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Dear Friends
Greetings from the All India Federation of University and College Teachers' Organizations (AIFUCTO) and Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers' Union (PCCTU).

You will be happy to know that the 29th Academic Conference of the AIFUCTO will be held at Chandigarh from November 14-16, 2014.
We cordially invite delegates and observers from the affiliated organizations of the AIFUCTO to participate in this Conference.
The AIFUCTO Conferences are an occasion for the teachers from all over the country to deliberate upon the activities of the organisation, to analyse the educational scene in the country and in the world. It is crucial for the teachers to participate in the emerging educational scenario. The theme of the Conference is 'Quality in Higher Education – Issues and Challenges.’
The Conference would discuss many important issues before us and we request you to attend this conference to make your valuable contribution to set the path of higher education in the right direction. A special feature of this conference will be the focus on the role of women teachers, who are in a vast majority in most educational institutions now, and that of the students in higher education.
With the new government in the centre, new thinking and directions are likely to emerge during the coming months. Our contribution in the days of reflection at the conference will be helpful in giving the right perspective to higher education in India. There are extremely important issues before us and the contribution of the AIFUCTO will be immense. The AIFUCTO, which is in the vanguard of the teachers' movement, has a significant role to play and your whole-hearted participation will help in deciding our future course of action.
About Chandigarh
Chandigarh is known as the ‘City Beautiful’ and a visit to the city will be memorable for most people for various reasons: the proximity to Himalayas, the beautiful Sukhna Lake, the unique creation of Nek Chand - the Rock Garden, and the largest Rose Garden in Asia.
The city was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth century India.
It is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, it is a prestigious city and the face of modern India.
 Punjab, the granary of India, is known for its rich cultural heritage and folk dances like bhangra and giddha. The term Punjab comprises two words: panj meaning five and aab meaning water, thus the land of five rivers.
Millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world visit the Golden Temple, Amritsar every year and pay their tribute to the land of the Gurus.
Shimla, the queen of hills, is only four hours drive from Chandigarh, if you would like to visit Himalayas.

About Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union

Established in 1948, led by Late Prof. Bhisam Sahani, a teacher, writer, actor & thinker, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) is the torch bearer of the teachers’ movement in North India.It has always been in the vanguard of struggle of teachers. It is dedicated to secure and maintain for all college teachers employed in affiliated non-government colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh fair and adequate standard of basic salaries, allowances, reasonable working hours and other terms of service, i.e., concession in P.P., gratuity, leave, housing accommodation, medical aid and pension, etc. PCCTU educates the members of the Union in matters of their civil and political rights and duties and to get such legislative measures enacted and enforced, as are necessary to safe-guard the interests of the college teachers. It also helps in organising the educational system in Punjab and Chandigarh on rational, democratic and progressive lines. PCCTU has a glorious history of struggle & achievements. The organisation has always been in the forefront of movements of AIFUCTO.
 Venue of the conference
The venue of the Conference is GGSD College (popularly known as SD College), Sector-32, and Chandigarh- 160030.UT.
Delegate Fee
Rs2000/ (Rupees Two Thousand only) per delegate including conference attendance fees and Rs.100 for AIFUCTO office at Delhi. Please note no account payee cheque will be accepted.
Bank details
Account No.       : 34161578633
Bank Name         : State Bank of India
Account name   : PCCTU (AIFUCTO CONFERENCE 2014)
Branch                  : PGI BRANCH, SECTOR 12,
                                   CHANDIGARH-160012. UT, India.
IFSC Code            : SBIN0001524
Mode of payment: Demand Draft/online transfer
(1) Deposit delegate fee in favour of the above                account in any branch.
(2) Send registration forms and drafts to: Prof. Avanindra Chopra, Conference Treasurer, AIFUCTO CONFERENCE 2014, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh-160011. Please send a soft copy of the draft to Dr. P.S. Gill, Organising Secretary at .The registration form is available in website:
The Conference websites
We have created a website of the conference for all details. The URL is You can also find link in
President                            : Prof. Tarun Patra
General Secretary           : Prof.  Asok  Barman
Treasurer                            : Prof. D. Kumar
Zonal Secretary                 : Prof. Iqbal Singh Sindhu
President : Dr. Kuldip Singh
General Secretary: Prof. H.S. Walia

