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Sadbhavna Divas observed at PU

Chandigarh:

Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instructions and Officiating Vice Chancellor, observed Sadbhavna Divas here today.
Wherein, pledge was taken by all employees of VC office, DUI office and Dean Research and Special Officer to VC were present on the occasion.

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       Similarly, all Departments of PU administered Sadbhavna Pledge in presence of Faculty and Employees in their respective offices.

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Research Peace Award for PU Faculty

Chandigarh:

 Prof. Rajinder Jindal, Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh has been awarded Research Peace Award 2019 as International Best Researcher in Limnology, Environmental Biology and Fish Toxicology by International Journal for Research under Literal Access(RULA) in association with World Research Council & United Medical Council, ceremony held on 15th August, 2019 at Hotel Breeze Residency, Trichy (Tamil Nadu).

INVITATION

Chandigarh August 21, 2019 

Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh Senate will meet as per details below:- 

Date             :        August 22, 2019
Time             :       11:00 AM
Venue           :       Senate Hall, PU, Chandigarh 

All the media persons, covering PU, are kindly requested to cover the same.  

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2nd Day of Seminar

Chandigarh:

The second day of the seven days’ National Seminar-cum-Workshop on Inclusion: Moving Forward from 19th to 25th August 2019, organized by Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), Department of Education, PU, Chandigarh in collaboration with Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID) was initiated by Prof. Kuldeep Kaur who chaired the session and also introduced the resource person for the first technical session Dr. Wasim Ahmad, Assistant Professor, GRIID. 


        Dr. Ahmed dwelled on the need and importance of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  He also emphasized that UDL can eliminate the barriers in the curriculum and can benefit all the learners, not only those with special needs. 


The second session entitled, “Reflection on Inclusion from the perspectives of RTE 2009, RPWD 2016 and DNEP 2019 by Prof. Virendra Kumar, former Dean, Faculty of Laws, PU. He initiated the talk through an article titled “Over the teachers” published in the Indian Express, wherein he deliberated upon the idea of how education could be used or is being used as a powerful tool for bringing about Inclusive Social Order. 

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        Prof. Sudesh Mukhopadhyay, former Chairperson of Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) spoke intensively about the accommodations for being responsive and inclusive. She highlighted the difference between modification and accommodation and also emphasized how accommodation could help special kids to learn the same material 
which allows them to meet the expectations of the mainstream. 


        Dr. Himangshu Dass, Director, National Institute for Empowerment of Person with Multiple Disabilities, Chennai wherein he shared his experiences and highlighted the various experiments on inclusion in India. 


   All the sessions were very interactive and evoked pertinent questions by the participants which were explicated vividly by the experts. The sessions of day two concluded with the vote of thanks to all the resource persons by the program coordinator Prof. Raj K. Gupta.

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PU VC meets Union Minister of State

Chandigarh:

 Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh met Sh. Somparkash Kainth, Union Minister of State (Commerce & Industry), today at New Delhi. He discussed various proposals regarding sanction of Developmental Grant for the upliftment of existing infrastructure to meet the contemporary developmental needs of this heritage institution of higher education. He also informed him that PU is most sought after University for North Eastern students and PU is considering special facilities for the same for which, extra grants are required. The Minister assured of all help. 

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110 saplings planted in Girls Hostel No. 6, PU

Chandigarh August 20, 2019 

A Tree Plantation drive was organised in Women Hostel No.6 (Mother Teresa Hall) in its premises under the guidance of Sh. Anil Thakur, Deputy Executive Engineer (Horticulture), Panjab University, Chandigarh.


 Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare and Prof. Neena Caplash, Dean Student Welfare (W) planted the trees in the hostel alongwith the warden, Dr. Namita Gupta, staff members and residents. The wardens of other hostels were also present on this moment.

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   Prof. Emanual Nahar  and Prof. Neena Caplash also inaugurated the fruit garden of the hostel. The fruit garden has been created to provide fruits to residents who cannot afford to purchase fruits from the market. 
       

The residents pledged to take care of these plants. 

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PU

Chandigarh August 20, 2019 

 Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh motivated the students to stay focussed and determined to achive their goals while speaking during a formal orientation day programme being organized by University Institute of Engineering & Technology (UIET), PU as a part of their three weeks ongoing Induction 
Programme. He also promised the young budding minds to open a new venture in the university that would be beneficial for their academic and personal growth. 


        Prof. Dheera Sanghi, Director PEC, Chandigarh shared his widespread leadership experiences with the students that would help them to conquer their goals.


        Prof. Savita Gupta, Director UIET informed that several activities like Yoga, meditation, marathon are being organised for their physical, mental and spiritual growth during the three weeks programme. 

Special Chance

Chandigarh:

Panjab University, Chandigarh has granted a special chance to all those candidates who are having re-appear in one subject and despite of available chances, ineligible to complete their degree are allowed  to appear in this  special exam for all U.G. & P.G. courses to be held in August- September 2019, with examination fee of Rs. 2500/-  to be applied by  30.8.2019 All Examination forms are to be submitted online through ugexam.puchd.ac.in & 
pgexam.puchd.ac.in.

