Library

ASIF NAZIR

library.fce@fce.edu.pk

Master in library and information science (MLISc)

Islamiyah University Bahawalpur

     

The college has an extensive library system, open to students and faculty members, comprising an outstanding collection. It is spacious, well organized and has good collection of latest books and periodicals for the users. At present, library holds more than 18000 books for users. The library books are issued to all student members possessing library cards. At present library caters the needs of more than 500 students daily. The library is being continuously updated with the latest editions of relevant books.

The students, therefore, must observe library rules as specified below.

Library Rules

1. Books shall be issued for a period of 10-days only and must be returned/renewed on or before the due date.

2. A book shall be renewed/re-issued only if it is not required/reserved by another borrower.

3. A fine of Rs. 10/- per day per book shall be charged for a book which is overdue.

4. Not more than two books shall be issued at a time to a student.

5. If a book is lost, its price will be deemed double after every five years.

6. The borrower shall satisfy himself/herself, before the issuance of a book that it is in good condition and that no pages and pictures are torn or missing.

7. The library staff shall inspect all books at the time they are being returned and shall satisfy himself regarding the general condition of a book.

8. No borrower shall write upon, damage or give any remarks upon books or any other material belonging to the library.

9. Reference books, Textbooks, Thesis, Newspapers and Magazines shall not be issued to any borrower.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Resource Center

FCE, in collaboration with UNESCO, has established a national ECE resource center. The center not only contains the indigenous material/kit, but also accommodates ECE material collected from various other organizations like UNICEF, CGN, TRC, ITA etc. ECE center is meant to provide the prospective teachers with an opportunity for hands-on experience, in addition to theoretical knowledge, in the field of ECE. Moreover, the center also caters the needs of in-service teachers from all the provinces in terms of information and resource sharing for capacity building at ECE level.

Science Laboratories

With full amenities there are four science laboratories i.e. Physics Laboratory, Botany Laboratory, Zoology Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory, To meet the needs of students, the college has three computer labs. This facility provides students and faculty with access to internet and to other computer related data.

Transport

The college tries its best to provide the bus facility as far as possible but it is not responsible for failure to do so under circumstances beyond its control, nor can the bus pick and drop the students from the points other than those fixed by the college. In-charge transport will determine bus route. He will check bus passes, decide time schedule and will allow use of bus.He will also be responsible to issue bus cards on payment, the cards will be issued on payment on monthly basis. However, the charges are subject to revision by the college administration from time to time.

In charge transport will also be responsible to introduce traveling system on card/ticket basis.

The transport facility can be denied to any student who:

1. Misbehaves with his/ her fellows and bus staff.

2. Has not paid transport charges.

3. Does not keep student card and bus pass.

4. Damages the bus.

Moreover, the student will pay the damage done to the bus and will be liable to major penalty for her/his misbehavior in the bus.

Bus Card

Bus Card is issued for availing the Bus facility. It carries the photograph of the student duly signed by the Director and states particulars of the student. Students must keep the Bus Card in their possession and must produce when demanded. A fine of Rs.50/- is charged for issuance of duplicate card.

Dispensary

A Dispensary/First Aid Room has been established in the college which is equipped adequately to provide medical treatment in case of minor injuries and ailments. A qualified dispenser looks after this facility.

College Magazine

The college magazine “PARAS” containing articles on various subjects by the students is published by the college. It provides an academic exercise to the promising writers among students and also helps to project the news and views about the college affairs. The magazine is published annually under the supervision of an Editorial Board consisting of senior staff members and student editors.

Computer Labs

The College has three fully equipped computer labs

College Council

The college council is the supreme body in all matters regarding maintenance of discipline and order in the college. The Director acts as the Chairman of the Council with one of the senior members of the faculty as secretary. If the council and three other members one of whom maybe the chief proctor or any other teaching staff member nominated by the director as co-opted member. Meeting of the council may be convened whenever it is necessary to deliberate on any case of indiscipline, misconduct, etc. The council may impose fine, suspension, rustication and compulsory migration (transfer certificate) or may cancel a student’s admission depending upon the nature of offense. Decisions taken by the council are irrevocable.

