DSW Office

Facilities >> DSW Office

Dean Students' Welfare

Prof. A.R. Chaudhri
Designation : Dean Students' Welfare
Qualification : Ph.D., M.Sc., MBA, B.Sc (Hons.)
Specialization : Geology
Research Areas : Sedimentology, Remote Sensing, Palaeochannels of the Saraswati river system and its heritage
Contact Details : 7082113109
E-mail : dsw@kuk.ac.in

About Us

The office of Dean Students’ Welfare facilitates student empowerment, leadership, and advocacy by strengthening student participation in the life, governance and success of the University.  The office provides resources and support to help students turn their ideas into reality. The office works for engaging the students to let them harness their energy for constructive creativity and to further empower themselves by sharpening their skills as well as inculcating leadership capabilities transforming themselves into positive catalysts for personal and National  growth. The office looks after students’ welfare in different ways and promotes various cultural, sports and academic activities.

  1. Bus/Railway passes facility to the students:-
    One of the major activities of the office is to facilitate students to travel to the University and back. The work involves various processes, such as online data entry of students on the Haryana Roadways website, cash collection, deposit, preparation and distribution of passes. In case of railway concessions, the office of D.S.W. disbursed the concession forms supplied by DRM, New Delhi, to the eligible students.
  1. Earn While You Learn Scheme
    This novel scheme provides financial assistance to upto 50 UTD students in the form of their engagement for Department related work upto 18 hours a week @ Rs. 60/- per hour (max.10,000/- per annum). The meritorious students, not possessing financial resources to fund their education are selected on the recommendations of the Chairperson of respective departments. The spirit of the scheme is based on the idea of enabling needy students to meet their educational expenses with dignity.
  1. Financial aid to differently abled students:-
    Every year, the office of the Dean Students' Welfare provides financial aid @Rs. 4,000/- (per student) towards transportation charges to the needy and physically challenged students. Most of the buildings entrance has been equipped with ramp engaging hassle free entrance to differently abled persons.
  1. Funding of Educational/Cultural Tours:-
    Students are encouraged to undertake trips and tours to places of educational and historical importance. In addition to their academic relevance, these trips develop leadership qualities, promote team work and develop an attitude of cooperation among students. The trips are also expected to sensitize the students to appreciate other cultures, societies and languages. The office provides funding for such tours.
  1. Inter-Disciplinary and Guest Lectures
    The office of D.S.W. provides financial assistance for arranging guest lectures, extension lectures and other inter-disciplinary lectures of outside experts in different University Teaching Departments for the sake of exposing our students to multitude of ideas.
  1. Rostrum Competitions
    The office of the Dean Students' Welfare has been organizing Rostrum, Annual Public Speaking Competition, since 2005. Over the years, these competitions have generated lot of interest amongst the students and faculty.  These public speaking competitions are conducted at the department, faculty and University level. Due to closure of University the competition could not be organized.
  1. Common Rooms
    Separate Common Rooms for boys and girls are maintained at several places on the campus. In these rooms, newspapers, magazines and other equipment are provided to the students.
  1. Subhash Sadan
    The Subhash Sadan (Students’ Home) is maintained for providing a venue for get-together and other programmes of students. Students’ Home was provided to the students for such diverse programmes of discussions and other cultural events etc. Community Centre & R. K. Sadan are also provided to the students, if need arises.
  1. Group Insurance Scheme for the Students
    The Kurukshetra University is running Group Insurance Scheme for students of the University whereby all the regular students are insured for Rs. 2,00,000/- (each) every year.
  1. Financial help for various functions arranged by the Departments
    This office extended financial help in conducting various functions arranged by the different University Teaching Departments. Each year, a number of programmes are organized under the support of DSW office by different departments.
  1. Answer Books for Internal Tests
    This office provides answer books to all the Teaching Departments for internal tests of the students after getting printed from the University Press. 150000 answer books (8 pages) were got printed from the University Press for distribution to the U.T.D.s for the purpose.
  1. Cultural activities
    The DSW office manages the participation of students of University Teaching Departments’ teams in various activities of the University. Teams of students are selected to participate in various functions i.e. Ratnawali (Haryana Day) Festival, Inter-Zonal Youth Festival etc. The Dean Students’ Welfare as Vice-Chairman of the Kurukshetra University Cultural Council also monitors the smooth functioning of the University’s cultural activities.
  1. N.S.S. (UTD) Activities
    The NSS UTD Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra works very actively under the office of the Dean Students’ Welfare. It has four different Units with strength of approximately six hundred plus volunteers, working under the supervision of their respective Programme Officers. A number of activities are performed (online/offline) by volunteers throughout the year. The participation by the youth in various social service activities is a matter of pride for the university.
  1. Sports Activities
    The University Teaching Departments have been the main feeder in the University teams for various Inter-University tournaments. They have indeed been the nucleus of games and sports in the University. The University Teaching Departments have played a pivotal role in the growth and achievement of the University teams and they have established their supremacy in various Inter-collegiate tournaments.
  1. Eco-Club Activities
    Eco Club, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra was formed under the guidance of Environmental Nodal Officer and Dean Student Welfare (DSW), Eco-club, Prof. Anil K Vashisth to promote and mange environmental protection activities on campus. Eco-club team members including teachers and students participate actively along with Environmental Nodal Officer to make KUK as a leading institution in maintaining its green campus and to contribute towards the society in different areas of environment protection.Regular activities are being organized by the Eco club, KUK in collaboration with Paryavaran Sanrakshan Gatividhi (PSG) since January, 2021. Five students every month were recommended from the KUK for Social Internship Programme (SIP) organized at the national level by Paryavaran Sanrakshan Gatividhi (PSG).  During this special training students learnt various aspects of environment conservation and trained students are called Eco-Commanders. Eco-Commanders further works to strengthen Eco club and motivate the society for maximum tree plantation, saving water and energy,
  1. Youth Red Cross Activities
    Youth Red Cross Unit has been started in this University w.e.f. 2010-2011 for the students of University Teaching Departments as per guidelines supplied by the Indian Red Cross Society, Haryana State Branch. Youths are the pillars and future leaders of the country. In our country the age group between 15 to 35 is considered as youth. To attain a conducive environment for healthy physical, moral and intellectual growth of the youth, Red Cross has been provided as an additional platform.
  1. Legal Literacy Club (UTD, KUK) Activities
    A Legal Literacy Club is functioning under the supervision of Dean Students' Welfare. The students associated with this club attend Rural Lok Adalats, Legal Literacy and awareness camps in the nearby rural areas. Besides it, the students of University Teaching Departments create awareness among the rural people relating to the burning issues like Female Foeticide, Evils of Dowry, Drug Addiction, Legal Literacy, Rights of Women, Child and Old age parents. Students also used to create awareness about the cleanliness, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and about the diseases like Dengue, Swine Flu, HIV aids, Covid 2019 (Corona). Students also actively indulge in blood donation camps and to encourage the people to donate blood.

Link to submit Event Report (UTD)