culture, in collaboration with State Government in the year 1969.The college runs four NSS units for boys and girls. Around 400 students enroll in NSS every year. Guided by the motto 'Not Me but You,' the volunteers uphold the tradition of selfless service. Apart from one day camps and seven-day camps, NSS units also organise many other philanthropic activities to sensitise students towards societal issues.
The college NSS units have been accoladed with awards like National Rakat Nayak Award, Certificate of Appreciation by Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana and Swacchta Champion award for their commendable work. The NSS (Boys wing) President Keshav (session 2022-23) was selected for the prestigious RD camp and he marched on Kartavya path as a part of NSS contingent for the 74th Republic day parade. He was honoured by the Governor of Punjab. Volunteers are also provided with the opportunity of attending National Integration Camps and inter state tours.
Components of NSS
NSS Programme Officer, NSS Volunteer and Community are considered the three basic components of the NSS.
NSS Programme Officer is a member of the teaching faculty who provides necessary leadership to the NSS students.
NSS Volunteer is a self motivated college student.
Community provides NSS volunteer the first-hand knowledge of living conditions of Masses.
Classification of NSS Activities
NSS activities have been divided in two major groups. These are regular NSS activities and special camping programme.
a) Regular NSS Activity: Under this, students undertake various programmes in the college campus and in the adopted village .Visits to orphanages ,old age homes and urban slums during week-ends or after college hours is another added activity.Organisation of Blood donation camps, langar Sewa and Chhabeel are other hallmark activities undertaken by NSS units. The participation in all these activities should add up to 120 hours per year for every volunteer.
b) Special Camping Programme: Under this, camps of 7 days duration are organised in adopted villages or urban slums or college campus during vacation with some specific projects by involving local communities. 50% NSS volunteers are expected to participate in these camps.
Terms of NSS
Under the NSS Programme any student of the college can opt for NSS provided he/she is not enrolled in NCC. Volunteers are required to render service for a minimum 120 hours per year under regular activities and are also required to participate in at least one 7 day special camping programme every year. The Special Camping Programme will be treated as separate project and the hours of work put in those programmes will be accounted separately and they will not be included in the 120 hours of normal NSS activities. A, B and C certificates are earned by the students after the completion of first, second and third year of service, respectively.
Women Development Cell
S.C.D Government College, Ludhiana set up ‘Women Development Cell’ during academic year 2020-21 as per guidelines of UGC to prevent and deter the commission of any act of harassment to protect women’s rights to gender equality and provide a favourable environment for work/study within the campus. It is a platform for female learners to make them aware of their potential. The cell sensitizes and empowers the students of the institution towards the cause of gender equality that equips and allows women to make life-determining decisions through different problems in society. It is also responsible to undertake the awareness programmes on gender sensitization, women rights and women empowerment in college campus. The Cell has both the faculty and students of the College and works with an aim to create a gender sensitised community within the campus as well as in the society. It has been organising varied academic, cultural and social events for the upliftment of women and spread the importance of gender equality & gender sensitivity in society through the College students.
Mission and Vision
Women Development Cell aims at empowering and orienting women to recognise their true potential and to help them attain their own stand in a competing world. The Women’s Development Cell (WDC) is a statutory body for the prevention of and action against sexual harassment of women.
Objectives of WDC
- To create awareness about health and hygiene among girl students.
- To promote the general well-being of female students and teaching and non-teaching women staff.
- To create social awareness about the problems of women in general and gender discrimination in particular by means of programs like lectures, workshops and seminars.
- To create legal awareness among women by informing them about Women’s Welfare Laws.
- To develop skills among the girl students by means of workshops and training programs for their overall personality development as well as for the encouragement of self-reliance among them.
