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A seven days’ short term course/ faculty development programme under the aegis of UGC- HRDC of Panjab University concluded at the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The theme of the course titled “MATHEMATICAL COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH” was inaugurated by Prof. R J Hans Gill on Jan 08, 2020. Twenty faculty members from colleges/ universities of Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Odisha got benefitted from this course. The objective of this course was to introduce the numerical programming techniques using commercially/free available mathematical software packages and programming languages. Resource persons from IIT Ropar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and JIIT Noida delivered expert lectures on the theme. On this occasion, Prof. SK Tomar (Honorary Director – HRDC), Dr. Jayanti Dutta (Deputy Director- HRDC) and Prof. Gurmeet K Bakshi (Chairperson, Department of Mathematics) were present. The course was coordinated by Dr. Gagandeep Singh and Dr. Dilbag Singh of Mathematics Department.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh today visited different laboratories at
University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology including Mass Transfer Research Laboratory, Food Technology Laboratory and Unit Operation Laboratory to oversee the on-going research activities in
During his visit, the Vice Chancellor interacted with the research scholars and showed his keen interest in their research projects. He assured them all possible help for the promotion of quality research on the University campus and stated that there will be no dearth of resources and money for the same.
Later, in his classroom interaction, PU VC motivated the students of B.E. Chemical to generate new ideas and to engage in innovative research activities. He shared with the students about the upcoming Incubation Centre at the Panjab University Campus. He also inspired the students to join the ‘Earn while you Learn’ scheme. He encouraged the students to maintain cleanliness in the surroundings.
Vice Chancellor was accompanied by DSW Prof, Prof Harish Kumar, Prof. V. R. Sihna. Prof. Ashwani Kaul among others
Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental sciences, Panjab University in association with Department of Dentistry ,GMCH-Sec. 32 conducted an oral health program under the banner of South Asian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (SAAPD) to celebrate its founder’s day. SAAPD is an association of pediatric dentists involving six countries namely
India, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Oral health education was imparted to the caregivers and teachers of approximately 400 children with special needs at Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities, sector 31. Children of Apna Ghar/Apne Foundation, a shelter home at Mohali, were also educated and
examined. Dr Urvashi Sharma, Dr Gurvanit Kaur Lehl and Dr Ikreet Singh along with interns of the dental institute facilitated this outreach activity.
University of Madras, Chennai (Centre of Advanced Studies in Botany) has conferred Professor M. O. P. Iyengar Endowment Lecture Award on Dr A S Ahluwalia, Professor P N Mehra Chair Professor, in Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh, on January 8, 2020. Professor M. O. P. Iyengar has been recognized as the Father of Phycology in India. Professor Ahluwalia delivered the award lecture on the first day of International Symposium on Biodiversity, Biology and Biotechnology of Algae, at Madras University, Chennai. Dr Ahluwalia has served the university as
Chairperson of deptt of Botany, Deptt of Environmental studies, Dean Students Welfare , Dean of Faculty of sciences and as P U Fellow. He has published more than 125 research papers in national and International Journals. He is President of Punjab Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh visited Geolog Department and interacted with the Research Scholars and Students to know about the progress of the research work and the problems faced by them, here today. He assured of all possible help for the same. He also visited the different sections of the Administrative Block and advised the staff present to adopt student and employee attitude to solve their concerns.
PU VC informed that the arrears of DA from July to October, 2019 will be released by this Lohri and relevant instructions have been passed to the salary section. He further instructed that all the medical bills passed within the sanctioned limit of Rs. 6 crores will be released by 31st March 2020.
During this visit to various sections of Administrative Block, VC interacted with the staff of Establishment II and instructed to process the promotion cases without any delay. It was also directed that all the cases pertaining to maternity leave and child care leave to be processed timely. He appreciated the work of Establishment Branch II in view of no pendency in the section.
Further, PU VC instructed to evolve fast track mechanism for disposing of the files/cases pertaining to foreign visits of the faculty for the purpose of research. During his interaction with the Budget Section, he urged them to ensure that the work related to any project be completed within stipulated time after the sanction of the budget and an undertaking in this regard be taken from the concerned beneficiary. He further directed for adjustment of advances be done strictly according to the Accounts Manual of PU.