Proctorial Board

The Proctorial Board consisting of Chief Proctor, Deputy Proctor, Proctors (teachers) and Class Representative (student) maintains discipline in and around the college. The Proctorial board has the power to impose fine, recommend expulsion of those who violate the college rules.

Holidays and Vacations

National holidays are notified by Federal Government. Others vacations are observed according to the schedule approved by the Director/Ministry of Education. Generally the schedule goes with the other Federal Government Colleges. The Director, however, can slightly change the schedule of vacations for the college convenience.

Special Awards (Ceremonies)

The college observes various ceremonies during academic session in which special awards are given to the students for their outstanding performance in the academic/co-curricular activities during the session.

Annual Day/Convocation Day

Annual day/Convocation day is held according to scheduled nature of occasion. Mostly, prominent personalities are invited on these occasions.

Sports

The college Sports Board, consisting of the In-charge of different games, is headed by a senior staff member of the college who is responsible for the conduct of sports in the College. The Head of Physical Education department acts as a Secretary of the board. The board makes necessary arrangements for sports and prepares the students for participation both in the Board and University tournaments. Rules framed by the board are binding on players of different games. Sports week is celebrated in the month of March, in every year.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-Curricular activities are encouraged. Co-curricular activities include essay competition, college magazine, speech contest, Quiz program, excursion trips,sports, games, seminars participation in social services. There are different committees formed to organize different activities such as:Magazine, Sports, Recreational, Media, Security, Proctorial Committee.

Seminars

Organizing seminars under all programs by the students under the supervision of faculty is a unique and regular feature of FCE. The seminars help in grooming and personality development of the students and build their confidence along with the communication skills.

Hostels

The college has male and female hostels. Residence in the hostel is a privilege and not a right. The enrollment of students in the college, therefore, does not offer any right for automatic enrollment entry in hostel. Separate applications form are to be submitted for hostel accommodation. For all purposes hostel activities and functions are separate and independent of college activities and functions.

Hostel Controlling Body

The Director of College is the controlling authority of the hostels. Hostel affairs are supervised by the two wardens (one for male and one for female Hostels). The Hostel wardens are responsible for the smooth conduct of hostel affairs. He/She executes the instruction of the Director concerning boarders. Maintenance of law and order in the hostel is the responsibility of the warden. The warden is assisted by the Hostel Superintendents to run day to day affairs of the hostels.

Admission Rules For Hostel

The Director of College is the controlling authority of the hostels. Hostel affairs are supervised by the two wardens (one for male and one for female Hostels). The Hostel wardens are responsible for the smooth conduct of hostel affairs. He/She executes the instruction of the Director concerning boarders. Maintenance of law and order in the hostel is the responsibility of the warden. The warden is assisted by the Hostel Superintendents to run day to day affairs of the hostels.

Admission Rules For Hostel

1. Only the college students are eligible for admission in the hostel subject to the availability of seats.

2. Admission is granted on the basis of academic merit.

3. Applications for admission should be made on prescribed form obtainable fiom Hostel Superintendent.

4. Admission to the hostel is granted by the Director upon the recommendation of Hostel Admission Committee.

5. The students, who are finally allotted accommodation, are required to occupy the same within 3-days of the issue of allotment, failing which their seats may be cancelled.

6. Payment of hostel dues must precede actual possession of seat in the hostel.

7. Students belonging to Islamabad/Rawalpindi city are not allowed hostel Facility.

8. Willing cooperation and readiness to act on the rules, regulations and instructions issued by the hostel authorities is a per-requisite for continuous occupancy of hostel. Any complaint/inquiry against the conduct etc. will automatically be considered as disqualification for admission to the hostel.

Hostel Dues

Hostel dues are deposited in the accounts branch of the college. Failure to pay the dues within the due date shall render the boarder ineligible for availing hostel accommodation facilities. In addition to regular dues, any breakage of utensils or any other item is recovered from the boarders.

Mess Accounts

Mess is run by a mess committee selected by the superintendent in consultation with the Warden. The expenditure is audited by a staff member appointed by the Director.

