It was unanimously resolved by the I.Q.A.C. of the college that a quality lecture series programme be started in the college for the benefit of the students and the members of the faculty. It was recommended that eminent scholars, academicians, celebrities and artists be invited to deliver lecture in the college. This was also suggested that the series be named as ’’Guru Nanak Dev Lecture Series’’.
This suggestion was accepted by the college governing council and it was decided that Guru Nanak Dev Lecture Series be organised in the college under the guidance and supervision of the IQAC. It was expected that a minimum of 4 such lectures would be delivered in one academic session. Organising this programme would entail expenditure, which was magnanimously sanctioned by the Governing Council.
Guru Nanak Dev Lecture Series was started on : 26th August, 2017
The 1st Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was organized by the Department of Hindi on 26th August, 2017 in the Seminar Room of the College. The main speaker was Dr. Gautam Sanyal, former H.O.D. Dept. of Hindi, Burdwan University (West Bengal) and a distinguished critic of Hindi literature. He presented a talk on “Shopping Mall me Hamid” in which he chose to focus on the social change and social structure vis-a-vis Premchand Literature.
The 2nd Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was organised by the Dept. of English on 24th January, 2018 in the seminar room of the college. The main speaker was Prof. Ravinandan Sinha, Professor and former Head Dept. of English, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. The lecture was titled “The Predicament of Modern Indian Writers in English”, where in Prof. R.N. Sinha suggested with proper references that Indian English authors have always struggled to establish proper harmony between plot and reality.
The 3rd Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was organised by the Dept. of Economics on 18th July, 2018 at our Bhuda campus. Dr. Sajal Mukjerjee, Professor and Head Dept. of Economics, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribag and one of the renowned scholars of economics delivered a lecture on “Where are the Jobs: Decoding India’s Jobless Growth.”
The lecture was started at 11 a.m. by welcoming of the main speaker Dr. Sajal Mukherjee. Among those who were present on the dias were Sardar Diljaun Singh Grewal, Secretary, Guru Nanak College Dhanbad, Principal, P. Shekhar, Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Prof-in-charge, Bhuda Campus and Dr. Ranjana Das, Prof-in-Charge, Women’s Wing.
Dr. Mukherjee concluded his lecture with a solution to the problem being faced by the Country. He suggested that present education system be linked to skill oriented courses. He advised the students to work hard and focus on their goal.
On this occasion teachers of local and host colleges and large number of students of department of economics(approximately 100 boys and girls) were present
The programme ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the Principal, P. Shekhar.
The 4th Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was organised by the Dept. of Commerce on 17th August, 2019 in the seminar room of the college on the topic ‘’Fundamentals of Taxation”. The main speaker was Sri Pritam Kumar Lala, a senior advocate of Jharkhand High Court, Ranchi and social activist, also author of official book of the Jharkhand Govt. on G.S.T. He emphasized on the topic by providing insights on direct taxation. He also discussed about the Goods and Services Tax and its provisions followed by an interactive session where in the speaker answered the queries raised by the participants.
The 5th Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was organised by the Dept. of History on 13th September, 2019 in the Sardar G.S. Grewal Auditorium of the college. The main speaker was Dr. I.K. Choudhary, Professor and former Dean, Faculty of social sciences, Ranchi University, Ranchi. The lecture was titled “History and Historiography: Indian Perspective” wherein Prof. I.K. Choudhary said that history helps us understand change and how the society we live in came to be. The light was also thrown by Dr. I.K. Choudhary on the system of writing history to read and understand it and also our duty to conserve history.
The 6th Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was delivered by Dr. B.K. Sinha, Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. The lecture was delivered on 28th Sept. 2019 at our Bhuda Campus.
Dr. Sinha spoke at length on “Living Gandhi: Leadership Lessons”. It was a lively and heart warming session which began with a welcome speech by Principal, P. Shekhar. The subject was introduced by Dr. Mina Malkhandi. Among those who were present were the president of the college Sardar R.S. Chahal and Dr. Mina Malkhandi, Head Department of Political Science. All teachers of the college and a big number of students listened to Dr. Sinha with rapt attention for 1 1/2 hours.
Students were also addressed by Sardar R.S. Chahal, President of the college who was all appreciation for the programme Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Prof-in-charge, Bhuda Campus, Dr. Ranjana Das, Prof-in-Charge, Women’s Wing were also present on the dais.
The 7th and 8th Guru Nanak Dev Lecture was organised on the 11th Nov. 2019 one day before the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The lecture was organised by the Dept. of Philosophy and the subject was ‘’Guru Nanak: Life and Legacy”. The guest speakers were distinguished scholars of philosophy and religious philosophy in particular. Prof. Hema More of Pune University spoke first and she spoke on the significance of Guru Nanak Dev ji and compared the ideology that of Lord Buddha. It was a delightful talk appreciated by a gathering of about 200 students, all teachers of the college and some other guests. Prof. More took up multiple anecdotes from the life of ancient sages in order to highlight the legacy of Guru Nanak Dev.