Later in the day, VC interacted with the Assistant Registrars and Deputy Registrars of different sections to further improve the working.
PU VC hailed the efforts put in by the staff and further motivated them to work with full rigour so as to make PU best University of the country. He further motivated the employees to promote cycling and help in making eco-friendly campus for the benefit of students and employees.
‘The presence of women in the key positions of Government will contribute immensely in nation building’ said Ms. Rekha Sharma, Chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi while speaking at a seminar on ‘Women’s Participation in Decision Making’ organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with the NCW, here today. Women can be empowered by education, which will give them confidence in taking decisions, she added. While starting her address on a positive note, she cited examples which included a great parliamentarian and orator Ms. Sushma Swaraj, who as External Affairs Minister changed the whole scenario with her quick decisions. She also appreciated Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, for her commendable work on Jail reforms. The NCW Chairperson urged the women to become independent and not dependent on their male colleagues. They should come forward to put their view point at
every step which will further help in bringing the change in society towards women, she added.
Shri Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India in his keynote address spoke on ‘Understanding the Issues and Challenges for Women in Decision Making’ and stressed on elimination of women exploitation. He said that awareness for women empowerment at all levels is the need of the hour. Women participation will overall make a better society, he added. He urged women to stand for their rights. He opined that women should not be divided on the basis of casteism.
Sh. Gian Chand Gupta, Speaker, Haryana Legislative Assembly, focussed on women empowerment and women leadership. He informed that for the growth of nation, 50% women population of the country cannot be ignored. He informed that the State of Haryana has 31 new Colleges in order to enhance education for girls of every strata.
Prof. Pam Rajput, Professor Emeritus, coordinator of the event stressed on the indispensable role women play in entrepreneurship. She informed that in order to assess the challenges to practical implementation of policy measures to empower women as decision makers and to assess the way forward, it is essential to develop holistic and comprehensive policy to elevate the status of women in society.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh earlier in his address while appreciating the potential of PU teachers, informed that maximum Chairpersons in PU are women and even the female students studying in PU are around 75% of the total strength. He informed about the Mobile Legal Aid Van which will be
extended for the legal literacy and sensitization programme in the city as well as rural and remote areas around the city. He appreciated the assurance from NCW in this regard.
The second session was concerned with the ‘Role of Financial Inclusion in Enabling Decision Making by Women’. The co-ordinator for this session was Smt. Meenakshi Gupta. The panellists for this session were, Smt. Meenakshi Gupta, Deputy CAG, who discussed the reasons for the financial issues faced by women in decision
making, Dr. H. Srinivas, DG, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, who spoke about women entrepreneurs in rural areas,and Smt. Revathi Roy, CEO, Heydeedee who related her own experiences as a woman entrepreneur and discussed the need for women to be financially independent. This was followed by an Open House Discussion.
The third and final session took up the discussion of ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Decision Making: Present Policy Framework and Challenges’. The panellists for this session were Prof. Pam Rajput, Emeritus Deptt. Cum Centre for Women’s Studies and Development Panjab University, Chandigarh, who kicked off the session and spoke about women and their right over their body and sexual health, Dr. Baljit Kaur, Asst. Director Deptt. of Health and Family Welfare Punjab, Sh. A. Asholi Chalai, Joint Secretary, NCW, and Ms. Nanthini Subbiah, Asst. Prof, Deptt. of Community Health and Advisory, NIH&FW. This was followed by another round of Open House Discussion. The event was brought to a close with a vote of thanks by Sh. A. Asholi Chalai.
Those present at the Seminar included Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions, Prof. R.K. Singla, Dean Research, Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare, Prof. Neena Capalash(DSW-W), Prof. Ashwani Kaul, Chief of University Security, Representatives from States Commission from Women from the States of Haryana, Punjab & Himachal, senior PU officials, staff and students.