- Webinar - Understanding PCOD by Gitanjali Kaur
- International Women’s Day Celebration
- Spring Marketing Fest
- Mehandi Competition
- Poster Making Competition
- Slogan Writing Competition
- Best Out of Waste Competition
- Self Grooming Workshop on Makeup and Nail Art
- Wall Hanging Competition
NCC - Air Wing and Army Wing
The college offers NCC as an activity. There are two Wings of NCC in the college - Air Wing and Army Wing. Air Wing is for both , boys and girls where as Army Wing is only for boys.
Air Wing -100 (including 1st, 2nd and 3rd year) * minimum 33% seats are reserved for girls.
Army Wing -106(including 1st, 2nd and 3rd year)
AIM OF NCC
The aim of the NCC has stood the test of time and continues to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio- economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.
Opportunities for NCC cadets while pursuing B&C certificate: Cadets get opportunities to attend different camps viz:
- Annual Training Camps
- Republic Day Camp (RDC)
- Para Training Camp (PTC): Selected cadet get to undergo Parajumping at PTS, Agra along withIndian commandos and get to wear the coveted Para Wings.
- National Integration Camp (NIC)
- All India Trekking Expedition: Trekking in various hill stations and other places of interest.
- All India Mountaineering Expedition: Basic and Advanced Mountaineering course for selected cadets.
- Attachments Camps with Army Unit or Air Force Stations.
- Adventure Courses: Mountaineering Basic and Advance Course.
- Air Wing Cadets get to fly Micro light aircraft as part of their training.
Scholarships: Various scholarships are given by Govt. of India.
Benefits of joining NCC
Vacancies Reserved For NCC Cadets in Armed Forces
- Indian Army
- Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-64
- Officers Training Academy, Chennai-100 (For Short Service Commission)
- Indian Naval Academy-6 per course
- Indian Air force academy -10% in all courses
- DIRECT ENTRY in the ARMED FORCE (No entrance exam, Direct SSB for Cadets holding 'C' certificate)
- Reservation in Education
- Many competitive exams have reservation for certificate holders in terms of awarding ranks.
- Security Agencies
There are some security agencies both private and government who prefer recruiting NCC certificate holders thereby giving them an edge over other candidates with a handsome pay.
Benefits in Defence Services
For the candidates who aspire to join the defence forces, NCC "C" certificate is a golden opportunity for them to go to SSB directly. These candidates are exempted from giving the common entrance exam and are called directly for SSB.
If a candidate clears his CDSE and subsequent SSB, he will have the following reservation in various academies. A separate merit list is prepared for NCC cadets with "C" certificate.
- IMA - 3-15 vacancies reserved for "C" Certificate (Army Wing) holders
- Special Entry (Men and Women)
- OTA Chennai "-50 vacancies for "C" certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry (non tech)
- AFA Hyderabad - 10% vacancies reserved for "C" certificate Air Wing holders in all courses.
- Recruitment as a jawaan
- State Govts: Preference for State Services in certain States.
- Industry: Some industries give preference to NCC C certificate holders for various jobs related with the field of security.
- NCC Games: Cash awards to teams and individuals for excellence.
Career Counselling and Placement Cell
Employability is becoming increasing central to the mission and functioning of colleges and universities spurred on by national and supranational agencies and demands of marketization. Based on the above philosophy, SCD Government College has a dynamic career counselling and placement cell. The career counselling cell, with the help of various agencies and institutions, organizes seminars to make students aware about various career opportunities in private and public sector. The students are provided information about various competitive exams and how to crack them. The placement cell has organized various on campus and off campus drives in the last 6 months with companies like D Mart, OM careers, Parshottam Associates, Arora Iron and Steel Rolling Mills. Around 70 students were able to get placement because of these placement drives.
The Music Club aims to promote taste and talent amongst students by organizing concerts, workshops and performances. It offers practice space and a wide array of instruments which are safely stored; an opportunity for students to come together and discuss music; and a chance to perform and showcase their talents at events throughout the year.
Mission of the Club
Music Club focuses on cultivation of musical talent. Students get to participate and are exposed to various musical activities throughout the academic years. They develop and acquire rich array of musical skills.