Annual Magazine of Youth Welfare Department released by PU VC

Chandigarh:

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, expressed his satisfaction at the spurt in writing skills of students now-a-days. Talking to the gathering on the occasion of the release of Jawan Tarang, annual magazine of the Dept. 
of Youth Welfare, P.U. Chandigarh, he said that literature is the mirror of society, and the expression of the youth on social and current  issues is a sign of an alert and receptive mind. He lauded the efforts of the department in initiating the task of publishing the work of participants in the youth festival in the categories of essay, story and poem writing. Prof. Raj Kumar said that a complete education should help students to hone their skills in the field of art, literature, theatre and music. Every student must be given a chance to express himself. Such a manifestation gives a vent to one’s dreams and aspirations and also acts as a safety valve in the stressful and competitive world that youngsters have to deal with.

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        Dr. Nirmal Jaura, Director, Youth Welfare said the publishing of Jawan Tarang is a  step to compile and preserve the creative work of students for posterity. It also gives students a feeling of recognition to see their articles and stories in print. Often, writing is a neglected field and youngsters are hesitant to give form to their ideas. He revealed that Jawan Tarang, which is in the sixth year of publication, has received an overwhelming response in the affiliated colleges of  Panjab University, and has helped more students to pick up their pens and dip them in the ink  of imagination.  Editor of the issue, Dr. Inderjit Kaur, Principal, Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana expressed her delight on the release of the magazine and thanked all the staff editors for their support in the editing and printing process of this issue . Staff editors like Dr. Daljit Kaur,     Dr. Sarvjeet Kaur Brar Hindi, , Prof. Anu Gupta Art s ,  Dr. Gaurav Gaur,  Press Manager Mr. Jatinder Modgil , Dr. Tajinder Gill, Assistant Director Youth Welfare among the other prominent presents on this occasion. 

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PU Gets MAKA Trophy

Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh informed about PU getting prestigious award of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad(MAKA) Trophy for the session 2018-19, here today, while addressing the media persons. While congratulating on this achievement, after a gap of 14 years, he added that this has been achieved on 
the basis of excellent sports performances of the outstanding sports persons of PU. He appreciated the team efforts consisting of University Officials, Principals and Physical Education personnel of affiliated colleges, coaches, administrative and ground staff of the Directorate of Sports, various National and State Sports Federations etc. Since his joining PU, he has always emphasised on Sports and taking all steps to further enhance the visibility of PU sports and is taking all necessary steps for getting more funds which will enhance the visibility. 

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PU VC informed about concerted efforts being made for having MoUs with Foreign Universities, Sports Fedrations and Private Sports Club to give a boost to sports at PU and also to improve future facilities. Efforts are also being made for the Development Sports Academies, Centre of Excellence in different Games and to establish 
New Khelo India Academies.

        Dr. S.S. Sangha, PU Fellow & President, PU Sports Committee said that this achievement has been a team work of PU and its affiliated colleges. 


        Dr. Parminder Singh Ahluwalia, Director, Physical Education & Sports, PU while appreciating the motivation provided by PU VC to the sports persons from time to time which played vital role for winning this presitigous MAKA Trophy. He informed about all the efforts made by PU Sports persons from the last five years to get the MAKA 
Trophy. He further informed that there are total no. of 37 games at International, Inter-University & Khelo India Games, the points of which are calculated for the award MAKA Trophy -2018-19.  Panjab University has won positions in 31 games out of 37 during All India Inter-University and North Zone Inter-University Competitions.  The 
dominating games which  contribute maximum for the Panjab University are Shooting, Swimming, Water Sports, Cycling, Archery, Athletics, Wushu, Tennis, Gymnastics & Judo.  The contributing factors for the said achievement is as under:-

1.      Summer Coaching camps which are organized every year.
2.      Panjab University outstanding sports persons are given Cash Award every year 
the     amount of which has come to near about 1.5 crore approx..
3.      Development of Sports Infrastructure in various games.
4.      Following Sports Coaching Centres are being run by the Panjab University,       

Chandigarh in various games to give regular training to the players  under the able guidance of     the coaches appointed by Panjab University, Chandigarh and deputed by the Sports Authority of India:

Name of Sports Coaching Centres & Games in which Panjab University Coaches are giving 
Training        Name of Sports Coaching Centres & Games in which SAI Coaches are 
giving Training
1.      Water Sports 
(Rowing, Canoeing & Kayaking and Yatching)      1.      Gymnastics
2.      Wushu   2.      Badminton
3.      Cycling 3.      Football
4.      Athletics       4.      Hockey
5.      Swimming        5.      Volleyball
6.      Tennis          
7.      Shooting                
8.      Archery         

5.      Khelo India Centre

        Talking about future plans of Directorate of Sports, Dr. Parminder informed 
about the efforts being made for the appointment of new coaches and to create sports 
infrastructure in the following games:- 

        i)      Synthetic Athletic Track
        ii)     Cycling Velodrome
        iii)    Archery Arena.

        Dr. Parminder gave detailed account of points & positions claimed by the PU for the award of MAKA Trophy for the last five years which are as under:-

Sr.no.  Session MAKA Point Claimed by Panjab University Difference of Score from the last consecutive year   Percentage of Improvement Year Wise Position in reference to MAKA Trophy
1       2014-15 20495   –       –       5th 
2       2015-16 43880   23385   114.10% 2nd 
3       2016-17 66495   22615   51.53%  2nd 
4       2017-18 89740   23245   34.9%   3rd 
5       2018-19 11542   New Sports Policy declared from the session 2018-19 with 
different marks criteria and scoring system     –       Recommended by the
committee of MYAS

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