Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh,April 9 : The XIII Annual Convocation of Dev Samaj College of Education, Sector 36 B, Chandigarh was held in the College premises on 9th March 2011. Shri. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Science and Technology was the Chief Guest. Kumari Satyawati Ji, Chairperson of the college presided over the function. The program commenced with the entry of academic procession followed by ‘Saraswati Vandana’. Principal Dr. Jyoti Khanna, welcomed the Chief Guest, other dignitaries and the students of the previous sessions. Around 550 students of the session 2008-09, 2009-2010 were conferred degrees of Master of Education, Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Guidance and Counselling.Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, in his convocation address congratulated the graduates and post graduates and implored them to face the challenges of the outside world with a positive attitude. He also said that Education as a specialized subject has become all the more important in recent times to regulate and align schooling systems to the needs of the changing national and international contexts. He specifically focused on the role of teachers for the development of moral and ethical values.
He further stated that education for women is not only essential but also crucial for nation building. Stress must be laid on rural development .To enhance the study of Science, several scholarships have been introduced by the Ministry of Science And Technology.
Students were awarded Roll of Honour for securing top university positions, Certificates of Merit for distinction college toppers of each class and college colours for outstanding performance.