Chandigarh April 24, 2019
Panjab University Institute of Social Science Education and Research, (ISSER) organised the first convocation on April 24, 2019 to award B. A. Hons. degrees to the first batch of its students.
Professor Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor in his inspiring convocation address
urged the graduating batch of 2018 to become good will ambassadors and carry forward its legacy. He deeply acknowledged the interdisciplinary nature of courses being taught at PU ISSER. While applauding the potential of ISSER to change the societal mindset, Professor Raj Kumar said that science can offer us relevant tools for change which can be effectively utilised by social sciences. Such a change he said would help reach out to the deprived sections of society in a globalizing world.
Professor Swarnjit Kaur, Chairperson, PU ISSER welcomed the dignitaries,
graduating batch of 2018 and their parents. She highlighted the innovative nature of the Five Years programme and shared with the audience the speculator accomplishments of graduating batch some of whom had come from Mumbai and Bangalore to attend the function. The batch of 36 students had 100% success rate with five distinctions securing more than 80% marks.
The Convocation was followed by the first Alumni Meet of the Institute during which many of the fresh graduates became members of PU Alumni Association. They also had an informal experience sharing session with fruitful suggestions.
Registrar Panjab University Professor Professor Karamjeet Singh, Controller of Examination, Professor Parvinder Singh and Dean Faculty of Arts Professor Ronki Ram were the guests of honour. Emeritus Professors of social Sciences Professor Pam Rajput and Professor Bhupinder Brar also graced the occasion, apart from Deans Student Welfare Professor Emanual Nahar and Professor Neena Capalash, Dean Alumni Relations Professor Deepti Gupta and Hony. Director & Deputy Director Human Resource Development Centre, Founder Coordinator Professor Reeta Grewal along with Chairpersons and faculty members of different Social Science departments.