Thirteenth three days workshop from 3rd to 5th January 2020 on “Foundational and Laboratory Level Biorisk Management” was organised in the Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories, USA under the MoU with Panjab University. The workshop was attended by faculty from Panjab University, local colleges, medical doctors and the research scholars working in the area of biological Sciences. According to Prof. Neena Capalash, workshop organizer, the main purpose of this activity- based workshop was to enable the participants to understand laboratory biosafety and biosecurity issues associated with microbial pathogens and other biological materials used in the research laboratories and clinical set ups. She added since multiple drug resistance in pathogens has become a major challenge, working with these disease causing bacteria specially, the drug resistant pathogens, require proper handling and needs to be disposed off carefully in order to reduce the risk of spreading them into the environment. This workshop provided in depth knowledge to the participants on important topics such as personal protective equipment, segregation of biological wastes, use of decontamination methods and disposal of biohazardous waste. The faculty and researchers who participated in the workshop would act as ambassadors of this cause to further create awareness at their institutions and in society as a whole to reduce risk associated with biological hazards.
A team from New York State University comprising of Prof of Physics ,Dr Sunil Labroo, Prof James Mills from Environmental Sustainability along with 12 students from various disciplines and departments are visiting Panjab University Campus under the study abroad program.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor Interacted with the students and Professors of the New York State University and assured all sort of help from Panjab University to work jointly on the research projects and development of research facility on the campus.
Prof. Labroo assured VC to carry forward this initiative and work jointly with the faculty of Panjab University Chandigarh across all discipline.
Earlier, Prof. Nandita Singh, Dean International Students welcomed them and apprised them about, India, its rich heritage, cultural diversity and Ancient Indian wisdom and culture of sustainability.
Prof. Priytosh Sharma from Department of History delivered a talk on Indian History and how one should perceive India. He gave number of example stating how different narratives, folk lores and epics from the ages of Ramayana, Mahabharata and prunas shaped the Indian society and how it evolved. He quoted many stories telling why India is a multicultural society. He elaborated about the causes of conflicts in Indian society and how those have been resolved keeping with the Indian traditions.
During their stay, the students will visit different departments and research Labs of the University.
Dr. Jivesh Bansal, Librarian PU showed the various resources of the Panjab University. The students from the USA are of different discipline and few students of environmental studies have shown keen interest in studying the various problems faced by the country and work to develop sustainable solutions jointly with the students of PU.
This program is aimed to explore the possibilities of joint work opportunities. The two Universities will work jointly on the common research program and would have frequent student exchange under Study Abroad program in future as well.
Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor (VC), Panjab University (PU), urged all to work unitedly for promoting excellence in all fields and this being much more relevant with respect to the visit of NAAC Team to PU in 2022, while addressing the PU staff members on the occasion of New Year at the Administrative Block of the PU Campus here today. On this occasion, he released the PU Calendar 2020 in the presence of Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean of University Instructions, Prof Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examinations and Sh. Vikram Nayyar, Finance & Development Officer. While greeting all on the occasion of New Year, PU VC solicited support from all to face all the challenges effectively for the betterment of the University. He underlined that all the demands of the administrative staff of the University is their right and it is his duty as the Head of the Institution to see that how it can be fulfilled.
Prof. Shankarji Jha extended his warm wishes to the staff on the occasion and urged them to commit themselves for effective governance and taking PU to further heights. Prof. Karamjeet Singh while addressing on the occasion said that we all part of big family and with the support of all, various initiatives during the year have seen the light of the day, which further has been instrumental in the speedy disposal of time-bound activities. Prof Parvinder Singh and Sh. Nayyar also addressed the gathering and extended their warm wishes on the occasion.
Sh. Deepak Kaushik while extending his New Year wishes to all, appreciated the support of PU VC in all their endeavours. He assured of all support from the non- teaching staff in the best interest of PU. Prof. Ashwani Kaul, Chief of University Security, Dr. Muneeshwar Joshi, Secretary to Vice Chancellor, Senior PU Officials, Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars, Sh. Deepak Kaushik, President, Non-Teaching Staff and representatives from other associations of non-teaching staff were present.
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