Names                                                  Phone numbers
1. Dr Jagwant Singh                         +919815947500
2. Dr P S Gill                                        +919814933340
3. Prof (Ms) Iqbal Preet Kaur      +919815541984
4. Prof  Rajit Sandhir                       +918427777856

5. Dr (Ms) Rupinder Chatha         +919779182244
6. Dr Shaminder Sandhu               +919872313570
7. Prof. Bhupinder Singh               +918427530008

Prof. Anil Sarwal                     +919501738899   

How to reach Chandigarh:
By Air – Chandigarh airport is conveniently located in the city and you can get flights from all parts of India either directly or through Delhi. It is about 6 kms from the venue of the conference. Prepaid taxis and autos are available all the time.
By Rail – The Railway Station in Chandigarh is about 8 kms away from the conference venue. There are a number of trains from various parts of the country. Prepaid taxis and auto rickshaws are available at all times for travel to and from the city.
Others can come to Ambala Cantt that is only 50 kms away from city and one can easily catch a bus from Ambala Bus Stand to Chandigarh.
By Road – The city is very well connected by road and buses frequently (every few minutes) ply from HP, Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and even MP to and from the city.
Climate during Conference time
November is the onset of winter in north India. The weather is pleasant during this period, it is not too cold and also there is not much of rainfall. However, you might like to bring light woolens.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CHANDIGARH, PLEASE VISIT: tourism-in-chandigarh.html Chandigarh     
Every year we organize a national Seminar on some important topic. We want quality articles to be presented in the seminar. This year the seminar topic is:
Quality in Higher Education: issues & challenges.
  Papers are invited from the delegates on the above themes to be presented in the session. Please send your paper before 20th October, 2014.
All papers should bear the full name of the author/authors, college/university, the affiliated Association and the full address with email id at the top of the first page.
Papers should be double spaced, footnotes to be similarly spaced. The total length should not exceed 10 pages (3000 words) including footnotes. Soft copies of the papers to be sent to with a copy to:

Advertisements for the Souvenir
We seek your kind cooperation to arrange for as many advertisement as possible. We are happy that the NEC meeting of AIFUCTO has already decided that every affiliate will arrange at least one advertisement.

Tariff rates (in rupees):
*Colour Outer Cover      1,00,000.00
* Inner Cover                    75,000.00
Inside Pages:
* Full page (Colour)         30,000.00
* Full page (B&W)            20,000.00
* Half page (B&W)           12,000.00
Please visit website for request letter & advertisement form.
Contact us:
You may contact the organisers through their mobiles or email ids:
E-mail: with  a copy to :

Chief Patron       :               S. Parkash Singh Badal,  Chief  Minister, Punjab
Patron                  :               Prof. Arun Grover, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Chairman             :               Shri U K Sharma, President, GGDSD College Society, Chandigarh
Working Chairman      :   Dr. Jagwant Singh
Organizing Secretary   :  Dr. P S Gill

Members Advisory Committee
 PCCTU Office Bearers
Dr. Kuldeep Singh,  President
Prof. H. S. Walia, General Secretary
Dr. Jaswant Singh, Secretary, PU Area  
Dr. Avtar Singh, Secretary, Pbi U Area
Dr. Vinay Sophat, Secretary, GNDU Area Prof. V K Sareen, Finance Secretary
Prof. (Ms) Iqbal Preet Kaur, Convenor, Women Wing
Prof. H S Kingra, President PFUCTO
Prof.  Rajat Sandhir,  President  PUTA
Prof. Anju Rao, Secretary  PUTA
Prof. Jaipal Singh, Secretary  GCTA
Prof Devinder Singh, President  GNDUTA

Key Chandigarh Members of Organizing Committee:
Prof. Kulbir Singh, SGGS College, Chandigarh
Prof (Ms). Rosy Ahluwalia,DAV College, Chandigarh
Dr. (Ms) Jaspal Kaur, Dev Samaj College, Chandigarh
Dr.(Ms) Renu Bedi, MCM DAV College, Chandigarh
Prof.(Ms)  Harbinder Chahil, SGGS College, Chandigarh
Dr. Rakesh Verma, GGDSD College, Chandigarh
Dr.(Ms) Kiranjit Kaur, Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh

Warm regards
Chandigarh Conference Organising Committee