The second speaker was a distinguished Professor of Pune University, Dr. Surjit Kaur Chahal who in her one hour speech tried to draw philosophical significance from the life and values of Guru Nanak Dev. She spoke at length about the importance of diversity and equality behind the success of a civil and plural society.
The scholars were welcomed by the Principal P. Shekhar. There were introduced by Sardar R.S. Chahal, President of the college and at the end the vote of thanks was proposed by the Secretary, Sardar D.S. Grewal. Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Prof-in-charge, Bhuda Campus, Dr. Ranjana Das, Prof-in-Charge, Women’s Wing were also present on the dais.
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“Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the system themselves” - Tim Berner Lee.
Since there is huge gap between generation of data and understanding of data, the massive amount of data is now being mined.
To make the subject more fathomable, Department of computer Science organized a guest lecture on Data Mining and Applications. It was the 10th lecture of Guru Nanak Dev Lecture Series.
The speaker of the lecture was Dr. Dhravath Ramesh, Asst. Professor, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering from IIT ISM Dhanbad. He made the presentation through PowerPoint. He explained the computational techniques and algorithms involved in extracting the hidden and vulnerable information from gigantic amount of data. He also explained about pattern matching in data mining and how it is applied in real world. He dealt with few areas such as Facebook data, search engines, weather forecasting, healthcare etc.
Those who were present during the talk included Secretary G. N. College, Sardar D. S. Grewal, Principal Prof. P. Shekhar, Coordinator BCA, Dr. Ranjana Das. Prof-In-Charge Boys’ Wing, Dr. Sanjay Prasad, Prof. Pushpa Tewari, Prof. Uday Kumar Sinha, Dr. Meena Malkahandi, Prof. Amarjeet Singh, Prof. Arvind Kumar, Prof. Santosh Kumar, Prof. Dipak Kumar, Ms. Manisha, Ms. Sushmita, Mr. Kalyan Paul, Mr. Anup. More than 100 students benefitted from the lecture.
The program began with the welcome address by Principal Prof. P. Shekhar followed by subject introduction by Prof. Uday Sinha. After the lecture, students queried their questions which was nicely explained by Dr. D. Ramesh.
The Secretary G. N. College, Sardar D. S. Grewal proposed the vote of thanks. The program was compered by Prof. Pushpa Tewari. Finally, the entire house intoned the national anthem.
A very relevant topic of todays’ global scenario was discussed in Guru Nanak College, Dhanbad on 29th February 2020. It was 11th lecture of Guru Nanak Dev lecture series. The eminent speaker was Dr. Gurdeep Singh, a reputed professor from Department of Environmental Studies, IIT ISM Dhanbad, also former vice Chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh. Dr. Singh has been a very decorated scholar of environmental studies who has been visiting professor in more than dozens of universities globally. He is a member of board of environment and conservation, Govt. Of India. He an advisor to the Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
This was one of the most interactive lectures in which the participation of students was exceptionally good. Dr. Singh talked about the growing challenges related to the environment and also he explored about the possible measures to solve the environmental issues.
He asked the students to participate and query their questions then he answered the students’ questions with great patience. The questions were mainly related to the very burning subject of the present day i.e., Corona virus, toilet cleanliness, Prime Ministers Swach Bharat Mission, pollution due to coal mines and excessive use of vehicles, global warming, use of solar energy and wind energy and lastly e-waste management.
He emphasised on changing the public mindset and making people more responsible towards their environmental duties to make the globe more liveable. To inspire the students, he quoted and exampled the famous personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Bill Clinton, M. S. Dhoni, Arvind Kejriwal and few more.
The students also suggested their opinions for the cause. The discussion mainly circled towards the fact that in the era of globalization the peoples’ mindset and sense of responsibility can bring substantial changes.
The lecture started with the bouquet presentation to Dr. Singh followed by welcome address of Principal P. Shekhar. After the lecture, Dr. Singh was felicitated with Memento presented by Dr. Ranjana Das, Prof-In-Change Girls’ Wing. He was also decorated with shawl presented by Sardar Tejpal Singh, Chairman of Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. Dr. Sanjay Prasad Prof-In-Charge Boys’ Wing proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Varsha Singh compered the occasion and carried out the subject introduction.
Former secretary of the college Sardar D. S. Gill, Heads of departments, teachers non-teaching staffs and good number of students of the college attended the lecture and got benefitted.