Mess Charges

The expenditure incurred towards Mess in a month will be divided proportionately amongst the residents according to the mess attendance of each student and the boarders are expected to defray the charges accordingly.

Mess Rules

1. Meals shall not be served in the rooms.

2. Meals shall be served during the timings fixed by the hostel authorities.

3. Mess dues must be paid by the 10″‘ of each month.

4. Notice for not taking meals must be given at least 24-hours in advance.

5. Special diet would be given only on the recommendation of the Medical Oflicer and on payment of extra-charges.

6. Extra meal for guests would be given with the written permission of the warden and would be paid for by the individual concerned.

7. All complaints of the students in respect of food or any other inconvenience shall be reported to the hostel warden.

Compulsory Study Period

Compulsory study is a necessary condition for the grant of accommodation in the hostel. Students must study for at least 2-hours daily during night afier dinner at timings to be fixed by the Hostel Warden.

Hostel Rules

For providing an atmosphere worthy of a good educational institution, the boarders are required to observe the following rules of conduct. Stem action may be taken against the violators.

1. Boarders are required to observe complete harmony and peace within the premises of the hostel and shall not engage in any activity subversive to law and order or to the instructions issued by the warden.

2. Creation or causing of any noise or disturbance at the premises is not allowed.

3. Hostel living shall be above moral lapses.

4. No boarder shall indulge in any amusement which disturbs other boarders.

5. The boarders are absolutely prohibited to keep licensed or unlicensed arm or any other weapon of destruction with them in the hostel.

6. The furniture and fixture of the hostel shall neither be removed nor damaged in any manner. Any damage to the hostel property shall be recovered from the boarder concerned.

7. Drinking/Smoking/Use of drugs or any similar activities are strictly prohibited. Such individuals will be expelled from hostel.

8. Playing of cards in the rooms is prohibited. However, for recreational activities, the boarders may use the common room, the timing of which may be notified by the hostel authorities.

9. Acts leading to unsanitary conditions in or around the hostel are contrary to hostel living.

10. Each boarder is expected to make his bed and arrange his wardrobe properly before he leaves his/her room.

11. The rooms of boarders are liable to inspection by the Director or Committee appointed by the Director.

12. Guests are not allowed to stay over-nights in the hostel except with prior approval of the Warden.

13. Entry of persons considered to be against the interest and discipline of the hostel shall stand prohibited.

14. Radio-sets, Tape-recorders or Record-players are not allowed in the living rooms.

15. While living in the hostel, it is supposed that a boarder shall neither be a borrower nor a lender. Accordingly, complaints in this regard shall not be entertained by the Hostel Warden.

16. Pets are not allowed. Likewise private servants are disallowed.

17. lt is obligatory on the occupants to keep their room locked in case of absence.

18. Cooking inside the rooms is prohibited.

19. No boarder is allowed to leave the hostel without prior permission of the Warden.

20. Boarders will not remain in the hostel except when indisposed, while college is functioning or when their classes are in progress.

21. A medical fitness certificate has to be provided at the time of Admission.

Keeping of valuables

The boarders are advised not to keep valuables in their rooms.

Electrical Appliances

Electrical appliances shall not be used except with prior approval and after defraying the necessary charges thereof. Unauthorized electrical connection is punishable with heavy fine. The lights at night must be put off afier the study hours and those found keeping the light of their rooms on without any purpose shall be heavily fined.

Leave Rules (Hostel)

A boarder seeking leave to stay away for one or more nights from the hostel, will inform the warden. If any student is found absent from the hostel without leave, he/she shall be liable to any penal action. Any boarder who develops habits of coming late during nights may be expelled from the hostel. He/She may as well be removed from the rolls of college on the recommendation of the warden in this respect.

Leaving Hostel

The boarders are supposed to leave the hostel after the termination of final examinations. Staying beyond this limit shall be possible only as a very special case and afiersecuring special permission from the Warden. For leaving the hostel, a boarder is required to apply to the Warden for permission to leave afier clearing the necessary dues. The outstanding dues may also be recovered from the security of the defaulters.